Community Bulletin Board

Join the Trans* Lounge and GLSEN LA as we commemorate Trans Day of Visibility with a celebration of community and gather for a pizza party (there will be vegan & gluten-free options) and screening of the triumphant & soul-affirming documentary “In the Turn” (2012).

“In the Turn” documents the story of Crystal, a 10 year-old trans girl struggling to be her authentic self in rural Canada. After discovering a queer roller derby association, her mother writes a message to the organization which raises money to sponsor Crystal to come to the US and find inspiration and community while taking part in a junior roller derby camp.

View the trailer here:

WHEN: Sunday, March 31, 12 – 3:30 PM

Pizza is served at 12 PM. Screening to begin at approximately 1 PM.

WHERE: Renberg Theatre, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90038


PARKING: Limited parking will be available at the Center’s Youth Center on Highland (1220 Highland Ave. One block from the Village). Street parking is also available but could be impacted by construction. We highly recommend carpooling, public transportation or a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft.

Taught by actress and award winning filmmaker Rain Valdez with special guest Sense8’s Jamie Clayton.

More and more casting offices are seeking talent from the LGBTQIA community. This is an opportunity to get the preparation you need.

Seats are very LIMITED. Classes will be focused on scene study and audition technique. You will be going up EVERY WEEK.

A few quick bullets on the DAP:

  • DAP is a 9-month, full-time paid apprenticeship in art handling
  • DAP pays $16.00/hour plus benefits (medical, dental, vision, and monthly TAP card)
  • We will be hiring 8 apprentices to start in June of 2019.
  • The application is currently available:
  • The deadline to apply is April 5.
  • Applicants must be 18 or older to apply and participate in the DAP
  • The first month of the apprenticeship is full-time training. After that, apprentices rotate to different assignments with our partner institutions.
  • The program encourages folks who have been marginalized on museum staffs to apply. This includes women, immigrants, people of color, Indigenous and Native peoples, returning citizens or those formerly incarcerated, and LGBTQIA+ applicants.

Join us for the inaugural Transgender & Non-Binary Youth Conference, an educational and community-building event focused on the experiences and issues facing trans and non-binary youth of color and those have navigated the foster care system. We welcome trans and non-binary high school students to attend, as well as service providers, county employees, and city officials who support the community!

After attending our workshops (Awareness, Allegiance & Advocacy) and listening to our featured speakers, participants will leave with a stronger sense of community, tools to support transgender and non-binary youth of color and those navigating various systems, and a greater drive to create necessary change.

Register today and show your support for our trans and non-binary youth!

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Wellness Summit 2019 : “Sharing Our Stories of Resilience”

The Summit will bring together API consumers, family members, community members as well as mental health and allied professionals, to improve awareness regarding mental health issues and its impact on API consumers, families and communities. This Summit will educate and inspire attendees with the personal testimonies of API consumers and family members and their recovery journeys. Attendees will also gain knowledge about the various API cultures and the impact of cultural influences on mental health. This will also be an opportunity for API community members to connect and learn from each other.

The Summit will take place at Almansor Court in Alhambra. Registration will open in March 2019.

The Trans* Lounge and UCLA Law’s Let’s Go Liberation presents this name & gender change clinic on Tuesday, April 16, 7 – 9 PM at the Village.

Since the forms do take some time to fill out, we will not be able to help those who come after 8:30 PM! Please keep this in mind and give yourself plenty of time to make it to the Center prior to 8:30pm. Limited parking will be available but we highly recommend public transportation or ride-sharing.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Let’s Go Liberation’s Jaylin Stevenson at [email protected].

Recognizing that knowledge is power, we will motivate minds towards positive action. Armed with knowledge and training, attendees will be able to more adequately express the Transgender Experience to mainstream society on a grassroots level.

This weekend summit will focus on community organizing and will provide interactions with community leaders/organizers to inspire transgender people and allies to be more active and effective in politics/government and industry.

The event takes place on Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 9 AM – 5 PM, CSUN. If you have questions regarding the event you can send them to [email protected].

As of January 4, 2019, the Center’s Friday evening drop-in group; Transgender Perceptions has moved back to room 209 at the Village!

Parking will still be available for you at our Youth Center on Highland (1220 Highland Ave. LA 90038. One block from the Village).

Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace against transgender people is still alarmingly common. That’s why the Los Angeles LGBT Center offers services to help transgender women and men develop professional skills, find employment with trans-friendly employers and thrive in the workplace.

Free Services Include:
— One-on-one sessions with a client advocate
— Help setting and achieving career goals
— Job Interview Workshops
— Help Crafting a powerful resume
— Name and gender change and other legal assistance, both employment and non-employment related, including criminal record expungement

Call: 323-860-3713 or send an email to: [email protected]

The Trans Wellness Center (TWC) provides comprehensive resources and services for transgender and non-binary people under one roof. The 3,000-square-foot center is the first-of-its-kind in the United States, with six local organizations joining forces to create this new home for wellness. The TWC was conceived and created by community leaders and allies, honoring their lifelong dedication to raise awareness about the needs and the contributions of the transgender community

Funded through a $1 million annual grant for three to five years from the L.A. County Department of Public Health, the development and opening of the TWC was 10 years in the making. As a result, the TWC was formed by the following six local community organizations: APAIT (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team); Bienestar; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Friends Community Center; [email protected] Coalition; and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which is leading the management and operations support for the TWC. Below are just some of the amazing programming offered by the Trans Wellness Center.

Group meets every Friday; 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Trans Wellness Center
3055 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

For more info, contact Jesse at 213-375-3830 ext. 1803

“Can We Talk?” is a discussion group and networking opportunity for Trans, GNC & ENBY professionals. This FREE group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:30 PM at the Trans Wellness Center (3055 Wilshire Blvd, STE. 360, LA 90010) and is open to everyone 18+.

You must RSVP to attend. To RSVP, call Joy at 323-993-2989. Validated parking available!!

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s LifeWorks program offers programming that helps support and develop youth ages 24 and under who identify within the LGBTQ+ Spectrum. Their one-on-one mentorship program supports youth from various backgrounds by matching them with mentors who can relate and help a youth develop academically, professionally, and personally.

Many of our trans youth find it challenging to see themselves becoming successful adults, we are currently in need of Trans Identified professionals of all backgrounds to join our one-on-one mentoring program.

For anyone interested, please contact Mentoring Coordinator Emmy Martinez at 323-860-7391 or [email protected].

Questions? Email [email protected] or click below for more info.

A Transitional Housing Program for Trans / GNC / Intersex Folks!

This is not an emergency housing option, unfortunately. This is a transitional housing option to allow trans community members to stabilize and move toward more permanent housing. This is a 6 MONTH program that will provide case management, assistance with saving funds, and provide a trans friendly living space for folks having difficulty finding trans friendly housing. The house is located in South Los Angeles.

Find the preliminary requirements above. Please share with your networks and contact Michaé Pulido at [email protected] or 213-201-3400 if you have any questions!

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather information from one million or more people living in the United States. All of Us is a research program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.

$25 gift card upon completion of your visit

This survey is intended to be completed by those who identify or express themselves as non-binary. Those who fall outside of this category are free to still participate in the survey as long as they have ideas for non-binary clothing to contribute.

The survey is a tool designed to find out from the non-binary community what prominent difficulty they face in accessing clothing they deem to wholeheartedly express themselves. The survey was designed to refrain from deeply personal inquiries that may trigger some individuals, however, there are a couple questions that had to be included in said survey of which the individual is free to skip said questions.

The survey’s main purpose is to provide me with the valuable voice of non-binary individuals as to what difficulties they had with accessing non-binary clothing and how these difficulties can be remedied by myself as a fashion designer.

This survey explores the needs and experiences faced by Californians who are LGBTQ or whose sexual orientation or gender identity/expression may not fit in with society’s expectations. Our aim is to inform advocacy efforts on LGBTQ mental health and wellness.

Participants age 18 and older will have the option to enter a raffle for prizes (gift cards) once they have completed the survey. Prizes are: Five $50 gift cards, ten $25 gift cards, and twenty-five $10 gift cards.

The first 500 participants age 17 and under will have the option to receive one $5 gift card. (California law prohibits youth under 18 from participating in raffles).

Join us on the First Saturday of Each Month for NBULA, the Non-Binary Union Los Angeles! We’ll be meeting to get to know each other, discuss issues and needs of the non-binary community, and begin brainstorming ideas for the direction and purpose of NBULA.

Remember to work on your homework assignment of listing “Five (5) Priority Issues Facing Non-Binary People” for us to discuss at-length then determine which issues we as a collective would like to address.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided, and potluck food/beverages are welcome. Bring your enby friends and let’s get to work! Limited street parking available near house, highly suggest carpooling or Uber/Lyft if possible.

If you are unable to join us in person, here’s the info for the conference call to use starting at 2:00pm:
tel: 563-999-2407
pin: 416309#

**For our first series of meetings, this will be a non-binary exclusive space to allow vulnerability in discussions and ensure non-binary leadership in the direction of NBULA**

**Confidentiality is the golden rule of the meeting to welcome enbies who cannot be out and need discretion. Guest List will remain hidden to allow privacy and discretion for those who prefer or need it.**

This is the first free QTPOC led by and for Non Binary/GNC/Questioning individuals in Los Angeles County.

Free Food, HIV/HEP C Testing Referrals, and free resources are provided at group as well.

The location of group is at The Wall Las Memorias Project DTLA office.

800 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA  90014

Contact Adam Reyes [email protected] or Victor “Vicky” Gutierrez (He/She/They) [email protected] if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. They can also can assist with parking as well. Street Parking, Uber or Lyft ride and public transportation is highly recommended.

Public Transportation: Metro 7th & Figueroa & Metro 7th & Flower (The Bloc) Stations nearby.

Titled Beyond the Binary, this research project seeks to elevate the voices of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals through an artistic mode of storytelling called body mapping. The goal of this project is to glean data that will further inform gender affirming care for all and represent present complexities in trans / non-binary individuals social identities and experience.

The artist will be traveling throughout California during January and February to meet with willing participants for a one time meeting and to facilitate the art directive of body mapping.

*All information gathered will be kept confidential and the participants profiles will never be at risk of disclosure.

Contact: [email protected] or by phone: (408) 209- 5808

As you may or may not be aware, we have an amazing queer oasis in our midst. Cuties is a safe queer space and host many events for the LA queer community. They’re also just generally a great and welcoming hangout. Being a coffee shop, it’s a safe space for not just the queer community at large, but for those of the community who are not allowed to be in or are uncomfortable/unable to be in alcoholic spaces for one reason or another.

However, Cuties needs your help! In order to keep their doors open and continue to provide the programs and services the café has become known for, Cuties is seeking an infusion of $12,000 in funds from the Patreon supporters. Unlike Kickstarter, where a donor gives to a project once up front, Patreon works on a subscription model, where donors commit to be billed for a monthly contribution. The suggested tier is $10 each month, which includes a monthly cup of coffee and access to a subscribers-only online content feed, but contributions from $2 to $250 per month are encouraged, with special rewards for each level.

If you have an event or announcement you would like to share with our community, please send promotional materials and details to Trans* Lounge Program Manager Gina Bigham at [email protected].