The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host Loving Your Blackness, a free celebration in honor of Black History Month, on Saturday, February 25, from Noon–5 p.m. Held at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, the inaugural event will include informative workshops, local artists, live performances, music, a resource fair, an assembly presented by the Center’s Youth Ambassadors Coalition to honor the history and culture of Blackness, and a panel discussion featuring trans activist elders Sir Lady Java, Eva Aubry, and Duchess. Local resident Sage Johnson will be honored with the Marsha P. Johnson Award, an award given to a burgeoning community activist.
Resource Fair participants include Black AIDS Institute; Healthy Young Men’s Study, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; Stuzo Clothing; and various Center groups and programs, among them the Los Angeles Women’s Network; LifeWorks Youth Development and Mentoring; Audre Lorde Health Program; Color in Common; and AIDS/LifeCycle. This year’s sponsor is Smashbox Cosmetics.
Loving Your Blackness
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s day-long celebration in honor of Black History Month, filled with informative workshops, local artists, live performances, music, panel discussion, a resource fair, and more.
Saturday, February 25
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
For more information and a full rundown of events, visit lalgbtcenter.org/blacklove.