The Los Angeles LGBT Center Presents the 18th Annual TRANS PRIDE L.A., June 17-18 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center Presents the 18th Annual TRANS PRIDE L.A., June 17-18

May 31, 2016
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7604
With Special Guest CeCe McDonald and Legendary Trans Activist Sir Lady Java

The Los Angeles LGBT Center proudly announces its 18th annual Trans Pride L.A. festival, one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country. Funded in part through the generosity of the Amazon Original Series Transparent, the festivities will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood. Admission to the two-day gathering is free.

For the fifth consecutive year, Trans Pride L.A. kicks off with the Center's ongoing community forum series Big Queer Convo. Past guests of Big Queer Convo have included trans icons Kate Bornstein, Mara Keisling, Laverne Cox, Buck Angel, and Sandy Stone. This year’s guest is CeCe McDonald, activist and subject of the recently released documentary FREE CeCe. This event is free, but reservations are recommended at learningcurvela.org/bigqueerconvo.

Immediately following Big Queer Convo, an art opening and reception for We Can Be Heroes exhibit will be held at the Advocate & Gochis Galleries. The exhibit features a mural project celebrating pioneers of trans history created by young, up-and-coming trans artists from the Center’s LifeWorks and homeless youth programs; Kylie Wu, creator of the comic Trans Girl Next Door; and photographer Sage Gallon.

On Saturday the celebration continues with a Name and Gender Change Clinic sponsored by the Transgender Law Center; interactive workshops, including T*Camp, a community-building workshop for young people to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with peers; an Employment Readiness Workshop, presented by the newly-formed Los Angeles Trans Advisory Council, for those needing assistance in navigating the job market as a trans individual; Supernova Self-Defense Workshop; clothing swap; photographer Jen Rosenstein returns to take photos of trans individuals for her book, Transformational Project; and a special “holding court” session with trans elder and activist Eva Aubry, a longtime Angeleno who has an amazing wealth of history about what it was like to be trans in Hollywood in the 1950s and ‘60s. More than 30 organizations supporting the trans community will also be in attendance to offer information on a wide array of services and programs vital to the trans community.

Saturday evening activities include a catered dinner for over 400 people; a happy hour from 4–6 p.m. sponsored by Stoli; a special awards presentation honoring trans trailblazer Sir Lady Java; and a VarieTy show showcasing an amazing array of trans performers, such as Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and Our Lady J.

Trans Pride L.A.’s sponsors include the Amazon Original Series Transparent, Stoli, and the media sponsor, THE FIGHT Magazine.

For more information and updates about Trans Pride L.A., visit lalgbtcenter.org/trans_pride or facebook.com/transprideLA.

WHAT:
18th Annual Trans Pride L.A.
Funded in part through the generosity of Amazon Original Series Transparent, the Los Angeles LGBT Center proudly presents one of the country’s oldest and largest celebrations of the trans community, with special appearances by CeCe McDonald and Sir Lady Java.

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038
(One block east of Highland Ave.; just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)
FREE PARKING

WHEN:
Friday, June 17
7 p.m.

Saturday, June 18
Noon–9:30 p.m.

TICKETS:
Admission to all events is FREE.
To RSVP for Big Queer Convo, visit learningcurvela.org/bigqueerconvo.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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