Trans Pride L.A. 2014 Schedule of Events
*All Trans Pride L.A. events (except the T-Ffed: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders after party) will take place at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza. 1125 N. McCadden Pl. LA, CA 90038
Friday, June 13
7:30-9 p.m. – The BigQueerConvo presents ‘An Evening with Buck Angel’ – The Renberg Theatre [AT CAPACITY]
For the third consecutive year, BigQueerConvo kicks off Trans Pride L.A. In past years, BQC has brought trans icons Kate Bornstein, Mara Keisling and Laverne Cox to the Renberg Theatre stage. This year, the tradition of bringing true trans heavyweights to Southern California continues with an up-close and personal conversation with inspirational speaker, filmmaker and educator, Buck Angel. A true LGBT star, as well as a controversial and eye-opening trans-activist, Buck has established himself as an in-your-face transgender role model who isn’t afraid to impose his power and expose his body for the sake of art and activism. Buck will be joined on stage by his co-star in the new film Another Transgender Love Story, trans advocate and esteemed actress Mariana Marroquin.
9-10 p.m. – Reception – Advocate & Gochis Gallery
After the event, all are welcome to attend a reception in the Village Courtyard to meet Buck and help us celebrate all he has done to make our community great.
Saturday, June 14
12 p.m. – Doors open
ASL interpreters are available throughout the day. Please let registration know if you need interpreting.
12 p.m. – DJ Tranity
The amazing DJ Tranity will get the party started with her eclectic and energizing mixes, and will provide the backbeat for the festival throughout day.
12:30–1:30 p.m. – Bollywood Dance Experience – The Davidson/Valentini Theatre
Join in this fun and interactive dance experience with Bollywood dancer, comedian and the star of the award-winning documentary Mohammed to Maya, Maya Jafer.
12:30–1:30 p.m. – Improvarato – Room 137
Come explore your creative, wacky, and funny side in an interactive improv workshop with Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Cultural Arts, Jon Imparato.
1–5 p.m. – Transgender Law Center Name & Gender Change Clinic – Cyber-lab
The Transgender Law Center will be taking applications from those seeking legal name and gender change and providing information about California’s new name and gender change law, AB 1121. Se habla español.
1–5 p.m. – APLA and the Los Angeles LGBT Center presents Affordable Care Act/Health Insurance Clinic – Leadership Lab Office (Next to the Box Office)
AIDS Project LA and the Los Angeles LGBT Center will have enrollment specialist on hand to assist you with health insurance. Stop in to get your questions answered about your health insurance. If you do not currently have health insurance, come start the enrollment process! Se habla español.
1:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: YouthQuake! Choir – Main Stage
YouthQuake! is a year-round mentoring and performance program serving talented LGBTQ youth, ages 15-24. Their mission is to mentor the dreams of LGBTQ youth through performing arts. YouthQuake! was created in 2013 by Executive Director Richard Neely. Alexander Rodriguez is Artistic Director and Bryan Blaskie is Musical Director.
2–3:30 p.m. – “Bucking the System” - A Conversation with Buck Angel – The Renberg Theatre
Trans Pride L.A.’s special guest Buck Angel shares his moving and inspirational personal life story and the process of his gender transition from female to male, while challenging the notion of what makes someone a man or woman. He describes how he changed from a desperately unhappy and uncomfortable individual, to a person who is proud of his body. His message of self-acceptance goes beyond gender and anatomy: a universal concept of knowing, becoming and loving yourself.
2:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: LZ Love - Main Stage
LZ Love is an immensely gifted vocalist, percussionist and songwriter. As with so many great American singers, LZ began singing gospel in a southern church…at the age of five. LZ has performed and toured with a long list of musical icons including Mary Wells, Joan Armatrading, Billy Preston (the 5th Beatle), Parliament Funkadelic, Luther Vandross and Stephen Marley. Her powerfully inspirational voice is perfect to help celebrate Trans Pride.
3:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: Statues of Cats – Main Stage
Get ready to move with alternative indie rockers, Statues of Cats. This modern/vintage rock outfit brings a mix of fiery jams, funky-jazzy skank, and 8-bit, punk-rock sandpaper grittiness to the Trans Pride L.A. stage.
4–5:30 p.m. – Chang Moo Kwan Self Defense Workshop - Rooms 137 & 139
Take control of your being and surroundings with this interactive training session where you will learn the historic art of Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do for self-defense along with practical tips to keep you safe.
4–5:30 p.m. – Redefining Resilience: Let it out, Let it go with Gender Justice LA’s Theatre of the Oppressed! – The Davidson/Valentini Theatre
BE THE CHANGE! Come find out how social justice organizing can be playful, embodied and theatrical! Gender Justice L.A.’s Theatre of the Oppressed workshop is a platform for gender-variant and trans folks to come and create a unique vision of social change using your hearts and bodies to tell the stories of our communities. No acting experience required!
5 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: Rey Fukuda – Main Stage
Rey grew up in six different cities including Tokyo, Santo Domingo and Guatemala City. Fortunate to have discovered writing music to express emotions as a teenage bi-racial transgender and queer person; music kept Rey going during hard times of being in the closet and growing up in an emotionally unstable home. Rey continues to find ways to write about what is very close to their heart – songs about family, love, immigration, prison industrial complex and freedom.
5:30-7 p.m. – Dinner – South Parking Lot
Dinner and cocktails are on us! Chef Ty Pelanconi is back and providing a delicious pasta feast for Trans Pride L.A. guests.
NOTE: Each guest will receive three food and beverage tickets. Each guest can use TWO tickets specifically for cocktails and ONE for dinner. Please note the color of your dinner ticket and listen for your ticket color to be announced before making your way to the food area.
7-7:30 p.m. – Awards Presentation – Renberg Theatre
Outstanding Ally Award
Dr. Kimberly Kisler, Project Director, Friends Research Institute at Friends Community Center
Alexis Rivera Trailblazer Award
Dr. E. Jaye Johnson, President and Co-Founder of Alpha Omega Nu Transman Fraternity, Inc., and the NuMan Trans* Support Network
7:30-9 p.m.: Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival – The Renberg Theatre
The highly regarded Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival will once again dazzle with a program of short films by trans and genderqueer filmmakers, chosen especially for Trans Pride L.A.
***PLEASE NOTE: THE Los Angeles LGBT Center parking lots close at 10 p.m. You MUST have your car out of the lot by that time. ***
Summer is quickly approaching, and we are at it again! Join us for the 5th edition, first of the 2014 series of the Queer Picnic Take-over!
As usual, the event is a fun, gay place: inclusive of all that is queer and all our lovely allies.
We LOVE your kids and pups (on leashes)!
BYO: food, grills, blankets, frisbees, kites, coolers, beverages (in cups, please!), hats, games, sunscreen… just bring whatever makes y’all happy at the park!
NOTE: We will post a pic of our exact location the day of event to the Facebook page. Below you can find the general area in which we usually gather.
Can’t wait to see ya all again!
Saturday June 22, 1-6pm
Elysian Park: 835 Academy Road, 90012
Three groups will meet simultaneously:
Children play group
Call The Long Beach LGBT Center for meeting times: 562-434-4455 ext 227
The Center Long Beach
2017 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Trans* Forum: A therapeutic process group for those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, intersex, or androgynous.
Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00pm
For more info contact Auria or Jeff Park
714 953 5428 ext 318
Or check the calendar.
The Center OC
1605 North Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Group Counseling Reception (go upstairs and almost to the end of the outdoor hallway)
Would you rather get a little fresh air, meet some new people, and call it a day? Maybe you’d rather sleep in than start hiking at 6am and train for climbing Mt. Whitney while checking your watch to make sure you’re on pace. If this sounds like you, you’ve found the right place.
We’re still keeping it a short/moderate lenght, but with a little more elevation change this time: about 4 miles round trip. The views are worth it!
Directions and trail reviews can be found here, here, and here.
Yay queers + friends hiking!
Saturday, May 24. 10am.
Location: Temescal Canyon Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades
Parking is $7. Email email@example.com to carpool.
Meet at the park’s camp store. The organizer will be wearing a rainbow bandana.