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City Hall Opening Celebration for LGBT Heritage Month

Date
May 31, 2017
Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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City leaders will kick off the seventh annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles with a reception and special Council presentation at City Hall on Wednesday, May 31.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Controller Ron Galperin will join Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Mitch O’Farrell for a special ceremony honoring trailblazers in LA’s LGBT movement. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 31, starting at 8:30 a.m., in the third floor rotunda at Los Angeles City Hall, located at 200 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, 90012. The official Council presentation will follow at 10 a.m. in the John Ferraro Council Chamber.

As part of the celebration, the elected leaders will honor the following LGBT artists and activists for their work to advance equality:

  • Alexandra Billings, Actor, Transparent

  • Michael Kearns, Actor/Artist/Activist

  • Sara Ramirez, Tony award-winning Actor, Singer, Producer and Activist

  • Alexei Romanoff, Activist

The event will also feature the unveiling of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ official 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide. Later in the evening, the City Hall tower will be illuminated in the distinct rainbow colors of the gay pride flag, compliments of the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti.

This event will help kick off the 47th annual LA Pride celebration (June 5-11), a week dedicated to LGBTQ+ inspired events and programming that culminates in the popular LA Pride Festival (June 10-11) and the #ResistMarch (June 11).  For more details on LA Pride, visit  www.lapride.org.

WHAT: City of Los Angeles’ LGBT Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration

WHO: Mayor Eric Garcetti

      Controller Ron Galperin

      Councilmember Mike Bonin

      Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

2017 LGBT Heritage Month Honorees

Alexandra Billings, Actor, Transparent

Michael Kearns, Actor/Artist/Activist

Sara Ramirez, Tony award-winning actor, singer, producer and activist, Grey’s Anatomy

Alexei Romanoff, Activist

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

        Reception: 8:30 a.m

        Council Presentation: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall

             John Ferraro Council Chambers

             200 N. Spring St.

             Room 340

             Los Angeles, CA 90012

Location

Los Angeles City Hall Council Chamber
200 N Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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213-202-5567
Website:
http://culturela.org/

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