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National Gay Pride Month is a citywide celebration of Gay Pride in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s LGBT contributions in the areas of education, politics, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include educational programs, gallery exhibitions, theater, and dance performances. Various sites throughout Los Angeles Check online for detail on events, dates and times.
When we think of protest many envision signs, chants, and marching. But protest can also be a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. Hear about craftivism from renowned British author and craftivist Sarah Corbett and other guests in conversation with Tatiana von Furstenberg. Creativity can be a powerful voice of protest. Free with RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
India’s palaces, forts, temples, and tombs are on every tourist itinerary and in every guidebook. The country’s magnificent subterranean stepwells, however, remain largely unknown within and outside the country. Victoria Lautman has documented hundreds of stepwells and traces the history of these astonishing structures in her lecture. A book signing and light refreshments follow the program.
Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he served as chief evangelist of Apple as part of the original Macintosh team in the 1980s, and as special advisor to the CEO of the Motorola business unit of Google. Presently Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva (an online design service) and executive fellow of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. “Wise Guy” is Kawasaki’s most personal book and chronicles his surprising journey from an…
Los Angeles Public Library librarians, Anne Olivier, and David Hagopian present a media perspective of Los Angeles LGBT life as seen through images from the Herald Examiner photo archives, part of the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. Through the use of historic photos and articles, we explore how the Los Angeles Herald and Herald-Examiner covered stories about LGBT Angelenos and portrayed them in the newspaper over the years, and how that coverage evolved along with LGBT community organization and…
For decades, hopeful LGBT actors, writers, and stage directors came West to make it big. Openly gay author Felice Picano did too and was befriended by many. He presents their anecdotes, vintage photos, and excerpts from his own Hollywood novel to show how some found success against the odds and why they became icons of the film world.
Being LGBTQ is still illegal in 70 countries. Come see powerful images from award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s project documenting images and stories from people in those countries; and hear trans leader Rikki Nathanson’s stories of courage and activism in Zimbabwe in a conversation about human rights and our movement for LGBTIQ freedom, safety, equality, and dignity everywhere.