Verlena L. Johnson, Audre Lorde: Divine Teacher, Watercolor on paper, 12” x 16”, 2020
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTHM): June
The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM) Celebration in LA began in 2011.
Find the 2022 heritage month guides listed below:
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPIHM): May 2022
The first Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration in LA began when DCA produced the first Calendar and Cultural Guide in 2004.
African American Month (AAHM): February
The first African American Heritage Month (AAHM) Celebration in LA began in 1949 when Mayor Fletcher Bowron issued the first proclamation calling for all citizens to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans. In 1959, the opening ceremony was moved to City Hall. In 1976, the entire month of February was officially declared African American History Month in LA. Every Mayor since then has recognized the month, especially the late Mayor Tom Bradley.
Latino Heritage Month (LHM): September
September is Latino Heritage Month! This year our Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide will feature many events across the region that celebrate and honor our Latino communities.