Welcome to LA Pride 2019.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed, not-for-profit, tertiary care hospital and multi-specialty academic health sciences center located in Mid-City West Los Angeles.
amBi is a social club with a mission – to build a world in which bisexuality is a clear source of pride, joy, and strength.
amBi is a community for bisexual people, their partners, and allies. Anyone who is bi-friendly is welcome to join, regardless of sexual orientation. Organizers host a variety of fun events, meet-ups, and other activities. With offshoots in several cities, amBi is the largest bi club in the world and is coming soon to a city near you.
Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Convenience store delivery in Los Angeles that offers local delivery of restaurant-prepared meals and other goods and operates in 2,940 U.S. cities. The Postmates app offers the ability to track delivery, gift meals to others and provide estimated delivery time. Similar to the Uber app.
Alejandro Villanueva was the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California (2018 – 2020). His father is Puerto Rican and his mother is a Polish American.
In 1998, there were 15 openly LGBT officers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and the LAPD began an LGBT community liaison. By 2006, the LAPD took steps to actively recruit LGBT people as police officers.
Each state has its own laws specifically for LGBT adoption. The state of California allows individual LGBT persons to petition for adoption, allows a same-sex couple to petition jointly for adoption, and allows a same-sex partner to petition for adoption of the partner’s child or the child of the relationship.
Same-sex marriage is legal in the U.S. state of California. The state first issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples on June 16, 2008, after the California Supreme Court ruled in a marriage rights case that banning same-sex couples from marrying violated the state constitution.
Since June 2015, same-sex marriages have been recognized and performed in California as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down all laws banning same-sex marriage at the federal level.
Avatar is a private, non-profit educational and social club founded in 1983 for gay men and all members of the Leather community with an interest in BDSM. Avatar teaches safe, sensible, and consensual BDSM techniques for anyone interested in learning.
Las Vegas PRIDE.
Las Vegas PRIDE, also known as the Southern Nevada Association of PRIDE, Inc. (SNAPI) organizes and hosts the annual LGBT PRIDE Parade & Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosts monthly events, Las Vegas Pride Family Bingo, SNAPI Saturday and a monthly public meeting.
Honoring those who came before us.
Christopher Street is home to the Stonewall Inn, the bar whose patrons resisted a police raid, sparking the 1969 Stonewall Riots, widely considered the birth of the gay liberation movement. The Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee was formed to commemorate the first anniversary of that event, the start of an international tradition of an event in late June to celebrate gay pride.
The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only uniquely and unapologetically black „think and do tank“ nationwide, working to end the black HIV epidemic for two decades since 1999.
Trans Can Work.
TRANS CAN WORK (TCW) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California, that works to promote inclusion in the workplace through innovative training strategies and workforce development.
Building a culture where transgender people feel comfortable in the workplace.
Trans lives matters
Discrimination rates are very high for the transgender community and especially for transgender people of color. Some frequent examples of discrimination and other forms of oppression faced by the transgender community are violence and hate crimes, homelessness, poverty, sexual assault, housing discrimination, employment discrimination, harassment, bullying, disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration, prison and immigration violence and mistreatment, airport security humiliation, HIV/AIDS and health disparities, governmental/bureaucratic barriers to transitioning (documents and surgery requirements), economic and societal barriers to transitioning (the high costs of medical care and the frequent denial of care), to name only a few.
Black Trans Women.
Being a Black trans woman in America means you’re far more likely than most other people to experience serious roadblocks and harms, in the form of everything from extreme poverty to violent murder. 28 US states have dangerous hate crime laws that don’t include protections for trans people.
Trans Wellness Center.
The Trans Wellness Center (TWC) provides comprehensive resources and services for transgender and non-binary people under one roof. Conceived and created by community leaders and allies, the TWC honors their lifelong commitment to raising awareness of the needs and contributions of the transgender community.
Taking place later in October, Indigenous Pride L.A. 2019 is Los Angeles‘ only Pride event that honors and celebrates Two Spirit, Indigenous LGBTQPAI, Indigiqueer, Third Gender, Fourth Gender, and other sacred genders and gender roles of various indigenous peoples, nations, and tribes from around the world.
On June 26, 2003, the Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that intimate, consensual sexual acts are part of the liberty protected by substantive law under the Fourteenth Amendment.
The main opponents of LGBT rights in the U.S. have generally been religious fundamentalists. While it may not be a big issue in California, 31% of adult Americans think homosexuality should be discouraged.
The rainbow colors are routinely used as a show of LGBT identity and solidarity. The rainbow colors have become so widely recognized as a symbol of LGBT pride and identity. It goes back to 1978, when the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag. Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky, so he adopted eight colors for the stripes, each color with its own meaning (hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit). In 1979, the flag was modified to a six stripe version of the flag.
Boohoo Group is a UK-based online fashion retailer targeting 16-30 year olds. The company was founded in 2006. It specializes in private label fashion clothing and offers over 36,000 products. The company’s shares lost 46 percent of their value by mid-July 2020 after the Sunday Times made allegations about a supplier’s failure to protect workers in Leicester. Boohoo was accused of sourcing its garments from manufacturers in Leicester who pay less than the minimum wage.
POSE premiered June 3, 2018, on FX as a series about New York City’s African American and Latino LGBTQ and gender non-conforming ballroom culture scene in the 1980s and, in the second season, early 1990s.
Richard Lawson effusively described the series as „an engaging portrait of dark days meeting mirth. Pain and perseverance are sewn together to create something humble yet fabulous – and, one should shout over all the loud and glorious clamor of the series, something that was long overdue.“
LA Pride Festival and Parade.
LA Pride has been a voice for the LGBTQ+ community in the greater Los Angeles area for nearly 50 years. LA Pride Festival began in 1974, at which time the festival was like a street fair. As one attendee put it, „It was a small festival – very small, in the parking lot of a mini-mall on Sunset Blvd and Cherokee Ave. There were booths, food and souvenirs.“
The LA Pride Festival and Parade organization released an economic impact report announcing that the 2019 LA Pride Parade and Festival generated $74.7 million in economic output and $42.2 million in direct spending in Los Angeles County.