Trans Pride L.A. 2019 Events

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story author Jacob Tobia

Transparent cast member Alexandra Grey. 

All events take place June 14-15, at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden PL. Los Angeles, and the Anita May Rosenstein Campus across the street at 1118 N. McCadden Pl, CA 90038.


 FRIDAY, JUNE 14 

7:30-9pm: The Big Queer Convo—Evolution of a Gender Revolution—The Emergence of the Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming Community and Their Place Under the Trans Umbrella—The Renberg Theatre

For the eighth consecutive year, the two-day Trans Pride L.A. kicks off on Friday evening with the Center’s ongoing community-forum series; the Big Queer Convo. This year’s topic will focus on the emergence of non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals and their place under the transgender umbrella. The panelists include Jacob Tobia, author of Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, and Transparent cast member Alexandra Grey. Admission to Big Queer Convo is free, but reservations are recommended by registering at lalgbtcenter.org/tp19bqc


Transgender rights activist Sylvia Rivera

Queer right activist Marsha P. Johnson

9-10pm: “Free to Be Free—The Evolution of the Gender Revolution” Gallery Opening & Reception—Advocate & Gochis Galleries

Immediately following the Big Queer Convo, join us in the Center’s beautiful Advocate & Gochis Galleries for a reception and an opportunity not only to meet the guest panelists but we will also be unveiling our latest art exhibit—an intergenerational work created especially for Trans Pride L.A. titled Free to Be Free—The Evolution of the Gender Revolution. The exhibit uses the spark of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson and the forgotten Gay Liberation Front manifesto that preaches breaking the gender binary. It is a true celebration of our new gender revolution. The Trans Pride art exhibit, Free to Be Free—The Evolution of the Gender Revolution, is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Free to Be Free is also supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


 SATURDAY, JUNE 15 

12–5pm: Trans Pride L.A. Resource Fair—Pride Hall; Anita May Rosenstein Campus

Trans Pride L.A.  welcomes over 40 unique community organizations available for outreach and resources. 


12–5pm: Trans Pride L.A. Quiet Zone—Anita May Rosenstein Campus

A space for those who might feel a little overwhelmed by all of the activities of the day. The Quiet Zone will be an air-conditioned, low-light space to relax and recharge. 


12:30-5pm: Transgender Law Center Name & Gender Change Clinic—Cyber Center

Trans Pride L.A.  is proud to welcome back the Transgender Law Center’s Name/Gender Change Clinic. TLC will assist you with your application for legal name/gender change and answer any questions you may have. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL.


12:30–5pm: TransTribe L.A. Presents Clothing Swap—Davidson/Valentini Theatre

Are you looking to update your wardrobe? Do you need a pair of shoes or a tie that will make that outfit just right? TransTribe L.A. sponsors the 2019 Clothing Swap. Here is a perfect opportunity to go treasure hunting for that perfect item(s) that is special to YOU. Your closet can never be full enough, so please feel free to take what you like! Leftover items will be donated to the Trans Wellness Center, the Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project, Youth and Senior Services. Bags will be available, so you can take away your new wardrobe. 


1-5om: Jen Rosenstein Transformational Project Photoshoot—Room 135

Renowned photographer Jen Rosenstein will be on hand, photographing subjects in a private, professional photoshoot setting for those who are interested in being included in her amazing photo series, the Transformational Project. Jen is very open to freedom of expression during the shoot, so those who would like to participate are asked to bring whatever clothing or effects they would like to use in their shoot.


1-2:15pm: Non-Binary & Genderqueer—A New Awareness of Gender Identities—Renberg Theatre

With the fresh understanding and acceptance of the transgender experience, there may be questions about those who identify as Non-Binary (ENBY) and Gender Nonconforming (GNC). What do these terms mean? Are these folx part of the trans community?  Even among the LGBT community there are questions, and this panel will take the first steps toward understanding those who identify as ENBY/NB, GNC, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Two Spirit, Bi Gender, or any other identity that is not considered Cisgender. 


1-2pm: Los Angeles LGBT Center’s LifeWork’s Youth Mentoring Program presents LGBTQ Storytime Reading Hour—Room 139

Trans Pride L.A. has seen so many more families with young children attending our event, so we wanted to have something special for our younger guests. Youth from our amazing LifeWork’s Youth Mentoring Program will be reading selections from trans and LGBTQ positive children’s books.


2-3pm: Los Angeles LGBT Center’s LifeWork’s Youth Mentoring Program presents a Workshop for the Parents of Trans/Non-Binary Children—Room 209

Who better to present a workshop for the parents of trans/ENBY children then actual trans/ENBY youth? Members of the LifeWorks group, TRANS: A GROUP will determine the subject matter and facilitate this exciting new Trans Pride L.A. offering. 


3-4pm: Mind-Body-Safe—A Self-Defense Workshop—Anita May Rosenstein Campus

It’s a wonderful and exciting time for the trans and ENBY communities but we must always remain vigilant. Being prepared for any and all situations is a must to today’s world, so Trans Pride L.A. is pleased to present Mind-Body-Safe—A Self Defense Workshop designed to show you how to protect yourself without relying on physical strength. In this exciting mix of demonstration and participation, you will learn how to protect yourself from threats, which can help give you confidence, discipline and comfort in your body. While this workshop will be drawing on martial arts techniques, this is not a martial arts class! Led by Trans Lounge Instructor Juniper McCoy. 


4-5pm: Los Angeles LGBT Center’s LifeWork’s Youth Mentoring Program presents LGBTQ Storytime Reading Hour Part II—Room 139

Trans Pride L.A. has seen so many more families with young children attending our event, so we wanted to have something special for our younger guests. Youth from our amazing LifeWork’s Youth Mentoring Program will be reading selections from trans and LGBTQ positive children’s books.


4-7pm: Tito’s Handmade Vodka presents the Trans Pride L.A. Happy Hour Trans Pride L.A. would like to thank Tito’s Handmade Vodka for being our exclusive vodka sponsor and hosting the Trans Pride L.A. Happy Hour. Each attendee (21 years of age and older with valid ID) will receive two complimentary drink tickets that can be redeemed at the bar. Please go to the ID check in the lobby. You will be given a wristband to show proof of valid ID.

5-7pm: Dinner 

Each attendee will receive a dinner ticket upon entering Trans Pride LA., which is good for a free taco meal or a free plate from a delicious food truck. Each guest will receive a dinner ticket upon entry to the festival. 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.


Actor, model, singer Ezra Michel

8-9:30pm: VarieTy Show—The Renberg Theatre

Stars of the trans galaxy shine in Trans Pride L.A. ’s fifth annual VarieTy Show. Join us for a spectacular evening of music, comedy and celebration. Hosted by the incomparable Ezra Michel, this is truly an amazing and uplifting way to end your Trans Pride L.A. experience. 


All Trans Pride L.A.  events take place at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden PL. Los Angeles, and the Anita May Rosenstein Campus across the street at 1118 N. McCadden Pl, CA 90038.