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REMY GIERKE “I am interested in the intersection of the varied meanings of the word fantasy. Utilizing crafts and aesthetics from the literary style to examine a place where mundane idle thoughts, blend with sexual desire and magic. My work branches into two series: The first are the Landscape paintings, and the second are from the…

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MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS TRANSACTION 1PM–3PM  Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323) 993-2900 or visit: www.mytranswellness.org. A social support group for transgender women at any stage of gender transition, many participants are in a marginal or transitional living situation. Facilitated by Friends Community Center.  EVERY TUESDAY BLUSH 2PM–4PM Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323)…

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WEST HOLLYWOOD DEMONSTRATORS JOIN NATIONWIDE CALL TO STOP ASIAN HATE  Demonstrators gathered on all four corners of the Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard intersection in West Hollywood at the end of last month for a nationwide call to Stop Asian Hate. The protest was a condemnation of the recent rise in hate crimes…

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TSUNAMI OF HATE Growing government discrimination against the LGBTQ community in Turkey Turkish media are reporting that police detained dozens of people who assembled outside a courthouse last month in a show of solidarity with 12 students who were taken into custody for unfurling rainbow flags, reports The Associated Press.  The detentions came amid growing…

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RAJAB ALI SAYED A visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles Rajab Ali Sayed received his BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013, and his MFA from the University of Houston, TX in 2017. He is now also a part of the performing arts faculty at Bridges Academy,…

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SATURDAY, MARCH 13 SKYLIT: HOME IS WHERE YOU QUEER YOUR HEART GROUP READING 5PM https://www.crowdcast.io/e/skylit-home-is-where. Anthologizes contemporary queer writers and artists creatively thinking through the complex and fluid realities in the U.S. and abroad.  LGBT HOMELESS DROP-IN 8AM–1PM Lower Sweetland Hall, 504 N Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Volunteer to help All Saints’ host a brunch…

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LOS ANGELES  LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini Dies At 94 Legendary LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini passed away on last month at her home in Florida surrounded by her daughters.  Bottini was a woman who was at the forefront of the National Organization for Women (NOW) movement and the second wave of feminism. She helped found the…

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FREE GHANA The west African country condemned for its stance on gay rights. Various celebrities of Ghanaian heritage have joined together to condemn their former homeland for its stance on gay rights in what will be seen as an extraordinary show of diaspora power, reports The Guardian. The influential names in fashion, film and media,…

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As Americans grow more comfortable with the gay, lesbian and bisexual cohorts within their midst, the Christian right has zeroed in with a vengeance on transgender and non-binary civil rights. JUST US CHICKENS Should transwomen and girls be allowed to compete against cisgender sportswomen? The answer is simpler than it might seem. Most athletic organizations…

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BEING OF SERVICE We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of sobriety time what being of service means to them and how helping others helps them in their program of recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO CONSTANT REMINDER “I get to see myself when I’m of service. It’s a constant reminder. The last Saturday…

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BRANDAN RAY LEATHEAD A Mexican-American visual artist based in Los Angeles, Brandan Ray Leathead’s work reimagines the aesthetics/themes of Americana andnostalgia through the lens of Queer Futurism/Fantasy. He uses spaceas a foggy home for memory and reality. Contact info: https://brandanray.com, https://www.instagram.com/brandamsel

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (VIRTUAL) FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP PT.1: BUDGETING, SAVING, CREDIT, & DEBT 5PM-8PM Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-time-homebuyer-workshop-pt1-budgeting-saving-credit-debt-tickets-133356221047 In this virtual SF LGBT Community Center workshop, you will learn to use goals, budgets and technology to gain more control over spending habits, discover specific ways to save and utilize tools to help you manage your money. FRIDAY,…

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LOS ANGELES  FAULTLINE BAR CLOSES AT ITS FOUNDING LOCATION, SEEKS NEW HOME The Fautline Bar has closed at its founding location at 4216 Melrose Avenue. In an interview with Qvoice News, the bar’s co-owner Ruby De Fresno confirmed the bar has moved out of its home on Melrose Ave after 26 years. De Fresno says…

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THE KILLING FIELDS Puerto Rico declares a state of emergency over murders of multiple transgender people. Puerto Rican Gov. Pedro R. Pierluisi has declared a state of emergency as transgender people continue to be murdered on the island, reports LGBTQ Nation. Can you imagine going to jail for who you are or who you love? …

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GLEN HANSON Whatever the medium, Glen Hanson brings his unique talent, passion  and enthusiasm to everything he creates… writing comics and TV shows, conceptualizing visual merchandise and campaigns for entertainment or corporate clients, or just capturing the likenesses of the famous and the fabulous with his signature style. www.glenhanson.com, IG @instaglenhanson

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION DRAWING SESSION ONLINE, 10AM www.tomoffinland.org/events-2/ With models: Eric @cometevans and Don @donhfit. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent ahead of time. TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES www.filmmaudit.org Curated by Dakota Noon and Christopher Velasco, a virtual exhibition that’s part of the multitude of…