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Bear and Leather Events

Bear and Leather Events

April

  • Smokeout – SMOKEOUT is a fun-filled uncomplicated weekend in Las Vegas for cigar studs, bikers, leathermen, bears, and friends from all over the world.  A ‘free-flowing’ weekend so everyone can enjoy Las Vegas the way you want to … in the company of fellow studs!  No rigid program to follow with lots of time for being a tourist, enjoying a show, attending events or just relaxing and having a great time! Come with a fun, uncomplicated, positive attitude and let Las Vegas do its magic! Las Vegas, NV; Apr 5-9 2017
  • Bears, Bikers and Mayhem – Now in its 6th YEAR, Bears, Bikers, and Mayhem is the ultimate crossover event for bears, that like leather, and bikers that like bears who like leather. Gettysburg, PA; Apr 6-9, 2017
  • Northwest Bears Spring Thaw – Seattle, WA; Apr 6-9 2017
  • Sugar Bear Weekend – Montreal, Canada; Apr 6-9, 2017
  • BIG BOY PRIDE – Big Boy Pride is a four-day event presented to foster the empowerment and togetherness of same gender loving larger men and those who support them. Orlando, FL; Apr 6-10 2017
  • Barcelona Bear Pride 2017 – Evento bear gay internacional en Barcelona en 2017. Internacional gay bear event in Barcelona in 2017. Barcelona, Spain; Apr 12-17, 2017
  • BLF | ECMC Leather & Fetish Week – In 1998 the BLF was established to organize this event and also to provide a framework for the Berlin Easter Meeting to once again become one of the great fetish fixtures in the calendar of the fetish world. This is the reason why in 2013, we celebrate 15 years BLF | Berlin Leather and Fetish e.V.. We are pleased that you are all here together celebrating this anniversary with us and the Berlin community. Apr 12-18, 2017
  • Torremolinos Leather & Fetish – Torremolinos will hold its Leather & Fetish event, now in its third year. Torremolinos, as an international gay resort, has a large resident and tourist population making it a reference on the Leather circuit. This year, many bars such as QUERELL, EXXXTREME, THE FACTORY, MEN’S, WANT and AQUA will organize Leather and Fetish theme parties. Other bars, restaurants, hotels and saunas will also join the party such as EDEN Chiringuito, GATO LOUNGE (beside the beach), IBIZA STYLE (in Pueblo Blanco). Hotels GUADALUPE and BEATRIZ and CANDISOL Apartments are participating as well as Sauna APOLO.  We will also have nightly club parties at clubs CENTURYON and AQUA with well-known Leather and Fetish sessions from ADUFF JUSTFFESTISH, BUNKK3R, BRUTUS, EXPLOSION and IN THE NAVY. Torremolinos, Spain; Apr 13-16, 2017
  • Easter BearDance – The hottest bear event in Berlin- with DJ Saeed, Luis Yanguas & LXG – live visuals by VJ Alkis. Berlin, Germany; Apr 14, 2017
  • Central Canada Drummer – Gear up for Central Canada Drummer Fetish Weekend 2017 — a testosterone-fuelled Easter long weekend of kink and play. Gay kinksters into rubber, leather, sports kit, skinhead, uniforms, punk, military and more will partake in seven events over four days. Toronto, Ontario; Apr 14-16, 2017
  • KinkFest – KinkFest is the west coast’s premiere sexually-diverse BDSM and kink conference, offering educational workshops, infamous play parties, leather and fetish vendors and community meeting space. Portland, OR; Apr 14-16, 2017
  • BLF | FAST – EASTER BASTARDS BERLINThe official party of the BLF – EASTER WEEK FETISH place in the gay again this year Schoeneberg neighborhood instead. Enjoy a 100% gay EASTER BASTARDS – PARTY in a unique atmosphere. With the TOP DJ`s Rafa Nunes, RedTomCat, TommyS is the party people fired up strong again. On 2 levels you can party, dancing, cruising, and messing around …….! STRICT DRESS CODE: Leather – Rubber – Army – Skin – Sportswear NO JEANS- only in combination with Chaps/ NO street clothing! Berlin, Germany; Apr 16, 2017
  • Beach Bear Weekend – BeachBear Weekend was founded to bring men to greater Fort Lauderdale to experience the best we have to offer. Our city is like a cruise that doesn’t leave port. Come enjoy our world-class beaches, the nearby Everglades, our wild nightlife, and beachfront restaurants, shopping, and other attractions. We’ll show the bears one hell of a time! Fort Lauderdale, FL; Apr 19 – May 3, 2017
  • International Ms Leather – Cruising, flirting, playing, watching, hot fun, education, connecting, shopping and much more! The weekend starts on Thursday with Seduction, our steamy show to get you going. Friday includes day-long intensive educational courses, vendor opening, play space opening, judging for the 2017 IMsL/IMsBB titleholders and the opening ceremonies. Saturday we are in full swing with workshops, vending, silent auction and the second half of the contest. Sunday continues with a brunch, our pool party, more workshops and Bawdy Storytelling and Slam. Throughout the weekend will be hospitality parties such as the queer mixer and hosted parties by clubs and organizations. San Jose CA; Apr 20-23 2017
  • Manchester Rubber Weekend 8 – Manchester, England; Apr 20-24, 2017
  • Sleazy Madrid – The main Spanish gathering of international fetish men which takes place in Madrid during MayDay weekend. Madrid, Spain; Apr 26 – May 2, 2017
  • Bear Hunt XVII – Cajun Bears and Creole Cubs, let’s get ready to party at Bear Hunt XVI: Bears on the Bayou. Myrtle Beach, SC;  Apr 27-30, 2017
  • CLAW 17 – Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend – CLAW 17 is 100% non-profit and has donated over $680,000 to community charities. Cleveland, OH; Apr 27-30, 2017
  • Beyond Leather and International Power Exchange – Imagine taking your vacation in Fort Lauderdale Florida enjoying four (4) days and three (3) nights sharing a unique experience with 400 like minded individuals! Now picture your days filling your mind and body with learning technique skills as well as how to create, maintain and keep pleasure in your relationships to help ignite that fire within! Close your eyes because now it’s night time and you’re immersed in the joy surrounding you. Feel that personal sexual freedom as you’re watching the exploration all around. Share in the journey as you see and feel the techniques learned. The vision is amazing and the energy is powerful. Welcome to Beyond Leather, an experience to never forget! Fort Lauderdale FL; Apr 27-30, 2017
  • International Bears Meeting – Sitges, Spain; Apr 27 – May 1, 2017
  • Phurfest 2017 – Join the Bears of the West for Phurfest 2017! Enjoy fun in the sun, a chance to meet new friends, and explore what Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix Phurfest has been around for 14 years. Over 2200 bears and buddies from 12+ countries have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of our city at Phurfest. Phoenix, AZ; Apr 27 – May 1, 2017
  • Doggy Weekend 2017 – the Thüringer Lederclub e.V. is organizing an international meeting again for dogs and their owners. You can slip into your role for a whole weekend and you can join together with like-minded pet player. From 28th of April until 1th of May 2017 we are looking forward to offering you a comprehensive program. The whole things are designed by Pet player for Pet player. Experienced guys and newcomers are welcome. Efurt, Germany; Apr 28 – May 1, 2017
  • GREAT BRITISH BEAR BASH 20: OPERATION RESCUETeaming up with The Big Scrum Manchester, Bear Club UK, Eagle Bar Manchester & The Rem Bar just for starters. Manchester, UK; Apr 28 – May 2, 2017
  • Annual Laughlin River Run – Desert Brotherhood MC, 9 AM, Las Vegas NV; Apr 29, 2017
  • Mister Leather Italia – The Mr. Leather Italia 2017 weekend, organized by Leather Friends Italia and Leather Club Roma. Rome, Italy; Apr 29 – May 1, 2017
  • INTO THE TANK ROMA – The famous fetish night from Madrid, goes this winter to Rome again. Rome. Sports – Urban – Clubbers – Leather – Rubber – Army – Jockstraps – Underwear – Swimming Trunks – Speedos, etc.. are the main dress-codes for the party. Rome, Italy; Apr 30, 2017

May

  • MR. LEATHER BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG 2017/18 – The most important fetish-event in LC Stuttgart´s annual agenda is coming up soon. We are convinced that the May Meeting with the election of MR. LEATHER BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG and the following club party Rough Men Night is going to be a great event. Everyone can come on his costs or rather to his kind, as hot leather and fetish guys from many parts of Europe are supposed to come and enjoy themselves until the early morning. Starting the long weekend we welcome our guests at the Gaydelight Party on Stuttgart´s spring fair. On Friday Night, we are going to crowd the Boots and the Eagle where the candidates for MR. LEATHER BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG 2017/18 will be introduced. Saturday night is reserved for the election at Kings Club and the subsequent leather-fetish-party at an exceptional location. There, the LC Stuttgart organizes a great fetish-event again that does not leave any wishes. It is going without saying that there is an agenda around all the fetish-events as well: we would like to go motor-biking together, to enjoy sights of Stuttgart, and in the end, to celebrate at the spring fair of Stuttgart once more. Stuttgart, Germany; May 4-7, 2017
  • Northwest Leather Celebration – Northwest Leather Celebration is a gathering place for all the leather tribes and offers a full weekend of education, fellowship, fun, and the Northwest Regional Master-slave Contest. Sacramento, CA; May 4-7 2017
  • Paris Fetish 3 – Paris is hosting its first European fetish weekend – 16 parties and new events have been planned in order to gather many people in Paris for a great time of conviviality, sharing, pleasure and sex of course. May 11-14, 2017
  • DomCon: LA We are proud to announce that the DomCon LA 2017 Mistresses of Ceremonies are Mistress Porcelain Midnight of San Diego, California, Mistress Gabrielle of Adelaide, Australia, and Mistress Molly from Manchester, New Hampshire. Los Angeles CA; May 17-21, 2017
  • Urban Bear – Join thousands of the world’s hottest Bears, Cubs and friends at this annual block party in the heart of the Meatpacking District featuring NYC, NY; May 18-21, 2017
  • Texas Bear Round UP – Annual Bear Weekend with the Dallas Bears. Dallas, TX; May 18-21, 2017
  • Twilight Guard 2017 Run – Excelsior MC Presents Lust for Life 2016 The Island of Misfit Boys (The Lord of the Flies meets The Boys in The Band!) Fire Island, NY; May 19-21, 2017
  • Amsterdam Fetish Pride – Amsterdam will celebrate it’s fourth Fetish Pride. The city of cheese, tulips and tolerance welcomes all the fetish fella’s and their friends for a weekend filled with fun. Amsterdam, Netherlands; May 25-29, 2017
  • FIERTE OURS PARIS (Paris Bear Pride) – This will be the year of the 10th edition of this event which has found its place in the bear community, both in France and abroad. For this anniversary edition, The Bear Paris invite an adventure companion of many talents and facets, as partner artist Nicolas Maalouly, who will present his works in two exhibitions at home and Bears’den IEM. It is the photographer Mathias Casado Castro will highlight the 10 candidates in 2017. DJ RV (Follivores / Crazyvores) will moderate the inevitable Paris Bear Cruise, 25 May. Major Evening Pride Bear Paris, the Election of Mr. Bear 2017 will be held Saturday, May 27 at Depot with DJ Amina and Dj Quentin Vedelly, Paris, France; May 24-28, 2017
  • Nuremberg Leather Club Campus 2017 – an outdoor meeting not only for bikers – takes place in the Bavarian Rhön. Nuremberg, Germany; May 24-28, 2017
  • Bear Pride – Whether it’s your first trip to Chicago, you visit all the time, or you are a local Bear Pride 22 will give you a chance to enjoy the city and all that it offers.  BP22 delivers the best dances, the most interactive events, and endless opportunities for connecting with friends, both old and new.  You won’t want to miss out on this great weekend of Bears in the City! Chicago, IL; May 25-29, 2017
  • IML – International Mr Leather – International Mr. Leather (IML) is an international conference and contest of leathermen held annually in May since 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago, IL; May 25-19, 2017
  • Empire City, M.C.’s Annual Biker Weekend – EMPIRE CITY MOTORCYCLE CLUB: 52 YEARS OF RIDING & BROTHERHOOD! New York, NY; May 26-29, 2017
  • Lisbon Bear PrideAn international encounter for bears and friends in the spectacular city of Lisbon. Parties and fun with optional gastronomic and cultural experiences. Lisbon, Portugal; May 31 – June 5, 2017

June

  • Tidal Wave Weekend – We are excited to welcome you to the Wave of the Future! Come “Get Lucky“ at this year’s Tidal Wave Weekend at the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area, from Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 4! We have once again secured the entire 325-room property for our annual weekend blow-out party, this year featuring not only our amazing line up of DJ’s and pool parties, but a live Vegas-style knock-down, drag-out battle royale between three of our favorite contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska Thunderfuck and Ginger Minj! Also new this year, immediately following the show on Friday, will be Double or Nothing, an after-hours party spectacular featuring Fort Lauderdale DJ Doug Jackson! Come beat the spread at our Charity Casino and compete for great prizes, with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Saturday night poolside, don’t miss a special performance by Martha Wash, the Original Weather Girl! Orlando, FL; Jun 1-4, 2017
  • Cologne Fetish Pride – In addition to our activities distributed over the year, we host of Rheinfetisch always at Pentecost, the Cologne Fetish Pride. From Thursday to Monday there are many events and is certainly one of the highlights of the choice of Mr.Fetish NRW, who represents the Cologne, and the scene of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany and beyond its borders. We are pleased to announce that Georg Kroneis of viol voice, known from fetish baroque, accompanied the election of mr.fetish nrw 2017.Cologne, Germany; June 1-5, 2017
  • Southern Hi Bearnation – Victoria’s premier bear event. Melbourne, Australia; June 11-18, 2017
  • Boot Camp – The 15 Association – The longest-standing gay male BDSM Association in the western USA. Active in the San Francisco BDSM community with play parties, an annual run (Boot Camp), social events and charitable fundraising. Saratoga Springs, Lake County CA; June 14-18, 2017
  • Vienna Fetish Spring – Hosted by LMC Vienna. Vienna, spring and a hot fetish event: each one is a good reason for a city trip. Put them all together and you have a must-go event! Fetish Spring began four years ago when the Austrian fetish club LMC Vienna decided to add another highlight to the international gay fetish calendar. The event is in addition to LMC Vienna’s main fetish event which takes place in October. Since it was launched, Vienna Fetish Spring has taken place around the weekend of the Corpus Christi holiday – typically in late May or early June. What makes this event special is the vibe that comes from the combination of a wonderful city, the early summer sun (hopefully), and an amazing set of parties. If you are looking for a commercialized mass rally, other places might satisfy you more. But if you want the perfect mix of hot parties and a personal touch, Vienna Fetish Spring is a perfect choice. The program covers a wide variety of fetishes. It starts with a rubber and sportswear party and includes both a BLUF hour and a naked party. The main events are two full fetish parties on Friday and Saturday nights. The first includes the Mr. Fetish Austria contest while the second features a live DJ. The nightly events are enriched by supporting activities such as a ride through the city in a chartered tram or a fetish brunch. Vienna, Austria; Jun 14-18, 2017
  • FIST FEST MICHIGAN – This is a weekend specifically for and by men who are into BUTTS, HOLES and HANDS (and other related stuff). So leave your friends who faint at the thought of sticking a hand up someone’s butt at home! If you’re into ASSPLAY, this is the weekend for YOU. Saugatuk, Michigan; June 15-17, 2017
  • Folsom Street East Weekend – the largest outdoor LGBTQ and Allied Kink-Fetish Festival on the East Coast.New York, NY; TBA
  • Leather Odyssey – Election of Mister Leather Hessen Hosted by FLC Frankfurt – Frankfurt, Germany; TBA

Jan – Mar | Apr – Jun | Jul – Sept | Oct – Dec

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OUTFEST 2015

July 9, 2015toJuly 19, 2015

OUTFEST: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Outfest is the leading organization showcasing, nurturing and preserving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film images and artistry. For 30 years, Outfest has led the charge, spotlighting emerging talent, creating community between filmmakers and audiences and offering a world-class forum for stories that reflect and often transform LGBT lives. Los Angeles, CA.

OUTFEST 2015

OUTFEST 2015

 

Los Angeles, May 7, 2015 – Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – today announced its galas, including Opening and Closing Night, for the 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation’s leading LGBT festival will be held July 9-19, 2015.

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will open with “Tig” – a hilarious and heartfelt documentary about comedian Tig Notaro who became a media sensation and critical smash overnight after she turned her cancer diagnosis into a stand-up set. Co-starring Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K, “Tig” will screen at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on July 9. 

Additional gala screenings include: Sebastián Silva’s Berlin Teddy Award winner “Nasty Baby” starring Silva and Kristin Wiig (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece); Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival “The Summer of Sangaile” by Alanté Kavaïté (International Centerpiece); Golden Berlin Bear­–nominated “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” by revered auteur Peter Greenaway (International Centerpiece); the Sundance Grand Jury Prize–nominated “Best of Enemies” by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon (Documentary Centerpiece); and Malcolm Ingram’s inspirational documentary on LGBT athletes, “Out to Win” (Documentary Centerpiece).

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will close on July 19 with “The New Girlfriend” – a one-of-a-kind gender-bending melodrama from the visionary mind of François Ozon, starring five-time Cesar Award nominee Romain Duris and two-time Cesar Award nominee Anais Demoustier.

“This year’s gala selections underline the fact that our community is empowered openly identifying as LGBT,” says Christopher Racster, Interim Executive Director of Outfest. “The program truly represents Outfest’s commitment to use the power of film to reflect our community; highlighting our struggles and our triumphs, and ultimately creating greater understanding and change within society.”

“We’re excited to be presenting an exceptional collection from modern masters, as well as welcoming back returning alums, and showcasing remarkable debuts,” adds Outfest Director of Programming Lucy Mukerjee-Brown. “Whether it’s celebrating the increasing visibility of LGBT athletes, or portraying contemporary social class matters, our galas are an exceptional collection of movies that showcase the complexity and timeliness of LGBT issues. This year’s filmmakers have raised the bar, exploring unique characters while also delivering a cinematic experience of the highest quality.”

The complete lineup for the 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will be announced on June 3.

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is proudly presented by HBO, a partnership that has spanned nineteen years. Grand Sponsors include DIRECTV, Ease Entertainment Services, and Frontiers Media. For more information about sponsorship, visit www.outfest.org/sponsor.

GALA SYNOPSES

Tig (Opening Night Gala) Directors: Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York

“Good evening. Hello. I have cancer,” comedian Tig Notaro famously announced in front of a stunned audience in 2012. “Is everybody having a good time?” In just 30 minutes, Notaro not only revealed her grave prognosis to the world, but she also delivered the news with a disarming mixture of humor and vulnerability. The standup set became a media sensation and critical smash overnight and, as Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s new documentary reveals, helped push the beloved comedian past a series of setbacks and into the limelight. Notaro was left with no choice but to turn profound pain into an ongoing punch line, both on- and off-stage. The result is an alternately hilarious and poignant window into a comedian’s process, turning her worst fears and anxieties into pure comedic gold. The film also features Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K., the man who ensured Tig’s now-famous “cancer comedy” was heard by millions of appreciative listeners across the globe.

The New Girlfriend (Closing Night Gala) Director: François Ozon

From the visionary mind of François Ozon (“8 Women,” “Swimming Pool”) comes his one-of-a-kind gender-bending melodrama, which both shocks and delights in equal measure. Steeped in suspense and indebted to the eye-popping visuals of Pedro Almodóvar, Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma, “The New Girlfriend” blends the macabre with a heartfelt romance in the tale of soft-spoken Claire and her love affair with a mysterious stranger. After mourning the loss of Laura, her childhood friend (and unrequited love), Claire comes across Laura’s husband dressed head-to-toe in his late wife’s clothes. Unsure whether his new guise is the result of foul play, she threatens to reveal David to Laura’s family. But the more time she spends with him, the more Claire becomes seduced by his beautiful new incarnation. As the two become inseparable, Claire wonders whether she is falling for David’s alter-ego, or perhaps a part of Laura’s resurrected soul.

“The New Girlfriend” pays homage to classic Hollywood cinema – from “Rebecca” to “All About My Mother” – while injecting its own brand of sensual, sometimes sinister, eroticism.

The Summer of Sangaile (International Centerpiece) Director: Alanté Kavaïté

Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Alanté Kavaïté’s “The Summer of Sangaile” is arguably one of the year’s most visually stunning films. It also happens to be one of the most romantic. Set against the bright summer skies of Lithuania’s countryside, the story begins with a chance meeting between two restless youths – the quiet, angst-ridden Sangaile and her polar-opposite love interest Auste, a beguiling and beautiful fashionista. Sangaile dreams of flying one of the stunt planes that speed through the clouds above her parent’s home, but her vertigo keeps her aspirations grounded. It’s only when Auste prods her to accompany a pilot’s trip that Sangaile forces herself to take a leap of faith.

Kavaïté’s film is a shot-by-shot tour-de-force. Her camera defies gravity, soaring high into the sky as well as nestling within the film’s quietest and most intimate moments. “The Summer of Sangaile” moves like a dream, transporting us into a surreal landscape where love and self-fulfillment are just a flight away.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (International Centerpiece) Director: Peter Greenaway

“Eisenstein in Guanajuato” – which premiered to widespread acclaim at the Berlin International Film Festival – kicks dust in the face of the rickety biopic, injecting life into all things rich, wild and deliciously taboo. Revered filmmaker Peter Greenaway (“The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover”) brings out the best of his acclaimed and controversial filmmaking style in this bold and sexually explicit celebration of Sergei Eisenstein’s gay coming-of-age during what is now considered his transformative trip to Mexico during the 1930s. Temporarily free of Soviet constraints, the famed Russian director (played by Elmer Bäck) discovers his wild side upon meeting and bedding a gorgeous tour guide named Palomino (Luis Alberti, “Carmin Tropical”). What starts as a work-related trip becomes a dizzying journey into the mind of a visionary who, at the peak of his artistic power, discovers romance for the first time. The result is a wild experiment in abstract storytelling that overflows with joy and energy. Greenaway captures Eisenstein’s essence and makes his enthusiasm for art and sex our own.

Nasty Baby (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece) Director: Sebastián Silva

Hipsters beware: “Nasty Baby” plays nice until a disturbing twist flips the film – and with it the entire quirky-cute indie canon – on its head. A certifiable shocker at the Sundance Film Festival, Sebastián Silva’s biting and provocative black comedy has already inspired both walkouts and accolades, including the prestigious Teddy Award for Best Feature at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

An attractive gay Brooklyn couple, Freddy (Silva) and Mo (Tunde Adebimpe, “Rachel Getting Married,” TV On The Radio), ask their best friend Polly (Kristin Wiig) to become their surrogate. As the three hipsters contemplate becoming one big progressive family, and as Freddy and his assistant Wendy (Alia Shawkat, “Arrested Development”) create what they’re convinced is a brilliant art show, signs of danger and instability, primarily from a disturbed neighbor named The Bishop, intrude upon the film’s squeaky-clean surface. Director Silva (“Magic Magic, Crystal Fairy”) cleverly shows audiences what they want to see, only to rip the rug out from under and expose – with pitch-black humor – the hypocrisy of Brooklyn’s latte-sipping elite.

Best of Enemies (Documentary Centerpiece) Directors: Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

While violence erupted in the streets during the long hot summer of 1968, two literary giants faced off in an intellectual clash of the titans — with no holds barred. Directors Morgan Neville (the Oscar-winning “20 Feet from Stardom”) and Robert Gordon take us back to an electrifying moment in history, as the third-place ABC network took a bold step for TV news: Take ideologically opposed pundits Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley and allow them to debate the issues every night. Live. Never at a loss for words, the authors faced off with equal fervor and venom, culminating in the famous exchange in which Vidal labeled Buckley a “crypto-Nazi,” leading Buckley to respond by calling Vidal “queer” on national TV. This captivating Sundance favorite shows us what these legendary combatants had in common — both were intellectuals and failed political candidates from patrician backgrounds — mixing interviews with their friends and enemies along with Vidal and Buckley’s public and private writings (narrated by John Lithgow and Kelsey Grammer). These legendary TV battles represented both the decline of intellectual discourse in the mass media and the rise of right-vs.-left talking heads masquerading as news.

Out To Win (Documentary Centerpiece) Director: Malcolm Ingram

One of the final frontiers for LGBT visibility in this country is the locker room, and “Out To Win” celebrates the pioneers who have worked to make the world of sports a more diverse and inclusive one. Screening his fourth consecutive documentary at Outfest Los Angeles, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram (“Continental,” “Bear Nation,” “Continental”, Outfest Jury Prize–winner “Small Town Gay Bar”) takes an expansive look at out-and-proud champions, from early envelope-pushers like Billie Jean King and David Kopay through current superstars like Jason Collins and Brittney Griner to the college athletes who are defying conventions and opening minds. (When major players like Nike start a campaign celebrating sexual and gender diversity in sports, you can sense institutionalized homophobia being forced to retreat.) Mixing historical context with the ever-changing face of modern sports, Ingram introduces us to athletes from around the world who are sharing their stories, speaking their truths and making a difference

ABOUT OUTFEST

Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 35,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is eleven days of world-class films, panels, and parties.

ABOUT HBO

Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 122 million subscribers worldwide.  The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO®and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. In April 2015, HBO NOWSM, the network’s highly anticipated standalone premium streaming service, began providing audiences with instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming in the U.S. HBO NOW is available directly through Apple or Optimum Online for a monthly subscription.  Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO OnDemand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries.  HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide. 

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OUTFEST 2015

July 9, 2015toJuly 19, 2015

OUTFEST: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Outfest is the leading organization showcasing, nurturing and preserving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film images and artistry. For 30 years, Outfest has led the charge, spotlighting emerging talent, creating community between filmmakers and audiences and offering a world-class forum for stories that reflect and often transform LGBT lives. Los Angeles, CA.

OUTFEST 2015

OUTFEST 2015

 

Los Angeles, May 7, 2015 – Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – today announced its galas, including Opening and Closing Night, for the 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation’s leading LGBT festival will be held July 9-19, 2015.

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will open with “Tig” – a hilarious and heartfelt documentary about comedian Tig Notaro who became a media sensation and critical smash overnight after she turned her cancer diagnosis into a stand-up set. Co-starring Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K, “Tig” will screen at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on July 9. 

Additional gala screenings include: Sebastián Silva’s Berlin Teddy Award winner “Nasty Baby” starring Silva and Kristin Wiig (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece); Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival “The Summer of Sangaile” by Alanté Kavaïté (International Centerpiece); Golden Berlin Bear­–nominated “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” by revered auteur Peter Greenaway (International Centerpiece); the Sundance Grand Jury Prize–nominated “Best of Enemies” by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon (Documentary Centerpiece); and Malcolm Ingram’s inspirational documentary on LGBT athletes, “Out to Win” (Documentary Centerpiece).

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will close on July 19 with “The New Girlfriend” – a one-of-a-kind gender-bending melodrama from the visionary mind of François Ozon, starring five-time Cesar Award nominee Romain Duris and two-time Cesar Award nominee Anais Demoustier.

“This year’s gala selections underline the fact that our community is empowered openly identifying as LGBT,” says Christopher Racster, Interim Executive Director of Outfest. “The program truly represents Outfest’s commitment to use the power of film to reflect our community; highlighting our struggles and our triumphs, and ultimately creating greater understanding and change within society.”

“We’re excited to be presenting an exceptional collection from modern masters, as well as welcoming back returning alums, and showcasing remarkable debuts,” adds Outfest Director of Programming Lucy Mukerjee-Brown. “Whether it’s celebrating the increasing visibility of LGBT athletes, or portraying contemporary social class matters, our galas are an exceptional collection of movies that showcase the complexity and timeliness of LGBT issues. This year’s filmmakers have raised the bar, exploring unique characters while also delivering a cinematic experience of the highest quality.”

The complete lineup for the 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival will be announced on June 3.

The 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is proudly presented by HBO, a partnership that has spanned nineteen years. Grand Sponsors include DIRECTV, Ease Entertainment Services, and Frontiers Media. For more information about sponsorship, visit www.outfest.org/sponsor.

GALA SYNOPSES

Tig (Opening Night Gala) Directors: Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York

“Good evening. Hello. I have cancer,” comedian Tig Notaro famously announced in front of a stunned audience in 2012. “Is everybody having a good time?” In just 30 minutes, Notaro not only revealed her grave prognosis to the world, but she also delivered the news with a disarming mixture of humor and vulnerability. The standup set became a media sensation and critical smash overnight and, as Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s new documentary reveals, helped push the beloved comedian past a series of setbacks and into the limelight. Notaro was left with no choice but to turn profound pain into an ongoing punch line, both on- and off-stage. The result is an alternately hilarious and poignant window into a comedian’s process, turning her worst fears and anxieties into pure comedic gold. The film also features Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K., the man who ensured Tig’s now-famous “cancer comedy” was heard by millions of appreciative listeners across the globe.

The New Girlfriend (Closing Night Gala) Director: François Ozon

From the visionary mind of François Ozon (“8 Women,” “Swimming Pool”) comes his one-of-a-kind gender-bending melodrama, which both shocks and delights in equal measure. Steeped in suspense and indebted to the eye-popping visuals of Pedro Almodóvar, Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma, “The New Girlfriend” blends the macabre with a heartfelt romance in the tale of soft-spoken Claire and her love affair with a mysterious stranger. After mourning the loss of Laura, her childhood friend (and unrequited love), Claire comes across Laura’s husband dressed head-to-toe in his late wife’s clothes. Unsure whether his new guise is the result of foul play, she threatens to reveal David to Laura’s family. But the more time she spends with him, the more Claire becomes seduced by his beautiful new incarnation. As the two become inseparable, Claire wonders whether she is falling for David’s alter-ego, or perhaps a part of Laura’s resurrected soul.

“The New Girlfriend” pays homage to classic Hollywood cinema – from “Rebecca” to “All About My Mother” – while injecting its own brand of sensual, sometimes sinister, eroticism.

The Summer of Sangaile (International Centerpiece) Director: Alanté Kavaïté

Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Alanté Kavaïté’s “The Summer of Sangaile” is arguably one of the year’s most visually stunning films. It also happens to be one of the most romantic. Set against the bright summer skies of Lithuania’s countryside, the story begins with a chance meeting between two restless youths – the quiet, angst-ridden Sangaile and her polar-opposite love interest Auste, a beguiling and beautiful fashionista. Sangaile dreams of flying one of the stunt planes that speed through the clouds above her parent’s home, but her vertigo keeps her aspirations grounded. It’s only when Auste prods her to accompany a pilot’s trip that Sangaile forces herself to take a leap of faith.

Kavaïté’s film is a shot-by-shot tour-de-force. Her camera defies gravity, soaring high into the sky as well as nestling within the film’s quietest and most intimate moments. “The Summer of Sangaile” moves like a dream, transporting us into a surreal landscape where love and self-fulfillment are just a flight away.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (International Centerpiece) Director: Peter Greenaway

“Eisenstein in Guanajuato” – which premiered to widespread acclaim at the Berlin International Film Festival – kicks dust in the face of the rickety biopic, injecting life into all things rich, wild and deliciously taboo. Revered filmmaker Peter Greenaway (“The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover”) brings out the best of his acclaimed and controversial filmmaking style in this bold and sexually explicit celebration of Sergei Eisenstein’s gay coming-of-age during what is now considered his transformative trip to Mexico during the 1930s. Temporarily free of Soviet constraints, the famed Russian director (played by Elmer Bäck) discovers his wild side upon meeting and bedding a gorgeous tour guide named Palomino (Luis Alberti, “Carmin Tropical”). What starts as a work-related trip becomes a dizzying journey into the mind of a visionary who, at the peak of his artistic power, discovers romance for the first time. The result is a wild experiment in abstract storytelling that overflows with joy and energy. Greenaway captures Eisenstein’s essence and makes his enthusiasm for art and sex our own.

Nasty Baby (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece) Director: Sebastián Silva

Hipsters beware: “Nasty Baby” plays nice until a disturbing twist flips the film – and with it the entire quirky-cute indie canon – on its head. A certifiable shocker at the Sundance Film Festival, Sebastián Silva’s biting and provocative black comedy has already inspired both walkouts and accolades, including the prestigious Teddy Award for Best Feature at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

An attractive gay Brooklyn couple, Freddy (Silva) and Mo (Tunde Adebimpe, “Rachel Getting Married,” TV On The Radio), ask their best friend Polly (Kristin Wiig) to become their surrogate. As the three hipsters contemplate becoming one big progressive family, and as Freddy and his assistant Wendy (Alia Shawkat, “Arrested Development”) create what they’re convinced is a brilliant art show, signs of danger and instability, primarily from a disturbed neighbor named The Bishop, intrude upon the film’s squeaky-clean surface. Director Silva (“Magic Magic, Crystal Fairy”) cleverly shows audiences what they want to see, only to rip the rug out from under and expose – with pitch-black humor – the hypocrisy of Brooklyn’s latte-sipping elite.

Best of Enemies (Documentary Centerpiece) Directors: Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

While violence erupted in the streets during the long hot summer of 1968, two literary giants faced off in an intellectual clash of the titans — with no holds barred. Directors Morgan Neville (the Oscar-winning “20 Feet from Stardom”) and Robert Gordon take us back to an electrifying moment in history, as the third-place ABC network took a bold step for TV news: Take ideologically opposed pundits Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley and allow them to debate the issues every night. Live. Never at a loss for words, the authors faced off with equal fervor and venom, culminating in the famous exchange in which Vidal labeled Buckley a “crypto-Nazi,” leading Buckley to respond by calling Vidal “queer” on national TV. This captivating Sundance favorite shows us what these legendary combatants had in common — both were intellectuals and failed political candidates from patrician backgrounds — mixing interviews with their friends and enemies along with Vidal and Buckley’s public and private writings (narrated by John Lithgow and Kelsey Grammer). These legendary TV battles represented both the decline of intellectual discourse in the mass media and the rise of right-vs.-left talking heads masquerading as news.

Out To Win (Documentary Centerpiece) Director: Malcolm Ingram

One of the final frontiers for LGBT visibility in this country is the locker room, and “Out To Win” celebrates the pioneers who have worked to make the world of sports a more diverse and inclusive one. Screening his fourth consecutive documentary at Outfest Los Angeles, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram (“Continental,” “Bear Nation,” “Continental”, Outfest Jury Prize–winner “Small Town Gay Bar”) takes an expansive look at out-and-proud champions, from early envelope-pushers like Billie Jean King and David Kopay through current superstars like Jason Collins and Brittney Griner to the college athletes who are defying conventions and opening minds. (When major players like Nike start a campaign celebrating sexual and gender diversity in sports, you can sense institutionalized homophobia being forced to retreat.) Mixing historical context with the ever-changing face of modern sports, Ingram introduces us to athletes from around the world who are sharing their stories, speaking their truths and making a difference

ABOUT OUTFEST

Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected more than 35,000 LGBT films and videos. Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is eleven days of world-class films, panels, and parties.

ABOUT HBO

Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 122 million subscribers worldwide.  The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO®and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. In April 2015, HBO NOWSM, the network’s highly anticipated standalone premium streaming service, began providing audiences with instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming in the U.S. HBO NOW is available directly through Apple or Optimum Online for a monthly subscription.  Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO OnDemand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries.  HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide. 

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Gay Wine Weekend 2015

June 19, 2015toJune 21, 2015

Gay Wine Weekend – Come Out In The Vineyard at GAY WINE WEEKEND 2015, a weekend of wine & celebration in California Wine Country – Featuring TWILIGHT T Dance & Gay Wine Auction benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. Sonoma & Napa Valleys, CA.

Gay Wine Weekend 2015

Gay Wine Weekend 2015

 

We are proud to present exclusive winemaker dinners for Gay Wine Weekend with some of wine country’s most talented winemakers. Last year’s winemaker dinners sold out quickly so we recommend you book early for your intimate winemaker dinners at restaurants in the heart of Sonoma Valley & around the historic Sonoma Plaza!

Sonoma legendary icons, Williams-Sonoma and Chateau St. Jean Winery come together for Gay Wine Weekend’s “Legendary Sonoma” Winemaker Dinner – a five course culinary adventure, hosted by Chateau St. Jean’s award winning winemaker, Margo Van Staaveren at the site of Williams-Sonoma newly reopened heritage store, at their original location, which opened in 1956, just steps off the historic Sonoma Plaza.

For the first time we are offering a Hands-On/Demonstration Dinner with Ramekins Culinary School & LaCrema Wines! Share in the process of preparing a delicious dinner while La Crema’s Wine Ambassador, Marita Esteva, who will pair La Crema wines with the culinary masterpiece that you help prepare, served at Sonoma’s luxury, private restaurant, The General’s Daughter, located in the 1864 historic Victorian home of General Vallejo’s daughter for a truly authentic Sonoma Wine Country experience.

Affectionately known as the “Godfather of Zin”, Ravenswood founder, Joel Peterson, brings his award winning wines to Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place, named “Best Beef Restaurant in California” by the California Beef Council and winner of The Wine Sepctator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”, for a evening of luscious food and wine.


Out In The Vineyard is an experiential Wine Country Tour and Event company offering exclusive itineraries to the discriminating gay and lesbian traveler. Owned and operated by local gay community insiders bringing you the best of Our Wine Country.

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LA Pride 2015

June 12, 2015toJune 14, 2015

LA PRIDE 2015 GEARS UP TO ROCK WEST HOLLYWOOD WITH ITS FIRST ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURING FIFTH HARMONY, TAMAR BRAXTON & WEEKEND HEADLINER, KESHA.

Christopher Street West Association, Inc. is a non-profit service organization within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within our community, as well as the non-LGBT community. To further these goals, Christopher Street West brings together the skills, talents, and visions of our diverse community to produce the annual Los Angeles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Celebration in West Hollywood. The celebration is a unifying force that provides the resources to promote and accomplish these goals. Los Angeles, CA.

LA Pride 2015

LA Pride 2015

 

Why PRIDE?

Pride events are truly the only opportunity for our entire diverse community, family, friends and allies to come together—by the hundreds of thousands—to celebrate our history, courage, accomplishments and future.  There is no other gathering that offers such visibility and camaraderie for the TLGB community

CSW Recent Accomplishments

  • In an effort to leverage the excitement and buzz of the iconic annual Dyke March—the celebrated kickoff to LA PRIDE—2011’s celebration featured the first ever “Purple Party, A Celebration of Women.”  Hosted by CSW and the Lesbian Visibility Committee of the City of West Hollywood, this evening featured entertainment from Macy Gray and numerous options from LA’s popular food trucks.  This special night was free, open to the public and bolstered participation in the Dyke March, which saw a very significant increase in attendance.
  • To support TLGB youth, the 2011 LA PRIDE parade included more than 350 local students—members of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network within the Los Angeles Unified School District.  This group, the largest youth contingent ever, was a parade highlight.  All participants and their parents or chaperons were then given free admittance to the festival.
  • In 2010, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the doors to Getty House, the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles, for the first-ever LA PRIDE Garden Party.  In fact, this was the first time in the city’s history that this prestigious landmark hosted an event for the TLGB community.  CSW could not have been more proud.
  • In 2011, as the bond between the City of Los Angeles and CSW grew, in addition to the LA PRIDE Garden Party, Mayor Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council—led by Councilmember Bill Rosendahl—declared June TLGB Heritage Month with a special inaugural presentation in the LA City Council Chambers.  In another tremendous first, following the ceremony, a half-day star-studded festival was held outdoors on the south lawn of City Hall.

LA Pride 2015

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LA Pride 2015

June 12, 2015toJune 14, 2015

LA PRIDE 2015 GEARS UP TO ROCK WEST HOLLYWOOD WITH ITS FIRST ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURING FIFTH HARMONY, TAMAR BRAXTON & WEEKEND HEADLINER, KESHA.

Christopher Street West Association, Inc. is a non-profit service organization within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within our community, as well as the non-LGBT community. To further these goals, Christopher Street West brings together the skills, talents, and visions of our diverse community to produce the annual Los Angeles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Celebration in West Hollywood. The celebration is a unifying force that provides the resources to promote and accomplish these goals. Los Angeles, CA.

LA Pride 2015

LA Pride 2015

 

Why PRIDE?

Pride events are truly the only opportunity for our entire diverse community, family, friends and allies to come together—by the hundreds of thousands—to celebrate our history, courage, accomplishments and future.  There is no other gathering that offers such visibility and camaraderie for the TLGB community

CSW Recent Accomplishments

  • In an effort to leverage the excitement and buzz of the iconic annual Dyke March—the celebrated kickoff to LA PRIDE—2011’s celebration featured the first ever “Purple Party, A Celebration of Women.”  Hosted by CSW and the Lesbian Visibility Committee of the City of West Hollywood, this evening featured entertainment from Macy Gray and numerous options from LA’s popular food trucks.  This special night was free, open to the public and bolstered participation in the Dyke March, which saw a very significant increase in attendance.
  • To support TLGB youth, the 2011 LA PRIDE parade included more than 350 local students—members of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network within the Los Angeles Unified School District.  This group, the largest youth contingent ever, was a parade highlight.  All participants and their parents or chaperons were then given free admittance to the festival.
  • In 2010, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened the doors to Getty House, the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles, for the first-ever LA PRIDE Garden Party.  In fact, this was the first time in the city’s history that this prestigious landmark hosted an event for the TLGB community.  CSW could not have been more proud.
  • In 2011, as the bond between the City of Los Angeles and CSW grew, in addition to the LA PRIDE Garden Party, Mayor Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council—led by Councilmember Bill Rosendahl—declared June TLGB Heritage Month with a special inaugural presentation in the LA City Council Chambers.  In another tremendous first, following the ceremony, a half-day star-studded festival was held outdoors on the south lawn of City Hall.

LA Pride 2015

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Physician HIV Medicine and General Medicine

Los Angeles LGBT CenterLos Angeles, CA

The Physician will provide medical care for the patients of the Los Angeles LGBT Center (The Center). The continuity patient panel for the Physician – HIV Medicine and General Medicine will be comprised of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals; the panel may also include Transgender patients and other patient populations within the LGBT community (for example, geriatrics) for whom The Center provides medical care, depending on the candidate’s experience and training. This physician will also be expected to provide episodic care for non-panel patients as needed.

Physician HIV Medicine and General MedicinePhysician HIV Medicine and General Medicine

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • The diagnosis and treatment of the HIV infected adult in ambulatory care settings. This entails diagnosis of acute HIV infection; of acute opportunistic infections; of all conditions co-morbid with HIV that are typically in the scope of the generalist physician; monitoring clinical and immunological status of HIV patients; the initiation and modification of antiretroviral treatment;
  • The diagnosis and treatment of the HIV uninfected adult for all medical conditions typically in the scope of the generalist physician (Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine);
  • Referral of patients to medical or surgical specialists as needed and the preparation of clinical summaries for those consultants; telephone consultations with specialists; review of their reports; incorporation of their findings and recommendations into the overall management of the patient. In all cases, the Physician will act as the Primary Care Provider and coordinate the specialty needs of their patients;
  • Daily review of lab results; daily review of requested medication refills;
  • Participation in coverage for the other medical providers in cases of vacations, conferences, and illness, and overflow. This includes review of other providers’ lab results and medication refill requests;
  • Participation in the Clinic’s on call system.
  • Physician will make detailed clinical notes entered in patients’ electronic medical records that comply with the standards currently in place and are modified from time to time based upon new technology, contract requirements from the Clinic’s payors or their fiduciary agents, state and federal regulations and results of internal Quality Improvement Monitors;
  • Physician is responsible for maintenance of their own Continuing Medical Education (CME) in order to keep current with relevant Board Certification and for AAHIVM certification;
  • Physician will participate in administrative assignments. All providers will attend, at a minimum, the following meetings:
    • Peer Review – twice monthly
    • Administration, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Research, each on a rotating basis weekly
    • Information Technology for EMR training or customization, weekly.
    • Case Conference – twice monthly
    • Multi-Disciplinary Case Conference – monthly
    • Center All Staff Meeting – quarterly
    • HMHS All Staff Meeting – every fifth Friday of the month

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Other duties as assigned;

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills;
  • Some computer skills and knowledge, including medical database operations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations in a multicultural environment;

TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND LICENSURE:

  • Physician must have either M.D. or D.O degree;
  • Board Certified in either Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine or Infectious Diseases;
  • A valid license to practice medicine in the State of California;
  • Registered by the Drug Enforcement Administration;
  • Within six months of employment must become certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical/physical/mental condition, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical condition, age, marital status, or veteran status.

E-mail resume and cover letter as a word attachment to jobs@lalgbtcenter.org                                          website: www.lalgbtcenter.org

Or submit application/resume to: Los Angeles LGBT Center, Human Resources Dept., 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Hillcrest Youth Center Coordinator

San Diego LGBT Community CenterSan Diego, CA

The Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) is the only after-school drop-in center in San Diego County solely dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQ youth ages 14 to 18. HYC provides a safe, growth-oriented environment where LGBTQ youth receive caring and committed adult mentorship, educational opportunities, leadership training, STI and HIV prevention education, voter education, health care information and enrollment, life skills training, social activities and healthy relationship education from trained and trusted staff and volunteers.

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Youth Services, the HYC Coordinator seeks to fulfill The Center’s mission through development, implementation and coordination of a broad array of activities and services for LGBTQ youth.

Hillcrest Youth Center Coordinator

Hillcrest Youth Center Coordinator

Specific duties include:

  • Overseeing the scheduling and structure of program, volunteers and services
  • Developing, recruiting and retaining a qualified and trained volunteer base to help achieve program and agency goals including implementing and maintaining structured volunteer systems: recruitment, orientation, training and schedules for ongoing training
  • Implementing and maintaining systems to collect and analyze data regarding service delivery, volunteer hours and program impacts/outcomes
  • Coordinating youth programs to address HIV testing; voter education; school achievement; advocacy; health care education, enrollment, and access; and life skills training
  • Providing information and referrals to youth
  • Supervising and providing group and workshop facilitation
  • Outreach and training activities with educational systems (schools K-12, universities and colleges), healthcare systems, social service organizations or other youth-serving organizations
  • Achieving all contract and/or grant objectives

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability desired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or other social services related field is required. Related experiences can be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A minimum of three years of experience providing service to a diverse youth population.
  • Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Basic computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat).
  • Other Special Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse community groups and volunteers. Strong analytic and writing skills required. Ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities.
  • Language Skills: Fluency Spanish highly desirable.

To apply, send your cover letter, job application (http://www.thecentersd.org/pdf/jobapp.pdf), and resume electronically to:

Beth Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, bbarnes@thecentersd.org

Please note: We are unable to accept any walk-ins, email or phone inquiries for this position. The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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TEEI Employment Services Associate

The San Francisco LGBT Community CenterSan Francisco, CA

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Economic Development, the Employment Services Associate is responsible for supporting the Center’s Employment Services programs, providing vocational case management, placement, and referrals services, supporting the Transgender Employment Program’s (TEEI) mentoring services, and conducting outreach and retention support to participants and community partners. Furthermore, the Employment Services Associate supports the administrative, reporting, and enrollment activities for the Center’s Employment Services programs.

TEEI Employment Services Associate

TEEI Employment Services Associate

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Work with the Associated Director of Economic Development and team to develop and implement program goals, plans, and timelines.
  • Conduct intakes, assess client services eligibility, identify immediate needs, provide employment services, and link them to the appropriate services.
  • Support the Trans Employment Program’s (TEEI) mentorship services including recruiting program participants, monitoring mentoring relationships, conducting activities or networking groups for mentors/mentees, and develop further systems to increase program efficiency. Recruit, train and support professional mentors and connect with Employment Specialist to identify mentees and match mentors.
  • Provide vocational case management services and retention support to transgender, gender non-conforming participants.
  • Assist in writing and development of program materials and resources, including outreach materials, referral resource materials, and resources for program participants, social media based outreach materials and other program materials.
  • Support administrative and client retention services including program evaluation, accurately documenting client services, and collecting and entering client data.
  • Support the outreach efforts for Center’s TEEI and Employment Services programs, including: conducting recruitment at external events, planning and coordination of special events, drafting of communications and outreach materials, serving as a liaison for referral agencies, and development/ maintenance of outreach database / contact lists.
  • Provide other program support including; attending collaborative meetings, monitoring the activities of partners, serving as a liaison for all activities related to the mentoring program and/or collaborative activities, assist in preparation of client services data for program and grant reports, and other activities to support the Employment Services programs.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Economic Development Department, including supporting program activities and general Center functions as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain community resources. Schedule and conduct outreach with outside agencies to increase referrals and awareness of the Center’s Employment Services programs including the Center’s Trans Employment Program (TEEI).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Sensitivity and commitment to the transgender community and familiarity with the diversity of transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities and experiences are required. Experience working with the transgender community is required.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in workforce development or employment services, community development, case management, volunteer management and/or related experience. Additional related experience will be considered.
  • Spanish bilingual skills highly desired. Fluency in English is required.
  • Detail-oriented, hardworking, and able to complete paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Understanding of local resources, local and state employment laws, and employment resources for the transgender communities.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work both independently and within a team-oriented organizational structure. Commitment to detail and teamwork is a must.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Computer proficient in MS Office or similar programs, understanding of concept of relational database, competent in using Internet and excellent research abilities. Social media and web marketing skills a plus.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial approach, including solution oriented approaches to complex issues. Ability to adapt to changing environment and priorities.
  • Commitment to the mission of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. Experience and commitment to working in a multicultural environment.
  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse and fast paced environment.
  • Requires flexibility in working some evening and/or week-end hours.

THE SAN FRANCISCO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER

The mission of the Center is to develop programs and services that welcome the entire diversity of the LGBT community; unite our community across lines of religion, age, race, gender and economics; give visibility to the history and culture of all the diverse parts of our community; foster discussion and planning for our political and cultural future; and nurture new and start-up organizations to meet emerging community needs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The SF LGBT Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by the state or federal laws.

Submit both resume and cover letter expressing your interest, experience, and qualifications to:

The SF LGBT Community Center

1800 Market Street

San Francisco CA 94102

www.sfcenter.org

Email: jobs@sfcenter.org

Or fax to: (415) 865-5501

Please include: TEEI Employment Services Associate in subject line

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

DEADLINE: April 30, 2015 or until filled

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Wedding Planner Queen Mary Long Beach

Queen MaryLong Beach, CA

We are currently looking for a Wedding Planner to join our team at the legendary Queen Mary. The Queen Mary, a LGBT friendly wedding venue, has been host to unforgettable Southern California Long Beach weddings for over 70 years. From large and lavish extravaganzas to small and intimate affairs, we have venues available to accommodate a variety of wedding needs.

Wedding Planner Queen Mary Long Beach

Wedding Planner Queen Mary Long Beach

As a Wedding Planner, you’ll be responsible for working with wedding customers to help them plan and select offerings that will complement their event such as invitations, entertainment, photography, floral arrangements and bouquets, linens, guest favors, etc.

Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities of a Wedding Planner include:

• Greeting and working with wedding couples
• Listening to and reading the customer; helping the customer to identify/select services that will best enhance/meet the needs of their wedding
• Offering, upselling and coordinating the delivery of a myriad of services to include invitations, flowers, linens, entertainment, photography, etc.
• Anticipating needs of the wedding couple based on knowledge of customer and prior events
• Ensuring that the client’s vision for the wedding is effectively executed
• Creating and staffing wedding booth for special event weekends
• Attending select bridal expos as appropriate
• Networking in the local community
Job Requirements:
The ideal Wedding Planner candidate will be detail oriented and have previous experience as a wedding or event coordinator at a catering venue, hotel, resort or similar wedding venue. If you have high performance standards, a high level of enthusiasm and thrive in a fast-paced team environment then you just might be the candidate that we’re looking for!
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
• Demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements and translating these into upsell solutions/opportunities
• Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action
• Strong organizational skills including follow up, time management, ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to communicate clearly and directly with guests using a positive, clear speaking voice
• Professional, warm and friendly demeanor with a positive attitude
• Possess creative skills with excellent attention to details
• Skilled negotiator a must
Preferred & Required Experience:
• Previous experience executing weddings and working with brides required
• Experience working as a wedding or event coordinator at a catering venue, hotel, resort or similar wedding venue is a plus
• Previous experience/working knowledge of Delphi preferred

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About Evolution Hospitality:

Headquartered in Orange County, CA, Evolution Hospitality is one of the top privately-owned hotel management companies in the US. Evolution Hospitality has a well-defined vision, a strong sense of values and guiding principles, and a long-range, quality-minded approach to business. From unassuming beginnings with a single property, today Evolution Hospitality is recognized as a first-class operator of hotels.

We are proud to offer candidates a dynamic career, personal growth, a strong tradition of mutual trust, integrity and an opportunity to make an impact on the business. Simply put, it means that it feels a bit different to work here. We are universally driven by our fundamental values and beliefs. At Evolution Hospitality, all associates are selected and evaluated on two criteria equally: results and culture. Honesty and humility are equally important as intellect and ability, and each member of the team embraces the challenge of becoming a better human being, both personally and professionally, as part of the package. Superstars are those individuals that not only create value for the company but also genuinely embrace and live Evolution Hospitality’s unique culture.

Are you ready to evolve? If you are interested in establishing a solid career and taking giant strides in personal growth, Evolution Hospitality is just the family you’re looking for.

 

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