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Bear and Leather Events

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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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Proyecto Igualdad Undergraduate Intern Lambda Legal

Lambda LegalLos Angeles, CA

Proyecto Igualdad extends Lambda Legal’s resources and information to Spanish speakers and seeks to engage the many Latino/Hispanic communities. We provide bilingual educational materials, host community events and trainings and offer bilingual legal assistance through our Help Desks around the country. Interns will assist Proyecto Igualdad’s Coordinator in combating all areas of sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV/AIDS discrimination.

Lambda Legal provides a pleasant, collegial environment for students interested in law, LGBT issues, civil rights, organizing and/or nonprofit workplaces. Interns must be able to work 16 to 24 hours per week between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Send your application to etablada@lambdalegal.org.

Proyecto Igualdad Undergraduate Intern Lambda Legal

Proyecto Igualdad Undergraduate Intern Lambda Legal

Gay LGBT Job Board

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

A free service for job seekers to locate jobs and employers to locate employees that are GLBT friendly.

Seasons of Pride is supporting LGBT business by offering free services to promote LGBT business: Free Press Release Publication, Free Job Postings, Free Business Listing and Free Event Listing for LGBT Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations.

Our newest offering freelancing jobs.  We offer a free freelancers board to the LGBT community.  Send us an email with your freelance needs such as bookkeeping, web design, etc. and we will post it and promote it through our LGBT partners.

Building Pride through LGBT Business

Every day, we here stories of businesses that refuse to sell to the LGBT community claiming it somehow violates their Religious Freedom. And we think that is a good thing.  Why? Because, I want to know if I am spending my hard earned dollars in a business that discriminates against against my community. I appreciate them telling me they oppose marriage equality or gender equality – because I can go spend my money someplace that supports equal rights.

LGBT owned independent businesses return a percentage of each dollar you spend back to our community. For example, bear businesses put that dollar back into the community through bear runs, bear media, and contributions to local non-profit organizations and political organizations.

We believe the best path to equality is financial empowerment.

Seasons of Pride supports diversity in the workplace through free LGBT jobs listings, and free directories for gay and lesbian businesses and a LGBT Freelancers  for the Queer Community.

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LA Intern It Gets Better Project

It Gets Better ProjectLos Angeles, CA

The It Gets Better Project’s main office in Los Angeles seeks office volunteers/interns to start immediately. The It Gets Better Project is a non-profit hybrid production company that creates pro-social content to give hope and inspire changes for LGBT young people. College students will be able to receive school credit.

LA Intern It Gets Better Project

LA Intern It Gets Better Project

Applicant’s availability is ideally two days per week, M-F, 10AM-6PM. Volunteers/interns will help with general office duties, packaging and mailing resource materials, updating outreach and volunteer grids, reviewing and uploading It Gets Better videos to the website, tracking press, drafting blog posts, assisting with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google +), and processing donation acknowledgement letters.

Applicants should be proficient with Mac computers and have their own laptops to bring to the office. Foreign language proficiency is preferred but not required. Please send cover letters and resumes.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $0.00 /year

Local candidates only:

Los Angeles, CA
Required education:

High school or equivalent

Apply to info@itgetsbetter.org

Gay LGBT Job Board

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

A free service for job seekers to locate jobs and employers to locate employees that are GLBT friendly.

Seasons of Pride is supporting LGBT business by offering free services to promote LGBT business: Free Press Release Publication, Free Job Postings, Free Business Listing and Free Event Listing for LGBT Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations.

Our newest offering freelancing jobs.  We offer a free freelancers board to the LGBT community.  Send us an email with your freelance needs such as bookkeeping, web design, etc. and we will post it and promote it through our LGBT partners.

Building Pride through LGBT Business

Every day, we here stories of businesses that refuse to sell to the LGBT community claiming it somehow violates their Religious Freedom. And we think that is a good thing.  Why? Because, I want to know if I am spending my hard earned dollars in a business that discriminates against against my community. I appreciate them telling me they oppose marriage equality or gender equality – because I can go spend my money someplace that supports equal rights.

LGBT owned independent businesses return a percentage of each dollar you spend back to our community. For example, bear businesses put that dollar back into the community through bear runs, bear media, and contributions to local non-profit organizations and political organizations.

We believe the best path to equality is financial empowerment.

Seasons of Pride supports diversity in the workplace through free LGBT jobs listings, and free directories for gay and lesbian businesses and a LGBT Freelancers  for the Queer Community.

 

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Bartender at The Abbey West Hollywood

The Abbey Food and Bar is known as The Best Gay Bar in the World, having won the title two years in a row from MTV’s LOGO.   Founded by David Cooley 22 years ago, there is no better place to meet old friends or new ones, enjoy a generous and well made cocktail, eat a delicious meal or simply just kick back and have fun.    Known for its gorgeous, friendly staff and 10 ounce martinis, The Abbey also has breakfast, lunch and dinner menus created by Daniel Elmaleh.   The Abbey is a recognized LGBT brand around the world. Celebrities, world travelers and locals are our regulars.  They call it an institution, home of the Gay Walk of Fame, Elizabeth Taylor’s favorite pub, a community center, one of the best outdoor cocktail and dining experiences in Los Angeles and quite simply, The Abbey.

Bartender at The Abbey West Hollywood

Bartender at The Abbey West Hollywood

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We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

We think it’s important where you spend your money, so we try to provide every opportunity for the LGBTQI community to either gain new business or land a new job. We encourage you to consume in a responsible way. Support our community by shopping, dining and staying with LGBT Businesses.

A free service for job seekers to locate jobs and employers to locate employees that are GLBT friendly.

Seasons of Pride is supporting LGBT business by offering free services to promote LGBT business: Free Press Release Publication, Free Job Postings, Free Business Listing and Free Event Listing for LGBT Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations.

Our newest offering freelancing jobs.  We offer a free freelancers board to the LGBT community.  Send us an email with your freelance needs such as bookkeeping, web design, etc. and we will post it and promote it through our LGBT partners.

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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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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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Assistant Street Canvass Lead Equality California

Equality CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA

Equality California’s street canvass program is a model of grassroots education, mobilization, and fundraising that brings our message and the opportunity to take immediate action straight to the people, while generating a significant portion of the organization’s income by recruiting thousands of new members every year. Our street canvass plays a critical role in achieving full and lasting equality for California’s LGBT community.

The Assistant Street Canvass Lead helps manage and provide leadership for the day-to-day activities of the street canvass team to win campaign victories, and build Equality California’s profile in the public eye. The Assistant Lead works with other program Leads to achieve outreach goals for our organization. The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager, self-starter, and motivating trainer, with a strong background and understanding of grassroots outreach and fundraising.

Assistant Street Canvass Lead Equality California

Assistant Street Canvass Lead Equality California

Responsibilities

  • Staff Management – Recruit, hire, and train grassroots canvass outreach employees.
  • Quality Control – Track individual employee and overall campaign performance, and perform periodic evaluations of individual members of the team.
  • Canvassing – Canvass four to five days a week, to train new and experienced staff and advance the outreach and fundraising goals of the organization.
  • Logistics – Execute campaign strategy by overseeing day-to-day placement and support of staff at various outreach locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Qualifications

  • At least one year of field or canvassing experience. A background in fundraising canvassing is preferred.
  • Proven ability to work within a team, developing a shared campaign vision and motivating staff.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities, take personal initiative and operate under self-direction.
  • Patient, calm under pressure; able to thrive in a fast-paced campaign environment and to work under short-and-long-term deadlines.
  • Honest communicator who can coach staff and deliver feedback, and a good listener who is willing to act on constructive feedback.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft excel.
  • A passion for Equality California’s mission is a must. A demonstrable background working on these issues is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and a car is a plus.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus.

How to apply

Starting compensation is $15/hour. Full benefits include paid vacation and sick time, health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability and a retirement plan, among others.

The position will be based in Los Angeles.

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@eqca.org for consideration. Please use the email subject line: ASSISTANT STREET CANVASS LEAD. The application process will remain open until the position is filled.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit individuals without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.


Equality California is California’s premier statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization focused on creating a fair and just society. Our mission is to achieve and maintain full and lasting equality, acceptance and social justice for all people in our diverse LGBT communities, inside and outside of California. Our mission includes advancing the health and well-being of LGBT Californians through direct healthcare service advocacy and education. Through electoral, advocacy, education and mobilization programs, we strive to create a broad and diverse alliance of LGBT people, educators, government officials, communities of color and faith, labor, business, and social justice communities to achieve our goals. Read more about Equality California and our mission at eqca.org.

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