The best LGBTQ+ goings-on around and about L.A., period

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When: Friday, Aug. 24 from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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Where: The Los Angeles LGBT Center in The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

What: A gaming night full of video games, board games and a cosplay accessory crafting station

Why: A fun, casual way for LGBTQ+ individuals under the age of 25 to meet and have fun that doesn’t revolve around drinking.




When: Friday, Aug. 24 – Sunday, Aug. 26 from 4-10 p.m.

Where: Pershing Square, Los Angeles

What: DTLA PROUD celebrates the culture, history, and diversity of the growing LGBTQ+ community in Downtown Los Angeles and beyond.

Why: Because Maybe LA Pride in WeHo wasn’t your cup of tea…



Drag Queen Story Hour

When: Saturday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m.

Where: West Hollywood Public Library

What: This storytelling and art activity event is free fun for all ages

Why: Introduce your child to all facets of the LGBTQIA+ community from a young age!



LGBT Politics of Travel

When: Monday, Aug. 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: West Hollywood Public Library

What: A panel event covering considerations that LGBTQ people should make when considering travel to LGBTQ-unfriendly destinations

Why: You don’t want to unknowingly be caught in an unfriendly area while planning vacations with bae.


LGBTQIA Family Day in the Park

When: Saturday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Pan Pacific Park, Los Angeles

What: This event is free and open to all LGBTQIA families with children of all ages. Join the L-Project for food, fun, art, games, face painting, softball, and more!!

Why: FREE way to mingle with other LGBTQIA families!



Long Bech QFilm Festival

When: Thursday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 9

Where: Art Theatre of Long Beach

What: A 4-day film festival highlighting the best narrative features, documentaries and short films that embody the rich diversity and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

Why: A fun and enlightening way to see the LGBTQ+ community represented on the silver screen