TOP TEN: Best LGBTQ+ Events Near You Aug. 10 – 23

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1. Mental Health Services Open House

When: Sat.,  August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Where: The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach

What:  Have you been thinking about therapy but haven’t taken the first step? This informational session will provide info on how the Center’s counseling team can support.

Why: Mental Health is important, too.

 

2. LifeWorks Mentoring

When: Sat., August 11 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles LGBT Center

What: Designed for LGBTQ+ youth under the age of 24, this event will include games, a talent show, food, and more!

Why: First of all, it is FREE! Secondly, a great way for young folks to meet fellow LGBTQ+ individuals.

 

3. Lez Do Brunch!

When: Sat., August 11 from noon to 5 p.m.

Where: 8800 W. Sunset Blvd., WeHo

What: Brunch with local lesbians

Why: BRUNCH with local LESBIANS

 

4. Frida Kahlo Under the Stars

When: Sat., August 11 at 8 p.m.

Where: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

What: An evening al fresco enjoying our girl, Frida

Why: A great date night idea

 

5. PrEP – Behind the Stigma

When: Thur., August 16 from 5-7 p.m.

Where: Blackbook, 315 E. Arenas Rd., Palm Springs, CA

What: A panel discussion on the stigmas of PrEP

Why: Get all your questions answered

 

6. Healthcare Advocacy Workshop

When: Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach (2017 E. 4th St.)

What: Learn how to navigate your insurance coverage

Why: There are no excuses for taking care of your health

 

7. Summer Womcn*s Party!

When: Saturday, Aug. 18 form 3-7 p.m.

Where: Secret Location! (Address to be provided upon RSVP)

What: A celebration for all women in support of the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach

Why: Drinks, DJs, Dancing and Tacos! Need we say more?

 

8. WATCH: “The Twentieth Century Way”

When: Fri., Sat., and Sundays now through Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. (Sun. at 2 p.m.)

Where: Long Beach Playhouse (5021 E. Anaheim St.)

What: A drama that examines the dark past in Long Beach LGBT+ history

Why: Besides supporting local theatre, attending this play will cover a scarcely discussed incident

 

9. Drag Queen Bingo

When: Sun., August 19 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Hamburger Mary’s WeHo (8288 Santa Monica Blvd.)

What: Playing Bingo with drag queens

Why: Proceeds go to Ruff Patches

 

10. WATCH: “The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret”

When: Thur., Fri., and Saturdays, now through Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Garage Theatre (251 E. 7th St., Long Beach)

What: A production exploring the everyday lives of eight men and women working through gender stereotypes that society places on them, and that they place on each other.

Why: Besides being wildly entertaining, this play addresses social constructs and ideologies that just might need to be examined.