(CALENDAR 9/21 – 10/4) The best LGBTQ+ goings-on around and about L.A. and SoCal

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Palm Springs Diverse Cinema

  • When: September 20-23
  • Where: Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
  • What: LGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • Why: Representation on the Silver Screen matters.
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West Hollywood’s First Annual Bi Pride Celebration!

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1:30-6 p.m.
  • Where: West Hollywood Auditorium
  • What: A rally, walk and party to celebrate Bi representation
  • Why: Bisexuals make up nearly half of the LGBTQ+ community, yet have very low visibility


Vanguard Awards

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 22
  • Where: The Beverly Hilton Hotel
  • What: An award show and gala to celebrate individuals that give back to the LGBTQ+ community
  • Why: All proceeds go to the Los Angeles LGBT Center


Lambda Lit Fest

  • When: September 29 – October 6
  • Where: West Hollywood
  • What: An LGBTQ+ focused literary festival
  • Why: Who doesn’t love a good gay book to curl up with?


Music Tastes Good

  • When: September 29-30
  • Where: Shoreline Drive, Long Beach
  • What: A highly inclusive music and food festival
  • Why: All the fun of a music festival without the representation guilt of cisgender/white/male dominated society.


Still We Rise

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: WeHo Public Library
  • What: 50+ Queer Women Writers speak
  • Why: The speakers will invoke personal, political and sexual triumphs they’ve experienced as queer women.


LGBTQ LA: A Queer History

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 4
  • Where: Santa Monica Public Library
  • What: A multi-media lecture on the rich and inspiring history of LGBTQ Los Angeles.
  • Why: Learn about the beginnings of the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement, LGBTQ trailblazers, and the historical moments that ignited the movement towards equality.