The Best LGBTQ+ Goings-On Around and About L.A., period.

LGBTQ Public Charge Comment Party

  • When: Friday, Nov. 30 from 6–7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Trans Wellness Center, 3055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
  • What: This event will provide an opportunity to learn about how the proposed Public Charge Rule directly affects our communities and how you can join other LGBTQ advocates in fighting back.
  • Why: The Trump Administration proposed a change to the Public Charge rule that would put the health and well-being of immigrant communities at risk, including LGBTQ immigrants. This proposal seeks to instill fear and discourage immigrant communities from seeking programs that support their basic needs.


  • When: Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Where: AltaMed Youth and Senior Care Management, Los Angeles
  • What: To commemorate the 30th annual World AIDS Day, AltaMed Health Services, one of Southern California’s largest providers of HIV/AIDS services, will host “A Night of Remembrance,” a free event to celebrate the lives of those who lost the battle to AIDS and improve awareness for HIV prevention.
  • Why: For nearly 30 years, AltaMed regularly hosts outreach events to improve education on safe sex practices to reduce HIV infection in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

PokemonGo: Gay Long Beach

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Archibalds, 4600 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach
  • What: PokemonGo meet up for gays of Long Beach
  • Why: Hobbies besides drinking with your queer friends are nice too.

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5:45-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
  • What: Join the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus as they guide the largest balloon in the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
  • Why: What better way to enjoy a light festival than with your friends at the Gay Men’s Chorus?

Queers, Coffee & Donuts Happy Holi-gays!

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Cuties Coffee, 710 N. Heliotrope Dr., Los Angeles
  • What: Fill up on time with your QT frens and fam just in time for the Holi-gays with holiday-themed crafts, warming beverages and your favorite delicious donuts. 
  • Why: cuties is all about you making connections whether that’s with new friends, lovers, collaborators, roommates, bike riding buddies… so many possibilities!

It’s a Drag to Give

  • When: Friday, Dec. 7 from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Where: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
  • What: This special, one-night performance brings together the community for an unforgettable night of drag to support the important work of four local Long Beach, CA nonprofits
  • Why: All proceeds go directly to Beacon for Him, The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition, and WomenShelter of Long Beach