April 19, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

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LB Repair Cafe Pop-Up, Winter 2019

  • When: Friday, Feb. 22 from 6–8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
  • What: Volunteers help repair your damaged goods that you’ve been meaning to trash or donate.
  • Why: Don’t just throw out your, old bikes, damaged jewelry or glitching laptop!

Smash the Closet: Trans Community Closet

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 23 from 12–3 p.m.
  • Where: The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
  • What: The LGBTQ Center Long Beach and Democratic Socialists of America – Long Beach present “Smash the Closet” free trans community closet at the Long Beach LGBTQ+ Center!
  • Why: A free opportunity for the local trans community to refresh/revamp/redo their wardrobe!

Rainbow Pop Comedy Show

  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Laugh Factory, Hollywood (Long Beach showing the following night)
  • What: LGBTQ+ comedy night at a famous comedy house!
  • Why: Rainbow Pop features some of the country’s best & most hilarious drag queens, showcasing LA’s fiercest LGBTQ comics. We invite you to come as your most FABULOUS self and laugh it up on the sassiest & most colorful night of your life.

Gender Diversity Training

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 12–2 p.m.
  • Where: Planned Parenthood – 400 W. 30th St., Los Angeles
  • What: This session will provide an environment for professionals to elevate their cultural competency of transgender inclusion.  Learn important human resources information about how to hire and support talented employees who are transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC).
  • Why: The landscape for LGBTQ inclusion is changing every day.  In the US, an estimated 1.4 million adults in the US identify as transgender.  A study put out last year by the Williams Institute discovered that 27% of youth in California are identified as transgender or gender non-conforming.  When thinking about younger generations, we know that in the year 2025, millennials will represent 75% of the workforce.  And millennials are more than 2xs as likely to identify as LGBTQ and more likely to identify as non-binary or genderfluid than previous generations.  For employers, it is no longer a matter of what to do if they have transgender employees, but a matter of preparing for when they have transgender employees.

QFamilies Parenting Group

  • When: Saturday, March 2 from 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Where: LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
  • What: A community group for queer families, however individually defined.
  • Why: Every family structure is unique. Ideal age range of the children is pre-conception to age six. Parenting topics evolve as children age. All are welcome, but topics will be most relevant for parents of younger children. Children are welcome, however childcare will not be provided.
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