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Los Angeles LGBT Center Hosts Drag March in Protest of Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

Over 1,000 Angelenos to rally for rights on Easter Sunday

Los Angeles, April 04 – The Los Angeles LGBT Center is set to host the Drag March LA on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023, in response to the increasing number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills being introduced or passed in the United States. The event will bring together over 40 LGBTQ+ organizations, faith groups, and activists for a rally and kickoff performance at West Hollywood Park.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from speakers such as Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, West Hollywood Mayor Sepi Shyne, and Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner. The event will also feature performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Kerri Colby and Honey Davenport, as well as a resource fair connecting attendees with local service providers and tips for legislative advocacy.

Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner stated that the Drag March is a reminder of the origins of the LGBTQ+ movement and the fight for privacy, bodily autonomy, self-determination, and freedom of expression. He added that the current “Drag Bans” are accompanied by a sweeping movement to ban access to gender-affirming care.

Partner organizations for Drag March LA include the ACLU of Southern California, Equality California, Lambda Legal, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, among others.

Over 400 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced or passed in the United States in the first three months of 2023, many of which target transgender and gender nonconforming people. The Drag March will provide an opportunity for attendees to come together in solidarity and celebrate their rights.

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