Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Out & About November

We've compiled the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of November. There's plenty to do from the AIDS Walk Long Beach and San Fernando Valley Pride to the Outfest Stashes and Lashes fundraiser and a march on Transgender Day of Remembrance.


November 3, 4, 5
Arpa International Film Festival
Egyptian Theatre

This journey into the diverse universe of independent cinema is celebrating its 20th year with a line-up that includes for LGBT-themed films: Pinsky, Apricot Groves, Listen to Me, and Dalida. Arpa Foundation for Film, Music & Art is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with the purpose of providing a platform for filmmakers, musicians and artists, whose works explore subjects of social and cultural importance.


November 5
AIDS Walk Long Beach
Bixby Park

Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center Long beach, all proceeds from the walk benefit Long Beach organizations providing prevention services such as free condoms,HIV and STI testing, medication support, food pantry support and PrEP and PEP counseling.


November 9
Transgender Job and Resources Fair 
West Hollywood Park Auditorium

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual event aims to make the path to employment a bit easier for transgender and gender non-conforming people. This year there are approximately 50 participating companies, agencies and non-profit participating.


November 10, 11
Dueling Drag Divas
The Cavern Club Theatre

The Dueling Drag Divas Chi Chi Rones and Jo Anna will perform their All New Celebrity Impression Show. They duke it out on stage in singing competition rounds as dueling Tina Turners, Liza vs. Cher, Adele vs. Tracy Turnblad, Amy Winehouse vs. Judy Garland and more.


November 11
Stashes and Lashes
Rooftop at The Standard DTLA

The Outfest Emerging Leaders Council presents the 5th annual Staches & Lashes, a fundraiser in support of Outfest Forward education and mentoring program DJ Kim Anh and DJ Young Wags will spin and RuPaul’s Drag Race personality Kelly Mantle will perform.


November 13
UCLA Dodd Hall 147

To mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the UK, join the British Council and partners on November 13 in Los Angeles for a film screening and panel discussion showcasing #FiveFilms4Freedom, the world's first and largest digital LGBT film festival. This event is supported by the Love is GREAT Britain campaign, and co-hosted by the UCLA Burkle Center.


November 13, 14, 15
Joey Arias: Still Misbehavin’
Cavern Club Theatre

Cabaret singer, jazz vocalist, songwriter, cult film star, theater artist, drag performer, fashion icon Joey Arias is in town. Long acclaimed for channeling Billie Holiday, Arias has gone on to establish himself as a world-class entertainer. He was the youngest-ever member of the famed Groundlings improv troupe where classmates included Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) and Loraine Newman (Saturday Night Live).


November 18
San Fernando Valley Pride March & Conference
San Fernando City Hall/Vaughn Int’l Studies Academy

The Valley’s fourth annual Pride march has a theme of Rebirth, Resist, Reclaim, Revitalize! Event includes performances by Queer Bachata and more and workshops and speakers on immigration, anti-bullying, sexual health and more..


November 19
The Big Feast Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner & Dance for #LGBTYouth
Hollywood Banquet Hall

The 15th annual "Big Feast" Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner includes a free meal, live DJ, dance floor, giveaways, special guests and more! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event goes until 9 p.m.


November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Center for Early Education

The City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board holds a 6 p.m. march beginning at 563 N. Alfred St. in West Hollywood. The event honors the lives of those killed due to anti-transgender hatred and prejudice.

Published September 08, 2017


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