Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Job Fair Focuses on Equality, Opportunity for Transgender and Non-Binary Workers

Thomas Keim showed up at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Job and Resources Fair on November 8 hoping for better experiences than those he’s had during his year-long job search. “I have gone to many interviews and as soon as I show up, I can see people get physically uncomfortable,” Keim explained. “I’ve seen people move backward when I reach out to shake their hands.” Keim...

LGBT Seniors Look to the Past to Create Heartfelt Poetry

The audience at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza sat spellbound as David Parke Epstein shared his poem recounting a horrific Thanksgiving in 1962 “when my father strangled me at noon as my stepmother shrieked, ‘Your son’s a queer!’” Epstein was one of 16 LGBT seniors who shared their deeply personal writings at the My Life is Poetry reading on October 26 which was the...