City Celebrates Transgender Awareness Month throughout November
The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board are celebrating Transgender Awareness Month in November with events and the lighting of City Hall in the colors of the Transgender Flag. Transgender Awareness Month is recognized throughout the United States in November each year.
On Monday, November 5, 2018, the City launched its recognition of Transgender Awareness Month with a Transgender exhibit at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library and the West Hollywood City Council presented a Proclamation. West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, was lit in blue, pink, and white lights to represent the colors of the Transgender Flag and a transgender flag was raised atop the building. The flag will be flown and the lighting will be displayed throughout the month of November.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 6 p.m., the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board will host its annual Awards Presentation at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The awards will acknowledge community members and organizations for their work in the transgender community. Awards will be presented to Project Q, a nonprofit organization that gives more than 700 free haircuts to LGBTQ homeless youth annually, and Mariana Marroquin, Manager of the Trans Wellness Center. A dessert reception will follow the meeting. The Awards Presentation is free and open to the public. The event will be televised live on WeHoTV at www.weho.org/wehotv.
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the City, in conjunction with the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP), will host a Transgender Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. More than 40 companies and businesses will participate, and the event will include job training resources, a mock interview clinic, and a photo booth for professional headshots. Admission is free.
On Sunday, November 18, 2018, the City of West Hollywood will sponsoring and JQ International will host its third annual Trans Equality Brunch at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. It will feature a panel discussion with members of the transgender and genderqueer community. Attendees will hear the voices, stories, and experiences of diverse and accomplished transgender and genderqueer community members, with hopes of being better friends, family, allies, and supporters of full equality for the entire LGBTQ+ community. Admission is free. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation. For more information, contact Anna Goodman, JQ International, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony featuring transgender speakers and performers. The names of transgender people who have passed away due to hate crimes will be read at the ceremony. The flags at City Hall will be flown at half-staff in remembrance. A march will immediately follow the event. Attendance is free. Parking will be available at The Jeremy Hotel for a $20 fee. Validated overflow parking will be available at the West Hollywood Park five-story public parking structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard — a shuttle will transport people from the five-story parking structure to The Jeremy Hotel. The shuttle will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. There is a bus stop located at La Cienega Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard (a tenth of a mile from The Jeremy Hotel). For more information, contact Bonnie Smith at email@example.com or (323) 848-6371.
For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam. For additional information, please contact Bonnie Smith at (323) 848-6371 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.