Events

Inspiration and information

There’s a lot to learn about life in the LGBTQ Community

Wednesday, May 18 – 7:00 pm   

No Speaker this Month

Zoom Link on our Meeting Page

Wednesday, April 20 – 7:00 pm   

Bi 101!

RJ Aguiar (he/him) is an internationally recognized producer, advocate, and social media personality.

RJ will introduce us to “Bi 101” covering the basics for anyone who’s not familiar with Bi+ identities and communities. Learn terminology, demographic data and disparities the Bi+ community faces in terms of health, mental health, visibility, and funding. Come with your questions for the Bi+ community.RSVP for our next meeting

Wednesday, March 16 – 7:00 pm   

Lean On Me!

Introducing Colors – Free, unlimited counseling for LGBTQ Youth

Isolation, Zoom classrooms, and social media all make these tough times for young people. They are especially hard for LGBTQ and questioning youth. Our March 16th speaker, Cynthia Ruffin, will talk about Colors LGBTQ Youth  Counseling Services.

Colors provides individual counseling for LGBTQ youth under 25, as well as family counseling to improve understanding and communication skills.

The Colors methodology is LGBTQ affirmation that addresses self-esteem, bullying and oppression. Counselors also educate young people about the proud history and culture of the LGBTQ community.

Cynthia Ruffin, Colors’ manager, has been on the forefront of social justice activism for 25 years. Combining counseling expertise with her theater background, she has developed creative ways of empowering LGBTQ youth and oversees the smooth functioning of the Colors program. RSVP for our next meeting

Wednesday, February 16 – 7:00 pm   

Take a Look, It’s in a Book!

Speakers Are Back at our Westwood Zoom Support Meetings!
Outstanding members of the LGBTQ Community will share their expertise at the beginning of our meeting bringing new ideas to our support groups! RSVP for our next meeting.

Morgan Walsh and Keiko Feldman, founders of Gender Nation Providing LGBTQ affirming books to elementary schools throughout California.

Did you ever find yourself in a book? Perhaps you didn’t until adulthood if you are LGBTQ. Morgan Walsh and Keiko Feldman, who both have LGBTQ children, decided it was time to change that.

They founded Gender Nation, which curates beautiful, inclusive, age-appropriate children’s books that reflect the broad spectrum of sexuality and gender identity. The books are then donated to public schools so that gay and gender nonconforming kids can read stories that support them. Popular with their classmates as well as, the books help educated all children about being different.

Morgan and Keiko have introduced their books to many school districts, with the oversight of principals, teachers, and parents organizations including Glendale, San Diego, Ventura and now LAUSD, reaching half a million kids.

Wednesday, January 19 – 7:00 pm   

Open and Authentic Conversations!

Speakers Are Back at our Westwood Zoom Support Meetings!
Outstanding members of the LGBTQ Community will share their expertise at the beginning of our meeting bringing new ideas to our support groups! RSVP for our next meeting.

January speaker, Chris Tompkins, gives tips on how to have open and authentic conversations about homophobia and transphobia.

Chris Tompkins, author and PFLAG Los Angeles board member, offers insight into meaningful talks with all the kids in your family–nuclear and extended. The author of Raising LGBTQ Allies, Chris has navigated silent homophobia in his own family. When his six-year-old nephew assumed he was straight, Tompkins realized that the supportive people in his life weren’t comfortable talking to their children about LGBTQ matters. Not because they didn’t want to, but because they didn’t know how. He will share tips about starting these conversations from his five-star rated book.