Call for Trans Pride L.A. 2012 Honoree Nominations

If you know an extraordinary member of the trans and genderqueer community that you feel is deserving of recognition, please let us know why you think they are so amazing and they could be recognized at this years Trans Pride L.A. celebration. Last year’s recipients include Transgia Divas (Community Award) and Susan Forrest (Ally Award).

 Nominations are now being accepted for the Alexis Rivera Trailblazer and the Outstanding Ally Awards. Please e-mail your nominations in 300 words or less describing this person and his/her/their contributions to the trans and genderqueer community 




Alexis Rivera Trailblazer Award

Trans Pride L.A. is thrilled to announce that the Trailblazer Award has been re-named in honor of Alexis Rivera.  As one of the first honorees, Alexis was a powerful force in advocating for transgender rights and she touched the lives of many people with her unique ability to bring together our diverse community.  Alexis passed away on March 28, 2012.  She was a driving force behind Trans Pride LA, and her passion and enthusiasm are greatly missed. To preserve her spirit and legacy in our community, we are proud to be accepting nominations for the Alexis Rivera Trailblazer Award, which recognizes a person in the trans and genderqueer community who demonstrates outstanding leadership as a community advocate and role model.   


The Outstanding Ally Award

The Outstanding Ally Award recognizes an ally who has gone to great lengths to serve, support and ultimately empower the trans and genderqueer community.


Don’t hesitate! Submit your nominations today!

Queer Things To Do In Los Angles Summer 2011

There are so many amazing events going on in Los Angeles this summer and I’ve decided to share a few of them with you… I am proud to be a part of such a rich and diverse community.  Please excuse the shameless self promotion.


“”We Who Are Sexy: The Whirlwind History Of Transgender Images In Cinema”
Saturday July 16 4:30pm at the Director’s Guild of America at Outfest

Join film historians Jenni Olson and Susan Stryker for a whirlwind ride through the history of transgender images in film. This program showcases rarely seen tidbits ranging from the bad old days of guys in dresses and pathological trannies through the empowered self-representations of the early ’90s and into the hot transgender best of the 21st century. Featuring clips from WE WHO ARE SEXY (KAMING MGA TALYADA), QUEENS AT HEART and BY HOOK OR BY CROOK.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Transgender Services

Tickets are $13 and include the Post-Reception, which features an Open Bar!

Mention the TG Film Fest when you call the Box Office for a $1 discount to this screening!

For tickets, visit or call 213.480.7065!

To see all the transgender films playing at Outfest 2011, click here.

More Upcoming TG Film Fest screenings!
Hollywood Youth Pride  July 10th, FREE
Youth Pride is for self-identified Youth, up to age 30-ish. 
Featuring selections from the TG Film Fest

Sunday July 10, 2p-11p
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood CA

The workshops are FREE, the delicious food is FREE, and jamming out to rock-your-body bands and performers is FREE too!

OUTspoken Sessions  7/22, FREE
an open mic and safe space for queer and ally youth 19 and under, Featuring selections from the TG Film Fest

Friday July 22, 6:30p-9:30p
KIWA’s Cultural Education Center
3471 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

$3 at the door

This one-of-a-kind leadership conference builds the foundation for community members to take action for transgender rights through informative workshops including legal, health care, organizational development and much more

The TG Film Fest is co-present the ‘Art and Activism’ track focused on making and promoting art for social change.  The Transgender Leadership Summit’s Art and Activism track includes a screening of short films from the festival, a film production workshop, and an artist’s panel.Friday July 22 – Sunday July 24
Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Sliding Scale
Join us for the after party Sat night, 7/23
Sweet Spot resident dj  BZZZRP!

Sweet Spot resident dj BZZZRP!

The Sweet Spot featuring the drag show PoMoLicious

Saturday, July 23, 9p-2am
The Palms, 8572 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

Join us at 9 pm for PoMoLicious, a night of drag and gender bending performance followed by The Sweet Spot: Post Modern Sexual Dance Party at 10:30, featuring Bzzzrp! spinning filthy house and dirty electro beats. Get your tickets early for $5 here:

**Official party for TransPride & Transgender Leadership Summit!
$5 for pride and conference attendees, $10 for everyone else