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E-mail calendar items to two weeks prior to your event. Space is limited so priority is given to LGBTspecific events or those with LGBT participants. Recurring events must be re-submitted each time.

‘I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A. 1976-77’ will be screened on July 8 at West Hollywood City Council Chambers at 3 p.m. Photo Courtesy ONE Archives


Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Sarria is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at West Hollywood City Council Chambers (625 North San Vicente Blvd.). José Julio Sarria was the first openly gay person to run for political office in the U.S. in 1961, and many credit him with helping pave the way for 1970s out politicians who succeeded in running for office, including Harvey Milk. At the unexpected intersections of politics and high camp, this preview of “Nelly Queen” will reveal an intimate portrait of the Latino civil rights pioneer whose heroic drag has been overlooked as a cornerstone of the LGBTQ rights movement. Free. For details, visit


Families Belong Together Nationwide March is today from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Los Angeles City Hall (200 North Spring St.). While LGBT civil rights are front and center in your life, we now face a crisis at our border that could upend every gain we have made. Fight for your life and theirs. Join organizers of the famous Women’s March and let your voice be heard. Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families, targeting Muslim nations with travel bans and so much more. But we won’t allow it to continue. Join with people around the world and take to to the streets to tell Trump and his administration to stop. For details, visit First Annual Trans Popup Film Festival is today from 2-7 p.m. at West Hollywood City Council Chamber (625 North San Vicente Blvd.). West Hollywood and LA’s

first annual one-day film festival features films created by and about transgender and gender non-conforming people. Mix and mingle with filmmakers, artists, actors, and celebrate and view their work; filmmaking/ acting workshops; and an opening reception. For more information, search “Pop Up Film Festival” on Eventbrite. Gender Fluid Consciousness Raising is tonight from 7-10 p.m. at West Hollywood Library Community Room (625 North San Vicente Blvd.). Elevate your awareness and expand your thinking about gender-fluid and non-binary identities. The Lavender Effect will offer a safe space for diverse gender identities and expression for open minded individuals of all ages, races, genders and sexualities. Join Addie Rose Vincent (they/them/theirs), Chandler Wilson (they/them/theirs), Rabbi Rachel Bat-Or (Per/Pers), Jaxon Cat Williams (he/him/his), Aydin Olson-Kennedy (he/him/ his), Maximiliana (they/them/theirs), Ann Thomas (she/ her/hers) and Casey Weitzman (she/her/hers) as they share their wisdom. The event is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts Program and IBM’s Community Grant Program. Although this event is free of charge, tax-deductible donations are appreciated. For more information, visit


FREE AF LGBTQIA Artist Celebration is today and Monday, July 2 from 7 p.m. to close at One One Six Two (1162 Glendale Blvd). This community-focused event, featuring LGBTQIA artists and vendors who cultivate positive, creative outlets with works of self expression from 20 southern California artists. “FREE AF” is an art celebration of our differences, and honoring our shared humanity

through acceptance, empowerment, support, community and love. The event supports the LA LGBT Youth Center. Tickets range from $5-$15 and can be purchased online by searching “Free AF” on


Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Go-Go’s is tonight from 7:30-11 p.m. at Hollywood Bowl (2301 North Highland). It will be a gay Fourth to remember with a patriotic program of star-spangled music and the groundbreaking all-girl hit-makers The GoGo’s. The 1980s megastars will fill the Bowl with a raucous set of power-pop like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed” before our famous fireworks close out the night. Thomas Wilkins will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic as The Go-Go’s are joined by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. Tickets range from $30-$282. For details, visit


“I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A. 1976-77,” is today from 3-6 p.m. at West Hollywood Council Chamber (625 North San Vicente Blvd.). Join ONE Archives for a screening and opening reception for the exhibition “I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976–77.” The screening will include a Q&A with artist Lisa Steele and guest curator Jon Davies and is presented with support from the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program. For more information, please visit arts or follow @WeHoArts.

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