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40 DAYS OF LGBTQ ARTS May 22 - June 30, 2017

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One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival The City of West Hollywood, through its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, celebrates pride in 2017 with the festival theme “Go West”. One City One Pride features mostly free interactive, performing and visual arts events between May 22 (Harvey Milk Day) through the end of June Pride month. HIGHLIGHTS OF ONE CITY ONE PRIDE: • MAY 22 – JUNE 9 A series of free artist-led protest signmaking workshops leading up to the #ResistMarch on June 11. • JUNE 3 A full Day of History with multiple events including a tour of West Hollywood originally written by the late Stuart Timmons, co-author of “Gay LA” tours leave every 15 minutes from 11am-1pm. • JUNE 29 The world premiere of Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies and Feminism a new documentary about the accomplishments of activist and author. One City One Pride is organized by the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts (the City’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission and Arts Division) with input from the City’s Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board, Transgender Advisory Board, and other community partners.

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“Go West” ABOUT THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL THEME Whether associated with Horace Greeley’s famous quote from the 1800’s (“Go West, young man, and grow up with the country”), the Village People’s anthem of hope and unity, or the Pet Shop Boys later cover of the song, Go West conjures images of a movement toward a promised land. For many LGBTQ people, this included the idea of a West Coast utopia, a dream of gay liberation, and the freedom to live lives openly in the West Coast meccas of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the emerging, influential young City of West Hollywood. Most recently, there has been a wave of artists and creatives moving here from New York. Over the years, people have moved West for many reasons, and for 2017 One City One Pride takes a look at what pride means to those who accepted the call to “Go West!”

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MONDAY, MAY 22, 5PM - 9PM Harvey Milk Day/One City One Pride Kickoff

Join us as we kick-off One City One Pride and celebrate Harvey Milk Day with an artist-led protest signmaking workshop so you can be prepared for the #ResistMarch on June 11! RSVPs are not necessary, and all supplies for making protest signs and pins are provided, just bring your anger, wit, and creativity. Artists will be standing by to assist those who are creatively stymied. Comments from the West Hollywood City Council will take place at 7:45pm. Co-sponsored by The Abbey Food and Bar (@theabbeyweho). Location: The Abbey Food & Bar, 692 N. Robertson Blvd. Free to attend

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 7PM 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading Literary Join us for readings by the Los Angeles area finalists for the annual Lambda Literary Awards. Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 6:30PM LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A.

History/Film/Panel Join the Los Angeles Conservancy for a screening of three short films spotlighting significant LGBTQ spaces: The Black Cat, The Woman’s Building, and Great Hall/Long Hall. Location: Plummer Park, Great Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission: $5 proceeds will help fund future activities highlighting more of L.A.’s LGBTQ historic places. www.laconservancy.org

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 7PM Exploring International LGBT Rights in China and Abroad

Panel Join the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series for a discussion on the growing difficulties activists, non-profits, and others face when trying to provide aid in countries with anti-LGBT policies. Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. RSVP for this free event: https://wehohumanrights.eventbrite.com (323) 848-6823.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 7PM – 9PM Opening reception for ‘Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s L.A. Activism’ More Information under Exhibits, page 18 Location: Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free to attend

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SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 11AM Drag Queen Storytime

Organized by RADAR productions (the same folks who first brought Drag Queen Storytime to San Francisco’s Public Library) join the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts and the West Hollywood Library for children’s stories and crafts in the West Hollywood Library. Location: Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free to Attend

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 11AM - 1PM Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History Tour

History/Performance/Art Written by acclaimed author/historian Stuart Timmons The Trouble With Harry Hay, and GAY L.A.; and directed as a performance art piece by Jason Jenn, this tour dazzled audiences in 2015 and 2016. It returns for one more special invigorating event to celebrate Stuart’s legacy and how his life’s work and research is available for all to enjoy. The tour involves a brief shuttle ride followed by a refreshingly accessible urban hike encountering over a dozen costumed characters for surprising fun and history along the way. Go West (Hollywood) and join us for the adventure! Location: Shuttles depart every 15 minutes from 11am to 1pm. from the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625. N. San Vicente Blvd. Tours last between 90-120 minutes. Free to attend www.weho.org/pride

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 5PM Reel In The Closet

Film/History Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us. Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission, suggested donation $5

ADDITIONAL JUNE 3 EVENTS

• LA: A Queer History: screened on a loop in City Council Chambers • Protest-sign making workshop • Trans artist Yozmit stages a performance artwork • ONE Archives LGBTQ History Exhibits in West Hollywood Park

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SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 3PM Vox Femina: Woman Rising, A Taste of Season 20

Music The free concert combines repertoire from VOX Femina’s 20th Anniversary season, a snapshot of the organization’s past, present and future. Location: Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave., West Hollywood Free admission www.weho.org/pride

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 7PM #LastDance

Theatre It’s Boys in the Band with a little Paris is Burning thrown in! #LastDance will make audiences rethink what really is behind the wigs, makeup and heels and find out queens are people just like them. Written and directed by Miss Barbie Q and Cinnamon Rivera for One City One Pride/ Hollywood Fringe. Show dates: Sun, June 4th @7pm-press preview; Sun, June 11th @10:30pm; Sun, June 18th @1pm; Fri, June 23rd @7:30pm; Sat, June 24th @8:30pm Location: McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Pl. Admission: Tickets required ($12, West Hollywood residents enter code WEHO for $5 discount). www.hollywoodfringe.org/weho_2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 7:30PM Outfest WeHo Screening of “Pride Under Fire”

Film/Panel The City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts partners with Outfest for a screening of Pride Under Fire, which takes us to Louisville, Kentucky, following the Pulse Night Club shooting. After the screening, there will be a discussion about where we are as a community one-year after. Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission www.outfest.org/weho-series

JUNE 8 -25 Hollywood Fringe / One City One Pride

Theatre The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an open and uncensored communityderived event. The Fringe’s western border is usually Gardner Street, but through a special collaboration with the City, LGBTQ shows can take place throughout West Hollywood as part of One City One Pride. For WeHo showtimes: www.hollywoodfringe.org/weho_2017

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 6PM-9PM (OPENING RECEPTION) LAAA “Out There” Exhibit

Out There” is an all media exhibition at Los Angeles Art Association during One City One Pride. Opening Reception on Friday, June 9, 6-9 pm. Gallery hours 10am-5pm every day except Monday through June 18. Location: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Free to attend www.laaa.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 7PM-9PM Migration of the Monarchs

"Everything in life...transforms.” Migration of The Monarchs is a 3-part conceptual art project involving wearable art that transforms over the month by Trans artist Yozmit. She is the first artist to receive a Trans Art grant from the City of West Hollywood: PART 1-June 3, 11-3pm Artist Yozmit will collect prayers to create TOTEM, a wearable art costume, at the West Hollywood Library. PART 2-June 9, 7-9pm WALK will be performed as live ambient art on Santa Monica Blvd. PART 3-June 10 @10pm, June 18@ 1pm, June 24@ 5:30pm Burlesque and Cabaret merge with Victorian esthetics, Butoh, Kabuki, and ‘Pansori’ (traditional Korean singing). www.yozmit.com/dymm

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 6PM-9PM Dyke March

The annual Dyke March begins with a program at 7pm, and march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm. Confirmed speakers include Patrisse Cullors (#blacklivesmatter) and Sheila Kuehl. Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. Free to attend www.weho.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, TIME TBD Trans Party and #Sizzle

Trans programming and the #SIZZLE sober area in West Hollywood Park Free to attend www.lapride.org

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 10 & 11 LA Pride Festival

The LA Pride Festival has been organized by Christopher Street West (CSW) since the 1970s. Musical guests include Chromeo and Brandy. Location: West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. Admission: www.lapride.org for a full line-up and for tickets ($20-$30)

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 8AM-1PM: #Resist March

This year a march will take place from Hollywood, where LA Pride was born in 1970, to West Hollywood, where LA Pride grew up. Instead of a parade celebrating our past progress, the LGBTQ+ community and its allies will march in solidarity with and on the same day as the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC. Location: Hollywood and Highland to near West Hollywood Park www.resistmarch.org

Protest Sign-making Workshops

Join the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride festival and Sparkleblob’s Julianna Parr for a series of artist-led protest sign making workshops so you can be prepared for the #ResistMarch on June 11! All workshops are drop in, no RSVPs are necessary, and supplies for making protest signs and pins are provided, just bring your anger, wit, and creativity. Artists will be standing by to assist. FREE Artist-led Protest Sign Workshops will be held on the following four days: Monday, May 22 (Harvey Milk Day) 5-9pm As part of the kick-off for One City One Pride, enjoy happy hour and signmaking. Location: The Abbey, 692 N. Robertson Blvd. Friday, June 2, 7-9pm Channel your activist spirit at the OPENING of ‘Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s L.A. Activism’ exhibit. Location: Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Saturday, June 3 (Day of History) 10:30am – 5pm Come before, during or after the Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History tour and make your own protest sign! Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Friday, June 9 (Dyke March) 6 pm – 9pm Celebrate Womyn! create a sign for the Dyke March or #ResistMarch. Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. Free to attend: For more information www.weho.org/pride

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MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 AND 14, 7PM “California Dreams” presented by New Stages Theatre Through story and song, “California Dreams” will explore the experiences of our community of LGBTQ seniors as they made their own journeys west — literally, figuratively and symbolically toward liberation. This original production is created through a workshop process whereby seniors at the LA LGBT Center contribute their own stories to the final work. Location: Renberg Theatre, LA LGBT Center’s, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles Free admission RSVP to 323-860-5830 or by e-mail to: seniors@lalgbtcenter.org

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 7PM (RECEPTION AT 6PM) Rainbow Key Awards

Since 1993, the City of West Hollywood has presented Rainbow Key Awards to those who have done outstanding work for the Gay and Lesbian community. This year’s honorees are Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise; JQ International, LGBTQ Jewish organization; Eric Paul Leue, Mr. LA Leather 2014; LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn, Transgender activist; Jewel Thais-Williams, operator of Catch One, the legendary discothèque; and Ruth Tittle. Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free Admission www.weho.org

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 8:30PM: The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo

Theatre APT 3F is proud to present a new play by David LeBarron for the Hollywood Fringe. Backstage at a drag show, Auntie, an old diva, teaches a newbie her fabulous lineage. Show times: Sunday, June 4@3:30pm; Thursday, June 15@8:30pm; Sunday, June 18@7pm; Saturday, June 24@3:30pm; Sunday, June 25@7pm Location: The Other Space Theatre, 916 N. Formosa Ave. Admission: www.historyofdrag.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 7:30-10PM SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 12-9:30PM TransPride

As part of the TransPride kickoff, a Big Queer Convo will take place on June 16 from 7:30-9pm, followed by a reception in the gallery from 9-10pm. An all day festival will take place on June 17 from 12-9:30pm. Location: Los Angeles LGBT Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles www.facebook.com/TransPrideLA

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2PM ALAP Pride Playreading Festival

Theatre Join ALAP (the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights) for their annual playreading festival of LGBTQ short plays. Location: Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 1 and 2, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free admission, http://laplaywrights.org/events.php

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 10AM-6PM 7th Annual “Celebrating All Life and Creation” Pow Wow

Join Red Circle Project of AIDS Project LA for a full day of traditional Native American music, dance, crafts and food, along with HIV testing and prevention resources. Location: Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free to attend, www.facebook.com/redcircleproject

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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 7:30PM Patricia Loughrey, Chuck Rowland Award Recipient

Theatre Celebration Theatre will present their annual Chuck Rowland Award for contributions to LGBTQ theatre to Patricia Loughrey. Excerpts from three of her plays will be presented: • Dear Harvey: Stories of Harvey Milk this verbatim theatre piece weaves the words of Harvey with interviews with his family, friends and colleagues into a portrait of hope and a vision of equality… “I am all of us.” • The Daddy Machine (music by Rayme Sciaroni, based on the book by Johnny Valentine): When two moms leave their kids home alone, mayhem ensues. Stonewall, the family dog, tries to stave off chaos as 52 dads emerge from a magical daddy machine. • The Inner Circle: when AIDS devastates a community of friends, will they draw together for comfort? Or fracture apart to avoid feeling the loss? Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission www.weho.org/pride

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, DOORS OPEN AT 3PM SHOW 4:30PM - 8PM The Go West Sunday Funday Mini Ball Powered by REACH LA

REACH LA supports youth of color through the House/Ballroom Community, and have performed at MOCA and various One City One Pride events over the years. This year, they will be hosting West Hollywood’s first ever Sunday Funday Mini Ball which celebrates this year’s theme of Go West by showcasing the migration of House/ Ballroom Culture from the East Coast to West Coast. Location: Rage Nightclub, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd. Free admission www.weho.org/pride

THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 7:30PM World Premiere of Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism

Join One City One Pride for the world premiere of Jeanne, a new documentary on the life and accomplishments of activist & author Jeanne Cordova, directed by Gregorio Davila. The director and Jeanne’s partner, Lynn Harris Ballen, will participate in a post screening discussion. The short ‘Waving A Wand’ by Renee Sotile & MJ Godges will precede the film. Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission

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WEHO ARTS EXHIBITS Lesbians to Watch Out For; ‘90s L.A. Activism June 2 - June 30 Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 7pm-9pm

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers. These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country. From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, ‘90s activism in LA and WeHo reflected the energy of the decade. This exhibit tells the stories of LA queer women from groups like ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, Dyke March LA, the United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU) and other organizations. It also features ‘The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary’ traveling exhibition. Exhibit hours: Friday, 6pm-9:30pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-4pm Location: Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free admission www.weho.org/pride

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“Out There” group show June 9 – June 16 Opening reception: Friday, June 9, 6pm-9pm

Out There is an all media exhibition at Los Angeles Art Association during One City One Pride. Gallery hours 10am-5pm every day except Monday through June 16. Location: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Free admission www.laaa.org

ONE Archives LGBTQ History Panel Displays June 1 – June 30

The City of West Hollywood through One City One Pride has sponsored two outdoor exhibitions of LGBTQ History Panels from ONE Archives. These will be displayed during the month of June on construction fencing surrounding West Hollywood Park. Location: West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free to attend www.weho.org/pride • The History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement explores the journey of the movement from World War II to present day. • Heroes of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement highlights remarkable LGBTQ pioneers such as Christine Jorgensen, one of the first to undergo gender reassignment surgery; Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon who cofounded the Daughters of Bilitis; and Bayard Rustin, a civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King.

Opening in Late June

Watch for a WeHo Arts exhibit at the West Hollywood Library scheduled to open in late June featuring the artwork of West Hollywood resident artists Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman. More info at www.weho.org/arts.

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CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD Mayor John Heilman Mayor Pro Tempore John J. Duran Councilmember John D’Amico Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath Councilmember Lauren Meister Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board Transgender Advisory Board Maribel Louie, Economic Development Director Andrew Campbell, Arts Manager Mike Che, One City One Pride Coordinator / Arts Coordinator Photography Credits pg 1 – Jeanne Cordova in the 1970s, photo courtesy of ONE Archives Collection at USC Libraries pg 3 – Odious Ari, photo by Jonathan Moore pg 5 – upper: photo by Tony Coelho lower: 2016 One City One Pride / Ruben Esparza Queer Signs of the Times Project, photo by Jon Viscott pg 7 – upper: One City One Pride 2013, photo by Tony Coelho middle left: Poster image of ‘Reel in the Closet’, courtesy of the Filmaker middle: Stuart Timmons Tour 2015, photo by Tony Coelho lower: One City One Pride 2015, photo by Jonathan Moore pg 8 – upper left: Yozmit, photo by Damien Frost upper right: Artwork by Art Weeks, courtesy of LAAA lower: photo by Tony Coelho pg 11 – upper: Yozmit, photo by Tony Coelho lower: Pride event, photo by Jon Viscott pg 12 – 2016 One City One Pride / Ruben Esparza Queer Signs of the Times Project, photo by Jon Viscott pg 14 –“Portrait of Anyone Who Shows Up In Drag, LA Edition, 2016” by Austin Young, from 2016 One City One Pride exhibit pg 16 –upper: REACH LA at One City One Pride 2014, photo by Tony Coelho lower: Jeanne Cordova, photo courtesy of ONE Archives Collection at USC Libraries pg 18 – Queer Nation poster, courtesy of ‘Lesbians to Watch Out For’ exhibit pg 19 – ONE magazine cover, 1958 Design Credits cover art, “Go West”, graphic and luggage tag design – John Johnston interior graphic design, One City One Pride logo – Joanne Shannahoff

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2017 One City One Pride Booklet  

Produced by the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts division, One City One Pride delves into the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community...

2017 One City One Pride Booklet  

Produced by the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts division, One City One Pride delves into the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community...

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