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On Memorial Day, The Los Angeles Blade assembled some of LA’s leading activists and allies at the Hollywood Hills home of Brian Pendleton to talk about what resistance means to them.
Bottom left to right: David Farah, activist and husband, Alexei Romanoﬀ, husband and grand marshal 2017 LA Pride; Jenny Pizer, Senior Counsel and Director, Project on Law & Policy at Lambda Legal. Top left to right: Arturo Jimenez, a naturalized U.S. Citizen from Costa Rica; Doreena Wong, Project Director for Advancing Justice – LA’s Health Access Project; Angela Thompson, #ResistMarch organizer and ally; Hazel Jade Prejean, trans youth activist; Brian Pendleton, founder of #ResistMarch and leading LGBT philanthropist; Rory Hunter, #ResistMarch organizer and immigrant; Jeﬀrey King, longtime LGBT Black community AIDS/wellness leader; Peter Cruz, Asian Paciﬁc Islander LGBT community leader.
Watch the video below, listen to their stories and join them on June 11 at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland. Resistance is about self-respect and Pride, affirming your dignity and standing up for your place in society.
Hazel Jade Prejean