Reception with WeHo City Council supporting Assessor Jeff Prang, MON Nov 8 @ 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Sunset Marquis (1200 Alta Loma Road). Join leaders of the West Hollywood government for an exceptional evening honoring Jeffrey Prang, LA County’s Assessor and former Mayor of WeHo. Support his candidacy for re-election, mingle, mix and get show the flag.
Transgender Job and Resources Fair, THU Nov. 9 @ 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at West Hollywood Park Auditorium (647 N. San Vicente Blvd.). Presented by the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP), this job and resources fair caters to the LA’s transgender community, providing access to a multitude of companies and businesses participating this year, including the Los Angeles Blade. The event will include a variety of job training resources, a mock interview clinic, and a photo booth for professional headshots. According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, nearly one-third of trans people are living in poverty, compounded by the statistic that they experience a 15% unemployment rate which is three times higher than the unemployment rate in the U.S. population (5%). The unemployment rate among trans people of color is worse—four times higher than the nation’s unemployment rate. Jan Perry, General Manager of the Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department will deliver this year’s keynote.
Built in Brews at Grindr, TUE Nov. 9 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Grindr Corportate offices (725 North San Vicente). Finally you have a chance to meet that provocative torso from 40 feet away. Get him a beer and see what happens! Grindr invites you in for a night of networking, demos, and cold drinks for November’s Built In Brews, a monthly startup happy hour hosted monthly by the gay tech company every month. “Get an inside look at some of the city’s hottest tech offices, meet with inspirational entrepreneurs, and mingle with the employees behind the magic,” they promise.
Em:Powered, IN:clued, SAT Nov. 11 @ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Village At Ed Gould Plaza, Los Angeles LGBT Center (1125 N McCadden Pl). Em:Powered will explore ideas around sexual orientation and gender identity for LGBTQ+ identified youth. Activities could include a community scavenger hunt, poetry slam, discussion about all sorts of relationships, and appreciation of members of the group’s unique strengths. IN•clued aims to empowere LGBTQ+ young people with a clear understanding of sexual health and developing confidence. IN•clued peer educators teach about sexual safety, and how to talk to a doctor about sexual health needs. Contact 323-860-7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legendary Bingo Benefiting The Valley Film Festival, TUE Nov. 14 @ 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hamburger Marys WEHO (8288 Santa Monica Boulevard). Join us for a night of Legendary Bingo (aka Drag Queen Bingo) to benefit The Valley Film Festival. Be one of the at least 50 confirmed guests and you may win some awesome prize packages. There’s drag queen auction, so start saving up your pennies for a new wig.
British Council and British Film Institute presents #FiveFilms4Freedom 2017, MON Nov. 13 @ 5:30 to 7:30 PM at UCLA Dodd Hall (315 Portola Avenue). #FiveFilms4Freedom is the world’s first and largest digital LGBT film festival. Following its success at BFI Flare, the British Council and British Film Institute brings important online films to the big screen. These UK productions mark the 50th anniversary of decriminalization of homosexuality in Britain – a landmark moment for human rights. Featured are Crush (directed by Rosie Westhoff), Where We Are Now (directed by Lucie Rachel), Heavy Weight (directed by Jonny Ruff), Still Burning (directed by Nick Rowley), and Jamie (directed by Christopher Manning). Guest speakers include filmmakers Johnny Ruff and Rosie Westhoff, and BAFTA LA CEO Chantal Rickards.
Pride Real Estate Professionals Mixer, TUE Nov. 14 @ 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Granville West Hollywood (8701 Beverly Boulevard). LGBTQ and LGBTQ friendly Architects, Attorneys, Lenders, Title Reps, Designers, Contractors, Realtors, Insurance Brokers and other real estate affiliated professionals get together to exchange ideas and tips. Oh, and don’t forget the delicious drinks and treats from Granville..
Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Los Angeles & The L Project November Mixer, WED Nov. 15 @ 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Bar 10 (8933 Santa Monica Boulevard). Women are some of the most gifted folks in technology, yet there are far fewer than there should be, accounting for 1 in 15 in STEM fields, according to Lesbians Who Tech. So, this monthly gathering of women in the queer tech community, chatting over drinks, is an important mingle. Whether you work at a tech company, have a technical job or just love technology or just obsessed with every new app…come out!
34 Annual West Hollywood Creative Business Awards, THU Nov. 16 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at The Jeremy Hotel (8490 West Sunset Boulevard). West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) is set to host its most prestigious and longest-running event, the West Hollywood Creative Business Awards with a reception and silent auction sponsored by Beverly Center. Honoring creative approaches and entrepreneurial solutions, the event is a truly community based awards ceremony with winners selected by membership online ballots. Hundreds of local businesses will be in attendance.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Brunch, SAT Nov. 18 @ 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at The Abbey’s Chapel (696 N. Robertson). So far this year, 25 Transgender members of our community have been murdered. Impulse LA and Flux is honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance, which will be observed on November 20th by throwing a FREE brunch at the Chapel. Join hosts Laith Ashley and Sasha Colby an afternoon filled with fabulous food, free flowing mimosas and reflection as we unify together to pay tribute to the lives of those that we’ve lost and discuss the importance of loving everyone in the LGBTQ community! Tickets are free but you must RSVP.