October 29, 2019 at 3:27 pm PDT | by Staff reports
West Hollywood raises the flag for Transgender Awareness

The City of West Hollywood celebrates Transgender Awareness Month November 2019 during which the iconic Trans Flag will be flown over West Hollywood City Hall. The city will also solemnly mark Wednesday, November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance, which will be held at the Center for Early Education, 563 North Alfred Street.

City spokesperson Sheri A. Lunn, in an emailed statement to the Los Angeles Blade Tuesday, noted that the City will launch its recognition of Transgender Awareness Month Saturday, November 2, 2019 with a Kickoff Celebration and Awards Ceremony from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Flaming Saddles, located at 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Attendance is free and open to the public. The City will have free parking available at its West Hollywood Park five-story public parking structure, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, with validation at the event.

Members of the West Hollywood City Council and Transgender Advisory Board will present awards that acknowledge community members and organizations for their work.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 6 p.m., Weho’s Transgender Advisory Board will host its yearly televised meeting at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event will be televised live on WeHoTV.

A Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony, takes place Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board will host. The event will take place at the Center for Early Education, located at 563 N. Alfred Street, and will include a march, speakers, and a reading of names to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia. Attendance is free and open to the public. Limited parking will be available on site at the Center for Early Education; validated overflow parking will be available at the West Hollywood Park five-story public parking structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the flags at West Hollywood City Hall will be flown at half-staff.

Additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events here.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Smith, City of West Hollywood Public Safety Supervisor, at (323) 848-6371 or at bsmith@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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