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The Los Angeles Blade wishes you a safe & Happy New Year 2023!

We deeply appreciate your ongoing readership, patronage, encouragement and look forward to continuing to serve you in 2023

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wish all of you, your loved ones and families a safe & happy New Year’s Eve.

The LA Blade deeply appreciates your ongoing readership, comments, support and encouragement and thanks all of you for your loyal engagement and we look forward to serving you better in 2023.

Editorial Note: The Los Angeles Blade will not publish on Sunday, January 1st and will resume publication on Monday, January 2.

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Happy International Women’s Day to ALL women from the LA Blade

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough

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International Women's Day 2023

LOS ANGELES – International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

Please join the publisher, editor, and staff of the Los Angeles Blade in honoring all women everywhere on this day, especially transgender women who are currently waging a literal war for survival across the globe.

International Women’s Day 2023 campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity

For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity.

Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have.

A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA.

And it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. 

Read more about this here.

The White House issued a statement from President Joe Biden marking celebration of International Women’s Day:

International Women’s Day honors a truth we live every day—that women and girls are essential to success and progress in every aspect of our society. Promoting opportunities for women and girls strengthens security, stability, and prosperity for everyone. And we know that we cannot solve any of the great global challenges of our time if half the population is left behind. So today, as we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women and girls around the world, we also reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that all people can reach their full potential. 

Despite decades of progress, in far too many places around the world, the rights of women and girls are still under attack, holding back entire communities. We see it in Afghanistan, where the Taliban bars women and girls from attending school and pursuing employment. We see it in Iran, where the regime is brutally repressing the voices of women who are courageously standing up for their freedom. And in the face of Russia’s vicious and unjust invasion of Ukraine, including the use of rape as a weapon of war, we see countless stories of women bravely fighting for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Ukrainians.

The United States stands with women and girls around the world in the critical work of protecting and advancing human rights. My Administration is working with dedicated partners and local communities in every part of the world to expand economic security for women and girls, defend access to health care—including reproductive health care—safeguard women’s political participation and human rights, and promote the full participation of women and girls in all facets of society. Through initiatives like the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, we are supporting the infrastructure of the care economy in low- and middle-income countries. We have also redoubled our commitment to eliminating gender-based violence wherever it occurs, promoting accountability for conflict-related sexual violence, and expanding protection services for women and girls in humanitarian emergences.

Here in the United States, we have made landmark investments to give families more breathing room and support women’s participation in the labor force. This includes signing into law important workplace protections for pregnant and nursing workers in the United States. And last year, I was particularly proud to sign legislation strengthening and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and increasing VAWA funding to $700 million, the highest funding level in history. This critical legislation will advance access to services, justice, and healing for survivors.

As we continue working to implement our first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, we are focused on lifting up the rights of women and girls through every aspect of both our foreign and domestic policy. This is a defining feature of who we are as a nation and the values we hold dear as Americans. So let us continue to strive toward a future where women have an equal seat at the table, an equal voice in shaping decisions, and an equal opportunity to contribute fully to their nations.  

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The Los Angeles Blade wishes you a safe & happy Christmas holiday

Feliz Navidad + Счастливого Рождества + 메리 크리스마스 + Chúc Giáng sinh an lành + joyeux Noël + 圣诞快乐 + Շնորհավոր Ամանոր և Սուրբ Ծնունդ + メリークリスマス

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wish all of you, your loved ones and families a safe & happy Christmas holiday.

All of us deeply appreciate your ongoing readership, comments, support and encouragement and thank all of you for your loyal engagement and trust.

Editorial note: The Los Angeles Blade will not publish after 8 p.m. Christmas Eve and all of Christmas Day and will resume publication Monday, December 26.

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wish all of you, your loved ones and families a safe & happy Thanksgiving holiday.

The staff of the LA Blade is thankful for your ongoing readership, comments, support and encouragement and deeply appreciates your loyal engagement.

Editorial note: The LA Blade will not publish Thanksgiving Day and will resume publication Friday, November 25.

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Happy Labor Day!

Every day your work is valuable and it deserves to be recognised. Relax and enjoy the day off celebrating the nation’s work force

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LOS ANGELES- The publisher, editor, and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wish all of you, our readers, a safe and Happy Labor Day 2022.

Thank you for your continuing support and patronage, we greatly appreciate it.

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The Los Angeles Blade wishes you a safe & happy July 4th

Independence Day 2022 is on Monday, July 4, celebrating America’s declaring of independence from Great Britain in 1776

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wish all of you, your loved ones and families a safe & happy July 4 holiday.

The staff of the LA Blade is thankful for your ongoing readership, comments, support, encouragement and deeply appreciates your loyal engagement.

Editorial note: The LA Blade will not publish Monday, July 4th and will resume publication Tuesday, July 5th.

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The Los Angeles Blade wishes all ‘Dads’ a very Happy Father’s Day

The role of fatherhood evolved & along with it men are embracing a whole load of new skills & values- but there’s always a father’s love

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor, and the staff of the Los Angeles Blade wishes all of the Dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day 2022.

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Happy Mother’s Day from the Los Angeles Blade

Wishing all ‘Mom’s the very best and thanks for all you do for all of us, everywhere.

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor, and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wishes all of the ‘Moms’ out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.

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The Los Angeles Blade wishes all of you a safe and happy New Year!

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wish all of you, your loved ones and families a safe & happy New Year’s Eve.

The LA Blade deeply appreciates your ongoing readership, comments, support and encouragement and thanks all of you for your loyal engagement and we look forward to serving you better in 2022.

Editorial Note: The Los Angeles Blade will not publish on Saturday, January 1st and will resume publication on Sunday, January 2.

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LOS ANGELES – The publisher, editor and staff of the Los Angeles Blade wish all of you, your loved ones and families a safe & happy Christmas holiday.

The staff of the LA Blade deeply appreciates your ongoing readership, comments, support and encouragement and thanks all of you for your loyal engagement.

Editorial note: The LA Blade will not publish after 5p.m. Christmas Eve and all of Christmas Day and will resume publication Sunday, December 26.

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The Los Angeles Blade wishes you a safe & happy Thanksgiving

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The staff of the LA Blade is thankful for your ongoing readership, comments, support and encouragement and deeply appreciates your loyal engagement.

Editorial note: The LA Blade will not publish Thanksgiving Day and will resume publication Friday, November 26.

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