Love comes in all kinds of packages, especially in such a diverse place like Los Angeles. Hear stories of love, acceptance, and joy through the powerful voices of LA’s LGBTQ and ally community. As part of the PROUD Series, Grand Park’s PROUD Stories invites all to celebrate the LGBTQ experience with readings, kids’ activities, and theater performances in the Park for Everyone.
GET TO KNOW and HEAR FROM:
- EASTSIDE QUEER STORYTELLING on the positives and negatives of being out. Honest and personal, from the heart with Q YOUTH FOUNDATION
- ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER LGBTQ experiences SEAN MIURA, REY SALINAS FUKUDA, AUDREY KUO, RIKU MATSUDA, GENEVIEVE ERIN O’BRIEN, curated by TUESDAY NIGHT PROJECT
- LA’S AUTHORS’ voices go live, including BEAU RICE, WENDY C. ORTIZ, ROCÍO CARLOS & TERRY WOLVERTON, curated by WRIT LARGE PRESS
- DAN GUERRERO presents Activism & the Arts: A Life Journey, a personal look at decades of Mexican-American/Chicano and LGBT history illustrating the cultural and social intersection of the two communities.
- LIVE PERFORMANCES by GENDER JUSTICE LA THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
- STORIES AND SPACE SHARED with members of BETTER BROTHERS LA: JAYCE BARON, XAVIER LEONARD and VINCENT TERRELL DURHAM.
ACTIVITIES for ALL AGES:
- Check out a “book” through the SOGIE HUMAN LIBRARY, a project to share experiences, seek advice, and find common ground in hopes to gain better understanding about alternative perspectives in the SOGIE/LGBTQIA+ community
- Get crafty! ZINE-MAKING with API EQUALITY-LA
- PUPPET-MAKING with ZIMMER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
- FAMILY STORYTELLING PROJECT with the LA GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER
- SOGIE STORIES RECORDING BOOTH will capture participants’ thoughts about, “Who they are proud to love?” captured live at the PROUD Stories event.
- CONFIDENTIAL and COMPLIMENTARY 1 minute HIV testing by IN THE MEANTIME MEN
PROUD PICNIC: See the launch of the PROUD SERIES with nothing but love, togetherness and sunshine
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PROUD SERIES PARTNERS INCLUDE: Los Angeles LGBT Center / Q Youth Foundation / Aviva Family and Children’s Services / ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries / Zimmer Children’s Museum / San Gabriel Valley Pride /Jovenes, Inc. / LA Pride / Better Brothers LA / Institute of Domestic Technology / Grand Central Market / Moustache Mondays / Gender Justice LA / API Equality LA / The Claremont Colleges Queer Resource Center / LGBT Resource Center at USC / UCLA LGBT Resource Center / Latino Equity Alliance / The Broad Museum / Williams Institute at UCLA
METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION
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