Connect with us
[the_ad id="4069195"]

LGBTQ

Free Mind, Body & Soul Conference for Lesbian, Bi Women

Published

on

The only event of its kind in Southern California, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s free annual Mind, Body & Soul conference offers an array of workshops that promote health and well-being for lesbians and bisexual women.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 25 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with a reception to be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Longtime activist Jewel Thais-Williams, founder and director of the non-profit Village Health Foundation, will be a featured speaker at this year’s conference, and Bianca D. M. Wilson will deliver the keynote address. Sex educator and columnist Carol Queen will be a presenter.

The conference, held at the Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, includes informative workshops on topics such as building healthy relationships; coming out to doctors; substance abuse; and sexual health. The daylong conference, which includes a free continental breakfast and a free lunch, ends with a reception in the outdoor courtyard. Free child care is available with an RSVP by Friday, Sept. 17.

Thais-Williams, who was honored with the Center’s Board of Directors Award at “An Evening with Women: Celebrating Art, Music & Equality” earlier this year, will speak about becoming a healthy lesbian. Wilson, an assistant professor of psychology at California State University-Long Beach, holds a doctorate in psychology and has done extensive research in the areas of sexual health and HIV prevention.

Queen pens columns for Good Vibrations Magazine and Spectator Magazine; she will lead the Girl on Girl 101: Queering Your Sex workshop.

As in past years, health care providers can earn CEUs at the conference. This year, however, providers will not attend separate sessions but instead earn their units at the same engaging, professionally led sessions as others attendees.

For more information, or to RSVP, go to www.lagaycenter.org/mindbodysoul

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Health

SF Pride Will ‘Proceed as Scheduled’ – for Now

Published

on

San Francisco Pride Will 'Proceed as Scheduled' — For Now
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

SAN FRANCISCO (Bay Area Reporters) — Following the postponement of several California Pride festivities in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak, San Francisco Pride will “expect to know more about our event and what it will look like in the next few weeks, by about mid-April,” according to Executive Director Fred Lopez.

The 50th annual San Francisco Pride parade and celebration is scheduled for June 27-28.

“At this time, SF Pride’s Parade and Celebration will proceed as scheduled,” SF Pride spokesman Peter Lawrence Kane wrote in an email to the Bay Area Reporter March 13.

In an email to the B.A.R. the afternoon of March 16, Lopez wrote that “we will follow whatever directives the city […]

Continue reading at ebar.com

Continue Reading

Bars & Clubs

The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene

Published

on

The Strange Reality of a WeHo without a Queer Nightlife Scene
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare set to the new Justin Timberlake/SZA collab from Trolls World Tour.

L.A. was hours away from shutting down all bars due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you wouldn’t have known it from the typical Sunday chaos on Santa Monica Boulevard, as throngs of people (some shirtless) crammed into West Hollywood gay bars like Mother Lode, Mickey’s, and Rocco’s for one last ungloved hurrah.

At Rocco’s, a drag queen in a black latex leotard bravely swooped her hand down to grab a dollar bill from a customer.

Another performer did the splits, touching the floor ever-so-quickly as she pulled herself up. Go-go dancers valiantly kneeled on bar tops, accepting cash in their […]

Continue reading at lamag.com

Continue Reading

Business

Keeping the LGBTQ Community Financially Strong During COVID-19

Published

on

Photo: Bigstoci

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Blade) — The LGBT community has been through joy and heartache many times in recent years, and we have always emerged stronger than ever because of our commitment to taking care of one another.

We know this new coronavirus (COVID-19) is top of mind for every entrepreneur, corporate partners, and supporters our community has these days. As NGLCC we regularly quote the late Senator Paul Wellstone who said, “We all do better when we all do better.”

Now, as our businesses and nonprofits push through the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery still to come, we must ensure we are all looking out for one another.

Many of us will be looking closely at price tags as we plan for brighter economic days […]

Continue reading at losangelesblade.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement

This Just In…

Trending