West Hollywood News
WEST HOLLYWOOD—The light blue and pink flag waving over City Hall marks the beginning of Transgender Awareness Month with a series of scheduled events highlighting the City’s role as a national leader in transgender civil rights.
According to Smith, community members and council members, including Councilman Duran and Councilman Prang, gathered to pay homage and pray side by side as a deacon performed a blessing and placed a wreath upon the Transgender Memorial.
The memorial, located at the Matthew Shephard Memorial Triangle, comprises of a pyramid plaque with an inscribed poem written by Transgender Advisory Board Member Drian Juarez. “To my knowledge, it is the only transgender memorial in the
The Transgender Memorial, dedicated by the City in 2009, is a symbol of the progressive actions
With the transgender flag flying over City Hall for the month of November, the City announced the following events for Transgender Awareness Month:
November 6—The City’s Transgender Advisory Board’s Monthly Meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in the West Hollywood City Council Chambers located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Validated parking available.
November 7—Transgender Economic Empowerment Job and Resource Fair at the National Council of Jewish Women located at
Canyon News spoke with TEEP program manager Drian Juarez who said members of the transgender community, “often find barriers to employment or have employers who lack understanding of issues that arise in the workplace, which leads to lost opportunities.”
A training session and brunch will be held at 9 a.m. for employers to learn about the various identities that fall under the transgender umbrella and how to properly navigate situations that may arise in the workplace. The Transgender Economic Empowerment Job and Resource Fair will then open at 10 a.m. for community members to connect and network with employers looking to hire.
Some participating organizations will include Sunbeam Market, Andrews International and El Pollo Loco. According to
November 9—Transgender Film Screening at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Validated parking available. According to the City’s website, the screening will feature the best short films from the L.A. Trans Film Festival, including: “Transdroids,” “Remember Me in Red,” “Putting the I in Trans,” “Make a Mate,” “La Santa,” “The Thing,” “Lee” and “Genderfreak.”
November 16—Transgender Wellness & Wellbeing Conference (TWWC) at the National Council of Jewish Women located at
Sponsored by the NuMan Transgender Support Network (NTSN), the first ever TWWC is designed to promote the health and prosperity of the transgender community.
November 20—Transgender Day of Remembrance beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the West Hollywood Library Autocourt located at
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