One of the many perks of operating 3/4 out of Los Angeles (and now 1/4 out of Amsterdam! But more about that in a later post) is that it's always a version of summer. The downside of that is that we have no concept of what time of year it actually is. Which results in a blog post about Pride in the middle of July.
WeHo Pride may just be the Mecca of Pride (we may also be a little bit biased). But this year, instead of the famous parade, the LA LGBTQ+ community marched. We're super proud of our community and #ResistMarch for speaking out against discrimination and speaking up for the rights of every person. It would have been very easy to have the classic parade, to party, to drink, and to ignore the toxicity bubbling up everywhere. So, yeah, we're wicked proud of Los Angeles and all the marchers across the country who used this month to not only celebrate the LGBTQ+ community but to fight to "ensure our futures."
We have to thank Nasty Woman Rachel Fox for marching with us and grabbing some of these amazing photos. She is a badass camera woman who tweets about sexism on set and just wants to read sci-fi with strong female leads.
Looking for ways to support the LGBT+ community outside of pride?
Check out these organizations that do amazing work all year long.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
The ACLU fights for the rights of everyone. We love them. Always give to the ACLU.
School can be tough for any kid but it can be especially hard for LGBTQ+ youth. GLSEN's mission is "to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression."
Keep an eye out for more stuff from us in the future! In the meantime, Stay Nasty!