SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate the Holiday Season with NLGJA-LA

Join NLGJA-LA in sharing love and friendship at the landmark, LGBT-friendly, Latino, Casita del Campo in Silverlake.


When:  Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Casita del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Details: (323) 662-4255;


Umbrella Shows the Long Road to Trans Acceptance

By Ande Richards, NLGJA-LA Board Member

Transgender people have been a constant hot topic in mainstream media. The public witnessed every step of Caitlin Jenner’s high-profile transition. They have heard the attacks on trans in the military by Donald Trump and his constituency, and have listened to the pros and cons and lies inherent in the ongoing battles of the bathroom bills.

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Get your queer on for a weekend full of acclaimed features and shorts that will make for a great date night: The Long Beach 2017 QFilm Festival. Enjoy some great films that will give you a chance to meet and mingle with filmmakers, actors, critics, industry professionals, and of course, NLGJA-LA sisters and brothers.

The Sept. 7 through 10 weekend also will include nightly parties and a Sunday drag brunch.
Come mix with NLGJA-LA. We will be present for the Latinx Shorts program. The stories overlap issues of cultural identity, personal experiences, friendship, and resiliency.

The afternoon will include the documentary Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism, who was an NLGJA member and supporter.  With a wide variety of comedy, drama, and documentary shorts, the series is sure to contain something for everyone.

Time: 12 p.m. Sept. 9
Venue: The Center Long Beach and Art Theatre, 2017 and 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach

NLGJA-LA Talks Diversity

For a second year NLGJA-LA participated in a diversity panel on Aug. 4, at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.

Professor Laura Castañeda moderated the panel.

NLGJA-LA  Co-President Zamná Ávila, along with fellow journalists Solvej Schou and Miki Turner spoke to future journos about their experiences. They shared forms of communication in reporting with sensitivity to cultures across the spectrum. Stock photo.

Movies, Popcorn and Latinx Ladies at Outfest

Date night? Let’s all go out and enjoy a movie together. Latinx Ladies
Five films about Latin@s who persist and insist — from the mother and daughter who reconnect during a surreal Miami adventure, to the silver-haired ladies making a quick getaway from their senior living home. Add a Chicana activist making history, a Puerto Rican performer keeping it real, and a pair of lesbian lovers subverting gender stereotypes en Español, and you have a kick ass collection dedicated to #malditas everywhere. The night will include a Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism
A tribute to NLGJA supporter Jeanne Cordova, the Los Angeles based butch Chicana lesbian activist and founder of the West Coast LGBTQ movement.
WHEN: 7:15 p.m. July 12

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