November is recognized as Transgender Awareness Month in the U.S. The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board are celebrating the month by flying the transgender flag over West Hollywood City Hall and hosting several events throughout the month.
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the City launched its recognition of Transgender Awareness Month with a kickoff celebration and awards ceremony at Flaming Saddles in the heart of WeHo’s Boystown. Members of the West Hollywood City Council and Transgender Advisory Board were present to hand out awards that acknowledged community members and organizations for their work in the transgender community.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 6 p.m., the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board will host its yearly televised meeting at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event will be televised live on WeHoTV at www.weho.org/wehotv.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony. The annual event will take place at the Center for Early Education, located at 563 N. Alfred Street, and will include a march, several speakers, poetry, live performances and a reading of names to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia. Attendance is free and open to the public. Limited parking will be available on site at the Center for Early Education; validated overflow parking will be available at the West Hollywood Park five-story public parking structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the flags at West Hollywood City Hall will be flown at half-staff.
For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam.
For more information, contact Bonnie Smith, City of West Hollywood Public Safety Supervisor, at(323) 848-6371 or email at [email protected]