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    WeHo City Hosts NextGen Coffee and Convo for Lesbian and Queer Women’s Visibility Week

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    The City of West Hollywood and its LGBTQ+ Commission partnered with Fan Girl Cafe and The L Project for a celebration of Lesbian and Queer Women’s Visibility Week (LQWVW) with the NextGen Coffee and Convo event on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

    The event featured a panel on queer activism, challenges faced by LGBTQ+ women in business, and advocating for non-binary and gender-nonconforming identities with panelists Marquita Thomas Founding President & CEO California LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, Chanel Blac Lumiere Founder of Graceful Consulting, and Melanie Vesey Founder of Vesey Agency and Promotional Rescue.

    West Hollywood Mayor John Erickson, Vice Mayor Chelsea Byers, and council member Sepi Shyne attended the event to show their support.

    Photo provided courtesy of the City of West Hollywood. Some rights reserved. Photo credit: Jon Viscott (click to enlarge).

    Fan Girl Cafe is a vibrant and inclusive community cafe, dedicated to celebrating and supporting women, non-binary, and LGBTQ artists in the music scene. Fan Girl Cafe serves as a haven for music enthusiasts, artists, and allies alike. This lesbian-owned unique space combines the love of music with delicious food and beverages, creating a welcoming environment where everyone can come together to appreciate and promote the talents of inspirational artists from all genres and generations.

    NextGen engages thinkers, visionaries, and doers. Formed to create a space for the City of West Hollywood’s 40-and-under population, NextGen is a community committed to creating new, non-traditional ways to engage in a myriad of issues that impact West Hollywood.

    The NextGen community makes up more than half of West Hollywood’s population but has not typically been engaged in the City’s decision-making process. NextGen community members are disproportionately underrepresented on City Commissions, Advisory Boards, and other forms of governmental leadership. In 2016, the City Council launched efforts to increase engagement with the City’s 40-and-under population. After conducting an extensive survey, the City discovered that more than 80 percent of participants wanted to get involved with the City, but in a non-traditional way. No more five-hour City Council meetings, and evening Commission and Advisory Board meetings that seem impossible to get to during the workweek.

    The L-Project is a historically lesbian non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2015 by Elisabeth Sandberg in West Hollywood, California. Their mission is to promote and support emerging LGBTQI BI+POC women and non-binary creatives through the arts and technology. They are producing multicultural LGBTQI events like Frida Fest and the Women’s Freedom Festival this WeHo Pride Weekend to showcase the beautiful array of talent within our community.

    As part of Queer Women’s Visibility Week, the City invites community members to spend an afternoon at West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard, for a Queer Art in the Park gathering on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature lawn games, music, and queer arts and crafts vendors. Entry is free. Feel free to bring a blanket, yoga mat, lawn chair, sunscreen, and picnic accoutrements and meet new and old friends in the park. Come show your support for talented queer community and immerse yourself in a day filled with creativity and expression!

    For more information on Lesbian and Queer Women’s Visibility Week, visit weho.org/lgbtq

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]


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