City of West Hollywood invites community members to “Meet Me in the Park” on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as part of Lesbian and Queer Women Visibility Week. There will be a full schedule of programming taking place in and around the Great Lawn at West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
The day’s programming will include:
- 10 a.m. – Sound Bath Meditation
- 11 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks from members of the City of West Hollywood’s City Council immediately followed by “You Want Me to Call You What?” a Lesbian Speakers Series panel discussion featuring gender non-confirming, nonbinary, and masculine presenting persons who have created welcoming workspaces for lesbian and queer women of all presentations. Panelists will include: Dr. Diandra Bremond (she/her) Adjunct Professor at USC; Kim Fuentecilla (she/her/they/them) Assistant Principal at Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School; Madin Lopez (they/them) Executive Director of ProjectQ); and Kalela McNeil (she/her) Actor, Comedian, and Entrepreneur).
- 12:30 p.m. – Pup Meet Up and Contest including prizes for Best Butch, Best Femme, Best Costume, Best Dog/Human Look-Alike, Best Trick, Cutest Queer dog.
- 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Field Day in the Park featuring games like Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Interactive Bingo, and Tug of War, along with some team sports.
Meet Me in the Park will also include a guest DJ and other fun activities with community! Don’t forget a blanket, yoga mat, lawn chair, sunscreen, and all your picnic accoutrements!
On Monday, April 18, 2022, at its regular meeting, the City Council of the City of West Hollywood issued a Proclamation to commemorate April 25, 2022 through May 1, 2022 as Lesbian and Queer Women Visibility Week. The City is displaying the Lesbian Pride flag in medians on Santa Monica Boulevard; West Hollywood City Hall and lanterns over Santa Monica Boulevard between Hancock Avenue and N. Robertson Boulevard is lit in pink, orange, white, and red to reflect the shades of the Lesbian Pride flag.