Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for our annual full day of One City One Pride programming:
1:30pm: Let Love Flourish and Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem) Queer Poetry Pop-Ups
2:30pm: Launch of “Crush: First Love, New Talent” an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love from Prism Comics presented as part of WeHo Reads. There will be readings from the book and a book-signing.
3:00pm: QueerWise is a writing collective and spoken word performance group led by Michael Kearns, Hollywood’s first openly HIV-positive actor.
4:00pm: Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem) Queer Poetry Pop-Up / #PridePoets perform – Pride poets will read highlighted poems that were written during the course of One City One Pride through an interactive poetry pop-up that was available at numerous events.
5pm: “Where Love Is Illegal” panel discussion - Being LGBTQ is still illegal in 70 countries. Come see powerful images from award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s project documenting images and stories from people in those countries; hear trans leader Rikki Nathanson’s stories of courage and activism in Zimbabwe; and learn about OutRight Action International’s work for human rights and LGBTQ freedom, safety, equality and dignity everywhere.
7pm: “¡Gaytino! Made in America”- Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. Decades of Mexican-American/Chicano and LGBTQ history intersect from a personal perspective in story and song. Touching, provocative and hilarious, Dan Guerrero presents this first public screening of a new film of his acclaimed solo play after critically acclaimed performances nationwide.
Free Admission. RSVP requested: https://ocop-day-of-art.eventbrite.com