Dirty Patti interviews VConscious, one of the many artists readying to perform this weekend during OUT LOUD: Queer Futures.
More than 20 collections will be on display at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach starting Saturday, featuring photos and ephemera from the West Hollywood-based June Mazer Lesbian Archives.
The Nasty Woman Concert Series (NWCS), designed to bring together the women’s community through the healing power of music and comedy, will kick off on July 8 at diPiazza’s Lounge in Long Beach.
Sister Spit, the nationally touring queer, feminist spoken word event, will land at Art Exchange in March. This will be the sixth time The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach has hosted the event, and the first time it has taken place at the recently renovated East Village arts facility.
A brand-new theatre company whose mission is to inspire positive social change will make its debut at the Long Beach Playhouse with Choosing Us*, a play that addresses a tragedy within the transgender community.
This Thursday, the CSULB Department of Anthropology is hosting the Human Cinema Film Festival, beginning at 4:00 in the Beach Auditorium, which is located on the lowest level of the Student Union. The festival features student-made short films that explore a variety of ethnographic topics, and a special screening of the award winning documentary, From The Heart of Brahma, about Long Beach-based Cambodian American dancer, teacher, and TED Fellow, Prumsodun Ok.
Prum is a local artist, activist and teacher. His work within classic Cambodian dance—he was taught by world-renown dancer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro—has proven to be wildly experimental, addressing LGBTQ issues of sexuality, gender and social roles.
On top of being a leading example of the diversity that is the LGBTQ community, Porter has been an essential cog in what has ultimately become the Renaissance period of The Center here in Long Beach.