BigQueerConvo: Aydian Dowling // Trans Pride L.A. Kickoff


Trans Pride L.A. kicks off with the Center's ongoing community forum series Big Queer Convo. This year’s speaker is Aydian Dowling, a trans activist, motivational speaker, and fitness enthusiast who gained national acclaim in 2015 for being the first trans person to be on the cover of Men’s Health magazine. The entrepreneurial Dowling is also president and founder of, a retail website geared to the transgender community. Big Queer Convo is free, but reservations are recommended by registering at the ticket link above.

Immediately following Big Queer Convo, an art opening and reception for the We Can Be Heroes exhibit will be held in the adjacent Advocate & Gochis Galleries. The exhibit features a mural project celebrating pioneers of trans history created by up-and-coming trans artists from the Center’s youth programs, including its LifeWorks youth development program, and by artist Julia Kaye, creator of the comic Up and Out.

AND DON"T MISS Saturday's day of celebration, featuring a name and gender change clinic sponsored by the Transgender Law Center; interactive workshops, including a self-care workshop led by Aydian Dowling; a special activism-through-social-networking workshop led by LGBT rights activist, film producer, director, and blogger Andrea James; Supernova Self-Defense Workshop; a clothing swap; catered dinner; and a VarieTy show starring an amazing array of trans performers, including Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, comedian Ian Harvie, and more. More info:
  • The Village at Ed Gould Plaza - Los Angeles LGBT Center
    1125 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles
  • Friday Jun 16
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