Here are 10 queer things in Los Angeles to do this weekend

TGIF. Here’s our Big Gay Guide for the weekend.

FRIDAY

 

  • ‘Gender’ party

What: Redline hosts the weekly New York underground themed party Gender.

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Redline

Cover: None

  • Sex-Positive night

What: Fox Hole: Positively Proud hosts a bathouse-themed party for the release of their Sex-Positive Men’s Calendar.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: The Bullet Bar

Cover: $10

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SATURDAY

  • Comedy night

What: Drag queen Roz Drezfalez performs stand-up comedy in Roz’s Humor Hole with other comedians.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Hollywood Improv Comedy Club

Tickets: $10

  • Literary festival

What: The Hollywood-based Spring Writes literary festival begins with An Evening with Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history. Chosen by former President Barack Obama, Blanco also is the youngest and first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to be an inaugural poet.

When: 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Emerson College Los Angeles Center

Tickets: RSVP required

  • Trans fiction

What: Trans Culture as Radical Fiction actress and trans activist Alexandra Billings speaking on the theme of trans identity and false narratives about the trans community.

When: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Where: University of Southern California

Tickets: RSVP required

  • Brunch

What: Lez Do Brunch hosts brunch with entertainment, raffles, and a silent auction.

When: Noon

Where: Bar10 WeHo

Cover: Call or text 323-332-6445 for reservations

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SUNDAY

  • Drag brunch

What: The San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center hosts the groovy drag brunch Peace, Love and Brunch featuring a breakfast taco bar.

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Callahan’s Irish Pub

Tickets: $40

  • LGBTQ guidance

What: A panel of LGBTQ elders make themselves available at Ask the Elders to share share wisdom and answer questions about activism, spirituality, and other topics.

When: 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: The Actors Company

Admission: RSVP required

  • Loteria

What: An afternoon of Loteria and Brunch along with a drag performance tribute to Selena.

When: Noon

Where: Redline

Tickets: $15-$50

  • Spring Writes

What: Spring Writes continues the literary festival with Queers who Submit to discuss the submission and publication process for aspiring LGBTQ writers.

When: Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Where: 826LA & The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Tickets: RSVP required

  • Festival finale

What: Spring Writes closes with Writing Queer Characters for the Screen. The panel’s work is screened and they discuss the joys and challenges of bringing LGBTQ representation into the media.

When: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

Tickets: RSVP required

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Kristine Bañuelos

Kristine Bañuelos is a senior at California State University Long Beach, and a copy editing aficionado. One of her pet peeve of hers is when people say “supposably” instead of “supposedly” and “anyways” instead of “anyway.” She’s been trying to like coffee for three years, is a frequent concert-goer, and, with the help of friends, is constantly expanding her Drake and Selena merchandise collection.