The long-awaited month is here! It is PRIDE MONTH! We are so excited to share great ways to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. We have an awesome playlist full of queer artists and allies, a highlight of a local business helping the queer and trans community, and events for you this month. Below you will find some events to join this month. Don’t wait to sign up!
Mitera, madre, ina, mae, and makuahine all mean the same thing but in different languages. The english translation of all these words is Mother. This month let’s take the time to thank our mothers and mother figures in our life. The ones that accept us for being gay, non-binary, trans or lesbian. Remember that you can celebrate your biological mother, your drag mother, or that motherly friend in your life. Let’s say it loud and proud for the people in the back, “We love you mom!” Below you’ll get gift ideas for your mom, a great local flower…
Water is such an important part of growth for so many living organisms. For many of us, the pandemic pushed us to take the leap and become plant parents. We learned about water intake and for some of our plants, types of water to use. Humans are very much like plants. We need all the right elements to help us grow strong. Water is an essential part of life and this is why we attributed our Spotify playlist to all songs that have to do with water. …
There is no room to snooze this month! It is March, you beautiful people and we need to wake up and get active. First, let’s get to Spring cleaning! LEA came up with an awesome Spotify playlist that your Latina mother would be proud of. Get your Bluetooth speaker and shake your booty. Now that I have you moving, let's awaken your mind. This March dedicate yourself to some activities LEA has planned to strengthen your knowledge. Below you will find events to stimulate your growth.
New Book Club
Welcome to our February newsletter! February is often defined by Valentine’s day, love, and romance. While some people LOVE the idea of love, others are repulsed by it. It’s important to remember that love can be more than romantic relationships. Take some time this month to appreciate your friends, your family, and yourself! In this newsletter, we will share some anonymous stories about dating that went terribly wrong, went smoothly, or are just fun to share. We have our monthly playlist, an interview from a local Michelada mix/bartender small business, and we are also starting a new monthly…
For many of us, 2021 is a year of hope. We want to return to normal life with the company of friends and family but until we get COVID-19 under control we will need to continue through the virtual world. We understand it is hard to get connected so LEA will go the extra mile and connect with you through here. We want to keep you updated on life, virtual events, music, movies, books, etc. with the LGBTQ+ community in mind. …
by Emily Grijalva and Zacariah Flores
On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, amidst weeks of protests organized by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Students Deserve, the LAUSD Board of Education voted to defund the Los Angeles School Police Department by $25 million, a 35% divestment. National demands to “Defund the Police” come as a direct response of historic over policing leading to death in Black communities and the recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.
It has become a poignant articulation of the need for change related to the practice of policing and its direct impact…
The mission of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + commun