Upcoming Alliance Events


FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2019 @ 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

A special fundraiser screening of this 2018 documentary on the late AIDS Activist and LGBTQ media spokesperson, Connie Norman. Co-presented as a fundraiser by California LGBT ARTS ALLIANCE and Highways Performance Space 30th Anniversary BEHOLD! Series

As the self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and ACT UP/LA spokesperson in early 90’s Los Angeles, Connie Norman stood proudly in her multiple, fluid and evolving LGBTQ identities. Both beloved and confrontational, Connie’s soulful and salty rantings and intersectional politics were heard widely through her newspaper column, and pioneering radio and cable TV talk shows. Serving as a bridge in both gender and politics, and modeling “wokeness” in an early era of crisis, Connie’s piercing and compassionate voice urges us again into action, to fully engage with our lives and our world.

The Alliance is also pleased to be honoring filmmaker ARTHUR DONG this evening with its inaugural Trail Blazer Award.
Arthur Dong is an Oscar®-nominated and triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, author and curator whose work centers on Asian American and LGBTQ stories. His films that investigate anti-gay prejudice include Family Fundamentals, Licensed to Kill, and Coming Out Under Fire. His films about Asian Americans include Sewing Woman, Forbidden City, USA, Hollywood Chinese, and The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor.

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/389139081675773/
Highways Performance Link: https://highwaysperformance.org/event/aids-diva-the-legend-of-connie-norman/

Rear Opening
A Performance Tribute to the Gutter Art of Stephen Varble

photo by: Greg Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm
ONE Gallery, West Hollywood
626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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PUBLIC LECTURE by Curator David J. Getsy:
“Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble in 1970s New York”

Photo by: Greg Day

Lecture sponsored by the California LGBT Arts Alliance in conjunction with the Varble Exhibit at the ONE Gallery,
The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance in the 1970s, Photographs by Greg Day.

April 13, 2019 at 2 – 4:30 pm at West Hollywood City Council Chambers, West Hollywood, CA.

Q & A with David Getsy after lecture. Reception to follow.
Parking free at the library structure with validation. 

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Raising Zoey Free Film Screening

Join the California LGBT Arts Alliance for a free public screening of “Raising Zoey” in San Diego!

Featuring a light reception + panel discussion on family acceptance within the Latinx community with Zoey’s mother, Ofelia Barba and the director of the documentary, Dante Alencastre.

13 year-old trans activist Zoey Luna wants nothing more than to simply go to school, learn, have fun with her friends in Downey, CA. Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance have not always made this easy. With the help of her mother Ofelia, her older sister Leticia and the ACLU, Zoey fought school officials for her right to self-identify in school. Even in the face of bullying and endless teasing from both school officials and students, Zoey determinedly continues to live her life as she is and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic lives.

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
San Diego Central Library
Shiley Special Events STE, 9th Floor
330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, 92101

RSVP: bit.ly/raisingzoeysd

Presented in partnership with San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Public Library, with support from the California Arts Council and California Humanities, a partner of the NEH. Visit www.calhum.org.

Thank you to our community partner TransFamily Support Services

Facebook Link to Raising Zoey Screening