At least 60,000 Los Angeles students and adults are expected to march Downtown Saturday to demand that legislators take action so that #NeverAgain will gun violence steal the lives of students in schools, nightclubs like Pulse, concerts like Las Vegas, or local communities every day.

“We are not too young to make change happen! We will no longer wait for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of school shootings that has become far too familiar to all of us,” say March for Our Lives organizers.

A new report tis month from the Los Angeles Police Department reveals a disturbing increase in anti-trans hate crimes across the city, reports Samantha Manuela at NewNowNext.

In 2016, police reported just eight attacks on transgender Angelinos. But that number soared to 23 in 2017. Overall, hate crimes rose more than 10% year-to-year, the majority targeting racial and sexual minorities, with 115 attacks against people of color and 70 against lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.

The City of West Hollywood has launched the second round of a health survey seeking feedback about stigma experienced by community members as a result of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. The survey advances the efforts of the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division in implementing the City’s HIV Zero Strategic Plan. Community members, regardless of HIV status, are encouraged to provide feedback. This is the second HIV stigma survey conducted by the City; the first survey was conducted in 2017.

From the moment I came out to ESPN three years ago, I made a pledge to myself to live my life authentically. When MeUndies asked me last summer to be a spokesmodel for their Celebrate Yourself fundraising campaign benefiting the Center, I didn’t hesitate. It gave me a chance to use my media platform to support a good cause—the Center stands for everything I believe in.

For instance, we both speak up when we must. During the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, my social media was flooded with people wishing me failure because I publicly supported Adam Rippon’s stance against Vice President Pence leading the U.S. delegation. The Olympics is about inclusion, and Pence is very vocally anti-LGBT. He’s supported conversion therapy and is part of an administration determined to set our community back.

Singer and Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean is donating the proceeds from her latest single, This is Me, to help the Center build a better world for LGBT people.

“I wanted to give to a place that is local and speaks to my heart,” says Bean. “I want to call attention to those fighting for equality and to be accepted for who they are. It just felt natural to me.”

This is Me is an Oscar-nominated song from the musical The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, which hit theaters late last year.

Just one year after its biweekly debut, the Los Angeles Blade today announced plans to expand and publish a weekly print edition.

It is the first weekly LGBT media product serving Los Angeles since the mid-1980s and the first newspaper, according to One Archives and Rivendell Media.

The Los Angeles Blade covers LGBTQ Los Angeles and California news, politics, opinion, arts and entertainment and features national and international coverage from the award-winning reporting team of its sister newspaper, the Washington Blade.

Troy Masters, a veteran of LGBT media, serves as publisher; longtime Los Angeles journalist Karen Ocamb is news editor.

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