The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board are celebrating Transgender Awareness Month in November with events and the lighting of City Hall in the colors of the Transgender Flag. Transgender Awareness Month is recognized throughout the United States in November each year.
On Monday, November 5, 2018, the City launched its recognition of Transgender Awareness Month with a Transgender exhibit at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library and the West Hollywood City Council presented a Proclamation. West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, was lit in blue, pink, and white lights to represent the colors of the Transgender Flag and a transgender flag was raised atop the building. The flag will be flown and the lighting will be displayed throughout the month of November.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 6 p.m., the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board will host its annual Awards Presentation at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The awards will acknowledge community members and organizations for their work in the transgender community. Awards will be presented to Project Q, a nonprofit organization that gives more than 700 free haircuts to LGBTQ homeless youth annually, and Mariana Marroquin, Manager of the Trans Wellness Center. A dessert reception will follow the meeting. The Awards Presentation is free and open to the public. The event will be televised live on WeHoTV at www.weho.org/wehotv.
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the City, in conjunction with the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP), will host a Transgender Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. More than 40 companies and businesses will participate, and the event will include job training resources, a mock interview clinic, and a photo booth for professional headshots. Admission is free.