Community Partners

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BIENESTAR

BIENESTAR has been the forefront for Latino LGBTQ advocacy since 1989. Creating a home and a safe haven for many. Our mission has been to provide education and services for a better BIENESTAR for LGBTQ Latino individuals and other underserved communities. We will come together on June 11, 2017 to resist against the violation of all Human Rights. We are strong and love will persist. 

CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT

Daniel Zingale, Sr. VP of California Endowment and former Political Director HRC

The health and safety of millions of Californians are threatened by what is happening in Washington DC right now. Our most basic rights now depend on our standing up for each other and for those rights. That is what is happening on June 11th at the 2017 human rights march. In a massive show of strength and solidarity across communities, the march will be a beacon to the entire nation of humanity, courage and hope for the future.

Stay loud California!

EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

Rick Zbur, Executive Driector

The first Pride marches weren't celebrations -- they were political statements by people who refused to be victimized and continue hiding in the shadows.  This year, as we face a presidential administration that represents an unprecedented threat to our hard-won civil rights, we will be joining #ResistMarch on June 11th as a sign of strength, resistance and determination. Whatever comes our way, there's no going back. We must resist.

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER

Lorri L. Jean, CEO

The Los Angeles Pride parade has a long history of political messaging.  But this year certainly warrants converting the entire parade into a protest march.  We must stand strong against the regressive policies of the new Congress and Administration that not only endanger our community's health, but seek to roll back the clock on LGBT freedom, justice and equality.  But this doesn't mean we shouldn't still march in pride and celebration of who we are as a people.  Celebrating in defiance of those who would silence us is a powerful form of protest.   I and the Los Angeles LGBT Center will be there in force.

APLA HEALTH

Craig E. Thompson, CEO

AIDS Project Los Angeles began in 1983 with volunteers taking turns sitting in a closet answering questions about AIDS on a single phone. Today, APLA Health continues the mission of ending the epidemic and builds on it, ensuring all LGBTQ people receive the care and support they need to live healthier, longer lives. We remain committed to ending stigma and discrimination against those who are LGBTQ or living with HIV and to protecting our communities’ access to affordable, quality health care. We are proud to stand strong alongside our friends, families, and fellow activists on June 11th and raise our voices in the affirmation of and continuing fight for civil and human rights.

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Chad Griffin, President

The Human Rights Campaign and our nearly 2 million members and supporters are proud to join the #ResistMarch on June 11th at Hollywood and Highland to raise our voices in solidarity in defense of the equal dignity of all people. The LGBTQ community's diversity is our greatest strength. We are women, Muslim, Jewish, Black, white, Latinx, Asian, and Native American. We are immigrants and we are people living with disabilities. And when someone attacks one of us, they are going to hear from all of us.

WOMEN'S MARCH LA FOUNDATION

Emiliana Guereca and Deena Katz, Co-Executive Directors

The Women’s March LA Foundation brought together 750,000 Angelenos to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to stand in solidarity for human rights and equality in a historic fashion on January 21,2017. We are proud to stand with #ResistMarch, as when the rights of any American are infringed upon, we are all affected. We are stronger together and in unison and offer our full support for this peaceful gathering of all members of our community on June 11th and beyond. 

ACLU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Melissa Goodman, Audrey Irmas Director

The ACLU of Southern California is proud to join the #ResistMarch on Sunday, June 11th to stand up loudly and show our community that the ACLU has your back: in the courts, in legislatures, and in the streets. Pride parades are historically rooted in both protest and celebration so transforming the parade into a resistance march this year is quite appropriate given events in Washington and threats to our lives, health, and dignity our community faces. The ACLU of Southern California fought to make sure the very first pride parade in Los Angeles happened in 1970 and we'll be there in force in 2017.

LAMBDA LEGAL

Rachel B. Tiven, CEO

Founded in 1973, just three years after the first Christopher Street West parade, Lambda Legal has served as the foremost legal voice for the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV. Having fought for countless rights over the last 44 years Lambda Legal has no intention of sitting back and letting those rights be taken away by a callous administration with no respect for the history of persecution and continuing need for equal respect and dignity our community deserves. Lambda Legal is proud to stand with #ResistMarch as we take to the streets on June 11th. We must, and will, resist any and all attempts to take away the rights of the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV. Lambda Legal will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our sister organizations, community members and allies in the resistance to bigotry. Should we fail to stop backwards policies though protest and reason, make no mistake, Lambda Legal will sue. We are your lawyers and we are not going back!

GLAAD

Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO

GLAAD is proud to support the #ResistMarch on June 11th. In a time when LGBTQ people are being erased, it is now more important than ever that we stand in solidarity. Together, we must resist the powers that seek to divide us and fight to protect the rights of all marginalized communities. Together we resist. Together we persist. Together we prevail.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD LOS ANGELES

Sue Dunlap, President & CEO

For more than 50 years, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles has provided high-quality, confidential, and affordable preventive and reproductive health care to women, men, and teens throughout Los Angeles County. Now more than ever we remain committed to ensuring all people have access to a full range of reproductive health care. On June 11th, we will join the #ResistMarch in support of fundamental civil and human rights for all people, everywhere.

GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF LOS ANGELES

Jonathan Weedman, Executive Director & Dr. Joe Nadeau, Artistic Director and Conductor

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles is proud to support the #ResistMarch, and we stand united with our Community against bigotry, discrimination, injustice, inequality and hate, now and always. As one of the oldest LGBT arts organizations in the Nation, GMCLA is proud to this year be celebrating our 38th Season.  We perform for thousands annually with our concert performances at the Alex Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall.  But equally important, are over 50,000 school children we have reached over the last ten years with our Alive Music Project, It Gets Better Tour and now, our Arts for Incarcerated Youth Program in Los Angeles County juvenile detention centers.  GMCLA has lead the way with groundbreaking programs for our children, and have been a leader in setting the example for hundreds of organizations across the Nation for what is possible.  For more information please go to www.GMCLA.org – and please join us soon!

NATIONAL NOW

The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

THE TREVOR PROJECT

For nearly 20 years, The Trevor Project has been providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs and services for LGBTQ youth and adult allies.  In the days after the 2016 election, we saw the highest number of crisis contacts in a 24-hour period in the history of our organization.  Our LGBTQ youth were frightened of what they might expect from this administration, and they weren’t wrong to feel this way.  The Trevor Project will continue to #Resist anti-LGBTQ legislation and stand up for the positive mental health of our LGBTQ young people via our advocacy, research, and education programs. Our highly-trained and accredited counselors are available for youth in crisis 24/7/365 via ourTrevor Lifeline (866.488.7386) as well as via our onlineTrevor Chat and Trevor Text services at www.TheTrevorProject.org.  We are stronger together and Trevor is proud to stand alongside all LA Pride #ResistMarch participants in fighting for our civil and human rights.

COURAGE CAMPAIGN

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Courage Campaign and our 1.3 million members are proud to join the #ResistMarch on June 11 as part of the #CourageousResistance to the Trump Administration and its hateful agenda. We are thrilled that the event is returning to its roots as a call to resistance, and embracing the present as we vow to defend the rights and dignity of all people facing persecution. Together we shall prevail. 

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY PRIDE

Aaron Saenz, President

We are the LGBTQ Pride Festival for the San Gabriel Valley. We want to participate in the Resist March because we are working to instill a sense of pride and respect among members of the LGBTQ community and we believe resisting oppression is the best way to do that. 

IT GETS BETTER PROJECT

Brian Wenke, Executive Director

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. We are proud to be a part of the #ResistMarch on June 11, an opportunity for our LGBTQ young people to organize, make their voices heard and march for equality, many of them for the first time. 

TRANS CHORUS OF LOS ANGELES

Dena Williams - Vice Chair

Trans Chorus of Los Angeles strives to create an environment of equality and empowerment through music. That's why we are pleased to add our voices to the chorus of organizations who have joined in this peaceful, apolitical protest #ResistMarch to raise awareness of the many groups whose rights are currently under assault. We march for equality and justice for ALL, and we look forward to a day when no American is denied their basic humanity, their dignity, and their rights.

FOUNDATION FOR THE AIDS MONUMENT

Michael J. Ferrera, Executive Director

Foundation for The AIDS Monument (FAM) is proud to be a Community Partner in support of the Resist March.  Today’s circumstances remind us that the LGBTQ community’s fight for full equality is far from over. As we came together over these past three decades to take care of our own and to demand research, funding and treatment for those affected by HIV/AIDS, we will come together this June with our friends and allies to insure our future.  The AIDS Monument will powerfully symbolize that we will not be forgotten or ignored and that like our forefathers, we will continue to stand up for what’s right.

INDIVISIBLES OF SHERMAN OAKS

Malcolm Orrall Acting Co-Chair/Strategy

Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks is committed to protecting and promoting the constitutional rights of all Americans by supporting a progressive agenda through grassroots activism and keeping our Members of Congress focused on resisting the Trump agenda.

REVOLUTION LOS ANGELES

Robert Gamboa, Board Member

Revolution Los Angeles is proud to support the #ResistMarch! We are simply a community marching band with color guard. Since our founding in 2007, we have worked to build a strong family of LGBTQ+Allies to share in musical entertainment benefiting all our communities. Our mission is to support the performing arts and provide a positive climate of understanding in which members can maximize their potential and instill respect and appreciation for the diversity found in our multi-ethnic society of Southern California. We do so by striving for excellence, developing teamwork, and learning musicianship through our performing arts. Because of this, we feel our mission is in alignment with the mission of the #ResistMarch in that we need to building stronger communities, promoting love and strength, and protecting all of our LGBTQ+Allies family. We agree, “When any American’s rights are under threat, all our rights are threatened."

BRADY CAMPAIGN

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The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. We seek to expand life-saving Brady background checks to all gun sales; "Stop 'Bad Apple' Gun Dealers" – the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of all crime guns; and change social norms around the real dangers of guns in the home, to prevent the homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings that happen every day as a result.

 

Through grassroots activism, the SFV Chapter works in the community to bring our message to schools, faith groups, health care providers, and business and community groups, all with goal of saving lives. We believe that all Americans have the right to live in peace and that we can #DisarmHate.

THE WALL LAS MEMORIAS

The Wall Las Memorias Project is a community health and wellness organization dedicated to serving Latino, LGBTQ and other underserved populations through advocacy, education and building the next generation of leadership. 

 

The Wall Las Memorias Project mobilized the Latino community in 1993 to construct the first AIDS Monument in the nation. It brought together the LGBTQ, faith based community, labor unions, business and entertainment community to address HIV and LGBTQ rights and social justice.

 

We join our brothers and sisters of Los Angeles to resist nationalism that promotes hate against women, immigrants, Muslims, workers, and LGBTQ. In the spirit of our great democracy we promote resistance, a strong voice for change, advocacy, engagement and accountability.

THE FEMINIST MAJORITY

Sarah Bradshaw, West Coast Political Director

The Feminist Majority is embarking on our 30th anniversary of fighting for equality. Over the years the Feminist Majority has developed bold, new strategies and programs to advance women's equality, non-violence, economic development, and, most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society here and around the world. To learn more visit us here: http://feminist.org. FM is dedicated to achieving civil rights for ALL. That is why we are proud to support the #RESISTMARCH. We are stronger together, so on June 11th we will turn-out to raise our voices and say WE WON'T GO BACK!

SOMOS FAMILIA VALLE

Ronnie Veliz, Executive Director

As a first-generation of San Fernando Valley students who are openly LGBTQ+ in our Latinx immigrant families, it is our duty to unapologetically challenge Number 45. This is an administration that is impacting the most vulnerable within our communities of color, and we will not allow for Number 45 to continue expanding the health disparities that directly impact us. We will show up in solidarity with all intersectional identities in our movement. We will take action mindful of restorative justice and all of our community members currently in detention, deportation proceedings, and those who have been brutalized and murdered for being their authentic selves. Somos Familia Valle is the San Fernando Valley community organization that supports, trains, empowers, and mobilizes LGBTQ+ people and supporters for racial, gender, environmental, and economic justice.

THE JUNE L. MAZER LESBIAN ARCHIVES

Angela Brinskele, Board Member

The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives lives to protect, preserve and make accessible the history of lesbians and feminists. Many of these women fought for equality for all throughout history.  The time is here for all of us to band together to defy such negativity and hatred and to march forward and bring social justice to the forefront of our movement.

WEST HOLYWOOD BEVERLY HILLS DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Lillian Raffel, President

Established in 1985, the West Hollywood Beverly Hills Democratic Club has long fought for the values of our community -- equality, fairness, and accountability. We join #ResistMarch on Sunday, Junto proclaim with one voice that we will not be silenced. That the gains that we have fought so hard to achieve will not be rolled back quietly. That we will continue to speak for the most vulnerable. That we will persist.

STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CLUB

For over 40 years, the Stonewall Democratic Club has not only stood for equality for people of LGBTQIA experience, but for equality for all Americans.  The magnitude of the current assault by the Trump Administration and the GOP on civil rights, education, the environment, non-Christian religions, immigrants, science, the main stream media and more is unprecedented in this country.  We cannot allow them to destroy the very institutions providing the protections progressives have fought for over the last century.  Therefore the response to this must be one of complete defiance.

 

At no time is defiance more visible than when citizens take to the streets in protest and the Stonewall Democratic Club is more than eager to join those who will be marching on June 11th.  We fully, and without reservation, endorse the #ResistMarch and urge all like minded people and organizations to do the same.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDER DEMOCRATS

Hannah Cho

The Los Angeles County Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Democrats (AAPI Democrats) is a coalition of AAPI grassroots activist working to enhance the visibility and representation of AAPIs in the democratic process through outreach, education, and advocacy. In Los Angeles, we build strength from our diversity and the AAPI Democrats is proud to stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ community for the #ResistMarch. 

REGISTER BLUE

Register Blue proudly stands with #ResistMarch. We're a grassroots action group, formed after the 2016 disaster. We'll be marching with clipboards full of voter registration and vote-by-mail forms. Bigotry and hate cannot go unchallenged. Next election, grab them by the ballot!

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL

Kim Simes, Director of Regional Programming

Family Equality Council is thrilled to be a part of these marches to help give our families an opportunity to stand up and be counted. We will also be creating ways for families to participate who cannot be on-site at a march, but want to show their family pride and support. This is a chance for our community to come together and recognize our families.

TOGETHER WE WILL

Haylee Vance, Founder & Executive Director

Together We Will Los Angeles is a volunteer-based, grassroots organization dedicated to achieving equality for all. We fight hate and bigotry by promoting constructive dialogue, advocating for marginalized groups, collaborating with like-minded partners, and offering meaningful education, events, and actions to empower those who seek to effect change. We are proud to partner with other amazing activist organizations and Angelenos at the #ResistMarch.  Together #WeWillResist!

LIBERTY HILL FOUNDATION

Shane Murphy Goldsmith, President/CEO

For 40 years, Liberty Hill Foundation has been the beating heart of progressive Los Angeles, bringing Angelenos together across all kinds of boundaries to work together for social justice. We support L.A. Pride’s #Resist March on June 11 to strengthen the ties that bind our region’s diverse communities into one voice for human rights.  Liberty Hill and the grassroots organizing groups we support are working hard to protect the tangible gains we’ve made in city, county and state policy and to advance a common agenda to further justice for all.

ACT UP / LA

Gilbert Bazan

The AIDS Coalition To UnLeash Power is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary. The Los Angeles Chapter is hereby endorsing the actions of The Resist March. ACT UP LA  is a political action group who’s focus is Healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS. In recent years ACT UP has branched out to include LGBT Rights and other Social Justice causes. Join our group to Act UP - Fight Back - Fight Trump.

SEX POSITIVE LOS ANGELES

Our mission is to cultivate and promote a culture which regards all consensual expressions of sexuality as healthy, encourages sexual pleasure and experimentation, places an emphasis on informed consent and advocates sex education and risk-aware sex.  Sex-positivity makes no moral distinctions among types of sexual expression, orientation, or identification, regarding these choices as matters of personal preference. We are an inclusive and diverse community comprised of different relationship styles, kinks, genders, and orientations.  We hope to empower every individual to take agency in their sexual pursuits while practicing care and compassion for self and others.  We will join #ResistMarch on Sunday, June 11th from Los Angeles to West Hollywood to stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ community and advocate for a culture that is inclusive to all forms of consensual sexual expression as healthy and natural.

GAY FREEDOM BAND OF LOS ANGELES

Davin Malasarn, President

The Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles was established in 1978 to increase the visibility of LGBT people in Southern California. Today we continue to play that role, though our scope has broadened to represent all of diverse groups in the area, promoting acceptance through the performance and appreciation of music. We are proud to join ResistMarch and stand beside the other participants to show the strength and the shared values of our broad community.

TAKE A SOBER STAND

Mike Rizzo, Addiction Recovery Services @ Los Angeles LGBT Center

TAKE A SOBER STAND is a coalition of LGBTQ people in recovery and allies gathering to demonstrate that we can lead fulfilling, joyful lives, free from addiction. We take a stand to inform, inspire and empower those who need help and demonstrate the essential role people in recovery play in our communities. With the new administration the LGBT Recovery Community will be confronted by changing policies, like the potential loss of health care, transgender rights and LGBT discrimination based on religious beliefs. As part of the LGBT recovery community we want our voices.  

LOS ANGELES BI TASK FORCE

Dr. Mimi Hoang, Founder & Robert Ozn, Chair

Since its foundation, The Los Angeles Bi Task Force has worked to promote education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual/fluid/pansexual (Bi+) communities in the Greater Los Angeles area. As the largest component of the LGBTQ spectrum, the Bi+ community is comprised of all races, ethnicities,  genders, and faiths, as well as immigrants and the native born. It’s essential that we march to protect and advocate for the rights of all our LGBTQ siblings in these dangerous times. We march to demand safety and total equality for LGBTQ people and their fellow marginalized people in L.A. and across our country. We march for you - to lift you up, to inspire dignity, to let you know that your identity is perfect the way it is, to remind you that can choose not to internalize the prejudices, rejection, hatred and negativity of others. And most of all, we march for love in all of its forms.

CHINESE RAINBOW ASSOCIATION

Chinese Rainbow Association (CRA), a gay Chinese social, support, educational, and advocacy organization, is based in greater Los Angeles.  CRA promotes friendship and unity, provides assistance, fosters social and political awareness, and enhances positive self-image among the gay Chinese Americans. CRA also works to educate the mainstream API communities on LGBT issues and gay rights issues.  CRA supports the #ResistMarch and looks forward to joining the community on June 11th.

AMBI

Ian Lawrence

Ambi is proud to march with you all on June 11th and loudly remind the world that LGBTQI+ rights are human rights. We have come too far to let our hard-earned progress towards equality be threatened by fear, hatred or infighting. Together, we are strong. Together, a better and more just world is within reach.

Ambi is proud to represent the B in LGBT at #ResistMarch. ambi LA has been doing the grassroots work of building bi community here in Los Angeles since 2006. By creating a vibrant and visible bi community, we are building the foundation for lasting social change, helping create a world where love is not limited by gender. We believe that simply living our lives as out and healthy queer people is in itself a revolutionary act. 

COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Louise McCarthy, President and CEO

Los Angeles's nonprofit community clinics and health centers are both providers of care to and advocates for vulnerable and marginalized populations. At over 350 sites across Los Angeles County, these nonprofit organizations serve 1.5 million individuals of all walks of life. The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County and our members are dedicated to providing a voice to those people who might be left in the shadows or who are unable to speak for themselves. We are proud to walk with you on June 11th in support of Los Angeles's diverse communities.

SANKOFA

Evangeline Ignacio

Sankofa is a social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte that enlists the support of today's most celebrated artists and influential individuals in collaboration with grassroots partners to elevate the voices of the disenfranchised and promote justice, peace, and equality.

UNITED EQUALITY

Jaye Fleurant and Scott Shenefelt, Founders

Art has always been a expression of vision. A people United shows that they are strong. We may all be different, but we all deserve to be Equal. 

 

United Equality is an artistic social movement in which subjects bare their bodies with the exception of a single bandanna. The subjects appear bare as a symbol of equality; we are all born into this world pure and equal. The bandannas in the photos all show a hand written message; these messages are inequalities in our society. The subjects of our photos, united, refuse to accept these inequalities. 

 

Art has always been an expression of vision. We envision a world where we are all united, where we are all equal. 

EAST SIDE MOTO BABES

The East Side Moto Babes are a group of independent women who share a passion riding motorcycles. We live to serve others and support the community. It will be our honor to join the motorbikes in the #ResistMarch.

LA PROGRESSIVE

Dick Price & Sharon Kyle, Publishers

LA Progressive and its publishers, Dick Price and Sharon Kyle, are honored to endorse this year's Resist March organized by LA PRIDE. We encourage our readers and friends to join the march on June 11th in West Hollywood. United we stand. 

THE ANSWER COALITION

Sheila Xiao

47 years ago, the first LA Pride March broke so many years of silence and powerlessness which hung over the LGBTQ community like a storm. The courage and power of people hitting the streets were like the first rays of light breaking through the clouds. Yet the storm has far from passed: today, more than ever, the gains made by the LGBTQ community and all people facing oppression are under attack, whether from the courts, from the White House or from bigoted vigilantes.

 

The ANSWER Coalition proudly endorses #ResistMarch because it boldly carries forward that struggle against oppression. We are proud to organize and march with #ResistMarch and encourage anyone who is interested in resisting the Trump administration and oppression in general to join us.

ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE

Jeffrey DeGuia, Communications Coordinator

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles proudly supports the #ResistMarch and stands with the LGBTQ community in our collective fight for justice.  For 34 years, we have fought for justice on behalf of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders as well as other marginalized communities, including for those who are LGBTQ.  On June 11th, we will join other voices for justice as we fight to protect the targeted, resist the erosion of our rights, and advance justice wherever and whenever we can.

API EQUALITY-LA

API Equality-LA is an LGBTQ rights and social justice organization building grassroots community power and organizing for change in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community. Our vision is an inclusive, equitable, and just society where all API LGBTQ people can thrive. We recognize that queer and trans APIs often face marginalization both within our ethnic communities and the mainstream LGBTQ movement.

 

API Equality-LA is proud to join other API and LGBTQ organizations to bring visibility and promote solidarity during the Los Angeles Pride Resist March. We are committed to an intergenerational approach to fighting for social justice, bringing together youth leaders and activists with decades of experience to organize together.

ASIAN PACIFIC AIDS INTERVENTION TEAM

Jury Candelario, Division Director

Established in 1987 as the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team, APAIT has grown to be one of the largest providers of HIV/AIDS programs and services for communities of color in Los Angeles and Orange counties.  APAIT’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California.   We stand in solidarity with the organizers of the Resist March and members of the LGBTQ community who have been impacted by the policies of the current administration.    

LA COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

Robin S. Toma, Esq. Executive Director

We at the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations are proud to support LA Pride/Resist March parade this Sunday, June 11th!  We call upon everyone who cares about human rights to join the Resist March and its outreach to those of us who have had to face a new level of hostility and hate because of our sexual orientation or religion, our gender or gender identity, our race/ethnicity or country of origin, and/or our immigration status (actual or perceived).  We are all part of this wonderfully diverse community we call Los Angeles County, and we encourage our partners and supporters to march starting at Hollywood and Highland, to become part of our efforts to “transform prejudice into acceptance, inequity into justice, and hostility into peace!”  Together we are stronger!

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER

El Centro Comunitario LGBTQ de San Fernando Valley es un lugar seguro, estamos unidos para marchar con nuestra comunidad. Estamos orgullosos de defender a todas las personas, y estamos orgullosos de asegurar que América (Estados Unidos) defienda la libertad y la justicia para todos. Por favor visite nuestro sitio web para más información. http://sfvlgbtcenter.org/

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LGBTQ CENTER

Aaron Saenz, President

Our mission is to foster a safer more inclusive San Gabriel Valley for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We want to participate in the #ResistMarch because we believe that an attack on one segment of our community is an attack on everyone. We stand for an inclusive community where our differences are celebrated and not condemned. 

VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE

Kevin Weiler, Director

Smart Health LA is a clinical department of Valley Community Healthcare in North Hollywood. Our healthcare professionals have provided mental, physical and sexual health support and guidance to the LGBT and surrounding communities with the goal of improving overall health outcomes.  We currently provide HIV/PrEP, STD, Hepatitis testing, care, treatment and prevention, as well as referrals to a variety of support services.   Valley Community Healthcare is a non-profit medical facility committed to improving the well-being of 25,000 lower-income, medically underserved patients in our communities, regardless of their ability to pay.  VCH provides a wide array of clinical and patient-centered health programs through two Centers in North Hollywood and North Hills and a school-based clinic in the San Fernando Valley outside Los Angeles. 45 years ago Valley Community Healthcare was one of the first organizations to provide healthcare to the LGBTQ community. We resisted skewed public opinion about HIV/AIDS, and persisted in efforts to provide care. We wish to march to show solidarity with our community, and for equality in every aspect of our lives.

SATRANG

Satrang is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to uplift the experiences and celebrate the diversity of the South Asian LGBTQ community in Southern California by promoting acceptance and inclusivity through targeted programming, community-building events, and increased visibility. 

At a time when our communities are more threatened than ever, Satrang stands in solidarity with efforts to #resist oppressive institutions and demonstrate the unwavering strength of our collective voices, even in the face of extreme ignorance. 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY HIV DRUG & ALCOHOL TASK FORCE

Susan Forrest, Co-Chair

The LA County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force is dedicated to resisting and addressing the micro- and macro-aggressions that plague LGBT communities.  We recognize, call out, and try to overturn the forces at play which target all forms of “queerness”, but specifically, and intentionally, single out our African-American sisters and brothers – in particular young black men and black transwomen - usually with  heightened violence. We stand with our LGBT immigrant sisters and brothers who came here – by whatever means necessary – as an act of survival.  We envision and are working toward a world in which all of us can choose to move beyond ‘resilience’ – where we won’t need to hone that skill to stay alive - and we can choose how we want to thrive. As Audre Lorde writes in A Litany for Survival: “For those of us who live at the shoreline | standing upon the constant edges of decision | crucial and alone | for those of us who cannot indulge | the passing dreams of choice | who love in doorways coming and going | in the hours between dawns | looking inward and outward | at once before and after | seeking a now that can breed | futures | like bread in our children's mouths | so their dreams will not reflect | the death of ours;” … We were never meant to survive. #resistmarch #ACTUPLA

COALITION FOR ECONOMIC SURVIVAL

Larry Gross, Executive Director

Since 1973, the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) has been organizing low and moderate income communities throughout the Greater Los Angeles area to fight for economic, social and political justice. CES has been dedicated to building a grassroots multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement committed to securing civil and human rights. A movement that will confront homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, and racism wherever it exists. One of CES’ greatest achievements was leading the effort to create the City of West Hollywood, a city that has been a leader in securing rights, equality, a safe environment and needed services for the LGBTQ+ community. A city that has become the home of LA Pride. The new attacks we face coming from Washington that threaten to wipe out all that has been won and achieved demands the we take action and resist. Thus, CES is honored to stand with other organizations and individuals in supporting and participating in this very important #RESISTMARCH!