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The Red Circle Project (RCP) at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is the only HIV Prevention Program in Los Angeles County that specifically provides services to the Native American /Alaska Native Community.

RCP provides culturally competent HIV/AIDS resources, referrals; group level interventions for Native Gay/Two Spirit men and Native transgender individuals; and mobile HIV testing to urban Native community at outreach events such as powwows, cultural events, etc...

APLA, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 25 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

“...... everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.”
Mourning Dove (Salish)

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Wellness Matters, You Matter!

Thank you AICC and community member, Jennifer, for a great event...

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"Pride is not simply saying to ourselves, “We did a good job” and stopping there. It’s a cumulative thing—a result of working hard, making sure what we’re doing is having a positive impact, and continuing to improve and strive for more. Pride is a group effort. Together, we make great things happen and we are strong. We loved feeling that at our recent celebrations, and we’ll keep it with us as we move forward.

We wish you all have a safe and happy summer and hope you’ll join us for AIDS Walk in the fall. Registration is already open at la.aidswalk.net!"

- Vallerie Wagner, COO, APLA Health & Wellness

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AIDS Project Los Angeles

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APLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

"People who don’t know that they have HIV contribute one-third of transmissions, according to the CDC. That means that increasing the number of people who are aware of their status is crucial to reducing transmission rates across the country. Not to mention that "knowledge of one’s HIV status is key to accessing effective HIV treatment," Hall says."

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14 percent of people living with HIV in 2011 didn’t know they were infected

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In 2011, about 1.2 million people were living with HIV in the US. Unfortunately, 14 percent of those people didn’t know they were infected, according to a CDC report released today. And as of 2012,...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

"Just as defenders of the Confederate flag have argued that it represents pride in Southern culture and history rather than racism, supporters of team names like the "Redskins" have insisted that they actually honor Native Americans. But activists say parallels between the two controversies are worth noting. Even if the intention behind the usage of such symbols isn't to harm, Americans should recognize that minority groups are harmed by them nonetheless -- and eliminate them as a result."

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Native Americans Look At Confederate Flag Controversy And Ask: What About 'Redskins' And Other...

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Native American activists and supporters hope the controversy over the Confederate flag spurs a larger debate about derogatory symbols.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

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5 things we still need to change for transgender equality

mashable.com

For people who identify as transgender, equality has as much to do with bureaucracy as it does greater cultural and societal acceptance.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 26, 2015 at 9:12 am

" However, I have no real intentions of pursuing females at this stage of my life. I still find beautiful women beautiful. I don’t think that’ll ever change. But I think that to continue to claim something that’s not true is just continuing a streak dishonesty and I don’t want that. Sorry, ladies. I’m officially pulling myself off of the market. Don’t hate me too bad.”"

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Matt Cage Comes Out As Gay: Pro Wrestler Claimed He Was Bisexual But Now Comes Out To Stop...

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Matt Cage has come out as gay, and the pro wrestler revealed that at 26, he feels he has overcome his fear of being rejected because of his sexual orientation,

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 26, 2015 at 9:11 am

"“Why would there have to be this kind of arrangement, in a truly free society, in which people have access to education, healthcare, and housing,” Wolf asks rhetorically. “Why couldn’t people have a multiplicity of arrangements that have nothing to do with the state? Why would you have to have involvement of any other party than the people involved in the relationship?”"

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Lesbian Socialist: Do We Really Want to Be Part of 'Traditional Marriage'?

advocate.com

Capitalism is both a gift and curse to LGBT people and others fighting for equality in America, says lesbian author and socialist Sherry Wolf.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 26, 2015 at 9:09 am

""This court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us," said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in dissent."

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Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide

latimes.com

Declaring that gay unions deserve equal respect and dignity under the law, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide without regard to their state's laws.

Red Circle Project
June 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

Red Circle Project shared AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA's photo.

This weekend, folks..!!

Looking forward to another great "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow!

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AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA

This Saturday: Join Red Circle Project for the 5th annual Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow! June 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in WeHo's Plummer Park.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 14, 2015 at 11:01 am

Red Circle Project with Leland Morrill and 2 others

RCP at Pride!

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

Pride Parade Map

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

Red Circle Project will be marching in the L.A. Pride Parade on Sunday, June 14, 2015.

Come on out and join us!!

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LA PRIDE LGBT Pride in West Hollywood

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Christopher Street West Association, Inc. is a non-profit service organization within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community, composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within our community, as well as the non-LGBT comm…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

L.A. friends and family -

southern California Indian center American Indian Families Partnership is moving....

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#CallHerCaitlyn

An open letter from a Samoan ‘Caitlyn’ – Jaiyah Saelua

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Jaiyah Saelua is an American Samoan international football player and the first transgender player to compete in a men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier in 2011. Since then she has been interviewed by some of the world’s biggest media platforms such as the Mirror UK, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. She…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 13, 2015 at 11:42 am

Red Circle Project at American Indian Counseling Center

Healing words at Mental Health Awareness Day.

Heal and heal others

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Maria Martinez
May 12, 2015 at 10:40 am

have you sent out the pow wow applications?

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 7, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Red Circle Project shared HIV DATF's event.

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L.A. Trans* Health Summit

L.A. Trans* Health Summit

Los Angeles County Commission on HIV
Transgender Caucus
presents
L.A. Trans* Health Summit:
Creating Comprehensive Services for the Trans* Community

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! This is a free one-day event designed for consumers, community members, and providers who are interested in initiating or improving services for the trans* community. Join us as we:
- Explore the health and HIV needs of trans* communities
- Discuss strategies for providing comprehensive and culturally competent care services for the trans* community
- Learn more about HIV biomedical interventions and their potential impact on the trans* community
- Discuss how to navigate the health and HIV care system to support trans* health

free continental breakfast! free lunch! raffle prizes throughout the day! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to attend, so please register at the link: http://hivdatf.org/2015trainings/trans-health-hiv/

Produced in collaboration with:
APLA Health & Wellness, APAIT, CHIPTS, Children's Hospital LA, HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force, Friends Research Institute, Coalición Translatin@s

#latranshealth

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

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05/30/15 Saturday Matinee "All About Eve" at the A.T. Center

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Good evening Fellows of the Institute and Friends, I'd like to welcome and introduce Daniel from Being Alive, who has expressed interest in our monthly Saturday Matinees. We are always open to new...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Red Circle Project added 5 new photos — with Yuliana Sage and 2 others.

RCP outreach at UCLA Pow Wow..

Great, beautiful day...

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 30, 2015 at 5:19 pm

"#StillBisexual is an awesome viral campaign aimed at fighting the myth that bisexuals don't stay bisexual."

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#Still Bisexual Campaign Answers the Annoying Question, 'Are You Still Bisexual?'

shewired.com

Can we all just stop asking?

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 30, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Red Circle Project shared a link.

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Native American Explains Why He Walked Off Adam Sandler Set: ‘Was a Total Disgrace’

mediaite.com

The Native American expert from that controversial Adam Sandler movie says that he walked off the set the moment he realized the film had no intention of respecting the Apache heritage he was supposedly hired to help maintain.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm

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Judge who struck down gay marriage in Ky. dies

usatoday.com

Judge John G. Heyburn II carved an independent and progressive path on the federal bench.

Red Circle Project
April 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Red Circle Project shared American Indian Student Association's photo.

Please join Red Circle Project (www.redcircleproject.org) this weekend at Ucla Pow Wow.

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American Indian Student Association

The American Indian Student Association is proud to announce the 30th Annual UCLA Pow Wow on May 2nd and 3rd. Come celebrate a weekend of dancing and singing as we celebrate our culture and what marks the 3rd decade of the UCLA pow wow!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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A Foot in Two Worlds: The Battle for Gay Marriage on Tribal Lands

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

When gay couples cannot get married in their home state, some head back to the rez.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 27, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Former Red Circle Project at APLA Health & Wellness's Prevention Training Specialist, Mattee Jim. Insight to Native American transgender issues.

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Mattee Jim Extended Interview

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Mattee Jim Extended Interview

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 11, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Red Circle Project at Chumash Days Pow Wow in Malibu

RCP enjoying a beautiful day in Malibu while providing HIV info to the community.

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

Great National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at United American Indian Involvement!

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AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA
March 20, 2015 at 11:42 am

AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA shared APLA Health & Wellness's photo.

Today until 4 p.m. Red Circle Project is hosting a National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) event at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. Join RCP for informative presentations, food, and more!

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APLA Health & Wellness

Today until 4 p.m. Red Circle Project is hosting a National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) event at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. Join RCP for informative presentations, food, and more!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos — at California State University, Long Beach.

RCP at Long Beach Pow Wow...

They just can't get enough! =)

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Red Circle Project at William Carey International University

RCP handing out information...and condoms ;) at Pasadena Pow Wow

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Leland Morrill
March 5, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Leland Morrill shared a photo to Red Circle Project's Timeline.

In the Mountains!!
Saturday March 21, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I hear a "Roxanne" will be cookin up a storm up there!!
IF YOU NEED A RIDE... (and I called this morning)
see the number at the bottom of the flier...from DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES.
Thanks Deborah for sharing
Here is who to email or call for the ride:
Lorence
email lorosco@haramonkngna.org
call: 626-449-8975
https://www.facebook.com/Haramokngna/photos/a.194351920583910.50252.194341537251615/943775862308175/?type=1&theater

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Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center
Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm

"These ways of identifying are only parts of me, but as I move through the world, I find that I can’t take off my identities like a jacket and simply hang them in the closet. They are interwoven, and in creating any theatre that has verisimilitude or humanity, I must lean into the intersection of identities."

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A Red Face in the Crowd: Identities of a Native American Two-Spirit Writer

howlround.com

Ty Defoe explores what his many identities make him, what it is to be two-spirit, and the kind of art it has inspired him to make.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) event at United American Indian Involvement, Inc., 1125 W. 6th Street, L.A., CA, on March 20, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Join Red Circle Project for a day of informative presentations, food and more...!

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Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 2:02 pm

"This study shows the continued value of HIV prevention, even in an era when people effectively treated with HIV medications can have a close-to-normal life expectancy,” said Dr. Bruce Schackman, the Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and lead author of the study. “There is still significant value in avoiding infection, from both cost and quality of life points of view.”

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Preventing one case of HIV saves over $225K, study shows | Cornell Chronicle

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Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

"Leading the charge for gay marriage here is Alray Nelson, 29, a top aide to Mr. Shirley, the presidential contender. Mr. Nelson, who would like to marry his partner, Brennen Yonnie, has pushed for years to repeal the Dine Marriage Act and has a small coalition of core supporters — about 15 of them, he said. But some gay Navajos, he said, have not joined the coalition for fear they will be ostracized."

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Among the Navajos, a Renewed Debate About Gay Marriage

nytimes.com

At least one presidential contender favors repealing a 2005 tribal law that prohibits same-sex marriage and cannot be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 1:56 pm

"Riddle’s legislation mirrors similar bills introduced in Florida and Kentucky. Florida Rep. Frank Artiles (R) justified his bill, which is nearly identical to Riddle’s in the way it criminalizes transgender bathroom usage, by using the same line that a man could “choose to feel like a woman that day.”"

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Texas Bill Would Punish Businesses If They Don’t Discriminate

thinkprogress.org

Rep. Debbie Riddle (R) wants to punish any transgender person who goes to the bathroom and any business that lets them.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 1:54 pm

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Suspect arrested in South LA murder of transgender woman

abc7.com

Los Angeles police have arrested a 30-year-old Inglewood man in the murder of a transgender woman in South Los Angeles.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

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Coleen Nolan advice: 'My boyfriend is bisexual - and men love him'

mirror.co.uk

He gets more attention in one night than I’ve had in my lifetime!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm

"The mother said she went out and told the teens, “We know he is gay, it is not a problem”. “Three girls came running at me, screaming, shouting ‘who the eff do you think you are?’,” the woman told the court."

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Couple attacked after defending gay son from homophobic taunts

irishtimes.com

Court hears woman was punched, kicked and had a cigarette stubbed out on her face

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm

"Exton, a former marketer, created Her, a free app for women looking to date other women that will be available as soon as Friday. The idea is to create a community for lesbians looking to make friends, chat, and, of course, date."

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A dating app for lesbians, by a lesbian

fortune.com

In a world filled with dating apps, one entrepreneur hopes her's will succeed by filling an underserved niche: Women seeking women.

Leland Morrill
Facebook IconFebruary 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

For Federally Recognized Tribal Members
Application for Exemption for American Indians and Alaska Natives and Other Individuals who are Eligible to Receive Services from an Indian Health Care Provider
Click on the PDF link:

marketplace.cms.gov

marketplace.cms.gov

Leland Morrill
Facebook IconFebruary 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

For Federally Recognized Tribal Members
Application for Exemption for American Indians and Alaska Natives and Other Individuals who are Eligible to Receive Services from an Indian Health Care Provider
Click on the PDF link:

marketplace.cms.gov

marketplace.cms.gov

Leland Morrill
Facebook IconFebruary 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

For Federally Recognized Tribal Members
Application for Exemption for American Indians and Alaska Natives and Other Individuals who are Eligible to Receive Services from an Indian Health Care Provider
Click on the PDF link:

marketplace.cms.gov

marketplace.cms.gov

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm

RCP Program Coordinator & RCP volunteers at Wildhorse Pow Wow.

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Facebook IconFebruary 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm

API Equality-LAs Lunar New Year Parade Sign Up
Join us as we welcome the Year of the Ram and provide an LGBT presence at Chinatown’s largest celebration! As the only LGBT contingent in the Golden Dragon Parade, we will march together to show that our movement for equality and the fair treatment for LGBT individuals is stronger than ever!

When
Assemble at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2015. During the pre-parade assembly, we will provide limited quantities of sandwiches and bottled water, give instructions, and distribute shirts and parade materials, so please come early! The parade steps off at 1:00 PM.

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Lunar New Year Parade Sign Up

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Join us as we welcome the Year of the Ram and provide an LGBT presence at Chinatown’s largest celebration! As the only LGBT contingent in the Golden Dragon Parade, we will march together to show that our movement for equality and the fair treatment for LGBT individuals is stronger than ever! When As…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm

"While conducting research about online marketplaces for selling used goods, Ghose and Chan became interested in the prevalence of ads soliciting personal hookups and one night stands."

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Craigslist Hookup Pages Linked to 16% Rise in HIV Cases

newsweek.com

The study was conducted over a decade and concluded that the site’s personal ads led to an increase in the disease.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

"Robert Anderson, University of Washington Law School professor and director of the Native American Law Center: Teaching Indian history “is really embarrassing if it’s taught correctly,” he said. That’s because it includes the U.S. government’s attempts to eradicate native people and strip them of their land, rights and culture."

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Why Washington schools fail to teach Native American history

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When I first heard that Washington lawmakers proposed a law that would require public schools to teach Native American history, culture and government, my reaction was: why? This is 2015, not 1950! How is it possible that Washington – my dear, progressive home state – could be failing to teach impor…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

"Tur made a name for herself as a helicopter pilot who covered the infamous O.J. Simpson police pursuit in 1994 and the Los Angeles riots in 1992."

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'Inside Edition' Hires First Transgender Television Reporter

thewrap.com

Zoey Tur will join as a special correspondent during February

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm

"But, if I had my way, I would be married to a man and a woman . . . And I wonder how many people would say no to allowing me that sort of marriage if asked to vote in a referendum on the issue, especially in the United States?"

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Bisexual weddings: Threesomes?

montrealgazette.com

A Turning the Page blog post. Well, at least one reader of my preceding blog post has taken me to task for referring to the monogamy of marriage as "monotony," even if I was saying it with tongue f...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

"Yet she quickly began dating Bernhard exclusively, without declaring herself gay or bisexual. “I was deeply in love with Sandra,” she writes, “in a way I’d never experienced before.”"

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Supermodel: Sandra Bernhard made me realize I was a lesbian

nypost.com

She was “the world’s first Latina supermodel” — but she was keeping a secret. In her new memoir “Straight Walk,” Patricia Velasquez recounts her impoverished childhood, her time in the South Americ...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2015 at 2:46 pm

""This is not just a political issue. It is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue -- unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it's really not my place to say, OK, I'm just going to evolve," Huckabee said."

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Huckabee compares being gay to drinking, swearing - CNN.com

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Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says expecting Christians to accept same-sex marriage is "like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli."

Red Circle Project
January 28, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Red Circle Project shared APLA Health & Wellness's photo.

Saturday, February 7, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., APLA Health & Wellness is hosting a free community health fair in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Come see the brand-new Gleicher / Chen Health Center and "try out" some of the services offered, like dental checks, flu vaccinations ($5 each while supplies last), STD screening and HIV testing, learning more about the Center’s PrEP program, as well as health plan enrollment assistance. The event also features raffles for prizes, free food, and more!

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APLA Health & Wellness

Next Saturday, February 7, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., we're hosting a free community health fair in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Come see the brand-new Gleicher / Chen Health Center and "try out" some of the services offered, like dental checks, flu vaccinations ($5 each while supplies last), STD screening and HIV testing, learning more about the Center’s PrEP program, as well as health plan enrollment assistance. The event also features raffles for prizes, free food, and more!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm

"Shana shares the story of her diagnosis when she was only 22 years old, in college and dealing with the end of a difficult relationship. She also shares her fears after realizing that she had acquired the virus during her pregnancy and after being told she would only have five years to live. Shana and husband Bear discuss how love, treatment and knowledge helped them fight HIV together. They also share their reason for participating in this campaign: to raise awareness of this important issue among the Native American community."

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Shana's Story: Let's Stop HIV Together

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In this digital story, Shana shares the story of her diagnosis when she was only 22 years old, in college and dealing with the end of a difficult relationshi...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

"Tommy shares his story about finding out he was HIV positive at age 25. He candidly shares the many issues he had to confront including getting treatment, disclosing to his family and finding a support system. Together with friend, Pamela, they discuss issues important to the Native American community, including the need for increasing conversations to raise awareness and reduce stigma as well as promoting HIV testing."

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Tommy's Story: Let's Stop HIV Together

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In this video, Tommy shares his story about finding out he was HIV positive at age 25. He candidly shares the many issues he had to confront including gettin...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

"As Americans, we respect human dignity…” Obama declared. “That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender."

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8 critical facts about the state of transgender America

washingtonpost.com

President Obama gave transgender Americans a mention in the SOTU. But lack of data is holding back policy that could help.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

"Tan has an indispensible history of bisexuality in science fiction, over in Lambda Literary. She talks about the rise of bi characters in the 1970s, and the recent spate of bi heroes, including Captain Jack on Doctor Who and Torchwood."

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From Lazarus Long To Capt. Jack Harkness: Bisexuality In Science Fiction

io9.com

Why were there so many bisexual heroes in the 1970s (including Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long), and was bisexuality viewed as "futuristic"? More to the point, why did bi heroes mostly vanish throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and what brought them back? Erotic science fiction author and Circlet Pres…

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Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm

"The Huffington Post: What are you trying to communicate through this film? Why is this so important?
Jodi Savitz: I developed "Girl on Girl: An Original Documentary" to call attention not only to the fact that feminine lesbians are legitimate but to the fact that we make up a thriving subset of the LGBTQ community."

Feminine Lesbians Exist: A Look At 'Girl On Girl'

huffingtonpost.com

Do feminine-presenting lesbians experience invisibility within the queer community? This question is the subject of a new documentary from advocate and and filmmaker Jodi Savitz called "Girl on Girl." The film aims to explore the emotion...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

""If team owners in the league have any doubt about if Americans are ready for a gay or lesbian player on their team, this survey should put any of those doubts to rest," Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI, told The Huffington Post over the phone."

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All The Proof You Need That America Is Ready For Gay Pro Athletes

huffingtonpost.com

By and large, America is ready and willing to support gay professional athletes....

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

"NCAI President Brian Cladoosby told The Huffington Post he hopes the latest ad will bolster a campaign designed "to tell our story and educate people about what this name truly means.""

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New Ad Proves D.C. Football Can Survive Without 'Redskins' Name

huffingtonpost.com

An online ad released Friday hopes to show what a Washington game would be like without the Redskins mascot....

Red Circle Project
January 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Red Circle Project shared Zero HIV Stigma's photo.

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Zero HIV Stigma
Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 20, 2015 at 3:17 pm

AICC is having their SweetHeart 5K FunRun on Saturday 2/14/2015 @ The Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way LA 90027
Race Starts 8am
Cost: Single runner- $25 Couple - $40
For more information contact
Avril Cordova – 626-321-8564

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Facebook IconJanuary 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm

United American Indian Involvement, Inc. will be having their monthly Diabetic Wellness Day on Friday, February 13, 2015!

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Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

* Cultural diversity. There are over 560 federally recognized AI/AN tribes, whose members speak over 170 languages. Because each tribe has its own culture, beliefs, and practices and can be subdivided into language groups, it can be challenging to create culturally appropriate prevention programs for each group.
* Socioeconomic issues. Poverty, including lack of housing and HIV prevention education, directly and indirectly increases the risk for HIV infection and affects the health of people living with and at risk for HIV infection. Compared with other racial/ethnic groups, AI/AN have higher poverty rates, have completed fewer years of education, are younger, are less likely to be employed, and have lower rates of health insurance coverage.

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CDC – American Indians and Alaska Native – Racial/Ethnic Groups – Risk – HIV/AIDS

cdc.gov

HIV/AIDS is a growing problem among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

" Two Spirit traditions were threatened, though, when Europeans colonized the Americas. The notion of a third, fluid, male-and-female gender conflicted with the colonizers’ heterosexual views, and in 1879, the U.S. government removed thousands of Two Spirited people from their tribes."

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Two Spirit: The Trials and Tribulations of Gender Identity in the 21st Century

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

Two Spirit: The Trials and Tribulations of Gender Identity in the 21st Century

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

"Jalel, who revealed that he has been using hormonal treatment to look and sound like a man, explained that he wants to undergo a sex reassignment surgery but cannot because such surgeries are illegal in the tiny North African nation. A Tunisian female footballer grabbed headlines in 2013 when she legally changed her status from female to male after court consent. But such incidents seldom take place."

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Tunisian transsexual sparks debate after appearing on popular TV show

english.alarabiya.net

The uncharacteristic showing of a transsexual on a popular Tunisian chat show this week has stirred

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2015 at 12:02 pm

" I've always felt like an outsider, but I don't think I would have made anything of worth if I didn't feel that way. People who make the work I love feel that way as well and use it as an opportunity to start a conversation and make really smart work. The stories I care about are about outsiders and very lonely people. To clarify, I don't think films in their subject matter need to be miserable; I just think the people making them need to be miserable. [Laughs.] "

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Appropriate Behavior Writer/Director/Star Opens Up About Being a Bisexual Filmmaker

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Desiree Akhavan's first feature film, Appropriate Behavior, written and directed by and starring Akhavan, is generating major buzz. Akhavan was kind enough to make time to sit down with me on the day of her premiere at Lincoln Center. It's safe to sa...

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Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

"“They said that they didn’t agree with her alternative lifestyle,” Dawnnetta Pierce-Fernandez, Collier’s friend of 15 years told The Washington Post. “They gave the family the option to edit the video and the family decided that they were not going to allow Vanessa’s life to be edited.”

“It’s devastating – and disgusting, honestly,” she added."

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Colorado church refuses to hold funeral for lesbian woman after dispute over ‘affectionate’ photos

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The family declined to "self-censor" photos of the woman kissing her wife.

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Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

"In a video made for the campaign, the voiceover begins with a powerful statement: “We just want people to know that, hey, we’re normal. And you can’t judge people on their normal. You really can’t.” And recalling the controversy over the last year’s image: “The comments were a trip. It didn’t make me feel any way, because I know they don’t know what we go through, I know they don’t know our children, I know they don’t know our lifestyle, they don’t know how we live.”"

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Nikon Featured This Beautiful Gay Family in an Ad, and the Result Is Gorgeous. (Video.)

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Remember Kordale and Kaleb, the web-famous gay couple from Atlanta, Georgia? They came to the Internet’s attention early last year when an Instagram picture of their morning routine with their three children went viral, bringing a rush of attention, both positive and negative. While many commenters…

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Facebook IconJanuary 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Red Circle Project created an event.

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Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

The “Celebrating All Life & Creation” Pow Wow will be celebrating their fifth annual event on June 20, 2015.
The Red Circle Project at APLA Health & Wellness will, once again, bring community members from diverse backgrounds to recognize National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We have been very successful in the past four years and anticipate another successful event.
Community change occurs in many ways, and one way RCP is changing the face of HIV/AIDS is by bringing many minority groups together by hosting this pow wow. Although RCP is funded to provide services specifically to NA/AN LGBT individuals, they come into contact with broader communities of different ethnicities and are given the opportunity to educate on HIV as well as culture.
The presence of a diverse community at the pow wow enhances the experience of all those in attendance.
Each and every person’s presence adds to the power of the healing process.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to have free HIV testing and STI screening which will be made available from JWCH’s (John Wesley Community Health) mobile testing unit that will be on site. There will also be other local organizations providing outreach to disseminate information that will aide in healthy community awareness. With approximately 12 nonprofit organizations present, there will be information available for all walks of life.

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Facebook IconDecember 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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December 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Red Circle Project shared Celebration Theatre's photo.

TONIGHT! Tuesday December 16th at 7:30pm in the beautiful West Hollywood Council Chambers for Celebrating New Works!

Celebration Theatre is dedicated to representing all the members of our LGBTQ community and Tuesday evening will focus on the lives and journeys of the Transgender members of our community. We are honored to have an incredible panel of individuals for our talkback discussion. Panelists include Michaela herself, as well as President of the Translatina Coalition Bamby Salcedo, Director/Producer Andrea James, and the legendary Calpernia Addams! Moderated by Celebration Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Michael A. Sheppard.

The evening will begin with the reading of a new play "Making Michaela" by Michaela Ivri, hosted by The West Hollywood City Chambers on San Vicente Blvd. There is fully validated parking in the structure behind the chambers.

"Making Michaela" follows Michael from childhood discovery and bullying to family life and transition. When he springs upon his wife and three children his need to transition it is very much a surprise- which each family member handles in their own way. The play takes you through their experience as a family, as well as Michaela's unique journey as she ventures out into the world to find "herself."

This is the final reading for our 2014 Celebrating New Works series so come Celebrate with us this holiday season in sharing a new play, having some cider, and maybe even enjoying a few carols!

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Celebration Theatre

Please join us Tuesday December 16th at 7:30pm in the beautiful West Hollywood Council Chambers for Celebrating New Works!

Celebration Theatre is dedicated to representing all the members of our LGBTQ community and Tuesday evening will focus on the lives and journeys of the Transgender members of our community. We are honored to have an incredible panel of individuals for our talkback discussion. Panelists include Michaela herself, as well as President of the Translatina Coalition Bamby Salcedo, Director/Producer Andrea James, and the legendary Calpernia Addams! Moderated by Celebration Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Michael A. Sheppard.

The evening will begin with the reading of a new play "Making Michaela" by Michaela Ivri, hosted by The West Hollywood City Chambers on San Vicente Blvd. There is fully validated parking in the structure behind the chambers.

"Making Michaela" follows Michael from childhood discovery and bullying to family life and transition. When he springs upon his wife and three children his need to transition it is very much a surprise- which each family member handles in their own way. The play takes you through their experience as a family, as well as Michaela's unique journey as she ventures out into the world to find "herself."

This is the final reading for our 2014 Celebrating New Works series so come Celebrate with us this holiday season in sharing a new play, having some cider, and maybe even enjoying a few carols!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconDecember 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

WHAT???

"Los Angeles has long been a leader in HIV prevention, but the County is lagging behind other jurisdictions in increasing awareness and access to this groundbreaking intervention, even though it accounts for over 40 percent of California's HIV/AIDS cases and reports around 2,000 new HIV infections annually."

Read more...!!

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Now Is the Time to Scale Up PrEP in Los Angeles

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A revolution is underway in HIV prevention, and for the first time since the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, many in the HIV/AIDS community, including medical providers and health officials, say that an end to AIDS could be in sight....

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Facebook IconDecember 1, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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Famous people who contracted HIV

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Famous people who contracted HIV

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 25, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Red Circle Project with Kenneth Ray Ramos and Edward-Michael Muna

Fall Feast!

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Facebook IconNovember 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm

How many of you know what PrEP is???

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HIV/AIDS In The Lives Of Gay And Bisexual Men In The United States

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More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one health issue facing their popul…

Red Circle Project
November 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Red Circle Project shared I Sing. You Dance.'s video.

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I Sing. You Dance.

Here in Alaska our cultures are different. But not really. I am Yupik. What are you? :)

Red Circle Project
November 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Red Circle Project shared APLA Health & Wellness's photo.

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APLA Health & Wellness

Have you met Dr. Ntim (our medical director) or Dr. Vitero (our head of dental services) yet? When they're not at health fairs (like the one in the photo), their at our health center or in one of our 4 dental facilities. You should come say hello!

Red Circle Project
November 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Red Circle Project shared Rachel Galindo's photo.

Come out and Celebrate the Lives of our Community!!!
Tonight at 6:30pm @ WeHo Library.

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Facebook IconNovember 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

GCHC expands its offerings by launching the Pendleton / Goldman PrEP program, which provides PrEP management and counseling to HIV-negative individuals. The new program is just one of the many medical, dental, and behavioral health services GCHC provides.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles

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APLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm

“They continue to kills us but nobody cares… well, we care,” Salcedo said during the rally.
“As an open gay Latino man I wanted to be here because we're all LBGT, we're all a family, we support each other," said Frankie Varsenas

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Transgender Rally Shuts Down Intersection In Hollywood, Demands End To Violence

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“We have gathered here to demand dignity, justice and safety for our community," said Bamby Salcedo, the lead organizer for the rally and president of the Trans-Latin@Coalition. "This is the beginning of a national movement."

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Facebook IconNovember 17, 2014 at 6:56 pm

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Two-Spirits in American Indian Culture

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Educational film with sociological focus on Two-Spirits in American Indian society both past and present. All materials used were done so in accordance with ...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 17, 2014 at 6:52 pm

RESOURCE FAIR TOMORROW AT UAII.

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November 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Red Circle Project shared their photo.

Taco Sale is after the Resource Fair at UAII.

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Indian Taco Sale at UAII !!!

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Facebook IconNovember 15, 2014 at 11:43 am

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos — at National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles Section.

#TransWWC

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November 14, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Red Circle Project shared UCLA Alumni's photo.

Former Red Circle Project Staff Member highlighted as "Bruin of the Day" today for UCLA Alumni!

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UCLA Alumni

As part of Native American Heritage Month, we are highlighting Kenneth "Kenny" Ramos ’13 as Bruin of the Day. As a student, he was the president of the American Indian Student Association and was recently hired as the project director for "Retention of American Indians Now!" Ramos was also elected to the American Indian Community Council of Los Angeles and serves as the secretary for the UCLA American Indian Alumni Association. #BruinProud

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Trans Wellness and Well-being Conference Tomorrow!

2nd Annual Trans* Wellness and Wellbeing Conference

2nd Annual Trans* Wellness and Wellbeing Conference

Save the date! Registration info coming soon.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 14, 2014 at 5:18 pm

“If it’s going to happen, you might as well make it be safe,” says Ronald Osorio

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Condoms in the clink | Al Jazeera America

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California passes law to provide condoms in state prisons; backers say measure is necessary for public health

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 14, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Drunktown's Finest Screening tonight at the Regal Cinemas LA Live 14 @ 8:00pm. This is a free event.

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Facebook IconNovember 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm

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Facebook IconNovember 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm

RCP IN THE HALL !!! LA CITY HALL !!!

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Native American Heritage Month 2014

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On Wednesday, November 7, 2014, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (CD13) recognized the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. This is a t...

Red Circle Project
November 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Red Circle Project shared MTV's video.

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MTV

The highly anticipated untold story about America begins. Watch Rebel Music: Native America NOW and tell us what you think!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm

A member of a very supportive family, once Saddleback explained that he needed to explore his gender identity, his parents wanted to help in any way that they could. But they wouldn't be able to shield Saddleback from everything. The story that Saddleback is recollecting on a warm fall day in Saskatoon came a few years after he had already spoken with most of his family about his gender identity. In a big move on a personal level, Saddleback had finally come out to his grandparents and was surprised by how understanding they were.

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Journey of Indigenous Gender Identity

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In this series for News Talk Radio's Meeting Ground we take the journey of indigenous gender identity tracing gender diverse First Nations people (or Two-Spi...

Red Circle Project
November 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Red Circle Project shared Rebel Music's video.

TOMORROW!!! At 1:00 p.m. online.

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Rebel Music

MTV Rebel Music: Native America.

The Greatest Story Never Told Premieres November 13th.

Don't Miss The MTV Facebook Exclusive at 4:00PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

This Saturday !!!

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Facebook IconNovember 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm

This Friday !!! Get there early. First come, First served! FREE !!!

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"Bang Bang Bang" & "Drunktown's Finest" @ LA Skins Fest

"Bang Bang Bang" & "Drunktown's Finest" @ LA Skins Fest

It's a @[288375887864039:274:Jeremiah Bitsui] DOUBLE FEATURE at LA Skins Fest!

@[33305555089:274:A Girl I Know]'s music video for "Bang Bang Bang" featuring Jeremiah Bitsui (from @[6798562721:274:Breaking Bad]) and directed by @[546278108:2048:Carolina Hoyos] is screening directly before @[182078008509159:274:Drunktown's Finest], a feature film starring Jeremiah and directed by Sydney Freeland!

http://laskinsfest.com/events/friday-8pm

Come watch us shake our booties on the big screen before watching this poignant portrait of three Native American teenagers; a rebellious father-to-be, a devout Christian girl, and a promiscuous transsexual, striving to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

Q&A follows this FREE screening - All are welcome!

The music video is my directing debut. Please visit http://MyLostTapes.com - I am dedicating my new album to my Dad and his fight with cancer. We are crowdfunding through 12/5!

Can't wait to see your shining faces!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Indian Taco Sale at UAII !!!

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Facebook IconNovember 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

This weekend! Enjoy Native American Arts and Craft and Native Entertainment.

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Overview | Autry National Center

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The Autry is a museum dedicated to bringing together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, a…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconNovember 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Tomorrow Morning!
Come out support American Indian Heritage Month At LA City Hall!

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