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What We Do…

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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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconSeptember 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The USCA 2014 Opening Plenary will be live streamed Here and online. Join us as we support the Conference.

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September 26, 2014 at 6:34 pm

RCP would like to thank everyone who came out and supported Reflections of Native Voices event including American Indian Changing Spirits & American Indian Counseling Center. It was a big success. THANK YOU!

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Facebook IconSeptember 26, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Come out to Mickey's tomorrow and support APLA fundraiser for the 2014 AIDS Walk.

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Richard Eric Dearmore
Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Come to this event tomorrow!!!

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Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Come out tonight!
Forum and Panel on HIV/ PEP/ PreP.
This event will be Educational and Informative.

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Leland Morrill
Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

Tomorrow!
JOIN US! Please share this status and flyer
Friday 9/26 6th Annual Court Blessing, 8:30a -Dept 421
Edelman Children's Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr
Monterey Park, CA 91754

The 6th Annual Court Blessing of the Court representing our ICWA eligible children will take place this Friday, 9/26 at 8:30a.
**Everyone please join us**

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Facebook IconSeptember 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Friday 9/26 6th Annual Court Blessing, 8:30a -Dept 421
Edelman Children's Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr
Monterey Park, CA 91754

The 6th Annual Court Blessing of the Court representing our ICWA eligible children will take place this Friday, 9/26 at 8:30a. Everyone please join us – feel free to share the attached flyer

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Facebook IconSeptember 23, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Earlier this month, Greater Than AIDS brought 25 young men together to record their #SpeakOutHIV stories, including our own Kenneth Ramos! Now a campaign is beginning! What's your story?

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#SpeakOutHIV: 25 Young Gay Men. 25 Inspiring Stories.

This fall, Greater Than AIDS and partners brought together 25 gay men ages 25 and younger to record their personal #SpeakOutHIV stories.

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Facebook IconSeptember 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm

A feel good story of a Lesbian on the go.

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My Boomer Lesbian Journey -- Inspiration

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As we age we have choices. We can think life is handing us a shit sandwich, give up and take it or we can say age is just a number. As boomer lesbians we are no less able to change the world than that room full of raging 30 years olds....

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Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the votes from her junior class at Sand Creek High School, besting three biological girls for the honor.

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Transgender Girl Crowned School's Homecoming Princess

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1BBtjuy) that Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the vote...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconSeptember 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

5 ways to celebrate with our friends.

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It's Bisexual Awareness Week! Here Are Five Ways To Celebrate

http://www.autostraddle.com

The first ever Bisexual Awareness Week aims to celebrate what makes bisexuality and bisexuals great, and honor our accomplishments throughout history and today.

Red Circle Project
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Today is Celebrate Bisexual Day!
Here are some people you may or may not know are bisexual.

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28 Stars You Probably Didn't Know Are Bisexual

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Happy Celebrate Bisexuality Day! Today, September 23, is the one day every year specifically dedicated to celebrating our bisexual friends. We've teamed up with BiNet USA, GLAAD and a slew of other organizations to "help draw draw attention t...

Hey Bear - GOAL Tribal Coalition
Facebook IconSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:43 am

YELLOWSTONE CONFIRMS THAT GOAL DOES NOT HAVE TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT TO HOLD THE “PRAYER FOR THE GREAT BEAR” CEREMONY
http://www.goaltribal.org/#!yellowstone-ceremony-gets-the-go-ahead/c7xj

Tobin Roop, Branch Chief for Cultural Resources for YNP, has confirmed that GOAL does not have to apply for a permit to hold the ceremony for the bears! Roop acknowledged the validity of the points raised by GOAL and Bear Stands Last during the resolution process and stated that tribes and tribal interests should be “accorded great deference” by Yellowstone’s administrators out of respect for tribes’ “historic legal standing” and “ideological distinction.”

JOIN US - come to Yellowstone, the Northern Cheyenne reservation, or DO YOUR OWN CEREMONY WHEREVER YOU ARE over the weekend of Sept 27-28.

PLEASE POST ON OUR PAGE - a message of support and/or a picture of your own ceremony, whether its a gathering of friends and family, or just you lighting a candle in your backyard.

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Red Circle Project
September 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Red Circle Project shared Southern California Indian Center, Inc.'s event.

This Saturday!

BACK TO SCHOOL POW WOW, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH AT SHERMAN INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL IN RIVERSIDE, CA 11AM - 9PM

COME OUT TO SHERMAN HIGH THIS SATURDAY AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR SHERMAN STUDENTS AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INDIAN CENTER!!!!

SHERMAN STUDENTS WILL HAVE TWO FOOD BOOTHS- THEY WILL BE SELLING FRYBREAD AND INDIAN TACOS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THEIR DORMS.


SCIC WILL HAVE A FEW CAKE WALKS FOR DELICIOUS BAKED GOODS AND DRAWINGS FOR GREAT PRIZES ALL DAY.

WE HAVE SEVERAL ARTS & CRAFT VENDORS ALREADY PAID AND STILL HAVE ROOM FOR MORE.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconSeptember 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

"Trolled" :)

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God Just Trolled the Westboro Baptist Church So Hard

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The followers of "The Facebook God" raised enough money to put up a billboard in the Westboro Baptist Church's hometown.

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Facebook IconSeptember 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Red Circle Project shared a link.

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Project aims to preserve Native American languages in Montana | KXLH.com

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FORT BELKNAP -- A major effort is underway to record Native American languages in Montana so they won't vanish completely.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

United American Indian Involvement, Inc. presents the 13th Annual American Indian Day Community Gathering and Family Picnic which will be held on October 4th, 2014. The event will be held at Crystal Springs Picnic Site- Griffith Park 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

The event will include Free Lunch, Live Entertainment, DJ, Arts &Crafts, Games, Raffles and Bingo throughout the day. As well there will be a Health Fair which will include various health information booths that provide services throughout Los Angeles County scheduled 10am-2pm.
A Mini Powwow will be scheduled from 2pm-4pm and have variety of prizes for those that participate in the different dance categories.

Bring family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Facebook IconSeptember 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Kenneth Ramos was selected as one of 25 young men to become a Greater Than AIDS SPEAK OUT Ambassador and participated in workshops this past weekend at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington DC, US! Happy that he was able to attend and represent our community and the Red Circle Project!

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#SpeakOutHIV: It got real. 25 young men. 25 stories.

So inspired by the honesty, love, energy, rawness, and overall fabulousness of the Greater Than AIDS SPEAK OUT youth ambassadors! Stay tuned…these new videos will be released for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (September 27)! Check out the conversation and add your own voice at #SpeakoutHIV on Facebook and Twitter.

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Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Please joing RCP and the American Indian Counseling Center for "Reflections of Native Wellness" on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Registration at 11:30am
Lunch at 12noon
Closing at 4:30pm

This symposium will address the challenges associated with seeking mental health treatment. These challenges are especially unique and multi-faceted within both the Alaska Native/Native American LGBTQ and straight populations. We hope to provide a safe space where all can share thoughts and feelings regarding these concerns so that we may understand mental health needs of our brothers and sisters…. Our family…. Our community…

- Can you recognize stigma or discrimination?
- Have you ever been discriminated against?
- Do you know how it feels to be discriminated against?

Register: menfield@apla.org

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Hey Bear - GOAL Tribal Coalition
Facebook IconSeptember 3, 2014 at 12:28 am

Please SHARE widely. Prayer for the Great Bear!
http://www.GOALtribal.org

Yellowstone National Park staff want GOAL Tribal Coalition to buy a permit to hold ceremony to protect endangered grizzly bears, who are about to lose their ESA status so that WY, MY and ID can make big dollars through trophy hunting.

26 tribes count Yellowstone as ancestral land, and hundreds of tribes count the grizzly as a sacred being. We are NOT buying their permit to pray on this sacred landscape, especially given that the people who go to pray in the church at Mammoth on Sundays do not have to get a permit, but with the future of Yellowstone grizzlies in danger, we won’t be silenced.

So we will be holding our ceremony anyways on Yellowstone Lake’s shore at Sedge Bay, 9am, Sat 27th September. If you cannot be there in person, please hold your own ceremony for the protection of the bears… do whatever you are comfortable doing, but please, do SOMETHING.

Then post a photo or a comment on our Fb page. Thanks for standing with tribal people and the sacred grizzly bear.

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm

"Despite pleas from such former team greats as Art Monk and London Fletcher, despite multiple Washington Post editorials on the subject, despite political pressure from conservative congressman Tom Cole (R-Okla., a member of the Chickasaw Nation), Snyder continues to hold fast, dismissing the criticism as "cocktail chitchat," citing outdated and flawed polls, claiming Native Americans really like the name, and trying to defuse the controversy with his own charity, Original Americans Foundation."

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Why use of Native American nicknames is an obvious affront

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Whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars. We shall all be alike -- brothers of one father and one mother, with one sky above us, and one country around us. -- Joseph, Nez Perce chief, during a visit to Washington, D.C., in 1879 ...

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm

""We have men and women around America that are willing to serve, that would like to come in, or are actively serving, and what we ask them to do when they're inside the military — to pretend that they're not transgender — is just wrong," Gale Pollock, former acting surgeon general of the US Army and co-chair of the commission that produced the report, told VICE News."

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Allowing Transgender People to Serve in the US Military Is 'Inevitable' | VICE News

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A new report claims it won't be “complex or burdensome” to let transgender people serve in the US armed forces.

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm

"For bisexual representation, it helps bisexual youth see themselves on television, and it helps everyone understand that bisexuals are really not that different from anyone else."

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Here's the One Simple Reason Why We Need More Openly Bisexual Characters on Television

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Are you listening, Hollywood?

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Red Circle Project shared a link.

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Oakland takes pride in family-friendly gay parade

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Downtown Oakland offered the world a new vision of gay pride on Sunday, and it's heavy on strollers, bounce houses and pony rides. The first Oakland Gay Pride Parade - rolling up Broadway on a warm and sunny morning - included plenty of children, on tricycles, in wagons and on the shoulders of paren…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm

"But the kiss was edited out of the sci-fi drama’s premiere ahead of broadcast in conservative Asian countries, including South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia."

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Doctor Who series 8: Lesbian-lizard kiss cut from 'Deep Breath' for Asian audiences

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The lesbian kiss that sparked complaints in the first new episode of Doctor Who was cut for Asian audiences, reports have revealed.

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Facebook IconAugust 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

Red Circle Project shared American Indian Community Council's photo.

Come to American Indian Community Council's Unyla (United Native Youth Los Angeles) Native Open Mic Night on Saturday, September 13th at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. Community Room!

If you, or someone you know, would like to come and share something (a song, a poem, a spoken word piece, a monologue, etc.) please come out and participate!!

All are welcome!

For more information, contact:
Foreverlakota@gmail.com
krayramos@gmail.com

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United Native Youth Los Angeles (UNYLA) is having a Native Open Mic Night Event on Saturday, September 13th at the United American Indian Involvement, Inc. Community Room!

The event is free, and family friendly! Please come out and support our youth, or sign up to participate!!

UNYLA is also looking for donations of food items to sell during the event as a fundraiser!

If you can help us out, please contact us:
foreverlakota@gmail.com
krayramos@gmail.com

By: American Indian Community Council

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm

"By celebrating the achievements and heritage of these people groups, Matika says: 'I seek the positivity of Indian country, I look for our heroes; and we have them, they are walking among us.

'They are health professionals, athletes and culture bearers; they are our farmers that cultivate our indigenous seeds; our fisherman who navigate our sacred waters; our attorneys who protect our sovereignty; our activists that stand in solidarity and our uncles and grandpa’s who fight the good fight to protect our sacred sites and natural resources. And they have a story to tell.'"

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Stunning photographs; the world of modern Native Americans revealed

American Matika Wilbur set out to photograph every recognised tribe in the United States, fundraising the 60,000 mile trek via a Kickstarter project.

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Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

"The comments were posted anonymously via an IP address that covers a number of House offices and could not be narrowed to a single staffer or congressional office. So the site, as it has done in the past, banned the entire IP address from editing Wikipedia entries for a month."

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House Staffers Banned From Wikipedia Over Anti-Transgender Edits

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Human Rights Campaign calls on Boehner to investigate "troubling" edit to Orange Is the New Black actress's page.  

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Whhhhaaaat???

"Bi people are told that they "don't really exist" or that they're "greedy" or "just can't make up their minds." But we know none of that is true."

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This Is What Bi Looks Like

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Though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are always accurate or representative of who we really are and how we live our lives. And sometimes we're...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

"First of all, it’s no secret that Ms. Parton is a patron saint of drag queens. Her look, she has said, is patterned after the bleached hair and red lipstick of the town tramp, whom she admired. It both embraces and mocks the best and worst of high country glamour and feminine features."

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Dollywood: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Gay

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Views of Dolly Parton’s wildly popular theme park in Tennessee can differ significantly depending on one’s lens.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Patricia Yurena, who was crowned Miss Spain in 2008 and again in 2013 and came runner up in last year's Miss Universe competition, is the first openly homosexual national winner.

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Miss Spain becomes first openly lesbian national beauty queen - Telegraph

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Patricia Yurena, who was crowned Miss Spain in 2008 and again in 2013, reveals she is in a lesbian relationship by posting Instagram photo of her and her lover in bed

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Facebook IconAugust 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm

A great resource with information about different drugs and their effects on the body!

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DanceSafe

http://www.dancesafe.org

DanceSafe is a peer-based, harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the electronic music community. We provide non-judgmental, truthful drug information and health and safety services at festivals and other EDM events.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconAugust 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 323-329-9906
OR EMAIL: menfield@apla.org

CLASS:
The mission of the CARING LOVING ADORING SPIRITUAL SISTERS (C.L.A.S.S.) Program at APLA Health & Wellness is to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and acquisition among Transgender women of color in all City of Los Angeles Council Districts through the activities of a leadership program that will equip Transgender women with the needed life skills and personal development tools to live powerful lives and to become leaders in their community in order to improve the overall well-being of the Transgender community.

WE WILL ENROLL 12 PARTICIPANTS!

The CLASS program is divided into four quarters; each quarter will address the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects of the person through a curriculum that will include:

• Native American Perspectives
• History of significant transgender figures contributing to change
• Leadership theories, perspectives, and design
• Relationship navigation focused on external and internal relationships
• Self-image/body image
• Internalized Transphobia
• Medical/dental/mental health experiences and advocacy issues
• Hormone 101 & 102 (including hormone prescription descriptions and side effects)
• Education assessments/employment plans
• Intro to Post Modernism (M. Foucault, Audry Lourde, P.H. Collins)
• Goal setting (measureable? Manageable? Meaningful?)

Participants will also plan and coordinate two community events, they will receive $150 in gift cards; bus tokens as needed; and will be eligible to participate in a raffle of a “high ticket” item every other month.

We will be having intakes beginning next week…CLASS begins the first week of September.
HIV status is not a concern.

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Facebook IconAugust 5, 2014 at 9:40 am

Interesting and exciting indigenous films on the horizon!

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8 Important Films That Explore What It Really Means to Be Indigenous

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We've come a long way from stereotypes of the stoic "Indian."

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconAugust 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Two Spirits, One Struggle!

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Two spirits, one struggle: The front lines of being First Nations and gay

http://www.wevancouver.com

Shortly after coming out, dancer Tyler-Alan Jacobs was beaten so badly that his right eye was dislodged and the side of his face was caved in. Jacobs woke up in the hospital to the sight of his . . .

Leland Morrill
July 29, 2014 at 7:19 am

Last nights video on ICWA
Pasada Perdido parte 1
Watch tonight on Univision for parte 2
Los Angeles market Univision channel 34 11pm
http://vimeo.com/102005237

Leland Morrill
July 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm

ICWA promo for Univision
Pasada Perdido, Parte 1
Monday JULY 28,2014 and Tuesday July 29, 2014
on the 6:00 p.m. newscast on Univision Los Angeles Channel 34

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152303606883528&id=114529603527#

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Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

JOB OPENING at RED CIRCLE PROJECT
Date: July 28, 2014
Title: Prevention Training Specialist

Training and Experience:
BA in a human services related field or a high school diploma (GED equivalent) with a minimum of four years of experience in the HIV/AIDS field. At least two years experience working with the Native American/Alaska Native population and have extensive knowledge of psychosocial issues related to HIV/AIDS.

Knowledge of:
HIV/AIDS prevention; special issues relevant to Native American/Alaska Native prevention needs; health education and behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance abuse, STDs, and HIV behavior change principles and strategies; effective communication skills; group dynamics; data management; general computer knowledge; community resources; instructional design principles; health and social concerns of diverse populations such as MSM, IDUs, Heterosexuals, Women at Sexual Risk and Transgender Individuals as well as related risk reduction theory.

Ability to:
Work independently; work effectively with diverse staff; speak in front of others; conduct risk reduction/harm reduction groups; plan events; organize stakeholders; engage community building and establish linkages between stakeholders; identify goals and objectives with respect to harm reduction; act as liaison to local prevention planning body; respond with sensitivity to diverse ethnic groups; design and implement program process and outcome evaluation; maintain confidentiality.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.

Full JOB DESCRIPTION at: http://www.apla.org/about-apla/jobs-and-internships.html#prevtrainrcp
send RESUMES to: jobs@apla.org

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AIDS Project Los Angeles

http://www.apla.org

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 IconJuly 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

""I completely agree with Laverne Cox and [former People.com staff editor] Janet Mock," Pejic said about her genitalia, “What's in between anyone's legs is not who they are." Instead, Pejic chooses to promote activism within the trans community."

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Andreja Pejic Photos 2014: Transgender Model Thanks Facebook Fans

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Transgender model Andreja Pejic thanked her fans after she announced she became a woman.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

“We never said he wasn’t. It’s just not what we’re leading with,” said Goyer. “When was Constantine in the comics introduced as being bisexual? How many years into the run? Ten, eleven, twelve years into the run? When he was first introduced, sexuality was not the big thing they were featuring. They didn’t even get into that, regardless of who he slept with, for a year or two.”

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NBC's 'Constantine' Is A Smoker, But Is He Bisexual?

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'Constantine' producers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone weigh in on two big controversies surrounding the new comic book TV series.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 11:49 am

"While not for the prudish or faint-of-heart, the guide marks an increasing inclusion of homosexual relationships in mainstream media."

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Cosmopolitan features first ever article on lesbian sex positions

In keeping with other erotic material published by the magazine, the piece entitled ’28 mind-blowing lesbian sex positions’ has detailed descriptions.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

"We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable," said Judge Henry Floyd, originally appointed a district judge by George W. Bush and elevated to the circuit court by President Obama. "However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws."

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Appeals panel strikes down Virginia gay marriage ban

http://www.usatoday.com

A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

"Men who have sex with men, sex workers, injection-drug users, transgender people, and people in prisons are among the groups targeted for prevention and treatment efforts.

HIV rates are "going down all over the world, with the exception of key affected populations," Fabio Mesquita, MD, said during a news conference at the 20th International AIDS Conference. Mesquita is the director of the HIV and viral hepatitis program at the Ministry of Health in Sao Paulo, Brazil."

New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO - Theramatch News

theramatch.com

Find a Therapist . Theramatch.com provides you with a registry of qualified psychologists and therapists who can help you deal with your emotional, social and daily living problems. Theramatch provides consumers with a service that matches them to the most qualified specialists.

Leland Morrill
July 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm

On the Monday July 28, 2014 6:00pm news I have partnered with UNIVISION on a project and the first part of a series on the Indian Child Welfare Act will air NATIONWIDE. This will be broadcast in spanish and then will be released on YOUTUBE and perhaps VIMEO after the MONDAY release time. If you are able, watch it on your local Univision affiliate station. Since this is broadcast in spanish it will reach audiences in Central and South America. This will make ICWA (This Indian Child Welfare Act) more of a global issue. To leak a little, it will discuss the Baby Veronica Case as well.
TUNE IN on MONDAY JULY 28, 2014.
(note: I am working on having it subtitled in american english which will come out in two weeks after the release)
Thank you to UNIVISION for partnering with me and another amazing researcher who many Native Adoptees in the "anthology" book CALLED HOME will be familiar with.
She also needs to be highlighted and is.

Enjoy!!
Lele

Leland Morrill
Facebook IconJuly 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

OPEN INVITATION (Please Share)
Blessing of the Court
Edmund D Edelmen's Children Courthouse
Department 421
201 Centr Plaza Drive
Monterey Park, CA 91754

meeting at 8:30am-9:30am
Go through security & meet on the 5th floor.
See attached flier for more info:

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

"Now, with a Native American group openly rejecting money from Snyder and directly calling it a bribe, the Washington owner has an even bigger hill to climb with the public. He doesn't seem in any rush to make a move, so unless the NFL forces a change, perhaps the standoff will last much longer."

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Arizona Native American Tribe Rejects Dan Snyder's Offer to Build Skate Park

bleacherreport.com

The saga of Dan Snyder trying to keep the Washington Redskins' name and appease those who may be offended by the nickname took another turn on Thursday...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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Transgender Murder Victim Was Sibling Of NBA Player, Los Angeles Clipper, Reggie Bullock.

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Baltimore City Police Investigating 2 Homicides - CBS Baltimore

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Baltimore Police investigate a pair of deaths.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access were compared among U.S. adults between 18 and 64 who identified as straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

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America's Gay Population Is Small But Stressed Out

http://www.medicaldaily.com

After the CDC added sexual orientation to the National Health Interview Survey for the first time in 2013, 2.3 percent of respondents identified as either gay or bisexual.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

According to the suit, Simon purportedly told the priest in January:
“I need to let you know that I’m a lesbian, I’m married,” the suit recounted. “My wife is the Lutheran pastor at St. Marks Church.”

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Church pantry worker fired for being lesbian sues Catholic diocese

http://www.kansascity.com

A Kansas City woman fired from a Catholic food pantry in May sued the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese and Bishop Robert Finn Thursday, saying that her supervisors knew that she was a lesbian. Colleen Simon alleged in her suit that she had told two priests at St. Francis Xavier Church that she was mar…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Exciting news for our TLGB community!!!

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Laverne Cox Is The First Transgender Performer To Be Nominated For An Emmy

http://www.buzzfeed.com

The actress has received a nomination for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix smash hit Orange Is the New Black .

Red Circle Project
June 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

Thank you everyone for attending our Pow Wow and making this year's event so successful!!! Looking forward to next year's!!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

A blog post about our pow wow from this weekend!

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A Spiritual Pow Wow

westhollywood.patch.com

Feel the wind as it breezes through you much like a razor thin knife slicing through to your inner core stirring up your essence and the trees surroun

Andrew Pacheco
Facebook IconJune 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Lovely people!...the Powwow committee...thank you for an awesome and spirit-filled time...

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Red Circle Project
June 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Tomorrow is the day! We are so excited for the pow wow! Please come out!! Everyone from all walks of life are welcome to attend!! Please bring your friends and family and spread the word!! See you tomorrow at the field!!

Red Circle Project
June 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

It's the day before the Pow Wow, y'all!

ARTbeat West Hollywood
June 26, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Happy almost weekend #weho! we've got just a few #onecityonepride events left... Tonight at the The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute - Los Angeles we've got a play by Teatro Akabal, Bajo La Piel. Tomorrow night and Saturday is a free dance performance called 'I Do.' at Plummer Park by MULTIPLEX DANCE, the AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA Red Circle Project Pow Wow on Saturday 6/28, and the final event on Monday 6/30 featuring a conversation between Dr. Jonathan Katz and Amelia Jones on Feminist and Queer Museum Politics at the West Hollywood Library sponsored by California LGBT Arts Alliance, The June Mazer Lesbian Archives, and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

Red Circle Project
June 26, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Red Circle Project shared an event.

2 Days until our Pow Wow!!!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Happy Battle of Little Big Horn Day!

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Native History: Descendants Remember Battle of Little Big Horn

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

Representatives from many Native nations of the Plains will come together today for the 138th anniversary of the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 25, 2014 at 11:36 am

Great article about Luke Air Force Base's first-ever LGBT Pride Event!

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Luke AFB holds first LGBT Pride event

http://www.azcentral.com

Luke Air Force Base held its first LGBT Pride Month event on June 24.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

An unfortunate incident at the San Francisco Giants Game during their Native American Heritage Night this past Monday...

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How the San Francisco Giants Celebrate Native American Heritage Night

bighorse.net

The following is from a letter written to my attorney: So, I had an interesting experience at the Giants Native American Heritage Night game tonight. Went with a dear friend from Stanford, and my...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Red Circle Project shared American Indian Recruitment UCLA - AIR's photo.

If you are a Native American or Pacific Islander community college student, or recent high school graduate on the community college path, please APPLY for this FREE Summer Residential Program at UCLA! Contact American Indian Recruitment UCLA - AIR for more information!

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Timeline Photos

PLEASE SHARE!
The application deadline for NPI SITE is coming up!
http://goo.gl/Jvzb99
Please FB message us or email fdakam@cpo.ucla.edu for questions.

By: American Indian Recruitment UCLA - AIR

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm

"Those redskins were ripped from native heads, ripping apart families, tribes, the very essence of our tribal cultures.
Redskins. Grotesque in every sense of the word."
#changethename #notyourmascot

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Update: Yes, A 'Redskin' Does, In Fact, Mean the Scalped Head of a Native American, Sold for Cash

http://www.esquire.com

Many have claimed that our story about the etymology of "Redskin" was wrong. This document from 1863 proves otherwise.

Red Circle Project
June 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

The Pow Wow is THIS WEEK!! Getting excited!!! Keep spreading the word!!!

Red Circle Project
June 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

Red Circle Project shared an event.

Tune in TONIGHT at 8:00PM to Flip the Script to hear Red Circle Project Prevention Training Specialist Kenneth Ramos talk with Matsuda RiKu about the 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Our Pow Wow is listed as an event for National HIV Testing Week! Thank you to JWCH Institute, INC for providing free HIV Testing at our event!

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

An article about the history of the local urban native community in Los Angeles and featuring comments and work from several of our community members including Natalie Stites, Annette Phoenix and the American Indian Community Council, Pamela J. Peters and the LEGACY OF EXILED NDNZ, the Indian Revival Church, and many more! Thank you to all who contributed to this for your dedication to teaching people about our community!

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'Bell Gardens? That's Indian Town!': 1980s Pow Wows and Cultural Persistence

http://www.kcet.org

A nuanced and rich history of urban Native Americans can be found in Bell Gardens, where pow wows provided a gathering place for the community.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 19, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Next week is National HIV Testing Week!! Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow is listed as an event. Thank you, JWCH Institute, Inc., for providing tetsing at this year's pow wow!

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

A great read!

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What’s the big deal?

missoulanews.bigskypress.com

“What’s the big deal?” That’s the question that comes up most frequently when talking about Native American imagery and its role in greater society. Take...

Michelle A. Enfield
Facebook IconJune 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

POW WOW on the list. :)

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06/23 - 06-27 National HIV Testing Week events in HIV | community planning Forum

hivdatf.yuku.com

06/23 - 06-27 National HIV Testing Week events

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

"We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's divided ruling will be overturned on appeal. This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board cancelled the Redskins' trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board," Raskopf said in a statement.
"The evidence in the current claim is virtually identical to the evidence a federal judge decided was insufficient more than ten years ago. We expect the same ultimate outcome here," Raskopf said in his statement.

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Patent Office cancels Redskins' trademarks

espn.go.com

The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans'' and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Anti-HIV Lubricant? Read more here!

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Thailand is trailing a new anti-HIV sex gel for LGBTIs

http://www.gaystarnews.com

Thai health authorities are testing the effectiveness of a new anal lubricant which contains anti-HIV drugs to see if it can become an important tool in halting the spread of the virus in South East A

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Sad news for our community.

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LGBT Community On Alert After Transgender Woman Found Dead In Field - CBS Baltimore

baltimore.cbslocal.com

A rise in attacks against the transgender community. The latest victim--a transgender woman found dead in a Northeast Baltimore field. Now the entire LGBT community is on alert.

Red Circle Project
June 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Red Circle Project shared an event.

Red Circle Project Prevention Training Specialist Kenneth Ramos will be talking about our upcoming 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow TONIGHT with Matsuda RiKu on Flip the Script! Tune in to 90.7 TONIGHT at 8:00PM!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 15, 2014 at 8:37 am

We had a great time outreaching at Trans Pride L.A. yesterday at the The Village at Ed Gould Plaza!

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Red Circle Project
June 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Red Circle Project shared Trans Pride L.A.'s event.

Excited to outreach at Trans Pride L.A. tomorrow at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza! See you there!

Red Circle Project
June 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

Red Circle Project shared an event.

Our Pow Wow is 2 WEEKS AWAY!! Getting excited!! See you there!

AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA
June 13, 2014 at 11:12 am


Join the Red Circle Project for the 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow commemorating National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) on Saturday, June 28th, 10:00AM-6:00PM at Plummer Park in West Hollywood.

Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconJune 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

Mark your calendars for the Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow! Please spread the word! Saturday, June 28th at Plummer Park!

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Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconJune 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

Mark your calendars for the Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow! Please spread the word! Saturday, June 28th at Plummer Park!

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Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconJune 13, 2014 at 10:58 am

Mark your calendars for the Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow! Please spread the word! Saturday, June 28th at Plummer Park!

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Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconJune 13, 2014 at 10:55 am

Mark your calendars for the Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow! Please spread the word! Saturday, June 28th at Plummer Park!

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Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconJune 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

Mark your calendars for the Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow! Please spread the word! Saturday, June 28th at Plummer Park!

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Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconJune 13, 2014 at 10:52 am

Mark your calendars for the Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow! Please spread the word!

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Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconJune 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

Please mark your calendars for the Red Circle Project's 4th Annual "Celebrating All Life & Creation" Pow Wow!

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 12, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Red Circle Project shared a link.

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Poll: Do you support the name-change?

http://www.msnbc.com

Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Tom Cole sent a letter to the National Football League requesting a name change for the Washington Redskins, an "insulting" term.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

The Cocksman Club is a new monthly subscription service where you get condoms discreetly delivered to your home on a monthly basis.

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The Cocksman Club - Monthly Condom Subscription Service

thecocksmanclub.com

The Cocksman Club: condoms by subscription from $5 a month. Safe. Discreet. Monthly. Smart. Join the Club.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJune 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Red Circle Project shared Trans Pride L.A.'s photo.

Red Circle Project 's Community Advisory Board member Dr. E. Jaye Johnson has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Alexis Rivera Trailblazer Award!

Congratulations Dr. Johnson!!

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Photos from Trans Pride L.A.'s post in Trans Pride L.A. 2014

Trans Pride L.A. is proud to announce that Dr. E. Jaye Johnson has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Alexis Rivera Trailblazer Award.

Dr. Johnson is the current President and Co-Founder of both Alpha Omega Nu, Transmen Fraternity Inc., and the NuMan Trans Support Network. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Transgender Advisory Board of the City of West Hollywood and was instrumental in getting the month of November proclaimed Transgender Awareness Month. Jaye is the creator of the Trans* Wellness and Well-being Conference, an annual event with programming designed to inspire vitality and prosperity. He is the Chief Executive Officer of KingMakerz Consulting, Marketing and Branding. He is also a sought-after teacher, speaker and coach, using his skills as a Certified Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Empowerment, Mental Emotional Release Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy to guide his clients to realizing breakthrough results.

We congratulate Jaye on his award and send our deepest appreciation for the work he has done for the empowerment of the trans community.

By: Trans Pride L.A.