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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.

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For American Indian and Pacific Islander community college students:

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Eliodoro Lopez
April 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

This evil witch lol..not a good person to rep apla

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Progress for our community on the other side of the world!

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Supreme Court recognizes transgenders as 'third gender' - The Times of India

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The Supreme Court today created the "third gender" status for hijras or transgenders. Earlier, they were forced to write male or female against their sex.

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Red Circle Project shared TheresaJean Stewart's photo.

Save the Date for the 29th Annual UCLA Pow Wow! We will be outreaching there on Saturday, May 3rd!

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Photos from TheresaJean Stewart's post in 29th Annual UCLA Pow Wow

By: TheresaJean Stewart

Red Circle Project
April 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

Red Circle Project shared American-Indian Student-Association's event.

Save the Date for the 29th Annual UCLA Pow Wow!

Red Circle Project
April 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

We had a great group tonight and learned about the resources available for victims of Domestic Violence. Mark your calendars for our next group happening on Monday, May 12th, at 3550 Wilshire.

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Thai Transgender Love Song Becomes A Viral Hit With Almost 9 Million Views. Watch here!

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Thai Transgender Love Song Becomes A Viral Hit With Almost 9 Million Views. Watch

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The story of the song is about a teenage boy who is in love with his best friend and one night kisses him, prompting his friend to beat him up - but his family moves town before the two boys can reconcile. Many year later the boy, now a transgender woman, unknowingly meets his friend in…

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Red Circle Project Staff had a great time outreaching at the Malibu Chumash Powwow!

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Trailer for Kumu Hina! Can't wait to see this!

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PBS Film on Transgender Teacher in Hawaii Inspires Global Campaign for Gender Diversity

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Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 -- KUMU HINA, a new film about an ancient Hawaiian tradition honoring those who embrace both male and female spirit, will launch a global campaign for gender diversity with its April 10 world premiere at Hawaii International Film Festival.

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Thank you for sharing, Elton!

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Derrick Gordon Announces He Is Gay

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ESPN Video: UMass guard Derrick Gordon sits down with Kate Fagan to announce that he is gay, becoming the first openly gay athlete in Division I men's basketball.

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Funny video from a transgender youtube vlogger.

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Sh*t People Say To Trans Women

so this week is parody week!! honestly this video was weird as hell for me to film because i don't think of myself as someone entertaining/funny but i hope y...

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"In a victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a New Mexico photographer who claimed a free-speech right to refuse to shoot a wedding album for a same-sex couple."

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Supreme Court won't hear appeal of New Mexico gay-bias case

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WASHINGTON -- In a victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a New Mexico photographer who claimed a free-speech right to refuse to shoot a wedding album for a same-sex couple.

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An interesting video to start your week!

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Porn Sex vs Real Sex

Porn Sex vs Real Sex: The Differences Explained With Food

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Red Circle Project shared Wipe Out Transphobia's photo.

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Transphobia is what causes mental health problems.

Being trans* doesn't.

IDAHOT - May 17th

By: Wipe Out Transphobia

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Making new friends at the Pomona College Pow Wow!

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Outreaching at the 2nd Annual Honoring the Elements Pomona College Pow Wow!

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The American Indian Community Council is hosting an event at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. on Saturday, April 26th to provide the community with information on the Native Voice Network! Please mark your calendars and attend!

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued new recommendations yesterday for vaccinating against invasive meningococcal disease (IMD, or Meningitis) after a recently-identified increase in cases.

Please see below for LA clinics that are offering the vaccine for FREE!

We are also offering the vaccine for free here at the APLA Health & Wellness Center!

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"After keeping her birth gender a secret for years, New York-based model Geena Rocero decided to come out to her friends, her neighbors, and even her modeling agent, who didn't know the truth."

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moving TED talk by trans model Geena Rocero

After keeping her birth gender a secret for years, New York-based model Geena Rocero decided to come out to her friends, her neighbors, and even her agent.

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Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian and Oklahoma native, has created a map of the original 595 tribal nations of America and their areas of residence—labeled in their own languages—prior to European contact.

Website for more info: http://www.tribalnationsmaps.com

Youtube story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ukjc7Y1ncc

-Maps of Canadian and Mexico First Nations also available.

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MAP OF THE WEEK: Native American Nations

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Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian and Oklahoma native, has created a map of the original 595 tribal nations of America and their areas of residence—labeled in their own languages—prior to European contact. Of those 595 tribes, 150 are without descendants and are now considered extinct due to genoci...

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American Indian Artist Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho), will lecture about his work on Tuesday, Arpil 15th, 7:00PM at Cal State Long Beach Puvungna.

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American Indian Studies » Blog Archive » Artist Edgar Heap of Birds to Speak . April 15 at 7:00...

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Heap of Birds received his Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1979), his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (1976) and has undertaken graduate studies at The Royal College of Art, London, England. He was awa...

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"There are more than 500 distinct tribal cultures across the United States, meaning there are nearly as many historic or traditional roles for women among them..."

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Why Native American women have been leaders in the fight against team mascots

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For Native American women, leading the push to end the use of offensive team mascots is an extension of both their traditional roles in their families and their more recent roles as leaders in their communities.

Red Circle Project
April 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

Support art in our community and "Like" the LEGACY OF EXILED NDNZ Photo Project by Community Member and UCLA Alumna, Pamela Peters (Navajo).

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April 2014 Announcements! Visit our website at http://www.redcircleproject.org.

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Red Circle Project - April 2014 Announcements

April 2014 announcements for the Red Circle Project at the APLA Health & Wellness Center! Learn more at http://www.redcircleproject.org Visit and "Like" our Faceboo...

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Los Angeles Events for National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day!

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4th Annual CSU Dominguez Hills Pow Wow coming up Easter Weekend!

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Native American Comedian Charlie Ballard will be performing at the Ice House Comedy Club!

Wednesday - April 2, 2014.
Cover is 12.50$ per person, plus a two drink minimum.
Doors open @ 7:30pm, show starts @ 8:00pm, 18 & Over.

Get your online tickets here:
http://icehousecomedy.com/show.cfm?id=298487

Ice House Comedy Club
24 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 577-1894

This show is going to be comedy taping for Comedy Time.

The Ice House

icehousecomedy.com

The Ice House is a premiere comedy club located at 24 N Mentor Avenue in Pasadena it is home to some of the top comedians in the country

Red Circle Project
March 31, 2014 at 11:51 am

Red Circle Project shared Cher LC's event.

Next weekend, we will be outreaching at the 16th Annual Malibu CHumash Day Pow Wow in Malibu, California on Saturday, April 12th!

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We will also be outreaching at the Honoring American Indian Victims of Crime & Violence Pow Wow this Sunday, April 6th at Venice High School! It's going to be a busy Pow Wow weekend!

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March 31, 2014 at 11:46 am

Red Circle Project shared Desiree Laurie Covarrubias's event.

We are excited to outreach this Saturday, April 5th at the 2nd Annual Honoring the Elements Pow Wow at Pomona College!

Red Circle Project
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SURVEY | The American Indian Community Council asks for American Indians to complete this 13 Question Survey.
Your answers will help fuel a national network of Natives! THANK YOU!

Native Voice Network: Community Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.

Red Circle Project
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Pope Francis sent shock waves around the globe last July when in addressing the issue of gays in the church, he opted not to remind his 1.6 billion followers about the fiery pits of hell but instead posed a question: "Who am I to judge?"

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Will Christians condemn persecution of gays?

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LZ Granderson says the Pope was right to ask: Who am I to judge? We must respond to persecution of gays with something more than silence

Red Circle Project
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SURVEY | The American Indian Community Council asks for American Indians to complete this 13 Question Survey.
Your answers will help fuel a national network of Natives! THANK YOU!

Native Voice Network: Community Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.

Red Circle Project
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Tig Notaro to Present Live Comedy Benefit KRULLAPALOOZA at the Wiltern Theatre supporting TransYouth Speak!

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Thank you for sharing, Yue!

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AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MEDICINE PEOPLE WHO DISRESPECT WOMEN AND TWO SPIRIT PEOPLE

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Dear all Medicine People from the 4 directions. I do not care how old you are, I do not care what spiritual tradition or tribe you come from, I do not care if you are a sundancer, I do not care if ...

Red Circle Project
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A Native American Gathering
PANHE
A Celebration of Protection & Preservation
Sunday, March 30th 10 am – 4 pm
San Mateo Campground at San Onofre State Beach San Clemente, California
FREE ADMISSION, OFF-SITE PARKING, & SHUTTLE

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Interesting article about a transgender teacher in northern California.

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Transgender Teacher Returns to School a Woman - NBC News

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A California high school science teacher gave students and colleagues a new lesson in biology Monday, showing up for the first time as a woman a week after h...

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Red Circle Project added 4 photos.

We had a great time presenting two HIV/AIDS 101 Workshops to over 60 youth at the 15th Annual UCLA American Indian Youth Conference & Basketball Tournament, sponsored by the American Indian Student Association (AISA)! Congrats to the AISA Students for organizing another great event for our community!

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Enjoying American Indian Pride Night at the Los Angeles Clippers Game after a week full of trainings, NNHAAD Events, and Youth Presentations!

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Thank you for sharing, Clementine!

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This Photographer Is Traveling The Globe To Document Transgender People Living In Hidden Societies

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From the nightclubs of Mongolia to the swamps of Venezuela – Àlvaro Laiz's work transports you into various worlds and shares the stories of the people that inhabit them.

Red Circle Project
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Celebrating National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) today on the first day of spring, a day representing change and new beginnings!

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Red Circle Project shared CDC HIV's photo.

Protect our blood, protect our people! Get tested!

Happy National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD)!

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Share our infographic to raise awareness about #HIV among American Indians and Alaska Natives. You can get a copy of the infographic on our website. #NNHAAD http://go.usa.gov/KPVj

By: CDC HIV

Red Circle Project
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Thank you to everyone who helped make our National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) Event with Torres Martinez Tribal TANF a success yesterday at United American Indian Involvement, Inc.! We were able to share information, spread awareness and we had 9 people get tested with our HIV Mobile Testing Unit from JWCH Institute, Inc.! Looking forward to having our first event in Palmdale to celebrate NNHAAD tomorrow!

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We can't believe it's already here! National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is this Thursday, March 20th! Please be sure to come to one of the events that we a co-sponsoring with Torres Martinez Tribal TANF! We have one NNHAAD event happening this Wednesday at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. and the second on Friday at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center! Hope to see you there!

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Facebook IconMarch 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Interesting article about Transgender models in Brazil.

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Transgender Models Prosper in Brazil, Where Carnival and Faith Reign

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Transgender models are enjoying success in Brazil, where crossing gender lines is increasingly accepted, but they say that the nation’s conservatism can also create a hostile environment.

Red Circle Project
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We learned a little bit about California Indians at last night's Red Circle Project Group. Here is a powerful piece of reading to follow up that discussion.

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Bad NDNs: 4th Grade California Mission Projects: A Thought Experiment for Parents, Educators,...

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I ran across your blog when researching ideas for how to help my son do his Mission project. Deborah When my now 16 year old son was in 4th grade, I stressed over his mission project.

Red Circle Project
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Today, we recognize and commemorate National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

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America Without HIV/AIDS in Women: A Wish for This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Let's commit to rectifying the longstanding inequities in research, clinical practice, and the health care system so that women can someday live in an America and in a world without HIV/AIDS....

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Southern California Indian Center, Inc. Benefit Pow Wow this weekend!

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Red Circle Project
March 9, 2014 at 12:22 am

Red Circle Project shared American Indian Student Council's event.

We had a great time outreaching at the Cal State Puvungna, CSU Long Beach 44th Annual Powwow today! What a great event! Special thanks to Talisa, Nicodemus, Sequoiah, and Johnathon Paul for coming out and helping us out at our booth today! If you didn't make it out to the Pow Wow today, you can still make it tomorrow!

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Red Circle Project shared Ms. UCLA Pow Wow 2013-2014's photo.

Ms. UCLA Pow Wow 2013-2014 decided to get tested a few weeks back at the Wildhorse Pow Wow! Looking forward to getting more of our people tested at the 44th Annual CSU Puvungna (Long Beach) Pow Wow on Saturday!

Protect our Blood, Protect our People, Take the Test!

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By: Ms. UCLA Pow Wow 2013-2014

Red Circle Project
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Apply to be Ms. UCLA Pow Wow 2014-2015!

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Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Application 2014.pdf

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Shared with Dropbox

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United American Indian Involvement, Inc. is having 2 Workshops on the Affordable Care Act for American Indians.

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APLA Health And Wellness Center is having 3 Workshops on Health Insurance, MediCal, and Covered California on Saturday, March 15th!

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The APLA Health And Wellness Center is co-sponsoring an Enrollment Event with the Transgender Service Provider Network for Transgender Healthcare on Friday, March 28th at the APAITHealthCenter! Mark your calendars and spread the word. Contact our Covered California Outreach Specialist, Frankie, at fpalacios@apla.org for more information!

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Save the date for the upcoming Honoring Native American Indian Victims of Crime & Violence 4th Annual Celebration Pow Wow! We will be outreaching there on Sunday, April 6th!

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We are excited to outreach this weekend at the CSU Long Beach's 44th Annual Pow Wow!

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Jared Leto's Academy Awards winning performance of a transgender woman in the film The Dallas Buyer's Club has sparked up many conversations around the issue of transgender representation in the media. What do you think?

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Don’t Applaud Jared Leto’s Transgender ‘Mammy’ | TIME.com

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'Dallas Buyers Club' has garnered praise for the actor's supposedly brave portrayal of a transgender woman. Don't expect anyone to find it admirable 20 years from now.

Red Circle Project
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Learn about orgasms!

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10 things you didn't know about orgasm

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"Bonk" author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)

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Interesting article on bisexuality.

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Ellen Page Came Out as Gay, But Where Are Hollywood's Bisexual Role Models?

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Perhaps the reason bi celebrities may be reluctant to come out is that they fear it would hurt their careers in a way that being gay no longer does. Perhaps they fear their fans will wonder whether they are confused, promiscuous, or indecisive. That'...

Red Circle Project
February 26, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Red Circle Project shared American-Indian Student-Association's event.

Save the date for the 29th Annual UCLA Pow Wow coming up on May 3rd and 4th!

Red Circle Project
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The Red Circle Project had a great time at the Health Fair at Los Angeles City College today! Shout out to Peer Health Educator, Pauly, and RCP Participant, Josh, for coming to see us at the fair today! Looking forward to being at the Health Fair again tomorrow!

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For any youth interested in getting involved with organizing around National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day in LA!

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Gender Justice LA (GJLA) is building the power of the transgender community in Los Angeles through leadership development and community organizing. Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR) is a program that works to equip and mobilize people for positive change in their communities and institutions.

Together, we are collaborating to create a Transgender Leadership Program in Los Angeles, TRANSform LA!

APPLY HERE: http://tinyurl.com/transformla

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Facebook IconFebruary 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Information for College Scholarships!

College OPTIONS

http://www.collegeoptions.org

College OPTIONS mission is to strengthen the college-going culture in the North State by increasing opportunities for students to purse postsecondary education.

Red Circle Project
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Progress for our community!

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Collaborating with Health Departments to Address the Needs of Native American Transgender...

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Collaborating with Health Departments to Address the Needs of Native American Transgender CommunitiesPosted on November 26, 2013 by NASTADBy Lynne Greabell, Director of Member Service and Leadership Development, NASTADIt is important for health departments that have a significant population of Nativ...

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Interesting article looking at recent happenings in the US regarding LGBTQIA issues.

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Kansas' religious liberty bill, gay marriage and the right side of history

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Facebook users no longer need to classify themselves solely as male or female. The gender identity options have been expanded to include about 50 choices, from "trans" to "androgynous" to "pangender" or "gender questioning."

Red Circle Project
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Red Circle Project shared a link.

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Same-Sex Marriages: Unrecognized in Navajo Culture, but for How Long?

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The Navajo Nation culture does not recognize same-sex marriage, but a growing coalition might be changing the mindset sooner rather than later.

Red Circle Project
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News from the Justice Department!

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Justice Department to give married same-sex couples sweeping equal protection

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Department on Monday will give gay marriages equal protection under the law in every program it administers.

Red Circle Project
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Happy Tuesday!

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A Great Big World - "Everyone Is Gay"

The new album is out now! Download on iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/IsThrAny... Amazon: http://amzn.to/1jTm5Kt A while ago, our friends Kristin and Dannielle...

Kenneth Ramos
Facebook IconFebruary 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Hello Friends! Save the date for the Red Circle Project's Annual Celebrating All Life and Creation Pow Wow on Saturday, June 28th in Plummer Park, West Hollywood!

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Hello Friends!! Save the date for Red Circle Project's 4th Annual Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow happening on Saturday, June 28th, in Plummer Park, West Hollywood! Can't wait to see you there and share the day with you all! — with Cindy Blacksmith.

By: Red Circle Project

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Hello Friends!! Save the date for Red Circle Project's 4th Annual Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow happening on Saturday, June 28th, in Plummer Park, West Hollywood! Can't wait to see you there and share the day with you all!

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Everyone needs access to safe, reliable healthcare!

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Red Circle Project will be commemorating National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) with 2 events this year! We will have one event on Wednesday, March 19th at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. and another event on Friday, March 21st at the Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale, with the Torres Martinez Tribal TANF Lancaster Office! Hope to see you at one of these events in March!! Mark your calendars!

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Red Circle Project Program Coordinator, Michelle Enfield, was interviewed by Monika Kowalska for her "The Heroines of My Life" Website. Read the interview here:

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The Heroines of My Life: Interview with Michelle Enfield

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This blog is about women that are my everyday inspirations. I interviewed 113 women that radiate with wisdom, beauty, intelligence and love. The blog is about women that proved to me that there is hope for me and it is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

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"The curtain is coming down on the 2014 High Performance Rodeo but not before it showcases one of its finest offerings in Waawaate Fobister's amazing solo show Agokwe.

Fobister is a young gay Ojibwa grass dancer from Ontario who is brave and talented enough to put his heart on stage."

Wish this was closer to LA!

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Tale of gay Native romance one of High Performance Rodeo's finest

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The curtain is coming down on the 2014 High Performance Rodeo but not before it showcases one of its finest offerings in Waawaate Fobister's amazing solo show Agokwe.

Red Circle Project
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Save the date for the upcoming Wildhorse Pow Wow!

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Native Voices at the Autry's first show of the year opens on February 28th!

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Theatre -- Native Voices | 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
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Community member and Multimedia Documentarian Pamela Peters (Navajo), will be featured on a Panel of Women Photojournalists at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism next Tuesday, January 28th.

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Red Circle Project shared Lydia Ponce's photo.

Rockin' the Rez - Pine Ridge Benefit Concert
Sunday, Jan. 26th, 2014. 7pm

$10 cover; 21 y/o and over; BBQ & Raffles

Good Hunt Night Club
12249 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90066

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Photos from Lydia Ponce's post in IDLE NO MORE LOS ANGELES

With Good Hurt and 10 others.

By: Lydia Ponce

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Happy Friday from the Red Circle Project! Have a fun and safe 3 day weekend!

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ROCK YOUR MOCS 2013

Bboy James Jones (Woodlands Cree) and Thosh Collins (Pima/Osage/SenecaCayuga) literally rockin their mocs in NYC- Pow Wow/BBoy/House/Street Style.

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Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Center is looking for participants for this exciting opportunity coming up on January 23rd!

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Look out for this FREE Comedy Night event coming up on January 22nd at the Laugh Out Lounge!

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Informative read.

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What not to say to a transgender person

http://www.cnn.com

Katie Couric's transgender mistake: What not to say to a transgender person.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 15, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Interview with Drunktown's Finest star, Carmen Moore.

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Carmen Moore on 'Drunktown's Finest': A Story she Knows all too Well

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An interview with Carmen Moore, transgender actress who appears in Drunktown's Finest, which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday..

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Nigerian legislation affecting the LGBT community and access to HIV/AIDS care.

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Dozens Arrested For Being Gay Or Advocating For LGBT Rights In Nigeria

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Yesterday one of the world's harshest bills against same-sex relationships was signed into law in Nigeria, and 38 people have already been arrested for being gay.

Red Circle Project
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Last night, three major actors won Golden Globes for their portrayal of LGBTQ characters. This article shares some thoughts on last night's acceptance speeches and the notion of these white straight men portraying LGBTQ people. What are your thoughts?

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Homophobic Golden Globes Speeches Prove We Need More LGBT Actors Playing LGBT Roles

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The Golden Globes, America's drunkest awards show, delivered on all fronts last night. Between the Farrows tweeting about Woody Allen, Reese Witherspoon describing 12 Years a Slave as a Best Pictur...

Red Circle Project
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Happy Friday from Red Circle Project! Put on your heels and go dancing this weekend!

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Werk! Men In Heels Dance To Beyonce! (Watch) | Alex

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These men BETTER WERRRRKKKKK!Check out Yanis Marshall and his back up dancers move to Beyonce's 'Grown Woman'! 

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

Responding to the article posted earlier this week regarding Gay Marriage in Utah.

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U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages Despite State Stance

http://www.nytimes.com

The Obama administration on Friday said that it will recognize as lawful the marriages of 1,300 same-sex couples in Utah, even though the state government is refusing to do so.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Thoughts on the intersectionality of the Native and Queer identities.

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When Do I Finally Get To Belong? On Being Both Native and Queer Enough

http://www.autostraddle.com

How do I move past only feeling Native based on whether I fish or know the traditional ways? How can I push past feeling like my queer identity is tied to how much I listen to Uh Huh Her?

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJanuary 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm

BAITS Pow Wow coming up next month!

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