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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.

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Facebook IconMay 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

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FDA approves six month implant for treatment of opioid dependence

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Facebook IconMay 27, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Red Circle Project shared a page.

A shout out to RCP Program Coordinator, Michelle A. Enfield, who is in the movie Viva Diva about a Navajo trans* person who deals with the topics of LOVE, HIV/AIDS, FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS and much much more.

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Viva Diva

Viva Diva is an upcoming short film.

Movie: 327 like this

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Facebook IconMay 27, 2016 at 10:16 am
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Join the Listening Session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on June 20 – Open Call for Speakers!

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On Monday, June 20, 2016 the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the HHS Office of Minority Health are partnering with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host a community listening session on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The session will be conducted…

Red Circle Project
May 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

Red Circle Project shared Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program's photo.

To all our Native peeps in Ganado, Arizona!!!

Get your HIV education on!!

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Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program

May 28 & 29, 2016
Ralph Johnson Memorial Rodeo
Ganado,AZ

Please join the campaign of changing unhealthy behaviors and choosing to live healthy without HIV and/or STIs. Get informed about HIV & STIs and get tested.

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Facebook IconMay 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm

The What’s Your Issue? Survey is closing June 1st!

What’s Your Issue? was created with and for youth to lift up the many experiences, concerns, dreams, and desires of young people across the country, so that we can be a part these conversations. This survey is for all of us! If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or gender non-confirming, if you are in or out of school, struggle financially, have disabilities, are undocumented, in foster care, have experience being homeless, targeted by police abuse, or caught up in the criminal justice system, this survey is for you! Our collective experiences are important and organizers, policy-makers, and educators need to listen up!

https://gccunyep.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elik6WePil91ZGZ

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Facebook IconMay 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Have you heard of PrEP? It is a pill that protects against HIV! Many gay men and trans women are at high risk of getting HIV, so if you feel like you need an extra layer of protection, you should definitely ask any healthcare provider in your life (including us here at Red Circle Project) about PrEP!

Natives have a high rate of HIV infection, which is scary, but PrEP is a concrete way we can STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV, especially within our community!

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PrEP: Introducing "The Protectors"

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Protect yourself from HIV every day. PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily medicine (taken as a pill) that helps you stay HIV-negative. Learn more at ww...

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Facebook IconMay 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Red Circle Project shared API Equality-LA's event.

Join us for a Trans 101 with API Equality, facilitated by RCP Prevention Training Specialist Mikaela Saelua

Meeting starts at 6:45pm in Downtown LA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/583662558460082/

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May General Coalition Meeting

May General Coalition Meeting

Join us for a Trans 101 workshop and discussion, co-facilitated by API Equality-LA member Mikaela Saelua!

The workshop will include a breakdown of the difference between sex, gender, and sexuality; an activity for participants to explore their own gender(s); and facilitated discussions of scenarios to show up as allies for transgender and gender nonconforming people.

We will also provide an update about the launch of TRANSFORM California, a statewide public education campaign on trans justice. We will close with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and general updates about API Equality-LA's recent and upcoming work.

Dinner is provided, please RSVP so have an accurate head count for ordering food: http://bit.ly/1QWPXCt

Date: Tuesday, May 24
Program: 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: AAAJ-LA Community Room, 1145 Wilshire Bl, 90017
(Parking available on roof lot off of Lucas Ave and ample street parking)

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Community Organizer, Andy Su, andy@apiequalityla.org.

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Accessibility Information:
The Community Room is accessible through our first floor entrance at 1145 Wilshire Blvd. The entrance is five steps up and also accessible by a ramp adjacent to the steps. If you are parking on the roof, there is an elevator through a door on the east side of our parking lot. Signs will be posted at both of these entrances.

There is a wheelchair-accessible gender neutral restroom right across the hall from the community room.

Chairs and tables will be provided for attendees. The meeting will involve some moving around to get into small groups but will mostly be seated, and there will be flexibility to adjust the exercises for any kind of body.

We recognize that our spaces need to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and highly encourage all participants to learn more about chemical sensitivities by reviewing this document (http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/How-to-Be-Fragrance-Free-.pdf) and to avoid using scented products before coming to the meeting.

Please be sure to respect people’s space and do not touch anyone (this could be a tap on the shoulder or approaching someone for a hug) without asking them first. Please also be mindful of pronouns and do not assume anyone’s gender identity - nametags will be available and folks can write their pronouns below their name.

We are working on making our space more accessible and recognize that we may not have provided all the necessary information. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us directly.

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API Equality-LA is a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LBGTQ) rights and social justice organization building grassroots community power and organizing for change in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community. API Equality-LA envisions an inclusive, equitable, and just society where all LGBTQ API people can thrive. For more information about API Equality-LA, visit our website at http://apiequalityla.org/

If you want to see more events like this, please consider becoming a member of API Equality-LA at the following link:
http://apiequalityla.org/take-action/join-as-a-member/

Red Circle Project
May 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Hello Everyone,

The 2016 Youth Leadership Journey has been set for the week of June 20th to the 25th of this year. The Journey will take us up North to several Native Tribes and Organizations for the youth to interact with. The tentative itinerary for the trip is as follows:

June 20 - Bishop, Tribal Visit

June 21 - Owens Valley Center, Pauites

June 22 - Tuolumne - Hiking & other actvities, Tribal Visits

June 23 - Tribal Visits and Hiking & other activities

June 24 - Bay Area - Native Organizations & other activities

June 25 - Return to Los Angeles

We are looking for high school age youth, incoming sophomores to graduating seniors. The trip is designed to help urban youth experience how Native Tribes and Organizations work outside of the urban setting. They will meet Tribal Leaders and observe and hopefully participate in Tribal cultural events.

If you know of any youth that would be interested in this event please have them contact msaelua@apla.org ASAP so we can nominate them. The nomination forms are due on May 27th and applications will be sent to eligible applicants the following week. There will be a pre-program orientation on June 17, 2016 at UAII. The dates of the travel will be from June 20th to 25th.

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Facebook IconMay 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm

To help better inform the conversations you are having with community members, your friends, and especially your family, here is some date on HIV and the Native community.

http://www.nnaapc.org/doc/Native%20Highlights%20from%20the%202013%20CDC%20Surveillance%20Report%20final%20draft.pdf

http://www.nnaapc.org

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Facebook IconMay 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

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Happy Pride Long Beach!

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

RCP group tonight was truly a wonderful experience. We talked about how we all navigate mental health in our lives.

What brings you peace in your life?

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Red Circle Project shared HIV DATF's event.

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Substance Use Disorder Providers & Sexual Risk Assessment

HIV DATF

This event was canceled.

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

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Native American Veteran Association (NAVA) Summit 2016. Learning how to better work with Native American Veterans.

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Red Circle Project added 5 new photos — at Cornerstone Theater Company.

Here at Cornerstone's "Second Helpings" event continuing conversations that were ignited at the "Urban Rez"

Some topics up for discussion currently: the federal government determining Native sovereignty, the community engagement process utilized by Cornerstone to develop the play, Native spirituality / religion, and what it's means to be an ally to the Native community.

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

DID YOU KNOW?
May 14-21, 2016, is American Indian Week in Oregon.
In her annual proclamation, Governor Brown encouraged all Oregonians to "...join in this observance and celebrate our rich heritage, consider the contributions of the First Oregonians as well as the recent contributions of all Native Americans here today to bettering our distinct and special state."

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May 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Red Circle Project shared Tinhorn Consulting, LLC's post.

Red Circle Project's Web Designer, April Tinhorn, from Tinhorn Consulting, LLC.

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Tinhorn Consulting, LLC

Wanna know the geekiest thing about our owner?

Read how "April Tinhorn brings First Nation insight and STEM skill to her business" at http://stemrules.com/an-it-instructor-a-manager-a-systems-expert-and-first-nation-stars-appear-in-a-gallery/5/

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Red Circle Project shared Transgender Health's event.

This workshop series is tailored for the transgender person that is seeking access to education and employment.

We provide:

*intensive case management
*work place readiness
*your work place rights
*navigating work place discrimination
*guidance with setting goals
*links to valuable resources to reach your goals
*job search support
*networking opportunities
*job search referrals specific to the Trans* community.

The series dates are:
Friday May 20th, May 27th, and June 3rd from 1-3pm.

To RSPV or for more information, please contact:
Queen Victoria Ortega
323-541-1600 ext. 1411
QVOrtega@wellchild.org

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St. John's Well Child and Family Center Trans Empower* Program

St. John's Well Child and Family Center Trans Empower* Program

This workshop series is tailored for the transgender person that is seeking access to education and employment.

We provide:

*intensive case management
*work place readiness
*your work place rights
*navigating work place discrimination
*guidance with setting goals
*links to valuable resources to reach your goals
*job search support
*networking opportunities
*job search referrals specific to the Trans* community.

The series dates are:
Friday May 20th, May 27th, and June 3rd from 1-3pm.

To RSPV or for more information, please contact:
Queen Victoria Ortega
323-541-1600 ext. 1411
QVOrtega@wellchild.org

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm

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We're having a great time with the American Indian Counseling Center raising awareness about #mentalhealth in our community.

There's basket weaving, yoga, dancing, mental health resources, and delicious food. Stop by!

Liberty Park
19211 Studebaker Rd
Cerritos, CA 90703
United States

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Red Circle Project shared SoCalMoms.com's event.

THIS WEEKEND!!

3RD ANNUAL
GREAT BIG FAMILY PLAY DAY & EXPO family festival & expo
SUNDAY, MAY 22ND, 2016, 11AM-4PM (or 9:30AM with Early Admission Pass)

Location: Griffith Park across from the LA Zoo at The Autry

Great Big List Of The Festivities:
- Live Music & Entertainment from Lisa Loeb Official, The BeatBuds, n8tivehoop presented by The Autry, The Hollow Trees, Kidsland Best Gear for Summer Travel Show, FabKids.com Summer Fashion Forecast, and more!
- Arts & Crafts Areaperiences from the best local kids entertainers including face painting, tattoos, balloon art, princess meet & greets, bubble making, music and morea
- Arts & Crafts, Build, Create & Imagine
- Kids Fitness Fun
- Golden State Gymnastics Obstacle Course Challenge
- Toddler Camp & CityMoms App Best of Local Play
- The Yoobi Art Bus
- Micro Kickboard Ride On Area
- Carnival Rides & Activities
- Pan for Gold with The Autry
- Free Kids Identification Cards with Hanna Chang, Licensed Agent with New York Life
- Baby Pavillion by BebePalooza and Berlin Wellness Group
- Snacks, Food Trucks, Drinks and special Cookout with Fork In The Road Foods, Whole Foods Market!
- Best of Schools, Camps and Programs
- Healthy Products & Services for families
- The Great Big Raffle
- And More!!

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3rd Annual SoCalMoms.com Great Big Family Play Day

3rd Annual SoCalMoms.com Great Big Family Play Day

Event Website:
http://GreatBigFamilyPlayDay.com

3RD ANNUAL
GREAT BIG FAMILY PLAY DAY & EXPO family festival & expo
SUNDAY, MAY 22ND, 2016, 11AM-4PM (or 9:30AM with Early Admission Pass)

Location: Griffith Park across from the LA Zoo at @[64899738552:274:The Autry]

Great Big List Of The Festivities:
- Live Music & Entertainment from @[5824531707:274:Lisa Loeb Official], @[489640421060463:274:The BeatBuds], @[1514144092170856:274:n8tivehoop] presented by The Autry, @[70376060509:274:The Hollow Trees], @[202042076595913:274:Kidsland] Best Gear for Summer Travel Show, @[273106259389998:274:FabKids.com] Summer Fashion Forecast, and more!
- Arts & Crafts Areaperiences from the best local kids entertainers including face painting, tattoos, balloon art, princess meet & greets, bubble making, music and morea
- Arts & Crafts, Build, Create & Imagine
- Kids Fitness Fun
- @[251926619755:274:Golden State Gymnastics] Obstacle Course Challenge
- @[311079432359735:274:Toddler Camp] & @[502663273185197:274:CityMoms] App Best of Local Play
- The @[757673547576365:274:Yoobi] Art Bus
- @[70432992027:274:Micro Kickboard] Ride On Area
- Carnival Rides & Activities
- Pan for Gold with @[64899738552:274:The Autry]
- Free Kids Identification Cards with @[1620957758160757:274:Hanna Chang, Licensed Agent with New York Life]
- Baby Pavillion by @[553690104732058:274:BebePalooza] and @[146256215393834:274:Berlin Wellness Group]
- Snacks, Food Trucks, Drinks and special Cookout with @[117400053885:274:Fork In The Road Foods], @[24922591487:274:Whole Foods Market]!
- Best of Schools, Camps and Programs
- Healthy Products & Services for families
- The Great Big Raffle
- And More!!

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

This is happening tomorrow!

Come out and join us for a fun day of celebrating #mebtalhealth, #wellness, and #recovery. Lunch will be provided.

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Facebook IconMay 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Update on CSW LA Pride concerns.

"The Thomas email underscored critic allegations that the board was operating in secrecy with a disregard for community input, furthering calls for transparency and dialogue. It also raised questions about why the board has imposed confidentiality agreements on CSW board members."

http://thepridela.com/2016/05/la-pride-surrenders-to-community-demands/

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LA Pride surrenders to community demands - The Pride L.A.

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Breaking story: Dear LGBTQ Family, We heard you and we are sorry. As an LGBTQ community based nonprofit organization, Christopher Street West has strived to create an annual Pride celebration that brings our entire community, friends and allies together in celebration of the unique diversity that…

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Who's ready for Long Beach Pride??!?!?!??

If you wanna march in the parade with APLA/APLA Health & Wellness, email Mikaela @ msaelua@apla.org ASAP and she will give you details.

http://longbeachpride.com/

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Facebook IconMay 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

There will be an in-service training on LGBTQ immigration and asylum at the next Transgender Service Providers meeting. Daliah Setareh, Senior Attorney, of the Legal Aid Foundation will be joining us to give an overview of the asylum process.

The training will take place on Thursday, May 26, from 10am-Noon at the West Hollywood Library Community Room.

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Facebook IconMay 13, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Check out the trailer for Firesong!

When a teenage girl commits suicide in a remote Northern Ontario Aboriginal community, it's up to her brother Shane to take care of their family. Shane was supposed to move to the city for University in the fall, and he has been trying to convince his secret boyfriend to come with him, but now everything is uncertain. Shane is torn between his responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom calling to him from the city. He pushes through barrier after barrier, determined to take care of his mom and earn money for school. But when circumstances take a turn for the worse and Shane has to choose between his family or his future, what will he do?

https://vimeo.com/163449775

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Fire Song (Official Trailer)

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This is "Fire Song (Official Trailer)" by bigsoul on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Facebook IconMay 12, 2016 at 11:59 am

The commercialization of #cswlapride has been causing a stir in the LGBTQ community. What do you think about the changes this year?

"Criticism was immediate and has intensified over the scope of change being implemented on West Hollywood’s largest public event. Speaker after speaker said the changes downplayed the history of the LGBT struggle, minimized transgender people, minimized lesbian issues and was a move toward mainstreaming, or de-gaying, a festival that for decades has been a celebration of LGBT lives."

http://thepridela.com/2016/05/la-prides-conduct-unbecoming-draws-a-boycott/

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LA Pride's 'conduct unbecoming' draws a boycott - The Pride L.A.

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BY TROY MASTERS | The board of Christopher Street West, organizers of LA Pride, need to listen to Reverend Troy Perry. They haven’t even bothered to call the CSW co-founder to ask his thoughts about transforming the famous LGBT Pride parade and festival into a quasi-LGBT identified indy-style musi...

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May 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Red Circle Project shared Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program's post.

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Navajo Nation HIV Prevention Program

Looking for an HIV testing site on the Navajo Nation? Check out the CDC NPIN website for a list of organizations offering HIV testing, prevention, care and support services locally.
https://npin.cdc.gov/search/organization/testing/navajo%20health%20education?page=1

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Facebook IconMay 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Red Circle Project shared Mikaela Saelua's event.

FREE BBQ for Trans folks and allies happening this Saturday, May 14, 2016. Food prepared by none other than the beautiful ladies of APLA Health & Wellness' C.L.A.S.S. Program.

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CommuniTy BBQ - Lets Grub!

CommuniTy BBQ - Lets Grub!

The ladies of APLA Health & Wellness' CLASS program are hosting a BBQ for trans folks and allies living in Los Angeles and we would like for you to come :)

What is CLASS?
CLASS is a learning space for trans women living in the LA area to come together and critically analyze the world around us. We have covered topics such as the current Presdential race, images of trans people in media, and disecting the intersections of our trans identities with other aspects of who we are (i.e. race, religion, etc.)

As our year comes to an end, we'd like to share space with our CommuniTy, which is why we are hosting this BBQ!

Whats on the menu?
Chicken, Short Ribs, Potato Salad, Green Salad, Hot links, and Peach Cobbler for dessert!

Bring a blanket, we will be on the grass!

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Facebook IconMay 10, 2016 at 5:14 pm

REGISTER INFO IN COMMENTS.

An Expert Primer on Transgender Care for Clinical Care Providers is presented by The Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush University with the generous support of the Tawani Foundation and co-sponsored by UCLA’s Operation Mend, Nathanson Family Resilience Center and Center for AIDS Research HIV Health Disparities Core.

This provider training will include a special focus on the needs of Active Duty Military and Veterans by featuring insightful presentations from experts in the field and panelists sharing their experiences that explore:

Health disparities in the transgender community
Best practices in the treatment of transgender patients
The basics of medical transitions, including hormone therapies and surgeries, and the implications for other care
Psychosocial stressors, including those faced by transgender Veterans and Active Duty Military
Healthcare experiences of transgender patients and the implications for clinicians and providers

Reception to follow.

CEUs & CMEs are available!

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Facebook IconMay 10, 2016 at 12:28 am

Witness history done right.

"...none of us can stand by when a state enters the business of legislating identity, and insists that a person pretend to be something and someone that they are not, or invents a problem that doesn't exist as a pretext for discrimination and harassment...
let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself. Some of you have lived freely for decades and others of you are still wondering how you could possibly live the lives that you were born to lead. But, no matter how isolated, no matter how afraid, and no matter how alone you feel today, know this: that the Department of Justice and indeed the entire Obama Administration, want you to know, that we see you. See stand with you and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward. And, please know that history is on your side..." - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch


http://youtu.be/qGcurCOBrZo

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Loretta Lynch's statement on North Carolina bathroom...

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that a civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory over the st...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMay 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

Were having a great time sharing the message of #sexpositivity and getting people tested here at the #uclapowwow.

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Facebook IconMay 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

Were having a great time sharing the message of #sexpositivity and getting people tested here at the #uclapowwow.

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Facebook IconMay 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

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STRENGTHENING our circle as Native people with our friends here at American Indian Changing Spirits.

Today we are TALKING about our emotional and mental well being, EXAMINING the things on the outside that affect us on the inside.

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May 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Our condolences to one of our own, Mel Masquat. We are thinking of you in this difficult time. <3

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Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

We got a shout out for our participation in the CSULA National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day event! Check it out :)

http://csulauniversitytimes.com/6402/lifestyle/university-celebrates-national-youth-hiv-aids-awareness-day/

University celebrates National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

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To promote HIV/AIDS Awareness, the University hosted an informational and fun assembly in the University Student Union (U-SU) plaza on April 14. The event hosted games, free HIV testing, and free sexual education. The assembly was held just a few days after National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on A...

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Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Hey folks, interested in a special opportunity to continue conversations from and about URBAN REZ and the Native community in Los Angeles? You are more than welcome to attend and offer your perspective. Its FREE and you can RSVP at the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-helpings-urban-rez-audience-artist-conversation-tickets-25034157840?aff=eivtefrnd

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Second Helpings- Urban Rez audience + artist conversation

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SECOND HELPINGS is an exclusive event for URBAN REZ attendees. It is a special opportunity for audences to continue conversatons from and about URBAN REZ and the Native community in Los Angeles with Cornerstone artists, cast & crew and community partners. URBAN REZ- written by Larissa FastHorse and…

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Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Ayako Miyashita from LA HIV Law & Policy Project presenting at SPA 2 meeting at Valley Community Healthcare.

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Facebook IconMay 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Pride season is right around the corner folks, who's excited?!?

If you are able to, help this Two Spirit Society celebrate their heritage by supporting their efforts to have a float at the NYC Pride!!

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/04/25/two-spirit-society-seeks-help-join-nyc-gay-pride-2016-164245

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Two Spirit Society Seeks Help to Join NYC Gay Pride 2016

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The East Coast Two Spirit society is crowdfunding toUntil Two Spirit People are welcomed back into the Circle, it will remain broken - Support the ECTSS journey to NY's Gay Pride

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Facebook IconMay 4, 2016 at 11:26 am

Enjoy Interactive Group Discussion and Role Playing, Hiking Trails, Ropes Course and much more. Lodging, Meals, and Transportation to the Santa Fe Tree House camp will be provided along with a gift card. Lodging will be provided in the Santa Fe Mountain Tree Houses. Bring your blankets and personal toiletries. Restrooms and showers available.

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Native Brothers Camp Out

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Share Laughs, Make Friends, Create Change Native Brothers is a group empowerment and skills building session for Native gay/bi men living on the Navajo Reservation between the ages of 18 and 24 years old surrounding HIV/HCV and Substance Abuse Prevention. The sessions address factors that we face li...

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Facebook IconMay 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

Quite an interesting point from a keystakeholder in our transgender communty:

"But what happened? What happened to TLGB? Maybe it's not my place to ask this. But I'm curious what's the message now?

Shouldn't we be more connected as a community now, ESPECIALLY now with all the hateful attacks on the trans community? Shouldn't we show the world during a celebration of love, unity, acceptance and PRIDE support to the trans community?

Again it's not my place. But I'm just thinking about my kiddo and what PRIDE means to her. #transyouthmatter #cswlapride"

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Facebook IconMay 3, 2016 at 10:26 am

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APLA Health & Wellness Launches Groundbreaking PrEP Program at New South Los Angeles Health Center

RCP's very own Prevention Training Specialist, Mikaela Saelua!!

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 8:50 pm

A great piece on #urbanrez, they even shouted us out! #Redcircleproject

http://la-explorer.com/visiting-urban-rez/

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Visiting the Urban Rez - La Explorer

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Urban Rez in an interactive play about the attempts of Native American Angelenos to form a tribe within 24 hours.

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos — with Kenneth Ray Ramos and 2 others.

Red Circle Project representing at the #urbanrez today! If you haven't seen the show, you're missing out, last showing is tomorrow at 2pm!

#decolonizedtheater

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm

The Urban Rez is open, last show for the night starts at 8pm!

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

The East LA / Northern-Southern Winds Pow Wow is no longer taking place today, new date is June 4 & 5.

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Facebook IconApril 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

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LAPD is working on improving its relationship with the LGBTQ Community and we are proud to help bridge that gap.

There is a resource fair and empowerment focused workshops happening right now until 4pm, stop by if you're in the area!

817 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90038.

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Cornerstone Theater Company
April 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

If you haven't already - head over to http://bit.ly/URBANREZonlinesurvey to share you thoughts about Urban Rez. We'd love to have your feedback!

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Facebook IconApril 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

If you haven't already - head over to http://bit.ly/URBANREZonlinesurvey to share you thoughts about Urban Rez. We'd love to have your feedback!

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April 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm

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High school opens first gender neutral bathroom!

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April 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

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Should your doctor be allowed to refuse to treat you or your child if you're in a same-sex couple?

A new Mississippi law, HB 1523 uses religious freedom to justify allowing doctors, psychologists, and counselors to opt out of any procedure or choose not to take on any patient if it's not in line with their beliefs. This law not only violates medical ethics--it may conflict with federal law.

We believe that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, by signing this heinously discriminatory law, is no longer fit to govern. Please sign our petition demanding Governor Bryant resign: http://quitPhil

Red Circle Project
April 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Red Circle Project shared Lindsey Horvath's post.

Mayor Lindsey Horvath showing her support for all Angelenos.

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I was proud to stand with the #TransformCA coalition on Monday, led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, to demand respect, support, and justice for all transgender people.

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Facebook IconApril 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

From Mayor Lindsey Horvath
TOMORROW - Metro comes to West Hollywood!
Thursday, April 21
6-8 pm, Plummer Park

The City of West Hollywood Government will have a public meeting regarding the Crenshaw Metro Line.

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April 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm

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The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Wednesday April 20, 2016
12:30pm Clausen Hall Room 210
The event is free of charge

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The LACC Book Program invites LACC Students, Faculty, and Staff to attend: The Future of LGBT Equality in the United States. Professor Sears will share his thoughts on the current legal landscape facing LGBT Americans. Please join us for this insightful afternoon presentation.
Professor Brad Sears
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Wednesday April 20, 2016
12:30pm Clausen Hall Room 210
The event is free of charge, open to the public, and flex credit is available.

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Facebook IconApril 19, 2016 at 11:03 am

June 2, 2016 1:30 pm‐ 6:00 pm

An Expert Primer on Transgender Care
for Clinical Care Providers
with special attention to the needs of Actve Duty Service Members & Veterans

at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Dr. S. Jerome and Judith D. Tamkin Auditorium, B Level

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Facebook IconApril 18, 2016 at 1:04 am

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Join us for the launch of Transform California, a statewide public education campaign to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of transgender and gender nonconforming Californians.

Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the transgender community. And we know that every single day, transgender people still face serious discrimination and outright violence.

But California has an opportunity to once again be a leader on issues of equality for all – that’s what Transform California is all about – and we want you to be a part of it.

Happening today at 11:30am at the steps of LA City Hall!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1600974373558039/

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Transform California Los Angeles Launch

Join us for the launch of Transform California, a statewide public education campaign to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of transgender and gender nonconforming Californians.

Across the country, we have seen a wave of discrimination and harmful laws that take aim at the transgender community. And we know that every single day, transgender people still face serious discrimination and outright violence.

But California has an opportunity to once again be a leader on issues of equality for all – that’s what Transform California is all about – and we want you to be a part of it.

Transform California is led by a coalition of over 30 organizations who have come together to lift up the voices of transgender and gender non-conforming communities so we can create a California that is safe for all.

On the First Street steps of City Hall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be joined by the following program particpants:

-Kris Hayashi, Transgender Law Center Executive Director
-Rick Zbur, Equality California Executive Director
-Gary Toebben, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
-Gilda Valdez, Fight for $15 LA President and SEIU 721 Chief of Staff
-Rabbi Becky Silverstein, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
-Maria Roman, Board Member of TransLatin@ Coalition
-Pat Manuel, Small business owner and athlete
-Shear Avory, Activist and community leader
-And many other community leaders!

In addition to the kick off rally at City Hall, there will also be a community Celebration that evening at Gender Justice LA (1730 W Olympic Blvd) from 6pm to 8pm.

Please RSVP at https://equalityca.bsd.net/transformLA and invite your friends and family!

Transform California is led by an executive committee of the ACLU of Southern California, API Equality LA, Brown Boi Project, Equality California, GSA Network, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Center for Lesbian Rights, TransLatina Coalition, and Transgender Law Center.

The campaign is also guided by a steering committee that includes APAIT LA, API Equality Norther California, API Wellness Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Bienestar, Building Allies Together, Black Youth Project 100 – Bay Area, California Federation of Teachers, California Rural Legal Assistance, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, El/La, Familia:TQLM, Forward Together, Gender Health Center, Gender Justice LA, Gender Spectrum, Latino Equality Alliance, Our Family Coalition, Satrang, Somos Familia, TAJA’s Coalition, and TGI Justice Project.

¡Por favor confirme su asistencia en https://equalityca.bsd.net/transformLA e invite a sus amigas, amigos, y familia!

Acompáñenos en el lanzamiento de Transform California, una campaña de educación pública en todo el estado para promover la sensibilización, comprensión y aceptación de Californianos/as transgénero y de género no conforme.

En todas partes del país, hemos visto una ola de discriminación y leyes perjudiciales que apuntan a la comunidad transgénero. También sabemos que cada día, las personas transgénero enfrentan graves discriminaciones y hasta violencia directa.

Pero California tiene la oportunidad de ser una vez más un líder con respecto a temas de igualdad para todos y todas – de eso se trata Transform California – y queremos que usted sea parte.

Transform California es dirigido por una coalición de mas de 30 organizaciones que se han reunido para levantar las voces de las comunidades de personas transgénero y de género no conforme para que podamos construir una California segura para todas y todos.

En los escalones de la alcaldía en First Street, el alcalde de Los Ángeles, Eric Garcetti será acompañado por los siguientes participantes:

-Kris Hayashi, Director Ejecutivo de Transgender Law Center
-Rick Zbur, Director Ejecutivo de Equality California
-Gary Toebben, Presidente & Director Ejecutivo de la Cámara de Comercio de Los Ángeles
-Gilda Valdez, Presidente de Fight for $15 LA y Jefe de Personal de SEIU 721
-Rabino Becky Silverstein, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
-Maria Roman, Miembro de la Mesa Directiva de TransLatin@ Coalition
-Pat Manuel, Propietario de un pequeño negocio y atleta
-¡Y muchas/os otras/os líderes comunitarios!

Además de la manifestación del lanzamiento en la alcaldía, también habrá una celebración comunitaria esa noche en Gender Justice LA (1730 W Olympic Blvd) de 6pm a 8pm.

Información sobre Accesibilidad:
- Le pedimos a las personas que asisten a nuestro evento que usen poca o nada de fragancia para que sea un espacio accesible para personas con sensibilidad ambiental
- Ambos eventos son accesibles para personas con aparatos de movilidad
- Los eventos serán bilingües en español e inglés
- Habrá un intérprete de lengua de signos estadounidense (ASL, por sus siglas en inglés)
- Habrá personal de seguridad comunitaria presente en el evento
- Habrá agua en el evento

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

We're here the the CSU Dominguez Hills Pow Wow, stop by and get tested and you get a $5 gift card to In-n-Out or McDs, compliments of our friends at East Valley Clinic!

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"Thank you for the vital work you are doing to increase awareness of HIV status and prevent HIV in the transgender community. We have much work left to do, but by using proven prevention tools and working with the transgender community, we can reduce HIV infections and disparities among transgender people.

Jonathan H. Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eugene McCray, M.D., is the director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

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CDC Statement on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

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April 15, 2016 at 11:59 am

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FEDS GAG TRIBAL VOICES INCLUDING LONGMIRE STAR & SPIRITUAL LEADERS AT PUBLIC GRIZZLY MEETINGS

This is the story the Feds didn’t want you to read from the recent Cody and Bozeman “public comment” meetings, about the video they don’t want you to see. Due to abject racism at the previous two grizzly bear meetings in Cody – last April’s IGBC debacle where James Walks Along was manhandled, and last week’s Wyoming Game and Fish Dept. delisting rally that concluded with bigotry – tribal members submitted comments on video . . . this from Native News Online:

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) officials refused to screen a video featuring Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Longmire star Zahn McClarnon at a government organized grizzly bear delisting meeting in Cody, Wyoming on April 11. The meeting was held for FWS to gather “public comment” on its proposed rule to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from the grizzly in Yellowstone, which would enable the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho to open trophy hunting seasons on the iconic bear that is revered as sacred by a multitude of tribes.

“It is a clear case of the US Fish and Wildlife Service choosing to suppress tribal voices. The First Amendment doesn’t come with a disclaimer that only white people who agree with you get to be heard,” says Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice President, Tom Poor Bear, one of the speakers on the video.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE:
http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/feds-gag-tribal-voices-including-longmire-star-spiritual-leaders-public-grizzly-meetings/

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Red Circle Project with Mikaela Saelua.

We're here at Cal State LA talking to students about the Two Spirit identity, preventing HIV and STIs, and practicing safe sex! #calstateLA

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UCLA Pride festivities are in session!! Come by and visit if you're on campus!!

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April 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm

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Each Mind Matters Red Circle Project #suicideprevention #community #health #mentalhealth #redcarpet #AlexTheatre #Glendale #betterhealth

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Come on out and say hello!

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UCLA Pride Week - April 11, thru April 15, 2016!

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Opening night was such a wonderful experience and we are so happy to be a partner in this production!

This show is nothing like you've seen before. It's immersive, which means as an audience member you are very much a part of the show. At points, various stories occur simultaneously, and you are given the option to choose whose story you follow. There are even points when you are pulled into play and participate as one of the tribe members, so be ready to be engaged!

The content examines and deconstructs what it means to be an American Indian in a modern world, looking at tribal relationships with the federal government and exploring histories and stories that didn't make it into history books. It's heavy stuff infused with some light hearted comedy.

The best thing we've heard about the show is how cathartic it is for many Natives in the cast and the audience. This truly is decolonial theater that is, as our very own Kenneth Ramos put so eloquently, "Reclaiming space for Native peoples on the stages that sit on our tribal homelands."

#healing #decolonizing #reclaiming #empowering

Reserve your spot here: https://cornerstone.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0NF000001ZMCw4MAH

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April 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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#pride #theoutreachcenter Red Circle Project #community #health #healthyliving #betterliving #antelopevalley

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Antelope Valley Pride 2016 to be held on Saturday, June 18 at The OUTreach Center (Cedar Ave & Lancaster Blvd). This year’s festival is already shaping up to be the best yet in our community. AV Pride celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community through entertainment, arts, and friendship. We welcome all members of the Antelope Valley to join us in honoring diversity, promoting quality, and creating a safe and accepting home for our LGBT families.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Anabella Montoya is a trans woman who was hit by an SUV in Monterey Park and placed in critical care. No driver has been identified in this case. Thankfully, she is in recovery and is slowly getting better. Her family is raising funds to pay for her medical expenses, so if you are able, you can donate here:
https://www.gofundme.com/mfxtm8qk

Please share widely.

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Family, Friends, and Community, It is with a heavy heart that we ask for your support. Annabel was hit by a car, this incident is under investigation and we ask for privacy. In order to support Annabel and her family we are asking for donations to support with everyday needs and pending medical...

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ATTENTION LA FOLKS:

UCLA CARE is conducting a study on heart health of trans folks. Contact careoutreach@mednet.ucla.edu for more information about incentive and qualifications.

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April 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Red Circle Project shared Cornerstone Theater Company's video.

We are so excited to be a part of this! There are 15 tribal nations represented in the cast of Urban Rez and some of those folks are our very own Red Circle Project participants!! Red Circle Project Partner Night is this Friday 04/08/16 @ 8pm, let us know (ASAP) if you want a spot in the audience that night!

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There are 15 tribal nations represented in the cast of Urban Rez, Cornerstone’s seventh play in the Hunger Cycle. Experience Urban Rez April 7 - May 1, 2016. Get Tix @ http://www.CornerstoneTheater.org/UrbanRez
Music: “Wounded Knee Journey intro” by Culture Shock Camp

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Student Art Contest WINNERS!
The winner of the Middle/Senior High School category is:
Urban Tree Thoughts
V’Santi Tobey-Garcia (Mashpee Wampanoag & Taino)
El Camino Real Charter Academy

The winner of the Elementary category is:
Many Nations, Many Tribes –United Through Food
Caitlin Ortiz (Apache & Mojave)
Park Western ElementaryComing Together to Share Our Gifts

Second place in the Elementary category goes to:
Coming Together to Share Our Gifts
Tash Montana (Tohono O’odham)
Milagro Charter Elementary

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April Newsletter

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Student Art Contest WINNERS! We are proud to announce the winners of our Student Art Contest! The winner of the Middle/Senior High School...

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconApril 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

Red Circle Project shared Cornerstone Theater Company's event.

Red Circle Project is a proud community partner for Cornerstone Theater Company Presents: Urban Rez! The show opens this week! Make sure you get your tickets!!

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Cornerstone Theater Company Presents: Urban Rez

Cornerstone Theater Company Presents: Urban Rez

In the event of rain, check our Twitter page for updates: https://twitter.com/cornerstonethtr

Playwright Larissa FastHorse serves up a feast of culture with a side of satire in Urban Rez, Cornerstone’s seventh play in The Hunger Cycle.

Urban Rez becomes a hotbed of chaos when guests are presented with an opportunity that could change everything — federal recognition. This potentially lucrative offer threatens to upend familial bonds and relationships as community members are confronted with the insidious and absurd task of figuring out who’s out and who’s in. How far is the tribe’s self-appointed leader willing to go to beat the system, stay out of jail, and protect what is sacred? You may not find fry bread at Urban Rez, but you will find a thought-provoking immersive theater experience that’s sure to feed your curiosity.

The play will premiere OUTDOORS under the VIADUCT at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, April 7 – 17 and then OUTDOORS at KURUVUNGNA SPRINGS at University High School, April 21 – May 1.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can.

Visit http://www.cornerstonetheater.org/urbanrez for tickets and more information.

UPDATE: There will only be ONE Urban Rez performance per day. Thursday and Friday performances begin at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. For more information call 1-800-578-1335 or email our Box Office Manager at aescalante@cornerstonetheater.org




Press Inquiries: Contact Ashley Eckenweiler at ashley@theaceagency.com.

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Michelle A. Enfield shared Red Circle Project's event.

Red Circle Project's Pow Wow on June 18, 2016.

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Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

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 an annual pow wow. For the past five years, RCP has hosted “Celebrating All Life & Creation” Pow Wow in the City of West Hollywood at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. With the gracious support of City Hall and the Transgender Advisory Board, the pow wows have been very successful and success is measured not only by the turn out—approximately 500 people—but by the diversity of people in attendance. 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.
Everything about a pow wow is traditional. The selection of songs performed, the head staff, and especially the head man and head woman dancer, come from a long line of traditions. Each and every person’s presence adds to the power of the healing process. The gathering of so many diverse individuals in one place and sharing energy adds to the process. In regards to HIV/AIDS education, the diverse 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 several nonprofit organizations present, there will be information available for all walks of life.

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Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

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 an annual pow wow. For the past five years, RCP has hosted “Celebrating All Life & Creation” Pow Wow in the City of West Hollywood at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. With the gracious support of City Hall and the Transgender Advisory Board, the pow wows have been very successful and success is measured not only by the turn out—approximately 500 people—but by the diversity of people in attendance. 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.
Everything about a pow wow is traditional. The selection of songs performed, the head staff, and especially the head man and head woman dancer, come from a long line of traditions. Each and every person’s presence adds to the power of the healing process. The gathering of so many diverse individuals in one place and sharing energy adds to the process. In regards to HIV/AIDS education, the diverse 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 several nonprofit organizations present, there will be information available for all walks of life.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

"Nisha, 36, is the first transgender woman to win the prestigious award, which was also won previously by former Bersih 2.0 chair Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.
She is the founder of non-governmental organisation, Justice For Sisters, which helps fund defence cases for transgenders in the Syariah court.
Her advocacy work saw a landmark 2014 ruling by the Court of Appeal that decided that state laws against cross dressing was unconstitutional and discriminatory. That decision was overturned a year later by the Federal Court."

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian transgender rights advocate Nisha Ayub has dedicated the United States Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award which she received to all transwomen.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 30, 2016 at 10:19 am

"Assuredly, the burden of medical education should not fall on any patient. This past February, the National LGBT Health Education Center announced an online training in transgender health, an innovation medical institutions and professionals can follow. Several medical schools, like Vanderbilt, have added LGBT health to their curriculum, but most others lag behind. The benefit of integrating gender-sensitive education into medical programs trickles down to nurses and college health professionals, who will be equipped to guide transgender youth during hormonal treatment and social transitions. Such changes will help doctors save, improve and treat all lives equally."

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Doctors Must Educate Themselves on Transgender Health Care

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The campaign is multifaceted and generated from transmasculine individuals in the City of Los Angeles and aimed at creating visibility for the often overlooked community and raise awareness of health, mental health, and sexual health needs. The portraits represent images of people in their communities, with iconic City-scape background imagery. The images will be used as an online and print social marketing campaign and will direct viewers to a resource directory.

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Antelope Valley Pride 2016 to be held on Saturday, June 18 at The OUTreach Center (Cedar Ave & Lancaster Blvd). This year’s festival is already shaping up to be the best yet in our community. AV Pride celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community through entertainment, arts, and friendship. We welcome all members of the Antelope Valley to join us in honoring diversity, promoting quality, and creating a safe and accepting home for our LGBT families.

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March 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

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Red Circle Project #nativeamerican #health #wellness #betterliving Native American Veterans Association #healthyliving #mentalhealth #veterans

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MAY 19, 2016 | 9am - 1pm Native American Veterans Association

TOPICS INCLUDE:
BEST PRACTICES AND MATTERS IMPACTING VETS & FAMILIES, MILITARY LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN WORKFORCE, MENTAL/PHYSICAL HEALTH, WELLNESS & MORE!

11301 WILSHIRE BLVD. L.A., CA 90073
WADSWORTH THEATRE

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MAY 19, 2016 | 9am - 1pm Native American Veterans Association

TOPICS INCLUDE:
BEST PRACTICES AND MATTERS IMPACTING VETS & FAMILIES, MILITARY LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN WORKFORCE, MENTAL/PHYSICAL HEALTH, WELLNESS & MORE!

11301 WILSHIRE BLVD. L.A., CA 90073
WADSWORTH THEATRE

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We are grateful for the opportunity to have shared the story of Fred Martinez and explore the Two Spirit identity with our Native panelists in the iconic Renberg Theater this past weekend.

Huge thank you to The Village at Ed Gould Plaza - Los Angeles LGBT Center and Cornerstone Theater Company for a wonderful collaboration!

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Our first person tested here at the Pomona College Pow Wow! Get tested, get a free shirt!

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#californiaindians #werestillhere

"In his book, Castillo details the two-plus centuries of Spanish colonization leading up to the mission period, when conquistadores destroyed native people and cultures in what is now Mexico and the Caribbean. As much of Europe moved toward the 18th century Enlightenment, Castillo describes a Spanish empire in the midst of the Catholic-led Inquisition, hampered by a doctrine of fatalism, a rigid caste system, illiteracy, and trade and manufacturing restrictions. "

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The Lesser-Told Story Of The California Missions | Hoodline

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A recent book details the dark side of the Spanish missions and the controversial saint Junípero Serra.

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Congratulations to AID Upstate, Basic NWFL, Inc., Long Island Crisis Center, NAESM - Atlanta, Nashville CARES, SMYAL, TPAN - Chicago, Warren-Vance, Abounding Prosperity, Inc., AIDS Project of the EastBay, GMHC, HIPS, MCCNY Charities, Inc., Metropolitan Charities Inc., Someone Cares Inc. of Atlanta EDIC, and the The University of Chicago!!!

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Big Pharma Funds 16 Nonprofits Projects for MSM and Transgender

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16 HIV Nonprofits Just Got Awarded Up to $30,000 Each from Janssen. Cool! All over the HIV activism community and policy-advocacy issues, you probably hear the phrase "underserved communities" right? This phrase typically, in HIV aw...

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Facebook IconMarch 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Check out Red Circle Project video regarding testing!

Thank you Jennifer and Kenneth!!

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RedCircleProjectLA Says Get Tested Feat. Kenny Ramos

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Get tested. Know Your Status. Protect your community.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 23, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Check out our Native testing PSA, featuring RCP participant Kenny Ramos! Huge thank you to Jennifer Varenchik for filming, producing, and editing! Feel free to share widely :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u556EQHyTz4&feature=youtu.be

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FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen.

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into man and woman, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Following the screening we will have a panel discussion on the Two Spirit identity in the modern world, and end our night with a wine and cheese reception.

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Facebook IconMarch 21, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Red Circle Project shared their event.

Happening this Saturday, reserve your spot by clicking on the link in the event description.

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FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

FREE "Two Spirits" Screening and Panel Discussion

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen.

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into man and woman, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Following the screening we will have a panel discussion on the Two Spirit identity in the modern world, and end our night with a wine and cheese reception.

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 20, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

Some pictures from our #NNHAAD event at the United American Indian Involvement here in Downtown LA where we spent the day learning about wellness and growing as a community through talking about health.

Today is the first day of spring and as we welcome new life to the earth we celebrate those in our community who continue to fight this disease and those we have lost to HIV and AIDS. With the advancement of modern medicine, HIV is no longer a death sentence, so today, we celebrate life and highlight the need for us as Natives to continue to become more aware of our health and wellness!

Happy National Native HIV AIDS Awareness Day from the Red Circle Project. ❤️

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconMarch 17, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Red Circle Project added 5 new photos.

Huge thank you to American Indian Changing Spirits Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc.Torres Martinez Tribal Tanf Palmdale Ca for sharing space with us.

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News

Metro campaign is live!

  • Goal: to get the word about Red Circle Project and get Native folks tested for HIV and STIs
  • Can be seen on the Red line, blue line, green line, expo line, gold line, and at the Artesia transit center.
  • We’ll be organizing a field trip to get some pictures with the ads so look out for a time and date for that

Want to be an RCP Role Model?

Red Circle Project, as a part of the model we operate under, known as Community Promise, puts out role model stories which highlights the stories of individuals who are part of our community and who have taken the initiative to be in control of their health through knowing their status, helping reduce the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, and continuing to collect tools to add to their safe sex tool kit, such as condom use, PrEP, harm reduction, or abstinence.

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