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What We Do…

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

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

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

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

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Facebook IconOctober 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm

"Shot over six years, the film “Mr. Angel” chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender activist, educator and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. Buck has survived addiction, homelessness, suicide and relentless opposition to his gender expression. Still, he lives his truth without compromise or apology."

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Transgender porn star, activist Buck Angel to screen documentary at ArtServe, Stonewall library...

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Transgender porn star, educator and activist Buck Angel will screen his documentary, ‘Mr. Angel,’ and speak Nov. 3 at ArtServe Auditorium and Stonewall National Library in Fort Lauderdale.

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If you care about the Planet & the People - help make our Fundraiser successful in any way possible - please share! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1210637860/save-the-earth-and-the-people

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SAVE THE EARTH & THE PEOPLE

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Our Organization is dedicated to saving the Planet & the People. We have real ways to help achieve these goals and we need your help!

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"Today’s conference included currently serving transgender personnel from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden. An estimated 15,500 transgender individuals currently serve in the U.S. military, but they are banned by Pentagon rules from serving, and if their identity is discovered, the military is required to discharge them."

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Transgender Troops | Military Experts Historic International Conference

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Palm Center and ACLU Host Convening on Lessons Learned from Transgender Service in Foreign Militaries Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 20, 2014. WASHINGTON, DC – Currently serving transgender ser...

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Facebook IconOctober 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

“Starting tomorrow, all Wyoming families will finally be able to share in the security and protection that marriage provides,”

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Gay Couples Can Begin Marrying In Wyoming On Tuesday

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Gay and lesbian couples can begin marrying in Wyoming on Tuesday morning

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Getting tested can give you some important information and can help keep you—and others—safe.

Status is Sexy

http://www.statusissexy.com

Free HIV Testing in Los Angeles

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Tonight POW-WOW at LA Convention Center.

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"Misty Upham survived many things that many don't early on in life. She fought for the voiceless fiercely. She understood suffering and the deepest pain. She had a presence everyone saw and felt. It is this presence that will continue. Out of the dark space in which her light got dimmed. I will remember her as tuff. Wise. Funny. Spiritual. And hopeful. This is another great reminder to call and check on someone when you think to. Not when it's too late. RIPMistyUpham."

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Missing Actress Misty Upham Confirmed Dead As Family Identifies Body

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A body found near a river in Seattle has reportedly been confirmed as missing actress Misty Upham. Authorities in Seattle, Washington have confirmed that a body discovered in a ravine along the White River on Thursday belongs to missing actress Misty Upham, ET confirms. Filmmaker Tracy Rector, repor…

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In honor of October as National LGBT History Month, we are celebrating We’wha (1849 - 1896). She was a Two Spirit tribal leader, historical figure, and cultural ambassador for her Zuni pueblo people. She was known for her artistry as a weaver and potter and was active in her community’s ceremonies and religious societies. Check out this link for more information on We'wha. http://bit.ly/PBAIqh

By: Basic Rights Oregon

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Facebook IconOctober 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $162,313 to the San Francisco Department of Public Health to determine the HIV risk of female-to-male transgender persons (transmen).

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NIH Spends $162K to Study the HIV Risk of ‘Transmen’

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded $162,313 to the San Francisco Department of Public Health to determine the HIV risk of female-to-male transgender persons (transmen).

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Vigil for Aniya Parker held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Unity Fellowship of Christ Church.

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Vigil Held for Transgender Woman Fatally Shot in East Hollywood

Watch the video Vigil Held for Transgender Woman Fatally Shot in East Hollywood on Yahoo News . A vigil was held Sunday evening for a transgender woman who was fatally shot Oct. 2 in East Hollywood. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.

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Kelby, who has since come out as transgender and continues to be an outspoken advocate for anti-bullying campaigns, sees Bully as a tool to help end the forms of harassment that nearly drove him to suicide.
*** Aired last night on PBS.

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Kelby Speaks Out on Bullying

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By Craig Phillips Kelby Johnson was one of several students featured in Lee Hirsch's powerful film Bully, which has its television premiere on Independent Lens tonight, Monday October 13 at 10pm [check local listings]. After coming out as a lesbian as a teenager, Kelby and Kelby'

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Sarah Winnemucca, Paiute author, lecturer, and activist, died #OnThisDay in 1891. Winnemucca is the first Native American woman known to obtain a copyright or to publish a book in English. She lobbied, lectured, and wrote to better her tribe’s situation, and opened a short-lived school for Paiute children to preserve their culture and language.

By: National Women's History Museum

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A pansexual is someone who isn't influenced by the binaries and labels surrounding gender and sexuality. This can mean attraction to anyone regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

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“We come back here every single year because we love,” Garcetti said. “We come back here because we believe. We believe in a moment in which AIDS and HIV is no longer a part of our vocabulary. We believe in those who have come before us, those that we have lost, our loved ones.”

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AIDS Walk Los Angeles draws more than 20,000 to West Hollywood

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WEST HOLLYWOOD >> Sporting a rainbow colored tutu she stitched together herself, Tricia Tonkins of Van Nuys couldn’t wait to participate Sunday in AIDS Walk Los Angeles for her fourth consecutive year.“I’ve got friend

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"With a heart of gold, befriending everybody, and a good heart. A giver with a sense of humor, Ballie could always make you laugh even when Ballie wasn't trying."

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Transgender Murder Victim ID'd as Aniya Parker

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Family members over the weekend identified the 47-year-old transgender woman who was fatally shot at close range on Melrose Avenue in East Hollywood last week. She was Aniya “Ray” Parker, her sister told L.A. Weekly. Police confirmed that ID. She was also known as James "Ballie" Parker, relativ…

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Facebook IconOctober 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Come out and walk for a great cause!

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AIDS Walk Los Angeles

http://www.aidswalk.net

AIDS Walk Los Angeles will take place on October 12, 2014.

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Friday Nov 14th 8pm. Free screening of DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST (Directed by Sydney Freeland) preceded by A Girl I Know “Bang Bang Bang” -Music Video (Directed by Carolina Hoyos). Sponsored by SAG AFTRA American Indian Task Force http://laskinsfest.com/events/friday-8pm/

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LA Skins Fest | 8pm: Drunktown’s Finest (2013)

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2014 Film Fest Schedule, Friday November 14th Friday 11.14.2014 08:00-09:30 Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 1000 W Olympic Blvd 0 Coming i am Joining Thanks for joining Free Entry

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Facebook IconOctober 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm

A new genetic history of HIV shows how the pandemic almost certainly took root in the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, researchers said Thursday.

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HIV's origins traced to Kinshasa in 1920s

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Washington (AFP) - A new genetic history of HIV shows how the pandemic almost certainly took root in the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, researchers said Thursday.

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We are pleased to welcome Richard Eric Dearmore as the new Outreach Specialist at RCP. He is a member of Benton Paiute Reservation and grew up in Northern California and Northern Nevada. He is Native American and enjoys fishing, hiking, bike riding, horseback riding, swimming, music and art. He’s been a regular volunteer at RCP since 2006 and is glad to be working at Red Circle Project and the larger Native American community. Please welcome him to our family!

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Facebook IconOctober 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Here is an article on Reflections of Native Wellness.
http://file.lacounty.gov/dmh/cms1_219248.pdf

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Join us on Saturday! It will be a nice day to be in the Park!

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TOMORROW MORNING!! At 8am.

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

By: Red Circle Project

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Facebook IconOctober 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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APLA Health and Wellness' Grand Opening of Gleicher/Chen Health Center, was a huge success! Thank you to all who are involved in this great community resource.

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Have you heard about APLA Health & Wellness' new Gleicher / Chen Health Center? Well guess what? It officially opens tomorrow! GCHC provides free and low-cost services, including primary medical and dental care, behavioral health care, PrEP counseling and management, and much more. We’re proud to be able to offer all of this to the community. Check in tomorrow for pictures from the grand opening!

Read more about GCHC here http://www.apla.org/news-and-multimedia/news/press-releases/apla-health-wellness-new.html

By: AIDS Project Los Angeles - APLA

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HIV Ends with us! Get in the know! Get informed! Get tested!

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HIV Ends With Us

Watch the new National Minority AIDS Council and Gilead Sciences, Inc. PSA featuring Wendy Williams to mark World AIDS Day 2011!

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Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

"I feel proud of us," said Guimond. "Other than making history, I want to be a role model to the youth, to others."

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Lesbian couple first to wed at Sagkeeng First Nation

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The Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba is about to host its first wedding between two women when Veronica Camilleri and Heather Guimond get married this weekend.

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go audrey! <3

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Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

FAMILY FUN! @ Gay Days at Disneyland, this weekend.

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Family fun during Gay Days at Disneyland this weekend

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This weekend there are a ton of gay family fun events planed for the little ones (also teens) during Gay Days Anaheim (October 4 – 5) at Disneyland.

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

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September 26, 2014 at 6:34 pm

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

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

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

Come to this event tomorrow!!!

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Facebook IconSeptember 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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Facebook IconSeptember 23, 2014 at 6:31 pm

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

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

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

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A feel good story of a Lesbian on the go.

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My Boomer Lesbian Journey -- Inspiration

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

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

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Transgender Girl Crowned School's Homecoming Princess

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

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Facebook IconSeptember 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

5 ways to celebrate with our friends.

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

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

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

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28 Stars You Probably Didn't Know Are Bisexual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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September 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm

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

This Saturday!

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

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

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


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

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

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

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Facebook IconSeptember 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

"Trolled" :)

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God Just Trolled the Westboro Baptist Church So Hard

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

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Red Circle Project shared a link.

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

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

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Saturday, October 4th, 2014

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

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

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

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Facebook IconSeptember 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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

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

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

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Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm

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

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

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

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

Register: menfield@apla.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:44 pm

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

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Why use of Native American nicknames is an obvious affront

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

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

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

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

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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

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

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Are you listening, Hollywood?

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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Oakland takes pride in family-friendly gay parade

http://www.sfgate.com

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

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Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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

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

http://www.independent.co.uk

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

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Facebook IconAugust 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

By: American Indian Community Council

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Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm

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

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

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Stunning photographs; the world of modern Native Americans revealed

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

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Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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

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House Staffers Banned From Wikipedia Over Anti-Transgender Edits

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

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Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Whhhhaaaat???

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

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This Is What Bi Looks Like

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

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Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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

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Dollywood: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Gay

http://www.nytimes.com

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

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

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

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Miss Spain becomes first openly lesbian national beauty queen - Telegraph

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

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

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DanceSafe

http://www.dancesafe.org

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

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

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

WE WILL ENROLL 12 PARTICIPANTS!

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

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

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

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

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Red Circle Project
Facebook IconAugust 5, 2014 at 9:40 am

Interesting and exciting indigenous films on the horizon!

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

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

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

Two Spirits, One Struggle!

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

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

Leland Morrill
July 29, 2014 at 7:19 am

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

Leland Morrill
July 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm

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

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

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AIDS Project Los Angeles

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

Red Circle Project
Facebook IconJuly 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

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

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Andreja Pejic Photos 2014: Transgender Model Thanks Facebook Fans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cosmopolitan features first ever article on lesbian sex positions

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

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

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

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Appeals panel strikes down Virginia gay marriage ban

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

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

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

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

New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO - Theramatch News

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

Leland Morrill
July 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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

Enjoy!!
Lele

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Baltimore City Police Investigating 2 Homicides - CBS Baltimore

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Baltimore Police investigate a pair of deaths.

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

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

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America's Gay Population Is Small But Stressed Out

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

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

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

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Church pantry worker fired for being lesbian sues Catholic diocese

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

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

Exciting news for our TLGB community!!!

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

http://www.buzzfeed.com

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

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

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

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

A blog post about our pow wow from this weekend!

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A Spiritual Pow Wow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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