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

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

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

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Facebook IconFebruary 6, 2016 at 10:09 am

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

Klee Benally is keynote speaker here at Diversity Day CSUN, discussing the idea of the "apocalypse" as a catastrophic time in the future, and citing present time reality of erasure from social consciousness, lack of agency to maintain sacred homelands, high rates of diabetes, water contamination, and radioactive poisoning (and so much more) of American Indian communities fitting the definition of "apocalypse" quite perfectly. "How bad are we willing to let it get? What's your threshold for destruction?"

He challenges the audience, "If you are operating off a social justice, anti colonial framework, yet lack an understanding of the unjust histories of the people native to the land you live on, then we have some things to talk about."Social justice can't exist without and understanding of unjust histories.

#perspective #nativeapocalypse #knowledgeispower #diversitydaycsun2016

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Facebook IconFebruary 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm

RCP's Mikaela Saelua, and participants of RCP, talking about PrEP!!

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It Feels Good to Talk About PrEP

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PrEP is a game-changing HIV prevention tool. Find out more about it, and see if it's right for you: (844) 830-PrEP or aplahw.org/prep

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Red Circle Project updated their profile picture.

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm

"the book offers recommendations for the integration of LGBT health into systems-based practice by addressing intake forms and electronic health records, as well as evidence-based emerging concerns in LGBT health.

This is a must-have volume for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians from all medical specialties."

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare - A | Kristen L. Eckstrand | Springer

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Written by experienced clinicians and edited by Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health faculty, this book contains up-to-date expertise from physicians...

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm

I'm Native, but I'm not....

We see you representing for the Two Spirits Kenneth!

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I'm Native, But I'm Not...

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“I don’t wear war paint. Unless it’s Chanel Red.”

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2016 at 11:41 am

UCLA 's The LGBT Center, Ashe Center and CAPS have been working with students to develop a space for HIV+ people on campus and the first meeting will be this Friday, Feb 5 at 4pm. Please share the info below with any lists you have for undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.

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Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2016 at 10:01 am

Do you need to get tested? Here's a website that makes it easy to find testing locations near you.

http://www.inspot.org/Testing/tabid/63/locid/2/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2016 at 9:47 am

"STDs spread in large part because people don't get tested enough, so undiagnosed infections are unknowingly transmitted from one person to another."

When was the last time you, yes you reading this, got tested? Implementing testing into your routine, especially if you are sexually active, is a critical way to maintaining not only your own health, but also the health of the community.

#publichealth #yourhealth #ourhealth #gettested #knowyourstatus

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-std-testing-20160124-story.html

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What's causing the rise in STDs in L.A. County and how can technology help?

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Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise across the nation, but the problem is particularly acute in Los Angeles County.

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Facebook IconFebruary 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm

The Europeans saw new geography, new plants, new animals, but the most perplexing curiosity to these people were the Original Peoples and our ways of life. Of all of the foreign life ways Indians held, one of the first the Europeans targeted for elimination was the Two Spirit tradition among Native American cultures.

Read more at:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/23/two-spirits-one-heart-five-genders

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Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm

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

Congrats to RCP participants Kenneth, Arianna, and Leland on finishing the American Indian Community Council Winter Fun Run 5K today! #healthandwellness #twospirit

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Facebook IconJanuary 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm

"The researchers found statistically significant disparities in the transgender veterans for all 10 mental health conditions examined, including depression, suicidality, serious mental illnesses, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Transgender veterans were also more likely to have been homeless, to have reported sexual trauma while on active duty, and to have been incarcerated."

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Transgender Vets: Higher Rates of Mental & Medical Health Issues; National Black HIV/AIDS...

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Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day By: Eric Brus* In recent years, many research studies have identified significant health disparities―including very high rates of HIV infection―among…

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Facebook IconJanuary 29, 2016 at 9:48 am

This is why there is a continued need for Natives to inhabit these institutions, academics are still miseducating students!

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/09/06/history-professor-denies-native-genocide-native-student-disagrees-gets-expelled-course

History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagreed, Then Says Professor Expelled...

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A Cal State Sacramento University professor who allegedly told his United States History class he did not like the term ‘genocide’ in relation to Native Americans in history, to History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagrees, Gets Expelled From Course

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Facebook IconJanuary 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm

At the Fountain Theatre:
"Roy is the youngest member on a team of high-level engineers brought in to launch the most important project of his career — the construction of a solar energy plant in the middle of the Mojave Desert — when the sudden discovery of long-buried Native American artifacts threatens to bring the billion-dollar operation to a halt. The disaster gets deeply personal when the whistle-blower turns out to be Opal, the fiery and unpredictable young Mojave Indian woman with whom Roy has been having an affair."

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Dream Catcher | The Fountain Theatre

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Written by Stephen Sachs Directed by Cameron Watson Produced by Simon Levy and Deborah Lawlor Starring Elizabeth Frances & Brian Tichnell

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Facebook IconJanuary 28, 2016 at 10:35 am

Canada is airing an enviable number of TV shows produced by and starring aboriginal talent. The shows include dramas, comedies, news, animation and documentaries. Many take place on First Nations reserves. The shows aren’t available on regular U.S. television. But the push is on to get U.S. distributors like Comcast to carry Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. The Canadian government launched APTN in 1999. Would you watch a show about 20-something Mohawk girls? How about a show built around Native cooking?

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

As a follow up to our discussion about PrEP in group last week, we wanted to share a great video that highlights the social, political, and scientific aspects of this new HIV prevention pill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYwtMorZbdY

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The End of HIV? The Truvada Revolution (Part 1/3)

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WATCH PART 2 NOW: http://bit.ly/1FtHIsg WATCH PART 3 NOW: http://bit.ly/1QtmosZ A drug called Truvada is the first the FDA approved means of preventing HIV i...

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2016 at 8:58 am

The group is tentatively planned for Wednesday 3:00-4:30pm at Peace Over Violence-West San Gabriel Valley in Pasadena (892 N Fair Oaks Ave Suite D Pasadena, CA). We are hoping to begin as early as February but we will start no later than Wednesday, March 9th. For more information or to sign up please contact the Peace Over Violence Pasadena office at 626-584-6191 ext. 112 (ask for Andy).

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Men's Domestic Violence SURVIVOR Support Group

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Please circulate! Dear Colleagues: In an effort to engage more men in the community who are survivors of domestic violence, Peace Over Violence is hoping to begin a men’s domestic violence s...

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Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2016 at 9:34 am

"A donation of US$1 million from the Tawani Foundation, will establish the chair for five years in the university’s Faculty of Social Sciences."

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World’s first chair in transgender studies

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Facebook IconJanuary 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Here's a new resolution to consider, know your health insurance coverage. Here's some questions to consider when examining your coverage:
http://www.nativetimes.com/index.php/life/health/12593-5-health-insurance-resolutions-to-consider-for-2016

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5 health insurance resolutions to consider for 2016

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Native American Times - News from the crossroads of Indian Country

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Facebook IconJanuary 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Need a safe, sober space to socialize with other trans folks? Check out the flyer below.

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Facebook IconJanuary 15, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Free film screening and dialogue on HIV/AIDS and how it affects Black women.

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Facebook IconJanuary 14, 2016 at 6:04 pm

January updates from RCP

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Facebook IconJanuary 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

JOB OPENING at The Wall Las Memorias

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Facebook IconJanuary 13, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Need some motivation, encouragement, and love?

Check out our very own Program Coordinator, Michelle Enfield, in her inspiring and heartfelt "Profile of Hope" public service announcement promoting therapy and mental health as a part of our holistic wellness as human beings.

#talkaboutit #vocalize #getinwhereyoufitin #handleyourscandal #followthelove #profilesofhope #mentalhealth #trans #girlslikeus #dine #navajo #nativeamerican #americanindian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB_FUXUfx84

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Profiles of Hope: Michelle Enfield, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health's Public Information Office is proud to present its original, Emmy Award-winning series, Profiles of Hope....

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Facebook IconJanuary 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm

American Indian Community Council is having a 5K Fun Run on January 30, 2016. If you set a personal goal of improving your physical health, or if you just like to run/walk, then this is a great opportunity for you to set the tone for your year and break a sweat with your community.

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Facebook IconJanuary 13, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Looking for employment? Here's an opportunity, THIS FRIDAY - JAN.15 2016, you might want to take advantage of.

http://www.stubhubcenter.com/news/detail/stubhub-center-to-host-annual-job-fair

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StubHub Center to Host Annual Job Fair | StubHub Center

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The StubHub Center is hosting it’s annual job fair on Friday, January 15th, beginning at 3:00 p.m. See the flyer below for more information.

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Facebook IconJanuary 12, 2016 at 10:39 am

DIVERSITY DAY
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California State University, Northridge - Saturday, February 6, 2016
ENVIRONMENTAL INEQUALITIES: The Legacy of Colonization
CONTACT: PROFESSOR JOSE PAEZ, LCSW
JOSE.PAEZ.84@CSUN.EDU
(818)677-4991

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Facebook IconJanuary 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Red Circle Project shared Dontá Morrison's event.

Valerie Spencer is going to give us a peek into her life. A woman who has overcome diverse odds and persevered to a place of assurance. Her zeal for life, passion for people and solid spiritual base has made her a nationally sought after figure.

This show will be inspiring, as well as challenging. We will be motivated by a visionary filled with ideas on ways to nurture a community bruised by the actions of a wounded society.

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Valerie Spencer: The Reality, The Healing, The Perspectives.

Valerie Spencer: The Reality, The Healing, The Perspectives.

Everyone has a story. Some are openly shared and others lay dormant in the mental psyche of the individual. It is because of those occurrences that we are able to navigate through circumstances designed to slow us down.

@[653623404:2048:Valerie Spencer] is going to give us a peek into her life. A woman who has overcome diverse odds and persevered to a place of assurance. Her zeal for life, passion for people and solid spiritual base has made her a nationally sought after figure.

This show will be inspiring, as well as challenging. We will be motivated by a visionary filled with ideas on ways to nurture a community bruised by the actions of a wounded society.

Gather round and listen in.

LIsten live online: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dontamorrison/2016/01/12/valerie-spencer-the-reality-the-healing-the-perspectives

Listen live via phone: (914)338-1611

Red Circle Project
January 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Red Circle Project shared SEIU 721's photo.

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When mother nature causes disruption, it's LA City Workers who quickly step in to keep the city moving! In less than an hour! #ElNiño #ElNino

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Facebook IconJanuary 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

The CDC recommends that people living with HIV take antiretroviral medication to keep the virus in check. A recent study, however, shows that nearly 50% people with HIV aren't taking meds, underscoring the need for greater access to culturally competent health care.

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Nearly Half of HIV-Positive Americans Aren’t on Medication

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A new study suggests half of the country's poz community isn't getting the antiretroviral therapy essential for positive health outcomes.

Red Circle Project
January 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Red Circle Project shared The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center's post.

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Have you heard? Twitter has updated its rules of use to ban users from engaging in homophobic and transphobic attacks.

Red Circle Project
January 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Red Circle Project shared HuffPost Politics's video.

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President Obama couldn't hold back tears while unveiling his gun control executive action.

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January 5, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Red Circle Project shared Native Pride's video.

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Hidden America: Children of the Plains

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Facebook IconJanuary 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm

"Urban Rez" auditions at the Cornerstone Theater Company, 708 Traction Avenue
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Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 11:00a-3:00p and
Sunday, Jan 31 from 2:00p-6:00p.

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Facebook IconDecember 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Looking for somewhere to usher in the new year? Check out this cool, alcohol and drug free event:

http://wehoproject.org/boom/

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#Boom!

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#BOOM! Is an annual alcohol- and drug-free New Year’s Eve celebration in West Hollywood. It provides an alternative to the bars and clubs on New Year’s Eve. The event is free and features a live DJ, dancing, drag queen contest, food and drinks, prizes, a countdown to New Year’s

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Facebook IconDecember 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Start the new year off by knowing your status!

Need to get tested? APLA Health and Wellness offers free testing and LGBT friendly healthcare services.

Check us out:
http://aplahw.org/

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APLA Health & Wellness

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APLA Health & Wellness provides culturally competent medical, dental, and behavioral health services, including comprehensive HIV/AIDS programs, to low-income LGBT communities in Los Angeles.

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Facebook IconDecember 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

"Mahu is the Hawaiian term for people who embody both male and female spirit - or what Westerners call transgender.

This animated scene from the PBS/Independent Lens film "KUMU HINA - A Place in the Middle"- describes how early Hawaiians valued and respected māhū as healers, caretakers, and teachers of ancient tradition.

When Christian missionaries arrived in the 1800s, they failed to comprehend the spiritual and cultural significance of māhū and did everything they could to abolish them.

But despite 200 years of colonization and repression, Hawaiians have retained their respect for gender diversity, and people “in the middle” continue to play an important and visible role in modern Hawaiian society."

#twospirit #mahu #indigenousworldviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pCThN5y46Q

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The Meaning of Mahu

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A scene from the upcoming documentary KUMU HINA, which will be broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens on May 4 at 10-11 PM EST. Mahu is the Hawaiian term for pe...

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Facebook IconDecember 29, 2015 at 9:25 am

Enjoy delicious food and drink at our Bistro on Green where each day brings a different signature drink and a special happy hour celebration. Our guest chefs, including Celebrity Chef Ben Ford, will inform, enlighten and entertain you with their skills, and don’t miss our mixology segments where great tips and tricks will be shared for all.

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About Live On Green

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Celebrate with Spirit as our National Park Service kicks off its Centennial Celebration at Live on Green. Explore 7 zones of fun as you learn about the hundreds of national park locations and the bounty of treasures within them. Let us Entertain you with live performances each day, fro

Red Circle Project
December 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Red Circle Project shared Business Or Die's photo.

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Facebook IconDecember 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm

January, also known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, is right around the corner!

Please share the attached flyer and support the upcoming LA Freedom Walk that will be hosted by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)!

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Facebook IconDecember 28, 2015 at 11:58 am

To kick-off the Profiles of Hope campaign, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) is partnering with KTLA at the upcoming “Live On reen” (www.liveongreenpasadena.com/)event in Pasadena from December 29-31, preceding the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl on January 1, 2016.

LACDMH and the Profiles of Hope videos will be shown a minimum of eight times each day in the Spirit Pavilion at this event. Additionally, a minimum of sixty commercials will air over three weeks on KTLA during the morning news and during the news at 1 pm, 6 pm, and Monday through Sunday from 10 am to 11pm

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Facebook IconDecember 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Red Circle Project with Bahe LA.

Interested in doing some community work tomorrow? Here's a great opportunity to do something for homeless youth in Hollywood. If you are interested, contact Terri Jay at terrijay00@outlook.com .

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Facebook IconDecember 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

If you are in the city and looking for a place to be on Christmas day, here is something you could be a part of:

1545 S WESTERN AVENUE
LOS ANGELES
(corner of Western and Venice)

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Facebook IconDecember 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

Red Circle Project added 5 new photos.

RCP at LA Women's HIV/AIDS Task Force "Treatment Summit and Leadership Awards"

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Facebook IconDecember 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Our Metro campaigns are live! #gettested #knowyourstatus

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Facebook IconDecember 15, 2015 at 11:22 am

We're here at CHIRP LA's Resource Fair at The California Endowment learning about other resources in LA and spreading the word about RCP!

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Facebook IconDecember 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm
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December 10, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Red Circle Project shared APAIT's video.

We are excited to support our very own group member, Arianna Taylor, White Mountain Apache, who is competing this Saturday in the QUEST Transgender Empowerment Pageant put on by our friends at the Asian Pacific Aids Intervention Team (APAIT). #teamarianna

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We proudly present to you our candidates for #QUEST2016.

Please LIKE and SHARE this video on Facebook. The candidate whose video receives the most likes and shares on Facebook will win the People's Choice Award. Voting ends on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 5pm. The winner will be announced during our QUEST pageant on Saturday, December 12th.

Please visit http://www.apaitonline.org/quest-2016 for event information and to buy your tickets!

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Facebook IconDecember 10, 2015 at 1:37 pm

“Colonization has diminished the roles of being a father, a man, a warrior. Over generations, men have resorted to unhealthy addictions to food, sex, alcohol, gambling, as a way to cope,” Small said. “We need to admit that historical trauma is a part of our history, but that doesn’t have to stop us from growing today and becoming a good, responsible man.”
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/08/26/9-ways-native-men-can-heal-historical-trauma-161419

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Facebook IconDecember 8, 2015 at 10:53 am

FULL STORY: Missing Indigenous women is a tragedy "that requires an urgent national response." Canada's Justice Minister launches inquiry http://bit.ly/natobsmmiw

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BREAKING: Justice Minister announces inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

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Missing Indigenous women is "a national tragedy that requires an urgent national response," Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said.

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Facebook IconDecember 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Douglas Brooks, Director of Office of National AIDS Policy, at National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Facebook IconDecember 3, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Children's Hospital LA is conducting a one time, two hour long focus group to learn about peoples opinions on safe sex. If you are 15-24 and identify as a man, transgender man, or transgender woman, you may be eligible. CONTACT Mauricio at maufranco@chla.usc.edu 323-361-3249 to see if you are eligible. $50 payment and food will be provided.

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Facebook IconDecember 1, 2015 at 8:39 pm

Continuing World AIDS Day advocacy at Title VII Parent Committee meeting at The Autry!!

#worldaidsday #nativepride

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Facebook IconDecember 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Today was definitely a day of healing and learning. We heard a presentation on HIV Criminalization by Ayako Miyashita, Hepatitis C by Michelle Simek, and a presentation on healing as a HIV positive individual from our very own Gabriel Estrada. Thank you to everyone who came out! HAPPY WORLD AIDS DAY!! #worldaidsday

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November 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Join us tomorrow! (refer to profile picture for details)
We understand it is a work day so feel free to drop in for as long as you are able to.

10am – 10:15am: Blessing and Opening Remarks
10:15am-11am: Ayako Miyashita – Data on HIV and NA/AI in LA County, HIV Criminalization
11am-12pm: Michelle Simek – Hepatitis C
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-2pm: Gabriel Estrada - Prevention for Native Positives
2pm-2:15pm: Closing Remarks

#worldaidsday

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World Aids Day is December 1st, come learn and celebrate with us!

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Facebook IconNovember 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Red Circle Project updated their profile picture.

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November 25, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Red Circle Project shared MTV's video.

While we can all appreciate this holiday for the time we get to spend with loved ones, we can still be critical of the false, widely perpetuated American narrative on the origins of Thanksgiving. #propaganda #murrca

https://www.facebook.com/MTV/videos/10153371234126701/?fref=nf

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Everything you know about Thanksgiving is wrong ft. Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey.

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Facebook IconNovember 21, 2015 at 10:47 am

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

Red Circle Project offered a departing prayer to close the "Not One More" transgender day of remembrance event last night, right before we took it to the streets for a peaceful march, escorted by LAPD. Definitely felt the power of community last night. Special thanks to Bahe for giving the prayer.

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Facebook IconNovember 21, 2015 at 10:43 am

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Fall feast 2015 , we had lamb chops and shared about things we are grateful to have in our lives!

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November 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Thank you for the prayers tonight!
<3 Shea Freedom

#2spirit #MitakuyeOyasin #fosterfreedom
#medicinetribe #calitribe #next7generations

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Facebook IconNovember 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). On this day we memorialize the lives of those lost in their path to living their truth, but we also remind ourselves of the work that needs to happen among the living, and how we need to continue to change hearts and minds. Rest in peace and love.

If you are in LA, we are meeting at the West Hollywood Library at 6pm for the TDOR event with speakers from the community, which will be followed by a march. Parking is available for free in the 5 story parking garage.

http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/11/20/transgender-day-remembrance-2015-those-weve-lost

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015: Those We've Lost | Advocate.com

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At least 81 transgender people were murdered worldwide this year — and those are just the victims whose deaths were reported.

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Facebook IconNovember 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

One of our native sister's performing at Bar10 last night

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One of our sistas performing at Bar10 ladt night.

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Facebook IconNovember 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Great discussion today at UAII for their staff and friends discussing two Spirits and the LGBT community and how we as service providers, ally's, community members, family members, etc can contribute to the collective goal of making the world a safer environment for LGBT2S folks.

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Facebook IconNovember 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Red Circle Project added 7 new photos — with Mikaela Saelua.

Last night was definitely a night to remember. Thank you to the honorees and all the guests who came out, we felt the love.

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Facebook IconNovember 13, 2015 at 10:48 am

Red Circle Project at L.A. City Hall Council Chambers.

RCP celebrating L.A.County's American Indian Heritage Month event!

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Facebook IconNovember 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

We had a blast working with the LA Public Libraries this Fall screening the "Two Spirits" documentary. Here are some shots of our last screening at Playa Vista Branch Library where a majority of the crowd were elderly folks, and to our surprise many enjoyed the film and how it pushes the boundaries of gender, sexuality, and what it means to truly live in your truth. It was still a good night. Special thanks to Andrea and Tribal TANF for coming out!

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November 10, 2015 at 11:41 am

Red Circle Project shared their photo.

Hey folks, friendly reminder that we are having our last screening in our RCP "Two Spirits" documentary tour through Los Angeles county today at the Playa Vista Branch Library. Come enjoy dinner and a movie with us! #datenight

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Facebook IconNovember 5, 2015 at 5:39 pm

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE - NOV. 20

Event: West Hollywood Library
Time: 6:00PM
Who: Humans <3
Why?: Love

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Facebook IconNovember 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Red Circle Project shared their event.

Come celebrate community with us! 😀😀😀😀

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Spirit of Community Awards

Spirit of Community Awards

Every year Red Circle Project hosts the "Spirit of Community Awards" to honor the people and organizations that continue to keep us moving. Come and enjoy a free meal and celebrate our collective efforts to help push our community and ourselves forward.

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Red Circle Project added an event.

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Spirit of Community Awards

Spirit of Community Awards

Every year Red Circle Project hosts the "Spirit of Community Awards" to honor the people and organizations that continue to keep us moving. Come and enjoy a free meal and celebrate our collective efforts to help push our community and ourselves forward.

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Facebook IconNovember 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Participants in LA, we have some tickets for the Autry's American Indian Art's Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday, let us know if you want to go. You can reach us at 3233299905 or email at msaelua@apla.org.

https://theautry.org/american-indian-arts-marketplace/overview

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Facebook IconNovember 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

"After more than a decade, Tribal members soon will be able to marry with a Tribally issued marriage license in Tribal Court. Tribal Council approved a re-enactment of the Tribal Marriage Ordinance with amendments at its Wednesday, Oct. 28, meeting that will allow couples to marry in Tribal Court with a Tribal marriage license."

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Tribal Council approves new marriage ordinance

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After more than a decade, Tribal members soon will be able to marry with a Tribally issued marriage license in Tribal Court. Tribal Council approved a re-enactment of the Tribal Marriage Ordinance with amendments at its Wednesday, Oct. 28, meeting that will allow couples to marry in Tribal Court wit…

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Red Circle Project updated their profile picture.

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Facebook IconNovember 3, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Think of the youth in your life. Perhaps it's your child, or your niece or nephew, whatever the case. Do you impose your own belief on them? Are you limiting their ability to flourish based on your own fears and prejudices? Or are you nourishing their uniqueness and pushing them along their own path to realizing their true self?

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Facebook IconNovember 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Mark your calendars, RCP Spirit of CommUNITY Awards are happening November 12, 2015. If you live in LA, we would love to have you there as we honor those who continue to support Red Circle Project and the work we do.

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November 3, 2015 at 10:47 am

Red Circle Project shared their photo.

Dont forget, if you are in the area, we are screening "Two Spirits" at the Studio City Public Library today. Come out and enjoy and meal and film with us :)

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November 3, 2015 at 10:27 am
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Terri Jay shared a link to Red Circle Project's Timeline.

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Vote Miss Navajo Nation

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Queen of the Universe Pageant

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Facebook IconOctober 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm

"Get over yourself"

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Facebook IconOctober 29, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos — at Pacoima Branch Library - Los Angeles Public Library.

Remembering Fred Martinez and exploring the two spirit identity here at our screening of the documentary "Two Spirits." This is the first of three screenings RCP is hosting in collaboration with the LA Public Library. Next week we'll be at the Studio City Public Library, if you're in the area come enjoy a meal and a great educational film with us!

"Cool, I'm a naadleh."
-Fred Martinez

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Facebook IconOctober 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos — at University of California, Los Angeles.

Talking about Mental Health in today's "Strengthening the Circle" workshop and learning about how to reduce risky sexual behavior.

"Swallow or spit, don't let it sit."

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Facebook IconOctober 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

"I'm very proud to be an aboriginal person in this country and proud of the diversity that exists in Vancouver-Granville, and we need to ensure that diversity is reflected in the decisions, discussions and debates we have as a government."

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/10/21/record-10-indigenous-candidates-elected-canadian-parliament-162161

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Record 10 Indigenous Candidates Elected to Canadian Parliament

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A record 10 indigenous candidates won House of Commons seats in Canada's October 19, 2015 election, 3 percent of the 338 seats in Parliament.

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October 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Red Circle Project shared Transgender Service Provider Network's photo.

Job fair this Thursday!

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October 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Red Circle Project shared UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center's photo.

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Happy Intersex Awareness Day!

Sex is one way that society has chosen as a marker for both de jure and de facto segregation of people into "easily identifiable" categories, creating a binary that correlates with its construction of cisgender. However, sex is not as black and white as male and female, just as gender is not simply man and woman. For those who fall somewhere in the middle, the term Intersex can be applied. It is NEVER ok to call some one a hermaphrodite--the term is outdated and its connotations are offensive.

Please visit http://www.isna.org/ to find support groups and learn more.

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Facebook IconOctober 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

Join us for a reading of Larissa FastHorse's new play Urban Rez - this Friday 10/30 at 6pm or next Saturday 11/7 at 2pm.

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Facebook IconOctober 25, 2015 at 8:11 am

Red Circle Project added 2 new photos.

Had a fun time yesterday at the American Indian Community Council Pow Wow, we were able to get people tested and give RCP shirts to those that did.

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Facebook IconOctober 22, 2015 at 10:01 am

Over 2 yrs ago my photographer friend Pamela Peters started a project of documenting Native living in Los Angeles.
She is planning to start chapter two and need a little help.. this is going to be pretty amazing.. bigger than the first one... please share and if you can give a little donation it would help. I know fundraising is what many people are doing, but this is truly the only way Pamela is able to share our Native Stories and provide a true narrative of our existence in a clearer context.

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Click here to support Real NDNZ in Hollywood by Pamela J. Peters

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Please help in the next phase of “exiled ndnz” photo project. Let's make it happen! This photography project will capture young Native Americans living in Los Angeles pursuing a career in film/television as actors, dancers or filmmakers. My project will document their paths as they pursue a...

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Facebook IconOctober 21, 2015 at 6:58 pm

What are the 5 fluids that transmit HIV?

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Facebook IconOctober 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Red Circle Project at University of California, Los Angeles.

HIV/STD 101 by RCP Prevention Training Specialist, Mikaela Saelua

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Facebook IconOctober 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Council Member Mitch O'Ferrell (13th District) is hosting a celebration for American Indian Heritage Month on Friday November 13th, 2015 at LA City Hall.

9:00 AM : VIP Reception
10:00 AM: Council Presentation in John Ferraro Council Chamber (Rm 340)
11:00 AM: Reception in the 3rd floor Rotunda

make sure to RSVP here: william.ayala@lacity.org

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Facebook IconOctober 20, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Red Circle Project added 3 new photos.

We are working in collaboration with three LA Public Libraries to put on screenings of the documentary "Two Spirits", a film that mourns the young Fred Martinez and the threatened disappearance of the two-spirit tradition, but also brims with hope and the belief that we are all enriched by two spirit people, and that all of us - regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or cultural background - benefit from being free to be our truest selves.

Our first screening is happening in Pacoima Branch Public Library on October 29, 2015 (next Thursday)! Come out, enjoy a movie and a meal with us. Following the screening will be a discussion with two spirit folks from RCP. Hope to see you there!

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Facebook IconOctober 20, 2015 at 11:35 am

Awesome news for our Long Beach/San Pedro folks!
http://www.apla.org/news-and-multimedia/news/press-releases/apla-health-wellness-to.html?referrer=https://www.facebook.com/&utm_source=AIDS%20Walk%20Los%20Angeles%202015&utm_campaign=87ba0e836f-AWLA_Ecruitment10_Campaign_Design8_26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_80e49586cb-87ba0e836f-269500481

APLA Health & Wellness to Open New Long Beach Health Center in January 2016

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(Long Beach, CA; September 29, 2015)—APLA Health & Wellness (APLAHW) is proud to announce that we have been funded to open a new federally qualified health center in Long Beach in January 2016.

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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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January updates from RCP

Posted by Red Circle Project on Thursday, January 14, 2016