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A Queer Pride holds benefit at Le Nocturne
by Vern Hester
2019-08-25

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On Aug. 23, A Queer Pride held a benefit for L.A.-based non-profit Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement ( TQLM ).

The event not only served as a fundraiser but was also the debut event for A Queer Pride's Friday Night residency for an LGBTQ night at Le Nocturne—Uptown's newest nightclub and lounge, located at 4810 N. Broadway. The event featured a headlining DJ set from Gavin Rayna Russon of LCD Soundsystem and special guest Familia: TQLM organizer Jennicet Gutierrez.

The event also featured DJ sets from Trqpiteca's La Spacer and Cqqchifruit and live performances from rappers Cae Monae and KC Ortiz.

Familia: TQLM is an organization dedicated to uplifting and advocating for trans and gender non-conforming Latinx individuals.

In the future, A Queer Pride will be collaborating with nightlife curators to bring some of their events to Le Nocturne. Upcoming events include Lezbe Event's Flannel Fridays ( first Friday of the month ), Ariel Zetina's Rosebud ( second Fridays ) and Organized Grime Crew's Grizzly, along with A Queer Pride's recurring events The Function and MOIST. Upcoming headliners include Maliibu Miitch ( from the Bronx ), MikeQ ( New Jersey ), Nina Bonina Brown ( Atlanta ), Goodboy ( L.A. ), Shane Stiel ( NYC ), Wayne G ( London ) and many more.

For more information, visit Do312.com/aqueerpride.


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