LGBTQIA+Allies in Glendale, California
glendaleOUT is a grass-roots organization dedicated to building, evolving, and moving forward queer voice in the narrative that is Glendale.
We do this through political action, community building, and social connection. We participate, we event, we petition, we zine, we protest, we video, we support and volunteer, and we had that Zoom pajama party that one time.
Open call, artists and non-artists.
“MAPPING MY QUEER: Body Mapping Our Queer Identity”
Glendale Pride in the Park, our 2nd annual queer family picnic is June 17, 2023 at Adams Square Mini Park.
June 12 - 30 “Mapping My Queer” will hang in the Adams Square Gas Station. The venue is a cube of windows. Each side consists of three columns of windows measuring 80 “ x 40”. The gas station can accommodate 12 submissions.
Body Mapping is the process of creating body maps using drawing, painting or other art-based techniques to visually represent aspects of people's lives, their bodies and the world they live in. Body mapping originated in South Africa as a therapeutic tool for women living with HIV and has evolved into an effective means of therapy, story-telling, visual narrative and expression.
Glendale LGBTQIA+ is a diverse expression of queer identity. “Mapping My Queer” is the opportunity to share the breadth of that diversity with the broader community.
Who: Anyone in or ally to the LGBTQIA+ community, preference to Glendale residents.
What: “MAPPING MY QUEER: Body Mapping Our Queer Identity”
When: June 12 - 30, 2023
Where: Adams Square Mini Park
How it works: We provide the paper! We will arrange to meet you for a pre-measured, pre-cut sheet of paper. You have the story and imagination. Begin with your body outline (roll out the paper, lie down, have family or friend trace around you) - or invite a group of friends to share the space. Occupy it as you wish: paint, collage, photography, writing, simple, complicated, YOU.
Guidelines for art displayed at Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station.
Submission deadline - May 30, 2023
Questions and paper requests - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will always be here, we will always be queer. Get used to it.
Improving Allyship For Armenian LGBTQIA+ Communities
On Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. Pacific, Vahan Bournazian (Human Rights Professor), Mamikon Hovsepyan (Pink Armenia), Lilit Martirosyan (RighT Side), Perch Melikyan (Charachchi), and Erik Adamian (ONE Archives Foundation, GALAS and Charachchi) had a panel presentation on improving allyship for LGBTQIA+ communities. Panelists' relayed observations on human rights violations of LGBTQIA+ community members in Armenia, as depicted in the documentary Listen to Me: Untold Stories Beyond Hatred (2016). Panelists also highlighted responses from youth and advocates and presented a call to action to improve allyship for LGBTQIA+ youth and adults in Armenia and Glendale, CA, and beyond. This event is hosted by YWCA Glendale and Pasadena, glendaleOUT and GUSD Social Science Teacher Patrick Davarhanian.