lgbtq community events

by jay jones


Hear ye! Hear ye! All inhabitants of the kingdom of San Diego and other local counties are hereby invited to attend Imperial Court de San Diego’s Coronation XLVIII. FromThursday, February 6 to Sunday, February 9, San Diego’s oldest LGBT organiza- tion will be “holding court” with events scheduled throughout

the weekend. Join San Diego Court and Civic titleholders for theIn-Town Show, a fun-filled night of entertainment on Feb. 6 to kick off Coronation weekend at The Merrow in Hillcrest. On Friday afternoon, the annual Tijuana Party returns to Redwing Bar & Grill in North Park. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tijuana Emergency Assistance Fund. Later that evening, the celebrations continue with the Out of Town Show at Crowne Plaza San Diego in Mission Valley. The main event takes place on Saturday night with the Coronation XLVIII Ball, also at Crown Plaza. A Victory Brunch, to welcome the newly elected Monarchs and bid adieu to the outgoing reign, is scheduled for Sunday morning at Crown Plaza. The annual event also celebrates another year of “noble deeds” for the organization that has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships, charities, organizations, AIDS and civil-rights causes.

In 1997, a group of state-based LGBT advocacy organizations came

together to form the Equality Federation. Since then, Equality Federation has worked throughout the country to build the leaders of today and tomorrow, strengthen state-based LGBT organizations and make critical progress on the issues that matter most. This month Equality Federation hosts a Valentine’s Day themed party for equality at Drip Studios in the Fashion District of DTLA onSunday, February 9from 4 to 7 p.m. This festive soiree will feature a full open bar courtesy of Sourced Craft Cocktails, light bites, DJ and drag performances by Felony Dodger and Miss Shu Mai. All ticket proceeds go to support the Equality


Strike up a good time with HRC San Diego. Roll on over to Kearny Mesa Bowl and join them for one of their largest and most fun events of the year onSaturday, February 29. The 12th

annual Bowling for

Equality is an enjoyable afternoon of bowling with friends and colleagues while supporting the ongoing fight for equality. Your ticket comes with an HRC membership, two hours of bowling, shoe rental, and food and snacks. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC and HRC San Diego strive to end discrimination against LGBTQ citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Who couldn’t use a little more humor in their

life? The LGBTQ Center Orange County is here to help. Experience a fun night of laughter, chatting and drinks at the annual Sips & Giggles fundraiser. Featured performer will be the hilarious Nicky Paris. Named “a comic to watch” byHuffPost, Paris has appeared in several television shows and the off-Broadway production ofMy Big Gay Italian Funeral and has become one of comedy’s budding LGBTQ standout acts. The Freida Cinema in Santa Ana will once again host the event, on Saturday, February 22. Kick off the evening with some “sips” during the cocktail hour from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Then get ready for the “giggles“ during the comedy show beginning at 8 p.m. Stick around, because a meet-and-greet with Paris will take place after the


RAGE monthly | February 2020

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