Circa: the first and only LGBTQ+ history festival in the USA

In celebration of seven decades of service to the LGBTQ+ community, the ONE institute presents Circa, the first and only LGBTQ+ history festival in the United States.

Kicking off LGBTQ+ History Month, the month-long, LA County-wide programming series showcases the groundbreaking stories and vibrant cultural contributions of LGBTQ+ communities through the lens of current challenges and successes.

Spanning the arts, humanities, politics, and culture, Circa profiles queer, trans, and allied thinkers and makers who are leading the movement for LGBTQ+ liberation.

Circa Festival features over 70 arts, cultural and educational programs taking place at over a dozen partner locations throughout LA County and in collaboration with dozens of artists, activists and educators.

Venue partner locations include Los Angeles LGBT Center, USC, UCLA, William Grant Still Arts Center in South LA, LACMA in Central LA, LA City College in East LA, Junior High LA Gallery in the Valley, the David Zwirner Gallery in Hollywood, the City of West Hollywood (various venues), Mi Centro in Boyle Heights and many others.

Official Circa Festival program participants include: The Williams Institute, City of Los Angeles Public Library, Getty Research Institute, Celebration Theater, Gay Freedom Band, ACLU of Southern California, Charachchi (Queer Armenians of the Diaspora), Lambda Literary, San Gabriel Valley LGBT Center, USC Writing Program, Prison Education Project, The Lavender Effect, California LGBT Arts Alliance, Museum of Neon Art, Feminist Center for Creative Work, Rock Papers Scissors Collective, Trans Latin@ Coalition, to name a few.

Dozens of artists, educators and activists will present lectures, panels, multidisciplinary programs, film screenings, workshops, readings and exhibitions during the month-long festival.

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