"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
Above: Still promoting the Circa program Stories of Sex Work at The Mic @ Micky’s, happening October 4, 2023. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Micky’s Weho is one of the most iconic and oldest gay bars in Los Angeles, known not just for its live entertainment but for its community based events and fundraisers.
The first and only Queer Histories Festival in the US
LOS ANGELES COUNTY—Celebrating seven decades of service to the LGBTQ+ community, One Institute (formerly One Archives Foundation) presents Circa, the first and only LGBTQ+ histories festival in the United States. Kicking off LGBTQ+ History Month, the month-long, LA County-wide programming series showcases the trailblazing histories and vibrant cultural contributions of LGBTQ+ communities through the lens of present-day challenges and triumphs. Through exhibitions, performance, readings, screenings, lectures, dialogues, and parties, Circa features queer and trans artists, activists, and educators leading the movement for LGBTQ+ liberation.
All events are free, suggested donations welcome!
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.