Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) Celebrates Gay Pride Month

Eagle Rock-based Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) celebrates Gay Pride Month in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) with three events.

UGLA past President Carl Johnson shows off the UGLA Pride banner.

UGLA past President Carl Johnson shows off the UGLA Pride banner.

On Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m., a Gay Pride banner will be hung at Eagle Rock City Hall, at Colorado and Maywood in Eagle Rock. The next day, Sunday, June 1, starting at 10:30 a.m., UGLA is sponsoring Lummis Day, NELA’s premier community event. UGLA will sponsor a LGBT information booth. “We invite everyone to stop by our booth and say ‘Hello!,’” explains UGLA President Carl Matthes. “The public is welcomed at these free events.”

On Friday evening, June 6, UGLA is sponsoring “An Evening Among the Roses,” a Huntington Library Rose Garden party created and hosted by The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. The event will honor LGBT donors, staff, and those individuals whose works are preserved in the Library’s collections. The evening’s honoree is Don Bachardy, renowned American portrait artist and life partner of author Christopher Isherwood.

“’An Evening Among the Roses’ will be one of the most high-visibility LGBT events in Southern California this year,” continues Matthes. “I’m very proud that UGLA is a sponsor of the evening.”

Tickets for the event are $45 and must be purchased in advance. Founded in 1983, UGLA is a charitable and educational public service organization. Primary goals are providing a support system for gay men and lesbians as well as education on the true nature of homosexuality. UGLA provides annual support for charitable projects and institutions through its Matching Funds program.

For more information go to ugla.org or write to uptowngla@aol.com.