PPOSBC Community Educator Selected for Best of LGBTQ LA 2023
By Anna Spitz, Senior Marketing Manager | Jan. 20, 2023, 9:13 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts, Community Engagement, Events in the News, Grass Roots Organizing, LGBTQ, Staff Stories
PPOSBC’s Community Education Supervisor, Gabby Leon, was honored by LA Blade Magazine for her success in creating the first Indigenous Pride LA event, which celebrates and honors Native American LGBTQ roles and traditions.
Most Committed Activist: Gabby Leon and Terri Jay
Indigenous Pride LA/Facebook
Gabby Leon and Terri Jay jointly came to the realization that there was a need for an event to create visibility and celebration of the Two Spirit identities. The concept of a festival that celebrated and honored Native American LBGTQ roles and traditions was born. The idea blossomed into a reality and Los Angeles now has the cultural Indigenous Pride LA, which “honors, and acknowledges all indigenous peoples’ plight, especially those who are Two Spirit and/or identified with the contemporary labels and terms of cisgender and transgender lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, asexual, and intersex.”