From 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm
At Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California 90802
The California Conference for Equality and Justice / 1 562-436-3636
This event is an opportunity for people of all racial, gender, sexuality, religious, and cultural identities to come together to celebrate the richness of our diversity and to share in the vision of a truly inclusive community. Our theme this year is “Two Spirits, One Heart”.
The speakers this year are Marsha and Aiden Aizumi, a mother and transgender son who have spoken around the county to over 150 organizations about their journey from fear, shame and sadness to unconditional love and acceptance.
Marsha is currently the president of PFLAG San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islanders (SGV API) chapter and also serves on the PFLAG National Board of Directors. PFLAG is an organization that provides parents, family and allies support, education and advocacy for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) children, family or friends.
Aiden is the President of the PFLAG Pasadena chapter and also serves on PFLAG National’s Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Advisory Council.
They have written a book about their journey called Two Spirits, One Heart. It is their hope that their work both written and speaking will bring more resources, awareness and inspiration to LBGTQ individuals, families and allies.