(L to R) Me, Jeffrey King, Wendell Camichael, 8th District Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, Michael Flowers, and Kelvin A.O.

Los Angeles Black Pride hosted a candidate’s forum on Sat., February 26  where candidates running for city council and the Los Angeles Unified School District board each made his or her case as the best person to elect.  A room full of African-American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender voters turned out at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center to hear from 8th District Councilmember Bernard C Parks, LAUSD board candidate Reverend Eric Lee and others make their pitch.

The US Census counts 3,421 Black gay and lesbian couples in the City of Los Angeles. This represents 4.1% of all Black same-sex couples in the U.S. Six percent of all same-sex households in the Los Angeles area are Black same-sex households (i.e. at least one partner is Black). Black same-sex couples are more likely to live in the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 15th council districts in the City of Los Angeles as their heterosexual counterparts. The average age of individuals in Black same-sex couples was 40.7.

Because the more you know…

Los Angeles Black Pride brings together members of the Black same-gender loving (SGL) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, their friends, the broader Black community, and supporters in celebration of being both Black and gay and in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the Black SGL/LGBT community by producing quality, culturally sensitive and relevant events such as the annual Black Pride Unity celebration. Online at www.myblackpridela.com.