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We look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming socials and events. Join us for networking and fun with your friends in the LGBT community!


Download the latest Progress NotesFall 2019 News & Classifieds
(Progress Notes in PDF format) (allow up to 20-40 seconds to download large file)

  1. Executive Director's Report: Fall 2019 (page 3)
  2. Editor Comment: Fall 2019
    Mary Guillermin (page 4)
  3. Introduction to Our New Board Members:
         Alexander Yoo (page 5)
         Jeremiah Hein (page 6)
  4. Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice: A Report (pages 6-8 with photos)
  5. Summer Pool Party (pages 11-25 with lots of photos)
  6. 24th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference Brochure (pages 26-41)
  7. Job Openings (pages 42-44)
  8. Classified Ads (pages 46-47)



Calendar 2019

Social Events in Yellow / Courses, Workshops & Conferences in green
Click here to see what we did in 2014 - 2018.

April 6
Nice turn out and lots of fun.

Lesbian-Themed Movie Night/Social. FREE. “But I'm a Cheerleader” (1999)
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May 18
Good movie that created deep discussion about SOCE.

Gay Male-Themed Movie Night/Social. FREE. “Boy Erased” (2018)
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June 2
Full classroom. Watch for our workshop on Suicidality on Sept 22.

“PrEP/PEP” workshop. FREE to members. 3 CE credits.
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July 18-28
Always a good event with many movies.


Aug 4
Fun social with about 80 people in attendance.

Annual Summer Pool Party - Largest social event of the year co-hosted with SCLMA and LGBT Bar with almost 200 people in attendance.
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Sept 22
Full room. We may repeat in 2020.

"The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice" workshop. FREE to members. 6 CE credits.
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Oct 19
Great response from attendees.

LACPA Conference booth (all are welcome to help staff our booth and promote your private business)

Nov 1-3
Very large event that reached out to hundreds.

CCAPP Conference booth in Newport Beach

Nov 17

24th Annual LGBTQI Conference co-hosted by Mount Saint Mary's University

Dec 8

Winter Social with SCLMA and LGBT Bar at the designer home of Rob Weiss.
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24th Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference

Keynote Speaker: David Fawcett PhD, LCSW

Date: November 17, 2019
Mount St. Mary's University

David Fawcett, PhD, LCSWThe Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, Inc. (LAGPA) announces its Twenty-Fourth Annual LGBTQI Psychotherapy Conference. The conference is a one-day event co-hosted and co-sponsored by Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles. The conference is being held Sunday November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles and presents academic research and expertise on LGBTQI issues and concerns to professionals working with these clients in their counseling practices. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, interns, and students of psychology, and earns continuing education credits from APA. Approximately 100 professionals are expected to attend.

We are honored to have David Fawcett PhD, LCSW as our keynote speaker. He is a social worker and sex therapist specializing in gay men’s health. He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery (Healing Path Press 2015) which explores the intersection of gay men, drug use, and high-risk sexual behavior. The book was named “2016 Best Nonfiction Literature” by POZ magazine. He is also Vice President for Clinical Programming at Seeking Integrity LLC (seekingintegrity.com) which develops and operates treatment programs for fused drug and sex behaviors (chemsex), sex addiction and other intimacy disorders. His work with crystal meth has led to invited presentations and consultations in France, the Netherlands and the UK. In 2018 he was instrumental in advocating for the creation of a methamphetamine forum co-sponsored by the NYC Health Department and ACT UP NY which highlighted concerns about chemsex in minority MSM communities. He frequently presents workshops on LGBT health, addiction, HIV, and co-occurring disorders both in the US and internationally and is well-known for his work with persons living with HIV, especially mental health concerns of aging long-term survivors. He is a regular contributor to TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com, writing about HIV, mental health and substance abuse and he has been published in Huffington Post, Positively Aware, and other journals. Most recently he co-produced Crystal City, a 90-minute documentary that follows the struggles and successes of eight gay men in recovery from crystal meth in New York and which is currently premiering at film festivals around the US before general distribution.


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