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"Old Skool"
Barbecue, August 24 in L.A.

"Old Skool"
Barbecue, August 24 in L.A.

The third annual "Old Skool" Barbecue, one of the biggest events in Los Angeles's black LGBT community, takes place August 24. This year's honorees include Women Alive's Carrie Broadus; Wendell Carmichael, president of At the Beach Los Angeles Black Gay Pride; La Verne "Mother Rose," longtime transgender community activist; Cleo Manago, founder of AmASSI, a nonprofit, community-based health, wellness, and cultural affirmation center; Vinessa Romain, board chair of Long Beach Gay Pride; the Reverend Russell Thornhill, pastor at Unity Fellowship Church and a noted lecturer and counselor; and late community activist Alton Miranda.

Proceeds from the event will go toward an upcoming town hall meeting on the state of black gay Los Angeles.

Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. For more information, call (323) 919-7522 or email (The Advocate)

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