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Celebrating with Pride: An Evening of Poetry & Performance



On June 30, 2023, from 7-9pm, Senior Fellow Raffi Joe Wartanian is organizing “Celebrating with Pride: An Evening of Poetry & Performance.”

This event is dedicated to celebrating Armenian creative and cultural excellence while fostering love, community, and solidarity for the Armenian LGBTQ+ community on the last day of Pride Month by making our gathering a fundraiser for GALAS LGBTQ+ Armenian Society.

The goal of the event is to show support, raise funds, and cultivate hope in the name of love.

We are proud to present a world-class line up of poets & performers including Mary Basmadjian, Arthur Kayzakian, Aline Ohanesian, Alene Terzian-Zeitounian, Anahid Yahjian, Armen Davoudian, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, Arminé Iknadossian, Hrayr Varaz Khanjian, and Sophia Armen,” Raffi shares.

Join the event
  • On June 30, 2023, 7-9pm in Los Angeles
  • RSVP via Eventbrite.
  • Per GALAS security protocol, location details will be provided by the day before the event only to those who have RSVP’ed.