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Airport Marina Counseling Service celebrated diversity and inclusion at its annual LGBTQ Pride Fest – a free community event aimed at reducing stigma around mental health and raising awareness of low-cost or free mental health services in Los Angeles.
The event, held Saturday, June 17 at the Drollinger Family Stage on the Loyola Marymount University campus in Westchester, was our biggest and best Pride Fest event yet thanks to the many staff, volunteers and visitors who made it possible.
Thanks, too, to the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health in conjunction with the Take Action LA program administered by CalMHSA, which helped fund this year’s event. From our fun and educational “wellness stations” facilitated by the therapists from AMCS’s LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center to the notable guest speakers, free food trucks, music, and more, everyone had a great time.
Dr. Mimi Hoang, psychologist, longtime LGBTQ advocate, and Program Coordinator of AMCS’s LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center, was the host and coordinator of the event and said Pride Fest 2023 offered the perfect opportunity to celebrate diversity and inclusion.
“At a time when people in the LGBTQ+ community are being persecuted and having their liberties taken away across the country, it was wonderful to come together with our community to celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility and empowerment,” she said. “It was an uplifting event filled with love and acceptance.”
For more information about the LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center, please click here.

About Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS):

AMCS is a nonprofit community mental health clinic located in Westchester that provides affordable and accessible mental health services to individuals and families in the Los Angeles area. With over 60 years of experience, AMCS offers a wide range of mental health services, including individual, family, and group therapy, as well as specialized services for children, adolescents, and older adults. For more information, visit

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Airport Marina Counseling Services’ Dr. Mimi Hoang, Bill Morgan, CEO Eden Garcia-Balis,  Dee Dee, Keely Scarlata,

Dr. Mimi Hoang, Program Coordinator of AMCS’s LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy

Gerald Garth, MBA, serves as Executive Director of the AMAAD Institute (Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease) and President of CSW/LA Pride

Yuè Begay is of the Nomadic People Clan, born for the Towering House Clan. Her maternal grandfather is of the Black Sheep Clan and her paternal grandfather is of the Near the Water’s Edge Clan. In this way, Yuè is a Navajo transgender woman.

Dee Dee and AMCS’ CEO Eden -Garcia Balis

Center Right: Event organizer Keely Scarlata of sonderandsanté.com

AMCS’ Bill Morgan

Incoming Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club’s Hilton Brown


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