LGBTQ+ History Month

Nurturing an Inclusive Community

As part of the WNS commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, we are committed to recognizing both Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History Month not just during those respective months but throughout the year. 

This page serves as a launch pad for accessing a range of resources and activities for all ages and grade levels, to educate, support, and spread awareness about the rich history of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Events taking place at WNS this month!

Mariachi Arcoiris

October 12, 2022 | 8:15am | During Community Gathering.

Parents/caregivers welcome!

Led by director Carlos Samaniego, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles performs its repertoire to suit the LGBTQ community while it maintains the highest level of musicality.

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is proud to have the first transgender female, Natalia Melendez, in the history of mariachi as one of its members. Natalia has been featured in a two-part special for Univision news, which depicts her life and struggles as a transgender woman in the mariachi world. As a result of this two-part special, in its short existence, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles has been invited to perform for 3 different morning news shows on Univision, which includes the “Lanzate” program. During each one of these presentations, the mariachi was highlighted because of its special nature in representing the LGBTQ community.

Rainbow Dress Day

October 12, 2022

Spirit Day -
Wear purple in support of LGBTQ+ Youth

October 19, 2022

Wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

October 26, 2022

LGBTQ+ Resources and Activities

Click below to access a range of books, videos and activities, broken out by grade level, that address topics such as gender identity, gender expression, family diversity, marriage equality, queer history, allyship and more.