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OUT in Nature! - Explore Griffith Park and Your Wellness with the Unicorn Hikers

Trans* Lounge

Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

OUT in Nature! - Explore Griffith Park and Your...

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 No trail names or hiking experience necessary. Come get acquainted with six different hiking trails in Los Angeles’ infamous Griffith Park. Join amateur hiker Lenix Pecikonis, creator of Unicorn Hikers and the Trans* Lounge to get OUT in Nature!

Think of this as a walking support group. Hikes include great conversations with other trans and non-binary people, beautiful views of Los Angeles, and will connect you with your mind, body, and spirit in a safe and affirming way. Each hike explores a unique trail in the park and will increase in difficulty to build your endurance and enthusiasm for the trails.

See schedule and details of the hike below…


Sunday September 22 – Ferndell to Mt. Hollywood: Griffith Park

Hike from Ferndell to Mt Hollywood with Trans* Lounge and Unicorn Hikers! On a moderate hike at 5.2 miles, you’ll spend roughly 3 hours on the trail with other trans and gender non-conforming folks! This hike starts off in a luscious green garden that is unexpected in Griffith Park with ferns and other fauna. This hike is mostly uphill so it’s not easy and it’s in preparation for our final hike of the year. Group will meet at a pre-determined spot at Griffith Park. Parking available at the park. Limit of 15 participants.

Trailhead address: Trails Café, 2333 Fern Dell Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068




This is an active participation class. You WILL be exerting energy. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear conducive to hiking. It is also recommended to bring plenty of water!


Instructor: Lenix Pecikonis
Lab Meeting Schedule: Sunday, September 22
Course Meeting Times:  10 AM - 1 PM
Location: Griffith Park 

Enrollment closes at 3 PM on Friday, September 20



FREE Bus Tokens for Trans* Lounge Members



For those that use public transportation to attend Trans* Lounge classes and social events, we are now able to offer you FREE bus tokens. We're aware the tokens are being phased out, but they will still be accepted through November 28, 2019. So for the time being, if you are joining us for a Trans* Lounge class or event and need tokens, just drop us a line at or 323-860-7336 and we can reimburse you for your trip.


Have questions about OUT in Nature! - Explore Griffith Park and Your Wellness with the Unicorn Hikers? Contact Trans* Lounge

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Trails Cafe
2333 Fern Dell Dr
Los Angeles , CA 90068

Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Trans* Lounge

The Trans Lounge is a trailblazing new series of educational and empowerment workshops, labs, events and groups aimed at serving the needs of all transgender individuals in all aspects of their journey toward self-discovery and acceptance.

Trans Lounge programming will include: make-up classes, hairstyling classes, voice-feminization labs, coming out groups, trans-related legal workshops, personal growth and empowerment workshops, community building networking events, issue-driven discussion labs and other many other events, all of which are relevant to all aspects of the trans community.

How will the Trans Lounge work?
Unlike other education and empowerment themed programs, the Trans Lounge will depend upon its participants to determine and guide which programming is offered. To accomplish this, participants must first register as a member of the Trans Lounge by visiting our online hub at Becoming a member of the Trans Lounge is free to all trans-identified individuals who wish to join. 

Once registered, Trans Lounge member will have access to the Trans Lounge Members Only area within the Center’s website. That is where members will find descriptions and information about our library free workshops, labs groups and events. Once there, members are asked to review all of the various programs and rate them all based on their level of interest. Member’s interest rating options will range from: “Not Interested”, “Maybe/Maybe Not”, “Moderately Interested”, to “Very Interested – Sign Me Up.” Trans Lounge administrators will monitor all the member ratings and will use this data to determine which programs will be scheduled in order to meet the membership’s greatest needs and interests.

At this point, administrators will contact the instructors to schedule those programs that the membership has expressed the greatest interest in. Programming dates/times will be determined based on instructor’s availability as well as the member’s availability guidelines (which they are asked to provide as part of the registration process). Once a program has been scheduled, those members who expressed the highest level of interest will be given first priority to RSVP/enroll in the program. Once those members have had time to RSVP (72-hours), the entire membership will be informed about the program and all other members will be able to enroll until the program reaches its enrollment maximum.

All workshops and labs will be programmed in this manner, so to ensure strong attendance and maximum utilization of what each program has to offer for the membership. This also ensures that our instructors will enjoy presenting their programs for optimal sized audiences.

In addition, the Trans Lounge will also present on-going social and support groups and short-term, topic-driven salons. Groups and salons will include: coming out to self, coming out to the one’s we love, living with HIV-AIDS, embracing your femininity/masculinity, embracing faith, how to love and support the non-trans people we love and support, how T can build community with LGB people, etc.

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