BENT is a queer-centric, Non-HeteroNormative, Non-Binary, Anywhere-on-the-Kinsey-Scale and Anywhere in the Gender spectrum community. Our goal is to bring events where non-binary and LGBT folk feel at home, and where "straightish" people can explore coloring outside the lines. ( * We welcome straight peeps too!)
We ask that you be especially mindful of gender identity. Trans-folk will be treated exactly the same as cis-folk. Genderfluid folk will introduce themselves as such, and addressed in the gender they feel from there on out.
BENT was originally created by ILUSM. ILUSM Productions was a Los Angeles based production company catering to the more unconventional lifestyles of the eccentrics, eclectics and label-free advocates. Their events sought to promote a sense of unity and love through diverse forms of creative self-expression.
BENT was a quarterly gender bending party hosted by ILUSM Productions. It was a night of drag, burlesque and genderfucking and aimed to provide the LGBTQA community with a unique blend of queer and gender nonconforming self-expression and entertainment.
In 2017 and beyond, we (the new organizers) we seek to carry on in the same spirit. All our Meetup events will provide members with an opportunity to connect with open-minded people interested in helping to build and sustain a larger community of people from diverse backgrounds. We strive to provide a fun, relaxing and unique experience to all who attend our events.
Cassie Brighter [BENT Mistress and Mother Hen]
Queer & Gender Bending Entertainment & Events for Everyone
March 8 · 8:00 PM
A Queer Woman and Her Conservative Father Talk Politics: A Survival Guide
About this Talk
Evelyn leans pretty far left and her father is very conservative, but they love each other very much. He's talked to her about his political values all... Learn more
February 25 · 10:00 AM
Seminar: Bi Task Force Presents: Bi & Beyond
SAVE THE DATE! (Note: Hour and location both tentative and subject to change)
PLEASE NOTE: This is an outing put on by one of our SPLA members, we are posting as a... Learn more
February 22 · 7:00 PM
Trans* Lounge: Bringing Out Your Beauty - All the Basics of Make-up
FREE EVENT! Register here.
For many, mastering the art of applying make-up can be daunting, difficult and frustrating. But, like most things, to become good at applying... Learn more
February 19 · 2:00 PM
HER Los Angeles Winter Party
HER, the app for LGBTQ women is launching our SECOND official Los Angeles event, Winter LoveHERland! With over 1.5 million users live in over 55 countries, HER is the... Learn more
January 28 · 3:30 PM
DTLAProud Block Party
Help us run the BENT! table at DTLAproud.org
The mission of DTLAproud.org is to celebrate our growing communities, and the revitalization of DTLA, continues to resonate... Learn more