Pictured left to right: Caitlin Hernández, Brittany Campbell, Candace Quarrels, Danielle Lande, and DJ Funky Caramelo at the LAist Queer LA LIVE: Joyful Music event at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

LACDMH was proud to partner with LAist to host Queer LA LIVE: Joyful Music at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena. LAist created Queer LA LIVE to open the conversation about LGBTQIA2-S+ life in the Greater Los Angeles area. Each Queer LA LIVE event shares a common theme — joy. This event focused on joyful music.

DJ Funky Caramelo set the tone at the turntables before live performances by Danielle Lande and musical duo Brittany Campbell and Candace Quarrels of Mermaid. After their sets, they sat down to talk to Queer LA LIVE host Caitlin Hernández about their artistic beginnings, passion for music, and the challenges that come with being queer artists in L.A.

LACDMH is committed to supporting the well-being of the County’s LGBTQIA2-S+ community by sponsoring events like Queer LA LIVE as well as providing resources and mental health support to those in need. To find resources catered to the LGBTQIA2-S+ community, visit our website at dmh.lacounty.gov/resources/lgbtq-resources.