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An organization that offers one on one, peer, and group mentoring opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth is to hold a special fundraising comedy night on Tuesday, March 24.

The Laugh Out Loud comedy night will benefit LifeWorks, and will be headlined by drag queen Miss Coco Peru, best known for roles in the 1999 independent film Trick and as the voice of Mama Hippo in 2006’s The Wild. Also on the bill are acclaimed stand up comedians such as Alec Mapa, Jason Stuart, Judy Tenuta, Scott Thompson, Tony Tripoli, and Sabdy Valls.

Lifeworks was set up in 2002 to create a positive, non-crisis-based approach to supporting and empowering LGBT youth through mentoring. Their One on One Mentoring Program is a 12-month program that matches clients with adult professionals from the community specially trained to be LifeWorks Mentors. This offers clients the advantage of having a caring adult role model with the age and experience to provide guidance in the achievement of their goals. Lifeworks staff work with each client to develop a Life Plan that includes short and long term goals in five achievement areas: home, health, education, career, and personal development. They then offer referrals and resources tailored to her/his needs, and support the Mentor and Mentee in getting to know each other and in making those goals a reality.

The Laugh Out Loud event will take place at The Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd, with general admission tickets priced at $30. The show begins at 8pm, and tickets and info are available here.

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