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Gay.com Has New Home with the Center

Ownership of the popular internet domain Gay.com has been transferred to the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The domain, estimated to be worth millions of...

Transgender soldier speaks out against Trump’s military ban: “My heart dropped"

The plan by President Donald Trump to ban transgender people from all branches of the U.S. military is “very personal” to Los Angeles LGBT Center employee Rudy Akbarian. The 27 year old, who has...

Celeb Hairstylist Teams with Center for Trans...

Famed hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons spent his 30th birthday on Monday with some of his famous friends to launch a new passion project: the Trans...

Levi Kreis: From The Apprentice to Broadway to...

The diverse career path of Levi Kreis has taken this Southern boy from the Broadway stage, to movie sets and even to NBC’s The Apprentice. On...

DJ Joe Gauthreaux to Headline Glitter Run...

A dance floor with special lighting will showcase glimmering, glittery bodies as Joe Gauthreaux, one of the nation’s most celebrated D.J.s, provides...

12 Photos From Fun-Filled Screening of Clue

            Some people came dressed as Mrs. Peacock and Mrs. White but the real Miss...

Trump blasted for pushing a ‘despicable...

President Donald Trump was blasted at a Los Angeles LGBT Center press conference today after announcing via Twitter that he wants to ban transgender...

Community Vows to Fight Trump’s Trans Military Ban

Emotions were running deep in the courtyard of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza the evening President Donald Trump tweeted...

LGBT Conservatives, Progressives Find Common...

There was no name calling or chair throwing during this session. At Politicon 2017, a panel comprised of LGBT conservatives and progressives...

Emser Tile Gives $250,000 Gift for New Campus

Emser Tile has donated $250,000 worth of tile for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus, now under construction. Partner Sam...

The WALL is Getting its Glitter On

The WALL fitness studio will be a lot more colorful this weekend. The popular Sunset Boulevard studio is promoting the Center’s upcoming Glitter...

Center CEO: LGBT Homeless Youth Need Support...

There are nearly 6,000 youth experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County on any given night, according to The 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless...

WeHo Businesses Raise $20K for the Center

West Hollywood business owners decided to raise $20,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center–and they did it all on their own. The group says they were...

Influencers Are Excitedly Preparing for The...

Sara Benincasa is so ready to get her glitter on. The comedian and author isn’t just participating in The Glitter Run on August 20, she’s formed an...

Mexico to LGBT Community: We’re Here for You

In her role as a Mexican Consulate Official, Dulce Flores never expected to be marching in an LGBT Pride event, so she was as surprised as those who...

WeHo Homeless Have a New Friend

Before making his way around the streets of West Hollywood, Jake Weinraub fills his bag with bottles of water, granola bars, hygiene kits, pairs of...

Construction Begins on Los Angeles LGBT Center’s...

Funds Pledged for Anita May Rosenstein Campus Top $40 Million Mark The sights and sounds across the street from the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s...

Here’s a Clue: Lesley Ann Warren is ‘Very...

Lesley Ann Warren has never seen a movie in a cemetery before. That will change on Friday, August 11 when the Golden Globe Award-winning actress...

Calling on Voters Before It’s Too Late

Supported by 60 volunteers, the Los Angeles LGBT Center recently expanded its efforts to defeat the U.S. Senate bill that would destroy the...

Garden Gives LGBT Youth Chance to Grow

The Mansfield Community Garden is just a few blocks from the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland. It was longtime Center volunteer...

From The Shadows To A Place Of Pride

Less than six months into the Trump presidency, the man who vowed to protect LGBT people has appointed to his administration a slate of anti-LGBT,...

An Open Letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The Los Angeles LGBT Center, as a member of the Global Equality Council, signed onto a letter that was sent to our Secretary of State Rex Tillerson....

Creating a Legacy of Hope

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been part of Dakota Sands’ life for more than 40 years. In the late 1970s, Sands was an LGBT activist and...

Incredible $15.1 Million Raised by...

As the 2,800 participants in this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle were huddled together early in the morning on Sunday, June 4th, preparing to begin their...