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Mayor Garcetti Visits Center to Champion HIRE LA’s Youth

Mayor Eric Garcetti said he had a very good reason for choosing the Los Angeles LGBT Center to hold this summer’s kick-off for the HIRE LA’s Youth...

Center Celebrates LA Pride

Classic anthems such as Born This Way by Lady Gaga and I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross blasted from stereo speakers as more than 400 people...

New Campus Milestone Leads to Cheers, Tears of Joy

As a crowd of more than 200 people watched, a crane hoisted the final steel beam high into the air and placed it on the northeast corner of the Los...

Milan Christopher Wants People to be “PrEP’d AF” Against HIV

In the early hours of June 4 at West Hollywood’s Rage nightclub, the crowd took a break from dancing to listen as openly gay music artist, actor, and model Milan Christopher took to the stage to...

LGBTQ Foster Youth Find Help at the Center

In Los Angeles, one in five youth in foster care identify as LGBT or questioning. They are twice as likely to live in a group facility rather than with a family, two times as likely to report poor...

LGBT Seniors Go for the Laughs

After she finished her stand-up comedy routine in front of an audience of about 50 people, Mimi Schneider seemed to borrow from Sally Field’s...

Out & About July 2018

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for July. There's plenty to do from the 11-day Outfest Film Festival...

Visibility Matters: Emerging LGBTQ Video Stars...

Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers finished performing their powerful anthem Can’t Break Me, shared a quick kiss, then as if on cue, Disneyland’s nightly...

’I was terrified to leave the house.’ Andrea...

Andrea Jenkins became the first openly transgender African-American woman elected to office in the U.S. when she won a seat on the Minneapolis City...

OUT for Safer Schools: LAUSD Commits to Support...

Following powerful testimony from students, teachers, parents, and community groups on June 12, the Los Angeles Unified School District unanimously...

Justices Opened a Very Dangerous Door

"In its ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on narrow legal technicalities of the case, while reaffirming current discrimination protections...

Getting to (Day) Zero

We're counting down to AIDS/LifeCycle 2018! It's the 25th year of riding to end AIDS through AIDS/LifeCycle and its predecessor, the California...

Center Celebrates LA Pride

Classic anthems such as Born This Way by Lady Gaga and I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross blasted from stereo speakers as more than 400 people...

From Tap to Juggle: LGBT Seniors Find Creative...

To commemorate National Health and Fitness Day, held each year on May 30, we checked in with clients from the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior...

By the Community, For the Community: L.A.’s...

The Trans Wellness Center (TWC) officially opened its doors in Los Angeles this week as a first-of-its-kind  first facility that brings...

Rallying for DACA as Appeals Court Holds Hearing

A vocal contingent chanted “If they don’t let us dream, we won’t let them sleep!” during a rally at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in...

Citi Foundation Awards $500K to Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Citi Foundation as part of the 2018 Community Progress Makers Fund. The Fund...

Center to Offer Emergency Housing Assistance to...

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded three grants totaling more than $1.5 million to expand its STOP Violence Program which has offered the...

For Seniors, Masks Tell Stories of Survival

A diverse group of LGBT seniors whose lives have been touched by cancer, HIV, or other health challenges came together at the Los Angeles LGBT...

AIDS/LifeCycle to Make Iconic DTLA Finish

It is the 25th year of riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles to end AIDS and the fundraising ride AIDS/LifeCycle continues to provide exciting...

OneTo Celebrate Donates ‘Individualized’ Socks...

Who says socks have to come in pairs? Certainly not the new sock company OneTo Celebrate which donated 150 single socks with several...

May Day in LA: Immigration is an LGBT Issue

Rainbow pride flags large and small could be seen waving throughout the crowd of thousands who gathered in downtown Los Angeles on May 1 for the...

Out & About June 2018

We've compiled some of the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for June. There's plenty to do, including Los Angeles Dodgers...

Out & About May 2018

We’ve compiled the best of LGBT-related happenings in Los Angeles for May. Enjoy!   May 3–June 10 Soft Power Ahmanson...

Why I Give: Gus Kenworthy

From the moment I came out to ESPN three years ago, I made a pledge to myself to live my life authentically. When MeUndies asked me last summer to...

New Shoshana Bean Single Benefits Center;...

Singer and Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean is donating the proceeds from her latest single, This is Me, to help the Center build a better world for...

One Year Later: Center’s Resistance Squad Going...

Whether it’s a phone bank, a letter writing effort, or marching in the streets, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Resistance Squad has repeatedly been...

Jackie Hoffman Vows to Dish Dirt in "Memoircita"

Jackie Hoffman grows a little frustrated trying remember how many seats are in the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre. The hilarious stage,...

It’s diVine! Record Crowd Helps Support the Center

A record-breaking crowd of more than 1,700 LGBT people and their allies ate and drank the night away at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Simply diVine...

Veteran Stand Down Brings Community Together

Charley Funderburg knew the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Veterans Stand Down could help his friend. So, the retired Army veteran joined more than 100...

Going Green: Community Garden Opens at Triangle...

Frank Gulli used to have to travel from his Triangle Square apartment to a community garden in West Hollywood to work out his green thumb. Now all...

Generosity Puts Sleeping Bag Coats in the Hands...

Thanks to the non-profit charity The Giving Spirit, 70 Los Angeles LGBT Center youth experiencing homelessness will receive a unique coat which...

A Perfect Fit

Each month, approximately 4,000 people get their prescriptions filled at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s pharmacy. Overseeing the bustling and...

LGBT Seniors Finding Fresh Food at the Center

Marlene Bronte showed up at the Los Angeles LGBT Center on a recent Tuesday afternoon ready to begin perusing over tables covered with fresh kale,...

CineArte to Celebrate Latinx Queer Culture

 CineArte: A Latinx Queer Film and Art Festival will fill the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza with music, films, and art on...

WxW Takes Over Barnsdall Art Park on April 22

Don’t miss the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s WxW: For Women. By Women on April 22! The day-long community celebration for LBTQ women and their allies...

Please Help Us: LGBT DREAMers Step Forward to...

Albert Donjuan doesn’t speak very loudly and is the first to admit he lacks confidence. But with his future on the line, Donjuan was among the...

Taking to the Streets for DACA, DREAMers

The Los Angeles LGBT Center joined more than 400 people for a passionate yet peaceful “Keep the Dream Act Alive March” on February 3. “They will go...

Be the storm! #womensmarchla

Lorri L. Jean stood on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall before a crowd of more than 500,000 people on Saturday and led them in a chant: “Be the...

The Future is Black: Celebrating Black History...

It was a day of celebration and inspiration for more than 300 people who gathered at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza for...

The Fight Is Not Over: National Black HIV/AIDS...

Without intervention, one in two black gay and bisexual men will acquire HIV in their lifetime, according to The Centers for Disease Control and...

Powerful 'Everybody Black' Exhibit Opens

Acclaimed artist Madam Muse knows every line of dialogue from The Color Purple. So it comes as no surprise that scenes from the 1985 film are among...

One Woman Just Changed Walgreens (and the World)

What happened to Jessie Meehan on her way to LA Pride last year won’t likely be happening to anyone else in Los Angeles or at any of Walgreen’s...

Center Youth Show Off Their Inner–and Outer–Beauty

Part of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center was transformed into a hair salon this week with professional barbers and hairstylists busy...

We the People: A New Year's Dream Come True?

A year ago, we were reeling in the fear and uncertainty of what a Trump presidency and Congress controlled by conservatives would mean for our...

Homeless People Get Their Periods Too: How You...

People experiencing homelessness often have to resort to using such things as wadded up toilet paper, hand-drying paper towels found in public...

’I Get Bullied for Being Trans’

“I get bulled for being trans and I want to express how I feel.” The more than 1,500 Hollywood High School students at the school’s LGBT Club...

‘F*ck W/Out Fear’ Best In Show

The Center’s groundbreaking F*ck w/out Fear campaign was awarded five PRism Awards by the Public Relations Society of America. The sex-positive...

Trans* Fair Does Its Job

Ally Moeller looked around the room during the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual Transgender Job and Resource Fair and liked what she saw. There...

Beyond Blake: Our Nominees for Sexiest Man Alive

Our picks are all out and proud and publicly supportive of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and other LGBT organizations. We think it’s especially sexy...

One Year Later: Signs of Hope at the Center

It was just over a year ago that Dave Garcia was put in charge of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s election night party to celebrate, in part, what...

Audre Lorde Health Program Focuses on Women’s...

Angie Magaña has been faithfully working a Saturday shift at the Center’s Audre Lorde Health Program for lesbian and bi women for nearly a year...

Models of Pride Draws Record Crowd

Nearly 2,000 LGBTQ young people, parents, and other adults attended the 25th annual Models of Pride conference at the University of Southern...

LGBT Lives Honored During Mi Centro’s Dia de Los...

More than 250 people gathered at Mi Centro in Boyle Heights for the second annual Calavera event as part of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead,...

Top Companies Taking Part in Nov. 9 Trans Job...

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual Transgender Job and Resources Fair aims to make the path to employment a bit easier for transgender and gender...

How LA LGBT Center is Connecting to LA’s Eastside

Eddie Martinez won’t soon forget the day the mother of a gay teenager walked into the doors of Mi Centro in Boyle Heights looking for somebody to...

Homeless Youth Crisis called ‘Unacceptable’ at...

California state lawmakers heard firsthand about the severity of the state’s homeless youth crisis during a joint informational hearing at the...

Why PrEP Study for Trans People Needs Volunteers

PrEP may be increasingly popular among gay and bisexual men but has yet to catch on with transgender and gender non-conforming people. The Los...

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...

LA LGBT Center Slams Trump Admin for "Repugnant"...

The Los Angeles LGBT Center describes the Trump administration’s reversal of a federal civil rights law protecting transgender people from...

Exit Strategy Promises to Make Audiences Laugh...

The acclaimed play Exit Strategy has just made its West Coast debut at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre after successful...

AIDS/LifeCycle Training Season Kickoff Event for...

The 2018 AIDS/LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles is more than eight months away but there’s no better time to prepare for the...

Host Kimmel Gets Heroes’ Welcome at Center’s Gala

Jimmy Kimmel said it best when he took the stage at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on Saturday night:...

10 Memorable Quotes from LA LGBT Center Gala by...

Vanguard has compiled some of the more memorable quotes from the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards, held at The...

Why World’s Largest, Free LGBT Youth Conference...

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual Models of Pride conference on Oct. 29, presented by Toyota Financial Services, is themed Together We Rise for...

Honorees Share Heartfelt Stories at LA LGBT...

As Ariel Emanuel was being honored by the Los Angeles LGBT Center at its 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards, the Hollywood powerhouse’s mind was...

Foundation Donates Generously to Campus Bringing...

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s ambitious Anita May Rosenstein Campus, opening in early 2019, is just the kind of project The Eisner Foundation wants...

Valerie Jarrett Laments “Shocking” LGBT Setbacks...

Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, is keenly aware that the honor she’s receiving from the Los Angeles LGBT Center at its...

Last-Ditch GOP Senate Bill Would Deprive...

Those who celebrated the narrow and dramatic defeat of Trumpcare earlier this summer may have celebrated a bit too early. A growing group of GOP...

Michael Ausiello’s Heartbreakingly Funny New...

A new memoir by a former Los Angeles LGBT Center staffer, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, has been receiving unabashed social media praise from such...

Jimmy Kimmel to Host Center’s Anniv Gala...

Jimmy Kimmel has twice hosted the Emmys and earlier this year he hosted one of the most memorable Oscars telecasts in history. So what is Kimmel...

City Clothing Drive Will Help LGBT Youth Look...

Openly gay Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell went through his closet Tuesday morning and came upon two suits he never wears...

Center Condemns Trump’s Termination of DACA as...

President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being condemned as...

Chef Susan Feniger to LGBT Youth: Cooking is...

There’s a reason celebrity chef and restauranteur Susan Feniger was so eager to show young people from the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center...

Gay British MP Stewart McDonald Says “No” to...

Stewart McDonald, an openly gay Member of Parliament (MP), tells Vanguard during a tour of the Los Angeles LGBT Center that now is not the time for...

LGBTQ Survivors of Harvey Need Support

Among the many who have been harmed by the continuing devastation of Hurricane Harvey are thousands of LGBTQ people who sometimes don’t feel welcome...

Learn About AIDS/LifeCycle at Open House

Have you ever considered taking part in AIDS/LifeCycle? You can get answers to all your questions regarding the annual 545-mile bike ride from San...

Center Blasts Trump For Signing Ban on...

The Los Angeles LGBT Center blasted President Donald Trump on Friday for signing a directive aimed at banning transgender people from serving in the...

Mission Possible: Protecting People from STIs

If they had their own TV show, it might be called Law & Order: STI, though the work of this Los Angeles LGBT Center team of detectives never...

Drag Divas Get Down to Business

Rupaul’s Drag Race alums and other big names in drag got together this week for a diva gabfest and shared the secrets to their success. During an...

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...

Transgender soldier speaks out against Trump’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...