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PFLAG China Leader Never Got to Come Out to Own Mother

Ah Qiang, executive director of PFLAG China, is passionate about helping other LGBT people in his country be out and open  with their parents. He knows personally how great the pain can be for those who aren’t, even in a country where being LGBT remains a nationwide taboo. “Unfortunately in 2006, my mother got very sick and died before I could come out to her,” Ah Qiang said during a...

Sexo sin miedo es el mensaje de la nueva campaña del Centro LGBT de Los Angeles para reducir la tasa de infección de VIH al promover PrEP

El sitio web de la campaña ofrece herramientas únicas de evaluación de riesgo para ayudar a los hombres homosexuales/bisexuales a determinar que tan buenos candidatos son para PrEP Sexo sin miedo es el mensaje de la nueva campaña del Centro LGBT de Los Angeles, oficialmente lanzada el domingo 8 de enero para crear conciencia de que la profilaxis pre-exposición (PrEP) es una herramienta...

Freedom from Want

There is a hunger crisis in the LGBT community. One in four LGBT people are unable to afford food for themselves or their families. The true faces of hunger are all around us. Now, more than ever, visibility matters as the Center works to address this complex, often hidden threat to our community. Try to imagine the faces of LGBT hunger. It’s the gay teen who flees an unsafe home or is kicked...

They Can Delay Us, But They Cannot Stop Us.

Full remarks from Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean and U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff at Center's Post-Election Community Gathering on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Center's The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Los Angeles.

What Makes the Center’s Eastside Home So Special? Ask This Latina Mother of 4

The 50-year-old Latina mother of four was beaming with pride while standing in the doorway at Mi Centro, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Boyle Heights facility, operated in partnership with Latino Equality Alliance (LEA). She was holding a recent copy of Boyle Heights Beat. “That’s my son,” said Candelaria Medina to LEA Executive Director Eddie Martinez, pointing to her son’s name in an article...

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...

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...

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....