Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

EQUALITY

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. The letter calls on the Secretary to immediately take all steps within his power to stop the atrocious abuses happening to LGBT Chechens. Further, we call on this administration to once again promote human rights as one of our countries fundamental...

L.A. Pride Stories

Robin Amussen “One day, we will have these same kind of Pride events in China. We are working every day so people can be who they truly are. To me, Pride is about accepting yourself fully.” Judy Zhu “One day, we will have these same kind of Pride events in China. We are working every day so people can be who they truly are. To me, Pride is about accepting yourself fully.”

Remembering Black Cat

In the 1960s, romantic and sexual relations between men were deemed illegal in the United States. The severe consequences of sodomy laws and related policing efforts extended beyond gay men, as the criminalization and stigmatization of homosexuality was widespread — affecting LGBT people across the spectrum of queer and trans identities. Public disapproval, disenfranchisement, and...

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...

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...

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...

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...