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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 representing the Los Angeles LGBT Center made their way down Santa Monica Boulevard during the annual LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood on June 10. The parade came just days after a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of a Colorado baker who, based on a...

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 Angeles LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus on May 24. It was the key moment in an emotional topping off ceremonya traditional event held by builders when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. “It’s such a...

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 Pride Night, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles’s summer concert, the LA Pride festival and parade, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s screening of Best in Show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. June 1-3 Venice Pride Venice Beach The beach...

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 new twists. For the first time, cyclists will be completing the 545-mile journey in downtown Los Angeles with the finish line at City Hall. “Los Angeles City Hall is really iconic,” says AIDS/LifeCycle Ride Director Tracy Evans. “We are really...

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, television, and movie veteran finally gives up and says, “I don’t care how many seats there are as long as there are asses in them!” For the record, there are 200 seats in the theater and Hoffman hopes to fill every one of them for a three-night run...

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 Theatre Out actor Conrad Ricamora of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder is in the cast of this contemporary East-meets-West musical-comedy. Soft Power rewinds our recent political history and plays it back through a Chinese lens: a future, beloved...

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 April 20 through 22. The fifth annual festival highlights the intersections, complexities, and rich history of Latinx culture through arts and culture. “Our hope is to bring more diverse queer people to the Village to recognize the incredible...

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 will include a short film program, a comedy show, live music and theater performances, a fashion show, and interactive LBTQ-centric activities at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. “The impact of the Women’s Marches happening nationwide and the...

Out & About April 2018

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for April. There's plenty to do, including Coco Peru’s return to the Renberg Theatre CineArte: A Latinx Queer Festival at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s exciting new WxW event. April 3 through May 6 Significant Other Geffen Playhouse Straight from a successful Broadway...

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 on March 24. The popular food and wine event benefitting the Center was held at iconic Hollywood Forever for the first time and featured more than 70 booths representing L.A.’s most popular food and drink destinations. “Every year it seems to be...

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...

Take Action Now: Wrongly Deported Gay Man...

Three days before Christmas, Carlos Bringas-Rodriguez was ordered back to Mexico by an immigration judge in San Diego during a hearing he didn’t...