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Out & About January

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of December. There's plenty to do, including Gay Men’s Chorus of LA’s annual holiday concert, The Trevor Project’s star-studded Trevor Live event, and the DIVAS Simply Singing! concert. Through January 13 Trans Experience: A Life of Celebration The Village at Ed Gould Plaza The Center's...

Well-Strung Returns to Renberg

By the time Well-Strung performs at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre on January 21, the new season of the CBS reality competition The Amazing Race will already be underway. Half of the talented quartet are competing in the 30th season of the Emmy-winning show that has teams performing challenges around the world in pursuit of the $1 million first prize. Chris Marchant (2nd violin)...

Out & About December

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of December. There's plenty to do, including Gay Men’s Chorus of LA’s annual holiday concert, The Trevor Project’s star-studded Trevor Live event, and the DIVAS Simply Singing! concert. December 2Canned Food Drive for LGBT SeniorsFlaming Saddles Join the Center’s Young Professionals...

’Tis the Season to Come OUT and Give Back

Two upcoming Center events offer an opportunity come out to enjoy come community time while helping fight hunger for LGBT seniors. Nearly one-quarter of seniors who use Center services have said they don’t have enough food to eat at least once a week. “Many of our seniors are on a really fixed income,” explains Kiera Pollock, the Center’s director of Senior services. “One bill can alter the...

LGBT Lives Honored During Mi Centro’s Dia de Los Muertos Gathering

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, for a remembrance of LGBT community members who have been lost because of homophobia and transphobia. “By highlighting the presence of death in our community, we’re also highlighting the need to fight for the resources we need in order to survive,”...

Out & About November

We've compiled the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of November. There's plenty to do from the AIDS Walk Long Beach and San Fernando Valley Pride to the Outfest Stashes and Lashes fundraiser and a march on Transgender Day of Remembrance. November 3, 4, 5Arpa International Film FestivalEgyptian TheatreThis journey into the diverse universe of...

Top Companies Taking Part in Nov. 9 Trans Job Fair in West Hollywood

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 non-conforming people. This year’s event on November 9 will have approximately 50 participating companies, agencies and non-profit organizations including the Center, Hulu, 20th Century Fox, LA County Sheriffs Department, Los Angeles Police...

Celebrate National Dental Dam Day at Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Audre Lorde Health Program (ALHP) will celebrate National Dental Dam Day on October 24 with a special event at the Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood. Dental dams are used in dentistry to isolate the area being worked on from the rest of the mouth but they can also be used as a safe sex tool to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. The event, National...

Why World’s Largest, Free LGBT Youth Conference Has Activist Bent This Year

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 good reason. From dropping guidelines to protect transgender students to allowing federal employees to discriminate against LGBT people, the administration of US President Donald Trump has severely curtailed important civil rights protections and...

AIDS/LifeCycle Training Season Kickoff Event for Newbies, Veterans Alike

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 7-day ride than now. The first official training rides of the season will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Lake Balboa Park for people who are planning to participate in the 545-mile ride or just considering it. People of all skill levels are welcome...

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...

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...

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....