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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 dollars, was most recently an online hub for LGBT people looking for a community. It will soon direct people to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s newly launched blog, Vanguard. This change is being made possible through a generous donation by VS Media...

The WALL is Getting its Glitter On

The WALL fitness studio will be a lot more colorful this weekend. The popular Sunset Boulevard studio is promoting the Center’s upcoming Glitter Run in a unique and dazzling way. “We are going to have the entire weekend sparkly and glitter-filled,” said founder Jason Wimberly. “My store is very gray and black and white and it will be fun to get it dressed up. We are encouraging everyone to get...

Out and About August 2017

August 2 - September 10The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeAhmanson Theatre This Tony-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering...

WeHo Businesses Raise $20K for the Center

West Hollywood business owners decided to raise $20,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center–and they did it all on their own. The group says they were inspired by the spirit of the LA Pride Resist March and wanted to do something that would have a direct social benefit locally. The grassroots fundraising effort was led by Larry Block, owner of The Block Party on Santa Monica Boulevard. He...

Construction Begins on Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Revolutionary Campus

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 Village at Ed Gould Plaza leave no doubt that construction of the organization’s revolutionary new Anita May Rosenstein Campus, spanning more than a city block, has begun. Before the heavy machinery began its work, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and...

Here’s a Clue: Lesley Ann Warren is ‘Very Excited’ About What Film Screening on Aug 11?

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 takes part in the screening of the 1985 cult classic Clue, outdoors at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery. “I’m very excited about it,” says Warren who plays Miss Scarlet in the film. The murder comedy, based on the board game of the same name, is...

Influencers Are Excitedly Preparing for The Glitter Run

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 entire team to join her in getting bedazzled while celebrating diversity. ‘I think The Glitter Run is a wonderful, silly way to get some exercise, make some new friends, and acquire a fabulous costume as you make your way past some amazing...

Out and About

Blackbird Now thru July 2Davidson/Valentini Theatre Extended run! As part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center will present its rendition of David Harrower's award-winning drama about a young woman who meets a middle-aged man 15 years after being sexually abused by him when she was 12 years old. American Horror Story: The...

Incredible $15.1 Million Raised by AIDS/LifeCyle® Participants

As the 2,800 participants in this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle were huddled together early in the morning on Sunday, June 4th, preparing to begin their seven-day, 545-mile journey to Los Angeles, they learned the news that collectively they had raised an incredible $15.1 million for the HIV/AIDS-related services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. “We’re living in...

Join the Center for #ResistMarch on June 11

Hundreds of Los Angeles LGBT Center supporters, clients, volunteers and staff will march together in the Sunday, June 11 #ResistMarch to demonstrate against the forces that seek to divide and harm the LGBT community and in solidarity with the Center. Center programs that serve the most vulnerable in the LGBT community are currently at great risk of being de-funded by the federal...

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...

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...