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Chef Susan Feniger to LGBT Youth: Cooking is Nurturing For Your Soul

There’s a reason celebrity chef and restauranteur Susan Feniger was so eager to show young people from the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center how to make dishes from produce they had grown themselves. “I think food, eating and gardening is very nurturing to the soul and all of us need nurturing,” she explained. So Feniger, a member of the Center’s board of directors, recently set up a...

Learn About AIDS/LifeCycle at Open House

Have you ever considered taking part in AIDS/LifeCycle? You can get answers to all your questions regarding the annual 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles at an Open House on Thursday, August 31 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm at the Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. This year’s ride had 2,800 participants from nearly every state in the union and 17 countries who raised an...

Coco Peru Tames Tension in New Show

Coco Peru is feeling the tension these days and she’s not afraid to talk about it in her latest solo show; a show that nearly caused the drag legend to have a breakdown during its development. “We are living in some pretty tense times right now,” Peru tells Vanguard. “I was writing it during the presidential election process and everyone was so on edge. I’m addressing things that make me tense...

25 Glittery Photos from The Glitter Run

They came, they ran, they glittered. Thousands filled the streets of Hollywood on Sunday morning for the inaugural Glitter Run, a fun event to celebrate the power and beauty of diversity during a politically divisive time in our nation.

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 informative and often hilarious panel discussion at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre, some of the queens acknowledged that their time on the popular reality TV competition has been huge for their careers. “Before Drag Race, I worked with...

DJ Joe Gauthreaux to Headline Glitter Run After-Party

A dance floor with special lighting will showcase glimmering, glittery bodies as Joe Gauthreaux, one of the nation’s most celebrated D.J.s, provides a totally immersive musical experience after the Aug. 20 Glitter Run. The very unique, outdoor party in the heart of Hollywood, is free with registration to The Glitter Run. Gauthreaux has a well-deserved reputation for delivering music that...

Levi Kreis: From The Apprentice to Broadway to the Renberg

The diverse career path of Levi Kreis has taken this Southern boy from the Broadway stage, to movie sets and even to NBC’s The Apprentice. On Saturday, August 19, it brings the singer-songwriter and actor to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre where he will perform his latest show Levi Kreis: Broadway at the Keys. The show, his first at the Renberg, will feature plenty of Broadway...

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...

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...

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....

Why World’s Largest, Free LGBT Youth Conference...

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...