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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...

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...

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...

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....