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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...

Forum: LGBT Movement, 1 Year After Orlando

One year after the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, LGBT community leaders will participate in a public forum to discuss the ongoing struggle for equality and freedom and how progressive people can work together to build a more just and compassionate world. The free June 13 event will be hosted at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre at 7 pm, followed by a reception in the...

Be Bold. Bedazzled at Center’s Glitter Run, Aug. 20

Be bold, be proud, and bedazzled while participating in The Glitter Run, a 7-color 5K fun run/walk in Hollywood on Sunday, August 20, that benefits the Los Angeles LGBT Center and celebrates diversity.  While traveling the scenic Hollywood Blvd. route, within view of iconic landmarks that include the Hollywood sign, TCL Chinese Theatre, and the Capitol Records building, thousands of...

Trumpcare: A Cruel Disaster

“While the wealthy would benefit from huge tax deductions, the number of people without health insurance would increase to 14 million in the first year, growing to a staggering 23 million people who would lose, or have no access to care, after the first ten years. Medicaid, the program that cares for the health of the most vulnerable in our society, would be decimated by an $834 billion...

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....