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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...

Cemetery Screening of Baby Jane, June 23

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Out Under the Stars outdoor film series at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery returns Friday, June 23 with a showing of the 1962 psychological thriller Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? “This spine-chiller isn’t simply campy, it’s a tour de force that revitalized the careers of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford,” said Rani DeMesme-Anders, Center staff liaison of the...

2,800 People From 18 Countries Set to Begin AIDS/LifeCycle

More than 2,800 heroic people representing 18 countries and nearly every state in the union are ready to begin their spectacular 545-mile, seven-day journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles on Sunday, June 4, as participants in AIDS/LifeCycle, the world’s largest annual AIDS fundraiser. Now in its 16th year, AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported bike ride—not a race—that benefits the...

The Pride Takes the Wallis by Storm

Wallis Artist-In-Residence and The Pride director Michael Arden spoke with The Wallis’ Associate Director of Communications William Nedved about the provocative play’s love triangle involving a man, his lover, and ex-wife. The following interview has been edited and condensed. William Nedved: Let’s talk process. How do you know you want to direct a particular play?Michael Arden: Sometimes it’s...

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...

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...