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Out & About February 2018

We've compiled the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for February. There's plenty to do from a production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Celebration Theatre to a new edition of The MisMatch Game at the Renberg Theatre. February 1 through March 5 Everybody Black exhibitAdvocate and Gochis Galleries In honor of Black History Month, this group exhibit...

Calling All Submissions for Innovative Latinx Queer Film Festival

Filmmakers who want their work to be considered for this year’s CineArte: A Latinx Queer Film and Art Festival have until February 9 to submit their films and videos. Entries should be by and for LGBTQ, two-spirited, Latin@, Chican@, Afro-latin@ identities. They can be sent to the festival’s program director Karla Legaspy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need...

Out & About January

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of December. There's plenty to do, including Gay Men’s Chorus of LA’s annual holiday concert, The Trevor Project’s star-studded Trevor Live event, and the DIVAS Simply Singing! concert. Through January 13 Trans Experience: A Life of Celebration The Village at Ed Gould Plaza The Center's...

Well-Strung Returns to Renberg

By the time Well-Strung performs at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre on January 21, the new season of the CBS reality competition The Amazing Race will already be underway. Half of the talented quartet are competing in the 30th season of the Emmy-winning show that has teams performing challenges around the world in pursuit of the $1 million first prize. Chris Marchant (2nd violin)...

Out & About December

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of December. There's plenty to do, including Gay Men’s Chorus of LA’s annual holiday concert, The Trevor Project’s star-studded Trevor Live event, and the DIVAS Simply Singing! concert. December 2Canned Food Drive for LGBT SeniorsFlaming Saddles Join the Center’s Young Professionals...

’Tis the Season to Come OUT and Give Back

Two upcoming Center events offer an opportunity come out to enjoy come community time while helping fight hunger for LGBT seniors. Nearly one-quarter of seniors who use Center services have said they don’t have enough food to eat at least once a week. “Many of our seniors are on a really fixed income,” explains Kiera Pollock, the Center’s director of Senior services. “One bill can alter the...

LGBT Lives Honored During Mi Centro’s Dia de Los Muertos Gathering

More than 250 people gathered at Mi Centro in Boyle Heights for the second annual Calavera event as part of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, for a remembrance of LGBT community members who have been lost because of homophobia and transphobia. “By highlighting the presence of death in our community, we’re also highlighting the need to fight for the resources we need in order to survive,”...

Out & About November

We've compiled the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of November. There's plenty to do from the AIDS Walk Long Beach and San Fernando Valley Pride to the Outfest Stashes and Lashes fundraiser and a march on Transgender Day of Remembrance. November 3, 4, 5Arpa International Film FestivalEgyptian TheatreThis journey into the diverse universe of...

Top Companies Taking Part in Nov. 9 Trans Job Fair in West Hollywood

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual Transgender Job and Resources Fair aims to make the path to employment a bit easier for transgender and gender non-conforming people. This year’s event on November 9 will have approximately 50 participating companies, agencies and non-profit organizations including the Center, Hulu, 20th Century Fox, LA County Sheriffs Department, Los Angeles Police...

Celebrate National Dental Dam Day at Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Audre Lorde Health Program (ALHP) will celebrate National Dental Dam Day on October 24 with a special event at the Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood. Dental dams are used in dentistry to isolate the area being worked on from the rest of the mouth but they can also be used as a safe sex tool to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. The event, National...

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...

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...

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...