Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

HEALTH CARE

Last-Ditch GOP Senate Bill Would Deprive Millions of Healthcare: Action Needed

Those who celebrated the narrow and dramatic defeat of Trumpcare earlier this summer may have celebrated a bit too early. A growing group of GOP senators, led by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, are pledging support for a horrific new bill that is strongly opposed by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, particularly because of its hugely disproportionate and devastating...

Mission Possible: Protecting People from STIs

If they had their own TV show, it might be called Law & Order: STI, though the work of this Los Angeles LGBT Center team of detectives never ends in arrests, just treatment. The mission of the four-person team is to encourage those who may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to get tested and treated so they're not at risk of passing the infection to...

WeHo Homeless Have a New Friend

Before making his way around the streets of West Hollywood, Jake Weinraub fills his bag with bottles of water, granola bars, hygiene kits, pairs of socks, condoms and gift cards for Subway sandwiches. “I try to carry as much as possible,” Weinraub says as he walks across West Hollywood Park looking for people experiencing homelessness who may be in need of the services of the Los Angeles LGBT...

Calling on Voters Before It’s Too Late

Supported by 60 volunteers, the Los Angeles LGBT Center recently expanded its efforts to defeat the U.S. Senate bill that would destroy the Affordable Care Act, cause an estimated 23 million Americans to lose insurance, and disproportionately harm LGBT people. Dedicating much of Sunday, July 9, to calling voters in key states, the volunteers not only urged constituents to contact their...

Making Calls With No Time To Lose

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is ramping up pressure on lawmakers who might support a bill that would destroy the Affordable Care Act and it’s asking voters to help. If the bill that’s being considered by the U.S. Senate is successful, it is estimated that at least 23 million people would lose their health care and the LGBT community would be hit particularly hard. The Center is looking for...

From The Shadows To A Place Of Pride

Less than six months into the Trump presidency, the man who vowed to protect LGBT people has appointed to his administration a slate of anti-LGBT, misogynistic, xenophobic people who have made speedy progress in undermining the rights and health of countless Americans. They have: Revoked Obama-era guidance protecting LGBT school kids from discrimination; Withdrawn litigation against North...

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...

First LGBT Organization to be Included in New Social Network Promoting Philanthropy Among Millennials is Los Angeles LGBT Center

Raizn Targets Untapped Giving Potential of Gen Y Raizn, a social network designed to promote philanthropy among millennials and to grow support for some of the world’s top charities, has included the Los Angeles LGBT Center among the non-profits it’s featuring when it launches today, the day before Giving Tuesday. The Center, the first LGBT organization to be promoted in the Raizn network,...

Los Angeles LGBT Center Recommends Yes on H, No on S in March Election

The Los Angeles LGBT Center urges residents of Los Angeles to vote in the election on March 7, 2017 and recommends a YES on county Measure H and a NO on city Measure S. The deadline to register is February 22. Online registration can be completed here. Measure H - YES: You’ll help address the growing problem of homelessness in Los Angeles county, which disproportionately impacts LGBT youth, by...

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...

Construction Begins on Los Angeles LGBT Center’s...

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...