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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 They have: Revoked Obama-era guidance protecting LGBT school kids from discrimination; Withdrawn litigation against North...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...

Los Angeles LGBT Center Is Vandalized with Anti-LGBT Slurs

When employees and volunteers of the Los Angeles LGBT Center arrived for work this morning they found anti-LGBT slurs spray-painted across the entire side of one wall of a Center facility in Hollywood. The slurs painted on The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, near Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave., included “Fuck trannies” and “Fuck all yall.” “It happened sometime between 9 and 10 pm last night,”...

F*ck W/Out Fear is the Message

Campaign website features unique risk assessment tool to help gay/bisexual men determine how strong a candidate they are for PrEP F*ck w/out Fear is the message of a new campaign by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, officially launching on Sunday, January 8, to raise awareness for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a safe and effective tool to prevent HIV infection. PrEP involves taking a medicine...

Influencers Are Excitedly Preparing for The...

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...

Mexico to LGBT Community: We’re Here for You

In her role as a Mexican Consulate Official, Dulce Flores never expected to be marching in an LGBT Pride event, so she was as surprised as those who...

Garden Gives LGBT Youth Chance to Grow

The Mansfield Community Garden is just a few blocks from the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland. It was longtime Center volunteer...

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...