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Foundation Donates Generously to Campus Bringing LGBT Youth and Seniors Together

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s ambitious Anita May Rosenstein Campus, opening in early 2019, is just the kind of project The Eisner Foundation wants to see more of. In fact, as the only foundation dedicated to supporting intergenerational programming, The Eisner Foundation leaders were so impressed by the Center’s innovative plans for the groundbreaking campus, they donated $500,000 to help fund...

LGBTQ Survivors of Harvey Need Support

Among the many who have been harmed by the continuing devastation of Hurricane Harvey are thousands of LGBTQ people who sometimes don’t feel welcome at facilities and programs that care for survivors. The Montrose Center, Houston’s LGBTQ community center, says that it has 35,000 clients and is continuing to “learn of staff and community members who have lost everything.” The catastrophic storm...

Emser Tile Gives $250,000 Gift for New Campus

Emser Tile has donated $250,000 worth of tile for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus, now under construction. Partner Sam Ghodsian made the announcement at the July 17 West Hollywood City Council meeting. “We had heard about the building as it was being designed and considered bidding on the project,” Ghodsian explains. But after hearing a speech at a fundraiser for...

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 Shawn Kravich, an attorney with a green thumb, who saw a ripe opportunity to make a connection. For the past three months, Kravich has spent two mornings a week at the garden with groups of youth who have come to consider the space a haven. “It’s...

Uncertain How to Vote on Propositions? Los Angeles LGBT Center Shares Recommendations

Overwhelmed by the number of propositions on this year’s ballot?  We’re here to help.  The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Policy staff has made recommendations on 11 of the statewide propositions and one of the Los Angeles city measures. “If any election was proof that California’s ‘make the law by ballot measure’ system is broken, it’s this one,” says Director of Policy and Community Building Dave...

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John Cagandahan, RN (Staff) Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA Year started at the center: 2015 Staff Position: Care Manager, Health Services What is your role at the Center? I manage care for anyone who is newly diagnosed or has been living with HIV. When someone tests positive for HIV at the Center, they are quickly linked with a Care Team which includes me as an RN Care Manager, a Psychosocial...

21 Years Ago Today: LA LGBT Center Blasts Top Trump Advisor for Planning Anti-LGBT Congressional Hearing

Twenty-one years ago today, in full-page newspaper ads, the Los Angeles LGBT Center blasted Newt Gingrich, then the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, for planning a Congressional inquiry regarding the “promotion of homosexuality” in schools. Likening Gingrich to notorious Senator Joseph McCarthy, the Center’s ads decried the Speaker for re-opening “one of the darkest chapters in...

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...