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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 by West Hollywood Mayor...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...