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Take Five with Journey Streams

What would you say to someone thinking of volunteering? My first Pride event was last year, the day after the attack in Orlando. I experienced so many emotions that day, particularly hope and pride because of the outpouring of support I witnessed. It inspired me to give back to the community by volunteering at the Center. Now, I’m often the first face people see when they walk into The Village...

Take Five with Maria Melo

What should people know about the center’s policy-related work? Even where I’m from in Colombia, people know about the Center—the reach of our work is worldwide. While I was still coming out, I got a lot of support through the Center’s social groups, and the Center even helped me start a family. So I’ve wanted to work here for a while...to use my experience in public policy to support our...

Why I Give: Tegan and Sara

Pride is a time to come together and celebrate the variety, vitality, and beauty of our community. It’s also a time to pay homage to our history. So much has changed and improved for LGBTQ people, but it’s also important to remember the fight. Many LGBTQ people still feel like outsiders in their day-today lives. When we started playing music in 1997, we were not under a lot of pressure to keep...

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...

Sexo sin miedo es el mensaje de la nueva campaña del Centro LGBT de Los Angeles para reducir la tasa de infección de VIH al promover PrEP

El sitio web de la campaña ofrece herramientas únicas de evaluación de riesgo para ayudar a los hombres homosexuales/bisexuales a determinar que tan buenos candidatos son para PrEP Sexo sin miedo es el mensaje de la nueva campaña del Centro LGBT de Los Angeles, oficialmente lanzada el domingo 8 de enero para crear conciencia de que la profilaxis pre-exposición (PrEP) es una herramienta...

Resolution Ride: Biking Griffith Park

For those who have ever wondered what it would be like to do the seven-day AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles but weren’t quite ready to register, the Los Angeles LGBT Center created the Resolution Ride, with 15 and 35-mile routes beginning at Griffith Park on January 7. Event organizers consider the event to be a “gateway ride”; once you try it, they know you’ll want to...

Iconic Norman Rockwell painting gets LGBT makeover

To bring attention to the little-known hunger crisis in the LGBT community, the Los Angeles LGBT Center re-created Norman Rockwell’s iconic Freedom from Want painting, featuring a table full of LGBT people with drag icon Coco Peru as the matriarch holding the turkey. The picture is the cover of the Center’s quarterly membership magazine, Vanguard, which includes a cover story about the...

Freedom from Want

There is a hunger crisis in the LGBT community. One in four LGBT people are unable to afford food for themselves or their families. The true faces of hunger are all around us. Now, more than ever, visibility matters as the Center works to address this complex, often hidden threat to our community. Try to imagine the faces of LGBT hunger. It’s the gay teen who flees an unsafe home or is kicked...

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...