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Why I Give: Gus Kenworthy

From the moment I came out to ESPN three years ago, I made a pledge to myself to live my life authentically. When MeUndies asked me last summer to be a spokesmodel for their Celebrate Yourself  fundraising campaign benefiting the Center, I didn’t hesitate. It gave me a chance to use my media platform to support a good cause—the Center stands for everything I believe in. For instance, we...

Beyond Blake: Our Nominees for Sexiest Man Alive

Our picks are all out and proud and publicly supportive of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and other LGBT organizations. We think it’s especially sexy when guys give back. Kevin Carnell The Miami model has twice participated in AIDS/LifeCycle, the annual 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for HIV/AIDS-related services provided by the Center and San Francisco AIDS...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Drag Divas Get Down to Business

Rupaul’s Drag Race alums and other big names in drag got together this week for a diva gabfest and shared the secrets to their success. During an...

Why World’s Largest, Free LGBT Youth Conference...

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual Models of Pride conference on Oct. 29, presented by Toyota Financial Services, is themed Together We Rise for...