Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Veteran Stand Down Brings Community Together

Charley Funderburg knew the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Veterans Stand Down could help his friend. So, the retired Army veteran joined more than 100 people at the Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza on a recent Saturday for the twice-a-year resource fair for the LGBT veteran community organized by the Center’s Senior Services department. “I always try and look out for my friends,” Funderburg...

CineArte to Celebrate Latinx Queer Culture

 CineArte: A Latinx Queer Film and Art Festival will fill the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza with music, films, and art on April 20 through 22. The fifth annual festival highlights the intersections, complexities, and rich history of Latinx culture through arts and culture. “Our hope is to bring more diverse queer people to the Village to recognize the incredible...

WxW Takes Over Barnsdall Art Park on April 22

Don’t miss the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s WxW: For Women. By Women on April 22! The day-long community celebration for LBTQ women and their allies will include a short film program, a comedy show, live music and theater performances, a fashion show, and interactive LBTQ-centric activities at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. “The impact of the Women’s Marches happening nationwide and the...

Out & About April 2018

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for April. There's plenty to do, including Coco Peru’s return to the Renberg Theatre CineArte: A Latinx Queer Festival at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s exciting new WxW event. April 3 through May 6 Significant Other Geffen Playhouse Straight from a successful Broadway...

Going Green: Community Garden Opens at Triangle Square

Frank Gulli used to have to travel from his Triangle Square apartment to a community garden in West Hollywood to work out his green thumb. Now all he has to do is walk to the second floor patio area of Triangle Square, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s affordablehousing complex for LGBT seniors, to get his gardening fix. The Center’s Young Professional Council and the Young Alumni of USC Lambda...

One Year Later: Center’s Resistance Squad Going Strong

Whether it’s a phone bank, a letter writing effort, or marching in the streets, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Resistance Squad has repeatedly been called into action over the past 12 months. “I love the Resistance Squad,” member Jennifer Rivers said as squad members participated in the Keep the Dream Act Alive March in Westwood in February. “You get a call, something happens,and you’re...

It’s diVine! Record Crowd Helps Support the Center

A record-breaking crowd of more than 1,700 LGBT people and their allies ate and drank the night away at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Simply diVine on March 24. The popular food and wine event benefitting the Center was held at iconic Hollywood Forever for the first time and featured more than 70 booths representing L.A.’s most popular food and drink destinations. “Every year it seems to be...

Simply 'Four' You: Black Market Liquor Bar

Meet some of our food and beverage partners for this year's Simply diVine, as they answer four of our burning questions. We look 'fourward' to seeing you on Saturday, March 24, at Hollywood Forever. Don’t miss out! Purchase your tickets today at simplydivinela.org. Use code RAINBOW for $25 off FOODIE tickets!Every dish at Black Market Liquor Bar is a glimpse into the heart of American...

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...

Take Action Now: Wrongly Deported Gay Man...

Three days before Christmas, Carlos Bringas-Rodriguez was ordered back to Mexico by an immigration judge in San Diego during a hearing he didn’t...