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    Trans Day of Visibility 2024: Amplifying TGI Voices at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

    Today, on International Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate the lives and achievements of our transgender, gender-diverse, and intersex (TGI) siblings, acknowledging their collective strength and resilience while uplifting their voices and stories. The kaleidoscopic lens of visibility is both a celebration and an urgent call to action. It’s an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment […]

    Trans Day of Visibiility 2024
    Senator Laphonza Butler Visits the Center, Providing Lens into Federal LGBTQ+ Initiatives

    The Los Angeles LGBT Center welcomed U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler for a tour of its Anita May Rosenstein Campus.

    Statement: The Los Angeles LGBT Center Reacts to Latest Vote Count from Glendale Unified School Board Race

    Statement: The Los Angeles LGBT Center Reacts to Latest Vote Count from Glendale Unified School Board Race Responding to the latest results from the highly contentious school board race in Glendale, the Los Angeles LGBT Center released the following statement: “Glendale students, teachers, and families won a dramatic victory against hate and discrimination in the school […]

    Statement: The Los Angeles LGBT Center Responds to Nex Benedict’s Reported Cause of Death Revealed in Autopsy

    Statement: The Los Angeles LGBT Center Responds to Nex Benedict’s Reported Cause of Death Revealed in Autopsy Benedict lost his life last month following a physical altercation at school.A bullying victim due to their gender identity, he succumbed to the consequences of a hostile environment and case mishandling by the Owasso Public Schools District. LOS ANGELES, […]

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    Donatella Versace Named Global Ambassador of the Los Angeles LGBT Center

    Ms. Versace was joined by basketball legend Dwyane Wade to co-host an event raising funds for the Center’s life-saving services.

    Donatella Versace and Dwyane Wade at Los Angeles LGBT Center
    Donatella Versace Named Global Ambassador of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Hosts Celebration with Dwyane Wade

    Donatella Versace Named Global Ambassador of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Hosts Celebration with Dwyane Wade Joined by Versace ambassador, three-time NBA championship winner, and LGBTQ+ ally Dwyane Wade, Ms. Versace hosted a star-studded evening raising funds and awareness for the world’s largest LGBTQ+ organization Event Photography Getty Images Here  |  Program Images Here Courtesy of Los […]

    Los Angeles LGBT Center Hosts U.S. Senate Candidate Forum on LGBTQ+ Issues

    Representatives Barbara Lee, Katie Porter, and Adam Schiff joined the event, co-hosted with Equality California and the TransLatin@ Coalition.

    U.S. Senate candidates at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for a forum on LGBTQ+ issues
    New Year, New Me

    Activities & Services to include: All youth ages 24 and younger are invited! For more information, please contact modelsofpride@lalgbtcenter.org

    Happy Year New Me
    Scholarships

    Selection Process Scholarship recipients are evaluated and selected by a scholarship committee that includes the grantor, Center staff, and community members. Applicants will be evaluated on the information furnished by their academic transcript, testimony of their scholarly excellence and skills through letters of recommendation, financial need, and any reinforcing narrative provided in the essays. Evaluations […]

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    Thanksgiving 2023: Culinary Arts Students Prepare Holiday Feast for LGBTQ+ Youth and Seniors

    “It genuinely feels like I’m working with family,” says Li Brown, a student of the Center’s Culinary Arts training program.

    Intergenerational Thanksgiving 2023
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    Trans Awareness Week

    Wednesday, November 15-19 All activities and events are free Wed, Nov. 15 7–9PM Trans* Lounge Presents:Creating Trans Oral Traditions: A Community Storytelling Experience We often struggle to find enough written history of our chosen families. History texts may misgender, misinterpret, or miss us. Instead of relying on the written word, we can build on memories […]

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    Attorney General Rob Bonta Hosts LGBTQ+ History and Domestic Violence Awareness Roundtable at the Center

    “Violence is not an accident. It’s not inevitable. It can be prevented,” California Attorney General says.

    State AG Visit - Los Angeles LGBT Center
    Paris Hilton Makes Surprise Visit to the Center’s Youth and Senior Culinary Arts Students

    TV star and media personality donated sets of cookware to program students.

    Paris Hilton visits Culinary Arts
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    Dylan Mulvaney, Hayley Kiyoko Inspire More Than 1,000 LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies at 31st Models of Pride Festival

    The revamped youth summit included dozens of workshops, activations, and live electrifying stage performances.

    Dylan Mulvaney at Models of Pride
    Los Angeles LGBT Center Hosts Over 1,000 LGBTQ+ Youth, Families to 31st Anniversary Models of Pride Festival in South LA

    Los Angeles LGBT Center Hosts Over 1,000 LGBTQ+ Youth, Families to 31st Anniversary Models of Pride Festival in South LA Presented by Glamazon L.A.—Amazon’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group  Models of Pride Event Photography Talent Images Here  |  Program Images Here Courtesy of Los Angeles LGBT Center  LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2023 — Over the weekend, the Los Angeles […]

    The Painful History Of Forced Outing And Anti-LGBTQ+ School Policies

    School policies that force teachers to out transgender students stem from a long history of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.

    School classroom in blur background without young student. Blurry view of elementary class room no kid or teacher with chairs and tables in campus. Back to school concept
    Clothes & Makeup Donations

    We accept unused clothing and makeup donations at multiple sites across the Center.

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    Our corporate partners join us in our building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

    The Next Prop 8: The Los Angeles LGBT Center Sounds the Alarm on Anti-Trans Ballot Propositions

    The Next Prop 8: The Los Angeles LGBT Center Sounds the Alarm on Anti-Trans Ballot Propositions LOS ANGELES, August 30— In response to far-right extremists targeting trans youth in a slate of new California ballot propositions, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “The nationwide backlash to the LGBTQ+ movement has officially arrived […]

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