Press Releases - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.

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In response to the July 29 passing of Dr. Benjamin E. Teller, who was appointed as the Center’s first Medical Director and subsequently served as a member of the Center’s Board of Directors from 1976–1980, Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “It hurts my heart that the…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s planned presentation of the 7th annual CineArte festival of the queer Latinx community has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The popular event includes film screenings, digital media, art installations, and musical performances that represent the intersections and complexities of Latina/o queerness through…
In response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule change for shelter providers, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “The Trump Administration continues its unceasing and inhumane attack on transgender people. Apparently, it's not enough for the Administration to…
Today the Los Angeles LGBT Center joins a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and Steptoe & Johnson LLP challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently published health care discrimination rule that purports to carve out LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations from the protections of Section…
In response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision today in blocking the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program established by the Obama Administration which protects undocumented young people who entered the U.S. as children with their families, the Los…
In response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision today in three employment discrimination cases that employees cannot be fired because of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “Today, the Supreme Court stood for the rights of LGBT people,…
In response to today’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule change that attempts to roll back anti-discrimination protections in health care, particularly of LGBTQ people under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri…
In response to today’s passing of Larry Kramer, the playwright who wrote the Tony Award-winning play A Normal Heart, among others, and gave a voice to AIDS activism, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “It is impossible to overstate what Larry Kramer has meant in the battle…
From May 31–June 6, AIDS/LifeCycle will host a weeklong roster of virtual events, collectively known as AIDS/[email protected], to encapsulate the spirit of community and philanthropy among its 3,000+ participants who had registered for this year’s physical ride benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the HIV/AIDS-related services of the Los Angeles…
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