Press Releases - Los Angeles LGBT Center

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The Los Angeles LGBT Center and a coalition of organizations, including Equality California, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union of California, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, praises the introduction of a statewide legislation—made recently by Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego)—that would establish the rights of foster youth in…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 13th annual Simply diVine, the premier food and wine event for LGBT people and their allies, will take place on Saturday, March 24, from 6–9 p.m. Held for the first time at Hollywood Forever—one of the world’s most fascinating landmarks best known as the final…
In response to the Department of Education’s admission that they will not investigate discrimination against transgender students who are banned from using restrooms that align with their gender identities, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Dave Garcia issued the following statement: “The Department of Education confirmed…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) benefiting three of the Center’s art education projects tailored to youth: OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project; We Can Be Heroes mural project; and Somos Iguales (We Are Equals) mural project offered…
In response to the passing of former Los Angeles Assessor Kenneth P. Hahn, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “The entire Center community mourns the loss of Kenneth P. Hahn, former L.A. County assessor. During his tenure as Assessor, Hahn was very involved in…
Following the success of its inaugural community event last year celebrating Black History Month, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will host The Future is Black: Reclaiming Our Power on Saturday, February 17, from Noon–6 p.m. at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood. The free event will include informative…
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center announces a special, one-night-only concert event: The multiple award-winning vocalist Sweet Baby J’ai with the Women in Jazz All-Stars will present an exciting tribute to women in music. The event will take place at the Center’s Renberg Theatre on Saturday,…
In recognition of providing life-enriching productions and performances spanning two decades to LGBT people and their allies, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center will be honored with the Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC). The…
In response to the Republican Administration's directive to the Department of Health and Human Services to allow healthcare workers to refuse perform, accommodate, or assist with health-care services based on personal objections, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: "We join with the true moral…
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