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.

Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for eleven consecutive years.

We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

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On this World AIDS Day, the Los Angeles LGBT Center commemorates 40 years of the HIV epidemic and commits its continuing efforts to end AIDS. “It has been 40 years since the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first reported a mysterious illness among five young gay men in Los Angeles…
This Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Los Angeles LGBT Center especially mourns the loss of 53 known transgender and non-binary lives in the United States—making 2021 our nation's deadliest year on record for the trans community since data collection began. “The Los Angeles LGBT Center joins transgender and non-binary people,…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates another milestone: the opening of The Ariadne Getty Foundation Senior Housing, a cutting-edge 70,000-square-foot building in Hollywood with 98 affordable housing units for seniors ages 62 and above. The Senior Housing, created in partnership with affordable housing developer Thomas Safran & Associates, represents the…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center lauds the County Board of Supervisors for passing a supplemental budget today to its fiscal year 2021-2022, which includes an allocation of $3.6 million to provide direct services and support to LGBTQ foster youth under its care. Led by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda L.…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries are excited to announce a collaboration with Art Division, a community organization dedicated to training young adults interested in studying visual arts. Our new online exhibition ART DIVISION: THE FIRST DECADE spotlighting the remarkable work of students past and present will go…
Upon news of the passing of Michael Epstein, a former member of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors, the Center’s CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “On Monday, August 16, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and our entire community lost a dear friend. Michael Epstein was…
This Saturday, August 14, from 7–9 p.m. PT, some of Hollywood’s A-list entertainers and influencers will be out in full force to support the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s second edition of its Love in Action telethon airing live on KTLA 5 and streaming services. Eva Longoria, RuPaul, Rufus Wainwright, Jane…
Following its successful live telethon in 2020 which raised an incredible $1.3 million benefiting the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will produce a second edition of Love in Action on Saturday, August 14, from 7–9 p.m. PT. The two-hour fundraising show, presented by The…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center will help recruit hundreds of eligible participants in a pilot study launched by three of the nation’s largest blood centers in an effort to change discriminatory policy that prevents most gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Vitalant, OneBlood, and the American Red Cross, which…
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