Los Angeles LGBT Center Commends LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl On Notable Career and Lifelong Service - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center Commends LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl On Notable Career and Lifelong Service

December 2, 2022
Contact: Media Relations

After nearly a decade of distinguished service on the Los Angeles Board of County Supervisors, Third District County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl sunsets her tenure in office, leaving an indelible mark on the County. Among many notable accomplishments, Kuehl was the first openly LGBTQ+ person to be elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors.

“An unwavering champion of LGBTQ+ rights, Supervisor Kuehl is a rare public servant—one whose track record demonstrates a true commitment to helping Angelenos achieve a better quality of life, especially those in the community who have been historically underserved,” said the Center’s CEO, Joe Hollendoner.  “The Center’s work in the community is stronger and more robust because of her support. We extend Supervisor Kuehl our heartfelt gratitude and wish her all the luck with her next chapter.” 

In addition to career-defining achievements, Supervisor Kuehl was also the first openly LGBTQ+ person to be elected to the California Legislature, and served as a founding member of the California LGBT Caucus. While in the assembly, Kuehl championed the Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act (AB 537) to protect LGBTQ+ students from harassment, and the Dignity For All Students Act (AB 222), which protects public school students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. As a State Senator, Kuehl authored bills such as SB 1234, an omnibus act to protect Californians from hate crimes that included criminal acts because of a victim’s actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation. She has long championed for LGBTQ-specific services, helped expand County funding for LGBTQ+ foster youth, and HIV testing and treatment.

In 2019, Kuehl helped lead the grand opening of the Center’s new headquarters, also known as the Anita May Rosenstein Campus. This year, her office gave the Center a $250,000 award to help advance our work to reach at-risk LGBTQ+ seniors and youth. As Sup. Kuehl retires, the Los Angeles LGBT Center thanks her for her years of service, and for her role as a champion for our community.

About the 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. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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