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 700 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 six 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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In response to the passing of Rose Greene, who died on Thursday, Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “Today the Center joins our community in mourning the loss of a true warrior in the fight for LGBT equality, health, and happiness. Rose dedicated much of her life…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center commends Gov. Gavin Newsom for his approval of $17.5 million to create the unprecedented Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer (LBQ) Women’s Health Equity Fund under the California Department of Public Health. The landmark funding was included in the new state budget signed by the Governor and…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded a $16,200 grant from the California Arts Council as part of its Veterans in the Arts (VIA) program. VIA addresses the needs and improves the lives of California’s Veterans by increasing equity, access, and opportunities for Veterans to participate in quality arts…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded a $25,000 Arts Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) benefiting art education programs tailored to LGBT seniors. Over the course of 18 months, Reflections of a Lifetime courses will provide seniors with opportunities and tools to share their…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s OUT Under the Stars summer outdoor film series, held at the iconic Hollywood Forever, returns on Friday, June 21, with a showing of the John Waters’ 1988 cult classic Hairspray, starring Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, Jerry Stiller, Leslie Ann Powers, Colleen Fitzpatrick, and Michael…
Seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles remains the world’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser AIDS/LifeCycle announced today that participants raised more than $16.7 million—the highest fundraising amount in the history of the event—to support San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the HIV/AIDS-related services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. AIDS/LifeCycle is…
The finish line for AIDS/LifeCycle—the world’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser—will be returning to West Hollywood at Fairfax High School on Saturday, June 8, during the same weekend as LA Pride. Crossing the finish line marks the tremendous accomplishments of thousands of cyclists, supported by hundreds of volunteer “roadies,” who complete…
On Friday and Saturday, June 14–15, the Los Angeles LGBT hosts Trans Pride L.A., one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country. The festivities will take place at two of the Center’s facilities in Hollywood: The Village at Ed Gould Plaza and, located directly across the street,…
In response to three black transgender women who have been murdered in the last two weeks in the United States, Los Angeles LGBT Center Director of Policy and Community Building Terra Russell-Slavin and Client Advocate of the Center’s Anti-Violence Project Joaquin Caro issued the following statement: “The Los Angeles LGBT…
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