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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…
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Trans Pride L.A. will be streamed live for the first time in the festivity’s history on Friday and Saturday, June 19–20. The two-day event remains as one of the nation’s oldest and largest celebrations of the vibrant Trans/Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary (Trans/GNC/ENBY) community with virtual workshops,…
On Thursday, May 14, from 6–8 p.m. PDT (9–11 p.m. EDT), the Los Angeles LGBT Center presents Rainbowthon, a two-hour event to be livestreamed on the Center’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch channels with all proceeds benefiting its CARE Fund, which was established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by…
In response to the Trump Administration’s decision Friday to stop collecting vital data from foster youth and their parents, including questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings issued the following statement: “This is yet another frontal attack on the LGBT community by the Trump…
In response to President Trump’s announcement today that he is temporarily banning new immigrants from obtaining permanent status in the United States—also known as green cards—for 60 days amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings issued the following statement: “This is one more deplorable and senseless attack…
In response to the passing of iconic LGBTQ activist and journalist Phyllis Lyon, who co-founded the nation’s first lesbian organization Daughters of Bilitis, Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings issued the following statement: “There are many who can rightfully claim that they helped build the modern movement for LGBTQ rights.…
AIDS/LifeCycle has announced today that the highly-anticipated seven-day, 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles has been canceled this year in order to protect vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists were scheduled to depart from Cow Palace on Sunday, May 31, and arrive in Los Angeles on…
Following the states of emergencies declared by Los Angeles County and the State of California due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today it is canceling Simply diVine. The premier food and wine event for LGBT people and their allies had been scheduled for Saturday,…
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