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Former AIDS/LifeCycle SoCal Director Kristin Flickinger Promoted to Director of Programs    Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean has appointed Kristin Flickinger to the Center’s senior management team in the new position of Director of Programs. Formerly the Southern California Director of AIDS/LifeCycle, Flickinger will work closely with…
Landmark legislation to boost awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection was signed into law today by California Gov. Jerry Brown, becoming the first statewide legislation of its kind. Co-sponsored by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and APLA Health and introduced by Assemblymember Mike…
Tickets Available Now at www.lgbtvanguardawards.org   WHO:Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita (founders, Tie The Knot) and Amini Fonua (Olympic swimmer) with presenters Julie Bowen (actress, Modern Family), Greg Louganis (Olympic diver), plus celebrity attendees British Olympic diver Tom Daley, writer and director Dustin Lance Black, actress Pauley Perrette, long-distance…
Ten members of California’s Congressional delegation have signed a letter written by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff that urges California Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 524, a bill that would finally regulate the rogue industry of residential programs that claim to help “troubled” youth. These facilities are known for abusing…
In response to the recent passing of Edmund Edelman, who was a staunch advocate for the LGBT community while he served as Los Angeles County Supervisor, Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings issued the following statement: “On Monday we lost a fearless ally of the LGBT community.…
Written by Jane WagnerDirected by Ken Sawyer DESCRIPTION:In the first-ever production of Jane Wagner’s iconic play cast with 12 actors (as opposed to the traditional solo interpretation for which Lily Tomlin won the 1986 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in…
“Protecting Youth from Institutional Abuse Act” Co-Sponsored by Los Angeles LGBT Center, Survivors of Institutional Abuse, and Introduced by State Sen. Lara The California legislature has sent to Governor Jerry Brown a landmark bill to regulate the industry of residential programs that claim to help “troubled” youth, including those who…
SPECIAL GUESTS GREG LOUGANIS, MO GAFFNEY AND KATHY NAJIMY ALSO SET FOR STAR-STUDDED EVENT IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, PRESENTED BY HBO Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2016) – The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today that actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, and Olympic swimmer Amini Fonua will…
Co-Sponsored by Los Angeles LGBT Center and APLA Health, AB 2640 Ensures HIV-Negative Individuals Receive Information about PrEP and PEP During HIV Post-Test Counseling Landmark legislation to boost awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection was sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown today having received strong…

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