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.

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Los Angeles — A coalition of California civil rights and LGBT organizations announced today that supporters of a proposed anti-transgender ballot initiative announced that they have failed to submit the signatures necessary to qualify it for the November, 2016 ballot. “Privacy for All”, the group behind the failed measure, needed…
Only 3% of Charities Have Received Similar RankingLOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been notified that Charity Navigator, one of the nation’s premier charity evaluators, has awarded the Center—for the sixth consecutive year—its coveted highest (4-star) rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.In its notification…
LOS ANGELES—For the first time in the history of the annual Threads of Change donation party, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) will collect canned food items to help feed LGBT seniors as well as gently-used clothing to benefit homeless LGBT youth served by the Center. The…
LOS ANGELES —In response to this morning’s Today Show interview in which Charlie Sheen said he is HIV-positive, Los Angeles LGBT Center Director of Health and Mental Health Services Chris Brown issued the following statement: “We must end the shame that causes people to conceal the fact that they’re HIV-positive.…
LOS ANGELES —The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 4th annual Femme Fatale: Diva Drag Wars, a celebration of drag performers of color, will be held Thursday, December 3, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in the Renberg Theatre. Femme Fatale is part of the Center’s youth Mpowerment group Color in…
LOS ANGELES - Veteran AIDS/LifeCycle rider and the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s representative on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), will participate in a community forum hosted by the Center on Monday, November 9, from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Center’s Renberg Theatre. Immediately following the forum, the…
Yesterday hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the opening of the new Los Angeles LGBT Center-WeHo. Located just above Gym Sportsbar and Coffee Bean at 8745 Santa Monica Blvd., the new Center-WeHo will offer free HIV testing, STD testing and treatment, HIV prevention medications: PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP…
LOS ANGELES—A pilot program developed and launched two years ago by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) with community partners to help make schools safer for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) students, has proven so successful—with students, teachers and administrators—that…
LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2015—To better serve the community of LGBT people who live on the eastside of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has partnered with the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) to open its first facility on the eastside of Los Angeles. Mi Centro, just east of the…

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