Press Releases - Los Angeles LGBT Center

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In response to today’s Senate confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “The Los Angeles LGBT Center congratulates Pete Buttigieg on the historic occasion of becoming the first openly LGBTQ person to be appointed to a permanent Cabinet position. From…
Today the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors announced Joe Hollendoner, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will become the Center’s next leader. Hollendoner will assume the role of executive director on July 6 and work with Center CEO Lorri L. Jean prior to succeeding her as CEO upon…
In response to President Biden’s Executive Order today reversing the ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Terra Russell-Slavin issued the following statement: “In July 2017 this ban signaled the start of the Trump Administration’s years-long…
In response to President Biden’s Inauguration Day Executive Orders, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Terra Russell-Slavin issued the following statement: “The Executive Orders signed Wednesday by President Biden are more than just reversals of the dangerous and bigoted Trump Administration policies. They mark a…
Following today’s momentous inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “Exactly four years ago today, like many of you, I watched with trepidation as a new president was sworn into office. I was fearful about…
In response to President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine as federal Assistant Health Secretary of the department of Health and Human Services—poised to be the first openly transgender official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate—the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued this statement: “We…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation to support the Center’s innovative Culinary Arts program, an intergenerational training program for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness and low-income LGBTQ seniors. Taught at the Center’s commercial kitchen in the Anita May Rosenstein Campus,…
Today the Los Angeles LGBT Center began to administer the first batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to its frontline workers, including Health Services staff members and the Security and Facilities workers who support the Center’s various health care sites. The Center followed the requirements from the Los Angeles Department…
A U.S. District Court judge ruled Tuesday in favor of a group of plaintiffs, among them the Los Angeles LGBT Center, to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its Executive Order that would have prohibited federal contractors and grantees from conducting workplace diversity trainings or…

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