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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In response to the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose progressive values and ideologies earned her the sobriquet “Notorious RBG,” Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “With millions of Americans, we mourn the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center announces the addition of two new members to its Senior Management Team: Ricardo DeLeon as Chief Financial Officer and Calen D.B. Ouellette as Chief Development Officer. Both of them have begun their roles at the Center—the world’s largest provider of programs and services to LGBT…
In response to a nurse’s whistleblower complaint alleging forced hysterectomies and other medical neglect at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Georgia privately operated by LaSalle Corrections, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Medical Director of the Audre Lorde Health Program Dr. Kaiyti Duffy issued the following statement: “The…
With donations still rolling in and being tabulated, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is approaching the $1.3 million mark in support from its first-ever live telethon Love in Action which aired on KTLA 5 and livestreamed worldwide on Saturday, September 12, from 7–9 p.m. The incredible two-hour fundraising show, presented…
In response to California legislature passing Senate Bill 145 relating to sex offenders, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Terra Russell-Slavin, issued the following statement: “The state of California’s sex offender registry has long discriminated against LGBTQ people. SB 145 finally ends the remnants of…
In response to the tragic shooting death of Dijon Kizzee by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Monday, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “Enough is enough. Riding a bike while Black is not a crime and should not result in being shot to death. We…
In response to the ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department of the August 17th robbery and assault—all caught on mobile phone cameras and exploited on social media—of three transgender women in Hollywood, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Terra Russell-Slavin issued the following…
On Saturday, September 12, from 7–9 p.m. PDT, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will host its first-ever telethon, Love in Action, presented by The Ariadne Getty Foundation, that will air live on television station KTLA 5 benefiting the Center’s vital programs and services. Co-hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and former…
Excitement is brewing in Hollywood at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and McCadden Place with the opening of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s highly anticipated Liberation Coffee House! Located at the Center’s flagship Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the 1,600-square-foot café and community space will be operated and staffed by…

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