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.

Today the Center's more than 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years.

We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

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Starting in October, new and returning participants of all backgrounds and fitness levels will get a training jumpstart for next summer’s AIDS/LifeCycle through a series of special Southern California events, including a Kickoff Ride and a “Day on the Ride.” “These events are a great way to get into your…
From the playwright and producers of Hit the Wall comes the West Coast premiere of Exit Strategy by acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter. First produced in Chicago in 2014 and then off-Broadway in 2016, this fiery and poetic play will be directed by Deena Selenow. Three preview performances are scheduled…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center honored Co-CEO of WME | IMG Ariel Emanuel, and former Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, at their 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards, which took place on Saturday, September 23 at the Beverly Hilton. This year’s star-studded, Hollywood-meets-the-Beltway evening, brought to you by American Airlines, united more than…
Like earlier proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Senate’s new Graham-Cassidy bill would deprive millions of healthcare and gut Medicaid—the health care program for seniors, people with disabilities, and those earning below a living wage—by approximately $1 trillion. About half of the clients who come to the…
Lawrence O’Donnell and Jermaine Fowler Also Join Star-Studded Evening at The Beverly Hilton Honoring Co-CEO of WME | IMG Ariel Emanuel and Former Obama Administration Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today that talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, artist Mark Bradford,…
In denouncing President Donald J. Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean released the following statement: “On behalf of our hundreds of staff, thousands of volunteers and supporters, and tens of thousands of clients, the…
In response to President Donald Trump’s orders to prevent transgender people from serving in the military, Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings released the following statement: “As President Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a criminal the president says was ‘convicted for doing his job,’ he is issuing…
In support of Senate Bill 54, also known as the California Values Act, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Dave Garcia released the following statement: “The Los Angeles LGBT Center believes that all Californians—regardless of immigration status—should be allowed to pursue their lives in peace and…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center announces the launch of a unique and exciting opportunity for members of the beauty industry to donate unused personal hygiene and cosmetic products to transgender and gender non-conforming people. Created by internationally renowned hair stylist Andrew Fitzsimons, the donation drive designates the Center to receive…

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