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The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host a diverse panel of new media influencers discussing the inclusion—and waning visibility—of LGBT people in today’s entertainment media on Tuesday, October 2, at the Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The panel, entitled From Influence to OUTfluence, will be the first installment of…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host its next ‘Stand Down’ for veterans and active service members on Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood. With more than 30 organizations for veterans and seniors participating, the biannual event provides free services and…
As part of the second annual Lambda Litfest—a monthlong celebration of LGBTQ writers and readers in Southern California—the Los Angeles LGBT Center presents Still We Rise: 50+ Queer Women Writers Speak featuring four lesbian and bisexual women writers who will read excerpts of their literary works. This free community event…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Andrew Carlberg will welcome Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) to the Renberg Theatre this fall in her celebrated new play Sell/Buy/Date. Preview performances begin on September 27 and the acclaimed production is set to…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today that Grammy winner, philanthropist, and writer Ricky Martin; producer, writer, director Greg Berlanti and his husband producer Robbie Rogers; and philanthropist Ariadne Getty will be honored at its 49th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on Saturday, September 22, at The Beverly Hilton. One of…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s OUT Under the Stars summer outdoor film series, held at the iconic Hollywood Forever, continues on Friday, August 10, with a screening of Selena, the 1997 biographical musical drama of late Tejano singing sensation Selena Quintanilla-Perez who was on the verge of crossing over to…
In response to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: "The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court leaves no doubt about President Trump’s intent to roll…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center proudly announces the annual Trans Pride L.A. festival, one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country. The festivities will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 15–16, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Los Angeles. Admission to the two-day gathering…
In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: "In its ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on narrow legal technicalities of the case, while reaffirming current discrimination protections for…

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