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 brutal attack of Daniela Hernandez, a trans women of color, in MacArthur Park this week, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “Our loving thoughts are with Daniela Hernandez as she recovers from this brutal attack. We stand with our sister organization, the [email protected]
In celebration of National Coming Out Day and the film’s 20th anniversary, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Lionsgate present a rooftop screening of the cult classic But I’m a Cheerleader on Sunday, October 11, at the parking garage located at 1400 Ivar Avenue in Hollywood (behind the Cinerama Dome…
In response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: "The Center calls on all U.S. Senators to reject the radicalism exemplified by President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Yet again,…
In response to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s announcement today that a grand jury will not bring charges against Louisville police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Terra Russell-Slavin issued the following statement: “The Los Angeles LGBT Center is…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Playwrights’ Arena proudly announce the inaugural production in the Center’s innovative new live theatre series, Garage Theatre. March, conceived and directed by the award-winning director and founder of Playwrights’ Arena Jon Lawrence Rivera, is scheduled to open on…
Today, the Los Angeles LGBT Center announced the start of its search for a successor to CEO Lorri L. Jean, who will retire in July 2022. The search will be led by the Center’s Board of Directors and national search firm Koya Leadership Partners. “We’ve been so fortunate to have…
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…

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