Press Releases - Los Angeles LGBT Center

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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…
In response to the July 29 passing of Dr. Benjamin E. Teller, who was appointed as the Center’s first Medical Director and subsequently served as a member of the Center’s Board of Directors from 1976–1980, Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “It hurts my heart that the…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s planned presentation of the 7th annual CineArte festival of the queer Latinx community has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The popular event includes film screenings, digital media, art installations, and musical performances that represent the intersections and complexities of Latina/o queerness through…
In response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule change for shelter providers, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “The Trump Administration continues its unceasing and inhumane attack on transgender people. Apparently, it's not enough for the Administration to…
Today the Los Angeles LGBT Center joins a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and Steptoe & Johnson LLP challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently published health care discrimination rule that purports to carve out LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations from the protections of Section…

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