Press Releases - Los Angeles LGBT Center

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The Los Angeles LGBT Center commends today’s unanimous passage by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors of a breakthrough motion that supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth in the County’s foster care system. Authored by supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl, the motion—Responding to the…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host its next ‘Stand Down’ for veterans and active service members on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus. With more than 30 organizations for veterans and seniors participating, the event provides free services and referrals in…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the L.A. premiere of a new solo show, To T, or not To T, written and performed by D’Lo, the acclaimed queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comedian. Directed by award-winning director/author/actress Adelina Anthony, there will be one preview performance on…
For a record-breaking 15th year, it’s time once again to “get ready to match the stars” with a new edition of Dennis Hensley’s The MisMatch Game. The side-splitting parody of the ‘70s game show has set the rafters ringing with laughter since its debut in 2004. The show the LA…
The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded a $159,973 grant from Cedars-Sinai to benefit LGBTQ youth, ages 18–24, who are enrolled in a new intergenerational Culinary Arts program taught at the Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus. Launched in May at the Campus’ commercial kitchen, the program is comprised of…
In response to the hate violence and physical mistreatment experienced by transgender and gay staff members from Bienestar at Las Perlas bar, Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “The Los Angeles LGBT Center condemns the violent treatment of trans women at Las Perlas this weekend and stands…
In response to the release of the Trump administration’s final inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds rule, which expands immigration officials’ abilities to deny entry or green cards to certain immigrants based on income, health conditions, and their use of public programs such as food stamps and Medicaid, Center CEO Lorri…
**UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 4**On Saturday, September 21, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will host a once-in-a-lifetime evening celebrating its momentous 50th anniversary and five decades of the fight for LGBT equality. Dubbed the Gold Anniversary Vanguard Celebration, the incredible evening will begin with an elegant dinner among friends and supporters…
Held at the iconic Hollywood Forever, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s OUT Under the Stars summer outdoor film series returns on Friday, August 16, with a showing of Jim Henson’s 1986 musical fantasy Labyrinth, starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, and The Muppets, among others. A young girl Sarah (Connelly) enters…
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