On Our Stages - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is more than a service provider, it’s where a vibrant community comes together to learn, grow, and celebrate.

We produce live performances and host exhibitions that showcase and celebrate the lives and experiences of the diverse LGBT community. To inform and enrich people, while helping them connect with one another, we host forums, activities, and events. We also provide affordable meeting space for groups, clubs, and organizations to host their own activities.

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On Our Stages

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Meet Margaret

I was looking for peace. I found the Center and have never left.

Watch Margaret's Story

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre (200 seats) and Davidson/Valentini Theatre (50-75 seats) have been home to numerous award-winning productions and performances.

Ruffian on the Stair



Incest. Murder. Goldfish. Set in 1964 London, this madcap gem by legendary playwright Joe Orton makes for a dangerous evening of naughty hilarity. With Sile Bermingham, Reed Michael Campbell, and Brian Foyster. Directed by Mark Kemble.

"Ruffian is being given the Royal treatment...A laugh-filled, gasp-inducing romp...Don't miss this gem!"
-Rob Stevens, LA Drama Critics Circle

"The Ruffian will win your heart! Absolutely marvelous!"
-Theatre Spoken Here

Davidson/Valentini Theatre

General Admission: $15

or call the box office at 323-860-7300

Tickets also available at HollywoodFringe.org

Friday, July 5 & Saturday, July 6 at 8p.m.
Sunday, July 7 at 7p.m.
Saturday, July 13 at 8p.m.
Sunday, July 14 at 7p.m.
Thursday, July 18 at 8p.m.
Sunday, July 21 at 7p.m.
Thursday, July 25 at 8p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 8p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 7p.m.


The Los Angeles LGBT Center is proud to announce


CineArte 2019: A LatinX Queer Festival

The 2019 program includes documentaries, U.S. and international shorts, feature-length films, and art installations. CineArte is dedicated to showcasing the stories of LGBTQ two-spirited, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], Indigenous identities through film and videos.

Festival Dates August 2-3, 2019

Location: Los Angeles LGBT Center's The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

CineArte Film Festival Program

Friday, August 2

7:00 P.M.

Gallery reception
LIBERACIÓN: From Volcanoes to Hope

Performances start at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 3

1:00 P.M.

Revolutionizing Familia
Run time: 76 min

Gold Star
Dir. Karla Legaspy (USA, 13 min., English)
A young daughter dedicates a love song to a female teacher. A mother must face her biases.

Broken Sunflower Hearts
Dir. Miguel Angel Caballero (USA, 14 min., English)
When his ex‐boyfriend, Sam, shows up on his doorstep a year after separating, Anthony weighs the impact it will have on his life and young daughter, Luna.

How to be a Trans Ally
Video by Matt Kresling; written and perform by Emotions The Poet (USA 3min, English)

Guarding Santos
Dir. Adelina Anthony (USA 10min., English/Spanish)
A Mexican American child rebels against gender norms, forcing her traditional parents to make a choice about how to raise her.

Soledad De los Infiernos
Dir. Daniel Eduvijes Carrera (USA World Premiere, 16 min., English)
A migrant family in a state of mourning usleashes fiery mystical powers.

La Serenata
Dir. Adelina Anthony (USA, 12 min., English)
Mexican‐American parents struggle with their beloved musical tradition when their son requests a love song for another boy.

3:00 P.M.


La Sad Boy
Dir. Edwin Alexis Gomez (USA 13min. English)
An aspiring Puerto Rican actor must ask himself: When the world typecasts you, who will you choose to be?

Dir. Kayden Phoenix (USA 4 min., English)
Latinnials usurp their conversion therapy and take their justice.

Dir. Christopher Becerra (USA World Premiere 4 min., English)
Christopher takes us on a journey through their healing from a romantic betrayal and finding their true self!

Directed by Graham Kolbeins and Dorian Wood (USA 8 min. English)
An immersive fever dream that celebrates the beauty of queer brown sensuality, body positivity, and individuality.

To Be With You
Dir. Elliott Feliciano (USA 20min. English)

Jovan Wolf at G.A.R.R.A.S.
Dir. Jovan Wolf (USA 2min. English, World Premiere)

Ode To Pablo
Dir. Adelina Anthony (USA 12 Min., English)
A young, queer deaf man holds his ground against the neighborhood boys on the basketball court.

Dir. Andrea Perez Su (Mexico 10 min., Spanish)

5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM

Un Nuevo Sol
co‐directed by Aurora Guerrero (Mosquita Y Mari), Armando Ibañez (Undocumented Tales), Nancy Meza and Wil Prada (USA 14 min., Spanish/English Subtitles World Premiere)
The film follows Manuel, Gaspar and Tomas as they take a trip to Mt. Shasta, CA to see the 2017 total solar eclipse that passed from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast. While traveling, they share their past, present and future dreams and it was all captured by our undocumented filmmakers.

La Chunta
Director Genevieve Roudané (Mexico 60min. Spanish w/English subtitles)
In a small town in Mexico, once a year, men transform into women and become the Chuntá. Follow two gender‐bending gangs of dancers as they face off in a struggle between queer identity and powerful traditions.


More information available at CineArteLA.org

or call the box office at 323-860-7300

An Evening with Vickie Shaw


Vickie Shaw's charming Southern Style belies her sharp edged wit and hilarity. She says things no one else can say because she says them so nicely! Audiences love her humor, not just because she's funny, but because it's all true. From her stories about her wife, Sgt. Patch, tales about her kids and grandchildren, to growing up Southern Baptist and living in Texas.

Renberg Theatre

Saturday, August 10 at 8p.m.

General Admission: $40 (Includes comedy show, after party with dinner buffet, cash bar, dj and dancing)
VIP: $60 (Includes general admission items, preferred seating, VIP pre-show reception with hosted wine and cheese)

or call the box office at 323-860-7300

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