The Center advocates for comprehensive healthcare and ending homelessness while fighting against anti-LGBTQ policies across the country. We do this by organizing grassroots community leaders (like yourself) to phone bank, canvass, and rally for affirming LGBTQ policies.
Quick Actions You Can Take
Tell Chino Valley to Stop Targeting Trans Students
Our Advocacy Milestones
Volunteers changed hearts and minds by canvassing across California to fight the hateful and unconstitutional Proposition 8 that banned same-sex couples from getting married.
The Center played a lead role in the reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act, ensuring that it now includes explicit protections for LGBT people, then the only federal law ever to do so.
The Freedom to Marry became the law of the land. In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v Hodges that the U.S Constitution guaranteed the right to marry for same-sex couples. The Center hosted a massive rally in West Hollywood, attended by thousands and covered by worldwide media.
The Center mobilized hundreds of community members to fight the repeal of the Affordable Care Act when former President Donald Trump tried to take away healthcare from 32 million Americans.
Organizers led a team to flip a congressional district, demonstrating the impact and urgency of deep canvassing with infrequent voters. 78% of the unlikely voters engaged wound up voting in the election that year.
Our work talking with voters in Philadelphia suburbs contributed to the highest voter turnout in the city in 25 years!
Organizers hit the streets for Governor Newsom’s Recall Election and successfully helped keep him in office through his term.
Organizers mobilized a team of callers to help get the vote out in Georgia. After years of Trump supporters crying election fraud, Georgians from all over the state showed up in a run-off from a midterm election to fight for a democracy that is reflective of the values held at the Center.
In response to a jarring wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation—most of it anti-trans—the Center mobilized more than 40 community partners in a "Drag March" that swept West Hollywood; more than 2,500 participants showed up and heard from community activists, Center employees, and (of course) drag artists.
2023: The March on Santa Monica Blvd
The Drag March occurred on Easter Sunday in 2023 as a protest against the tidal wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation. It drew nearly 3,000 attendees and made national headlines.
Protesters at the Drag March dressed in their “Sunday Best.”
The overwhelming message of Drag March was for our community and allies to show up for the trans community.
“I Exist because of the Trans People Who Came Before Me.”
The Center’s CEO, Joe Hollendoner, delivers a rousing speech.
Protesters at the Drag March.
Twinka Masala, a Drag King in Los Angeles, performs for the crowd.
Jazzmun, an activist, artist, and trans icon of Los Angeles, addresses the crowd at Drag March LA.
Drag Race alum Honey Davenport gathered a crew of queens to close out the rally at Drag March LA.