Transgender Economic Empowerment Project - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the nation’s largest community-based provider of LGBT-related legal services, supported by a team of staff and volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and interns.

We serve the legal needs of all LGBT people with a special focus on survivors of violence, undocumented immigrants, and transgender people. We also provide workshops, trainings, and technical assistance for institutions and service providers.

All of our services are provided in English or Spanish.

To schedule an appointment with any project in the Legal Services Department, as well as for information on walk-in hours and services, call: (323) 993-7670 (English and Spanish). Please leave a message stating your full name, phone number, and a brief description of how we can help. When returning calls, please note our number may appear blocked or private. All llegal services are confidential.

Current Walk-In hours for Intakes and Assessments:

Mondays, 1-5 p.m., at Center's offices at 1111 N. Las Palmas Ave., 90038
1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month, 1-5 p.m., at Mi Centro location, 553 S. Clarence St., 90033

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Transgender Economic Empowerment Project

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To address the disproportionate violence and discrimination faced by trans, non-binary, and intersex people, we provide:

  • Legal Services for community members who have faced discrimination in employment, housing, and medical care
  • Know Your Legal Rights workshops
  • Survivor Services for Victims of Crime
  • Assistance in obtaining legal name and gender marker changes, and criminal record expungements
  • Immigration Legal Services

In conjunction with providing these legal services, and to address barriers to successful legal outcomes, we provide:

  • Case management coordination and referrals to affirming and culturally responsive resources, including job training and placement services
  • Assistance with applications for educational opportunities and social services
  • Financial Literacy workshops
  • Homeless outreach

And to further systemic change at institutions that have the greatest impact on our clients, we provide trainings and ongoing technical assistance to a limited number of social service agencies, government institutions, and businesses. These trainings provide the necessary tools to create a safer and more inclusive environment. Topics include:

  • Best practices, with a focus on evolving local, state, and federal laws, and the changing cultural landscape for transgender, non-binary, and intersex people
  • Gender & sexual diversity, pronouns, terminology, transition guidelines, and how to create a harassment-free environment

Culturally-responsive entities are invited to attend Job and Resource Fairs we host throughout the year.

For more information about these services, please visit:

If you think you or your family member has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency medical care through this contact email.

If you are an established client of the Center with a non-emergency medical question, please call 323-993-7500.

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  • What are your hours?
  • Do I have to have insurance to come there?
  • Can I get my name changed there?

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