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The MisMatch Game: 20th Anniversary Celebration

Though it doesn’t look a day over 18, Dennis Hensley’s The MisMatch Game turns twenty this year…which is five years older than Snatch Game but who’s counting? Be there as we celebrate two decades of shameless celebrity-skewering and insatiable fundraising with a jam-packed, extra-special, one-night-only laugh-stravaganza! Featuring a super-sized celebrity panel, surprise guests, musical numbers […]

The MisMatch Game: 20th Anniversary Celebration
VOICES: A Cabaret Under The Stars

The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles presents VOICES: A Cabaret Under The Stars, a night of TGI+ vocalist and artists sharing the love of music, dance and poetry. Bring a blanket and friends for this fabulous night outside in the courtyard of the Village.

VOICES: A Cabaret Under The Stars
Tierra Indígena – Indigenous Land

Celebrating 10 years of bringing Mexican folklore to the L.A. LGBTQIA+ scene, Mariachi Arco•Iris de Los Angeles presents a new album and repertoire dedicated to the indigenous people of Mexico.

Mariachi Arco•Iris
Cercle Hermaphroditos

In 1895 New York, trans man Ambrose Carlton enters the Cercle Hermaphroditos, an underground social club for trans femmes. He has one goal in mind: to find a wife and true love, so they can play the roles expected of them in public while pursuing the life they want in private. But finding the proper […]

Cercle Hermaphroditos
Lesbian Visibility Week: The Women Who Fought (and Climbed) to Make the Center More Inclusive

Revisiting a piece of Los Angeles LGBT Center history for Lesbian Visibility week.

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“Care Should Never Feel Wrong”: How the Center Is Transforming Medical Care

I often refer to myself as a “professional lesbian.” I say it because it’s funny and everyone thinks that lesbians are buzzkills. But I also say it because it’s true. I bring that part of my identity into my work because there’s no way around it—my sexuality is inherent to who I am as a […]

LA’s Trans-Led Organizations Are Facing Bomb Threats

LAPD has arrested a suspect in bomb threats made against the TransLatin@ Coalition and LA Pride Parade.

LA County on Human Relations and The TransLatin@ Coalition Press Conference Condemning Bomb Threats and Hate Mail received.
Golden Hour: A Queer AANHPI Night Market

AANHPI Heritage Month is a time to reflect upon and celebrate the diverse and invaluable contributions of the AANHPI community to our history and society. Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander encompasses a wide range of languages, cultures, and identities, but each May we come together in solidarity to uplift one another and celebrate our […]

Golden Hour: A Queer AANHPI Night Market
The Center to Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with Inaugural Golden Hour Night Market

In honor of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is set to host the first-ever Golden Hour, a queer night market celebrating the AANHPI community in Los Angeles. Organized in partnership with the LA-based Mayumi Market, Golden Hour celebrates the unique intersection of queer identity and heritage […]

Cynthia Erivo, Mickalene Thomas, and MUNA to Be Honored at Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala on May 18th

Cynthia Erivo, Mickalene Thomas, and MUNA to Be Honored at Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala on May 18th —Held at LA’s historic Shrine Auditorium, the annual benefit raises crucial funding for LGBTQ+ community services— LOS ANGELES, CA (April 8, 2024)– Today the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest queer-serving nonprofit organization, announced Grammy, Emmy, and Tony […]

The Center Gala 2024: Honorees Announced

Cynthia Erivo, Mickalene Thomas, and MUNA will each be recognized for their contributions to the LGBTQ+ movement.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestant Q Uplifts HIV Services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Q  joins the Los Angeles LGBT Center to uplift and highlight HIV treatment and prevention services.

Q HIV services PSA
Friends Remember Meraxes Medina, the Trans Woman Killed in South LA

“She had so much potential,” said Medina’s loved ones, who believe she was “destined for greatness.”

Meraxes Medina collage
Trans Day of Visibility 2024: Amplifying TGI Voices at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Today, on International Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate the lives and achievements of our transgender, gender-diverse, and intersex (TGI) siblings, acknowledging their collective strength and resilience while uplifting their voices and stories. The kaleidoscopic lens of visibility is both a celebration and an urgent call to action. It’s an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment […]

Trans Day of Visibiility 2024
Nancy Valverde, Lesbian Activist, Has Passed Away at 92

The queer and Chicana icon was a pillar of the Los Angeles LGBTQ+ movement.

Nancy Valverde
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