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The Center Launches ‘We Are Family’ Pride PSA Featuring Jennifer Garner

“Why fall for the hate when you could fall in love?” asks the Center’s “We Are Family” 2024 Pride campaign.

We Are Family PSA
Symone, Mo Heart Dazzle at Center Gala After Party (Photos)

Photographer Carlos Guevara captures the Center Gala After Party, featuring performances by Symone and Mo Heart.

Symone Center Gala After Party
Inside the Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala with Cynthia Erivo, MUNA, and More (Photos)

Photographer Hunter Abrams shot the star-studded 2024 Center Gala, featuring Cynthia Erivo, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more.

Cynthia Erivo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mickalene Thomas Center Gala 2024
Queer Joy Radiates at the Center Gala 2024: ‘Why Fall for Hate When You Could Fall in Love?’

Honorees Cynthia Erivo, Mickalene Thomas, and MUNA help raise more than $1.6 million at the annual Center Gala.

Joe Hollendoner Center Gala 2024
MUNA Performs with Jewel, Accepts Leslie Jordan Award at Center Gala

Center Gala 2024: The power pop trio MUNA was presented their award for achievement in the arts by singer-songwriter Jewel.

MUNA, Jewel Center Gala 2025
Cynthia Erivo Embraces Her Queerness at Center Gala: LGBTQ+ Youth ‘Need to See Me Speak Out’

Center Gala 2024: Wicked star Cynthia Erivo accepts the Schrader Award.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center
Mickalene Thomas Accepts Vanguard Award at Center Gala: ‘We All Have a Responsibility to Create Change’

Center Gala 2024: Thomas was honored alongside Wicked star Cynthia Erivo and pop trio MUNA.

Mickalene Thomas Center Gala
CEO Joe Hollendoner Shares LGBTQ+ Family Values at Center Gala

Center Gala 2024: “The love within our beautiful queer and trans family will ALWAYS blaze the trail forward.”

The Los Angeles LGBT Center
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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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
Chief Equity Officer Giovanna Fischer on Creating Change Through Imagination

The Center’s Chief Equity Officer talks Black History Month, her inspirations, and the upcoming Highly Favored.

Giovanna Fischer
Happy Valentine’s Day from Our LGBTQ+ Seniors!

“I’m welcoming this opportunity to reflect on the importance of celebrating love,” writes Center CEO Joe Hollendoner.

“Small But Mighty”: Eastside’s Mi Centro Shaping Up as One-Stop Shop for LGBTQ+ Refugees

“We’re making sure we do our best to make them feel at home,” says program manager Caín Andrade.

El Sabor de Mi Centro
“Our Lives Matter”: Our Elders Raise Their Voices for Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

“We need to educate people. We need to help them understand that we are important, our lives matter.”

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Portraits of Pride: Recognizing The Center’s Health Services Providers in Honor of World AIDS Day

“We support each other and take care of each other so that we can provide our patients with the best care that we possibly can.”

Trans Awareness Week Is Not Enough

Two trans activists sound off on their lifelong fight for trans liberation—and what you can do to help.

Trans Awareness Week - Gina Bigham Mariana Marroquin
Portraits of Pride: Honoring Our LGBTQ+ Veterans

“Before the Center, I didn’t really identify as a veteran, but being here allowed me to be my true self.”

Cynthia “Cyndi” Harrison Honored with Inaugural Sharon Franklin Brown Award for Employee Excellence, Celebrating 24 Years of Service

Harrison has provided care to thousands as a nurse practitioner at the Center’s Jeffrey Goodman Clinic in Hollywood.

Cyndi Harrison All-Staff
Youth Leader Iziaih Choquette Shares Leaders Who Inspire Their Work at Models of Pride

“The way we continue to find love, joy, happiness, pride, and compassion inspire me to keep fighting with love.”

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