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Attorney General Rob Bonta Hosts LGBTQ+ History and Domestic Violence Awareness Roundtable at the Center

“Violence is not an accident. It’s not inevitable. It can be prevented,” California Attorney General says.

State AG Visit - Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Painful History Of Forced Outing And Anti-LGBTQ+ School Policies

School policies that force teachers to out transgender students stem from a long history of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.

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The Right Is Trying to Ban Trans People from Domestic Violence Shelters in the US

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, read up on the newest wave of anti-trans legislative attacks.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Political Trailblazer, Dies at 90

“Our gratitude for her fight, her legacy, and her bravery will remain eternal,” said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner

Sen. Dianne Feinstein
We Need LGBTQ+ Voters More Than Ever

It’s National Voter Registration Day. Is your voter registration updated?

How Los Angeles Became the Newest Target in the War on LGBTQ+ Education

California school districts are the latest targets in a far-right campaign to radicalize schools and strip resources from students.

Hey, California: The Next Prop 8 Fight Is Here–And It’s Targeting Trans People

Far-right extremists are targeting trans youth in a slate of new ballot propositions–and we need your help to stop them.

California Judge Blocks Policy Targeting and Outing Trans Students

The policy requires teachers to out students to their parents if they use a different gender identity at school.

Magpie Pride Flag Honoring the Late Lauri Carleton Unveiled by Los Angeles LGBT Center and Flags for Good

The Magpie Pride Flag will support the Lake Arrowhead LGBTQ+ Fund in Carleton’s memory.

Beloved Business Owner Shot and Killed for Displaying a Rainbow Flag

Lauri Ann Carleton, 66, owned a shop in Studio City and in Lake Arrowhead, where the shooting took place.

House of Avalon, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Join Center Staff and Supporters for LA Pride: “F*ck the Margins. We’re the Center.”

Hundreds of Center staff and supporters march wearing brightly colored shirts that read “Center Your Pride.”

Easter Sunday Drag March Draws Thousands to Protest Against Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

Drag March LA draws thousands in response to the wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation across the U.S.

Big Freedia Offers Words of Inspiration to LGBTQ+ Youth at The Future Is Black: Renaissance

Big Freedia was honored with the Bayard Rustin Award for her advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.

Center CEO Joe Hollendoner: “Our Work Is Never Done”

Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner reflects on the Center’s response to the mpox outbreak in LA.

Joe Hollendoner
Trixie Mattel Inspires LGBTQ+ Youth to be their Best Selves at Models of Pride

Established 30 years ago, Models of Pride is the world’s largest free conference for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies.

For Mi Centro’s Caín Andrade, Service Is Central

Program director Cain Andrade plans to grow Mi Centro’s array of services for the Latinx community of Boyle Heights.

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