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The Center Teams with Southwestern Law School to Launch Legal Clinic Assisting LGBTQ+ Asylum-Seekers

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has teamed with Southwestern Law School to launch the Asylum Law Clinic, a new initiative to train the next generation of lawyers to dismantle barriers to asylum. The program will enlist four Southwestern Law School students to assist with asylum applications and other legal matters, including employment authorization documents, travel […]

Asylum Law Clinic
Mi Centro Joins May Day March in Support of Worker Rights

“Standing up for the communities Mi Centro serves is important,” says program manager Caín Andrade.

May Day
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.
Senator Laphonza Butler Visits the Center, Providing Lens into Federal LGBTQ+ Initiatives

The Los Angeles LGBT Center welcomed U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler for a tour of its Anita May Rosenstein Campus.

8 Key Takeaways from the March 5th Primary

Last night brought mixed signals for the state of LGBTQ+ progress in what’s shaping up to be a fraught election year.

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Show Up for LGBTQ+ Students on March 5

Californians will have a chance to make their voices heard in support of LGBTQ+ students in the March 5 election.

LGBTQ+ Issues Are on the Ballot This Year

Anti-LGBTQ extremists are targeting down-ballot races to roll back the clock on our rights. Here’s what you need to know.

Los Angeles LGBT Center Hosts U.S. Senate Candidate Forum on LGBTQ+ Issues

Representatives Barbara Lee, Katie Porter, and Adam Schiff joined the event, co-hosted with Equality California and the TransLatin@ Coalition.

U.S. Senate candidates at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for a forum on LGBTQ+ issues
The Center Joins Glendale Teachers to Stop Anti-LGBTQ+ Extremism

“This is what is at stake: the safety and well-being of our students and teachers,” said Joey Espinoza-Hernandez, Director of Policy & Community Building

Glendale Teachers Association press conference
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.”

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