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Los Angeles LGBT Center

Read the latest news about the Los Angeles LGBT Center, one of the world's most prominent LGBT nonprofit organizations. The Advocate covers the programs of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which provides health and housing services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. The Center is known for sheltering homeless LGBT youth as well as low-income seniors. It also provides STD testing and treatment, which is funded in part by its annual AIDS/Lifecycle event. Learn all about the essential work of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and other organizations committed to improving the quality of life for members of the LGBT community.

Easter Sunday Brings Thousands to Drag March in West Hollywood

Instead of looking for colorful Easter eggs, thousands of LGBTQ+ allies displayed their Pride colors and marched in opposition to anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

New Leader Named for Nation's Largest LGBTQ+ Organization

Joe Hollendoner will soon helm an organization with over 800 employees and hundreds of millions in assets.

Head of Nation's Largest LGBTQ+ Group to Retire

Lorri L. Jean will retire from the Los Angeles LGBT Center in July 2022, but the center is already beginning a search for her successor.

LGBTQ Centers Band Together, Urge Congress to Up Financial Support

Over 160 LGBTQ centers are asking leaders not to forget the nearly 40,000 people they serve each month. 

L.A. LGBT Center's Funds for STI Testing Restored After Public Outcry

LGBTQ Angelenos called, emailed, and tweeted outrage after the center's public funding was cut by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.

L.A. LGBT Center Forced to End Free STI & HIV Testing Due to Fund Cut

The center is urging Los Angeles County's Department of Public Health to restore the vital resources.



Los Angeles LGBT Center Opens Facility in Historically Black Area

The nation's largest LGBTQ service provider cut the ribbon on a new building in Leimert Park, a minority neighborhood in Los Angeles.

L.A. LGBT Center Celebrates 50 Years With Sia, Lily, Rufus, & More

The Los Angeles LGBT Center marked five decades of the fight for LGBTQ equality with two star-studded celebrations, including the Hearts of Gold concert.

How Lily Tomlin Became a Lifelong Advocate for the L.A. LGBT Center

Lorri L. Jean, CEO of the center, discusses the impact of the lesbian actress and her role in the organization's 50th-anniversary celebration, Hearts of Gold.

How an HIV Testing Van Helped Recruit Ariadne Getty as an LGBTQ Ally

Variety's Philanthropist of the Year shared the remarkable story of how she came to support LGBTQ causes.

Stars Help L.A. LGBT Center Open Campus for Youth and Seniors

Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin, and others helped celebrate the opening of the Anita May Rosenstein Campus.

AIDS/LifeCycle Raises a Record-Breaking $16.6 Million for HIV Programs

More than 2,200 cyclists and roadies set out for a seven-day journey this weekend. Before they even got on their bikes, they'd already done the important work.

'LGBT Stories' Podcast: Lorri L. Jean, Soldier of the Movement

The new LGBT Stories podcast lets queer people share their own stories. Read and listen to Lorri L. Jean, the CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center

5 Recipes to Spice Up Your Gay Oscars Party

Out chef Susan Feniger provides recipes for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to impress guests.

This Transgender Job Fair Aims to Transform the Workplace

The Los Angeles LGBT Center recently hosted dozens of national employers that are actively seeking diverse talent.

On the Red Carpet at the L.A. LGBT Center's Vanguard Awards

We caught up with participants of the 48th Annual Gala Vanguard Awards, including super agent Ariel Emanuel and Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri Jean.

7 Ways to Resist This Week

Get ready for the Battle of the Sexes, the Folsom Street Fair, and more happenings of LGBT interest.

Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger Teaches a Special Cooking Class to LGBT Youth

The energetic lesbian chef brings LGBT youth to a community garden and teaches them how to cook with freshly harvested ingredients.

L.A. Douses Itself in Glitter to Fight Hate

The first-ever Glitter Run sparkled in Hollywood last Sunday. People enjoyed community, friends, and sparkle, while participants raised money for the Los Angeles LGBT Center.