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Congratulations to Laverne Cox for her Historic Emmy Nomination!

By | July 12, 2014

Laverne Cox made history this week by becoming the first openly transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination. Cox got the nod for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sophia Burset in Netflix’s hit series “Orange is the New Black.” This monumental achievement will surely inspired transgendered individuals everywhere. Even before […]

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LGBT Pride Month Spotlight: Ian McKellen

By | June 26, 2014

Ian McKellen is regarded as one of the greatest British actors of his generation but in recent years he’s gained a great deal of attention for his social activism. McKellen was known to be gay by his fellow actors early in his career but didn’t come out publicly until 1988. After gaining worldwide popularity for his […]

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Judge Strikes Down Indiana Gay Marriage Ban

By | June 25, 2014

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled on Wednesday that Indiana’s ban on gay marriage is a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause as it treats couples differently based on sexual orientation. Indiana becomes the 21st state to allow same-sex marriage and couples can start applying for licenses immediately. Though the Indiana attorney general […]

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LGBT Pride Month Spotlight: Harvey Milk

By | June 16, 2014

Harvey Milk might be the most important figure in the modern LGBT movement. In fact, many point him as a catalyst for the formation of the LGBT community as we know it. Milk moved to San Francisco in the early 70s and there felt comfortable embracing his homosexuality and displaying his pride. He opened a […]

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Honey Maid Continues Support for LGBT Movement

By | June 12, 2014

Nabisco brand Honey Maid has become a strong supporter of the LGBT equality movement and it doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down any time soon. What started as an effort to showcase the diversity of today’s families has spun into a full fledged campaign supporting the LGBT community. Honey Maid published the following tweets […]

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A Message From LA LGBT Center CEO Lorri Jean About AIDS/Lifecycle

By | June 12, 2014

AIDS/Lifecycle 2014 is over, which means it’s time to start preparing for AIDS/Lifecycle 2015! LA LGBT Center CEO Lorri Jean sent out a message to center supporters discussing her feelings about the event and offering a special discount for next year. Read it below: The end of AIDS/LifeCycle is always emotional for me, as it […]

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6 Essentials to Mastering the Grill

By | June 5, 2014

It’s summer, and that means it’s cookout season! Everyone wants to be a pro behind the grill, so here are 6 things you’ll need to master the BBQ. 1. A Cookbook You might think you can create an amazing meal on the fly, but the fact is, a little help goes a long way. Don’t […]

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LGBT Pride Month Spotlight: Cyndi Lauper

By | June 3, 2014

Cyndi Lauper’s music let her rise to fame, but today she may be more well known for her LGBT activism than for her songs. Beloved by the LGBT community, Cyndi played pride concerts all through the 80s and 90s when it wasn’t as cool and trendy as it is today. Her countless equality efforts include […]

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Documentary BEFORE YOU KNOW IT by PJ Raval opens in LA June 13

By | June 1, 2014

Brian Darling interviews documentary filmmaker PJ Raval about his film BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. The film follows three gay seniors navigating life in their golden years.

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LA LGBT Center CEO Lorri Jean Makes Major Announcement

By | May 28, 2014

Lori Jean, CEO of the biggest LGBT organization in the world, had some huge news to drop on us yesterday. You might have already noticed the first change – a new name. The Center rebranded, switching from The LA Gay and Lesbian Center to the less wordy and more inclusive LA LGBT Center. The new […]

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