Did you know the Los Angeles LGBT Center is the largest #LGBTQ nonprofit in the world? Well, our girl @NicoleRichie does! Nicole joined us for a very special day of #volunteering. Watch as Nicole stops by a dance class at our Senior Center, a runway show with our Youth Academy, a cooking lesson with our Culinary Arts program, a stage audition in Cultural Arts, and a quick therapy consultation with Mental Health Services. #LinkInBio for all the more #queerjoy—and hit that donate button if you want to support the life-saving work of the Center. 🎥 @hellojoesabia
This year, we celebrate #Pride with a fierce sense of urgency. We are the world’s largest direct service provider to LGBTQ+ people—so take it from us when we say Pride is a necessity. Our community is still being impacted by hatred, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, religious zealots, and institutions who discriminate against us. At the Center, we are Proud 365 days a year—because that’s the amount of days per year our doors are open. Happy #PrideMonth, and Happy Pride Always from the 800 employees, service providers, and frontline workers of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We will always be here for you.
Happy #Pride—or is it? This year, our community is battling a backlash to the tune of 500+ pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation, a misinformation campaign perpetuated by bad actors on the far- and religious right, and the backpedaling of support for Pride by corporations who have profited off our celebrations for the past decade. With our #CenterYourPride campaign, we’re proud to assert that LGBTQ+ people do not belong on the margins—that WE are the Center. And as long as our doors are open, your Center will always be here for you, as the largest #LGBTQ+ nonprofit in the world that provides more direct services to queer and trans people than any other organization. We’ll see you in the streets this season (and every other season). Let’s celebrate proudly together.
🌈Great news! #California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law 9 bills this weekend that will help ensure the safety and dignity of the #LGBTQ+ community through measures addressing inclusive school climates, gender-affirming business licensing, and public accommodations. This is a moment to take action, click the link in bio to urge Gov. Newsom to sign AB1645 🗣️
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“Queer people are told to minimize everything. We’re told to be the friend or the supporting character. But drag makes us think, what if I’m the main character?” asked #TrixieMattel in her speech at last year’s #ModelsofPride, the world’s largest free conference for #LGBTQ+ youth. “I want you guys to know that you are all the main character.”
The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” champ accepted the event’s Model of Pride award, celebrating her epic career spanning entertainment, music, cosmetics—and even commercial renovation, with the hotel makeover series “Trixie Motel” for Discovery—at a time when drag was becoming a growing target for the far-right.
This year, the drag bans have evolved into an anti-LGBTQ assault on California schools, but Models of Pride is back on October 14th with keynote speakers like #DylanMulvaney and #HayleyKiyoko to create the safe, empowering space our students need right now. You can register at the #linkinbio, or head to modelsofpride.org for more info.
Happy #BiVisibilityDay! Today we’re giving love to and celebrating the B in LGBTQ. Bi Visibility Day was created to recognize and celebrate the Bi+ community including the need to reduce stigma of the identity. Bisexuality is beautiful and bi folks deserve love, support and acceptance. How are you celebrating Bi Visibility Day? Drop your 💜💙’s in the comments
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We are excited to announce recording artist #HayleyKiyoko (@hayleykiyoko ), AKA #LesbianJesus, as this year’s double headliner and honoree at our #ModelsofPride youth summit! She joins keynote speaker and Model of Pride Award recipient #DylanMulvaney and social media star @RubasWorld , who will serve as the event’s host on October 14.
At a time when LGBTQ+ education is under attack, Models of Pride lifts love, acceptance, and queer joy for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. For more info and registration, visit modelsofpride.org.
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Join us for #Queerceañera on Friday, Sept. 29th!
Hosted by RuPaul's #DragRace Season 15 alum, @EsTitties , Queerce is a vivid cultural summit and community cotillion rooted in unbridled celebration. This year’s honorees RuPaul’s #DragRaceMéxico host @allaboutvalentina and actress/recording artist @MissBenny sitting down together in a candid keynote conversation.
But wait, there’s more! The post-program reception features tropical cocktails and live performances by #LA’s own Latin dance phenomenon @Queerchata . RSVP now at our #linkinbio #LatinxHeritageMonth
We are thrilled to announce superstar and host of #DragRaceMexico #Valentina as an honoree and keynote speaker at the Center’s first-ever #Queerceañera! Join us in celebrating the vibrancy of LA's LGBTQ+ Latinx community on Friday, Sept. 29 in Hollywood.
There’s more! The post program reception features tropical cocktails and live performances curated by LA’s own Latin dance phenomenon @Queerchata . RSVP now at our #linkinbio #LatinxHeritageMonth
“You don’t necessarily have to be from a ranch to be a cowboy.” Every spring in Zacatecas, Mexico, men from across North America don their finest cowboy attire for a private gathering of gay vaqueros. The weekend-long convention is a celebration of Mexican culture where attendees are free to embrace their authentic selves. “[Mexican culture] is ours, too,” one attendee told the Los Angeles Times.
Founded nearly 20 years ago by bar owner Mariano Escobar, the event features live music, dancing, and a contest for “rostro vaquero”—the official face of the convention and a nod to Mexican festivals where women are crowned “princesses” or “queens.” This year, the title went to Eros Herrera, a police officer who recently opened a homeless shelter and soup kitchen serving the #LGBTQ+ community in San Luis Potosi.
“When I’m on the street, I’m very discreet,” Daniel Renteria, an agave farmer who traveled an hour and a half to attend, told the Times. “Having to hide yourself is hard. Events like this one unite us.” Read more at the #linkinbio.
Happy #LatinxHeritageMonth—stay tuned for more coverage on this page over the next few weeks.
📷 Gary Coronado via @latimes