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December 13, 1992
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, the oldest and largest social-service provider of its kind in the world, has consolidated its operations into a new headquarters at 1625 N. Hudson Ave. in Hollywood. Its health and HIV services also will move there from two other sites once renovations at the new headquarters are completed in the spring, said center spokesman Brad Laughlin. With 143 employees and an annual budget of $7.
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August 27, 2012 | By David Ng
A Los Angeles revival of Ira Levin's “Deathtrap” has been canceled after the estate of the late author expressed objections to the use of nudity and some of the production's gay content. The engagement, which was supposed to have begun September at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, was to be a remounting of the staging that ran at the center in the spring. Levin's estate revoked permission to stage the murder story, citing an instance of nudity that occurs near the end of first act in the center's staging, according to Jon Imparato, a producer of the revival.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Power tools are whining. Construction crews are hustling. Executives are hovering. The signs of an imminent opening are everywhere at 1125 N. McCadden Place, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center's new satellite. The $6.7-million Hollywood complex, slated to open June 21, marks not only a major addition to center facilities, but an expanding role as well.
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April 11, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles gay rights organization has protested the decision by Manhattan Beach police to release — and many local media to publish — the names and photos of 18 men arrested in an undercover sex sting at a public restroom. Leaders of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center contended that last week's release of the mug shots, names and birth dates of the men could lead to public humiliation and more severe consequences. The social service agency said one of the arrestees had reported to them that a fellow suspect attempted suicide after the results of the sting were made public.
NEWS
November 21, 1994 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After the wine was poured, Tables 53 and 54 took a moment to toast a friend whose memorial service they had all attended that morning. "Life in the '90s," real estate developer Loren Ostrow said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2000
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center received a $10,000 check from actor Wallace Langham on Friday as part of his sentence for attacking a gay Hollywood Hills man in a Bristol Farms store last September. City Atty. Jim Hahn presented the check to the group's Safe Haven project. Langham, who plays a secretly gay character on the sitcom "Veronica's Closet," pleaded no contest March 17 to a battery charge stemming from the attack.
NEWS
September 15, 1991 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gathered in a circle, a dozen or so women were talking about pain. Some told stories of the physical and mental abuse they had suffered at the hands of former lovers. Others talked about the problems of being single. And nearly all said that they wanted to get off the emotional roller coaster and get on with their lives. The women were participating in one of several programs at Time To Play Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1992 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward S. Gould grinned every time he opened the door to another meeting room in the new home of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. At last, space! After 17 years of operating out of a Highland Avenue building so cramped that clients' body sizes were sometimes taken into account in scheduling appointments, the center is moving into its new, 45,000-square-foot Hollywood headquarters this weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was about 1987, Torie Osborn recalls, when Los Angeles' primary community center for gays and lesbians began losing the battle to accommodate everyone needing its services. Gay men and lesbians were going by the thousands to the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center in Hollywood for testing, counseling, medical services and a variety of community programs, some AIDS-related and some not. And there wasn't enough room for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Aiden Aizumi almost didn't graduate from high school. Aizumi, now 21, is one of many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people who say they have suffered through school, enduring homophobic taunts and name-calling. He completed his final semester of high school from home. His mother, Marsha Aizumi, didn't want others to endure the same treatment, so she approached educators about a new school geared for such students. The school, which serves grades seven through 12, is a collaboration between Opportunities for Learning, a charter school with 34 locations across Los Angeles and Orange counties, and Lifeworks, a mentoring program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth sponsored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
NATIONAL
July 13, 2011 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
An 18-year-old gay man from Texas allegedly slain by a classmate who feared a sexual advance. A 31-year-old transgender woman from Pennsylvania found dead with a pillowcase around her head. A 24-year-old lesbian from Florida purportedly killed by her girlfriend's father, who disapproved of the relationship. The homicides are a sampling of 2010 crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people compiled by a national coalition of anti-hate organizations. The report, released Tuesday, showed a 13% increase over 2009 in violent crimes committed against people because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender identity or status as HIV positive, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2010 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
In one room, teens discussed confronting homophobia in school. In another, speakers broached the tough subject of coming out to family and friends. Open to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth ages 12 to 24, the 18th Models of Pride conference at Occidental College featured workshops, roundtable discussions, a resource fair, and a dinner and dance for high school students. "It's hard to find other peers in your community unless you go to things like this," attendee Matt Burstyn, 20, said of Saturday's free, daylong event.
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April 12, 2010 | By Ruben Vives
State and local officials joined hundreds of people outside the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood on Sunday morning to kick off a national grass-roots campaign demanding equal Social Security benefits for same-sex couples. The rally and march -- dubbed Rock for Equality -- was put together by the center and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in conjunction with the Aids Community Action Foundation, said Jim Key, a spokesman for the center. At the rally, Rep. Linda T. Sanchez (D-Lakewood)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Aiden Aizumi almost didn't graduate from high school. Aizumi, now 21, is one of many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people who say they have suffered through school, enduring homophobic taunts and name-calling. He completed his final semester of high school from home. His mother, Marsha Aizumi, didn't want others to endure the same treatment, so she approached educators about a new school geared for such students. The school, which serves grades seven through 12, is a collaboration between Opportunities for Learning, a charter school with 34 locations across Los Angeles and Orange counties, and Lifeworks, a mentoring program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth sponsored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2009 | Joanna Lin
Timothy Brodt is among more than 2,000 bike riders who left Sunday on a 545-mile trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of the AIDS/LifeCycle benefit. He carried with him a small black-and-white photo of his Uncle Richard, who died of AIDS more than 20 years ago. For the last two years, Brodt has participated in the annual bike ride to raise money for HIV and AIDS-related services at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
Supervisors approved $875,000 Tuesday to open three drop-in centers for mentally ill homeless young men in Irwindale, Santa Monica and Hollywood. The centers, which will be operated by Pacific Clinics, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, and Step-up on Second Street, will provide showers, meals, clothing and mental health services for 16- to 25-year-olds who are living in the streets or have an unstable home life.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2012 | By David Ng
A Los Angeles revival of Ira Levin's “Deathtrap” has been canceled after the estate of the late author expressed objections to the use of nudity and some of the production's gay content. The engagement, which was supposed to have begun September at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, was to be a remounting of the staging that ran at the center in the spring. Levin's estate revoked permission to stage the murder story, citing an instance of nudity that occurs near the end of first act in the center's staging, according to Jon Imparato, a producer of the revival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2006 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Betty Berzon, an author and pioneering psychotherapist, who was a beacon of the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community for three decades, died Tuesday at her Studio City home after a 20-year battle with cancer, according to her partner, Terry DeCrescenzo. She was 78. In 1971, at a time when gay professionals could lose their livelihoods if they publicly affirmed their homosexuality, Berzon helped found the country's first social service agency for gays and lesbians, now called the L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center said Thursday that it has abandoned the use of a rapid oral HIV test introduced last year, saying that it produces too many false positive results. The announcement came a month after a major testing center in San Francisco, the UCSF AIDS Health Project, made the same decision. The Los Angeles center found 13 people in November who tested positive for HIV from the oral swab test, but follow-up tests showed that they were not infected.
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