Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center

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LA Gay & Lesbian Center, McDonald/Wright building in Hollywood, California

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center is a clinic serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Los Angeles. Its clinic and on-site pharmacy offers free and low-cost health, mental health, HIV/AIDS medical care and HIV/STD testing and prevention.[1]


The Center also offers legal, social, cultural, mental health, and educational services, with unique programs for seniors, families and youth, including a 24-bed transitional living program for homeless LGBT youth.[1]


The Center was founded in 1971, in part by gay and lesbian rights activist Morris Kight.[2] In 1998, they named their library after one of their benefactors, actress Judith Light.[3] The current CEO is Lorri Jean.[4]

On October 2, 2010, the LAGLC became the recipient of a $13.3 million, five-year grant from the Federal United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration on Children, Youth and Families in order to create a model program for LGBTQ youth in foster care. It was the largest-ever grant by the federal government to an LGBT organization, and the only grant out of six total grants that did not go to a government agency or academic institution.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b "Mission & Values". Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Morris Kight, 83; Gay Rights Pioneer in the Southland". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Judith Light". Faith in America. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Management Bios". Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center wins $13M grant to help foster youths". San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. October 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ "L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center gets unprecedented grant". Washington Blade. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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