Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
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.
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.
The Center was founded in 1971, in part by gay and lesbian rights activist Morris Kight. In 1998, they named their library after one of their benefactors, actress Judith Light. The current CEO is Lorri Jean.
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.
- "Mission & Values". Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Morris Kight, 83; Gay Rights Pioneer in the Southland". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Judith Light". Faith in America. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Management Bios". Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center wins $13M grant to help foster youths". San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. October 2, 2010.
- "L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center gets unprecedented grant". Washington Blade. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center — official website
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