L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Los Angeles, California


Contact Information

Executive Director: Lorri L. Jean, Chief Executive Officer
Board Leader: Loren Ostrow, Board Co-Chair
Board Leader: Dr. Marki Knox, Board Co-Chair

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 323-993-7400
Fax: 323-993-7699
  • Main Address

    McDonald / Wright Building
    1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Map)
  • Satellite Address

    The Spot - HIV / STD Testing
    745 N. San Vicente Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90038  (Map)
  • Satellite Address

    The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
    1125 N. McCadden Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90038  (Map)
  • Satellite Address

    The Youth Center on Highland
    1220 N. Highland Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90038  (Map)

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9am-9pm
Tuesday: 9am-9pm
Wednesday: 9am-9pm
Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 830 am-1 30pm
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year Founded: 1971
Annual Budget: $65,000,000

Our Locations

The Village At Ed Gould Plaza

The Spot

Services and Programs

NOTE: This organization offers programs and services in languages other than English.
LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)

Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Housing; Meals; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support; Vocational; Clothing, Showers, GED Prep Program.

LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)

Caregiver Support Groups; Discussion Groups; Education; Exercise Programs; Friendly Visitor Program for Isolated Older Adults; Health and Wellness; Intergenerational Programs; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs; Buddy Program, Low-Cost Meals.

Arts/Culture Programs

Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Choral or Instrumental Groups; Community Meeting Space; Theatre/Dance Groups; Yoga/Meditation Classes.

Legal Services

Hate Crimes Reporting; Immigration Processing; LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals; Preparing Legal Documents; Representing LGBT People Facing Discrimination.

Information/Education Services

Adult Education; Computer/Internet/Email Access; Computer/Internet/Email Training; Directory of Local Job Openings; Employment Counseling/Training; GED Classes; Recreational Programs.

Policy/Civic Engagement Activities

Mobilizing Clients to Contact Lawmakers; Online Actions to Contact Lawmakers; Voter Registration; Voter Education.

Training/Community Outreach Programs

Law Enforcement; Physical or Mental Healthcare Providers; School Administrators/Teachers; Media; Nonprofit, Corporate or Government Offices.

Physical Health Programs

Discussion or Support Groups; Domestic Abuse Counseling; Health Promotion and Education; Health Screenings/Healthcare; Nutrition Programs; Pharmacy/Prescription Drug Distribution; STD/HIV Counseling; STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing; STD/HIV Treatment; HIV Medical Care, Transgender Medical Care, Lesbian Medical Care.

Mental Health Programs

Addiction/Recovery Counseling; Couples Counseling; Family Counseling; Group Counseling; Individual Counseling; Peer Led Services and Groups; Professionally Facilitated Support Groups; Psychiatric Services; Referral Services; Twelve Step Programs.

Anti-Violence Programs

Literature/Materials/Resources; Rapid Incident Response; Techinical Assistance/Training/Support; Violence Hotline.

Other Programs

AIDS/LifeCycle, LGBT-specific High School

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