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Mission & Values


The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center exists to:

Empower                  Heal                  Advocate                  Lead

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Senior Women

HIV/AIDS Medical Care
HIV and STD Testing

 Youth Services
Services for homeless
LGBT youth

Seniors Program
Events and services for LGBT seniors

What is the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center?

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, welcoming nearly a quarter-million client visits from ethnically diverse youth and adults each year.

Through its Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic and on-site pharmacy, the Center 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, and educational services, with unique programs for seniors, families and youth, including a 24-bed transitional living program for homeless youth.



We Value

  • Respect: We provide a workplace and service environment where individuality is seen as strength and all people are treated with fairness and dignity.

  • Excellence: We dedicate ourselves to the highest quality in all our programs and services, and seek employees and volunteers who have a passion for helping others.

  • Inclusiveness: We believe in the need for different perspectives and commit ourselves to representation from all members of our diverse community.

  • Innovation: We vigorously support pioneering programs and advocacy to meet community needs.

  • Integrity: We work together to advance the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's mission, and we honor and apply these values in what we do and say.

Our Mission

  • Empower people to lead full and rewarding lives without limits based on sexual orientation and gender identity, by providing the highest quality educational, cultural, and wellness programs to residents of Los Angeles County;

  • Heal the damage caused by discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, by providing the highest quality health and social services to residents of Los Angeles County in need;

  • Advocate full access and equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, by promoting our communities' needs at local, state, and national levels; and

  • Lead through example, by living our values, sharing our expertise, and celebrating the full diversity of our lives, families, and communities.



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McDonald/Wright Building | 1625 N. Schrader Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213
Tel: 323-993-7400
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is a 501 c3 registered non-profit.