home / your well-being

Transgender Economic Empowerment Project  




Transgender Economic Empowerment Project
Highland Annex

The Transgender Economic Empowerment Project is part of the Center's Legal Services department.

To schedule a one-on-one needs assesment or a Transgender 101 workshop, call Drian Juarez at 323-860-3713 or send an e-mail to

If you're struggling to find work, or if you lost a job because you're transgender, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Transgender Economic Empowerment Project can help you succeed.

Whether you want to find a job,  brush up your job skills or educate co-workers about the transitioning process, the Center has the resources you need to thrive in the workplace.  

The Transgender Economic Empowerment Project can help you with challenges such as:

  • Getting a job with a transgender-friendly employer 

  • Staying at your current job as you start your transition

  • Improving your job skills
  • Legally changing your name and/or gender marker

  • Finding housing

  • Accessing recovery services for drug and alcohol addiction   

Because each person's needs are unique, you'll begin with a one-on-one needs assesment to determine how the Center can best serve you. 

In addition to the services available through the Transgender Economic Empowerment Program, you may benefit from other Center services such the Career Center and Learning Curve.  

The Transgender Economic Empowerment Project also offers "Transgender 101" training sessions for employers. Sessions cover topics such as legal issues and pronoun usage.


Powered by Convio

contact us | privacy policy
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.