Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.

Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

Despite their size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for their services, they remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years.

Learn more with their At-A-Glance fact sheet.

The Center’s brand new Culinary program is a 12-week course that begins at the very beginning with knife skills and simple techniques and works it’s way through to culminate in an internship for each student in one of Los Angeles’ many prestigious restaurants.

Check out this video piece from LA This Week, including an interview with Executive Chef Instructor Janet Crandall.