March 13, 2019
According to the Associated Press: “The Defense Department has approved a new policy that will largely bar transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex, and require most individuals to serve in their birth gender. It falls short of the all-out transgender ban that was initially ordered by President Donald Trump. But it will likely force the military to eventually discharge transgender individuals who need hormone treatments or surgery and can't or won't serve in their birth gender. After April 12, no one with gender dysphoria who is taking hormones or has transitioned to another gender will be allowed to enlist. And any currently serving troops diagnosed with gender dysphoria after April 12 will have to serve in their birth gender and will be barred from taking hormones or getting transition surgery.”
Community members and transgender service members and veterans with legal questions may
contact the following organizations for additional information:
Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/about-us/contact-us
National Center for Lesbian Rights: Legal Help Line: (800) 528-6257
GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders: https://www.glad.org
OutServe-SLDN: Help Line: (800) 538-7418
CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST
8235 Santa Monica Blvd. #302
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Produces the annual Los Angeles TLGB Pride Celebration.
COMMUNITY YELLOW PAGES
Comprehensive phone book serving the Southern California Gay and Lesbian Community.
Los Angeles LGBT Center/ The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
One-on-one and peer mentoring, drop in Wednesdays, tutoring, workshops and social activities for GLBTQ youth ages 14-24.
LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER
1625 Schrader Blvd.
LA, CA 90028
8745 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Hollywood, CA 90038
The Youth Center at Highland
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Mi Centro (East L.A. location - 9am-5pm)
533 S. Clarence St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services to the GLBT and other communities including:
Family Services Program @ (323) 993-7430
Health Services/HIV Counseling & Testing @ (323) 993-7500
Legal Services @ (323) 993-7670
Mental Health Services @ (323) 993-7669
Senior Programs @ (323) 860-7322
STD Program @ (323) 860-5855
Transgender Economic Empowerment Project @ (323) 993-7670
WeHo Life @ (323) 860-7315
The Village @ (323) 860-7302
Youth Services @ (323) 860-2280
Family Services provides recreational activities, public forums, educational venues and support groups for families.
Health Services provides sexually transmitted disease clinic, HIV and STD testing and medical services.
Legal Services provides legal services and Transgender economic services.
Mental Health Services provides general counseling, addiction recovery counseling, HIV counseling and family violence services.
Senior Programs services include case management, health & wellness activities, social networking, cultural experiences, educational seminars & workshops, intergenerational programming, support groups, special events, and housing information.
Transgender Economic Empowerment Project offers assessment, outreach, case management and job placement services to the Transgender community.
The Village offers cultural, social and recreational activities and educational outreach.
WeHo Life provides AIDS education for West Hollywood residents and businesses through condom distribution and a website at www.weholife.org
Youth Services include shelter, drop-in services, case management and outreach.
MEN'S HEALTH FOUNDATION
9201 Sunset Blvd. #814
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Providing culturally competent, comprehensive prevention healthcare for HIV+ and HIV- men and transgender women, the Men’s Health Foundation also offers patients prevention education, adherence counseling and psychosocial support. The clinic is a Los Angeles County “Center of Excellence” for biomedical prevention services, offering PEP and PrEP to anyone, insured, underinsured or uninsured, including PrEP navigation, benefits counseling, 4th generation testing, treatment and on-site pharmacy. All clinicians are accredited by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIEND OF LESBIANS AND GAYS (PFLAG)
Support, education and advocacy for the health and well-being of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered persons, their families and friends.
A program of the L.A. Unified School District that provides teacher education, curriculum development, peer counseling and rap group services for LGBT students.