Tie The Knot is excited to partner with the the Los Angeles LGBT Center as part of it's #GiveOUT campaign: 5 weeks of giving to support LGBTQ rights. All profits raised via the sale of our bow ties between December 18 and December 24 will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society. The Center's nearly 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world via programs and services that span four categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. The Center's success will be pivotal in ensuring LGBT rights are secured and protected under the next federal administration:
Next year, thanks to landmark legislation sponsored by the Center, residential “treatment programs” in California responsible for the abuse and even murder of “troubled teens” -- including those who are simply LGBT — will finally be regulated.
The Center’s OUT for Safe Schools™ program, which is creating welcoming school campuses for LGBT students throughout the country, will reach more than 2.5 million students next year.
To help stop the spread of HIV the Center co-sponsored a new California law that ensures people who test negative for HIV learn about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). The Center is also expanding its capacity to provide PrEP and launching a massive campaign to promote it to those most at risk of HIV infection.
The Center is training progressive organizations around the country on how to use its deep canvassing approach to reducing voter prejudice, which was proven highly effective by independent researchers and reported in the Journal of Science this year.
To provide quality, affordable medical care and counseling to even more LGBT people in 2017, the Center is significantly expanding its health-related programs and its addition recovery programs.