Two years after breaking ground in Hollywood—and just in time for its 50th anniversary—the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates the grand opening of the unprecedented Anita May Rosenstein Campus on Sunday, April 7, to which the public is invited. The all-day festivities include a ribbon cutting, entertainment, and guided tours of the two-acre complex, which will enable a dramatic expansion of intergenerational services, including 100 beds for homeless youth, a new Senior Community Center and Youth Academy, as well as expanded programming, administrative space, and more.
The Campus also serves as the Center’s flagship building, with its current headquarters (located at the four-story McDonald/Wright Building) being transformed entirely into a health and medical center.
Celebrities scheduled to appear or perform include Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie); Kathy Griffin (My Life on the D-List); Jenifer Lewis (Blackish); Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery); Alexandra Billings (Transparent); Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (UnREAL); Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow); Shangela (RuPaul’s Drag Race); Brian Justin Crum (America’s Got Talent); Lala Kent (Vanderpump Rules); Shira Lazar (What’s Trending); Trans Chorus of LA; Denise Frasier Band; Ezra Michel; Parson James; and DJ Ryan Kenney. More celebrities and dignitaries to be announced!
Envisioned by the Center more than a decade ago, the sprawling campus was brought to fruition by more than 165 capital campaign donors, including the $7.27 million lead gift by Anita May Rosenstein and her family foundations. Architects on the project were executive architects KFA Architecture (2016 California Council AIA Firm Award winner) and design architects Leong Leong. Swinerton Builders was the contractor. Phase II of the Campus—scheduled to open in early 2020—will include 99 units of affordable housing for seniors and 25 supportive housing apartments for youth.
Due to the large attendance expected at the celebration, visitors and guests are highly encouraged to use public transportation or a rideshare service. There will be no parking provided on site. Street parking only, where available.
Anita May Rosenstein Campus Grand Opening Community Celebration
Join the Los Angeles LGBT Center for a daylong block party commemorating its newest facility which offers comprehensive intergenerational services and spans nearly one full city block in the heart of Hollywood. Located directly across the street from the Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, the revolutionary Campus stands as a beacon of hope for the LGBT community in Los Angeles and beyond.
Sunday, April 7
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gates open to the public
Lorri L. Jean, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO
Anita May Rosenstein, Philanthropist and lead donor
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Kathy Griffin, My Life on the D-List
Jenifer Lewis, Blackish
Wilson Cruz, Star Trek: Discovery
Alexandra Billings, Transparent
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, UnREAL
Bex Taylor-Klaus, Arrow
Shangela, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Brian Justin Crum, America’s Got Talent
Lala Kent, Vanderpump Rules
Shira Lazar, What’s Trending
Trans Chorus of LA
Denise Frasier Band
DJ Ryan Kenney
More celebrities and dignitaries to be announced.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Anita May Rosenstein Campus
1118 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
NOTE: The 1100 block of N. McCadden Place will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Lexington Avenue, from 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, to midnight on Monday, April 8.
For the latest news and updates about the event, visit lalgbtcenter.org/opening and follow @lalgbtcenter on social media.