Rabbi Heather Miller chaired a town hall meeting on immigration where LASD Civilian Oversight Commissioners take in community’s concerns and recommendations.

Exploring his multi-pronged identity, Los Angeles-born author who is of Judeo-Spanish descent via Cuba, Orlando Ortega-Medina, recently released his book ‘Jerusalem Ablaze’ to a warm critical reception

Gay Jewish musician Eli Lieb has released the new video for his song “Shangri La” that he says is his “most intimate tune” yet.

Rev. Troy Perry visited Texas last week, and the article covering his visit on the prominent local paper Dallas Voice mentions the Rev. help to the foundation of BCC.

Alumni of the popular drag competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race perform in Los Angeles frequently. Which of them are Jewish? Here’s your quick guide. (plus RuPaul’s surprising knowledge in the Talmud)

Risa Wallach serves a Conservative synagogue in an affluent suburb in Northern California, identifies as genderqueer and is also married to a woman.

Honorary BCC member Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould gave an ELI Talk on being a gay rabbi. Watch here

The new Trump administration has fostered a lot of fear in immigrant communities. Because of these concerns, the American Civil Liberties Union distributed a flyer (in English and Spanish) that explains what your rights are if you are stopped by an officer – either police or immigration.

Author Maggie Anton will be speaking about “Talmud After Dark” at six venues in and around Los Angeles and the SF Valley starting tomorrow, January 18.

American Jewish University alumnus Jacob Rostovsky started a nonprofit that subsidizes surgeries and hormones for transgender people.

Longtime Tel Avivian LGBT-community-favorite restaurant Orna & Ella, located in the chick district of Shenkin, is known for its unique sweet potato latkes recipe. Now you can make it at home, just in time for Hanukkah.

Jason Stuart plays a slave owner in “The Birth of a Nation,” based on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion in 1831.

Adam Kulbersh play Sam’s (Pam’s) dead father who only appears in flashbacks to the late 70s/early 80s. In the current season (aired on FX), he pops in and out occasionally.

BCC’s 2016 Harriet Perl Tzedek Award honoree Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, promoted LGBT visibility in Vietnam

JQ International is a nonprofit organization that fosters the healthy fusion of LGBTQ and Jewish identities founded in 2004. Two years ago, the organization launched the JQ Helpline, which their website bills as the “only resource and social service referral line specifically designed to serve LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies in the United States.”

The work of Al Winn, who spoke at BCC several times and was friends with many BCC people, is included in this long-overdue historical survey of the AIDS era

Joel Simkhai, a Los Angeles- based gay Jew who is the founder of the most popular gay dating app in the world, Grindr, kicked off “Hack4Equality” on Saturday, to build applications aimed at solving issues within the LGBTQ community such as transgender visibility and economic empowerment.

Local magazine Voyage LA published an interview with gay Jewish personal trainer Joel Harrison, who shared his story

Jeffrey Tambor, BCC’s 2015 Humanitarian Award honoree, along with his ‘Transparent’ cast, received Emmy nods for the second year running. This page follow the news on the cast and creators of the show to the prestigious Television Academy award.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Dean Hansell to judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Rabbi Benay Lappe, who taught at Beth Chayim Chadashim, honored with the prestigious 2016 Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education. Rabbi Lisa Edwards: “When you change access to Judaism, you change Judaism itself.”

Rod has been involved in helping people with AIDS since the early 1990s and was president of Project Chicken Soup for over 15 years – so the AIDS/LifeCycle is just another form of help!

A good friend from college who is HIV+ encouraged Arbel to ride the AIDS/LifeCycle, and while seeking up new challenges he decided to form “Wheely Nice Guys” and become a fundraiser on wheels. “It was emotional, exciting, emotional, challenging, emotional, and inspiring. Did I mention it was emotional?”

Richard Lesse rides to honor the memory of those who can’t – and to prove that life doesn’t end at 50

Freedom to Marry founder, and BCC Award Brunch 2016 recipient Evan Wolfson gave a commencement speech to Northeastern Illinois University’s graduating class on Monday that explained the organization’s success and noted the fight for LGBT equality is not over.

PrimeMind magazine covered Yiscah Smith’s talk at Beth Chayim Chadashim in January

Dave Fleischer — a short, bald, gay, Jewish 61-year-old with bulging biceps and a distaste for prejudice — knocked on the front door of a modest home in a middle-class neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles. It was an enthusiastic knuckle-thump, the kind that arouses suspicion from dogs in yards halfway down the […]

Gay rights advocate Marc Solomon will receive the Harriet Perl Tzedek Award at BCC Awards Brunch that will take place April 10, 2016 at Skirball Multicultural Center.

Social change advocate and Senior Managing Director at Arabella Advisors Gwen Walden will receive the Erwin & Agnes Herman Humanitarian Award at BCC Awards Brunch that will take place April 10, 2016 at Skirball Multicultural Center.

Attorney and gay rights advocate Evan Wolfson will receive the Harriet Perl Tzedek Award at BCC Awards Brunch that will take place April 10, 2016 at Skirball Multicultural Center.

His choral music received an honorable mention for the 2009 GTM Young Composer’s Award; he led Shabbat worship at the 2013 URJ Biennial, and now he’s coming to perform at Beth Chayim Chadshim, as part of his No-Cal tour. On February 13 the acclaimed Jewish musician Noah Aronson will perform live with his band, in […]

“I’m Puerto Rican, Jewish and gay,” Erik Braverman says.

Sheila Kuehl, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for District 3, shut down man who claims she is anti-Semitic. Watch!

Anna Goodman may have met her match in a city: Los Angeles, where she is program coordinator for JQ International, a resource and social service referral line for LGBTQ Jews and their circle.

Famous gay and Jewish interior designer Nate Berkus, who recently had a baby girl with husband Jeremiah Brent, is moving to WeHo

We congratulate BCC’s 2015 Award Brunch Honoree Jeffrey Tambor on winning an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman in Transparent

Gay/Jewish Josh Flagg is the last original Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star standing — and he’s good with that, because he’s still the show’s youngest cast member.

Ronald Shore and David Hitt of Keller Williams Los Feliz Provide Inspiring Career Advice to Local Youth at Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Encino-born famed (gay) jazz saxophonist Dave Koz talked about his Jewish history with the Jewish Journal, prior to his Hollywood concert on August 23.

Jason Stuart: “The next issue we’re going to jump on is housing and job discrimination. I remember when I was working for HRC fifteen years ago I was doing a lot of comedy shows for their dinners and I remember people were being quite upset when gay marriage was brought up because they didn’t like […]