Help celebrate the grand opening of the Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus by signing our guestbook!
"The Anita May Rosenstein Campus is a beacon of hope in a world where so much darkness still prevails. We are thrilled to contribute to this project which will bring opportunity and resources to a population who need and deserve all of our support."
"The Campus is the proud manifestation of the kind of progress our community has made and a sobering reminder that we still need places like this because there are too many people who need it. It will become a safe space for people across the spectrum of our rainbow, no matter where they are in their journey. I grew up in a time and a place where I could have used a safe space like this, but knowing that I played a very small part in the creation of a facility that will help people with struggles that far exceed any I may have gone through is an invaluable honor."
"Our dream for this Campus is that it fulfills hope across all spectrums of our community, from the homeless youth who can’t see a future to our elder folks who feel abandoned, that there can be a bright future ahead and in the knowledge that you are not alone."
"Having different generations interact inside the Campus is a win-win for Los Angeles: It gives isolated LGBT seniors and young people a sense of aspiration to learn from each other. Our support for this project is a form of civil strength during an era of great social and political upheaval in America. We’re taking a stand for our community. It’s time to get together, live together, work together—it makes us stronger!"
"The Campus symbolizes community—a dream I’ve envisioned for many years—where people smile and feel loved. Seniors, who still often experience discrimination and homophobia in care facilities, now have a place where they can thrive, be supported, and be out. Youth, who have been rejected by their families, now have a sanctuary where they will be validated as worthy, valuable members of our communities and be given the tools to successfully build their lives on their terms. The Campus is proof that Los Angeles cares."
"When I moved to Los Angeles in 1997, I was lost, lonely, and broke. Someone suggested I check out the Center and, when I did, I was assigned to a wonderful therapist who helped me get my life back on track. After learning about the Campus project, I pledged to support it because it would be able to provide services to so many more youth and seniors. When I paid off my capital campaign contribution, I doubled my annual support as a Sustaining Donor because we’re saving lives. Know that the Campus will be there for anyone who needs it—and they will be treated with the same dignity and kindness given to me.”
"The Campus will become a SANCTUARY for every LGBTQ youth and senior who wants to be themselves without any shame. Within this vibrant learning environment, mutual connections will be formed, and futures will be built together. All of us should be proud of this landmark—it will nurture the compassion, community, and support needed to propel our community toward a more positive and inclusive future."
"As Latinos we’re proud to support spaces that allow our diverse LGBT community to thrive. We feel that, through the Campus, we’re investing in providing an opportunity for the LGBT community to prosper and feel comfortable in who we are. And it shows that our community deserves a beautiful space that will offer them a home, full of compassion and inspiration, here in Los Angeles."
"The Center has come a long way since the days when I first started supporting our headquarters located in a renovated Victorian house on Wilshire Boulevard. Back then, it was a place to hang out, have functions, connect, and provide support. Ron and I see our new Campus as not only continuing to be what our original Center was—but so much more. It will truly be a shining beacon, not just in Los Angeles, but in the world. Most importantly, it will be a home for everyone, young and old alike. We all need a place we can call home."