February 27, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Long Beach Resident Pays It Forward to LGBTQ Center Long Beach

Maximilian “Max” Lee, principal attorney for the Law Office of Maximilian Lee and a longtime volunteer for The LGBTQ Center Long Beach has been recognized by Molina Healthcare of California’s Community Champions Awards program for his notable advocacy and volunteerism. Max has donated his pay it forward $5,000 grant to The Center to help its pro bono law clinic. Due to the pandemic, Molina presented each awardee in Los Angeles County with a trophy and flowers in a socially distanced fashion in lieu of a ceremonial event.

“Max delivers trauma-informed legal assistance and makes his clients feel heard, empowered, and safe,” said Andrew Dorado, interim executive director of The LGBTQ Center Long Beach. “Volunteers like Max Lee make it possible for The Center to offer free legal services to an underserved community.”

Max provides free comprehensive legal consultations, monthly legal clinics, and technical assistance to clients of The Center. In addition to supporting clients in cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, and employment or housing discrimination, he created the popular webinar, “Covid-19 Know Your Rights, A Live Q&A: Housing and Employment Rights for LGBTQ+ Individuals.”

Molina Healthcare’s Community Champions Awards program honors and brings together people whose leadership, volunteerism, and public advocacy embody the spirit of service and community. Winners each receive a grant for the nonprofit organization of their choice and a trophy. 

“It is a privilege for Molina to celebrate our Champions’ unwavering dedication to serving people in need, especially during these challenging times,” said John Kotal, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California.

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach’s Legal Services Department focuses on providing comprehensive and holistic LGBTQ+-specific legal assistance to community members.  LGBTQ+-specific and affirming legal assistance includes victims of crime assistance for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, hate crimes, human trafficking, fraud, identity theft, arson, homicide, harassment, and other crime victimization types. 

Other services include employment and housing discrimination and name and gender marker petition assistance. The Center also conducts workshops, trainings, and technical assistance for institutions and service providers throughout the country.

Related Posts

Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot And Her Dogs Stolen

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga’s dog walker, was the victim of a brutal robbery in West Hollywood Wednesday night.  30 year...

Disney Shuts Down Studio Making First Feature Film With Queer Lead Character

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Disney has shut down a studio that was making the company’s first feature length animated feature with a queer lead,...

Anti-LGBTQ Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh Dies At 70 – E.P.I.C Pride Show, February 24th, 2021

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture. ⁃ Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70...

APLA Health Announces PrEPexpress.org

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

APLA Health has launched the PrEPexpress.org (PrEP Express) website to help increase the uptake of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP...

WeHo Warns Of Pandemic Scams

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

The City of West Hollywood has announced its plan to co-host a “Senior Scam Stoppers” panel to educate the community...

Strut Bar & Club Announces Mural To Frontline Workers

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

Costa Mesa’s Strut bar and club has announced that it will dedicate a mural to the community of frontline workers...

Anti-LGBTQ Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh Dies At 70

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Controversial talk show host Rush Limbaugh died on Feb. 17th from complications of lung cancer at his home in Palm...

Virtual “Gay Burger” Joint Delivering To L.A

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

A “Gay Burger” restaurant started as a joke by YouTube prankster Elijah Daniel is now delivering “I Like Chicks” burgers...

WeHo’s Partial Ban On Tobacco Smoking In Apartments /Condos

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

The West Hollywood City Council, in a 4-1 vote,  approved a partial ban on smoking tobacco in apartment and condominium...

Converse Gay Rights Valentine’s Day Shoe Collection

February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

The “always in trend” shoe company Converse released a new shoe collection celebrating gay rights.  It features the classic high-top...

Drive N Drag Los Angeles

February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

Drive N Drag will be coming to the Rose Bowl, Pasadena. Featuring RuPauls Drag Race Alumni favorite Aquaria, Asia O’Hara,...

LA Gay Leather Bar Eagle Asking For Help

February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

Popular Silver Lake leather bar Eagle LA  has turned to the popular fundraising site GoFundMe to help with financial strain...

The Pride Poets’ Corner “Death Sentence” By: Victor Yates

February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021

In honor of Black History Month The Pride’s featured poem this month is by poet Victor Yates.  Yates is a...

Lady Gaga Oreos Have Hit The Shelves

February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021

Oreo has released a fitting neon green and pink version of their famous cookie in partnership with Lady Gaga celebrating...

Get the Most out of Your Tax Filing With Mofrad Financial Solutions

February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

Local finance firm meeting the needs of small/medium sized businesses and individuals Tax season is fast approaching – and to...