The UGLA Scholarship Program

Since 2021, the Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance has awarded $28,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Los Angeles area high schools who were going on to four-year colleges and universities. A key requirement for receiving one of those UGLA scholarships is demonstrated advocacy for social justice issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community and its members … and our previous scholarship recipients succeeded in doing that. In 2023, UGLA also began to offer scholarships in cooperation with select Los Angeles County community colleges.

UGLA will continue the four-year program and will work to extend the community college program in 2024.

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Members are encouraged to make a donation to their favorite charity through UGLA. UGLA matches the amount of the member’s donation and sends a check for double the member’s donation to the charitable organization.

Monthly Mixers

At these events, those in attendance socialize, catch-up on the latest neighborhood and personal news, and listen to a community or special interest speaker. UGLA supplies all beverages and door prizes.

The Brown/Uptown Square

On February 1, 2018, L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo dedicated the intersection of Ave. 41 and No. Figueroa St. as “The Bobby Brown Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance Square in memory of 24 year-old Bobby Brown who was murdered there in 1983. See video below!

Community Partners

UGLA supports organizations in Northeast Los Angeles and neighboring communities through its charitable programs,
purchasing membership, advertising and participating in events.
Some of these organizations are: