The LGBTQ community in Los Angeles County is a vibrant and diverse population. According to a survey, the percentages of the population by race were 5% white, 4% African-American, and 2.8% Latino. West Hollywood, founded in 1984, has become one of the most influential cities in the nation due to its open defense of LGBTQ issues. It is estimated that more than 40% of West Hollywood residents identify as LGBTQ.
The City of West Hollywood has been a leader in advocating for measures to support LGBTQ people and has been at the forefront of efforts to achieve and protect equality for all people at all levels. To demonstrate its commitment to the LGBTQ community, the city proudly displays flags and symbols of pride on its party walls, at the West Hollywood City Hall, and in some municipal facilities. This includes the Rainbow Flag, the Transgender Pride Flag, and the Flag of Progress. In addition to displaying symbols of pride, West Hollywood also provides resources for transgender people through its website. This resource guide includes information on legal, health, and social services available in the Los Angeles metropolitan area to improve and improve the well-being of transgender people. The city also co-sponsors programs such as job fairs organized by the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Transgender Economic Empowerment Project.
These job fairs are designed to connect transgender women and men with resources and employment opportunities. The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area (Los Angeles and Orange counties) ranks eighth among the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, with 4.6 percent of its population identifying as LGBTQ. Los Angeles County is home to a large and diverse LGBTQ population. Through its display of flags and symbols of pride, its resource guide for transgender people, and its co-sponsorship of programs such as job fairs, West Hollywood is helping to create an inclusive environment for all members of the LGBTQ community.