Our Mission

To sponsor, support and promote charitable and educational programs and efforts; to raise funds for organizations within the Long Beach Empire in particular organizations within the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning community; to promote and recognize community leaders and to shine a light on those social service organizations that offer support and overall enrichment to those in need.

Our History

The International Imperial Court of Long Beach, Inc. (IICLB), founded in 1971, is the longest running LGBTQ non-profit in the greater Long Beach area. With a mission to give back to the community by raising funds for other LGBTQ non profits through innovative fundraisers, initiatives and advocacy, the IICLB has become one of the most effective fundraising forces in Long Beach. Since their founding, the IICLB has raised over $1,000,000 for local community causes.

Aside from raising tens of thousands of dollars each year, the IICLB is a constant force in the community through volunteerism and advocacy. Each year the IICLB collects food donations for the Long Beach AIDS Food Store, sings Christmas carols to hospice patients and raises awareness on issues related to LGBT Veterans, Autism and Williams Syndrome to name a few.

The IICLB is one of nearly 70 chapters of the International Imperial Court System that spans three countries; the United States of America, Canada and Mexico. Every chapter in the Imperial Court system is led by an Empress, an Emperor or in most cases by both. Elected by members of the communities they serve, these individuals play a critical role in the organization and serve as the Fundraising chairs for the upcoming year. The IICLB is proud to be under the leadership of 47th Elected Empress Paloma Volaire.

The IICLB represents the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Downey, Gardena, Lakewood, Lomita, Long Beach, Lynwood, Paramount, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and the communities of Harbor City, San Pedro and Wilmington.