In 1987, Clint was 15 years old and lived outside of Elk Grove. He struggled with the questions and uncertainty of any teenager, but also could tell he was different from a lot of his peers. He was able to find information about the Center and the Youth Programs. He called the Center and spoke [...]
Randi was outed in high school by her best friend in the late 1990s. This was such a traumatic experience for her it sent her into an emotional breakdown, resulting in her being admitted into a mental institution for about three weeks. When she attempted to go back to school after the incident, was told [...]
Taryn Thru U and Rentless were caught by ABC 10 getting ready for Mama's Making Bacon Weds. morning. Get your tickets and see the hilarious pics @ https://www.facebook.com/events/226964697643301/.
Audrey first came to the Center because she heard that it was a great place to receive resources, meet people and get involved. She was new to town and was working a lot, with little opportunity to socialize or interact in a LGBT friendly environment. She started attending the 20-somethings group and found it a [...]
The Center’s Coming Out Group focuses on the many emotions and experiences associated with coming out as LGBTQ. There is no single right way to come out or if to come out at all. When Marc attended the Coming Out Group almost 20 years ago, it gave him a sense of belonging, self worth, and [...]
Miller grew up in a rigid and oppressive household in the greater Sacramento area and found himself feeling very alone and misunderstood at a young age. He first came out in 7th grade and continued doing year after year because his family consistently rejected his identity and feelings. Miller’s family even exorcised him in an [...]
In early 2015, Eli realized he was living in a constant state of numbness; he was never sad nor truly happy either. He had no interest in food, preferred isolation and wished he could stay in bed all day. Eli did some soul-searching. He decided he should try embracing his community and visit the Center. [...]
As a gay man who lived through the 80s and 90s in the Bay Area, Lou has experienced a great deal of struggle, difficulty and loss. Not only because he has lost so much of his community all at once, but also because he has been personally involved in the struggle as he was diagnosed [...]
Nahyrah and her fiancée Shana came to California with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a few dollars. They did not have stable housing and called shelter after shelter, but they felt as though no one could help. They were desperate and contacted the Center. Kaylee Hrisoulas, the Community Resources Coordinator, connected them [...]
Thank you for all the support at last Friday's PrEP PArTY as Faces! Information on PrEP as an anti-HIV therapy was provided, as well as shared experiences for those on the therapy. More PrEP PArTY may be coming in the future. To learn more about PrEP, click here.