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As the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, we want to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive. But more than that, we also aim to inform and activate our friends and family so that we can promote equality for all. Stay up to date with the latest happenings at the Center as well as LGBTQ and human rights issues internationally by checking out our regular blogs.

We want to make sure you know about all the services, events and legislation that matters most to you!

And feel free to reach out to us if you have any news that you think the Center’s community would find helpful — your voice matters to us.

 

We Ask for Fair Treatment for LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers

We at the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, join our fellow LGBTQ+ Centers to ask for fair and affirming care of asylum-seekers. Across the United States, people of all backgrounds are reacting with outrage in light of the Administration’s announcement that people who attempt to seek asylum outside of ports [...]

By |Blogs, Human Rights|

Transgender Awareness Week: Being a Better Ally

As we head into Transgender Awareness Week, it is critical that the entire LGBQ+ community commit to becoming better allies for our transgender family. We must hold ourselves to the highest standards and be the advocates of change so that the burden doesn't fall solely on the shoulders of [...]

By |Blogs, Human Rights, Resources|

Intersex Awareness Day Carries Greater Impact Post Trump Gender Memo

This past Sunday morning, many in our community awoke to the news that the Trump administration was planning changes to federal civil rights laws that would define sex “as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals a person is born with,” and that any confusion would [...]

By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT History|

LGBT Centers are critically important hubs for our community

October 19th is LGBT Center Awareness Day, a day to highlight the impact of LGBT community centers around the world. This day of action is meant to bring awareness to the public about the work that is done in these centers for tens of thousands of LGBT individuals each [...]

By |Blogs, LGBT History|

Why ‘Spirit Day’ is important

This is the eighth annual Spirit Day, which was created as a way to show support for LGBTQ+ youth and take a stand against bullying. This month is both National Bullying Prevention Month, and LGBT History Month, so this day is a time to really take time and discuss [...]

LGBT History Month – Week 2 Icons

Meet More LGBT Historical Figures LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBT History Month originated in the United States, and was first celebrated in 1994, making this year [...]

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LGBTQ Training Now a Police Requirement in CA

New LGBTQ Training for Police starts 2019 A new law signed, that Gov. Jerry Brown signed this week, requires police officers to undergo training on sexual orientation and gender identity in order to better deal with minority groups in the state of California. Assembly Bill 2504 requires the Commission [...]