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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.

 

Join our LGBTQ+ Townhall: Sac PD Interactions with TGNC Community

In 2019, stakeholders came together to develop a standard for police interactions with transgender and gender nonconforming community members. We’re now looking for community input on the policy as we work with the City of Sacramento Community Police Review Commission and other community organizations to have this policy adopted [...]

National Suicide Prevention Week 2021

This week (September 5-11) is National Suicide Prevention Week, which is nestled in the middle of National Suicide Prevention Month (September). During this time we remind the folx in our lives that we're there for them, to talk, to listen, to hold space for them. The following are skills [...]

2021-09-10T15:48:58-07:00By |Blogs, Resources|

Rapid Testing and PCR Testing, what’s the difference and which do I need?

Both Antigen (Rapid) testing and Polymerase Chain Reaction testing are available at both Center locations in Lavender Heights and Marsha P. Johnson Center South. PCR Testing is available: Mondays at the Lavender Heights Center location from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Marsha P. Johnson Center South location from 12-8 [...]

2021-09-02T16:59:23-07:00By |Blogs, LGBT Events, Resources|

Center will Provide Vaccination and Rapid Testing at Sacramento Rainbow Festival

Center will Provide Vaccination and Rapid Testing at Sacramento Rainbow Festival In a collaborative effort to protect Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center will host a free COVID vaccination and COVID rapid testing clinic on Sunday, September 5, from 12-6 p.m. during [...]

2021-09-02T10:45:49-07:00By |Blogs, LGBT Events, Resources|

SB 258 and SB 272 updates!

SB 258, Senator Laird. Aging. This bill adds human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status to the list of noneconomic factors that restrict an individual’s ability to perform normal daily tasks or that threaten capacity to live independently, in the context of greatest social need for services under the Older Californians [...]

2021-07-26T15:18:31-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT History|

AB 439 & SB 112 California Legislative Wins!

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center is celebrating in response to two bills being signed into law. Assembly Bill 439 which adds the “X” gender markers to death certificates, and SB-112 the Budget Act of 2021 which includes funding the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund at $13,000,000. These two bills will [...]

2021-07-15T17:35:18-07:00By |Blogs, LGBT Events|

Supreme Court Decision Reached on Fulton v. Philadelphia 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2021) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, sided with Catholic Social Services in a battle that pitted religious freedom against anti-discrimination laws across the country. The court declared that the private Catholic agency was entitled to renewal of its contract with the city for screening [...]