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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.

 

Meet the Pride Award Recipients

The Pride Awards Gala is fast approaching and we are ready to announce the four recipients for this year's event. You won't want to miss the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Meet the awardees and get your tickets today! Awardee: Jane Ama Mantey, Ph.D. [...]

Thank You For Being a Part of Big Day of Giving

Big Day of Giving was such a beautifully rewarding 24 hours of raising awareness and funds for our growing organization. Thank you for tuning in and joining us for Big Day of Giving 2019. We can’t thank you enough for your support! Yesterday, you learned about the Center, our [...]

Exclusive sneak peek of our new STEP House on Big Day of Giving!

You're Invited to a "Sneak Peek" of Our New S.T.E.P. House on Big Day of Giving, May 2nd. Join us next Thursday, May 2nd for an exclusive sneak peak of our new 12-bed Short-term Transitional Emergency Program (STEP) service in celebration of Big Day of Giving. The most vulnerable in the [...]

2019-04-26T10:55:27-07:00By |Blogs, Resources|

Lizzo is Coming to SacPride!

Sacramento Pride is proud to announce American rapper, singer, flautist, and songwriter Lizzo as the headlining entertainer for the SacPride Festival on June 9, 2019. The two-day festival is expected to see 18,000+ attendees both local and from nearby regions on this historic 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.   Lizzo’s musical style skirts multiple genres, [...]

2019-04-27T18:14:15-07:00By |Blogs|

Call to action: Rocklin School District

Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) School Board will be voting on adopting new textbook curriculum that complies with The FAIR Education Act (SB 48, Leno – signed into law on July 14, 2011) on May 1st and we need your help in supporting the adoption of this LGBTQ+ inclusive [...]

2019-04-18T18:05:56-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, Resources|

Exciting New Housing Program for LGBTQ+ Youth Proposed in Sacramento

Today the Sacramento LGBT Community Center announced a major expansion of its housing options designed to serve LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Later this spring and summer, the Center’s housing options will expand to offer a 12-bed Short term Transitional Emergency Program (STEP) shelter and pilot a Host Home Program [...]

2019-04-16T10:05:55-07:00By |Blogs, Resources|

CARES Foundation Grant to Expand HIV Testing, Prevention

The Sacramento-based CARES Foundation has provided a grant of $83,840 in support of the Center’s HIV prevention and treatment efforts. The CARES Foundation provides grants to organizations in the Sacramento area that serve the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. For the last several years, the foundation has supported the [...]

2019-04-05T11:59:06-07:00By |Blogs, Resources|

Trans Day of Visibility 2019

This Sunday marks the 11th annual Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV).   The International TDOV is an annual holiday celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.   To commemorate the [...]

2019-03-29T15:34:08-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights|

Black lives matter. Stephon Clark’s life mattered.

It is an undeniable truth that law enforcement and our criminal justice system treat Black and Brown folks differently than white people. That kind of inequity is something the queer and trans communities are all too familiar with in this 50th anniversary year since transgender and queer people of [...]

2019-03-04T14:17:17-07:00By |Blogs|

It is better business to be an affirming workplace

Do you work in an affirming and inclusive environment? The concept of working a 9-5 job is almost a relic of the past. With the advances in technology allowing us to telecommute and be reached at any moment. Partially thanks to this constant-connectedness, most youth people consider the company [...]

2019-02-15T15:18:23-07:00By |Blogs, Resources|