Blogs

/Blogs

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.

 

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 [...]

Happy Pride Month!

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center, which annually produces Sacramento Pride, confirmed today that the Sacramento Pride March and Festival will not take place in the traditionally in-person format this June 13-14. “The health and safety of our community is our top priority and while we are encouraged by lower [...]

2021-06-04T14:57:10-07:00By |Blogs, LGBT Events, LGBT History|

Sacramento LGBT Community Center Observing International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia 2021

Sacramento LGBT Community Center Observing International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia 2021 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2021) – The Sacramento LGBT Community Center is observing the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia by highlighting the programs and services the organization provides to combat stigma and protect LGBTQ+ community members.   [...]

Remembering our love for humankind.

Remembering our love for humankind. The word philanthropy comes from the ancient Greek meaning “Love of humankind.” And it doesn’t just help the recipients, it offers immense satisfaction to givers as well. In fact, neuroscientists confirm that when you give a donation it activates the same part of your [...]

2020-12-15T14:07:20-07:00By |Blogs|

A Message of Hope to Our Community

Dear Community: Election day has come and gone, and we now await the final results amid the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, racial injustice, economic insecurity.  If you are feeling anxiety, nervousness, or fear due to the uncertainty of these conditions and their potential impact on the LGBTQ+ community, you [...]

2021-01-08T08:26:28-07:00By |Blogs|

Recognizing LGBTQ+ CEOs in Sacramento!

Too often, corporate boardrooms are largely filled with straight and cis-gendered folx. However, over the past years Sacramento has seen a rise in more LGBTQ+ executives challenging the status quo. It is inspiring to finally see representation from our business leaders who continue to advocate for inclusion and push [...]

2021-01-08T08:38:43-07:00By |Blogs|

Strengthening partnership amid uniform controversy

Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento LGBT Community Center strengthen partnership amid uniform controversy  The Sacramento Police Department (Department) and the Sacramento LGBT Community Center (Center) have committed to strengthening their partnership through community engagement strategies intended to ensure the safety and dignity of all when engaging with law enforcement, including those who are LGBTQ. As part of the partnership, Department police officers, many of whom are LGBTQ themselves, will be welcome [...]

2019-06-25T12:32:12-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT Events|