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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.

 

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|

Center Staff Participates in PiT Count and Every Youth Counts

The Point-in-Time (PiT) Count, performed every other year, helps organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness, and could result in increased state funding. This year, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center was able to rally its staff and volunteers to be a force in the initiative to make sure every person was [...]

2019-02-01T13:27:07-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, Resources|

Make Sure Every Youth Counts

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center is a proud participant of the Every Youth Counts Point-in-Time (PiT) Count in our region this month. We have staff involved in organizing services, volunteers and donations as we speak and we would love for our community to get more involved if they are [...]

2019-01-16T13:08:56-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT Events|

How Precision Health Can Help The LGBTQ+ Community

Over the years, most medical trials and studies have not taken into account the diversity of the general population and the unique genetic, environmental, and cultural variations that exist across the country. In fact, most studies and clinical trials have centered around the average white male. Many people living in the [...]

2019-01-10T09:28:15-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, Resources|

The Swearing in of Gavin Newsom Places Youth, LGBTQ+ into the Forefront

Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday as California’s 40th governor and he specifically highlighted the need to improve the lives of our youth, our folks experiencing homelessness and the LGBTQ+ community. “So 15 years ago, when I was a new mayor and I heard politicians in Washington sneering at [...]

2019-01-08T12:42:33-07:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT History|

Let’s Get Mari to Creating Change!

My name is Mari Wrobi (They/Them/Theirs). I’m a 21-year old student at California State University, Sacramento. I’m a queer, trans and intersex person of color involved in the queer community in Sacramento through The Sacramento LGBT Community Center, the Gender Health Center, and the PRIDE Center at CSUS. Creating [...]

What we can learn from Kevin Hart stepping down as Oscars host

Here at the Sacramento LGBT Community Center or mission is to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive, and part of that is rooted in the people that get the spotlight, recognition and media attention.   In this age of YouTube and various social media channels, we have all learned [...]

2019-01-02T14:02:49-07:00By |Blogs, LGBT Events|