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LGBTQ issues are human rights issues. Members of our community come from all walks of life and are impacted across the inter-sectional spectrum. In order to serve our community we stay informed, active, and engaged in human rights of all kinds.

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From issues regarding immigration and incarceration to races and social class injustices, the strive for equality is paramount.

Our mission is to support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and build a culturally-rich LGBTQ community. We are committed to sharing the successes and struggles of all groups, whether they identify as LGBT or not.

While we share these news articles and personal updates, feel free to contact us if there is any way that the Center can help in our local community as well as abroad.

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 [...]

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 [...]

2021-07-26T15:18:31-08:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT History|

The National Trans Visibility March is Coming to Sacramento

a a The National Trans Visibility March is Coming to Sacramento Sacramento chosen as one of five host cities for National march for Trans and Non-Binary visibility. Sacramento, CA – Sacramento has been named one of five host cities for this year’s National Trans Visibility March (NTVM) scheduled for October 9, 2021. In its third year of advancing the rights of [...]

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 [...]

Stop homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia. 

Stop homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia.  What it is: The word phobia is synonymous to fear, except add ‘extreme aversion and prejudice’ to it as well. According to Planned Parenthood, “homophobia’s definition is the fear, hatred, discomfort with, or mistrust of people who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Biphobia [...]

2021-05-19T12:36:32-08:00By |Human Rights, 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.   [...]

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 [...]

2019-06-25T12:32:12-08:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT Events|

Meet the Grand Marshals for SacPride 2019

We are blown away that we received more than 5,400 votes in the poll to pick this year's Community Grand Marshal! Thank you to everyone that voted and shared the public poll. With such a strong showing, we are pleased to bring you three Grand Marshals this year that each have [...]

Our statement on Goldfield Trading Post Hosting Adam Calhoun and Demun Jones

As Sacramento is preparing to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and celebrate SacPride the beautiful intersection of people striving for equity of all people, a different group is lifting divisive and hateful voices just blocks away from Lavender Heights on the very same weekend. Goldfields Trading [...]

2019-05-29T08:07:14-08:00By |Human Rights, LGBT Events|
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