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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.

Intersex Awareness Day Carries Greater Impact Post Trump Gender Memo

This past Sunday morning, many in our community awoke to the news that the Trump administration was planning changes to federal civil rights laws that would define sex “as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals a person is born with,” and that any confusion would [...]

2018-10-25T15:45:49-08:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT History|

Why ‘Spirit Day’ is important

This is the eighth annual Spirit Day, which was created as a way to show support for LGBTQ+ youth and take a stand against bullying. This month is both National Bullying Prevention Month, and LGBT History Month, so this day is a time to really take time and discuss [...]

LGBT History Month – Week 2 Icons

Meet More LGBT Historical Figures LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBT History Month originated in the United States, and was first celebrated in 1994, making this year [...]

2018-10-10T10:38:26-08:00By |Blogs, Human Rights, LGBT History|

LGBTQ Training Now a Police Requirement in CA

New LGBTQ Training for Police starts 2019 A new law signed, that Gov. Jerry Brown signed this week, requires police officers to undergo training on sexual orientation and gender identity in order to better deal with minority groups in the state of California. Assembly Bill 2504 requires the Commission [...]