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“A space to breathe.”

Cody entered our doors desperate to escape the throws of homelessness and violence from living on the street. He wanted more in life - like finding employment, developing a career, improving his communication and social skills, and creating responsible spending habits. More importantly, Cody wanted to overcome his depression, mania, and an [...]

2021-09-15T17:57:14-07:00By |Uncategorized|

He learned that he deserved more.

Dear Friend: For Justin, our home was his first home. His parents divorced when he was two years old and he was raised mostly by his Mom, barely seeing his Dad. Unfortunately, his Mom was verbally and physically abusive and his Dad was even worse. Despite the custody battles and [...]

2021-05-02T15:04:28-07:00By |Uncategorized|

70 years later, she’s getting her chance.

 Dear Friend:This week we want to introduce you to Cesca. Cesca came out as Trans right before the pandemic hit. Unfortunately, what followed suit was a divorce and then a restraining order from her spouse and kids... the family she had raised for more than 35 years. In an already challenging [...]

2021-05-02T14:59:10-07:00By |Uncategorized|

Meet our intern Steven!

“My name is Steven Murphy and I am the LGBTQ Center's new Development Intern. I moved to Sacramento from Echo Park, near downtown Los Angeles, last year to complete my Business degree in Nonprofit Accounting and Management at CSU Sacramento. I am one semester away from that [...]

2021-04-28T13:57:42-07:00By |Uncategorized|

One year into the pandemic…

Dear Friend: A year ago today I wrote a letter to the community. I didn't know every answer, nor what COVID-19 meant for us all, but I wanted to assure folks that despite the uncertainty of the times one thing remained constant... that we at the Center are here [...]

2021-04-09T16:04:55-07:00By |Uncategorized|

Women’s History Month and Trans Day of Visibility

By: Natalie Fujikawa (she/her/hers), Board President March 31st marks the end of this year’s Women’s History Month with an important message truly worth celebrating: Transgender Day of Visibility. What it means to be seen, acknowledged, and loved for who you are, authentically. Identifying as a woman signifies so many [...]

2021-03-31T10:52:15-07:00By |Uncategorized|

Womxn’s History Month

By: Holly Guzman (she/her/hers), Contributing Writer & Editor/Data Research Intern at the Center Happy National Womxn’s History Month!  **Using ‘womxn’- instead of woman/en- is an purposeful act of highlighting female and feminine sovereignty separate from man/men. It’s a work of third-wave feminisms, and is a unique feature in unifying [...]

2021-03-31T10:52:27-07:00By |Uncategorized|

Trans Day of Visibility 2021

by: Alexis Sanchez (she/her/hers), Director of Advocacy and Training, Sacramento LGBT Community Center Visibility is a double-edged sword for transgender people. We see this playing out as openly transgender people are being elevated to statehouses and federal offices and taking major roles in television in cinema. While [...]

2021-03-31T10:15:06-07:00By |Uncategorized|

Our Next Steps to Support Racial Justice

Dear Center Community: Like many other organizations, The Sacramento LGBT Community Center shares the unprecedented challenges and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which magnifies the impact of systemic racism on the health and wellness of the communities we serve. We joined the calls for action that the murders [...]

2021-01-08T08:57:11-07:00By |Uncategorized|