Community Building: Arts & Culture

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Community Building: Arts & Culture2019-03-09T16:28:36+00:00

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center works to create a more culturally rich LGBTQ+ community.  We regularly support a variety of arts, culture, and entertainment events and activities that help build community.  From book readings and movie screenings to comedy shows, theater, dance performance, and much more that promote LGBTQ+ artists and LGBTQ+ culture in the Sacramento region.

Sacramento Pride is the Center’s largest community engagement event of the year drawing more than 15,000 people from throughout Northern California to Capitol Mall.  The parade and festival commemorate the Stonewall Riots that sparked the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, celebrates our achievements in the fight for equality and justice, and activates a community toward a brighter future. For more information, visit sacramentopride.org.

Out at the Fair is an unofficial LGBTQ+ day at the California State Fair.  Enjoy the exhibits, carnival rides, games, all kinds of fried food of course, and free concerts at the Golden 1 Stage like Melissa Ethridge on July 30, 2017.  Advance purchase discount tickets and more information is available on the Center’s Facebook page.

Camp Camp – is an LGBTQ+ summer camp produced in partnership with the City of Sacramento’s Camp Sacramento in the High Sierras.  The August weekend is an opportunity for adults 18+ to experience the summer camp they may have never had as a child! Campers enjoy the fresh air, making new memories, and new friends.  Cabin prices include all meals, lodging, archery, arts & crafts, hikes, rock wall, tie dye, bingo, campfire sing-a-long, fishing, river lounging, camp dance, boozy brunch, star gazing, volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, and MORE!  The Center also sponsors this weekend opportunity to commune with nature for six LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Look for information and tickets on the Center’s Facebook page.

In partnership with our local professional sports teams and a variety of LGBTQ+ community organizations, each season we celebrate equality and pride with opening ceremony activities, special performances, give-a-ways, and intermission activities. These special nights are an opportunity to build community around sports and increase visibility for the LGBTQ+ community in the region.  Look for information and tickets on the Center’s Facebook page.

Many LGBTQ+ people of all ages do not have a family to spend holidays and special occasions with. The Center brings together clients, volunteers, and community members for shared meals including our annual Friendsgiving Thanksgiving meal, summer barbecues, holiday parties, and monthly youth family meals.  These events create an environment where a chosen family can gather around food and celebrate the gifts of life and love.

The Center hosts a variety of film screenings, poetry, and book readings on educational and provocative topics throughout the year. Check the Center’s Facebook page regularly for more information on upcoming events.