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Youth Programs2019-03-13T13:35:45-07:00

A brave space for LGBTQ+ youth…

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center’s youth programs offer an array of services for LGBTQ youth, their family, friends, and allies. Our goal is to provide youth housing, workshops, social enrichment, and leadership opportunities that lead to improved economic and social justice, mental and physical health, and self-sufficiency.

✉ E-mail Jesse Archer with general questions about our youth programs.

The Q-Spot is a drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24 that is open seven days a week from 12 – 6 p.m. The Q-Spot is the starting point for LGBTQ+ youth to access resources at the Center, which include:

  • Support groups
  • Workshops
  • LGBTQ library
  • Social activities
  • Computer lab
  • Free HIV testing
  • Free counseling
  • Clothing closet
  • Housing
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower
  • Survival supplies

The Q-Spot is a brave space to hang out, be around a community of other LGBTQ+ and allied peers, play video games, watch TV, have snacks, do homework, and engage with Youth Advocates.

In partnership with LGBT Tech and PowerON youth utilizing services at the Q-Spot can earn free technology such as USB drives, portable phone chargers, phones, and laptops. Stop by the Q-Spot and speak with a staff member to get more details on this program.

This program is partially funded in part by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, couch surfing, sleeping in a hotel/motel/car, and are seeking assistance with finding stable house, please complete this short form or stop by our Q-Spot drop-in center, open seven days a week from 12 – 6 P.M.

Queer Voices is a panel that consists of LGBTQ+ identified youth and adults as well as ally parents who support someone who is queer. Speakers share their stories of coming out, love, acceptance, and their lived experiences as a queer individual. These stories will be showcased in educational, artistic, and support spaces throughout Sacramento. No acting experience is required, and you will get a $30 stipend for participating. 

To apply please fill out this audition form.

✉ Email Erica Perez with any questions or concerns. 

The Center hosts a wide range of groups for youth. Groups are for LGBTQ and questioning youth to gather for facilitated discussions, guest speakers, activities, game nights, and activities.

✉ Email Jesse Archer if there is a group you would like to see started, or start on your own.  

Bisexual Health Awareness Month Discussion

Description: Join us for a discussion on bisexuality, biphobia, bierasure and how these complicate navigating mental and physical health systems. Refreshments will be provided.

Youth: 13-24

When: March 21st @ 3 P.M.

Where: 1927 L Street

Trans Masculine Workshop Series

Description: The workshop is for all audiences, whether you’re questioning your identity or if you’ve been trans-identifying for years, there is a space for all. Youth are welcome and encouraged to attend all six sessions, but if only some of the sessions are of interest that is okay too. Each session will have a structured presentation paired with an open group discussion. The space will be supportive of all names, identities, and pronouns. For more information please contact Riley.Wheeler@Saccenter.org

Youth: 13-24

When: March 22nd – April 26th @ 4:30 P.M.

Where: 1927 L Street

Q-Prom: The Enchanted Gardens 

Description: The Q-Prom is a self-esteem building event that provides an opportunity for 750+ young people from throughout the region to experience the enjoyment of a traditional prom in a welcoming, affirming environment. Many queer identifying and ally youth do not attend their own school social events due to bullying, harassment, and, in some unfortunate cases, unreceptive or even hostile faculty and administrations. The Center is committed to hosting a safe, alcohol and drug- free, social space for young adults.

Youth: 13-20

When: May 25 @ 77 P.M.

Where: Sacramento State – University Union Ballroom

If you are experience a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911.

Trans LifelineYou can call the Trans Lifeline 24/7 for support at 1-877-565-8860.

Trevor ProjectYou can call, text or chat with trained Trevor Project volunteers.

California Youth Crisis Line: You can call the CYCL 24/7 at 1-800-843-5200.

WEAVE: works to build a community that does not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and teen dating violence and provides survivors with the support they need to be safe and thrive.

Gender Health Centerworks with transgender, gender non-conforming, and questing people through supportive and affirming social activities, hormone clinics, counseling, transition services, and advocacy work.