San Diego Center for LGBTIs


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November 16, 2015

DAJ 2014                        Notes from Delores

It’s our birthday month! As The Center celebrates its 42nd year, I could not be more grateful to you and our community for all that we have accomplished together. Whether you’re passionate about helping with LGBTQ youth, seniors, families, transgender and non-binary people, providing housing for homeless LGBTQ young people, fighting HIV, working to increase school safety and family acceptance, reducing disparities in physical or mental health or working for LGBT equality; your donations have enabled The Center to provide a range of diverse and much-needed services and to have enormous impact on LGBTQ San Diegans and our families! You have made a tremendous difference! Thank you to all past, present and continuing gifts that make you a  #CenterSupporter!!!

In celebration of those 42 years, we’re highlighting just 42 of the many reasons your #CenterSupporter donation matters. I hope you’ll join us and celebrate with a holiday gift at

In the Know with Ian

Ian BTGThis Friday, Nov. 20 at 7pm, The Center will be hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance event to honor those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence over the last year. There is a march starting at The Center at 6pm and the ceremony begins at 7pm in the Center auditorium. Join us in remembering. More information can be found at

Save the date! December 7th is the Annual Wreath Auction at Martini’s Above Fourth Table + Stage. Now is the time to get out those glue guns and show off your creativity. We need wreaths of all shapes, sizes and colors, so create your spectacular artificial wreath and see it auctioned live on stage. This is truly a great kick-off to the holidays. Proceeds from the event benefit the Queen Eddie Conlon Youth Fund, which provides grants for youth scholarships, school supplies and housing. Questions? Contact me at

Spotlight Events

Mi FamiliaLunes, Nov. 16, 6:30pm, Mi Familia
Un grupo para personas que tienen familiares que son Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual, o Transgenero. Este grupo es para educar, apoyar, y comprender a nuestros hijos. Invitamos a padres, madres, hermanos o hermanas, tios/as, o cualquier familiar a participar en platicas del grupo. Para más información, por favor póngase en contacto con Ricardo Gallego al 619.692.2077 x116,

Young WomenTuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30pm, Young Women’s Discussion Group
Join other young women ages 18-30 every month to discuss academics, careers, relationships, politics, social media, pop culture, community building, activism and ways to be more involved in the LGBT community. Meet like-minded people and share your experiences as a member of the LGBT community. For more information, contact Aaron Heier at 619.692.2077 x211, or

bisexual flagWednesday, Nov. 18, 7pm, Bi Coming Out Group
Join The Center’s discussion group on bisexuality on the third Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30 pm. It’s a welcoming space to share your experiences, ask questions, discuss community issues and meet like-minded people. This group is open to all persons who are sexually and/or emotionally attracted to more than one gender. For more information, contact Aaron Heier at

Friday, Nov. 20, 6pm, Transgender Day of RemembranceTransgender flag
Join us for our annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to remember those who lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence. Join us so that we may never forget. The march steps off from the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest at 6pm with program to follow at 7pm at The Center. For more information, call us at 619.692.2077.

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You Should Know

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Are you registered? Recently moved? Make sure you’re up to date! Register at

PEPPEP – (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) Another tool in the tool box against HIV 
ACCIDENTS HAPPEN! If you think you’ve been exposed, head to any emergency room or urgent care center and ask for PEP within 3 days! PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) prevents HIV from making copies of itself and turning into infection if taken within 72 hours.

PrEP – Get Educated
prepWhat’s it like to be out, proud, over 40, and on PrEP? In a revealing roundtable discussion, eight gay men bare their souls about a blue pill that’s changing their lives. READ MORE

Check out our list of medical professionals in San Diego who will provide PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis). We recommend that you always call to confirm details such as insurance coverage before making an appointment. If you know of additional providers who should be added to this list, please contact us at View the list here.

Want your own Center #BeTheGeneration shirt? Just make a $20 minimum donation to benefit The Center’s #HIV/AIDS services. Donate today to help us end new cases of HIV/AIDS!

Social MediaFollow Us!
Be sure to follow The Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more #LGBT news around the world, special events, news from The Center, and happenings around the community! Find us on Instagram and Twitter at LGBTCenter, on YouTube at LGBTCenterSD and on Facebook at

Partner Spotlight

Qualcomm NAACP

Program Spotlight: #BeTheGeneration

In 2014, The San Diego LGBT Community Center launched the groundbreaking #bethegeneration campaign as an aggressive and strategic effort to end new HIV transmissions in San Diego in the next ten years. Visit our website at and check us out on Facebook at!

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Jobs at The Center

Bilingual Information & Referral Specialist
Bilingual Staff Counselor
Client Services Staff: Front Desk
Facilities Manager
Family Programs Coordinator

Community Events

Mama’s Kitchen Pie in the Sky Bake Sale!
Purchase your Thanksgiving Pie for $25 and help Mama’s Kitchen provide free, nutritious home-delivered meals to  men, women and children who are struggling with cancer or AIDS. Each delicious pie purchase provides over 7-life saving meals for someone in need. This Thanksgiving, please consider buying a “Love-A-Client Pie” (a donated pie) for just $25, which feeds our critically ill neighbors who would otherwise go hungry. Buy your pies today at

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5pm, DACA Legal Assistance Assessment Session
Find out if you are eligible to apply for DACA or to renew your DACA, and make an appointment to complete your application for free! For more information email or call the El Cajon Library at 619.269.1823 and ask for Miko.

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22, California Men’s Gathering
Join the California Men’s Gathering at Camp Stevens, located in Julian, just east of San Diego. Gatherings are extended weekend retreats where men explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having a lot of fun at the same time. The majority of attendees are gay men but all men are welcome. All Gatherings are alcohol- and drug-free. For more info and registration, visit

Thursday, Nov. 26, 11:30am, 27th Annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner
The annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner is open to all on Nov. 26 at the San Diego LGBT Community Center. The program starts at 11:30am and food is served from 12 noon to 2:30pm. The dinner is free and open to everyone in the community.

Update Your Info

We want to make sure we get the details right! If you’re moving, changing your email, or if we got your contact info wrong, let us know! You can update everything online here or contact us at 619.692.2077 x107 or if you’d like us to do it for you.


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