News from The Center December 21, 2015

News from The Center

December 21, 2015

 Notes from Delores

As we each celebrate our own holiday traditions, I continue to be grateful and amazed by the incredible compassion, commitment, and dedication of our community. Thank you to each volunteer, every donor and stakeholder, all of our many partners and collaborators, the incredible staff and board members and their families – thank you to each of you for all that you do throughout the year to make a real difference in so many LGBTQ lives! May the holiday season bring you joy and the coming New Year be full of promise and hope.

In the Know with Ian

Ian BTGAs the year comes to a close, I’d like to say thank you. Throughout the year hundreds of volunteers give their time to make our events a success. Community members give their hearts to throw their own fundraisers to benefit our programs. Thank you. Thank you to every person who has attended an event, made a wreath, registered to walk, dined out, danced at Frida, gotten up early for breakfast or donated. You are the heart of The Center and we are truly blessed that by donating you allow us to continue our work. Happy Holidays!

Spotlight Events

Lunes, Dec. 21, 6:30pm, Mi FamiliaMi 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,

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1pm, Senior Food BankSan Diego Food Bank.gif
The Senior Food Bank Program provides food and nutrition education to eligible low-income seniors 60 years or older on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Eligible applicants can enroll in the program by applying in person at our site on the day of the event or call the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank at 866.350.3663. For more information, visit the San Diego Food Bank website at or contact LaRue Fields at or 619.692.2077 x205.

Tuesday, Dec. 22 & Jan. 26, 6pm, LGBT Military Support Grouplgbt military
The Center and Fleet and Family Support Services are excited to provide this support/education group for LGBT active duty service members. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30 and is for both individuals and couples with or without children. For more information, contact Caroline Bender at 619.222.5586 or

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 7:30pm, Young Men’s Discussion Groupmen discussion
Connect to The Center and the community. Join other 18-35 year olds to talk about relationships, sexual health, activism, community building and more. The young men’s group meets at The Center on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact Aaron Heier at 619.692.2077 x211, or

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You Should Know

Holiday Hours: The Center will be closed Wednesday through Saturday,  Dec. 23-26 (regular hours resume at 9am on Monday, Dec. 28) and Wednesday through Saturday,  Dec. 30-Jan. 2 (regular hours resume at 9am on Monday, Jan. 4). Happy holidays!

Your Health Matters – Your Vote Matters – You Matter!Center15 Victory Voting Graphic_200.jpg
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
prep“We are so lucky. We’ve found a drug that can stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. Why are so many people still hesitant to put it to work?” READ MORE

Check out our list of San Diego medical professionals who provide PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis). We recommend that you call before making an appointment to confirm details such as insurance coverage. Know a provider who should be added to this list? 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

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Program Spotlight: Sunburst Youth Housing Project

youthThe Center’s Youth Housing Project provides safe and supportive housing for homeless youth, ages 18-24. The 23-unit facility is located in downtown San Diego, close to City College, public transportation, community health facilities and other essential resources. A major goal of YHP is to ensure that youth have easy access to needed services that will support them in maintaining stable housing. For more information, contact Beth Davenport at or 619.692.2077 x125.

Program Info
50 and Better Together
Families at The Center
HIV Services
Project Trans
Discussion Groups

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Jobs at The Center

Admin Assistant, Planning Council Staff
Bilingual Information & Referral Specialist
Bilingual Staff Counselor

Community Events

Dec. 26-Jan. 10, California Youth Conservatory Theatre presents Rent
The Award-winning California Youth Conservatory Theatre (CYC)  will present a special holiday engagement of the brilliant and controversial hit musical RENT Dec. 26 through Jan. 10. Join them at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza for this life-changing story about community, friendship, love and overcoming life. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the website at

Jueves, 4 y 25 de Febrero, a las 6pm
¡Recibe ayuda sobre inmigración!
Participa en esta serie de cuatro presentaciones en Centro Comunitario LGBT de San Diego (3909 Centre St., San Diego). Todas las presentaciones serán en español, con traducción al inglés si fuera necesario.
Presentación 1: Jueves, 4 de Febrero, a las 6pm, Información sobre DACA, DAPA y otros beneficios a los que podría tener derecho.
Presentación 2: Jueves, 25 de Febrero, a las 6pm, Consulta sobre inmigración. Consultas personalizadas sobre DACA, DAPA, visas para víctimas de crímenes, VAWA.

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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