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News from The Center

January 4, 2016

In the Know with Ian

Ian BTGThank you to all of the amazing #CenterSupporters who help make our work possible! Whether you attended an event, made a wreath, registered to walk, dined out, danced at Frida, joined us for a breakfast (or lunch or dinner) or donated, you are the heart of The Center and we are truly blessed by your donations of time and resources.

Now it’s the first Monday of the New Year and we’re already in full swing! Join us for Masquerade, a Mardi Gras celebration on Thursday, Feb. 11 at The Brick in Liberty Station. It’s an amazing venue! There’s no program, just an evening of amazing aerial performances, live music, fabulous food, cocktails, mild mayhem, mystery and more. Various sponsorship levels are available and individual tickets start at $125. Purchase tickets at events.thecentersd.org/masquerade.

Spotlight Events

VegetablesTuesday, Jan. 5, 9am, Community Food Bank
The San Diego LGBT Community Center hosts a distribution site once a month for the Community Cares Project of the San Diego Food Bank. On the first Tuesday of every month, 9-10:30 am, visit The Center’s parking lot for emergency food. For more information, visit the San Diego Food Bank website at www.sandiegofoodbank.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 6pm, Guys, Games & Grub
GGGGuys, Games & Grub, presented by Men @ The Center, is a fun, free monthly social event designed for men – where everyone is welcome. Dozens of men gather at The Center on the first Wednesday of each month for free pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks, games, prizes, and more. Also, check out the popular Live Trivia game, hosted each month by community favorite John Lockhart. A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to support men’s programming at The Center. Bring friends or come alone and meet new friends! For more information, contact Aaron Heier at aheier@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x211.

Senior groupThursday, Jan. 7, 12 noon, Senior Advisory Committee Meeting
The Coordinator of Senior Services facilitates this group of senior community members who advises her on the 50 & Better Together program here at The Center.   These meetings are for anyone interested in providing input on senior services at The Center.  For more information, please contact LaRue Fields at seniors@thecentersd.org.


Thursday, Jan. 7, 7pm, Sisters In Support

Young WomenSIS welcomes all women who are affected by breast cancer either currently or in the past. This includes all women patients and partners that are facing any issue with breast cancer, want support and are looking for other women that can relate. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of every month from 7-8:30pm in the Community Resource room at The Center. For more information, contact us at 619.692.2077 x212, or women@thecentersd.org.


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You Should Know

Holiday Hours:  The Center will be closed Saturday through Monday, Jan. 16-18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Jan 19 at 9am.

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 events.thecentersd.org/vote.

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“Now that I’m taking the daily pill, the only thing I worry about is the next time I am going to be slut-shamed by another gay man for being on PrEP.” 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 outreach@thecentersd.org. 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 facebook.com/At.The.Center.

Partner Spotlight

Bank of America2 Mama's Kitchen


Program Spotlight: Project TRANS

Project TRANSAll of The Center’s programs are transgender-inclusive and supportive, but we also offer services designed specifically for the transgender community through Project TRANS, our Transgender Services Program. Project TRANS (Transgender Referrals, Assistance, Networking and Services) offers discussion groups, behavioral health services, HIV prevention services, youth services and more. In addition, the program focuses on advocacy, referrals, outreach, sensitivity trainings, social activities and events, workshops and networking with community agencies. For more information, visit us online or contact Connor Maddocks at trans@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x109.

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

Through 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 www.cyctheatre.com.

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.

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