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January 11, 2016

Ian BTGIn the Know with Ian

January for many is the month we all get back into the swing of things after a great holiday season. Hopefully you’re getting acclimated to your routines and are ready to bring in February with two exciting and FUN events we have lined up.

Masquerade 2016First join us for our all-new Masquerade event Mardi Gras week. I promise you an evening of craft cocktails, live music, a fabulous array of tray passed delights and entertainment that’ll knock your socks off! There are a limited number of tickets so purchase yours today. The fun takes place on Thursday, Feb. 11. Buy tickets online at

Tantrums & tiaras 2016 thumbnailIn partnership with the fabulous folks of Mo’s Universe, the wacky Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens is back on Sunday, Feb.21. Multiply your traditional drag show by 10 and you’ve got Tantrums! Contestants with little to no experience from Richs, Flicks, Gossip Grill, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Baja Betty’s are putting together a show that’ll have you talking. Tickets are on sale now and they will sell out. Buy tickets online at

Spotlight Events

health wellnessMonday, Jan. 11 & Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1 pm, Feeling Fit Club
The Feeling Fit Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2 pm in the Auditorium. This class for older adults helps to improve balance, strength and flexibility to help maintain independence. It’s suitable for all levels – exercises can be done sitting or standing. To sign up, just attend class. For more information, contact LaRue Fields at 619.692.2077 x205 or

lawTuesday, Jan. 12, 9 am, FREE Legal Consultations
The Access to Law Initiative, a project of California Western School of Law sponsored by City Councilmember Todd Gloria, will hold legal clinics the second Tuesday of each month from 9am to 11am at The Center. At these clinics, attorneys will be available for free, 30-minute consultations to help evaluate legal issues. To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Elizabeth Louis at 858.634.0430.

Miércoles, Jan. 13, 6:30 pm, Grupo de Apoyo Las ManzanitasLatino Services NMR
Las Manzanitas es un grupo de apoyo LGBT que provee información y apoyo para los que viven infectados/afectados por el VIH. No es necesario ser VIH+ para participar. El grupo se reúne semanalmente cada Miércoles de 6:30 a 9pm y se proveen bocadillos. Amigos y parientes de la comunidad LGBT son bienvenidos el ultimo Miércoles del mes. Para más información, por favor póngase en contacto con Rogelio Sanchez al 619.203.5125 or

men discussionThursday, Jan. 14, 7pm, Men’s Coming Out Group
Join this discussion group for men who are gay, bi, straight, trans or questioning for support in coming out and being out. For more information email

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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.
Monday, Jan. 18, 10am, All People’s Celebration
Join Alliance San Diego on Monday, Jan. 18 for The 28th Annual All People’s Celebration: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy at Balboa Park Activity Center (2145 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101). Tickets are $50 – buy yours online or find out more at

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“No more excuses. We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.”

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!

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Partner Spotlight

Marguerite Casey Foundation Christie's Place

Program Spotlight: Senior Services

50 and BetterThe Center’s Senior Services has opened up worlds previously thought impossible for some. Our program, and “50 and Better Together,” strives to create a safe place for those 50 and up to access important resources and referrals related to healthcare, social services and other community activities. As San Diego continues to see a continually increasing number of LGBT seniors, it is vitally important that we are able to provide services to the more than 1,000 seniors who access our program each year. For more information, visit our website or contact LaRue Fields at or 619.692.2077 x205.

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

 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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