The LGBTI San Diego Center: Events, Announcements

Get ready for February events!

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News from The Center

January 19, 2016

In the Know with Ian

Ian BTGGot masks? Thursday, February 11, brings The Center’s premiere Masquerade, a Mardi Gras-themed event with amazing live entertainment, fine food and fantastic craft cocktails. And, as if mystery and mild mayhem weren’t enough, you could walk away with a trip to the truly fabulous Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Costa Rica.The buzz is building for this evening of mystery and intrigue and you don’t want to miss out! Masks are highly encouraged, but not required. Get your tickets today at

Welcome Tyler!Tyler Renner.JPG
Tyler Renner has joined The Center as our new Development Associate. A University of California, Santa Barbara, graduate he comes to us with two years’ experience as the LGBTQ Program Coordinator with the Pacific Pride Foundation in Santa Barbara and the Project manager for the national Self-Evident Truths Project. Help us welcome him to San Diego!

Saturday, Feb. 6, 10am, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The Faith-Based Action Coalition of San Diego will host their annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10am to 2pm at the Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St. The event will include free confidential HIV testing (provided by San Ysidro Health Place), free refreshments, entertainment and presentations, including information and testimonials. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 619.527.3405. For more information, visit the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day website at:

Spotlight Events

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12 noon, Lunch & Learn: Opera Exposed! With Nic Reveles 
microphoneOpera Exposed is a partnership between San Diego Opera and universities in the area that have wonderful vocal studies programs for undergraduate students. Join 50 and Better Together to hear them perform music by Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini and others, with commentary by Education and Community Engagement Director Nicolas Reveles. Join us for this exciting introduction to opera! For more information on this event or to RSVP, contact LaRue Fields at or 619.692.2077 x205.

Miércoles, Jan. 20, 6:30pm, Grupo de Apoyo Las Manzanitas
Latino Services NMRLas 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

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7pm, Bi Coming Out Group
bisexual flagJoin 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

Saturday, Jan. 23, 11am, Spectrum: Women of Color United

Spectrum Women.jpgSpectrum is for women of color 18 and up looking to engage in positive, stimulating conversations and activities with like-minded multicultural LGBT women. The group normally meets on the first and third Saturdays monthly from 11am-1pm (dates have been changed for January). SOFFAs (significant others, friends, family, allies) are welcome to attend with their loved ones. For more information, contact us at 619.692.2077 x202, or

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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
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: Families at The CenterFM logo

The families program at The Center is designed to provide resources, education, support and opportunities for community engagement for LGBT-community families of all kinds. Find out more on our website or contact us at

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

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Jobs at The Center

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.

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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