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March 21, 2016

  In the Know with Ian

Ian BTGHMDB logoThe 8th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 19. The event will feature former Houston mayor Annise Parker, who will receive the Harvey Milk Lifetime Achievement Award, and Alberta Legislative Assembly member Michael Connolly.  The breakfast sells out every year and we currently have table sponsorships available – but they won’t last long. The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast brings together San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans and all communities who support equality and justice. You never know who you might see! Join us to celebrate the memory of influential civil rights activist Harvey Milk and his spirit of coalition building. For more information or questions, contact me at or visit Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast.

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Presidential Primary Election: June 7 
Presidential Election: Nov. 8

Check Out Our New Testing Hours!
Free HIV testing is available at The Center Monday-Friday 9am-8pm (last test at 7pm) and Saturday 10am-2pm (last test at 1pm). On Fridays only, the early test is available 12 noon-4pm (last test at 3pm) and couples testing is available 4-9pm (last test at 8pm). For more information, call 619.692.2077 x101.

Spotlight Events

Tuesday, March 22, 1pm, Senior Food BankSD Food Bank
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.

HYC Logo.jpgTuesday, March 22, 5pm,  HYC Open House for Youth Ages 10-13 and Families
The Hillcrest Youth Center is hosting an open house for LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-13 and their families on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-7 pm. Visit and learn about our new program just for  you! Explore our safe space, meet the staff and connect with other LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP (by March 18) Contact Courtney at or 619.692.2077 x113.

Tuesday, March 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

Wednesday, March 23, 12 noon, Diamonds in the Rough: Etiquette with Miss PepperTransgender flag
Project TRANS invites you to join Miss Pepper Price every other Wednesday for a fun and informative class on etiquette designed especially for trans women. The group meets from 12 noon-1:30 pm in Latino Services. For more information, contact Connor Maddocks at or call 619.692.2077 x109.

Friday, March 25, 10am, Home Network Security Basicsnetwork-security.jpg
Join us this Friday at the David Bohnett Cyber Center to learn the basics of home network security. We will cover the basic configuration of cable modems, routers, and wireless extenders. For more information, or to reserve a spot for this class, please send your contact infomation to or call 619.692.2077 x111.

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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.

oscar bethegenerationPrEP – Get Educated
The Persistence of HIV Fear in the Age of PrEP.
“Breathe. Relax. Learn the facts about PrEP. Get support from others in your community, as well as social media. Find a sex-affirmative therapist who understands PrEP and the impact of HIV and AIDS on learned helplessness. Eventually with time, experience and willingness, you will also come to relearn that your body can be a way to experience much joy without fear.” 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!

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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:
Families @ The Center
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 On Duty Counselor
Bilingual Staff Counselor

Community Events

Friday, April 29, 5pm, ‘An Act of Love’ Screening
This compelling documentary follows Rev. Frank Schaefer as he was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The Schaefer family was pulled into a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation’s second largest protestant denomination. “An Act of Love” follows Rev. Schaefer’s journey from small-town minister to outspoken advocate, as well as the ongoing debate in the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion. See it at the First United Methodist Church, 1200 East H St, Chula Vista. For more information, visit

Report School Bullying!
San Diego Unified School District has a new online bullying reporting system. Search “bullying” on your school’s website or visit the link at

Nominations Open for the Benjamin F. Dillingham & Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor
The Benjamin F. Dillingham and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor recognizes LGBT veterans with ties to San Diego who have taken the oath to serve our country and have done so honorably, and with distinction, acting as role models in advancing equality. Nominations are now open for induction in 2016 and must be submitted by July 31. This year’s induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at The Center. The nomination requirements and additional information are online here.

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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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