Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 2016 Playwriting Competition


EXIT – South Africa’s LGBT Newspaper / Johannesburg

www.exit.co.za – February 2016, p. 2

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 2016 Playwriting Competition.

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation [NY] will accept submissions for its 2016 Playwriting Competition between March 1 and May 31, 2016.  All submissions must be made electronically and received by midnight on May 31.

Only full-length works (dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) are eligible for consideration.  All works submitted must be original and in English.  All must concern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or genderqueer life and must be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art, or event.

There is no entry fee.  Prizes are as follows:  First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500.  Prizewinners will be announced before the end of the year.

For complete submission guidelines, visit the foundation’s website:  aabbfoundation.org.

PRODUCTION GRANTS

The foundation also offers grants to not-for-profit production companies to offset expenses in producing theatrical works (plays, musicals, operas, choral works, orchestral works with text) and film or video.  All works must be based on, or inspired by, history and must concern LGBT life.

Proposals may be submitted throughout the year.  For complete details and proposal submission guidelines, visit the foundation’s website: aabbfoundation.org.

 

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New York Rally to Protest Transgender Attack


Melanie Nathan

THE NYC SGL/LGBTQ COALITION HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE & RALLY TO PROTEST ATTACK ON TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY LEADER

WHEN: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th – 5:30 PM

WHERE: D-Train Station at West 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 4.27.50 PMWHY: Transgender Community Leader, NYC SGL/LGBTQ Coalition Member, and Founder and Director of Everything Transgender in New York City, Jennifer Louise Lopez, was attacked on the MTA uptown D-Train around 10PM on Saturday, January 30th. She was subjected to transphobic slurs and severely beaten. Jennifer suffered multiple injuries, including the shattering of her glasses which caused her to require emergency eye surgery, as a result.

A video of the incident can be seen at etnyc.org. There is concern about the length of time it has taken to apprehend the assailant, and THE COALITION is calling for an increase in money awarded to anyone who helps in this.

If you have any information that can help please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The current reward is $2,000.00.

WHO: The NYC SGL/LGBTQ Coalition (THE COALITION), is a coalition of NYC Black and Latino SGL/LGBTQ leaders, whose mission is to collaborate to provide advocacy and education for issues concerning NYC’s SGL/LGBTQ community. We will take action against any acts of violence or hate, as well as support city wide initiatives created to benefit our SGL/LGBTQ

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NYC Coalition Coordinating Committee: Manny Rivera, John-Martin, or Carmen Neely at (212) 722 – 4870 or info@nyccoaliton

REAL HOUSEWIVES AND BROADWAY STARS JOIN HARMONY, THE CITY’S MOST FLAMBOYANT GALA, BENEFITING THE NEW YORK CITY GAY MEN’S CHORUS AND YOUTH PRIDE CHORUS


PRESS RELEASE

For more information, contact:

Damian Kington

+1 646 270 5727

dgkington@gmail.com

 

REAL HOUSEWIVES AND BROADWAY STARS JOIN HARMONY, THE CITY’S MOST FLAMBOYANT GALA, BENEFITING THE NEW YORK CITY GAY MEN’S CHORUS AND YOUTH PRIDE CHORUS

• Harmony will be hosted by Broadway sensation, Nick Adams, and feature special performances by dance pop superstar Erika Jayne from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, plus the NYCGMC, YPC, and Tonewall
• The gala will also feature live auctions, drag performances, the launch of new NYCGMC branding, and a DJ dance party
• Harmony will be held at the Diamond Horseshoe on February 22; tickets are on sale now

NEW YORK, January 26, 2016 – Big Apple Performing Arts, the home of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus, today announced Broadway’s Nick Adams as host of its annual fundraising gala, Harmony, with a special appearance by dance pop superstar Erika Jayne from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Harmony, New York City’s most flamboyant gala and party to benefit the NYCGMC and YPC, will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 starting at 6pm at the Diamond Horseshoe in Manhattan’s theatre district.

Now in its seventh year, Harmony has become one of the most fun, high-energy, and must-attend fundraising galas on the New York social calendar. “This year, Harmony will be bigger, sexier, and more spectacular than ever,” said Charlie Beale, Artistic Director of Big Apple Performing Arts. “More performances, more passion, more spectacle, and most importantly more opportunities to support these world-class, New York institutions,” Beale added.

“The missions of both the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus have always been about pushing the envelope, being fierce champions for equality, love, and acceptance, and having a damn good time doing it. This year’s Moulin Rouge theme certainly brings all of this to life at one of the city’s most seductive venues, the Diamond Horseshoe,” Beale further commented.

Harmony will include live, silent, and online auctions for an array of prizes, such as vacations, tickets to top Broadway shows, dinners at some of the city’s best restaurants, unique artwork, special experiences, and many other exclusive offerings. Live and silent auctions at Harmony are for attendees only, however online auctions can be accessed by anyone at biddingforgood.com/BAPA. Online bids are being accepted up to the Harmony gala on February 22.

Nick Adams, whose credits include Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, and La Cage aux Folles, will be host for the evening, with a very special performance by dance pop superstar Erika Jayne from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

“We’re so excited to have the enormously talented Nick Adams and the ever-fabulous Erika Jayne join us for Harmony this year,” said Skie Ocasio, Director of Harmony. “There will be so much talent in the room with Nick, Erika, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Youth Pride Chorus, and our new NYCGMC ensemble, Tonewall. Anyone attending Harmony is certain to be jumping out of their chairs to cheer and dance throughout the night,” added Derek Charles Livingston, Managing Director of Big Apple Performing Arts.

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus will also be launching its new logo and branding at Harmony. As they prepare for the unveiling, the Chair of Big Apple Performing Arts, Jason Sirois, commented “we have an amazingly talented and diverse chorus who produce incredible music. The NYCGMC is world-class and we’ve made a huge impact on the LGBTQ community over the past 35 years. Now we’re looking ahead and can’t wait to launch our new branding, which reflects our diversity and personality today with an eye to the future.”

Tickets for Harmony are now on sale at nycgmc.org and all proceeds go toward the NYCGMC and YPC. VIP tickets (which include a VIP reception at 6pm, open bar, canapés, and other perks) start at $295 (tables can be purchased for 2 to 10 people). General admission tickets (which include a drink ticket and access to the performances from 8pm) are $95. Dance party tickets (for entry after 9.30pm) are $45.

Ends

About the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is a world-class, world-renowned New York institution and a pioneering voice for the LGBTQ community. NYCGMC is comprised of more than 250 talented singers of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Together, we produce a vibrant sound and energy that audiences can feel and connect with. Through the power of this sound, and our spectacular performances, we are fearless champions for love, equality, and acceptance. Founded in 1980, NYCGMC has formed a strong bond with devoted followers and continues to make lasting connections with new and diverse audiences. We sing in every style from classical to pop, Broadway to gospel, and from cultures all over the world. As artists, we listen to the changing world around us and transform what we hear into music. We sing to challenge perceptions of the LGBTQ community, to combat fear and hatred, encourage compassion and human connection, and to thrill with the superb quality of our sound. Through our music, audiences mourn losses, cheer victories, find unconditional acceptance, and celebrate life. We perform in a variety of settings, including special, private, and corporate events, concerts, television appearances, festivals, Broadway/theatre productions, conferences, weddings, parties, fundraisers, and community events. nycgmc.org

About the Youth Pride Chorus
New York City’s Youth Pride Chorus harnesses the power of the performing arts to engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight young people ages 13-22 as agents of change. YPC fights homophobia, bullying, and all forms of hate by boldly asserting—through music—the joy, diversity, strength, and pride of today’s youth. YPC singers discover their own power by empowering others in schools, online, and in the broader community through electrifying, high caliber singing and performances. youthpridechorus.org

About Big Apple Performing Arts
Big Apple Performing Arts is the non-profit management company for the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus. With over thirty years of history, innovative programs, and service to the LGBTQ community, Big Apple Performing Arts is renowned for producing legendary performances, commissioning new works, and taking a leading role in the movement for social justice. From Carnegie Hall to City Hall, from the AIDS crisis to the struggle for marriage equality, as well as today’s gender and identity politics, the choruses of BAPA have been leaders and activists in the New York City community since 1980. 

PFLAG Omaha February Newsletter 2016


Well, February is upon us, and that means it’s time for the annual Pride Players show/fundraiser (Feb. 7), for news about this year’s PFLAG Omaha scholarship and a nice message about Valentine’s Day from PFLAG board member Charlotte Rannells. For that and more, access the newsletter by clicking in this link.
Bob Dorr, Newsletter Editor

San Diego The Center: Events, Announcements, and Action Alerts


Get ready for February events!

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News from The Center

January 25, 2016

In the Know with Ian

Ian BTG

Masquerade 2016Join 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 (including a chance for an incredible trip to Andaz Penisula Papagayo Costa Rica). Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required – and you can even purchase one at the event, for a little last-minute mystique! Tickets are on sale now, so buy yours today at http://events.thecentersd.org/masquerade.

Tantrums & tiaras 2016 thumbnailTantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens is up next on Sunday, Feb. 21 and things are shaping up for it to be one of the best shows yet. Contestants are all staff members from Baja Betty’s, Flicks, Gossip Grill, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, and Richs. But they can’t compete for a crown without judges to critique their every step – or fall! This year’s judges include recent Project Runway winner Ashley Tipton, Shelley Dunn from the Shelley and Chainsaw show, TV show host Sam the Cooking Guy, columist Barbarella Fokos and The Queen Mother of the Americas within the Imperial Court System, Nicole Murray- Ramirez. Tickets are selling fast at tantrumstiaras.org.

20160122_093544.jpgWelcome Alex!
Alex Ordoubegian is The Center’s new full-time facilities manager. He is a long-time Center volunteer and comes to us with experience in contract management, vendor relations and facilities improvement. Help us welcome him to The Center!

Friday, Feb. 5, 7pm,Vivienne Ming: Engineering Superpowers to Maximize Human Potential
Vivienne Ming webProject Trans  is  extremely proud to present an evening with Vivienne Ming. Having undergone a gender transition, Dr. Ming has the unique experience of engaging in the professional world as both a male and female theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. During this presentation, Dr. Ming will speak about her work to create inclusive environments for success, technology she has developed based on her research, and her latest educational technology aimed at improving the lives of children. Join us in The Center’s auditorium for a thought-provoking discussion on how to maximize human potential, with a Q&A to follow.  For more information, contact Connor Maddocks at trans@thecentersd.org.
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: http://nationalblackaidsday.org.
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.

Spotlight Events

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1pm, Senior Food Bank
San Diego Food Bank.gifThe 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 www.sandiegofoodbank.org or contact LaRue Fields at seniors@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x205.

Tuesday, 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 caroline.bender.ctr@navy.mil. Childcare is available upon request sent to families@thecentersd.org.

Miércoles, Jan. 27, 6:30pm, 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 rsmoa@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 12 noon, LGBTQ Fair Housing
house carThe right of same sex-couples to rent or purchase a home is not specifically protected under Federal Law. California is one of only 21 states with a law banning housing discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. Branden Butler, Senior Attorney with the Fair Housing Center of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, will share information about what this means for the LGBTQ community. If you believe you’ve experienced housing discrimination, learn about your options. For more information or to RSVP, \contact LaRue Fields at seniors@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x205.

Friday, Jan. 29, 10am, Mobile Device Configuration Basicsmobiledevices.jpg
Join us this Friday in the David Bohnett Cyber Center for a period of instruction that will cover the basic configurations of your mobile devices. Please feel free to bring your android phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets, and other mobile devices. For more information or to RSVP for this class, please contact Hector Roman at hroman@thecentersd.org or 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.

PrEP – Get Educated
prep“No more excuses. We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.”
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

Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund Planned Parenthood


Program Spotlight: Sunburst Youth Housing Project

yhp-building-2011.jpgThe 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 bdavenport@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x125.

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

Find Out More

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.

Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees – IRQR Annual Report 2016


Annual Reports
Today, IRQR membership approved the finnacal statmenst from April1, 2014 to December 31, 2015
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IRQR’s Annual General Meeting
Today IRQR hold its AGM for 2015 and the financial statmenst and annual reports were approved by its members. Also a new board of diretors were elected to lead the IRQR in order to continue its mission. Please review our annual report to find out more about what we have done in 2015. You will find more information on ourRefugee Program, Fieldwork in Turkey, Refugee Support Portal, our Counselling sessios for refugees and website visits and social media.
Meet the New Board Members
A new board of diretors were elected today and you may meet them online in our website.
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+1-416-985-7456

Equality Texas, 3rd Annual Contemporary Relationships Conference and Expo!


Building a State of Equality in Texas

 

3rd Annual
Contemporary Relationships
Conference and Expo!

May 13-14, 2016
Strengthening LGBTQ Relationships with Three Events in One Weekend!
 
1. Pre-Conference Institutes – Friday, May 13th, 2 – 5:00 p.m.

  

Choose the Two-Day Pass when you register and select from one of three concurrent workshops on Friday afternoon. Learn more!
2. The CRC EXPO – New in 2016 – Reserve your booth soon!
Featuring music by Aaron Flores, giveaways, and booths by businesses, organizations, and non-profits that support LGTQ relationships. Reserve your booth soon. Non-profit booths are free! The community is invited to this free event and expo attendees do not have to attend the conference to participate (but we hope they will!).
3. The Main Event: Contemporary Relationships Conference 2016 – Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Registration now open!
Research shows we are wired for connection, but most relationship education uses heteronormative assumptions and perspectives. Instead, the 3rd Annual Contemporary Relationships Conference explores the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, and other factors to understand how great LGBTQ relationships really work. 2016 features a keynote address by Phyllis Randolph Frye – the grandmother of the national transgender political movement and the first openly transgender judge in the country – plus 28 other speakers from 7 states sharing valuable information on a variety of important topics. The conference is open to the LGBTQ public as well as affirming mental health professionals and other allies (earn 6 continuing education credits for attending Saturday only, or earn 9 continuing education credits by attending both Friday and Saturday).

REGISTER

 


Founded by
Jeff Lutes, LPC
Hosted by the
Equality Texas Foundation

www.contemporaryrelationships.com


 

The LGBTI San Diego Center: Events, Announcements


Get ready for February events!

DAJ 2014Enter enews logo

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 events.thecentersd.org/masquerade.

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: http://nationalblackaidsday.org.

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 seniors@thecentersd.org 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 rsmoa@sbcglobal.net.

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 aheier@thecentersd.org.


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 smerkbenitez@thecentersd.org.


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You Should Know

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

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 families@thecentersd.org.

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

Find Out More

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 vcosio@thecentersd.org if you’d like us to do it for you.

2016 Equality Florida Lobby Days


 

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We’ve got just 4 DAYS LEFT until Equality Florida’s annual Lobby Days, and we are ready to go!

The first two-weeks of legislative session have seen incredible bipartisan momentum behind our efforts to ban anti-LGBT discrimination statewide. Days ago, Senator Travis Hutson became the second Republican lawmaker to co-sponsor the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (SB 120/HB 45) in the FL Senate — a top priority of Equality Florida’s during session, and it’s why we still need your help in Tallahassee for our annual Lobby Days.

It’s not too late to join us in Tallahassee! We still need volunteers willing to travel to the Florida capitol and meet with key lawmakers to urge them to support our legislative priorities. This is your last chance to join to officially register. Will you join us?

In the meantime, if you have any questions about our annual Lobby Days or our legislative priorities feel free to contact me anytime at carloss@eqfl.org.

See you in Tallahassee!

In equality,
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Carlos Guillermo Smith
Government Affairs Manager
Equality Florida

P.S. Click here to send Senator Hutson a “Thank You” email for standing up for EQUALITY by co-sponsoring the Florida Competitive Workforce Act.

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Williams Institute: Report and Events


A new report and data interactive by policy analyst Angeliki Kastanis breaks down regional differences in the socioeconomic well-being of LGBT people in California.

In the Central/Southern Farm region of California (Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare counties), LGBT people have a lower college completion rate than in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States.

In the North and Mountain regions of California, the proportion of LGBT people earning less than $24,000 per year is similar to the rate in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States.

READ THE REPORT

We’d like to see you this spring.

The next few months are full of quality educational and fundraising events at the Williams Institute. Save the dates for our upcoming events as we celebrate our 15th anniversary.

In February, we have a symposium at UCLA on the ways the phrase “coming out” has been used by various marginalized groups, our annual Winter Salon in Washington, D.C., a talk with M.V. Lee Badgett on her new book The Public Professor: How to Use your Research to Change the World, and our 12th Annual Moot Court Competition.

MORE INFO ON OUR EVENTS
RSVP NOW

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2016 Summer Law Fellowships

The Williams Institute Summer Fellowship program provides a $5,000 stipend for current and recent law students to work for a national LGBT organization. The Gleason/Kettel Summer Law Fellowship will support one fellow to work at the Williams Institute. The Williams Institute will support one or more fellows to work at the Institute or an eligible organization focused on sexual orientation or gender identity law or public policy.

Deadline: February 29, 2016

APPLY NOW

Call for Attorneys

Judge the 12th Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition

The Williams Institute is seeking attorneys to judge the morning rounds of the only national competition dedicated exclusively to topics in sexual orientation and gender identity law. All judges will be offered one hour of MCLE credit and a complimentary ticket to the Williams Institute’s 15th Anniversary Gala and Awards Reception on April 8, 2016.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
UCLA School of Law

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The Williams Institute
UCLA School of Law
Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu