We have been hard at work preparing for this weekend’s 2014 Long Beach QFilm Festival! The Festival will be running from September 12-14 here at The Center and at the Art Theatre next door.
QFilms Screenings at the Art Theatre
Check out the lineup for this year’s festival here. The weekend will open at the Art Theatre the evening of Friday, September 12th with the Long Beach premiere of “Appropriate Behavior,” An Opening Night party will take place between screenings at The Center.Tickets are available for purchase in advance online at www.qfilmslongbeach.com or at The Center. Tickets will also be available throughout the weekend and before each film.
In addition to the exciting QFilms weekend, we have many wonderful events coming up, which you can read more about below! We would also like to remind everyone that registration is now open for the 2014 Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR). More information can be found here.
We hope to see you all this coming weekend for QFilms! We also have a lot in store for you in the upcoming months! ‘Like’ our Facebook page here to keep up-to-date on all of The Center happenings.
As always, it’s a pleasure serving you at your LGBTQ Center.
The Center Long Beach
BDSM Workshop: Mummification
Thursday September 11, 2014
w/ Alan Stroik
Discover the feel of giving up complete control of your body. Imagine yourself unable to move your legs and arms as they are wrapped in plastic and duct tape. The anticipation and the sense of arousal and excitement is heightened when you cannot move, escape or resist whatever happens next. Learn how to mummify or be mummified. See other alternatives to plastic wrap and duct tape. Mummification can be head to toe, neck down, total immobility, or each limb can be wrapped separately. Learn warning signs to watch out for, how tight is too tight, and parts of the body that require extra safety precautions when mummifying. As a means to an end or as a scene in itself, mummification opens the doors to many levels of bondage, BDSM play and dominance and submission.
Join us this weekend for the 21st Annual Long Beach Qfilm Festival! Enjoy an evening of films and entertainment while supporting the programs and services of The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.
This year’s lineup will open at the Art Theatre the evening of Friday, September 12th with the Long Beach premiere of “Appropriate Behavior,” an NYC-based comedy about the romantic misadventures of a bisexual Iranian-American woman, and the Los Angeles area premiere of “My Straight Son” (“Azul y No Tan Rosa”), an award-winning Venezuelan drama in which a gay man struggles to connect with his teenage son from a previous relationship. An Opening Night party will take place between screenings at The Center.
Other narrative and documentary features selected to screen on Saturday and Sunday include “Happy End?!,” “Letter to Anita,” “Cupcakes,” “Out in the Night,” “Boy Meets Girl,” “Blackbird,” “Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story,” and “Tru Love,”.
Have you purchased your Out on the Mountain Tickets yet? Join over 6,000 people in enjoying a night of fun and celebration, while supporting lots of worthwhile LGBTQ organizations and charities on Friday, September 19th from 6pm-1am at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Purchase your tickets at The Center or through this URL to have a portion of your ticket donated to our programs and services. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a night of fun rides, dance music, and entertainment!
The Center has partnered with Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Housing Long Beach, and the Office of Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal to participate in this one day event. Dine out and support C.A.R.E. (Comprehensive Aids Research Education) at St. Mary Medical Center, the only full-service AIDS clinic in L.A. County.
Eat at Lola’s any time between 11:30AM and 9:30PM on September 25th and have a percentage of your check donated to C.A.R.E.
Don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy great food and support our local community. We’ll see you there!
Join us in attending Empress Jackie’s Baseball Cap Auction, Saturday Sep. 27th at Paradise Bar & Restaurant, in support of our M.Y.T.E. Youth Program.
There is still an opportunity for individuals and businesses to participate by decorating a baseball cap to be auctioned off during the event. For more information, contact Empress Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-915-1084.
Steampunk Theater Company Presents: Songs for a New World
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Join us in attending Songs for a New World, a musical by Jason Robert Brown, presented as a benefit for the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. The show’s concept is about a collection of songs that tell a series of stories through an arc, rather than a continual and developing plot running throughout. Each song transports us through our American identity, our community, and our desires. Propelling the journey are our amazing ensemble featuring Dyan Hobday, Michelle Jones, Owen Lovejoy, Caron Lowe, Emily McKibben and David Ponce.
It’s time to start gearing up for this year’s Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR)! Registration is now open and can be foundHere.
The Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR) is a fundraising event produced by, and benefitting The Center and The Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education (CARE) program at St. Mary Medical Center. The event is designed to support local Long Beach efforts in the areas of education, prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and related illnesses. LBAR is also a platform to increase positive, life-affirming experiences for people affected and infected by HIV and to encourage activism in the Greater Long Beach community.
Don’t miss out on PFLAG’s Southern Pacific Regional Conference! Meet fellow PFLAGers and enjoy a great day of networking, speakers, and workshops.
Special Keynote Speaker: Congressman Alan Lowenthal
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