February 2015 Enews

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FEBRUARY 2015
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Dear Center Family,
We present our First Ever Digital State of The Center!
Come along for a virtual tour of The Center’s programs and services. The 2015 Digital State of The Center is an overview of The Center’s programs, services, cultural events, and financial outlook over the last year, while also highlighting anticipated milestones in the year ahead. We are excited to fill you in on what we’ve accomplished in 2014 and what we have in store for this year.Your support is critical now more than ever. Help us continue to serve more than 25,000 clients annually with a donation today.

We have a lot in store for the upcoming months, including our 2nd Annual Black & White Ball! Check out all of the wonderful events below.

 

 

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CENTER EVENTS 
Luminous, Transparent & Realistic Watercolor Workshop for LGBTQ Older Adults
Starting Tuesday, February 17
1:00pm
Join us for our Luminous Transparent & Realistic Watercolor class for LGBTQ Older Adults. Create exciting, dramatic compositions! Paint flowers with feeling!Every Tuesday from 1:00-4:00PM
Starting February 17, 2015 and ending May 5, 2015

$15 workshop fee for full course.Please RSVP to Deena Abuyounes, dabuyounes@centerlb.org or 562-434-4455 ext.244 as seating will be limited.

 
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DRAG BINGO IN PARADISE
Sunday, February 15
4:30-9:00pm
oin us for Drag Bingo in Paradise, benefitting The Center, hosted by Psycadella Facade and Sabreena at Paradise Bar and Restaurant!No cover! Come for drink specials, amazing prizes, and good company!

 
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TRANSGENDER ALLY TRAINING
Friday, February 20
7:00-9:00pm
Join us for our next Transgender Ally Training on Friday, February 20th. Curriculum, developed by youth from The Center’s Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment Program ( MYTE Long Beach), will train you on how to be an ally to the transgender community.All are welcome. Bring your questions and an open mind.
This is your chance to get informed!

Ice cream social to follow (w/ vegan options).

For more information, contact Joel Gemino, Youth Services Manager, at 562-434-4455 ext. 227

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POST-DOMA REVISITED
Saturday, February 21
1:00-3:00pm

Tax, Estate Planning, and Family Law Post-DOMA

 

Join us for a panel hosted by P.R.E.P.A Long Beach, featuring specialists in estate planning, family law, insurance, and taxes. Come learn about ways to protect your assets and family post DOMA.

 

The panel is complimentary to the public, but please RSVP online athttp://prepalb.eventbrite.com as seating is limited.

 

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BRIDGING THE LGBTQ GENERATION GAPS
Sunday, February 22
2:00-4:00pm
Join us at The Center for a free, one-of-a-kind panel and community discussion about generational gaps amongst the LGBTQ community. The panel will consist of both senior and youth speakers, and discussion will be moderated by The Center’s Executive Director, Porter Gilberg.Panelists will share what it was and is to be gay for them and speak about their life experiences. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions openly or confidentially.

Light refreshments will be served.

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A NIGHT OUT AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
Friday, February 27
8:00pm
International City Theatre presents a special performance and post-show party, in partnership with The Center and the Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, for END OF THE RAINBOW. Purchasing a ticket for this showing will get you free admittance to the post-show party at Hamburger Mary’sand complimentary End of the Rainbow shot!End of the Rainbow, by Peter Quilter, is an Award-Nominated Play About the Life and Music of Judy Garland.

**Use code OUT15 when making purchase and receive a $10 discount!

Call 562-436-4610 or visit www.internationalcitytheatre.org for more information.

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THE PENIS & VAGINA TALK SHOWS
Saturday, March 7
6:00pm & 8:15pm
  

Eye-popping, honest, and funny, The Vagina Talk Show and The Penis Talk Show are an unprecedented look at human sexuality that titillates the senses and satisfies lifelong curiosities, as three exposed (yet anonymous) individuals recline onstage and let their genitalia do the talking…answering questions from the audience and sharing their personal stories.

 

An engaging emcee hosts the show, encouraging audience members to write their burning questions on an index card for sexy Mother Nature (in rare and authentic form) to answer.

 

When anonymous people are willing to share, questions can be personal and probing, and answers unequivocally raw and honest. This unique and fascinating interview format allows curiosity, speculation, and scrutiny of human sexuality to emerge, while remaining free of any opportunity to make personal judgments against individual personalities.

 

Fun, funny, and fascinating, The Vagina Talk Show and The Penis Talk Show offer an intimate, educational opportunity like nothing you have ever experienced before…they’re everything you’ve always wanted to know about genitalia but were afraid to ask!

 

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/973042

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THE 2015 BLACK & WHITE BALL
Saturday, March 21
6:00-11:00pm
The Center is proud to present our 2nd Annual Black & White Ball, an evening of festivity and pride, celebrating the many contributions of our fabulous LGBTQ community. You are invited to join us for cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a wonderful silent auction at Hotel Maya’s beautiful, brand new waterfront pavilion! Join us in honoring the Center Icons who continue to support our community and The Center.The Political Icon Award will be presented to Congressman Alan Lowenthal for his years of support to the LGBTQ community at the local, state, and federal level. This year’s Community Icon Award will be presented to Ellen Ward, former Signal Hill Mayor, for her tremendous advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ and HIV positive communities in Long Beach.

Our Celebrity Icon this year is too big to announce! Stay tuned for updates as the event approaches!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event! Tickets are on sale now!

Ticket can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/2015GalaTicketsTicket Information
$125 before 03/01/15
$150 after 03/01/15

*To avoid online service fees, payment can be mailed to The Center or guests can walk in to directly purchase tickets or a table. For questions or more information contact Porter Gilberg at 562.434.4455 ext. 245.

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CENTER PHOTO ALBUMS
2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance
2014 Long Beach AIDS Ride
2014 Long Beach QFilm Festival
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