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.
Luminous, Transparent & Realistic Watercolor Workshop for LGBTQ Older Adults
Starting Tuesday, February 17
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-434-4455 ext.244 as seating will be limited.
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
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.
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!
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!
*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.
Did you know that 70% of every dollar donated goes directly into our programs and services? Individual contributions are what keep our Center going! Will you please consider becoming a part of The Center’s mission and vision? Please support us and your local LGBT community.
CLICK HERE if you are interested in donorship opportunities, or you can visit our online donor page to contribute directly to The Center. On behalf of our clients, our Board of Directors, the staff and our community, thank you so much for your generosity.
Center Hours: M-F 10AM – 9 PM, Sat 10 AM – 4 PM. Help Desk: 562.434.4455