This year’s Long Beach AIDS Rideis only nine days away! There is still time to REGISTER for any of the 3 available routes. More information about the ride, including routes, FAQs, and training rides, can be found HERE. Can’t make it to this year’s ride? Individual contributions can also be made to our general campaign page. We greatly appreciate all of your help in our campaign to promote the education, prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Long Beach.
Feeling a little intimated by the 40 and 75-mile LBAR rides? No need to worry, we’ve got you and your family covered with this year’s new 8-mile ride! This ride is suitable for the whole family and only requires an initial registration fee to participate. The route can be viewed HERE. Ride for a cause and help us get to zero!
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All of us at The Center send our sincerest thanks to Steampunk Theatre Company for donating over $2,000 through their successful performance of “Songs for a New World”!
This year we are excited to be able to add an 8-mile Family Fun Ride to our 2014 Long Beach AIDS Ride route options! Check out the route HERE and REGISTER today!
Join us and ride for a cause!
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.
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-Lena Gonzalez- Councilwoman, 1st District
-Porter Gilberg- Executive Director, The Center
TDoR was created to memorialize those who are killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This international event is held every November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 1998 was the impetus for the first vigil held in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder, like most anti-transgender murder cases, has yet to be solved.
A free holiday potluck for seasoned members of the community, hosted by Lez Chat and Encore Men. Open to LGBTQ adults 50+ and their loved ones. Bring a dish to share and celebrate the holidays at The Center.For more information, contact Deena at 562.434.4455 ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CITY OF ANGELS TWO SPIRIT SOCIETY (CATSS) POTLUCK AND SOCIAL MEETING
Thursday, December 6
City of Angels Two-Spirit Society (CATSS) provides support to the City of Angels American Indian/Alaska Native/1st Nation/indigenous Two-Spirit community and engenders awareness of our traditional sacred role to the community of greater Los Angeles.Join them at The Center for a Potluck and Social Meeting including opening prayers, talking circle, potluck, and native community planning.
GET TICKETS HERECome enjoy an evening of entertainment, fashion, and seasonal festivities at the home of Ron Sylvester, benefitting both the Aids Food Store andThe LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. Sweet and savory treats, gender illusion entertainment, and special surprises welcome the new year in high style.
Saturday, December 27.
Red carpet arrivals and photographs at 6:00pm.
CSULB has started its first-ever Queer Identity Advocacy Scholorship, to aid those who identify within the LGBTQ community. Purchase their special ‘CSULB Supports Love’ shirts and have 57% of the proceeds go towards the scholarship fund. For more information call 562-985-4838.
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.
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