November 2014 Enews

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NOVEMBER 2014
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Dear Center Family,
This year’s Long Beach AIDS Ride is 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!
Check out all of our upcoming events below and call or stop in for more information!

As always, it’s a pleasure serving you at your LGBTQ Center.

 

In Solidarity,

 

 

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CENTER EVENTS 
THANK YOU TO THE STEAMPUNK THEATRE COMPANY!
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”!
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2014 LONG BEACH AIDS RIDE- 8 MILE FAMILY FUN RIDE
Saturday, November 15
8:00am
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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BDSM WORKSHOP: PLAY PIERCING 101
Thursday, November 13
6:30-8:30pm
Instructors: Olga & bluTemporary piercing as a form of BDSM play is easy, fun, and hot! This workshop will be an exploration of basic play piercing. Come and learn the ins and outs of play piercing from 2 women that love needles! Olga and blu will demonstrate the basics of safe techniques for erotic play piercing, areas of the body to pierce, health and safety concerns, and supplies needed. Participants will be given an opportunity to try play piercing. If you have been fascinated, scared or just unsure about play piercing and how to get started, this is the workshop for you.

 
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TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
Thursday, November 20
6:30pm
Join The LGBTQ Center of Long BeachHuman Rights Campaign, and Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez at Harvey Milk Promenade Park for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR).This year’s event will feature a reading of names of those lost over the last year as well as a candlelight vigil. Several notable community members will present, including:

Keynote Speaker:
-Alexandra Billings- Actress

Remarks By:
-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.

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LEZ CHAT & ENCORE MEN PRESENT A HOLIDAY POTLUCK
Saturday, November 22
12:00-3:00pm
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 atdabuyounes@centerlb.org

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THANKSGIVING AT THE CENTER
Thursday, November 27
11:00am-2:00pm
 
Join us at The Center for our annual Thanksgiving meal. The Center will be open to the public for anyone who would like to join us on Thanksgiving and share a catered meal. We hope to see you then! 
 
SANTA SPEEDO RUN 2
Saturday, December 3
12:30pm
Join us for this annual charity fun run through the streets of Long Beach! 100% of proceeds benefit The Center and 100% of your non-perishable food donations benefit the AIDS Food Store.
Registration and Pre-Party will begin at The Brit at 12:30pm, The run will take place at 2:30pm.
 
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CITY OF ANGELS TWO SPIRIT SOCIETY (CATSS) POTLUCK AND SOCIAL MEETING
Thursday, December 6
6:00-8:00pm
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.

For CATSS meeting details visit www.catss-la.org, e-mail cityofangels2ss@outlook.com, or call Richard Moreno, at The Center at 562-434-4455 x244

 
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A WINTER POOL PARTY
Saturday, December 27
6:00-10:00pm
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.
Cocktail attire.

 
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TRANS*SCEND: A TRANS* SUPPORT GROUP 
Open Enrollment
Join us for a weekly on-going trans* support and processing group for individuals 18-35 with weekly themes such as:

  • Coming Out
  • Transition
  • Mourning old self
  • Identity
  • Relationships and more!

Contact our Mental Health Program for a brief phone intake: (562) 434-4455 ext. 251
Cost: Varies based on income- Sliding scale determined at intake.

 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS 
CSULB SUPPORTS LOVE
Shirts on sale now!
Apply for scholarship today
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.
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CENTER PHOTO ALBUMS
2014 Long Beach QFilm Festival
2014 LBAR Event Kick-Off Party
Your Center Summer Social
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