October 2014 Enews Issue 2

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OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE 2
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Dear Center Family,
We are less than a month away from this year’sLong Beach AIDS Ride! Last year we had over 100 registrants. Help us beat that number this year and sign up to ride for a cause! More information about the ride, including routes, FAQs, training rides, and where to register can be found HERE.
As always, we are busy here at The Center putting together many wonderful events for the upcoming months. Check out some of our events below!
We would also like to encourage you to come visit us at The Center, get a tour, and hear about all of the services we provide. We continue to provide daily services such as free, rapid HIV testing, low cost mental health counseling, youth mentoring, and various social/ support groups. Visit our Website to learn more about our services. We hope to see you soon at The Center!
‘Like’ our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on all of The Center happenings.

 

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

 

In Solidarity,

 

 

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CENTER EVENTS 
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR HAUNT 
Saturday, October 18
4:00-8:00pm
This Saturday, October 18th join us Hamburger Mary’s for Long Beach Imperial Court’s Halloween Spooktacular Haunt!
There will be amazing raffle items and a cash prize as well as a beer bust. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Center’s MYTE Youth Program
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CENTER’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACCEPTS LAMBDA’S PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD
Saturday, October 11
Center's Executive Director, Porter Gilberg, Accepts Lambda's Jean Harris Person of the Year Award
Center’s Executive Director, Porter Gilberg, Accepts Lambda’s Jean Harris Person of the Year Award
On Saturday, October 11th, Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club held their annual Human Rights Banquet. The Center’s Executive Director, Porter Gilberg, was kindly presented with the Jean Harris Person of the Year Award. Check out the video above to view some of his acceptance speech.
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WE ALL HAVE REASONS TO GET HIV TESTED
What are your reasons? 

The first step to protecting your health and the health of your partners is by getting tested and knowing your status. HIV testing is free, fast, and confidential at The Center. We all have our own reasons for getting tested for HIV. Share yours today at hivtest.cdc.gov/reasons.

 

Among all gay and bisexual men, those who were Latino accounted for an estimated 6,700 (22%) of new HIV infections in 2010. Anyone can become infected with HIV, and whether you test positive or negative for HIV, you can use that knowledge to take better care of yourself and your loved ones. Knowing your HIV status is important for overall health and well-being. Take action and share with others why you get tested and the importance of knowing your status.
Take action HERE today and share your reasons for getting tested!

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THINK PINK!: A WOMEN’S HEALTH RESOURCE & 
FREE MAMMOGRAM EVENT
Tuesday, October 21
9:00am-3:00pm
In concurrence with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, in collaboration with the YWCA’s Encore-Plus Program, will be offering FREE mammograms for women and women focused health services.
Contact: Daniel Batalla or Ismael Morales at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach to schedule your mammogram screening or for more information about the event – (562) 434-4455
 
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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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KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST
Saturday, November 1
9:00am-3:00pm
Art Theatre Long Beach presents Kidnapped for Christ, showing on November 1st at 9pm. The film follows a young evangelical filmmaker who is granted unprecedented access into a controversial Christian behavior modification camp for teens.
Pre-screening public awareness/press conference at 8pm at The Center.
 
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SHERIDAN’S LONG BEACH AIDS RIDE FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, November 4
9:00pm-1:30am
All tips and Raffle Proceeds go to the cause which benefits the The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and The Saint Mary’s C.A.R.E Program.
 
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RED RIBBON BINGO
Wednesday, November 5
6:00-9:00pm
Wear your RED shirt, skirt, shoes or ribbon! Join us for Red Ribbon Bingo with fabulous prizes. All proceeds to benefit the 2014 Long Beach AIDS Ride and Team Long Beach.
It’s Bingo for a great cause! Fun, great food and all proceeds support education and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Long Beach area.
 
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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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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 
MIX & MINGLE W/PREPA LONG BEACH AND LONG BEACH GAY & LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Tuesday, October 21
5:00pm-8:00pm
The Museum just completed a major renovation, doubling the size of its exhibition space, you and your guests will be the first to enjoy the new space and see the installation of “Barba Klemm Light and Dark, Photographs from Germany”
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19th ANNUAL HISTORICAL CEMETERY TOUR
Saturday, October 25
9:00am-2:30pm
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THE GARAGE THEATRE PRESENTS: PINK MILK 
Showing October 3-November 1
Once upon a time there lived a strange, mathematical man named Alan M. Turing. He dreamed of robots, a boy named Christopher and poisoned apples.In its West Coast Premiere, based upon this brilliant man’s emotional life story, this theatrical crash of movement, music, and mathematics transports us into a world filled with calculations, living experiments, a talking daisy, and even Snow White. It is a magic tragedy, full of beauty, images exploding onstage, and a belief in love and truth above all else.

 
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KIDSAVE
Ongoing
Alex and Gregg met Jacob through Kidsave’s Weekend Miracles Program in 2009. In 2012, their adoption was finalized. Jacob now has forever family. There are nearly 500 kids in the Los Angeles County foster care system who need a stable, permanent connection in their life. You can be part of the solution! The Kidsave Weekend Miracles Program provides older foster children (ages 9-17) with the opportunity to spend weekends with host families who help advocate for their adoption. Someone just like you is matched with a youth to become their weekend host. Hosts establish a relationship of Trust and Empathy with the youth, Advocate on their behalf, and Mentor the youth in academics, life skills and building self-confidence. All it takes is 2 weekend days a month for 1 year. For more information go to: www.kidsave.org, call Barbara Alvarado at 310-642-7283, or email balvarado@kidsave.org.
 
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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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