Pride 2020

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Collage of Center staff in Proud at Home t-shirts

Marches and parades do not define our authenticity, tenacity, and resiliency as LGBTQ people. On this 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations worldwide I am thinking about the Stonewall Riots in 1969 where our community courageously, publicly, and forcefully resisted police brutality and harassment through six days of protest. So today, while we aren’t marching together in the Pride parade, we are still Proud at Home.

This weekend, which would have been Long Beach’s annual Pride weekend, all of us at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach are officially Proud at Home. Pride is protest. Pride is community. Pride is solidarity. Pride is intersectional (so don’t forget to demonstrate your solidarity with racial justice, feminist, immigrant rights, and labor communities too). And Pride is the culmination of years of collective resistance to secure a safer, more affirming, and more equitable world for all LGBTQ people.

I invite you to be Proud at Home too.
In solidarity and in resistance,
Porter Gilberg
Executive Director

Pre-Order a Proud at Home T-Shirt

The Center will be selling a limited run of our exclusive Proud at Home T-Shirts to help sustain essential operations for our community. Shirts will be available in white and black and will be shipped the week of June 8th.

We will only be printing enough t-shirts to fill pre-orders, so don’t miss out!

Pre-order online now. We will send out an invoice once we have received your pre-order. Invoices must be paid by May 30th in order to receive a t-shirt.

Pride 2020 Digital Events

Saturday May 16th 11:00 – 12:30

Online film screening and discussion with the filmmakers of “Outitude – The Irish Lesbian Community”

OUTITUDE is a heartfelt documentary that attempts to get to the core of what it means to be lesbian.We explore what defines us, what connects us, and what are our commonalities. We spoke to rural and urban lesbians, poets, writers, activists, self-professed bar dykes, queer women and curious women. Personal stories tell of the diversities of identities, tales of coming out, experiences of homophobia and the varied types of activisms that offer a kaleidescope of the richness and diversity of our lesbian community.

Preview the film:
Join the screening:

Saturday May 16th 2:00-3:30 pm

Welcome by Porter Gilberg, Executive Director AND “Gay Life before Stonewall” with Dr. Marie Cartier

Dr. Marie Cartier is a scholar, visual /performance artist, queer activist, poet and theologian who has been active in many movements for social change. She teaches at Univ. Calif. Irvine in Film and Media Studies , and at California State University Northridge in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her book,Baby You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars and Theology before Stonewall was published by Acumen Press in 2013.

Join us:

Accessing Digital Events

Most group meetings will use an application called RingCentral Meetings. The links to download the application are below. 

Ring Central Meeting screen with attendees

Apple App Store (iPhone and iPad):

Google Play Store (tablet and android phone):

Laptop or Desktop Computer:

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