What is the San Diego LGBT Community Center?
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Center) is the nation's second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers. Functioning as the LGBT community's anchor organization, The Center is led by a 15-member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1000 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The Center provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV. Last year The Center provided more than 61,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.
LGBT-Affirming Senior Housing
Interested in the senior housing community under construction in North Park? You can find details about the project, as well as answers to questions about the timeline, interest list, application process and more at www.chworks.org/northpark.
Sunday, February 19, 2017, Tantrums & Tiaras
Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens is an event like no other. What can you expect to see? A high-quality spoof of beauty pageants, of course, complete with a “talent” showcase. Local companies sponsor contestants, none of whom have any experience, as they compete to be crowned the next community Queen! In collaboration with Mo's Universe, you can expect an evening of wigs, glitter and hilarity, all for a great cause! Join the fun and cheer for your favorites. For tickets and more information, visit http://events.thecentersd.org/tantrumst.
Thursday, April 27, 2017, Dining Out for Life® San Diego
Looking for awesome restaurants, bars and businesses? See the 2016 list of participating locations!
On the last Thursday in April each year, thousands of San Diegans Dine Out to Fight AIDS. Dining Out for Life® is an international fundraising event involving the generous participation of restaurants throughout the country. Restaurants and bars across San Diego pledge to donate 25-100% of that day’s food and liquor sales to benefit HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at The Center. Visit us at http://events.thecentersd.org/DOFL or find us on Facebook!
Friday, May 19, 2017, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.
The 2017 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held on Friday, May 19, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. For more information, find us on Facebook!
Visit us at events.thecentersd.org/HMDB2017 for tickets and more information.
Saturday, June 24, 2017, Pachanga de Frida (Happy Birthday Frida)
Each year we celebrate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century while enjoying live music multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, a Frida look-a-like contest, great food and Tequila! Proceeds from this event benefit Latin@ Services at The Center!
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, Casino Night
Don't miss the third annual Center Casino Night, a fun-filled evening of mock gaming with food, drink (including the oh-so-popular bourbon bar), music and truly fabulous prizes! If you were there last year, you know this is a do-not-miss event. If you missed it - time to find out what all the fun was about! Proceeds from this event support The Center's many community programs.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, AIDS Walk & Run
Each year, more than 8,000 individuals, teams, social clubs, local businesses, schools and universities, faith organizations will come together for AIDS Walk & Run to remember those who have been lost to the disease and raise funds to support the more than 20,000 San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS. Please join us for San Diego’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event and be part of this incredible experience. Find out more at www.aidswalksd.org or find us on Facebook.!