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Harvey Milk said “Hope is never silent,” and you were not! Thank you for helping us reach SOLD OUT status for the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. This is our 5th year hosting the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast and we look forward to celebrating on May 24. If you’re looking for a fun way to support The Center this week, don’t forget about the annual MARYAH Casino Night and Poker Tournament to benefit The Center’s Youth Housing Project. Get your poker face ready and join us on this Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm at 1202 University. Whether you want to play in the Vegas-Style Poker Tournament or just enjoy the Player’s Lounge with Blackjack table, Roulette, hors d’oeuvres and more, there will be something for everyone on Wednesday.
The Center announces Project TRANS
While The San Diego LGBT Community Center has long offered services for transgender individuals, the time has come to branch out and work on issues that are really impacting the transgender community right now. I am thrilled to become the first coordinator of Project TRANS, The Center’s Transgender Services Program. READ MORE…
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Family Matters Monthly Newsletter
Save the Dates with Sarafina
Tickets for The Center’s popular Pachanga de Frida are now on sale and selling fast! Come celebrate the 106th birthday of legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with us on Saturday, June 29, in the Center auditorium and enjoy a the sounds of Latin Image and DJ Victor Rivera, delicious tacos from our friends at Baja Betty’s, shop the art exhibits by our local Latin@ artists and vendors, and enter the Frida look-a-like contest! Proceeds from this event benefit Latin@ Services at The Center. Pre-sale tickets are just $15 and on sale here.
Tuesday, May 14, 6 pm, LGBT Parents Connect
Having a tough day? Learned the secret to not having a tough day? If you need a sympathetic ear, or if you just want to meet other parents in the area, then this group is for you. If you’ve already dealt with issues such as coming out, temper tantrums, troubled teens or single parenting, come share your experiences and insight. This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month in Latino Services. Free child care is available if you RSVP by the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Jane Schmoll at 619.692.2077 x121 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 15, 6 pm, MARYAH Poker Tournament & Casino Night
The Center’s friends at MARYAH will be holding their legendary Poker Tournament on Wednesday, May 15 at 1202 in Hillcrest. Visit www.maryahpoker.org to learn more and purchase your tickets! A $75 VIP ticket includes entrance to the VIP reception, a reserved poker seat, $500 in "casino cash" to play and special recognition at the event! Regular tickets are $50. Click here to purchase yours now!
Saturday, May 18, 10 am, Senior Resource Fair
The Seventh Annual Senior Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, May 18, 10 am – 2 pm at The Center. Join us for a day of no-cost services, resources and workshops focused on senior health and well-being. The theme for this year’s fair is “Live Long and Prosper.” The event is free to attend and includes informative workshops, a lively vendor area staffed by representatives from local health and human services organizations, free lunch for all who attend and more. Free tote bags will be given to the first 100 attendees who come through the doors! For more information, contact LaRue Fields at 619.692.2077 x 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Activities: Youth, Seniors, Families, Men, Women, HIV Community and More
Saturday, May 18, 6 pm, U.T.O.P.I.A. Luau
U.T.O.P.I.A. San Diego, an LGBTQIA Pacific Islander nonprofit, is hosting its third annual luau on Saturday, May 18, 6 pm at The Center. Guests will enjoy the Polynesian culture through food, entertainment, information booths and vendors. Proceeds from the all-ages event will go towards outreach efforts to the Pacific Islander LGBTQIA and greater communities by providing educational and awareness programs that include topics such as health, identity and self-awareness. For more information, email email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 21, 6 pm, Exploring 50 Shades of Sexuality
Join the Women’s Resource Center in Latin@ Services at The Center on Tuesday, May 21, 6-8 pm for an intimate, informative and open discussion about exploring ways of expressing sexuality. Ask and learn! LBT women 18 and older are welcome. For more information, contact Sophia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 24, 7:30 am, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
Join us for the 2013 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday May 24, 7-9 am at the Hilton Bayfront. Attended by more than 1,000 people, businesses, groups and organizations annually, this San Diego event is the largest Harvey Milk celebration in the state of California. For more information, visit www.harveymilkdiversitybreakfast.org.
Wednesday, May 29, Project TRANS Kickoff Meeting
The Center is very proud to announce Project TRANS, our Transgender Services program. Project TRANS will connect community members with resources, help with name and gender change forms, provide support and discussion groups and more, but we would like to know what other services the community is interested in. Join us at The Center for the Project TRANS kickoff meeting to hear about our existing services and give us your ideas. Spread the word and we'll see you then.
Thursday, May 30, 4 pm, Medi-Cal, Medicare y HMO’s
Solo para pacientes con MEDI-CAL y MEDI-CARE, en este taller aprenderán a entender cuales son sus opciones de acuerdo a las decisiones que tomen, y eviten ser penalizados, además de minimizar o totalmente deshacerse de co-pagos de medicamentos ya sea genéricos o de marca. Esto es para que tomen una decisión informada. Lugar: The Center (GLTB), 3909 Centre St., San Diego, CA 92103. Para Reservaciones, llame o mande un texto con el nombre de cada persona que asistirá al 619.203.512.5 Por correo electrónico (e-mail), escriba al email@example.com.
Saturday, June 22, 6 pm, The Other Prom
If you’re 14-18 and LGBT or an ally, join us for the Rainbow Prom! This is the Prom's 10th year anniversary and the theme is Cirque de Soleil/Carnival! We'll have acrobats, a contortionist, folks on stilts, and more, performing around you as you dance to your favorite music and munch on yummy treats all night! Giveaways and LGBT Royalty too! For more information, contact Sophia Arredondo at HYC@thecentersd.org.
Sunburst Youth Housing Project
The Center’s Youth Housing Project provides safe and supportive housing for homeless youth, ages 18-24. The 23-unit facility is located in downtown San Diego, close to City College, public transportation, community health facilities and other essential resources. A major goal of YHP is to ensure that youth have easy access to needed services that will support them in maintaining stable housing. For more information, contact Beth Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.692.2077 x125.
Behavioral Health Services & Counseling (English & Spanish)
The Center offers a wide range of counseling services through its Behavioral Health Services programs. Services include individual, couple/family and group counseling. Counseling services are also available for those struggling with same-sex relationship violence, transgender persons who need assistance with transition, for individuals, couples and families struggling with HIV/AIDS. To speak with an on-duty counselor or to sign up for counseling services, call 619.692.2077 x208, or email at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.thecentersd.org/programs/behavioral-health-services.
May 17-18, 2013 National Transgender Health Summit
Combining the expertise of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the National Transgender Health Summit will provide an exceptional educational forum for disseminating cutting edge research and increasing clinical skills among health care professionals of all backgrounds. Find out more by visiting the website.
Friday, June 7, 8 pm, CygNext (the Under 30 Club)
CygNext is a new club at Cygnet Theatre for theatre lovers under the age of 30. See a great production of Shakespeare’s R&J, an adaption of Romeo and Juliet that takes place at a repressed all boys’ catholic school, and stay after the show to enjoy a free drink and appetizers with your fellow young theatre lovers. This is a great opportunity to network and meet the cast! To purchase tickets call 619.337.1525 or visit www.cygnettheatre.com and use invitation code THECENTER.
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm, Out Night
Out Night is a pre-show reception at Cygnet Theatre that celebrates the LGBT community. Join us at before the show for a free drink and appetizers! The reception starts at 6:30 pm and Shakespeare’s R&J, an adaption of Romeo and Juliet that takes place at a repressed all boys’ catholic school, starts at 7:30 pm. To purchase tickets call 619.337.1525 or visit www.cygnettheatre.com and use invitation code THECENTER.
UC San Diego Health Sciences Seeks Statistician
UC San Diego Health Sciences is seeking a Statistician in the Clinical Translational Research Institute. For more details please visit http://jobs.ucsd.edu and reference 66155.
UC San Diego Health Sciences Seeks HIV/HCV Test Counselor
UC San Diego Health Sciences is seeking an HIV/HCV Test Counselor in the UCSD AntiViral Research Center. For more details please visit http://jobs.ucsd.edu and reference 66164.
UC San Diego Health Sciences Seeks Autism Research Psychologist
UC San Diego Health Sciences is seeking an Autism Research Psychologist to work in a state of the art multimodal autism research facility. For more information, visit http://jobs.ucsd.edu and reference 65792.