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The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach is proud to present The 5th Annual Black & White Ball on Saturday, February 10, 2018. For the first time, The Center will be hosting this epic event in the beautiful Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. One of the most sought after ticketed charity events in the City, The Black & White Ball presents guests with an evening of elegance and sophistication in the spirit of celebrating the LGBTQ community's many achievements.

Please join us for an evening featuring a champagne greeting, live music, exclusive silent auction, dinner, dancing, and three Center Icon Awards. As always, three Center Icons will receive recognition. 2018 honorees include Political Icon Councilman Larry Forester (Signal Hill), Community Icon Phyllis Schmidt, and Ellen Ward Leadership Icon Dr. Angela Bowen.
All proceeds from the Black &White Ball will support the many programs and services of The Center, the largest publically supported LGBTQ direct services organization in greater Long Beach, which supports more than 25,000 clients per year.
This is a truly unmissa ble event!
We hope to see you there,


Wednesday, January 10, 6-9:30pm

Program schedule includes:
6pm -  Reception with hosted beer/wine and appetizers
7pm - Film screening
9pm - Post-screening Q&A with the organizers of Mr. Long Beach Leather and members from the Tom Of Finland Foundation
Saturday, January 13, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Please join The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach as we march in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade with this year's theme, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants". All are welcome.

Meet us near Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and 7th St at 9:30am. Following the parade, there will be a celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

For more information please contact us at 562-434-4455 ext. 244. 
New Staff Members
We are excited to welcome these wonderful new staff members to our Center family

Zaya Z. Mejia
Trans Health Coordinator
Mefithe Taye
Executive Assistant

Otis Harris Jr.
HIV/STI Testing Counselor