NOVEMBER 2018
Dear Center family,

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach proudly presents AIDS Walk Long Beach. The 2018 walk will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018, and will kick off at this year's Supporting Sponsor location: Alfredo's Beach Club on Granada Beach. All proceeds from AIDS Walk Long Beach benefit Long Beach organizations serving members within our local community affected by HIV.

Since its founding, AIDS Walk Long Beach has raised millions of dollars to support those most vulnerable and most in need served by Long Beach-based organizations. Funds raised support critical prevention services including free condoms, HIV and STI testing, food pantry support, case management, PrEp and PEP counseling, medication support, and social and support groups in multiple languages.

AIDS Walk Long Beach is holding its first 5k run component this year! This year, you can now register with zero fees and no obligation to become a fundraiser. We encourage you to share your page with friends, family and co-workers!

Your support matters and each donation counts. Join us and walk or run with us by registering today.

 
Thank you,
NOVEMBER EVENTS
Wednesday, November 7 at 10AM - 1PM

Join the Center's Mental Health Program as we present the Fall/Winter 2018 Workshop Series. This session will be presented by Tiombe Wallace, MFT.

Visit the Facebook page for more information. 
Saturday, November 10 at 10AM- 12:30PM

Join us for our first ally workshop specifically for parents & caregivers of LGBTQ+ children of any age! 
During this nteractive workshop, participants will learn about sexual orientation and gender identity, connect with other parents and caregivers, and walk away with tools to be more inclusive and affirming. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
Join us for a conversation on the current state of transgender rights and a look at how the 2018 election will shape the direction of transgender equality in the future.

Join us to learn more about issues impacting trans individuals and support The Center LB and National Center for Transgender Equality in our work to end discrimination against our community. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
GENERATION Q is here! - A peer activity group where LGBTQ+ youth ages 9-12 years old will have the opportunity to make friends, create art, play games, and learn leadership skills!
 
To join, have a parent/caregiver contact youth services at The Center: 562-434-4455 | jgemino@centerlb.org

Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30PM - 8PM

Join  The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach  for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Join us as we stand in solidarity and honor the resiliency of our trans community.

Visit our Facebook page for more information .
Thursday, November 22 at 12PM - 4PM

Join the Center staff, volunteers, and family at our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This event is open to our LGBTQ clients and friends. As a community, we are fortunate to choose our families. 

Visit our Facebook page for more information.
CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Shop at VONS & Support the Center

The Center is partnering up with VONS this Thanksgiving season. Shop at our local VONS located on  600 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802 and ask about their Turkey Bucks program. Proceeds from Turkey Bucks will help provide Thanksgiving meals to our community. 

Mental Health Services Therapy Openings

The Center's Mental Health Services has openings for new clients. We provide support with anxiety, depression, and/or trauma. Services are offered on a sliding scale.  Call 562-434-4455 ext. 228 to schedule a free intake appointment.
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Street Requiem- November 10 & 11

South Coast Chorale begins its 29th season with HOME, a concert honoring those who have lived and died on the streets.

Visit their ticket site for more information.

NIA Collective- November 17

The NIA Collective was created by and for lesbians of African descent. They will be hosting an open town hall meeting and reception on Saturday, November 17 from  5-10PM at the  Center.

Trans Photovoice Project

The purpose of this study is to explore everyday activities that are meaningful and identify community goals, in order to understand how occupational therapy can better serve diverse transgender communities.   If you have any further questions, you can contact them at TransPhotovoice@gmail.com or by phone at (562) 270-3409.

It's a Drag to Give- December 7

Join the Long Beach community as we come together once again for an out of this world evening of fun and giving! It's a Drag to Give is a charitable event featuring drag performances by outstanding Long Beach community members who you wouldn't normally find, well, in drag.  Visit the Facebook page for more information.