Dear Center Community!

We invite you all to join us in celebrating 25 years of the best in LGBTQ independent films at the Long Beach QFilms Festival! QFilms  is the oldest film festival in Long Beach and the only festival dedicated to screening films which showcase the magnificent diversity of the LGBTQ community. 

QFilms 2018 will take place September 6-9 at the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach and next door at  The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach  on the world famous Retro Row. All proceeds benefit The Center and our LGBTQ community programs.  QFilms will feature nightly parties, an art show, VIP filmmakers lounge, and brunch! We look forward to seeing you there!

In community,

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach invites you to celebrate the grand re-opening of the David Bohnett Cyber Center. Through support of the Bohnett Foundation, The Center has been granted 8 new state of the art Office-loaded desktops for clients to network, communicate, and explore professional and educational opportunities. 

Visit the  Facebook page for more information. 
Dr. Angela Bowen Memorial Service
Sadly, our community has lost one of the great ones. Dr. Angela Bowen devoted her life to changing lives through arts, activism, and scholarship in Connecticut, Boston, and Long Beach.  Born in Boston, she became a professional classical dancer, then used dance, music, and black culture and history to inspire an entire city, and untold numbers of children, in New Haven at The Bowen Peters School of Dance and Cultural Arts Center (1963-1982). Bowen became an outspoken Black Lesbian Feminist writer, author, and organizer, both nationally and internationally. She co-chaired the National Coalition for Black Lesbians and Gays for several years, editing their magazine Black-Out.
Dr. Bowen received the first PhD in Women's Studies from Clark University and taught at CSULB from 1996-2009 where she touched the lives of countless students, inspiring a generation of CSULB activists to understand and fight racism, sexism, and homophobia, and to dream big.
Bowen's family, friends and colleagues will celebrate her life at a memorial service on September 22nd at 1PM at the Anatol Center at California State University, Long Beach.

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 . More details to follow!

Fall Into Dance- September 8
Join the dancers of Pony Box Dance Theatre for a delightful evening of dance, wine and delicious Italian food. Learn how your donation will strengthen the Company's year-round schedule of programming, providing performances for underserved audiences, and classes for underprivileged students in schools, community centers and juvenile detention centers.

Out on the Mountain- September 14
Six Flags Magic Mountain & Ray Rhodes invite you to Out on the Mountain, the annual Six Flags Magic Mountain LGBT Private Party, on Friday, September 14th. The party is closed to the general public for this special gay and gay-friendly event (no regular tickets or season passes accepted). Tickets available at