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A Renewed Focus on Diversity Shakes Up the Affirmations Board of Directors

A Renewed Focus on Diversity Shakes Up the Affirmations Board of Directors | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
Affirmations LGBTQ community center in Ferndale has recently announced the addition of two new board members. Both new members, Brandon Gleaton and Roxanne Mitchell, are African American. And that was intentional.
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Both the Rainbow Community Center in Concord and the San Mateo County Pride Center are delaying their plans to reopen their doors as the latest wave of coronavirus cases

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LGBT Center ‘Pools’ its Resources for Services Fair »

LGBT Center ‘Pools’ its Resources for Services Fair » | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
Martha Hernandez of Calexico brought her two young children to join in the festivities at the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center’s health and services fair at the Aquatic Center on Friday evening, Aug. 13.

“I was so excited to hear that there was an event where I could bring my kids into the Aquatic Center for free,” she said as her children played in the splash pool. “So, I was really excited when I found out I could get my kids free snow cones.”
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LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert Names Rob Wheeler as CEO

LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert Names Rob Wheeler as CEO | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
As the LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert bolsters its services in Palm Springs and expands to Coachella, Rob Wheeler has been named CEO.
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LGBT Center of Greater Reading Announces Expansion and New Facility

LGBT Center of Greater Reading Announces Expansion and New Facility | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading announced that it will open a second service location in the city of Reading to accommodate its rapidly growing service base and reach a greater number of Reading’s LGBTQ+ community members.

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The Source LGBT+ Center places first in nation-wide fundraising event | Local News | hanfordsentinel.com

The Source LGBT+ Center places first in nation-wide fundraising event | Local News | hanfordsentinel.com | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
The Source LGBT+ Center places first in nation-wide fundraising event
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Listening to hear the worries of queer youth takes dedicated ear

Listening to hear the worries of queer youth takes dedicated ear | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it

Q Chat Space gives teens the chance to just be together – a virtual hangout where they can be, said Deborah Levine, Director of LGBT YouthLink.

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How to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Cleveland?

How to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Cleveland? | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it

“Pride is a bold and beautiful testimony to history, resilience, joy, and the well-being of the LGBTQ + community now and in the future. Philis Seven Harris, Executive Director of the Greater Cleveland LGBT Community Center, said: After the impact of the ongoing pandemic last year’s celebration, the organization offers two opportunities to celebrate in 2021.

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The story of San Francisco's newest and most controversial mural on Market

The story of San Francisco's newest and most controversial mural on Market | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
San Francisco loves a good mural. But in the case of the artwork on the side of the SF LGBT Center, the city can just as easily hate a good mural.
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Burbank Community YMCA to Open the City’s First LGBTQIA+ Resource Center on June 11

Burbank Community YMCA to Open the City’s First LGBTQIA+ Resource Center on June 11 | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
Rob Rodriguez and Mary Cutone are currently preparing to open the Burbank Community YMCA's Social Impact Center on June 11. The center will include social justice impact work, LGBTQIA+ resources, and foster care advocacy for youth in the community.
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In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility - The New York Times

In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility - The New York Times | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it

“You have a system where people are trying to access care and not receiving it, or not receiving treatment at the rate in which their white counterparts are receiving it, so, naturally, you’re not going to trust that system,” said Bisola Ojikutu, an infectious disease physician and professor of social medicine at Harvard University. Brad Sears, founding executive director at the Williams Institute in Los Angeles, which conducts research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, echoed this point.

 

“Being part of two marginalized groups results in marginalization that’s more than the sum of those two parts,” he said. “It is a compounded vulnerability.”

The pandemic may also be exacerbating some of these barriers. Trans Lifeline, a crisis hotline, said that calls from people unable to access care have more than doubled since before the pandemic.

 

"When Josie Nixon visited her health insurer’s website seeking a coronavirus vaccine, she felt invisible: On a registration form that collected personal and demographic information, the 29-year-old Denver resident had to select “other” for her gender.

There was no option for “transgender woman.”

 

For some, not being represented on medical intake forms is yet another example of marginalization.

“So many people define me by my transgender identity,” said Ms. Nixon, who works as a development coordinator at Out Boulder County, a nonprofit organization that provides services and education to local L.G.B.T.Q. residents, and who has been denied care at least twice from clinicians. “But then when it finally comes down to it, they don’t actually care to ask me that identity when we’re dealing with a pandemic, or trying to get a lifesaving vaccine.”
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Philadelphia Orchestra musicians will be at William Way Center on Friday to film a streaming performance for Pride Month

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians will be at William Way Center on Friday to film a streaming performance for Pride Month | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
A group of Philadelphia Orchestra players is set to visit the William Way LGBT Community Center Friday to film a segment to be premiered online in June in celebration of Pride Month.

Among the musicians performing in the session: orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The recording session is not open to the public.

The maestro will take the piano part in a string-quartet-and-piano version of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12, joined by violinists David Kim and Juliette Kang, violist Pierre Tourville, and cellist Hai-Ye Ni. Tourville, a member of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain, is Nézet-Séguin’s partner.
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How COVID affected LGBTQ services in NYC | Pride and Pandemic

How COVID affected LGBTQ services in NYC | Pride and Pandemic | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
"A lot of our fundraising is based on getting the community together, in a room, in some way, and celebrating and raising money," said Glennda Testone, the executive director of the LGBT Center. "And we have not been able to do that for a year."
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LGBTQ+ Community Centers Are Just As Important As Ever

LGBTQ+ Community Centers Are Just As Important As Ever | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
Spivak said LGBTQ+ community centers “will always be a vital part of our world”.
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Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Receives $45,000 from CDC Foundation for COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Receives $45,000 from CDC Foundation for COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, essential, and are the best path for our entire community to move past the pandemic. So, we are so honored to be awarded this prestigious grant from the CDC Foundation to help keep our community safe from this dangerous virus,” said Adrian Shanker, executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
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‘We have come so far’: Thousands attend Pride’s return to Allentown after last year’s festival was canceled due to COVID - The Morning Call

‘We have come so far’: Thousands attend Pride’s return to Allentown after last year’s festival was canceled due to COVID - The Morning Call | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
After being held virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year’s gathering was expected to include 125 vendors and attract about 4,000 visitors, said Adrian Shanker, executive director and founder of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown.
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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awarded More Than $84 Million in Grants in First Half of 2021 | Your Money | kulr8.com

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awarded More Than $84 Million in Grants in First Half of 2021 | Your Money | kulr8.com | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
Los Angeles LGBT Center was awarded $2.1 million to create a model customer service and workforce training program for formerly homeless LGBTQ+ youth and those experiencing high barriers to employment.
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Los Angeles LGBT Center Vaccinates Trans and Non-Binary Community Members

Los Angeles LGBT Center Vaccinates Trans and Non-Binary Community Members | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus was transformed with inviting music, balloons and tables filled with goodie bags to encourage the trans and non-binary community to get the Covid-19 vaccine. 
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LGBTQ center names Rob Wheeler as new executive director and CEO

LGBTQ center names Rob Wheeler as new executive director and CEO | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert has named Rob Wheeler as its new executive director and chief executive officer
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The 2021 Pride Power 100: 11-50

The 2021 Pride Power 100: 11-50 | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it

The 2021 Pride Power 100: 11-50
The LGBTQ leaders and allies of New York. Congratulations to CenterLink member leader Glennda Testone, #18!

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Old Orlando motel to become housing for LGBTQ+ youth - Orlando Sentinel

Old Orlando motel to become housing for LGBTQ+ youth - Orlando Sentinel | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
Zebra Coalition, an organization that provides housing and support services to LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 24, plans to expand its housing to hold about 35 members within the former Davis Park Motel.
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LGBTQ youth face danger staying home during COVID-19 pandemic - CBS News

LGBTQ youth face danger staying home during COVID-19 pandemic - CBS News | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
"It's been a big shift for everyone," Levine said. "This has changed the arc of people's coming out stories, coming out times. ...The development of who they were, as an LGBTQ person, is different than it would have been without the pandemic, for sure." 
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WATCH: Exclusive first look at new Pride Center office - silive.com

After moving into a new office, the Pride Center of Staten Island is looking forward to taking new steps to bring back safe, in-person events and supporting their clientele.
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iHeart and P &

iHeart and P & | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
This June, P&G and iHeartMedia will once again join forces during Pride Month for the return of "Can't Cancel Pride," a virtual relief benefit for the LGBTQ+ community featuring performances and appearances from the most influential voices in the community as well as the biggest names in culture and entertainment. The second annual event will demonstrate that nothing can cancel the heart of Pride and the spirit of the LGBTQ+ equality movement by focusing on intersectionality and the issues that continue to impact the LGBTQ+ community in 2021, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, "Can't Cancel Pride" will again partner with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to administer and distribute financial support raised by the event to LGBTQ+ organizations with a track record of positive impact and support of the LGBTQ+ community, including GLAAD, SAGE, The Trevor Project, the National Black Justice Coalition, CenterLink and OutRight Action International. Stay tuned for full details and lineup announcement for the 2021 "Can't Cancel Pride" in the coming weeks.
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LGBTQ Center OC to mark its 50-year anniversary with a virtual ball - Los Angeles Times

LGBTQ Center OC to mark its 50-year anniversary with a virtual ball - Los Angeles Times | LGBTQ Community | Scoop.it
In 1971, the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County was established as a volunteer-based 24/7 helpline just two years after the Stonewall riots in New York.
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