For 45 years, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center has been a leading advocate and service provider for the LGBTQ+ community. The last decade has been one of exponential growth for the organization, evolving from a small, volunteer-driven community group with no safe space of its own to a regional institution with a new landmark headquarters at 20th and J streets and three satellite locations. The center works to create a region where all LGBTQ+ people can thrive.
After decades of progress through public policy changes, increased visibility and cultural affirmation, recent years have seen a rise in anti- LGBTQ+ legislative initiatives and escalating discrimination, violence and harassment. In 2022 alone, hate crimes against LGBTQ+ individuals in Sacramento nearly doubled. Groups like the Proud Boys increasingly spew hateful rhetoric at public meetings and school boards are enacting forced outing policies that paint a target on the backs of students.
“Comcast is proud to be a continuous sponsor of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, and we’re even more honored to celebrate their 45 years of championing inclusivity, empowerment and equality for the LGBTQ+ community in the region. We look forward to our endless collaboration, where together we will continue to embrace diversity and advocate for a future where every individual can be authentic, fearless and undeniably proud. — Amy Warshauer Director of Government Affairs, North Valley”
Comcast – California
The center advocates a more equitable and just world that supports safer and more affirming schools, healthcare institutions, workplaces and communities through public policy initiatives, cultural humility training, civic engagement and outreach. In 2022, 4,375 individuals received direct health and wellness support through gender and sexual health, addiction recovery and mental health programs, housing and emergency aid for people experiencing homelessness, youth advocacy and enrichment services, economic justice and employment services, and community resource navigation. The center’s community-building activities, including Sacramento Pride and Q-Prom, engaged more than 20,000 people, helping connect and uplift a diverse and culturally rich LGBTQ+ community.
The center’s nearly-complete $6 million Welcome Home Campaign will, for the first time in its history, provide a permanent home for Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ community, mortgage-free and renovated to expand capacity and meet the community’s evolving needs.
As the year concludes, the center invites you to be a part of this important work. Your donation will help save and improve the lives of LGBTQ+ youth, adults and families.
• Health & Wellness: resource navigation, legal aid, mental health respite, support groups and counseling, HIV/STI testing and prevention, and harm reduction services
• Youth Support: 7-day drop-in center, mental health support, life skills and enrichment activities
• Housing: prevention services, emergency assistance, LGBTQ+ youth shelter and transitional housing
• Economic Justice: career counseling, job fairs, employer training and internships
• Advocacy: community organizing and public policy advocacy, employer training and community outreach
• Community Building: Creating affirming spaces such as the Sacramento Pride March & Festival, Q-Prom for youth, Chosen Family Feast and World AIDS Day
To donate, visit saccenter.org/donate to make a secure online donation today or scan the QR code below: