May 2018 Posts



It’s been quite a challenging year. And, that is why this year's Pride March is so important. It’s time to show our strength as a community; to be visible, proud, connected and unified!

Join the SF LGBT Center contigent on Sunday, June 24, 2018, as we proudly march in the San Francisco Pride Parade; celebrating diversity, community, and resilience.

"3" by Appendix Collective Gallery Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018; 6:30 - 8:30 PM (artists in attendance) On view in the Center's first floor gallery May 1 - 31, 2018 Exhibition presented by the SF LGBT Center and Queer Cultural Center and as part of the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s United States of Asian America Festival 2018: Regenerative Community. 3 is on view at the SF LGBT Center’s Art Gallery May 1-31, 2018. The Center is located at 1800 Market Street in San Francisco and is open Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.

Rebecca Rolfe and Roberto Ordeñana are the executive director and deputy executive director, respectively, of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. 

A version of this article originally published in the Bay Area Reporter

People of color, queer people, women, and people with disabilities know that bigotry is deeply rooted in this country's DNA. Our differences have always been used as a weapon to divide us.

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago has released new assessments from their Voices of Youth Count research, finding that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness as their non-LGBTQ peers.

Among the findings:

• LGBTQ youth also experienced higher levels of adversity, including higher rates of assault and of exchanging sex for basic needs.

• Black LGBTQ youth, especially young men, had the highest rates of homelessness.