News and Updates from the San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Harvey Gave Me Hope

Today would have been Harvey Milk’s 87th birthday.

I was one year old in 1978, the year he and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated, living with my immigrant parents in the Mission.

It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I truly learned about Harvey. One night, I remember anxiously watching “The Times of Harvey Milk” on KQED, hoping no one in my family would walk in on me. I didn’t yet proudly identify as gay, but I connected with him and his vision for the world.

Harvey’s story gave me hope.

You see, even growing up in our beloved San Francisco, I was bullied for not adhering to traditional gender roles. I didn’t care for sports, but loved music and theater. I was constantly harassed from 1st grade...

Opening Reception

Monday, May 22, 2017

6:00 - 7:00 PM


On view May 22-June 18, 2017


Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of...

(San Francisco, CA, March 15, 2017)-A group of community organizations, led by the...

Yesterday, the Trump Administration escalated their bigoted attacks on our communities. The Education Department, under pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rolled back guidance that protected transgender youth in our country's schools...
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(San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2017) The SF LGBT Center has been awarded a grant for $5,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for the Center’s Youth Program, which connect...

Today, Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States.

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For many in our community, 2016 has been a tough and challenging year. On the eve of the New Year the future may seem uncertain, but if we lean on each other, strengthen our resolve, and recommit ourselves to ensure that the most vulnerable among...