News and Updates from the San Francisco LGBT Community Center

What the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Decision Actually Means

In 2012, a same-sex couple visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado to order a custom wedding cake. Masterpiece's owner, Jack Phillips, declined their cake request, informing the couple that he did not create wedding cakes for same-sex marriages due to his Christian religious beliefs.

In today’s decision, the Supreme court held that Jack Phillips did not get a fair hearing on his complaint, saying a state commission had violated the Constitution’s protection of religious freedom in a ruling against the baker. However, the court expressly recognized that states can seek to prevent the harms of discrimination in the marketplace, including against LGBT people.

Rebecca Rolfe, Executive...

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...

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...

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!

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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...

In The Abstract

Paintings and Collage by Dawn Rudd 

Gallery Reception: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 2:00 - 4:00 PM (artist in attendance)

On view in the Center's first floor gallery March...

Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating community!
 
Together we will uplift the impact of our work, raise funds to expand our programs and services, and highlight our newly remodeled building,...
(San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2017)—San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed early Tuesday morning. He was 65.
 
Statement from SF LGBT Center Executive Director Rebecca Rolfe:
 
“We are deeply saddened by...