August 2014 ENewsletter

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August 2014
News From The Center


Your Center Staff

August and September are busy months over here at The Center. This past Saturday, August 16th we had our first annual Your Center Summer Social, and it was a hit! Members of the community gathered at a historic home in the Willmore City District and mingled with some of The Center’s staff and board members and enjoyed an evening filled with food, drink, and entertainment. We had a great time sharing our vision of the community we are trying to build here in Long Beach! We hope to bring this event again to you in the future.


QFilms Screenings at the Art Theatre

Tickets for the 2014 Long Beach QFilm Festival are now on sale! Check out the lineup for this year’s festivalhere. The weekend will open at the Art Theatre the evening of Friday, September 12th with the Long Beach premiere of “Appropriate Behavior,” and the Los Angeles area premiere of “My Straight Son” (“Azul y No Tan Rosa”). An Opening Night party will take place between screenings at The Center. To stay up-to-date on this year’s screenings and events, or to purchase tickets, visit the QFilms site here.


Register Today!


Registration is now open for the 2014 Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR). Join us on September 7th for the event kick-off party! More information can be found here. You will be able to register on-site for the ride and speak with event staff and past participants to learn more about the ride and its mission.


We hope to see you at all of our wonderful events. We have a lot  in store for you in the upcoming months! ‘Like’ our Facebook page here to keep up-to-date on all of The Center happenings.


As always, it’s a pleasure serving you at your LGBTQ Center.


In Solidarity,


The Center Long Beach






Upcoming Events

Transgender Ally Training
Friday September 5, 2014

Join us for our next Transgender Ally Training on Friday, September 5th fom 7-9PM. Curriculum, developed by youth from The Center’s Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment Program (MYTE), will train you on how to be an ally to the transgender community.


All are welcome. Bring your questions and an open mind.
This is your chance to get informed!


Ice cream social to follow (w/ vegan options).


CLICK HERE for more information.

LBAR Event Kick-Off Party
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Join us for the 2014 Long Beach AIDS Ride Kick-off Party on September 7th from 3:00-6:00pm at Alfredo’s Beach Club!
  • Appetizers will be served
  • No host bar
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Giveaways
  • Register on-site for ride
  • Meet 2013 riders and event staff
CLICK HERE for more information.


2014 QFilms Tickets on Sale Now!
September 12-14, 2014
Tickets to the 21st Annual Long Beach Qfilm Festival are now on sale. Enjoy an evening of films and entertainment while supporting the programs and services of The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.
This  year’s lineup will open at the Art Theatre the evening of Friday, September 12th with the Long Beach premiere of “Appropriate Behavior,” an NYC-based comedy about the romantic misadventures of a bisexual Iranian-American woman, and the Los Angeles area premiere of “My Straight Son” (“Azul y No Page 2 Tan Rosa”), an award-winning Venezuelan drama in which a gay man struggles to connect with his teenage son from a previous relationship. An Opening Night party will take place between screenings at The Center.
Other narrative and documentary features selected to screen on Saturday and Sunday include “Happy End?!,” “Letter to Anita,” “Cupcakes,” “Out in the Night,” “Boy Meets Girl,” “Blackbird,” “Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo
Story,” and “Tru Love,”.
Visit for the full lineup!

Out on the Mountain
Friday, September 19, 2014
Have you purchased your Out on the Mountain Tickets yet? Join over 6,000 people in enjoying a night of fun and celebration, while supporting lots of worthwhile LGBTQ organizations and charities on Friday, September 19th from 6pm-1am at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Purchase your tickets at The Center or through this URL to have a portion of your ticket donated to our programs and services. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a night of fun rides, dance music, and entertainment!


CLICK HERE for more information.

Lola’s and The Center for C.A.R.E. to Dine 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Lola’s is participating in C.A.R.E. to Dine 2014!

The Center has partnered with Lola’s Mexican CuisineHousing Long Beach, and the Office of Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal to participate in this one day event. Dine out and support C.A.R.E. (Comprehensive Aids Research Education) at St. Mary Medical Center, the only full-service AIDS clinic in L.A. County.

Eat at Lola’s any time between 11:30AM and 9:30PM on September 25th and have a percentage of your check donated to C.A.R.E.

Don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy great food and support our local community. We’ll see you there!

CLICK HERE for more information.

Steampunk Theater Company Presents: Songs for a New World
Saturday, September 27, 2014


Join us in attending Songs for a New World, a musical by Jason Robert Brown, presented as a benefit for the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. The show’s concept is about a collection of songs that tell a series of stories through an arc, rather than a continual and developing plot running throughout. Each song transports us through our American identity, our community, and our desires. Propelling the journey are our amazing ensemble featuring Dyan Hobday, Michelle Jones, Owen Lovejoy, Caron Lowe, Emily McKibben and David Ponce.

Long Beach State, Gerald R. Daniel Hall

6200 E. Atherton St. Long Beach, 90840
CLICK HERE for more information.

Save the Date: Long Beach AIDS Ride
Saturday November 15, 2014


It’s time to start gearing up for this year’s Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR)! Registration is now open and can be foundHere.

The Long Beach AIDS Ride (LBAR) is a fundraising event produced by, and benefitting The Center and The Comprehensive AIDS Resource and Education (CARE) program at St. Mary Medical Center. The event is designed to support local Long Beach efforts in the areas of education, prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and related illnesses. LBAR is also a platform to increase positive, life-affirming experiences for people affected and infected by HIV and to encourage activism in the Greater Long Beach community.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Community Announcements

A Day in Paradise 7
Saturday, September 13, 2014


Join us in attending this full day charity event in support of the AIDS Food Store, Long Beach!
CLICK HERE for more information.

PFLAG Southern Pacific Regional Conference
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Don’t miss out on PFLAG’s Southern Pacific Regional Conference! Meet fellow PFLAGers and enjoy a great day of networking, speakers, and workshops.
Special Keynote Speaker: Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Temple Israel

269 Loma Ave.

Long Beach 90803

CLICK HERE for more information about PFLAG.

2014 Mr. Long Beach Leather Contest
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Join us in attending the 2014 Mr. Long Beach Leather Contest!
Doors open at 7pm and the contest will start at 8pm.

$10 Suggested Donation


1720 E. Broadway

Long Beach, CA 90802
CLICK HERE for more information.

QNews Update

Your Center Summer Social 2014
2014 Pink Party “Rue Le Cirque”
2014 Long Beach Pride Parade
Did you know that 70% of every dollar donated goes directly into our programs and services? Individual contributions are what keep our Center going! Won’t you please consider becoming a part of The Center’s mission and vision? Please support us and your local LGBT community.

Click here if you are interested in donorship opportunities or you can visit our specific online donor page to contribute directly to The Center. On behalf of our clients, our Board of Directors, the staff and our community, thank you so much for your generosity.

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