The guidebook of gays and lesbians facilities and associations in Sacramento
The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus was founded in 1984 as a singing group that aimed to foster a sense of community and provide support for gays and lesbians in the Sacramento area. Over the past 30 years, through musical performance and outreach programs, the chorus has grown to become an integral part of the Sacramento arts community, as well as a voice for the Gay and Lesbian Community in the greater Sacramento area. With that voice, SGMC has confronted intolerance and bigotry by providing a positive experience of the gay community. The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus strives to create a safe and FUN environment for gay men who enjoy making music together. The chorus strives for musical excellence and maintains a vigorous rehearsal schedule and music education program. The SGMC season begins in September and ends in June. During the course of the year, the chorus puts on three major concerts as well as many smaller outreach performances at public and private venues. Come join us for one of our shows in the 2015-2016 season as we celebrate our 31th season of music making!
Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus
USCA 95816Sacramento2700 L Street Suite B
Culture and Leisure / Gay
Just nine years after the infamous Stonewall Riots, the Lambda Community Fund was originally incorporated in 1978 as a special assistance program. The Lambda Community Fund, known today as the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, is Sacramento's oldest non-profit, tax-deductible charity specifically serving the needs of the LGBTQAI community. On July 13, 1984, Jerry Falwell appeared on television and denied that he had ever referred to Metropolitan Community Church as vile, satanic and its members "brute beasts" on his Old Time Gospel Hour. He offered $5,000 to anyone who could prove that he had. Rev Jerry Sloan of MCC in Sacramento, California, called Falwell's toll-free number and purchased a copy of the tape as proof, and demanded payment of the $5,000. When Falwell refused, Sloan sued and won. With $5,000 in hand the Lambda Community Fund was reorganized and in 1986 as the Lambda Community Center was opened by Rev. Jerry Sloan and the late Timothy Warford with the help and guarantees of Terry Sidie, Marghe Covino and the Late C.G.N.I.E. Emperor, Randy Hartman, to mention a few, to serve the broader cross-section of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) community. Programs of the Lambda Community Center served to assist the LGBTI person in leading self-sufficient, healthy, well-adjusted lives and to provide advocacy for issues of importance or special interest to our community. In 2006 the Center’s board of directors changed the name to the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center with a mission dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of the greater Sacramento area and surrounding counties and its allies by providing space, diverse programming, advocacy, and cultural activities in an affirming, compassionate, and safe environment. In 2013 the Center began doing business as the Sacramento LGBT Community Center with the expressed purpose of being more inclusive and welcoming to our entire community not only in name, but also through its diverse array of programming. The Center refocused its attention on youth outreach, specifically targeting the over 25 percent of homeless youth who identify as LGBT and health outreach in the areas of HIV and suicide prevention. We continue to offer peer support groups for a variety of marginalized populations, community resource referrals to meet individual basic needs, education and training to improve the competency of businesses and organizations to LGBT issues, numerous artistic expression and cultural activities that build community, and volunteer opportunities that empower individuals to give back.
The Sacramento LGBT Community Center
USCA 95811Sacramento1927 L St
Association / Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bi
After 26 years as the Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF), we've changed our name to BENT. Why BENT? BENT is not an acronym. BENT is not straight. BENT is queer (British). BENT is an inclination or natural talent. BENT is determined to do something. What we have not changed is our mission to bring you the best in LGBTQ films from around the world. Films that highlight the rich diversity, intricacies, and passions that make up our LGBTQ community. We are proud of our 27-year history of sharing LGBTQ culture and promoting awareness to the greater Sacramento area through an annual 3-day film festival and other cultural activities throughout the year. Join us at the historic Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento, CA, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 12, 13, 14, 2018 for some of the best queer cinema of 2018.
Culture and Leisure / Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bi
Sacramento Pride -100% of net proceeds from this community event fund programs and services at the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.
USCA 95814SacramentoCapitol Mall