We organize and participate in a number of exciting fundraising and social events throughout the year. Highlights include our annual Boo Bowl event in the Fall and The Indigo Ball, our yearly fundraising gala in the Spring. Our interactive calendar is updated regularly and includes many events throughout the LGBT community.
Sips and Giggles 2017
The community was treated to the delicious tacos, wonderful drinks and the hysterical high jinks of comedienne Fortune Feimster of The Mindy Project and Chelsea Lately while raising funds for the LGBT Center OC!
So You Think You Can Bake
The community came out in full force to help raise funds to help trans youth battle dysphoria in the battle of best cake, cookies, brownies and most creative.
The community came out in full force to remember trans lives lost this year with a candlelight vigil and a march through Downtown Santa Ana. We also celebrated with a family movie night and a fabulous Latina Trans* fashion show. Plus provided guidance and assistance during our legal name and gender change and immigration clinics.
REVEALED: A Masquerade Affair
Local community members stepped up their creativity with colorful costumes and fabulous masks! Many of our local community members stepped up and helped raised funds for the LGBT Center OC on the glamorous evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, fundraising and contests!
Meet, Greet, Learn
It was a packed house at CO4 on Friday, October 7th as political candidates and local community members joined together for a discussion on issues concerning the LGBTQ community.
Trans* Pride – Trans*4ming Orange County
Our annual Queer Youth Prom was held on Saturday, July 9th 2016. We had over 100 youth attend the event with live music from artists DNJA, food, photobooth and much more!
Trans* Pride – Trans*4ming Orange County
Our annual Trans* Pride was held on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 with speakers, workshops, art exhibits and much more! The community had a chance to learn about topics important to the Trans* community including immigration, legal name change clinic and workplace environment.
OC Pride Festival and Parade
The community joined the LGBT Center OC and marched in unity through Downtown Santa Ana for the OC Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25th, 2016! It was a beautiful day with nearly 100 marching proudly with the LGBT Center OC and thousands of spectators cheering at all the participants and organizations.
You Totally Dessert This
You Totally Dessert This was held on Sunday, June 12th 2016. Community members and staff came together to mingle over wine and desserts as we raised funds for our programs and services at the LGBT Center Orange County.
Spring into CO4 Street Festival
Spring into CO4 Street Festival was held on Saturday, May 21st 2016. Live bands, dance teams, female impersonators and even stilt walkers entertained the crowd at the Plaza Calle Cuatro. The doors to CO4 were open to the public showcasing our new photography exhibit and upcoming new courses. It was a fabulous evening in Downtown Santa Ana and hope it can continue to be an annual event.
Sips & Giggles
Sips and Giggles was once again a well-attended and HILARIOUS event! Dana Goldberg did not disappoint, or discriminate – nobody was safe from her antics. Join us again next January to sip a new signature cocktail, great beer and wine, and for more giggles and belly laughs!
Holiday Member Event
Our annual member events are held biannually as a thank you to the invaluable members of the LGBT Center OC! This year’s Holiday member event brought big news, a clear perspective, and successfully raised nearly $15,000 for the LGBT Center OC! Thank you to our members for your faith in our work and your commitment to the LGBT community of Orange County. Click here for more information on how to become a member!
Hermosa y Protegida
Beautiful & Protected
Hermosa Y Protegida is the oldest and most established pageant of its kind.
You’ll see contestants vie for the crown in evening wear, fashion forward, and the much anticipated FANTASY! You’ll also see OC Fashion design talent vie for an honor of their very own, as a new addition to the event!
Summer Soiree Member Event
Our annual member events are held biannually as a thank you to the invaluable members of the LGBT Center OC! This year’s Summer Soirée member event was a great chance for us at the LGBT Center OC to catch up with friends and update them on the amazing work we do and why their contributions mean so much!.
Equal OC Tattoo Benefit
The Tattoo Gallery in Huntington Beach is hosted “Equal OC” on Saturday, August 22nd. The event raised over 5K for our youth program! The Tattoo Gallery offered special pricing on equality tattoos all day and was a huge success
This year’s Boo Bowl Fundraiser was scary good! We had an silent auction with killer items, costume contests, pumpkins, candy, and one of the highest turnouts yet; all to help the LGBT Center OC reach new heights in the coming year.
We were thrilled to sponsor the Gay Days LGBTQIA youth dance! All community members and allied youth were invited to join for a fun night as TigerHeat DJ Ray Rhodes took to the turntables.
LGBT Happy Hour
The LGBT Happy Hour at Native Son Alehouse was a blast! Attendees had a chance to take a look at our exhibit “Fuerza: Chicano Culture and Identity”, and mix and mingle while supporting the The LGBT Center OC!