SUMMER IS HERE! – JULY 2019

Dear friends and family of the LGBT Center OC,
July is always a transformative time for us. During the summer, we take the time to reflect on our past fiscal year and all of the growth we’ve achieved in the community. From incorporating STI testing as a part of our free testing & prevention program, to evolving our senior services program to include social and support groups for LGBTQ+ community members of all ages, we couldn’t be prouder of how far we’ve come.

 

And we couldn’t have done it without you. You have shown us that life truly gets better together, and with our strengths united, we can continue to empower the OC LGBTQ community through programs, services, and networking opportunities.

 

Pride month may be over, but at the LGBT Center OC, we never stop celebrating our pride. In fact, we are excited to host OC Trans Pride on July 27th at CO4 from 11AM – 6PM as a special Pride event for our very own transgender community and their allies in Orange County. As the 5th annual Trans Pride in Orange County, we expect this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us at the Trans Pride Warm-Up Party as well, on July 20th from 7PM – 10PM at Main Street Bar & Cabaret!

 

That’s not all we’re looking forward to in July. On the 20th, we will be hosting one of our largest youth-focused events of the year: Queer Prom. Any LGBTQ and allied youth between 14-20 years of age are invited to join us at CO4 from 7PM – 10PM for free food, fun, dancing, live entertainment, and much more. Summer is a time for socializing, and what better way to do so than at an all-inclusive event? We’re definitely signing up for the fun!

 

Be on the lookout for our upcoming impact report for the past fiscal year. There’s a lot of exciting news we want to share, and we can’t wait to show you how the Center has grown and expanded our services to reach more LGBTQ people than ever before. Thank you for being a part of the LGBT Center OC’s family.
Stay cool this summer,

Peg Corley

Executive Director, LGBT Center OC

SUMMER EVENTS COMING YOUR WAY!

QUEER PROM 2019 – JULY 20TH @ CO4

Queer Prom is one of our biggest youth events of the year, and this year we’re expecting it to be bigger and better than ever! Youth ages 14 – 20 are invited to join us for a safe and sober party at our Center on 4th from 7PM – 10PM. There will be free food, live entertainment by the Trans Chorus of LA, dancing, social opportunities, and much more. We hope to see our young members come out and have a blast with us on July 20th! It will be truly out of this world! #QueerProm2019
Click here for more info!

TRANS PRIDE WARM-UP PARTY @ MAIN STREET BAR & CABARET – JULY 20TH

Who’s excited for #TransPride2019? We certainly are! And we’re celebrating a week in advance with our friends at Main Street Bar & Cabaret on July 20th from 7 – 10. There’s no cover fee, so feel free to come on in anytime and enjoy special drinks from Partida Tequila and Founders Brewing!
For more info, visit our Facebook Event!

OC TRANS PRIDE 2019 @ CO4 – JULY 27TH

This year’s OC Trans Pride will take place not only at CO4, but also down on the street in DTSA! We are so excited for the growth and evolution this event has seen. 2019 marks the 5th OC Trans Pride, and we couldn’t be happier to invite our transgender community members & allies to partake in the festivities. Keynote speakers, workshops, resources, classes, free clothing, vendors, games, and more await you – will you be there? #OCTransPride2019
Click here for more info!

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