HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! – JUNE 2019

To our wonderful friends and community members in Orange County,
June is the month of celebrating and recognizing the progress of the LGBTQ community in the United States. As a group, we have enjoyed advancements in our LGBTQ movement brought about by the tireless commitment of LGBTQ activists. We have worked for and witnessed the passing of historic legislation and policies that have helped us become more visible in our broader communities. The protection of those advancements and rights we enjoy today falls under the watch of each and every one of us. We must continue advocating on behalf of our community until every single person is free to live authentically and our rights cannot be taken away.

 

As we celebrate Pride this month, let’s acknowledge that Pride began when Black transgender woman Marsha P. Johnson and a coalition of gay rights activists spurred the Stonewall riots. What was once an act of rebellion against the laws that oppressed our community, is now an inclusive celebration of our visibility and place in this country as valued citizens. When we think about all that we have accomplished, we must thank those who marched before us in the Stonewall riots; for it was their courage and vision that gave birth to our LGBTQ movement.

 

We’d like to continue that tradition of recognition and celebration this month by celebrating every aspect of Pride. It’s a celebration of our community and our achievements. It’s a celebration of us. Join us this month as we share our appreciation for the good that has come our way, and the recognition of all that we still have to fight for. Life gets better together.

 

Wishing you a very happy Pride season,

Peg Corley

Executive Director, LGBT Center OC

INDIGO BALL RECAP

We just can’t stop celebrating the success and harmony of such a beautiful night. If you joined us on May 4th for our special Indigo Ball celebration, thank you! It was wonderful to have all of you with us under one roof. We wanted to enjoy the memories of the evening with our professional photo gallery, commemorating the most exciting and meaningful moments of Indigo Ball 2019.

VIEW THE INDIGO BALL 2019 GALLERY

We also wanted to give another special thanks to all of our sponsors and partners that helped make it such an unforgettable evening. Your patronage contributes to the growth and wellness of our programs that serve all in the LGBTQ community right here in OC. We couldn’t do it without you! A big thank you to:

MARCH WITH US AT OC PRIDE AND GET AN EXCLUSIVE LGBT CENTER OC T-SHIRT!

At OC Pride this year, we’ll be marching together, and we want YOU to join us! Get our new 2019 Pride T-Shirt when you sign up for a ticket to join us for the march on June 22nd. Click the Eventbrite link below for more info.
Don’t want to march? You can still get a shirt!
GET YOUR LGBT CENTER OC PRIDE SHIRT!

ANGELS PRIDE NIGHT

Members, friends and family of the LGBT Center OC are coming together for the Angels’ very first Pride Night on June 25th!
In purchasing your discounted group ticket you will receive an Angels-themed Pride Night hat and access to our pre-game panel featuring MLB Ambassador Billy Bean!
A portion of each ticket will benefit the LGBT Center OC.

OC TRANS PRIDE

Join us for one of our most popular community events of the year! Trans Pride celebrates trans visibility and diversity through community activities, resource sharing, free haircuts, live entertainment, free clothing & donations, giveaways, educational workshops, and much more! Visit us at CO4 on July 27th for a fun and uplifting day of community togetherness.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Interested in learning about our volunteer opportunities? Click here!