🍀 March is Here! 🍀
As we foray into an early spring, we take note of all the changes happening around us. we’ve already done so much this year, and month 3 of 2019 is looking great. Join us in celebratingwhat the OC LGBTQ community has achieved so far!
In January, the youth leaders of our Youth Empowered To Act (YETA) team were able to attend the Creating Change Conference, the largest LGBTQ youth leadership conference in the nation. They flew all the way to Detroit for a meaningful weekend of workshops, networking, and education opportunities.
On February 12, we participated in Love Is Giving Day, a collaborative fundraising campaign with 7 other non-profit organizations in Orange County. Together we were able to successfully raise funds to support healthy teen relationships and health education here in our very own community.
Sips & Giggles 2019 was a HUGE success! The community came together to enjoy each other’s company and laugh in the hilarity that is Daniel Franzese and Rhea Butcher! This was an amazing opportunity for community togetherness as many smiles and hugs were shared on a beautiful evening.
You can look forward to some very exciting upcoming events, including our biggest occasion of the year: Indigo Ball 2019! We are so excited to announce our honorees and auction items for this year’s BIG gala. we invite the entire community to our black-tie event filled with gourmet food and fabulous dancing. The Indigo Ball celebrates our previous year’s accomplishments as well as honoring those who have made a huge impact in our community. It is because of supporters like you that the LGBT Center OC can continue to provide essential services, programs, and connections which seek to empower LGBT Orange County.
Thank you for being with us and looking forward to the exciting changes that March will bring; this is going to be the most exciting Spring yet!
All the Best,
Executive Director, LGBT Center OC
A Look Back – January & February 2019
Creating Change Conference
Our YETA leaders made it home safely from Detroit and they want to give a huge thank you to everyone who helped raise the funds to attend this year’s Creating Change Conference.
This was the 5th year Center Staff and YETA leaders have attended the Creating Change Conference. We attended over 15 workshops and caucuses on issues impacting the LGBTQ community on a local, state, and national level.
We look forward to this year’s Youth Convening, our annual LGBTQ youth leaders’ conference on Aprio 12th at the William H. Spurgeon Intermediate School.
Feb. 12, 2019
Love Is Giving Day
We had an extremely successful Giving Day with the help and support of our wonderful donors. Generous community members and allies from Orange County and beyond contributed to our campaign to raise awareness for healthy teen relationships and better sex education for all. Thank you to all who helped us make this the most successful collaborative campaign yet!
Feb. 16, 2019
Sips & Giggles
Sips & Giggles 2019 was our biggest and best Sips & Giggles yet! Through your contributions, we were able to raise money to expand our programs and services that benefit LGBTQ individuals and their families across all of OC.
A huge thank you to host, Anthony Desamito, and our hilarious comedians, Daniel Franzese and Rhea Butcher!
Thank you to all who showed up to have a great time.
Upcoming Event – Indigo Ball 2019
MAY 4, 2019
Volunteer Spotlight – Arron Patino