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Advocacy update from The Center

The Center is encouraging individuals to check their voter registration in advance of the upcoming Sept. 14 CA Gubernatorial Recall Election.

With the start of August, The Center is picking up our community engagement efforts on two important civic engagement actions. First, as announced by the California Secretary of State, a special election will be held on September 14th for the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

Jewel joins GLAAD's Summer of Equality campaign

Jewel joins GLAAD's Summer of Equality campaign

This week, GLAAD partnered with the Freedom & Opportunity For All Coalition and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel to send phone messages to LGBTQ people and allies across the United States inviting them to participate in a virtual town hall to learn more about the Equality Act and what they can do to support it. 

The Center's Housing Services

The Center's Housing Services

As we know, San Diego is experiencing a housing crisis and many in our LGBTQ community are experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness. 40% of youth who are homeless are LGBTQ, and we know that their lives, as well those of LGBTQ adults, are significantly harder, and that real disparities exist in housing for our community.

Help clean-up Hillcrest after Pride!

Help clean-up Hillcrest after Pride!
San Diego Pride is the biggest time of the year in Hillcrest, with tens of thousands of people descending on the neighborhood to celebrate. And while we love nothing more than celebrating with our community, lots of people in the area can mean lots of trash and litter left behind.
 

Take What You Need expands to include pet food pantry and footwear programs

Take What You Need expands to include pet food pantry and footwear programs
The organization that operates the heavily utilized weekly "Take What You Need" food distribution, Williams Community Assistance Foundation, has announced that their board of directors has launched two new programs: "A Step Forward" and the "Pet Food Pantry."
 

During the pandemic, The Center helped LGBTQ seniors with connectivity

During the pandemic, The Center helped LGBTQ seniors with connectivity

Dear Center Community,

The journey we have all been on for the last year has been unparalleled - and The Center has been here every step of the way. We have provided vital Emergency Services, but we have also provided support - Essential Support - to our community to ease isolation, help discover next steps, find resources, take care of mental health, and so much more. 

Taylor Swift partners with GLAAD to launch the “Summer of Equality” campaign

Taylor Swift partners with GLAAD to launch the “Summer of Equality” campaign

On June 1, GLAAD and global superstar Taylor Swift announced the “Summer of Equality” campaign, an initiative aimed at amplifying the voices of LGBTQ voters and allies across the country in support of the Equality Act. If passed, the Equality Act would secure comprehensive protections against discrimination for every LGBTQ American.  

The Humanity Movement launches The Capital B Campaign to improve quality of life for Black San Diegans

The Humanity Movement launches The Capital B Campaign to improve quality of life for Black San Diegans

The Capital B Campaign is a multi-faceted effort to elevate the image of, as well as understanding, dignity, and respect for Black people in the U.S. broadly and, in San Diego County, specifically. The ultimate desired outcome is inclusion and equity in both policy and practice tangibly resulting in an improved quality of life for Black persons of African descent in San Diego.