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LGBTQ center in Palm Springs to open satellite location in Coachella

LGBTQ center in Palm Springs to open satellite location in Coachella
With great pride and more than a bit of excitement, The Center's Coachella location will open its doors to the public this Monday, November 22, at 10am, where we will join the East Coachella Valley community, supporters, and elected officials to celebrate this important milestone. We hope you will join us!
 
Like many places, the Coachella Valley has a diverse and dynamic LGBTQ+ community, but safe and affirming spaces east of Cathedral City are limited. Following the murder of openly bisexual Juan Ceballos in Mecca in 2014, local high school students organized and produced the Youth Participatory Action Research Report in 2016. This youth and community-driven report addressed LGBTQ+ needs in the Eastern Coachella Valley and sparked an era of activism, organizing, and community building.
 
Now, five years later, The Center's Coachella team partners with communities across the east valley, sharing experiences that affirm LGBTQ+ belonging and developing the next generation of leaders. All of this has been made possible because of you and your support.
 
And there's more! The 14th Annual Fill the Bus Food Drive, sponsored by SunLine Transit Agency and The Center's Community Food Bank, will be held at Ralph’s at SmokeTree Village on Thursday, November 18, from 7am to 7pm. Please bring your donations of canned goods, frozen foods, and traditional fixings to support families across our valley experiencing food insecurity. We'd love to see you there where there will be a lot of thanks and gratitude.
 
Thank you for being a part of building a healthy, strong LGBTQ+ community across the Coachella Valley!