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LGBTQI Elder Information and Assistance Program Launches

The second year of local programs to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors has started, including the launch of the LGBTQI Elder Information & Assistance Program to increase elders’ access to social services for the healthy aging. (LGBTQI = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, and intersex.) “We have partnered with Sebastopol Area(…)

Food For Thought Announces 22nd Annual Spring Home & Garden Tour

Food For Thought, which provides nutritional support to those living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County, is proud to announce our 22nd annual Spring Home & Garden Tour on May 28, 2017 from 10 am–5 pm. This highly anticipated event gives ticket buyers exclusive access to several stunning private homes, gardens, and(…)

Petaluma Moves to Protect All Citizens During the Trump Administration

The City of Petaluma just passed an It Won’t Happen Here resolution – the only city to do so – as a result of active engagement by Petaluma residents. The City of Sonoma may get a resolution with good wording for the same reason. Undocumented immigrants have gotten some wording they wanted (though flawed) from(…)

Trans Rally Set for March 18 in Santa Rosa

The Sonoma County Trans community will hold a rally and march in solidarity with all trans youth from 2:30-7 p.m. March 18 at Santa Rosa City Hall. The Civil Rights of trans youth are now at risk after the Trump Administration on Feb. 22 rescinded Obama-era protections that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom(…)

LGBT Senior Services Expand at Senior Centers

A second year of local programs to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors, the LGBT Seniors Outreach Project, has begun offering training and events at three local senior centers, while also planning the spring launch of the LGBTQI Senior Information & Assistance Program to increase elders’ access to social services for healthy aging.(…)

Academy Night at the Rialto: A Benefit for Food For Thought

Support a great cause by joining Food For Thought and Rialto Cinemas for Academy Night as we present the 89th annual awards ceremony live and on the big screen Sunday, February 26 at 4 p.m. We have movie trivia contests, wonderful raffle prizes, prizes for best costume from a Best Picture nominee, and a grand(…)

New Exhibition Traces History of Gay Bear Community

A new exhibition at the GLBT History Museum will feature the work of cartoonist Fran Frisch as a starting point for exploring the history of the bear community, a subculture that developed in the 1980s to celebrate older, larger, hairier, ruggedly masculine gay men who had been largely excluded from standards of attractiveness in gay(…)

The Washington Women’s March is Coming to Sonoma County

The Sonoma County rally and march will include diverse music, inspirational speakers and a promised dance mob dance, followed by a  30 minute sidewalk march.  Local community leaders will present a variety of options for engagement and action as we move forward towards inclusion and unity.  This noon rally is a sister march of the DC Women’s March and these(…)