Positive Image to Host Meeting About LGBTQI Mental Health

As I’m sure you know, even though we live in a fairly progressive county, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure our LGBTQ community members are getting the resources, support, and respect we deserve. We are currently working on a policy map to identify all the areas in Sonoma County(…)

What’s Happening at The Spahr Center

New HIV Client Advisory Committee The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have completed the process of interviewing and appointing client to the new HIV Advisory Committee. Nine clients have been appointed to serve on the committee, as well as one alternate in case someone has to step-down. Committee members will serve(…)

Free SRJC Class to Explore Sonoma County’s LGBTQI History

Instructor Tina Dungan will offer a free class ‘LGBTQI History:  A Sonoma County Timeline 1960s – 1990’ at Santa Rosa Junior College Wednesday afternoons August 8 through December 19.  You may sign up for the class by contacting the Older Adults Program at 707-527-4533 or by registering at older-adults.santarosa.edu.  There is no age limit, but(…)

Gay Wine Weekend Happens July 21 – 23

Enjoy 3 full days of LGBT events in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma Valley – home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch, wine auction and pool party in one(…)

Current an Upcoming Events at the Occidental Center for the Arts

‘Call & Response’ Art Exhibit at the OCA Gallery Wolpert • Wagner • Gordon Enjoy this invitational exhibit featuring creations by renowned local artists Dave Gordon, Adam Wolpert and Victoria Wagner. Exhibit runs Friday, June 8th through Sunday, July 29th; gallery open Fri-Sat-Sun 11 AM to 4 PM. At left: Woodrock by Victoria Wagner Horizon(…)

“Sordid Lives” Creator Del Shores Talks About His Plays, Films, and Bringing His New Play to Sonoma

Del Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television and regional and national touring theatre. Shores’ career took off with the play “Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?”) in 1987, which ran two years, winning many Los Angeles theatre awards, including LA Weekly’s Best Production and Best(…)

Sonoma County Coalition is Opening Doors for LGBTQI Older Adults

During National Pride Month, it’s important to remember the history of why we celebrate gains for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) people. Many LGBTQI older adults grew up during a time when to love someone of the same gender was considered a crime, mental illness or a sin. LGBTQI people could be(…)