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Sonoma County Pride Mourns the Loss of their President, JD Donovan.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of our President, JD Donovan. She passed on Thursday evening May 21, 2020 at home peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Her death was unrelated to the current health emergency. Having fought a battle with a serious illness, it finally took her from us. When(…)

SR to Start $600,000 Assistance Program to Help Renters during Pandemic

Santa Rosa plans to start an emergency rental assistance program in June expected to help an estimated 50 city households that have lost income during the ongoing pandemic, since county health officials in mid-March ordered all but essential businesses to close. More than $600,000 in federal funds would help a group of qualified low- and(…)

May Calendar of Events at Marin’s Spahr Center

Supporting Marin County LGBT Seniors The Spahr Center has an active Senior Program, and has formed a wonderful community of senior participants. Historically, we have offered two well-attended in-person Senior Discussion Groups, a monthly Mixer and quarterly luncheon. In response to Covid-19, we are now holding discussion groups twice a week over Zoom… Read the(…)

For Those in Need, Here is Where You Can Get From Meals and Groceries

If you’ve recently been laid off or are struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic, we have compiled a list of local food banks and nonprofits in Sonoma County that are providing free meals and groceries. Santa Rosa City Schools Santa Rosa City Schools is offering a drive-thru meal service for students on(…)

Today Santa Rosa and Petaluma Free Coronavirus Testing Sites Open

How: Appointments are required. No drive-up testing. Residents can go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123 to schedule an appointment. Where: Santa Rosa High School and the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. Who: All Sonoma County residents are eligible, regardless of age, economic or immigration status, or health symptoms. _____ For more stories about the coronavirus, go here. Track cases(…)

Out4Mental Health Virtual Meeting Happens May 6

As local LGBTQIA+ community leaders, we are inviting you to participate in the #Out4MentalHealth Virtual Meeting, May 6th 6-8pm. The gathering was originally going to be a town hall to focus on long term strategies for connection and collaboration amongst all of the different LGBTQ groups, organizations, and causes in our county. While this is still an important(…)

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Offers Classes, Online Exhibitions, and more

NEW! SCA Streaming : “Every Little Thing” Family Art Activities.Join teacher Cat Kaufman and learn about artist, Pablo Picasso. Use simple materials found around the house to create an easy Surrealist mask for your wall or your head. This project is adaptable to artists of any age that can use scissors. Perfect for home school art class!Lesson #1 Surrealist(…)

You Can Help Food for Thought Feed the Hungry

Are you sitting at home, trying to figure out how you can help feed people in need right now? Well we have a safe and fun solution for you! Join our GIVE IT UP online fundraiser and help raise funds for food from the comfort of your home. Simply sign up online and create a page. Then ask your family and(…)