Gay Central Valley exists to contribute to and enrich the cultural life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, their families, friends and supporters in California''s Central Valley. The organization''s goals are to create awareness, educate and develop in the Central Valley the diversity of cultural expression in the LGBT community. Along with informing and promoting cultural events in the Central Valley, the organization has as one of its purposes the education of the public about the history, contributions and diversity of the LGBT community, especially in the Central Valley.
Our writers/staff volunteer their time and experience for the greater good of the community, bringing us back to our slogan: "For the Community, By the Community".
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This is an local organization devoted to supporting the LGBTQ+ Community through education and action. The Central San Joaquin Valley of California is not an easy place to be, if you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or a myriad of other diverse profiles all falling under the category of HUMAN BEING. With a PhD in Clinical Psychology and MA in Early Childhood Education, I spent much of my career as a long-term, tenured faculty member for SCCCD where thousands of students went through my classes. It amazes how challenging even within the higher education institutions to accept true diversity openly rather than stereotypically reciting the "script of tolerance." Gay Central Valley has taken the challenge to support equality even when those basic civil right are deemed a threat. Gay Central Valley provides a support system for a large population of contributing members of this community and that takes courage. They fight for the civil rights of all people everyday.