We are excited to announce that LGBTQ Connection will be taking on two summer interns for 2017 that will help us take our program to the next level over the summer months. Interns will work approximately 8-16 hours a week on a variety of projects supporting LGBTQ Connection's mission and growth.
LGBTQ Connection is thrilled to announce our 2017 Pride month events for Napa County! In partnership with our youth leaders, and made possible by donations from our community, LGBTQ Connection is officially sponsoring several events to celebrate June 2017--LGBTQ Pride month!
QT Camp is a summer opportunity for Queer and Trans youth to bond for a summer long intensive team where they create an end of the summer event that welcomes LGBTQ youth to the new school year in August. Many say that youth are our future--we say they are the leaders of today! Help us invest in them by giving them the opportunity to be a part of our teams in Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Spread the word: the "Family Picnic" is LGBTQ Connection's first Spanish language event and will take place on Saturday, May 20 at O'Brien park next to McPherson Elementary School in Napa. There will be food, games, amazing raffle prizes and wonderful people! All ages welcome. Although not required, please RSVP with Eliseo at 707-251-9432 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Let us know if you'd like to volunteer!)
This Thursday, April 20, 2017 is #GiveOUTday*! Every year, more and more of our community has shown how much our connection matters to them and this year we are asking you to again join with us in commitment for this special 24 hours of fundraising. Click here to donate to us now.
We invite you to join us Friday, April 21st for our event "Fight The Silence Night"--an evening of community, empowerment, and dinner conversation. As part of the night, we are creating art together, so bring your creative energy! Please see below for more information. We hope you can join us.
How youths, parents and resource providers can try to deepen the level of trust between one another was the focus of LGBTQ Connection’s 2nd annual “In This Together” conference at the Embassy Suites in Napa on Saturday.
Trust is an important part to creating an environment where LGBTQ youth feel safe and supported, said Eliseo Rivas, event coordinator and program coordinator for LGBTQ Connection.
We're glad you're here. Whether your child is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or still figuring it out, you are not alone. We're in this together. We are building a year-round network of support, trust, love and acceptance for youth and families.
LGBTQ Connection is seeking a passionate community organizer. Specifically, one who is experienced in nonprofit youth program development and evaluation, that thrives in start-up, and excels at developing people and programs to accomplish goals in the context of a regional, grass-roots, rural/suburban, LGBTQ community organization.
Our very own Celeste Chase, a Junior at Valley Oak High School, has been nominated as Youth Volunteer of the Year by LGBTQ Connection. As a leader and an advocate of transgender rights, she has played an instrumental role in not only developing the trans youth community in Napa, but she has also challenged staff to bring a stronger organizational support so that our trans community can have the resources they need to be happy and healthy.
You are cordially invited to our 2nd annual "In this Together" Family Conference, March 25 from 10am-2pm at Embassy Suites, 1075 California Blvd, Napa. Join us to explore ways to support the success and health of our children.
Le invitamos a nuestro 2do anual Encuentro Familiar "Estamos Juntos", el 25 de marzo de 10a - 2p en el hotel Embassy Suites, 1075 California Blvd, Napa. Exploraremos maneras de apoyar el éxito y la salud de nuestros hijos.
We have an important opportunity for you to help inform understanding of the biggest needs that our diverse LGBTQ communities face across the Bay Area. We want to make sure North Bay voices, like ours, are included! Similar to our own local effort in 2012, Horizons Foundation, the SF Bay Area LGBT community foundation, is leading a community needs assessment that will result in updated local data about our communities and ultimately drive resources and action. These data will be used by the foundation to set grantmaking priorities, and to be a resource for other community organizations and funding. LGBTQ Connection is helping to get the word out.
Under a wide, trellised panel of dark wood, between two bunches of grapes, the words “WELCOME TO NAPA” greet those driving into the city. Below those words are the logos of more than a dozen community groups: the toothed wheel of the Rotary club, the blue-and-gold circle-L of the Lions, twin green silhouettes on the Girl Scouts seal.
Now, two signs at the city limits carry one more plaque—for a group whose leader scarcely hoped for such visibility less than a decade ago.
"Dinner Over the Rainbow" invites the LGBTQ community and friends of all ages to build connections across generations in Santa Rosa. Together, we can build community with full stomachs, good vibes, and open hearts. Genaro, our youth leadership team member, says "I want them to feel supported and feel like they have family." Be part of ours and RSVP!
Our youth designed a “Posada Party” for the whole family at our community center at 780 Lincoln Ave on Thurs, Dec. 8th from 5:00-8:00pm.
Enjoy delicious FREE food, find community with a fun crowd, and learn some insightful information on how to support LGBTQ family members. All are welcome!
To encourage local giving during this holiday season, 43 local nonprofits are featured in a full color catalog both online and mailed to homes across Napa County. We are proud to announce that LGBTQ Connection is one of the fabulous local organizations featured this year!
This documentary follows homeless LGBTQI youth in Washington D.C. A a group of young, black gay & trans teens form a gang to protect one another when no one else will. These youth strive to make a better life for themselves, especially when they have an opportunity to participate in a fashion program. Prepare to be inspired and amazed.
This Thursday, October 20, 2016 is #SpiritDay, where millions go purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth. It may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big impact for a struggling youth to know that they have you on their side.