Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Calistoga! ¡Celebra Orgullo LGBTQ en Calistoga!

Come make history with us, join the the first ever family/community picnic event brought to you by the Calistoga Youth Leadership Team!
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¡Venga hacer historia con nosotras/os, y unase al primer evento picnic familiar/comunitario presentado por el Equipo de Liderazgo Juvenil de Calistoga!

Your favorite event is back! Cheers for Queers in Guerneville, May 19

Join us Saturday, May 19th at Equality Vines Tasting Room to learn about this unique winery and sip some wine while supporting LGBTQ Connection. The tasting room will offer two glasses of wine for $6, and a portion of all sales will directly benefit LGBTQ Connection’s youth-led movement building efforts in Sonoma & Napa Counties. The tasting room is open from 12-8 pm, so drop by anytime for a tasting. The Cheers for Queers Gathering will go from 2-6 pm, where we’ll have some tasty snacks, artisan chocolates, an awesome raffle, music, and good times! Can’t wait to see you there!

May 19 de mayo - Picnic Familiar de Primavera / Spring Family Picnic

LGBTQ Connection Napa is very excited to announce our next bilingual community event. Join us Saturday, May 19 from 12:00pm to 3:00 pm at O’Brien Park (865 Pueblo Avenue next to McPherson Elementary School) for a picnic celebration of family acceptance!

LGBTQ Connection Napa está muy emocionada en anunciar nuestro próximo evento comunitario bilingüe. Únanse a nosotros el sábado 19 de Mayo de 12:00 a 3:00 p.m. en el parque O’Brien (865 Pueblo Avenue al lado de la Primaria McPherson) para un picnic que celebra la aceptación familiar. 

Will you be our champion for this year's Give Out Day? April 19

Give OUT Day, the national day of giving to LGBTQ causes is Thursday, April 19, and we need your participation. We will even win thousands in additional prizes if we get the most number of donations! You can support in any/all of these three ways:

Free LGBTQ Best Practices Training in Calistoga on Thursday, April 19

Save the date! We are having our LGBTQ Best Practices Training in Calistoga on Thursday, April 19 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Calistoga Jr/Sr High Schools library (1608 Lake Street, Calistoga, CA). Our trainers are bilingual and can answer questions in English or Spanish, but this training will be held in English.

LGBTQ En Español! Our 1st Best Practices Training in Spanish

We are offering our very first LGBTQ training in Spanish "LGBTQ en Español" to better serve our Spanish-speaking young people and their families. This is one part of LGBTQ Connection's new Latino LGBTQI Youth inclusion project funded by Horizons Foundation and Community Foundation Sonoma County's LGBTQI Giving Circle. Presently, our North Bay communities in Napa and Sonoma have essentially ZERO LGBTQ resources specific to Spanish speakers. Let's change that; Our young people deserve better.

29 de marzo en Napa: Una plática familiar, "la Unión Hace la Fuerza"

Sabemos que nuestras comunidades en estos momentos necesitan apoyo. LGBTQ Connection no solamente existe para crear comunidad con personas LGBTQ (gay y transgénero) pero para crear conexiones entre las muchas partes de nuestras comunidades. Creemos que es importante crear juntos espacios donde nos podamos sentir apoyados y seguros.
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We know that our communities need support during these current times more than ever. LGBTQ Connection doesn't only exist to create community for LGBTQ people, but to create supportive connections among many parts of our communities. We believe that it is important to create spaces where we can feel supported and safe.   

Napa Valley Register: Napa's LGBT seniors band together for friendship and support

The “Golden Years” can be challenging. You may find yourself free from the daily grind of work and parenting, but you’re likely also dealing with increased financial pressure and health problems.

But if you are a member of the LGBT community, these challenges, particularly isolation, can be magnified.

There is a place where seniors from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Napa can get together regularly for socializing and mutual support.

Sonoma Index-Tribune: LGBTQ group making ‘connections’ in Sonoma

Sonoma Index-Tribune: LGBTQ group making ‘connections’ in Sonoma

“I hear from kids all the time that this program literally saved their life,” said program coordinator Eliseo Rivas, who has developed LGBTQ Connection’s program in other cities. “The amount of isolation and rejection is enormous. Even though Sonoma is only an hour outside of San Francisco, it doesn’t mean it’s a welcoming place for LGBTQ people.”

Our Sonoma "Love is Love" youth dance celebrates love, Feb 24, 2018

The "LOVE IS LOVE YOUTH DANCE" will be on Saturday, February 24 starting at 7:00pm. The Gender Sexuality Awareness (GSA) Club of Sonoma Valley High School teamed up with LGBTQ Connection Sonoma to create an event that celebrates love in all its forms and to launch our LGBTQ youth program in Sonoma Valley!

Sonoma Index-Tribune: Looking for Connection (Letter to the Editor)

Like me, some have to leave home in order to find a place they feel safe to come out and feel accepted and understood. No one should have to leave home or Sonoma Valley to feel part of a community that accepts all of them. At LGBTQ Connection, I work with youth to create stronger communities so that they can feel loved right where they are.

Napa Valley Register: LGBTQ Connection volunteers work as liaisons to Napa's Latino community

“There definitely is this need,” said Eduardo Rivera, program coordinator at LGBTQ Connection. Especially in the Latino community, he said, LGBTQ issues are not things that are typically talked about. “Our goal is that, through our events and through our connections we make, that we get these parents involved so that when they become aware of how to better support their LGBTQ child,” as well as helping other parents, he said.

Transcend Napa’s holiday party: Dec 5 from 4:30-6:00p

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You’re invited to Transcend Napa’s holiday party Dec 5th from 4:30-6:00pm! Folks of all ages who are trans, agender, or gender non-conforming are welcome to come kick off the holidays with a fun, inclusive celebration. Gingerbread decorating, tea, and hot chocolate are provided!

Rescheduled/Reprogramado: LGBTQ film "El Canto Del Colibrí" comes to Santa Rosa

Join us to watch El Canto del Colobri, a film exploring the heartfelt relationships between Latino immigrant fathers & their gay and transgender family members.
El documental El Canto del Colibrí llega a Sonoma County! Acompáñanos a ver el canto del colibrí, un documental que explora las relaciones entre hombres inmigrantes Latinos y sus hijas (os) LGBTQ.