Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield
Dear friends and community,
On September 19, 2010 our community lost a gay teenager, Seth Walsh, to suicide. He was just 13 years old at the time. Seth’s death spurred conversations of opening a center in Bakersfield, an easy access hub to provide a safe, supportive space for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
In November of 2011 the vision became a reality and the Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield opened its doors, offering programs and meeting opportunities for the LGBT community.
Our doors stay open because of people like you. The Center is kicking off its annual fundraising cam-paign, Rainbow Donors. This is a primary source of funding and allows us to continue to fulfill our mis-sion. You play a vital role. Our goal is to obtain $24,000 in Rainbow Donor pledges before the end of the year. These funds will directly support the operating expenses of the center for the calendar year 2015.
The Gay & Lesbian Center is truly a space to be proud of. This year we have moved into a new 1200 square foot facility in downtown Bakersfield. We have expanded our youth programs, even hosting
summer activities where young people can meet and network. Please stop by and enjoy this new and welcoming space.
The Center’s mission is to provide a sense of community, self-respect and hope. We believe that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of all ages deserve to celebrate and be proud of who they are, and to live full and rewarding lives as productive members of society. Our goal is to empower individuals in achieving these goals.
You are the key to our continued success. Please consider becoming a Rainbow Donor so our community can continue to thrive.
David A. Trujillo
Founder & Board Member
Online credit and debit card donations are processed through PayPal, a safe and easy to use payment system. You can also mail a check payable to GLCB to PO Box 2712, Bakersfield CA 93303 or drop it off at the Center at 902 18th Street, Bakersfield CA 93301.
Thank you for your support
The Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Greater Bakersfield.
Our Mission Statement
The Center is an easy access hub providing a safe, supportive space and services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The Center also serves as a bridge to the greater Bakersfield community.
The Center is open during non-regular hours for group meetings, events, and other activities. For a complete schedule, please check our community calendar.
902 18th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Get off at RaboBank Arena and head north on O Street. Turn right on 18th Street, heading east. The Center will be on the left.
Downtown Transit Center
Head south on Chester Avenue. At 18th Street head east.The Center will be on the left. Bicyclists welcome!