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"The Fight for LGBT Rights" at the San Diego LGBT Community Center

Doors open at 6 pm and our brief program of speakers will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

The Fight for LGBT Rights at the LGBT Community Center will be an opportunity for you to socialize with supporters of LGBT rights while learning about efforts (both inside and outside the courtroom) to protect and defend transgender community members. Our featured speakers are Melissa DeLeon, Equity Staff Attorney for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Deja Cabrera, Transgender Services Coordinator for the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Melissa DeLeon, Equity Staff Attorney for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, will provide a briefing on groundbreaking litigation to protect the rights of transgender individuals to have equal access to public facilities. 

Deja Cabrera, Transgender Services Coordinator for the San Diego LGBT Community Center, will provide an overview of The Center's advocacy work and efforts to support a strong and healthy transgender community in San Diego. 

As with all ACLU NextGen events, we will reserve plenty of time for networking and socializing. Expect to leave this event feeling informed, energized and ready to take action!

ACLU NextGen brings together young professionals, emerging leaders, community activists and others who care deeply about key issues affecting the future of our democracy.  With their passion for protecting civil rights and achieving social justice for future generations, NextGen members infuse the ACLU with new energy and enthusiasm, and support the ACLU’s essential work in the San Diego region and nationwide. As a member of ACLU NextGen, you will gain access to all NextGen programs and events, and be among the first to hear about volunteer opportunities, canvassing and rallies, and other ways to get involved. Learn more about ACLU NextGen and become a Member today!

Project TRANS at The Center: All of The Center’s programs are transgender-inclusive and supportive, and we also offer services designed specifically for the transgender community through Project TRANS, our Transgender Services Program. Project TRANS (Transgender Referrals, Assistance, Networking and Services) offers discussion groups, behavioral health services, HIV prevention services, youth services and more. In addition, the program focuses on advocacy, referrals, outreach, sensitivity trainings, social activities and events, workshops and networking with community agencies. Through a partnership with USD School of Law, Project TRANS also provides assistance with name and gender marker change documents. For more information, contact the Project Trans coordinator at trans@thecentersd.org or 619.692.2077 x109.

Some logistical details:

-The Center is located at 3909 Centre St., San Diego, CA.

-Doors open at 6 pm and our brief program of speakers will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

-Some free parking is available in the lot next to The Center; metered street parking is available on surrounding streets.

-The MTS Route 1, 7, 10, 11 and 215 buses all stop within two blocks of The Center.

-ACLU NextGen will offer complimentary light snacks, and beer and wine will be available, courtesy of The Center.

-Don't forget to RSVP, and invite your friends. We're so looking forward to seeing you there!