An Open Letter to Allies

October 1, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Guest Writer Alex tackles the tricky subject of allies in our LGBTQA+ community and brings up some important issues that have been avoided when it comes to space, identity and support.

Homeless LGBT Youth – A Look at Three Centers Lending a Helping Hand

September 10, 2014 in inQueery

Over 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. What resources are out there? Guest Writer Aurora Smith presents us with an invaluable list of homeless shelters in the Bay Area that are LGBT-friendly, accommodating, full of activities and educational resources as well!

A Social Epidemic from a Medical Perspective: The Work of Joep Lange

August 20, 2014 in inQueery

Guest Writer Meredith Tsang reports on the impact of the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in which an HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, was killed and put his work into the larger social context of HIV/AIDS history and research. The focus of the article is how HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only a medical and biological issue but also greatly affected and impacted by the social which in turn can affect access to treatment and care. Lange’s work is a great discussion point on what approaches can be used to …

Updates on Ending the Ban on Gay Blood

July 23, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we revisit the issue of the ban on donors who are men who have had sex with men with updates on the recent National Gay Blood Drive. The drive took place in over 50 cities across America and this year won’t be the last. Read on and sign the petition to push the White House into reviewing the discriminatory policy that is costing lives.

Pacific Center: 41 Years of Serving our Community

June 11, 2014 in inQueery

This video about Pacific Center history and services was produced by UC Berkeley students, Spencer Maley, Zane Hadi, and Alli O’brien under the guidance and direction of Leo Brown, Facility Rental and Volunteer Coordinator.

SF State Student Film Sheds Awareness In Time For World AIDS Day

December 1, 2013 in inQueery

World AIDS Day is coming up December 1st this year and we’ve come a long way in terms of treatment, awareness and education. Dollii Williams, a student at San Francisco State University, recently made a short film exploring the stigma around HIV. Pacific Center’s Katie Tims learns the story behind the film and what the SF State community is doing to further education on HIV/AIDS.

GRL: Keeping Our Community Strong

November 20, 2013 in inQueery

We follow up with GRL, the sorority on the UC Berkeley campus for those who self-identify as queer and female and their allies. They had chosen us as their philanthropic project this year. The Pacific Center chats with them on what community means to them.

Breaking the Girls: A Film Review

July 17, 2013 in inQueery

An edgy new lesbian film debuted at Frameline 2013. The film isn’t just about a sapphic love affair, but is also an intense ride full of murder, deception and desire. InQueery blog staff editor Jax reviews ‘Breaking The Girls.’ The film opens this August, be sure to check it out!

InQueery News Live!

June 12, 2013 in inQueery

This week’s article is the first of an ongoing series called InQueery News, which will occur once a month and which will feature a discussion between members of the InQueery staff as they talk about hot-topics in the community and media. For this first segment, blog staff members, Leo, Katie, and Ben, sat down to discuss San Francisco’s celebration and recent headlining LGBT news.

Forties Never Looked so Good

May 27, 2013 in inQueery

On May 9, 2013, the Pacific Center held a Gala in observation of its 40th anniversary. There was wine, food, appreciation and heartfelt moments from the early evening into the night! Take a look at some of the memorable moments.

GRLs on Fire

February 28, 2013 in inQueery

The Pacific Center for Human Growth is excited and honored to announce that Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) has chosen us to be their philanthropy project. We’d like to take a minute to express our appreciation and tell you a little bit about GRL

Introducing InQueery

February 13, 2013 in inQueery

Hello, and welcome to InQueery, our blog at the Pacific Center for Human Growth.
For those of you who don’t know, the Pacific Center is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1973 in response to a gay bashing that occurred in Oakland. We have grown over the decades and now offer a number of mental and public health services to the LGBTQ community in the East Bay: therapy services, youth programming, peer support groups, and clinical training.

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