San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center
Promoting a safe and inclusive San Gabriel Valley for people of all orientations and gender identities.
The San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center is a California Non-Profit Corporation, 501(c)(3), founded in 2011. Our mission is to promote a safe and inclusive San Gabriel Valley for people of all orientations and gender identities. We aim to enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ San Gabriel Valley residents by:
• fostering advocacy, education, and respect for individuals
• encouraging cultural diversity, healthy living, and full achievement of personal potential
• improving the overall visibility of the SGV LGBTQ community within the general population
• providing locally available, culturally competent programs and services
• promoting interconnection amongst the SGV LGBTQ community
The San Gabriel Valley (SGV) is a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse community of 2 million people. It spans over 285 square miles, and encompasses 31 incorporated cities and 5 unincorporated communities. SGV residents are predominantly those of Latinx (45%) and Asian (28%) descent.
The SGV is home to the largest diaspora of Chinese American communities in the United States, with substantial populations in the cities of Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar, and Arcadia.
The SGV was originally home to the Tongva people, who lived throughout the Los Angeles Basin for thousands of years before being displaced and enslaved by Spanish settlers in the 1800s. The ancestors of the Tongva still reside here today.
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