San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
Enhancing and sustaining the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities.
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
It is an explicit goal of all Center programs to be inclusive and representative of the diversity found in the San Diego community. Honoring, promoting and celebrating our community’s diversity is a central organizing principle for The Center.
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (d.b.a., The Center) is one of the largest and most vibrant LGBTQ community centers in the nation. Functioning as the San Diego LGBTQ community's anchor organization, The Center is led by a 11-member board of directors, employs more than 75 paid staff and utilizes more than 1,200 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBTQ health/wellness and human rights. The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community, including men, women, youth, seniors, transgender and nonbinary individuals, families, LGBTQ Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV. Last year, The Center provided more than 86,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.