2019 Application GIVE through
December 31

The Diversity Center

Organization Mission

Our goal is to build an equitable community where LGBTQ+ people thrive. We envision a healthy, vibrant, diverse LGBTQ+ community, free from fear, hatred and prejudice.

The Big Idea:
LGBTQ+ Seniors Building Community

Most LGBTQ+ older adults have experienced a lifetime of discrimination. They are often estranged from family members who rejected them, and are more likely to be single, live alone, and less likely to have children.

To cut through this isolation, The Diversity Center is offering outdoor get-togethers, recreational activities, and shared community meals. We are also offering workshops about how to improve physical and mental health.

Our seniors have made magnificent contributions to the LGBTQ+ movement for equality, and we honor their efforts. The Diversity Center also provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth through support groups and community events.

We benefit the entire county by hosting educational workshops about gender and sexuality for health care providers, county agencies, schools, and nonprofit organizations.

 I was alone, sad and isolated. When I discovered The Diversity Center, I found connection, community, and the love of my life, who is now my wife!

Jeaneane Bishop