June is Pride Month!

Parades, Panel Discussion, Mixer, Movies, and CLEVE JONES!

Below is the third installment of the LGBTQI Blog: May 2019

Seniors — “A class of people who hold the wisdom of the world.”

Scotty King at the recent Senior Center’s Open House. I was thrilled to share about all the exciting programs coming up here in June—Pride month.

Scotty King at the recent Senior Center’s Open House. I was thrilled to share about all the exciting programs coming up here in June—Pride month.

Dear LGBTQI and Friends Community, 

April's Open House at our Senior Center was very successful — 100 people showed up! I was so proud standing at the LGBTQI station and sharing all the exciting programs we have in June to celebrate Pride month. Over my right shoulder is a gorgeous mural by our Board Vice President, Alan Beckstead, honoring the year 1969 when our Center was founded. Another huge event that year (also depicted in this mural) were the Stonewall riots. Drag queens stood up to police who would regularly go into gay bars and arrest everyone. We celebrate their actions around the world in June! Pride Month! 


June is Pride Month!

In June, the Sebastopol Area Senior Center will host an array of LGBTQI Pride month activities to celebrate the diverse senior population in Sonoma County. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the organized activities; please RSVP at 707-829-2440. All programs are free unless otherwise noted


Sonoma County Pride Parade: Saturday, June 1st! 

The Sebastopol Area Senior Center invites LGBTQI seniors and allies to ride on our float in downtown Santa Rosa on June 1, 2019.

(L) Nick & I carrying the banner in the Apple Blossom Parade. (R) Our float won 2nd place in the recent Apple Blossom Parade, with float designer Alan Beckstead, (haircutting) volunteer Danny, and our friend Steve decked out in 60’s attire.

(L) Nick & I carrying the banner in the Apple Blossom Parade. (R) Our float won 2nd place in the recent Apple Blossom Parade, with float designer Alan Beckstead, (haircutting) volunteer Danny, and our friend Steve decked out in 60’s attire.

The 1969-themed float won second place in the 2019 Apple Blossom Parade in Sebastopol! We had seniors as go-go dancers; it was a blast! And if you missed this, you’ll get another chance. We are entering the same float into the Santa Rosa Pride Parade on Saturday, June 1st. Please come, all seniors are invited. Come ride on the float or walk with us. After the parade, hang with us for Pride festivities in Courthouse Square! To get on the float or walk with us, meet us at 9:30 AM June 1st, near Courthouse Square Santa Rosa. See you there! Email me if you want to be on the parade list. scotty@sebastopolseniorcenter.org

Katie Davis