June Events

TED Talk + Discussion


The Senior Center’s monthly TED Talk + Discussion will be held Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. and will feature the talk The Danger of Hiding Who You Are by Morgana Bailey. Stay after for a thought-provoking facilitated discussion.
This program is free for members; there is a $5 day use fee for non-members.

Art Show + Panel Discussion + Mixer 

On Friday, June 7 join us for an Art Show, Panel Discussion and Mixer. At 1:00 p.m., artist Alan Beckstead shows his artwork featuring gay icons and images. The art reception is followed by an LGBTQI Panel Discussion at 2:00 p.m. featuring a person from each of the “letters.” These courageous panelists will tell their coming out stories and answer your questions to help us all become better allies. After the panel, stay for a mixer with the panel members and enjoy light refreshments. Painting below: “Dykes on bikes” by Alan Beckstead.

Photo: Morgana Bailey

Photo: Morgana Bailey

Book Reading with Cleve Jones


Headlining LGBTQI Pride Month is celebrated human rights activist Cleve Jones who conceived the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and authored the critically acclaimed book When We Rise. The AIDS Quilt, now over 54 tons, is the world’s largest piece of community folk art. Jones is also portrayed in the movie Milk, the 2008 biopic of Harvey Milk. Jones will be at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center on Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. for a book signing, reading, and Q & A session. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 707-829-2440.

Film + Discussion


To round out the June Pride Month activities, on Monday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m., the Senior Center will show the 2017 coming of age film Call Me By Your Name which was rated one of the top ten
films of the year. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.
This program is free for members; there is a $5 day use fee for non-members.

Our Mardi Gras dance was tremendous fun!

Our Mardi Gras dance was tremendous fun!

Mark Your Calendar! 60’s Summer Beach Disco Party Dance: Saturday July 13th.

Butch is Beautiful: Exploring Queer Masculinity, in Photos

I love these photos! “One person seeking to smash these stereotypes is Australian photography curator Esther Godoy, who leads an ongoing project titled Butch is Not a Dirty Word. Comprised of candid images by a range of photographers, the latest instalment explores what it means to be butch within a 'family'—in every sense of the word.”
View the article here.


Free LGBT+ Awareness Trainings for All Caregivers

I took this 4 hour course and it was wonderful! Even though I have been an out gay guy for 17 years, I learned a lot from this. 

Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTQ+) Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

  • Become empowered, supported and informed about the unique needs of LGBT+ older adults and adults with disabilities.

  • Understand how the caregiver's approach affects the client’s care.

  • Learn about LGBT+ identity and caregiving.

  • Improve awareness and communications with and about LGBT+ people.

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion and $25, if you: 1) register by one week before the training, 2) arrive at the training on time and 3) complete the four-hour class.

  • Thursday, June 6, 9am - 1pm, Register here. 
    Employment & Training, Santa Rosa Room, 2227 Capricorn, Santa Rosa

Space is limited, so make your free online reservation today!
Call us with your questions: (707) 565-5700Registration can be completed online by clicking here.

Scotty King