My Gender-Fluid Senior Prom

Ara Halstead is a student at Black Hills High School in Olympia, Washington.  Her Opinion Piece was picked up by The New York Times and ran in the printed edition on May 12, 2018.  Read the full article...

NCLR’s Anniversary Celebration

Last month, Kate Kendell announced that she will be stepping down as Executive Director of The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) at the end of the year. After 22 years at the helm, she’ll be leaving the NCLR offices but never our hearts. After a tenure marked...

A Letter from our Founder, Jane Spahr

Sadly, William F. Hollabaugh died Thursday, March 29th after a fall that resulted in a coma. Bill was an amazing co-founder of Ministry of Light, later renamed Spectrum Center for LGBT Concerns, and now The Spahr Center. Bill received his PhD in Electrical engineering...

Congratulations Senator Toni Atkins!!

All of us here at The Spahr Center congratulate Senator Toni Atkins for smashing through the glass ceiling!  Senator Atkins is the first woman as well as the first openly gay lawmaker to lead the California State Senate. Toni Atkins prepares to be first woman to have...

LGBTQ Advocacy Day in Sacramento is May 21!

Since the election of Donald Trump, the LGBTQ community and our allies have faced some of our greatest challenges in decades — that’s why it’s crucial that we make our voices heard in Sacramento and call on our elected officials to take action!  Join...

As Discrimination Continues, We Wait For The Supreme Court to Act

“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people continue to be at risk for discrimination in their daily lives, even at their most painful moments, like when burying a loved one. People think discrimination like this couldn’t happen, but it does and it did … a...