News & Events

HIV Client Advisory Committee

The Spahr Center Board of Directors is forming an HIV Client Advisory Committee. All clients are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 29th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Jeremy Tsuchitani-Watson, HCAP Advocate at ALRP in San Francisco, will facilitate the...

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...

Not In Our Town

Light In The Darkness - What would you do if one of your neighbors was killed in a hate crime? Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. In 2008,...

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...

My PrEP Story: Phil

Phil Samba has been on the PrEP IMPACT Trial for five months. In his second My PrEP Story he talks side-effects, dosing and having sex with HIV positive men. My PrEP Story is the personal voice of people who are using, or have used, PrEP. Find out more...

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...

The Color of Law

The Color of Law explores how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. The book was designated one of ten finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards. This is a free community event and...

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...