The Spahr Center is Marin County’s only non-profit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV. Guided by our mission, our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, supporters and donors work together to achieve our vision of Marin as a healthy, inclusive community where every person lives with freedom and equality.
The Spahr Center offers monthly LGBT senior discussion groups that connect LGBT seniors to community and needed resources and reduce isolation. In addition, we host quarterly LGBT senior luncheons at the Marin Yacht Club! We have an LGBT Senior Advisory Committee made up of volunteers that organize opportunities to connect for activities and events, further reducing isolation, which we know impacts health and well-being as we age.
By Nancy Flaxman, MSW In February 2016, I was contacted by Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa to present on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors at a Grand Rounds for physicians and other medical staff on June 21st. The Kaiser LGBT Employee...read more
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for May 13, 2019 Letters to the editor May 12, 2019 at 10:00 am The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is to promote the health and well-being of the American people. In promulgating new rules that ostensibly protect...read more
The Spahr Center Stands Opposed to the Trump-Pence Administration’s Rule Allowing Discrimination In Health Care
Today, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services announced that healthcare providers can cite their religious beliefs and moral convictions as a reason to refuse services to certain patients. This shocking decision means that doctors can deny care to LGBTQ...read more
LGBTQ Senior Discussion Groups
The Spahr Center now has two LGBT senior drop-in groups that meet monthly; one in Northern Marin and the other in Southern Marin.