Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0649    Version: 1 Name: CD6 - Support LGBTQ Center Black and White Ball
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/6/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $3,500, offset by the Sixth Council District One-Time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to support The LGBTQ Center Long Beach; and Decrease appropriations of the Sixth Council District One-time District Priority Funds in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $3,500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
Sponsors: COUNCILWOMAN SUELY SARO, SIXTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 061422-R-25sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $3,500, offset by the Sixth Council District One-Time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to support The LGBTQ Center Long Beach; and

Decrease appropriations of the Sixth Council District One-time District Priority Funds in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $3,500 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

DISCUSSION
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach (The Center) will host the Black and White Ball on June 25, 2022 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. All proceeds from the Black & White Ball will support the many programs and services of The Center, the largest publicly supported LGBTQ direct services organization in greater Long Beach, which supports more than 25,000 clients per year.

The Center began in 1977 as living room gatherings to discuss issues important to the LGBTQ community. The Center was officially incorporated in 1980 as One in Long Beach, Inc. and has been providing a variety of health, social, advocacy, legal, and service programs to the LGBTQ community in the Greater Long Beach area for three decades. As a result of the AIDS epidemic, in 1984, The Center established Project Ahead, the first case management service in Southern Los Angeles County exclusively for those affected by HIV and AIDS. One in Long Beach was, in many instances, the only safe haven where people of all sexual orientations, genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels could receive HIV information, testing and counseling, healthcare referrals and other support services. In 1985, through the bequests of several individuals who died of HIV and AIDS, The Center was able to purchase a 7500 square-foot building located near 4th and Cherry, in Central Long Beach. The building was renovated and opened in 1986 as a new home of the agency. In 1987, the agency held ...

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