Happy Holidays to our Community!
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS
The Center will be closed from December 24th through January 5 except for special events.
Details about a Christmas Potluck will be posted when available.
Our last BINGO for the year will be a special Holiday potluck on December 18. Details below. BINGO resumes on January 8.
TICKETING IS NOW OPEN
6th Annual Silicon Valley Movie Night
to benefit the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center
WHEN: Sunday, January 12, 4PM
WHERE: Camera 12 Theater, 201 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (NEW LOCATION)
Presented by employees from the LGBT Employee Resource Organizations of AT&T, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Genentech, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed-Martin, PG&E, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District and friends of Billy DeFrank.
- Movie: Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio
- VIP Reception: Downtown San Jose (location to be announced)
- Door Prize Raffle (every purchased ticket gets one chance to win)
- BIG TICKET RAFFLE (raffles purchased on-site)
Online ticketing is now available at movie.defrank.org. Event Passes are $25/person through 12/31/13. In the New Year the price is $30/person.
About the Movie: Jordan Belfort insists he's a changed man. The old Belfort was a notorious stock swindler who squandered profits from a boiler-room, "pump and dump" scheme on cocaine, prostitutes and other excesses — a story that became the basis for two memoirs and "The Wolf of Wall Street," our upcoming movie choice starring Leonardo DiCaprio
The Billy DeFrank center is proud to announce the formation of its new Acting Troupe, The DeFrank Players.
The DeFrank Players will be creating original LGBTQ material to rehearse and perform at the center. This is an adult acting troupe 18+, theater experience is not required. Auditions will be held Monday December 9th between 6-9pm at the Center.
for more info and to confirm your attendance.
Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where the story unfolds. For the first time at Cirque du Soleil, the cast of a show is 70% female and the band, 100%. Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women, reflecting on balance from a woman’s perspective. The show is less about feminism and more about reconnecting to our world in a different way.
Performance Schedule: January 22 - March 2, 2014
Tuesdays - Sundays
Under the Blue and Yellow Grand Chapiteau at Taylor Street Bridge - E Lot
176 Asbury Street
San Jose, California 95110
Questions regarding this offer can be answered by calling customer service at 1-800-331-6483. The offer code is BDFCC.
Click HERE for online ticketing.
Women's Discussion Group
Every Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm there is a peer discussion group for LGBT women and friends. Come join us in the library conference room to discuss current events and issues in the LGBT community, along with anything else that may be on your mind! We have recently joined forces with the Library Book Club (which meets the last Thursday of every month) in an effort to nurture our growing community. Check out our Facebook page for info on any upcoming events as well as the title of the book of the month!
Congratulations, Claire, Terri and Carolina
September/October 2013 Volunteers of the Month
Claire (right) “I volunteer at Billy DeFrank Center to involve myself as an integrated part of the San Jose gay community. As a deaf/hard of hearing lesbian, it is important for me to be seen as well as to have a voice representing others with disabilities or those who need extra help.”
Terri (left) “Every shift I'm reminded of how diverse our community is and I am honored and proud to include myself as a member.”
Carolina (right) “Making LGBT books and resources available to the community at large is especially important to me because these things help people struggling with their identities to know that there are like minds and supportive communities out there, and a myriad of different avenues of gender and sexual expression available for them to explore. “
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES PROGRAM
Wednesday December 11
Fred’s cooking show episode 1 making dessert
12:00pm to 1:00pm
RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL OUTINGS
November 25 the Tech Museum 10:00am – 2:00pm
December 13 Christmas in the Park Village 10:00am – 2:00pm
ROSES: TALKING ABOUT GRIEF support group
Wednesday 12/11/13 12:15 pm -1:15 pm
Senior Yoga w/Lori
Wednesdays October 9 through November 27
LGBTA Nights at San Jose Rep
Join friends and allies for a night of fellowship and fabulous performances at Out’n’About Nights at San Jose Repertory Theatre. For one Saturday night performance of each play during the season, you can use code “LGBT” online or at the box office to receive a $10 discount off your ticket (if you are age 30 or under, your ticket is half price!). An hour before the performance, meet in a private lounge for socializing with friends old and new, as well as board members and staff from the theater. The 2013-2014 season is full of world and area premieres and is sure to have something to suit any taste. For specific dates, more information, or to purchase tickets, click http://www.sjrep.com/experience/outnabout. Also look for season brochures and show flyers in the community information areas at the Center.
Loma Prieta GLS is an official activity section of the Sierra Club, founded in 1991. We offer the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community and our allies a variety of outdoor activities, including day hikes, car camping weekends, and backpack trips, and encourage participation in the Sierra Club’s mission to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.
Upcoming outings and events can be found at http://lomaprieta.sierraclub.org/gls/calendar
THREE Silicon Valley Gayme Nights Every Week
There are THREE gayme nights (where board games and card games are played in an LGBT-friendly environment) in Silicon Valley EACH WEEK that you can go to. They are held every Monday and Thursday in Sunnyvale, and every Friday in San Jose. Hopefully one of those times and locations will work for you.
Please join http://www.meetup.com/The-Silicon-Valley-Gaymes-Group/ to get exact locations and times, and to get occasional updates.
We have immediate openings for the following volunteer positions:
- Groundskeeping / Outdoor Garden Maintenance
- Frontdesk / Information & Referrals
- Library / CyberCenter
If you are interested in devoting some of your time and effort to the future of your LGBT Community Center, please go to the Volunteer Center tab and fill out the Volunteer Application. We would love to have you!