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Gender Freedom

Thanks to the agents of change in the LGBTQ+ community, our understanding of the fluidity of gender has profoundly evolved over the past few years—but the work is far from over. In this month's Connections Magazine article, Sharon Papo discusses how the Diversity Center's programs assist many transgender and gender questioning individuals in the community.

 

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Love Wins. #Equality

After decades of hard work and activism, marriage equality is now the law of the land for our nation. This decision is just one small step forward on the long road to justice.  Sharon Papo, Executive Director of the Diversity Center, shares her opinions on a few of the many areas where full equality remains negated today. 

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OUTSpoken: Come Out for Youth

What are some challenges LGBTQ+ Youth face in today's world of post marriage equality? Sharon Papo, Executive Director of the Diversity Center, answers that question in her Connections Magazine article. 

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A New Year, a New Pride

After 41 years of similar shape and direction, the  Santa Cruz Pride Committee is taking a leap in revamping the celebration. Read the Santa Cruz Sentinel's Interview with Pride organizer, Dina Izzo, online by clicking here.

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Marriage Tipping Point

If the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, will the LGBTQ+ community finally gain full equality? Sharon Papo, Executive Director of The Diversity Center, discusses her thoughts on this question in her article "The Marriage Tipping Point."

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New Diversity Center Logo

Our new logo celebrates the Diversity Center's 25th anniversary. Look for the new look on all Diversity Center documents in the coming months.

Our new logo celebrates the Diversity Center's 25th anniversary. Look for the new look on all Diversity Center documents in the coming months.

The new Diversity Center logo has been chosen! Look for it on all Diversity Center documents in the coming months.

We would like to thank all of the community members who gave their feedback through community surveys about the logo design.  

We also want to thank the board for their review, and the Design Advisory Group:

  • Tobin Keller:  Program Co-Chair, Studio Arts Program. Cabrillo College
  • David Kerr:  San Francisco-based online advertising/web designer. Recipient of numerous interactive media awards, including several Web Awards.
  • Myke Reilly:  San Francisco-based visual artist and electronic media designer
  • Rose Sellery:  Art Gallery Program Coordinator, Cabrillo College. Co-founder of the annual Santa Cruz Fashion Art runway show
  • Mike Tossy:  Database and process engineering expert; recently retired from eBay. Known locally for his travel and nature photography. 

We hope this new logo will honor the Diversity Center's 25th anniversary - all of those who have built this community organization, and all of those who are still to come

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