Visalia LGBT+ Center to celebrate 1st anniversary


On Friday, May 5, 2017, The Source LGBT+ Center will celebrate it’s 1st anniversary serving the residents of Tulare and Kings Counties. In conjunction with the Arts Consortium, The Source will again participate in the F1rst Friday art show in downtown Visalia.

Works by local LGBT+ artists will be on display in the newly expanded and updated community center. These works will continue to be displayed in the Center for those who can’t make the Friday event, and visitors are always welcome.  The Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 3pm to 6pm. Located at 208 W. Main Street, Suite B (downstairs), Visalia.

A lot has happened in the past year, exceeding even the founding Board’s wildest expectations.  The first fundraising drive was so successful, and rapid, that the target amount on the online site had to be raised three times! Just last month, a 24 hour national online fundraising drive raised over $12,000. The Source placed second in it’s category, competing against 94 other organizations across the United States, winning an additional $5,000 prize from the sponsoring group. Local support, by individuals, businesses, governmental agencies, churches, doctors and their medical organizations, and other non-profits has been phenomenal. Support groups use The Source’s facilities for meetings, with several a week being hosted. A scholarship program is awarding funds to deserving students looking to continue their education. This weekend The Source will hold the Bill Frolli Memorial Pride Ride in Visalia. Frolli was a founding Board member, and served as the Center’s first secretary. He passed away recently, and the Pride Ride is now held in his honor. (Information and registration here)

The Source looks forward to it’s second year serving the LGBT+ community, and is continuing it’s outreach and education efforts. The community is invited to the anniversary event, where Board, staff, and volunteers will be available to talk to the public about the Center. Refreshments will be served.

Event: Happy F1rst Birthday

Location: The Source LGBT+ Center, 208 W. Main, Suite B (downstairs in the Montgomery Square)

Time: 5:30 pm till 8:00 pm


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