Lavender Library Archives & Cultural Exchange (LLACE)


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Available for download: Library Calendar for April 9th through May 13th, 2017.
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Our Community Survey Is Open for Your Feedback

Your responses to this survey will guide us as we look to our future and continue to find our place in the ever-changing LGBTQIA landscape. In exchange for participating in this survey, you'll have a chance to enter a drawing for cool prizes including books, a DVD copy of Moonlight (2016), a free LLACE membership, or a $5 Starbucks gift card.
Click HERE to take the survey.

Sacramento Stonewall Foundation's Four Freedoms Gala

Wednesday May 17 at 5:30PM at the Dante Club, Sacramento Stonewall holds it Four Freedoms Awards Dinner to honor work done by awardees from the community. Ticket information can be found here:

Sacramento State Events

PRIDE Center (the campus's LGBTQ Center) celebrates it's 10th birthday on Friday April 28, 6-8PM, in Ballroom III in the University Union. The PRIDE Center also celebrates LGBTQ graduates' academic achievements at Lavender Graduation on Wednesday May 17 at 5:30PM in the Orchard Suite. All are welcome at both events, and both events are free.

Happy birthday to George Takei, Alice Wu, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha!

Reflecting on his experience of being held in a Japanese Internment camp in Arizona with his family as a youth: "It's from this experience that, when I was a teenager, my father told me that our democracy is very fragile, but it is a true people's democracy, both as strong and as great as the people can be, but it is also as fallible as people are. And that's why good people have to be actively engaged in the process, sometimes holding democracy's feet to the fire, in order to make it a better, truer democracy." ~George Takei

On the messaging of Saving Face (2012):"I want [the audience] to come away with this feeling that, no matter who they are, whether they are gay or straight, or whatever their cultural make-up is, that if there is something that they secretly wanted, whether it's this feeling that they could actually have that great love or whatever it is, that it's never too late to have that. I want them to leave the theater feeling a sense of hope and possibility." ~Alice Wu

"Do more than: Stop self-destructing. Save each other. Not have a nervous breakdown or six by twenty five. Decolonize our minds, our hair, our hearts. Transform into the phoenixes we were all meant to be." ~Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

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Each month we have a different topic to help diversify our collection. Of course we still accept books or videos of all LGBTQIAP topics, but each month focuses on an area we are looking to grow. So as you browse book/movie stores, keep us in mind. Click HERE for our Book Drive Wishlist!

Recurring Events

amBi. Community for bi+ people, partners, and allies. Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm. More information can be found at

Eclectic? Trash? Reading Group meets every other Thursday, 6:30pm - 8pm. You can find them on Facebook at Eclectic? Trash? Fans for updates, articles, community.

FTM Sacramento is a support group for Female-to-Male transgender, transmasculine & questioning people. This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 6pm - 8pm.

Lavender Library Board of Directors. Meetings of the Board of Directors are held on the third Wednesday of the month, 6pm - 7:30pm. All are welcome!

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