About us

ABOUT

The Lavender Library is an all-volunteer-run lending library, archive and community space with LGBTQ+ books, films and more.

 

GENERAL INFO

The Lavender Library creates a queer & trans community with:

  • LGBTQ+ literature & media

  • a sober, all ages, inclusive space

  • community events

  • peer support groups

  • & more

 

MISSION

We are a hub of learning and connection for Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ community.

VISION

LLACE envisions a safe, inclusive, and supportive LGBTQ+ community in the Sacramento region.

 

VALUES

  • We value inclusivity - creating a safe and accessible place for all people to be comfortable in, allowing honesty and authenticity.

  • We value community - connecting people and organizations, building relationships and partnerships, providing space and support for events.

  • We value social justice - taking a stand to support non-dominant populations and historically marginalized groups (specifically QPOC), promoting nonviolent resistance, awareness and activism

  • We value LGBTQ+ stories - local, national, and international history, books and magazines, video and audio recordings, oral histories, storytelling, archives

our Board of directors:

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Board of Director, Alej a person wearing a wide brimmed hat and wild patterns on their clothing.
Nancy, Board Vice President, is a woman kneeling in front of a Lavender Library booth at a local outreach event

Elena Carrillo

Alej Fernandez Garcia

they/them

Board Member

Nancy McKernan

she/her
Board Member, Operations Committee Chair

Cindy, Board member and Lavender Library Treasurer (a woman with short brown hair and a pink long sleeve shirt on) restocking books at LLACE.
Eddie, a palestinian man with a beard and gingham shirt on sits in front of ivy with a coffee cup.

Cindy Baudion

she/her

Board Member, Treasurer

Eddie Suboh

any pronouns
Board Member

Elise, board member, a white woman with a short haircut and big octagon glasses stands in front of a bush.
Lenix, board member, is a white person with a short faded haircut with thick glasses is standing in front of books.

Elise Weber

she/her

Board Member, Events & Outreach Committee Co-Chair

Lenix Pecikonis

they/them

Board Member, interim Communications Committee Co-chair

Erin, a board member, is a white person with a shot haircut and round dark glasses stands at the library.

Erin Mahoney

they/them

Vice President

Micheala, a board member, sits with her arm resting on the top. She has hair to her shoulders and is wearing a hat.

Michaela Payne

they/she
Board Member

Fundraising Committee interim co-chair

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Jo

they/them
Librarian Collection Committee Co-Chair