About us


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



The Lavender Library creates a queer & trans community with:

  • LGBTQ+ literature & media

  • a sober, all ages, inclusive space

  • community events

  • peer support groups

  • & more



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


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



  • 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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Elena Carrillo

Board of Director, Alej a person wearing a wide brimmed hat and wild patterns on their clothing.
Armando standing in front of the bookshelves at the Library.

Alej Fernandez Garcia


Board Member

Armando Campos


Board Member, Engagement Committee Co-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.
Cody, Board member is a person with dark hair, and many facial piercings sits on a dark couch
Eddie, a palestinian man with a beard and gingham shirt on sits in front of ivy with a coffee cup.

Cindy Baudion


Board Member, Treasurer

Elise, board member, a white woman with a short haircut and big octagon glasses stands in front of a bush.

Elise Weber


Board Member, Events & Outreach Committee Co-Chair

Cody Grey Belmon

Board Member, Secretary

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

Erin Mahoney


Vice President

Eddie Suboh

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Board Member

Demi, a board member, stands outside with a purple umbrella overhead, and Demi is wearing a sun dress with a black and white pattern on it. Demi has on Pink sunglasses and holds a drink from a fair.

Demi Griffin

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Lenix, board member, is a white person with a short faded haircut with thick glasses is standing in front of books.
Micheala, a board member, sits with her arm resting on the top. She has hair to her shoulders and is wearing a hat.
Monica, the head archivist, is Latinx and has a short haircut. They are standing in front of a colorful mural smiling.



Board Member, interim Communications Committee Co-chair

Michaela Payne

Board Member

Monica Vega Latona

Head Archivist, Librarian Collection Committee Co-Chair

Nancy, Board Vice President, is a woman kneeling in front of a Lavender Library booth at a local outreach event
Raquel, a board member, is latinx and is posing with a hand on their chin and a short, buzzed haircut.

Nancy McKernan

Board Member, Operations Committee Chair

Raquel Parra

Board Member, Communications Committee Co-Chair