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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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

they/them

Board Member

Armando Campos

he/him

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

she/her

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

she/her

Board Member, Events & Outreach Committee Co-Chair

Cody Grey Belmon

they/them
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

they/them

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

they/she
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.

Lenix

they/them

Board Member, interim Communications Committee Co-chair

Michaela Payne

they/she
Board Member

Monica Vega Latona

they/them
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

she/her
Board Member, Operations Committee Chair

Raquel Parra

they/them
Board Member, Communications Committee Co-Chair