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Shirley

Board Member

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CINDY

Treasurer

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Born and raised in Lafayette, LA Cindy’s family migrated to San Francisco in 1963. Cindy moved to Sacramento in 1987 and became involved with the LGBT community shortly thereafter. Cindy became aware of the efforts to collect and preserve our history through a friendship with Gayle Lange, one of the founding members of LLACE. Cindy joined the Board in February 2012 and was given the position of Treasurer. Cindy has 33 years in the Funeral Business as an Accountant and Licensed Funeral Director. Lavender Library is key to our community and our community is key to keeping the library open, we need each other to provide support. The library supports the community with a safe space, group support, and literature. The community supports the library with funds to keep us going. I have gained so much from my many years of being involved with the library, I have learned to enjoy reading, I have gained many friends and so much more. I am looking forward to the library continuing for many years.

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Mauricio

Board Member

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ERIN

President

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I'm a board member and general making-things-happen person at the Lavender Library, as well as some other queer organizations around Sacramento including Sac State's Queer & Trans Faculty and Staff association and Queersportz. I am passionate about the library for many reasons, chief among them: its place as a true queer & trans hub for the general Sacramento area, serving the community w/ our amazing collection, programming, and dedication to being rad AF. LLACE is all heart... and queer books, movies, archives, erotica too... but still, all heart.

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Aster

Board Member

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LENIX

Secretary

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Lenix is a unicorn in training. By day, they’re a digital strategist for progressive candidates and causes, but they’d much prefer to spend all their time outdoors. They are a lover of furry beasts, a book nerd, a happy house-husband, women’s basketball enthusiast, aspiring plant whisperer who will point out interesting nature things while out on the trails. They recently moved to Sacramento from Los Angeles and are excited to help grow the Lavender Library. Queer Literature has been a constant for them since coming out 15 years ago. LLACE is a way for them to develop friendships in Sacramento with like minded folks and talk about their favorite trans authors.

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NANCY

Board Member

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I was born and raised in Southern California where the beach was my playground. I enjoyed the outdoors growing up and that is still my passion today. My college education is in electronics which led me to a career as a telecommunications technician. I started my career in Fresno and soon after transferred to San Jose before settling in Sacramento in 1988. My interests are gardening, hiking, boating, water skiing, biking and woodworking. I like to do arts and crafts, read books on queer history, watch documentaries and enjoy the company of my wife and friends. I was introduced to the Lavender Library in 2000 by a friend and attended many of the Author’s reading and book signing events. I have made many lasting friends over the years at the library and in 2012 became a volunteer. I serve on the board and co-chair the operations. committee.

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Nghia X Nguyen

Board Member

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ARMANDO

Board Member
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I’m a sorta chaotic Virgo who loves all kinds of music and people, and is committed to helping marginalized communities--whether it’s during my day job helping undocumented folks or volunteering for organizations like the Lavender Library that are committed to equity, justice, and inclusion. I enjoy immersing myself in realismo magico, deeping my connection to nature, and cuddling my cat (ask me for a pic). I love the Lavender Library because it has proven itself to be a dynamic, queer-centered space that feels like home to so many. I am excited to see it flourish and expand its oh-so-needed impact on our communities.

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Kerry

Board Member

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MICHAELA

Co-Vice President 

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I love that LLACE works hard for queer community beyond the library space and archives—LLACE works to actively create better futures for all queer folks in and around Sacramento. I’m also a co-organizer of the San Francisco Zine Fest, starting a zine distro, am trained as a journalist, and I do writing, editing and small business development for anyone with a vision. Futuristic thinking is my favorite activity.

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ALEJ

Board Member

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Alej is a virgo queerio Xicanx born and raised in Sac with roots from Mexico, Guatemala, and Cuba. Alej dreams of quitting their day job to create a queer punk rock r&b soul mariachi band and read books alllll day. They are excited to organize alongside everyone at the Lav Library and activate our intergalactic radical imaginations for the love of our peoples. Que Viva La Joteria.