We’re so excited to announce that we’re holding a clothing swap at The Loop at 117 E Chestnut Street at 6 PM on June 22! Bring your gently used clothing and accessories to swap with other attendees.
We’ll have a few tables set up for you to display your items. We also have multiple gender-neutral bathrooms on-site for you to try on your new finds.
Any leftover items can be taken back home with you or donated to our Queer Closet! If you’re interseted in helping us maintain the Queer Closet, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
Join us from 3-4 PM on June 18th at The Loop at 117 E Chestnut Street for our free LGBTQ+-community focused birthing class and an opportunity to connect for peer-to-peer support!
We’re working with local doula Rae Johnson-Bundy to develop gender identity-aware educational workshops for birthing parents, and we’re excited for the opportunity to offer this generative pilot workshop to our community.
This workshop is free and open to the public, and we welcome your questions and feedback as we develop this program.
We’re looking forward to expanding on this workshop and offering similar workshops again in the future with our community partners, so stay tuned for more information if you can’t make it this time!
A Youth Action Board (YAB) is made up of youth and young adults who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness. These groups provide leadership and guidance in partnership with adults and directors who lead services in the community to end youth and young adult homelessness in Lancaster County.
Are you between 18-24, and have experience with housing insecurity? Want to advocate in Lancaster and make some coin? Join the Youth Action Board!
Register now to join the YAB at The Candy Factory at 342 N. Queen Street on Wednesday, June 14th from 3-6 PM! Food and compensation will be provided: $25/hr for your time.
Pride Poetry is an all-ages poetry open-mic community event featuring BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists. Join Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition and Lancaster Changemakers on June 15th for an evening of poetry with 3 featured poets, including Poet Laureate of Lancaster Evita Colon!
Great news! The Parents Of Trans Kids Group at Bradbury-Sullivan is holding their next session on April 5th, and it’ll be a great opportunity for parents to learn more about supporting transgender children in today’s world. If you haven’t already registered your interest with the Bradbury-Sullivan team, please fill out their intake form as soon as possible! The meeting will take place via Zoom at 6pm on April 5th and is open to all parents who have a child or children going through this transition.
If you’re planning on attending Zenkaikon, Lancaster’s premiere anime/sci-fi convention, be sure to stop by the Coalition’s table! We’ll be hanging out with cool cosplayers at the LGBTQ+ Couples and Ships cosplay meet in the Independence Room from 1-2:30, so swing by for some swag and pics!
This year’s theme is STARDUST RHAPSODY. Come dressed in your galactic best! Calling all dashing space rogues and laser sword lesbians; this year’s outfit concept/motif is GLAM GALACTIC! Keep an eye on our Insta for outfit and theme inspiration leading up to the event!Michelle Johnsen will be on-site assisting with photography all night long. Our featured DJ will be MAJOR VIBES.
Awards Ceremony ticket holders will join our Galactic MC Chi Chi Mizrahi at 6PM on a journey through the stars, honoring changemakers in the Lancaster community. At 7PM, dinner will be provided (and we will reach out to ticket holders to receive your meal choice). We’ll open the evening with an awards ceremony honoring local community trailblazers, then feast and sip on the night’s signature cocktail; DIMENSIONAL SPACE DISTURBANCE. Explore new nebulas at our dance party, where we’ll inspire the future of Queer community and found family! After 10:30PM, everyone’s invited to our cosmic jamboree in The Imperial restaurant, featuring a live mix by DJ Stygian!
Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition will celebrate Queer identity, found family, and the progress we’ve made at our 2nd GAYLA at the Holiday Inn Lancaster on the evening of Saturday, May 13th.
Our theme this year is STARDUST RHAPSODY. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their celestial best starting at 6:00 pm. Michelle Johnsen will be on-site assisting with photography, MAJOR VIBES will provide the tunes, and an exclusive signature cocktail and mocktail will be available all night long. Awards ceremony ticket holders will join our Galactic MC Chi Chi Lazaro once again as we honor changemakers in the Lancaster community.
At 10:30 pm, everyone is invited to our cosmic jamboree at The Imperial!
Holidays are complex for the LGBTQ+ community. To address the need for community around the holidays, AND offset the increased risk of gaythering, we are partnering with Union Community Care on two COVID booster/flu Vaccination clinics placed intentionally before the Winter holidays before New Years Eve celebrations!
Nurse Practitioner Erica Lehman will be donating her time to run the clinic and Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition will use grant funding from Union Community Care to host “Holigay” parties with performances and DJs.
Clinics will be held on the next two upcoming Wednesdays; December 21 and December 28, from 5PM to 8PM at the Loop, 117 E Chestnut Street, Lancaster PA 17602.
To sign up, please call Union Community Care at (717) 299-6371
“As a trauma therapist I am increasingly concerned about the constant confusion and quite frankly, the insanity of our current culture.
Rules around keeping people safe from COVID or the variants flying around are arbitrary at best and definitely not rooted in protecting vulnerable, marginalized communities.
We want to find ways to be proactive and protect our community members while tending to our other great need: community support.”