Education & Outreach

Welcome to our listing of Education & Outreach services available to the LGBTQ+ community.

The Stonewall Alliance Center plays a vital role in educating the general public about sexual orientation and gender identity. We help reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals. Our trainings for staff and volunteers of groups and agencies in the region lead to improved services for our community members. Our speakers’ panels sit in classrooms and conference rooms, sharing our experiences and answering questions.

Harlen Adams Memorial Library

The library has been reduced due to limited space. We have moved our main collection to our warehouse and purchased new LGBTQ+ themed books relevant to youth and teens.

Panels of Remembrance

We invite you to commemorate the life of a loved one lost to AIDS by creating a fabric panel memorializing that person. Our purpose is to create community awareness about AIDS, its reality in our area, and the effect of the HIV disease on our families.

Speakers Bureau

Presenters or panels can attend your groups, events, classes, or trainings to educate participants about sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural competency, and offer ways to improve understanding and acceptance. Your organization will be better equipped to serve users, educate students, and provide services to the community at large.

In addition to these avenues for education, Stonewall Alliance Center, Chico has groups to help increase awareness and acceptance in the community.

Chico PFLAG

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) provides support to friends and families of lesbians and gays. We focus on managing the emotions associated with coming out to friends and family members. We meet on the first Monday of each month at 7:00PM. Contact Rolland Vallerand at rolandv530@gmail.com for more information.

Say Teens

We are a non-threatening, non-discriminatory, and safe outlet for teens aged 14-17 to talk about issues surrounding sexuality. We are inclusive to all youth and meet every Monday from 3:30-5:00PM at Stonewall Alliance Center. Contact Karen Kushner at the-kush54@yahoo.com for more information.

Say Twenties

We are an open group of young adults (ages 18-29) who meet on a weekly basis to be social, talk about LGBTQ+ life in Chico, and plan events around town. We meet every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30PM at Stonewall Alliance Center. Contact Adelio Havens at a6e6h6@yahoo.com for more information.

Transgender Stonewall

Our group is open to anyone that identifies on the transgender spectrum. Meetings are open to friends, family, partners, and allies. We meet the second Thursday of each month at Stonewall Alliance Center at 6:00PM. Contact Conner Wenzel at cwenzel.goat@gmail.com for more information.

LGBTQ+ AA

We are an all-inclusive and accepting group where we discuss issues related to alcoholism in association with the LGBTQ+ lifestyle. We meet every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00PM at Stonewall Alliance Center.