Events

Stonewall Alliance Center hosts many events throughout the year, from teen dances to car washes and everything in between. To stay informed about events happening around The Center, visit our calendar.

Harvey Milk Day

The Stonewall Alliance Center will be hosting a free event celebrating Harvey Milk Day on Tuesday, May 22nd. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city commissioner in California, championed a wide variety of issues while in office. The event will spotlight local LGBTQI+ community members sharing their thoughts on Harvey Milk's message, the mark he made on history, and the battles he fought that the community continues to fight to this day. The program will focus on the doors Harvey Milk fought to open in education and politics. Speakers will also reflect on the doors that are still closed as well as those that threaten to slam shut in our current sociopolitical climate.

Performers

  • Baritone, Kelly Huston
  • Singer/Songwriter, Alex Brown

Speakers

  • President of William A. Percy Foundation for Social and Historical Studies, Thomas K. Hubbard
  • Chico State Professor, Lisa Johnson
  • Stonewall Program Coordinator and Group Facilitator, Connor Wenzel
  • Student Intern Ad visor for Chico State Dream Center, Aldo Cruz Vasquez
  • GSEC Queer Program Coordinator, Andrew Belisle
  • Former City Council Women, Tami Ritter

The event will also feature a informational networking fair of allied organizations, and we will be awarding the Stonewall Youth Empowerment Scholarship as well.

For more information please contact Stonewall Alliance:
email: center@stonewallchico.org
or phone: (530) 893-3336

Trans*/ Gender Non-Conforming Week

Trans* Gender Non-Conforming week 2018 starts March 31st, and includes these events:

Trans*GNC week is an outgrowth of International Transgender Day of Visibility which aims to bring attention to the Trans* community around the globe. Stonewall Alliance Center has created an entire week of events to educate, celebrate, honor and bring more awareness to trans* people and proactively ensure they are included in all aspects of the Chico community. Full details and information can be found at TransGNC.com.

Oakland A's Pride Game

The Stonewall Alliance Community has been offered discounted group tickets to the annual Oakland A's Pride Game and the A's Pride Pre-Party on June 8th, 2018. There is a $20 buy in required from each person who plans to attend, which is due by May 1st. Transportation is not included in the price, but ridesharing can be organized when we have a full roster of folks. If you are interested in attending, please send an email with your full name and contact information to center@stonewallchico.org.

San Francisco Pride Bus

Join Stonewall Alliance of Chico for San Francisco's Pride parade and festivities. Stonewall is chartering a same-day bus to and from SF Pride. Why bother with parking, hotels, and traffic when you can ride in comfort and relax on the Pride Bus to SF? With limited seating available, you will want to grab your friends and reserve your seats ASAP! For more information or to buy tickets visit the event page.

Chico Pride

In efforts to strengthen and unite the LGBT*QI+ community and allies, each year Stonewall puts together the annual Chico Pride Weekend. This three day long event in August is comprised of a variety of fun and safe activities for all ages, including a Pride Dance, a Pride Brunch, live music, drag performances, a Teen Dance, vendors and food. This event seeks to increase the visibility of the LGBT*QI+ community here in Chico, hosted in Chico's downtown plaza with an increasing attendance each year. Check out pictures and articles of past Chico Pride events and join us in August for the next weekend of a lifetime! Make sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date with us.

For more information about Chico Pride, please visit our Pride website stonewallchicopride.com

Coming Out for Art (COFA)

Coming out for Art (COFA) is an art show that provides a creative outlet for the LGBT*QI+ community and allies to fully express their feelings and attitudes surrounding sexuality and gender in a productive and positive way. We are currently seeking talented artists, dancers, photographers, musicians, spoken word performers and artisans to participate in this years showcase.

Creative artists are given a productive and positive way to express themselves and feelings in an artistic manner. The artwork is not only viewed by a large audience, but people who submit artwork have the option of selling their pieces. If you are interested in being a featured performer please fill out a performer application which is also available at the Stonewall Center or can be accessed here.

This annual event hosted in Chico provides a creative outlet for the LGBT*QI+ community and allies to express their feelings and attitudes around sexuality and gender. Creative artists are given a productive and positive way to express themselves and feelings in an artistic manner. The artwork is not only viewed by a large audience, but people who submit artwork have the option of selling their pieces. Check our Facebook page to stay up to date with Coming Out For Art planning and events.

Harvest Feast

Harvest Feast is an annual potluck-style November gathering. This event occurs the Sunday before Thanksgiving and is usually hosted at the Chico Grange. It is our way of providing a safe and inclusive space for all of our community members to enjoy eachother's company and a delicious turkey meal. Please bring yourself, and any family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of good food and great company.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR)

On Monday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m., Stonewall Alliance of Chico will host Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a community-driven annual event dedicated to keeping the memory and meaning of those lost to violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people from being forgotten or overlooked. TDOR will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Chico’s Faith Lutheran Church at 667 E. 1st Ave. This event is free with complimentary refreshments and open to the public.

As in previous years, the event will feature a reading of the names of people lost to transphobic violence in 2017. This year, we will include a Celebration of Life for those dead in the U.S. as well- by highlighting their passions, relationships, contributions, and other facets of their important lives.

Event guests will be invited to leave tokens or notes to those in our memories at the collaborative altar, for which materials will be available. They can also contribute to the Encouragement Board, collaborated on by attendees of events spanning the Trans Week of Resilience (Hosted by CSUC and Butte College during the week prior to Nov. 20th)

TDOR is designed to be a safe space of support, acknowledgement, connection and growth for the transgender, non-binary and gender-expansive community and their allies

World AIDS Day

December 1st of every year is dedicated to raising awareness of AIDS around the world, and Stonewall proudly brings that awareness to the Chico community. Stonewall Alliances in collaboration with the CSU, Chico Office of Diversity, Butte County Public Health, Caring Choices, Congregational Church of Chico, Trinity United Methodist Church and Ampla Health, provides the community with an HIV/AIDS Awareness Fair during the morning and afternoon with booths, games and valuable information. In the evening, the Trinity United Methodist Church hosts the Candlelight Vigil & Reception in recognition of AIDS victims and survivors. Come join us December 1st in observance of this very important day.

MasQueerade

Each year, Stonewall Alliance is proud to host the MasQueerade in late Winter/ early Spring, an ages 18+ soiree with an attendance of around 300 masked and unmasked guests at the Chico Women's Club. This year's MasQUEERade ball will take place Friday, February 23rd from 7pm-11pm! Stonewall Alliance is proud to announce that this year’s MasQUEERade Ball, a Chico dance party tradition, is revisiting its classical roots. It’s an opulent modern twist on a Versailles Haut Monde affair of fantastical proportions for the LGBTQI+ and ally community- with fashion art by Chikoko, live drag and dance performances, decadent treats from Denine’s Cupcakes, a special selection of beats by DJ Confido and a full no-host bar with shimmering drink specials to accompany you on the dance floor. Guests are encouraged to arrive in ‘outrageous bourgeois couture’ and design their own bejeweled masterpiece at our Mask Table.