Hammer Plans LGBT Center in Long Beach

By DJacoby / February 17, 2010

hammer timeJulia Hammer’s plans to create a Gay community center in Long Beach are the subject of a Long Island Herald (a New York state newspaper) feature story that recently appeared – the plans are Hammer’s community project in the Landmark SELP program.

Hammer, who has tentatively titled the facility the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) Center of Long Beach, says that she has noticed that there are no real formal gathering places for gay people in Long Beach, and lacks any gay-oriented organizations or events.

Another intention Hammer has is for the center to support youths – “There’s definitely kids in their local communities that are young and confused,” she notes.

Her target opening date of the center is March 25. More information is available at the LGBT Center of Long Beach Facebook Group. Also available is the full Long Island Herald story about Hammer’s project.

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Joanna Asperger - September 9, 2010

There have been two meetings of the Long Beach LGBT Center, then nothing. There has been no word, no notices on facebook-the conduit of information as far as I can tell, no notices in the local paper. The initial meeting generated a lot of excitement in the community, but people want to move foreward. Please Julia, establish a board if you wish to excuse yourself from the project.

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