LONG BEACH —The Long Beach LGBTQ Center will be adding services in North Long Beach by summer, an official said.
The expansion idea came out of a series of community conversations the Center hosted last year, said Porter Gilberg, the center’s executive director.
“One of the things we heard in the community conversations last year was North Long Beach is underserved and under resourced,” he said. “We are working on having stand-alone events monthly or every other month for adults and youth programming at least monthly.”
The center is talking with Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, who represents the 9th District and North Long Beach, about the community’s needs before finalizing the programming, Gilberg said.
Gilberg, who announced the North Long Beach expansion on Saturday at the center’s Black & White Ball gala, said details should be confirmed in a couple of months.