G4G OC/LB spotlight in LB Living.

Gay4Good is an organization that mobilizes both LGBTQ+ members and allies to volunteer with local nonprofits and organizations in order to promote diversity, foster inclusion, and strengthen ties within the community.

It was founded in 2008 by three friends who sought to bridge the division in the own community in the aftermath of Proposition 8, which banned same sex marriage in California. They were inspired by the first openly gay elected official in California, Harvey Milk, who gained trust and respect in his district through acts of support and kindness, and sought to also bring people together through service while also solving other societal issues.

Now with chapters in 21 cities across the US, the organization focuses on the values of community building, creating visibility, advancing sustainability, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, all while envisioning a world where all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, feel seen, safe, and valued.

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By: Buddy Casiles, LB Living, April 29, 2024