of Contra Costa County
(Rainbow) builds community & promotes well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning & Intersex (LGBTQI+) people & our allies.
Since 1995, Rainbow Community Center has offered support & social opportunities to the LGBTQI+ community & its allies.
Supporting a positive self-identity for all LGBTQI+ youth & young adults ages 11-25.
Addressing internalized homophobia, promoting resilience, & helping youth decide when & how to more safely & bravely disclose their gender identities & sexual orientation through:
virtual drop-in spaces
HIV Education & Prevention Programs
Older Adult Programs
Provides a safe space for LGBTQI+ older adults to gather, socialize, & create a supportive community. Our seniors are more likely than their straight & cisgender peers to be isolated. We aim to increase support, help address internalized homophobia & shame, & ensure access to a supportive network of peers.
SUPPORT & SOCIAL GROUPS
Found Family for Trans Masculine and Non Binary AFAB people
LGBTQA Survivors of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Support Group
Men's HIV+ Support Group
Parents/Guardians of Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Children
Senior Zoom Lunch
Women of the Rainbow
Our social and support groups include both professional & community peer-led sessions & activity groups for people with diverse identities increasing the sense of community amongst the LGBTQI+ population & decreased isolation.
Contact each groups’ designated individual listed in our events’ calendar here.
My Hip Event, MM/DD/YY
S.O.G.I.E Handbook FREE Download Now Available!
Open source, free, and downloadable, SOGIE Handbook written by Rainbow's Executive Director! Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression Affirming Approach and Expansive Practices for anyone who connects with anyone and wants a helpful tool. Funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and supported by the New York State Department of Health and Cornell University.