Scouts for Equality is committed to promoting diversity and equity in scouting. Scouting provides a great leadership program that we are committed to making available to all families. Working closely with the Moraga iKind Project we help support programs that promote kindness, wellness, and diversity in our schools and communities.
We ask everyone to: Be Kind. Be Brave. Be an Upstander.
Shirley has volunteered for Rainbow since we began in 1996. She has occupied many roles during her 20 years. Shirley has lived in Contra Costa County for most of her life, and worked at Safeway for 33 years. She was first inspired to volunteer with the LGBTQ community when she witnessed the trauma and discrimination that accompanied the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Shirley has worked as a special event volunteer, a front desk receptionist, and a member of the board of directors. Earlier in her years as a volunteer, Shirley was instrumental in her support of the senior program at Rainbow, where she helped to organize monthly lunches and tea events. One of her proudest moments was in 2007 RCC hosted an honors night for her and crowned her "Honorary Homosexual." Shirley has been a loyal, supportive, and loving ally for many years. This year, Shirley took a break from retirement to donate one of her delicious and beautiful cakes for our auction!
Staff, Artist & Auction Contributor
Sean Stefon Bell
Sean Stefon Bell, he/him/they, is an artist, therapist, and sexologist, creating art centering sexuality & intersectional identity. Through his many endeavors, he hopes to provide representation for marginalized communities & contribute to the work decolonizing expression.
Sean Stefon Bell is donating select digital art prints centering the erotic that is going live on Oct. 12th- check back for details!
Dionne Ruff-Sloan is an Elemental Wisdom Mentor and Oracle Reader here to help you learn to trust your inner wisdom and kick your insecurities to the curb. Through her company Goddess Tea House, she engages your creativity, spirituality and productivity to live your best life at any age. Dionne is amazing at deep listening, reframing limiting beliefs and guiding you to clarity. She deeply committed to doing her soul work so that she can serve not only herself, but others too.
We make re purposed gifts- Felted purses, stone oil candles and other items we feel people might like.
Chris Briggs -- I'm just a guy who likes to be creative and make things. My time in the garage working on my projects helps to keep peace in the house.
Kristen Briggs -- I am a recreational therapist by trade but in my spare time love to craft and love it when I can repurpose old things and make them into something new again. Plus the couple who creates/crafts together but in separate rooms stays together. .
Calicraft makes beverages with a California mindset - inspired by the people and places of our home state. We started home brewing and winemaking in our garages and backyards…and carry that sense of experimentation and openness into our beverages.
Claycord PFLAG is part of the Contra Costa PFLAG network, working closely with the San Ramon Valley, Lamorinda, and other nearby chapters. Our mission is education, support and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people, their family and allies. Our chapter meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 7 PM via Zoom, and meetings are open to adults without obligation to become a member.
As home to the East Bay’s Rainbow Center & annual Concord Pride Festival, Concord has long been an LGBTQ inclusive and welcoming community. Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway with your spouse or significant other, a family weekend with the kids (or fur kids), hanging with friends, or just flying solo, Concord offers an endless variety of things to do and places to stay. From our charming, historic downtown plaza, the Taco Trail & a buzzworthy local food scene, to outdoor breweries, shopping, live music and plenty of wide, open spaces, Concord is always full of discovery.
Best Coast RN is a proud supporter of Rainbow Community Center. We are an RN-owned apparel and accessory company. We promise to ALWAYS champion for healthcare equity and to continue to share proceeds with RCC. We love you. We are proud of you. Happy Pride!
Though our designs are primarily intended for nurses, we do make inclusive "Safe With Me" badge stickers that are applicable to any occupation. Check them out!
I am Kadeth, the evil genius & artist behind the scenes at Dark Symmetries. We are a Queer Hippy Goth local studio (which means our house and yard). You will see hand made lamp worked/blown glass, tie dye and some of my 2 D Art. Dark Symmetries consists of myself, & my wife Aischa who you may see out & about in tie dye skirts. I don’t come out until the sun goes down....
Kadeth is donating multiple items for the online auction that goes live on Oct. 12th- check back for details!
Skate Like a Girl's mission is to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding. Our vision is to empower skaters, especially young women and trans people, to grow into strong, confident leaders who promote and implement social equity. We value experiential learning and civic participation, by providing opportunities to be involved in the skateboarding community.
Check out website for more info about our programs, including Queer & Trans Summer Camp (all ages) and Women & Trans "Sk8 Connection"
We are Lamorinda’s Third Place: The crossroads of amazing people, great beer, delicious food, and an atmosphere of comfort. We are a brewery, a biergarten, a restaurant, and we are live music. We are owned and operated by local families. Our brewer, Christian Kazakoff, uses his award-winning brewing style to make some of the Bay Area's best beer. We are part of the Lamorinda community and we support the community that supports us. We are cyclists, foodies, beer geeks, jazz musicians, motorcycle riders, athletes, poets, students, teachers, business people, moms, dads, and kids. We live, laugh, fist pump and work hard to provide the best service to our guests. We are the Canyon Club and we'd love for you to pull up a chair next to the fire pit, put your feet up and enjoy a great beer with friends.
SOL VIDA™️ is shifting normalcy from systemic oppression to radical freedom utilizing dance and expressive arts as healing tools for personal transformation, collective liberation and embodied healing justice.
I am a lifestyle Gamer with 40+ years experience playing, running and designing role playing games. I am an Ennie Award winning Podcaster (Chronicles Pathfinder Podcast) and Twitch streamer (GrumpyGM) with close to a thousand game sessions streamed. I was an early pioneer (2009) in the development of online table top gaming without using of Virtual Tabletop software and its only gotten better with time! I am excited to introduce you on to my unique brand of storytelling coupled with a signature style of portraying the action that makes you feel like you're sitting at my game table!
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church is a congregation united in God’s love, actively sharing that love with all. As a Reconciling congregation, we believe that all persons are recipients of God’s grace, regardless of ethnic background, marital status, sexual orientation, or economic condition.
Although we celebrate our differences, our common bond is to help people in the community who are hurting and in need. With an open mind and open heart, we welcome you to Walnut Creek United Methodist Church.
Michelle's Home for Wayward Women and Culinary Arts
My wife and I live in the Portland, Oregon area. We enjoy living in a beautiful region, surrounded by trees, parks, and at the same time close to a thriving urban center. Once the pandemic passes, we hope to open our home again to transgender persons seeking a place to stay while in the area for surgery and postoperative care
The Baqueery is a Bay Area bakery created by Rainbow staff member Parisa Zamanian (they/them). The Baqueery understands queerness as an act of intention and seeks to queer the process of baking, using at as a form of community ritual and connection, healing, and for bringing intention into how, what, and why we bake and eat. The Baqueery aspires to be a means of connecting baking, community, social justice, and mental health. We take orders for custom baked goods on a small scale, and we are always seeking people and orgs we can collaborate with in our other projects, so don't be a stranger!
My name is DeShauna. In 2010, I decided to challenge my mind, spirit, and body alignment by beginning my yoga practice. This allowed my connection with clients to become more than just a mentorship, but a partnership in their goals. Through self-discoveries in yoga and coaching, I resolved to deepen the mind/ body connection and received my yoga certification in 2015. I’ve learned that mastering the “self” is a lifelong path, yet the journey there is where meaningful experience happens. I offer different styles of yoga, meditation and transformational coaching to support community members with their healing journey.
MacDaddy Oakland, a Designer Cake and Confection Studio, located in Oakland. A touch of hood with sophistication and whimsical nostalgia, MacDaddy Oakland combines modern elegance with edible art. Built from humble beginnings, our founder, Michael Russ II, wanted to create a space where design and creativity is just as important as flavor and taste and so, MacDaddy was born. Join us in our magical world of treats and sweets, we hope to serve you soon!
After searching for a gym that would actually make me feel safe and comfortable and coming up empty handed, I said FUCK IT! And decided to open up the first queer gym in the Nation, The Queer Gym in Oakland, Ca.
And now, this #Covid-19 going on, we've decided to just lean into the situation and go 100% ONLINE ACROSS THE NATION!
So join queers across the nation in semi private, live streamed sessions not just on fitness, but nutrition and adulting classes too. We're also keeping it social with virtual happy hours and movie nights via netflix.