LGBTQ Connection is Napa County's LGBTQ Hub: developing a vibrant community while increasing inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ people across Napa County.
Napa and Sonoma Counties are only an hour north of San Francisco, but they are world's apart in terms of visibility and community for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people in those communities. To address the glaring lack of resources and inclusion, LGBTQ Connection was born in the Spring of 2011.
LGBTQ Connection, an initiative fueled by youth and other emerging leadership, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse and inclusive community. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families and community, and trains 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility and well being of LGBTQ residents. In Napa and Sonoma Counties the program operates local LGBTQ community centers, supporting underserved LGBTQ youth and elders. The Napa and Sonoma offices of LGBTQ Connection each provide a safe and trusted space to cultivate hubs of vibrant activities and caring community.
What started as a support group for LGBTQ youth in Napa in early spring 2010, grew into a comprehensive initiative serving thousands of people of all ages and growing LGBTQ youth leadership across the region. As both a hub of LGBTQ information and a thriving center of the community, the project increases awareness and visibility.