What we're about

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The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center opened its doors on March 1, 1981 in a two-room storefront on Keyes St. in south downtown San Jose. More than two decades have passed since those modest beginnings on Keyes St. Today the Billy DeFrank Center serves a large and diverse community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages and backgrounds find resources at the Center that are not available elsewhere. Our mission is to provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, a dedicated and caring staff, a corps of volunteers, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our broad-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender constituency. While the DeFrank Center's history is only a little more than half the age of the Stonewall events, our movement is fueled by the events of that time. William Price (Billy DeFrank) knew it and his legacy remains a call to action for our community to continue his important work. We continue to fight for our rights, advance liberty and justice for all and provide opportunities for positive social identification. The DeFrank Center is “a place to call home.”

Upcoming events (4+)

LGBTQ Depression Group

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center

The Depression/Bipolar/Anxiety Peer Support Group is an informal peer-facilitated support group primarily for those who are prone to a mood disorder or to mood-related anxiety. We meet in an LGBTQ-friendly space to share our experiences and our coping strategies, and also to find understanding, empathy, and community. You're not alone!

Celebration of Faith

Billy DeFrank Grand Ballroom

Welcome to the Celebration Of Faith Praise And Worship Center.

Join Reverend David Harvey at 11 a.m. for Sunday's service.

Celebration of Faith is a Bible centered, Christian church spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to the LGBT and straight communities of Silicon Valley and San Jose, California. God's love is reaching out to all His children.

Celebration of Faith is focused on building a personal relationship with Christ.

FREE HIV Testing

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center offers a rapid test that uses an oral swab (no needles, no blood!) and results are available in approximately 20 minutes. You can choose between Anonymous (no ID required, results delivered verbally) and Confidential (valid state ID required, written results provided).

Testing is available Wednesday and Thursday from 3PM-7PM. Last appointment is take at 6:30PM.

Please bring photo identification if you want confidential testing (written results provided). Upon entering the building, inform our front desk volunteer that you are interested in receiving an HIV test and you will be directed to our testing room. Though the test itself takes just a few minutes, each test counseling session lasts approximately 30-40 minutes (some clients have more questions than others). There is no counseling time limit per client.

Our services are provided to the community for free, a $10 donation goes directly to purchasing additional testing kits.

For more info please call[masked] or send e-mail to [masked]

FREE HIV Testing

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center

The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center offers a rapid test that uses an oral swab (no needles, no blood!) and results are available in approximately 20 minutes. You can choose between Anonymous (no ID required, results delivered verbally) and Confidential (valid state ID required, written results provided).

Testing is available Wednesday and Thursday from 3PM-7PM. Last appointment is take at 6:30PM.

Please bring photo identification if you want confidential testing (written results provided). Upon entering the building, inform our front desk volunteer that you are interested in receiving an HIV test and you will be directed to our testing room. Though the test itself takes just a few minutes, each test counseling session lasts approximately 30-40 minutes (some clients have more questions than others). There is no counseling time limit per client.

Our services are provided to the community for free, a $10 donation goes directly to purchasing additional testing kits.

For more info please call[masked] or send e-mail to [masked]

Past events (5,942)

Alcoholics Anonymous Steps and Traditions (GLOW)

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center

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