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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.”

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Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Game Night in the Library

    2 Friends of Billy DeFrank

    Meet new friends!! Show off your board game skills!! Hang out!! Come join other members of our community for a night of board and card games. Many games provided, but... Learn more

  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Gay Bingo!

    2 Friends of Billy DeFrank

    BINGO is every Wednesday night at the Center.  Every third Wednesday of the month is DRAG BINGO! $15 buy-in 1st pack of 10; $5 each extra pack Early-Bird game starts at... Learn more

  • 4 days ago · 4:00 PM

    FREE HIV Testing

    2 Friends of Billy DeFrank

    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... Learn more

  • 5 days ago · 7:30 PM

    CMA (Crystal Meth Anonymous) Meeting

    2 Friends of Billy DeFrank

    Peer led support group for those overcoming the effects of Crystal Meth.

  • 6 days ago · 4:00 PM

    FREE HIV Testing

    2 Friends of Billy DeFrank

    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... Learn more

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