• Makeup & Mocktails

    Rainbow Center

    Get ready to get your glam on... Makeup & Mocktails is back! Sip some 'mocktails' and enjoy courses led by makeup artists who are members of the LGBTQ community. Register for the event in advance and get a FREE swag bag filled with beauty goodies! https://tinyurl.com/makeupandmocktails2 Ava Slater will be teaching 'Skincare 101'. Skincare basics are important skills to have. Learn how to protect your skin from the everyday elements. Whether you glam up once a year or every single day, you need to attend this course! Reily Andrus will be teaching 'Essential Glam', focusing on how to get that essential glam look and everything in between! You will learn how to make the most out of minimal make up products and enhance your natural beauty. All techniques will be dedicated to you and the make up you have at home. Visit Reilys Instagram @piratemadden for some of her latest work. This event is FREE and open to anyone in the LGBTQ community. All ages are welcome! The Rainbow Center is a proudly queer, anti-racist community center. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that reflects the community we serve. The Rainbow Center is wheelchair accessible and offers ADA-compliant, single stall restrooms. If you need further accommodations, please submit a request to Bre at (253)[masked] or [masked], at least 5 business days prior to the event.

  • LGBTQ Book Club - Who is Vera Kelly?

    Rainbow Center

    Please join the Tacoma LGBTQ Book Club for a book discussion of Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht. This book club is open to anyone interested in reading books focusing on LGBTQ themes and authors. This club is open to everyone regardless of how they identify. We are all-inclusive without restrictions on gender or sexual orientation. We meet the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 am at the O.R.C. (Oasis and Rainbow Center). There is a small parking lot next to the building. There is also street parking on Pacific Avenue and on South 22nd ST. Please note: The Rainbow Center is closed on the weekends. I will be there to let you in. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books at a 15% discount. King’s is located at 218 St. Helens AVE,[masked]. Be sure to remind them of the discount before checking out. Or check your local library to borrow a copy. In addition to distinct Oasis and RC space, the O.R.C. features a shared community room, a kitchen, meeting areas, and more. Oasis is a drop-in, resource, and support center for LGBTQ youth ages 14-24 and RC is the community’s all-ages LGBTQ and Allied center. For more information, please visit http://www.oasisyouthcenter.org and http://www.rainbowcntr.org . For a list of previous books we've read see http://www.kingsbookstore.com/LGBTQ After book club we will regroup at Freighthouse Square in the food court for more socializing.

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  • 50+ Lunch Bunch

    Rainbow Center

    The Rainbow Center's 50+ Lunch Bunch is a social and educational opportunity for LGBTQ individuals 50 and older. This program is co-sponsored by Tacoma Older LGBT. This is a brown bag lunch event that meets the 3rd Friday of every month, 11:00am - 1:00pm. Please bring your lunch, we will provide beverages and snacks. Topics will vary month to month and we are always excited to receive new topic suggestions. Topic to be determined.

  • LGBTQ Book Club - Blackfish City

    Rainbow Center

    Please join the Tacoma LGBTQ Book Club for a book discussion of Blackfish City by Sam. J. Miller. This book club is open to anyone interested in reading books focusing on LGBTQ themes and authors. This club is open to everyone regardless of how they identify. We are all-inclusive without restrictions on gender or sexual orientation. We meet the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 am at the O.R.C. (Oasis and Rainbow Center). There is a small parking lot next to the building. There is also street parking on Pacific Avenue and on South 22nd ST. Please note: The Rainbow Center is closed on the weekends. I will be there to let you in. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books at a 15% discount. King’s is located at 218 St. Helens AVE,[masked]. Be sure to remind them of the discount before checking out. Or check your local library to borrow a copy. In addition to distinct Oasis and RC space, the O.R.C. features a shared community room, a kitchen, meeting areas, and more. Oasis is a drop-in, resource, and support center for LGBTQ youth ages 14-24 and RC is the community’s all-ages LGBTQ and Allied center. For more information, please visit http://www.oasisyouthcenter.org and http://www.rainbowcntr.org . For a list of previous books we've read see http://www.kingsbookstore.com/LGBTQ After book club we will regroup at Freighthouse Square in the food court for more socializing.

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  • APIDA & Proud

    Rainbow Center

    Join us during the month of May for a series of events celebrating history, culture and diversity in the LGBTQ Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American community! All of the events in this series are FREE to attend. Connect & Create Wednesday, May 8th // 2:30- 4pm Participate in a self-care activity.and connect with other members of the community. APIDA Dinner Wednesday, May 15 // 5:30- 7pm We invite the LGBTQ APIDA community to join us for a dinner and social time. White allies, thanks for understanding the need for this POC space. APIDA Queer Film Shorts Wednesday, May 22 // 5:30- 7pm Join us for a series of short films created by Larry Tung, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist in New York City. A native of Taiwan, they hold an M.F.A. in TV Production from Brooklyn College and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. Tung’s films focus on social justice and human rights issues. They have been featured in more than 40 film festivals around the world. The Rainbow Center is a proudly queer, anti-racist community center. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that reflects the community we serve. The Rainbow Center is wheelchair accessible and offers ADA-compliant, single stall restrooms. If you need further accommodations, please submit a request to Bre at (253)[masked] or [masked], at least 5 business days prior to the event.

  • 50+ Lunch Bunch

    Rainbow Center

    The Rainbow Center's 50+ Lunch Bunch is a social and educational opportunity for LGBTQ individuals 50 and older. This program is co-sponsored by Tacoma Older LGBT. This is a brown bag lunch event that meets the 3rd Friday of every month, 11:00am - 1:00pm. Please bring your lunch, we will provide beverages and snacks. Topics will vary month to month and we are always excited to receive new topic suggestions. Topic to be determined.

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  • LGBTQ Book Club - Logical Family

    Rainbow Center

    Please join the Tacoma LGBTQ Book Club for a book discussion of Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City. This book club is open to anyone interested in reading books focusing on LGBTQ themes and authors. This club is open to everyone regardless of how they identify. We are all-inclusive without restrictions on gender or sexual orientation. We meet the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 am at the O.R.C. (Oasis and Rainbow Center). There is a small parking lot next to the building. There is also street parking on Pacific Avenue and on South 22nd ST. Please note: The Rainbow Center is closed on the weekends. I will be there to let you in. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books at a 15% discount. King’s is located at 218 St. Helens AVE,[masked]. Be sure to remind them of the discount before checking out. Or check your local library to borrow a copy. In addition to distinct Oasis and RC space, the O.R.C. features a shared community room, a kitchen, meeting areas, and more. Oasis is a drop-in, resource, and support center for LGBTQ youth ages 14-24 and RC is the community’s all-ages LGBTQ and Allied center. For more information, please visit http://www.oasisyouthcenter.org and http://www.rainbowcntr.org . For a list of previous books we've read see http://www.kingsbookstore.com/LGBTQ After book club we will regroup at Freighthouse Square in the food court for more socializing.

  • Growing Up Coy: A Panel & Discussion

    Rainbow Center

    The Rainbow Center, PFLAG Washington State Council and PFLAG Tacoma, invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 10th from 5- 7pm for a showing of Growing Up Coy. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Snacks and drinks will be provided. “Growing Up Coy” is a feature-length documentary about a young Colorado family who engages in a highly publicized legal battle and landmark civil rights case, as they fight for their 6-year-old transgender daughter's right to use the girls' bathroom at her elementary school. The film asks a universal question that any parent could face: “How far would you go to fight for your child’s equal rights? This event is FREE to attend. RSVP is required. The Rainbow Center is a proudly queer, anti-racist community center. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that reflects the community we serve. The Rainbow Center is wheelchair accessible and offers ADA-compliant, single stall restrooms. If you need further accommodations, please submit a request to Bre at (253)[masked] or [masked], at least 3 business days prior to the event.

  • TRANS Cultural Kick-Off Meeting

    Rainbow Center

    TRANS Cultural is a brand new RC social group for POC (people of color) who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. It is a respectful space for conversation and a place to make connections with others who can relate and understand. Join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2254019571502820/?source_id=145326245532087 Friday, April 5th is the group's first official kick-off meeting from 6- 8pm. This first meeting is a potluck, so you are invited to bring a dish to share. The RC will provide some snacks and drinks. The Rainbow Center is a proudly queer, anti-racist community center. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that reflects the community we serve. The Rainbow Center is wheelchair accessible and offers ADA-compliant, single stall restrooms. If you need further accommodations, please submit a request to Bre at (253)[masked] or [masked], at least 5 business days prior to the meeting.