Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California

Contact Information

General Email:
Public Contact: Jan Hefner, Executive Director
Executive Director: Jan Hefner, Executive Director
Board Leader: Allen Belluomini, Board Chair
Board Leader: Mario Alvarez, Vice-Chair

Important Phone Numbers

Main: 661-843-7995
  • Main Address

    902 18th Street,
    Bakersfield, CA 93301  (Map)
  • Mailing Address

    P. O. Box 2712
    Bakersfield, CA 93303 

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Additional Information

Year Founded: 2011
Annual Budget: $50,000

Services and Programs

NOTE: This organization offers programs and services in languages other than English.
LGBT Youth Programs (ages 10-24)

Community Outreach/Education; Drop-In Center; Health & Wellness Education; Leadership Development & Life Skills; Mental Health; Recreational & Social Activities; Support.

LGBT Older Adults Programs (ages 55 and over)

Discussion Groups; Education; Health and Wellness; Mental Health; Resource and Referral Information; Social and Cultural Programs.

Arts/Culture Programs

Art Gallery/Display Space; Book Clubs; Community Meeting Space; Film Festivals/Screenings or Discussions; Yoga/Meditation Classes.

Legal Services

LGBT Friendly Legal Referrals.

Information/Education Services

Business and Professional Networks; Computer/Internet/Email Training; In-House Library; Recreational Programs; Referrals to Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses; Speakers Bureaus.

Physical Health Programs

STD/HIV Outreach and Education; STD/HIV Prevention; STD/HIV Testing; STD/HIV Treatment.

Mental Health Programs

Peer Led Services and Groups; Professionally Facilitated Support Groups; Referral Services.

Anti-Violence Programs


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