There are many people in Davis that are LGBTQIAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, allies, polyamorous) or a combination thereof. In fact, if you look in the right places you'll find all kinds of nellies and queers, butches and femmes, lesbians, homos, fairies, dykes, fags, bisexuals, pansexuals, non-monosexuals, transfolk, asexuals, shifters, neutrois, vampires (the sexual kind, and yes, in that case it's a sexual subgroup), otherkin (including femmekin and nullkin), furry (sex while dressed as an animal), zoo (sex with animals), power exchange as gender, genderfuck, othergendered and goodness knows who else. Fortunately, there are also many resources available in Davis for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, preferences, or identity. The campus community has also been heavily involved in a number of programs and discussions on the intersections of personal identity politics, such as race, class, gender and sexuality.
- APIQ (Asian & Pacific-Islander Queers)
- Asexual Association
- Davis Dykes
- Delta Lambda Phi
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Gender and Sexuality Commission
- Gender Group
- Gender Love
- La Familia
- Lambda Delta Lambda
- Queer Student Union
- Queer People of Color Collective
- Same Love
- Davis Is Burning
- Gay Pride Day
- Pride Week
- TransAction Week
- Beyond the Binary Week (Bisexual/Non-Monosexual Awareness Week)
- Intersex Awareness Week
- Little Prague had a weekly gay night on Thursdays (8:30pm) that people called the 'Pink Party' before getting canceled when the owner caught two males kissing in the bathroom.
- Queer People of Color Conference 2009
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center — Often referred to as LGBTRC, located in the new Student Community Center
- Marriage Equality California
- Suicide Prevention of Yolo County
- Badlands is a gay friendly bar and club across from Faces.
- Club 21 is predominantly a lesbian bar on the weekends, but has more mixed events throughout the week, including 18+ events.
- Delta of Venus is a coffee house and pub on B Street well known for its queer-friendly atmosphere. They often host "queer dance parties" and spoken word/performance nights.
- The Depot is another gay bar in the 'Lavender Heights' of Midtown Sacramento.
- Faces Nightclub is considered by many to be the best gay bar in Sacramento.
- The Mercantile Saloon is another bar in Sacramento.
Acceptance in the Community
There are levels of acceptance: affirming, accepting, tolerating, discouraging, and hostile. Here are some local organizations and where they stand:
- Boy Scouts — varies between individuals, generally not a big deal, in contrast to the official stance.
- Girl Scouts — very affirming
- Davis Community Church — Very affirming, member of the national "More Light" movement
- ["Davis Friends Meeting (Quaker)] — very accepting of gay people
- Davis Lutheran Church and Crossings —affirming
- Saint Martin's Episcopal Church — welcoming
- The United Methodist Church of Davis — affirming
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis — affirming, a Unitarian Universalist Association certified Welcoming Congregation
- Davis Friends Meeting — affirming, Quakers were one of the first churches to perform wedding ceremonies for lgbt folk
- Whole Earth Festival — a few out-of-towners are hostile, but the organizers are very affirming
- Davis Joint Unified School District — all school board members expressed support for students of LGBT families during the Harper Harassment Controversy.
- Solar Community Housing Association — Very affirming. SCHA supports and embraces all forms of diversity in their housing.
- March 10, 2013: Mikey Partida severely beaten. See more info here, including links to donate
2007-09-27 11:39:52 In my opinion, the Delta of Venus is a safe place. I do not think any of the staff there would tollerate any homophobic or hostile behavior and neither would most of the patrons. I can't say the same for the G Street Pub. —PxlAted