Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community of Contra Costa County since 1992.

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Everything Under the Rainbow

Shop to find Everything Under the Rainbow for a fair price! Click here to learn more about our Community Thrift Store. Proceeds go to the HIV Prevention and Education and to our Youth Program.

Recent News:

Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church

Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church (CVPC) has faced trials in recent months, but continues to be unwavering in its stance as an affirming and inclusive church for LGBTQ people. The church began flying a rainbow flag at their church in September last year, which has been stolen or vandalized several times since then. In April, the […]

2016 PRIDE Awards

We are pleased to recognize the nominees for this year’s PRIDE Awards.  Each year the Rainbow Community Center takes nominations from the community for two PRIDE Award categories. One award honors the contributions of an individual or organization that has demonstrated exceptional allyship to the LGBTQ community, while the other award recognizes an LGBTQ-identified community […]

Under New Management

The Trans section of the RCC website is currently undergoing revision and update.  Your new webmistress is Joanna C., a transwoman from Concord.  The major goal of this new edition is to publicize and promote any and all directly sponsored RCC trans programs and activities.  An important goal also is to enrich informational linkage with DVG, the Diablo […]

Volunteer Position: Thrift Store Cashier and Floor

Thrift Store Cashier and Display Support the operation of our store Provide excellent customer service Greet customers and serve as ambassador to store, RCC and LGBTQ community Help customers find merchandise Everything Under the Rainbow is working to raise funds that support RCC’s programs. By participating in this program, volunteers help create a supportive, friendly, […]

Volunteer Position: Thrift Store Merchandiser and Display

Thrift Store Merchandiser Position Support the operation of our store Organize shelves and clothing racks Prepare items for distribution Help customers find merchandise Organize racks/hangers/shelves Return go backs and put out new merchandise Assist with displays and signage Assure that the store has a visually appealing style Everything Under the Rainbow is working to raise funds […]

LGBTQQI Resource Guide

The Contra Costa Crisis Center published a resource guide for the LGBTQQI community. Click here to view this new comprehensive guide.

Statement on Violence Against Transgender & Gender Nonconforming People in Contra Costa County

Released March 6, 2014 from STAND in PRIDE: Recent news stories have highlighted violence against two transgender high school students in our county. While questions have arisen around the most recent sexual assault case, we know that these are just examples of the many ways that LGBTQ young people and adults experience rejection and discrimination within […]

How to be a Transgender Ally!

Are you interested in learning how to become a trans* ally?  Check out these awesome tip sheets! How to be a Transgender Ally: http://theuntitledmag.tumblr.com/post/31065985070/image-description-colorful-poster-on-how-to-be-a Words That Are Transphobic and Why: http://www.bilerico.com/2011/11/words_that_are_transphobic_why.php   What does the Asterisk* Stand for? http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/05/what-does-the-asterisk-in-trans-stand-for/  The Transgender Umbrella: http://transstudent.org/transumbrella   Rainbow Community Center offers two social support groups for transgender and […]

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