|How The Lambda Group May Use Your Contribution
($75/year): Buys annual subscriptions to three periodicals for the Centers
$10/month: Pays for printing and postage for a mailing of resource materials to
$20/month: Provides a scholarship for a gay youth to attend a national training
How Lambda is Working for Our Community:
The Lambda Community Center provides a safe space for gay people to meet and interact.
Some are struggling with sexual orientation, living in fear, or surviving family
rejection. Many want to meet other gay people and find social opportunities other than
bars. Lambda also provides a reading and reference library, recorded community information
to 1000 callers per month, a bimonthly newsletter, resource materials for educators and
youth, weekly and monthly support groups, and a meeting space for other community
organizations, Lambda also provides referrals for individual questions on a range of
topics such as substance abuse, codependency, child custody, gay parenting, commitment
ceremonies, and gay-friendly businesses and professional services.
A Lambda Success Story:
One recent visitor was a man in his 60s who had gay experiences as a youth. But in
keeping with expectations of family and community, he had married, raised children, and
been faithful to his wife for decades until her death despite his recurrent sexual
feelings for men. An unexpected experience had brought all the suppressed emotions to the
surface with such force and feelings of loneliness that on his first visit to the Lambda
Center, the man cried for most of an hour. Through the support and camaraderie from
participation in Lambda activities, he has gained a new sense of identity and comfort.