The Diversity Center

  • CA


PO Box 8280
Santa Cruz
United States

About Us

Our Mission:

The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County is building an equitable community where LGBTQ+ people thrive.

Our Vision:

To have a healthy, vibrant, and diverse LGBTQ+ community in Santa Cruz County, free from fear, hatred, and prejudice and safe in their persons, work, and homes; with a spirit of collaborative leadership that fosters the sharing of resources, talents, and gifts with each other and with the greater community.


Each year, The Diversity Center reaches approximately 10,000 individuals that we serve directly through our onsite programs, outreach and education events, our work with school-based Gay/Straight Alliances, and our Triangle Speakers program. We fulfill our mission to build an equitable community where LGBTQ+ people thrive by:

  • Developing LGBTQ+ youth leaders in local middle and high schools, who help teach acceptance and promote positive LGBTQ+ messages to their peers
  • Creating connections, building community, and reducing isolation among LGBTQ+ seniors, veterans, youth, and the Latinx community
  • Teaching acceptance and providing support for transgender individuals
  • Educating the community at-large about key legislative issues that impact LGBTQ+ rights and equality