THE PREMIER LGBTQ BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY
SACRAMENTO Vol. 5
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LGBTQ ORGS & ATTRACTIONS
ABOUT SACRAMENTO LGBTQ Sacramento Sacramento is home to a thriving and active LGBTQ community that is both integrated into Sacramento civic life and centered in Midtown Sacramento’s Lavender Heights neighborhood, where LGBTQ citizens have helped create a bustling arts and gallery scene. LGBTQ people helped launch Sacramento’s Second Saturday Art Walk nearly a decade ago, an event that brings tens of thousands of visitors into Midtown Sacramento each month. The area features six gay clubs, ranging in style from Faces, a video night club with three dance floors and a pool; to Mango’s Burgertown, where business people and professionals can gather for dinner and cocktails on a sprawling outdoor patio surrounded by art galleries and shops; to The Depot, a cozy video bar; to The Bolt leather bar. Crocker Art Museum hosts LGBTQthemed events throughout the year in conjunction with local LGBTQ organizations. Sacramento is home to the numerous LGBTQ organizations, including Lavender Library, Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Lambda Players theatrical company, the Capital Crossroads Gay Rodeo Association, Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, Sacramento Women’s Chorus, LGBTQ attorneys organization Lambda Legal, the Capital Squares square dance group and numerous other LGBTQ organizations. 4
RESTAURANT GUI DE Wodlake Tavern Casual eatery offering American comfort fare & elevated BBQ and patio seating. 1431 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Firehouse Elevated, seasonal American fare served in a sophisticated setting with outdoor seating. 1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA
Frank Fat’s Elegant 1939 venue serving elevated Chinese cuisine in a soaring space with a speakeasy vibe. 806 L St, Sacramento, CA
Ella Dining Room & Bar Refined New American & French cuisine are presented in an elegant, contemporary space. 1131 K St, Sacramento, CA
Moxie Restaurant Enduring option serving a rotating menu of elevated American cooking & wine in a convivial setting. 2028 H St, Sacramento, CA
Bacon & Butter Farm-to-table cafe in a contemporary setting, serving American breakfast & lunch fare, plus beer & wine. 5913 Broadway, Sacramento, CA
Masullo Pizza Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza & other Italian fare, plus beer & wine. 2711 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Localis Relaxed, contemporary haunt serving locally sourced New American dishes, including vegan options. 2031 S St, Sacramento, CA
Plan B Restaurant This eatery with a sophisticated vibe offers a full bar & French-inspired cuisine. 555 La Sierra Dr, Sacramento, CA
Tower Cafe Quirky cafe serving an eclectic array of grub, from classic breakfasts to Asian & Spanish dishes. 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA
Nopalitos Southwestern Café Longtime neighborhood nook supplying Mexican specialties for breakfast & lunch. 5530 H St, Sacramento, CA
Kru Enduring Japanese eatery & sushi bar infusing classic dishes with international flavors. 3135 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Takumi Izakaya Bar Industrial-chic destination for Japanese izakaya-style dining and ramen. 826 J St, Sacramento, CA
Mulvaney’s B&L Refined eatery plating seasonal New American fare in a converted firehouse or on the garden patio. 1215 19th St, Sacramento, CA
Andy Nguyen’s | Vegetarian Restaurant This casual option serves Vietnamese vegan & vegetarian dishes such as curries & rice bowls. 2007 Broadway, Sacramento, CA
Dad’s Kitchen Upbeat tavern with a patio featuring elevated comfort grub & craft brews. 2968 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Pushkin’s Bakery Family-owned cafe offering baked goods without wheat, gluten or dairy products, plus hot sandwiches. 1820 29th St, Sacramento, CA
Pushkin’s Restaurant Gluten-free & vegan versions of brunch classics served in a cool, industrial setup with patio seats. 1813 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA
Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine Ethiopian fare in a warm, villageinspired space with a vegetarian lunch buffet & open-mike nights. 1704 Broadway, Sacramento, CA
Selland’s Market-Cafe Simple, modern cafe serving baked goods, desserts, salads, pizza, sandwiches & American entrees. 5340 H St, Sacramento, CA
2022 EVENT SCH E DULE JUNE
stores will have wine tasting and treats, and participating restaurants will have food and drink specials. Details at eventbrite.com.
JUNETEENTH @ 40 ACRES BLOCK PARTY The annual Juneteenth block party at 40 Acres filled with a complete lineup of music, art and entertainment on the main stage. Learn more online at eventbrite.com.
JULY JUL 4
4TH OF JULY PARADE
The parade features a wide variety of hand-crafted floats and participants including local businesses, youth groups, volunteer organizations, community organizations, school clubs, and musical groups. Learn more at sacramento365.com.
BAYSIDE ADVENTURE CAR SHOW Enjoy classic cars, food trucks, raffle prizes and more. This annual event is free, family-friendly and full of fun. Discover more at eventbrite.com.
CONCERTS INT HE PARK FT. NAPPY ROOTS
THE PURPLE RAIN EXPERIENCESACRAMENTO: AN INTERACTIVE MOVIE EVENT
Enjoy live music, vendors, artist activations, and food every Friday. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for purchase. Learn more at eventbrite.com.
Wear something from the Purple Rain era. Brush up on your songs, lines, and dances from the movie. There will be trivia and prizes! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
SACRAMENTO’S ‘80S ARCADE PUB CRAWL
This ‘80s themed event will have multiple chances to win prizes via our social media games and our best dressed contest! Party the night away with dancing, drinking, and non-stop fun! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
OLD SACRAMENTO WATERFRONT SIP & SHOP
Grab your friends for a fun weekend while you explore shops, enjoy in-store specials and listen to live music in the Old Sacramento Waterfront! Select
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BAR GU ID E Badlands Dance Club Raucous gay bar & nightclub with drag nights, DJs, multiple bars & a disco-style dance floor. 2003 K St, Sacramento, CA
Sidetrax Easygoing neon-lit nightclub featuring cocktails, drag spectaculars & other local events. 2007 K St, Sacramento, CA
Faces Nightclub 3 dance rooms, 15 bars, VIP lounge & outdoor pool, plus themed events and ‘dress to impress’ dress-code. 2000 K St, Sacramento, CA
The Bolt Sacramento’s only real Leather/ Cowboy/Bear Bar which is home to the hottest guys and best staff in town! 2560 Boxwood Street, Sacramento, CA
The Mercantile Saloon Venerable gay watering hole with a chill vibe offering happy hours, a pool table & an outdoor patio. 1928 L St, Sacramento, CA
Paradise Nightclub Laid-back scene in a strip mall draws a gay & lesbian crowd with a large dance floor & pool tables. 10114 Lower Sacramento Road, Stockton, CA
The Depot Down-to-earth gay bar featuring cocktails, draft brews & casual eats, plus regular events & a patio. 2001 K St, Sacramento, CA
2022 EVENT SCH E DULE SEPTEMBER
FREAKSHOW! AN ODDITIES & CURIOSITIES MARKET
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE WERQ THE WORLD TOUR 2022
We’ve curated a market featuring 50+ artists and vendors selling extraordinary wares! Find bones, bugs, taxidermy, dark art, unique jewelry, collectibles, medical specimens, natural science, and all kinds of freakish delights! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2022! An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Learn more online at sacramento365.com.
CRAWFISH & CATFISH FESTIVAL
LGBTQ NIGHT PARTY
Come join Sactowns newest LGBTQ+ nightlife at the Odd Cookie Bakery Cafe & Bar and enjoy great music, atmosphere and performances! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
Come enjoy authentic Louisiana foods, music, and family fun! We’ll have 18 bands, 30 food vendors, car shows, a kids zone, sportsman’s expo, crawfish races and more! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
BEST OF SACRAMENTO PARTY
SACRAMENTO SALSA FESTIVAL
This year’s soiree will be a food, beer, wine and craft spirits festival with a new look and feel. We’ll party along the river with a backdrop of Sacramento landmarks. Visit eventbrite.com.
A salsa tasting bar on the Embarcadero Terrace plus a Beer Garden with live music. We will have three stages of Entertainment. Family Carnival fun, vendors and excellent food. Learn more at eventbrite.com.
2ND ANNUAL SACRAMENTO TOY AND COMIC SHOW
Come check out over 100 tables of nothing but toys! Come meet the legends Peter Cullen and Frank Welker making a very rare appearance in Sacramento! Learn more online at eventbrite.com.
Come on out for bingo, prizes, and beer hosted by one of Sacramento’s fabulous queens, Helen Heels! First come, first served. Learn more online at sacramento365.com.
TASTE OF SOUL SACRAMENTO
Come hear some good Soul filled music and enjoy some top notch Soul food with your friends and family. Take a stroll down Vendor Row, we are sure you’ll be impressed by top notch artwork, soaps, handmade gifts and much more! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
DANCE ON THE EDGE IN OLD SACRAMENTO
Free Salsa and Bachata Dance Lessons and Music. All-Ages Welcome. Each event is free, family friendly, and fun! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE OCT 15
selection of hookah flavors, awesome drinks and amazing food! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
The Scream Queens Gorelesque escape the mausoleum to haunt the stage of the Historic Colonial Theatre with their production of the Cabaret Macabre 2022! Learn more online at sacramento365.com.
ILLUSIONS THE DRAG QUEEN SHOW SACRAMENTO
Illusions the Drag Queen Show Sacramento is the perfect combination of spectacular burlesque style and comedy performances by the industry’s best celebrity impersonators and the funniest Sacramento drag queen hosts you’ll ever have the pleasure of encountering. Learn more online at eventbrite.com.
SACRAMENTO’S 2ND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PUB CRAWL The time to eat drink and be scary is upon us at Sacramento’s Halloween Pub Crawl! Everyone will be getting sheet faced because costumes are encouraged and prize(s) will be awarded! We have wicked good specials on boo-ze and food! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEES AT THE GUILD
The entire family is invited on the 1st Sunday of each month to attend Free Movie Matinee’s at the Guild Theater! Learn more at eventbrite.com.
STAND-UP OPEN MIC
Come see comedians that are new to performing, some seasoned veterans, and every level in between. Any comedian, regardless of skill, can perform. It’s exciting! It’s raw! It’s hilarious, AND sometimes not-sohilarious, stand-up comedy. Learn more at sacramento365.com.
JOE MONTOYA’S POETRY UNPLUGGED
Check out some of the best in spoken word, poetry, and music and even take a stab at the open mic. A nice selection of beer and wine is also offered. Enjoy it all in the comfortable atmosphere of Luna’s, one of this area’s original café galleries. Learn more online at sacramento365.com.
NOVEMBER NOV 3
Come chill with us and enjoy our hookah lounge. We have a great
GOOD FOR BSINESS U SI NESS GOOD FOR BU Protecting LGBTQ Americans from Discrimination is Good for Business Business leaders know that protecting every American from discrimination is good for the economy. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults have a combined buying power of $884 billion dollars, and business leaders know that today’s generation of consumers prefer to shop at businesses that support gay and transgender people. Business leaders across the nation are leading the charge to secure nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people. Fairness for All Hardworking Americans • Gay and transgender people are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. Hardworking Americans deserve to be treated fairly and equally under the law. Sadly, too many hardworking Americans are facing discrimination in areas like employment, housing and public accommodations, just because they are gay or transgender. • America is a land of opportunity and freedom, where people who work hard and meet their responsibilities have the chance to get ahead. Everyone deserves the freedom to achieve the American Dream, including gay and transgender citizens. Respecting Our Coworkers and Getting the Job Done • What’s most important is focusing on what we have in common, taking pride in our work, respecting our coworkers, serving customers, and getting the job done. • Employees should be judged on their qualifications, experience, and the job they do – nothing more, nothing less. Non-Discrimination Protections Are Good for Business • Business leaders across the nation, including conservative leaders, agree: Discrimination is bad for business. Today’s top job creators seek states and communities that are welcoming to everyone, including their families, employees and customers. • When every American is given the opportunity to work hard and earn a living, our economy, communities and nation succeed. To download a PDF version of this resource, go online and visit: freedomforallamericans.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BusinessBackgrounderFFAA.pdf
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LGBTQ COM MU NI TY ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS
SACRAMENTO LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER We support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ+ community. Web: saccenter.org
TRANS LIFELINE Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justiceoriented, collective community aid. Web: translifeline.org | Ph: 877-565-8860
PFLAG SACRAMENTO We celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Only with respect, dignity, and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. Web: pflagsacramento.org
SACRAMENTO PRIDE Each June, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center hosts our largest community engagement of the year, Sacramento Pride, that celebrates LGBTQ+ activism, diversity, and community. Web: sacramentopride.org
GENDER HEALTH CENTER Meeting the counseling needs of the WHOLE community in Sacramento and the surrounding areas by making our services accessible to the most under-served communities, including the LGBTQQI community and focusing on the “T” or transgender. Web: thegenderhealthcenter.org
ONE COMMUNITY HEALTH One Community Health is a primary healthcare and specialty care provider dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community. Web: onecommunityhealth.com
SACRAMENTO GAY MEN’S CHORUS The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus is fostering pride and enhancing lives, one song at a time. Web: sacgaymenschorus.org
BENT SACRAMENTO LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL Bringing you the best LGBTQ films from around the world. Films that highlight the rich diversity, intricacies, and passions that make up our LGBTQ community. Web: bentfilmfest.org
SACLEGAL SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association, is comprised of attorneys, professionals and legislative advocates affiliated with the Sacramento County Bar Association. Our mission is to promote equality for members of the LGBT community through strong leadership, legislative advocacy, education, and participation in civic and social activities within the legal community and community at large. Web: saclegal.org
LAVENDER LIBRARY The Lavender Library is a lending library and archive housing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) books and magazines, various media, and archival materials. Web: lavenderlibrary.com
SUTTER GENDER IDENTITY SUPPORT GROUP We provide a safe and secure place where to interact with others with similar experiences and meet, visit and exchange information. We serve the educational, emotional, and recreational needs of the gender variant, transgender and intersex community, their significant others, parents, children, allies and helping professionals. Web: sacgender.org
STONEWALL SACRAMENTO The mission of the Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento is to advance equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Web: sacstonewall.org EQUALITY CA Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. Web: eqca.org
SACRCC The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is more than just a networking organization! We provide advocacy, facilitation, business development, education, matchmaking, access to procurement opportunities and supplier diversity channels, and community support. Web: rainbowchamber.com
BUSINESS D IRECTO RY AUTO DEALERSHIP Von Housen Automotive Group.....................13
REAL ESTATE Eagle Realty..................................................... 1 Melanie Kimmelman: Coldwell Banker Realty..................................19
CATERING Bennett Hospitality Group............................... 3
RESTAURANT Bennett Hospitality Group............................... 3
CPA Carlos E Soler, CPA.........................................19
VISITOR CENTER Visit Sacramento.............................................. 9
JEWELER Little Relics Inc...............................................11
VISITOR INFORMATION Visit Sacramento.............................................. 9
MORTGAGES Cindy Kelley-Cabrera - CHASE.......................... 7
VISITORS GUIDE Visit Sacramento.............................................. 9
MOVING SERVICES Two Men and a Truck.................. front cover, 5, 17
WEALTH MANAGEMENT Next Step Wealth Management....................17
PERSONAL INJURY Edward A Smith Law Offices........ back outside cover