There is no definitive figure for the gay and lesbian population in Orange County. Studies on gay and lesbian populations in the United States offer estimates that vary from 1 to 9 percent of the general male population and 1 to 5 percent of the general female population. Urban areas are believed to have higher percentages than rural areas.
Eat well while giving back to a worthy cause! The fun starts at 5pm for cocktail hour followed by dinner and, of course, the highly-competitive dessert auction! Proceeds from this event will go towards OC Human Relations to fund their community programs.
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Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination. We exist so that every segment of the LGBT population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities. The Center engages, empowers and advocates to achieve a more equitable society and fosters an ever-improving quality of life for the LGBTQ community.
Techno music chugged; strobe lights blinked. But half an hour past the scheduled start time, patrons had yet to arrive. Endora sat at the bar and ordered a cocktail.
Whether you drive, ride the Amtrak or fly into any of the four major airports within 50 miles. Stroll the beach, skate, surf and golf at the world-class venues of Orange County. Ecological reserves thrive along the coastlines and wetlands, eastward to the wildlife sanctuaries in the canyons and inland hills.
Not just brunch! Orange County's original drag brunch is a deliciously fun way to start your Saturday or Sunday! Enjoy gourmet brunch offerings, with a heaping side of outrageous female impersonators!
At the height of gay nightlife, Orange County was booming with venues. In Garden Grove, clubs blinked out of existence like a series of light bulbs at the end of a long night, leaving only the Frat House standing. Today, in addition to dating and networking apps like Grindr that facilitate meetings within the LGBTQ community, there are more options to meet people outside of the traditional gay bar scene.
LATE s Over North American natives are documented to include among their tribes berdacheandrogynous people classified as neither man nor woman—cross-dressers, basically, but in a spiritual sense. Berdache are plentiful among the Native Americans living at the missions that pepper the length of California—nearly every village has two, three if they're lucky. But the Spanish Catholics who have established the mission system are hell-bent on eliminating berdacheism.