Glenn Burke was the first openly gay ball player from the major leagues. In the '70s, the Oakland native played for the A's and the Dodgers. The center's executive director Joe Hawkins says he and co-founder Jeff Meyers were touched and inspired by Glenn Burke's story after seeing a documentary about his life. Glenn Burke was an Oakland native who became a star athlete in basketball and baseball at Berkeley High School before getting drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in He played for the Dodgers and then for the Oakland A's in the s.
List of LGBT-related organizations and conferences
Alameda County LGBTQ Resources | LGBTQ Commission
Oakland Park is getting a new look, with the city presenting designs for its new public works facility, two fire stations, and community center. The unveiled designs were new buildings for Fire Stations 9 and 20, the North Andrews Gardens Community Center, and the Public Works Facility, which will include an emergency operations center and a two-story parking garage. There are also plans to build a new library to replace the Ethel M. The library and community center will be built in what will be known as City Park. The green space will include a playground and splash pad, a butterfly garden, exercise area, basketball and pickleball courts, and more. The design of the new buildings is being handled by Zyscovich Architects in Miami and the structures will follow the same design scheme, keeping the city buildings cohesive. Sparks said the commission wanted to be fiscally responsible while also keeping the character of Oakland Park.
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender LGBT related organizations and conferences range from social and support groups to organizations that are political in nature. Some groups are independent, while others are officially recognized advocacy groups within mainstream religious organizations. Category:LGBT culture.
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