Meet the Center’s Bella Gavilan

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I have learned never to regret a day in my life. Good days give me happiness, bad days give me experience, worst days give me lessons, and best days give me memories.

It’s very rewarding for me to be working at the Center through all of this because I love helping people. Part of my new duties has been connecting with senior clients on the telephone to talk to them about how they are doing through during this pandemic and if there is anything they need.

I connected with a client who lives in Seattle and comes to the Center once a month for Trans* Lounge. She comes just to feel the love and support from the community. We connected on this because I used to do the same thing when I lived in San Bernardino. It kept me motivated in life, kept me going.

I fell in love with the work the Center does. Building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. I became a Center volunteer in 2012 and became a staff member in 2019. Working here was a goal that I set for myself because I wanted to expand my life and look forward.

This is my dream job, my home. I don’t want to work anywhere else.

Once in life, you’ll come across a special place that makes you happy, supports you, and makes you a better person.

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Hometown: Corozal Town, Belize

Year Started Working at Center: 2019

Staff Position: HR Administrative Assistant

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