2014 LGBT Heroes
Cassie Blume serves as program coordinator for the LGBTQ Youth Space, a program of Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley. Under Cassie's leadership, the LGBTQ Youth Space has been a place of safety and support for hundreds of youth throughout Santa Clara County. With extensive outreach and education services as well as a youth-driven drop-in center in downtown San Jose, the Youth Space offers young people a safe place to socialize, get support from on-site counselors and become empowered to change their community for the better.
Seth Kilbourn has been executive director of Openhouse since 2008. Since then, Seth has more than doubled the capacity of the organization to advance its mission of providing housing, services and community programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Construction is set to begin in October on a long-awaited LGBT-welcoming senior housing in San Francisco. Seth’s commitment to diversity and his expansive vision of the future ensures that Openhouse will continue to build the community connections that are the essential determinants of a healthy future for all of us.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Black History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Black History Month. During February, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on African American themes and issues.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.