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|Welcome to the River City Gems|
The River City Gems are a nonprofit social and support group serving the crossdressing and transgender community of Northern California. We are based in Sacramento and have members from the Central Valley, the Bay Area, the Sierra Nevada, and neighboring states.
Our goal is to provide transgender individuals, their partners, and their families with opportunities to socialize in a personally affirming, safe, and supportive environment. We also strive to raise awareness of the transgender community and to promote a positive image to business owners, the media, and the general public. But most of all, we like to have fun! The joy we feel in being who we are is captured in our motto, “Celebrating Feminine Expression.”
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Northern California's Most Glamorous Transgender Event of the Year!
October 12 2013
"Sapphire Soiree" was the theme for Northern California's most glamorous transgender event of the year, River City Sparkle 2013. This year was our sixth annual celebration of transgender unity!Nearly 100 people, CD, TG, TS, GGs, family, friends, and allies, everyone was there. What was it like? Well, imagine a low ceiling-ed, cool, cosy room with subdued lighting, full of elegant ladies dressed in cocktail dresses and full length ballgowns, listening to a live saxophone player, while sipping cocktails and wine and chatting in a warm, friendly, non-threatening environment, where everyone smiles at each other and is happy. That was what greeted people when they arrived for the cocktail hour.
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This year’s River City Gems Christmas party and extravaganza is being held at the same place as Sparkle. There will be a formal dinner, in-room bar, a gift exchange, a special tree, music and the chance to wear your best holiday dress and heels to celebrate the joy of the season with friends.
There will be a fun and exciting gift exchange. If you are interested in participating, please bring a wrapped gift with a value of $10-15. Participation in the gift exchange is optional, but it has always been a big hit in past years.
Don't miss this fabulous, and very popular, event!
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