Compass Points

  • Column: Compass To Expand Mental Health Therapy Program

    We must have been very good here at Compass last year, because we received a GREAT holiday gift that we want to share! We are excited to announce that our mental health therapy program is expanding in 2019, thanks to a grant from The CenterLink – Johnson Family Foundation Mental Health Initiative. 

  • Column: The Youth Are Our Future

    When the holiday season comes to an end and all the festivities are over, you are left with a new year. It can be a time to set in place all the things you wished you would have done in 2013. I know I am taking full advantage of the New Year by ensuring that the youth we serve at Compass have access to the resources, technology and opportunities that they deserve.

  • Compass Board Breaks Silence After 4 Months

    Over the last several weeks SFGN has been inquiring about what happened to Compass’ long time CEO Tony Plakas. The Compass board has so far evaded answering those questions. On Tuesday the board finally broke its silence and released a public statement.

  • Compass Commemorates World AIDS Day 

     In 2001, Randall Gurewitz passed away from AIDS. Sixteen years later, his family gathered to see the personalized quilt for the first time in-person at Compass, the LGBT community center of the Palm Beaches.

  • Compass Points: Celebrate Yourself at Pride

    This past year was truly a busy year for the LGBT rights movement and we refuse to slow down anytime soon.  With the strike down of DOMA and more than a third of the nation’s states now having legalized gay marriage, PrideFest is a time of celebration, a family reunion of sorts, and a festival that raises awareness for our youth, our seniors, and everyone in between.

  • Compass Points: Compass Celebrates 30 Years 

    A lot can change in 30 years. Thirty years ago the Apple IIc computer went on sale for $1,295. Thirty years ago the first National Coming Out Day was recognized.

  • Get More Things Done

    This holiday season, I have a helpful tip on how to get more things done: make a resolution to invite a gay to your next fundraiser or committee because we know how to fundraise and plan stuff.