The mission of The Center is to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community of Colorado.
Welcome to The Center!
The mission of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado-The Center-is: To engage, empower, enrich and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community of Colorado.
The Center fills a unique role in the Denver area. It is the only organization serving the diverse needs of, and building community among, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of the metropolitan area. The Center fulfills its mission by offering services to meet community needs and to empower community members to play a greater role, not only in the LGBT community, but in the greater Denver community as well.
Founded in 1976, The Center is one of the oldest community centers in the U.S. operated by and for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. The Center was founded to overcome the effects of discrimination due to homophobia. Since our inception, we have been a focal point and catalyst for community organizing, supportive services, social activities and cultural events.
The Center is the hub of the LGBT community. Centrally located on east Colfax near downtown Denver, The Center builds community by sustaining programs and services designed to strengthen individuals.
The Center offers programs, services, and resources for all LGBT youth, adults and elders in Denver and the surrounding counties. In addition to meeting space for community organizations, the facility houses a free community access computer lab and lending library. The Center also produces PrideFest every June which draws 380,000+ people to Denver's Civic Center Park.
The Center's strategic goals for 2018-2020 are to: 1) Collaborate with other organizations to drive greater community impact and enhance programs, 2) Invest in a culture that develops the talent of staff, board, volunteers, 3) Utilize information technology to improve communications, empower staff, board and volunteers to be creative, efficient and productive, improve decision making, 4) Cultivate and foster relationships with strategic partners who align with The Center's mission to promote a healthy and affirming LGBT community, and 5) Sustain and increase financial resources.