The mission of The Center is to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender 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 2015-2017 are to: 1) Ensure collaboration with other organizations to leverage resources, drive greater community impact, and enhance programs; 2) Develop the leadership talent of staff, board, and volunteers; 3) Directly influence social change through clear and consistent communication and branding; 4) Cultivate and foster relationships with strategic partners to promote a healthy and affirming LGBT community; 5) Utilize information technology to empower staff, board, and volunteers to be creative, efficient, productive, and improve decision making; and 6) Sustain and increase financial resources.