LGBT Center Awareness Day is an annual day of awareness promoting the vital services offered by community centers and the central role they play in local communities. It is the national day of action focused on awareness around the work of LGBT community centers everywhere.
CenterLink sponsors LGBT Center Awareness Day, which was founded in 1994 to bring attention to the positive work provided by centers. The day was planned to help bring national attention to the Community Center Movement within the LGBT movement, which serves over 40,000 people weekly, and highlight the ways that people can get involved or utilize their local centers.
Importance of LGBT Centers
While LGBT acceptance is growing in America, far too many are ostracized from their families and communities for coming out, which is why LGBT centers are still so important.
LGBT community centers are the backbone of the LGBT community, with a reach across metropolitan, suburban, and rural areas across the country, and in other countries as well.
LGBT community centers are “the center of it all,” and the broad range of services, cultural programming, advocacy work, and community infrastructure that they provide is unparalleled