Welcome! To go with our expansion of The Center, we’ve also “renovated” our website. We’re excited to introduce new programs, services, and vision for the organization. We hope you’ll stop by soon to see the great changes we’ve made firsthand.
Since 2004, The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection has been working on behalf of the LGBTQ community to develop and expand understanding of human sexuality, gender identity and the need for equal treatment.
Reaching out to all eleven counties of the 7 Rivers Region, our efforts illustrate how natural and healthy LGBTQ sexuality is for many people and how we are very much like our heterosexual and cisgender neighbors, friends and family. In countering the stereotypes and stigma directed toward LGBT identities, we hope to create harmony and reduce fear of the unknown.
Through educational presentations and advocacy, we speak with school administrators, business managers, government officials and professional organizations on LGBT related issues. Additionally, we offer a welcoming space for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification, provide a wide variety of support groups, organize LGBT friendly social events, and advocate for LGBT friendly policies and legislation.
Our mission is to create spaces for connection, community, education and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people, our allies, and our neighbors.
Our vision is to be a leader in the Seven Rivers Region in bringing pride, equity, and social justice to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
Pride: a sense of building community that embraces and affirms people with empathy and care while celebrating the colorful history of LGBTQ+ community
Equity: a commitment that all people have access to resources, opportunity, and connection they deserve.
Social Justice: collective action toward ending systemic oppression in all of its manifestations.
Come visit us at The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection today!
To see additional sponsors, please visit our Business Directory of LGBTQ owned & welcoming or LGBTQ welcoming organizations.