LGBTQ Center of Durham

114 Hunt Street - Durham NC 27701
919-827-1436
[email protected]
Open Mon-Fri 2p-8p and Sat/Sun 12noon-6p

Where We Are Going

LGBTQCenterOfDurham15We are the LGBTQ Center of Durham; a safe and inclusive community committed to supporting and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified people in and around Durham:

  • through programming, resources, and networks of support,
  • by acting as a hub for Durham’s LGBTQ community, and
  • by sharing and affirming LGBTQ lived experiences.

With that expressed mission statement it should be clear that we have many aspirational goals as to what your LGBTQ Center of Durham will do and be.

Programming needs that have already been identified include:

  • Safe and inclusive drop-in space
  • A library with a collection of books, videos, and CDs to be borrowed
  • Library sponsored programs like book readings, Meet-the-author events, book clubs, etc.
  • Community Resource Directory
  • Youth programs
  • Elder programs
  • Family programs
  • Support Groups
  • Facilitating HIV/STD Testing
  • Facilitating referrals to Social Services, Mental Health Services, and HelpLines
  • Social Events
  • Community outreach and volunteering

Community partnerships will be a core foundational element of our work. Durham is blessed to have so many organizations already effectively serving different niches and segments of our community. We have strong community supporters, business leaders, and allies. Our institutions of higher learning have stepped up to the challenge of providing an inclusive environment on their campuses. However, we still have many gaps in services and it can be hard to find or get referrals to the various places that might be able to help you. We stand poised to become an umbrella organization that can help community members in finding their way through that maze.

Lastly, and most importantly we have charged ourselves with being a flexible and adaptive organization. So you can truly join us at any point in our journey and make a meaningful impact on the work we are doing. WE are the LGBTQ Center of Durham!

 

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