The goal of The LGBT Center of St. Louis is to to provide a safe and welcoming space, resources and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied community of The Gateway City and its surrounding areas through education, empowerment, outreach, and community building. The Center is currently used as a:
North America OutGames 2016
The LGBT Center of St. Louis is proud to be a community partner of the 3rd North America OutGames to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, Spring 2016. This is an unprecedented opportunity for our regional LGBTQIA Community to shine in all of its prismatic and diverse glory embracing sport, culture and human rights. We congratulate Team St. Louis on their successful bid and look forward to great things in the 29 months ahead! Click HERE for further info.
Trans* Visibility Week 2013
ST. LOUIS - The second annual Trans* Visibility Week, held in conjunction with The LGBT Center of St. Louis' Metro Trans* Umbrella Group culminated with its "Steps Walk." The rally and march in remembrance of "our transgender (Trans*) brothers and sisters lost to violence in the past year" kicked off at the Center on Nov. 27, 2013 with speakers and was followed by a candlelight march with signs down Manchester in the Grove. Trans* Visibility Week is billed as an opportunity for the St. Louis Trans* community to come together to mark milestones, honor their fallen, and celebrate their future.
"Trans* Visibility Week is an opportunity for the Trans* community to put ourselves out there in a visible way to share some of our experience and narratives," organizer's explain.
The Week kicked off on Nov. 20 with Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) held at Epiphany United Church of Christ. Other events this week included the "Ask a Trans Family Member Anything" panel discussion, Storytelling with SIUE & the LGBT Center of St. Louis, the "Transcending the Spectrum" art show, a T Dance to benefit MO GSA, Trans in your Pants hosted by SEX+STL and an all ages ice cream social held at the Fountain.
The St. Louis Metro Trans* Umbrella Group and its supporters have spent the week remembering those who were killed for being Trans* in the past year.
"We have raised awareness and created visibility through panel discussions, book readings, and an art show. We have enjoyed community with Trans* people and our allies while dancing or eating ice cream.... Join us as we gather together and raise more awareness!"