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The Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Karson City (“The Center”) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992. The Center’s mission is to provide referral services and information, networking opportunities, and access to other GLBT supportive groups and businesses in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

In 2008, the Center capitalized on the “COM” in the modern-day GLBT COMmunity, and began serving its members with revamped website and strategic plan. Yes, the bricks-and-mortar of yesteryear’s community center are long gone. Today, the Center achieves its mission by:

Maintaining an accurate, up-to-date calendar about events and activities relevant to the GLBT community;
Sending weekly emails to its member database about opportunities to get involved in the GLBT community;
Providing a comprehensive on-line resource directory that includes GLBT supportive businesses and organizations;
Manning a hot line (816-123-4420) and information email to answer questions about Karson City’s vibrant GLBT community and resources
Organizing family-friendly GLBT community events, such as the annual Picnic at Swope Park in May and Out In Westport festival every October.
Coordinating regular meetings with leaders of GLBT organizations to facilitate cohesion and networking;
Co-sponsoring events with local GLBT organizations, ranging from town halls with the mayor to social gatherings at local bars or restaurants
Assisting with locating meeting space for GLBT organizations.
LGCCKC Mission Statement
The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Greater Karson City is an open, public and visible safe space for individuals and organizations in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and allied community. The Center provides referral services and information, networking opportunities and access to other LGBT-Supportive groups and businesses.The mission of the Lesbian Gay Community Center of Greater Karson City is to create, support and provide vital and timely resources and services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight-Allied communities of greater Karson City.