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515 Hickman Drive

Mid-Missouri's LGBT Community Center

The Center Project (TCP), a grassroots nonprofit organization, is Mid-Missouri’s only community center focused on the needs of LGBT people.


Designed as a safe and open space, TCP supports the under-served sexuality and gender-based groups within the region, including youth, families, and those living in rural communities.


The Center Project depends on community donations to keep our doors open. We gladly accept monetary donations as well as office supplies.



Local LGBTQ group opens new home to public

COLUMBIA – The LGBTQ group The Center Project (TCP) held an open house Saturday for its new permanent facility. Tuesday, Columbia’s Board of Adjustment unanimously granted the group a…






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A place to gather, hold a meeting, borrow a book, watch a movie, make friends and more! Visit our website for programming, resources, opportunities and information about our partner organizations.
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The Center ProjectThursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 11:58am
The Center Project is having a viewing party of the documentary "Gender Revolution" on March 17th at 6:30 pm. Please join us for this documentary and afterward for a discussion with members of the trans community. This is open to allies and people in the LGBTQ community

Share this liberally and remember to sign up so we can plan for the right amount of people. Hope to see you there! <3
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The Center ProjectWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 8:56pm
This is unacceptable! To all the people out there affected by this we "want you to know that we see you; we stand with you; and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward." - Loretta E. Lynch (Attorney General under President Obama)
These words will ring true one day again and The Center Project will always fight for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

With our LGBTQ youth affected the most by this, they are welcome to our Prism group every Thursday at 7 pm. We also have open hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (4-6pm) as a safe place. This is a step backward but united we will stand and push on.
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The Center ProjectWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 8:26am
"When you feel like letting go..... #holdtight"
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The Center ProjectFriday, February 17th, 2017 at 4:41pm
For Black History Month we look at some of the intersectional lives who have progressed LGBTQ+ rights and helped us get to where we are now. Let us never forget them and let's continue to strive in creating space for all LGBT people.
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The Center ProjectMonday, February 13th, 2017 at 3:07pm
Did you hear Laverne Cox talk about Gavin Grimm last night at the Grammys? Here is the reason behind it. This case will affect all students on the gender spectrum.
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The Center ProjectMonday, February 13th, 2017 at 8:22am
Happy Monday 🙂 The Transgender Blender Group meets again at TCP tonight (Monday the 13th) at 7pm. Everyone on the trans spectrum is welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!
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The Center ProjectSunday, February 12th, 2017 at 4:24pm
Please consider helping The Center Project raise money by volunteering for our upcoming concessions. This money directly helps us reach out into the community and help those in need. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eadaa2caafd0-mshsaa
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The Center ProjectSaturday, February 11th, 2017 at 4:02pm
We take a moment to express how one of our partners, Planned Parenthood of Columbia Mo, offers many services to the LGBT community including access to a doctor for trans care. Talk to them about these low cost services if you need them. You can reach them at: 573-443-0427

As quoted in this article, "In Planned Parenthood, the LGBTQ community has a strong ally that isn’t afraid to offer help where help is needed. It’s particularly impressive given how much flack the organization already takes."