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515 Hickman Avenue

Mid-Missouri's LGBTQ Community Center

The Center Project, a grassroots nonprofit organization, is Mid-Missouri’s only community center focused on the needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

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.


Find a time to meet new and old friends. Join us for one of our many events. We hope to see you soon — and you’ve very welcome!



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…





The Center Project

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 ProjectMonday, December 11th, 2017 at 1:06pm
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The Center ProjectSunday, December 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm
Want to give back to your community without spending money? Consider donating your time by volunteering to work concessions with us this basketball season! Sign ups here - Please share! This is where earn most of our fundraising money and we could really use your help!
The Center Project
The Center ProjectSaturday, December 9th, 2017 at 10:30am
The Center Project
The Center ProjectFriday, December 8th, 2017 at 9:45am
"Jim Gray, the Democratic mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, announced Tuesday that he plans to run for Congress in the state’s 6th Congressional District ― a move that could further boost Democratic hopes of retaking the seat from Rep. Andy Barr (R) while setting up a potentially historic choice for the district’s voters."
The Center Project
The Center ProjectThursday, December 7th, 2017 at 10:00am
"By next fall, millions of K-8 students in California schools may be learning from history textbooks that astronaut Sally Ride was a lesbian, Walt Whitman was gay and a Gold Rush era stagecoach driver named Charley Parkhurst was born a woman, but lived as a man.

California earlier this month became the first state in the country to adopt textbooks that highlight the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender to the development of the state and country.

As education officials debated the content of the books, LGBT advocates clashed with some publishers about how to describe the sexual orientation of people who in the past did not “out” themselves. With the adoption of the books, California set a precedent, one historical researchers continue to wrangle over."
The Center Project
The Center ProjectThursday, December 7th, 2017 at 9:15am
"If the experience of attending “a lot” of same-sex weddings has taught Martha Stewart anything, it’s that they’re a lot more similar to their opposite-sex counterparts than some may believe."