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The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida (GLCCSF) is an organizing force within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community, serving as a source for information, education, advocacy and support.
The Center works to foster the personal development and quality of life of the community it serves, as well as to increase understanding and acceptance within the greater South Florida community.
In 1993, philanthropist and gay pioneer, Alan Schubert had an idea that in Ft. Lauderdale, a Gay and Lesbian Community Center would provide a safe place for all to meet. A center that would provide assistance to existing organizations born from the liberation battle and new groups in need of support so that all facets of the gay and lesbian community would be served. He shared his enthusiasm and vision with 200 volunteers and donors so that the dream became a reality. From closets into living rooms, from backgrounds into church basements, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida has emerged as a status of pride, under-pinned with hope and passion.
From such humble beginnings, membership in the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida has grown and grown. In June 2000, the Center found a new home in a 16,000 square foot building in the very heart of Fort Lauderdale, With the physical expansion came tremendous growth in the Center's programs. Activities at the Center are open to everyone and include:
Exhibits, Concerts and Theatre performances
Dances, Bingo, Flea Market and Fund Social Activities
Drop-in Socials for Seniors
Youth Group Activities
Educational, Spiritual and Support Groups
Public Health Service including HIV and STD Testing and Counseling
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida currently serves over 15,000 Adults and Youth in Broward. Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. Over 200 callers a day rely on our switchboard for information and support, and better than 45 groups have a safe environment to hold meetings, both for socializing and support.
Main Hall and Meeting Rooms
When not being used by Gay and Lesbian Community Center, portions of the facility are rented to individuals, groups and organizations at the Center's personnel's discretion.
The Main Hall has a capacity of 426 and the Meeting Rooms hold up to 35 people. Sharing the facility is important to us. The necessary rental rates and fees help defray our costs. The weekly activities are listed on this site and available in the lobby The monthly activities are listed in The Voice (newsletter). We invite you to visit the facility.
Contact GLCCSF at 954 463-9005 for further information.
- Nicole Martin
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