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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.
The Center Project
The Center ProjectSunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 6:00pm
For the sake of community health and well-being, all in-person meetings and events at The Center Project have been moved online or canceled/postponed for the time being. We care about our local LGBTQ community and will do what we can to provide virtual meeting options and ongoing support. ❤️

That includes ...
Prism- The Center Project Teen Group is currently online-only, with Monday check-ins on Google and fun interactive Thursday video chats on Zoom. LGBTQ kids and friends are welcome to join anytime!

MidMO PrideFest planning meetings are moving online. At this time, we're still expecting to hold the June and August Pride events, but we'll keep you posted if that changes.

The Quorus: Columbia's lgbtqqa-z Community Choir is postponed until at least April 5 and will reassess after spring break.

Troop 626 is discontinuing meetings for now and will resume at a later date.

Follow/like each program's FB for the latest updates and contact info!

For all other programs, check in with your usual contacts/leaders or send us a message here with questions.

We ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 our community ... stay safe and healthy everyone!
The Center Project
The Center ProjectSunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 2:13pm
During these times, where social distancing is becoming a new (hopefully, temporary) normal, it is refreshing to hear stories of community members helping each other.
The Center Project
The Center ProjectThursday, March 19th, 2020 at 4:28pm
After much consideration we have decided to cancel the Gender Blender meeting on Monday the 23rd. In place of an in person meeting there will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom. If you are under the transgender umbrella and want to join please email Jordan at
The Center Project
The Center ProjectTuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 3:58pm
🦗🌟🦗 "If there is going to be a Lady Gaga bug, it’s going to be a treehopper, because they’ve got these crazy horns, they have this wacky fashion sense about them ..."
The Center Project
The Center ProjectTuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 2:00am
Transgender adults in the state have been permitted to change their birth certificate gender markers since 2014.
The Center Project
The Center ProjectMonday, March 16th, 2020 at 9:34pm
More updates regarding Prism. Follow/like their page for continued updates as recommendations change. We will try to share all information here, too.