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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, January 19th, 2020 at 8:19pm
There’s a local effort underway to explore the possibility of a queer youth homeless shelter. Please fill out this quick form if you’re interested in helping out, whether through planning, support, resources and/or skills. Organizers aim to have an initial meeting in February.
The Center Project
The Center ProjectSunday, January 19th, 2020 at 4:28pm
I'm a health and sex education teacher. Excuses against preferred pronouns don't work.
The Center Project
The Center ProjectSaturday, January 18th, 2020 at 3:14pm
Thank you Martha Stevens! 🌟
The Center Project
The Center ProjectThursday, January 16th, 2020 at 9:23pm
"We are often born into one stage of life and then cocoon into an incubation of self-discovery, transformation, and acceptance, ultimately being released into freedom as beautiful creatures.”
The Center Project
The Center ProjectWednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 11:10pm
Go Illlinois!! ❤️
The Center Project
The Center ProjectTuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 2:44pm
The ban was lifted in 2000 but previously saw lesbian, gay and bisexual people ejected from the military on the basis of their sexual orientation.