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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 ProjectThursday, November 21st, 2019 at 1:13am
One more football concessions fundraiser left this season! We need a few more volunteers ... come hang out with us and help fund LGBTQ community programs! 🌈 We’re fun, we promise 🥳
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The Center ProjectWednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 7:40pm
Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance. We honor and remember everyone lost to anti-trans violence.

At least 22 transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed in the U.S. in 2019, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Many more go unreported.
91% of the 22 were Black women.
81% were under the age of 30.
68% lived in the South.

It’s beyond time to protect our trans family by stopping the hate and the violence. #transdayofremembrance #TDOR #saytheirnames
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The Center ProjectTuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 6:19pm
Tomorrow is #TransgenderDayofRemembrance. Join a vigil across our state to honor and remember the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.⁣ ⁣⁣
PROMO commits to continually build a state where transgender Missourians can live safely, with dignity, and thrive. For resources on how to be the best ally to the transgender community, visit the ACLU of Missouri toolkit:
The Center Project
The Center ProjectTuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 4:14pm
Many trans and nonbinary people report feeling alienated from therapists, even when they specialize in “LGBTQ+ issues."
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The Center ProjectSunday, November 17th, 2019 at 7:05pm
“Black and Latinx transgender women and non-binary people are often overlooked within the workforce, specifically in public health. It is important that we develop and expand access to equitable professional development opportunities.”
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The Center ProjectSaturday, November 16th, 2019 at 5:01pm
“It’s very important that we get to the polls as transgender and non-binary people and do our part. And while the bigger organizations do their part, the community on the ground does their part.” #transawarenessweek