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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 ProjectSunday, May 20th, 2018 at 9:30pm
Our P4P group offers understanding & support to those who may be struggling with or striving to embrace their child’s identity. ***All parents & adult family members of LGBTQ identified people of all ages - meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month 6:30 - 8:30. More info?
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The Center ProjectSunday, May 20th, 2018 at 3:57pm
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She's an 11-year-old who loves ballet and struggled with depression until she transitioned genders. This is the story of her family's struggle to give her the life she deserved. Special thanks to Barcroft TV.
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The Center ProjectSaturday, May 19th, 2018 at 10:13pm
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Rihanna had the best response when a fan asked about hiring transgender models
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The Center ProjectSaturday, May 19th, 2018 at 8:30pm
"I just hate the idea of using my identity as a tool. I’ve never written a song specifically about being transgender. It made me the person I am and that’s a big part of me, but I think music is about your feelings and your fantasies and it goes deeper than your gender or your sexuality. I really fell in love with music and I hope that people can see me for my music and all of the things that I am."
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The Center ProjectFriday, May 18th, 2018 at 8:19pm
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The Center ProjectThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 9:15pm