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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 ProjectMonday, July 16th, 2018 at 8:33pm
An important reminder...
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Queer Vision
This is what asexual people want you to know about being ace.
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The Center ProjectSaturday, July 14th, 2018 at 10:37am
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The Center ProjectWednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 7:33pm
"We joke that when we finally move in together, we’ll both fill the stereotype of the older relative at the family reunion who convinces everyone that their significant other is just a close friend or roommate. The queer relative whose relationship will never be recognized by the rest of the family—as long as the family doesn’t want to see it. My partner and I predict that even in the far future, our relationship will remain invisible to our family and friends, and to the larger black community, because they don’t want to see romantic love between two people who both aren’t clearly feminine or masculine, light-skinned, and complacent in the identities we were assigned at birth. They’d sooner believe that two siblings are living together, holding hands, buying groceries, or whatever else siblings wouldn’t ever do."
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The Center ProjectTuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 8:39pm