As as a community center, The Center Project hosts a variety of organizations and meetings. Some are directly funded by the Center while others have strong ties with us or use our space as a part of TCP’s larger goal of providing a safe space for LGBTQ individuals to gather.
The Clothing Closet
The Clothing Closet program provides queer and transgender people in need with gender-affirming clothing.
There are no rules for who qualifies for clothing.
Donations: Please email to make a donation.
Open: By appointment
Service Area: We primarily serve Mid-Missouri. We can ship to other areas, but you must pre-pay for the shipping costs.
A support group for anyone on the transgender spectrum (gender non-binary individuals in addition to transgender individuals). Normal meetings are open to only those on the spectrum, with quarterly meetings open to allies.
Meets: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7–8:30 p.m. Calendar
Contact: Jordan Richards
Each August, Columbia is home to Mid-MO PrideFest is an annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally community in Mid-Missouri. This family-friendly event includes entertainment, food, vendors, information on community organizations and more.
Contact: Steven DeVore
Parents 4 Parents is a community for parents and adult family members of LGBTQ identified people of all ages. The group is free and open to all who are seeking support, education, discussion, and community. Parents 4 Parents is an affirming space for LGBTQ people and offers understanding and support to those who may be struggling with or striving to embrace their child’s identity.
Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Calendar
Contact: Christy Hutton
A fun group providing a safe and caring space for LGBTQ teenagers, ages 13 through 18 only. Hang out, and learn about yourself.
Meets: Thursdays, 7 p.m. Calendar
Contact: PRISM Coordinators
The Quorus is a newly formed, un-auditioned community choral ensemble comprised of diverse and compassionate citizens of Columbia, Missouri. Through the power of choral music and community service, The Quorus strives to be a positive, caring, and dynamic organization comprised of diverse advocates providing safe-space, growth, and social justice for the LGBTQQA-Z community.
Groups that Meet at the Center
MidMO PolyPeeps is a group dedicated to education, discussion, and support. The meetings are for individuals and groups practicing polyamory, as well as anyone interested in learning more about polyamory, in Mid-Missouri and the surrounding areas. Membership is private, and discretion is practiced.
This is a safe space. Misogyny, racism, and discrimination of any kind are not tolerated here.
Meets: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Prime Timers Mid-Missouri
Prime Timers Mid-Missouri is a local chapter of the Prime Timers World Wide that provides mature gay and bisexual men and their friends with an opportunity to come together for educational, social and recreational activities and fellowship in a supportive atmosphere.
Contact: Email or (660) 272–1202