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.
TCP Sponsored Programs
Community Education & Training
The Center Project provides education and training in 5 main areas (parents & foster families, faith groups, healthcare professionals, businesses & community organizations, and educators) but can meet a wide array of training needs. Our trainings are developed by LGBTQ community members and professionals to equip straight and cisgender people with the knowledge and resources to make your communities and spaces a place where LGBTQIA+ people can thrive.
Service Area: We are virtual!
Prism is an LGBTQ+ youth group for youth ages 11-18 years old. Prism offers fun and educational programming, resources, support, and mentorship focused on LGBTQ+ middle and high school aged youth in the Mid-MO area.
Meet: Thursday evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm via Zoom
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: Currently By appointment Only
Service Area: We primarily serve Mid-Missouri. We can ship to other areas, but you must pre-pay for the shipping costs.
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.
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: P4P on Facebook
Groups That Meet At TCP
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
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.
MidMo Prime Timers
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