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The LGBTQIA+ Community Center of the Ozarks

LGBTQ Community Center in Springfield MO
Our Mission

The GLO Center

The GLO Center is a nonprofit that serves the LGBTQIA community in the Ozarks through support, resources, education, and advocacy, to create a more inclusive and welcoming community where all can thrive.


Moral Panic/Divisive Topics

The GLO Center stands in solidarity and support of students, educators, and community members across the country who voice their opposition to new state laws regarding divisive topics and restricting bodily autonomy. This proposed legislation will negatively impact marginalized groups, specifically harming individuals and communities based on gender, sexuality, and race…..

Become a Member

As a nonprofit, the GLO Center relies on membership and donations to continue to provide support, resources, education, and advocacy to the local LGBTQIA+ community. Join your local LGBTQ community center in this vital work by becoming a sustaining member today.

General Membership

$ 1
  • Monthly socials
  • Voting rights at annual meeting

Support Membership

$ 12 50
  • All from General Membership
  • Exclusive T-shirt

Advocate Membership

$ 50
  • All from Support Membership
  • Quarterly VIP Social

Thrive Membership

$ 100
  • All from Advocate
  • Name on donor installation at GLO Center
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Let's Get Together

Events & Programs

Want to meet other LGBTQIA+ people? The GLO Center is a place to be yourself, a place to meet others in the community, and a place to find information about the community at large. Basically, it's YOUR place for LGBTQIA+ community.

Upcoming Events

GLO Youth Art Sale

What: The GLO Youth Group (ages 12-17) will be selling their artsy wares at First Friday Art Walk! Come out and help to support local young queer artists and the GLO Center’s youth program. 
When: Friday, December 2, 5pm – 9pm
Where: BookMarx

Rainbow Kids Holiday Party

What: FREE!  We’ll have treats and we’ll be making crafts and singing Christmas songs! This event is for LGBTQ+ kids ages 5-11 accompanied by a grownup. Allies/friends ages 5-11 are welcomed as well, as well as siblings of any age. 
When: Saturday, December 10, 2pm – 4pm
Where: The GLO Center