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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.

Statements

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
  • Monthly socials
  • Voting rights at annual meeting

Support Membership

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

Advocate Membership

$ 50
Monthly
  • All from Support Membership
  • Quarterly VIP Social

Thrive Membership

$ 100
Monthly
  • 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

NEW GLO Young Adult Group (Ages 18-25)

What: Facilitated by Lou Hood. Come join us for opportunities to socialize and learn what you can do to participate in your community more actively!
When: Every first and third Thursdays beginning August 4. Open 4-9pm, meeting at 6pm.
Where: The GLO Center

GLO Youth's Neon Wasteland Prom

What: A prom where ANY youth aged 12-20 is welcome! Admission is $10 cash or 5 canned goods at the door, which will be donated to a food pantry. All proceeds benefit The GLO Youth Group!
When: Saturday, August 13 from 6-9pm
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church

Queen City Queer Night | Bark Yard Hangout

What: This month’s QUEEN CITY QUEER NIGHT will be at Bark Yard and feature live music from Shaun Munday! This event will be an amazing night of queer celebration. We can’t wait to see you there! Don’t forget to pre-register your pups!
When: Saturday, August 20 from 7-9pm
Where: Bark Yard, 3110 E Cherry St

Rainbow Kids Back-to-School Pool Party!

What: We have reserved the Nixa Aquatic Center for a PRIVATE pool party for LGBTQ+ kids aged 5-11. Admission is free!
When: Sunday, August 21 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Nixa Aquatic Center

GLO's Big Gayrage Sale & Queer Marketplace

What: We are needing donated items for the Gayrage Sale to sell and raise funds! All proceeds benefit The GLO Center programming. The Queer Marketplace is a small farmer’s market layout featuring local queer-owned businesses of all kinds.
When: Saturday, August 27, 8am – 3pm
Where: The GLO Center Parking Lot & Garden