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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

NEW Annual GLO Center Meeting

What: FREE! Presentations from Co-President and Youth Representative, Keynote Speaker Sammy Rangel, Music from Charlie Becker, and appetizers from Simply Delicious. 
When: Tuesday, September 13, 5pm – 7pm
Where: Q Enoteca

Ozarks Pridefest 2022 – Harvest Pride

What: Our biggest PRIDE event with a parade and live entertainment! More info TBA!
When: Saturday, October 8
Where: Downtown Springfield

Rainbow Kids Nature Center Outing

What:Join us at the Nature Center for the program “Strange But Amazing” – a look at the diversity, life cycles, and adaptations of Missouri’s most interesting creatures! See real live creatures, look around at the exhibits, do a craft, and take a hike! This event is free, but registration is required and limited to 20 kids plus their grownups. Please register by October 11 by emailing
When: Saturday, October 15, 2pm – 4pm
Where: 4601 S Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804