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The LGBTQIA+ Community Center of the Ozarks

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

June Banned Book Club Meeting

What: Join GLO in our first monthly book club, where we will be reading a series of books that have been or could be banned, followed by a discussion on the books, novels, and writings. June Book: TBD
When: Sunday, June 11, 1pm – 2:30pm
Where: The GLO Center

PRIDE 2023 – We Are Family

What: PRIDE 2023 – We Are Family in Downtown, Springfield! 
When: Saturday, June 10 – Parade 11am-noon, performances/vendors noon-6pm
Where: Downtown, Springfield


What: After Pride! Featuring Crystal Methyd! $25 online pre-sale, $30 at the door, $60 VIP meet and greet with Crsystal + VIP Entrance
When: Saturday, June 10 – Doors open at 6pm. Music from 6-9pm. Drag at 9pm. Dance party after! 
Where: Odyssey Lounge at The Outland Complex