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ABOUT THE GLO CENTER

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The GLO Center 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. With the help of our allies, GLO strives to make a positive impact on the community at large.

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. In essence, the GLO Center is YOUR place for LGBTQIA+ community in the Springfield and the Ozarks region in Missouri.

Become a member today to help sustain Missouri's longest-running LGBTQIA+ community center!

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Springfield LGBTQIA+ community history

History of the glo center

A group of local leaders recognized a need to establish a safe place for the entire LGBTQIA+ community to meet, receive support, and share resources; together they founded GLO in 1996. GLO is now the oldest operating LGBTQIA+ center in Missouri and is the only LGBTQIA+ center in southwest Missouri. GLO is staffed by volunteers and is open weekly to offer support groups, events, and a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ population. The GLO Center is governed by a Board of Directors, whose 13 members are elected to three-year terms and may serve for three consecutive terms. Volunteers are organized into committees, where they can hone leadership skills and meld their passions with the mission of GLO.

OUr Team

Kyler
Sherman-Wilkins

President

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Courtney
Pinkham-Martin

Vice President

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Megan
Baldridge

Secretary

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Caleb
Gentry

Treasurer

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Megan
Block

Current Past President

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Amy
Hoogstraet

Youth Coordinator

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Amy

Linda
Leicht

Community Liaison

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Linda

Dr. Caitlin
Davies

Board Member

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Holland
Wilson

Board Member

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George
Cherry

Board Member

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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