About The GLO Center

The GLO Center seeks to serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and “plus” (LGBTQ+) community of greater Springfield and the surrounding areas through advocacy and outreach, as well as programs and activities that encourage personal healing and growth. With the help of our allies, GLO strives to make a positive impact on the community at large.

History:

A group of local leaders recognized a need to establish a safe place for the entire LGBTQ+ community to meet, receive support, and share resources; together they founded GLO in 1996. GLO is now the oldest operating LGBTQ+ center in Missouri and is the only LGBTQ+ center in southwest Missouri. GLO is staffed by volunteers and is open weekly to offer support groups, events, and a safe space for the LGBTQ+ 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.

 

Committees:

  • Programming 
  • Communications  
  • Fundraising
  • Building & Maintenance
  • Greater Ozarks Pridefest

 

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 LGBTQ+ community in the Springfield and the Ozarks region in Missouri.

Volunteer by completing the online application, and become a member today to help sustain Missouri's longest running LGBTQ+ community center.