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Rainbow Kids

LGBTQIA+ Youth aged 5-11

Rainbow Kids is GLO's youth outreach program for LGBTQIA+ kids aged 5-11 (accompanied by a grownup). A variety of weekend events are held throughout the year both at the GLO Center and off-site, to provide kids a chance to get to know each other and have fun together.

Amy Hoogstraet, GLO's Youth Coordinator, oversees the Rainbow Kids program. For more information and to find out about upcoming events, email Amy at:

Upcoming Events

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