The Center celebrated the 2nd Annual Pride in the CLE with a week of events throughout Cleveland leading up to the electrifying march and festival in Public Square. We danced the night away at the LGBTQ+ Youth Prom with over 100 youth. We hosted the first ever Trans in the CLE Conference to offer members of Cleveland's transgender and gender non-conforming community an opportunity to engage in educational opportunities, access resources, and make new connections.
In stark contrast, we also faced a renewed effort from the highest levels of our government to deny the rights of LGBTQ people, including a ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the military and the US Department of Justice arguing that it is legal for employers to discriminate against people for being gay.
Whether we are celebrating our lived truths or fighting the tide of discrimination, the Center's commitment to the well-being of the LGBTQ community is as strong as ever. We are driven by the challenges we face to dedicate ourselves even further to our mission to enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ+ community though advocacy, support, education, and celebration.
Please help us continue serving Cleveland's LGBTQ community by joining the national day of giving movement, #GivingTuesday on November 28th .
With your help, we hope to raise $10,000 this year to support the LGBTQ community of Northeast Ohio through our programs, services, and events.
How can you be a part of the #GIvingTuesday movement? Here are a few simple ideas:
- Consider making a gift on #GivingTuesday
- Make a donation at anytime on our website
- Give your time by getting involved with our volunteer program
- Help us spread the word through social media by using #LGBTGivingCLE
- Take a photo that demonstrates why you love The Center and tag us on Facebook and Twitter!
- Do something kind to support the LGBTQ people in your life
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping begin to take over the airwaves this year, be sure that you remember the spirit of giving that is at the heart of the holiday season. On Tuesday, November 28th, we hope you will take a moment to support the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and take a stand for the rights of the LGBTQ community.