GLO LogoThe Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks supports the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons in the greater Springfield, Missouri region by organizing and sponsoring community activities and by increasing public understanding and appreciation of GLBT citizens.

Who We Are
GLO is a non-profit community organization. Administered by the GLBT community in the Southwest Missouri/Springfield Area. Donations and dues from members supports GLO. The GLO Center seeks to provide useful resources to the GLBT community in Southwest Missouri.  It 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 all things concerning the GLBT Community in the Greater Springfield/Southwest Missouri Area.

The GLO Center is governed by its board of directors which is comprised of members. It is entirely volunteer and membership is open and encouraged.

The GLO Center is a not-for-profit community organization and enjoys Federal 501C3 tax exempt status. All donations are tax-deductible.

LGBT enrollment event announced for Springfield MO

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Contact Information:
Charles Abernathy
AIDS Project of the Ozarks
1901 East Bennett, Suite D
Springfield, MO 65804
Office: 417.881.1900
Facebook Event: RSVP here

For Immediate Release:

Event: LGBT enrollment event announced for Springfield MO

Date: February 6th 10:00am—3:00pm

Location: GLO Center (518 East Commercial Street, Springfield, MO 65801)

Contact: Charles Abernathy, Certified Application Counselor & GLO Board Member | 417.881.1900

“LGBT enrollment event announced for Springfield, Missouri”

In an effort reduce the number of uninsured and build awareness in Southwest Missouri there will be a specific lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) informational and enrollment event on February 6th at 10am to 3pm located the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks, 518 East Commercial Street, Springfield, MO 65801. This is a FREE event and open to the public

Providing LGBT specific enrollment events is important for the LGBT community of Southwest Missouri, because of the lack of discrimination protections offered by the State. According to the Missouri Foundation for Health, “sexual minorities in Missouri are 1.5 times more likely to be uninsured than the general population.”  It is important to create spaces for LGBT Missourians to feel comfortable accessing enrollment services.

Charles Abernathy, Certified Application Counselor with the AIDS Project of the Ozarks says: “There are now more affordable healthcare options and protections for LGBT individuals and families because of the Affordable Care Act. This event serves to educate LGBT individuals and families about the ACA and reduce the number of the uninsured in our community. Additionally, it will empower community members so we can work toward a more equitable healthcare system in Missouri.”

In partnership with Southwest Hub of Cover Missouri, AIDS Project of the Ozarks, and PROMO Fund, this event hopes to address these specific healthcare issues and get more LGBT individuals and families enrolled into health insurance.

NEW Online Application for Greater Ozarks Pridefest

 

EXCITING NEWS: We are rolling out the NEW ONLINE APPLICATION for 2015 vendors & sponsors.

Greater Ozarks Pridefest can help you build the power of community of your business.

Connect • Grow • Give Back

Direct link: www.glocenter.org/greaterozarkspridefest

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2014 List of Vendors and Sponsors

2014 V:S list

Full House at Leelah Alcorn Remembrance Event #RestInPower

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Community Meeting: One Springfield

COmmunity Meeting

Community strategy meeting to learn more about the One Springfield campaign to defend the local LGBT nondiscrimination protections from a repeal on April’s ballot.

We’ll talk about the campaign, get you signed up to volunteer or with a committee, and answer your questions about what comes next! See Facebook Event for more details HERE.

Make sure to like One Springfield’s Facebook Page.

Contact the campaign with questions at OneSpringfieldMO@gmail.com.

Volunteers, Board Members and Committee Members Voted!

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Celebrated PFLAG of Springfield’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with a dinner and documentary Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Celebrated PFLAG of Springfield’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with a dinner and documentary Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Watch the premiere of the documentary “Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro.” Followed by Q&A with Curtis Shaw Child and Mary Ann Shaw. Tickets are $15.00, which can be applied toward the cost of your 2015 PFLAG membership.

Call 417-350-5300 for more info or watch PFLAG’s FB page for more information.

PFLAG Nov 16 Event

Oct 19th at 5:30 to 9pm Community Celebration & Information Meeting

with PROMO logo

On October 13th, 2014 history was made in Springfield, MO. Springfield City Council passed comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in employment, housing, and public accommodations. with a vote of 6-3. Council passed the comprehensive version instead of the housing-substitute bill.

 

Springfield is now the first city in southern Missouri with an inclusive ordinance for LGBT persons and the third largest city with protections in the state.

 

This is a time for celebration and information.

 

From 5:30pm to 9pm, Sunday Oct 19th, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks will be hosting a Q&A with Stephanie Perkins, Deputy Director of PROMO, to explain what this means to the Springfield community. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

 

Location: The GLO Center, 518 East Commercial Street, Springfield, MO
6:00pm – Q&A with Stephanie Perkins, Deputy Director of PROMO
7:30pm – Celebration with music and community!
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/378316815651146/

 

 

Oct 11th – 18 years! GLO Open House and National Coming Out Day

October 11th from 10am to 2pm

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks is celebrating 18 strong and thriving years in the Community. We are having our annual open house in honor of National Coming Out Day.  Facebook Event

GLO is a non-profit community organization. Administered by the LGBT community in the Southwest Missouri/Springfield Area. Donations and dues from members supports GLO. The GLO Center seeks to provide useful resources to the LGBT community in Southwest Missouri. It 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 all things concerning the LGBT Community in the Greater Springfield/Southwest Missouri Area.

2014 Missouri Fall HIgh School Regional GSA Summits

This year the Missouri GSA Network is hosting 6 Fall summits across the state of Missouri, 5 regional High School Summits and 1 Statewide College Summit.

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/914515981897763

Sep 6 at 10:00am to Oct 25th at 4:00pm

These summits are gathering of students, non students, faculty, and staff and community supporters from Missouri’s high schools, middle schools and colleges designed to empower LGBT Queer and Ally students leadership in Missouri’s education system.

All Summits run from 10am- 4pm
Lunch provided

Find the one that works best for you and register today for one or many of the High School GSA Summits:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bg1yMmdBmpQ1nqm22vOhn1QUEUKs6v7P2x0rMI2bxfs/viewform

Find out more about the Missouri Show Me Pride College Summit:https://www.facebook.com/events/488403774637145/

St. Louis Area GSAs- September 6th-
Schlafly Branch Library in the Central West
225 N Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO 63108

Kansa City GSAs- September 13th-
UMKC Student Union Room 401
5100 Cherry, KC MO 64110

Show me Pride College Summit- September 27th-
MU Student Center, Lower Level,
University of Missouri Campus, Columbia, MO

Central MO GSAs – September 28th-
MU Student Center, Lower Level,
University of Missouri Campus, Columbia, MO

Southeast MO High School GSAs- Oct 4th
Cape Public Library
711 N. Clark, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

Southwest MO High School GSAs- October 18th-
GLo Community Center
518 E Commercial St. Springfield, MO 65801

Thanks so much to all the partner organizations who have worked with us to make these possible: LGBT Resource Center of MU, Partners in Prevention, Equal Youth Center, UMKC LGBT Resource Center, GLO Community Center, St. Louis and Cape Girardeau Public Library

For questions contact: info@missourigsanetwork.org

Show Me Marriage Launch Party in Springfield

Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00pm
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