NATIONAL LGBT CENTER AWARENESS DAY
On October 19, the National LGBT Center Awareness Day celebrates the services provided by centers across the nation.
LGBT community centers provide services to youth to seniors. They provide an environment of advocacy, empowerment, and support. Through their services, the LGBT community find cultural events, wellness programs, career services, and more. In times of crisis, community centers often provide the first line of contact in a crisis. However, they serve as a network, connected people in the LGBT community together.
HOW TO OBSERVE #LGBTCenterAwarenessDay
Many community centers will hold events on this day. Some events include fundraisers, art shows, clinics, seminars, open houses and more. Join an event near you.
As a way of showing your gratitude, offer to run a fundraiser or make a donation. Learn more about your local community center’s opportunities and become involved. Support for your local community center by giving them a shout out. Share your skills with your local center to improve your community. While celebrating, be sure you use #LGBTCenterAwarenessDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL LGBT CENTER AWARENESS DAY HISTORY
CenterLink sponsors LGBT Center Awareness Day, which was founded in 1994 to bring attention to the positive work provided by centers. The sponsor, CenterLink, serves over 40,000 people weekly, wanted to highlight the ways people can get involved and use their local centers.
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