Mission: To strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.
Results: Too many to name!
Target demographics: the LGBTQ community and Allies
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 10000 people
Geographic areas served: Raleigh
Programs: SAGE Raleigh, Youth, Triangle Plus, Allies, Trans* Initiative, and many more.
I just wanted to let you know that I love our LGBT Center in Raleigh, NC for numerous reasons. The staff and volunteers are extremely knowlegable and friendly. I've participated in many of their programs such as their Friday Faith Forums, Transgender 101 and 102 classes, their Youth Coffee Houses, Game Night and Allies Group. There is always something to do at the center. Their library is huge and one is able to check out LGBT related books and DVDs.
One great aspect of the Center is that they have strong programs for transgender people while other LGBT groups sometimes think the "T" is silent. Their Monday "T-Time" allows time and space for transgender people to embrace their community and have "safe" discussions about issues facing them.
The center has truly been a safe space for me since moving to NC. I have met a few people and have visited a couple of programs in the past six months. I have had nothing but a positive experience. They offer a great number of programs as well as resources. After moving to NC I need help with finding a healthcare professionals. Their website has an extensive list of resources which was impressive.