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Review for GLSO Pride Center, Lexington, KY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

They created the first downtown high visability pride festival in 2008 and this year promises to be even larger. They have made Lexington Kentucky a warm place for GLBT folks by working hard with other organizations and being THOUGHTFUL about those interactions. This is a very conservative state and Lexington is a beacon of hope now to GLBT people living with a lot of homophobia in the surrounding area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the impact in the larger community and the acceptance here of GLBT people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do a better job of making it accessible and protect volunteers better from personal attacks by hotheads that only occasionally volunteer

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a real sense of accomplishment

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

mostly dedicated and interested in doing the best they can.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its programs to better serve the glbt community instead of constantly throwing tiny fundraisers that more often than not lose money

Ways to make it better...

they had more people serving on the board and committees and if they made events more accessible to people with disabilities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting rid of the board members who are clearly burned out. Most problems could have been avoided by reigning in over zealous committee chairs who tried to usurp the board.

One thing I'd also say is that...

most of the people there have their heart and their head in the right place. They just need to learn how to better deal with people that want to use the organization as some sort of launching pad for community stardom.

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Role:  Volunteer & served on committees for pride.