LGBTQ Community Center Opening on Wells Avenue

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It’s called a labor of love for members of northern Nevada’s LGBTQ community.

The non-profit, Build Our Center, is officially opening northern Nevada’s only LGBTQ community center on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Mayor Hillary Schieve will be on hand for a ribbon cutting along with a performance by the Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus at 5 p.m.

our-centerThe Center opens its doors to the public the next day, Saturday April 30, and is hosting a grand opening celebration from noon to 4 p.m.

Click here to find the event on Facebook.

The Center’s mission:

It started as a dream in 2009, when the need for a safe, empowering and supportive LGBT-specific community center was identified, and an action plan to create one was formed by a small group of individuals in northern Nevada. Since then, countless volunteer hours and monetary donations have been donated by a multitude of extraordinarily generous individuals and businesses, now bringing this dream to fruition in April 2016.

OUR Center provides northern Nevada’s LGBT community with access to advocacy, support, educational programs, services and resources. Members, allies and those confronted with sexual orientation and gender identity issues are also welcome with open arms and minds.

OUR Center is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit that relies solely on the support of private donations and the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations.

 

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