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We need your help on #GivingTuesday.

Our Center is for Our Community,
and everyone should have a safe space to live authentically!

Giving Tuesday is less than a week away and Our Center needs your help! As you think about how to give back this holiday season, we hope you will support us in a year where we need it most. 2020 has been a challenge for so many, and we at Our Center have felt the effects firsthand. Our Center is the only LGBTQ+ community center in Northern Nevada and is 100% volunteer run. The services, support, and safe space we offer are critical to the overall wellness of the LGBTQ+ community. This year, we’ve had to shut our doors multiple times due to the current environment, which has challenged us to find different ways to connect. Although the center has been closed, we still have overhead to maintain, and we are ramping up our virtual support and programming efforts. In July, we had no choice but to cancel our annual PRIDE event which was not only difficult for the community, it was also difficult from a revenue standpoint. The work we do and the support we offer the community is directly related to the financial support we are able to receive.
This is why we ask that you consider supporting us next week on December 1st for Giving Tuesday. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to assist with operating costs, programming, and planning for 2021. As a small non-profit, we rely on the support of our local community and we know we can count on you to help. We are so grateful to each of our supporters and look forward to a time when we can safely open our doors again and invite everyone back to experience all that Our Center has to offer.

Wishing you a healthy, safe holiday season.

Help us continue our efforts to serve our community:

  • The Space: Continue to sustain a safe, inviting space for programs, services, and community use. Ongoing fundraising is crucial to cover operating costs.
  • The Programs: Develop and expand programming, with continued focus on youth and further development for seniors and other groups.
  • The Involvement: Increase awareness, investment, and participation in the community and organization.    

These outcomes are not possible without your donations!

What has Our Center done?

  • Our Youth program, which includes both the youth social group HOMIES (Hands On Movement Including Everyone) and the Point-In-Time Homeless Youth Count, continues to grow and expand as we approach the third year of this event.
  • Northern Nevada Pride, which took place for six  years, experienced 15,000 attendees coming to downtown Reno to celebrate!
  • Ongoing calendar of functions, activities, and groups (over 40 per month) at Our Center! Check out our website to see more of the great events, activities, and involvement of the organization,



We're GuideStar Gold!

We've reached Gold-Level with GuideStar! This shows that we've met stringent requirements to show our dedication to financial transparency in our operations! 

Check out our report!

Our Mission
We work to establish and maintain a safe, empowering, and supportive center in Northern Nevada that addresses advocacy, education and services for the LGBTQ Community.

In order to achieve this mission we work to:
  • Build a foundation to sustain a community center, where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together for support, education, and social activities;
  • Connect community members, organizations, and resources to encourage advocacy, cultural development, and personal well-being, and;
  • Strengthen the network of support to increase innovative programs and services.
Our Vision
We will Build, Connect, and Strengthen the LGBTQ community to celebrate diversity and sustain a thriving, community-based organization for the empowerment and support of LGBTQ people and our allies in Northern Nevada.
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