Pride Center Location
389 Waller Ave.
Lexington, KY 40504
CARMEN WAMPLER-COLLINS Office Manager
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Hours of Operation
Mond 11am – 3pm
Tues-Fri 1pm – 5pm
Sat 11am – 3pm
The Pride Community Services Organization works to improve the lives of people in the sexual minority and gender expansive community of Central and Eastern Kentucky by enhancing visibility, empowering community members, and educating the public about issues impacting said community.
The PCSO seeks to educate, enhance, and empower the community about GLBTQQIA+ issues.
The Three E’s
The PCSO offers community resources, a monthly magazine, social media, and a GLBTQQIA+ library
The PCSO organizes, participates, and collaborates in distinct visibility activities such as Lexington’s annual Pride Festival.
The PCSO spear-heads vital programming such as the Gay-Straight Alliance for Youth, discussion groups and a safe environment at the Pride Center.
Brief PCSO Timeline
|1977||PCSO is formed|
|1980’s||Involved in filling social service gaps and gay stigmas regarding the HIV epidemic|
|1982||Sponsored first annual Pride Picnic|
|1983||Received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS|
|1986||The word “Lesbian” was added to the name to recognize important roles of female leaders|
|1993||Stonewall Network began working on raising funds to create a Pride Center|
|1996||The PCSO Pride Center opens|
|2008||The PCSO presents the first Lexington Pride Festival|
The Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Lexington, KY that strives to improve the quality of GLBTQQIA individuals’ lives in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
The PCSO operates the only Pride Center in Kentucky, which is often utilized as a free meeting space for GLBTQQIA organizations in the community. For more than 30 years a monthly newsletter, which is now a magazine, has been published and distributed all over Kentucky. And for the past few years, the PCSO has planned and executed the Lexington Pride Festival with help from many wonderful volunteers from the community.