About

Pride Center Location

389 Waller Ave.

Suite 100

Lexington, KY 40504

(859) 253-3233

Chad Hundley Office Manager

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 Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm

Sat 10am-12pm

GLSO Board of Directors

Mission Statement

The GLSO envisions a community that accepts and celebrates each individual.

Vision Statement

The GLSO seeks to educate, enhance, and empower the community about GLBTQQIA+ issues.

The Three E’s

Educate:

The GLSO offers community resources, a monthly magazine, social media, and a GLBTQQIA+ library

Enhance:

The GLSO organizes, participates, and collaborates in distinct visibility activities such as Lexington’s annual Pride Festival.

Empower:

The GLSO spear-heads vital programming such as the Gay-Straight Alliance for Youth, discussion groups and a safe environment at the Pride Center.

By-Laws

 

Brief GLSO Timeline

1977 GLSO 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 GLSO Pride Center opens
2008 The GLSO presents the first Lexington Pride Festival

 

The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) 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 GLSO 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 GLSO has planned and executed the Lexington Pride Festival with help from many wonderful volunteers from the community.