Pride Center Location
389 Waller Ave.
Lexington, KY 40504
|Chad Hundley||Office Manager|
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Hours of Operation
The GLSO envisions a community that accepts and celebrates each individual.
The GLSO seeks to educate, enhance, and empower the community about GLBTQQIA+ issues.
The Three E’s
The GLSO offers community resources, a monthly magazine, social media, and a GLBTQQIA+ library
The GLSO organizes, participates, and collaborates in distinct visibility activities such as Lexington’s annual Pride Festival.
The GLSO spear-heads vital programming such as the Gay-Straight Alliance for Youth, discussion groups and a safe environment at the Pride Center.
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.