PrideCenter celebrates first anniversary in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — PrideCenter, a LGBTQ community center in St. Louis, is celebrating one year of being open today.

Pride St. Louis worked with community organizations 18 months ago to create a free-standing center for the community. Since it’s opening, according to a press release from Pride St. Louis, many individuals and organizations have worked with the center to create programs and events. Organizations partnering with the center include the Metro Trans Umbrella Group, Bisexual Alliance of St. Louis (BASL), Black Pride St. Louis, Camp Rising Sun, Mpower, the Safe Place Network and World AIDS Day St.

“Our records show that thousands of people have come through our doors. What we’ve accomplished is a beautiful thing: we’ve given our community a physical space – a space to meet, to relax, to listen to music, to work, to play games, and to simply spend time,” PrideCenter Co-Chair Wolf Smith said in the statement.

“PrideCenter has quickly become one of our fastest-growing endeavors as an organization,” said Matt Harper, president of Pride St. Louis. “Over the past year, we’ve created a community meeting space, a cybercenter and computer lab, and the largest public-access LGBTQIA+ library in the region. We could not have achieved this without the help of so many in our community.”

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