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Mission _ Goals Services _ Programs Center Components Board of Directors Staff Future Plans
Our Mission
The Seattle LGBT Community Center's mission is to create a meeting place for the LGBT Community to grow together, increase public understanding, and celebrate our diversity.
Our Goals
  • To provide a safe, welcoming and fun gathering place for community programs, events and meetings and a resource for newly-out and new-to-town individuals.

  • To reduce isolation among seniors and other marginalized groups within the LGBT community.

  • To increase public awareness and understanding of the LGBT community by creating a highly visible civic face.

  • To improve access to essential human services through onsite delivery and referrals to our Organizational Members.

  • To provide a more efficient use of nonprofit administrative funds trough project collaboration, shared meeting space and pooled offices costs.

Services and Programming
  • Education - courses, workshops, forums, and support groups.

  • Health - STD-AIDS workshops, cancer prevention and addition programs.

  • Culture - poetry readings, book groups, theatre and art programs.

  • Social - discussion forums, family events, brunches and potluck dinners.

  • Organizational Training - development and operations training for nonprofit groups.

  • Community Calendar of Events - printed newsletter, website and referral/help line.

Center Components
  • Welcome and Referral Center- reception for guests and visitors, service referrals to LGBT organizations and public "classifieds" board.

  • Conference Rooms- rentable space for public and private meetings, workshops, etc.

  • Community Assembly Room- rentable event space for 50-100 person gatherings.

  • CyberCenter- free, drop-in use of computer with internet access.

  • Office Space- 2000sq ft of affordable nonprofit offices for Organizational Members.

  • Library/Resource Room- space dedicated to LGBT history, books, periodicals and publicly available computer terminals.

  • Art Gallery- monthly rotating space dedicated to LGBT artists.

Board of Directors

Hellen Carreras, Co-President

Tom Mallet, Co-President, Vice-President for Finance

Open Position, Vice President of Fund Development

Margot Rosenberg, Secretary

Lacey All, Director

Linda Hill, Director
Breanna Anderson, Director

Herb Krohn, Director

Milton Artis, Director

Tom Smith, Director

Marsha Botzer, Director

Jerry Stewart, Director

Rebecca Dravich, Director

Ivan Wright, Director

LGBT Center Staff

  • Shannon Thomas, MNPL, Executive Director

  • Airen Lydick, Center Coordinator

Future Plans

Our founding vision was to build Affordable Senior Housing for the LBGT Community in conjunction with a Community Center. While this is still our goal, we listened to the input from the Community and elected to pursue this goal in manageable steps. Now that the center is up and running, we will begin work on an expanded Community Center and Senior Housing Project.


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Seattle LGBT Community Center - 1115 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA  98122 206.323.LGBT(5428)
Open Monday - Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday: 11am - 8pm

(all hours are subject to volunteer staffing availability)