Gulf Coast LGBTQ+ Center's
Mission, Vision, and Values

Vision

Build a thriving LGBTQ+ community, living with equality in a supportive, diverse and inclusive environment.

Mission

The mission of the Gulf Coast LGBTQ+ Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary and questioning population of the Gulf Coast by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support LGBTQ+ cultural diversity. The Gulf Coast LGBTQ+ Center, Inc. currently operates the only dedicated all-inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQ+) youth program in the Panhandle of Florida.

Core Values & Culture

COLLABORATE internally with members of the LGBTQ+ community, volunteers and donors and externally with our community partners, stakeholders and allies.

CELEBRATE the culture and history of the LGBTQ+ Community.

ADVOCATE in a diverse, inclusive, and proactive manner on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.

INNOVATE by creating new ideas and taking bold steps that lead to positive change.

EDUCATE LGBTQ+ individuals, their friends, families, allies and the broader community on issues of gender and sexual minorities in order to eliminate discrimination.

INITIATE and improve the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community through culturally competent access to resources and information.

OPERATE with trust, integrity, and transparency in all operations while preserving the privacy of our members and donors.