How We Help
The Center serves as the public face and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Panama City and throughout the Panhandle of Florida. Through leadership within the community, cultural competency training outside the community, media representation, and innovative collaboration with other community agencies, we aim to improve the quality of life in the Panhandle of Florida. We believe in the power of coming together for the greater good of all individuals. While rewarding, the work we do is not for the faint of heart, it takes courage and it takes conviction. Every day we learn more about the positive impact we have on our community, but we also witness the daily struggles of those who so desperately need our support. 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. The Center provides a place to promote safe, positive physical and mental health. The Center provides support for people of all ages, genders, and orientations. We are creating a community that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity.