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Visit the community calendar for the schedule of LGBT Center and other community activities.


Common Roads is the youth and young adult program of the Center. We offer weekly social and educational activities in Harrisburg and Lancaster for LGBTQ youth and young adults. Youth meet on Wednesday evenings in Harrisburg and Friday evening in Lancaster; Young Adults meet in Harrisburg on Sunday afternoon. The Center also provides support for area GSAs, including an annual leadership summit. Read more about Common Roads here.


The Center’s Aging with Pride initiative promotes a positive and healthy quality of life for LGBT individuals in central Pennsylvania by ensuring they continue to be supported, respected, and connected as they advance in age. A brown-bag lunch discussion group gathers at the Center on the 2nd Thursdays of each month from 12-2 pm.

Additionally, the Center offers a monthly meet-ups for LGBT seniors in York. It takes place from 6-8 pm and is facilitated by volunteers.

York (Heidelberg UCC, 47 W Philadelphia St): 3rd Wednesdays FB-f-Logo__blue_29


The Center also offers meet-up groups for LGBT individals across the central PA region. These programs are open spaces for LGBT people of all backgrounds and identities. (Note: Lancaster programs are on hold as we re-organize.) The Harrisburg meet-up groups are currently merging in order to provide more open programming that will align with the social, cultural, and educational aspects of our mission.

These monthly meet-ups take place from 6-8 pm and are facilitated by volunteers. Volunteer leaders are committed to creating community, networking, sharing resources, learning, building substance-free social space, making sure our communities are visible, identifying outreach opportunities, and making and finding safe spaces. Drop in sometime to participate in YOUR community!

LGBT Women

York (Heidelberg UCC, 47 W Philadelphia St): 4th Wednesdays FB-f-Logo__blue_29


We are proud to partner with Alder Health Services, TransCentralPA, and Vision of Hope MCC on a meet-up for transgender people in Lancaster.

Lancaster (Alder Health Services, 1891 Santa Barbara Drive, Suite 104, 717-509-6349): 3rd Thursdays, 7-9 pm FB-f-Logo__blue_29


The LGBT History Project collects and presents the stories of LGBT history in central PA as told by those who lived them, through written accounts, and video interviews. We also collect and present the photographs, documents, and artifacts that illustrate and support these stories. We will weave these stories and materials together to create a historical timeline and narrative context for LGBT history in central PA. See more about this ongoing project at centralpalgbtcenter.org/lgbt-history-project.


The LGBT Center Gallery features the work of local LGBT visual artists with opening receptions during Harrisburg's 3rd in the Burg on the 3rd Fridays of each month from 6-9pm. Open Mic Night will also take place during several 3rd in the Burg programs throughout the year.Community members occasionally organize various Culture Nights to supplement regularly-occurring Aging with Pride meet-ups. These community members identify a cultural outing (opera, film, theatre, ballet, etc.) and send logistical information to the Center for distribution through email and the community calendar. These outings may also include eating a meal before or after the event.

The LGBT Book Club meets monthly on the third Sundays at 4:30 pm to discuss a different LGBT-themed book at Midtown Scholar Bookstore. The bookstore is located at 1302 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, right next door to the LGBT Center. Contact lgbtbookclubhbg@gmail.com to request to join the club’s email list.


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Silent Witness Peacekeepers Alliance provides a non-confrontational buffer between the LGBT community and those who would protest LGBT events. In times of need, we intervene to prevent confrontations between protesters and event participants, often acting as escorts for those who would like to attend such events. We provide a visual representation of support for those in our society who may feel marginalized, while simultaneously protecting everyone's rights of free speech and religion. Read more at silentwitnesspa.org.


Since February of 2010, Lancaster Pride has been a project of the LGBT Center. The group has maintained its volunteer leadership and authority over the Pride event and other activities. Visit centralpalgbtcenter.org/lancaster-pride to find out details about the annual Pride Festival & Celebration, how to volunteer, vendor and sponsorship information, and information on Pride-related activities the group holds year-round.

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