Welcome to the Center

The resource center is an open place for the Michiana region's LGBT community where we celebrate the diversity of everyone.

The Center's mission is to build a stronger community through support, education, and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals as well as their families and friends by providing a physical space, a resource library, and programming that meets the individual, relational, and collective needs of our region.

Oct. 29th - Human Rights in South Bend

October is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history month. Come to the GLBT Resource Center of Michiana to learn about the local political history of our community. This panel discussion will focus on the city of South Bend’s Human Rights Ordinance. After a nine-year political battle, a coalition of South Bend activists and the Common Council successfully amended the Ordinance to include gender identity and sexual orientation. The amendment, still intact today, outlaws discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, and education. This event includes a panel discussion of activists who were involved in South Bend Equality, a group that united to change the Ordinance: Stacy Davis, Charlotte Pfeifer, Catherine Pittman, and Rhonda Redman. There will also be time for audience members to share their own memories and stories.

Art Show October 25th

Mark your calendars! The Center's next art show, featuring photographer Rita Koehler, will run from October 25 - November 22. Rita's work has been shown across the country, with one of her series, Rite of Ordinary: Interior Indiana, in the permanent collection at The Kinsey Institute. The opening reception will take place Sunday, October 25 from 3-5pm, with light refreshments provided. Learn more about Rita and her work at her website: http://www.ritakoehler.com/



Open Hours at the GLBT Resource Center are Wed., Thur., & Fri. from 4-7pm