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Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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About Us

Mission Statement

To promote and empower the LGBT Community and its allies through information, education, advocacy and support.

History

1978 - Gay Community Services is formed (GCS). GCS was predominantly formed as a social group for safe space meet-ups and was incorporated as a nonprofit on November 27, 1978.

1979 - Gay Men's Hotline formed. The number was 407-THE-GAYS and was staffed by volunteers. Gay men could call for referrals, mental health counseling, and up to date information on GCS meet-ups.

COVID-19 Support

The Central Florida LGBTQ+ Relief Fund

We have put together this list of resources to help our LGBTQ+ family in Central Florida navigate the crisis.

Please contact us at [email protected] if there are additional resources that you would like to add to this document. We will continue to update it as the situation develops.

Topics included in the guide are:

  • City and County Government Resources
  • Coping with Stress
  • Connecting To Free Low-Cost Resources & Financial Relief
  • Food / Nutrition Assistance
  • Resources for Youth and Families
  • Immigrant Community Resources
  • Sexual Assault & Intimate Partner Violence
  • Legal Assistance
Programs

Programs and DIrect Services

All persons entering building MUST have a face covering and be pre-screened before testing. If you have traveled outside of Florida in the past 14 days, have a fever or any cough, you will not be allowed to have any testing performed.

Schedule or Sign-up today by clicking on any of the below tabs.

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Health Services

Free STI Testing
(Sexually Transmitted Infection)

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:45 pm



Photo ID required
No appointment needed
Must be age 13 years or older
No parent or guardian necessary
Repeat testing allowed after 3 months
No testing within 3 days of menstruation
Results available within 2 weeks (results provided in-person ONLY with photo ID)

STI Testing is done in partnership with the State of Florida’s Department of Health. Testing is done at our Health & Human Services Building-1200 Hillcrest Street Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32803.

Free Online Mental Health Counseling

Monday - Saturday
Schedule an Appointment & Learn More about Mental Health Counseling




Photo ID required
Telehealth services include completing intake paperwork
Must be age 14 years or older
No parent or guardian necessary
Spanish Counseling available
6 Therapists to choose from!
Couples and Family counseling available
Max of four sessions
(After fourth sessions, referrals to other counselors are made based on availability)

Free Grab & Go Condoms

Available anytime during normal operation hours.

Latex, Non-latex, Oral (flavored) and Internal Condoms available.

Free HIV & Hep C Testing

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 7:45 pm
Saturday - Sunday
10:00 am – 1:30 pm


Photo ID required
No appointment needed
Must be age 13 years or older
No parent or guardian necessary
Results provided in as little as 15 minutes

HIV & HEP C Testing is done at our Health & Human Services Building-1200 Hillcrest Street Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32803

Programs

Older Wiser Learners

An in-person group for LGBTQ+ older adults. Weekly meetings include Game Day & Senior Social, Grief & Loss Support Group, and monthly Lunch & Learns. Join our Older Wiser Learners Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwlsCentralFlorida. For more information on the OWL Program or other senior services, email [email protected]

Q Chat Space for Youth

Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests, and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you and by you, facilitated by folks who care. Facilitators are people who work at LGBTQ+ centers across the US.

Free Virtual Immigration Clinic (30 minutes)

Speak with Attorneys virtually for a personalized strategy session to go over your immigration options and answer your questions!


Available in English, Spanish, French and Creole.

Addiction & Recovery

Open Discussion Meetings.
Newcomers always welcomed!
Weekly In Person Recovery Group
946 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803


   Wednesday Rainbow NA 7PM - 8PM
   Friday AA Wake Up Call 7PM - 8 PM
   Sunday AA Wake Up Call 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Career Planning

The Center offers FREE career counseling services! We are here to promote and empower the LGBT+ community in the expansion of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with career development.

Notary

Service available upon request. Please email to schedule an appointment.

The Pride Pantry is open Mondays from 10:00am-2:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene products are always welcome.

A special thank you to our grantors!

THE CENTER IS A 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION. THE CENTER'S REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH11373. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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  • I understand that the rental fee is per hour and agree to pay all fees prior to space usage.
  • I understand that LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. does not offer refunds.
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  • I understand that I will be held responsible for the behavior of the group organization’s membership and its guests.
  • I understand that LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. may cancel the use of the facility if I or any persons in my group/organization do not comply with the user agreement and the guidelines.

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