The LGBTQ Center – Michiana, South Bend

LGBTQ Center - Michiana

The LGBTQ Center promotes equality, builds community, and increases understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) experiences. We meet these crucial needs through educational resources, support groups, social events, and enriching programming.

The LGBTQ Center
1522 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
(574) 234-1411

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Transmasculine League of Michiana
2nd Saturday of Each Month from 6:00-8:00 pm

This group is a safer space for persons with gender identities that are masculine of center, including female to male and non-binary persons. Their goals are to unite masculine-identified persons with each other and allies through this support group and social activities. They also hope to provide resources to better the lives of individuals and the community as a whole. Even numbered months are for transgender individuals, odd numbered months are also open to family and friends.

Michiana Transgender Alliance
3rd Wednesday of Each Month from 7:00-9:00 pm
Another great group for transgender individuals to gather, meet one another, exchange resources, and find new friends. Currently, the group is primarily transwomen and non-binary people, their friends, family and allies. Though the Transmasculine League meets monthly, this group is welcomes all transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Guiding Principles

We create and maintain a physical space that is safe and accepting for all.

We celebrate and cultivate the creativity, health, and well-being off all regardless of race, age, class, ethnicity, religion, (dis)ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

We serve as a strong advocate for engaging our communities and raising awareness of the contributions and challenges of local LGBTQ people and our allies.

We develop collaborative relationships with supportive community organizations and businesses through co-sponsorships, diversity training, and an online business directory.

We build a sustainable non-profit organization through financial responsibility, accessible leadership, and transparent practices.

We provide educational resources to keep up with the constant evolvement of the LGBTQ culture.

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