Our vision is to create a community where all LGBTQ+ lived experiences are affirmed, supported, and celebrated.
The LGBTQ Center of Durham supports LGBTQ+ people through services, programming, resources, and support networks that center their wellbeing and allows them to thrive.
Founded in 2015, the LGBTQ Center of Durham opened its doors as the front porch of the LGBTQ community in an effort to serve all the people of Durham. With a commitment to prioritizing those most marginalized among us, Founder and former executive director, Helena Cragg raised funds and coordinated programs to elevate the presence of the Center until recruiting J. Clapp, the founder of Pride: Durham, NC, to be her predecessor in 2019.
The LGBTQ Center of Durham commits to centering the experiences of those who are the most marginalized among us. With a history of providing services supplementing this commitment, we continue to strive to set an example for other communities and organizations to prioritize lifting our family up. With the Host Home Program, LGBTQ+ Youth Center, a re-centered Pride, and other gender inclusive support programs, we are aligned with the promise of serving QTPOC. Our services are open to the entire community and seek to make room for all people.
A great place to meet "family" in a low-key, down-to-earth, safe and supporting environment.
We are located at 112 W Main St Fl 2 in Downtown Durham. We encourage you to review directions to the Center and suggestions for parking.
Interim Executive Director
Vanity Reid Deterville
Director Project FAM
Director of Advocacy and Support
Victims Services Specialist - Durham
Program Director - LGBTQ Youth Center
Director of Housing and Therapeutic Services
Lead Contracted Clinician - Host Home
Assistant Program Director - Youth Center
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Housing Case Manager
Victim Services Specialist - Coast
Victims Services Specialist - Asheville
Program Manager - AARP Back to Work LGBTQ 50+
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The LGBTQ Center of Durham continues to grow and flex to meet the needs of the Durham LGBTQ Community. Occasionally, we have opportunities for employment and hope that you will consider us a place to work.
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