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Our Mission

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading creates, administers, and provides services, advocacy, and support to the Greater Reading LGBTQ+ community, including our allies, with the goal that all may live a life of fulfillment, inclusion, and celebration.

Welcome! 

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading in Berks County, PA, provides services, advocacy, and support to the LGBTQ+ communities in Berks, Lebanon, and Schuylkill counties, Pottstown, and Columbia. From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to an array of cultural events, we provide programs for our LGBTQIA+ communities, their friends and families, and our allies in the region.

In the News:

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Participate in the 2024 PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment by the Pennsylvania Department of Health

 

This survey (the health needs assessment) is designed to better understand LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians' health. The goal is to gather information to better understand the wellbeing and health care experiences of you and your community. We will summarize the results so your feedback can be used to start conversations, inspire action, and bring attention to community needs

 

Privacy:

Your responses to this survey are anonymous. We will not ask you for your name, address, or phone number. All responses will be kept confidential. We do not record your computer user IDs, IP addresses, or other tracking information. You will not be identified in any way. Saved data will be stored securely.

 

This survey is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. An independent non-profit organization is conducting the survey and summarizing all findings.

 

English: bit.ly/2024lgbtq

Expanol: bit.ly/2024lgbtq_s

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Special Announcement:

LGBT CENTER OF GREATER READING

NAMES INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Laura Biancone 

 

Reading, PA….The Board of Directors of the LGBT Center of Greater Reading today announced the appointment of Laura Biancone to the role of Executive Director.  As ED, Biancone will be responsible for leading and guiding all aspects of the organization’s critical functions including board relations, philanthropy, staff development, client services, and community advocacy, as well as partnering with key community leaders and partners to further integrate the LGBT Center as a force for change, equity, and inclusion at the local, state and national levels.

She resides in Berks County with her family and beloved dogs. 

Read our press release.

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Thinking about your health? Visit our onsite LGBT Center Wellness Clinic, serving Berks' LGBTQ+ Community and Our Allies! The clinic is located at our Reading location and we hope to add even more providers as our clinic grows in 2024!

Visit our LGBT Center Wellness Clinic page for all the details!


Want to help support the clinic? Visit https://square.link/u/n5obdqMN and donate today! We are also looking for volunteers and additional healthcare providers.

Become a Volunteer

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

– Elizabeth Andrew

 

Are you looking to pay it forward to the LGBT Center of Greater Reading and our community? Are you and your friends looking to get involved? Or you'd like to meet new friends? Become an LGBT Center of Greater Reading Volunteer!

 

There are many opportunities for all ages, and we're starting our campaign to grow our network of volunteers! So, if you or a friend you know have the heart to get involved, contact our Director of Programs, Laura Biancone, at programs@lgbtcenterofreading.com.

What We Offer

From counseling and social programs to advocacy and referral, we can help.

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