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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.


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:

April 2024

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What could be more exciting with our updated programs and events for 2024? How about the opening of the LGBT Center Wellness Clinic, serving Berks' LGBTQ+ Community and Our Allies! The clinic will be 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 and donate today! We are also looking for volunteers and additional healthcare providers.


The LGBT Center is super excited to announce that we have completed construction on our new restroom facility that now INCLUDES a shower. We are adding to our list of services by providing a hot shower to anyone in need.

In addition, we will be adding a laundry facility that will allow our drop-in clients to utilize the washer and dryer onsite at the Center.

The newly installed shower was made possible by funding through Berks County Community Foundation - Youth and Philanthropy Fund (Youth Advisory Board). The project was titled: Fresh Start!

The LGBT Center extends our gratitude to Berks County Community Foundation and all those that had a hand in bringing this project to fruition.

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

What We Offer

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

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