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The Frederick Center exists to support and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families so we thrive, accepted and affirmed, in the broader Frederick community.

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Out of His Shell

When Sebastian came out in 8th grade, he was one of only two out, gay kids in his school. “I was bullied a lot. It[...]

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A Happy Ending

Gabriela was the first member of Youth Group Jr. When she first came to the Frederick Center, she was one of two people in that[...]

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Frederick Pride!

The Frederick Center organizes the annual Frederick Pride celebration. Pride provides an environment for LGBTQ people, allies, and families to interact and celebrate LGBTQ pride. It serves as the means to coordinate the actions of our community for the coming year. Typically it takes place the fourth Saturday in June. Started in 2012 with an attendance of about 300, it surpassed 30,000 in 2022. For latest info see our web page here.

Upcoming Events

If you are looking to meet locals in the LGBTQ+ community at engaging events beyond Pride, check out some of these incredible opportunities. The Frederick Center provides the best in customized events for every background in our community. Make sure you come out and bring your friends and family to the party!