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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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Our True Colors


Netasha wears many hats in the Frederick Center Community: volunteer, client, game master, creative mind. She is also one of the longest standing members of[...]

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(Names and photos have been changed for the sake of the family's privacy.) When Quinn’s second oldest child came out, they did not know how[...]

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Thirty-Five Years

Growing up in Texas, being gay was never an option for Matt. “In college, I had a personal crisis where I was starting to realize[...]

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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 2023. 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!