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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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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!
Jun 22


On Saturday, 6/22/24, the local LGBTQ+ community gathers together alongside our friends, families, and allies to celebrate and uplift each other with love and pride. From 11:00am-6:00pm, Frederick Pride welcomes you to beautiful Carroll Creek in the heart of Downtown Frederick to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ community. Join us to enjoy drag performances, a food court of the best local food trucks, hand-picked musical guests, hundreds of local vendors and nonprofit organizations, a designated beverage garden with the top local breweries and wineries, a pride shop, a children's area, and more! Mark your calendars for June 22nd! We can't wait to welcome you back to Frederick Pride!!

Jun 20

Night Out at the Keys

Join us for Night Out at the Keys, with the national anthem and first pitch by Maranda Rights!

Jun 15

Queer Open Mic Night

We can't wait to host our community at this year's Queer Open Mic Night! All talents are welcome to perform: poetry, music, spoken word, juggling, musical theatre performances, and more! We are making queer spaces for queer art, where self-expression and artistry is welcomed in all its forms. Join us to perform at an accepting and affirming space. Register to perform by holding a $10 ticket in your name. The funds will be returned after the event. Don't want to perform? Join us to watch and listen to the incredible queer talents that Frederick has to offer! Questions? Email [email protected].