LGBTQ+ Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386 | Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 988 | Physical Emergency: 911 | Maryland Resources: 211

About Us

Founded in 2012…

The Frederick Center is a 501c3 organization that serves the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) communities. Since its inception, The Frederick Center has grown into a well-respected organization advocating and supporting our community which now proudly bolsters over 500 program events each year.

Our Mission

Our Mission

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.

Guiding Principles


We foster a thriving, affirming community of and for LGBTQ+ people. We believe that LGBTQ+ people enrich the lives of the larger community.


We believe all individuals deserve dignity and respect, whatever their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


We encourage all people to be true to themselves.


We strive for fairness and better outcomes for people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Inclusivity & Intersectionality

We value and promote the diverse perspectives and involvement of people with overlapping social identities (intersections).


We believe everyone in our community should understand best practices and policies for supporting and affirming LGBTQ+ people.


We value partnerships with other organizations and individuals to carry out our mission.


We carry out our mission with integrity and clear, accessible communication with each other and the larger community.