October 19th - Center Awareness Day

What Is LGBT Center Awareness Day (CAD)?

Countdown to Center Awareness Day


Centers continue to build, unite, and empower the LGBT community by offering  services including; social services, mental health counseling, cultural programs, recreational activities, libraries, educational programs, support groups, youth support, elder support, computer access, and care and treatment (just to name a few).

Created by CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, Center Awareness Day is an annual day of awareness promoting the vital services offered by community centers and the central role they play in local communities.

Watch the CAD webinar from 2013On October 19 (every year), CenterLink holds “LGBT Center Awareness Day”, a national day of action focused on awareness around the work of LGBT community centers everywhere. The day was planned to help bring national attention to the Community Center Movement within the LGBT movement, which serves over 40,000 people weekly, and highlight the ways that people can get involved or utilize their local centers.



This is the place to access all of the resources you need to learn more about Center Awareness Day, to tell people about the movement, or to create / host / sponsor / volunteer at a local event.

Download the comprehensive 2014 Center Awareness Day Planning Guide & Toolkit (.docx)(.pdf), featuring:

  • an inspiring welcome letter,
  • talking points for advocates,
  • templates,
  • event ideas,
  • personal action ideas,
  • and more!

Proclamation Kit

Download this resource to help guide you or your Center in requesting a local (municipal or county) or state-wide Center Awareness Day proclamation (sometimes called a resolution, though that may be something different in your area), honoring the vital work that community centers do. In addition, CenterLink has provided a sample proclamation that we encourage you to use in your efforts.

Download the latest request kit (.docx) (.pdf),which features:

  • Frequently Asked Questions about requesting a proclamation
  • Two proclamation request letter templates
  • A media release template for your proclamation

Facebook Covers

Simply right-click and "save image/picture as" to grab these images to use. Don't worry, they are the correct size you'll need. If you would like us to work up a custom image, contact michael@lgbtcenters.org to see if we can help.

Facebook Cover Photo 1

LGBT Center Awareness Day Facebook Cover Photo 1

Facebook Cover Photo 2

LGBT Community Center Day Facebook Cover 2

Facebook Cover Photo 3

Facebook Cover Photo 3



LOGO ONLY (not for Facebook)

LGBT Center Awareness Day logo


Let everyone know that you are participating in this informative event. Download this PDF poster, with plenty of space for you to customize it with your local event information, call-to-actions, etc.

To get your copy, either click the image to open the PDF or right-click the image and "save link/target as." DO NOT save the image - it's just there for reference and will not print very nicely.


poster for lgbt center awareness day

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