The Center (The LGBTQ Center of Bay County)

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1608 Baker Court , Panama City, FL 32401, USA
1608 Baker Court Room 6 Panama City Florida 32401 US

The Center of Bay County offers a wide range of LGBTQ+ resources, including support groups and wellness programs. They are also the organizers of Bay Pride.


Build a thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, living with equality in a supportive inclusive environment.


The mission of the LGBTQ Center of Bay County is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning population of Bay County by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support LGBTQ cultural diversity.

The LGBTQ Center of Bay County Inc. currently operates the only dedicated all-inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQ+) youth program in the Panhandle of Florida.


Core Values & Culture

COLLABORATE internally with members of the LGBTQ+ community, volunteers and donors and externally with our community partners, stakeholders and allies.

CELEBRATE the culture and history of the LGBTQ+ Community.

ADVOCATE in a diverse, inclusive and proactive manner on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.

INNOVATE by creating new ideas and taking bold steps that lead to positive change.

EDUCATE LGBTQ+ individuals, their friends, families, allies and the broader community on issues of gender and sexual minorities in order to eliminate discrimination.

INITIATE and improve the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community through culturally competent access to resources and information.

OPERATE with trust, integrity and transparency in all operations while preserving the privacy of our members and donors.