Our Mission



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.


The Center

1608 Bakers Court, Room 6
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 252-5145

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