by Adam Brooks

The RI LGBTQ Center board has been working toward the dream of a welcoming, visible, safe, accessible space in the Ocean State, where LGBTQ Rhode Islanders can connect with the community in a variety of ways. By forming a partnership with Rhode Island Pride, the two groups move forward together in strength toward a new vision: the Pride Center of Rhode Island. This will be a place to find resources and referrals; to meet people and get support; to volunteer; to learn about our history; to go to a show, concert,or a talk about legal rights.The time for this center is long overdue, and there is no time to lose in opening its doors.The help of every member of the LGBTQ community and its allies will be needed to make it happen. Now, more than ever, we must come together to forge unity from our diversity, so that we may raise our voices together and be heard.