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The Spencer Pride commUnity center is located at 46 E. Market Street in downtown Spencer, Indiana.    With the opening of the center this September, Spencer, Indiana is now the smallest community in the United States with an LGBTQ+ center.   Our center is the main headquarters for Spencer Pride activities, including our monthly volunteer & board of director meetings.

We will be expanding the center and will offer a variety of educational opportunities for the public.  We will also offer free use of its meeting space to local affirming not-for-profit organizations.

In the meantime, what does the Spencer Pride commUnity center offer?

  1. The center is a certified Safe Place for youth in difficult circumstances or for anyone in a domestic violence situation.
  2. The center is an LGBTQ+ Safe Zone for LGBTQ+ people of all ages to seek resources
  3. Unity (our retail shop – see below for more information)

The Spencer Pride  commUnity center opened on Saturday, September 17th.   

The public first previewed the building in June 2016 during the 10th Anniversary Spencer Pride Festival.  During the festival, Spencer Pride volunteers organized an open house for the center.  The open house featured live glass blowing, free drinks, & tours of the space.

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What is Unity?

Unity is a distinctive retail shop located within the Spencer Pride commUnity center at 46 E. Market Street in downtown Spencer, Indiana.  The historic building, which is over 125 years old, serves as the perfect environment for our establishment.  At Unity, you can expect to find unique gifts for all of your fabulous friends and family – and for yourself, too!  We sell high-quality, locally produced items.  When you purchase something at Unity, you will know who made it and why, and you will be helping to support the mission of Spencer Pride, Inc.  Spencer Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization focused on educating the public about the rural LGBTQI community through public engagement in order to make Indiana a more welcoming place for all people.  We are a 100% volunteer-led organization with a deep passion for community betterment.

Regular operating hours of the Spencer Pride commUnity center are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 10 AM until 7 PM.  We will continue to expand our hours over time as we are able to staff the space.

We would like to thank DUKE ENERGY for their Orange Sponsorship of the Spencer Pride commUnity center.

We would like to thank BABBS SUPERVALUE for their Orange Sponsorship of the Spencer Pride commUnity center.

We’d also like to thank REX HINKLE for his Orange Sponsorship of the Spencer Pride commUnity center.

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For more information about the center & the building restoration, please visit www.Facebook.com/SpencerPrideCommunityCenter.

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