In order to prevent further transmission of the COVID-19 virus & protect our volunteers & supporters, the Spencer Pride commUnity center is currently closed until April 15. The store is available via appointment only for groups of 10 people or fewer. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Jacob at 812-821-1442.

The Spencer Pride commUnity center is located at 17 E. Franklin Street in downtown Spencer, Indiana.    With the opening of the center in September of 2016, Spencer, Indiana became 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.  It is also the home of Iris, the Spencer Pride youth group.

We offer a variety of services at the center, including our Gathering Place & meeting room, which is available free to local, LGBTQ+ affirming, not-for-profit organizations (or other organizations with a not-for-profit purposes).  The Gathering Place includes public access workstations.  The entire commUnity center offers free Wi-Fi.  Our non-gendered public restrooms include a variety of complimentary hygiene & contraceptive products, in addition to baby changing stations.  Health & wellness screenings are offered monthly at the commUnity center.  

What does the Spencer Pride commUnity center offer?

  • Safe Place for domestic violence

    The center is a certified Safe Place for youth in difficult circumstances or for anyone in a domestic violence situation.

  • LGBTQ+ Safe Zone

    The center is an LGBTQ+ Safe Zone for LGBTQ+ people of all ages to seek resources

  • Unity Retail Shop

    See below for more information...

  • Gathering Place

    The Gathering Place is an informal space to hang out, whether it be to read a book, catch up with friends, or do schoolwork.

  • Meeting Room

    Our Meeting Room is available for free to local, LGBTQ+ affirming not-for-profit organizations.

Opening Hours

Regular operating hours of the Spencer Pride commUnity center are Wednesdays through Sunday from 10 AM until 7 PM.  

Unity

Unity is a distinctive retail shop located within the Spencer Pride commUnity center in downtown Spencer, Indiana.  The historic building, which is over 120 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Thank you for your support!

We would like to thank Indiana Landmarks for their support of the Spencer Pride commUnity center. In addition, we thank the following individuals for their contributions:  Cathy & Dan Wyatt, Jonathan & Jacob Balash, Deanna Hawkins, Jackie Hall, & Springpoint Architects.

 

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

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