News LGBT Center Update
posted by January 14 at 15:39 PMon
As I wrote last Friday, the Seattle LGBT Center is moving out of their facility at 11th and Pike. It appears funding problems may have been a big factor in the Center’s abrupt relocation.
“All non profits are struggling in this economy,” says LGBT Center Co-President Jerry Stewart. “We’ve never been as fully funded as we’d like to be.” According to Stewart, the Center’s annual budget is about $250,000, a figure he hopes to increase.
The Center will move into Equal Rights Washington’s (ERW) offices for “a couple of months” and the Center’s library and meeting spaces will be temporarily unavailable.
With the move, Stewart says the Center will be restructuring to provide services for the elderly and other “under served members of the community.”
Stewart expects to announce a new, permanent location as early as next week.