The Center is Seeking Applications for the role of Executive Director

GLBT Community Center of Central FloridaCenter Logo
Orlando, Florida
Last Updated: 7/9/2014

Job Contact
Timothy Vargas, Board President
tim@thecenterorlando.org
Phone: 407-754-6211

Agency Information


Website: 
http://www.thecenterorlando.org
946 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803

Instructions

ORGANIZATION & POSITION SUMMARY:
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida (“The Center”) is in its 36th year serving the GLBT community of Central Florida and we are seeking an Executive Director to help lead the organization into the future. Our mission is to promote and empower the GLBT community and its allies through information, education, advocacy, and support. Our organization is the oldest and longest continuously operating GLBT organization in the State of Florida. The Center is the largest free HIV testing facility in the Central Florida region, administering over 5,000 free HIV tests in 2013. In addition to HIV testing, The Center offers free or discounted counseling services, support groups for many interests and needs, an art gallery that promotes GLBT and allied local artists, and senior services. In 2014, The Center will launch a  program to extend our senior services and a GED program for those that wish to further their education.
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T Network Mixer Meets on July 14th at Hammered Lamb From 6PM – 8PM

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The Center Announces the Resignation of Executive Director Randy Stephens after 5 Years of Exemplary Service To The Orlando LGBT Community

Randy Stephens Executive Director The Center Orlando GLBT Community Center of Central FloridaThe GLBT Community Center of Central Florida announces the resignation of Randy Stephens, the organization’s Executive Director. Board President Timothy Vargas said, “We recognize Randy’s contributions to The Center, including a major effort to save the Center from the brink of closure in the early half of the decade, overseeing the development and growth of the Board of Directors, and overseeing a series of successful initiatives focused on organizational realignment, cost reduction and process effectiveness. These changes have helped establish a solid foundation for The Center and we thank Randy for his dedication and years of service to the organization.”

The GLBT Community Center will begin a search to hire a new Executive Director immediately.

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Presidential Proclamation — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2014

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.

Last year, supporters of equality celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling which, at long last, gave loving, committed families the respect and legal protections they deserve. In keeping with this decision, my Administration is extending family and spousal benefits — from immigration benefits to military family benefits — to legally married same-sex couples.

My Administration proudly stands alongside all those who fight for LGBT rights. Here at home, we have strengthened laws against violence toward LGBT Americans, taken action to prevent bullying and harassment, and prohibited discrimination in housing and hospitals. Despite this progress, LGBT workers in too many States can be fired just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity; I continue to call on the Congress to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And in the years ahead, we will remain dedicated to addressing health disparities within the LGBT community by implementing the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy — which focuses on improving care while decreasing HIV transmission rates among communities most at risk.

Our commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community extends far beyond our borders. In many places around the globe, LGBT people face persecution, arrest, or even state-sponsored execution. This is unacceptable. The United States calls on every nation to join us in defending the universal human rights of our LGBT brothers and sisters.

This month, as we mark 45 years since the patrons of the Stonewall Inn defied an unjust policy and awakened a nascent movement, let us honor every brave leader who stood up, sat in, and came out, as well as the allies who supported them along the way. Following their example, let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity — because if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

BARACK OBAMA

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Differing Views: Art Mixer at The Center

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