Through education, advocacy, and celebration, Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) community.
For more than 20 years, Rainbow Center has served as a resource hub for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQ) community in South Puget Sound. Rainbow Center has daily open hours, where resources—including a lending library, computer and Wi-Fi access, advocacy services, and educational materials—are available to community members. Each year we provide direct services to a thousand individuals, greet almost 4,000 visits at Rainbow Center, and touch the lives of thousands more through events and partnerships. Our Education Program offers high-quality workshops and training opportunities for individuals, businesses or groups that want to know more about how to engage, support, serve and increase their awareness/understanding of the LGBTQ community. Finally, celebrating the LGBTQ community is a huge part of our mission. We host social programs and events for the LGBTQ community all year. We are also proud to host the two most amazing celebrations in Tacoma/Pierce County - Tacoma Pride and our annual Black & White Gayla.