12/29/2012 10:49 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: The Pride Center

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of LGBT Giving." Check back tomorrow for a look at another incredible group that's working tirelessly on behalf of the LGBT community.

The Pride Center in Florida has been serving the Fort Lauderdale and surrounding South Florida lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities for 19 years.

Every year the center sees thousands of adults and youth who come to the LGBT organization for its affirming, all-inclusive environment. With its many programs, services and events, such as support groups, arts and athletic activities, as well as HIV testing and health counseling (including the renowned PALS project for HIV-positive men), the center saw 26,262 residents and visitors to South Florida in the past year, according to its website.

"We want future generations of people in our community to enjoy the center," said Paul Hyman, the center's former executive director. "[We want the future generation] to count on it and for it to be there no matter what, into the future -- without any debt."

To learn more about the amazing services and programs of The Pride Center in Florida, visit their website, and check them out on Facebook and on Twitter @PrideCenterFL to see how you can help them out this holiday season and beyond.



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