It happened months later than originally expected, but the day was well worth waiting for when the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland cut the ribbon on its spacious new two-story LGBT Community Center. It grabbed the only perfect, mild, sunny day amidst a string of rainy ones to cut that ribbon, following a series of remarks by community members and proclamations from the state (offered by state rep. Mike Skindell) and the city (courtesy of councilmen Kerry McCormack and Matt Zone), handed the center’s beaming executive director Phyllis Harris.
Once the formalities were over, people poured inside to enjoy refreshments and explore the multitude of spaces for every possible use: offices, a professional kitchen, conference rooms, meeting rooms suitable for everything from one-on-one to group meetings, a large open space suitable for community gatherings and even a back patio. The new built-from-scratch space gives the LGBT Center the chance to expand its offerings in a way it never could in its cramped space across the street; it was truly an exciting day for the community.
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