LGBT Center Awareness Day is observed on October 19 of every year to celebrate the assistance and facilities provided by L.G.B.T.Q. community centers throughout the country. The Awareness Day, inaugurated by CenterLink in 1994, is an initiative to support the development of queer-friendly community centers. The centers are essential to the L.G.B.T.Q community because they provide freely accessible community services to members. These services include mental health counseling, cultural and educational programs, recreational activities, libraries, support groups, etc. This day was conceived to draw attention to the importance of community centers, which became a significant part of the L.G.B.T.Q movement.
The Grand Rapids Pride Center aims to be at the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ individuals.