Our Mission

We provide information on and support for LGBTQIA+ resources in and around York County, promote and advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ individuals in our community, and educate and increase awareness of LGBTQIA+ community rights, risks, and needs. 

It's All About Community

The Rainbow Rose Center seeks to provide space for both warm and difficult conversations, workshops, meetings, education, and celebrations.

We also want to make life and work easier, safer, and more pleasant for members of the LGBTQIA+ community in York County, PA.

Our Core Values

We believe that every person in our community should feel safe and welcome to live their truths without fear. We uphold that people should receive respect for their identities. We do not discriminate in any of our activities or operations on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender and/or gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), financial means, physical and/or mental capability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. 

Who We Are and What we do

The Rainbow Rose Center opened in May 2019 as a volunteer-based organization, having grown out of the family of community-connecting Equality Fest events enjoyed and celebrated in York for five years. Offering a safe and judgement-free space to visitors, and located in downtown York, our Resource Specialist Volunteers provide information on, and support for, queer-friendly resources in and around York County. The Rainbow Rose Center promotes and advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ individuals to enhance the diversity of our community and the businesses within. We offer trainings and workshops on creating safe and affirming environments at schools, places of employment, doctors offices, religious communities, civic and government buildings, etc.