208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011

Building Hours

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have made spectacular cultural contributions to New York City and beyond, and The Center has been a home for the arts and education since its inception. From influential artists, authors and performers, to leaders and newsmakers, our programming is inspired every day by our community.


From the birth of ACT UP to the famous Keith Haring mural, The Center provides a forum for artists and activists, hosting thousands of events and activities for our community each year. In addition to hosting events for more than 400 community groups, we are home to The Pat Parker/Vito Russo Center Library and The National Archive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History.

It’s vital to have a place like The Center where we can embrace and celebrate LGBT art, expression and culture. - Robin M.
Center Member


The Center is a one-of-a-kind organization. We foster more than 400 community groups that use The Center’s space to organize and offer activities according to their specific interests. Visitors come to The Center to connect and engage with the community and to take advantage of everything we have to offer, including the David Bohnett CyberCenter, an outdoor garden, the library and archive.

Come see for yourself how our facility, our staff and the larger LGBT community create a safe, healthy and affirming atmosphere.


The Center is at the heart of the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artistic communities in New York City. It is where, on a given day, you can hear Frank Bruni speak about his work as a food critic at The New York Times, watch Liz Smith interview Elaine Stritch or attend an LGBT film screening.

The Center’s programming inspires our community and is inspired by it. From films and performances to noteworthy public figures and speakers, The Center is your arts and entertainment hub. Come see for yourself what The Center has for you.


Recognizing the importance of our history and culture, The Center has worked to document LGBT history and our community’s contributions to arts, media, culture and legislation in NYC and worldwide.  Our collections includes personal journals and letters, event photography and video, legal documents, film, video and art, showcasing an incredible depth and breadth of information about LGBT people and life.