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 hold office hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitors often include individuals seeking friendly and affirming resources and allies looking for ways to connect and learn.
As York County’s LGBTQIA+ resource center, we 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.
The Rainbow Rose Center seeks community partnerships to promote the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ individuals and enhance the diversity of our community and the businesses within. We help our partners create safe and affirming environments at:
Schools through GSA programs and clubs;
Places of Employment by working with Human Relations departments;
Religious communities on becoming welcoming sanctuaries; and,
Civic organizations and buildings including libraries, town halls, courtrooms, government buildings and more.