A new center for the LGBT community opened in Dallas Saturday, amid continuing political debate over gay, lesbian and transgender issues.
"This is a new landmark for the LGBT community," said Resource Center CEO Cece Cox. "We've been around 33 years and this is a brand new home for us."
Cox says the center will offer youth and senior programming, along with mental health and HIV services. Cox also hopes it will serve as a safe haven after a string of attacks in the Oak Lawn neighborhood.
"In this political climate we stand for love and justice and we're needed more than ever. We put our money where our mouth is. We've got gender neutral bathrooms and they say it's for everyone and that's what we mean."
The new center is funded through donations, part of an $8.7 million dollar capital campaign that was eight years in the making. Resource Center is using some of the money to remodel the current facility to be used as a new health campus. That is set to open in the fall.
The new center is located at: 5750 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75235
You can also find more information on the Resource Center website.