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About the former UTSCC

Up The Stairs Community Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Up The Stairs Community Center served as a meeting place and safe haven for the GLBT community in and around Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The center was open to any non-profit GLBT-supportive groups for their activities.  In addition, there were center-sponsored activities, projects and events designed to meet the needs of the GLBT community not being met by other individuals and organizations.  A self-appointing board oversaw the center. 

UTSCC history timeline:
1982 -- UTSCC opens in August in it's second floor location at 305 West Jefferson above Rainbows of Life Bookstore.  Gay/Lesbian Organization (GLO) and Open Door Chapel are it's first tenants.  Organizations Later, the Gay/Lesbian Helpline and the Gay/Lesbian Resource Center & Archives set up at the center.
1985 -- UTSCC moves to temporary quarters in the Chapel Lounge of First Presbyterian Church on October 1st.
1986--  UTSCC moves to it's 3426 Broadway location on June 1st.House on Broadway
1997-- UTSCC's Horizons Youth Group established; Rainbow Reader's first issue published in June.
1998 -- UTSCC Archives and Resource Library formally re-opens on April 19th with material donated from the earlier Archives/Resource Center; Bisexual Discussion Group started; first Pride Festival held at Freimann Square.
1999-- Board membership positions increased to up to 15; Social Action Committee started.
2002-- UTSCC takes possession of 514 E. Washington Boulevard on February 8th and moves in July 13th. 

building on E Washington

2009-- UTSCC closes it's doors on April 1st. The center's library goes into storage.

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