Suite 100
LEXINGTON KY 40504-2900
Contact Information
Address 389 WALLER AVE
Suite 100
LEXINGTON , KY 40504 2900
Phone (859) 253-3233
Contact Name Jacob Boyd
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1980
Former Names
Gay & Lesbian Services Organization
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer You may support the PCSO through donations made through,, or sending checks payable to the Pride Community Services Organization to 389 Waller Ave, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40504.  

We also accept in-kind donations and have many programs and initiatives to become involved in our Pride Festival, GSA group for teens, and working in the center through our Volunteer program. 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO) works to improve the lives of people in the sexual minority and gender expansive community of Central and Eastern Kentucky by enhancing visibility, empowering community members, and educating the public about issues impacting said community.
The Three E’sEducate:The PCSO offers community resources, a monthly magazine, social media, and a GLBTQQIA+ library
Enhance:The PCSO organizes, participates, and collaborates in distinct visibility activities such as Lexington’s annual Pride Festival.
Empower:The PCSO spear-heads vital programming such as the Gay-Straight Alliance for Youth, discussion groups and a safe environment at the Pride Center.
Background Statement The Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Lexington, KY that strives to improve the quality of GLBTQQIA individuals’ lives in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
The PCSO operates the only Pride Center in Kentucky, which is often utilized as a free meeting space for GLBTQQIA organizations in the community. For more than 30 years a monthly newsletter, which is now LinQ magazine, has been published and distributed all over Kentucky. And for the past few years, the PCSO has planned and executed the Lexington Pride Festival with help from many wonderful volunteers from the community.
Brief PCSO Timeline1977GLSO is formed
1980’sInvolved in filling social service gaps and gay stigmas regarding the HIV epidemic
1982Sponsored first annual Pride Picnic
1983Received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS
1986The word “Lesbian” was added to the name to recognize important roles of female leaders
1993Stonewall Network began working on raising funds to create a Pride Center
1996The GLSO Pride Center opens
2008The GLSO presents the first Lexington Pride Festival

 2015     The GLSO changes name to Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO)
2017 PCSO Celebrated 40th Year Anniversary with a banquet honoring people who were part of getting the PCSO started. 
Impact Statement Through the past 40 years, the PCSO has served as the start-up organization for groups that have gone on to be independent, such as AVOL and Act Out. Today PCSO offers various programs that reach out to under served populations. PCSO began publishing a monthly newsletter of LGBTQ+ interests and happenings as early as 1979. The newsletter has grown and evolved and today exists as a magazine called LinQ. Lexington’s biggest LGBTQ+ visibility event, the Lexington Pride Festival, was born in the PCSO and has grown each year.

The PCSO seeks to unite all community members through its various programs, and become more inclusive to all of the diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Needs Statement PCSO Board Members: We are always looking for new board members to bring new ideas and view points. Our Board consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and members at large. Current members have a variety of skills and talent including Lawyer, Accountant, Magazine design/Editor and IT. We are currently looking for members with specialties or interests in Fundraising, Grant Writing, Volunteer Recruitment, and Event Planning.

Lexington Pride Festival volunteers: We need a variety of volunteers to help out with the festival every year - on the day of the festival, and on the planning committee. If you're interested in serving on the 2017 festival committee or interested in volunteer (to pour beer, work at the PCSO tent, help with set up/break down, etc.) please email

Cash donations: The PCSO is the hub of many different activities and groups. Donating to the PCSO ensures that groups like TransKY, Seasoned Independent People, Heart to Heart Discussion Group, CompanyQ, and others have a place to meet. It also goes to the distribution of LinQ Magazine.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Personal Social Services
Geographic Areas Served
We serve the Lexington-Fayette County community and surrounding counties. 
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The PCSO's long-term goal is to live in a community in which being an GLBTQQIA+ person is not something to be ashamed of; where people are treated as people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We seek to do that through the three E's: educate, enhance, and empower.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Through its programming, PCSO reaches people across the spectrum of GLBTQQIA+ and teaches them to feel self-worth. PCSO educates all of the community through its news magazine LinQ and through hosting the Pride Festival in Lexington’s downtown courthouse square. PCSO is visible to the community, and its leaders frequently provide quotes for the local press and take stands on hot-button issues. PCSO works to educate everyone for the hope of a more inclusive future.
Board Chair
Board Chair Chris Bauer
Company Affiliation Novel Capital Management Advisors
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Roberto Abreu University of KentuckyVoting
Jacob Boyd Ashland IncVoting
Joshua Day HealthcareVoting
Minnah Farook UKVoting
Amy Hatter Radio EyeVoting
Mark Johnson LFUCG Health DeptVoting
Dena Lee University of KentuckyVoting
Tuesday Meadows Community VolunteerVoting
Katherine Wilkie-Kennedy Catalent Pharma SolutionsVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Paul Brown
Company Affiliation Henry Clay High School
Term June 2016 to Dec 2017
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director N/A N/A
Term Start Mar 2017
Experience The PCSO is almost completely volunteer. We have 1 staff person, a part-time office manager, Carmen Wampler-Collins. Carmen was recently hired as office manager. She has experience in grant writing as well as working with Rowan County Rights Coalition.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
The Lexington Pride Festival is the second largest free community event in the area thanks to the support of the city, individuals, and businesses.
Last year, thousands of individuals from all over Kentucky (including some from out-of-state) came out to enjoy the Lexington Pride Festival. While the GLBTQQIA community is a large percentage of the attendees, participants represent a demographically diverse group that are passionate, active, and loyal. This yearly event is a time for everyone in the community to celebrate diversity. 
Budget 25000
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Lesbian & Gay Rights
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, Families,

Seasoned Independent People (SIP) is a social group made up of individuals who are 50+ and/or are friends and allies of LGBT seniors. The group currently meets at 7:00pm on the third Friday of each month at the GLSO Pride Center for a potluck meal and camaraderie.

The group also plans to meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm for socializing as well as for planning various trips, outings, and events.

Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Lesbian & Gay Rights
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens,
Program Long term Success e

The Lexington Gay/Straight Alliance is a place where LGBTQ* youth can be themselves and get the support and empowerment they need to become their best selves. We have meetings every Tuesday night from 6-8pm at the GLSO Pride Center.

In addition to our regular meetings, we host annual events like the Pride Prom, Halloween Dance, and a trip to King’s Island during Pride Night. Thanks to a grant from JustFundKY, we provide leadership training to LGBTQ* student leaders with the hope of preparing them to become active citizens.

Population Served , ,
Description Are you: Recently out of the closet? Or struggling with doing so? Feel like you can’t cope with who you are? Struggling withacceptance at work? Or family? Had a bad break-up? Or lonely and just need to talk to someone? You are not alone!

Confidentiality, acceptance and respect are the words we govern ourselves by. Each week is unique depending on who shows up and what the needs are that night.
Population Served , ,
Description Adult Pride Community Prom gives everyone the chance to bring their partner and experience Prom as they might not have been able to in high school. Its a safe, fun and welcoming environment for ages 18+ to come as you are. This year's theme is Remember Stonewall.
Budget $2,500
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Program Long term Success Have a prom with 500+ attendees that get to experience they prom they didn't get to in high school.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $78,000.00
Projected Expenses $75,000.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$23,907$48,682$27,588
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$48,006$60,561$17,352
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$29,253$45,803$28,344
Administration Expense$23,864$29,738$16,377
Fundraising Expense$10,436$1,873$3,316
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.411.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses46%59%59%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%2%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets--$50,237$18,408
Current Assets$58,597$50,237$18,408
Long-Term Liabilities$58,597----
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$58,597$50,237$18,408
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 389 WALLER AVE
Suite 100
LEXINGTON , KY 405042900
Primary Phone 859 253-3233
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director N/A N/A
Board Chair Chris Bauer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Novel Capital Management Advisors