The LGBT community in Central Missouri is a unique and welcoming place for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Research conducted by the Jefferson City Office of Epidemiology has shown that 38% of respondents stated that there was at least some acceptance for LGBT people within their community. This number was higher among non-white respondents (31%) compared to white respondents (3%). Additionally, 54% of users on LGBT social networking sites reported referring to being LGBT, or revealing their sexual orientation or gender identity on a social network.
Local businesses and organizations have also taken steps to create an inclusive environment for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. This includes providing resources such as job opportunities and health care services specifically tailored towards LGBT individuals. Additionally, organizations such as PrideFest have been created to provide a safe space for members of the LGBT community to come together and celebrate their identities. Central Missouri has become an increasingly welcoming place for members of the LGBT community. With its diverse population and commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, Central Missouri is an ideal place for those looking for a place to call home where they can be accepted for who they are.