A Very Special Message from Admiral Rachel Levine

We are honored to share this very special message to Compass and our community from Admiral Rachel Levine, the 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We are not alone in the fight to be seen and heard.

We will continue to provide a safe space for all of those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Kicking off Pride Month with a surprise for LGBTQ hero in Florida

We had an amazing start to Pride Month 2022! We were able to celebrate, as a community, one of our long-time volunteers Wayne Leftkowitz with the entire nation on Good Morning America!

Thank you to all who made today possible. Read our thank you by clicking here. 



Palm Beach Pride 2022 Wedding Ceremony

For the 30th Anniversary of Palm Beach Pride, we wanted to do something a bit special, so when the Clerk of Courts Office told us Joseph Abruzzo wanted to do a mass wedding at Pride, we jumped at the opportunity to prove that Love is Love regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity!

Watch the video from the Clerk's office to see the amazing day we all had!

The 2022 Palm Beach Pride Parade

If you missed the Palm Beach Pride 30th Anniversary Parade, don't worry! Watch WPTV's T.A. Walker and Joel Lopez commentate on the parade with one of our favorite people Deon Jefferson!

The Palm Beach Pride Parade is always held before the park opens on the second day of Palm Beach Pride.

For more information, go to our Palm Beach Pride page by clicking here. 



Compass Featured in "On the Town"

Compass was honored to be part of this episode of On the Town with Frank Licari. In this episode, Frank takes a look at Palm Beach County and its growth as a safe place for LGBTQ+ individuals.

The episode features a number of local LGBTQ+ owned and operated organizations and businesses in the county.

For the full episode, click here. 

World AIDS Day 2021

Each year, on December 1st, the world remembers those we have lost to HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is a time to gather, remember and support each other and our community.

Compass Community Center hosts the largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Southeastern United States. The quilt is free to view and can be seen during Compass' regular business hours.



The CAN Health Clinic Grand Opening

On June 25, 2021 Compass Community Center and CAN Community Health celebrated the grand opening of the new CAN health clinic that was opened INSIDE of Compass.

The partnership with CAN has been in the making for years and we finally were able to reveal the result of the hard work from the leadership teams of both Compass and CAN Community Health

The clinic offers a number of in-person medical care. For a list of these services, please go to https://compassglcc.com/can-clinic/ or call (561) 867-9991.

Palm Beach Pride Market 2021

One year and three months AFTER we had to cancel Palm Beach Pride 2020 due to COVID-19, we finally celebrated Pride with our community at the Compass Palm Beach Pride Market!

It was a long awaited day for all of us and the joy that permeated the market was real and palpable. We want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate Pride with us. Thank you to our sponsors, our vendors, our volunteers and our community for continuously supporting each other and our center!

Happy Pride!



2021 Legacy Project

Our first in-person event in over a year was held at Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach, FL on April 13th. The Legacy Project is an intergenerational story telling project that pairs youth in the community with pioneers of the LGBTQ+ movement.

This year, we were to share the stories of Chris Lacharite, Davilyn Whims, Donald Cavanaugh and Frederic Largin.

This is a partnership between Compass Community Center and Palm Beach Dramaworks with a collaboration with the City of Lake Worth Beach.

CDC guidelines were followed during all in person portions of this performance.

A Heartfelt Thank You

This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, we are unable to hold our much-loved and financially important Cocktails for Compass: A Winter Dinner at Club Colette. As the virus shows no sign of abating, so do the issues affecting our LGBTQ community.

Compass and its clients need you now more than ever. In an inspiring development, a group of dedicated Compass supporters worked together to raise money for Compass in lieu of the event. We want to thank them for their continued support through the years, but also during this crucial time when we all need it most.

Thank you for the support!



30 Years of Compass: Who We Are

People always ask us what we do. It is a more difficult question to answer than you would think. We have many departments that all do amazing things. 

In this video, we give a brief overview of the services we have provided to the community here at Compass for the last 30 years. 

Palm Beach Pride 2019

Palm Beach Pride 2019 was our best year yet.

In this video, Julie Seaver talks about Compass' Pride festival and tells you why it's important to attend!

it gets better Project & Compass PSA

This past summer, Compass teamed with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts to bring the it gets better Project to Palm Beach County.

This PSA was a result of the it gets better Cast working with the Compass Youth Program.

Real Convo with Alan Mednick

In November 2019, Julia Murphy and Michael Riordan, were guests on Alan Mednick's radio show RealConvo with Alan Mednick. The focus was suicide in the LGBTQ community. Together, they discussed reasons why suicide rates were so high in the community and shared resources for those struggling with suicidal ideation and depression. 

If need someone to talk to, please consider the following numbers:

800-273-8255 (LGBTQ)

877-565-8869 (Transgender)

561-533-9699 (Compass Community Center)


Compass Impact Stories




Palm Beach Pride 2022 Media Mentions

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Palm Beach Post

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WPBF

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WRMF

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The Sun Sentinel

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Yahoo News

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WFLX

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The Seattle Times

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The Fay What Show

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It's Happening Out

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WLRN

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Spot on Florida

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MSN

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Miami on the Cheap

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Florida Weekly

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CW 34

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CBS 12

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Instinct Magazine

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Mass Transit Magazine (Palm Tran Pride Bus)

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The Advocate

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