About Our Community Center Space

The hub for Houston’s LGBT communities!

In addition to being the home of the Montrose Center’s Hatch Youth  program, the Montrose Diner senior drop-in center, free Center Wellness activities, Cyber Center, and the new Equal Grounds Café & Snacketeria, our community center space provides affordable meeting and lease space for dozens of civic, service and social organizations nearly every day. The Center hosts an average 160 events per month and sees more than 50,000 visitors per year.


We are open 7 days a week whenever there is a scheduled event taking place. The Center is located in the heart of Houston’s historic Montrose neighborhood at 401 Branard Street.

Weekend & Evening Visitors: Please call the LGBT Switchboard at 713-529-0037  for help and information.


This is a fully “self serve” facility.  From reservations and payment systems, to building security and a “Leave No Trace” clean up policy, we are able to keep rental costs extremely affordable, starting at only $10 per hour for meeting rooms.
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  • 6,800 square feet of meeting space – including small and mid-size conference rooms, and a 4,019 square foot event hall
  • common kitchenette area with sink, temporary storage, commercial refrigerator/freezer and ice machine
  • men’s, women’s and private/accessible restrooms
  • plenty of seating and tables
  • WiFi access
  • free on-site parking for up to 120 vehicles, with designated disabled spaces and ample adjacent street parking
  • elevator and stair access
  • Equal Grounds Café + Snacketeria, open Monday-Friday Noon-1pm and 5:30-8:30pm and serving a variety of beverages and healthy snacks
  • free computer access (Cyber Center)

Resident Orgs

The Center is home to these organizations and programs:
Cathedral of Hope
Dignity Houston
Hatch Youth – a program of the Montrose Center
Houston Area Service Organization (HASO)
Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston
PFLAG/Houston Chapter
Pride Houston
SPRY/Montrose Diner – a program of the Montrose Center
Young Invincibles Houston

For information about leasing and availability, please email us or call 713.529.0037.