Compass Points

  • Column: Compass To Expand Mental Health Therapy Program

    We must have been very good here at Compass last year, because we received a GREAT holiday gift that we want to share! We are excited to announce that our mental health therapy program is expanding in 2019, thanks to a grant from The CenterLink – Johnson Family Foundation Mental Health Initiative. 

  • Column: The Youth Are Our Future

    When the holiday season comes to an end and all the festivities are over, you are left with a new year. It can be a time to set in place all the things you wished you would have done in 2013. I know I am taking full advantage of the New Year by ensuring that the youth we serve at Compass have access to the resources, technology and opportunities that they deserve.

  • Compass Board Breaks Silence After 4 Months

    Over the last several weeks SFGN has been inquiring about what happened to Compass’ long time CEO Tony Plakas. The Compass board has so far evaded answering those questions. On Tuesday the board finally broke its silence and released a public statement.

  • Compass Commemorates World AIDS Day 

     In 2001, Randall Gurewitz passed away from AIDS. Sixteen years later, his family gathered to see the personalized quilt for the first time in-person at Compass, the LGBT community center of the Palm Beaches.

  • Compass Points: All Compass Has to Offer

    Compass is a community center in Lake Worth specializing in vital services, programs and events for LGBTQ people and our allies. An important part of our focus is bringing people together for a common purpose.

  • Compass Points: Celebrate Yourself at Pride

    This past year was truly a busy year for the LGBT rights movement and we refuse to slow down anytime soon.  With the strike down of DOMA and more than a third of the nation’s states now having legalized gay marriage, PrideFest is a time of celebration, a family reunion of sorts, and a festival that raises awareness for our youth, our seniors, and everyone in between.

  • Compass Points: Compass Celebrates 30 Years 

    A lot can change in 30 years. Thirty years ago the Apple IIc computer went on sale for $1,295. Thirty years ago the first National Coming Out Day was recognized.

  • Compass Points: Compass Joins Dining Out For Life 

    If you could enjoy a great meal at a restaurant you love and help save a life at the same time, you’d do it, right?

  • Compass Points: Compass Joins Dining Out For Life 

    If you could enjoy a great meal at a restaurant you love and help save a life at the same time, you’d do it, right?

  • Compass Points: Compass Supports LGBT Youth 

    Remember being a kid? The cliques, the bullies, the homework, the effort to have a social life, and the fear of looking uncool?

  • Compass Points: Pride Returns – Join us March 30-31 

    It’s March in South Florida. So that means there should be only one thing on everyone’s mind: Palm Beach Pride on March 30 and 31 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth! 

  • Compass Points: Pride Returns – Join us March 30-31 

    It’s March in South Florida. So that means there should be only one thing on everyone’s mind: Palm Beach Pride on March 30 and 31 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth! 

  • Compass To Host Annual ‘Equality Prom’ For LGBT Youth

    As the school year comes to a close and summer begins, high schools across the country will be hosting senior proms to celebrate their graduating seniors. However, prom season can cause anxiety for some LGBT youth, since many schools can restrict same-sex couples from participating in the teenage rite of passage.

  • Get More Things Done

    This holiday season, I have a helpful tip on how to get more things done: make a resolution to invite a gay to your next fundraiser or committee because we know how to fundraise and plan stuff.