The Gay and Lesbian Association of Decatur (GLAD Decatur) began in 1993 for the purpose of serving as a social outlet for the GLBTQI community. Over the years we have taken on many forms, but the central mission of providing a safe space for our community to gather and find common ground has remained the same. Participation in GLAD Decatur is all about equality among all genders, racial, ethnic and cultural communities. Regardless of your station in life, you are welcome at GLAD Decatur. We seek to be an open minded, welcoming community that brings together people across the sexual orientation spectrum.