Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center say they hope the opposition to gay marriage in the states will dissolve as Canada's new legislation succeeds.
The center offers events as well as support to residents, who sometimes travel more than 70 miles to attend.
"I think that the LGBT Community Center in Eau Claire is a vastly under-tapped resource. We have an incredible library here, we have an incredible member base. I'm surprised more people especially people from my generation don't come here more often," says Josef Schneider, a LGBT board member.
The community center is also a meeting place for other groups like the AIDS Resource Center and Parents, Family and Friends of Gay and Lesbian people.
For more information contact the chapter at 552-lgbt or check out their Web site at www.thecentercv.org.