When last month’s Supreme Court ruling legalized marriage equality, a celebratory rally was staged at the Downtown complex known to many as “The Center.” Really, it was just the latest example of the facility proving its value to a city core that probably didn’t realize until recently that it needed such a place. In addition to the education and social services that The Center provides to the gay, lesbian and transgender communities—such as free vaccinations and HIV/STD tests—there’s free access to Internet-equipped computers, and the wonderful, vegan-and-carnivore friendly Bronze Café. The Center also offers meeting space for addiction recovery groups, has a free lending library and even a half-court where neighborhood kids can shoot hoops. In other words, it’s a community center in every sense of the phrase. TheCenterLV.org.