Country music singer Chely Wright's first LikeMe Lighthouse LGBT center in Kansas City is having a positive impact.

Wright was on hand at the center's grand opening in March.

The center includes an LGBT library, a meeting space and conference rooms. Services such as suicide prevention and STD testing are also offered.

“This just gives so much hope to these outlying areas, that your major metropolitan area has a gay and lesbian center,” Wright said during an appearance on MSNBC. “That would have meant everything to me had I been a kid growing up in Wellsville, knowing that there is a beautiful facility in our major city, that that was OK.”

(Related: Chely Wright: Mom thinks I'm going to hell for being gay.)

LikeMe Lighthouse Executive Director Charlene Daniels recently told KMBZ radio that the community has embraced the center.

“I thought at first that we'd open up, we'd have a quiet time and then we'd gear up as we went along. I was wrong, the day we opened we were busy and we've been busy every day since then,” Daniels said.

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