What’s Coming for Summer 2018

Come Out, Come Out Whoever You Are!

As the sky begins to brighten with the sunshine of summer, Center on Halsted is demonstrating a culture of inclusion by welcoming LGBTQ communities and allies throughout Chicagoland. We continue to build our core programs to promote the relevance end visibility of our incredibly diverse community: Youth & Senior; HIV Prevention & Testing; Behavioral Health; Anti-Violence; Cyber Center; Sports; Community & Cultural.

We come together to embrace all.

During March, we shared stories about the impact of our job readiness programs for our youth, seniors, and Silver Fork graduates, and joined hands to support and applaud Trans Day of Visibility. In April, we honored LGBTQ community advocates and activists that paved the road for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and celebrated Lesbian Visibility Day.

During May and June, we launch U4U, a program that educates, empowers, and provides mentors, and peer support to African-American and Latino HIV+ youth ages 13–24. Our collaboration with Chicago Symphony Orchestra is bringing Chicago Arts String Quartet, we are hosting Taste of Diversity with our Silver Fork Culinary Arts program and our 3rd annual Trans Ice Cream Social.

All are welcome.

Let’s all come together to ease on down the road, arm in arm, to kick-off Pride Weekend here at the Center on Friday, June 22. Join Center on Halsted’s contingent for the Chicago LGBTQ Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24!

Come Out, Come Out Whoever You Are!

Take a closer look at our website for future events, and save the date for a few of our highlights:

Courageous Conversations: What the L
Friday, May 11 | 6–9pm | Center on Halsted | $5 Suggested donation

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Chicago Arts String Quartet
Saturday, May 12 | 4–5pm | Center on Halsted | Free

The Tea on Queer Topics
Sunday, May 20 | 3–5pm | Center on Halsted | $10 Suggested donation

Trans Talk: Be a better parent, friend, and ally to trans youth
Wednesday, May 23 | 6:30 -8:30pm | Center on Halsted |Free

Ethical Sluthood
Thursday, May 24 | 7–9:30pm | Center on Halsted | $10 Suggested donation

Taste of Diversity
Thursday, June 7 | 5:30–9pm | Center on Halsted | $40 Tickets

By Women for Women: Lip Sync Battle
Friday, June 8 | 6–10pm | Center on Halsted | $20 Early Bird

Transgender Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, June 13 | Center on Halsted | Free

Pride Kick-Off Party on Friday, June 22 — Coming Soon!

Chicago LGBTQ Pride Parade with Center on Halsted on Sunday, June 24

As with all events, please check our website, centeronhalsted.org, for more details and updates before each event. I look forward to seeing you often this year here at Center on Halsted!

Happy Pride 2018!

Modesto Tico Valle,
Chief Executive Officer

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