Gay and Lesbian Community Center on Halsted


Center on Halsted is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community center in Chicago, in the Boystown area.

The Center on Halsted was designed as a space which through its programming would attend to the cultural, emotional, social, educational and recreational needs of the LGBT community.

The new 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m²) facility contains a variety of spaces: Meeting space for community organizations, gathering space for youth and for older adults, Hoover-Leppen Theatre, Billie Jean King Recreation Hall, Richard M. Daley Roof Garden, and others. The building’s green elements include natural ventilation, daylighting, post consumer and post industrial materials and many others, and have earned the building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certification.

Construction of the permanent site kicked off with groundbreaking ceremony on June 14, 2005. The facility officially opened on June 5, 2007.

They have lots of different programing always going on, for just about everybody. Stop by and visit them!

3656 N. Halsted – (773) 472-6469

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