Category: Center on Halsted

Supreme Court says Westboro Baptist Church has right to picket

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church has a right to say “God Hates Fags” where ever they choose. In an 8-to-1 decision, with Justice Samuel Alito as the only dissenting voice, said that the Church has the right to picket where they want, when they want – thus reversing a... Read more »

Today is 'Celebrate Bisexuality' day!

Photo Credit:Fallen Pegasus via Flickr CC Today is our day to celebrate the typically silent B of our LGBT Community today as we celebrate Bi-Pride! Most people forget the B & T in our famous call letters but today is the day to welcome and send love out to our bi brothers and sisters. Tonight... Read more »

Judy Shepard to speak at H.E.A.L. Ourselves

Judy Shepard will speak about the Legacy of Matthew Shepard at H.E.A.L. Ourselves at the Center on Halsted on September 30th. H.E.A.L. Ourselves: Opening Eyes, Closing Wounds (Healing, Engaging, Acting, Lifting) H.E.A.L. Ourselves is a series of events focused on advocacy against LGBT hate violence.  Speaking from a mother’s perspective, diversity speaker Judy Shepard has... Read more »

'What's Love Got To Do With It' Community Forum

LifeLube is at it again with the new community forum ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ at the Center on Halsted on Tuesday, September 21. has been brining open community forums to the city for quite some time now, always offering up great conversations on timely topics.  Now they’re going to take on the... Read more »

Have Dinner on the Rooftop at the Center on Halsted

Get ready to enjoy a delicious dinner and a spectactular view from Richard M Daley Garden Rooftop at the Center on Halsted. For the second year in a row, 15 youths enrolled in the Center’s After School Matters What’s Cookin’ Culinary Arts Program, will present an immaculate dinner for all to enjoy for ‘Dining on the... Read more »

Accidental Exhibitionism opens at Center on Halsted

Photo Credit: Paul Richmond
Usually when someone says pin-up, the mind wanders to images of WWII soliders putting up pictures of scantily clad women in their lockers…now that image is being updated by artist Paul Richmond with his new collection ‘Cheesecake – Accidental Exhibitionism’ opening this Friday at the Center on Halsted. Paul has this to say about his... Read more »

Study shows older LGBT adults more likely to live in poverty

A new report from Movement Advancement Project and SAGE has recently been released that shows that ‘contrary to stereotypes, LGBT elders are more likely to live in poverty, face social and community isolation, and lack appropriate health care and long-term care.’ Even though none of us want to admit it, we are all growing older... Read more »

God Hates Fags.....and Twitter Too

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has set their sights on Twitter, and they plan to protest at the San Francisco headquarters today at 4:30PM local time.   WBC is best known for their catchy slogan ‘God Hates Fags’ and their penchant for picketing soliders funerals.  Now they’re hell bent set on picking on Twitter.  ... Read more »

Today is 'Transgender Day of Remembrance'

Today is the 11th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we remember those in our community who have been killed through violence, hatred and prejudice. According to the website more than 117 transgendered people have been murdered this year – a truly devastating number. Events are planned around the world to mark their passing and several events... Read more »

Halloween on Halsted starts earlier this year

Don’t you dare miss Halloween on Halsted this year – because it’s starting early! Since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, they’ve decided to get the party started earlier than normal.  The 13th Annual North Halsted Halloween Parade steps OFF at 6PM this year. Last year was my first year in the parade and... Read more »