Are you interested in Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s most comprehensive center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community? No matter why you are here or how you found us, we welcome you with our mission of advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland. It is our vision to create a thriving LGBTQ community, living powerfully in supportive inclusive environments. There are a number of ways to get involved. JOIN US!  

Find Your Center Tour

Are you unfamiliar with the work of Center on Halsted or want to learn more about the impact of the programs and services we provide? Perhaps you are interested in getting involved with the LGBTQ community but don’t know what type of commitment is right for you. We welcome you as our guest for an hour long tour where we highlight the diversity of the institution and focus on the personal impact we make on community. Additionally, we will work with you to identify potential opportunities for further engagement of your time, talent, or other resources. For more information about Find Your Center tours, please contact Ben Sprunger at

If you are a group larger than 3 or have a special interest, need, or topic you would like covered please continue to the group tour page.


Have you been looking for ways to give back to your community? Why not volunteer at Center on Halsted. It is a great opportunity to not only give back, but also meet some amazing people. We have opportunities at varying commitment levels each day of the week suited for your schedule. Sign up for an upcoming volunteer orientation today!

Make a Gift, Become a Member

In order to provide the programs and services that help bring more than 1,000 community members through our doors every day, we rely on the contributions of generous individuals as well as corporate and foundation support.

Rent a Space

Are wedding bells in your future? Can’t seem to find a flexible event space centrally located in the Lakeview neighborhood? Come visit and tour Center on Halsted’s modern spaces that suit any event need including weddings, conferences, workshops, community meetings, fairs, theater events, and sports activities. No matter the event, we have the space that is right for you. As part of our commitment to the community, we offer discounts for non-profit organizations.

Sign Up

Whether you would like to update your information, join our mailing list or sign up for our twice monthly emails, all it takes is a few minutes to complete our form and immediately get connected.

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