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Thank you for your interest in supporting Center on Halsted's Human First Un*Gala. Each year, Center on Halsted hosts our annual Human First Gala to recognize the contributions of individuals, businesses and other organizations to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in Chicago. Human First provides an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate past accomplishments, while we look forward to the work ahead as we continue to build a world where we are, above all, Human First. Last year when presented with the COVID-19 pandemic, we chose to cancel the gala and instead put our focus into meeting the increased needs of Chicago’s LGBTQ community. This year, we are returning with a new virtual Un*Gala event, held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Chicago’s LGBTQ community is strong. Our history of courage and compassion for each other during the AIDS epidemic is being recognized and duplicated across the globe. Many of you, with that same conviction, dedication, and vision, built Center on Halsted. We’re asking for your strength once again and ask you to join us for this virtual event. Funds raised during the event provide additional general operating dollars supporting more than two dozen Center on Halsted programs and services.

Save the date for our upcoming Human First Un*Gala on May 6, 2021. If you’d like to join the host committee, sponsor the event, or need additional information, please contact Rhett Lindsay, Development Director at, 773-472-6469, ext. 479 or Joey McDonald, Manager of Events and Volunteers at or 773-472-6469, ext. 454.

This year’s virtual event is free and open to our entire community. If you can, please purchase an individual sponsorship-level ticket to help us reach more in our community. Click here to reserve your spot today.


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