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30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: Center On Halsted

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Center On Halsted Hosts LGBT Community-Building Event

Posted 05.26.2012 | Chicago

A coalition of Chicago activists, artists and writers have organized an event in response to a contentious community blog, which some members of the L...

Change, Five Years in the Making

Modesto Tico Valle | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Modesto Tico Valle

Five years ago in Chicago we took another great leap forward. Our community built that permanent, affirming, and safe space: Center on Halsted.

When in Boystown: Don't Create Racism, Create Change

Nico Lang | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It's been almost a year since Take Back Boystown took off, and all of us still have so much work to do to build a better community. We need to stand together, or we need to stop calling ourselves a community.

Joseph Erbentraut

Culinary Program Helps Unemployed Set A New Course

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- One by one on Monday, they approached the front of the room at the Center on Halsted in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, glowing as they re...

WATCH: Gay Veteran Discharged Under DADT Re-enlists

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Discharged veteran Lee Reinhart made history Oct. 24 when he became the first known open...

Is It Time to Move the Chicago Pride Parade?

Keith Ecker | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

I'm hardly the first person to point out the fact that the Pride Parade has strayed far from its original intent, which is to honor the rebellious spirits of Stonewall who actively fought to defend their right to convene in peace.

Boystown Variety Show Benefits Homeless Youth

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

When a series of violent crimes took place in Chicago's Boystown, or East Lakeview, neighborhood earlier this summer, discussions of public safety qui...

Boystown Violence: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Tracy Baim | Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Baim

The recent crime wave in Boystown is not easily categorized. Some are economic crimes. Some are hate crimes. And some seem caused by a class and race warfare. What is not new is our community responding to violence.

Boystown Violence: Hundreds Pack Into Tense Community Meeting

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times In the midst of a community uproar over violent crime in Lakeview, the much-anticipated July ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Residents Question Neighborhood Safety After Boystown Stabbing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Early Saturday morning, police were called to the 7-Eleven in the East Lakeview neighborhood, where a man had been stabbed multiple times during an al...

WATCH: Cubs Release "It Gets Better" Video

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs Monday became the second professional sports team to join the "It Gets Better...