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LGBTQ Oscar Night Benefit

By Charlotte Robinson, February 26, 2018
Center on Halsted announced celebrities & LGBTQ community supporters will be joining them on the red carpet for a Night with Oscar on March 4th at the Park West at 322 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL. In Chicago a Night with Oscar has been a staple event for more than ten years & is renowned for its fun & festive party atmosphere. The event benefits Center on Halsted, the most comprehensive community center in Chicagoland dedicated to building & strengthening our LGBTQ community. Modesto Tico Valle, CEO, Center on Halsted stated, “LGBTQ visibility through the arts demonstrates a powerful statement. This year we’re celebrating the Academy Awards, but also the relevant impact our programs & services have on the LGBTQ community. In 1928, the first year of the Academy Awards, having an LGBTQ community center that provided individuals the opportunity to openly walk through the doors did not happen until 1971, more than 40 years later. Center on Halsted welcomes the 1400 individuals who walk in our doors every day & we would not be able to continue offering our essential services without our community sponsors. a Night with Oscar exemplifies how diversity, inclusion & coming together impacts change.” This is the 90th year of the Academy Awards & the Center is celebrating LGBTQ advancement in film since 1928 & the building of Center on Halsted community since it opened its doors in 2007. Celebrities, fashion icons, sponsors & supporters will arrive on the red carpet live to show their support for Center on Halsted, Chicagoland & Hollywood LGBTQ communities. Film industry individuals who have taken a stand to be out & proud opened the door to “be scene” as their authentic self on the glamorous red carpet, but there is more work to do moving forward.
For Info & Tix: centeronhalsted.org
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