Sunday, October 18, 2009

Where it's at?

We finally nailed down where we are going to have our ceremony. Woo hoo!!

We are going to be married on the stage of the Hoover-Leppen Theater at the Center on Halsted. Our reception will be in the reception hall outside of the theater.

(for those who do not know, as you’re reading… LGBT = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)

After looking at MANY, MANY venues, we came back around to wanting to give our monies back to the LGBT community. We could spend a large amount of money for a for-profit event space that just puts a load of money in a CEO/President’s pocket, or spend that amount of money in a non-profit that supports our community.

Center on Halsted opened in 2007 to provide social services and outreach programs to the LGBT community. It is the largest such organization in the Midwest. As we both grew up in an area that did not let us be “us”, it’s important to us to support this mission of the Center and hope to continue its mission by our monies and the donations we hope to get through out registry.

We are thrilled that we get to celebrate our big gay wedding in a gay establishment!

For more information about Center on Halsted, please check out this website.

** photo of rooftop garden outside of reception hall

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