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Out on Second

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out on second

Phoenix Center, presents OUT on Second. We are an LGBTQ+ community center and pride store.

OUT on Second

OUT on Second is a space for all of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to gather to meet other people, enjoy activities, groups, and events, shop for pride merchandise and support local LGBTQ+ artists, and be yourself! It is a safe space where you can sit and talk, ask for referrals, get connected to medical care, counseling, and other public health services, get connected to housing and other local resources. 


It is our hope that within the next 3-6 months we will be adding a coffee shop. This will be a place to come, meet up with friends, have small group meetings, play board games, watch tv, connect to the internet, read a book, just hang out! 


We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate events and help with the store and upcoming coffee shop. If you are interested, complete the volunteer application. 


Volunteer Application

Highest Level of Education(Required)
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What day(s) are you available?(Required)
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OUT on Second Events

Out on Second Drag Paint Night

Out on Second 120 E Scarritt St, Springfield, United States

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST 120 E Scarritt St Springfield, IL 62704 This will be a session like no other! Join us, as Deanna […]

Event Series Young Adult Group

Young Adult Group

Out on Second 120 E Scarritt St, Springfield, United States

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a safe place for young adults to gather and meet other young lgbtq+ folks? Now there is! Join us at 120 E Scarritt […]