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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

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OUT on Second Events

Event Series Step Into Recovery Group

Step Into Recovery Group

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

Meeting details on a staircase background This is a LGBTQ+ and allies 12-step recovery group. It is open to anyone struggling with alcohol, chemical, or process addictions. Process addictions are non-substance addictions such as gambling, eating, spending, and sex, that are defined by a compulsion to engage in a behavior.

Stained Glass Workshop

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

Learn the basics of stained-glass art and take home a beautiful window decoration. Bring a non-alcoholic beverage or snack of your choice. Participants must be 16 years of age or […]

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 Springfield, IL. Young Adult Group LGBTQ+ and allies 18 - 26 of age! 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6 - 8 pm A drug and alcohol free, safe space, for young adults to be themselves. Snacks and coffee provided! contact:

Event Series Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons

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

Phoenix Center: OUT on Second, in partnership with Die Hard Games brings more than 35 players together in the land of Sirraka. These heroes have banded together against evil forces to safeguard the innocent! Our brave champions will test their mettle against pirates, monsters, warriors, traps, and puzzles as they embark on their heroic quests. In this classic D&D adventure, our skilled dungeon masters will oversee six interconnected campaigns. Players can then move between parties and fully immerse themselves in this realm tailored to their play style. Cost is a $5 suggested donation each week of play Must be registered in advance. Register by emailing LGBTQ+ and allis 13 and older may participate.

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