We are proud to celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2019! Established in 1989, OPALGA is one of the largest LGBTQ membership organizations in Illinois. Our diverse membership includes women and men of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our members live in Chicago’s near-west collar suburbs, Chicago proper, and beyond.
Our Mission is to promote full equality for and positive attitudes toward the LGBTQ community. To provide a positive community family for our members through social activities, civic engagement, and community activism.
What we do... • This is a one stop place to find activities for all ages, all groups, singles, couples, gay and straight alliances... • Host many social activities, including monthly potlucks, parties, theater events, parade marches, picnics, music events, wine tasting, etc.... • Participate in community volunteer efforts • Participate in local community human rights forums, rallies, and parades.