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Chicago-Area Trans Survey Could Lead To Largest Data Set On Trans People In U.S. History: ‘There’s Strength In Numbers … And Power In Data’

Led by Brave Space Alliance and Northwestern University, the Chicago Area Trans Survey wants to hear from 30,000 trans people in Cook County.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After 2 Trans Women Are Killed In 2 Weeks, Activists Beg City To Take Crimes More Seriously — And To Stop Misgendering Victims

Tyianna Alexander, 28, was shot and killed less than two weeks after her friend, Courtney Eshay Key, was killed on Christmas Day.


‘Manifold’ Documentary Series Spotlights Array Of Queer Black Experiences In Chicago

The six-episode "experimental" series details the lives of queer Black organizers, artists and activists. Its producers — all local Black femmes — are fundraising to cover post-production costs.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Brave Space Alliance Opens Gender-Affirming Makeup Room After Raising $60K In Supplies

The Chicago Black Drag Council partnered with two gay bars to raise about 4,000 makeup items for the city's only Black- and trans-led LGBTQ center.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Making A Difference In Your Community? Apply For LISC’s Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Firebird Community Arts in Garfield Park was among the groups that received a special grant from LISC after the previous awards were canceled because of the pandemic.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

$200K Given To Groups Helping Black, Brown Youth During Pandemic

Chicago Beyond, an organization that invests in the city’s youth, began the Backing the Fight Fund as a response to the “current crises” impacting Black and Brown residents.


Brave Space Alliance Has Grown So Much, It’s Hiring For 2 New Full-Time Jobs. Here’s How To Apply

The Brave Space Alliance is looking for two full-time program coordinators to oversee the South Side LGBTQ center's mutual aid groups and crisis pantry.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Mural Honors Queer Activist And ‘Underground Hero’ Sky Cubacub

Cubacub — a non-binary, queer, disabled Filipinx activist and organizer — is featured in “Rebirth,” the second piece of the Queer Mural Series.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Pride Protest With Ties To Boystown Businesses Canceled After Black And Trans Leaders Speak Out

Brave Space Alliance leaders criticized the protest's ties to bars accused of contributing to racism in the LGBTQ community. They encouraged people to participate in a "Reclaim Pride" protest instead Sunday.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

The Brave Space Alliance Has Helped Thousands Through A Pandemic. Their New South Side HQ Will Help Them Serve Even More

With its new campaign, the Black- and trans-led organization wants to raise at least $800,000 to settle into its new Hyde Park home and fund operations for a year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
Zahara Bassett (center), a director at Brave Space Alliance, a Black- and trans-led LGBTQ center on the South Side, rallies protesters during the Drag March for Change. | Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

Loved The Drag March? Here Are 5 More Ways To Show Up For The Black LGBTQ Community This Month

These online events center Black LGBTQ people and are open to allies who would like to support them. “We’re here to make you listen, learn and make you open your purse.”

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Thousands Of Protesters Demand Racial Justice — Starting In Boystown — During Drag March For Change

“Boystown is one of the most oppressive neighborhoods toward LGBTQ Black folks in all of Chicago,” one protest speaker said.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Want To Help The Brave Space Alliance? You Can Buy A ‘Pride Is A Protest’ T-Shirt

Brave Space Alliance, in Hyde Park, is providing services to protesters amid ongoing marches against police brutality.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘No Pride Without Justice’: LGBTQ Group Raising Thousands For Black-Led Organizations

A Queer Pride's "No Pride Without Justice" campaign launched Monday and has already raised more than $5,000.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
Protesters marched through Boystown on Monday, June 1, 2020, to protest police brutality against Black people.