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- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
‘No Wrong Answers’ Card Game Adds Pride Pack With Help From Shea Couleé, Meg Stalter And Other LGBTQ+ Celebs
Money raised from digital downloads of the Celebrity Pride Pack will go to Brave Space Alliance, a Black- and trans-led LGBTQ+ center.
Brave Space Alliance Set To Open Community Center, Shelter For Trans Women In South Shore
The center at 71st and Jeffery and the shelter near 79th and Saginaw will create "a whole new level of security" for LGBTQ+ South Siders, founder LaSaia Wade said.
Transgender Day Of Remembrance Vigil To Honor 5 Trans Women Killed In Chicago Area
Every Nov. 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the memory of trans people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-trans violence.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 21: Chicago’s Struggle For LGBTQ+ Equality
Recent progress for LGBTQ+ Americans has not been shared equally by all of Chicago's communities. Episode 21 features voices from Black, queer Chicagoans surviving and thriving, and those who are not.
Brave Space Alliance Unveils Expanded Community Center, New Murals, More Programs
The South Side LGBTQ+ community center unveiled two new murals, office renovations and new programs at a Friday event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
‘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.