- 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
At Drag March For Change, Activists Say Fight For Black Trans Justice Must Continue — Starting In Northalsted
"I'm tired of these bars on North Halsted dragging their feet on things we have told them they need to improve on to make their businesses better for everyone," said one organizer. "It still feels like the same old Boystown."
Molasses, A Nightlife Collective, Is Creating Black Trans Liberation Through Art, Mutual Aid And Self-Defense Series
The grassroots collective of Black and transgender nightlife artists will teach self defense, protest safety and strength training to other queer people of color.
As Boystown Reckons With Racism And Transphobia, Petition Demands Gender-Neutral Name Change
A recent petition claims that Boystown's nickname promotes the neighborhood as being "for the boys," discouraging women from participating in the community.
T Rex, Leader In Chicago Drag Scene, Dropped By Roscoe’s And Berlin Amid Allegations Of Racism
The move to drop T Rex came as Black LGBTQ people are publicly detailing experiences with oppression and anti-Blackness in Chicago's queer community.
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.
Black Drag Performers To Lead ‘March For Change’ Sunday
The Drag March for Change will demand justice for Black victims of police violence. Queen Jo Mama will lead the march, joined by Lucy Stoole, Lúc Ami and Miss Toto, as well as "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars Shea Couleé, The Vixen and Dida Ritz.
Dungeons & Dragons & Drag: Lucy Stoole And Other Performers Will Play Before A Live Audience
Stoole and other drag performers will crack jokes while audience members watch them build a fantasy world through Dungeons and Dragons.
Lucy Stoole Went From Outcast To Chicago’s Leading Drag Queen — All By Staying True To Her Raunchy, Glamorous Self
Stoole said keeping her famous beard even while in drag helped her understand her gender. Now, she's using drag to help others explore their identities.
The ‘Epicenter Of Drag,’ Chicago Is Finally Getting The Epic Drag Festival It Deserves With Star-Studded Pride Event
The June 28 festival kicks off in Andersonville with 50 queens and kings, including "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars and Chicago icons like Lucy Stoole.