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Goodbye, ‘Boystown’: After Lakeview Strip Rebranded To Be More Inclusive, Banners Now Welcome Visitors To Northalsted
Lakeview's Boystown banners were replaced after critics said the nickname didn't represent women and nonbinary people.
Lakeview’s Market Days — Now A 3-Day Street Festival — Will Make Comeback In Late Summer
The LGBTQ-friendly street festival is coming back with an extra night, running Aug. 6–8 this year.
Is It Time To Rename Boystown? Survey Asks Chicagoans To Come Up With More Inclusive Gayborhood Name
Some LGBTQ community members are calling on the famous Chicago gayborhood to drop its gendered nickname, claiming it perpetuates sexism and other discrimination in the neighborhood.
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.
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.
Security Firm Run By Cop Accused Of Racist Attack Will No Longer Staff Boystown Parades And Festivals
Walsh Security is owned by a Chicago Police officer accused of attacking a Black security guard and calling him racial slurs in 2013.
Rainbow Bike Racks Come To Boystown — Just In Time For Pride Month
The light blue and rainbow bike racks replace several dozen old ones across Halsted Street, nearly doubling the neighborhood's total bike parking capacity to 125.
Boystown’s Pride Fest Is Back On, But With Livestreamed Fundraiser
The digital LGBTQ Pride Fest will stream on Twitch June 20–21, raising money for the Center on Halsted and Howard Brown Health.