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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, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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

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.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted