- 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, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Catholic And Queer: Affirmed Church Group Creating A Welcoming Space For LGBTQ Chicagoans
The group is building bridges between Catholicism and LGBTQ Chicagoans. "We are accepting here, we're inclusive and we have a space for you if you're interested."
How A Puerto Rican, Transmasculine Barber Is Creating An Oasis For Black, Queer And Trans People
“I think that when we make a service that’s made for all of us — if you are servicing queer trans Black folks — then everything else can come afterwards," Jai Rodriguez said.
An Ode To Chicago’s Queer Spaces: Photos Of Pride, Love And LGBTQ+ Joy In Chicago
PHOTOS: Chicago has dozens of special places and events where members of the queer community can find a home, get support — and unapologetically be themselves.
Decades Before Boystown, South Side Jazz Clubs Were A Haven For Queer Chicagoans
From the 1930s through the mid-1960s, drag shows were among Bronzeville and Woodlawn’s hottest nightlife attractions, attracting patrons of all races and sexual orientations.
Third Wave Skate Collective Gives Girls, LGBTQ+ Youth A Welcoming Place To Skate In Little Village
The goal is to empower a non-traditional demographic of young skaters and help them claim space in the neighborhood's skateboarding world.
‘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.
‘Pride Ain’t Over’: Pride South Side Returns This Weekend With 3 Days Of Events Celebrating Black Queer People
An organizer said “people will see a different type of Pride” that centers LGBTQ people often overlooked by the city’s Pride celebrations on the North Side.
Lavenderpop, A Black-Owned Greeting Card Line, Celebrates Inclusivity One Design At A Time
Since creating Lavenderpop Greeting Cards in 2004, owner Otis Richardson has expanded to sell his inclusive cards in 11 Jewel-Oscos, Whole Foods and Local Market Foods in South Shore.
Pride Parade Comes Back To Northalsted As LGBTQ People Fear For Their Futures Post-Roe V. Wade
Sunday marks the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court decision affirming same-sex marriage, a right many felt is at risk under a conservative Supreme Court. "... We have a right to be concerned," one marcher said.
Pride South Side Returning With Parties, Family-Friendly Activities And More For LGBTQ Pride
Pride South Side celebrates Pride Month with a variety of activities, including a mini ball and dance party. It runs July 1-3.
Rainbow Races Launching LGBTQ Sailing School In Jackson Park To Diversify Sport, ‘Build Bridges’ Among Boaters
Rainbow Races, the organization that hosts the annual Pride Flotilla happening Saturday, plans to launch sailing classes in July to get more LGBTQ+ people into the sport.
Mama Gloria, Trans Icon Who Mentored Queer Chicago Youth With Her Charm School, Dies At 76
Gloria Allen, known as Mama Gloria by the younger LGBTQ people she mentored, said in a recent interview that she lived most of her life "out and proud" as a Black, transgender woman.
Want To Watch The Pride Parade And Avoid The Crowds? Here Are Bars And Restaurants With Good Views
Block Club rounded up restaurants near the route where you can try to nab a spot so you can view the parade and its celebrations, but in a slightly calmer setting.
Trikone Chicago Wants To Celebrate LGBTQ South Asians With Its First-Ever Pride Float — But It Needs Your Help
Trikone has long provided community and resources to queer South Asians. Its members hope to raise awareness of their work through a Bollywood-themed float at the Pride Parade.
Andersonville’s Pride House Adds Colorful Unicorn To Its Rainbow Yard Display
While admirers flocked to the house to take pictures last year, there was some online backlash to the display — which is why the couple felt the need to bring it back.
Reclaim Pride Leaders Urge People To Uplift Black Trans Women, Commit To Social Justice: ‘This Is What Pride Should Be About’
The Reclaim Pride March was a merger of the Drag March for Change and Pride Without Prejudice protests, two racial justice demonstrations formed after George Floyd's murder in 2020.
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.
How A North Side School Changed Its Curriculum To Create A More Inclusive Environment
Bell Elementary students spent a year discussing different identities leading up to their own Pride parade. “We want all students to feel a sense of belonging and representation in our community,” a counselor said.
AIDS Garden Chicago Opens Along Lakefront, Dedicated To The Thousands Lost To The Deadly Epidemic
The memorial was created near the site of the former Belmont Rocks, a popular gathering place for LGBTQ people between the 1960s and 1990s.
How A Southwest Side Group Is Helping Young People Learn Queer History
With the Queer Riot internship, the Gage Park Latinx Council is broadening queer history beyond what's taught in schools, focusing especially on the perspectives of queer women, femmes and people of color.