“Chicago has long been a hub of LGBTQ life and culture and advocacy for LGBTQ rights. There’s a rich queer history that includes hosting what’s believed to be the nation’s first pride parade, in June 1970, passing a pioneering human rights ordinance in 1988 offering protections from discrimination and electing Lori Lightfoot in 2018 as the city’s first LGBTQ mayor.
“There’s no Chicago Pride Parade this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. So we put together this list to highlight some key places and moments in the city’s LGBTQ life and history.” (Proctor and Yan, 6/26/20)
- Bughouse Square, 901 N. Clark St.
- The Picasso, 50 W. Washington St.
- The Legacy Walk, 3245-3704 N. Halsted St.
- Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.
- Boystown, East Lakeview
- AIDS Garden, 3003 N. Lakefront Trail
- Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.
- Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave.
- Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave.
- Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash Ave.
- Henry Gerber House, 1710 N. Crilly Ct.
- Gerber/Hart Library and Archives,. 6500 N. Clark St.
- Chicago Coliseum, 1513 S. Wabash Ave.
- Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; 800 S. Halsted St.
- Jeffery Pub, 7041 S. Jeffery Blvd.
- La Cueva, 4153 W. 26th St.
- Finnie’s Balls, 38th Street and Michigan Avenue
Take this tour of 17 Chicago LGBTQ landmarks; There’s no Chicago Pride Parade due to the pandemic. So this Pride Month we put together this list to highlight some key places and event in the city’s gay life and history, Clare Proctor and Jade Yan, Chicago Sun-Times, 6/26/20
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