A Legacy Walk monument in Boystown
Past and present collide in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. The first officially recognized gay community in the country, Boystown has played a central role in the fight for gay rights and LGBTQ+ acceptance. That rich history is proudly on display throughout the Legacy Walk, the world’s only outdoor LGBTQ+ museum.
Today, the area is home to a vibrant community of LGBTQ+ residents and businesses. It’s also the heart of the city’s Pride celebrations and their annual Pride parade is the biggest party of the year. Speaking of parties, you’ll have no problem finding one any night of the week in Boystown’s popular bars and nightclubs.