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Boystown Legacy Walk, pylons to be named first multi-block LGBTQ landmark in the world

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The country's first outdoor LGBTQ museum, the Legacy Walk, is in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.

Walking down Halsted street you can see tall golden pylons everywhere.

Legacy Wall at U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank is proud to present the Legacy Wall in its first-ever visit to Minnesota.

Out at CHM event explores current, past activism

Chicago History Museum closed the 16th season of its Out at CHM LGBT-focused programming June 13 with "Quiet as a Riot," a discussion of the past and current states of LGBT activism in the city.

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Walking the Walk: Celebrating 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Activism with Victor Salvo’s Legacy Project

In Time For Pride, Rainbow Colored Crosswalks

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — In time for Pride month, several crosswalks on Chicago’s North Side are now painted the colors of the rainbow.

'It's extraordinarily powerful': first trans monument comes to New York

Transgender activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are set to be honored close to the location of the Stonewall uprising of which they were a part of in 1969. (They are also featured on Chicago's Legacy Walk)

Boystown gets first rainbow crosswalks in time for Pride Parade

A mile-long stretch in Boystown started getting colorful, rainbow crosswalks on Tuesday. All 14 crosswalks will be painted by mid-June and run parallel to Halsted Street.  (Mentions the Legacy Walk)

Legacy Walk one step closer to historic designation

The Legacy Walk Rainbow Pylon Streetscape in Boystown received a unanimous recommendation from the City's Landmarks Commission May 2 to grant the installation Historic Landmark status.

Boystown to get rainbow crosswalks just in time for Pride 2019

Chicago, IL - More than 100 North American cities have implemented rainbow crosswalks to commemorate their local LGBTQ communities and soon Chicago will be one of them.  (Mentions the Legacy Walk)