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'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)

‘It seemed so far off.' After news of 2nd man cleared of HIV, Chicagoans who lived through AIDS crisis express mixed feelings

During the 1980s AIDS crisis, many Chicagoans’ lives were cruelly curtailed.

LGBTQ inclusive curriculum bill passes IL House

SPRINGFIELD — Students in Illinois public schools would learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Illinois and U.S.

Boystown’s Rainbow ‘Legacy Walk’ One Step Closer To Landmark Status

The Art Deco-style rainbow pylons along North Halsted Street that pay homage to LGBT history are one step closer to gaining status as Chicago landmarks.

Chicago offers museums, biking, and gay scene

It was a pivotal moment in Victor Salvo's life that would eventually give birth to a Chicago landmark. The longtime activist read a brief profile in Time magazine in 1999 on Alan Turing, the British mathematician who helped break the Nazi Enigma code.