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Chicago's LGBTQ Neighborhoods
The first officially recognized gay village in the United States, Boystown is the commonly used nickname for the eclectic East Lakeview neighborhood known as Northalsted that is home to Chicago’s visible and active lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The neighborhood caters to a lively nightlife with more than 30 different gay and lesbian bars, nightclubs and restaurants. The neighborhood is also home to the Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ community center.
Northalsted hosts a number of annual events — Chicago Pride Fest, the Chicago Pride Parade and Northalsted Market Days — drawing over one million people to the North Side neighborhood each summer.