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5800 N DuSable Lake Shore Drive | Edgewater

Osterman Beach, commonly referred to as Hollywood Beach, is officially named after Kathy Osterman, the Chicago politician who fought for gay rights in the 1980s. The sandy beach along Lake Michigan attracts a diverse group. The southernmost portion of the beach is marked by pier painted as a pride flag.

6500 N Clark St 2nd Fl | Rogers Park

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, founded in 1981, is the largest circulating library of gay and lesbian titles in the Midwestern United States. Located in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, it houses over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections.

Lakefront at Belmont Ave | Lakeview

AIDS Garden Chicago is the city’s first public monument to memorialize the early days of Chicago’s HIV epidemic, and to honor those who continue to fight against the disease today. The garden’s centerpiece is the massive Keith Haring statue “Self-Portrait.” Around the garden, QR codes lead visitors to videos from survivors, activists, doctors, and more.

6418 N Greenview Ave | Rogers Park

Take a self-guided tour through eight fascinating exhibition galleries, including the Dungeon, featuring S&M and bondage equipment, a leather bar diorama, a leather history timeline, a guest artist gallery, and 20 murals by the celebrated erotic artist Etienne. The museum is open to patrons 18 years of age and over.

800 S Halsted | Little Italy

A National Historic Landmark, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum remains dedicated to peace advocacy and social justice, while also featuring an impressive display of furniture, photographs, and artwork from the period. Explore with a guided or self-guided tour.

3245 – 3703 N Halsted  | Northalsted

The Legacy Walk features 35 memorial markers, which are fixed to 25-foot rainbow pylons in Chicago’s historic Northalsted (also known as Boystown) neighborhood.  The markers commemorate the life and work of notable LGBTQ heros.