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For lovers of culture, shopping, and deep-dish pizza, gay Chicago may come close to the perfect destination. The city's many popular sights include the Chicago Theatre, McCormick Place, as well as the Museum Campus, which includes the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of National History, and the Adler Planetarium, three prominent national institutions. And don’t forget the Magnificent Mile, which boasts luxury stores and cosmopolitan shopping in gay Chicago. Out Traveler guides you through the nightlife attractions as well, including popular watering holes like Sidetrack and Roscoe's.

Get Ready for Market Days With the Ultimate BRÜT Party

The signature Chicago event pulls out all the stops for a weekend unlike any other.

Black Gay And Gone

Photos capture Chicago's queer Black men in the 1980s, when many were lost to HIV/AIDS.

How Chicago's Queer Bars Made History

Last Call Chicago documents the role gay bars — and played in the local LGBTQ+ community.

5 Reasons to Visit the Great Lakes Megalopolis

This vast region is full of beauty, culture, and adventure.

Outrage Over Racist, Transphobic Show at Chicago Leather Bar

The 45th anniversary celebration at this historic Chicago gay bar offended patrons and the LGBTQ+ community.

A Queer Guide to Chicago Gayborhoods

Spend the day exploring the Windy City's LGBTQ+ neighborhoods of Andersonville and Boystown.

3 Dead and 1 Injured Outside Gay Bar in Chicago Hit-And-Run Incident

A shocking video captured the moment a car hit four people at a high rate of speed and then sped off.

Chicago Bakery Told Not to Hold Events After Anti-LGBTQ Attack

The UpRising Bakery and Café was vandalized over a planned drag brunch, and now local officials say it's not properly zoned for that or any other events.

Chicago’s Pride Parade is Back and Ready To Roar

The parade returns after a 2-year hiatis and the Windy City's one-of-a-kind Pride celebration hits downtown’s Grant Park June 25-26.

The Black Lesbians Behind Chicago’s Nobody's Darling Bar

Numerous queer bars have closed around the country, but this Chicago's newest hopes to find sucess in inclusivity.

Chicago Pride 2022 Lineup: Chainsmokers, Daya, Alesso, Shea Couleé

Pride in the Park just revealed the entertainement booked for June 25-26.

Take Your Love on a Romantic Getaway to Chicago

Queer hub Chicago has a steamy side that will warm your heart even when it's icy outside. 

Pride Journey: Chicago

Chicago Pride might have been canceled but from Market Days, Boystown, Splash, to a gay beach, Joey Amato finds the Windy City still offers plenty of queer action.

Orville Peck Answers 10 Candid Questions Backstage at Lollapalooza

The country star talks performing again, Lady Gaga, DaBaby, and advice for LGBTQ+ folks. 

86 Pics of Guys Stripped and Showing It Off for Mardi Gras in Chicago

Things tend to get wild at Sidetrack in Chicago. Even though it's still very cold there, the guys just can't keep their shirts and pants on.

The Three Big City Halloween Parties You Can't Miss

Don't spend Halloween watching Hocus Pocus for the twelfth time.


Meet the Shirtless Chicago Jogger, Your New Viral Star

Global warming’s one positive side effect. 

Three Restaurants With the Best Soups on the Menu

New soups worth spooning