The first officially recognized gay village in the United States, Northalsted in Chicago, Illinois is the commonly accepted nickname for the eclectic Lakeview neighborhood that is home to Chicago’s visible and active LGBT community. Northalsted is situated just east of Wrigleyville.
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In 2018 Northalsted installed the world’s longest rainbow crosswalks project, covering 14 intersections. View Gallery and Project Page.
The Legacy Project
Northalsted is home to the world’s only outdoor museum dedicated to combating anti-gay bullying by celebrating LGBT contributions to history. To learn more about The Legacy Walk please visit legacyprojectchicago.org. The #WalkWithPride Art Tour guides visitors to discover LGBTQ+ history.
Five Pride themed wall murals are installed throughout Northalsted, celebration 50 years of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Pride, starting with the first and largest The Love I Vibrate. The #WalkWithPride Art Tour guides visitors to discover LGBTQ+ history.
Northalsted is Proud of our Non-Profit Partners
Northalsted is Proud of our Community Partners
Northalsted proudly contracts AGB Investigative Services Inc. for on-street security.
AGB Investigative Services Inc. is a full-service security company with expertise in all aspects of security from physical to virtual. AGB stands for “Always Giving Back,” believing in putting people first. AGB is recognized as an MBE (Minority-Owned Business) by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago, and the company is 8(a) SBA Certified. 95% of AGB’s employees are minorities and its c-suite staff are 50% women, and each receives extensive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training.
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Grants & Rebates
Businesses located within SSA #18 and/or Northalsted IN & PROUD Member businesses may be eligible for the grant programs offered by Northalsted Business Alliance to support the business community. All rebates will be processed at the next monthly SSA #18 commission meeting.
Northalsted SSA 18 Facade Rebate
Eligible businesses may receive up to a 60% rebate ($2,500 maximum per storefront) for facade projects costing at least $1,000. Eligible projects include improvements on awnings, doors, windows, signage, and more.
Northalsted SSA 18 Security Rebate
Eligible businesses may receive a rebate of up to 50% ($1,500 maximum per business) for security expenses, such as purchasing surveillance systems, safety lighting, and more.