Illinois

Sign for Boystown in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Beyond boys: Chicago’s LGBT+ Boystown asks if it should change its name

Chicago’s world-famous Boystown is asking if a new name would make more LGBT+ people feel welcome.

Sign for Boystown in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Boystown: Petition demands Chicago’s world famous LGBT+ neighborhood changes its name

‘The Boystown nickname began in the 1990s as a joke’ but now ‘deters many LGBTQ people’.

Illinois amazing for all
Meet the artist behind Chicago’s iconic #AmazingForAll sculpture

Chicago-based Matthew Hoffman reveals why he wanted to reach out to the LGBTI community

why you should visit galena
Why Galena in Illinois is the surprisingly great LGBTI getaway

The adorable LGBTI-friendly town is just waiting to be discovered

Pride Fest - Male Butterfly LGBT (credit-Jason Lindsey)
8 reasons why every LGBTI person needs to go to Chicago Pride 2019

Join over a million people celebrating Chicago Pride’s 50th anniversary

Statistics prove Illinois is tbhe best place for LGBT people
These statistics prove Illinois is a dream destination for LGBTI people

We crunched the numbers to show why LGBTI folk love Illinois so much

LGBTI businesses in illinois
7 LGBTI owned and focused businesses to support in Illinois

From luxury hideaways to award-winning restaurants, these extraordinary businesses in Illinois are a must-visit

Romantic spots in Illinois
Fall in love with Illinois’ most romantic spots for LGBTI couples

Discover these breath-taking spots across Illinois with the one you love

Jane Lynch
Did you know these famous LGBTI people are all from Illinois?

From Glee’s Jane Lynch to Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes!

Take the ultimate gay road trip down Route 66 and explore Illinois in style

From Chicago to the end of the road, with all the gay spots in-between

13 fabulous pics from Northalsted Market Days that prove it’s #AmazingforAll

Open, inclusive, and the most fun you’ll have in one weekend

Chicago, the largest city in Illinois
Illinois boasts record tourism in 2017 – this is how many people visited

The Prairie State is known for being one of most LGBTI-friendly in America

Galena in Illinois
5 incredible places to visit in Illinois that aren’t Chicago

From ghost-hunting in Galena to film festivals in Champaign

The Cloud Gate sculpture (or The Bean), an icon of Chicago and Illinois
Illinois Office of Tourism and Gay Star News announce second year of pioneering partnership

‘Our message is clear: everyone is welcome here in Illinois’

Boys, boys, Boys(town): Why Chicago is one of the world’s most amazing cities

All the ingredients of a blockbuster metropolis, cooked to an alternative recipe

Illinois. Are you up for amazing?
The ultimate same-sex wedding and honeymoon guide for Chicago and Illinois

Two years after US marriage equality, enjoy an amorous escape in the Prairie State

The King Suite living room at the ACME Hotel Company
Learn the secret to affordable hipster heaven at the ACME Hotel Company in Chicago

More Hoxton than Hyde Park, this cool 3 star is an example of why Chi-town rules

Illinois. Are you up for amazing?
5 fabulous Chicago summer festivals perfect for gay travellers

Chicago Gay Pride takes place from 17 – 25 June, but that’s just the start of it!

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site
How Springfield, Illinois offers the best history lesson of them all

48 hours in President Abraham Lincoln’s tiny hometown shatters the myth the US has no history