Events every month. 16 partner organizations. $16,000 in mutual aid raised and distributed.
Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland is a Black Queer-led, multiracial social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment.
The Black Queer Caucus (BQC) encourages Black Queer flourishing through programming and issue identification, and CARE organizes externally by holding LGBTQ+ institutions accountable to serve the LGBTQ+ community equitably.
We recognize and celebrate the arts as a tool of self-care, healing, and justice. We infuse the arts throughout our community, organizing, and community health work. Our semiannual signature artistic event is Black Queer Pride.
Our innovative strategies address mental health on an individual, interpersonal, and structural level. Through monthly programming focused on arts, trauma, and healing justice, as well as one-on-one support and referrals, we bring mental health resources to the community.
The Black Queer Equity Index
Being Black and LGBTQ+ in the United States each has its own risk factors for adverse health, economic, and social outcomes. Lighthouse Foundation aims to collaboratively create a collective impact model with industry-wide standards for LGBTQ+ institutions that seek to pursue racial equity.
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- Sat, Oct 08Meeting House Tavern
- Sat, Oct 29St. Pauls UCC Gym
- Sat, Nov 05St. Pauls UCCNov 05, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PMSt. Pauls UCC, 2335 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614, USACategory IS: Prom Opulence! Lighthouse Foundation invites you to reclaim your prom! Join us for our inaugural Fall Ball where we will reimage the prom experience from a Black Queer lens. Grab a date, friends and/or your uniqueness and step on the scene!
- Thu, Nov 17Lady Gregory'sNov 17, 6:30 PM – Nov 18, 8:00 PMLady Gregory's , 5260 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USAJoin Lighthouse Foundation for another installment of LF Reading Circle. Please note that LF Reading Circle is open to BIPOC LGBTQ+ individuals. If you are not BIPOC and LGBTQ+, we encourage you to check out our other upcoming events that are open to everyone!
Make new friends and build community in one of Lighthouse Foundation’s life groups, which meet throughout the month.