MISSON STATEMENT:

Lighthouse is a Black Queer-led, multiracial social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment. We invite non-Black accomplices, interfaith partners, and service providers to support community organizing that builds a more equitable LGBTQ+ community.

OUR WORK
Community Organizing
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.
The Arts
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 biannual signature artistic event is Black Queer Pride.
Community Mental Health
Our innovative strategies address mental health not just on an individual level but also on an interpersonal and structural level. Through engaging 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

SINCE LAUNCHING IN 2019:

18 months
22 events
7,000 attendees
$16,000 in mutual aid from individual donors raised and distributed
15 partner 
organizations
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 2021 LGBT Spirituality Symposium
    Thu, Jan 28
    Facebook and YouTube Live
    Jan 28, 7:00 PM
    Facebook and YouTube Live
    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents its 2021 LGBT Spirituality Symposium: Black, Queer, and Spiritual on Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- January 18, 2021.
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  • Black Queer Men's Mental Health Event
    Sun, Jan 31
    Zoom Event
    Jan 31, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Event
    More details to come! Stay tuned!
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