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We're looking for vocalists with leadership experience to serve as the Director of Voices of Light.

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. 

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 semiannual signature artistic event is Black Queer Pride.

Community Wellness

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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Upcoming Events
  • Lighthouse Foundation Revival Fundraiser
    Sat, Oct 08
    Meeting House Tavern
    Oct 08, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Meeting House Tavern, 5025 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
    Join us for live music, community, food from Taylor Taco’s, and performances by Iyanna Frantz—all to support the Black Queer Equity Index.
  • Fall Fest: Halloween Costume Contest, Pumpkin Decorating, and More! (1)
    Oct 29, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    St. Pauls UCC Gym, 2335 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Join Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland for our second annual Fall Fest! We will have pumpkin decorating, games, a costume contest, and lots of yummy treats! You don't want to miss this fun event!
  • Fall Ball
    Sat, Nov 05
    St. Pauls UCC
    Nov 05, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    St. Pauls UCC, 2335 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Category 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!
  • LF Reading Circle: Clap When You Land
    Thu, Nov 17
    Lady Gregory's
    Nov 17, 6:30 PM – Nov 18, 8:00 PM
    Lady Gregory's , 5260 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
    Join 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!
Life Groups

Make new friends and build community in one of Lighthouse Foundation’s life groups, which meet throughout the month.

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