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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

As a community, we thrive better together, which is why Lighthouse Foundation strives to signal boost fellow Black and/or Queer organizations, businesses, and individuals whenever we can. Whether it'd be through sponsoring events, partnering up, in-kind donations, or more, we want to uplift our community partners who are continuously making a difference in Chicagoland. 

AIDS Foundation Chicago

Organization

🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

AIDS Foundation Chicago mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions.

Center on Halsted

Organization

🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people of Chicagoland.

Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus

Organization

⚫️ Black Led, 🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

The mission of Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus is to advance health equity among Black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men by developing community-centered leadership and innovative programs.

Chicago House

Organization

🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

Chicago House empowers persons living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS to lead healthy and dignified lives through housing and compassionate, client-centered support services.

Howard Brown Health

Organization

🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. They are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.

Life is Work

Organization

⚫️ Black Led, 🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

Life Is Work has a mission to support and uplift trans people of color through direct services, activism, and advocacy. They provide case management-guided programs assisting with employment, legal services, and safe residential options.

Nobody's Darling Bar

Business

⚫ Black Owned, 🌈 Queer Owned

Nobody's Darling is a Black, Queer, Women-Owned Bar located in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.

Pride Southside

Event

⚫️ Black Led, 🌈 Queer Led

Pride South Side is an annual family friendly festival that hosts LGBTQ vendors and games.

Project VIDA

Organization

⚫️ Black Led, 🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

Project Vida's mission is to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services.

TaskForce Prevention and Community Services

Organization

⚫️ Black Led, 🔴 HIV/AIDS Organization, 🌈 Queer Led

TaskForce is committed to addressing the HIV/STI-related needs of adolescents and young adults living in systemically disenfranchised communities with limited resources, by providing HIV/STI prevention education, testing, treatment, and care services.

Taylor's Tacos

Caterer

⚫ Black Owned, 🌈 Queer Owned

Taylor's Tacos is a pop-up catering company located in Chicago that specializes in authentic street-style tacos with a whole lot of soul! They believe in curating universal events through connection, interaction, and qualiTAY ingredients.

The Vincent Mykal Experience

Caterer

⚫ Black Owned, 🌈 Queer Owned

The Vincent Mykal Experience is a partnership between you and their vendors to create lasting memories, through food, music, conversations and a vibe; not just your ordinary vibe, a vibe personally crafted for you and your guests.