Youth leaders of the Queering the Parks Initiative reflect on their first year of programs celebrating LGBTQAI+ youth and families in Chicago Parks. Learn about the continuing youth-led creative change in parks across the city.
Queering the Parks Initiative is a joyful and affirming celebration of LGBTQAI+ youth and families. Co-created in partnership with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, this initiative is led by queer-identified youth.
Youth-led events highlight Chicago artists under 21 years old and are organized by Teen Creative Agency Apprentices, along with Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs.