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Boystown Crime

Breaking Up With Boystown

Johnathan Fields | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Johnathan Fields

I think it's time for me to break off my relationship with Boystown. It doesn't mean that I don't understand why others will fall in love with him. It just means that my feelings have changed.

When in Boystown: Don't Create Racism, Create Change

Nico Lang | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It's been almost a year since Take Back Boystown took off, and all of us still have so much work to do to build a better community. We need to stand together, or we need to stop calling ourselves a community.

American Bastard: What a Straight Wedding Taught Me About Forming a Gay Family (Part 3)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

A solution to the homeless youth problem that is affecting not only Chicago's Boystown but other urban areas all over the country will involve more than just one father figure, for it takes a queer village to raise our children, too.

American Bastard: What a Straight Wedding Taught Me About Forming a Gay Family (Part 2)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

There is something about compartmentalizing my relationships that gives me stability: college roommates, professional acquaintances, Twitter friends, best friends, boyfriends, fiancé. Mingling things seems likely to lead to a tangled mess.

American Bastard: What a Straight Wedding Taught Me About Forming a Gay Family (Part 1)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

I witnessed Chicago's gay community conflicted over at-risk LGBT youth and the violence they brought upon Boystown. It got me thinking about getting older, the stability of settling down, and what it means to make a family of one's own.

Boystown Variety Show Benefits Homeless Youth

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

When a series of violent crimes took place in Chicago's Boystown, or East Lakeview, neighborhood earlier this summer, discussions of public safety qui...

Joseph Erbentraut

Boystown Violence: Market Days Arrive As 'Hood Heals

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

With more than 100,000 visitors expected to converge onto Chicago's East Lakeview, or Boystown, neighborhood this weekend for the 30th annual Northals...

Lakeview Crime Rates On Decline, Despite Community Outrage

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of the Windy City Times In the wake of several recent violent crimes in Boystown, many residents are adamant that...

Boystown Violence: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Tracy Baim | Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Baim

The recent crime wave in Boystown is not easily categorized. Some are economic crimes. Some are hate crimes. And some seem caused by a class and race warfare. What is not new is our community responding to violence.

Boystown Violence: Hundreds Pack Into Tense Community Meeting

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times In the midst of a community uproar over violent crime in Lakeview, the much-anticipated July ...

WATCH: Third Boystown Stabbing In As Many Weeks Caught On Video

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

The long, hot holiday weekend had deadly consequences for several throughout the city of Chicago, but nowhere has violence gone more viral than in the...