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Chicago

Legacy Walk, Northalsted, Chicago.

No advanced planning is needed to experience the self-guided Legacy Walk in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood. A series of 25-foot-tall rainbow-accented steel cylinders tower above the streetscape, marking queer pride of place with two bronze memorial plaques affixed to each pylon.

The plaques feature portraits and biographical texts honoring major influences in world history, from Frida Kahlo to James Baldwin. Each National Coming Out Day, new honorees are introduced, with the collection rotated on and off the pillars over the years. In addition, plans are underway to open a visitors’ center where those plaques not on the street at any given time will be displayed. While independent visits are free, guided tours are available on request for a minimum of 6 guests at $40 per person.