The early history of Boystown is in some ways a story of gay bars. Thanks in part to an ebullient drag show hosted every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday by the legendary Mz. The first Chicago pride parade in marked the anniversary of the first night of the Stonewall events. The political and social work grew beyond just the march. An assortment of gay activism buttons.
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Gay rights were starting to have a place in the counterculture movement and in the public eye. Jack Floyd grew up in Milwaukee and moved to Chicago in to attend Loyola University, where he studied environmental science and chemistry. Lynn Mooney of Women and Children First.
This organization would eventually become the Howard Brown Health clinic and offer full health care services in Boystown and beyond.