For a complete rundown on all things LGBTQ+ in Chicago, see Out! Chicago’s LGBTQ Visitors Guide published by the Windy City Times. And for weekly news and updates on the Chicago-area LGBT community, read the Windy City Times.

Read more about LGBT family friendliness here:

How to make your business or attraction more welcoming to LGBT families.

Where to celebrate diversity in Chicago.


Theresa Volpe is a children’s book author, LGBTQ+ family advocate and mother of three. She serves on the Board of Directors of One Million Kids for Equality which works to empower LGBTQ youth and the children of LGBTQ parents to share their stories for social and political change. She is Managing Editor for the online publication, ProudYouth. She is an advisor for the Chicago Children’s Museum’s LGBTQ Inclusion Initiative. Theresa, along with her wife Mercedes, were instrumental in the fight for marriage equality in Illinois. The Santos-Volpe family were plaintiff’s in the LAMBDA Legal lawsuit filed against the State of Illinois, and testified before the Illinois Senate in support of the Illinois Marriage Equality Bill.