Gay Chicago: A Gay Travel Guide to the Windy City
This guide was updated on November 30, 2019.
In 1893 Chicago was put in the world map as a destination of culture, architecture, and innovation as it hosted the World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World. This extravagant event took place just two decades after the Great Chicago Fire that left a third of the population homeless. Over the years, architect and urban designer, Daniel Burnham, who was also responsible for the famed Flatiron Building in NYC, reimagined this rough and tumbled industrial town to the modern city it is today.