If you’re not familiar with the Boystown neighborhood in Chicago’s trendy West Lakeview district, it’s located near legendary Wrigley Field and is only a short distance from the lakeshore, as the name implies. It’s described as being one of the largest and most active LGBT communities in the midwest and they host the annual Pride Parade every June. It’s a magnet for the more affluent among the woke class and features a large number of nightclubs and other entertainment venues. But you won’t be finding it on any maps in the near future because Boystown is getting a new name. Why? Because the name was deemed offensive to certain individuals and groups for being gender exclusive. (Free Beacon)
Boystown, a prominent LGBT neighborhood in Chicago, is changing its name, citing the need to be more inclusive to all genders.
The Northalsted Business Alliance changed the name of “Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood” to Northalsted after some residents complained the name “Boystown” was exclusive. The business alliance said they are already working on a new marketing campaign as well as new signs and flags for the district featuring its new name.
LGBT activist Devlyn Camp created a petition to rename the neighborhood in July, which received more than 1,300 signatures.
So this was all kicked off by someone starting an online petition. And the petition garnered 1,300 signatures. You’re telling me that it only takes 1,300 online accounts in a city the size of Chicago to demand this sort of a change? That probably wasn’t enough people to fill up four or five Boystown nightclubs on a typical Friday before the plague blew into town.