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1637 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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(773)862-5331

Street-Level Youth Media is a non-profit, media arts literacy organization serving Chicago's youth.  We teach audio engineering, mixing, video production, digital photography, online journalism, and more.  If you are between the ages of 12 through 24, all of our programs and services are free.

If you live in Chicago and are between 12 - 24 years old, come take part in one or all of our media arts programs, book a private studio session, use our computer lab or join one of our clubs.  We also host an open-mic on the first Friday of each month.  

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A Youth-Run Webzine From Chicago.

“Out at Wrigley” Promotes Equality at Northside Stadium

Nancy M. Abbate

By: D. McCray

PHOTO BY: JAIMEE ROSKO

PHOTO BY: JAIMEE ROSKO

The Chicago Cubs are your team if you’re looking for LGBT understanding, and forward thinking! 

Not only is Wrigley Field adjacent to Boystown, the gay center of Chicago, but the Cubs have a float in the annual gay pride parade. The team’s co-owner, Laura Ricketts, is an out and proud married lesbian who is very visible in the LGBT community.

And most remarkably, the Cubs have also been holding a gay day event each year at Wrigley Field since 2001, now called “Out at Wrigley”, making it the longest-running LGBT-themed day among the 30 Major League Baseball teams. Bill Gubrud, the gay Chicagoan who started Out at Wrigley and a lifelong Cubs fans, posted,

“When I started working for the gay press in 2000 via the newspaper Chicago Free Press, my very first sales call was to the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Cubs became the first professional male sports team to advertise in a gay paper in the country and I am proud to spearhead that effort.” (http://outatwrigley.com/).