Author: He Huang
Program of Study: SSD Middle Eastern Studies

 

Boystown, the gayborhood in the north of Chicago renowned for its inclusiveness of LGBTQ+ groups, has experienced the progress of gentrification during recent years. Things have changed. So, what is it now? A fancy Disneyland designed with the theme of homosexuality or still a land broken ethnically, but not sexually.

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