About Pride Action Tank

Pride Action Tank is a new, results-driven group that addresses challenges facing individuals and groups within LGBTQ+ communities through a collaborative process of inquiry, advocacy and action. The work of Pride Action Tank focuses on six overlapping issue areas: housing, health, safety, financial security, youth and aging.

Pride Action Tank brings together and supports the work of subject matter experts as well as people directly impacted by challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community to envision and realize practical and longer-term policy solutions. Moreover, Pride Action Tank fuels collaborations among organizations, departments, experts, policy-makers and community members in order to fill in gaps and ensure better support for all people in LGBTQ+ communities.


About Pride Action Tank


Pride Action Tank (PAT) is a project incubator and think tank that is focused on action that leads to improved outcomes and opportunities for LGBTQ+ communities in the Chicago region through a collaborative process of inquiry, advocacy and action. Launched in October 2015, PAT’s work focuses on six overlapping issue areas: aging, financial security, health, housing, safety and youth.

 

Pride Action Tank brings together and supports the work of subject matter experts as well as people directly impacted by challenges facing the LGBTQ+ communities to envision and realize practical and longer-term policy solutions. Moreover, Pride Action Tank fuels collaborations among organizations, departments, experts, policy-makers and community members to fill in gaps and ensure better support for all people in LGBTQ+ communities. 

Mission


To improve the health, safety and progress of individuals and groups within the LGBTQ+ community by inspiring, supporting and leading collaborative action that improves policy, service, access and community dynamics in the core areas of housing, health, safety, financial security, youth and aging.

Action


  • Spurring and supporting concrete steps towards addressing our communities’ most pressing challenges.
  • Supporting the capacity, cultural competency and issue fluency of all organizations serving LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Incubating initiatives (large and small) that enhance excellence in the community.
  • Providing access to information, research and knowledge in support of progress for our communities.

Leadership & Approach 

Leadership & Approach


To improve the health, safety and progress of individuals and groups within the LGBTQ+ community by inspiring, supporting and leading collaborative action that improves policy, service, access and community dynamics in the core areas of housing, health, safety, financial security, youth and aging.

A Project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago


Pride Action Tank is a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), which mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases. The intersectional issues that Pride Action Tank addresses, including structural and societal barriers to care and supportive services, are at the heart of reducing HIV vulnerability and improving the lives of people with HIV.