Pride Action Tank | Projects

Pride Action Tank’s projects focus on our six overlapping core 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.

Co-Creating Futures: A BIPOC LGBTQ+ Policy & Practices Summit

What does a future designed by and for our marginalized communities look like? And how do we create it? This summit is a call to all Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) LGBTQ+ Illinoisans to join us in answering these questions and mapping out a future that centers our communities and our voices.

Download the Co-Creating Futures Report (pdf)

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LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Housing


Pride Action Tank, the Windy City Times, along with lead sponsor Polk Bros. Foundation hosted a discussion about using tiny homes to house youth who are experiencing homelessness. The Tiny Home Summit was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Summit topics included financing, housing as HIV prevention and public policy issues.

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Community Restroom Access Project

Public restrooms can be a source of stress and anxiety for ‪‎trans‬gender and ‪gender nonconforming‬ people. 

 CRAP is a group of concerned Chicagoans working with Pride Action Tank for new solutions to provide accessible bathrooms for all.

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Housing Instability in Higher Education

Pride Action Tank hosted a convening on housing instability on college campuses. The event was one in a series of activities PAT has organized around youth homelessness,


OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities

Sick Time Ordinance

Pride Action Tank partnered with Women Employed to address issues related to financial security in the LGBTQ+ community.

Programs and Community Conversations 

Kim L. Hunt, PAT Staff and guests spoke with activists and experts taking action for queer communities in Chicago and cover topics including restroom access, housing, aging, health care access, HIV prevention, employment, and much more.