CHICAGO — A popular North Side Chicago neighborhood is changing its name.
Boystown, in Lakeview, has been welcoming the LGBTQ community for three decades, but after a survey, some complained the name excluded women and gender non-binary people.
Of nearly 8,000 people polled, 58% wanted to keep the name, 20% said they felt unwelcome under the current title.
Now, Boystown will be known as “Northalsted” and promoted as “Chicago’s proudest neighborhood.”
The discussion over a name change came after a Change.org petition.