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What Qualifies a Property to be TAG Approved?®

Enforce non-discriminatory policies including “sexual orientation.”

Treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.

Provides LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.

Empower customers and employees to be “watchdogs” of its gay and lesbian business practices.

Gives back to their community.

Employs staff who reflect the diversity of their community.

Freehand Chicago

19 E. Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611


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Neighborhood: River North
Number of Rooms: 215
Type of Hotel: Boutique

Located just 2 blocks off the famed Michigan Ave, the Freehand puts you footsteps to all major tourist destinations in Chicago.  Two gay bars are within close walking distance, Second Story one of Chicago’s longest running gay bar!  Subway (Red line) is located just around the corner that can take you to both Boystown and Andersonville…Chicago’s two most active gay neighborhoods!!  Totally gay friendly vibe at the hotel with one of the best bars in the city, The Broken Shaker.

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