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Out Network


About Out Network Chicago

Northwestern University's Out Network Chicago seeks to create and promote LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces and foster community among members of Northwestern University, Northwestern Medicine, and affiliates based at the Chicago campus. We will sustain this mission by engaging with our members and the greater Chicago community through social and educational events and gatherings throughout the year, uplifting the experiences of those with historically marginalized gender identities or sexual orientations, and highlighting shared LGBTQ+ initiatives. 

The group began several years ago informally meeting after work and quickly became a regular social networking group for LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, students, fellows, and residents on the Northwestern University Chicago campus. Out Network Chicago currently draws participants from the medical school, law school, graduate school, and affiliated hospitals and clinics.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Northwestern University, Ann and Robert H. Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and OUTLaw support the group's quarterly meetings. It is our collective hope that providing a sponsorship for faculty, staff, students, fellows, and residents who identify as LGBTQIA+ or allies will ensure that our campus and affiliates have welcoming and inclusive environments.

Out Network Chicago Leadership


Christian Heck


Austin Regan





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