The Imperial Windy City Court of the Prairie State Empire, Inc. dba Windy City Empire, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that operates in the City of Chicago, and serves the State of Illinois. We are a chapter of the Imperial Court System, the 2nd largest LGBTQ organization in the world.

We raise money for community charities in and out of the LGBTQ community, provide scholarships, and work toward creating a more equal, unified society.

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November 17 - 19

Event: Coronation 14

Coronation 14 is a weekend long event, anchored by our gala on Saturday night. Coronation is where the Windy City Court celebrates the accomplishments of the current reign and welcomes the new reign.

This year, "The Empire Strikes Back" as Regent Empress D'Vita and Regent Emperor Scott Turner take their final bow for Reign 13.

Tickets are available now through November 13th, and a limited amount will be available at the door.

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Recent Inspiration

We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.

George Takei

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein