CRU rowers out on the water (CRU website)

Rowers in Skokie paddle in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community

By Thomas Ilalaole
Medill Reports

Chicago Rowing Union (CRU) prides itself on being one of the only LGBTQ+ inclusive rowing crews in the Midwest, and one of few in the world. Its mission is to provide a safe space for the sport of rowing for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

CRU consists of a diverse group of men and women from varied backgrounds, age ranges and experience levels.

Photo at top: CRU rowers out on the water. (From CRU website)