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  Hulu's 'Love, Victor' draws to a proud conclusion with season three

Love is in the air for Pride Monthas the television show Love, Victor concludes with its third season. The gay rom-com Love, Simon came out in 2018 and inspired the Love, Victor Hulu series two years ...


 
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  MUSIC 'All Day I Dream' festival Aug. 6 in Chicago

All Day I Dream of Chicago Shimmer—part of the global touring festival All Day I Dream (ADID)—will take place on 31st Street Beach on Saturday, Aug. 6. After 10 years of producing hundreds of iconic day ...


 
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  MUSIC Taylor Bennett announces free July 22 show at Lincoln Hall

Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett—whose year has included teaming with Champion Athletics for a clothing line and tour; dropping his new project, Coming of Age; and much more—announced his free homecoming show on Friday, July 22, at ...


 
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  THEATER Theo Ubique hosting production about Elizabeth Taylor

Evanston's Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard St., will run Call Me Elizabeth—an acclaimed one-woman show about the early life of Elizabeth Taylor—on Aug. 20 (at 7:30 p.m.) and 21 (at 2:30 p.m.) only. The production ...


 
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  Production based on Larry Kramer speech at Center on July 22-31

Open Space Arts announced its inaugural production of The Kramer Project, directed and adapted by David Zak from activist Larry Kramer's watershed speech "The Tragedy of Today's Gays." This will be the first production for Open ...


 
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  Pride in the Park pumps up the volume in 2022

From East Monroe Street to East Jackson Drive, Pride in the Park covered just the right amount of territory in the Grant Park area in downtown Chicago on June 25 and 26. Butler Field was overrun ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"I'm not gay. I'm not straight. I don't know what I am. I love people. … I refuse to be anything, really, except for open to it all."—Kesha (without the dollar sign) makes this revelation in ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Elliot Page, NPH, Madonna, Chita Rivera, Jennifer Lopez

Elliot Page talked with talk-show host Seth Meyers about how her Netflix show The Umbrella Academy incorporated the actor's own personal transition into season three of the series, Deadline noted. "With Steve Blackman, the showrunner of ...


 
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  How Coming Out in the 1970s Helped Me Make Brave, Life-changing Decisions

By Edith Forbes, author of Tracking A Shadow: My Lived Experiment With MS

As a child growing up in Wyoming in the 1960's, I did not know any actual person who was gay. I knew exactly one fact about gay people, a fact universally accepted but never talked about: Gay people were strange. Even ...


 
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  Pride Live hosts NYC center groundbreaking, 'Stonewall Day'

On June 24, Pride Live held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC), which is the first LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park System. Slated to open on June 28, ...


 
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  'General Hospital,' Kelly Clarkson among Daytime Emmy winners

ABC's General Hospital—already the winningest sudser in daytime history—was named Outstanding Daytime Drama on June 24 while The Kelly Clarkson Show took home the prize for Outstanding Talk Show at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. ...


 
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  COMEDY Hannah Einbinder to perform additional show July 16

Due to popular demand, The Den Theatre announced a third stand-up performance for comedian/actress Hannah Einbinder (the TV show Hacks) on Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m. on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. The ...


 
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  Chicago Dance Crash celebrates 20th anniversary with 'Booms Day'

Chicago Dance Crash's signature blend of concert and street dance styles paints a colorful picture of life, strife and relationship goals after the end of the world with Booms Day, a two-act, world premiere dance production ...


 
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  'Hacks,' 'Euphoria' lead LGBTQ+ critics' Dorian TV nominations

-- From a press release

JUNE 22, 2022 - The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics—now composed of 385 professional critics and journalists covering film and television—announced its 14th Dorian TV Awards nominations for the best in all of TV, mainstream to ...


 
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  Lynda Carter releases new single, 'Human and Divine'

Many people are familiar with actress Gal Gadot as superhero Wonder Woman. However, decades before, Lynda Carter wore the bracelets and wielded the golden lasso as the Amazon princess who set many hearts (of men and ...


 
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  TELEVISION 'A League of Their Own' screening July 2 in Rockford

-- From a press release

ROCKFORD, Illinois — June 22, 2022 — Prime Video and the City of Rockford will team up to host a free advance screening of the upcoming Prime Video original series A League of Their Own. The ...


 
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  Back Lot Bash taking place June 25-26

The inclusive music fest known as the Back Lot Bash will take place June 25-26 at 5238 N. Clark St., in Andersonville. Back Lot Bash started in 2004 in response to the lack of women's events and the limited presence of ...


 
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  TELEVISION John Early and Kate Berlant discuss 'Would It Kill You to Laugh?'

Peacock is releasing a new sketch comedy show called Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Berlant and John Early, the show debuts Friday, June 24. This one-hour special features a comedy duo who have ...


 
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  Writers Theatre's 2022-23 season to include 'Tiger Style!,' 'Once' and other productions

-- From a press release

Glencoe, IL—Writers Theatre Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy announce the company's 2022/23 four-play season, to include Mike Lew's Tiger Style!, directed by Brian Balcom; ...


 
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  Chicago Philharmonic launches 2022-23 season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - (June 20, 2022) Chicago Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 symphonic season on the heels of a 2021-22 season that ended with the sold-out Chicago Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in Concert. The ...


 
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  DANCE Chicago's Joffrey Ballet releasing Pride video filmed in NYC

The Joffrey Ballet and Action Lines—a video-production company founded by Joffrey artists Xavier Nunez and Dylan Gutierrez as well as writer/producer Eric Grant—have unveiled a video filmed at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park (on New ...


 
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  Gloria Allen screening/gathering to take place June 23

A film screening/community gathering to honor the late trans icon Gloria Allen (also known as Mama Gloria) will take place Thursday, June 23, 6-8 p.m., at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. ...


 
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  Goodman Theatre running musical 'Life After' through July 17

Goodman Theatre is running the musical Life After through Sunday, July 17. With humor and wit, this "luminous new musical…lush, poetic and surprisingly funny" (The San Diego Union-Tribune) explores how people move through and live with ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"u don't know my alphabet."—Sexy Lukas Gage (from The White Lotus; Love, Victor; and the rebooted Queer as Folk) tweets his response to criticism that Hollywood shouldn't hire him to play LGBTQIA+ roles. When asked to ...


 
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  TELEVISION 'Rutherford Falls' returns for season two with double the diversity

Peacock's hit comedy Rutherford Falls is back with season two. (It started June 16.) The story follows two lifelong friends—Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding)—as they navigate ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Lightyear,' celebrity event, LGBT runner, Mariah Carey

Video below

Pixar's latest film Lightyear is hitting theaters, and it has a special moment for gay fans—a same-sex kiss between the character Hawthorne (voiced by Uzo Aduba) and her female partner—that almost didn't happen, Out Magazine note ...


 
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  Steep Theatre's race-centered 'Paris' running June 17-July 23

Steep Theatre, 1044 W. Berwyn Ave., will run the Eboni Booth work Paris on June 17-July 23. Jonathan Berry will direct. Returning home to the small town of Paris, Vermont, Emmie tries to make ends meet ...


 
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  Five Worth Finding: WNDR Museum, Prince, queer books, flowers

— WNDR Museum's Pride event "Crafting with Queens": The West Loop museum is usually entertainment and, um, wondrous enough on its own—but during Pride Month, WNDR is queering things up with "Crafting with Queens" on Tuesday, ...


 
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  PERFORMANCE 'Moonset Sunrise' at Navy Pier on June 16 and 18

Collaboraction announced that Moonset Sunrise, its 25th-anniversary production, with live performances on June 16 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Beat Kitchen's new Bar Sol on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Through healing ritual, storytelling, ...


 
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  TELEVISION 'Queer as Folk' defines a new generation on Peacock

An all-new version of Queer as Folk is currently streaming on Peacock, with some big differences from the two past incarnations. This 2022 production is a reimagining of the two previous series—one with a British cast ...


 
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  Ukraine's Kyiv City Ballet makes first Chicago appearance, opening Auditorium Theatre 2022-23 season

-- From a press release

(CHICAGO, IL) Chicago's landmark Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.) announced its 2022-23 performance season highlighted by its most expansive global dance series ever, including the first-ever Chicago ...


 
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  ART 'Immersive Monet' in Chicago starting June 17

Vincent Van Gogh and Frido Kahlo have gotten the "Immersive" treatment. Now, it's time for the public to experience Claude Monet and fellow Impressionists. Lighthouse Immersive is shifting its focus to the Impressionist movement of the ...


 
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  'Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios' out; Wainwright in Chicago on June 16-17

Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios—an all-new performance of out singer Rufus Wainwright's tribute to Judy Garland, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, recorded last year at Los Angeles' famed Capitol Studios—has arrived via BMG and ...


 
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  Queer-themed plays win Tonys; Hudson reaches EGOT status

On June 12, the 75th annual Tony Awards were held to honor the top performances from the theater industry. The event—hosted by LGBTQ+ Oscar winner/Tony nominee Ariana DeBose at New York City's Radio City Music Hall—followed ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince, but maybe what I really needed was a Disney Princess!"—Rebel Wilson discusses how she came to the realization that she might be gay. Sigh … they're always ...


 
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  Theo Ubique marks 25th-anniversary season with four musicals

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (JUNE 10, 2022) Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Artistic Director Fred Anzevino and Managing/Casting Director Christopher Pazdernik announced the 25th Anniversary season today with four musicals including a Midwest Premiere ...


 
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  Strawdog Theatre announces new managing director and production manager

Strawdog Theatre Company announced the appointments of Paul Cook (he/him) as its new managing director and Donna "Dante" Gary (they/them) as its new production manager. Cook has been the production manager at Strawdog since 2019 and ...


 
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  MUSIC Lil Nas X slams BET for lack of nominations; network responds

After receiving no nominations for the upcoming 2022 BET Awards, queer rapper Lil Was X teased a new song on June 8 featuring a pointed diss toward the network—although he claims the issue is "bigger" than ...


 
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  TRAVEL Chicago theater blooms outside and out of town

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is keeping its show docked at its Navy Pier facility and Oak Brook's First Folio Theatre is taking the summer off before re-commencing in the fall, but playgoers eager to swap the urban ...


 
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  BOOKS Artist Sam Kirk talks 'The Meaning of Pride'

In the children's book The Meaning of Pride, Rosiee Thor pens an ode to LGBTQ+ culture and identity by celebrating the beauty, significance and many dimensions of the concept of Pride—and showing that the word can ...


 
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  Drama Desk Awards to be presented June 14 in NYC

-- From a press release

Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. This year's Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi's Restaurant (234 W 44th Street) on Tuesday, June 14, 3-6 p.m. The full list of ...


 
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  2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards & Movie & TV Awards unveiled

-- From a press release

New York, New York: (June 5, 2022) - The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, honored the biggest and brightest stars in movies and television with an epic, one-night only global event ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"My mother says that she will not sleep with anybody over the age of 25."—Rocco Ritchie talking about Madonna. This tidbit came courtesy of Dame Joan Collins—who prefaced the quote by saying "We were with her ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Variety list, Billy Porter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janelle Monae

In honor of Pride Month, Variety published "55 Queer Artists and Decision-Makers to Know in 2022." A few of those on the list include Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey; actor Sara Ramirez (And Just Like That…; Grey's ...


 
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  MUSIC Transgender 'RuPaul Drag Race' alum Peppermint composes 'Letter' to past lovers

Miss Peppermint is a drag artist who made a name for herself while slaying on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Eventually coming in second place, Peppermint made herstory by being the first out trans ...


 
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  Theater Wit to run 'Hurricane Diane' starting June 17

Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., will run Hurricane Diane on June 17-July 31. Hurricane Diane is described as "a hilarious whirlwind of a play about a butch lesbian gardener who just might be the Greek ...


 
-Leaping-Lesbians-Artemis-Singers-returns-with-its-first-performance-since-pandemic-began

  'Leaping Lesbians': Artemis Singers returns with its first performance since pandemic began

The members of Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, Artemis Singers, are preparing for their first concert in nearly three years. The show, "Leaping Lesbians! A Celebration of Lesbian Life," features music created by women that expresses themes ...


 
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  Affinity to hold 'Family Reunion BBQ Picnic' on June 18

Affinity Community Services will hold a "Family Reunion BBQ Picnic" on Saturday, June 18, 1-4 p.m., at the Dan Ryan Woods at 83rd Street and Western Avenue. Hosted by Trina TruLuv, this event (with all Black ...


 
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  Kelli O'Hara to lead CSOA's Corporate Night with LGBTQ+ conductor on June 9

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s (CSOA) 31st Corporate Night will take place Thursday, June 9 and will feature actress/Tony winner Kelli O’Hara performing Broadway favorites and American Songbook classics with the Chicago Symphon ...


 
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  THEATER REVIEW The Magnolia Ballet

Title: The Magnolia Ballet. Playwright: Terry Guest At: About Face Theatre at the Den, 1333 N. MiIwaukee Ave. Tickets: $5-$35. Runs through: June 11 Ignore the play's title. Ignore the publicity photo, too. In fact, you ...


 
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  'King Richard' actress Ellis talks about being bisexual

King Richard actress Aunjunue Ellis talked with Variety about being part of the LGBTQ+ community. On March 24, the Oscar nominee accepted honors at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. Emblazoned on the left arm ...


 
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  THEATER Felicia P. Fields to star in 'Pearl's Rollin' with the Blues'

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Interim Artistic Director Bobby Kennedy, concludes its 2021-22 season with Pearl's Rollin' with the Blues: A Night with Felicia P. Fields. The production runs ...


 
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  Music festival Suenos Chicago wakes up Grant Park

A new music fiesta called Suenos Chicago debuted in Grant Park on May 28 to a sizable turnout that grew even bigger the following day. The festival ran along Columbus Drive from Buckingham Fountain to Roosevelt ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"It was in the middle of a live show! We go backstage during the commercial and find a little corner and I'm literally taking off my pants, off my underwear, and putting on his."—Ryan Seacrest reveals ...


 
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  THEATER Drury Lane announces 'Steel Magnolias' cast

Drury Lane Theatre announced the cast for its production of the Robert Harling work Steel Magnolias, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. Steel Magnolias has been extended and will now run June 10-Aug. 7 at Drury Lane ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, PBS special, Ricky Martin, queer books/authors

Nouveau Productions and PBS announced a new collaboration for Pride Month, per a press release. The special True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs will offer a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community ...


 
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  16th Street Theater to run abortion-centered 'The Billboard' June 23-July 17

Berwyn's 16th Street Theater is running The Billboard on June 23-July 17 at Northwestern University's Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. Natalie Y. Moore's play follows a fictional women's clinic in Chicago's Englewood neighb ...


 
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  About Face to run immersive comedy about climate-change activism

About Face Theatre brings its 27th season to a close with a world premiere comedy created by and starring the About Face Youth Theatre ensemble. Gayme Changers will run June 18-24 at The Den Theater, 1331 ...


 
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  THEATER Steppenwolf's gay-themed 'Choir Boy' to run June 16-July 24

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will run the Tony-nominated play Choir Boy. by Oscar-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), on June 16-July 24. Directed by Kent Gash, the production features ...


 
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  Jodie Foster to star in fourth season of 'True Detective'

The Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster is to lead the fourth iteration of HBO's True Detective franchise, True Detective: Night Country, Deadline reported. Foster, who will also executive-produce, will play Detective Liz Danvers in ...


 
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  DANCE Cerqua Rivera's 'Mood Swing' on May 28

On Saturday, May 28, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre will host "Inside/Out with Mood Swing" at 7:30 p.m. at Dovetail Studios, 2853 W. Montrose Ave. Mood Swing is described as Cerqua Rivera's "suite of passionate responses to ...


 
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  Artist Rick Sindt explores queer desire and pornography in 'Skin Remembers'

Rick Sindt, a Chicago-based artist who recently moved to St. Louis, explores the discovery and development of queer attraction in his exhibit "Skin Remembers." Sindt transforms pornographic stills, repurposing them into images of intimacy. Sindt recently ...


 
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  THEATER REVIEW Seagull

Title: Seagull. Playwright: Anton Chekhov At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.; Steppenwolf.org Tickets: $20-$88. Runs through: June 12 The final test of success for any undertaking lies in how well it accomplishes its intended purpose. ...


 
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  THEATER Lesbian-cruise drama 'Seven Days at Sea' running thru June 5

Light and Sound Productions is running the world premiere of Seven Days at Sea, written by Martha Hansen and directed by Margaret Knapp, through Sunday, June 5, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway. The performance ...


 
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  MOVIES 'George Michael: Freedom Uncut' to be released June 22

Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing will release the movie George Michael: Freedom Uncut as a global event on Wed., June 22—and it's fitting that the documentary about the late gay singer will air during Pride ...


 
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  Ricky Gervais courts controversy with graphic anti-trans jokes

(WARNING: There is graphic language in this article.) Yet another Netflix special is courting controversy because of a comedian making anti-trans jokes. Ricky Gervais' Netflix comedy special SuperNature has drawn criticism for a string of grap ...


 
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  Chicago attractions named to U.S. summer travel list

Four Chicago area attractions have been named among the 150 best things to do in the United States this summer by Travel Lemming. The online travel guide's list highlights the publication's favorite summer events, experiences and ...


 
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  Actor/model David Pevsner challenges age and body stereotypes in recent book

When writing his recent book—Damn Shame: Desire, Defiance and Show Tunes—actor/model/filmmaker David Pevsner noticed three themes coming to the fore: body shame, sexuality and ageism. "All three of those are ...


 
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  Siskel to show 'Judy Garland Summer Centennial Retrospective'

This June and July, the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., will celebrate Judy Garland to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth (June 10, 1922). The Judy Garland Summer Centennial Retrospective will involve ...


 
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  Gayla Turner talks new book uncovering her grandmother's secret queer identity

In Gayla Turner's debut book, Don't You Dare: Uncovering Lost Love (BookBaby, May 24), she reveals her Grandmother Ruby's (1896-1977) century-old secret queer identity that she hid from the wider world. This revelation became c ...


 
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  THEATER Musical 'Get Out Alive' running July 8-Aug. 7

Haven will continue its 2021-22 season with Nikki Lynette's multidisciplinary afrogoth musical Get Out Alive, co-directed by Roger Ellis and Lucky Stiff, which features the writer and her personal journey with mental health. The production will ...


 
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  Lakeside Pride to present 'Sweet Home Chicago" May 29, part of Pride Bands Alliance Conference

-- From a press release

On Sunday, May 29 at 7pm, Chicago's Auditorium Theatre will host the culmination of the 40th annual Pride Bands Alliance conference. Chicago's Lakeside Pride is welcoming Pride Bands Alliance members from its family of 38 affiliate ...


 
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  Billy Masters: Theater

"Well, thanks Colin. That's the end of my career. Because you know, that role really should have been mine."—Rupert Everett tells Piers Morgan his reaction when he heard Colin Firth would play the lead in Tom ...


 
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  'EMERGENCE: Intersections at the Center' exhibit highlights queer community art

South Side Community Art Center's (SSCAC) newest exhibition explores the center's role in uplifting and supporting a community of queer Black creators through a collection of their art from the 1940s through the 1980s. "Bringing black ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Broadway, JoJo Siwa, WEHO Pride, 'Jurassic World,' Madonna

The Broadway League announced that all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City have extended the current mask requirement for audiences through at least June 30, Playbill noted. Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, ...


 





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