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  Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...


 
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  DRAG Utica Queen finds a home in Chicago

Ethan Mundt rose to fame as Utica Queen in season 13 of the Emmy-winning show RuPaul's Drag Race. Ultimately placing sixth in the competition, this young, gay 25-year-old showed creativity and personality. Mundt's latest project, Homecoming ...


 
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  Urban Village Church hosting drag worship service, Pride prom Oct. 10

On Sunday, Oct. 10, Urban Village Church (UVC) will host a drag worship service at its Wicker Park site, 1012 N. Noble St. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. (CST) with performances from local drag artists, including ...


 
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  'Andersonville Homecoming' Sept. 24-26; line-up, vendors, safety protocols announced

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 15, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up and vendors for Andersonville Homecoming--a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring ...


 
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  TELEVISION 'Drag Race,' 'Queer Eye,' 'Pose' among Creative Emmy winners

Three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies took place Sept. 11-12—and Netflix's The Queen's Gambit led the way with nine wins going into next weekend's Primetime Emmys, Deadline reported. LGBTQ+ individuals and shows also scored se ...


 
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  Next OUTspoken show Sept. 7

An OUTspoken Storytelling Night taking place Tuesday, Sept. 7, will offer tales told by six people who will relate their stories of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective. The entertainment will start at 7 p.m. ...


 
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  Lips Drag Queen Show Palace celebrates two years with grand reopening

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, today announced they will celebrate two years on Chicago's iconic Motor Row with reimagined performances, a new show night and a dynamic new cast to deliver its one-of-a-kind ...


 
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  Taste of River North cancelled

On July 29, the River North Residents Association, along with theMART and Duff Entertainment, announced the cancellation of the 2021 edition of Taste of River North. The event was slated to take place Aug. 20-21 at ...


 
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  OUTspoken storytelling to host six takes from LGBTQ+ perspective

--From a press release

The month of August is hot - but OUTspoken at the Sidetrack will be even hotter on Aug. 3 when six storytellers will tell tales of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective! The program will start at 7:00 pm at ...


 
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  LGBTQIA+ tavern to open in Uptown this fall

2Bears Tavern Group—which owns and operates Andersonville's The SoFo Tap and Meeting House Tavern as well as Rogers Park's Jackhammer—is opening 2Bears Tavern Uptown in the former Nick's on Wilson space at 1140 W. Wilson Ave. ...


 
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  Mercury Theater Chicago open house July 10-11; Honey West new Venus Cabaret director

--From a press release

Chicago (June 14, 2021)— Mercury Theater Chicago will celebrate its reopening plans at an Open House at the Venus Cabaret, 3745 N. Southport Ave, on July 10 and 11, 2021. The Open House will be a ...


 
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  'Drag March for Change' on June 13

The second annual Drag March for Change will take place Sunday, June 13. The event will kick off on the corner of Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street (in Boystown/Northalsted) at 1 p.m. Last year, a coalition ...


 
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  Temple Beth-El to offer 'Drag Queen Story Time' on June 5

Temple Beth-El, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Northbrook, will hold "Drag Queen Story Time" on Saturday, June 5, 4-4:45 p.m., on Zoom. The all-ages event will feature Merriam Levkowitz, described on a flyer as "Chicago's premier ...


 
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  Pride Parade coordinator provides latest on the 'likely scenario' for event

Tim Frye, the coordinator of the 2021 Pride Parade, told Windy City Times that the assessment of this year's event has not changed over the last few weeks. The official statement/assessment at this point is: "We ...


 
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  'Drag Race' finalists GottMik, Rose to perform in Chicago on May 28-30

Voss Events announced that RuPaul's Drag Race finalists GottMik and Rose are joining the cast of the springtime edition of outdoor-concert series Drive 'N Drag Saves 2021. The tour stops by Chicago's Soldier Field on May ...


 
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  Newest competitors on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' revealed

VH1 revealed the cast for the 13th season of RuPaul's Drag Race, premiering Friday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. After winning six Emmy Awards this year and becoming the most awarded reality competition show in ...


 
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  New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

Podcast attached below

For audiophiles in search of punk rock tongue-in-cheek lesbian dramedy-driven narrative storytelling, look no further: "Tampon Rock" is here. The podcast, from Anthem and iHeart Radio, focuses on lesbian bandmates Deja and Chloe as they navigate ...


 
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  OUTspoken Storytelling to host tales from LGBTQ perspectives Nov. 10

--From a press release

Another exciting OUTspoken Storytelling Night will offer the perspective of four Chicagoans telling life's stories from their LGBTQ+ viewpoint or that of their close friends and relatives, Tuesday, Nov. 10, starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. ...


 
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  Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, this year a drive-through

--From a Chicago Park District press release

CHICAGO: LUMA8, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District and Presenting Sponsor, the Blommer Chocolate Company, is pleased to announce Arts in the Dark - an UPSIDE ...


 
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  Nightlines 1990-2001, Nightspots 2001-2015

Throughout the 1990s, Nightlines focused on the LGBTQ entertainment scene, from the bars to the stage and everything in between. With the new millennium came a significant format change as Nightspots focused in on the bar ...


 
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  DRAG: Miss Toto builds a full-bodied career in Chicago

Miss Toto blew into the Windy City toting a tornado of talent after leaving Cumberland, Maryland behind. Toto quickly made a name for herself as "Chicago's Bodybuilder Barbie" and landed bookings all over the city. Toto ...


 
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  PASSAGES Former Northalsted bartender Eric Sangster dies at 37

Northalsted bartender Eric Sangster died Sept. 17 unexpectedly at the age of 37. At the time of this article's publication, Sangster's cause of death is unknown. Sangster was born June 4, 1983, on a Jacksonville, North ...


 
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  PASSAGES Gay business owner/nightlife figure Bob Yeaworth dies

Gay business owner and promoter Robert "Bob" Yeaworth died Sept. 14 from complications due to his ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) diagnosis. He was 64. Yeaworth was born Sept. 17, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Disco fundraiser, drag queen dies, Randy Rainbow, Outfest's tribute

Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers and Kathy Sledge, and Marti Gould Cummings are slated to perform at a virtual Studio 54-themed event/fundraiser for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research on Tuesday, Sept. 15, ...


 
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  PASSAGES Medusa's owner Dave Shelton passes away

Dave Shelton, a.k.a. Dave "Medusa" Shelton—so named for his trademark frizzy locks— "just was different," recalled his good friend of 45 years, Richard Cooke. Shelton was the proprietor of the iconic nightspot Medusa's on Sheffield in ...


 
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  Gerber/Hart fall benefit Sept. 12-13

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives fall benefit—"Saving LGBTQ History: Archives in a Time of Activism"—will take place Sept. 12-13 at the venue, 6500 N. Clark St. On those days, there will be a series of 90-minute ...


 
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  Holocaust Museum's virtual soiree Sept. 2

On Wed., Sept. 2, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center's Women's Leadership Committee will host its annual soirée virtually. The event will stream live from a studio with a star-studded line-up featuring a musical performance by ...


 
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  Virtual OPALGA+ scholarship gala slated for Oct. 24

OPALGA+/Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association will hold a virtual scholarship gala Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The event will feature video clips from the organization's scholarship winners, the Founder's Award celebration and opportunities ...


 
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  Documentary about Miss Continental pageant released

Independent nonprofit filmmakers The Reporters Inc. have released The Queens—a feature-length documentary celebrating the transgender women of the internationally revered Miss Continental female impersonator pageant. Nearly a decade in the ...


 
-SHOWBIZ-John-Waters-Billy-Eichner-Trans-Nonbinary-Kids-Mix-RuPaul

  SHOWBIZ John Waters, Billy Eichner, 'Trans & Nonbinary Kids Mix,' RuPaul

Gay filmmaker John Waters (Serial Mom; Hairspray) is the latest face of the French fashion brand Saint Laurent, Out.com noted. He appears in a suit from the brand with black shades, shot by David Sims. "My ...


 
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  'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' winner revealed

On July 24, top three finalists Jujubee, Miz Cracker and Shea Coulee competed in a three-way lip sync for their legacy and the "All Stars" crown during the finale of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Coulee ...


 
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  La Cage aux FUN, opening weekend at A-ville's The Bird Cage

Photos by Joseph Stevens Photography ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE DRAG RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Jaida revs up for a drive-in performance

Jaida Essence Hall (real name: Jared Johnson) won the twelfth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. America's current drag superstar is from Milwaukee and began performing in the early 2010s. Her drag family includes mothers Tajma Hall ...


 
Survey-open-for-potential-Boystown-name-change

  Survey open for potential Boystown name change

Northalsted Business Alliance is asking for the public to weigh in on the "Boystown" moniker. The Alliance has published a survey asking community members' opinions on the Lake View neighborhood, which was officially designated an "LGBTQ+ ...


 
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  Petition urges Boystown name change

An online petition launched late in June is demanding that the "Boystown" neighborhood designation be changed to a term that is more inclusive of the entire LGBTQ community. The petition—which is on Change.org and was authored ...


 
Last-call-for-Little-Jims

  Last call for Little Jim's

Longtime Lake View tavern Little Jim's shut its doors July 2. Billing itself as "the original hookup bar," Jim Gates opened Little Jim's in 1975, and it was one of the first gay bars in the Boystown area. Gates sold the ...


 
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  COVID-19 Replay closes July 5-6 after employee tests positive

The restaurant Replay Andersonville, 5358 N. Clark St., is closing July 5-6 after owner Mark Liberson posted on Facebook that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. On July 5, Liberson posted, "While this post is not ...


 
Pride-Fest-Chicago-goes-virtual

  Pride Fest Chicago goes virtual

Chicago's beloved annual Pride Fest made the move to Twitch for a special Virtual Pride Fest, presented by Northalsted Business Alliance and Gilead Sciences. The virtual fest streamed on the platform over two nights, Saturday, June ...


 
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  TELEVISION Dashaun Wesley spills the tea on HBO Max's 'Legendary'

"Ladies, gentlemen and genderqueers" exclaims Dashaun Wesley as host and emcee for the new ballroom culture reality-competition show Legendary, on HBO Max. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he came out at 14 and visited Christopher Street ...


 
NUNN-ON-ONE-Miss-Lawrence-talks-new-song-activism-and-Lee-Daniels

  NUNN ON ONE Miss Lawrence talks new song, activism and Lee Daniels

Reality-show personality Miss Lawrence has built a diverse career in acting, singing and activism. Growing up in Atlanta, Lawrence pursued hairstyling, which led to owning salons where celebrities such as Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta ...


 
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  Drag performer dropped by nightclubs after racism allegations

By Matt Simonette Drag performer and entertainment producer T Rex has been dropped from their ongoing engagements at Roscoe's and Berlin nightclubs after allegations of racism. Roscoe's published on its Facebook page June 22 that it ...


 
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  BOOKS Photographer focuses on 'The People of the Pride Parade'

Alyssa Blumstein captured a celebratory photography book The People of the Pride Parade, which was released in honor of the Pride Parade's 50th anniversary. The images highlight the joyful moments through a collection of marches and ...


 
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  'Chicago Is a [Digital] Drag Festival' June 30

The Chicago Is a [Digital] Drag Festival—a Brave Space Alliance fundraiser, with Shea Coulee hosting—will take place Tuesday, June 30, at 8 p.m. CT. Just a few of the personalities slated to appear/perform are The Vixen, ...


 
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  PASSAGES Nightlife figure Cody Laughlin dies at 26

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge dancer Cody Laughlin died June 15 at his home. The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 26. Laughlin was born Dec. 30, 1993, in Chicago and graduated early from Northside College ...


 
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  Elk Grove Village LGBTQ bar bought for $1.35M

The owner of Chicago's Admiral Theatre is selling the shuttered Phoenix Bar & Nightclub for $1.35 million to Elk Grove Village, which plans to demolish the LGBTQ bar and hold on to the land for future ...


 
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  Drag activists align with Black Lives Matter in Boystown protest

"Make no mistake, the is not a f***king parade."—Rally organizer Jo MaMa at the start of the Drag March for Change Rally On June 14, a coalition of local drag performers and LGBTQ activists led a ...


 
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  Equality Illinois hosting 'Can't Stop Our Pride' June 20

On Saturday, June 20, 12-5 p.m., Equality Illinois will host the virtual event "Can't Stop Our Pride" to help fund the organization's ongoing advocacy. Tickets are $25 each to receive the private broadcast link. Addition, people ...


 
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  'Dine Out on Broadway' June 12-14, 19-21

Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce announced "Dine Out on Broadway," one of Chicago's first street closures open for outdoor dining and is part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's "Make Way for Dining" pilot program. Thirty restaurants and ...


 
NUNN-ON-ONE-DRAG-Miz-Cracker-on-being-an-All-Star-and-using-karate

  NUNN ON ONE DRAG Miz Cracker on being an 'All Star' and using karate

Drag personality Miz Cracker drove into the spotlight by placing fifth on the 10th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The race continues with the recent announcement that Cracker is a contestant on the fifth season of ...


 
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  Nini's closes after posting racist, anti-gay messages

Nini's Deli—a fast-casual restaurant that served Cuban-inspired breakfast sandwiches with ropa vieja and empanadas, at 543 N. Noble St.—has permanently closed after crowds gathered over the weekend to protest a ...


 
Andersonville-at-Home-online-event-and-fundraiser-to-replace-Midsommarfest

  Andersonville at Home online event and fundraiser to replace Midsommarfest

CHICAGO (June 5, 2020): In light of the City of Chicago's recent announcement to issue no special events permits through Labor Day 2020, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) has officially canceled ...


 
Drag-March-for-Change-June-14

  'Drag March for Change' June 14

The "Drag March for Change" is slated to take place Sunday, June 14, 5-7 p.m., starting from the corner of Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, 800 W. Belmont Ave. Participants will lead a peaceful (non-violent) protest ...


 
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  Activists protest Spyners Pub over owner's racist post, past comments

Over 100 Spyners Pub patrons and community members gathered June 4 in front of the pub, 4623 N. Western Ave., to protest against owner and general manager Maureen Sullivan's racist Facebook posts and past racist comments ...


 
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  Spyners Pub owner posts racist screed on Facebook, apologizes later

Amidst almost a week of protests in support of #BlackLivesMatter in Chicago and other locations across the United States, Spyners Pub owner/general manager Maureen Sullivan posted a racist screed on Facebook that has since been deleted. ...


 
Summer-weather-draws-crowds-and-criticism-to-Andersonville

  Summer weather draws crowds, and criticism, to Andersonville

Numerous Chicagoans emerged from isolation over Memorial Day weekend looking to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. Many residents and visitors in Andersonville reportedly did not practice social-distancing guidelines, eschewing ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE DRAG Miz Cracker on being an 'All Star' and using karate

Drag personality Miz Cracker drove into the spotlight by placing fifth on the 10th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The race continues with the recent announcement that Cracker is a contestant on the fifth season of ...


 
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  NATIONAL 'Drag Fest,' eating disorders, journalist attacked, NCLR event

Political activist/New York City drag staple Marti Gould Cummings and The Only Productions announced the largest digital drag festival during Pride 2020, a press release noted. More than 100 performers are scheduled to appear during Pride ...


 
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  IML officially cancelled for 2020

The annual International Mr. Leather (IML) global convention—pushed back from its usual Memorial Day weekend to Sept. 25-27 because of the coronavirus pandemic—has been officially cancelled for 2020. On the ...


 
Affinity-to-mark-25th-anniversary-virtually

  Affinity to mark 25th anniversary virtually

Co-chairs and the Affinity Community Services board of directors recently announced that Affinity's 25th-anniversary event will be a virtual experience taking place the weekend of Oct. 9-11, with the centerpiece event on Saturday, Oct. 10. Co-chairs ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Fest-going-virtual

  Chicago Pride Fest going virtual

Chicago Pride Fest will mark its 20th year with a virtual festival format. On June 20-21, the Northalsted Business Alliance will bring Boystown to the world with a streaming Chicago Pride Fest celebrating the love, life ...


 
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  'Andersonville at Home' virtual event June 12

In light of the City of Chicago's recent announcement to issue no special events permits through Labor Day 2020, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) has officially canceled the postponement of Midsommarfest ...


 
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  VIRTUAL VIBES LGBTQ bar events online

Support your favorite LGBTQ bar events online. Physical distancing, social togetherness. Virtual Music Monday-Show Tunes Trivia Join Sidetrack Monday, May 18, at 8 p.m., for a Sidetrack Show Tunes Trivia experience with your Facilitator of Fun, ...


 
2Bears-Tavern-Group-prepares-community-meals

  2Bears Tavern Group prepares community meals

When you're here, you're family ... Twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, the staff of 2Bears Tavern Group distributes community meals at Meeting House Tavern, 5025 N. Clark St., 2-6 p.m. The effort began immediately after ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE DRAG Eureka O' Hara,'Here' and now

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, David Huggard transformed into drag personality Eureka O'Hara and began performing in the local gay club called New Beginnings. Competing in the pageant system around town prepared them for a future ...


 
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  Market Days postponed to Labor Day weekend

The Northalsted Business Alliance is rescheduling Northalsted Market Days, originally slated to take place Aug. 8-9, to Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-6, in combination with Chicago's PrideFest celebration. Festival Chairperson ...


 
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  IML plans updated

UPDATE: Please see http://www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/IML-cancelled/68601.html . After being postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the annual International Mr. Leather (IML) global convention will take place Sept. 24-27 ...


 
VIRTUAL-VIBES

  VIRTUAL VIBES

Support your favorite LGBTQ bar events online. Physical distancing, social togetherness. Virtual Men's Room Wednesday Insta Live Sidetrack brings the men right to you. How's that for service?! Check-in with Team Sidetrack ...


 
Midsommarfest-moved-to-August

  Midsommarfest moved to August

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) will postpone the 55th annual Andersonville Midsommarfest, originally scheduled for June 12-14, to the weekend of Aug. 21-23. This decision was made with consideration in light ...


 
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  About Face Theatre's Wonka Ball and Laced production postponed

Video below

CHICAGO (April 1, 2020)— About Face Theatre today announced the postponement of its annual benefit gala and its planned production of LACED, which was set to begin performances on May 13. WONKA BALL: SILVER & GOLD, ...


 
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  NATIONAL Lesbian bishop, iconic activist dies, military lawsuit, drag legend passes

Rev. Bonnie Perry was recently ordained as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan—beconing the first woman and openly gay person to hold the position, ClickOnDetroit.com noted. "Jesus said almost nothing about homosexuality," Perry ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, Digital Drag Fest,'Killing Eve,' rapper comes out, 'Star Trek'

On March 22, singer Troye Sivan revealed that his brand new single, "Take Yourself Home," would be officially coming out on April 1, Billboard.com noted. Alongside his announcement, Sivan also appeared to give fans a quick ...


 
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  COVID-19: LGBT Chicagoans weather pandemic's economic storm

Millions of U.S. residents will face uncertain financial futures as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. Nearly 3.3 million people filed new unemployment claims the week of March 23, while economic activity has ground to a virtual halt ...


 
Fundraisers-online-for-workers-sidelined-by-Chicago-bar-closings

  Fundraisers online for workers sidelined by Chicago bar closings

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker has ordered the closing of all bars and restaurants for dine-in business at least through the end of April. This is a necessary action to stem ...


 
IML-postponed-due-to-coronavirus

  IML postponed due to coronavirus

Organizers of the annual International Mr. Leather (IML) celebration announced the morning of March 19 that the annual event—normally held each Memorial Day weekend—has been postponed because of the coronavirus ...


 
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  'Chicago Is A Drag Festival' on June 26

A Queer Pride's Chicago Is A Drag Festival (CIADF)—being promoted as the first-ever outdoor festival in Chicago that showcases an intersectional look into its drag culture and scene—is slated to take place Friday, June 26, at ...


 





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