WINDY CITY TIMES
||More Gay Games Memories on Sale
This article shared 2327 times since Wed Oct 18, 2006
Three months after Chicago hosted the spectacle that was the 2006 Gay Games, local organizers will hold a final warehouse sale in cooperation with the Brown Elephant, the resale shops that benefit Chicago's Howard Brown Health Center. The event will take place Oct. 21-22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lakeview and Andersonville Brown Elephant locations, which are 3651 N. Halsted and 5404 N. Clark, respectively.
Items available for sale will include country and state banners used in the Opening and Closing ceremonies; street pole banners that flew throughout the city; directional signage and banners that hung at sports and cultural venues; T-shirts, posters, pins, music CDs, photo DVDs and other commemorative merchandise; sponsor-donated products like Gatorade water coolers; and miscellaneous other furniture, signage and products used for the Games.
The Gay Games VII Sports and Cultural Festival took place July 15-22. More than 11,000 athletes from 70 countries competed in 30 sports ranging from darts to tennis.
This article shared 2327 times since Wed Oct 18, 2006
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Victory Gardens presents reading of 'exercise your demons,' a play on trauma of a gay male body|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — Victory Gardens Theater presents the Ignite Chicago reading of exercise your demons: a play on the trauma of a gay male body written by Gage Tarlton and directed by Ryan Dobrin, with movement ...
|Florida lawmakers pass "Don't Say Gay" bill, Black LGBTQ+ civil rights group responds |
-- From a National Black Justice Coalition press release - FLORIDA — The Florida House Education & Employment Committee has passed HB 1557, the Parental Rights in Education bill, known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill. This bill and its companion Senate bill SB 1834 would ...
|SPORTS Bulls edge Oklahoma City 111-110|
The Chicago Bulls (29-17) barely got back in the win column, edging the Oklahoma City Thunder (14-33) 111-110 in Oklahoma. Zach LaVinewho had missed several games with an injuryscored 23 points along with seven assists and ...
|Five Worth Finding: Mango Pickle, play about gay movie stars and more|
Mango Pickle: I've written about this Edgewater restaurant beforeand, fortunately, the unique quality of the Indian menu items remains. I was fortunate enough to recently experience the 21 Days of ...
|Fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies at 73|
Openly gay French fashion designer Thierry Mugler (full name: Manfred Thierry Mugler) has passed away at age 73, according to media reports. Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B are among those who have worn his designs. ...
|SHOWBIZ 'The Gay Agenda,' Elliot Page, actress dies, sports items, Rock Hudson|
Netflix has launched The Gay Agenda, a podcast that looks at the lives of LGBTQ creatives at the top of their fields across different industries, NBC News noted. The goal, the streaming service said, is to ...
|NATIONAL Trans deaths, N.J. official, political items, 'Queer Eye'|
The murders of two Black transgender women in the early days of the new year struck an ominous tone in the wake of two of the deadliest years on record for transgender Americans, Gay City News ...
|Chile president-elect names LGBTQ+ people to his Cabinet|
Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boricwho won a runoff election on Dec. 21, 2021named two openly LGBTQ+ people to his Cabinet on Jan. 21, the Los Angeles Blade reported. Marco Antonio Avila, a gay man, will be the ...
|Bulls, Blackhawks fall short; 'Hawks reschedule games|
In NBA action, the Chicago Bulls (28-16) fell short against the defending-champion Milwaukee Bucks (29-19), losing 94-90 in Wisconsin on Jan. 21. Bulls coach Billy Donovan was livid after the game. He was upset about Bucks ...
|Former Iowa Mr. Leather and computer programmer Ken Ballard dies at 43|
Former Iowa Mr. Leather, computer programmer and gay Chicagoan Ken Meverick Ballard died Jan. 11 in his Lake View home at the age of 43. The cause of death is currently unknown. Ballard was born July ...
|Nominations announced for 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards|
-- From a press release - New York, NY - Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag ...
|Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases new data on the LGBTQ+ wage gap|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released ...
|Nat'l Black Justice Coalition celebrates openly LGBTQ+/SGL NAACP Image Award nominees |
-- From a press release - The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the historic number of openly Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) nominees for the NAACP Image Awards. The Image ...
|French gay and bisexual men can donate blood starting March 16|
Starting in March, gay and bisexual French men will no longer be restricted from donating blood, The Hill reported. "We are ending an inequality that was no longer justified," French Minister for Solidarity and Health Olivier ...
|LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results|
From a news release - BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County in partnership with El Centro AMISTAD and Unwoven Ventures with the leadership of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth created ...