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Nightlines 1990-2001, Nightspots 2001-2015
by Kirk Williamson, Nightspots Editor
2020-09-30

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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 scene, covering special events and just plain ol' drinking nights in every gay bar in the greater Chicago area. Among the many pictured below are the first issue of Nightlines from March 28, 1990; the first issue of Nightspots from November 14, 2001; the first glossy issue from October 29, 2003; the final issue from June 25, 2015; and the only issue ever of Nightspots to feature a national star rather than a local luminary on the cover. See if you can pick that one out for yourselves!

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