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by TRACY BAIM
2003-01-22

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Lesbian Community Cancer Project's 12th Coming Out Against Cancer Gala last Saturday really packed in the women and men. Lots of dancing and schmoozing.

The women of Lost & Found raised $600 for LCCP through their annual Angels program.

Equality Illinois' Annual gala is Cirque d'Egalite' (Our Show of Equality), Sat., Jan. 25, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, (773) 477-7173, www.equalityillinois.org .

Classy Bitch Ball is also Sat., Jan. 25. Emmanuel Garcia and Tony Alvarado host this evening of food, drinks and dancing to celebrate their 21st birthdays. Proceeds will help fund a college scholarship for a graduating LGBT senior, 8 p.m.-midnight, 3242 N. Seminary, (773) 528-1239, emmanuelgarcia2000@yahoo.com .

DC-based duo CommonbonD performs Sat., Jan. 25 at Mountain Moving Coffee House for Womyn and Children, 7:30 p.m., Summerdale Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut, (312) 409-0276.

Bailiwick's Dyke Mic continues Fridays, 1229 W. Belmont, (773) 883-1090.

Join the Chicago National Organization for Women and allied groups for a rally to support Roe v. Wade on its 30th anniversary Wed., Jan. 22, 219 S. Dearborn, (312) 578-9351.

Grinder Queer words and music Thursday, Jan. 23 features Don Bapst & John Hasbrouk, 8 p.m., The No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355. On Jan. 30: Robert McDonald & Anne-Marie Akin.

BUNGALO, the Berwyn gay and lesbian association, is going ice skating on Michigan Ave at Millennium Park (rentals available), Wed., Jan. 29, (708) 216-9723.

Fireball 2003 is fast approaching, with advance events and an entire weekend of parties. Call (773) 244-6000, or visit their Web site at www.thefireball.com .

This is Super Bowl weekend, so celebrate at your favorite GLBT club.

Ohio State University hosts Loving with Pride, the 11th Annual Midwest Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Ally College Conference, in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 14-16. Featured speakers and performers are RuPaul, Dar Williams, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Toshi Reagon, H.I.S. Kings, Moisés Kaufman and Susie Bright, (614) 292-6200. E-mail glbtss@osu.edu, or see the Web site multiculturalcenter.osu.edu/glbtss/mblgtacc.html .

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