||Sidetrack's OUTspoken! Series names September's featured storytellers
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The September edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, September 4, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7.
See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info.
Molly Brennan is an actor in Chicago. She is currently hosting the Fly Honey Show at the Den Theatre. Her next project is returning to terrorize a Rich White Cisman as the Ghost of Christmas Past in the Goodman's A Christmas Carol.
Devlyn Camp is the producer and host of the podcast Mattachine: A Serialized Story in Queer History. Their podcast earned them a place on the Windy City Times "30 Under 30" this year, as well as a feature in the Chicago Tribune. Devlyn is also the co-host of a queer talk radio show called They & Them every Tuesday at 2 on Que4 1680. They also have covered queer topics for the Chicago Reader.
Scott Duff is a Chicago-based actor, comedian, radio host and professional gay. A regular at Laugh Factory, he is the host/producer of The Kiki: Queer Comedy with Variety and has gayed up audiences at venues all over the city. You can catch his weekly radio show OUT CHICAGO every Sunday from 11am-1pm on WCPT, Chicago's Progressive Talk.
Lori Lightfoot is running for mayor of Chicago. She grew up in a working-class neighborhood and worked her way through school to become an accomplished lawyer, police-reform advocate, and leader in several city departments, where she supported small businesses and improved emergency response. If elected, Lori will be the first African-American woman and first LGBT person to serve as mayor of Chicago.
Eddie S. Pierce is a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree recipient from Chicago State University. Mr. Pierce considers himself to be primarily a fiction and prose writer, but was afforded the opportunity to be published in 95Notes Literary Magazine for poetry and Sage Publishing's Encyclopedia of Identity for an article on the phenomena of "passing."
R.C. Riley is a writer and performer who gets a big 'ol kick out of making her childhood friends cringe when she talks about sex-uality and spirituality in the same sentence. Over the years she has been mistaken as straight, "reformed" and/or out of fellowship with God. But her haters can take two seats because she is 40 and gives no - watch your mouth! R.C. makes no bones about the fact that she was created QUEER and she absolutely adores her Creator!
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