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Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's

The Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Arts CenterThe Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Royal George TheatreRoyal George Theatre

Lookingglass Theatre CompanyLookingglass Theatre Company

Pie Hole Pizza JointPie Hole Pizza Joint

Writers TheatreWriters Theatre

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's

Donny's Skybox Studio TheatreDonny's Skybox Studio Theatre

Akvavit Theatre at the Storefront TheaterAkvavit Theatre at the Storefront Theater

Replay Beer & BourbonReplay Beer & Bourbon

The House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer HouseThe House Theatre of Chicago at The Palmer House

Clockwise TheatreClockwise Theatre


Seahorse II CabaretSeahorse II Cabaret

Emerald City Theatre at the Apollo TheaterEmerald City Theatre at the Apollo Theater


The Second City etc StageThe Second City etc Stage

Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern UniviversityEthel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern Univiversity

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)

Dance Chicago at the Athenaeum TheatreDance Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre

Saturday, Sep 18
Stacks of Laughter In-person and live-stream options. Special 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception with acclaimed historian John D'Emilio. Performances and refreshments.   7:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets:

Wednesday, Sep 29
Women & Children First presesnt Anita Hill A reading and conversation with Hill will take place in honor of her new book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence. Ticketed virtual event. Tickets include a copy of Believing  7:00pm   Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel  Tickets:

Sunday, Oct 3
Pride Parade 2021 cancelled The next Pride Parade will take place Sunday, June 26, 2022.  12:00pm   Montrose Avenue and Broadway

Friday, Oct 8
OneWheaton 10th annual Homecoming Weekend virtual activities LGBTQA alumni and students of Wheaton College-will mark its 10th annual Homecoming Weekend with Storytelling Hour and next day screening of film Pray Away. Pray Away is a documentary on gay conversion movement  6:00pm   Online  Tickets:

Saturday, Oct 9
Men Having Babies surrogacy conference Nonprofit Men Having Babies (MHB)in cooperation with The Center on Halsted, along with over 20 gay-friendly surrogacy providers. Full day starts with workshops. Includes info on new Illinois law  9:00am - 7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Wednesday, Oct 13
GBTQ legacy of late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington Two panel discussions will include LGBTQ+ advocates who worked for Washington, served on his Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues (COGLI), and those who fought for the city's gay-rights law in the 1980s. art of a series of events marking his 100th birthday in 2022. Special guest will be state Sen. Mike Simmons  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Saturday, Oct 23
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition virtual event with Lily Tomlin Guest appearance by long-time environmental activist, actress, and comedian Lily Tomlin, who will be performing virtually as Ernestine from Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In! There will be music with DJ Jodi Entertainment, guest Comedian Karen Williams, and dance lessons with OUT to Dance's Liz Nania. Virtual plus in-person option at Club Cafe, Boston  5:00pm - 8:30pm     ,

Tuesday, Jan 21
PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. All are welcome, you always have a home with PFLAG. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 1 (630) 415-0622 or E-mail the Metro Chicago South Chapter: or contact Keith McCoy at or Peter Ji at   11:00pm - 1:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S Wabash Ave Ste 108 Chicago

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