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IML-Weekend-kicks-off-with-Welcome-Party-at-Touche

IML Weekend kicks off with Welcome Party at Touche - Touche started IML weekend in high gear with the annual Best of Chicago Welcome Party, Wed., May 23. The party was hosted by Mr. Chicago Leather 2018 Stitch Leatherdandy, who hobnobbed with many other IML contestants from around the globe. ...


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Leather-bound and bigger than ever, IML turns 40 - Size matters at the daddy of all leather competitions with a total of 72 contestants—the largest number on record—competing at International Mr. Leather ( IML ) 2018 in Chicago, IL, surpassing the previous record of 66 contestants from 2002. IML draws an estimated 18,000 attendees from around the globe who will have a boots-on-the ground presence this year to mark ...


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Queer Prom on June 1 - Queer Prom 2018 will take place Friday, June 1, 6:30-11 p.m., at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. The 13th annual Queer Prom will feature dancing, food and een information booths about LGBTQ youth and allies. Tickets are $20-$30 each; visit "Queer Prom 2018" on Facebook. ...


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'OUT of the Office'June 6 at I/O Godfrey - OUT of the Office 2018 will take place Wed., June 6, 6-8 p.m., at the I/O Godfrey rooftop lounge, 127 W. Huron St. Event beneficiaries Affinity Chicago and Chicago House will host a special pre-reception at 5-6 p.m. The reception enjoys libations, raffle and early access to lounge seating for the party. Event founder Andrew Hayes is chairing this year's ...


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Wonka Ball keeps it light with 'SNL' theme' - About Face Theatre held its annual gala at the Museum of Broadcast Communications on May 11. Even though it was a Friday, you would have sworn it was a Saturday night. Wonka Ball at Saturday Night Live: The Experience! proved to be the perfect theme for the LGBTQ-focused theater company. Guests were encouraged to dress as their favorite comedy characters, ...


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International Mr. Leather Official Guide - Download the official guide to IML 2018: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/IMLGUIDE_2018_web.pdf . ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Roscoe's - RPDR stars Mayhem Miller and Monique Heart. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Chicago House celebrates springtime with 'Revive' - Chicago House and Social Service Agency held its 32nd annual spring brunch and fashion show on May 6 in the Winter Garden Room atop The Harold Washington Library. The event, which piggybacked off of last year's concept of footsteps, was titled "Revive! Rally on the Runway," and was designed to springboard the start of spring and to revive the spirit ...


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Legal Council marks season with May Ball - The Legal Council for Health Justice ( LCHJ ) held its annual May Ball on May 5 at the home of Dr. Nabeela Rasheed and Fawria Mirza—complete with a Derby Day theme. The event, titled "Race to the Finish Line," featured a silent auction, raffle, DJ and Southern cuisine, and was aimed at launching the 30th anniversary of the organization. ...


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Peach Party takes off at Ace Hotel - Peach Party's Elements series launch, "Air," was packed to capacity on the night of April 28. Although primarily geared toward queer women, with bartenders pouring Tito's Vodka—$5 from every drink went to Howard Brown—and people of all genders mingling and dancing, the sixth floor of the Ace Hotel turned into a fun, fluid environment for all. Air was the first ...


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Andersonville's newest LGBT bar, Meeting House Tavern, set to open - When business and life partners Mark Robertson and Mike Sullivan decided to open an LGBT-specific bar, Meeting House Tavern ( Meeting House ), they chose the Andersonville neighborhood because of their long history as business owners in the community. The multi-story Meeting House will be located at 5025 N. Clark St. The couple has been in the restaurant and bar ...


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American Brotherhood Weekend announces the 2018 Judging Panel - The producers of the American Brotherhood Weekend ( ABW ) are excited to announce the judging panel for the 2018 ABW Contest. ABW is a celebration of the bonds shared by the Leather-family of men, women, boys and girls. Panalists: Lee Carl is a Chicago native who moved back home after 20+ years in Los Angeles. A founding member of ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Chicago Dragons' bachelor auction, Sat., April 28. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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Hundreds at Howard Brown fundraiser, ChiQ kicks off with sold out event - Howard Brown Health presented ChiQ, a benefit aimed at raising funds for healthcare and wellness in the LGBTQ community, April 28 at the South Shore Cultural Center. The event, which has evolved from the original 1990s and early 2000s Lesbian Community Cancer ( later Care ) Project Coming Out Against Cancer events, then into the Garden of Eve, featured two ...


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Matchmaking event for older lesbians, bi women coming to Chicago - Little Gay Book comes to Chicago to help those who are ready to mingle at its Fast Flirting event at Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse Ave., on April 28. Little Gay Book is a boutique lesbian and bisexual matchmaking firm. Started in the Bay area in 2009, Little Gay Book reaches to women across the nation, offering services including matchmaking, ...


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OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series May 1 - The May edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, May 1, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info. —Donny Acosta is a queer performance artist from Orange County, California. He works with About Face Theatre as the associate director and performs with the Drinking and ...


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Center's Human First gala honors leaders, features Jody Watley - Center on Halsted's ( the Center's ) 11th annual Human First Gala, "It Takes Our Village," honored civic leaders Marcia Lipetz, Victoria Raymont, Dr. Tom Klein and Dr. David Gitomer for individual contributions to the LGBTQ movement alongside the ACLU of Illinois who received the 2018 Community Spirit Award April 21 at The Geraghty. Board of Directors member and event ...


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2018 Lambda Legal Bon Foster honors Judge Pat Logue - Joy, love and occasional notes of somberness and urgency described the feel of 2018's Lambda Legal Bon Foster, held on the evening of April 19 at Morgan Manufacturing in River North. "In the face of discrimination and mistreatment, we reached out to one another," said event co-chair Julius Carter. "We have always channeled our power, and always created a party." ...


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Center's 'Human First' gala April 21 - Center on Halsted's annual "Human First" gala will take place Saturday, April 21, that Grammy-Winning music legend Jody Watley is scheduled to perform live at the Center's gala on Saturday, April 21, at The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave. Cocktails and a reception will start at 5:30 p.m., with awards, dinner, performances and dancing commencing at 7 p.m. This year, ...


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Howard Brown's 'ChiQ' on April 28 - Howard Brown Health will hold "ChiQ" ( formerly Garden of Eve ) on Saturday, April 28, 7-11 p.m., at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. There will be dancing, performances by Jeezy's Juke Joint, light bites and community-building. DJ All The Way Kay and DJ Sandra Suave will provide music. Admission is $75-$200 each; visit https://howardbrown.org/event/chiq/ . ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Touche - Trident's annual Cupcake Wars, Sun., April 15. Photos by Daddy G ...


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Season of Concern hosts 'Cabaret for Care' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Season of Concern's 2018 annual benefit titled Cabaret for Care came to the Goodman Theatre on April 9. The evening had donors enjoying entertainment for around 90 minutes along with a special VIP reception beforehand. Host E. Faye Butler and Honey West joked together, sang a duet of "Laughing Matters," and then took turns introducing performers. The recipient of three ...


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Wonka Ball, Saturday Night Live: The Experience, May 11 - About Face Theatre's annual gala, Wonka Ball ( theme "Saturday Night Live: The Experience!" ) will take place Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. ( VIP cocktailreception 7 p.m. ) at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. From Wayne's World to Celebrity Jeopardy to Weekend Update, patrons will interact with SNL sets, original props and costumes—all with ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Just some general sexiness at Sidetrack. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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Comics Expo attracts tens of thousands to Chicago - The cosplay and fan favorites were ever-present at the jam-packed Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, April 6-8 at McCormick Place. Among the tens of thousands were many creative characters, plus the expected Star Wars, Wonder Woman and Black Panther. LGBTQs and people of all interests and backgrounds attended the event, which included lots of autograph sessions, panels, comic books ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Big Chicks - Get into the groove of Madonna night. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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ALMA winter salsa has dancing, awards - The Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action held a second annual winter salsa on March 23 ( after being postponed earlier this year because of weather ) at Chicago's Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center. Delicious tacos and an open bar kicked things off in the welcoming space for the five hour party. DJ X-Tasy and DJ OCD provided the tunes before ...


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Sidetrack's OUTspoken! Series names April's featured storytellers - The April edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, April 3, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info . —Lisa DeSantiago is a Dare2Dream Education Coordinator at Central Romero, which provides opportunities for those community residents with the fewest options. Through education, Centro Romero emphasizes ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Dragapolooza - Sidetrack's annual drag fundraiser for Equality Illinois. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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COUP/3 program looks at polyamory, relationship ideals - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Emily Dahlquist created a space to express the not-so-typical relationship with its first event, "Exploring Contemporary Relationships + More Love," at Reunion Chicago on March 23. COUP/3 GOALS is a four-session series aimed at creating safe spaces for authors, speakers, educators, activists and creatives with the purpose of forming a group dialogue around relationships, personal journey and ideals through sexual ...


ALMAs-Winter-Salsa-March-23

ALMA's 'Winter Salsa' March 23 - The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ) will host its "2nd Annual Winter Salsa" on Friday, March 23, at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W. Armitage Ave. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 9, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Among other events, awards will be given to Jessica Carrilo-Guerrero ( Individual Community, MillerCoors ...


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Touche' presents Bear All 8.0 - Four sensuous men singing steamy, sweaty songs! Touché, 6412 N. Clark St. presents Bear All, a night of live music and song, featuring the talent of local gay singers/songwriters on Saturday, March 24. Produced by Scott Free—host of the long running Homolatte music series—Bear All focuses on the passions, lives and sometimes politics of the gay male experience, all in ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Full Kit Gear - Happy third anniversary! Thursday, January 25. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


New-film-explores-legacy-of-oldest-Black-owned-disco-club-LGBTQ-safe-space

New film explores legacy of oldest Black-owned disco club, LGBTQ safe space - From a press release - LOS ANGELES, CA ( March 5, 2018 ) - Today ARRAY Releasing announces the film collective's eighteenth feature film acquisition, JEWEL'S CATCH ONE. Marking the second feature from woman filmmaker C. Fitz, the documentary explores the legacy of America's oldest Blackowned disco club as well as the life of businesswoman and activist, Jewel Thais-Williams, who provided safe spaces for LGBTQ, ...


Flesh-Hungry-Dog-Show-returns-April-6

Flesh Hungry Dog Show returns April 6 - After a six-year hiatus, Gary Airedale's queer, alternative, rock 'n' roll variety event The Flesh Hungry Dog Show will return Friday, April 6, with "The Party" at 9 p.m. at Jackhammer, 6406 N. Clark St. This reunion extravaganza includes Chicago's favorite Joan Crawford-inspired party band The Joans, pop/porno-punk marvels Super-8 Cum Shot and purveyors of the forgotten B-side Bric-A-Brac. Airedale ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Oscar night at Sidetrack - Oscar gold. Photos by Jed Dulanas Other Oscar night coverage at http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Diverse-Oscars-has-a-night-of-firsts-/62118.html . ...


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Her HRC Chicago holds superhero-themed event - A packed crowd of about 200 people gathered to celebrate Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Chicago's annual Her HRC event, "Wonder Women: Celebrating Female Heroes in our Community," March 1 at Chicago Theater Works. Center on Halsted Director of Community and Cultural Programs Tamale Sepp served as the evening's emcee and live auctioneer. Sepp spoke about HRC's work in ...


The-Flesh-Hungry-Dog-Show-returns-after-6-year-hiatus-

The Flesh Hungry Dog Show returns after 6 year hiatus - From a press release - Chicago, IL On the heels of a 6 year hiatus, the legendary Flesh Hungry Dog Show returns to Jackhammer for its would-be 13th Anniversary with "The Party". This reunion extravaganza includes Chicago's favorite Joan Crawford inspired party band The Joans, pop/porno-punk marvels Super-8 Cum Shot, and swanky purveyors of the forgotten B-side Bric-A-Brac. Chicago rock impresario Gary Airedale hosts, DJ ...


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Sidetrack's OUTspoken Series, March's featured storytellers - The March edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, March 6, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info. ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Frost Fest '18 - Northalsted's Frost Fest returned to Boystown Feb. 24 and 25, raising money for Hope for the Day, a suicide prevention organization. The event took place under a tent with many beer vendors and a DJ to keep the party going. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Center's Oscars party March 4 at Park West - Center on Halsted's annual event "A Night with Oscar" will take place Sunday, March 4, at 6 p.m. at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. At 6 p.m., there will be the live red-carpet arrival and auction, with the Academy Awards telecast beginning at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., the silent auction will end and the event drawing will ...


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'Hollywood on State' Oscars party March 4 - On March 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center ( GSFC ) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ), 164 N. State St., will host Chicago's longest-running awards show viewing party, "Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star." Guests are invited to celebrate the 90th Academy Awards as they dress in their finest Oscar fashions, and ...


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White Party Puerto Vallarta - Presidents' Day Weekend gave us White Party Puerto Vallarta, with an Under the Sea theme, featuring attendees dressed in white on the beach at sunset. This was the party's second year in row, presented by Jeffrey Sanker, who also makes White Party Palm Springs happen each year. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Celebration of Life for Aaron Johnson - Join the Chicago family of friends for a celebration of life of bartender Aaron Johnson, this Sunday, February 25 at Scot's, 1829 W. Montrose Ave, from 3-8 p.m. Aaron was a much-beloved smiling face behind the bar at Scot's for a decade. Before that, many still remember him from Clark's On Clark, which shuttered in 2007. Aaron was a kind ...


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CFW's Women's Day Dance on March 3 - The LBTQ Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation of Women ( CFW's ) 4th Annual International Women's Day Dance will take palce Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m.-12 a.m., at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division Ave. Proceeds go to grants that directly benefit organizations working with and for the LGBTQ community. Single tickets are ...


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Center's Oscars party March 4 at Park West - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL (February 20, 2018) — Center on Halsted is proud to announce celebrities and LGBTQ community supporters will be joining them on the red carpet for a Night with Oscar at the Park West on March 4, 2018. a Night with Oscar has been a staple in Chicago for more than ten years and is renowned for its fun ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Fat Friday/Saturday parties. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Cell Block - Pals and confidantes at Golden Girls trivia with Swish Embassy. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Queer Dance Party for #UptownTentCity, LGBTQIAs dance to support Uptown neighbors - From a press release - Chicago, IL, February 9, 2018 — On Saturday, February 17th, people from the LGBTQIA+ community will gather at Underbar ( 3243 N Western Ave. ) from 8pm to 12am for a dance party in support of Uptown Tent City, an encampment of homeless people that existed underneath the Lake Shore Drive overpasses at Wilson and Lawrence Avenues. The event description ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Rent Showtunes Night at Sidetrack - 525,600 ( minus 525,589 ) pictures from the Rent showtunes night at Sidetrack. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


ALMAs-Winter-Salsa-Feb-9

ALMA's 'Winter Salsa' Feb. 9 - The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ) will host its "2nd Annual Winter Salsa" on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W. Armitage Ave. Among other events, awards will be given to Jessica Carrilo=Guerrero ( Individual Community ), MillerCoors ( Corporate Community ) and Vives Q ( Community Organization ). There will be ...


Mr-Chicago-Leather-18

Mr. Chicago Leather '18 - Stitch ( above ) was chosen from a field of six contestants as Mr. Chicago Leather ( MCL ) 2018. Stitch will go on to represent Chicago at this year's International Mr. Leather ( IML ), now in its 40th year. The contest was held in the theater at Leather Archives & Museum, Saturday, January 27. For those who could ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Full Kit Gear - Happy third anniversary! Thursday, January 25. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Touche - Nice to "meat" the MCL '18 judges and contestants, Friday, January 26. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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MEN through the lens of inkedKenny, male erotic fetish photography - From a press release - CHICAGO, January 23rd, 2018 — The Leather Archives & Museum is pleased to announce the mounting of a new exhibition in our Guest Artist Gallery ( GAG ) — MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny, a retrospective of male erotic/fetish photography. The exhibition runs January 26th through June 7th, 2018. Opening reception for the exhibition is Friday, January ...


New-club-to-open-in-Berwyn-in-former-gay-clubs-space-

New club to open in Berwyn in former gay club's space - Angel's Palace, located at 6319 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn, is set for its "royal grand opening" in February 2018. The new venue hosted an invite-only exclusive sneak peek at the space this past weekend, Sat., January 13 and Sun., January 14. This new bar occupies the space left by Antronio's, which was opened in 2012 by owner Jose Antonio ...


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Last Night at Man's Country Jan. 16, 2018 - Ron Ehemann, partner of the late entrepreneur Chuck Renslow, welcomed a few final guests to Man's Country men's bathhouse in Chicago, Jan. 16, 2018. The property was sold to a developer after Renslow died in the summer of 2017. The new owners will develop a four-story condo and retail space called The Renslow, and plan to have black leather walls ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - New Year's Eve at Sidetrack/ Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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Man's Country closes with historic Loose Ends party - 44 years after its opening, Chicago bathhouse Man's Country closed its doors permanently on January 1, but not before one last huge blowout New Year's Eve party. The party, fittingly named Loose Ends, was the second of its kind ( the first go-round happened in late November ). In opposition to the men-only vibe prevalent over the four-plus decades of ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack on New Year's Day - Having funsie in their One-One-Onesies, Monday, January 1. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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What are YOU doing New Year's Eve? - Should you find yourself at a loose end, here are our suggestions for the best bars and parties to ring in '18. —Sidetrack: New Year's Eve Party with The Legacy Project $30 general admission ticket includes guaranteed entry, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $30 advance at www.sidetrackchicago.com. 3349 N. Halsted St. —Loose Ends: The Man's Country ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Vogue for Tots 11 at Berlin - Slaying ( for ) the children for over a decade! Thursday, December 14. Photos by Kater Jayne Photography ( http://katerjayne.com ) ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Customer Holiday Party at Sidetrack - Ho-ho-ho for this annual benefit for Vital Bridges. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Leather Archives has new director - The Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave., has announced that Gary Wasdin will assume the role of executive director on Jan. 2, 2018. Wasdin will succeed Rick Storer, who was with the organization for 15 years. Wasdin was one of three finalists for the position. ( Christina Court had been named interim executive director after Storer's departure. ) ...


Full-Kit-Gear-to-remain-after-sale-of-Mans-Country-complex

Full Kit Gear to remain after sale of Man's Country complex - From a press release - With the announced closure of Man's Country and the pending sale of the two buildings at 5015-5023 N. Clark St., there have been rumors regarding the future of Full Kit Gear. Full Kit Gear released a statement that said it has a very long lease and anticipates being at 5021-23 N. Clark St. for many years to come. Having Full ...


Club-Krave-turns-10

Club Krave turns 10 - This Saturday, Dec. 16, celebrate a decade of decadence on the South Side at the 10th anniversary party of Club Krave, 13126 S. Western Ave. in Blue Island. Lindsey Devereaux headlines a stunning show, featuring Sassy Trade, Brandi Wyne, Serina DeVine, Theresa Dawn and many more. Win tickets to see RuPaul's Christmas Queens. 2008 Photo of Tina Roberts, Lindsey Devereaux ...


Deck-the-Balls-fundraiser-at-Touche-Over-600-raised-for-Vital-Bridges

Deck the Balls fundraiser at Touche, Over $600 raised for Vital Bridges - Chicago Leather Club, The Clubs of Chicago and Touche joined forces at the fourth annual Deck the Balls event. Five "human trees" stepped up in this grassroots type of fundraiser to bring some holiday cash to Lori Cannon and the clients at Vital Bridges Northside Grocery Center. "It seemed to be fitting to be hosting this event in conjunction with ...


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Vogue for Tots at Berlin Nightclub - From a press release - Chicago - Stardust collective announces the 11th Annual Vogue for Tots at Berlin Nightclub, 954 W. Belmont, on Thursday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Bringing together iconic members of the ballroom, drag and queer community, Vogue For Tots continues the gift of giving with a toy drive benefiting Chance The Rapper's SocialWorks Chicago via the WGN Toy Drive, and additionally ...


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Sidetrack's OUTspoken! Series: December's featured storytellers - The December edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info. —William Gordon managed public libraries in Washington State, Idaho, Minnesota and Maryland and was then selected to be the Executive Director of The American Library Association, ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Black Wednesday at @mosphere - Pre-turkey tippling. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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World AIDS Day street fest Nov. 30 - The inaugural "World AIDS Day benefit: STAND UP FOR RED Indoor Street Fest" will be presented by Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) on Thursday, Nov. 30, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The event will showcase DIFFA's Excellence In Care Award grantees, AIDS Chicago Foundation PrEP4LOVE, as well as have a special interactive ...


World-AIDS-Day-events-in-Chicagoland

World AIDS Day events in Chicagoland - Below is a list of some of the local World AIDS Day-related events that are slated to take place on or around the official date ( Friday, Dec. 1 ): —South Suburban College will hold its "World AIDS Day: HIV and Hepatitis C Awareness Workshop" on Wed., Nov. 29, 1-2 p.m. in the MB Financial Suite of the main campus. ...


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Breeches and Leather Uniform Fan Club (BLUF) celebrates 20 years at Touche - From a press release - Chicago, Illinois November 24, 2017: The breeches and leather uniform fan club of Chicago celebrated BLUF club's 20 year anniversary on Saturday November 18, 2017. The anniversary marked a milestone for the international community of men who are into leather uniforms. BLUF started as an internet club in October 1997 in Montreal, Canada by Leon with a few friends. Today ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS NSFW, Sofo Tap - Take a picture. It'll last longer. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Loose Ends @ Man's Country - A historic night at the baths with DJ Harry Cross, Toyota Corona, Lucy Stoole and more. Saturday, November 18. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...







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The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
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