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Pride Month 2007 Calendar
compiled by PRIDEChicago
2007-05-23

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www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org, PrideChgo@aol.com, 773-348-8243 Call phone number listed on each event to verify date and time. To add an event contact PRIDEChicago at 773-348-8243.

E-mail: PrideChgo@aol.com . Web Site:www:ChicagoPrideCalendar.org . The calendar includes pride events whose coordinators have sent a listing form or press release to PRIDEChicago for inclusion by May 16.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Plays - 'Pride Series 2007' - by Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont. Times vary. Web site:

www.bailiwick.org, E-mail: bailiwick@bailiwick.org, 773-883-1090.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Plays/Dance/Musical Performances/Movies - several clients of the Silverman Group will have performances in June including: Northlight Theater; Writers' Theatre; Chicago Sinfonietta; and the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre. Web site: www.silvermangroupchicago.com, 312-932-9950.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Play - 'The Life' by the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble at 1225 W. Belmont. Tickets: $27. ( Th,F,Sa,Su. various

times from June 2 -July 15 ) . Web site: www.bohotheatre.com, E-mail: info@bohotheatre.com, 773-327-5252.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Summer Spectacular Book Sale - at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville from June 8 to June 17. For exact dates & times: Web site: www.gerberhart.org, E-mail: info@gerberhart.org, 773-381-8030.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Exhibition - 'Unrelenting Drawn: The Editorial Cartoons of Danny Sotomayor'- a retrospective presentation

of the cartoons & artwork of the late Daniel Sotomayor. Dates, times: Web site: www.gerberhart.org, E-mail: info@gerberhart.org,

773-381-8030.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Building Tours - of the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Various dates & times. Free. Web site:

www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE ( various dates ) - Open Gym - at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted for individuals who want to stop by for a game of pickup volleyball, basketball & other activities. For dates: Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE ( various dates ) - Plays - Three sister comedies including: Late Nite Catechism; Put the Nuns in Charge; Sunday School

Cinema. at Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted. 8 p.m. ( Thurs. & Fri. ) ; 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. ( Sat. ) ; 3 p.m. ( Sun. ) Tickets: $30. Web sites:

www.nuns4fun.com or www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com .

JUNE ( various dates ) - Revue - Between Barack and a Hard Place by The Second City, 1616 N. Wells. Revue takes a look at red state versus blue; smokers versus non-smokers; dozens of potential presidential candidates versus each other, etc. Various days, times, &

prices. Web site: www.secondcity.com, 312-664-4032.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Mass - during Pride Month by the Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach ( AGLO ) at 700 W. Belmont. 7 p.m. Every Sunday in June. Web site: www.aglochicago.org, E-mail: glochicago@sbcglobal.net, 773-525-3872.

JUNE ( various dates ) - Classes - Childbirth education classes for women/couples by Chicago Women's Health Center taught by Natalie

Evans, ALACE ( Ass'n of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators ) certified childbirth educator & doula. Classes focus on educating & empowering women/couples to have a family-centered birth experience. E-mail: cbe@chicagowomenshealthcenter.org, 773-935-6126 x 310 ( Natalie Evans ) .

JUNE 1 - Gathering - First Friday at the MCA - Pride Month edition w/ the Center on Halsted at Museum of Contemporary Art

( MCA ) , 220 E. Chicago Ave. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10 advance ( $15 door; $7 MCA members ) . Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 2 - Windy City Gay Idol Semi-Finals - 5th Annual competition by Windy City Media Group at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. 4 p.m.

( open ) ; 5 p.m. ( start ) . Cash and prizes. For rules: Web site: www.windycitymediagroup.com, E-mail: WindyCityMedia@aol.com,

773-871-7610.

JUNE 2 - Sports - Badminton Blast by Chicago Metropolitan Sports Assn. ( CMSA ) at Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. E-mail:

Lucas123@hotmail.com, 773-929-0543 ( Lucas Wonn ) .

JUNE 2 - Fundraiser - Ride For AIDS by Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) . Location: Evanston to Lake Geneva, WI. and back.

Web site: www.rideforAIDS.org, 773-989-9400.

JUNE 3 - MCC Service - 'Family: Celebrating Love and Relationship in Its Splendid Diversity' by Metropolitan Community Church ( MCC ) at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 9 a.m. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 3 - Family Pride Festival - at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a day filled w/ activities for LGBT

parents & children. $20 per family/ $10 each individual. Tickets available online May 15. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 4 - Coffee - for Pride Month by the Gay McHenry group at Borders ( in McHenry, Route 31 ) . 7 p.m. FREE. ( monthly event ) .

E-mail: GayinMcHenry@hotmail.com .

JUNE 5 - Out at CHM - 'AIDS, Art and Activism' - third installment of 2007 Out at the Chicago History Museum ( CHM ) . Location:

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10/$5 students & CHM members. Web site: www.ChicagoHistory.org,

312-642-4600.

JUNE 5 - Discussion - 'Food For Thought' during Pride Month with Catina Lowery of Lambda Legal at Lake View Presbyterian Church

( chapel ) , 716 W. Addison. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 773-281-2655.

JUNE 6 - Reading Series - Reading Under the Influence Goes Gay w/ author Kathie Bergquist ( A Field Guide to Gay & Lesbian

Chicago ) at Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield. 7 p.m. Cover charge: $3. Series has a monthy theme ( Gay for Pride Month ) . Event

incorporates reading, shots, trivia quizzes & prizes. Web site: www.readingundertheinfluence.com E-mail: info@readingundertheinfluence.com, 773-281-4989.

JUNE 7 - Panel Discussion - 'In the K/now' dealing w/ what it takes to make an environmentally friendly city ( green movement issues )

at Center on Halsted ( COH ) , 3656 N. Halsted. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Moderator: Laura Washington. Panelists: Robert Kohl, COH Board

President; Elva Rubio, COH principal architect, Gensler; & rep from City's Dept. of Environment. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 7 - Dance Party - 'Formerly Known As...' event for transmen and women and their chasers, queers & allies at Big Chicks, 5024

N. Sheridan. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. No Cover! Featuring DJs Reganomix & Boy Wonder. Web site: www.myspace.com/trans_mission

E-mail: fkadance@gmail.com, 773-728-5511 ( Big Chicks ) .

JUNE 8 - Talk - 'Nigerian Gay Leader Davis Mac-lyalla Speaks Out About Repression in His Country' by the Gay Liberation Network

at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont. 7 p.m. Web site: www.GayLiberation.net E-mail: LGBTliberation@aol.com,

773-209-1187.

JUNE 9 - Picnic - Welcoming Congregation Pride Picnic by the Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, 3401 W. Jefferson St., Joliet,

IL. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes vendors, food & music. Web site: www.uucj.com, 815-744-9020 ( Dave Luecht, chair ) .

JUNE 9 - Benefit - Flag Day Beer Bust & BBQ annual Pride Month fundraiser for American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) at

Bucks Saloon, 3439 N. Halsted. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10 donation covers beer & food. Web site: www.aver.us, E-mail: JamesDarby@aol.com,

773-525-1125.

JUNE 9 - Choral Concert - 'Pride in Techicolor !' by Windy City Gay Chorus,Unison: Windy City Lesbian & Gay Singers & Aria:

Windy City Women's Ensemble at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 5 p.m. & 8 p.m. ( Repeat performance June 10 at 2 p.m. ) . $20. Web

site: www.windycitysings.org, E-mail: info@windycitysings.org, 773-404-9242.

JUNE 9 - Party - 'Get Your Pride On !' by Estrojam at Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont. 9 p.m. Web site: www.estrojam.org, E-mail:

info@estrojam.org, 773-327-7711.

JUNE 10 - MCC Service - 'Community & Diversity: Claiming the Rainbow Promise and Possibility' by Metropolitan Community

Church ( MCC ) at Center on Halsted, 3556 N. Halsted. 9 a.m. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 10 - Choral Concert - 'Pride in Technicolor!' by Windy City Gay Chorus, Unison: Windy City Lesbian & Gay Singers & Aria:

Windy City Women's Ensemble at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 2 p.m. $20. Web site: www.windycitysings.org, E-mail: info@windycitysings.org, 773-404-9242.

JUNE 11 - Gay Day @ Six Flags, Great America, Gurnee, IL. by Gay Chicago Magazine. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. E-mail: GayChicago@aol.com, 773-327-7271 ext. 101.

JUNE 11 - LGBT Career and Education Expo - at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. This is a job & education fair w/ local & national corporations that are hiring at both entry level & career levels. Educational institutions will also be present w/

information about returning to school. Features expo, resume triage, seminars, pre-screening interviews, etc. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 11 - Music/Comedy/Drama - 'Working Stiffs 6' - about GLBTs and others in the workplace presented by NewTown Writers.

Produced by Robert Klein Engler. Production Coordinator: Matt Johnston. Featuring Michael Rashid, Floyd A. May, Joe Steiff, Michelle

Taylor Barkman, Mark Brewer, Jill Craig, Joshua Dlouhy, Robert Klein Engler, Micah Fontenberry, Sarah Haas, Tom Irwin, Matt Johnston, Chris Knight, Michael Miller and S.J. Powers at Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. ( Repeat performance on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. ) Web site: www.newtownwriters.org, E-mail: NTWChicago@aol.com .

JUNE 12 - Film Night ( # 1 ) - 'Action! AIDS Activism through Art, Film and Video' at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 6 p.m. to

10 p.m. COH, in conjunction w/ Out at CHM lecture series, presents this film night ( another to take place on June 14 ) . Curated by David

Getsy, Professor at the School of the Art Institue of Chicago. $10

per night/ $15 both nights. Tickets available online May 15. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 12 - Workshop - 'What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up ?': identifying your true career directions, by Judi Lansky of

Lansky Career Consultants. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No charge, but advance registration required. For location & information: call

312-494-0022.

JUNE 12 - Music/Comedy/Drama - 'Working Stiffs 6' - about GLBTs and others in the workplace presented by NewTown Writers.

Produced by Robert Klein Engler. Production Coordinator: Matt Johnston. Featuring Michael Rashid, Floyd A. May, Joe Steiff, Michelle

Taylor Barkman, Mark Brewer, Jill Craig, Joshua Dlouhy, Robert Klein Engler, Micah Fontenberry, Sarah Haas, Tom Irwin, Matt Johnston, Chris Knight, Michael Miller and S.J. Powers at Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark. 7:30 p.m.. Tickets: $10. Web site: www.newtownwriters.org,

E-mail: NTWChicago@aol.com .

JUNE 12 - Lesbian Book Discussion Group - at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Book: The Color Purple

by Alice Walker. Web site: www.gerberhart.org, E-mail: info@gerberhart.org, 773-381-8030.

JUNE 14 - Film Night ( # 2 ) - 'Action! AIDS Activism through Art, Film and Video' at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 6 p.m. to

10 p.m. COH, in conjunction w/ Out at CHM lecture series, presents this second film night ( the first on June 12 ) . Curated by David Getsy,

Professor at the School of the Art Institute of chicago. $10 per night/$15 both nights. Tickets available online. Web site:

www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 14 - Speed Dating - Gays for Strays - event for gay men & women by ARFhouse Chicago at The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway. 7:30

p.m. ( check-in ) , 8 p.m. ( dating begins ) . $32 per person includes light appetizers, one drink and dating. Portion of proceeds benefits

ARFhouse. First 10 men & women to register receive a signature ARF Bag. Pet guardians are encouraged to bring photos to share. Web

site: www.arfchicago.org, E-mail: events@arfchicago.org,, 773-305-1960.

JUNE 15 - Reception - Capital Campaign Donor Reception at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An event

for all donors of the Center's capital campaign. ( By invitation ) . Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 15 - Performance - Black Queer Poetry and Prose by AquaMoon Performance Group with veronica precious bohanen and

Friends at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 7:30 p.m. Web site: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com E-mail: wcfbooks@aol.com, 773-769-9299.

JUNE 15 - Windy City Gay Idol Finals - 5th Annual competition by Windy City Media Group at Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted. 8 p.m. Cash

& prizes. For rules: Web site: www.windycitymediagroup.com, E-mail: WindyCityMedia@aol.com, 773-871-7610.

JUNE 16 - Gala - HRC Chicago Gala, 'Tickled Pink' by the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) at Hilton Chicago, 720 N. Michigan Ave.

5 p.m. ( VIP reception ) , 6 p.m. ( General reception & silent auction ) , 7 p.m. ( Dinner ) , 10 p.m. ( After Party ) . Speaker: Marlee Matlin. Special

Guest: Honey Labrador. Awardees: Walgreens; About Face Theatre; Kelby Harrison Tickets: $225 & $350 ( $75 & $150 for Federal

Club members ) Tickets from: Web site: www.boxofficetickets.com/hrc or call 800-494-8497. Event Web site: www.tickledpink2007.com

E-mail: hrcgala2007@gmail.com .

JUNE 16 - Concert & Party - '25th Anniversary Bash-Live ! 1 Night Only' by the Chicago Gay Mens Chorus at Park West, 322 W.

Armitage. 7 p.m. Celebration is a party with food, drinks & live entertainment with special guest, actor & comedian Alec Mapa. Tickets:

$35 & $55. Web site: www.cgmc.org, E-mail: info@cgmc.org, 773-296-0541.

JUNE 16 - Preview of 2007/08 Season at Center on Halsted - by Hubris Productions at Center on Halsted, Hoover-Leppen Theater, 3656 N. Halsted. 7 p.m. Free. Web site: www.hubrisproductions.com, E-mail: pr@hubrisproductions.com, 773-784-2772.

JUNE 16 - Sports Weekend ( Day # 1 ) - at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Special opening of the Billie Jean King Recreation Hall

will feature various organizational sports partners of COH that will present information about their teams and leagues. ( Event continues

on June 17 ) . Free. The weekend will begin & end w/special events TBA. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 16 - Rowing Demonstration - by Qrew Chicago at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Web site: www.teamchicago.org .

JUNE 17 - MCC Service - 'Health: Renewing Body, Mind & Spirit Generation to Generation' by Metropolitan Community Church

( MCC ) at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 9 a.m. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 17 - Sports Weekend ( Day # 2 ) - at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Special opening of the Billie Jean King Recreation Hall

will feature various organizational sports partners of COH that will present information about their teams and leagues. ( This is the second

day of event that began on June 16 ) . Free. The weekend will begin & end w/special events TBA. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 17 - Presentation - GayCo Productions, which includes a local troupe of LGBT sketch comedians will present scenes from their

upcoming season.Time, etc. to be announced. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 18 - Food Sampling - Halsted Tastes Better - several area restaurants present samples of their cuisine, sponsored by Northalsted

Area Merchants Assn., on Aldine ( 3300 N. ) , at Halsted ( 800 W. ) . 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $25 advance ( $30 gate ) . Web site: www.northalsted.com, 773-883-0500.

JUNE 18 - Pride & Joy Reception - by Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame at Star Gaze, 5419 N. Clark. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10 includes buffet reception, Hall of Fame exhibit, video from past induction ceremonies & appearance by DJ Sheron. Web site: www.GLHallofFame.org,

312-744-7911 ( Bill Greaves ) or 773-281-5095.

JUNE 18 ( for three days ) - Shop & Share Days - at Jewel/ Osco for Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville. At checkout on June 18,

19, or 20, present a Shop & Share I.D. slip ( download one from Gerber/Hart Web site June 1 or after ) & 5% of your pre-tax purchase will be donated to Gerber/Hart. Web site: www.gerberhart.org, E-mail: info@gerberhart.org 773-381-8030.

JUNE 19 - Discussion - 'Food For Thought' during Pride Month with Janie Spahr, outgoing director, That All May Freely Serve at

Lakeview Presbyterian Church ( chapel ) , 716 W. Addison. 7 p.m. to

8:30 p.m., 773-281-2655.

JUNE 20 - Pride Worship Service - co-sponsored by Lakeview Presbyterian Church, That All May Freely Serve ( TAMFS ) -Chicago &

Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches at LPC, 716 W. Addison. 7 p.m. Janie Spahr preaching. 773-281-2655.

JUNE 20 - Awards Presentation - Annual 30 Under 30 Awards by Windy City Media Group at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted.

The awards honor 30 young individuals under the age of 30 for their achievements in moving the LGBT commuity forward. Hosts:

Windy City Queercast's Peter Mavrik and Amy Matheny. Web site: www.windycitymediagroup.com, E-mail:

andrew@windycitymediagroup.com, 773-871-7610.

JUNE 21 - Ceremony - 5th Annual City of Chicago Salute to LGBT Veterans, 'With Justice For All' at Daley Plaza, 12 Noon to 1 p.m.

co-sponsored by City's Advisory Council on Veterans' Affairs, City's Advisory Council on LGBT Issues, Servicemembers' Legal Defense

Network ( SLDN ) , American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) & Log Cabin Republicans-Chicago ( LCR ) . Keynote speaker: retired

Rear Admiral Alan M. Steinman,M.D., USPHS/USCG, the highest ranking openly gay, retired military officer. Other speakers: Alex

Nicholson ( lead plaintiff in Log Cabin Republicans' 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' lawsuit ) & Jarrod Chlapowski. Web site: www.aver.us,

E-mail: jamesdarby@aol.com, 773-752-0058.

JUNE 21 - Anniversary Party - for Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) at 5537 N. Broadway. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Web site: www.tpan.com,

773-989-9400.

JUNE 21 - Workshop - 'Managing Your Gay/Lesbian Identity at Work' by Judi Lansky of Lansky Career Consultants. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30

p.m. No charge, but advance registration required. For location and information, call 312-494-0022.

JUNE 21 - Reading - 'Waiting for the Call: From Preacher's Daughter to Lesbian Mom,' a memoir by Jacqueline Taylor, Dean of the

Communications Dept. at DePaul University at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 7:30 p.m.. Web site:

www.womenandchildrenfirst.com, E-mail: wcfbooks@aol.com, 773-769-9299.

JUNE 22 - Pride Dance - annual event at Center on Halsted hosted by the center's Young Professionals Board. 8 p.m. to 12 Midnight.

$10 advance tickets ONLY. Available online May 15. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 22 ( through 6/24 ) - Plays - 'Pride Weekend Theatre Festival: A Weekend of Busch! SHE-BITCH of Byzantium' by Ludicrous

Theatre Company at The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway. For times & prices: Web site: www.ludicroustheatre.com E mail: ludicroustheatre@wowway.com, 630-988-0768.

JUNE 23 - Beach Volleyball Tournament - 'Queen of the Beach' by Chicago Metropolitan Sports Assn. ( MSA ) at Hollywood Beach ( W. Hollywood Ave. & Lake Shore Drive ) . 7:45 a.m. ( registration ) . $40 team fee, includes lunch. Participants should bring their own

beverages. Prizes to be given. Web site: www.chicagomsa.com, E-mail: chgovb2006@aol.com, 773-301-3376.

JUNE 23 - Pride Run & Walk - 26th Annual Proud To Run Lesbian & Gay Pride run & walk. Includes 5K run, 10K run & 2 mile fun

walk presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago on Montrose ( 4400 N. ) , east of Lake Shore Dr., just north of

Montrose Harbor. 8:04 a.m. $25 until race day includes shirt, food & awards ceremony w/ prizes. Proceeds benefit Pride Youth &

Gerber/Hart Library. Everyone welcome, regardless of sexual orientation who wishes to join in the celebration and show support. Courses

are USATF certified & Proud To Run is a CARA ( Chicago Area Runners Association ) Registered Race. Web site: www.frfwchicago.org,

E-mail: proudtorun@yahoo.com, 312-409-8991.

JUNE 23 - Breakfast - 2nd Annual Multi-Faith Pride Breakfast at Unity on Thome, 1925 W. Thome. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 advance ( $

15 at door ) . Web site: www.pridebreakfast.com, 773-973-0007.

JUNE 23 - Chicago Pride Fest - a street festival by Northalsted Area Merchants Assn. on Halsted Street ( 800 W. ) , from Waveland ( 3700 N. ) to Grace ( 3800 N. ) . 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $5 voluntary contribution. Web site: www.chicagoevents.com, 773-868-3010.

JUNE 23 - Gay Family Pride Picnic - 2nd Annual event ( at the Beach ) is part of NW Indiana's Rainbow Days at Marquette Park, 7500

Oak Ave. ( Miller Beach ) in Gary, Indiana. 2 p.m. to ? Parking fee: $3 to $5. Web site: www.myspace.com/rainbowdays219, E-mail: yonalady@yahoo.com, 219-614-9332 ( Tyona ) or 219-614-1295 ( Cheryl ) .

JUNE 23 - Outdoor Pride Party - Back Lot Bash in parking lot behind Cheetah Gym, 5238 N. Clark. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10 entry before 6 p.m./ $15 after 6 p.m. Age: 21 years +. Food/Drink. Features Cat Fight. Web site: www.thespotproductions.com, E-mail:backlotbash@yahoo.com .

JUNE 23 - Horizons Youth Prom - annual event. At Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Includes dinner, prom king/queen coronation & dance for LGBTQA youth. Watch for various locations in city & suburbs for bus pick-up & drop-off points. $5 prom/ $2 round trip shuttle tickets, both available online May 15. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 23 - Lecture - 'Unity and Human Equality: A Buddhist Perspective' by Phyllis Goodson of Soka Gakkai International-USA at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center, 1455 S. Wabash. 6 p.m. Free, open to all. Web site: www.sgi-usa-chicago.org, E-mail: sgi_buddhists@yahoo.com, 312-913-1211.

JUNE 23 - PRIDE BBQ - by Lake View Presbyterian Church ( lawn ) , 716 W. Addison. 6 p.m., 773-281-2655.

JUNE 23 - Pride Movie Night - by Lakeview Presbyterian Church ( Fellowship Hall ) , 716 W. Addison. 7:30 p.m., 773-281-2655.

JUNE 23 - Pre-Pride Bash - for women who like women by Ladies Touch Entetainment at Fiesta Cantina, 3407 N. Clark. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. $10 cover. Web sites: www.myspace.com/ladiestouchchicago or www.ladiestouchent.com, E-mail: ladiestouchent@gmail.com,

773-975-5980.

JUNE 23 - Golf - Women's Annual Golf Outing by Women's Sports Assn. in Lincoln Park, at Waveland Ave. ( Marovitz Golf Course ) . E-mail: amzngraz@att.com, 773-744-0110 ( Diane ) .

JUNE 23 - Performances & Dance Party - 'One Hit Wonders: The Singles Show!' by PissOff! Productions ( which is run by two former Chicago Kings ) . Hosted by Jessica Halem at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western. $10. Performers include Vic Ferarri, Magic Madge, Eddy Mame, Claire de Lune, Billy T. Holiday, Dolly Diesel, Harley Poker, Andreas de los Santos, Holden Cox & others will perform one-hit wonder songs. Afterwards it turns into a dance/party with DJ Reagonmix & DJ Pussy Galore. Web site: www.emptybottle.com, 773-276-3600 ( Empty Bottle ) .

JUNE 23 - Dyke March - annual event. More information to be announced soon.

JUNE 24 - MCC Service - 'Spirit: Uniting for Equality & Elevating Pride' by Metroploitan Community Church ( MCC ) at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 9 a.m. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 24 - Worship - 'Service of Celebration and Pride' by Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey Pkwy. 10:30 a.m. Web site: www.holycovenantumc.org, E-mail: office@holycovenantumc.org, 773-528-6462.

JUNE 24 - Chicago 38th Annual Pride Parade - coordinated by PRIDEChicago. Line up at the corner of Halsted Street ( 800 W. ) & Belmont Ave. ( 3200 N. ) . Step off from the Halsted/Belmont corner at 12 Noon, proceeding north on Halsted ( to Broadway ) ; then south on Broadway ( to Diversey ) ; then east on Diversey ( to Cannon Drive ) , in Lincoln Park. Grand Marshal: former NBA player, John Amaechi. PRIDEChicago Web site: www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org, E-mail: PrideChgo@aol.com, 773-348-8243.

JUNE 24 - Pride After Party - for women who like women by Ladies Touch Entertainment at The Mix, 2843 N. Halsted. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 til 8 p.m. ( $7 after 8 p.m. ) . Web sites: www.myspace.com/ladiestouchchicago or www.ladiestouchent.com, E-mail: ladiestouchent@gmail.com, 773-528-7569.

JUNE 24 - Dance - Girlblast at Ann Sather Restaurant parking lot, 929 W. Belmont ( enter on Belmont ) . Coordinated by Lynn Malec.

Time: After parade ends to 10 p.m. $12 door. Portion of proceeds supports a local women's shelter. Guest DJs. Food available. 312-

493-7123.

JUNE 24 - Party - Riven by Androgyny Productions at Ohm, 1958 W. North Ave ( Entrance in rear/alley. ) 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. $2 before

12 Midnight, $20 after 12 Midnight. Valet Parking : $10. Special hosts: Karamo & Aneesa from MTV's Real World. DJs Ron Carrol & Fathom

DJ. Web site: www.myspace.com/androgyny_productions.com, E-mail: androgyny_productions@yahoo.com, 773-873-9250.

JUNE 26 - Presentation - 'The State of Lesbian Health' by Kelly Kinnison, doctoral candidate in Dept. of Psychology at University

of Illinois Chicago at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free- Donations welcome. She will present the findings from

the first six years of a longitudinal study, 'Chicago Health and Life Experiences of Women Study.' Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 25 - CenterPages Lecture and Reception - 'Chicago Authors and Themes' at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free- Donations welcome. Includes a lecture by a local LGBT author TBA. Web site: www.centeronhalsted.org .

JUNE 26 - Intro Meeting - 'Buddhism for the GLBT Community' by Soka Gakkai International-USA at SGI-USA Chicago Culture

Center, 1455 S. Wabash. 7 p.m. Free, open to all. Web site: www.sgi-usa-chicago.org E-mail: sgi_buddhists@yahoo.com, 312-913-1211.

JUNE 26 - Gay Men's Book Discussion Group - at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Book: 'The Line of

Beauty' by Alan Hollinghurst. Web site: www.gerberhart.org, E-mail: info@gerberhart.org, 773-381-8030.

JUNE 26 ( tentative date ) - Pride Reading & Open Mic - 11th Annual LGBT event at Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark, 7: 30 p.m. Includes readings by Chicago writers & also an open mic. Open mike readers must register in advance. Free & open to public. TENTATIVE DATE so for more information consult: Web site: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com, E-mail: wcfbooks@aol.com,

773-769-9299.

JUNE 27 - Conference - 'Preventing HIV: Ethics, Activism and Promising New Strategies' on HIV/AIDS featuring activists Louise Binder and Monica Ruiz ( amFAR ) . Sponsored by the Illinois Dept. of Public Health, Center on Halsted & the AIDS Foundation of Chicago at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Registration required. Limited seating. 312-922-2916.

JUNE 28 - Auction/ Cocktail Party - Birdhouse 2007: 13th Annual Birdhouse Art Auction & Cocktail Party at Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $50 ( $60 door ) . Web page: www.chicagohouse.org, E-mail: jhilborn@chicagohouse.org, 773-248-5200 x 303.

JUNE 28 ( to July 4 ) - Windy City Black LGBT Pride - includes receptions, workshops, dances, poetry slam, youth party, fest, vendors fair, women's party at Park West & men's party at Prop House. For dates, locations, times, cost: Web site: www.windycityblackpride.org

773-268-5678.

JUNE 29 - Cinema Lesbiana - at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville. 7:30 p.m.. Title to be announced. Web site:

www.gerberhart.org E-mail: info@gerberhart.org 773-381-8030.

JUNE 29 ( to JULY 3 ) - Parties - featuring various dancers and DJs during several days of Windy City Black LGBT Pride include: 6/29: Blatino Pride at Circuit coordinated by Clubhouse & Smooth Productions. E-mail: urbanochicago@aol.com 773-325-2233; 7/1: Pool Party by D.J. Sheron & Sexy K. Party Productions, Inc. E-mail skppinc@aol.com, 773-426-3051; 7/1: at the Generator coordinated by Clubhouse & Smooth Productions E-mail: OTDLChicago@aol.com 312-738-9971; 7/2: at Circuit coordinated by House of Tut & Clubhouse Productions. 773-325-2233; 7/3: at Zentra coordinated by Clubhouse Productions. 312-787-0400.

JUNE 30 - Discussion - 'Growing Up' - a moderated panel discussion by the Community Alliance and Action Network ( CAAN ) at 3401 W. Jefferson, Joliet, IL. 7 p.m. Panel members of various sexual and gender orientations will talk about growing up and coming to

understand their own sexual and/or gender identity. Web site: www.caanmidwest.org, E-mail: info@caanmidwest.org .

JUNE 30 - ALMA NOCHE DE CARNAVAL - by the Association of Latino Men for Action ( ALMA ) at National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. $30 ( ALMA members ) , $30 ( non-members ) . Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes.

773-574-4157 ( Carlos ) .

JUNE 30 - Intro Volleyball - by Windy City Athletic Assn. ( WCAA ) at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Web site: www.wcaa.net

E-mail: ddeanz@aol.com 312-593-7373 ( Dan ) .


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