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I Thought I Could Serve as an Openly Gay Man in the Army. Then Came the Death Threats.
A former soldier recounts the harassment he endured for being open about his sexuality, even after “don’t ask; don’t tell” was repealed.
April 10, 2019
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Election Day Chicago 2019 results: Lori Lightfoot wins mayoral race
Chicago just elected a black, openly LGBT woman as mayor.
April 03, 2019
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Bolingbrook Pride Picnic and Puppies in 2019
Bolingbrook Pride is returning to the Chicago suburbs on June 9th, from noon to 6 pm. What began as a first-time community event last summer is currently in the planning and fundraising stages for an even better experience this year!
March 19, 2019
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Pete Buttigieg, the young and openly gay Midwest mayor, finds a voice in crowded Democratic presidential field
The Navy veteran with a hard-to-pronounce name, from a city small enough to fit every resident in a college football stadium, seems to be winning the argument at the moment. Weeks after declaring his interest in challenging President Donald Trump, he has become, if not exactly well-known, a subject of interest for many Democratic voters, buoyed by a breakout performance at a CNN town hall on March...
March 18, 2019
  
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'Tear You Apart' at Rivendell Theatre is about millennial roommates, slowly breaking up
Despite its misleading, click-baity title, “I Wanna (expletive) Tear You Apart,” now at the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, is actually a variously sweet and (mildly) bitter play about roomie friendship and the intense, difficult-to-define relationships that (depending on how they turn out) can either merely suck up a lot of our 20s or sustain us for the rest of our lives.
March 04, 2019
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Theft of suburban family's gay pride flag leads to heartening outcome — a neighborhood of rainbows
Casey Handal was hosting a gingerbread decorating party at her Barrington, Ill., home earlier this month when she glanced out her window and noticed something unnerving.
December 22, 2018
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Founder of Rebellious Magazine for Women to be honored
In advance of its upcoming national convention in Palm Springs, NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced that Rebellious Magazine for Women founder and editor in chief Karen Hawkins is the inaugural recipient of the new NLGJA Jeanne Córdova Award. The award, according to the group, recognizes the achievement of an LGBTQ woman for a current body of work in journalism and/or opinion, w...
August 23, 2018
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A Conversation with BOYSTOWN Creator Jake Biondi
You may not know him by name, but you will surely recognize a series of books that he has authored called BOYSTOWN. Jake Biondi’s gay book series features sexy covers, relatable characters and as much drama as a telenovela. Biondi has big plans for the series, which was conceived in 2013. Five years later, the author has released eight seasons and has no plans of slowing down.
August 21, 2018
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#AmazingForAll Sculpture Debuts At Market Days
It's what artist Matthew Hoffman wants visitors to feel about Chicago and how it celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
August 13, 2018
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'Holding the Man' at Pride Arts: Gay memoir is at once messy, inconsistent and powerful
REVIEW: "Holding the Man" at Pride Films and Plays. (2.5 stars) This is the stage adaptation of a famed 1995 memoir by Timothy Conigrave about growing up gay.
August 10, 2018
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Recovering LGBT History Along Route 66
These gay bars along Route 66 may be gone, but they can live on in our history books—and in our photos.
July 18, 2018
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Gov. Bruce Rauner officiates at gay wedding of Mark Cozzi, sparking conservative ire
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner — who has already drawn ire from social conservatives — officiated a same sex wedding in Chicago last month.
July 12, 2018
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Illinois town will get its first gay pride parade — thanks to a 12-year-old
Seventh-grader Molly Pinta has already raised thousands of dollars for next year's inaugural pride parade in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove.
July 12, 2018
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Rebecca Makkai Tells Story Of Chicago AIDS Crisis In 'The Great Believers'
Makkai's new novel "The Great Believers" looks at how AIDS not only ravaged the gay community in Chicago in the 1980s and '90s, but continued to impact lives decades later.
June 28, 2018
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Dyke marches show that pride is about more than rainbows, parades and white gay men
These marches — which are often held the same weekend as big Pride marches in several cities — boast community, inclusivity and unapologetic joy.
June 28, 2018
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African-American Counselors at the Center of Halsted Educate and Enlighten the Black LGBTQ Community
When a need arises, there is a reliable place where all LGBTQ community members can go, The Center on Halsted. The Center on Halsted, located in Lakeview neighborhood, is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 commun...
June 28, 2018
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Chicago galleries showcase LGBTQ artists, artwork for Pride Month
ARC Gallery and the Art Gallery at the Center on Halsted are displaying sculptures, painting and more by LGBTQ artists across the country for Pride Month.
June 26, 2018
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New frontier for gay rights: Bias and bullying in senior housing
Even before she began searching for senior housing, Marti Smith had heard the horror stories.
June 26, 2018
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For Chicago's proud gay community, parade celebrates city's inclusivity
Thousands of marchers and spectators descended on Lake View Sunday to celebrate LGBT equality at Chicago’s 49th annual Pride Parade.
June 25, 2018
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What I learned about gay pride from the Mattachine Society
Gay pride is a daily protest.
June 22, 2018
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Dirty Bananas And Other Big Gay Desserts At Chicago Pride
Nico Osteria's award-winning pastry chef, Leigh Omilinsky, teams up with Big Gay Ice Cream to benefit local LGBTQ non-profit, Howard Brown Health.
June 20, 2018
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He's professional boxing's first openly gay athlete — and Chicago's honoring him at Pride, Puerto Rican parades
As the first openly gay professional boxer winds down his career, Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz wants to be a mentor to aspiring boxers so that they not only become fierce fighters but are also true to themselves.
June 16, 2018
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AgencyEA Joins Forces with Pandora for Chicago Pride Parade Activation
AgencyEA, a global award-winning brand experience agency, announced today a partnership with Pandora, the renowned music streaming and internet radio company. The two companies will recognize and celebrate their commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality through a co-branded float at the 49th Chicago Pride Parade.
June 13, 2018
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‘It Felt Like I Was Wrapped In One Big Hug’: Inside the Chicago Gay and Straight Alliance Prom
The dress code is decidedly anti-dress code, students qualified for prom king and queen based on which category they chose, and more than one student sported a “pan flag.”
June 05, 2018
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