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Brookfield Zoo: A Photo Gallery

This big ole penguin was awesome. I loved <em>The Living Coast</em> exhibit, and the penguins were the highlight of my entire trip.
Having lived in Chicago for over a year, and the area for over 3 years, I finally decided it was time to make my way to Brookfield Zoo. Living on the north side of Chicago, I have visited the local and free Lincoln Park Zoo many times, and I have always really enjoyed it. Of course,... Read more »

Chicago Gay Pride Parade Gallery

More than a million people lined the streets of Boystown and UpTown today to celebrate Chicago’s Pride Parade. I was there with camera in hand celebrating the first parade since Illinois made same-sex marriage legal. I want to share just a few random photos with everyone, and I hope you enjoy. If you see yourself,... Read more »

Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne rock Northerly Island

Brian Littrell and his son take the stage to warm up the audience.
It may be 2014, but last night at the First Merit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, it felt like 1999. Northerly Island played host to the second Backstreet Boys concert in as many years, but, unlike the first time, last night the group was able to complete their full concert. Last year, after a late... Read more »

Chicago Snow Pictures and Holiday Gift Guide

If you are a winter fan like me, then this Dunkin Donuts Cup does a great job of showing how I feel about the snow.
I am super excited about this morning’s snow in Chicago. Fortunately, I have not lived here long enough to start dreading snow yet. So, when I discovered we were getting a nice coating of it on everything, I was super happy. To me, snow just really makes it feel like the Holidays. With that said,... Read more »

The Renaissance Faire: History in your backyard

Prior to entering the Faire, you will recieve a speech from the Mayor of Bristol.
The Bristol Renaissance Faire is in full swing up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On opening weekend a few weeks ago, my partner and I made the drive to finally experience all that the Faire has to offer. For those not in the know, the Bristol Renaissance Faire recreates Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Bristol in 1574. Visitors and... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo: A Chicago Summer Must

This bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo is not sure if his nails are cute enough to be photographed.
Note: ChicagoNow Bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans. The Lincoln Park Zoo, my... Read more »

Gay Pride 2013: Focused on Marriage Equality

This happened!
Chicago’s 44th Annual Pride Parade is now in the history books. According to the Chicago Police Department, over 1 million supporters lined the streets to watch one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Chicago. The parade, occurring less than a week after the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage... Read more »

Pro Gay Marriage Rally held in Chicago

This is me carrying a sign.
After the historic actions yesterday of having both the Defense of Marriage Act overturned and Prop 8 dismissed by the United States Supreme Court, gays, lesbians, and our allys gathered in BoysTown last night to celebrate. Not being one to let historic events pass us by, my partner and I ran over to join in on the festivities.... Read more »

International Mr. Leather Weekend in pictures! provides some of the hottest men.
International Mr. Leather Weekend is here. Though this is the 35th year the event has been held, this is the first time I have ever attended. For those that are unfamiliar with the event, the City of Chicago hosts Mr. Leather Weekend, referred to in the community as IML, every year. Though this year the... Read more »

Rolling Meadows comes together for unfunded Fourth of July Parade

Rolling Meadows Fourth of July Parade
When the financial situation of Northwest Suburban Rolling Meadows forced the City into a situation where it was unable to pay for community events, the Mayor refused to let his community down. Mayor Tom Rooney, along with the newly formed Rolling Meadows Community Events Foundation, took over and hosted the City’s annual Fourth of July Festival. This... Read more »
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