Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House Music, dead at 59

Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House Music, dead at 59
Chicago, IL — Legendary DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles, known globally as the Godfather of House Music, has passed away at the age of 59, a source confirmed to ChicagoPride.com. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. (CST) on Monday, Chicago-based 5 Magazine reported the sad news of Knuckles’ passing. Publisher Czarina Mirani told ChicagoPride.com that she received confirmation from people close to... Read more »

InterACT

InterACT
Everyone’s looking for a way to give back these days. Seems like so many are attending events and galas; filling their consciences with the assurance that they are making a difference. Join the young professionals, of the IFH Junior Board this Friday, March 28th, from 9pm-12am at Rebel Bar & Grill in Chicago’s Wrigleville neighborhood... Read more »

Respect the Passing of Fred Phelps

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The Wall Street Journal Digital News Hub interviewed ChicagoPride.com Senior Vice President of Community Affairs, Bill Pritchard to explain why, despite the church’s intolerance for gay people, the LGBT community should respect the passing of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, who died Thursday. Read More: Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church founder, dies at 84 Additional:... Read more »
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Op-Ed: When the time comes, LGBTs should respect the passing of Fred Phelps

Op-Ed: When the time comes, LGBTs should respect the passing of Fred Phelps
On Sunday, the Internet was abuzz with news that Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps Sr., the controversial anti-gay leader of Westboro Baptist Church, was “on the edge of death.” (Full story from ChicagoPride.com) Just as quickly came the posts calling for LGBTs to picket his funeral. Friends and family began to ask me, “Is that the right thing?” It’s true... Read more »

Absolute Wrapture, Absolutely Fabulous!

Absolute Wrapture, Absolutely Fabulous!
Chicago House and Social Service Agency and Event Chairs J.P. Anderson, Matthew Harvat, David Kaufman, Dennis Remer, Tom Segal and Sean Ward invite you to Chicago House’s favorite winter tradition – Absolut Wrapture – now celebrating 12 fantastic years! Enjoy signature, sky-high cocktails while tasting delicious hors d’oeuvres. Procure one-of-a-kind works of art from our... Read more »

Scarlet Bar Chicago Celebrates Six Years!

Scarlet Bar Chicago Celebrates Six Years!
With a three-day-weekend on the approach, I’d imagine many of you in the city of Chicago are on the lookout for some fun plans. Chicago’s LGBT nightlife does in fact provide a ton of fun. Celebrating six years of action packed parties and pant less dance off’s, Scarlet Chicago is gearing up for one heck... Read more »
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Grindr's Best of 2012 Awards

Grindr's Best of 2012 Awards
With more than 4.5 million users in 192 countries across the globe, gay social site, Grindr has taken a look back at 2012 with their Best of 2012 Awards. Honors have gone to some of my favorite people like “Gay icon”, Anderson Cooper, “Straight ally”, President Barack Obama, and “Best comedian” Kathy Griffin!  The list... Read more »

Art Outlives Politics

Art Outlives Politics
Better than crack: Growing up, all us kids were exposed to great experiences, cultures, and art. No matter what was happening, art was there. Hot, or cold, active or lazy, republican, or democrat; the art outlived it all. I didn’t know it then, but the presence of artwork in my family home, would shape me... Read more »

Plans in Gay Chicago?

Plans in Gay Chicago?
                  Take a moment to get out and about. There are a number of fun activities and community events this weekend. Be sure to checkout ChicagoPride.com’s CalendarQ for up-to-the-minute information.  
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Comedy comes to Boystown's straight bar

The Sarcastic Squad is a comedy variety show featuring the best of Chicago stand-up, sketch and audience improv games as well as hand-drawn comic book programs. The show will begin its third season after a two year hiatus Monday April 16th at Town Hall Pub 3340 N Halsted at 8pm for an extended weekly run... Read more »
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