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Early voting begins Monday for Chicago elections: Full list of locations

Fifty-one sites will offer early voting and voter registration from Monday., Feb. 9 through Sat., Feb. 21. Sites will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five sites will be open on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The election is Feb. 24. Voters need a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. Voters can use any site... Read more »

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 »

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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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.  

Weekend Plans?

Weekend Plans?
                  Although Chicago weather has cooled down a bit, 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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Rescuing Chicago's homeless LGBT youth

Recent news is filled with victories for LGBT rights. The federal government repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell allowed a nation of men and women to begin serving their country openly and proudly; Washington and Maryland passed legislation to join the other six states (plus Washington DC) that validate loving same-sex relationships with marriage equality; and... Read more »

Rosie O'Donnell and her show are moving back to NYC

ChicagoPride.com welcomes Sukie de la Croix, Karlin and Shapiro

ChicagoPride.com welcomes Sukie de la Croix, Karlin and Shapiro
Celebrating its tenth year as the leading provider of online news and entertainment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Midwest, ChicagoPride.com today announced the addition of several respected and influential new columnists and editors. Sukie de la Croix, Gregg Shapiro and Rick Karlin have joined the GoPride.com Network’s team of... Read more »
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Martha Stewart stops in Lakeview

Martha Stewart stops in Lakeview
Domestic diva Martha Stewart was spotted Thursday in Chicago’s Boystown area grabbing a coffee at neighborhood favorite Intelligentsia. “She heard Intelligentsia has the best coffee in the country,” said famed designer Richard Dayhoff. “She had a cappuccino… Loved it!” GoPride.com was told Stewart was in town for an appearance on WLS-TV’s Windy City Live where... Read more »
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