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The Great Elaine Dame

The Great Elaine Dame
Whether you’re old or an old soul, jazz is something that always makes a moment great. If you are young or young at heart, Elaine Dame always thrills with her performance! I was introduced to Elaine a while back, by my dear friend, Mark Grotto, over dinner and drinks at Taverna 750 in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. It was love at first... 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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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Thank Starbucks cards outpace boycott pledges

After the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation’s most vociferous opponent of gay marriage, launched its Dump Starbucks protest on Wednesday, a counter protest thanking Starbucks was launched by the group SumOfUs.org. NOM launched its boycott after Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz defended the company’s decision. Read more of OnTopMag.com‘s article on GoPride.com

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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Gay marriage stays safe in Iowa following Senate election

Gay marriage stays safe in Iowa following Senate election
Linn County, Iowa — Democrats have held a crucial senate seat in a special election in central Iowa Tuesday. Had the seat fallen to Republicans, it would have allowed the Iowa Senate to potentially proceed with revocation procedures of legal gay marriage in the state. The seat was made open to special election after incumbent... Read more »
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