Archive for May 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Photo Credit: Beverly & Pack via Flickr CC Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you’ve had a great weekend and will take the time today to reflect on all those soliders whom have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedoms. I’m taking it a little easy this week so posts may be sporadic

Did you get your Full Moon Jam on last night?

Last night was the second Full Moon Jam of the season and boy was it packed!  There were more people there than I had ever seen. How can I explain Full Moon Jam?  It’s an overload of the senses – all of the senses – seriously!  Visually the free show is stunning, fire fire everywhere... Read more »

No booze at Osterman Beach this year

It looks as though we’ll have to wait a bit longer to drink the sweet nectar of the gods at Hollywood (Osterman) Beach a little bit longer. I got a chance to speak with a representative at 48th Ward Alderman Mary Ann Smith’s office the other day to ask about the opening of the new... Read more »

Park District announces 'Movies in the Park'

With all the wonderful things that summer brings, one of the events I most look forward to is when the Chicago Park District hosts ‘Movies in the Park’ because there’s nothing like going to a drive-in without the car. Even though the venerable Chicago Outdoor Film Festival won’t be held this, that doesn’t mean you... Read more »

Discover your heritage with new exhibit at Gage Gallery

Longtime photographer and LGBT activist Jerry Pritikin will be presenting an exhibit of his photography showcasing San Francisco in the 70’s at a new exhibit at the Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University, just in time for Pride Month. Opening on June 3rd with a reception from 5-8PM, 40 of Jerry’s photographs showcasing San Francisco and the birth... Read more »

Are you ready for IML?

Leathermen from across the globe will descend on Chicago for the 32nd Mr. International Leather. This year the festivities have been thankfully moved back to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Hyatt is a much better facility to hold IML and I’m excited to see it return to the venue. But this year will be different, at... Read more »

Dixie Longate returns to Chicago

One of my most favorite drag queens in the world, Dixie Longate, is coming back to make sure you’ve got all your Tupperware needs in time for the holiday! I first started stalking, er I mean I first met Dixie a few years back when a blog friend of mine in Colorado said he and... Read more »

Who won tickets to see Fuerza Bruta

Thanks to everyone who entered last weeks contest to win tickets to see the recently opened and truly exciting Fuerza Bruta. I know you’ve been waiting with baited breath to see who won! Well I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, this weeks winner is comment number 6 Which belongs to the wonderful What’s... Read more »

What did you do to Celebrate Harvey Milk Day?

This past weekend was Harvey Milk’s Birthday, what did you do to celebrate the day? Did you participate in the sit-in at Senator Durbin’s office that resulted in 13 activists being arrested? Did you participate in the rally that marched up Michigan Avenue? Did you sing Happy Birthday to Harvey Milk? Spend the day at... Read more »

Slovakia Pride Parade Cancelled after Skinheads Attack

Photo Credit: Just last week I shared a video with you from the Gay Pride Parade that was cancelled in Minsk. Well, it’s happened again!  Over the weekend in the Slavik town of Bratislav, their Gay Pride Parade was cancelled after they were attacked by more than 80 skinheads. A small contingency of police had... Read more »