Archive for November 2010

Influential and Famous People who have died from AIDS

Today is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to educate AIDS Awareness, to move forward in helping to find a cure and to remember those who have fallen. Here are some influential and famous people who have died from AIDS. Although this list is far from inclusive, which is a sad thing indeed, who... Read more »

First hurdle passed in Illinois Civil Unions

If everything goes smoothly from here on out, Civil Unions will be legal in the state of Illinois come the beginning of the new year. Today, SB1716 passed through the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 61 to 52.  The Civil Unions portion of the bill, co-sponsored by openly gay State Representative Greg... Read more »

AIDS Foundation President to Step Down

I just received this email from AIDS Foundation Chicago and wanted to share it with you. Dear Friends and Supporters: After 20 amazing years at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), I will be leaving this fabulous organization in January 2011 and begin my next life adventure as President/CEO of AIDS United.  AIDS United is... Read more »

Get ready for Glitter Day 2011 Those wonderful boys from the Feast of Fun invited me over for a chat. We covered a lot of this weeks hot topics as well as came up with an idea for a brand new holiday for 2011 – GLITTER DAY! Download the podcast and join in on all the fun Be sure to... Read more »

What to do in Chicago?

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Panda is Katy Perry

For Halloween I was able to team up with the Fabulous Feast of Fun boys and terrorize the city as adorable pandas! As is our custom when dressing up we make videos – check out our version of A Rainy Night in Rio I also got the chance to do my impersonation of Katy Perry’s... Read more »

David Sedaris at Borders TONIGHT!

Photo Credit: Aaron_M via Flickr CC Humorist, David Sedaris, will be at Borders this evening, signing and reading from his latest work ‘Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.’ Probably best known for his collections of essays and appearances on NPR, he’s returning to Chicago (where he graduated from the School of the Art Institute Chicago) along with his... Read more »

Don't Miss: TRACES

The Chicago premiere of Traces is taking place right now at the new Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower through December 19th. Last week Broadway in Chicago hosted a “blogger” night as Traces begins it’s North American tour by wowing Chicago audiences.  We were asked to tweet and live blog the performance that you can follow... Read more »

Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Starts This Week

Thursday marks the kick-off of the 29th Reeling Film Festival one of the longest running LGBT Film Festivals in the world. For 10 days, spread across 5 different screening venues across the city you’ll have the chance to catch more than 50 films included in this years spectacular lineup. Not just about films, there are... Read more »