Posts in category "Around Town"

We are truly insignificant

With all the in-fighting and politicking going on lately, sometimes we need to step back and realize just how insignificant we really are. Please take 6 minutes and 41 seconds from your oh so busy life and watch this video – and then breathe! The Known Universe from AMNH on Vimeo.

Rosie O'Donnell engaged - expects to get married over Christmas

Rosie O'Donnell engaged - expects to get married over Christmas
Chicago has been good to Rosie O'Donnell, she announced to her show audience last Friday that she's engaged!  CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you! Yep, she and partner Michelle Rounds will apparently be "tying the knot" during the Christmas break - I think that's wonderful.  But I have a feeling that she won't be doing it here in Illinois, she'll most likely be flying back to New York where same-sex couples now enjoy the benefit of marriage....here in Illinois we only have Civil Unions. So why doesn't she get married here, well quite frankly it's because Illinois only offers same-sex Civil Unions - not full marriage like they do in New York and six other states (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, DC).  What's the difference you ask between Civil Unions and Marriage?  A LOT!  Click through to read more about the differences between marriage and civil unions...

I still don't have the Gay Decorating Gene

A while back I put out a plea for decorating help after I purchased my new condo and couldn’t decide how to paint the “arches” separating the rooms. After a huge discussion here on ChicagoNow and on my Facebook Page I finally made a decision on how to paint those arches and wanted to let you... Read more »
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Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'

Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'
If you’ve spent ANY time in Boystown, then you are familiar with “Patty the Pin Lady”.  For years she has spent time on Halsted selling pins, red ribbons, candy and other assorted items to raise money for AIDS Charities – she has raised more than $50,000 – which is a huge feat unto itself, but... Read more »

Don't miss Chicago's ONLY Halloween Parade

Don't miss Chicago's ONLY Halloween Parade
For the 15th consecutive year, head to Boystown for the ONLY Halloween Parade in the city – and it’s a doozie! Personally, I’m taking a break from Halloween this year, but that doesn’t mean you should!  Get to Boystown tonight for one of the best parades of the whole year – the North Halsted Street... Read more »

Are you Marathonning this weekend?

Don’t forget the Chicago Marathon is this Sunday and part of the route will be going right through Boystown! As usual, the Chicago Marathon (sorry I won’t call it by that Bank name – they’re on my shit list already and I don’t even bank with them) will be passing through Boystown taking Sheridan Road... Read more »
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Massive Changes to 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Massive Changes to 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade
Love or hate it, the Chicago Gay Pride Parade will be a completely different event in 2012 based on a report in the Chicago Sun Times. The past few years of the Chicago Gay Pride Parade have seen some raucous partying, and that's all about to change - drastically!  According to the report the 2012 parade will be shorter, will have a different start point and will have a different start time...

Are you Dining Out for Equality

It’s that time of year, the time when we support our favorite causes without going to gala after gala with tickets way to expensive for most of us to enjoy, but instead get to “Dine Out” at our favorite restaurant where part of the proceeds from the evening benefit an organization.  Next week on September... Read more »

Put 'Out at Raven' on your calendar

I just got this press release from Raven Theatre regarding their ‘Out at Raven’ event on October 21st and I just had to share it with you! About “Out at Raven”Raven Theatre continues to reach out to the LGBTQ community through their event series, “Out at Raven”. Now in its second year, this series shows Raven’s... Read more »
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Ride the CTA this weekend and enjoy Art On Track

Back for another year, this Saturday an 8-car CTA Loop Train will play host to the World’s Largest Mobile Art Exhibition – ART ON TRACK! Last year we had an amazing time on the Art Train, you can check out some pictures of the event here and watch this video: Art on Track runs Saturday, September... Read more »