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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...

Spend one more day at Hollywood Beach

Spend one more day at Hollywood Beach
It’s going to be a nice Saturday, why not spend one more day at Hollywood Beach – and give back while you’re at it.  It’s the annual Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup tomorrow and you won’t want to miss it. Check my post earlier in the week for the details. Come on, head out to Hollywood Beach one... Read more »

It's time to take care of Hollywood Beach

You’ve had a great time at Osterman Beach (aka Hollywood Beach) this summer and now it’s time to give back to that wonderful mecca of Edgewawter.  This Saturday, September 17 is the Adopt-a-Beach Annual Cleanup – and you need to be there! CLEAN UP?  You expect me to clean up?  YES, I do.  You enjoyed... Read more »
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Get Ready for Northalsted Market Days

Believe it or not – summer is almost over!  Northalsted Market Days is almost upon us, and to me that marks the beginning of the end of summer. Northalsted Market Days IS the Midwest’s largest street festival with an expected attendance of more than 300,000 people (that’s just a few hundred thousand less than our... Read more »

Chicago Cubs release "It Gets Better" video in support of LGBT Youth

With the phenomenon of the “It Gets Better” program which was started by Dan Savage earlier this year, the Chicago Cubs have just released their own video in support of anit-gay bullying. The one-minute long video contains clips from Mike Quade, Bob Dernier, Ryan Demptser, Marlon Byrd, Darwin Barney and co-owner Laura Ricketts who is... Read more »

Get Ready for Chicago's Gay Pride Parade

Get Ready for Chicago's Gay Pride Parade
Coming up this Sunday afternoon (June 26, 2011) hundreds of thousands of people will line the streets of Halsted and Broadway and celebrate Gay Pride with one of the biggest LGBT parades in the country.   To get you geared up and ready for the big event, check out these highlights from last years parade.
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What's new at Hollywood Beach

What's new at Hollywood Beach
We stopped by Hollywood Beach this past weekend and things are moving along for a great summer season.  Chicago beaches officially open in just a few weeks and it can’t come fast enough for most of us. Folks were working at the concession stand getting things on the patio all set up for us, people... Read more »

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 »

Benefit for Trevor Project Tonight at Roscoes

Be sure to stop by Roscoe’s tonight for a Benefit for the Trevor Project. Starting at 10PM and running all night long, drag queens from across the city are joining forces to raise money for a truly worthwhile project and cause – The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a national program that focuses on... Read more »
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Alexandra Billings gets top billing at Gerber-Hart Benefit

Photo Credit: Feast of Fun via Flickr CC Alexandra Billings will take top billing at this years Gerber-Hart Annual Benefit set for October 23rd. Billings, Chicago’s darling, former Pride Grand Marshall, singer, teacher and tv and movie star is coming home to raise money for a worthy cause! The Gerber-Hart Library, located at 1127 W... Read more »