Archive for July 2010

Obama & Gay Issues: Part 1

It feels great to say that we finally have a President that listens – truly listens – to our needs and rights within the gay community. This is a bit of old news but I feel compelled to talk about it. Back in April, new rules issued by President Obama gave same-sex couples visitation rights at all... Read more »

Crimson Lounge's "White Party" Recap

  The handsome K-Dock men, (L) David Dodd, Tee Lam, Rannon Harris, Tony Williams and Kean Ray, pose with the “angels” of the White party. K-Dock’s first event Saturday night at the Crimson Lounge proved to be a huge success. Hundreds of Chicagoans, and out of towners – more than 500 people – showed up to... Read more »

The Offensive Phrase: "No Homo"

Are you terrified that people may think you’re gay? No worries, hip hop has coined a phrase to get you out of the stickiest situations. Read on… I remember the first time I heard the phrase, “no homo.” I laughed and shrugged it off as ignorance, but, then, I kept hearing it from different people,... Read more »

The Top 10 Reasons President Obama Would Make the Perfect Gay Man

  I’ve been watching President Obama very closely over this last year or so in office. And, I’ve concluded, after much thought and debate, that Obama would make the perfect gay man. He knows how to keep his cabin in order, dress nice, hangout with some beautiful ladies, and knows how to have a good time. I’ve comprised a... Read more »

Chicago's "White Party" Event

Here’s a great event where you can have fun and give back to the community.  The K Dock Team, a media group in Chicago ran by five very impressive gay men, is partnering up with Vital Bridges, an organization that helps people throughout the Chicagoland area that are impacted by HIV/AIDS to improve their health... Read more »

Chicago's Black Pride Recap 2010

Chicago’s Black Pride celebrated its 11th Anniversary the first week in July, usually held during the July 4th weekend. The week-long celebration is arguably one of the most important events in Chicago’s African American LGBT community.  Throughout the week, many African American LGBTs attend seminars, poetry slams, movie screenings, comedies, and a grand outdoor festival,... Read more »

Our Family Wedding

I watched this hilarious comedy last night called, “Our Family Wedding.” Rarely do you get a movie about an African-American family and Latino Family joining together through comedy.  Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), who’s surprisingly really funny, and Carlos Mencia (“Mind of Mencia”) star in this clash-of-cultures comedy about two overbearing dads who... Read more »

Lenox And The Second City

Welcome to the mighty adventures of a young, gay, black male living and exploring Chicago. Some may remember me from my previous blog, Young, Black and Gay (check out some of my older posts!),now, I’m reloaded and ready to take on the Second City, gay issue by gay issue. I plan to tackle issues affecting the... Read more »

A Dazzling New Hotspot: deca

A Dazzling New Hotspot: deca
When you think of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, A Four Seasons Hotel, you immediately think of stuffy older folks with plenty of cash to spare on really expensive dishes. Well, that has changed! A new resturant, Deca Restaurant + Bar, which opened in May, is already winning fans throughout the Windy City. And, get this, it seems to have removed all... Read more »