Archive for January 2011

We can do better than civil unions

Ever since I first heard Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in fall 2008, I’ve been scouting out the perfect rings and planning my dream wedding–even if it meant unleashing my inner Groomzilla from time to time. Now that experience is closer than ever for same-sex couples in Illinois. To read the entire... Read more »

U.S. Census Bureau Reports: Gay Parents Find The South More Welcoming

A New York Times article recently reported that gay parents find the south more welcoming – specifically, Jacksonville, Florida – word?!? I have to admit that this piece particularly caught me off guard because it’s, frankly, unexpected. Perhaps, its because of my own stereotypes of the South but you can’t argue with data. The news... Read more »

Top 10 Hottest Chicago Bears Players...And, How They Can Win This Sunday!

Top 10 Hottest Chicago Bears Players...And, How They Can Win This Sunday!
To be fair, any gay guy can list off a top 10 list of the hottest male Football players today, but, I’ve decided to do something a bit different. Yes, I’m a football fan. No, not just for the nice butts and muscular physiques, but, I genuinely enjoy it. Sidenote:I actually played Varsity football in... Read more »
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A New Web Series: Milk + Honey = Superb!

A New Web Series: Milk + Honey = Superb!
A few weeks ago three female producers, all from Chicago, Asha Kamali, Dana Gills, and Jeanette McDuffie came back home to showcase their latest endeavour. And, I think it’s a pretty unique one. The Milk + Honey Series, produced by Brown Paper Dolls – the ladies’ LA production company, is a fun web series based... Read more »

How Flavorful Is Chicago?

How Flavorful Is Chicago?
Apparently, quite flavorful. McCormick has identified America’s top 10 “Super-Spiced” cities based on consumption of “Super Spices and Chicago ranks number two on the list.   “Chicago is known for its famous “Little Italy” neighborhood and restaurants, Chicago consumes 25,000 pounds of oregano per year. That’s six times the weight of the Field Museum’s T-Rex... Read more »

Nepal: Asia's New Gay Hub?

Nepal: Asia's New Gay Hub?
Nepal, the tiny Himalayan country known for some of the highest mountains in the world, now wants to establish itself as the world’s newest gay destination. Nepal hopes to welcome more than 1 million tourists during the year. The country only recently surfaced from a deadly decade-long conflict in which 13,000 people were killed. The... Read more »
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Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere

Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere
Ex-Floetry Singer Marsha Ambrosius’ new song, “Far Away,” may have one of the most moving messages of 2011, thus far.  The new single hopes to raise awareness against bullying. Inspired by her real-life experience, the clip revolves around a gay friend who is shoved aside by people in his neighborhood due to his sexual orientation.... Read more »

Would you let your son dress like a princess?

Would you let your son dress like a princess?
While lying in bed with the boyfriend, I stumble across a Facebook friend’s link to a story about the “Princess Boy” and his amazing family. Immediately, the television show Criminal Minds goes mute and we begin to listen intensely to what this little boy in a dress has to say. Cheryl Kilodavis and her 5-year-old... Read more »

Football Star Reggie Bush Wants You To Stop Using The Phrase "No Homo!"

Football Star Reggie Bush Wants You To Stop Using The Phrase "No Homo!"
The world seems to be changing in a very “accepting” direction. When major sports athletes stand up and defend gay rights, it makes me so proud. New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush advised his Twitter followers not to use the phrase “no homo” if it offends gay people. Towleroad reports that Bush first posed... Read more »
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