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Downers-Grove-library-cancels-drag-event-after-threats-emerge

  Downers Grove library cancels drag event after threats emerge

Another drag-related controversy is taking place in the Chicago suburbs. On Sept. 12, the Downers Grove Public Library announced it has been forced to cancel an October Drag Bingo event for LGBTQ+ teens after threats were ...


 
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  TV 'Dancing with the Stars' has first drag contestant

The show Dancing with the Stars is recording a couple of firsts in its 31st season—including its first-ever drag queen competitor. Actor and Performer D.J. "Shangela" Pierce—the first contestant to compete on three separate seasons of ...


 
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  Texas drag brunch brings out armed defenders, protesters

The attacks against drag brunches and related events continue around the country—resulting in people going to great lengths to allow the shows to take place. A group of people armed with AR-15-style assault rifles stood guard ...


 
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  TPAN bringing back 'Barlesque' starting Sept. 1

Barlesque is back. On Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at Northalsted/Boystown nightspot Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., Barlesque will kick off. Nightlife figure Khloe Daniels will host introduce this year's bars, performers and choreographers. Attendanc ...


 
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  The Baton's Continental pageants to take place Sept. 2-5

The iconic club known as The Baton—celebrating more than five decades of entertaining with performers who excel in the art of female impersonation, according to the website—will hold its Continental pageants Sept. 2-5 in Chicago. The ...


 
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  WORLD Vietnam's pro-LGBTQ+ move, Grindr kidnappings, Taiwan event

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Vietnam took a major step forward in the recognition of LGBTQ+ rights with the country's Ministry of Health stating that being gay, bisexual or transgender is not a disease and urging medical practitioners to end discrimination ...


 
Drag-show-finally-takes-place-at-UpRising-Bakery-and-Cafe

  Drag show finally takes place at UpRising Bakery and Cafe

After a series of events that encompassed everything from vandalism to meetings with village officials to a visit from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, LGBTQ+-owned Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Cafe finally held its ...


 
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  UpRising Bakery allowed to hold drag brunch, other events

UpRising Bakery—a Lake in the Hills business extensively vandalized after scheduling a brunch event featuring drag performers—will be able to host the rescheduled event and other programs after reaching an agreement with Lake in the Hills ...


 
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  'Spiritual DragCon' debuting in Chicago on Oct. 7-9; speakers sought

Bonnie Violet and at least 18 other drag artists, LGBTQIA+ clergy and other allies are curating the first-ever Spiritual DragCon to take place in Chicago on Oct. 7-9. The conference is being advertised as "is a ...


 
Man-arrested-for-vandalism-of-LGBTQ-owned-suburban-bakery

  Man arrested for vandalism of LGBTQ+-owned suburban bakery

Authorities in Lake in the Hills, a suburb of Chicago, have made an arrest in the case of the vandalism of a bakery that had to cancel an all-ages drag show because of the crime, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Joseph I. ...


 
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  Suburban bakery cancels drag event after controversy, vandalism [UPDATE]

After protests, controversy and repeated vandalism, a suburban bakery's planned all-ages drag show/brunch has been canceled, ABC 7 Chicago reported. ...


 
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  Touche holds fundraiser for Windy City Times

Leather bar Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., held its regular Friday fundraiser on July 8—and the fortunate recipient this time was Windy City Times. Approximately $200 were raised during this benefit raffle. Touche has been a ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"I'm not gay. I'm not straight. I don't know what I am. I love people. … I refuse to be anything, really, except for open to it all."—Kesha (without the dollar sign) makes this revelation in ...


 
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  Chicago Pride Fest adds new features to the outdoor celebration

The Chicago Pride Fest outdoor celebration returned June 18-19, as local Pride events lead up to the parade on Sunday, June 26. The festival featured music on three stages and more than 150 vendors running down ...


 
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  States might make having kids at drag events a felony; LGBTQ+ groups respond

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Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini wants to make it a felony for any parent to bring a child to a drag event, WFLA reported. MYSA also noted that Republican Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton announced on ...


 
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  MUSIC Grag doll: Brazilian drag queen makes waves in the U.S.

Chicago Pride Fest 2022 promises to be hotter and more exciting than ever. This popular festival features a wide variety of musical acts on three stages and is surrounded by numerous vendor booths up and down ...


 
MUSIC-Transgender-RuPaul-Drag-Race-alum-Peppermint-composes-Letter-to-past-lovers

  MUSIC Transgender 'RuPaul Drag Race' alum Peppermint composes 'Letter' to past lovers

Miss Peppermint is a drag artist who made a name for herself while slaying on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Eventually coming in second place, Peppermint made herstory by being the first out trans ...


 
Gerber-Hart-unveils-Pride-Month-events-with-Drag-Bad-Gays-sneak-peek

  Gerber/Hart unveils Pride Month events with 'Drag,' 'Bad Gays,' sneak peek

Gerber/Hart Library has revealed the events it will host for Pride Month. —On Saturday, June 4, at 3 p.m., Gerber/Hart will celebrate the release of Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age with Unabridged Books ...


 
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  FILM 'The Adventures of Priscilla' to show nationwide on June 2

Iconic Events Releasing will kick off Pride Month with a special nationwide rerelease of MGM's classic 1994 Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Screenings will take place in select theaters nationwide on ...


 
Queen-of-the-Universe-winner-Grag-Queen-in-Chicago-on-June-3-and-19

  'Queen of the Universe' winner Grag Queen in Chicago on June 3 and 19

Grag Queen—the Brazilian drag queen who won the reality-competition show Queen of the Universe, and who just released her first English-language single, "You Betta"—will be in Chicago twice next month. ...


 
Chicago-part-of-Taco-Bell-Drag-Brunch-tour

  Chicago part of Taco Bell Drag Brunch tour

Starting next month, Taco Bell is launching the Taco Bell Drag Brunch—a five-stop restaurant tour that aims to celebrate drag culture and the LGBTQ+ community, Food and Wine noted. Taking place at five Taco Bell Cantina ...


 
Dance-Divas-return-to-Baton-July-31-and-Aug-1

  Dance Divas return to Baton July 31 and Aug. 1

-- From a press release

Showcasing Chicago dancers in a night of music, dance, and laughter, Chicago Dancers United presents Dance Divas 2022, a party and performance Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Baton Show Lounge ...


 
THEATER-Otherworld-hosting-sci-fi-drag-fantasy-cabaret-Hyperfantasia-on-May-11

  THEATER Otherworld hosting sci-fi drag fantasy cabaret 'Hyperfantasia' on May 11

Otherworld Theatre Company, 3914 N. Clark St., has announced a special one-night-only performance of the sci-fi fantasy drag cabaret show Hyperfantasia, to be staged Wed., May 11. Employing original music ...


 
Wisconsin-LGBTQ-History-Project-showcases-History-of-Milwaukee-Drag-starting-June-27

  Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project showcases 'History of Milwaukee Drag' starting June 27

-- From a press release

Milwaukee, WI. - A History of Milwaukee Drag: Seven Generations of Glamour, by local historians Michail Takach and BJ Daniels, will be released Monday, June 27 by The History Press. For nearly 150 years, Milwaukee has ...


 
FILM-TV-New-Drag-Race-All-Stars-to-only-feature-previous-winners

  FILM/TV New 'Drag Race All Stars' to only feature previous winners

In a watershed moment in "RuPaul's Drag Race" history (or herstory), all eight returning queens on season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars have won previous seasons of "Drag Race" or "All Stars," Variety noted. ...


 
RuPauls-Drag-Race-British-Invasion-show-in-Chicago-on-May-21

  'RuPaul's Drag Race British Invasion' show in Chicago on May 21

The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race UK are coming to the United States this May for a week of live shows in six major cities. Produced by Voss Events and World of Wonder, RuPaul's Drag Race British Invasion will launch May ...


 
LGBTQIA-focused-talent-group-launches-in-Orlando-Chicago-and-Miami

  LGBTQIA+-focused talent group launches in Orlando, Chicago and Miami

Orlando-based experiential marketing company, 82 South, Inc., has launched MODE (Made on Diversity and Equality) Talent Group this month to promote LGBTQIA+ and other underrepresented talent for bookings in fashion ...


 
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  BenDeLaCreme talks about new tour, 'Drag Race'

Drag artist BenDeLaCreme is racing back into Chicago for a solo tour after postponing due to the COVID pandemic. The openly gay RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star is bringing "BenDeLaCreme is…Ready to be Committed" to Thalia Hall ...


 
Werq-the-World-Tour-at-Rosemont-July-23-and-at-Hard-Rock-Aug-12

  'Werq the World Tour' at Rosemont July 23 and at Hard Rock Aug. 12

The "RuPaul's Drag Race Werq the World Tour" will stop at the Rosemont Theater on Saturday, July 23, and the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana on Friday, Aug. 12. ...


 
WORLD-Singapore-ruling-journalist-killed-Ukraine-items-Flee

  WORLD Singapore ruling, journalist killed, Ukraine items, 'Flee'

Singapore's highest court dismissed a challenge by three LGBTQ+-rights activists against a law criminalizing sex between men ruling that since authorities did not enforce the law, it did not breach plaintiffs' ...


 
Hell-in-a-Handbag-Productions-presents-The-Drag-Seed

  Hell in a Handbag Productions presents 'The Drag Seed'

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (February 25, 2022) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 20th anniversary season with a revival of its popular comedy The Drag Seed, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller ...


 
Drag-figure-Edie-coming-to-Davenports-on-March-4

  Drag figure Edie coming to Davenport's on March 4

Best known for her role as the emcee in Cirque du Soleil's long-running hit show Zumanity, at the NY-NY Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Edie will be performing at Chicago venue Davenport's, 1383 N. Milwaukee ...


 
Ginger-Minj-paints-on-A-Little-More-Mascara-in-La-Cage-aux-Folles

  Ginger Minj paints on 'A Little More Mascara' in La Cage aux Folles

Joshua Allen Eads took the world by storm as drag artist Ginger Minj on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race. After being the runner-up for that season, Minj returned to the franchise for the second ...


 
FireLake-Drag-Champagne-Brunch-on-Feb-27

  FireLake Drag Champagne Brunch on Feb. 27

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel spot FireLake, 221 N. Columbus Dr., will host the Drag Champagne Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 27, now at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Attendees can sip on mimosas and dine on brunch delicacies while dancing along to ...


 
Artifact-Events-hosting-Feb-26-Golden-Girls-themed-drag-brunch

  Artifact Events hosting Feb. 26 Golden Girls-themed drag brunch

In remembrance of the late and great Betty White, Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., will host a Golden Girls-themed Drag Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 26. Attendees can enjoy bottomless mimosas, musical drag performances, sketches, photo ...


 
PASSAGES-Jeffrey-Wayne-Jef-Morgan

  PASSAGES Jeffrey Wayne ("Jef") Morgan

Jeffrey Wayne "Jef" Morgan, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack while shoveling snow on Jan. 2. He was 58. Jef was the well-loved manager at Little Jim's on ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Kennedy-Center-drag-series-Bjork-awards-Wil-Wheaton

  SHOWBIZ Kennedy Center, drag series, Bjork, awards, Wil Wheaton

Returning to the Kennedy Center Opera House with an audience for the first time since 2019, the 44th Kennedy Center Honors ceremony recently honored a music-heavy class of Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Motown founder Berry Gordy ...


 
Kit-Kat-Lounge-hosting-Kamayan-feast-Oct-24-

  Kit Kat Lounge hosting Kamayan feast Oct. 24

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted St., in honor of Filipino American History Month, will host a special "diva-infused" Kamayan feast featuring Chef Jordan Andino on Sunday, Oct. 24. Andino is the creative ...


 
DRAG-Utica-Queen-finds-a-home-in-Chicago

  DRAG Utica Queen finds a home in Chicago

Ethan Mundt rose to fame as Utica Queen in season 13 of the Emmy-winning show RuPaul's Drag Race. Ultimately placing sixth in the competition, this young, gay 25-year-old showed creativity and personality. Mundt's latest project, Homecoming ...


 
Urban-Village-Church-hosting-drag-worship-service-Pride-prom-Oct-10

  Urban Village Church hosting drag worship service, Pride prom Oct. 10

On Sunday, Oct. 10, Urban Village Church (UVC) will host a drag worship service at its Wicker Park site, 1012 N. Noble St. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. (CST) with performances from local drag artists, including ...


 
Andersonville-Homecoming-Sept-24-26-line-up-vendors-safety-protocols-announced-

  'Andersonville Homecoming' Sept. 24-26; line-up, vendors, safety protocols announced

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Sept. 15, 2021) The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up and vendors for Andersonville Homecoming--a three-night, two-day outdoor festival featuring ...


 
TELEVISION-Drag-Race-Queer-Eye-Pose-among-Creative-Emmy-winners

  TELEVISION 'Drag Race,' 'Queer Eye,' 'Pose' among Creative Emmy winners

Three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies took place Sept. 11-12 and Netflix's The Queen's Gambit led the way with nine wins going into next weekend's Primetime Emmys, Deadline reported. LGBTQ+ individuals and shows also scored se ...


 
Next-OUTspoken-show-Sept-7

  Next OUTspoken show Sept. 7

An OUTspoken Storytelling Night taking place Tuesday, Sept. 7, will offer tales told by six people who will relate their stories of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective. The entertainment will start at 7 p.m. ...


 
Lips-Drag-Queen-Show-Palace-celebrates-two-years-with-grand-reopening

  Lips Drag Queen Show Palace celebrates two years with grand reopening

--From a press release

CHICAGO Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, today announced they will celebrate two years on Chicago's iconic Motor Row with reimagined performances, a new show night and a dynamic new cast to deliver its one-of-a-kind ...


 
Taste-of-River-North-cancelled

  Taste of River North cancelled

On July 29, the River North Residents Association, along with theMART and Duff Entertainment, announced the cancellation of the 2021 edition of Taste of River North. The event was slated to take place Aug. 20-21 at ...


 
OUTspoken-storytelling-to-host-six-takes-from-LGBTQ-perspective

  OUTspoken storytelling to host six takes from LGBTQ+ perspective

--From a press release

The month of August is hot - but OUTspoken at the Sidetrack will be even hotter on Aug. 3 when six storytellers will tell tales of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective! The program will start at 7:00 pm at ...


 
LGBTQIA-tavern-to-open-in-Uptown-this-fall-

  LGBTQIA+ tavern to open in Uptown this fall

2Bears Tavern Group—which owns and operates Andersonville's The SoFo Tap and Meeting House Tavern as well as Rogers Park's Jackhammer—is opening 2Bears Tavern Uptown in the former Nick's on Wilson space at 1140 W. Wilson Ave. ...


 
Mercury-Theater-Chicago-open-house-July-10-11-Honey-West-new-Venus-Cabaret-director

  Mercury Theater Chicago open house July 10-11; Honey West new Venus Cabaret director

--From a press release

Chicago (June 14, 2021)— Mercury Theater Chicago will celebrate its reopening plans at an Open House at the Venus Cabaret, 3745 N. Southport Ave, on July 10 and 11, 2021. The Open House will be a ...


 
Drag-March-for-Change-on-June-13

  'Drag March for Change' on June 13

The second annual Drag March for Change will take place Sunday, June 13. The event will kick off on the corner of Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street (in Boystown/Northalsted) at 1 p.m. Last year, a coalition ...


 
Temple-Beth-El-to-offer-Drag-Queen-Story-Time-on-June-5

  Temple Beth-El to offer 'Drag Queen Story Time' on June 5

Temple Beth-El, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Northbrook, will hold "Drag Queen Story Time" on Saturday, June 5, 4-4:45 p.m., on Zoom. The all-ages event will feature Merriam Levkowitz, described on a flyer as "Chicago's premier ...


 
Pride-Parade-coordinator-provides-latest-on-the-likely-scenario-for-event

  Pride Parade coordinator provides latest on the 'likely scenario' for event

Tim Frye, the coordinator of the 2021 Pride Parade, told Windy City Times that the assessment of this year's event has not changed over the last few weeks. The official statement/assessment at this point is: "We ...


 
Drag-Race-finalists-GottMik-Rose-to-perform-in-Chicago-on-May-28-30

  'Drag Race' finalists GottMik, Rose to perform in Chicago on May 28-30

Voss Events announced that RuPaul's Drag Race finalists GottMik and Rose are joining the cast of the springtime edition of outdoor-concert series Drive 'N Drag Saves 2021. The tour stops by Chicago's Soldier Field on May ...


 
Newest-competitors-on-RuPauls-Drag-Race-revealed-

  Newest competitors on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' revealed

VH1 revealed the cast for the 13th season of RuPaul's Drag Race, premiering Friday, Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. After winning six Emmy Awards this year and becoming the most awarded reality competition show in ...


 
New-narrative-podcast-offers-lesbian-rocker-slice-of-life-

  New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

Podcast attached below

For audiophiles in search of punk rock tongue-in-cheek lesbian dramedy-driven narrative storytelling, look no further: "Tampon Rock" is here. The podcast, from Anthem and iHeart Radio, focuses on lesbian bandmates Deja and Chloe as they navigate ...


 
OUTspoken-Storytelling-to-host-tales-from-LGBTQ-perspectives-Nov-10

  OUTspoken Storytelling to host tales from LGBTQ perspectives Nov. 10

--From a press release

Another exciting OUTspoken Storytelling Night will offer the perspective of four Chicagoans telling life's stories from their LGBTQ+ viewpoint or that of their close friends and relatives, Tuesday, Nov. 10, starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. ...


 
Arts-in-the-Dark-Halloween-Parade-this-year-a-drive-through

  Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, this year a drive-through

--From a Chicago Park District press release

CHICAGO: LUMA8, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District and Presenting Sponsor, the Blommer Chocolate Company, is pleased to announce Arts in the Dark - an UPSIDE ...


 
Nightlines-1990-2001-Nightspots-2001-2015

  Nightlines 1990-2001, Nightspots 2001-2015

Throughout the 1990s, Nightlines focused on the LGBTQ entertainment scene, from the bars to the stage and everything in between. With the new millennium came a significant format change as Nightspots focused in on the bar ...


 
DRAG-Miss-Toto-builds-a-full-bodied-career-in-Chicago

  DRAG: Miss Toto builds a full-bodied career in Chicago

Miss Toto blew into the Windy City toting a tornado of talent after leaving Cumberland, Maryland behind. Toto quickly made a name for herself as "Chicago's Bodybuilder Barbie" and landed bookings all over the city. Toto ...


 
PASSAGES-Former-Northalsted-bartender-Eric-Sangster-dies-at-37

  PASSAGES Former Northalsted bartender Eric Sangster dies at 37

Northalsted bartender Eric Sangster died Sept. 17 unexpectedly at the age of 37. At the time of this article's publication, Sangster's cause of death is unknown. Sangster was born June 4, 1983, on a Jacksonville, North ...


 
PASSAGES-Gay-business-owner-nightlife-figure-Bob-Yeaworth-dies

  PASSAGES Gay business owner/nightlife figure Bob Yeaworth dies

Gay business owner and promoter Robert "Bob" Yeaworth died Sept. 14 from complications due to his ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) diagnosis. He was 64. Yeaworth was born Sept. 17, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Disco-fundraiser-drag-queen-dies-Randy-Rainbow-Outfests-tribute

  SHOWBIZ Disco fundraiser, drag queen dies, Randy Rainbow, Outfest's tribute

Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers and Kathy Sledge, and Marti Gould Cummings are slated to perform at a virtual Studio 54-themed event/fundraiser for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research on Tuesday, Sept. 15, ...


 
PASSAGES-Medusas-owner-Dave-Shelton-passes-away

  PASSAGES Medusa's owner Dave Shelton passes away

Dave Shelton, a.k.a. Dave "Medusa" Shelton—so named for his trademark frizzy locks— "just was different," recalled his good friend of 45 years, Richard Cooke. Shelton was the proprietor of the iconic nightspot Medusa's on Sheffield in ...


 
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  Gerber/Hart fall benefit Sept. 12-13

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives fall benefit—"Saving LGBTQ History: Archives in a Time of Activism"—will take place Sept. 12-13 at the venue, 6500 N. Clark St. On those days, there will be a series of 90-minute ...


 
Holocaust-Museums-virtual-soiree-Sept-2

  Holocaust Museum's virtual soiree Sept. 2

On Wed., Sept. 2, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center's Women's Leadership Committee will host its annual soirée virtually. The event will stream live from a studio with a star-studded line-up featuring a musical performance by ...


 
Virtual-OPALGA-scholarship-gala-slated-for-Oct-24

  Virtual OPALGA+ scholarship gala slated for Oct. 24

OPALGA+/Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association will hold a virtual scholarship gala Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The event will feature video clips from the organization's scholarship winners, the Founder's Award celebration and opportunities ...


 
Documentary-about-Miss-Continental-pageant-released

  Documentary about Miss Continental pageant released

Independent nonprofit filmmakers The Reporters Inc. have released The Queens—a feature-length documentary celebrating the transgender women of the internationally revered Miss Continental female impersonator pageant. Nearly a decade in the ...


 
-SHOWBIZ-John-Waters-Billy-Eichner-Trans-Nonbinary-Kids-Mix-RuPaul

  SHOWBIZ John Waters, Billy Eichner, 'Trans & Nonbinary Kids Mix,' RuPaul

Gay filmmaker John Waters (Serial Mom; Hairspray) is the latest face of the French fashion brand Saint Laurent, Out.com noted. He appears in a suit from the brand with black shades, shot by David Sims. "My ...


 
RuPauls-Drag-Race-All-Stars-winner-revealed

  'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' winner revealed

On July 24, top three finalists Jujubee, Miz Cracker and Shea Coulee competed in a three-way lip sync for their legacy and the "All Stars" crown during the finale of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Coulee ...


 
La-Cage-aux-FUN-opening-weekend-at-A-villes-The-Bird-Cage

  La Cage aux FUN, opening weekend at A-ville's The Bird Cage

Photos by Joseph Stevens Photography ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE DRAG RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Jaida revs up for a drive-in performance

Jaida Essence Hall (real name: Jared Johnson) won the twelfth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. America's current drag superstar is from Milwaukee and began performing in the early 2010s. Her drag family includes mothers Tajma Hall ...


 
Survey-open-for-potential-Boystown-name-change

  Survey open for potential Boystown name change

Northalsted Business Alliance is asking for the public to weigh in on the "Boystown" moniker. The Alliance has published a survey asking community members' opinions on the Lake View neighborhood, which was officially designated an "LGBTQ+ ...


 
Petition-urges-Boystown-name-change

  Petition urges Boystown name change

An online petition launched late in June is demanding that the "Boystown" neighborhood designation be changed to a term that is more inclusive of the entire LGBTQ community. The petition—which is on Change.org and was authored ...


 
Last-call-for-Little-Jims

  Last call for Little Jim's

Longtime Lake View tavern Little Jim's shut its doors July 2. Billing itself as "the original hookup bar," Jim Gates opened Little Jim's in 1975, and it was one of the first gay bars in the Boystown area. Gates sold the ...


 
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  COVID-19 Replay closes July 5-6 after employee tests positive

The restaurant Replay Andersonville, 5358 N. Clark St., is closing July 5-6 after owner Mark Liberson posted on Facebook that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. On July 5, Liberson posted, "While this post is not ...


 
Pride-Fest-Chicago-goes-virtual

  Pride Fest Chicago goes virtual

Chicago's beloved annual Pride Fest made the move to Twitch for a special Virtual Pride Fest, presented by Northalsted Business Alliance and Gilead Sciences. The virtual fest streamed on the platform over two nights, Saturday, June ...


 





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