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Billy Eichner dislikes gay slurs but says intent is important when used
December 14, 2018

Out comedian Billy Eichner has said that he dislikes gay slurs but that intent is important when such terms are used.

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SKIN Productions' December Octane raised funds for Lakeview Pantry
December 14, 2018

Renowned DJ Joe Gauthreaux came to Chicago for the final Octane Party of 2018, held Dec. 8 at Fantasy Nightclub in Boystown.

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Mercedes Tyler showcases diverse display of local talent
December 6, 2018

Mercedes Tyler was a club-kid in the nightclubs of Cincinnati, Ohio, always drawn to goth, alternative, and industrial music, and most often dressed in all-black, combat boots, chains, rosaries, and long skirts.

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Gus Kenworthy, Billy Eichner, Hannah Hart react to Tumblr's decision to ban adult content
December 6, 2018

Gus Kenworthy, Billy Eichner and Hannah Hart are among the LGBT celebrities who have reacted to Tumblr's decision to ban adult content.

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Elton John: 'Let's make HIV testing normal and break the stigma'
December 6, 2018

In an op-ed, out British singer Elton John calls for everyone to know their HIV status.

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Out singer MNEK says he's 'a minority within a minority'
December 1, 2018

In a recent interview with Idolator, out singer MNEK described himself as "a minority within a minority."

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Grindr president reportedly said he's opposed to same-sex marriage
December 1, 2018

Scott Chen, the president and former CTO of the gay hook-up app Grindr, reportedly wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post that he's opposed to same-sex marriage.

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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus rings in holiday season with weekend performances
November 29, 2018

For 35 years the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus has been showcasing the best of the community through its whimsical performances and this weekend, their 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo celebrates the holiday season as well as their milestone season.

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Shawn Mendes says he's felt pressure to 'prove' he's not gay
November 27, 2018

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, singer Shawn Mendes talked about the pressure he feels to prove he's not gay.

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One-mile Santa Speedo Run on Dec. 8 is a Boystown tradition
November 27, 2018

The annual Santa Speedo Run on Saturday, Dec. 8, is a holiday-time tradition that brings a bevy of scantily-clad runners, walkers and watchers to Boystown for the one-mile journey around the neighborhood, all to benefit the Center on Halsted.

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Photos: Fisher hits Chicago for two sold-out shows at Concord Music Hall
November 27, 2018

In an astounding 2 night sellout, EDM tech house artist Fisher hit the decks on Sunday, Nov. 18 to a roaring Chicago crowd. He's been on the road for quite some time now on his "Losing It" tour, titled after his hit song that has been taking the tech house community by storm.

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Photos: SKIN Productions celebrates annual Butterball Party
November 27, 2018

SKIN Productions held its anniversary celebration on Saturday night, Nov. 24, with the annual Butterball Party at Fantasy Nightclub in Boystown.

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'I Am Living Productions' brings monthly Tea Dance parties to Chicago with unique musical sound
November 21, 2018

Brock "Beau" Guidry launched his Sunday Funday daytime Tea Dance/dance party production company this summer, and there was no doubt what he'd call it, especially since he wanted to attract a wide variety in the crowd.

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Boystown bars welcome crowds on 'Black Wednesday'
November 20, 2018

Whether you call it Black Wednesday, Blackout Wednesday or Drinksgiving, the night before Thanksgiving is unofficially considered one of the single biggest party nights of the year.

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Musclemen, pit bull puppies mix for 2019 calendar from celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz
November 18, 2018

Photographer Mike Ruiz's 2019 calendar, "Bullies and Biceps," is a mix of muscles and mega-cute pit bull puppies.

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Jussie Smollett objected to his 'Empire' character having a white boyfriend
November 18, 2018

Out actor Jussie Smollett said in a recent radio interview that he did not want his Empire character to have a white boyfriend.

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Chad Griffin steps down as Human Rights Campaign president
November 16, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, on Thursday announced that Chad Griffin was stepping down as its president.

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Gus Kenworthy, Jennifer Lewis, Rita Ora to guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4'
November 14, 2018

Gus Kenworthy, Jennifer Lewis and Rita Ora are among the celebrities who will be guest judging on the upcoming season of VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.

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Concord Music Hall presents Fisher, one of the most electric DJ's in the scene right now
November 14, 2018

DJ and producer Fisher, the man behind one of 2018's immortal house bangers "Losing It", hits Chicago for two headline shows this weekend.

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Michael C. Hall says he's 'not all the way heterosexual'
November 12, 2018

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Michael C. Hall said that his sexuality is fluid.

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Will & Grace's Sean Hayes says he was taught to keep his sexuality secret
November 8, 2018

Out actor Sean Hayes, who is best known for playing Jack McFarland on the NBC comedy Will & Grace, has said that he was taught to keep his sexuality a secret.

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Chicagoan Angel Saez wins Mr. Gay USofA 2018 Title
November 8, 2018

This time, the trip from Houston back to Chicago was so much more memorable for Angel L. Saez, who, in mid-October, won the title Mr. Gay USofA 2018.

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PrettiBoiRoq talks body-shaming, Nicki Minaj, President Obama, and support of transgender
November 2, 2018

PrettiBoiRoq released "Wanna Be Me" in mid-October, a direct shot at online trolls who body-shamed him after his last music video went viral.

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Adam Lambert loves 'heart' that Rami Malek brings to Freddie Mercury role
November 2, 2018

Out singer-songwriter Adam Lambert has praised Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which opens Friday.

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Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski dating 'Flipping Out' alum Trace Lehnhoff
October 30, 2018

Queer Eye's food and wine guy Antoni Porowski has reportedly split from long-term partner Joey Krietemeyer and is dating Flipping Out alum Trace Lehnhoff.

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David Hernandez talks Beyonce, Prince, and his new 20-song album
October 30, 2018

David Hernandez has just released his second studio album, "Kingdom: the Mixtape", through his own label. Self-produced and recorded in various home studios in Los Angeles, Kingdom is Hernandez' first full album release since "I Am Who I Am", released in 2011.

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