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Charles Busch at Pride Arts Jan. 21-22
January 18, 2018

Tony Award nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree and two-time MAC Award winner, Charles Busch, who performed two sold-out shows at Pride Arts Center in January 2017, will return on Jan. 21-22 with "Charles Busch: My Kinda '60s."

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Center on Halsted to host Black History Month Series in Feb.
January 18, 2018

Center on Halsted (COH) will host a series of Black History Month events in February. 'The At the Intersections' series will kick-off on Thursday, Feb. 1 with Quiet Storm: The Art & Times of Black LGBTQ Life.

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Florida man robbed at gunpoint by Grindr date
January 18, 2018

Florida police say a man was attacked and robbed at gunpoint by a man he met on Grindr, a popular dating app for gay and bisexual men.

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Gay figure skater Eric Radford qualifies for Winter Olympics
January 18, 2018

Out Canadian pairs figure skater Eric Radford and his skating partner Meagan Duhamel have qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Play Ball – Mark Sakalares takes over as Commissioner of CMSA's Open Sunday Softball league
January 16, 2018

Mark Sakalares, who has played, coached and umpired for years in the Open Sunday Softball league, run by the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA), has added a new role: Commissioner.

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RuPaul named best reality show host at Critics' Choice Awards
January 13, 2018

RuPaul, the host of VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race, was named best reality show host at Thursday's 23rd Critics' Choice Awards.

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Aurora group hopes to start a pride parade in western suburbs
January 12, 2018

Activists are making a push to bring a "G-rated" pride parade to the western suburb of Aurora.

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Ricky Martin reveals he's married to Jwan Yosef
January 11, 2018

Out singer Ricky Martin revealed on Wednesday that he and conceptual artist Jwan Yosef secretly tied the knot.

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Celebrating David Bowie Feb. 23 at Vic Theatre
January 9, 2018

After performing rapturously received and critically lauded shows in early 2017, Celebrating David Bowie returns this year with a brand new Bowie show spanning his entire career, which will be stopping locally in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 23 at the Vic Theatre.

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Chechen man who apologized for coming out gay says he was forced to apologize
January 9, 2018

A Chechen man who came out in a Time interview, then apologized on national television, now says he was coerced into making the statement.

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Ryan Murphy says his father beat him after finding out he's gay
January 7, 2018

Director Ryan Murphy said Friday that his father beat him after finding out he's gay.

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Queer history comes to life in 'Mattachine' podcast
January 6, 2018

In growing genre of thrilling serialized podcasts like "Serial" and "S-Town," there is the dreaded moment when you realize you have no episodes left -- the excitement, drama and in-depth reporting that have enraptured you for the last few weeks (or few hours if you're a binger) have come to an end and you're on to the search for the next great occupier of your time. The perfect podcast must be interesting, well-researched, impactful and most of all true.

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Shaun T builds friendship with Chicago resident Michael McBride – anchored around singing, Instagram
January 5, 2018

A few years ago, Shaun T spotted a singer on Instagram and was hooked.

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The Shaun T Transforms America Tour stops in Chicago on Jan. 7
January 5, 2018

His resume is deep: motivational speaker, fitness trainer, fitness motivator, businessman, television personality and choreographer. Dig deeper and you'll see that Shaun T also is a new father to two baby boys (born last November), openly gay, and married since October 2012 to Scott Blokker, himself a former professional soccer player.

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Lambda Legal bids farewell to Jim Bennett, Chief Development Officer
January 4, 2018

Jim Bennett, Chief Development Officer at Lambda Legal, will be departing the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit LGBT legal advocacy organization after a successful 11-year career—first as the Midwest Regional Director, then as leader of the fundraising team.

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Mike Pence's Aspen neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' banner outside his home
January 2, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence's neighbors trolled him with a "Make America Gay Again" banner outside his Aspen, Colorado vacation home.

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Cell Block continues as neighborhood, fetish-friendly bar under new leadership
January 2, 2018

Matthew Dontje has moved into the Head Bartender role at Cell Block in Boystown, and is focused on helping the neighborhood bar with a fetish-friendly attitude realize a new era while maintaining its rich history and tradition.

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Man's Country closing after 44 years with 13-hour NYE celebration
December 31, 2017

Man's Country, the historic gay bathhouse located in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, will close its doors forever following a 13-hour disco party that beings New Year's Eve.

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Report: Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS council by FedEx letter
December 29, 2017

President Donald Trump reportedly fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Wednesday.

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Aaron Carter says he's open to dating men
December 27, 2017

Recently out singer Aaron Carter said in an interview this week that he's open to dating men.

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