It's no secret that Boystown has been going through major changes over the last couple years, with bars and restaurants closing down and springing up in storefronts throughout the gayborhood. While oftentimes these changes mean bidding adieu to long-established haunts, this weekend Halsted Street saw the return of an old favorite.
Wade Gasque's beautifully rendered Tiger Orange, a story of gay brothers Chet (Mark Strano, who also co-wrote screenplay with Gasque) and Todd (Frankie Valenti aka porn-star Johnny Hazzard) who different paths in life, like Ken Roht's Perfect Cowboy, has the ability to restore a person's faith in the lost art of gay indie American filmmaking.
Crazy Bitches (Film McQueen) is a twisted slasher comedy with an unexpected ending twist from director/actress Jane Clark (Meth Head).
Pope Francis appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to be the next archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, a moderate on social issues such as same-sex marriage, will replace Cardinal Francis George, a conservative and vocal opponent of marriage equality in Illinois.
"I think in terms of gay and straight fans, people who are attracted to my music can see beyond all those things."
"I want to continue to pave the way and knock down doors to make things easier for people after me and of course changing people’s perspective."