Hoards of LGBT journalists and media professionals are flocking to Chicago this week as the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) hosts its annual event in the Windy City.
This November, Best Gay Cities is taking over the Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort in Gurnee, Illinois for "Heatwave," a first-of-its-kind, over-the-top-all-night dance and slumber party benefiting the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus.
Chicago Rowing Union ( CRU ) — the Midwest's only GLBT rowing team — brought home the gold at Gay Games 9, finishing first in the Men's Four with Coxswain race.
Four years ago the Stonewall Kickball league originated in Washington D.C. with the mission of creating a fun, inclusive sports organization that centered around building a community and raising money for local nonprofits. This fall, the LGBT and ally based organization is coming to Chicago and registration is currently open.
"I have never body painted anyone and I have not been body painted myself. Maybe for the finale they can tag the judges."
"It feels like we have had the most whirlwind year ever. It is unexpected because we never thought it would go outside of Sweden."
"Growing up in New York, the LGBT community never felt separate to me in anyway, they were just my friends, my best friends in most cases."