Gay life in Chicago this week, back in...
Popular gay and gay-friendly restaurants include the Fallen Angel, 2636 N. Clark St.; the Quiche Me Lorraine Café, 3133 N. Clark St.; and Greg & Dave's Snack & Dine, 2737 N. Clark St.
(Image: Live Jane Edwards – Gay Chicago June 14, 1984)
Music Playlist in Gay Chicago courtesy of Ed Hibler at Touché: 1) "Heartbeat" – Psychedelic Furs; 2) "State of Shock" – Jacksons; 3) "Boys Do Fall in Love" – Robin Gibb; 4) "Emotional Warfare" – Silent Running; 5) "Dancing in the Dark" – Bruce Springsteen; 6) "Rhythm of the Streets/Shoot the Moon" – Patti Austen; 7) "When Doves Cry" – Prince; 8) "Darling, Don't Leave Me" – Robert Gori; 9) "Cross My Heart" – Parking Meters; 10) "I Can Dream About You" – Dan Hartman; 11) "Progress" – Sparks; 12) "Wouldn't It Be Good" – Nik Kershaw; 13) "Infatuation" – Rod Stewart; 14) "Regrets" – Eurythmics; 15) "Don't Tell Me" – Blancmange.
Headlines on the cover of Gay Life read: "Dems' Historic Platform Calls for an End to Anti-Gay Bias, Bigotry"; "'The Rainbow includes lesbians and gays' Jesse Jackson's historic words"; "City seeks more input on survey of gay community"; and "'I Love Lake View,' a growing community is throwing out the ‘gay ghetto' mentality."
In the clubs and bars this week: Different Strokes, 4923 N. Clark St. holds a two-day Rummage Sale; the third annual wine tasting takes place at Paris Dance, 1122 W. Montrose; it's the Grand Opening of InnExile, 5758 W. 65th St.; and attention Handsome Hunks, it's Mr. Big Red's Contest at Big Red's, 3729 N. Halsted.
(Image: Banana Tunnel Club – Gay Chicago June 28, 2001
The Lincoln Park Lagooners take a Boat Ride on Lake Michigan Aboard the Trinidad.
The Lesbian and Gay Progressive Democratic Organization holds its general meeting at the Bailiwick Theater in the Jane Addams Center, 3212 N. Broadway.
A meeting for the Chicago March on Washington Committee takes place at the Rodde Center, 3225 N. Sheffield.
Headlines on the cover of this week's Outlines read: "Homeless youth. Coping on the streets of Chicago" and "Rep. Pullen, gay man to Reagan AIDS commission."
A champagne and ice cream social is held as a fundraiser for Democratic Ward committeeman Bob Remer (48th) at Ann Sather's in Andersonville, 5207 N. Clark. Remer, one of the most solidly supportive local politicians of the gay and lesbian community, organized the city's first official gay and lesbian democratic ward caucus.
Kinheart meet and talk with Tracy Baim, managing editor of Outlines Chicago, at 2214 Ridge, Evanston.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of "Pink Flamingos" is available at Specialty Video, 3321 N. Broadway and 5225 N. Clark St.
Church of the Open Door, 5954 S. Albany, hosts "Home-Buying Seminar for Black Gays and Lesbians."
An organizational meeting for the North Shore Fairy Gardeners' Guild is held. The move to form a gay/lesbian garden club was initiated by Rogers Park's most honored gardener Dennis LoBue.
(Image: Gay Chicago Cover – Gay Chicago January 5, 1995)
Gossip maven Billy Masters writes in Gay Chicago: "My favorite story of the week comes from our beloved Royals in England. Seems that the Queen Mum was so delighted with her hip replacement surgery three years ago, she's decided to get the other hip replaced while she is still a spry 97! She's insistent that the same doctor operate on her, since he was ‘a miracle worker.' Normally this wouldn't be a problem – except in the intervening years, this respected male doctor has undergone a sex change operation and is now a woman! The Queen Mum reportedly doesn't care one way or the other, but Liz, Maggie and Chuck don't like the idea of a transsexual operating on a member of the royal family."
A Letter to the Editor from Michael O'Connor headlined "'Journalists' missed point of celebration" begins: "The politically illiterate, self-hating, groin-worshipping, wannabe-tabloid paparazzi at Babble/Gab school of journalism drop-outs are an affront to everything politically empowering in the gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual communities.
"If these shameless, dimwitted, paparazzi princesses spent more time gathering an informative sentence or two concerning the lesbian and gay pride celebration at the Belmont rocks, as opposed to spending their time bumping and grinding against any unsuspecting stranger who fell prey to their unscrupulous sexual traps, maybe, just maybe, they would have heard that the lesbian and gay pride celebration at the rocks has never been just a ‘f*cking party.'"
Effective August 1, 1997, STOP AIDS Lakeview Center will be located at 3651 N. Halsted adjacent to the Brown Elephant.
Café Pride, an under-age coffeehouse subsidized by several lesbigay youth groups, is open 8:00 p.m.–Midnight at Holy Covenant, 925 W. Diversey.
Thanks go to publishers Michael Bergeron for Chicago Gay Crusader, Ralph Gernhardt for Gay Chicago, Grant Ford and Chuck Renslow for Gay Life and Tracy Baim for all the publications at the Windy City Media Group, which aided the above research. St. Sukie de la Croix is an internationally published reporter, playwright, photographer and historian. He is also the author of the book Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall published by the University of Wisconsin Press.
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