September 20, 2012
A classified ad in Gay Chicago this week reads:
Gay white male, late 20s, Greek/passive and French/active/passive seeks gay, bi, married males, 30-48 who are Greek/active for good times. Please respond with letter and photo to: Occupant, 3710 N. Pine Grove, Box #304, Chicago, IL, 60613.
In Ron "Polish Princess" Helizon's Ron's Town in Gay Life, he writes: "They'll be singing ‘Happy birthday' butch-style, as one of Chicago's landmarks celebrates its 21st anniversary Sept. 25-27. The Gold Coast is the leather bar. Stop by and wish the staff a happy one. Tasteful champagne will be served at midnight Friday and Saturday.
"Spin Cycle: A Musical in Two Loads," by Rick Karlin and Frank DePaul, is presented by Slightly Off Broadway Productions in association with the Performance Community at the Theater Building, 1225 W. Belmont.
In this week's Outlines Lawrence Ferber interviews filmmaker John Waters and Lorraine J. Affourtit talks to author Sarah Schulman.
Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, 224 panels, is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
Organized by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Veterans of America, openly gay Washington state Congressional candidate, Col. Magarethe Cammermeyer, speaks at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted.
Imani Umoja, a discussion group for gay/bi brothers of color, meets at Sinai Family Health Centers, Grand Blvd. Plaza, 5401 S. Wentworth.
LifeSing presents the "2nd Annual In Harmony," an evening of Broadway and Opera, to benefit Howard Brown Health Center in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Performing are Kathy Taylor, Tracy Welborn, David Girolmo, and the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus.
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.
What happened to Pudgy?
Does the Windy City Gay Naturist Group still exist?
Who remembers Dandy's?