One of the most beloved actors of our time shares the New York Times bestselling story of how he learned to live with an open heart.
Early in his career, shortly after rising to fame as television's Dr. James Kildare, Richard Chamberlain took on the role of Hamlet on the English stage. The play contained a lesson the actor has remembered throughout his life: "To thine own self be true." But for Chamberlain these were not always easy words to live by. Even as he won the adoration of millions of fans, this handsome, charming, debonair leading man seriously questioned his own self–worth, living a life haunted by personal insecurity despite decades of immense popular success in memorable roles in Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds, Shogun, and other television dramas. Finally, with the help of friends and guidance from spiritual teachers, including Krishnamurti, Chamberlain began the sometimes painful but deeply rewarding process of reconciling his deepest self with his public persona. Now, in Shattered Love, he poignantly recounts his lifelong struggle to find happiness. Tracing a fascinating path through his meteoric rise to success, he chronicles his struggle to come to terms with his own imperfections, his growing desire to be honest about his sexual orientation, and his yearning to live with an open heart. And along the way he imparts the lessons he has learned about overcoming our own self–imposed obstacles to happiness: the importance of listening to our own instincts instead of listening only to others, not demanding the impossible of ourselves, and allowing ourselves to explore negative feelings in order to move forward.
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Tue Jul 29
TONIGHT | Tony Tripoli is headed to Boystown for the first time to perform his stand-up show at Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St. It's all a part of The Divine Decadence Series, a four-show extravaganza hosted by The Cabaret Project's Amy and Freddy.
Fri Jul 25
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will hold its National Convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago August 21through August 24 with a full lineup.
Tue Jul 22
Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov was one of the LGBT leaders from across the country invited to the White House East Room Monday morning to witness President Obama sign two executive orders protecting LGBT Employees from Workplace discrimination.
Mon Jul 21
Top Trending this week on ChicagoPride.com: Illinois Safe Schools Alliance names new executive director; Andy and Lana Wachowski open private studio for TransLife Center benefit; plus Anna Paquin, star of 'True Blood,' wants to make bisexuality 'boring'
Mon Jul 21
Today in Out Chicago. Kyle Hustedt is in the studio to talk about The Cabaret Project's, "Divine Decandence" series, and super hot, super gay comic Tony Tripoli (writer for Joan Rivers) live from L.A.
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association is holding its national conference here in Chicago. National Board members and conference organizers Rick Stuckey and Sharif Durhams talk about what's in store.
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Sun Jul 20
The Board of Directors at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the "Alliance") is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Papini as its new Executive Director. Anthony is currently the Founding Director for the LGBTQA Resource Center at Northeastern Illinois University.
Fri Jul 18
Register now for AIDS Run/Walk Chicago. Event registration is $30-$45 in advance; $50 on-site. Registration includes the official t-shirt and other swag. To register as a fundraising individual or as a team, visit www.aidsrunwalk.org or call (312) 334-0946.
Thu Jul 17
For years, Andy and Lana Wachowski, the award-winning directors and producers of such films as The Matrix, V for Vendetta, and Cloud Atlas, have kept their Hollywood secrets hidden from the general public.
Wed Jul 16
The Ride For AIDS Chicago participants and crew return today. Come welcome these road-weary riders home during a closing ceremony, which begins at 4 p.m. in Evanston. Details on ChicagoPride.com.
Sun Jul 13