Girls, girls, girls was my initial thought and impression when I attended Equality Illinois' Spring Women's Social at bridal boutique Mignonette, 1747 W. Belmont, in West Lakeview. Since gay men, not complaining either, dominate Chicago it's rare to see so many lesbians and queer women all in one room. I had a great time! I also met the Patti Stanger of our community, Emily Fry. Fry owns In Good Company, a dating service for straight, gay, and lesbian professionals, and was kind enough to offer me advice on meeting and attracting Mr. Right. EQIL's CEO Bernard Cherkasov was also in attendance. It's always great to connect with Cherkasov since he's such sweet guy and is doing great things at EQIL. Congrats to Kevin Mork for organizing such a great and fun event and for his new role as community relations director for the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago; they have a terrific addition! Mork was happy to give back and appeal to sometimes an overlooked demo in the LGBT community.
"EQIL's Spring Women's Social at Mignonette was a fantastic success! A diverse crowd from around Chicagoland came together for the afternoon to socialize, enjoy great food, sip cocktails, and most importantly to support our statewide LGBT-rights work. This social benefited our 501(c)(3) educational arm, Equality Illinois Education Project. With the help of a dedicated group of host committee members and volunteers, we organize two women's socials each year. The next one will take place in the late fall. We are already looking forward to it," said Mork.