Top 10 Feature Articles of 2018

ChicagoPride.com
December 30, 2018

Chicago native and ChicagoPride.com features editor Ross Forman loves the Windy City. Each month, he highlights the people and places that make Chicago’s Boystown unique. Here are his Top 10 feature articles - ranked by clicks on the GoPride Network - from 2018.

Pictured: Chicagoans Dusty Carpenter and Sam Albright get engaged on stage in front of Spring Awakening crowd of about 2,500

Chicago native and ChicagoPride.com features editor Ross Forman loves the Windy City. Each month, he highlights the people and places that make Chicago’s Boystown unique. Here are his Top 10 feature articles - ranked by clicks on the GoPride Network - from 2018.

Pictured: Chicagoans Dusty Carpenter and Sam Albright get engaged on stage in front of Spring Awakening crowd of about 2,500

1

Dylan Geick has been going nonstop since last fall when he started freshman-year classes at Columbia University in New York City.  Let's see ... 

2

Plans have begun for the inaugural Buffalo Grove Pride Parade next June – thanks to a dedicated, motivated, openly-lesbian 12 year-old.

3

Tommy DeLorenzo always looks for a fun theme with a positive message when preparing for the annual Chicago Pride Parade – and for 2018, the theme is, "Harmony."

4

They moved to Chicago in 2008 and within a year or so, David Brown and Auston Matta were already contemplating a move to California, probably San Diego, which is about a six-hour drive from Phoenix, where most of their families live.

5

Sam Albright knew a surprise was forthcoming on Friday, June 8, during DJ Markus Schulz' set on Spring Awakening Music Festival's Trance Arena stage.  Albright's boyfriend of seven years, Dusty Carpenter, told him that, but that's all he knew.

6

Bradley French has gone airborne to bring a new, modern look – he produces brilliant drone videos.

7

In 1996, Matthew Harvat and a bunch of friends from Chicago went to Hotlanta, a large, long-gone circuit party.  They were at the main dance event when the venue ran out of bottled water.  The hotel where the party was held rolled out some catering carts with stacks of plastic cups and pitchers of water for people to help themselves.

8

Eli Okrey doesn't know his plans yet for Pride Sunday (June 24) in Chicago, when the city will seemingly turn into one oversized rainbow flag.  He is excited and happy to celebrate, but admittedly is very scared, too.

9

It's time to get very personal with mega-popular, openly gay, muscle-packed singer Steve Grand, who lives in suburban Chicago and shot to worldwide fame five years ago with his viral video song sensation "All-American Boy.”

10

Karsten Sollors keeps expanding his music portfolio, which started as a DJ – as a hobby – in the late-1990s, and a professional DJ for seven years.  He also has been producing his own music for four years.

 

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