Trending: Smollett arrested; hate crime victims speak out; Xo Carrington shines at Scarlet; and The Baton turns 50

GoPride News, ChicagoPride.com
February 24, 2019

At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network from February 16 - 23, 2019.

At ChicagoPride.com, Sunday means that it's time to look back at the week in gay news - in and out of Chicago - as covered by the GoPride.com News Staff. The top local and national stories of interest as ranked by popularity on the network from February 16 - 23, 2019.

1

Anthony DiFiore and the team at Neverland Events & Artist Management have taken a major business step in 2019 – beyond the dance parties for which Neverland is known.

 

2

Chicago police on Thursday released a mugshot for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who turned himself in to police hours earlier on a felony charge of disorderly conduct in filing a false police report.

3

Xo Carrington – one of the four diva hosts for The Takeover, held every Sunday night at Scarlet Bar in Boystown – is, in reality, the full realization of everything Tyler Joseph didn't think he was allowed to be growing up.

 

4

With the Thursday morning announcement by Chicago police that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett sent a threatening letter to himself and paid two men $3,500 to stage an alleged hate crime attack against him, some people - particularly conservatives - have taken a near-celebratory tone.

5

Jonathan Pelan was at the IML Victory Party several years ago when he approached Matthew Harvat, curious what he'd need to do to be a go-go dancer for future events from CircuitMOM Productions, which Harvat runs.

6

The Baton Show Lounge celebrated its 50th anniversary in Chicago's River North neighborhood on Thursday, Feb. 21. The celebration was bittersweet as the iconic club and its owner Jim Flint prepare for a move to the Uptown neighborhood.

7

In a statement posted Thursday on Twitter, out musician Adam Lambert announced new music.

 

8

In an interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Broadway star Ben Platt discussed his sexuality for the first time publicly.

 

9

Out tennis legend Martina Navratilova has penned an op-ed against transgender athletes competing in women's sports.

10

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett surrendered to authorities Thursday morning and was charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. Police said the actor staged a hate crime against himself.

 

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