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Thu, May 21, 2020
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Chicago Pride Fest goes virtual, details announced

Chicago Pride Fest will mark its 20th anniversary with a virtual festival format, organizers announced on Thursday. read...

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Tue, May 19, 2020
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Grabbys Award Show goes virtual for 21st anniversary special

The show must go on, albeit virtually, organizers of the annual Grabbys Award Show announced on Tuesday. read...

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Fri, May 1, 2020
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Big changes for 2020 Market Days and Chicago Pride Fest as event dates shift

Northalsted Market Days, the Midwest's largest street festival, is being moved to Labor Day weekend, Sept. read...

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Fri, May 1, 2020
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International Mr. Leather still on for 2020 as new dates are announced

Update: On May 25, 2020, organizers of International Mr. read...

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Tue, Apr 28, 2020
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Chicagoans looking forward to Pride Month despite pandemic

Pride Month 2020 won't be anything close to what we're accustomed to. read...

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Mon, Apr 27, 2020
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Emotions, change are now the overflowing life of Chicago bartender Joe Lewis

Joe Lewis is the epitome of every bartender, waiter and literally millions of others now out-of-work due to the stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. read...

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Wed, Apr 22, 2020
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Chicago Pride Parade postponed for first time in 50-year history

The Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for Sunday, June 28, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first time that the parade has been postponed or canceled in its... read...

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Wed, Apr 22, 2020
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Chicago Pride Fest postponed, new dates announced for 2020

Pride in Chicago will be a little less festive this June. read...

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Wed, Apr 22, 2020
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Betty Who, Cyndi Lauper, and others to appear in LGBTQ livestream for COVID-19 relief fund

A star-studded, two-hour virtual concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, starting at 7 p.m. read...

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Mon, Apr 20, 2020
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NYC Pride 2020 canceled, Chicago Pride events remain on the calendar for now

The NYC Pride March has been canceled for the first time in its 50-year history, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. read...

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Sat, Apr 18, 2020
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Cram Fashion creates limited edition 'Together' T-shirt

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Boystown's Cram Fashion has created a T-shirt design with the simple message, "Together. read...

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Thu, Apr 16, 2020
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Howard Brown Health and Project Vida partner to expand COVID-19 services in Little Village

Howard Brown Health and Project Vida today announced a partnership to provide expanded medical services in Chicago's Little Village community, offering free, confidential risk assessments for COVID-19 disease. read...

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Wed, Apr 15, 2020
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OUTspoken podcast launches with stories from its past

Since the OUTspoken storytelling night started almost seven years ago at Sidetrack, the audio from the six or seven stories each month has been recorded – and organizers have long had the intention of creating a... read...

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Wed, Apr 15, 2020
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CMSA announces target dates for multiple sport leagues

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) announced new target dates for multiple sports to resume play. read...

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Mon, Apr 13, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Scott Duff is 'cookin' stuff' in his quarantine kitchen

Scott Duff, a Chicago-based actor, comedian, and co-host of Out Chicago, a weekly live talk show for the LGBTQ community airing Sundays from 11 a.m. read...

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Thu, Apr 9, 2020
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Pritzker: 'Everyone needs to think seriously about canceling large summer events'

For the first time since issuing Illinois' stay-at-home order, Gov. read...

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Thu, Apr 9, 2020
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Chicago cuts off liquor sales after 9 p.m.

Chicago will impose a daily 9 p.m. read...

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Wed, Apr 8, 2020
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Fauci: Pandemic has 'shed a light' on health disparities in US like AIDS did with gay people

During Tuesday's daily White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, Dr. read...

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Tue, Apr 7, 2020
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Mayor Lightfoot defends getting haircut: 'I am the face of the city'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended getting a haircut despite Illinois' stay-at-home order. read...

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Sun, Apr 5, 2020
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CMSA amends 2020 schedule due to coronavirus pandemic

The Open Sunday Softball League will not start until June 7, the league's organizer – the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) – announced on Thursday. read...

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Sun, Apr 5, 2020
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How to make a CDC-recommended cloth face mask

The CDC now recommends we wear some kind of cloth face mask when we have to leave home - whether it's to the grocery store or the pharmacy. read...

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Sat, Apr 4, 2020
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Aurora Pride and Buffalo Grove Pride Parade postponed until 2021

The 2nd annual Buffalo Grove Pride Parade, set for June 7, has been postponed – and organizers announced its next parade will be held June 6, 2021. read...

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Sat, Apr 4, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
DJ Deanne is part of the international crew bringing the beats to Quarankiki 3.0

DJ Deanne, celebrating her 20th year delivering the beats, will be the third and final DJ for Quarankiki 3.0 on Saturday, April 4, to support the artists and staff from... read...

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Sat, Apr 4, 2020
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FDA eases ban on gay men donating blood

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced it would ease its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. read...

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Fri, Apr 3, 2020
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'Historic Happy Hour' to feature LGBT Chicago before Boystown 4/3 and 4/27

To combat cabin fever and encourage safe city exploration during shelter-in-place, tour company Chicago Detours is  presenting fun, weekday 20-minute talks as a "Historic Happy Hour for Curious People" and... read...

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