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Fri, Apr 3, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
'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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Tue, Mar 31, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Pritzker extends Illinois stay-at-home order through April 30

Illinois' stay-at-home order has been extended until April 30, Gov. read...

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Tue, Mar 31, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Virtual dance party continues to be a worldwide success for Hydrate Nightclub

Thousands of people from around the world danced, at home, during Quarankiki: H2O Festival Edition on Saturday, March 28. read...

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Tue, Mar 31, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
NYC nurse who died of COVID-19 was a gay man

The first reported case of a nurse in New York City dying from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, was a Chicago-born gay man. read...

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Tue, Mar 31, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
OPEN LETTER Census 2020: The LGBTQ+ community counts

It's a new decade, and that means it's time to complete the Census. read...

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Sun, Mar 29, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Coronavirus stimulus package includes $155 million for HIV programs

The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump includes $155 million for HIV programs. read...

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Thu, Mar 26, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Chicago's lakefront, trails shutdown during coronavirus pandemic

Chicago's lakefront, along with the Riverwalk and 606 Trail, are now closed the public in an effort to keep people from congregating during a statewide stay-at-home order. read...

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Thu, Mar 26, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
2020 Pride In The Park canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Organizers for Pride In The Park announced Thursday afternoon they were canceling the event, originally scheduled for June 27-28, due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. read...

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Thu, Mar 26, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Quarankiki: H2O Festival Edition returns Saturday night

Don't fret another Saturday night at home, Quarankiki: H2O Festival Edition is set for March 28. read...

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
A list of relief funds for Boystown bars, restaurants and employees

Bars and restaurants across Chicago and state-wide have been forced to close their doors in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), as ordered by Illinois Governor J.B. read...

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Quarankiki: Online dance party for Hydrate Nightclub and Elixir staff raises over $10K

More than $10,000 was raised at the Quarankiki virtual dance party, held Saturday, March 21, to benefit the employees of Chicago's Hydrate Nightclub and Elixir, both owned by LKH Management. read...

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Sat, Mar 21, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Hydrate brings virtual dance party on Saturday night: Quarankiki, with 4 renowned DJs

Everyone will be dancing at home Saturday night, March 21, on day one of Illinois' stay-at-home order, but the folks at Hydrate Nightclub have the answer: Quarankiki, set to start... read...

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Fri, Mar 20, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
International Mr. Leather postponed due to coronavirus

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

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Fri, Mar 20, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Illinois governor issues stay-at-home order effective Saturday

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a statewide stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). read...

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Thu, Mar 19, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski – a gay marriage opponent – loses Democratic primary

Illinois Representative Dan Lipinski lost the Democratic primary to a liberal challenger on Tuesday. read...

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Thu, Mar 19, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Lesfic authors host #lesficforthepandemic Facebook party

More than two dozen leading authors of lesbian fiction are participating in the #lesficforthepandemic party on Facebook this Sunday, including Chicago-based author Elizabeth Andre. read...

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Thu, Mar 19, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to give televised address from City Hall Thursday

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to give a televised address about coronavirus (COVID-19) Thursday. read...

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Thu, Mar 19, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Ravenswood distillery now making hand sanitizer

A Ravenswood distillery, known for its gin and whiskey, is producing hand sanitizer to assist in maintaining supply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. read...

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Wed, Mar 18, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
PrideFest Milwaukee postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds will be a little less colorful this June. read...

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Tue, Mar 17, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic postponed due to coronavirus

The 11 remaining regional contests, plus this year's new Wild Card event, and the finale of the 7th annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic in June have all been postponed due to... read...

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Tue, Mar 17, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
CMSA suspends all game play, events through at least May 9

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) announced Tuesday that is expanding its suspending all game play through at least May 9, as well as team practices or social events, in... read...

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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Illinois closing all bars, restaurants in response to coronavirus

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Sunday afternoon ordered all restaurants and bars across the state to close at the end of the business day on Monday in response to the... read...

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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Hydrate Nightclub and Elixir locations closed Sunday

Update: Shortly after Hydrate's announcement, Illinois Gov. read...

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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Chicago officials crack down on bars, restaurants selling alcohol as coronavirus cases rise

City officials announced Sunday new precautionary measures for bars and restaurants that sell liquor across Chicago as the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state continue to rise. read...

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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Big Chicks and Tweet to close for at least 14 days starting Monday

Uptown favorites Big Chicks and Tweet have responded to fast-moving developments in the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with a self-imposed quarantine for two weeks starting at the end of the business day... read...

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