Special Recreation

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Thu, Jun 13, 2019
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Navy Pier Pride returns with all-day family-friendly event

Navy Pier Pride will soar onto the Pier with flying colors for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, June 29, offering a variety of festivities to embrace diversity and celebrate... read...

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Thu, Mar 28, 2019
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Gus Kenworthy 'saddened' by homophobic remarks against LGBT ski event

Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy on Tuesday responded to homophobic comments left on a Twitter post promoting an LGBT ski event in Colorado. read...

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Sun, Mar 3, 2019
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Talking sports with Jake Lenz

Jake Lenz has been playing gay sports in Chicago for four years, first starting with flag football through the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA), and he also has played tennis (singles and doubles) and dodgeball. read...

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Mon, Oct 15, 2018
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Artistic Halloween Parade showcases city diversity downtown on Saturday

Chicago's "Great Street" comes alive this Saturday, October 20th, as the "Arts In The Dark Halloween Parade," in its fourth year, moves from Columbus Drive into the iconic heart of... read...

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Sat, Jul 7, 2018
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Father, son will cycle together in 15th annual Ride For AIDS Chicago

Steven Acosta is excited, not nervous, for his second time participating in the Ride For AIDS Chicago, two-day, 230-mile bicycle ride benefitting the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN). read...

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018
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More than 2,000 will be Proud To Run on Saturday along the lakefront

A long-running Pride weekend tradition continues Saturday morning, June 23, as the 37th annual Proud To Run – featuring both a 10K and 5K run, and 5K fun walk – will be held at Montrose Harbor. read...

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Thu, Jun 14, 2018
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Supercharge your Fourth of July weekend-to-weekend at an all-LGBT resort

The Fourth of July falls smack within the middle of the week this year, making it the perfect time to plan a weekend-to-weekend getaway to an all-LGBT resort just a... read...

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Wed, Mar 7, 2018
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Sporting Love: High-level, openly-gay athletes mix sports, budding relationship

Over the past few months, Javier Ruisanchez and Michael Dumaine have had two major moments in their high-profile sporting lives and their joint personal journeys as openly-gay high-level athletes. read...

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Wed, Jan 24, 2018
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Gay Games 10 in Paris could bring record numbers of participants

Registration for Gay Games 10, scheduled for Aug. 4-12 in Paris, has surpassed 6,000 participants – and with about 200 days before the Opening Ceremony, it is the highest total at this point for any past Games, and more than 1,500 in comparison to where Chicago (in 2006) and Cologne,... read...

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Fri, Jan 5, 2018
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Shaun T builds friendship with Chicago resident Michael McBride – anchored around singing, Instagram

A few years ago, Shaun T spotted a singer on Instagram and was hooked. read...

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Fri, Jan 5, 2018
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The Shaun T Transforms America Tour stops in Chicago on Jan. 7

His resume is deep: motivational speaker, fitness trainer, fitness motivator, businessman, television personality and choreographer. Dig deeper and you'll see that Shaun T also is a new father to two baby boys (born last November), openly gay, and married since October 2012 to Scott Blokker, himself a former professional soccer... read...

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017
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More than 250 participate in annual Santa Speedo Run, generating $70,000 for charity

The 7th annual Santa Speedo Run – a colorful, creative and certainly eye-catching one-mile run through Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, starting and ending on Saturday morning, Dec. 2, at Sidetrack – raised more than $70,000 for the Center on Halsted. read...

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Thu, Nov 30, 2017
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Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run returns to Boystown, Saturday Dec. 2

This Saturday, Dec. 2, the streets of Boystown will once again be filled with more than 200 speedo-clad Santas dressed in holiday cheer running through the chilly streets of Chicago's gayborhood as the Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run returns for a seventh year. read...

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Wed, Jul 12, 2017
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Ride For AIDS Chicago brings memories, much-needed funds for TPAN

The 14th annual Ride For AIDS Chicago – a 2-day, 200-mile bicycle ride benefitting the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN), held July 8-9 – raised more than $470,000, with funds still coming in through Aug. 15. read...

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Thu, Jul 6, 2017
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Richard Dickson set to cycle 200-miles in his second Ride For AIDS Chicago

After a few cocktails, Richard Dickson was asked, or, more like it, told that he should participate in the annual Ride For AIDS Chicago. That was a year ago, after several gin & tonic drinks. read...

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Sat, Jun 24, 2017
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Proud to Run breaks 2,000 runners in 2017 (PHOTOS)

Proud to Run (PTR) celebrated its 36th year with over 2,000 registered runners and walkers participating in the annual 10K run and 5K run/walk along Chicago’s lakeshore at Montrose Harbor on Saturday, June 24. read...

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017
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Over 2000 runners expected for Proud to Run, June 24

Proud to Run celebrates its 36th year supporting Chicago's LGBT community in its traditional healthy and fun way. The annual 10K run and 5K run/walk, organized by an all-volunteer, community-based board, steps off this morning. read...

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017
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Zac Hansen preps for Proud To Run 10K with thousands of other Chicagoans

Zac Hansen is running the 10K Proud To Run race on Saturday morning, June 24, along with plenty of friends and work colleagues. read...

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017
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Team Cesar's looks to claim team titles, again, in Proud To Run Chicago

A team of 11 representing Cesar's on Broadway, including restaurant manager Steven Kopp, is once again participating in the 36th annual Proud To Run on Saturday morning, June 24, along the lakefront in Chicago. read...

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Wed, Jun 7, 2017
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View From The TOP fundraiser in Boystown generates needed funds for TPAN

The 2nd-annual View From The TOP fundraiser for the Ride For AIDS Chicago and the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) on Sunday, June 4, drew more than 300 attendees and more than $20,000 was raised. read...

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Thu, Jun 1, 2017
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Major fundraiser benefiting the Ride For AIDS Chicago is June 4, overlooking Boystown

Randy Mitchell embraces the picturesque view of Chicago from a rooftop along North Halsted Street in the heart of Boystown. The city's skyline makes for memorable photos, with a Sunday Funday backdrop, as cocktails are plentiful and a hot tub is ready to truly enjoy the setting. read...

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Thu, May 4, 2017
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2017 AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Sunday, Oct. 1

Chicago-area residents will band together for equity and justice for individuals living with and vulnerable to HIV at the 16th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 1. The event will start and finish at Soldier Field in Chicago, and courses for the 5k walk and the 5k/10k... read...

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Thu, Mar 23, 2017
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Coach Walker has shined on the softball field – and proud to be an out advocate

Kirk Walker considered medical school, but instead opted for softball coaching. And boy has he had success on the field, in that field. read...

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Tue, Mar 14, 2017
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Annual SCOTCH Bowling Tournament was a striking success – with a 300-game

The annual Second City Open Tournament - Chicago (SCOTCH) Bowling Tournament drew 140 participants in early-March, with representatives from 14 states, including Nevada and North Carolina. read...

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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That's a Strike: Bowling tournament brings action, laughs and memories

The 4th annual SCOTCH Bowling Tournament, representing the 29th annual International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO) tournament in Chicago, is set for March 4-5 at Waveland Bowl (3700 N. Western Ave.). read...

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