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Wed, Apr 15, 2020
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Orlando Gay Days celebration rescheduled to later this year

Gay Days, which started in 1991 as an informal gathering for gays and lesbians at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando Florida, will be postponed to later in the... 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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Thu, Jun 7, 2018
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Third annual Navy Pier Pride celebrates LGBTQ+ community and culture with fun, family-friendly pride

Kicking off Monday, June 18, the third annual free Navy Pier Pride event will consist of a full week of family-friendly festivities in honor of the LGBTQ+ community, culminating in... read...

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Mon, Mar 5, 2018
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LGBT wedding expo, March 18

The 2018 LGBT Wedding Expo will be held Sunday, March 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at Hotel Chicago, 333 N. Dearborn St. read...

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Mon, Aug 8, 2016
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International Asians and Friends conference in Chicago Sept. 1-5

Asians & Friends Chicago will host the International Friendship Conference (IFCON) 2016—a conference for the LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander community—Sept. 2-5. read...

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Fri, Jul 22, 2016
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Trump offers protection and support to LGBTQ comminty

In his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention Thursday evening in Cleveland, Republican Presidential nominee Donal Trump offered words about the LGBTQ community never before heard from a GOP presidential candidate: read...

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Fri, May 27, 2016
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IML 2016 welcomes leather and fetish community to Chicago

International Mr. Leather opens Friday welcoming the leather and fetish world to Chicago this Memorial Day weekend. read...

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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NLGJA to hold national convention, LGBT summit in Chicago

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will hold its National Convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago August 21 through August 24 with a full lineup. read...

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Thu, Jul 3, 2014
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Lakeside Pride Band performs at Oak Park Fourth of July Parade Friday

The Lakeside Pride Freedom Marching Band will make its third annual appearance at the Oak Park Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. read...

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Thu, Jun 19, 2014
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Proud to Run 5K races through Chicago's lakefront Pride Parade weekend

Proud to Run celebrates their 33rd annual LGBT 5K race on Saturday, June 28, 2014 along Chicago's lakefront. read...

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Thu, Jun 12, 2014
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SKYY and Freedom to Marry toasts to Marriage Equality

SKYY Vodka and Freedom to Marry are teaming up to promote marriage equality nationwide. read...

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Thu, May 8, 2014
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IML 2014 welcomes leather and fetish community to Chicago, May 22-26

While LGBT festivals in Chicago like the annual Pride Parade and Market Days draw hundreds of thousands to the Windy City, nothing quite says "Oh my god!" like the annual International Mr. Leather conference and competition. read...

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Wed, Sep 11, 2013
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Mr. International Rubber announces judges

Mr. International Rubber (MIR) has announced the judges for MIR 17, to be held Nov. 8-10 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. read...

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Mon, Aug 26, 2013
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NLGJA National Convention & LGBT Media Summit 2014 in Chicago

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association has announced its next convention will take place in Chicago. read...

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Wed, Jun 26, 2013
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Leaders of MCC Church: Freedom and Equality Won!

Global leaders of the historic Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) praised the decisions of the Supreme Court today as it ruled on California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage... read...

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Mon, May 20, 2013
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Reeling film festival announces 2013 dates and new staff

Chicago Filmmakers, the presenting organization of Reeling, the world's second oldest LGBT film festival, announced today return dates for the festival after its 2012 hiatus. read...

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Fri, Apr 19, 2013
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Orlando experiences "One Mighty Weekend" this June

This summer, major LGBT event promoter Johnny Chisholm announces an unforgettable dance and party experience during the annual gay days weekend in Orlando, Florida, which attracts approximately 150,000 gay and... read...

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Tue, Aug 28, 2012
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EQIL hosts cocktail party at Republican convention

Equality Illinois (EQIL), a gay and lesbian advocacy group is hosting a cocktail party tonight in Florida at the Sheraton Sand Key Beach Resort at the invitation of Illinois GOP... read...

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Tue, May 1, 2012
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Rockford's first-ever Pride fest aims to unify, educate and build a better future

Rockford, Illinois will celebrate their inaugural Pride Fest on Saturday June 9th, 2012. Organizers expect 2,000 to 5,000 attendees to the festival which will include civil union ceremonies throughout the day, live entertainment, vendors and guest speakers. read...

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Fri, Mar 30, 2012
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International Gay Coaches Conference 2012

The first-ever International Gay Coaches Conference, hosted by the Gay Coaches Alliance (GCA), will be held May 4-6 at the beautiful Easton Mountain Retreat Center for Gay Spirituality, near Albany,... read...

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Mon, Mar 12, 2012
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IGLTA hosts 2012 convention in Brazil

The 29th Annual Global Convention of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association in Florianopolis, Brazil (12-14 April) is touted as the gay tourism industry's premier networking and educational event,... read...

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Mon, Jul 25, 2011
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Human Rights Campaign launching a bus tour for gay marriage

The Human Rights Campaign is launching a cross-country bus tour through 11 states that currently ban gay marriage. read...

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Mon, May 30, 2011
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Eric Guttierez named International Mr. Leather 2011

Eric Guttierez, Mr. Leather Europe 2010, was named International Mr. read...

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Wed, May 25, 2011
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'Leatherman' book out just in time for IML Weekend

Yes, it is upon us again, that weekend when the leathermen of the world congregate here in the Windy City for a weekend of kink, pleasure and pain: The International... read...

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Tue, May 24, 2011
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International Mr. Leather invades Chicago this weekend

International Mr. Leather welcomes the leather and fetish world to Chicago this Memorial Day Weekend as more than 50 contestants from across the U.S. read...

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