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Wed, Jun 17, 2020
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Cheers! Boystown bars start to reopen as Chicago moves through Phase 3

Raise your glass and get ready to enjoy Chicago's bars, lounges, taverns, and breweries once again – albeit with coronavirus pandemic restrictions. read...

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Fri, May 29, 2020
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Colorful bike racks added in Boystown

Colorful new bike racks were installed along Halsted Street Wednesday, nearly doubling the amount of bike parking in the Boystown neighborhood. 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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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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Tue, Mar 31, 2020
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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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Thu, Mar 26, 2020
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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
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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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Thu, Mar 19, 2020
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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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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
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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
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Hydrate Nightclub and Elixir locations closed Sunday

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

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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
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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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Tue, Mar 10, 2020
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China tech firm sells gay dating app Grindr for $608 million

Chinese tech firm Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. is selling gay dating app Grindr for about $608.5 million, Bloomberg reported. read...

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Thu, Mar 5, 2020
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Scarlet Honolulu brings vodka drinks, RPDR queens, go-go boys – and is rooted in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood

Robbie Baldwin has spent his whole career in the food and beverage industry, from a bar back to an operations manager. read...

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020
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The new North Bar at Sidetrack: colorful, dynamic and open for business

The 2 1/2-year renovation project of the former Cherry Lounge at Sidetrack was capped off with a grand opening party Thursday, Feb. read...

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Fri, Jan 3, 2020
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Worldwide traveler Ryan Cowden launches Travel Advisor Business

After a series of 9-to-5 jobs, Ryan Cowden realized that wasn't the life for him. He wanted to continue exploring, on his own terms rather than those of an employer. And ideally, it would be done from anywhere but Chicago during the city's rough winters. read...

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Fri, Aug 2, 2019
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Online LGBT publication 'Gay Star News' shutters

UK-based LGBT publication Gay Star News has shuttered after eight years. read...

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Sun, Jul 21, 2019
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Andersonville's annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on July 26-28

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) will host the annual Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale on July 26-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily (hours vary by business). read...

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Tue, Jun 18, 2019
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Celebrating Sidetrack: A Boystown favorite hosts 37th Anniversary Party

More than 1,000 attended the 37th Anniversary Party for Sidetrack on Thursday night, June 13, with retro-priced drinks and the normal debauchery of host Dixie Lynn Cartwright. read...

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Thu, Jun 6, 2019
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Big Chicks named Illinois' best LGBTQ hangout

From New York to California and everywhere in between, Orbitz has named the "Best LGBTQ hangouts in all 50 states", and Big Chicks is tops in Illinois. read...

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Sat, Jun 1, 2019
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IKEA is selling a rainbow-colored version of its shopping bag for LGBT Pride

IKEA is selling a rainbow-colored version of its iconic shopping bag in the United States to celebrate LGBT Pride month. read...

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Thu, May 30, 2019
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Rainbow crosswalks arrive in Boystown just in time for Pride

Chicago's LGBTQ community celebrated the official unveiling of seven rainbow crosswalks in Boystown on Thursday. read...

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Tue, May 14, 2019
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Chicagoan talks flowers for Oprah, President Obama, Dolly Parton and other celebrities

Roberto Gonzalez, 43, who lives in Uptown and is openly gay, is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, and has lived in Chicago for 19 years. He is the creative director and owner of Roberto Gonzalez Flowers. read...

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Thu, Apr 25, 2019
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Sonder: The information & experience-filled app for LGBT travelers

The Sonder app, launched in June 2017, brings LGBT tips, trips, experiences, insight and more – from an LGBT team, based in São Paulo and run by its openly gay... read...

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Thu, Apr 4, 2019
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Northalsted Business Alliance announces executive director appointment

The Northalsted Business Alliance announced the appointment of Kevin Richards to Executive Director. read...

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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Marc Engel's Cram Fashion celebrates 10 years

Opening a Boystown boutique for high-end men's clothing in spring 2009 – as the Great Recession was beginning to hit the economy – might not seem like the best idea in hindsight. Yet the results speak for themselves as this month CRAM Fashion, 3331 N. Broadway, celebrates 10 successful years... read...

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