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Sat, Aug 8, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Photos: Northalsted Market Days through the years

The 39th annual Northalsted Market Days, the Midwest's largest street festival, was originally scheduled for this weekend, Aug. read...

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Mon, Aug 3, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees; Virtual Ceremony in October

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this year's Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be virtual and webcast on October 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. read...

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Mon, Aug 3, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Sidetrack's OUTspoken returns for 7th year

OUTspoken, the monthly LGBTQ+ storytelling held at Sidetrack, is back and ready to launch into its seventh year – but via Zoom. read...

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Wed, Jul 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Northalsted seeks community input on Boystown nickname

The Northalsted Business Alliance has launched an online survey as it begins an outreach to businesses and the community-at-large seeking input on the use of “Boystown” to promote the entertainment... read...

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Fri, Jul 10, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Petition to keep Boystown nickname gains momentum as debate heats up

A new online petition in favor of keeping the “Boystown” nickname is gaining momentum as the debate takes center stage in Chicago's LGBTQ community. read...

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Fri, Jul 10, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Northalsted announces inclusion efforts amid calls for change to Boystown name

The Northalsted Business Alliance on Friday announced initiatives to enhance efforts aimed at providing a welcoming and inclusive neighborhood for all. read...

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Wed, Jul 8, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Batter Up: CMSA's Open Sunday Softball League begins play on July 12

The sweet sound of summer softball is coming back Clarendon and Margate Fields on the north side of the city with the Open Sunday Softball League, run by the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA). read...

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Tue, Jul 7, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Petition calls for name change of Chicago's Boystown neighborhood

A new petition with more than 600 signatures is calling for a change in name of Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, claiming it encourages systemic transphobia, racism and sexism. read...

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Fri, Jul 3, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Celebrating Chicago's Michael McBride: Award-winning Musical Director

Michael McBride was at home one night last month in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, sitting on his couch with his dogs and clenching his husband's hand. read...

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Fri, Jun 26, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
ACTIVATE:CHI drops plans for solidarity march tied to Pride Sunday following controversy

ACTIVATE:CHI, a grassroots activist organization, late Friday announced that it is dropping plans for a solidarity march this Sunday following concerns raised by Brave Space Alliance, a Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ organization located... read...

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Tue, Jun 23, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
'Chicago Is a [Digital] Drag Festival' with Shea Coulee, June 30

"Chicago Is a [Digital] Drag Festival", a two-hour jam-packed live-stream hosted by Chicago's own Shea Couleé, will take place Tuesday, June 30, at 8 p.m. read...

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Tue, Jun 23, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Two solidarity marches to replace Chicago's annual Pride Parade on June 28

Chicago's Pride Parade won't march this year, but that isn't stopping community activists from planning a solidarity march, two separately-organized peaceful marches to be exact. read...

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Tue, Jun 23, 2020
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Roscoe's and Berlin drop T Rex amid allegations of racism

Trannika Rex has been dropped by Roscoe's Tavern and Berlin Nightclub following allegations of racism. read...

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Wed, Jun 17, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Nick Jonas joins Virtual Chicago Pride Fest this weekend

Nick Jonas will make a special guest appearance during Virtual Chicago Pride Fest this weekend, organizers confirmed to GoPride. read...

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Wed, Jun 17, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
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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Tue, Jun 16, 2020
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Thousands participate in Boystown's Drag March for Change

Thousands filled the streets in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood on Sunday to bring awareness to the causes and demands that Black Trans Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter. read...

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Tue, Jun 16, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
The Pinta Pride Project announces donations following BG Pride Drive

The Pinta Pride Project donated numerous bags of non-perishable items to both the Vernon Township Food Pantry and the Wheeling Food Pantry following the BG Pride Drive, held Sunday, June 7... read...

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Thu, Jun 11, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
2020 Chicago Pride Parade officially canceled

The City of Chicago on Tuesday canceled “all permitted special events,” including Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and other annual summer traditions through Labor Day. read...

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Thu, Jun 11, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Drag March brings all-star lineup with a unified message to Boystown on Sunday

Joe Lewis, whose drag alter-ego in and around Chicago is Jo MaMa, knows exactly what he wants to accomplish at this Sunday's Drag March For Change through Boystown: To bring... read...

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Thu, Jun 11, 2020
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Northalsted Market Days officially nixed for 2020

Northalsted Market Days, the Midwest's largest street festival, has officially been canceled for 2020, organizers confirmed to GoPride. read...

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Wed, Jun 10, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Boystown's Virtual Pride to feature Steve Grand, Leann Rimes and more

Chicago Pride Fest will mark its 20th anniversary with a virtual festival format featuring entertainment by Chicago's own Steve Grand and more. read...

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Tue, Jun 9, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Pride Drive brings a sea of rainbows and support for BLM to Buffalo Grove

The inaugural BG Pride Drive, conceived after the Buffalo Grove Pride Parade was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, was without question an overwhelming success. read...

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Investigation opened after video shows CPD officer punching protester in Uptown

An investigation has been opened into a "horrific use of force" captured on video Monday following what was described as a peaceful protest in the Uptown neighborhood. read...

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
A Queer Pride launches weekly flash fundraiser to support Black organizations in need

As June marks the start of Pride month and many are looking forward to a welcome rainbow-filled distraction from the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, A Queer Pride is taking... read...

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Mon, Jun 1, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Pride Month in Chicago will look a little different this year

Pride Month begins Monday, but the festivities throughout Chicago won't be anything close to what we're accustomed to due to the coronavirus pandemic. read...

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