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Higher Love Pride Tea Dance
06.28.2021   |   15 Photos
The Higher Love Pride Tea Dance at Eden on Lake Street on June 27 in the afternoon featured DJs, drag queens and the cannabis community.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Pride in the Park: Emotional return to Pride
06.27.2021   |   46 Photos
It was an emotional return to Pride! GoPride.com photographer Steven Koch captured the moments of joy and resurgence at Pride in the Park on June 26 and 27. “We were able to cheer on and support our friends, see faces we haven’t seen in over a year and experience a flood of emotions as we listened to our favorite artists live in a crowd of thousands,” said Koch. “Capturing these moments of joy and how it felt to be there this weekend was the theme, and I wanted to share a bit of that with all of you,” he added. Check out these photos from Steven Koch, as provided by CircuitMOM Productions.
Photos by Steven Koch

Pride in the Park 2021 Day 2
06.27.2021   |   102 Photos
Final day of Pride in the Park. NO RAIN TODAY!!! Featured artists include Mila Jam, The Vixen, Tenderoni, Kinley Preston, Chaka Khan and Gryffin.
Photos by Ken Brown

Pride North
06.27.2021   |   20 Photos
Pride North partied in the street near the Morse redline stop for two days on June 26 and 27 with DJs and live entertainment on two stages.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

‘People’s Pride’ march
06.27.2021   |   29 Photos
Chicago-based Pride Without Prejudice reprised its protest march of 2020 on Sunday, June 27— what would have been the original Chicago Pride Parade date. Organizers Ashabi Owagboriaye and Andy Thayer branded the march the “People's Pride.”

Pride in the Park 2021 Day 1
06.26.2021   |   96 Photos
Day 1 of the 2 day festival. Rain, mud and tornados could not stop the celebration of Pride. Featured artists Miss Toto, Naysha Lopez, JoMama, Alyssa Edwards and Betty Who. Tiesto capped off the night!
Photos by Ken Brown

Happy Pride: Mayor Lightfoot visits Lakeview bars
06.26.2021   |   41 Photos
In celebration of Pride month, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her wife, Amy Eshleman, made a stop in the Northalsted neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.

Britney Night at The Call
06.25.2021   |   16 Photos
All Britney, All Night returned to Chicago on June 25 for the first time since the pandemic hit the town. DJ Riley York played videos and songs by Miss Spears, who has had a challenging week in court. There were $3 "Toxic" shots at The Call and plenty of concert t-shirts celebrating the pop singer. #FreeBritney
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Wynwood Pride 2021
06.20.2021   |   17 Photos
The Oasis in Miami, Florida hosted Wynwood Pride on June 18-20 with performances by Charli XCX and RuPaul Drag Racer Kandy Muse. Miss Toto, Derrick Carter and Honey Dijon traveled to bring the house music and party in true Chicago style!
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Aurora Pride returns in 2021
06.13.2021   |   24 Photos
The 2021 Aurora Pride Drive Google map allowed supporters to visit decorated homes and businesses with a main celebration in Water Street Square on June 13.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Pride Workout
06.06.2021   |   15 Photos
The inaugural Pride Workout was a “meaningful and purposeful event,” said organizer and lead instructor Alex Head. The event, held in the Replay Lakeview parking lot, raised $3,500 for Chicago House Social Service Agency.

BG Pride Drive 2021
06.06.2021   |   28 Photos
The 2021 BG Pride Drive, a 3-hour rainbow festival, was held on Sunday, June 6. The drive in north suburban Buffalo Grove replaced the city's 2020 Pride Parade, which was canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100 homes and business were among the stops on the rainbow journey, with more than 70 sponsors. The theme this year, once again, was rainbow, love, acceptance, and visibility. Event organizer Carolyn Pinta of The Pinta Pride Project Inc. told GoPride.com this year's Pride Drive goal was to let, “those who need to see it, see it.”
Photos by GoPride.com

Out & About: The North End, The Lucky Horseshoe
06.05.2021   |   14 Photos
Out & About, by Jerry Nunn, at The North End and Lucky Horseshoe. The North End, 3733 N Halsted, requires vaccination cards at the door. And, The Lucky Horseshoe, 3169 N Halsted, has returned to regular hours. Monthly parties such as '90s music night on Thursdays are back.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Beaux Banks at Hydrate's Sunday Funday
05.30.2021   |   40 Photos
Hydrate Nightclub's Sunday Funday returns with a special XXX Edition featuring Beaux Banks.
Photos by Ken Brown

Drive ’N Drag
05.30.2021   |   15 Photos
Chicago’s Soldier Field played host to “Drive ‘N Drag Saves 2021,” a three-day, socially distanced extravaganza produced by Voss Events.
Photos by Steven M. Koch

Drive N' Drag
05.29.2021   |   24 Photos
Drive N’ Drag was presented by Voss Events for three days in Chicago at Soldier Field May 28, 29 and 30. It was a superhero themed show with several past contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race performing on tour.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Hydrate Nightclub is Back
05.22.2021   |   10 Photos
The beats are back at Hydrate Nightclub in 'Boystown'. Lines ran down the block on Friday, May 22 as eager patrons waited to enter and party until 2 a.m. Only fully vaccinated people were allowed into the club after 11:30 p.m. “It has been almost 15 months since Hydrate closed its dance floor and we have spent a lot of time thinking about when and even if we would be able to return to the work we loved at Hydrate before the pandemic began,” Hydrate owner Mark Liberson told GoPride.com. Related: The beats are back at Hydrate; vaccine cards required
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Sidetrack Checks the Vac
05.21.2021   |   17 Photos
Sidetrack the Video Bar allowed vaccinated patrons to go maskless in the GlassBar, SideBar,BackBar, DeckBar and the Rooftop once their vaccine cards were checked at the front door on Friday May, 21. For those that were not vaccinated, or preferred to be cautious, the MainBar, CherryBar and NorthBar were masked areas with seated service. The line ran down the block as customers were eager to return to a less restrictive way to celebrate in the popular venue.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Hydrate Reopens
02.20.2021   |   11 Photos
The boys were back Saturday night, Feb. 20, at Hydrate Nightclub in Lakeview. So, too, were the beats. DJ. Ethan Cole delivered a 4-hour set of high-energy sounds for 72 people.
Photos by Keith Tran

Out and About: Sidetrack
01.24.2021   |   7 Photos
Sidetrack reopened for limited indoor service on Saturday, Jan. 23, the same day Chicago moved to Tier 1 coronavirus mitigations, which allows restaurants and bars that serve food to seat customers inside at the lesser of 25% capacity or 25 people per room.
Photos by Sidetrack

NYE 2020
12.31.2020   |   51 Photos
Socially-distanced New Year's celebrations along North Halsted.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl
10.24.2020   |   51 Photos
Miss Foozie hosted a socially distanced Halloween pet costume contest in Lakeview. The 6th annual Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl presented by A Dogs Best Friend Chicago, Northalsted & SSA #18.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out and About in October
10.18.2020   |   54 Photos
A social distancing Out and About along North Halsted with photographer Anthony Meade. Photos at Hydrate, Replay, Sidetrack, Progress, Wood and Lark.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out and About, Oct. 2020
10.04.2020   |   87 Photos
Sunday Funday - social distancing out and about in Boystown with photographer Anthony Meade. Photos from Drew's, Sidetrack, Replay.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Sunday Funday at Sidetrack
09.20.2020   |   9 Photos
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sidetrack has been limited to about 100 guests, depending on the amount of people at each table in its two open areas – the courtyard near the entrance and the upstairs area. Guests are required to follow strict guidelines. "Your safety is our priority," said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.
Photos by Bryan Smith

Drag March for Change
06.14.2020   |   18 Photos
Thousands filled the streets in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood on Sunday, June 14 to bring awareness to the causes and demands that Black Trans Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter.
Photos by Clinton Bigelow

BG Pride Drive 2020
06.07.2020   |   51 Photos
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 on Sunday, June 7.
Photos by Ross Forman

Pride Month 2019
04.28.2020   |   30 Photos
Pride Month 2020 won’t be anything close to what we’re accustomed to.
Photos by Steven Koch

Out & About: Boystown
02.16.2020   |   47 Photos
Out & About, the photographer of Anthony Meade, from Sidetrack, Splash and The North End in Boystown.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Sunday Funday at Hydrate
02.16.2020   |   57 Photos
Sunday Funday: Heart Breaker with Sean Cody's Asher and Deacon.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Heart Throb at Hydrate
02.15.2020   |   97 Photos
Heart Throb with DJ Tom Stephan Valentine's weekend at Hydrate Nightclub.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out & About: Baton & Boystown
02.15.2020   |   46 Photos
Out & About, the photography of Anthony Meade, from Baton, Big Jim's, Replay and Progress Bar.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out & About: Sunday Funday
01.25.2020   |   53 Photos
Out & About: Sunday Funday at Charlie's, Cellblock and Sidetrack.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Mr. Chicago Leather 2020
01.25.2020   |   25 Photos
Photos from Mr. Chicago Leather 2020 Contest weekend.
Photos by Anthony Meade

2020 GayVN Awards and After Party
01.20.2020   |   101 Photos
Hosted by Nicole Byer and Alec Mapa with performances by King Princess, Alyssa Edwards and a surprise appearance by Shangela, the GayVn Awards were held at The Joint and the After Party at the Real World Suite all at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas
Photos by Ken Brown

2020 GayVN Awards Red Carpet
01.20.2020   |   168 Photos
The stars arrived for the GayVN Awards Held at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
Photos by Ken Brown

HustlaBall Kamasutra Las Vegas 2020
01.17.2020   |   103 Photos
Six Parties over 4 nights January 17 – 20. 1-17 Opening Party at Vanity Night Club @ The Hard Rock Hotel 1-18 Party at the Real World Suite @ The Hard Rock Hotel 1-19 Main Event Kamasutra Party at The Artisan Hotel 1-20 The GayVN Awards and After Party at the Hard Rock Hotel (separate photo albums)
Photos by Ken Brown

LSU vs. Clemson Viewing Party
01.13.2020   |   131 Photos
Guests watched LSU vs. Clemson for the National Championship Game on all the screens at D.S. Tequila.
Photos by Anthony Meade

New Year’s Eve at Hydrate
12.31.2019   |   79 Photos
New Year’s Eve at Hydrate Nightclub in Boystown with Ralphi Rosario.
Photos by Anthony Meade

New Year’s Eve at Sidetrack
12.31.2019   |   79 Photos
New Year’s Eve 2020 at Sidetrack, a benefit for Legacy Project.
Photos by Anthony Meade

NYE 2020 in Boystown
12.31.2019   |   45 Photos
Photos from Lark and Replay Lakeview
Photos by Anthony Meade

Sunday Funday with Armond Rizzo
12.22.2019   |   73 Photos
XXX Sunday Funday with Armond Rizzo and sexy GOGO dancers.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Sidetrack Holiday Party 2019
12.19.2019   |   24 Photos
Sidetrack's annual customer appreciation party.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out and About in Boystown
12.13.2019   |   79 Photos
Photos from CRAM Fashion, Cell Block, Northend, Charlies and KITKAT Lounge.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Santa Speedo Run 2019
12.07.2019   |   133 Photos
The annual 1-mile Santa Speedo Run in Boystown raised money for Center on Halsted.
Photos by Anthony Meade

World of Chocolate 2019
12.05.2019   |   58 Photos
World of Chocolate is Chicago’s premier World AIDS Day event supporting the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s efforts to mobilize communities, creating equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Butterball Tea Dance
11.23.2019   |   33 Photos
The annual Butterball Tea Dance from SKIN Productions, held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, at Hydrate Nightclub in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, raised $4,000 for the Lakeview Food Pantry.

Out and About in Boystown
11.23.2019   |   74 Photos
Photos from Replay Lakeview, Lark, Sidetrack and Splash.
Photos by Anthony Meade

XXX Sunday Funday
11.17.2019   |   60 Photos
Trevor Northman hosts XXX Sunday Funday at Hydrate Nightclub.
Photos by Anthony Meade

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