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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.
Photos

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

Out and About
11.16.2019   |   60 Photos
Photos from Touche, Lucky Horse Shoe, Sidetrck, and North End.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Kit Kit's 19th Anniversary
11.14.2019   |   51 Photos
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club's 19th anniversary party.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade (3)
10.31.2019   |   154 Photos
Despite the rain and snow, thousands of people took part in the legendary Northalsted Halloween Parade. Now in its 23rd year, The Northalsted Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the same group behind Chicago Pride Fest and Northalsted Market Days. Photos by Carlos Oliviera for GoPride.com and Northalsted.com.
Photos by Carlos Oliviera

Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade (2)
10.31.2019   |   96 Photos
Despite the rain and snow, thousands of people took part in the legendary Northalsted Halloween Parade. Now in its 23rd year, The Northalsted Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Northalsted Business Alliance, the same group behind Chicago Pride Fest and Northalsted Market Days. Photos by Rick Majewski for GoPride.com and Northalsted.com.
Photos by Rick Majewski

Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade
10.31.2019   |   75 Photos
Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade 2019.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Sunday Funday with Skyy Knox and Beaux Banks
10.27.2019   |   40 Photos
Sunday Funday with Skyy Knox and Beaux Banks and sexy gogo dancers.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Halloween Saturday with Nina Flowers
10.26.2019   |   35 Photos
Halloween Saturday with DJ Nina Flowers.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Beauties and Beaus at Hydrate
10.26.2019   |   45 Photos
All star drag revue with the girls and the boys. Hosted by Naysha Lopez from RuPuals Dragrace
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out and About in Boystown
10.26.2019   |   53 Photos
Out and About in Boystown with photos from: Sidetrack, KitKat Lounge, North End Bar and Replay.
Photos by Anthony Meade

DeAngelo Jackson XXX Sunday Funday
10.20.2019   |   63 Photos
DeAngelo Jackson hosting Sunday Funday at Hydrate Nightclub with sexy GOGO dancers.
Photos by Anthony Meade

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2019
10.05.2019   |   48 Photos
Attracting more than 2,500 participants annually, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is one of the most visible, longstanding, and recognizable events in the Chicagoland area. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds come together each year in a massive, powerful, and inspiring demonstration of compassion and action.
Photos by Ashley Brown and Brian Solem, AFC

Out and About in Uptown and Boystown
10.05.2019   |   106 Photos
Photos from Lucky Horseshoe, Baton Lounge, Splash, Scarlet, Wood, Touche, Meeting House and Atmosphere.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Lips Drag Showcase
10.05.2019   |   37 Photos
Lips is Chicago's Ultimate in Drag Dining. The only true LaCage experience in the Windy City. Dinner, Drinks and Fabulous Drag Shows. The best place to celebrate everything. Chicago's #1 Drag Shows. Drag show palaces from Coast to Coast for over 25 years!
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out and About in Boystown Chicago
10.05.2019   |   70 Photos
Photos from Cell Block, Sidetrack, Charlies, Northend, Progress and Replay.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Folsum Street Market
09.29.2019   |   50 Photos
2019 Folsum Street Market in San Francisco
Photos by Steven Koch

Chicago's LGBTQ+ Intl Film Fest opens
09.19.2019   |   66 Photos
The 37th annual of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival launched the ten-day fest with the Opening Night Gala presentation of THE SHINY SHRIMPS - a warm hearted comedy that fans of THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT and THE BIRDCAGE will adore. Prior to the film, the festival kicked off with an opening reception.
Photos by Matt Inawat

Reeling Film Festival Opening: The Shiny Shrimps
09.19.2019   |   27 Photos
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival opened on Thursday, September 19th. The second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for over three decades, Reeling returns September 19-29, 2019 with an exciting line-up of movies that showcases the diversity of the queer experience.
Photos by Kelly Blackburn

Out at Wrigley 2019 (2)
08.25.2019   |   113 Photos
The 19th annual Out at Wrigley, the nations original gay day. Marshall Temple threw out the first pitch, LGBT Korean War Veteran James Darby was honored and Garrett Johannsen sang the National Anthem.
Photos by Steven Koch

Out at Wrigley 2019
08.25.2019   |   51 Photos
The 19th annual Out at Wrigley, the nations original gay day. Marshall Temple threw out the first pitch, LGBT Korean War Veteran James Darby was honored and Garrett Johannsen sang the National Anthem.
Photos by Ken Brown

Octane Party, August 2019
08.23.2019   |   34 Photos
They danced into the wee hours, as the monthly Octane Party from SKIN Productions on Friday, August 23 featured the sounds of Chicago-based DJ Ale Maes. And several blasts of confetti into the mixed crowd of about 350, both men and women. The Octane Party is a regular fundraiser for the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN). The next Octane Party is Friday, Sept. 13, with DJ Roland Belmares.
Photos by Ross Forman

Market Days 2019 (Sunday)
08.11.2019   |   117 Photos
The Midwest's largest street festival returned to Boystown August 10 and 11th. The two-day fest featured entertainment from Daya, Deborah Cox, Icona Pop, Jake Shears, Macy Gray, Steve Grand and more.
Photos by Steven Koch

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