Event, gala and nightlife photos in Chicago. Capturing the faces, places, feelings & meanings of LGBT Chicago.

July 2006 albums

Chicago House Table Captain
07.27.2006   |   44 Photos
The Chicago House World Tour Gala - Night of the Pharaoh; Table Captain's Kick-off at Le Passage.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games Closing
07.22.2006   |   176 Photos
Gay Games' Closing Ceremonies at Wrigley Field.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Faces of the Gay Games (2)
07.22.2006   |   113 Photos
Photographer Dave Ouano is skilled at capturing the personality of an event. In this series of photos he caputures the people, colors and spirit of the many Gay Games (official and unofficial) festivities.
Photos by Dave Ouano

Faces of the Gay Games (1)
07.22.2006   |   132 Photos
Photographer Dave Ouano is skilled at capturing the personality of an event. In this series of photos he caputures the people, colors and spirit of the many Gay Games (official and unofficial) festivities.
Photos by Dave Ouano

Kristine W at Hunter's
07.22.2006   |   69 Photos
Kristine W and Sharon McNight make a special appearance at Hunter's after their Gay Games Closing Ceremonies performances.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Move: Chicago Int'l House Music Festival
07.22.2006   |   77 Photos
MOVE! - the 2006 Chicago International House Music Festival at Northerly Island featuring Frankie Knuckles, Maurice Joshua and David Morales.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Triumph
07.22.2006   |   136 Photos
Atlantis and Masterbeat presented Triumph, the official closing event of the Chicago Gay Games featuring DJ Manny Lehman.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games Closing (1)
07.22.2006   |   149 Photos
Thousands of spectators filled Wrigley Field as Chicago said an emotional goodbye to the seventh Gay Games. The celebrity-packed entertainment included Cyndi Lauper, Kristine W, Chicago's Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps and more! (Full Story)
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Olympus at Excalibur
07.21.2006   |   129 Photos
Hydrate Events presented Olympus at Excalibur with a special performance by Crystal Waters as part of the Gay Games at Night.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games: Indoor Volleyball
07.21.2006   |   97 Photos
Indoor Volleyball at Chicago's Navy Pier.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Gay Games: Men's Basketball
07.21.2006   |   20 Photos
Basketball at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Basketball has been played in each of the six previous Gay Games.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Gay Games: Swimming
07.21.2006   |   24 Photos
Swimming, 1500 Meter, at the University of Chicago. Swimming is consistently among the largest participant sports at the Gay Games.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

WEHO Water Polo at Crew
07.21.2006   |   29 Photos
A large crowd (and photographers from the major GLBT media including CP.com) gathered at Crew to see the West Hollywood Water Polo Team. After arriving 2-hours late, the team signed their new pin-up calendar and posed with Miss Foozie.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Celebrity at Cornelia's
07.21.2006   |   46 Photos
Photographer Frank Failing meet-up with several celebrities, Bruce Vilance, Kristine W, Sharon McNight, Ant, Spencer Lord, Peter Dixon, Barry Gallop, dining at Cornelia's while in town for the Gay Games.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Men at Sea
07.20.2006   |   176 Photos
The men set sail at Midnight on the luxurious "Spirit of Chicago" with DJ Chris Cox. Presented by Hydrate Events.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games: Swimming
07.20.2006   |   63 Photos
As many as 1500 swimmers from all over the world are competing for medals and personal best times in more than 20 individual events and relays at the Gay Games VII. ChicagoPride.com is an All-Star sponsor of the swimming competitions.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Gay Games: Tennis
07.20.2006   |   38 Photos
The Gay Games VII tennis competition includes over 40 divisions for singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Gay Games: Martial Arts
07.20.2006   |   20 Photos
The All Styles Martial Arts Tournament included such styles as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi Chuan, Kung Fu, Aikido and Juijitsu.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Dangerous Muse at Circuit
07.20.2006   |   41 Photos
Dance-chart topping musical duo Dangerous Muse performed at Circuit with special guest performance by hot queer Cuban rocker Ariel Aparicio. The night also featured DJ Kimberly S. (Interview with Ariel Aparicio)
Photos by Male Image Photography

BGCC Peninsula Patio Party
07.19.2006   |   183 Photos
Big Gay Cocktail Club, Chicago's monthly traveling cocktail party, and Hydrate Events presented the BGCC Peninsula Patio Party during the Gay Games.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games: Physique
07.19.2006   |   99 Photos
The Physique event at Northwestern's McGaw Memorial Hall in Evanston.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Meet and Greet: Bowling
07.18.2006   |   46 Photos
The Gay Games Bowling sports meet and greet and Northend.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Meet and Greet: Beach Volleyball
07.18.2006   |   46 Photos
The Gay Games Beach Volleyball meet and greet at Hydrate.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games: Diving
07.17.2006   |   36 Photos
The diving competition (event #5, 21-39 age groups 1 meter springboard) was sold-out at the Norris Aquatics Center on the campus of Northwestern University.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Gay Games: Wrestling
07.17.2006   |   90 Photos
Freestyle wrestling has been internationally sanctioned since the first Gay Games and includes a women's division. This year the Games has added a veteran's division for wrestlers 50 years of age and older.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Gay Games: Wrestling
07.17.2006   |   101 Photos
Freestyle wrestling at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena, home of the prestigious Midlands Wrestling Championships.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games: Rowing
07.16.2006   |   47 Photos
Several hundred showed their interest and support in Crystal Lake on Sunday for the rowing competition, one of the first sporting events in the Gay Games week-long schedule.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Gay Games: Ceremony
07.15.2006   |   65 Photos
An estimated 30,000 spectators and 12,000 athletes and participants filled Chicago's Soldier Field for the Gay Games VII Opening Ceremony.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Gay Games Opening: Procession
07.15.2006   |   101 Photos
The nearly 12,000 athletes and participants from over 65 countries were honored during an Olympic-style procession at the Opening Ceremonies.
Photos by Rick Campbell

Gay Games Opening (2)
07.15.2006   |   141 Photos
Despite the intense heat, the seventh Gay Games officially kicked-off with a festive and colorful opening at Soldier Field. (Full Story)
Photos by Male Image Photography

Inspiration! at the Aragon
07.15.2006   |   53 Photos
West Coast favorite Brett Henrichsen spins the Aragon Ballroom for Inspiration, the official opening event.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games Opening (1)
07.15.2006   |   101 Photos
Thousands of spectators filled Soldier Field to welcome nearly 12,000 GLBT athletes from over 65 countries.
Photos by Ryan Kolodziej

Festiv at the HOB
07.14.2006   |   102 Photos
Festiv with Frankie Knuckles, Lady Bunny & Barbara Tucker at Chicago's House of Blues.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Champions Zone at Circuit
07.14.2006   |   48 Photos
As Chicago prepares to kick off the Gay Games, GLAAD celebrated the historic event at Circuit Nightclub with celebrities Andy Bell and Jody Whatley. Presented by Absolut.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Gay Games Celebrities
07.13.2006   |   63 Photos
Photos of celebs who will be making an appearance at the Gay Games
Photos by Photos Courtesy of Gay Games VII

Chicago House Fundraiser
07.13.2006   |   137 Photos
Photos from the Chicago House Fundraiser at Hunters, featuring Paul Lekakis.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Homey Gallery Opening
07.10.2006   |   24 Photos
Homey Gallery Opening
Photos by Male Image Photography

Mini Bar with Miss Foozie
07.08.2006   |   69 Photos
Photos by Male Image Photography

Out at Cocktail
07.08.2006   |   51 Photos
Photos at Cocktail on Halsted Street.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Out at 3160
07.07.2006   |   19 Photos
Frank Failing take photos at 3160, formerly the Annex 3 bar.
Photos by Male Image Photography

Miss Foozie at Spin
07.07.2006   |   26 Photos
Out and About with Miss Foozie at Spin Nightclub.
Photos by Male Image Photography

@mosphere
07.05.2006   |   26 Photos
@mosphere Wednesday with Amy Armstrong and Freddie Allen
Photos by Male Image Photography

4th of July at Touche
07.04.2006   |   24 Photos
Fourth of July celebrations at Touche.
Photos by Male Image Photography

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