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

May 2012 albums

Bear BBQ at Sidetrack
05.28.2012   |   30 Photos
Sidetrack presented a Bear BBQ as part of Part of Bearpawcalypse and Bear Pride in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Black and Blue Ball
05.28.2012   |   90 Photos
The Black and Blue Ball, IML's closing blow-out dance party, featured DJ Ted Eiel with an opening set by Chicago's own DJ Ron G. (Interview with DJ Ron G) Woody Woodruff was named International Mr. Leather 2012 during a ceremony Sunday, May 27 in downtown Chicago.
Photos by Anthony Meade

IML Victory Party
05.27.2012   |   141 Photos
Woody Woodruff was named International Mr. Leather 2012 Sunday night in downtown Chicago. After the contest came the IML Victory Party, held at the House of Blues where New York City DJ Eddie Martinez made his Chicago debut.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Sukie Snaps IML
05.26.2012   |   12 Photos
Thousands of men from around the globe have come to Chicago to participate in a weekend full of events, including IML, the Grabbys and Bear Pride. ChicagoPride.com columnist and LGBT historian Sukie de la Croix took a stroll through the IML host hotel in downtown Chicago on Saturday, where he found many dressed in their favorite fetish wear.
Photos by Sukie de la Croix

Luther at Hydrate
05.26.2012   |   55 Photos
Luther, the queer underground super-group, showcased the talents of three artists who have been changing the landscape of American queer event culture and exporting it to the world.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Grabby After Party
05.26.2012   |   33 Photos
DJ Chi Chi Larue hosted the official Grabbys After Party starring Honey West, Jade, Tony Buff, Shane Frost and Dean Monroe at Spin in Boystown.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Grabby Awards 2012 (3)
05.26.2012   |   30 Photos
Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West hosted the 2012 Grabby Awards, an evening that highlighted the top talent and performances in the industry. The Grabbys presented annually by Chicago's Grab Magazine.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Grabby Awards 2012 (2)
05.26.2012   |   79 Photos
Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West hosted the 2012 Grabby Awards along with Adam Killian, Austin Andrews and Tom Wolfe. The Grabbys presented annually by Chicago's Grab Magazine.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Grabby Awards 2012 (1)
05.26.2012   |   80 Photos
Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West hosted the 2012 Grabby Awards, an evening that highlighted the top talent and performances in the industry. The Grabbys presented annually by Chicago's Grab Magazine.
Photos by Anthony Meade

The Tim & Roma Show at Charlie's
05.25.2012   |   25 Photos
Industry socialites Tim and Sister Roma hosted a special star-studded Grabbys edition of their show from Charlie's in Boystown, Chicago.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Chicago Lost and Found's "The Big Picture"
05.24.2012   |   71 Photos
Mitchell Pennell and the Board of Chicago Lost and Found presented "The Big Picture," which raised support for arts education in Chicago. (http://www.chicagolostandfound.com) Hosted by ChicagoPride.com's Bill Pritchard; the event featured spectacular entertainment from cabaret duo Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen, Chicago's Cyon Flare, and percussion phenom, SheBoom.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Skin Trade Grabby Weekend Kickoff
05.24.2012   |   80 Photos
"Skin Trade Grabby Awards Weekend Kickoff" featured DJ Chi Chi LaRue and a cast of adult film stars.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Bear Pride 2012 at Big Chicks
05.24.2012   |   33 Photos
Patrons celebrate Bear Pride at Big Chicks.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Show Tunes at Sidetrack
05.20.2012   |   40 Photos
Show Tunes at Sidetrack
Photos by Anthony Meade

Taverna 750
05.19.2012   |   19 Photos
Taverna 750
Photos by Anthony Meade

Crew Bar & Grill
05.19.2012   |   20 Photos
Crew Bar & Grill
Photos by Anthony Meade

Ferno Party
05.19.2012   |   21 Photos
Ferno Magazine launch party Hydrate Nightclub, featuring DJ Billy Lace (Matinee NYC).
Photos by Anthony Meade

Scarlet Bar
05.19.2012   |   40 Photos
Scarlet Bar
Photos by Anthony Meade

12th Annual AltQ Music Festival
05.19.2012   |   28 Photos
Featuring Daphne Willis, JC Brooks, Alix Dobkin, Nhojj, E Nina Jay and Band Practice, hosted by Scott Free, emceed by Aerin Tedesco and Marvin Astorga. ALT Q celebrated its 12th year as a showcase for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered musicians and performers.
Photos by Suzanne Kraus

Madam LaQueer at Spin (2)
05.12.2012   |   57 Photos
Madam LaQueer at Spin with Phi Phi O'Hara.
Photos by Ken Brown

Bars: Roscoe's
05.12.2012   |   32 Photos
The photography of Ken Brown out and about at Roscoe's in Boystown Chicago.
Photos by Ken Brown

2012 Human First Gala
05.12.2012   |   77 Photos
The Center on Halsted's 2012 Human First Gala hosted by Andy Cohen from Bravo with k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang, who headlined the incredible evening at the Harris Theatre. The 2012 Human First Awards honored the leadership of Amina Dickerson, Laura Ricketts, Greg Cameron and Richard and Susan Kiphart for their contributions to our shared community. The Community Spirit Awards went to Chicago Cubs Charities, The Chicago Community Trust and Kraft Foods. This year the Center, located on the corner of Halsted and Waveland, is celebrating its first five years since opening its doors in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood. (Read the ChicagoPride.com interview with CoH CEO Modesto Tico Valle)
Photos by Anthony Meade

Madam LaQueer at Spin
05.12.2012   |   23 Photos
Madam LaQueer at Spin
Photos by Anthony Meade

DJ Paulo at Hydrate
05.12.2012   |   40 Photos
DJ Paulo at Hydrate
Photos by Anthony Meade

Ain't We Got Fun!
05.09.2012   |   34 Photos
"Ain't We Got Fun" Interfaith House Gala! NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter emceed this fabulous evening of food, drinks, and dancing to the best of the 20's 30's 40's and Big Band. www.interfaithhouse.org
Photos by Anthony Meade

Kit Kat Kalamity and Farewell to Kat Fitzgerald
05.09.2012   |   20 Photos
Chicago bid farewell to one of the most recognizable faces of the LGBT Community, Kat Fitzgerald. Over the years, photographer Kat Fitzgerald has taken the time to document all our amazing events to capture all those great moments. She also supported women in music with her Four Women Showcase, Open Mics, and Chocolate Sunday shows, just to name a few. Good luck in San Francisco!
Photos by Anthony Meade

Spring Brunch & Fashion Show
05.06.2012   |   90 Photos
The 25th annual Brunch and Fashion Show with co-Chairs Brett Locascio and Tim Weber and the Chicago House Board of Trustees.
Photos by Anthony Meade

SoFo Tap Bear Den
05.04.2012   |   30 Photos
SoFo Tap Bear Den
Photos by Anthony Meade

Atmosphere Fridays
05.04.2012   |   32 Photos
Atmosphere Fridays with hostess Regina Upright & sexy go-go dancers.
Photos by Anthony Meade

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