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

May 2013 albums

IML: Black and Blue Ball
05.27.2013   |   47 Photos
International Mr. Leather 2013 wrapped up with The Black and Blue Ball, featuring DJs DJ Matthew Harvat and DJ Ralphi Rosario.
Photos by Anthony Meade

IML: Leather Market & Host Hotel
05.26.2013   |   41 Photos
Photos from this weekend's International Mister Leather market at the Marriott in Chicago.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

IML: Victory Party 2013
05.26.2013   |   83 Photos
The International Mr. Leather Victory Party at the House of Blues celebrated Andy Cross, the newly chosen International Mr. Leather 2013 along with all the other winners. International DJ and remixer Dani Toro of Barcelona made his Chicago debut during the party produced by CircuitMOM Productions. (Read: Andy Cross wins International Mr. Leather 2013)
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out & About at Downtown Bar
05.25.2013   |   20 Photos
Out & About at Downtown Bar May 25
Photos by Freddie Bain

Recon Gear Party
05.25.2013   |   99 Photos
Recon Gear Party featuring DJ Phil DaBeatz at Jackhammer.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Grabby Awards 2013
05.25.2013   |   100 Photos
The 2013 Grabby Awards, hosted by Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West. Featuring Brent Corrigan, Tommy Defendi, Greg Grove, Trenton Ducati, Max Ryder and Michael Brandon.
Photos by Anthony Meade

IML: San Francisco Party
05.24.2013   |   25 Photos
IML: San Francisco Party at the Marriott host hotel.
Photos by Anthony Meade

IML Leather Market
05.24.2013   |   62 Photos
Opening day of the popular IML Leather Market, where attendees can view the wares of over 100 official IML vendors. (Read more)
Photos by Anthony Meade

Skin Trade: Grabby opening party
05.23.2013   |   124 Photos
Hydrate hosted the official Grabbys kickoff party, Skin Trade, featuring hostess Chi Chi LaRue and the sexy men of Fabscout. (IML and the Grabbys take over Chicago Memorial Day Weekend)
Photos by Anthony Meade

Replay Media Preview Opening
05.22.2013   |   51 Photos
Replay, a craft beer and bourbon bar meets retro arcade, held its pre-opening party Wednesday night. The new Boystown destination features 24 craft beers on tap, an Elixir inspired cocktail menu and vintage arcade games. Owner Mark Liberson announced his plans for the former Bucks Saloon at 3439 N. Halsted in April. Replay opens to the public on Friday, May 24.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

Replay opens in Boystown
05.22.2013   |   26 Photos
Replay, a craft beer and bourbon bar meets retro arcade, held its pre-opening party Wednesday night. The new Boystown destination features 24 craft beers on tap, an Elixir inspired cocktail menu and vintage arcade games. Owner Mark Liberson announced his plans for the former Bucks Saloon at 3439 N. Halsted in April. Replay opens to the public on Friday, May 24.
Photos by Anthony Meade

The Call 4 Year Anniversary
05.20.2013   |   25 Photos
Andersonville favorite, The Call, celebrated it's fourth anniversary on Sunday, May 20th.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

OAW National Anthem Auditions
05.19.2013   |   53 Photos
One of the finalists for the Out at Wrigley National Anthem Contest will sing the National Anthem at Wrigley this summer. Out at Wrigley is Saturday, August 3, 2013. (Read more)
Photos by Ken Brown

Human First Performance & Gala
05.18.2013   |   88 Photos
Center on Halsted's Human First Gala, welcomed dignitaries, activists, and other community leaders to a special cocktail reception and awards dinner, which paid homage to those that have dedicated their life to change and equality for fellow LGBT members. The gala ended in celebration as Chicago native and Grammy award winning artist Chaka Khan closed out the night with a special performance of several of her famous award winning songs. Bottom line, the Human First Gala raised over $500,00 with over 800 attendees. (Read more)
Photos by Waddie Grant

Human First Performance & Gala 2013
05.18.2013   |   41 Photos
Center on Halsted's Human First Gala, welcomed dignitaries, activists, and other community leaders to a special cocktail reception and awards dinner, which paid homage to those that have dedicated their life to change and equality for fellow LGBT members. The gala ended in celebration as Chicago native and Grammy award winning artist Chaka Khan closed out the night with a special performance of several of her famous award winning songs. Bottom line, the Human First Gala raised over $500,00 with over 800 attendees. (Read more)
Photos by Anthony Meade

Tough Mudder Race 2013 (2)
05.18.2013   |   69 Photos
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Tough Mudder Race 2013
05.18.2013   |   100 Photos
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Mary's Attic May 17 & 18
05.17.2013   |   21 Photos
Out and about at Mary's Attic Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18.
Photos by Freddie Bain

Out and About: Roscoes
05.17.2013   |   22 Photos
Out and About: Roscoes
Photos by Anthony Meade

Neverland: JAPANIMATION
05.17.2013   |   60 Photos
JAPANIMATION can include Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, or any kind of Japanese anime!!! DJ/Producer Serving Ovahness (Los Angeles) Opening DJ TBA Special Guest Host Raja Gemini (RuPaul's Drag Race season 3 winner) Hosted by Eddie Couture, Kim Chi, Sissy Spastik, and Chic Filet Party Limo Host: Shante Detroit
Photos by Anthony Meade

Interfaith House Gala
05.16.2013   |   44 Photos
Interfaith House held their annual Gala on May 16th at 6pm, at the Germania Club. Interfaith House provides residential care for homeless men and women in medical recovery. This 64-bed center on Chicago’s West Side, offers interim housing and support to ill and injured homeless adults who would otherwise lack a stable and safe place to heal.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

Men of Fred Calendar Casting Party
05.11.2013   |   50 Photos
Sidetrack hosted the first ever "Men of Fred" Casting Party and Fundraiser this past Saturday, an event aimed at celebrating the work of local nonprofit Fred Says, raising awareness around the lives of HIV+ teens and casting 12 men for the organization's first annual calendar. Guests enjoyed drinks and food while pin-up hopefuls strutted their stuff on stage and responded to interview questions delivered by host Cyon Flare.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

Out & About at Downtown Bar
05.11.2013   |   26 Photos
Out & About at Downtown Bar May 11
Photos by Fred Bain

Legacy Project Spring Gala
05.10.2013   |   36 Photos
The Legacy Project of Chicago hosted its annual Spring Gala Luncheon on Friday, May 10 at the Palmer House Hilton. The keynote speaker for the event was Equality House ally Aaron Jackson.
Photos by Eamonn Sexton

Legacy Project Luncheon
05.10.2013   |   28 Photos
The Legacy Project luncheon at the Palmer House Hilton offered a first look at the 2013 candidates for induction to the Legacy Walk along North Halsted Street in Lakeview. Aaron Jackson, the straight ally who purchased the house across from Westboro Baptist Church and painted it the colors of the gay rainbow flag, served as the keynote speaker. Sean Lewis of WGN-TV hosted the annual event. ChicagoPride.com was a proud media sponsor. The Legacy Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation committed to celebrating the contributions LGBT people have made to world history and culture.
Photos by Spike King

AIDS Legal Council 25th Anniversary
05.09.2013   |   105 Photos
Gala commemorating 25 years of AIDS Legal Council of Chicago's work assisting low-income people and their families impacted by HIV.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Queen at Smartbar
05.05.2013   |   35 Photos
Out & About at Smartbar with Queen May 5, 2013
Photos by Fred Bain

Wonderland: Chicago House Spring Brunch
05.05.2013   |   58 Photos
Wonderland, the 26th annual Chicago House Spring Brunch and Fashion Show. This year's sold out benefit at Harold Washington Library raised $127,000. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy received the 2013 Spirit Award and Kinley Preston from ChicagoPride.com and the GoPride Network hosted. ChicagoPride.com was a proud media sponsor.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Bars: Mary's Attic
05.03.2013   |   20 Photos
Out & About at Mary's Attic in Andersonville.
Photos by Fred Bain

Bars: Atmosphere
05.03.2013   |   20 Photos
Out & About at Atmosphere in Andersonville.
Photos by Fred Bain

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