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Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

Drag March for Change addresses intersectionality of race, sexuality, gender

June 17, 2020

Led by local Chicago drag queens and kings, thousands marched across Boystown in full drag with glamorous makeup, voluminous wigs and sky-high platform heels—but it was not part of the neighborhood's...

Brian Gybboney trades the classic red and black Harley Quinn for a glittering pink and white version, Oct. 31.

Boystown ends October with a Halloween extravaganza

November 1, 2019

Harley Quinn, Pennywise and a vibrant Darth Vader wrapped in a rainbow flag, marched up North Halsted Street for the 23rd annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade and costume contest. "People fro...

Large crowds gathered to celebrate Pride in Chicago with the city's 50th annual Pride Parade June 30.

Chicago’s 50th annual Pride Parade

June 30, 2019

Colorful crowds gathered June 30 to celebrate Pride in Chicago with the city’s 50th annual Pride Parade. Mayor Lori Lightfoot led the parade and was followed by state and local politicians includi...

The Annoyance’s show “It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!” plays with the theme of holiday family snipefests in violent fashion. 

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

Brothers Dan and Joe Goebel showed off their support for Hillary Clinton with t-shirts and stickers at Sidebar's election night viewing party Nov. 8. 

‘I will be applying for Canadian citizenship’—Election result shocks Clinton supporters but applaud a race well run

November 9, 2016

Election Night in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood was full of mixed emotions from Democrats, ranging from cheers as early results were tallied to shock and boos as the outcome of the presidential race b...

The cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA was attributed to changes in the industry and low student interest, according to a Sept. 9 email from Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department. 

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

September 30, 2016

Sophomore fashion studies major Carlos Osuna was sewing a project for a class when he got an unexpected email Sept. 9 announcing the cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA program.The program, according t...

The “look” for the Strut Your Cut Charity Fashion Show in 2015 was “Reality Meets Fantasy,” and it was the first year the show was held at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. 

Fashion show to ‘Strut’ in Boystown

March 28, 2016

Showcasing the latest spring hair and fashion trends and raising funds for Center on Halsted, an LGBT community center, Strut Your Cut Productions will entertain Boystown and Chicago residents with its...

Exhibit showcases Alzheimer’s through art

The exhibit, titled “William Utermohlen: A Persistence of Memory,

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

February 22, 2016

Artist William Utermohlen spent the final years of his life creating art after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995.That artwork has since been brought in by Pamela Ambrose, director of Cul...

Storytelling event brings diverse audience to Boystown

OUTspoken co-founder Art Johnston said he has been a gay activist since the ‘70s and has seen many amazing changes in that time.

By Copy Chief

October 12, 2015

“OUTspoken” is an LGBT storytelling night held at the Sidetrack bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., the first Tuesday of every month. Its most recent event was held Oct. 6.The concept for the “OUTspoken”...

Two men watch from the window of an apartment as Jennifer Hudson performs at Chicago Pride Fest in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

Major wireless providers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will soon provide 4G wireless coverage to Red and Blue Line stations as part of a $32.5 million deal.

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Police Profiling: Transgender People

City Council approves new police profiling ordinance

January 26, 2015

The Chicago City Council voted Jan. 21 to expand Chicago’s preexisting ban on police profiling to include “gender identity” and “national origin,” a move aimed at protecting the city’s tra...

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