The Columbia Chronicle

Ada Cheng produced and hosted

Ada Cheng asks, ‘Am I Man Enough?’

October 18, 2019

Ada Cheng helped audiences explore what masculinity is, and what it should be Thursday night with her storytelling series, "Am I Man Enough?,"at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Cheng, ...

Hair is an art form, an act of expression for queer people.

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

November 26, 2018

"My hair actually clocked me as queer before I knew I was queer.” Jackie Young, a barber at Barbara & Barbara, 2925 W. Diversey Ave., laughed at the realization. Before they started working at ...

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

By Jermaine Nolen

November 5, 2018

For many veterans, the trauma associated with serving in the military may last far beyond their separation date.U.S. Army veteran Jeffrey Metrick started his candle company, Liberty Outfitter LLC, in J...

The 22-member cast of Sideshow Theatre Company’s U.S. premiere of

Alumnus finds ‘truth and reconciliation’ in new play

March 15, 2017

Conflicts in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Bosnia are the focus of a play written by debbie tucker green, which examines the similarities among five global conflict zones...

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

Illinois groups stand with transgender youth

By Jackie Murray

March 6, 2017

When the Trump administration rolled back guidelines introduced by the Obama administration regarding the protection of transgender youth Feb. 22, LGBT advocacy and civil rights groups in Chicago and across the s...

The Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra will perform “¡En Fuego!”on Oct. 8 at Seven Nightclub and Lounge, 3206 N. Halsted St.

Jazz orchestra lights up Chicago remembering the Great Fire

October 3, 2016

Nearly 150 years after one of Chicago’s greatest tragedies, the Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra will honor the Oct. 8 anniversary of the Chicago Fire while also celebrating the city’s LGBT youth.The per...

Students frustrated with progress of sexual assault case

Students frustrated with  progress of sexual assault case

By Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

As Columbia hosts collegewide events throughout April in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the college has allegedly allowed a sexual assault complaint filed Feb. 1 to go without a hearing, wh...

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...

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 ...

Conversion therapy in the United States

Obama says no to conversion therapy

April 17, 2015

President Barack Obama and his administration spoke out against LGBTQ conversion therapy on April 8 in response to a petition posted to the White House website calling for a federal end to the controve...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to his supporters at Chicago Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., after being reelected April 7. Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia were forced into Chicago’s first mayoral runoff election after Emaunel failed to secure 50 percent of the vote.

Emanuel reelected, Garcia claims ‘It’s not the end’

April 13, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was reelected April 7 after a six-week standoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. The two had been locked in a heated campaign battle featuring dueling politic...

We've got you covered