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Sam Kirk, a 2005 Columbia alumna, first had this mural exhibited as a part of a Pride installation in New York.

Columbia alumna displays vibrant multi-racial LGBTQ+ murals

June 30, 2020

A Black woman with pink, curly hair stands powerfully behind the backdrop of the transgender Pride flag, reminding Chicagoans that authentic queer representation includes Black, Indigenous and peopl...

Obama promotes Pride, peaceful protests at virtual Stonewall Day

Obama promotes Pride, peaceful protests at virtual Stonewall Day

June 26, 2020

Just ahead of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, former President Barack Obama said progress does not happen on its own, but only when people stand up, speak out and demand change. Obama addre...

Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination; advocates say fight for equal rights is not over

June 18, 2020

Following an unprecedented Supreme Court decision, LGBTQ employees are now federally protected from discrimination in the workplace, serving as an important step toward equal rights. On Monday, June 15,...

Safe and pleasurable LGBTQ+ sex, as told by experts

Safe and pleasurable LGBTQ+ sex, as told by experts

By Mari Devereaux, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

Due to a lack of sex education regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships, those in the community can have trouble navigating sexual encounters. Christopher Belous, associate pro...

Mel Leverich, a museum archivist, reads through a BDSM mail order catalog in the archives.

Museum works to smash stigma against BDSM, kink culture

February 13, 2020

Tucked between a gas station and an international grocery store south of Rogers Park lies a building housing whips, dildos, erotic artwork and ropes meant for bondage. The Leather Archives and Muse...

Pivot Point Academy does a guest's hair and makeup before the MasQUEERade begins.

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

November 20, 2019

Queering the Parks, a new youth-run initiative working to create more safe and inclusive public spaces for young members of the LGBTQ+ community, celebrated queer culture at the MasQUEERade Ball in the Austin neig...

Starbucks roastery, a steamy musical and an LGBTQ+ ball

Starbucks roastery, a steamy musical and an LGBTQ+ ball

November 20, 2019

This week on Chronicle Headlines, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery brings thousands of people to the Magnificent Mile, a Columbia student's musical comedy "pushes a lot of lines," and a MasQ...

The Hump Connection hosted Episode 5 of the game show series at Rogers Park Social, 6920 N Glenwood Ave., Oct. 25.

Local live dating show connects ‘parts, not hearts’

October 25, 2019

In a crowded Rogers Park bar on Wednesday evening, Vanna Mix-a-Lot—dressed in a sexy Captain Ahab costume, complete with a drawn-on beard and a hand-crafted harpoon—stood in front of a tipsy, excited...

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college's annual safety report

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a new Moroccan mural and the college’s annual safety report

October 23, 2019

On this week's episode we dive into an uptick on campus crimes, the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade and a Moroccan artist who creates a mural for the Wabash Arts Corridor. ...

Guest Editor's Note: I am here and queer with  plenty to fear

Guest Editor’s Note: I am here and queer with plenty to fear

October 20, 2019

As reported on Oct. 17 in the Chronicle’s new explainer series, “Chronicle FYI,” the Supreme Court recently heard arguments from three cases about whether or not Title VII of the Civil Rights A...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Stop masquerading your hate as religion'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Stop masquerading your hate as religion’

October 19, 2019

I am a retired CEO. I continue to make mischief with a popular LGBTQ+ blog that has tilted towards the "T" over the last year or so. I have been following Peter Vlaming's case closely. Vlaming is represented by Alliance...

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

Chronicle FYI: Supreme Court takes on LGBTQ+ workplace rights

October 17, 2019

Editor's Note: Chronicle FYI is part of the Chronicle's new, ongoing series breaking down complex, emerging issues of the day. On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments on three cases that all ...

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