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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...

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...

Natalie Battaglia and Dino Northway, dressed as Charlie Brown, and their dog Roy, dressed as Snoopy, attend the event wearing matching Peanuts costumes.

Dogs and owners display fur-ocious costumes at Spooky Pooch Parade

October 15, 2019

From Starbucks coffee pups, to medical "paws"pitals, to elaborate headless horsemen, hundreds of canines and their owners spared no expense in their quest for the most creative and elaborate costu...

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...

Chance the Rapper spurs millennial voters

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 14, 2016

Amid cheers of “F--k Donald Trump” and singalongs to the hit song “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper led thousands of young voters to the Loop’s early voting super site at 15 W. Washington St. in his Parade to the Polls event Nov. 7. Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native, hosted a free concert event featuring DJ Odd Couple, rock band Twin Peaks, rapper Malcolm London and more at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. Tho...

Diana Vallera, an adjunct professor in the Photography Department and president of P-Fac, discussed concerns about the college at the Strategic Planning Steering Committee’s final meeting on April 20, 2015. 

P-Fac’s 13 labor law allegations passed back to college

February 29, 2016

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, filed 13 labor law disputes that the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board deferred for settlement by the contractual grievance and arbitratio...

Students honor the dead | The Columbia Chronicle

November 2, 2015

Columbia’s Latino Alliance celebrated the Day of the Dead with a parade that started outside of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building and ended in front of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students of all ba...

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”...

Halloween Gathering screams artistic talent

Alex Murfey, a junior cinema art + science major, decorated his own jumpsuit for the upcoming Halloween Gathering during a workshop event on Sept. 30.

By CAMPUS REPORTER

October 12, 2015

Students are using their artistic talents to collaborate with the Chicago Cultural Mile Association’s Halloween Gathering, a new initiative meant to gather Chicago’s diverse creative communities for an a...

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