Meaningful, rich Community is something we do and create more than who we are. Community is active, whereas community is often passive. Small "c" community describes, whereas Community is an intentional act of creation.
After my experience at the Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run run, I took some time to figure out the people, places and things that make our community so great. Here is, in no particular order, my list of the 10 best of Chicago's LGBTQ community.
On a daily basis I see articles about our struggle as LGBTQ people to push for acceptance in society. Absent is a conversation about our own lack of inclusion, understanding, and acceptance within our community of each other.