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Gay Men and the Difference Between Community and Community

Josh Hersh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

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.

The 10 Best Things About Chicago's LGBTQ Community

Shaun Sperling | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Shaun Sperling

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.

Open Letter on Race Relations Follow-Up

Terrence Chappell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Terrence Chappell

Since the publishing of my open letter to the LGBT community on race relations in Boystown, there have been some intriguing takes on the matter.

Change, Five Years in the Making

Modesto Tico Valle | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Modesto Tico Valle

Five years ago in Chicago we took another great leap forward. Our community built that permanent, affirming, and safe space: Center on Halsted.

Open Letter to Chicago's LGBT Community

Terrence Chappell | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Terrence Chappell

We simply cannot move forward politically as an LGBT community when other LGBT members of color aren't even acknowledged, discriminated against or even targeted.

Change Begins With Us

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago
Dr. Kevin A. Osten

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.

Mayoral Candidates Reach Out To Gay Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's candidates for mayor are making their views on gay rights known this week, hoping to drum up support within the city's LGBT community. Ger...

Casino Night With Nude Dudes Chicago

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Buck naked and bending over a craps table in Boystown, surrounded by a group of men who are all staring at me expectantly, I suddenly feel very self-c...

Howard Brown Health Center Struggling To Stay Open

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In April, federal investigators launched a probe into the handling of grant money at Chicago's Howard Brown Health Center--one of the largest LGBT hea...

Honoring Harvey Milk: Chicago LGBT Activists Launch Week of Action

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Answering the call from Cleve Jones and other organizers of last autumn's national LGBT march on Washington, Chicago activists have put together a bus...