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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.

Center On Halsted Hosts LGBT Community-Building Event

Posted 05.26.2012 | Chicago

A coalition of Chicago activists, artists and writers have organized an event in response to a contentious community blog, which some members of the L...

City Releases LGBT Community-Centric Health Plan

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: According to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), prevalence of smoking, lack of ...

PHOTOS: A Look Inside The CHM's 'Out In Chicago'

Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

Last spring, the Chicago History Museum debuted its "Out In Chicago" exhibition, a groundbreaking, LGBT-centric take on Chicago history that emphasize...

Gay Couple Claims They Were Kicked Off CTA Bus For Kissing

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: A gay couple is considering filing complaints against CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) after ...

DePaul Student Is Catholic School's First Gay Student Body President

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

Story by Ross Forman, courtesy of Windy City Times: Anthony Alfano was the team captain for his final two seasons of the four he played for the co-...

Rahm's Budget Scraps LGBT Council, Alarming Community Members

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

Though an influential group of 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Chicagoans stood up behind Mayor Rahm Emanuel and endorsed his candidacy ear...

To Be Young, Black, Gay, And Glamorous In Chicago's Ball Scene

Chicago Reader | Chicago Reader | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

It's 1 AM on Saturday, May 21. A tall black man stands alone in the shadows of a storefront at the corner of Madison and Cicero on the west side, wear...

Joseph Erbentraut

Boystown Violence: Market Days Arrive As 'Hood Heals

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

With more than 100,000 visitors expected to converge onto Chicago's East Lakeview, or Boystown, neighborhood this weekend for the 30th annual Northals...

Lakeview Crime Rates On Decline, Despite Community Outrage

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy of the Windy City Times In the wake of several recent violent crimes in Boystown, many residents are adamant that...

Windy City Gay Idol Kicks Off Its Ninth Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Story courtesy of the Windy City Times Windy City Gay Idol, now in its ninth year, kicks off the search for the best amateur LGBT singers in the Chic...

Mike Quigley 'Hopeful' For LGBT Gains...After The Elections

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Per a recent interview with Gay Chicago Magazine, staunch LGBT ally U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago) is reportedly "hopeful" for progress on a numbe...

From Parties To The Parade: A Guide To The Ultimate Pride Weekend

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This Sunday marks the 41st Annual Chicago Pride Parade, and as the gay community in Chicago and across the country continues to work for equal rights,...

John D'Emilio Lecture: Chicago's Gay History, Richard Nixon's Accidental Support Of Gays

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Kate Lowry, Justin Sherwood | Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Was Richard Nixon a gay liberationist? Many would scoff at the question. But John D'Emil...