Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore.

Judges announced for International Mr. Leather 2017

International Mr. Leather

CHICAGO – The Executive Committee of International Mr. Leather is pleased to announce the Judges and Tally Masters for International Mr. Leather 2017 and International Mr. Bootblack 2017: The Judges for the International Mr. Leather competition are as follows: David “Tigger” Bailey, Howell, NJ – International Mr. Leather 2016 Aaron Michael Laxton, St. Louis, MO…

Illinois parents call for ‘smut’ book ban

LEMONT — An Illinois school district is pulling one book from the shelves and reconsidering the use of all other titles taught in classrooms after a principal raised concerns about sexually explicit content. Eric Michaelsen, the principal of Lemont High School, notified parents last month by email that “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati…

Center on Halsted announce December events

CHICAGO — The Center on Halsted, Chicago’s LGBT community and resource center, has announced it’s events for the end of November and all of December. We’re Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now World AIDS Day Event – November 30th, 2016 DATE Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM LOCATION Center on Halsted Join…

After Orlando: A Night of Readings, Nov. 15

CHICAGO — AFTER ORLANDO, a night of readings Produced by Iris Sowlat in association with the Pride Arts Center, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, and Missing Bolts Productions Presented in the Pride Arts Center’s “Broadway” space, at 4139 N. Broadway St., Chicago. AFTER ORLANDO is an international theatre movement created by NoPassport Theatre Allaince & Press and…

Gay Film Weekend in Chicago

CHICAGO — This fall, Pride Films and Plays’ developmental work with writers from around the country continues with Gay Film Weekend for new screenplay development. Five finalists have been named in PFP’s 2016 Great Gay Screenplay Contest, an international contest for screenplays with LGBT characters and themes. The five screenplays will be performed as enhanced…