Category: Chicagoland

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

Lakeside Pride’s “Pay It No Mind” with ResonaTe

CHICAGO — ResonaTe, a community chorus for transgender people in Chicago, will join with the Lakeside Pride Chamber Ensemble in a concert on Saturday, Jan. 26. From the Facebook event: 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Lakeside Pride Chamber Ensembles present an afternoon of music in honor of Marsha P. “Pay…

Mr. Chicago Leather 2019 coming in January

CHICAGO — Mr. Chicago Leather will be held at Touché in Chicago the weekend of Jan. 25 through 27. The contest will select Chicago’s entry to International Mr. Leather in May. The producers have announced the judges, staff and schedule on their Facebook event: Master of Ceremonies- International Mister Leather 2003 John Pendal Judges- IML…

Equality Illinois PAC endorses LGBTQ Chicago aldermen

CHICAGO — Equality Illinois PAC (EIPAC) on Friday endorsed all five LGBTQ Chicago aldermen in their re-elections for the city council next year. Endorsed are Aldermen Raymond Lopez (15th Ward), Deb Mell (33rd Ward), Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward), Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and James Cappleman (46th Ward). “We are proud to endorse Aldermen Cappleman, Lopez,…

Anti-LGBTQ incident in Barrington has silver lining

BARRINGTON — A lesbian couple in this northwestern suburb of Chicago was the victim of anti-LGBTQ vandalism recently, but found more community than they thought afterwards. WGN-TV reported that Casey Handel and Zadette Rosado had their Pride flag stolen from their backyard flag pole two weeks ago and replaced with the U.S. flag. They were surprised…

Buffalo Grove Pride highlighting LGBTQ couples

BUFFALO GROVE — Buffalo Grove Pride is wanting to highlight couples as they build up to their Pride celebration next year. From their letter to the community: Will you consider being one of our BG Pride featured couples? When Molly first started talking about this project, her vision was that it could normalize being gay…

LGBTQ Forum with the Chicago Mayoral Candidates in January

CHICAGO — A coalition of LGBTQ organizations will be hosting a forum with candidates for Chicago mayor next month. From the Facebook event: With the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans under attack by the Trump Administration and the urgent need to continue our pro-equality progress in the City of Chicago, LGBTQ Chicagoans need to know…

LGBTQ Victory Fund makes first 2019 endorsements

WASHINGTON — The LGBTQ Victory Fund, a group dedicated to getting LGBTQ candidates has made its first endorsements for 2019 races. The Victory Fund has endorsed a few Illinois candidates, so far all in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot, the only out LGBTQ candidate in the Chicago mayoral race, got the Fund’s node for this year. The…

Broadway Youth Center Supply Drive on Dec. 15

CHICAGO — The AIDS Foundation of Chicago will be hosting a supply drive for the Broadway Youth Center on Saturday, Dec. 15. From the Facebook event. AIDS Foundation of Chicago‘s Associate Board is back with another event to celebrate the holiday season! Anyone in the giving spirit? We sure are! Join us as we host…