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Proud to Run 2017 10k Run & 5k Run/Walk, June 24

CHICAGO — Proud To Run is a 10K run and 5K run and walk that celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer pride! The run is June 24, 2017. This year’s fantastic beneficiaries are Care2Prevent at The University of Chicago, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative, Test Positive Aware Network! ALL the proceeds…

First Chicago Bear and Cub named at Bearfest

CHICAGO — Rough Rick won the first Chicago Bear title and Drew Recker won the first Chicago Cub title on Saturday, May 27, at Chicago’s Touche. The contest was the climax of the first Chicago Bearfest weekend. Touche manager David Boyer said during the contest that the Bearfest was started, basically at the last minute,…

Chicago sends MCL 2017 Daddy G to IML

CHICAGO — Mr. Chicago Leather 2017, Gerald “Daddy G” Cernak, was sent off to IML on Saturday, May 20, with a party at Chicago’s Touche. The send-off party was a fundraiser for both the MCL travel fund and Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQ people escape from hostile countries like Chechnya. More than $500…

Gorilla Tango’s “Assault on the Grindhouse…” sends up drive-in movies

CHICAGO — Not just another Mystery Science Theater inspired Riff-show! “Assault on the Grindhouse: An Interactive Improv Horror Comedy Experience” is a total reconstruction of the best (worst) and brightest (bloodiest) films from days gone by. “Assault on the Grindhouse: An Interactive Improv Horror Comedy Experience” performs Thursdays at 9:30pm, through June 29, 2017, at…

First Chicago Bearfest kicks off this weekend

CHICAGO — While there is no Bear Pride this year, the bear community does have options along with International Mr. Leather. The first Chicago Bearfest starts on Thursday, May 25. People can start off the furry weekend at the Launch Party, held at Touche in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. There will be a DJ and…