| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Several gay bars in West Hollywood have begun removing Stoli Vodka--made from Russian ingredients--from their shelves to protest recent anti-gay laws in Russia.
“Come on down and drink something other than Russian vodka!” said Brian Rand, an...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A man was found with a stab wound to the back of his head early this morning on the North Side in the city's Lakeview neighborhood.
About 2:15 a.m., police were called to the 700 block of West Sheridan Road after receiving a report of a man lying on the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:34 AM
LGBTs and their straight allies will have even more reason to celebrate during Chicago Gay Pride this year as the festivities are being filmed for a 52-minute documentary that will air on France’s M6—one of the top three TV networks in the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Numerous roads in the West Hollywood area will be closed Sunday for the L.A. Pride Parade and festival – one of the largest gay pride events in the country.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the parade, which begins at 11 a.m....
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:52 PM
They said it loudly and repeatedly, and they wore stickers and clutched signs proclaiming it: lesbian.
"Yes, I am!" hundreds of female voices chanted in a crowded West Hollywood park. "Yes, I am!"
Lesbians, their supporters and friends gathered Friday...
| May 30, 2013
From this summer’s vegan menu at Grant Achatz’s restaurant Next to the buzz about plant-based diets, veganism is definitely having a moment.
“A few years ago, people said, ‘Oh, vegan? What does that mean?” said Don...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 2:56 PM
The owners of Halsted vodka want you to raise a glass, have fun and support LGBT causes--all at the same time.
"Here's a product that the gay community likes and spends money on," said Jennifer Schulze, one of the owners of the Chicago-based and...
| May 20, 2013
When Chicago actor Scott Duff joined forces with Laugh Factory to debut an LGBT-themed showcase, he knew he wanted his first headliner to be no-holds-barred comedian Jessica Halem, who spent 12 years—1996 to 2008—at the top of the Chicago...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:22 PM
When Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs later this month, the world will learn what Phi Phi O’Hara and her legion of loyal “phan-atics” already know: Boystown’s hottest female drag star is truly phierce. And, depending on...