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A river of tears down Halsted

A river of tears down Halsted

Lately, it’s been raining like the tropics here in Boystown. It always appears to do so after a lengthy time out for drinks too. Last Friday I ran through it giddy at 2 AM from Sidetrack because the siren call of the Closet was damn near irresistible.  But this week I’ve been just a little…

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A win for Transgender rights in Illinois... but more needed

A win for Transgender rights in Illinois… but more needed

Last week, a Cook County Circuit Judge ordered that three transgender people be granted new birth certificates reflecting their correct gender marker by the Division of Vital Records of the Illinois Department of Public Health following a lawsuit from the ACLU of Illinois. The case challenged the state’s practice of refusing to correct the gender…

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Lakeview welcomes McCartney with stickers

Lakeview welcomes McCartney with stickers

Take a walk around Central Lakeview this week and you’ll see fans aren’t the only ones excited about Paul McCartney coming to Wrigley Field. About 250 round, green stickers adorned with the face of the former Beatle and the words “Central Lakeview Welcomes Paul” have been on display at a handful of neighborhood businesses since…

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Chicago Sky host anti-bullying basketball game

Chicago Sky host anti-bullying basketball game

The Chicago Sky are hosting an Anti-Bullying Game on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 PM at the Allstate Arena. The Chicago Sky and The Trevor Project invite you to a night of world-class basketball that helps raise awareness about the huge issue of bullying. Come out, as the Sky take on the Los Angeles Sparks,…

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Historic Milestone: Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal certified

Historic Milestone: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal certified

A key milestone in the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) has just occurred as President Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen formally issued their certification to the Armed Services committees of both houses of Congress, signifying that the military is ready…

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