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Jordan Bouvier

I joined the LGBT boycott of Domino’s pizza last year after learning that founder and former CEO, Tom Monaghan, was a radically conservative social activist. Somethings irked me about the story though; there is a Domino’s right in Boystown(one of the world’s most concentrated gay ghettos) and the pizza itself is delicious and fast- not something I was keen to give up.

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Jordan Bouvier is gay

Today is National Coming Out day. Coming out never stops and it isn’t only for gay people. Everyone has to decide on a daily basis how much to reveal to the world. My coming out story is a long one but I’ve attempted to keep it brief here. I ask that if you read further…

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Hang out with the bloggers at Scarlet

  I have a hard time believing it has only been a handful of months since the Boystown Blog launched. In that short time we’ve become friends outside of our writing. We’ve also had a chance to meet some of the readers, and it’s always a good to hear what you have to say. We…

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Do not shop at Target.
Target recently donated $150,000 to MN Forward, a political action committee that is working to elect Republican Tom Emmer as the Governor of Minnesota. MN Forward claims to be working to make Minnesota a healthier place for business to prosper, but their choice of endorsing Emmer is troubling.
More on Emmer’s terrifying ideas on social issues and local alternatives to Target after the jump…

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Shockwaves from California hit Boystown

Just a few minutes ago, Judge Vaughn Walker in California ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional. For the readers of this blog who have been living under a rock, Prop 8 (for short) made only marriage between opposite sex partners legal in the state of California. The full ruling can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/9kqJDb. Though we still await…

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Go, See, Do: Berlin’s Freak Ball

There was a time when I was the Foursquare mayor of Berlin, that is how much I love going. Thursday I will be loving it even more as the Freak Ball rolls in for the evening. This is one of several official Lollapalooza pre-parties, but it will be the only one with Lady Starlight. Yes,…

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I brought my mom to Boystown and…

My mom recently visited Chicago for the first time in two years. During her visit, she kept remarking on how friendly Boystown is. It’s been a long time since I was a new-comer to the neighborhood, and it made me wonder, what is it like for an outsider? I’ve been contemplating how best to write…

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2010 Chicago Pride Map

Handily, you already have a guide to dressing for Pride on a budget, a list of dos and don’ts for surviving the parade, and plenty of information on Friday and Saturday’s events leading up to the parade. Now if you only had a map… I give you the 2010 Chicago Pride Map. Pink items denote…

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