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Talking Chicago & LGBT issues with singer Kaya Jones and designer Traver Rains: Celebrities come to Boystown for day long benefit

Talking Chicago & LGBT issues with singer Kaya Jones and designer Traver Rains: Celebrities come to Boystown for day long benefit

Lakeview sister establishments Taverna 750 and Scarlet Bar Chicago are gearing up to celebrate their four year anniversary, Sunday Dec. 4, with a star-studded, day-long fundraiser sponsored by Belvedere (RED). Using their anniversary as a way to raise funds and awareness for charities of choice, proceeds will benefit Project (Red) and Test Positive Aware Network…

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Previewing Chicago's first affordable LGBT senior housing

Previewing Chicago’s first affordable LGBT senior housing

Curbed Chicago has some preliminary information about plans for LGBT-friendly senior housing in Boystown: A loose rendering of the proposed affordable LGBT Senior Home at 3600 N Halsted has been brought to light by the man with the right connections, Skyscraper Page’s Spyguy. Read more: Previewing Chicago’s First Affordable LGBT Senior Housing – Rendering Reveals…

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Wal-mart adds gender identity & gender expression protections

Wal-mart adds gender identity & gender expression protections

The giant retail chain Wal-mart has quietly made a surprising move when it comes to worker’s rights. The store has added gender identity and gender expression to its employee non-discrimination policy, according to company spokesperson Phillip Keene. Wal-mart has made headlines lately for how they treat their employees, with most of the the stories being…

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Boystown gets shout-out on 'The Good Wife'

Boystown gets shout-out on ‘The Good Wife’

The hit CBS show The Good Wife gave a nod to two gay Boystown staples in the Season 3 premiere this week. Popular bars Scarlet and Sidetrack both got mentioned in the show, which is set in Chicago. Competing investigators and occasional lovers Kalinda and Sophia (played by Archie Panjabi and Kelli Giddish, respectively) name-dropped…

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DADT Repeal Update: Roadblocks & Celebrations

DADT Repeal Update: Roadblocks & Celebrations

Ding dong, DADT is almost dead! The discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that keeps gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers from serving their country openly in the military is finally in its last days. The 17 year old law is set to end on Sept 20th, 2011. This is following the long road of passage…

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Lakeview neighbors: victims of fire need more than just a cup of sugar

Lakeview neighbors: victims of fire need more than just a cup of sugar

Saturday afternoon’s fire hit close to home for me. And I mean that both literally and figuratively – the blaze took place two buildings down from my apartment. After an afternoon jaunt in Wicker Park with a friend, I returned home Saturday to find my block completely shut off from traffic, dozens of fire trucks…

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