Tag Archives: Chicago

Gay Seniors Program Gets Federal Grant

The Chicago chapter of SAGE has been awarded $475K for program services by the federal government. The program, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, or SAGE, is part of the Center on Halsted, a gay and lesbian community center in Lakeview, and was profiled by the Tribune last June. Its director, Serena Worthington, said the $475,000 grant from the U.S. …

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Gay Good Samaritan Beaten On Chicago Subway, Pretends To Be Poz To Escape

When a gay man got attacked by three thugs yelling anti-gay slurs on the Chicago subway yesterday, he pretended to be HIV-positive to escape. Daniel Hauff, 33, said he tried to quell a dispute between two men on the train when one of them, joined by two other riders, began yelling gay slurs and other taunts at him. Hauff said …

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Staff Of Chicago’s Gay Paper Quit

The woes of queer print media appear unending. Staffers of the long-running LGBT paper Chicago Free Press have quit because their salaries weren’t being paid. The art director, graphic designer and most of the writers at the Chicago Free Press left the gay publication Monday after the company stopped paying its employees, according to Matt Simonette, who also left his …

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Oprah To Announce End Of Her Show

Today Oprah Winfrey will tell her audience that she’s calling it quits. Sounds like major news, but in fact her contract with ABC runs for two more years and after that she will launch the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in a deal with the Discovery Channel. The last episode of Oprah is scheduled for September 9th, 2011. ZOMG! Only 500 …

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910-308-7619

It’s not too late to call Donna Miller (910-308-7619) at the Concerned Women for America and book your seat at Saturday’s annual dinner for Peter LaBarbera’s Americans For Truth About Homosexuality. None other than Matt Barber will be on hand to promote his new memoir, The Right Hook: From The Ring To The Culture War. (Sadly, there are no reviews …

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Gay Liberation Network To Protest Porno Peter LaBarbera’s Annual Hate Buffet

Peter LaBarbera’s Americans For Truth About Homosexuality will hold their annual orgy of hate in suburban Chicago this Saturday. And the Gay Liberation Network will be there. Chicagoans, please consider lending your support! The Facebook event page is here.

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Slap On Wrist For Chicago-Area Teacher Who Railed About “Black Fags”

Last night the Geneva School Board in suburban Chicago voted to only give high school teacher Dave Burk a warning for telling several classes, “How do you feel about your tax dollars being spent to fund black fags taking pictures of other black fags in New York?” The notice against teacher David Burk states that any further improprieties could result …

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Chicago Teacher Tells Students: Taxes Shouldn’t Be Spent On Black Fags

During a rant about tax funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago-area high school teacher Dave Burk allegedly told students, “How would you feel about your tax dollars going to pay some black fag in New York to take pictures of other black fags?” Openly gay Geneva High School student Jordan Hunter is now spearheading a call for …

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Limbaugh: Obama Should Have Lobbied For Kenya To Get 2016 Olympics

Continuing the right-wing’s exultations over Chicago losing its bid for the 2016 Olympics, Rush Limbaugh says that President Obama should have lobbied for Kenya to win, if he were to be “true to form.” Like the rest, Limbaugh overlooks the fact that Chicago’s Olympic bid began years before Obama took office.

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Chicago’s Cabbies Want Hurling Fee

If you hurl, blow chunks, and/or spew in a Chicago taxi, the city’s drivers union wants to you have to pay them $50. “If somebody throws up in the back of a cab, it’s no laughing matter to that cabdriver, who now has to take a couple of hours to detail the cab. It’s hard to get that smell out …

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Chicago Area Gay Bar: Your Perceived Gender Must Match The One On Your ID

Saying that transsexual prostitutes were using Craigslist to hook up at his bar, the owner of the Chicago-area Hunters Nightclub has ordered that all patrons must have an ID listing a gender which matches their appearance. Under the new admission rule, cross-dressers must have a government-issued photo ID that looks like the person presenting it at the bar. That, of …

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Great Nationwide Kiss-In Round Up

In San Diego, activists invaded Doug Manchester’s Grand Hyatt.

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Tonight In Illinois: Protest Against Exodus International

If you’re in the Chicago area, you might want to join the Gay Liberation Network’s protest against Exodus International (PDF), who are opening their national “We’re totally not gay anymore, we swear!” convention tonight. Exodus International is the nation’s foremost organization claiming to use Christianity to turn LGBT people into “ex-gays.” And while they say they “love” us, their fake …

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Gay Panic Defense Works: Man Acquitted After Stabbing Neighbor 61 Times

In March last year, Joseph Biedermann, 29, stabbed his Chicago neighbor 61 times with a medieval dagger, claiming he had kill Terrance Hauser, 38, in order to fend off an unwanted sexual advance. The gay panic defense worked. On Friday, a Cook County jury acquitted him of first-degree murder, buying his claim that he was defending himself against an unwanted …

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Glass Box In The Sky

Remember a few months ago when I told you about the new glass ledge at the 103rd floor of the Sears/Willis Tower? Most of you said, “No way! Not going there.” Here’s a side view of one of the four retractable glass bays, taken on a rainy day. Below is video taken during nicer weather. Very, very cool. (Via – …

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Sen. Burris: Marriage Is For Bloodlines

Sen. Roland Burris (D), the man who was appointed by deposed Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to replace Barack Obama in the Senate, has an odd viewpoint on marriage. “My concept of marriage is a male and a female for the perpetuation of the species, for children to be born and identify the bloodline and the heritage. “But I’m pretty sure, …

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Peter LaBarbera Discovers YouTube

America’s most famous closeted homosexual, Peter LaBarbera, has posted his first ever YouTube clip, a 2.5 minute compilation of Chicago’s Gay Pride parade. LaBarbera conveniently positioned himself outside the local bathhouse (not too far to walk after the parade!) so that he could film parade participant Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart with the baths behind him. UPDATE: Mr. Chickenshit has …

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PhoboQuotable – Matt Barber

“Oh, those fun-loving little sadomasochists. They do enjoy their, um, slapstick, don’t they? I’m flattered to have made such an impression. Comedy aside, though, forgive me if I find the specter of a fussy little mob of queer CPAs, I.T. geeks and interior designers in buttless leather chaps pointing at me shrieking ‘There he is! There he is!’ a little …

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Coming Soon To the Sears Tower

Here’s an artist’s rendition of the new glass ledge they are building on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower (which is changing its name to the Willis Tower.) The first thing I thought of was that scene in Ferris Bueller.

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Flaunting Their Rights In Our Bars?

“Until same-sex marriage is legal everywhere and same-sex couples are allowed the rights as every heterosexual couple worldwide, we simply do not think it’s fair or just for a female bride-to-be to celebrate her upcoming nuptials here at Cocktail. We are entitled to an opinion, this is ours.” – From a Chicago bar owner who says that his customers have …

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