Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show, a provocative exploration of cultural and gender identity, adds an extra week of performances due to popular demand.
While living in America can sometimes mean facing the threat of religious intolerance, many religions have a dynamic relationship with gender constructs, and consider gender variance holy or blessed. Whatever your background, bringing spirituality and gender into conversation can be intimidating. Has your religion influenced the way you think about your gender? Has your gender changed the way you think about your spirituality?
Center on Halsted, 2nd Floor (ask for room number at reception desk)
3656 N. Halsted St.
Tracy Baim, a major figure in Chicago LGBT media for 30 years, will receive the award from the Chicago Headline Club in May.
Vernita Gray, part of the first same-sex couple married in Illinois after winning a court order, was a veteran activist in her hometown of Chicago.
A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.
Queer/Trans/Radical-Friendly Housing in Chicago
The Roost, a co-operative living space in Rogers Park, Chicago, is looking to fill openings for early 2014 (February 1 and March 1). The Roost has a long history of housing folks who are queer, trans, and radically-minded. Cost of living is very affordable, the house is a 5 minute walk to the red line, and less than a block from the lake. More info here, as well as application instructions.
Strange Bedfellows is a nationally traveling exhibition and catalogue exploring collaborative practice in queer art making curated by Amy Cancelmo. The project is fiscally sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center and will be presented first at Root Division,(San Francisco) as part of the National Queer Arts Festival in June of 2013. It will then travel to the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania (Fall of 2013) and the College Art Association Conference, in Chicago (Feb 2014) as the sponsored exhibition of the Queer Caucus for the Arts.
Bren Ahearn : brenahearn.com
Jesse Kahn: jessekahncreative.com
Chicago IRL: chicagoirl.com
E.G. Crichton: egcrichton.ucsc.edu
Sean Fader: seanfader.com
JRV MAJESTY Productions: jrvmajesty.tumblr.com
Alex Hernandez: hernalex.com
Sarah Hirneisen: sarahhirneisen.com
Darin Klein: http://www.darinklein.net/
Amos Mac: amosmac.com
Tara Mateik: http://www.taramateik.com/
Julianna Huxtable LaDosha: houseofladosha.com
billy ocallaghan: billyverse.com
Adrienne Skye Roberts: adrienneskyeroberts.wordpress.com
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens: loveartlab.com
Julie Sutherland: juliesutherland.net
Tina Takemoto: ttakemoto.com
Angela Ellsworth: aellsworth.com
Chris Vargas & Greg Youmans: fallinginlovewithchrisandgreg.com
Angie Wilson & Amber Straus: angiewilson.org
Wednesday January 29th
Combat the winter blues (or celebrate winter joys if yr a freak) by hanging and dancing with boston punx, and then watch the premier of the fantastic gay movie we filmed on Nov 30th!
This is a fundraiser for FED UP Fest - Chicago’s Queercore fest , so come out//like our facebook//follow us on tumblr
PARASOL (Boston, MA)
cutie punx playing music you should dance to, LP coming out soon!
the truest freax playing the brattiest punk
chilling dark post-punky sounds with angry as fuck lyrics
loud fast pissed ripping feminist d-beat
The grand premier of the super hot and babely gay movie that we filmed at the Nov 30th show!!
Wednesday January 29th
6:30pm//NO PUNK TIME SERIOUSLY! Must end early.
$5-8 pwyc for show
$3//9:30pm if you only come for the movie
@ The Parlor
BYOB//no phobes//no jerks//respect the fucking space
shitty people doing shitty things will be asked to leave
ACAB always remember never forget
sext or msg an admin for the address if you can’t find it on FB.
We made a gay slutty promo film for FED UP FEST. Watch the premier of it at this show!
A new Gap subway ad featuring a Sikh model isn’t the only new advertisement from the retail giant that is inspiring hateful graffiti. Another ad featured as part of Gap’s new “Make Love” ad campaign — featuring musician Malcolm Ford and artist Max Snow posing together — was defaced with anti-gay slurs this week in Chicago (WARNING: Graphic language in photos below).
People flooded the streets of Chicago’s Boystown to celebrate their new right to marry.
US: Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally says Illinois equal marriage is ‘bad legislation’
Chicago Cardinal Francis George, who once compared gay rights campaigners to the Ku Klux Klan, has come out in opposition to the recent passing of same-sex marriage in Illinois, calling it “bad legislation.”
Seven mayors from the Chicago suburbs are signing on in support of same-sex marriage legislation.
Once upon a time there was a guy and his name is Ivo Widlak. Ivo came to Chicago from Poland and decided he liked it here. Ivo is bisexual and he works as a journalist exposing corruption in the Polish American community here in the US and back in his homeland. And he met another bisexual and married her.
And instead of living happily ever after, INS started investigating him and mysteriously loosing his paperwork then finally accusing him of having a fraudulent marriage because he’s really gay and looking for a green card.
This bullshit makes me so angry. Like rage-stabbity angry. In the words of Patrick Richards Fink, "Erasing Widlak’s bisexuality and then using that erasure as grounds to break up a marriage is institutionalized biphobia, and has to end."
Please take a moment to read Ivo’s story and sign his petition. He has another hearing coming up in December 2013, and he needs all the support he can get.
We need all American Citizens who believe in Marriage Equality and Journalistic Integrity to first Sign This Petition and then Reblog it. Thank you