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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has decorated several train cars with rainbows for Pride Month. Some trains on the north-south Red Line will bear pride colors this month. CTA wrapped some of the cars in rainbows, like they did in 2017 and 2018. The Howard Brown Health Center sponsored the cars, and they’re decorated on the inside with images highlighting the center’s diverse patient population. 14 crosswalks in Boystown, Chicago’s gay village, will also feature pride colors. 13 of them are rainbows,...

Northalsted Business Alliance, celebrates pride, diversity and community in Chicago's famed LGBTQ+ neighborhood. The festival, which is the weekend prior to the annual Chicago Pride Parade, brings together tens of thousands of LGBT supporters annually. It runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. down North Halsted Street from Addison to Grace. Organizers suggest a $10 donation upon entering.This year's festival honors the birth of the pride movement by recognizing the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.Chicago Pride Fest ( June 22-23 ) 11 a.m. — 10 p.m.Saturday, June...

In a video published by CWBChicago, one onlooker shouted, "We f*cking sh*t up!"The trouble began after the neighborhood bars closed and police left the area. That's when people moved into the street.The incident was reported to police at 2:57 a.m. No arrest were made.(Videos reposted with permission from CWBChicago.com) source

Progress Bar will reopen Friday night, and there will not be a ban on rap or any other music genres, GoPride.com has confirmed.Justin Romme, the owner of Progress Bar, said in a written statement, "I know it will take much more than this to regain the trust of the LGBTQ+ community. It will require an ongoing commitment and actions. I have reached out to trusted organizations and leaders in the Chicago LGBTQ+ community and will work with them in the coming...

Progress Bar implemented a 'no rap' rule earlier this week.In an email to club DJs and staff, that was leaked and shared on social media on Wednesday, bar management wrote, "We are changing up our format. Our goal is to promote a positive, happy energetic, upbeat and most importantly... a FUN vibe. Think DJ AM for 2019 - a super open format POP/DANCE focused atmosphere. We have implemented a NO RAP rule effective immediately."This is not a suggestion!! If you play RAP you will...

"The rainbow crosswalk project signifies that the city remains steadfast in protecting who we are," said Ramesh Ariyanayakam, President, Northalsted Business Alliance.When the project is completed in time for this year's Pride Fest, which starts June 22, there will be a total of 13 Pride-themed rainbow crosswalks on the one-mile stretch of North Halsted from Melrose north to Bradley, excluding Addison.The 14th completed crosswalk at Melrose and Halsted is dedicated to the transgender community with the inclusion of the...

Progress Bar, issued a statement to GoPride.com on Thursday following sharp criticism over the club's decision to institute a ban on rap music."To our patrons, neighbors and the LGBTQ+ community:"The email issued yesterday did not reflect the values of Progress Bar. The content was unwelcoming and hurtful, and in retrospect, it should have never been written or sent. We seek to be a trusted member of the LGBTQ+ community and in the city of Chicago as a welcoming place for every...

The crosswalk complements the mural at the intersection of Melrose and Halsted created by queer artists in tribute to people of color in the non-binary community."When it comes to Pride, we are often overlooked in the community. So the crosswalk is a beautiful representation. When I saw it I was overjoyed," Chrisette Gisélle Klima told GoPride. "I believe it will help a lot of other trans women with confidence issues. They see a beautiful flag that represents who they are."Fadel, who asked that her last...

The 27-year-old Australia-born, Michigan-bred pop star has long been an ally to the LGBTQ community, having performed Pride festivals around the country and lent her voice to fundraising efforts by the Trevor Project and GLAAD."I have been in relationships with both men and women," Who wrote on Instagram in 2018. "I have been deeply, earth-shatteringly in love with both men and women. Just because I happen to be engaged to a man doesn't mean that I haven't found a home within the...

The Northalsted Business Alliance has released the non-stop entertainment lineup, detailing the slew of performers scheduled for the various entertainment stages.Music icon Sheila E. graces the stage Saturday, August 10, Daya delivers her hits on Sunday, August 11 and Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters fame, closes out the festival on Sunday night."There's truly something for everyone at Northalsted Market Days, which has made it a must-do fest for close to 40 years. We can't wait to welcome locals and visitors alike to join us for an unforgettable weekend...
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Shane Sleeper has been charged with harassment and assault for threatening bars like Sidetrack and Roscoe's. A $300,000 bail has been set for a Chicago man accused of intimidating employees of gay bars in Boystown, the city’s iconic gayborhood. Shane Sleeper, 31, reportedly made numerous threats throughout February against staff at Roscoe’s Tavern and Sidetracks, where he once made “a shooting gesture” at a manager. He has been served with four orders of protection to shield his alleged victims, according to...

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