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Progress Bar on Sunday, June 2.The protest organized by Affinity Community Services, Lighthouse Church of Chicago, and the Chicago Black Men's Caucus is to protest the Progress Bar ban on rap music.Organizers said the ban, which has since been lifted by the bar owner, reflects a ban on black people. Additionally, they argue the ban is a symptom of a larger problem in Boystown - the exclusion of black and brown, queer people."The protest seeks to provide a space for...

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...

The Progress Bar released a statement reversing their rap ban and apologizing for it. Their statement is at the end of this article. Progress Bar, a gay bar in Chicago, has been accused of racism after an email leaked of the bar instructing its DJs never to play rap. The email, which was posted on Twitter, read: So let’s parse this out: First, there’s lots of great rap music that totally fits a “positive, happy, energetic, upbeat… fun vibe” including Missy...

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...

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...

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