We’d like to thank all our fans and friends once again for supporting on Saturday, as well as Minibar for hosting. Emily and her chosen date, Jennie, will be having dinner and a movie, on us. Shannon Ennis asks our contestants “Which ‘L Word’ character represents you best?” Our contestant says “Carmen”. Is this why she won? If you have more pics or videos from that night, send them our way. Email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, we have a new contributor to the Missed On Our Gaydar series. Chris Badowski has been consistently emailing links to The L Stop team, and we want to acknowledge and thank her for that. Thank you Chris!
In Our Own Backyard
Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade gets a new route for 2012. Lauren on The L Stop says the city can’t rain on her parade. What do you think? Yay or nay?
We’re sad to report that Gay Chicago Magazine has folded.
Despite the weak economy, we still have strong pink purchasing power.
Rachel Maddow admits she’s ambivalent about gay marriage and has a soft spot for George Clooney. Bilerico posted an interesting response— Are we destroying gay subculture? What do you think?
ACLU gets involved when a principal physically attacked a student for advocating GSA in Tennessee.
In Other News
Heard about “Occupy Wall Street” but have no idea what it’s about? Here’s a great guide!
On the same note, JD Samson admits that she’s worried about her financial future too.
Is it anyone’s surprise that the LGBT community have a harder time on the job market?
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JT is originally from San Francisco, CA. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in psychology, focusing primarily on gender and sexuality research. Seeking a change in 2008, she moved to Chicago, and what a change it has been! She can been seen walking and yelping about various Chicago neighborhoods. JT identifies as queer and bisexual, and she is currently dating a straight man. She has an unapologetic love for civil rights, whether it’d be for racial, gender, sexual, or political socioeconomic equality. Occasionally, she volunteers with Howard Brown Health Center to promote safer sex in Boystown.