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Meet Angie Wines and Anneliese Moy, couple opening a BBQ joint in Ravenswood

Sweet Virginia’s Kitchen is all about homey eclectic food cooked from locally sourced ingredients. As a toddler, Angie Wines remembers sneaking eggs out from her grandmother’s fridge and cracking them on the sizzling pavement to fry them. Wines is now taking those mischievous roots and many years of culinary experience to open Sweet Virginia’s Kitchen in […]

Garden of Eve: How much does your ticket purchase help?

How has Garden of Eve supported programs at HB? Because women and transgender/gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals continue to be marginalized in the larger LGBTQ community, Garden of Eve supports the work and services that these teams provide due to lack of funding. Garden of Eve helps supports sexual and reproductive health services at our monthly […]

Daphne Willis Does Martyrs in Chicago

Interview by guest blogger Lisa Cordileone Out singer and Chicago-native Daphne Willis will be in Chicago April 7th at Martyrs. Daphne took some time out of her busy tour to chat with us… LC: How did you get started playing music? What type of risks did you take getting started professionally? I have been singing […]

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20 Questions with Poppy Champlin

LS:1. Did you really date your gym teacher? PC: I dated my high school junior varsity basketball coach yes- lived with her. LS: 2. Are you single? Who are you dating? PC: I am seeing a woman in Rhode Island. We are dating. Tammy. LS: 3. How did you meet Tammy? PC: That is kind […]

Top LGBTQ Titles to Binge on Netflix

Binge-watching shows on Netflix has become an actual activity at my house, rather than something that just kind of happens in background while we clean or pay bills. Now it’s something I consciously plan and look forward to. Nothing to do on Sunday afternoon? Better pencil in four non-stop hours of a House of Cards. […]

#WWSD (What Would Siri Do?) #Hashtag Season Two: LadyDates in the Digital Age

Written by: Jennifer Boeder Season One of “#Hashtag” gave viewers a fresh, funny sendup of twenty-something gay girl life in the digital age, where every text, photo, and post drives events in the love lives of the two main characters, Liv and Skylar. The two friends (played by real-life pals who actually wrote the series […]

Oscars 2015: Where is the fabulousness?

By: Erika Star It’s award season and, after a number of noticeably more subdued award shows (see: boring), many questioned, “why all the yawn-inducing performances?” “WHERE IS THE FABULOUSNESS?” If the Grammys couldn’t bring it, if Kanye’s antics were met with nothing more than a resounding eye roll, it seems futile to hold out hope […]

Q-We’re Calendar 2015 Teaser

Q-were is back and has released their 2015 edition of their queer erotica calendar! The slogan has pulled forward as their permanent slogan, “Get Happy! Get Naked!” Buy a calendar! Q-were, a diverse fun, erotic fine art calendar geared toward the LBTPQQIA community. This calendar not only functions as a fine art but a centerpiece […]

#Hashtag the Series releases Season 2 Trailer

View the trailer for Season 2 of the Chicago-based fan favorite #Hashtag. Written by/co-starring Caitlin Bergh and Laura Zak, the new season finds best friends Liv and Skylar trying to reconcile the impulse to over-share with a chance at true connection. While Skylar combats heartbreak by pursuing internet fame, Liv juggles her IRL girlfriend with […]