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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 […]

#GetCovered with Howard Brown Health Center and AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Need health care, but missed out enrolling earlier this year? No worries, the Health Insurance Marketplace reopened on November 15 and Get Covered Illinois, Howard Brown Health Center and AIDS Foundation of Chicago are here to help. This Saturday, December 13, at 4025 N. Sheridan Road from 1-5pm, staff members from all three organizations will […]

Queer Artist Sam Kirk to represent Chicago at Miami’s International Art Basel Show

Sam Kirk splits her time between Chicago and Brooklyn, but she will be representing her hometown of Chicago this December during an exhibit with Red Bull at SCOPE for Miami’s annual Art Basel International showcase. Sam Kirk and Tubs are the two artists who received the curatorial vote during the Chicago Red Bull Canvas Cooler, and […]

10 Quotes that make Wanda Sykes Awesome

As if we didn’t love Wanda Sykes enough, here’s 10 more reasons she’s been an awesome celeb who speaks her mind as well as makes us have a ripping good laugh… Check out Wanda Sykes at the Chicago Theatre on October 18th. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win 2 tickets […]

Illinois Becomes the 15th State To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

We passed the damn bill! Equality Illinois has all of the answers to your marriage related questions. Check out their Marriage Guide to find out what rights come with marrying a same-sex partner. They also have a marriage help desk available. You can call them at 773-477-7173 or email them at info@eqil.org. Sidetrack Video Bar […]

March on Springfield Marriage Equality Rally Photos

The March on Springfield Marriage Equality Rally held on October 22, 2013 had an amazing turn out. Despite the cold weather and rain, thousands of people came together for the common purpose of showing their support for Marriage Equality in Illinois. The crowd was full of families, children, politicians, activists, allies, and religious leaders that […]

Danny’s Bootcamp

There is a new option for keeping your summer fitness routine going strong.  Find your way to Danny’s Bootcamp at 5920 N Ridge (corner of Ridge and Clark) for a welcoming environment and a kickass workout!  The L Stop caught up with personal trainer and motivational guru Danny Sciortino to learn more about his program. […]

Minibar’s $20,000 Wedding Giveaway Sweepstakes

What it is: Minibar is teaming up with favorite local merchants in Chicago to put together an amazing wedding package for two lucky same sex couples to win!  In return we ask the guests in attendance to donate a small amount of money – 100% of which will go directly to the MARCH ON SPRINGFIELD Charity. The goal […]

The L Stop Turns 2!

Just about two years ago, a group of women crammed around a table in the basement of Caesar’s for a well-deserved weeknight margarita. Many of us had not met in real life yet- brought together by a passion for writing and excitement behind a new Chicago based internet community for lesbians- we were celebrating a […]