Team Sean Kelly Does It Again

What are you doing on March 12, 2017?? How about joining me for the 6th Annual Team Sean Kelly St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event?? I can think of no better way to spend my Sunday afternoon. You will find the cool kids at Bar63 in Edgewater from 12:00 until 6:00. Here are the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620009148205823/ […]

Women’s March: Waking the Sleeping Giant

Where did it go – my fight – my vision – my radical enthusiasm to push the envelope and take what my heart desired?  When did I lay down?  How did I become a bystander in world come undone? These are dark times for so many marginalized groups.  But if we look to truth – […]

After The Election: Fight Hate with Love

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr. It was days before I could eat again. My heart rate still irregular throughout the week. There is a pause in my thought process that has not yet been named […]

Before I Do: In Conversation With Author Elizabeth Schwartz

The Center on Halsted will be hosting Elizabeth Schwartz on Wednesday the 16th of November at 7pm.  Trump is our president, LGBTQ rights are in jeopardy, and many will be planning for their happily ever after with their true love.  This is where Elizabeth comes into the picture…. Elizabeth Schwartz has been practicing law since 1997 and […]

The Importance of this Election

I won’t be silent. I won’t sit still. I won’t cross my legs and tuck my hem and sit up straight. I won’t go quietly into the good night. I will be heard. I will be seen. I will be respected. I will speak for the muted and walk for the wounded. I will pave […]

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 […]

Lesbian Couple Releases Greeting Card Line for Queers of Color

Once upon a time there was this amazingly talented couple. Sam and Jenny made things – did art – created messages and provoked thought and conversation. One day they decided to deliver creative cards and prints to fill a gap in the greeting card industry. The cards would showcase interracial and queer characters from a […]

A conversation with StaceyAnn Chin

When I talk about StaceyAnn Chin – I stumble on where to begin. I see her as a woman of such complexity and grace. She seems to be someone whose ideas and ideals are interwoven in a tapestry of activism and the written voice. I had the amazing pleasure of talking with StaceyAnn last week […]

TPAN/RFAC and Team J Cats

Every July, for the past 3 years, I have been honored to serve as a member of the moto-safety crew for RFAC/TPAN and their weekend of fundraising and awareness.  If you do not know already – TPAN empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN innovates […]

Mimi Gonzalez Does GO GIRL in Saugatuck

I have been to the desert and rocked the Dinah. I have been to the tropics and survived Aqua Girl. I have traveled east, west, north and south to experience girls and more girls doing the girl party weekend thing. I have the frequent flyer miles to prove it. I started to wonder ­ why […]