Angelique has written 16 posts for The L Stop

Reeling 32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival

Reeling 32: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, September 18th and runs through Thursday, September 25th at various locations, with the Landmark (2828 N. Clark) as its main venue. Here are some of the top picks for lesbian films in this year’s line-up: Appropriate Behavior Outspoken twenty-something Shirin is a bit […]

Reeling: Back and Better Than Ever!

Reeling, the second longest running LGBT film festival in the world, is back for its 31st year! This year’s highlights include I Got Somethin’ to Tell You, Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut chronicling the life of Jackie “Moms” Mabley, a queer African American icon whose indelible contributions to the comedic landscape have often been overlooked; The […]

The Art of Sideshow: An Interview with Cirque de la Femme

If you attended The L Stop’s Casino Night at Center on Halsted, you might have gotten a taste of Cirque de la Femme – burlesque, contortion, fire, sparks, and sweet, sweet pain. In the spacious back room of Progress Bar, below a cloud ceiling made of voice- and motion-activated light bulbs, I sat down with […]

You Came to See a Rock Show

If you’re in the mood for a genderfucking good time, Peaches Does Herself will be debuting this Friday at The Logan Theatre. Expect fiery nipples, porn stars, 65 year-old strippers and exploding penises over themes of love and transsexuality in this semi-autobiographical film of a stage production of the same name. After all, this is […]

The L Stop’s Queer Tattoo Contest

Every tattoo tells a story, whether it memorializes a loved one, conveys a reclamation of one’s body after a life-changing event, or is a testament to that drunk night that ended in a permanent image of an alien holding a taser gun on your right bicep. Either way, we want to celebrate and showcase your […]

Martha Wainwright Emerges

Surrounded by exposed brick and wine barrels in the bustling atmosphere of City Winery, there is a clear view of the stage from every table. In an equal parts male and female crowd, full of late 30s to mid 50s couples who are slightly randy and clearly enjoying the house made wine, singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright […]

Community Spotlight: Chicago Dirty Girl Jenae Williams

Named “Runner Up, Best Party promoter” in Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago in 2011, with a Tastemaker Spotlight on Do312, a mention in Time Out Chicago on who throws the coolest queer parties, and newly-crowned by as a “celezbian promoter,” Jenae Williams is opinionated, busy, and dauntless. When the opportunity arose to do a […]

Acts of Resistance – An Interview with Nicole Garneau

“I began making art outside because inside a performance space, the performers and audience are so comfortable with their respective roles and norms that it’s really hard to surprise anybody.” – Nicole Garneau Nicole Garneau is a lot of things. If you happen upon her work, you might see her singing on the Red Line, […]

Ring in the New Year with The L Stop, Back Lot Bash and The Real L Word’s Laura Petracca

The world didn’t end, but now there’s another dilemma that happens every year without fail – it’s time to figure out what the heck you’re going to do for New Year’s Eve. Don’t trouble yourself with weighing options, spending a ton of money, or haggling back and forth with you friends. Come where all the […]

Here and Q-we’re

A tease, a flash, a hint. The delicate curvature of a breast, a wisp of hair grazing another’s thigh; back arched, hips raised, lips pursed ever so slightly and poised with promise. The interplay of shadow and light scarcely veiling a silhouette for which appreciation never wavers. The female form, with its curves, lines, dips, […]