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Last minute New Years resolutions

  By: Erika Star It’s that time of year again, we’re on the cusp of a new year and it seems that the general consensus in regards to 2014 is GTFO. It’s been a rough year, filled with loss, a polar vortex and more heartbreak than anyone should care to shake a stick at. All was not lost […]

AfterEllen brings the women together for a meet-up and comedy show in Chicago

By Trish Bendix, Managing Editor at The National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association Convention is hitting Chicago this week, and, the largest site for lesbian, bisexual and queer women in pop culture, is hoping you’ll come to their party. The site is hosting a meet-up and comedy show this Friday, August 22 at […]

Rachel McCartney Interview

By Adam Guerino For a Throwback Thursday, we interview a comedienne who is portraying a very dear character for many, Daria Morgendorfer. Rachel McCartney brings her Daria rendition to the stage as a guest on the variety show tribute Total Request Live LIVE, Friday June 13th at 10pm at Berlin Nightclub. The event will be hosted […]

Meet LezBeOnTalk’s Marissa Farina!

Marissa Farina entertains and educates her YouTube audience on LGBT issues through laughter and thought! Once a pair, now a solo act, Marissa has emerged as one of today’s most prominent gay figures within the ever growing world of YouTube. Her videos have attracted over 64,000 subscribers to date with 6.3 million video views and […]

Help Make “Jenny’s Wedding” become a Box Office Success!

By Mallorie DeRiggi Source: In Hollywood, many great movies are made every single year that never quite reach a wide audience for a multitude of reasons. “Jenny’s Wedding” is one of those films that is quietly being produced under the radar at the moment, however; its compelling story and star-ladened cast gives the film […]

The Trans 100 and International Transgender Visibility Day

By: Mallorie DeRiggi The 2nd Annual Trans 100 was held on Sunday, March 30 at Mayne Stage in Chicago featured by Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox serving as one of the night’s keynote speakers. The 2014 list features 100 trans and gender non-conforming people accomplishing positive work nationwide. It was broadcasted live via […]

Candy Lawrence Interview

Candy Lawrence is a mainstay in the Chicago stand-up world—you can see her all over the city and she’s opened for some of the biggest names in comedy like Todd Barry, Jen Kirkman and Moshe Kasher. She’s been a part of Queer Comedy at Zanies since the show’s inception and is back this month, featuring […]

GIRLS ON FILM #lesbians #comedy #andersonville #queertv

By Jennifer Boeder “Two best friends write a TV show about their lives and then get the chance to star in it…” No, it’s not a rom-com plot: it’s the real-life story of Caitlin Bergh and Laura Zak, one a stand-up comic, the other a writer, both gay girls who found their adventures in Andersonville […]

Honoring Sex Workers’ Humanity, Celebrating International Sex Worker Rights Day

There is no shortage of sensational reporting about sex workers in the media – the countless public scandals involving politicians and celebrities being ‘caught’ with escorts, and instances like the recent news of the Duke student that was outed as an adult film actor. What mainstream media doesn’t present is a more complex, nuanced depiction of the approximately 41 million people worldwide who work […]

Clinical Trials is Ready to Rock Reggie’s this Sunday

Clinical Trials is the electro-grunge offspring of Somer Bingham, a self-produced multi-instrumentalist and a powerful performer who recently brought her edgy sound & likable personality to Showtime’s docu-series The Real L Word. Bingham has found greener pastures since butting heads with the lead singer of the band on the show and being ousted in one […]