We Fest

WeFest (formerly SheFest, formerly LezFest) is becoming one of the most anticipated evenings of the theatre season, and in Chicago’s queer community. WeFest (hosted by Molly Brennan and Malic White) is Pride Arts Center’s’ semi-annual celebration of Chicago’s queer female, non-binary, and trans+ artists. This winter, the Pride Arts Center is excited to partner with […]

SheFest – A celebration of queer women through art

“SheFest is one of my favorite times of the theatre season,” says SheFest producer Iris Sowlat, “There’s something very special about a talented, diverse group of queer women celebrating their life experiences through art.” SheFest (formerly LezFest) is Pride Arts Center’s’ semi-annual celebration of Chicago’s queer female and non-binary artists. SheFest showcases the diverse range […]

Howard Brown Health’s Garden of Eve: What does your ticket purchase do?

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 […]

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 […]