It’s rare in the Chicago queer community that everyone is talking about one thing, but "What's the T?" was that kind of phenomenon. It brought us together, for a brief yet beatific moment. It was like going to church.
Chicago Pride is now going to run two weekends.Well, sort of.Chicago’s annual Gay Pride Parade consisted of the parade that recently underwent a route change to accommodate record-high crowds and Pride Fest, a two-day precursor to the parade.The parade itself attracted large crowds, with estim
The trip on public transportation from Auburn Gresham on the South Side to North Side Boystown can be long and tedious. But as Terrence Chappell rides from 79th Street to Belmont and back home again, he uses the time to think.Chappell is a nightlife and society columnist for ChicagoPride.com.
In this week's episode, The Paper Machete celebrates the power of two. Tim Sniffen and Brendan Dowling discuss the realm of the Bachmann's (that would be Marcus and Michele). The History Girls become Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller who talk about teacher pensions.
It’s been just over one week since a video depicting a brutal street attack in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood went viral. That violent incident was just one of several so far this summer in the popular gay entertainment district known as Boystown. But it’s taken the lid off an emotional d
A stabbing captured on video has been the unlikely spark for a fiery debate on race and class in Chicago’s premier gay neighborhood.The video captured a large group of black youth getting into an altercation with a 25-year-old victim. The scuffle in the late hours of Sunday, July 3rd, re
Chicago police say they have a suspect in custody for helping a mob of people beat and stab a man on Chicago's North Side this week. Police say 24-year-old Darren Hayes from Hammond, Indiana turned himself in to authorities and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
A videotaped stabbing and beating of a man in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood has torn wide some rifts in that community.At a community policing, or CAPS, meeting Wednesday night, it was standing-room only for hundreds in the auditorium of the Inter-American Elementary School in Lakeview.