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LiveWire Chicago at the Storefront TheaterLiveWire Chicago at the Storefront Theater

Ram BookstoreRam Bookstore

The ComedySportz TheatreThe ComedySportz Theatre

BerlinBerlin

Collaboraction Room 300 at The Flat Iron BuildingCollaboraction Room 300 at The Flat Iron Building

Rascal's Bar & GrilleRascal's Bar & Grille

Raven TheatreRaven Theatre

Laugh FactoryLaugh Factory

Rivendell Theatre EnsembleRivendell Theatre Ensemble

Wang'sWang's

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower PlaceBroadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

Sound BarSound Bar

DanceWorks Chicago at Harris Theater for Music and DanceDanceWorks Chicago at Harris Theater for Music and Dance

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap

Goodman Theatre in the Owen TheatreGoodman Theatre in the Owen Theatre

Spyners PubSpyners Pub

Two Pence Theatre Co at the Athenaeum TheatreTwo Pence Theatre Co at the Athenaeum Theatre

Marty's Martini BarMarty's Martini Bar

The Station HouseThe Station House

The Arc Theatre at Chemically Imbalanced TheatreThe Arc Theatre at Chemically Imbalanced Theatre



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Saturday, Jun 12
Pulse Nightclub memorial in downstate Illinois Bloomington organizations will remember the 49 lives lost at the Pulse Nightclub in 2016 with their fifth annual outdoor memorial service to raise awareness of gun violence and its disproportionate effect on minority communities, including the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx populations. Livestreamed at the link. For a complete schedule of activities, contact PPC at info@ppc-il.org  7:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Outside Bistro, 300 block of North Main Street, Bloomington, Illinois  http://www.facebook.com/events/180561460633784



Sunday, Jun 13
Drag March for Change Second annual, created, produced and emceedby performer Jo MaMa   1:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Corner of Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street  http://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=The%20Drag%20March%20For%20Change%202021


Monday, Jun 14
Howard Brown Zoom/telephone Exercise Class Zoom/telephone Exercise Class for health and balance for LGBTQ seniors. Mondays Contact Colton Manusky, the class instructor at colton.manusky@northwestern.edu with any questions  2:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Zoom  http://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=uXgJ5w3m20KCRaGIM-KWLWbI-ZumIzZPg3FBsbUNVRxUNEJPT0ZHSEFBSjVaSkhXNVAzQjFSRjlLNS4u


Friday, Jun 18
Showtunes Friday and RuPaul Drag Race viewing party Showtunes 3-7, RuPaul 7-9 p.m.  3:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com


Saturday, Jun 19
OPALGA+ Donut Day fundraiser OPALGA+ will make the donuts at the Oak Park Farmer's Market and needs participation to make this major fundraiser a success. Please below and commit to a shift; it's not only fun, but a great chance to work side by side with friends and show our PRIDE to the Oak Park Community. Questions to Steve Angus seangus67@gmail.com   3:30am - 1:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Oak Park Farmer's Market  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A44A8A72FAAF94-donut



Thursday, Jun 24
Night of a Thousand Judys The ninth annual Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center, written and hosted by Justin Sayre, Alan Cumming, Karen Mason, Sam Harris, Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed, Kevin Smith Kirkwood and Mary Testa. Watch and donate at the link. Streaming online 8 p.m. ET.  7:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Online  Tickets: http://ThousandJudys.com


Friday, Jun 25
For Pride: Against the Current streaming True story of Veiga Gretarsdottir, the first person in the world to attempt to kayak over 2,000 kilometers around Iceland. Born as a boy on the far west coast of Iceland, Veigar decided that she could no longer live as a man, and at 38, decided to undergo gender reassignment. Film recounts how her inner struggle over her transition rivals aor even surpasses that of the kayaking expedition --and how the two journeys intersect. Through July 29.  12:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Gene Siskel streaming  Tickets: https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/against-current

Becoming Johanna on WTTW Becoming Johanna, a compelling story that follows the struggles transgender teens face every day, follows Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, as she begins her transition, gets kicked out of her home and school, but then finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive.  8:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
WTTW


Wednesday, Jun 30
Illinois Holocaust Museum: Reflecting on LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of COVID-19 Columnist and Political Analyst Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7 Chicago, Senator Mike Simmons, CEO of Equality Illinois Brian C. Johnson, Director/Producer of Art & Pep, Mercedes Kane, and Executive Director of GLAAD Legal Advocates and Defenders Janson Wu discuss how the global pandemic has impacted the public face of the LGBTQ community.  6:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Zoom  847-967-4800  http:bit.ly/3v3YSyI

Illinois Holocaust Museum Panel Discussion: Pride in the Time of COVID-19 Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in June was an opportunity for thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate their individuality, to be seen and heard - accepted. Before COVID-19, countries across the globe celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride Month with parades, marches, and celebrations. Columnist and Political Analyst Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7 Chicago will be joined by Senator Mike Simmons, CEO of Equality IllinoisBrian C. Johnson, Director/Producer of Art and Pep Mercedes Kane, and Executive Director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Janson Wu.   6:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Online  Tickets: https://18161.blackbaudhosting.com/18161/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=f1180595-a994-4bcf-8cb4-be98909d7530


Friday, Aug 27
Lady Gaga, The Chromatica Ball Tour Tour announcement follows release of "Stupid Love." $1. of each ticket goes to Born This Way Foundation.   7:00pm   Wrigley Field  1060 W Addison St # 1 Chicago  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L6xyaeiV58  Tickets: http://www.livenation.com



Sunday, Oct 3
Pride Parade The Parade route will remain the same as past years. The path will begin at Montrose Avenue and Broadway and then move south on Broadway to Halsted Street. It will then continue south on Halsted to Belmont, where it turns east to Broadway and then south on Broadway to Diversey, where it again turns east, to the end point at Cannon Drive. The organization stressed that this is a ONE-TIME change in the date for the event. This change was made necessary by COVID-19 and concerns for the safety of participants and onlookers were a parade to take place in June of this year. Next year, the Pride Parade will take place Sunday, June 26, 2022.  12:00pm   Montrose Avenue and Broadway


Tuesday, Jan 21
PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. All are welcome, you always have a home with PFLAG. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 1 (630) 415-0622 or E-mail the Metro Chicago South Chapter: pflagmetrochicagosouthside@pflagillinois.org or contact Keith McCoy at kmccoy@windycityblackpride.org or Peter Ji at pjiman1@hotmail.com.   11:00pm - 1:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S Wabash Ave Ste 108 Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org







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