The Roaring Twenties have often been portrayed as a time of wealth, glamor, and social change. Technological advances, including more widespread electrification and increased use of automobiles, plus the growth of mass media such as radio and movies, drove a booming economy—though then as now the benefits were inequitably distributed. Inspired by movie stars and […]
The film is a biting examination of Catholicism with a sly sense of humor.
What makes Hollywood Beach and others like it welcoming to LGBTQ+ Chicagoans?
The city bolstered its team of officers who engage with LGBTQ+ citizens. Queer people say that’s not enough.
A year after Martin Urbina was murdered, his best friend searches for the truth.
When longtime friends Angela Barnes and Renauda Riddle decided to open up a high-end cocktail bar in Andersonville, they never predicted the enthusiastic fervor that would follow. Just months after opening, Nobody’s Darling has enjoyed a word-of-mouth popularity usually reserved for the main Boystown or Andersonville thoroughfares, ones that reflect the current culture in the […]
A double-digit entrance fee at a Rogers Park pride festival violated city rules—and left many in the queer community feeling exploited and excluded.
After a much-delayed name change of the neighborhood, there is still work to be done.
Do uniformed police belong at Pride parades?
How a year inside changed my outward expression
Rapper KC Ortiz grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and fell in love with Chicago after her drag mother showed her a video of local female-impersonation pageant Miss Continental. As she told Windy City Times last year, “I hadn’t transitioned at that time and didn’t know that world existed. When I saw that video, I wanted […]
Homolatte founder and longtime queercore scene staple Scott Free is releasing his first solo album in 12 years, The Last Revolution.
Levan Akin’s latest feature makes history for LGBTQ+ visibility in Georgia.
Chicago designer Sheila Rashid makes unisex clothes that give people the freedom to define themselves.