In late June, the Chicago Pride Parade returned to its in-person glory after two years of delay and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of people headed for the north side on Sunday, June 26, to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community. Marchers, drivers, and floats representing a variety of community, civic, and commercial […]
TAKE ME TO THE TRANS SPA where I can get my nails done with my mom, without toxic chemicals let me change in the locker room soak in the jacuzzi tub cool down in the pool with a strawberry daiquiri let me sweat in the sauna & in the back room where glory holes are […]
How a year inside changed my outward expression
Alicia Greco’s weekly podcast has already posted 110 mixes, fostering a community that won’t stay marginalized much longer.
With their ruffled shirts, baggy Tripp pants, and signature painted-on mustache, Dorian Electra always look like they’re ready for a goth meetup at the Renaissance Faire. The nonbinary pop star is all about being too much, and though they’re still a relative newcomer, that energy has already earned them a fervent indie-pop following. Electra’s debut […]
Brockhampton, Billie Eilish, Khalid, and scores of other musicians who’ve emerged in the past few years have taken a wrecking ball to genre divides and gotten hugely popular in the process. The genreless state of pop has also produced a lot of gray, emotionally static music, of course, just like happens within any genre, but […]
Are there health benefits to prostate stimulation? An expert addresses this and more.
The push to make all single-stall public restrooms in Illinois gender-neutral
Comedian Shannon Noll is using their new webseries and photo project to subvert expectations of gender and sexuality.
“The issue of diversity in theater for awards does not start with the Jeff Awards. It ends at the Jeff Awards.”
The folks behind Daphne—including Eris Drew, Sold, and DJ Kiddo—discuss how the festival’s workshops aim to help women and nonbinary people claim their place in electronic-music history.
A “hall pass” puts a husband in the crosshairs. Plus: to come out or not to come out; having your heels and dating too
Fed Up Fest fights for LGBTQ rights with an anarchic DIY concert where every band drew its lineup out of a hat six weeks ago.
Dorian Electra’s video “2,000 Years of Drag: A Musical Odyssey” aims to teach compassion for trans-feminine people and an understanding of their history.
A tables-turning HIV drama and a world premiere from Redtwist are among this week’s best bets.