Chicago four-piece C.H.E.W. twist and tear at their favorite genre to give it a strange new shape.
Assault weapons used to be illegal. What happened?
Why did the U.S. government remove its ban on assault rifles?
How The Florida Project works wonders with cinematic time
Sean Baker’s indie drama is an impressive feat of sympathetic filmmaking.
Can Vic Mensa radicalize Lollapalooza?
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa publicly supports Black Lives Matter and LGBT rights, while Lollapalooza tries to please everyone—so it’ll be interesting to see how his festival set goes down.
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa on Orlando: ‘It really hit close to home’
Chicago’s first openly gay alderman reflects on the mass shooting’s impact on queer and Latinx communities.
‘Pride, noise, and grief’ predicted at 20th annual Dyke March
Billed as a grassroots celebration of queer resilience, this year’s event in Humboldt Park pays homage to the events in Orlando.
Is calling a coworker by his puppy name sexual?
Dan enlists an expert on the subject. Plus: inadvertent outing, despair after Orlando
Orlando shooting renews debate on blood donations from gay and bisexual men
Men who’ve had sex with men in the past year are still prohibited from giving blood. Researchers and politicians in Illinois say that needs to change.
Queer hardcore group G.L.O.S.S. release Trans Day of Revenge just when we need it most
G.L.O.S.S. confront violence against queer and trans people, and one of the best songs from their new seven-inch is even more necessary after the mass shooting in Orlando.
After Orlando, flying the PFLAG at half-mast
Dear parents: We need you to fight with us.
FBI warned CPD about possible plot to kill cops during Laquan McDonald controversy, and other Chicago news
Also, a man killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting lived in Chicago until March.
Whether it’s in Orlando or Chicago, queer and trans people of color are more likely to face violence
We can’t ignore the disproportionate impact of violence on black and Latinx LGBTQ people.
These Illinois elected officials tried to ban assault rifles like the one used by Omar Mateen
The U.S. had an assault weapons ban: What happened?
‘We’ll always be here for you’: Top cop vows to protect Chicago’s LGBTQ community in wake of Orlando shooting
LGBTQ groups, city officials, and ordinary Chicagoans also expressed grief and outrage over the worst mass shooting in American history.
Hundreds gather in Boystown to remember the victims of the Orlando mass shooting and other Chicago news
Also, Pat Quinn makes a surprising return to politics with mayoral term limits petition.