A Place To Be

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  When Abel (Nelson Rodriguez) meets Diego (Andrew Saenz ) it is literally love at first sight.  These two young Latino men living in Chicago instantly bond in what we assume is going to be a gentle romantic story.  However one day their world is upturned when Diego suddenly discovers that his mother is dying back home … Continue reading



When Chicago’s Belmont Rocks were a ‘gay paradise’

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Any gay man of a ‘certain age’ who grew up in the Chicago area in the 1970’s & 1980’s would have most certainly spent some summer days at Belmont Rocks the city’s lakeside gay cruising area. On a large grassy expanse punctuated on one side by a series of tiered limestone blocks that separated the … Continue reading



Are gayborhoods being ruined by gentrification ?

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  Is the gentrification of gay neighborhoods a bad thing, and if so what do we do if we can not stop it?  Zach Stafford the Editor-in-Chief of INTO a digital magazine from GRINDR and he took a look at the current state of Chicago’s Boystown one of the country’s oldest gayborhoods, and the first one to … Continue reading



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