Patric McCoy : TAKE MY PICTURE : striking photographic portrayals of gay Black men in the 1980s

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  One of the very good reasons to make tracks to Chicago next month is to head to Wrightwood 659 to see a new exhibit from Patric McCoy.  This Chicago native, retired environmental scientist, traveled around Chicago, often on his bike with his camera.  The result is a selection of 50 striking photographic portrayals of … Continue reading


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  Reeling: Chicago’s LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind, and has always been one of Queerguru’s favorites.  In this groundbreaking 41st Edition,  the programmers have really gone that extra mile with one of its most diverse and adventurous schedules that seem to run the whole queer spectrum.   Its … Continue reading

The First Homosexuals : an Art Exhibit at Wrightwood 659 @ Chicago

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  First Homosexuals: Global Depictions of a New Identity, 1869-1930, begins in the year 1869, when the word “homosexual” was coined in Europe, inaugurating the idea of same-sex desire as the basis for a new identity category. With more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and film clips—drawn from public and private collections around the globe … Continue reading

Tirrany Reigns ‘IN THE FAMILY’ : a queer drag family dramedy to kick off 2023

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    If you are in Chicago for the start of 2023 then you must ‘drag’ yourself to the Pride Arts Center on North Broadway for a new production of a queer family dramedy. IN THE FAMILY is written by (and starring) Tirrany Reigns and co-directed by  Ramona Mirage , this is an original story … Continue reading

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