Friday 2 May 2014

Not to be missed

With so many events taking place in LGBT Chicago it’s easy to miss out on one. Here are a few you should try to take part in this weekend:

Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens returns to Hydrate Nightclub with an all-new revival production on Friday and Saturday

The folks at NEVERLAND return with "We Love Brazil": a carnival extravaganza of samba, feathers, headdresses, and all things Brazilian

Saturday, be sure to hit up the Nettelhorst French Market. This farmers market on the corner of Broadway and Melrose features the freshest flowers, vegetables, fruits, breads, meats, and crafts from local farmers.

For me, Sunday-Funday always begins with "Gay Church" Brunch at Angelina Ristorante. This is the quintessential circus of activity featuring local walk-of-shame and post party goers. (NSFP = Not safe for parents)

Chicago House Social Service Agency and Hydrate Nightclub are hosting their Sunday-Funday: Giving Back Edition. What better way to spend the afternoon, than by having fun and giving back at the same time!

Enjoy your weekend and play safe!
Bill Pritchard

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Monday 28 Apr 2014

A Date With Buddy Holly

Second Date with Dylan and Andrew presents a Buddy Holly Tribute April 29th in Chicago. My Friends Andrew & Dylan gather some of Chicago's most talented for an evening of music and expression.

Here is Dylan at the last 'Second Date'.

Don't miss out!
Bill Pritchard

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Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

Remembering Tom

Many have heard the heart wrenching story of Shane Bitney Crone losing his partner of six years, Tom Bridegroom. It was May 7, 2001; Tom lost his life, after falling from a rooftop.

Out of that experience, Shane was given a perspective he didn’t know he would ever have.

“I need to fight for what’s right. I need to fight for what I believe in and I can’t just stand back any more. Maybe that’s why all this happened and maybe this is part of the reason; is to open my eyes and to inspire me to want to make a change and want to fight for equality. I just don’t know if people will listen."

"I guess no one’s going to listen, if I don’t talk. So I’m talking!"

And talk he did, through his amazing documentary BRIDEGROOM.

This morning, I noticed Shane posted the following on his Facebook: “Happy Birthday to the love of my life, Tom. I miss you deeply, but celebrate you today with laughter, love, and lots of wonderful memories.”  The anniversary of Tom's death is approaching and many of you have asked how you can help honor him. On that day, May 7, I want to celebrate his outgoing spirit and compassion for humanity by encouraging you all to be a part of the conversation. Here are some ways to get involved (and remember, save your posts for May 7!).

1. Organize a BRIDEGROOM documentary viewing party at your home, school, etc. and lead a conversation. We want to see your viewing parties so make sure you take a picture and use the hashtags #TapTapTap and #BridegroomMovie. You can also “check in” to our global Facebook event: TapTapTap. Remember you can view BRIDEGROOM on Netflix or rent it from iTunes.

2. Make a video or write about your own experiences with seeing BRIDEGROOM, coming out, fighting for equal rights, etc. Share them on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Use the hashtags #TapTapTap and #BridegroomMovie to join in.

Thank you all for your support and love today--it means the world to me.

There isn’t a day that goes by where Shane’s example doesn’t motivate and inspire me. Seeing the petty shit that we all place value in seems pretty meaningless compared to Shane and Tom’s story. I dare you; I dare myself, to be/do more than we have for equality, equal justice, and tolerance.

Tap! Tap! Tap!

Bill Pritchard

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Friday 11 Apr 2014

My Gay Roommate


My Gay Roommate’s, Noam Ash is at it again; breaking the comedic barriers with a new installation of #MGR. Turns out the Noam’s character, Nick is rooming with more than he signed up for. Ed, his roommate has a few friends he’s been hiding.

If you’re into cute cowboys, rough thugs, and a damsel queen named Priscilla; then you’re in for a treat.


Bill Pritchard

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Thursday 3 Apr 2014

Scarlet's Selfie Mania

Traveling South on Halsted, just past Addison, you’ll undoubtedly notice a rather peculiar (Some say RiDikulous) billboard just above the public parking lot.

Turns out popular Boystown hotspot, Scarlet is ramping up Spring fever with a new Friday night campaign. Yep, that’s right! The folks who brought you ‘Dance Off, Pants Off”, the “Adam and Steve want to get married party”, and the annual “Barn Party: A roll in the hay” are placing Friday nights into overdrive.

Hostess with the mostess, Trannika Rex and DJ Joey Luna set the mood; with the help of uber-cute/cray-cray bartenders, Mike Rubino and Brryce Fersher. Throw in a few well poured Fireball shots and your weekend is off and running.

Now Scarlet is going one step further in promoting their Friday RiDiKulous parties, by joining the selfie craze. Simply snap a selfie with the Scarlet billboard and post it; tagging @ScarletChicago on Instagram and/or ScarletBar on Facebook.  A winner will be drawn, to receive a Friday night stage party at Scarlet. All participants will receive a prize. (One entry per person. Contest through April 12th)

This is your chance to “exercise your selfie control!”
Bill Pritchard

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