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Thursday 12 Jan 2012

A Day On, NOT A Day Off

Martin Luther King:
Monday, January 16th marks the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance; a time to remember, reflect and respond to the call of that make a difference pioneer Martin Luther King Jr.!

King's wife, the late Coretta Scott King challenged us saying, "On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit." The King Center continues that challenge by admonishing us to look at Monday as a "Day On. . . Not A Day Off"

I can't think of a better way to look at it! Sure some of us may not have to go in to work, but perhaps you can take a few moments and study the life of Dr. King or volunteer your time at a community event or center. Perhaps you can participate in Gay For Good Volunteer Day.

Truthfully, the parallels between the fight that Martin Luther King Jr. fought and those of the LGBT community are very much the same; equal rights, civil treatment, and safety, to name a few.

Step out of your agendas, attitudes, and actions for a moment, and look to serve others. The smallest observation of Dr. King’s lifestyle shows that he was in service for others. I think that’s a good reminder to us all.

A day ON!
Bill Pritchard

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Monday 9 Jan 2012

Happy Nude Queer

Hot Start!:
With special thanks to community friend and ultimate talent-hottie, Nick Adams, I want to wish you a very happy [Almost] Nude Queer!

2012 brings great opportunity to start anew and recommit yourself to your Family, Friends and the Chicago, LA, DC and Miami Communities!

If you haven’t seen Nick in Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert; I’d suggest you make THAT your New Year’s Resolution! Not only is the show packed with great energy, but the songs, costumes, and story are sure to keep you on your toes. I promise you’ll not be disappointed. And, with cute Nick on stage, you’re sure to get a thrill!

I hope this year is filled with blessings and new friendships!
Bill

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Thursday 22 Dec 2011

Happy Holidays!

Birfday:
I’m off to Seattle to celebrate my 42nd birthday with my Sainted Parents and Friends. I was already blessed to enjoy Christmas and my birthday over wine and dinner with my Besti, Isaiah. You know you’re the best of friends when you give each other the same gift for Christmas, as we did for one another; finding out at the moment of giving. I truly adore him!

I will be joining my Sainted Parents on the sojourn to warm southern California for the holiday. Joining us will be my brothers, and my bosom friend, David Cruse Beal. They are great company to be around. Wonderfully charming is the home my Brother David and his partner (Yep, there are two of us in the Fam.) Clifford, have to host us in. A beautiful desert Shangri-La.

I hoping to enjoy a repast at Norma’s at the Parker Le Maridian. Set amidst palm trees and landscaped gardens this lovely spot was pioneered by Hollywood stars from the 30’s to the 70’s (See Photo Above). This Jonathan Adler-designed hotel was made famous in 1999 when actor Robert Downey, Jr. had his last drug bender. I have to say, it is such a charming venue!

In Chicago for the holidays? Be sure to check out all the fun events going on over this holiday week. There are a lot of places open on Christmas Eve AND Christmas. Go to CalendarQ for up to the minute info.

SHOUT OUTS:The AMAZING team I get to partner with at GoPride.com, S. James Long, R. Matthew Inawat, and Mike Livingston; The hip swaying Michal Kosko; Uber sweet, Erik Thornton; Socialite and ChicagoPride.com blogger, Paul Blackburn; Advisor Edward; Dr. Drew; Super sweet, Cal Tormey; My dear friend, Ronnie Kroell; Seattle’s very own, Jamile ‘Vera’ Mack and Mikey Payne; My doll, Matthew Barrett; My Cousin, Bill Eddy; My Gal-pal, Jake Conrad; My ex, Jesse Rubly; My Boystown crush, Kirk McNamara; My Mom and Father, and my old bitch in heaven Buffy

Ho! Ho! Mo!
Bill Pritchard

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Monday 12 Dec 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Tis The Season
My dear friends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen are at it once again with How the Diva Stole Christmas IV; an evening of giggles, good tunes, and merriment guaranteed to make any yuletide gay!

The show takes place at Hydrate Nightclub, with two showings; one on Friday, December 16th and the other Saturday, December 17th. A portion of each nights proceeds will go to the work of local charity, Chicago Lost and Found.

Chicago Lost and Found is a not-for-profit group that turns re-purposed stuff into art and fancy fashion; raising funds from the sales to educate young people in the arts. Be sure to check them out at www.chicagolostandfound.com.

Check out this little ditty from their 2009 performance (Warning it’s an adult song):


Hope to see you there!
Bill Pritchard

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Tuesday 8 Nov 2011

Ronnie Kroell’s makin the moves on me

You Ought To Be In Pictures
Sure the title of my weblog is sensational. I wanted to get you to read it! The scandalous photo makes it look like I'm gettin some play from Ronnie. In truth, I was. It's amazing what happens when the two of us celebrate anything!

What never ceases to amaze me, however, is how life throws opportunities our way. If you would have told me eight years ago that my pal Ronnie Kroell would be this former reality star; now starring in yet another movie, I wouldn’t believe you.

But, that’s exactly what is happening tonight at the Reeling Film Festival. Our boy Ronnie stars in the film Into The Lion’s Den. It premiers tonight at 9:15 at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N Clark St.)

Into The Lion’s Den is a “bold, uncompromising thriller that plunges into the depths of human depravity”. Even as I type that, I still have to pinch myself, because it’s Ronnie. To me, he will always be the guy that impressed me all those years ago; the friend who has partnered with us over the years to impact the community. My friend!

Now, I’m not much of a movie going guy, but you better believe I’ll be there to see it. I hope you will too. After the showing, there will be a meet & greet with Ronnie at Minibar Ultra Lounge and Café. Come have a libation!

See you at the movies,
Bill Pritchard

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