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Monday 3 Jan 2011

Happy Nude Queer

With special thanks to my dear friend and humble hottie, Ronnie Kroell, I want to wish you a very happy [Almost] Nude Queer!

2011 brings great opportunity to start anew and recommit yourself to your Family, Friends and the Community!

I hope this year is a blessed one for you!
Bill Pritchard

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Friday 17 Dec 2010

Real World’s Mike Manning

With the Senate in session, there is still time for them to vote to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. Mike Manning of MTV’s Real World DC would like to remind everyone, “We only need one last push.

LGBT activist Manning talks about DADT, how people can get involved, and why it is so important to do so. “People should not be afraid to talk to their Senators.

Take a look how easy it is:



Come on everyone! Take this damn fine looking guys advice and call your Senator today! For more information on Mike go to his website, mikegetsreal.com

Happy weekend!
Bill Pritchard

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Blonde Ambition Trevor Project Fundraiser
Wednesday 15 Dec 2010

Bye-Bye DREX!

ChicagoPride.com broke the news this morning that Clear Channel’s 103.5 KISS FM let popular morning personality DreX go.

Clearly this is sad news for those of us who’ve made DreX a part of our morning routine. For me, I’m sad to see a community friend move on. DreX has been a champion for Chicago's gay and lesbian community for years. I'm a big fan and have the utmost respect and appreciation for DreX's efforts and honesty on-air!

I'm sure Clear Channel and KISS-FM will continue to show support for our community! They’ve gone above and beyond in years past for us and have always been kind to me.

For the last four years I’ve appeared on the DreX Morning Show; during PRIDE month. Listen to this years 2010 interview. Joining me was my pal Ronnie Kroell; who was in town to promote his spread in Playgirl.

If I know DreX well, I’d bet he’s going to enjoy some well-deserved time off and make the most of the holiday’s. I’m sure we will see him resurface in the near future!

So long DreX!
Bill Pritchard

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Chicago Gay Idols Unite For Howard Brown
Tuesday 7 Dec 2010

TPAN’s Top Bun’s

Forget the cold; it’s time to get hot over Test Positive Aware Network’s Bar-Lesque fundraiser winner, Jason from Sidetrack; who raised a total of $4,712.00 for TPAN. Coming in second place (As it were) was Michael from Atmosphere raising $4,352.00

Both beauties are in their 30’s proving once again that growing older isn’t such a bad thing as some would have you to believe. In fact, there are some of us in the community who would gladly start the petition to get TPAN’s Rhett Lindsey in on this contest! Perhaps next year.

In its third year, Bar-Lesque has some new items on hand; making instant gratification possible. There is still time and need to give!

Giving has never been so much fun!

Cheers!
Bill Pritchard

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Chicago House Speaker Series Luncheon featuring, Madeleine Albright
Friday 3 Dec 2010

How Sweet It Is

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago out did themselves once again as they hosted their annual World of Chocolate extravaganza Thursday! I’m pretty sure the whole damn city of Chicago was there.

I was the lucky ducky to be able to serve as guest judge along side some notable folks like Candice Jordan; ABC’s Kathy Brock; FOX’s Jan Jeffcoat; Chicago socialite Billy Dec and of course ChicagoPride.com’s own, Miss Foozie.

In addition to sampling sweet and savory creations from over thirty different venders; I enjoyed seeing so many of you supporting a true need in the community with your time and treasure. Spotted last night: Everyone’s favorite pod-caster’s Marc and Fausto from the Feast of Fun; Velvet Rope’s Frank Elliot ; School teachers, Michal Kosko and Andrea Wolfe; Nightspots’ Kirk Williamson; the uber-cute Matt Lieberman; my dear friend, Scottie P.; beautiful bearded man, Bryan Blaise and of course my date Bill Pritchard. Opps, I mean, Michael (You should have seen him introducing himself to everyone as me. KA-razy!)

Many politicos came a knockin; hoping to garner the community’s attention. LGBT ally, Governor Pat Quinn also showed his support by attending. (See Photo Above) He addressed the one thousand plus crowd, saying, “We used the power of democracy and we worked together to make sure that we would have a law in Illinois authorizing civil unions. That law will land on my desk very shortly and I'm going to sign that law."

Also, something really needs to be said about Shayne (See Photo) who was promoting the Chicago Red Dress event. Not only was this guy DAMN FINE, but he was really sweet about everyone’s looking at (and in some cases touching) him. If you ask me he's just a real kind person!

After all the revelry, Michael and I headed up to Minibar Ultra Lounge and Café to wish Robin Cook a very happy birthday. I’ll tell you what, he is one damn sweet man and I wish him the very best.

While there I ran in to my future Civie, (Def: Term we just made up for the person you are in a civil union with) Linda Little. She popped the question via text the other day. I also ran into the damn sweet Jay Pantzis and Prince-William-look-a-like, David Groene. There was even a surprise hi and hello from former roommate Clydee; the charming Rollin’s Brothers ; DJ Ben Castaneda and the SERIOUSLY damn cute Kyle B.

As you can see, it was a splendid night and I made it home at a good hour. Have a GREAT weekend and enjoy the snow!

Cheers!
Bill Pritchard

Make A Difference | Facebook | Twitter | ChicagoNOW | Email Bill


Chicago House Speaker Series Luncheon featuring, Madeleine Albright


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