Wednesday 20 Jan 2010

Politics and Pussycats

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Last night Equality Illinois, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and Join The Impact Chicago hosted an evening at Sidetrack with the openly LGBT candidates running for public office in Illinois in the primary election. It was the perfect time to meet, greet, and hear from the candidates in an informal setting. (Side note: It was SO nice to run into Bud Boy, Zach, who promises me that he will return to blogging shortly!)

Equality Illinois Political Action Committee announces endorsements

From Sidetrack I headed a bit north to the new and improved Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club. They were hosting their grand “Revealed” soiree.

Joining me were’s new socialite blogger, Paul Blackburn, his boyfriend Michael;’s (’s parent company) Vice President of Brand Management, Mike Livingston and the lovely Kinley Preston. photographer Anthony Meade was also on hand! (See photos of the evening)

Kit Kat’s new black-and-white color scheme, was really nice. I especially liked the damask fabric covering the ceiling! I couldn’t stop looking at it. Well, the disco balls hanging overhead, did take some of my attention. (Wink) It must be mentioned that performer Aurora Sexton (See Photo Above) did an AMAZING job of entertaining the crowd! She went from Gaga; to Dolly; to Cher. Damn impressive, really!

It was so nice to see Boystown Icon, Linda Little, (See Photo) with cute Cocktail bartender David Sikora and Tom Segal; half the genius behind Kaufman Segal Design, who made the “Revealed” look of Kit Kat happen. It was also a pleasure to run into the newly crowned manager of Sidetrack, Jimmy Kays!

As of this morning, there are still tickets available for this weekend’s Equality Illinois Gala, taking place Saturday night. This is an easy opportunity to impact folk’s right here in Chicago and really make it count for something big! If you would like to attend, tickets are on sale here or by going to the

Happy Hump Day!
Bill Pritchard

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Monday 18 Jan 2010

A Day On, NOT A Day Off

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Martin Luther King:
Today marks the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance. It is 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 the 19th 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 that day and study the life of Dr. King or volunteer your time at a community event or center. 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.

Equality Illinois Political Action Committee announces endorsements

This week seems to be packed with some great activities and events! There are still tickets available for next weekend’s Equality Illinois Gala, taking place Saturday, January 23, 2010. This is a terrific opportunity to Make A Difference right here in Chicago! The Equality Illinois Gala is a blast! Everyone dresses up for a great meal, inspiring speeches, fabulous libations and a great dance floor. If you would like to attend, tickets are on sale here or by going directly to the Equality Illinois website

As always, you can see all the great events listed here on in CalendarQ.

Happy Week!
Bill Pritchard
Thursday 14 Jan 2010

Back To School

Frat House Thursday

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As busy as the holidays were, I was hoping for a bit of a slow down in the schedule. Alas, this is not my luck. I can’t complain though as there are some damn fun things going on.

Can you believe that American Idol hottie, Adam Lambert came to Boystown on Tuesday!? Leave it up to’s Anthony Meade to be on the scene and capture it all. I don’t know who’s prettier, drag sensation Frida Lay or the guy-liner wearing Idol.

Frat Night Thursday:
Once again, and Scarlet are hosting Frat House Thursday tonight. (See photo above of former Scarlet heartthrob and my pal, Tom Dziarma)

Not only is it your opportunity to start the weekend off right, but you have the chance to meet’s new socialite blogger, Paul Blackburn! He’s super sweet and a welcome addition to the team!

How Trendy:
Not too long ago I was hosted in Los Angeles by my pal Nick Thorsen. Nickie took my friend and “ultimate meanwhileDylan (See my resent blog photo of him. Oh my!) and I to West Hollywood. It was there that we were hosted by none other than generous socialite extraordinaire Jonathan Chang. For God sake, this man knew everyone and they all adored him!

One such adoring friend was his Besti, Hollywood sensation Bobby Trendy. Gosh did I like Bobby! Not only is he cute, but a lot of damn fun. Many of you will remember Bobby from his time spent with the late Anna Nicole Smith. Now he is more well known for his business Designs by Bobby, that specializes in custom furniture and interior design; serving famous clients including Dennis Rodman, Janet Jackson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and even Snoop Dogg.

This Friday you can meet Bobby as he hosts Gretchen Bonaduce’s (Yep, that’s the Partridge Family’s Danny Bonaduce’s ex.) 80’s Night at Circuit Nightclub. Knowing Bobby, it will be off the hook!

A Day On, NOT A Day Off:
Monday the 19th marks the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance. What a tremendous time in history to reflect on civil rights and the challenges ahead of us. It’s time for us all to get involved in our community and country. I hope you will think about how you can get involved in your neighborhood!

What are you doing this weekend? Check out all the great events listed in CalendarQ.

Cheers Queers!
Bill Pritchard

Equality Illinois Political Action Committee announces endorsements

Monday 11 Jan 2010

BIG things come in small packages

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The Best 3 ½ Inches in Boystown:
I’ve long (Hee Hee) said that I have a good personality for a reason. It makes up for the many areas in my life that I fall short. (Giggles) Now Gayberhood favorite Pie Hole Pizza does it again with the introduction of their new tiny gift card. (See Photo Above) Talk about the perfect gift; plus it makes those late night pizza purchases even easier!

Gay Broadway:
Part of me doesn’t want to tell you about my evening on Saturday night. The hidden secret of Wang’s is one that I don’t really want to get out. Attached to popular Sushibar, Wakamono; Wang’s is a charming little martini bar with a marvelous Oriental flare! Introduced to me a few months ago by Advisor Edward and Dr. Drew, it’s THE perfect place to spend an evening with friends!

Joining me for the evening was socialite blogger, Paul Blackburn; his boyfriend Michael; massage/physical therapist, Travis Ahlquist; his lovely girlfriend Tiffany; their roommate David and the sweet Erik Mitchell Thornton. The service was great as always and we were ministered to in music by the uber-cute Saturday night resident DJ, Jacob Meehan.

DJ Drag:
Heading home for the evening (or is that the morning?) I stopped by Hydrate to say hello to Michal Kosko who was fresh in from GaGa’s concert and sportin the KA-utest hat and guy-liner. A-dor-able! With Michal was the sweet Andrea Wolfe. The sounds of’s own DJ Phil DaBeatz (See Photo by Anthony Mead) were being pulsed throughout the room. Celebrity Dragster, Cyon Flare was on hand offering her usual superb commentary, chant, and cheer! Make no mistake about it, Cyon IS the real deal and has a heart of gold! (Thanks for the dance, Cy!)

If you’re ever looking for something fun to do over the weekend or any day; check out all the great events listed in CalendarQ.

Happy Monday!
Bill Pritchard

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Friday 1 Jan 2010

Happy ALMOST Nude Queer

Happy ALMOST Nude Queer

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Hot Start:
With special thanks to my dear friend (and ultimate Meanwhile,) Dylan, I want to wish you a very happy [Almost] Nude Queer!

2010 brings great opportunity to start anew and recommit yourself to your Family, Friends and the Community!

New Year’s Day:
Looking for something fun to do tonight? Check out all the fun events listed in CalendarQ.

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

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