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Thursday 19 Jun 2008

Happy Birthday Ben Andrews! Heeeere's RONNIE!

RONNIE & Roscoe’s:
ChicagoPride.com welcomes my pal Ronnie Kroell (See Picture Above) and 103.5 KISS FM to the gayborhood with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour at community favorite, Roscoe's. Sponsored by Smirnoff Vodka, who reminds you to drink responsibly!

Come to Roscoe’s, (Roscoe/Halsted) from 9-12 dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great PRIZES - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com! SUPER SEXY KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly!

Happy Ben Day:
Happy 23rd Birthday today to my pretend boyfriend, Ben Andrews! (See Picture) If you are in NYC this Friday night, you can celebrate with Ben and all of the boys at HK Lounge (409 W. 39th St. at 9th Ave). I wish I could be there!!!

Father’s Difference:
Take a moment and read my article on my Father! The difference he makes touches a lot of lives around the world!

Next Week:
It will be PRIDE Bitches! Look for Ronnie Kroell, KISS FM's DREX and me on the ChicagoPride.com/103.5 KISS FM float! Be sure to stay tuned into the ChicagoPride.com Pride Guide for all you need to know about activities, events, and Parade info. A special thank you to Richard Pfeiffer and his team at PRIDE Chicago. Their hard work and dedication make us all proud!

SHOUT OUTS: Cheers to ALL the DRAG QUEENS IN CHICAGO, My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal , Cutie, Steve Rollins, The HOT, Clay Hinkle, My very best Friend, Isaiah, Fashionista/Date, Ryan Yoder, Facebook Friend and cutie, Jimmy Walsh, My pal, Miss Foozie, Realtor to the stars, Olin, My friends, Advisor Edward, Bill Healy, and Jeremy Ehrhart, The best team a guy could be part of, ChicagoPride.com, and my fuzzy bitch Buffy.

Cheers Queers!!
~Bill

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Wednesday 18 Jun 2008

MAYor I HELP YOU!

Citizen With Pride:
In a resent publication of the GO Guide I was asked to share who my favorite LGBT Icon was and way.

You will find no greater fan of Mayor Richard Daley than I am, so I submitted the following:

"Since being voted in as the 54th mayor of Chicago in 1989, Mayor Daley has been a stalwart advocate of LGBT people. He has shown time and time again his compassion and belief in our community. The evidence of this dedication is everywhere! From the rainbow pylons throughout Boystown to his embracing of the 2006 Gay Games, Mayor Daley continues to be one of the community's greatest friends."

Last night he proved me right at the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations' Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in celebration of Pride Month. His speech was out of this world and from the heart!

I am BEYOND Proud to be a citizen of Chicago under his leadership!

RONNIE:
ChicagoPride.com welcomes my pal Ronnie Kroell and 103.5 KISS FM to the gayborhood with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour! Come to Roscoe’s, (Roscoe/Halsted) from 9-12 dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great PRIZES - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com! KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly

Difference:
I hope all of you will take a moment and read my article on my Father! He’s an amazing Make A Difference man!

SHOUT OUTS: My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal, My Date, Ryan Yoder, My best Friend, Isaiah Sweetheart, Steve Rollins, Hot, Clay Hinkle, Facebook Friend whom I’m really enjoying to get to know, Jimmy Walsh, and my old bitch Buff.

Love,
~Bill
Thursday 12 Jun 2008

Bill + Ben = Forever!

Why Is The Brit In The Bathroom:
Due to weather and “Other” distractions, my London friends Rory and David arrived around 11PM on Saturday. By the time they got to where they were staying it would have been 12:30AM before they would have gotten to Boystown. Too bad to because Advisor Edward was hosting us for Champaign and tasty bits at his and Dr. Drew’s flat. It is always a pleasure to be there! It’s warm, charming, and loaded with books! The conversations are also very entertaining. Joining us was Isaiah (Who was sportin a new haircut) and Bill Healy, and Ben Hartman. Edwards upstairs neighbors and their friend also joined in the fun!

Gay Church:
The next morning Isaiah and I joined Rory and David for Brunch at Angelina’s. What a lively place! We had a lovely visit and enjoyed catching up. Hell, I even love to watch them eat. They even do that better than we in the states!

Brett, Philip and all the gang at Angelina’s sure keep everyone well served and entertained! Of course my Lesbian Lover, Amy Gaw is in residence as the brunch bartender. Damn girl makes a pretty good Bloody Mary! Hair of the dog! (Not your hair Buffy!)

Fun Day:
I wanted David to meet Miss Foozie on his trip here. Of course he loved her and the fun at Male Call at Roscoe’s. Joining us was my pals JP and Erin. We also made a stop at Minibar|Winebar for a glass of wine. David loved it there! It was a splendid time!

Happy Birthday Track’s!:
At the invitation of my pal (The damn attractive) Jimmy Kays I went to the Sidetrack 26th Anniversary Party on Tuesday. Joining me was my dear friend Steve Rollins. Gosh was it good to catch up and get some boy (Note: When I say boy I’m not referring to children but rather the male gender.) watching in!

While at Sidetrack I ran into/saw David Kaufman of award winning Kaufman Segal Design, and Circuit Mom’s alter-ego DJ Matthew Harvat. I also saw Kale Ness, Paul Kepner (Enjoying the free Miller Lite’s) and Brian May from afar. It was nice to bump into NITRO Producer Will Harrison. From across the room I saw Center on Halsted’s own, (The super cute) Ian Bonner and Homos Are A Hoot maven, Kevin Hauswirth.

I had the pleasure of running into some of the Minibar|Winebar gang showing their support. Jay, Nick, Kyle, Oryan, and Boystown Icon Linda Little.

Art Johnson Is My Hero!:
For those of you Chicago folks who’ve seen WTTW channel eleven’s special documentary on the history of Chicago’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community called Out & Proud In Chicago you know the name of Sidetracks co-owner, Art Johnson. His recant of the challenging times in the LGBT community made me cry. It was especially nice to see him so happy at the party! (Note: Out & Proud In Chicago is scheduled for one more showing on June 15th at 6:00 PM.

Ronnie And His Fans:
My pals Ronnie Kroell, Bill Healy, and Russell Daugherty met up with me at Minibar|Winebar for a few libations. At one point a terribly kind fan of Ronnie’s named Jim Birren bought us some tasty shots. Ronnie’s friend Steve joined us and we headed back to Sidetrack. While there we ran into community friend, Greg Baird. Introducing him to Ronnie was like introducing God the Father to Jesus the son. These two could change the world!

This Week
Thursday evening, ChicagoPride.com welcomes 103.5 KISS FM to SPIN Nightclub with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour of Boystown and beyond! Come dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great prizes - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com! Hot KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly!

I want to encourage you to check out Andersonville Midsommarfest going on Saturday and Sunday in Andersonville! They feature international food, great activities, and lively entertainment on four stages!

Sunday FUN Day
Be sure to hangout with Miss Foozie (See Picture) at Roscoe’s Male Call! It’s always a lot of fun and Foozie will make you feel right at home!

My Father’s Day
This Sunday marks Father’s Day. For those of you who have known me for longer than a minute you know how much I regard my Father! (See Picture) He is a person of deep faith, commitment and love for family. There isn’t a day that goes by where his investment in my life isn’t noticed and welcomed. He is a marvelous parent and a dear friend! I love you Dad!

SHOUT OUTS: My boyfriend to be, Ben Andrews (See Picture Above), Sisters, Trisha, Sunday and Michele, My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal , My best Friend, Isaiah (Get home safely Stripes!), My friend Johnny M., Boystown Icon, Linda Little (Thanks for saying what you did L.L.!), Sweetheart, Steve Rollins, The damn FINE, Clay Hinkle, Fashionista, Ryan Yoder, Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad, Atty/Hottie, James Frederick, Chicago guy with the hot name, Hunter Lyon, Cutie, Bobby Berry, My new Facebook Friend, Jimmy Walsh, My dear pal Advisor Edward and my straight friend, Jake Wolf, and my sweet bitch Buffy.

Cheers Damit!
~Bill

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Thursday 5 Jun 2008

The British Are Coming!!

Rory & David:
It’s with GREAT joy that I announce the arrival of my dear pals David and Rory (See Picture) arriving from the other side of the pond. Enjoying a national tour of the United States the boys are making a stop in Boystown to visit yours truly and my best friend Isaiah. Straight from the Pimlico Palace itself, Rory and David bring with them a great deal of charm, class and sophistication! Who am I kidding!? Fast-forward to the whole lot of us pissed drunk on Veuve Clicquot! (See Picture Above)

British on British:
Wonderfully Advisor Edward and Doctor Drew have invited us to their home for libations on Saturday evening. If you’ve read my blog before you know how warm and charming their flat is! David and Rory are in for a real treat! (We all are!)

This Week
Thursday evening, ChicagoPride.com welcomes 103.5 KISS FM to CREW Bar & Grill with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour of Boystown and beyond! Come dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great prizes - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com! Hot KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly!

Sunday FUN Day
I hope you will all come fellowship with my dear friend Miss Foozie at Roscoe’s for Male Call! It’s always a blast and you even get to see her do a quickie or two!

Afterwards, I hope you will join me at Minibar|Winebar for Sunday FUN Day late night! My buddy DJ Chris Eterno plays the best in music and the men of Minibar take great care. I just love beginning my week there!

SHOUT OUTS: My friend Johnny M., Boystown Icon, Linda Little, My heart, Steve R., The seriously cute, Clay Hinkle,My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal , My best Friend, Isaiah, Fashionista, Ryan Yoder, My Sweet Friend, JP, Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad, My High school best pal, Jill Anderson Green, Chicago Cutie with the hot name, Hunter Lyon, My new Facebook Friend, Anthony, My longtime facebook friend, Kiel Wuellner, My dear pals Bill Healy (See Picture) and Kristy Riedel, My workout buddy and former Roommate, Mike Rippe, Sweet Facebook friend, Richard Bidmead, My straight friend, Alex Choren, and my dear bitch Buffy.

Cheers!
~Bill

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Thursday 29 May 2008

I Love Ben Andrews!

Brent Corrigan:
My pal Brent Corrigan! (See Picture) was here in town for a visit last weekend. He and his partner Grant Roy along with my new friends, Chicago’s own Jacob Powell and Jake (The straight guy) (See Picture) did some promotions over the weekend.

My friends at Hydrate hosted Brent et al late Thursday evening. We sure did have some fun! I even ran into my dear friend Nickie Thornsen who was in town from LA. I adore him! (Side Note: Thank you to Mark, Eric and all the staff at Hydrate for allowing us to take over a Thursday night!)

Friday evening we were hosted by my dear pal Bill Healy for a lovely BBQ. Afterwards we were the guests of my pal and yours Charlie Brown (See Photo) at Atmosphere. I just LOVED the turnout. I was especially impressed by the GREAT service by the staff at Atmosphere! Not only are they damn attractive, but they sure work hard! Everyone had a marvelous time. (Side Note: Thank you Charlie, and your team, for opening your place to the community! You’re a damn sweet man!)

The Day I Met Ben:
Saturday evening we all went to the Grabby’s courtesy of my friend Stacy Bridges and the gang at Gay Chicago Magazine. (Love them!) This event is always a fun time and once again I sat next to ChicagoPride.com’s own Exec VP, Steve. I think he and I react the same to all the things being said and done. Needless to say, we giggled like school girls all night long.

I did meet my future boyfriend, Ben Andrews that night. (See Picture Above) Heavens, this guy is one beautiful person and damn sweet as well. Wait until you see the picture that was taken of us that evening! (On it’s way!)

From there we were all lucky to be the guests of my pals Stu Zrin & John Dalton at Minibar|Winebar. These two always go out of their way to bless me! They’re the best! Just you wait and see what they do next! (Hint Hint)

Of course Saturday night resident DJ Phil DaBeatz was on fire that night. He’s such a nice guy! I’m convinced that he could play the Kazoo and still make peoples day!

Not Like Any Other Brunch
Early Sunday afternoon, I joined Brent and the boys at neighborhood favorite The North End for the Grabby’s Recovery Brunch. Now, I can’t go into too many details, (After all, the windows WERE blacked out) but fun was had by all; I was giggling a lot; and my new boyfriend Ben Andrews was there. Ben hung-out (Literally) with us the whole time. I think I might have to fight Jacob Powell for him though. :-/

Popeye’s BBQ Chicken
Well, summer has officially begun! Chicago’s Room Restyle man Paul Kepner threw a marvelous BBQ Monday evening. Ah the smell of burgers and dogs (Sorry Buffy!) on the BBQ really makes any day! Hadley Rue was equal to the task on the grill and Paul kept everyone well equipped with libations. Heavens there were a lot of new (Young) guys there! I guess there are those who really like the chicken. (Wink) I myself have my new boyfriend Ben Andrews.

Joining us at the BBQ was my great pal and ultimate “Meanwhile”, Brian Douglass and Bill Healy. The former Mayor of Boystown, (The svelt) Hon. Paul Palmateer was also on hand with some great stories! My best friend Isaiah also came. I just love hanging out with him!

This Week
Thursday evening, ChicagoPride.com welcomes 103.5 KISS FM to Circuit Nightclub with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour of Boystown and beyond! Come dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great prizes - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com!

Hot KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly. My pal, Chicago's very own Ronnie Kroell (See Picture) - from Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" joins the festivities as special guest! I heart him! Wonderfully Lady Vera Parker will also be on hand to greet and inspect “sexiness”. (Rough job!)

Saturday evening, my friends at Atmosphere Will be hosting “Queer Bash” a benefit to support MidTangent Productions A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: A QUEER TALE A $15 suggested donation gets you cocktails, food, entertainment from cast members, and prizes. Talk about a fun evening!

Later, my buddy DJ Scotty Thomson will be spinning at Hydrate. Those of you who’ve been reading my blog know how much I love my music. Like my pal Chicago’s DJ Adelor; Scotty brings in the goods! I could listen to him for hours. (And I plan on doing so!)

Sunday FUN Day
Seeing my pal Miss Foozie at Roscoe’s for Male Call is THE perfect way to start off the Sunday FUN Day festivities. She sure knows how to have fun and always makes everyone feel welcome!

Later the guys at Minibar|Winebar will be High Rolling with DJ Chris Eterno. This week there’s going to be a dice rolling game where people can pay $40 and roll the dice – if the dice spell out “Mercedes” you win a real Mercedes car! A percentage of the money raised will go to the Center on Halsted! Now THAT is Difference Making Fun!

SHOUT OUTS: The heart and soul behind ChicagoPride.com, Steve & Matthew! My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal , The FINE, Clay Hinkle, My best Friend and support, Isaiah, My boyfriend, the incredibly HOT Ben Andrews, Fashionista, Ryan Yoder, My Sweet Friend, JP, My Seattle pal, John O’malley, The damn sweet and cute, Arthur Chaney, Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad, Chicago Cutie with the hot name, Hunter Lyon, My High school best pal, Jill Anderson Green, and my faithful bitch Buffy.

Cheers Damn it!
~Bill

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