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Tuesday 30 Oct 2007

Having Fun With Lance!

What a fun night last night!

ChicagoPride.com hosted Lance Bass at Borders for a book signing of his new book “Out of Sync”. Quite a lot of people came out to see him!

I was the lucky guy to be able to host the ChicagoPride.com contest winners, Ernie and Andy as they were the first in line. As Lance came out of the elevator, he was greeted by local press and photographers.

I greeted him and welcomed him to Boystown and then introduced him to our contest winners. As always he was sweet and took a picture with our winners. He and I then posed for photos. You’ve gotta love the paparazzi!

I took the opportunity to invite Lance to join me later in Boystown. He agreed and we met up at Minibar|Winebar. On the way there I shot a text to Miss Foozie so she would be sure to stop by! I know she wanted a picture!

John and Stu and the entire Minibar|Winebar staff were the perfect hosts! We chatted it up with Lance all evening! All in all it was a GREAT time and everyone had a blast! Be sure to check out the pictures by ChicagoPride.com's Jay Shaff

I am especially grateful to ChicagoPride.com Editor, Steve for all his help to make this possible! I am very proud of ChicagoPride.com’s influence in the community!

Next event. . . The Halsted Halloween Costume Parade this Wednesday!
 
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Monday 29 Oct 2007

Meet Lance TONIGHT

After weeks of planning ChicagoPride.com and Borders are welcoming Lance Bass to the Boystown Borders (2817 N. Clark) tonight.

I hope you will all make it a point to come out and meet him! A few lucky winners were picked from our Meet Lance Bass Contest to be the first to be in line. You can bet it will be quite the scene!

My hope is to get the celebrity himself to join me out and about in Boystown. Be sure to check back with ChicagoPride.com this evening to see where we might be.

Thanks again to all of you who participated in our contest!!

Cheers!
~Bill
Saturday 27 Oct 2007

Minibar MIGHTY DIFFERENCE!

Cheers Boystown!

I wanted to make sure all of you knew about Minibar|Winebar's 2nd Annual Smokig Hot Halloween event Saturday night!

Every person that comes in is being asked for a $2 cover. ALL of that will be going to the folks at the Chicago Fire Department.

To top it off, the M|W men will be dressed in the finest fire fighting attire. (Or lack there of!)

Why not make your early evening out and about meaningful! Stop by and support our Boystown Boys and the CFD!

Cheers Damnit!
~Bill Pritchard
Tuesday 23 Oct 2007

Mayor Daley sings the praises of the community!

The City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues celebrated new inductees to the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame with an annual reception and ceremony that took place at The Chicago Cultural Center on October 18th.

With a great speech by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame celebrated its 17th year of being the only known government-sponsored gay and lesbian hall of fame.

Thirteen individuals and three organizations are being honored at this year’s event. They were:

David Blatt, MD & David Moore, MD (as a couple), Carol Moseley Braun, Robbin Burr (Former Executive Director of the Center on Halsted), Tarrina Dikes, Martin Gapshis, Jeffrey E. McCourt, Carlos T. Mock, MD, Chilli Pepper, Karen C. Sendziak, Patrick Sheahan, Harold Washington, Vera Washington, American Veterans for Equal Rights (Chicago Chapter), Chicago 2006, Inc. (Gay Games VII), and A Real Read.

Carol Moseley Braun and Harold Washington were inducted as Friends of the Community. A committee of prior inductees selected the 2007 Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame inductees from nominations submitted by the public. These are truly inspiration people in our community who’ve made a great Difference!

Stacy Bridges from Gay Chicago Magazine and I were photographed with Mayor Daley. (Photo by: Frank Failing of Male Image Photography)
Monday 22 Oct 2007

Happy Day Freddy!

It's with great pleasure that I wish a very happy birthday to my friend Freddy Allen!

Many in Chicago and around the world know Freddy and his dynamic cabaret partner Amy Armstrong. They were some of my first friends here in Chicago!

I am a blessed guy to call Freddy my friend. He is loyal, sweet, and always ready to listen. With a glass of Grand Mariner in one hand and cola chaser in the other he always makes any occasion one of great memories and laughs.

Please join me tonight at Roscoe's (Halsted/Roscoe) at 9PM to celebrate Freddy!

~Bill Pritchard

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