Revisiting Freddie

Mercury bio is too long, meandering more…

Schiff reintroduces bill to regulate ‘troubled teen’ industry

Measure would mandate health, safety standards more…

Ramirez balances taste, restraint with solid technique at First Baptist recital

Virtuoso Organist Series features Spanish organist more…

Dietrich exhibit honors gender-bending film icon

German-born actress was nonchalant about her bisexuality, open marriage more…

After a fatal crash, survivor’s bias may be a roadblock to finding the truth

Police said cyclist Louis Ray Smith “swerved into” a car before he was killed—but we’ve heard only the driver’s side of the story. Judging from the memorial to fallen cyclist Louis Ray Smith at the East Garfield Park crash site, the 56-year-old was beloved. On Homan Avenue about 200 feet south of the roaring Lake Street elevated train, relatives and friends planted red, white, and blue artificial flowers in the grass and burned memorial candles on the curb.… more…

Rauner has made the budget impasse his favorite campaign weapon

No matter what Illinois Democrats do to dislodge the budget stalemate, the governor will blast them. As absurdist comedy goes, the Father's Day greeting I got from, of all people, Illinois governor Bruce Rauner was right up there with Better Call Saul, the AMC television show about a sleazy, con-artist lawyer. Rauner's putting his inner Saul Goodman on display as he tries to convince voters that the budget impasse—for which he's primarily responsible—is actually the fault of the Democrats.… more…

CARTOON: Rest in peace, Jim Graham

Whitman-Walker Clinic 1979-1999, D.C. Council 1999-2015 more…

Frederick Pride is at Carroll Creek Linear Park Saturday

Drag performers, bands, vendors and more slated for all-day event more…

Phazefest returns for 10th anniversary

Phase One may be gone, but queer music festival roars on more…

BlerDCon runs next weekend in Arlington

Nerd convention has queer component more…

Mom and Dad’s first Pride

‘This is like no party I’ve ever seen’ more…

Newly reopened Etete is not just the same, old D.C. Ethiopian restaurant

Now reopened after a six-month renovation and under the direction of new chef Chris Roberson, Etete continues to offer a modern spin more…

City Helps Hetrick-Martin Connect Youth to Care

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Blake Brown is a 20-year-old who grew up in the South Bronx, where as a young teen, she acknowledges, she was something of a “poster child” when her high school’s administrators tried to make the case that the school sorely lacked needed resources. That experience was searingly painful for her. As a […] The post City Helps Hetrick-Martin Connect Youth to Care appeared first on Gay City News. more…

Best of Chicago 2017: Sports & Recreation

Chicago's best park, gym, beach, trainer, public pool, and more readers' poll winners more…

Best of Chicago 2017: City Life

Chicago's best neighborhoods, best tour, best attraction, best person to follow on Twitter, and more readers' poll winners more…

Reasons to love Chicago

Reader staff and our favorite Chicago writers reflect on what they appreciate about the city and why. more…

State Senate Confirms First Gay Judge on NYS’ Highest Court

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The Republican-controlled State Senate approved an out gay man to fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest bench, just days after he was nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I’m overjoyed that Judge Paul Feinman has been confirmed by the State Senate to the New York State Court […] The post State Senate Confirms First Gay Judge on NYS’ Highest Court appeared first on Gay City News. more…

When Desire and Change Happen Online

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Out gay filmmaker John G. Young excels at making intense, intimate films about thorny gay relationships. His latest drama, “Bwoy,” is no exception. In upstate Schenectady, Brad (Anthony Rapp) meets Yenny (Jimmy Brooks), a much younger man in Jamaica, online. The guys get to know one another, flirt a bit, and […] The post When Desire and Change Happen Online appeared first on Gay City News. more…