Articles By Jake Wittich

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Black LGBTQ Activists Launch Foundation Seeking Equity In Boystown — And Beyond

“We as black queer folks are not looking for white saviors. We are looking for white soldiers,” said Jamie Frazier, lead pastor at Lighthouse Church.

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Group Calls For Beatnix Boycott After Boystown Store Owner Called Cops On Customers Who Complained About Confederate Flag Vest

After news of the incident surfaced, former employees came forward to discuss other racist behavior seen in the longtime costume shop.

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Rap Ban May Be Lifted At Progress Bar, But Boystown Needs To Confront Its History Of Racism, Activists Say

This weekend, protesters near Progress Bar said there have been several concerning incidents in Boystown recently — and they're fighting back.

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At Rockwell Barbell, LGBTQ Athletes Find A Loud, Strong And Supportive Powerlifting Community

“What I love about Rockwell is we don’t care what your gender is, who you’re sexually attracted to or about the shape of your body. We’re just about working hard and strength.”

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Pride In The Park Aims To Give LGBTQ Chicagoans An A-List Pride Weekend, But Some Locals Feel Left Behind

Pride in the Park will bring headliners Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoki to Grant Park, with a price tag of $50-$100.