and remember to wash your nuts.
and remember to wash your nuts.
Another great Tumblr, another great link from CTRL+W33D (link in the sidebar). Send photos of hot bears to Bears I’m Jealous Of.
I was at the Center On Halsted and saw this flyer.
In the last 6 years, Chicago’s queer scene has evolved into an enviable beast. FKA, the Chances crew, Stardust, GenderJUST, the Windy City Times and all of you independent thinkers that sometimes come together to just fucking express yourselves have created a truly mobile, hip and accepting culture. So when some NYC drag queen rides into the Chi on fast-unfastening cred, calls us a 2nd tier city and proceeds to BEG to go back to a time when it was okay to hate vaginas, the irony is more disappointing than offensive.
Fish Out of Water, a Chicago-based film seeking to further the current civil rights movement by addressing the bible and homosexuality, is the complete antithesis to Lady Bunny’s ignorance extravaganza. I’m not privy to the details that led to the fund raiser last night at Berlin, but Stardust and FOOW could not have been prepared. For sure, I love the work that Stardust does and Berlin Nightclub is my safe-bet good time, but by the time Lady Bunny was mid-through her show, all the women in the audience had left and I was ashamed to still be there. The work that we have put in to achieve a community that talks to itself, loves one another and educates the ignorant was willfully farted upon by a HAS BEEN, and you bet your ass I was booing and screaming until we cut that tired queen off the stage. Some were mumbling about elders, and the work that ol’ girl did with Wigstock, but you know what? THIS IS NOT THEN AND HAVE MOVED WAY PAST BEING STUPID, IGNORANT FAGGOTS. I don’t care if you are wearing a dress or wearing out your thrift store sneaks, if you identify as queer and make retard jokes or are willfully under-educated about gender theory, you are NOT fierce or funny and not deserving the respect and adoration of our up and coming baby-gays. We are currently [ ] this close to getting equality on the books for Gays and Lesbians, but not week goes by where I see people stare at and whisper about the tranny on the train. Infinitely more frustrating than correcting straights with their pronouns is telling a gay man that his male privilege is REAL.
Lady Bunny, take your nasty back to NYC, a place that’s anonymous enough and with sufficient cash to put up with your stank ass. Chicago doesn’t want you! Our community is learning to love each other and we don’t need you fucking it up with dated BULLSHIT. I’m glad we USED your name to raise some $$ for FOOW, but sorry to say that we gave you a platform.
About Face Theatre is producing a queer, vaudevillianish variety show to bring together disparate performance artists, theatre artists, visual artists and musicians who all fall under the category of “Homo” (for whatever reason). The night will culminate in a dance party with our fav homosexual djs. We are looking for clowns, baton twirlers, choreographers (for a live rehearsal), dancers, emcees, musical acts, video artists (who have live performance elements), bands, drag artists, gymnasts, stand-up comics, improv artists, short, short plays, boy-lesque, performance artists, politicians, singers, etc. Bring your favorite past acts, or a proposal for an act to our auditions on the evenings of July 1st and July 2nd (5pm-9pm). All acts should be 5 mins or less, preferably less. To schedule an appointment time, please contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org. The show will be held on Monday, July 27th/8pm, @ Subterranean (2011 North Ave) and will be hosted by Leslie Hall. Auditions will be held at About Face Theatre, 1222 W. Wilson, 2nd Floor West.
Episode #2 of Brown Down Crown is up, and it is damn funny. Devon Devine and Jenna Riot are ridiculously fabulous, and bitingly funny skit comes right at the beginning around 2:25, then TPR Pal Ickaprick & Iron Pussy guests at 9:07. Wish I could be on it sometime! I’m Brown, I’m Down, and I will buy a Crown to be on the show!
Friday, June 26th
LGBTQA Youth Performance and Dance Party!
For youth ages 12-20!
@ Alternatives (4730 N. Sheridan, Chicago) Doors open @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 27th
Chicago DYKE March Youth Contingent!
@ 18th Street & Halsted
Meet at the BYC (3179 N. Broadway) @ 12:00 pm
Sunday, June 28th
Youth Pride Float!
March in the Chicago Pride Parade!
Meet at the BYC (3179 N. Broadway) @ 11:00 am
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER
Yes, those screen shots are pre-O face. They are taken from Immersion: Porn By Robbie Cooper, a film that shoes people talking about their relationship to pornography and splices it with footage of the people masturbating while watching it. An exclusive for Wallpaper, this allows you to test your level of comfort in exploring your own sexual repression. Surely you can talk about it, but how well do you fare when around other people watching it? Find out! Get some popcorn and invite a friend to watch with you!