Examining the Past, Present, and Future of Chicago’s First Gay Neighborhood

By Sarah Friedmann Pride month is one full of both celebration and commemoration for the LGBT+ community. Every June, cities around the world hold pride festivals and parades to honor the anniversary of WBEZ reported. As Tracy Baim, a gay historian and founder of the Windy City Times, described to the outlet, in the 60s gay communities were scattered around the city, with many of the communities centered around downtown, River North, and Tower Town in the mid part of the last century. Chicagos Lake View neighborhood, including the Lake View communities of Triangle Neighbors and Belmont Harbor, was also home to many members of the citys LGBT+ community in the 60s and early 70s, discriminatory treatment from police, politicians, …

Why Transparent Continued After the Jeffrey Tambor Scandal

We had to find our way back to joy. Thats how five groundbreaking seasons and a Jeffrey Tambor that threatened to derail the series entirely. We could have just said goodbye and backed away, Soloway told journalists at a Television Critics Association press conference Saturday morning in Beverly Hills. After Tambor, who played Maura Pfefferman, the trans matriarch of the shows central family, faced a statement at the time. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago…Ive already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass …

Celebrating Diversity in the Twin Cities

By Sarah Friedmann In 1991, a civil war broke out in the east African country of Somalia. This (still-ongoing) civil war would ultimately leave thousands of Somalis injured, displaced, or deceased due to violence or starvation. From the early 90s onward, thousands of Somalis became refugees as they sought to escape the atrocities of warfare. Many of these refugees eventually relocated all over the world, with a significant percentage of them landing in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Now, 30 years after the outbreak of the war, Minneapolis-Saint Paul is home to a vibrant Somali-American community that has become an important part of the cities legacy. This is the story of how such a substantial number of Somalis …

Basketball is my first love, but the athleticism of beach volleyball is amazing | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The sport has come a long way since it was an excuse to hang out at the beach with a beer. The skills of its athletes are breathtaking Not many people know that he said. Being able to hold my own against the best in the world, on the beach or indoors, is something Im very proud of. Although he played both indoors and beach volleyball, I think beach suited his personality more. I was reminded of his intense passion while watching the was invented in 1930 by Paul Pablo Johnson on the Santa Monica beach. Bored with waiting for the rest of the players to arrive, he and three others mapped out a smaller court and began playing the …

Ive been through hell: J Balvin on burn out and Beyonc

Pals with Takashi Murakami and bigger than Drake, the South American reggaeton act talks about the highs and lows of being a global superstar Even when covered in wee, its great being Anish Kapoor sculpture, Balvin is thinking about how massively rich he is. The musician owns various houses around the world and has so many expensive watches that there is a Kapoor, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. When Balvin gets thirsty, he simply voicenotes his butler Max, a slender, handsome Sardinian man who is omnipresent yet discreet. A murmured request into his iPhone X asking for a black coffee is signed off with te amo. Balvin is unfailingly polite, offering food and even the slightly wet clothing off his …

Max Verstappen wins thrilling German GP after Lewis Hamilton error

Max Verstappens Red Bull won the F1 German Grand Prix in treacherous wet conditions after Lewis Hamilton made an error while leading What was supposed to have been a homecoming celebration for Mercedes turned to ashen-faced defeat rarely experienced in their dominance of Formula One over the past five years. During that time the German team have stood astride the sport almost as deities but under foreboding, grey skies the team principal, Toto Wolff, was moved to apocalyptic imagery, describing it as an armageddon weekend. Red Bulls Max Verstappen took the win, as impressive and controlled a drive as the 21-year-old has delivered in his career, in treacherous conditions that caught out drivers far older and more experienced. He did …

Why Nicole Kidman Didnt Object To Keith Urbans Embarrassing Song About Their Sex Life!

In an interview on Breakfast With the Stars With Kyle & Jackie O, the Big Little Lies star was asked about Keith Urban’s famous track Gemini, in which he intimately describes their sex life. While some wives might object to their spicy bedroom proclivities being broadcast to the masses, Kidman says it all comes with the territory of being married to a musician — and, being an artist herself, that’s something she would never censor. Quiz: Which ‘Big Little Lies’ Character Are YOU? “I don’t censor his art. If I can be a muse for it.” “[But] at the same time, yes it’s better than saying, ‘God, I’m so bored…Make an effort, Nicole.’” When Kyle brought up another line from the …

Puerto Rico crowds hail governors resignation, but say there are still a lot of corrupt people’ to remove

People celebrate outside the governor’s mansion after Ricardo Rossello announced that he is resigning Aug. 2 after nearly two weeks of protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. (AP) ABANDONED BOAT SPOTTED IN PUERTO RICO HELD $3.7 MILLION IN CASH, BORDER PATROL SAYS More than a dozen officials have already resigned since the chats were leaked, and prior to Rosselló announcing his own departure, lawmakers made threats of impeachment. Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives is now considering going through the impeachment process anyway, as its president told the Radio Isla station Thursday that he has doubts that Rosselló will keep his word. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez is …

Amanda Knox Wants You to Pay for Her Space-Themed Wedding

ROMEIn the universe of wacky wedding planning, Amanda Knoxs betrothal to poet Christopher Robinson surely is in a galaxy all its own. The couple have set up on YouTube last year, so clearly the wedding theme was established then. Knox, who became a celebrity after her conviction, then acquittal, for her alleged role in the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, poetry has been widely published, accompanied her. Lets face it, we dont need any more stuff, the couple write by way of introduction on their crowd-funding page. What we do need is help putting on the best party ever for our family and friends! The wedding is an invitation-only affair, according to one person who …

Glasgow hosts colourful LGBT rights celebration

However, the Glasgow Mardi Gla Pride march has been organised by a separate organisation – the LGBT Co-op. The parade of walkers and decorated floats is set to leave Kelvingrove Park at 11:30 BST. They will make their way from Kelvin Way to Sauchiehall Street, Blythswood Street and West George Street before ending up in George Square. As they reach the central square, they will see the distinctive rainbow flag, adopted by the Pride movement, flying above the Glasgow City Council chambers. Related Topics Glasgow LGBT Pride Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Glasgow hosts colourful LGBT rights celebration

However, the Glasgow Mardi Gla Pride march has been organised by a separate organisation – the LGBT Co-op. The parade of walkers and decorated floats is set to leave Kelvingrove Park at 11:30 BST. They will make their way from Kelvin Way to Sauchiehall Street, Blythswood Street and West George Street before ending up in George Square. As they reach the central square, they will see the distinctive rainbow flag, adopted by the Pride movement, flying above the Glasgow City Council chambers. Related Topics Glasgow LGBT Pride Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Glasgow hosts colourful LGBT rights celebration

However, the Glasgow Mardi Gla Pride march has been organised by a separate organisation – the LGBT Co-op. The parade of walkers and decorated floats is set to leave Kelvingrove Park at 11:30 BST. They will make their way from Kelvin Way to Sauchiehall Street, Blythswood Street and West George Street before ending up in George Square. As they reach the central square, they will see the distinctive rainbow flag, adopted by the Pride movement, flying above the Glasgow City Council chambers. Related Topics Glasgow LGBT Pride Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Jon Stewart, 9/11 First Responders Speak After Vote On Victim Compensation Fund

Jon Stewart joined 9/11 first responders and lawmakers at a press conference Tuesday after the Senate “This has been the honor of my life, to work with the men and women behind me,” the former “The Daily Show” host said. “They lifted this 9/11 community on their shoulders and they carried them home, and I will always be so proud to have been associated with it. We can never repay all that the 9/11 community has done for our country, but we can stop penalizing them.” Stewart has long been involved in the effort to secure the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, most recently repeatedly out politicians for halting the legislation’s progress in the weeks that followed. New York Daily News …

Constance Wu Shuts Down New ‘Diva’ Accusations Over ‘Hustlers’ Top Billing – Perez Hilton

Following A rep for the Fresh Off The Boat star made a statement (below) to Us Weekly about the rumor, which claimed members of her team contacted outlets to ensure Wu was listed first: “Constance had no knowledge or awareness of acts on her behalf of Hustlers to have reporting mirror that of the film’s castings or contractual billings. Representatives associated with her and the film did engage media outlets to correct misrepresentations of the film’s characters and castings in the spirit of calibrating credits to accurately reflect the guidelines set forth in standard legal contracts.” The rep continued (below): “While Constance’s character in Hustlers is the key protagonist, any reporting that implies or indicates that she demanded or directed this recently reported initiative …

Old men by the sea: Tennessee banker takes Hemingway lookalike contest

Joe Maxey, 68, beats 141 other author impersonators in long-running event that shows importance of being Ernest A retired banker from Tennessee beat 141 other white-bearded contenders to win the coveted Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida, on Saturday, at the eighth attempt. Joe Maxey, 68, of Cedar Hill triumphed at Sloppy Joes Bar, a hangout of the author when he lived in Key West in the 1930s. A judging panel of former winners chose Maxey from a vast field which competed in two preliminary rounds and Saturdays finals. Maxey said he loved Hemingways writing and shared the authors fondness for mojitos and women. During his Key West years, Hemingway wrote literary classics including For Whom the Bell …

Inventor to cross English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

Zapata CEO Franky Zapata flies a jet-powered hoverboard or “Flyboard” during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue Avenue on July 14, 2019 in Paris, France. (Getty Images) The “flying soldier” told the French news outlet that he’d gotten approval from civil aviation authorities but not maritime officials, who said that stationing a ship to refuel the flyboard would pose a risk in the busy shipping corridor. “We have advised against the crossing because it is extremely dangerous given the traffic in the Channel, one of the busiest (shipping) straits in the world,” the French maritime authority reportedly said. “This has made the challenge 10 times more difficult,” Zapata said, adding that he will refuel once midway …