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FOF # 2874 – The First Gay Pride

Make no mistake about it: Stonewall was a riot. Windows were broken, protesters were beaten and the neighborhood was trashed all to let the police and the mob controlled bars know that queer folks weren’t going to take it anymore.

Today, the long time theater editor for the Chicago Reader Albert Williams, joins us to talk about planning and attending the first Pride March in Chicago and how it connects with the Black Lives Matter Protests happening now.

The following June, which is 50 years ago this month, those legendary riots were commemorated with LGBT marches that are now known as the Pride Parade.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 4 months ago 0

FOF #2837 – The World’s Most Fabulous News Anchor: WGN’s Sean Lewis

Since WGN’s call letters originally stood for the World’s Greatest Newspaper, I think I could comfortably say that WGN Morning News Weekend Anchor Sean Lewis is the world’s most fabulous news anchor. The handsome and charming Sean Lewis started his broadcast news career years ago being out and proud.

Today, WGN Morning News Weekend Anchor Sean Lewis takes us behind the scenes on being one of the most watched openly gay news anchors and being the face of news in a time when journalism is under attack.

Posted in: Podcast 7 months ago 0

FOF #2626 – House of Travesties

Drag is often built on the ashes of failure, and some folks are ready to set the world on fire.

Today C’est Kevvie and Shalita Cake join us to talk about their unconventional paths as drag queens, from creating a controversial drag video in high school to embracing the booger beauty inside all of us.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Drag & Trans, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2497 – Pride is Coming

We’ve come a long way baby since the Stonewall Riots which sparked the modern LGBT rights movement and even though it’s important to remember how it all began, these days Pride is mostly a party, and that’s ok.

Today, Colette Gregory, a she-larious strong black woman joins us to discuss how to navigate your Pride season festivities and not be ground down into the dirt by the end of it.

Listen as we chat with Collette about why sunscreen is so important, why feather boas are sticky beasts in hot weather and the best way to cop a feel from the hot guy at the parade.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 3 years ago 2

FOF #2350 – Riding with Trojan

Maybe everyone was on their best behavior because there were snipers positioned on the rooftops, or maybe it was that many folks decided to stay home due to the horrific Orlando Massacre, but this year’s Chicago Pride celebration was a festive, thoughtful and intimate event.

Today we take a look at Pride celebrations, in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and London.

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 4

FOF #2185 – Rainbow Revolution

Moments like this happen once in a lifetime. As you’ve probably already heard, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Marriage Equality, making it also possible for people to add rainbow filters to their social media profile pictures.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at how everyone’s responding to the momentous ruling and what excuses can we come up with to get out of going to our friend’s lousy wedding.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 5 years ago 10

FOF #1503 – Odd Fitness Trends

Fitness is a journey not a destination. Unfortunately for some people, the journey is a game of Candy Land where Queen Frostine rules with a sweet iron fist.

Posted in: Health & Wellness, Podcast 9 years ago 7

VIDEO: The World’s Smallest Pride Parade

Endearingly small but big in spirit, LGBT folks and friends got together for the Erie Pride Parade and Rally on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 to march down State Street to the city’s downtown square.

Posted in: Politics & Activism, Video Podcast, Videos 9 years ago 4

VIDEO: Possible Footage of Chicago Gay Pride Parade 1977 Unearthed

From the film vaults of the New York Gay Cable Access Network we have found what could be some of the only footage of an early gay pride parade.  The film is know archive footage […]

Posted in: Politics & Activism, Videos 10 years ago 36

Photos: Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2010

We had a great time at the Pride Parade in Chicago taking pics of all the hunks, skunks and sassy ladies.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Images 10 years ago 2