PRIDE MONTH CALENDAR

The calendar includes June Pride Month events, whose coordinators have sent a
press release or listing form to us for inclusion.

To add your organization's event email us PrideChgo@aol.com the following information:
Type of event, Name or Title of event, Date, Time, Location, Cost (if any), Public Web Site, Public Email
and Public Phone. (also contact person and phone )


JUNE (various dates)- COMEDY SHOW- "Star Whores- The Pride Awakens." by GayCo Productions at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. 10:30 PM (on Friday and Saturday (6/24 and 6/25). Tickets: $15.

JUNE (various dates)- INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY GROUP - "Faith Beyond Resentment, Power Beyond Pride" for LGBTQ "peacemakers" by Living Well Ministries, 5051 W. Gunnison in Chicago. Dates: for four consecutive Thursdays: June 2,9,16,23. Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. RSVP requested.   www.livingwellministries.net  773-655-4357.

JUNE 1- BENEFIT PARTY- "Out of the Office" Pride Month kick-off fundraiser for LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and Pride Action Tank. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Dream Town Realty and I/O Godfrey at The Godfrey Rooftop, 127 W. Huron in Chicago. 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Cost: $10. Enjoy sponsored cocktails, cash bar and light fare. Register: http://business.lgbtcc.com/events/register/2857

JUNE 1- BOOK LAUNCH PARTY- "The Dandelion Cloud" by Dale Boyer at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St. in Chicago. 7:30 PM. (a Read local event). The friendship and love of men: a story of three friends in a small college town in 1979.  www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 1- CENTER ON HALSTED- During June Pride Month, the center will be hosting a variety of different LGBTQIA events. 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. www.centeronhalsted.org

JUNE 1- (various dates)- COMEDY - "The Boys Upstairs" by Jason Mitchell presented by Pride Films and Plays. Previews and press opening is at the end of May. For dates, times, ticket prices, location etc. www.pridefilmsandplays.com  800-737-0984.

JUNE 2- TELEVISION SHOW - Independent Lens "Limited Partnership" 10 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. This show chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband Tony Sullivan who, in 1975, were one of the first same sex couples in the world to be legally married (thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado). After that, Richard was denied a green card and the Immigration and Naturalization Service sent a letter stating, "You have failed to establish that a bona fide relationship can exist between two faggots." Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of the letter--and to prevent Tony's deportation--they embarked on a journey that included bringing a lawsuit against the federal government. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. (this show is repeated on June 26 at 3:30 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD).  www.wttw.com

JUNE 4- PARADISE PARTY - by Women For Women at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. Includes Pride Cocktail competition, limbo contest, Chicago Aloha Dancers, rooftop DJ and dancing. For ticket prices, time, etc.: www.centeronhalsted.org 

JUNE 5- DISCUSSION GROUP - "Pope Francis on Love and the Family: Good News, or Same Old, Same Old ?" moderated by Mark Andrews at Dignity/Chicago. Location: Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 2 P.M. Informal discussion about most recent comment by Pope Francis. Attendees are welcome to stay to attend Dignity/Chicago's 44th Anniversary Mass, following the discussion. www.dignity-chicago.org  dignitychicago@gmail.com  312-458-9438.

JUNE 5- MASS - "44th Anniversary Liturgy- Roman Catholic Mass" sponsored by Dignity/Chicago at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 5 PM. The mass is inclusive. A short awards ceremony follows the mass. www.dignity-chicago.org  dignitychicago@gmail.com  312-458-9438.

JUNE 5- TELEVISION SHOW - Independent Lens "Limited Partnership" 11 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. This show chronicles the 40 year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband Tony Sullivan who, in 1975, were one of the first same sex couples in the world to be legally married (thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado). After that, Richard was denied a green card and the Immigration and Naturalization Service sent a letter stating, "You have failed to establish that a bona fide relationship can exist between two faggots." Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of the letter--and to prevent Tony's deportation--they embarked on a journey that included bringing a lawsuit against the federal government. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com 

JUNE 5- UNITED LATINO PRIDE WEEK WORSHIP EXPERIENCE - "Potluck With A Purpose: Discuss what it means to be LGBTQ/Ally and Christian" by Lighthouse Church and United Latino Pride at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  www.lighthousechicago.org 

JUNE 8- TRANS COMMUNITY ICE CREAM SOCIAL - All ages and genders welcome. Location: Center on Halsted (Richard J. Daley Terrace) in Chicago. 6 PM to 8 PM. Meet Vanessa Sheridan, the Center's Director of Transgender Relations and Community Engagement. FREE.  www.centeronhalsted.org 

JUNE 10- QUEER GENRE FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - "Black Blade Blues" by J.A. Pitts at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark Street in Chicago. 7 PM to 9 PM. Sci-fi/ a love interest & dragons all in one book. For more information about the book:  www.gerberhart.org  info@gerberhart.org  773-381-8030.

JUNE 11- ANNUAL PRIDE WORSHIP SERVICE - "Sharing Light, Sharing Faith in Divided Times" by the Chicago Council of Welcoming Chuches (CCWC) at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3309 N. Seminary in Chicago featuring Rev. Dr. Dawnn Pirani Brumfield as preacher. 4 PM. Reception after the service is open to all. Parking at nearby Hawthorne Elementary School. For more information:  www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org  jacki@chicagowelcomingchurches.org 

JUNE 11- BBQ - "20th Annual Flag Day BBQ & Beer Bust" benefit for the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) at RePlay Bar, 3439 N. Halsted in Chicago. 7 PM. $10. www.averchicago.org  jamesdarby@aol.com  773-752-0058.

JUNE 11- COMEDY SHOW - "Gays of Our Lives: A Night of Queer Comedy" by Brittani J. Ferguson at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont in Chicago. 7:30 PM. brittanijferguson@gmail.com  630-247-1512.

JUNE 11- PRIDE CHORAL CONCERT & DANCE - "Voices of Joyful Rebellion" by the Artemis Singers (Chicago's Lesbian Feminist Chorus since 1980) at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 7 PM. Hyde Park concert co-sponsored by Artemis Singers and Affinity Community Services. The Dance with live DJ immediately follows. For those 65 and over or 12 and under: Free. (repeat performance June 18 at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn in Chicago.)
June 11 tickets: http://artemisrebellakeview.brownpapertickets.com
June 18 tickets: http://artemisrebelhydepark.brownpapertickets.com 
General information: www.artemissingers.org
 info@artemissingers.org 773-764-4465

JUNE 11- MUSICAL PERFORMANCE- "Wilde and Wooley: A Musical Exploration of Cole Porter's Inner Circle" by Songs for the Season at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee in Chicago.8 PM to 9:30 PM. Cost: $13 (plus 2 drink minimum).Daniel Johnson has produced a one-man show about the history of Cole Porter's inner circle. Porter lived with great style and charm as a (semi-) closeted gay artist in the pre-Stonewall era--which influenced his work and his relationships, including close friendships with playwright/actor Noel Coward and actor/director Monty Wooley. The show celebrates the influences each had on the other and the legacies they left the public. Reservations: http://reservations.davenportspianobar.com/events/daniel-johnson-2/  Program information: https://songsfortheseason.wordpress.com  gustibear@netzero.com  862-233-1165. 

JUNE 12- PRIDE WORSHIP SERVICE - at Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd.,in Evanston.  www.gracelutheran.org 

JUNE12- TELEVISION SHOW - Independent Lens "The New Black" 11 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. This is a documentary about how the African-American community is dealing with the gay rights issue in light of the recent same sex marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. This is one of several LBBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com 

JUNE 14- SAPPHOS SALON: PRIDE OPEN MIC.-  The Salon will host this year's annual Pride Open Mic w/ three featured performers, Coco Shonell, Avi Roque and Carolyn Reynolds at 7:30 PM along w/ 5 minute open mic segments, first come/first serve check in at 7 PM. Includes Mediterranean spread, but BYOB. Cost: Pay what you can with proceeds to the featured performers and the bookstore's Women's Voices Fund. at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St. in Chicago. 7 PM. Information: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 15- WORKSHOP-
"Too Young To Retire--Now What ?" If you are recently retired or thinking about retiring, this workshop will help you sort out what you want to do next: new career; part-time work; volunteering; travel or something else. Facilitated by Judi Lansky of Lansky Career Consultants at 115 S. LaSalle Street #2600 in Chicago. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Reservations required, no cost.  www.lanskycareerconsultants.com  jlansky@lanskycareerconsultants.com  312-494-0022.

JUNE 16 (though June 19) PRIDE PARTY - "13th Annual Back Lot Bash" Women's festival. ( Two weekends this year:  7 days total: from JUNE 16 to 19 and JUNE 24 to 26 !). includes a Comedy Night at the Laugh Factory: Girls Night Out at Seven Lounge; Sunday Social and Wine Tasting at Himmel's; Sunset Concert behind Cheetah Gym; All Day Bash behind Cheetah Gym; and Pride Day behind Cheetah Gym.   www.backlotbashchicago.com 

JUNE 16- READING & SIGNING - "The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (w/Cats)" by Anna Pulley at Women & Children First Books, 523.3 N. Clark St. in Chicago. 7:30 PM.
For more information: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.


JUNE 17- COMEDY SHOW- "The Women of GayCo" at Stage 773. Location:1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago for The 5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival. 9 PM. $15. The females of GayCo Productions, Chicago's premier LGBT sketch comedy company, perform some of their best-of lady sketches.  www.stage773.com/WomensFestCalendar

JUNE 18- CHICAGO PRIDE FEST- a street festival with vendors and entertainers by the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA). (Two day festival continues on June 19).  www.northalsted.com 

JUNE 18- CHORAL CONCERT - "Simply the Best" by Windy City Gay Chorus & Windy City Treble Quire at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster in Chicago. Two shows: 5 PM and 8 PM. Advance tickets from Brown Paper Tickets. Ticket choices include: reserved seating; general admission; student, senior and children rates. Information: www.windycitysings.org  justinfyala@windycitysings.org   

JUNE 18- LGBTQIA PRIDE SHOW - "You're Being Ridiculous" at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St. in Chicago. 7 PM. (Live Lit event). $10 suggested donation to benefit performers and the bookstore's Women's Voices Fund/ BYOB. www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 18- PRIDE CHORAL CONCERT & DANCE - "Voices of Joyful Rebellion" by the Artemis Singers (Chicago's Lesbian Feminist Chorus since 1980) at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn in Chicago. 7 PM. The Dance with Live DJ immediately follows. Tickets $15 advance or online via Brown Paper Tickets. For those 65 and over or 12 and under: FREE. http://artemisrebelhydepark.brownpapertickets.com  general information:  www.artemissingers.org
info@artemissingers.org 773-764-4465

JUNE 18- RECEPTION-
"Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Pride & Joy Reception" at the Center on Halsted (3rd floor), 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. 12 Noon to 2 PM. Tickets: $20 includes 2 drink tickets (wine, beer, soda) and a light brunch buffet. Tickets available from Hall of Fame Inductees or at the door. Introduction of the new Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame board members. Special Guests: The Joel Hall Dancers and Timothy Stewart-Winter (author of Queer Clout). www.ChicagoLGBTHallofFame.org  773-281-5095.

JUNE 19- CHICAGO PRIDE FEST- a street festival with vendors and entertainers by the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA). (Second day of a two day festival).  www.northalsted.com

JUNE 19- TELEVISION SHOW - "The Boy in the Dress" 5:50 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. Dennis is a 12 year old boy who enjoys football and fashion. The film shows the reaction of his family and friends. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com  

JUNE 19- TELEVISION SHOW -  "VICIOUS SPECIAL"  7 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. The comedy series, "Vicious" tells the story of two gay men who have been a couple for 50 years. Based in London, the series deal with their ups and downs (including their co-dependent fighting), but underneath they have a deep love for one another. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com  

JUNE 19- TELEVISION SHOW - "Anyone and Everyone" 11 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. The show features parents who have a child who is gay. It depicts families from all walks of life. Individuals from such divergent backgrounds as Japanese, Bolivian and Cherokee, as well as from various religious denominations  such as Mormon, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Hindu and Southern Baptist share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss the responses. (First aired in 2007, it also shows PFLAG meetings). This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com 

JUNE 22- AWARDS CEREMONY - "30 Under 30 Awards" by Windy City Media Group, co-sponsored with Polo Cafe & Catering, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Center on Halsted, Howard Brown Health Center and Chicago House. Location: Polo Cafe and Catering, 3322 S. Morgan St. in Chicago. Reception: 5:30 PM; Program: 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The awards honor 30 outstanding young (under 30 years old) LGBT individuals and Allies who have made substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT communities. Information: www.windycitymediagroup.com  andrew@windycitymediagroup.com  773-871-7609.

JUNE 23- HAPPY HOUR - "Professionals do Pride" benefit for Chicago House by Accenture Consulting at Sidetrack Rooftop, 3349 N. Halsted. 5:30 PM to 8 PM. $20 includes 2 drink tickets and a $10 donation to Chicago House. www.facebook.com/events/245961429103432/ 

JUNE 23- TRIVIA NIGHT - "Pride Trivia" with host, KWizmaster Kirk Williamson. Challenging questions from Sappho to Stonewall to "Sissy That Walk," plus video and photo rounds. Sponsored by Leinenkugel's Grapefruit Shandy. $10 per team to play (limit of 6 players per team). First place takes 75% of the pot; second place gets 25%. 8 PM. The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave. in Chicago (right of the Morse Red Line stop). For more info: e-mail:  kirk@windycitymediagroup.com 

JUNE 24- MOVIE PREMIERE - "More Than Friends" by MVP Productions at the Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago. 7 PM (Red Carpet); 8 PM (Showtime). Tickets: $20 advance ( $30 door).  www.TheMakingsofMVP.com  MVPproductions2009@gmail.com

JUNE 24- PRIDE PARTY - "13th Annual Backlot Bash" Women's festival (continues on June 25 and 26). Sunset Concert on June 24.  www.backlotbashchicago.com  backlotbash@yahoo.com 

JUNE 24- PRIDE PARTY - Annual bash at Center on Halsted (Richard M.Daley Terrace Roof), 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. 6 PM to 9 PM. Admission: $20 includes two drinks, nibbles, cash bar. Lady Bunny  performing and officiating. Also featuring DJ competition ( DJ Billy Brown vs. DJ Gemini Jones.)  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/TKO

JUNE 24- READING & LESBIAN SINGLES MIXER - "Girls Guide To Healthy Dating: Between the Breakup and the Next U-Haul." at Women & Children First Books, 5233 N. Clark St. in Chicago. 7 PM.  www.womenandchildrenfirst.com  wcfbooks@gmail.com  773-769-9299.

JUNE 24- URBANO BLATINO PRIDE PARTY - by Clubhouse Productions/Urbano at Family (formerly Circuit), 3641 N. Halsted. 11 PM to 4 AM. For more information:  www.windycityblackpride.info

JUNE 25- BEACH PARTY - "Transmale Beach Bash Party"  It's time to be visible during Pride weekend at Hollywood Beach (south end, gay area). 10 AM to 5 PM. FREE. Transmen invited to bring your own food and beverages (non-alcoholic), as well as beach towels, coolers, plenty of ice, water, etc. and music !  www.transmalechicago.com/transmale-beach-party-hollywood-beach-june25th/  transmalechicago@gmail.com 

JUNE 25- CHICAGO DYKE MARCH - For more information: www.facebook.com/groups/dykemarchchicago or chicagodykemarch.wordpress.com
dykemarchchicago@gmail.com

JUNE 25- PRIDE LITURGY - Roman Catholic Mass sponsored by Dignity/Chicago at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 5 PM.  www.dignity-chicago.org  dignitychicago@gmail.com  312-458-9438.

JUNE 25- PRIDE PARTY - "13th Annual Backlot Bash" Women's festival (continues on June 26). Pride Family & Kids Fest..  www.backlotbashchicago.com  backlotbash@yahoo.com

JUNE 25- ROOF TOP DAY PARTY- by Rails Marketing Group & Clubhouse/Urbano at the Kensington (rooftop), 324 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. 2 PM to 7 PM. For more information: www.windycityblackpride.info

JUNE 25 & 26- SX CHICAGO PRIDE PARTY by Clubhouse Productions/Urbano, Rockafellaz & Flavworks at Manhole/The Den, 3210 N. Halsted. On two separate days. For more information: www.sxchicago.net  or www.windycityblackpride.info

JUNE 25- TELEVISION SHOW - "Out & Proud in Chicago" 7 PM. on 11.2 WTTW Prime. Encore presentation of the critically acclaimed show featuring historical coverage of LGBTs in Chicago. Narrated by actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com

JUNE 25- WALK & RUN - "Proud To Run"-35th annual event includes 5K and 10K race/walk and teams coordinated by Proud to Run (PTR). 8:04 AM from Montrose Harbor. Benefit for About Face Theatre, TransTech Social Enterprises and Center on Halsted. The event is USA Track and Field certified and presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago. For fees and registration information:  www.proudtorun.org 

JUNE 26- PARADE TELEVISION SHOW - "2016 Pride Parade." Parade Day is capped off each year with ABC 7 Chicago's one hour show featuring the first hour of the parade. This is the thirteenth year in a row that ABC 7 Chicago has taped a segment of the parade for later viewing. Check local television listings for the time.

JUNE 26- PRIDE NORTH - dance/party/fest-Celebrating pride on the North side. Location: Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Farwell in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago.
Information: www.pridenorthchicago.com

JUNE 26- PRIDE PARADE - Chicago 47th Annual Pride Parade, coordinated by PRIDEChicago. 12 noon. www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org  PrideChgo@aol.com  773-348-8243.

JUNE 26- PRIDE  PARTY - "13th Annual Backlot Bash" Women's festival. All day, Pride Day bash.  www.backlotbashchicago.com  backlotbash@yahoo.com

JUNE 26- TELEVISION SHOW - Independent Lens "Limited Partnership" 3:30 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. This show chronicles the 40 year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband Tony Sullivan who, in 1975, were one of the first same sex couples in the world to be legally married (thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado). After that, Richard was denied a green card and the Immigration and Naturalization Service sent a letter stating, "You have failed to establish that a bona fide relationship can exist between two faggots." Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of the letter--and to prevent Tony's deportation--they embarked on a journey that included bringing a lawsuit against the federal governmemnt. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com

JUNE 26- TELEVISION SHOW - "Out and Proud in Chicago" 5 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. Encore presentation of the critically acclaimed show featuring historical coverage of LGBTs in Chicago. Narrated by actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com  

JUNE 30- CEREMONY - "Salute to LGBT Veterans" by the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago. 12 noon to 1 PM. www.averchicago.org  jamesdarby@aol.com  773-752-0058.

JUNE 30 (through July 4) -  Chicago Black Pride - There will be various events for the LGBTQ Black communities and allies.  www.windycityblackpride.info 

JUNE 30- TELEVISION SHOW - "Out & Proud in Chicago" 8 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. Encore presentation of the critically acclaimed show featuring historical coverage of LGBTs in Chicago. Narrated by actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com 

JUNE 30- TELEVISION SHOW - American Masters "Billie Jean King" 9:30 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. The story of athlete and activist Billie Jean King. This is one of several LGBT-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.  www.wttw.com