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A lychee martini

A Summertime Lychee Martini from the James Beard-Nominated Chicago Bar Nobody's Darling

Meredith Francis

Just a little over a year after it opened, Nobody's Darling already has a James Beard Award nomination for Outstanding Bar Program. Co-owners Angeles Barnes and Renauda Riddle share the story of their Andersonville cocktail bar, along with the recipe for their Southside Lychee Martini.
André de Shields in True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs. Photo: Kevin Parisi

Celebrate Pride Month with WTTW's Programming in 2022

Daniel Hautzinger

June is LGBTQ+ or Pride Month, and as always WTTW has plenty of programming to celebrate these too-often unheard or repressed stories, including a music special, a focus on Silicon Valley, and a touching tale of human generosity. 
Henry Blake Fuller and a cover of his book, "Bertram Cope's Year"

The Chicago Author Who Wrote the First American Novel to Feature Gay Themes

Meredith Francis

Henry Blake Fuller isn't necessarily a well-known name in literature. But his book Bertram Cope's Year is considered by many to be one of the first American novels to feature gay characters. Fuller also played a big role in making social realism the literary style of Chicago.
A mouth with its tongue sticking out that used to hang in Carol's Speakeasy and now resides in the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

Preserving and Sharing the Midwest's LGBTQ History

Daniel Hautzinger

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives contain everything from the costumes of drag queens to the papers of early gay rights activists, as well as books available for circulation. "One reason we're here is because it’s important for people to connect with people that have similar stories."
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo performing "Swan Lake." Photo: Laura Nespola, courtesy Merrywidow Films

Celebrate Pride Month with WTTW in 2021

Daniel Hautzinger

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, in honor of the June, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York that was a turning point in the movement for LGBTQ rights and recognition. Celebrate with our programming. 
The Legacy Walk

Walking Through LGBTQ History in Boystown

Meredith Francis

A series of bronze plaques on the famous rainbow pylons in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood make up the Legacy Walk – an outdoor museum highlighting the historical and cultural contributions of LGBTQ people.
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