Many large, queer (read: non-predominantly gay male) shindigs occur monthly or randomly, so for the low down on what’s about to go down, join the Chicagostraddlers, follow Roxx Promotions, or stalk Glitter Guts Photobooth.Here is a non-exhaustive (though compiling this, I am quite exhausted), listing of the lady places and spaces: Wild Thursdays (Victor Hotel, 311 N.
Every time I go in there, I half-expect Fred Armisen in a dress to yell at me for shaving my armpits.Recently, the Dolls started Sunday Night Sex Talks at The Dragon Lady Lounge (3188 N. And if you’re into it, there is a shower contest on Fridays. Belmont Ave.) The environment seems to be a little cliquey, so go with a big group of friends. The majority of the group is 36 , and it includes lots of non-bar activities. Clark St.) Located in Andersonville, this restaurant and bar is always hoppin’ with some LGBTQA-flavored event. You can get totally wasted on a Sunday morning for , and the food is good.It’s open late, which is nice, but IMO it’s not worth the (weekend) cover price. I’ve never been to any of the events myself, but I’ve heard a bit about it. Stop in for a burger and some beer, and then dance the night away! Oh, and while you are eating, a hilarious female impersonator comes out and performs for you.There is, however, a wonderfully extensive LGBTQ section, covering everything from culture to humor to history. On the flip side, there are lavender walls and baskets of fake ivy that haven’t been dusted since 1989, the year after that logo was created.However, I’m still dating the girl who gave me a stellar Murakami recommendation. Take it for what it is, I guess.) I need not emphasize the massive amount of male-dominated professional sports teams, so I’ll discuss the teams that don’t get much action […on TV… Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) The coolest, most organized, queer social sports league in all of America!Now we have two very competitive WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) leagues in Chicago- The Windy City Rollers (WCR) and The Chicago Outfit. Racine Ave.) with afterparties at Union Park Lounge (228 South Racine Avenue).The Outfit is a trans* friendly league, with bouts at The Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W.Sometimes the Chicago Force comes here to drink, and be warned: if they ask to arm wrestle, you will lose. Sheridan Rd.) Usually a bear bar on Thursdays, the first one of each month is reserved for an always-packed-by-pm all-inclusive dance party (with a free coat check).Personally, this is my favorite dance party because of the completely welcoming (and nice) environment, regardless of gender identity. Halsted St.) has recently been taken over by lesbians.And for those interested in maybe dipping a toe into derby before diving literally headfirst into the full contact sport, there is Derby Lite at various city and suburban locations.Not to leave anyone out, there is a men’s derby league getting started back up, The Chicago Bruise Brothers, and they are also comprised of straight and gay skaters.