Five years ago this week I covered an event that was a game changer for me: Gay Games VII.
It’s hard to believe that it was seven years ago today that I photographed a protest for marriage equality in Chicago. It seemed like a place as liberal as Illinois would have civil unions in no time at all, but it took until June 2011 for us to have these rights.
I’m not sure why I was attracted to the Patriot Guard, maybe it was the visuals, their newsworthyness or something else….. Normally, I don’t personally get turned on by this form of patriotism. I love america as much as the next guy, but flag worshiping motor cycle riders really aren’t my demographic. They don’t live along side me and the other yuppies and the guppies in this major city I now call home.
A videotaped stabbing and beating of a man in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood has exposed some wide rifts in the cities gay neighborhood.
There is just something about Bill Clinton. Its really interesting to see a man who was once the man, chill, relaxed, confident…. knowing hes revered…. sitting back in his chair, listening intently and showing off his casual lefty bracelet.