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COVER
GRAB TIFFANY
Miss
Continental
2015
Tiffany T
Hunter
By Mark Nagel
MARK NAGEL: When was the first
time you put on a pair of pumps?
TIFFANY T. HUNTER: I really cannot
recall the very first time. I grew up
with three older sisters and they
were always dressing me up and
putting their clothes on me. As a
young child, I remember putting
towels around head to pretend it was
my long, luxurious hair, wrapping a
sheet around me to pretend it was a
beautiful, flowy evening gown and
putting on my sister’s church heels
and parading around like a diva. I
have always had a fondness for the
pretty things in life [laughs].
MN: When was the first time you
performed on stage and what did
you do?
TTH: Well, technically, I started
performing very young. As kids, my
sister Lisa and I used to dance in our
basement on an assembled makeshift stage, using a dining table,
bedsheets and Christmas lights and
would sing our hearts out to Dolly
Parton’s “Baby I’m Burning.” We
even used hairbrushes as
microphones to complete the look
[laughs]. However, my first time
performing in a club was in St. Louis,
Missouri in May of 2003. It was my
first time in “drag” and I had signed
up for a fundraiser show to raise
money for someone and thought it
was going to be just a one-time
thing. I performed Whitney
Houston’s “My Love Is Your Love”
and I was addicted to it. Here I am,
over 13 years later.
MN: Why did you decide to sign up
for your first pageant?
TTH: The first pageant I entered was
a bar title in May of 2004 held in St.
Louis. It was exactly one year after I
started performing and was held on
the very same stage. I had been
working at the bar for nearly two
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years as a
cocktail
server and it
was a safe,
comfortable
environment
where I felt
respected
and loved. I
placed first
runner-up out
of seven girls
but the
experience
was all worth
it. I have lost
way more
pageants than
I have won,
but it is
because of
those
experiences
that I am who
I am today. MN: Girls
usually don’t
win Miss
Continental
the first time.
When did you
first go for the
title?
TTH: You’re
right. Nobody
really wins
Miss
Continental
on their first
try [laughs].
For me, it took six attempts over
seven years and almost $100,000
total. I competed for the first time in
2009 when Armani won and was
instantly hooked. I felt the magic in
the theater and I knew that I wanted
to be a part of the legacy that is
Continental. I competed again in
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and
eventually won in 2015. I was
fortunate enough to place top 12 all
six years and in the top five the last 4
years I ran. It was just one of those
things where you know you want
something so bad and you don’t
give up. The memories and
friendships that I have from
competing all those years are very
special to me and I am grateful to
have had the opportunity to meet
such wonderful people.
MN: Where and what was the
contest that sent you to Miss
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Continental last year?
TTH: Last year, I had the honor of
winning Miss Illinois Continental
2015 in Chicago and that was the
preliminary that sent me to nationals.
The promoters, Bill Henkin and Erik
Vestal, took such great care of me.
What made them great promoters
was that I could tell their hearts were
in it. They just wanted to see me do
the best I could and, win or lose, I
know they would have been proud.
MN: What was your talent last year?
TTH: I finally got to do a talent
number that I have wanted to do for
years. Aside from a few changes/
additions, I did Madonna’s “Vogue”
from the 1990 MTV Awards in the
“Marie Antoinette” style. It was
complete with 10 dancers in full
period attire. It was a lot of fun
putting it together and I can’t thank
my choreographer, Alberto Arias,
enough for his hard work and
patience helping me make a dream
come true.
even when I
didn’t believe it
myself.
MN: The Continental constants are
known for their amazing outfits. Who
designed your costumes last year?
TTH: Yes, yes, yes! Continental is
known for the fashion! I have been
fortunate to work with JD Martin of
Dallas, Texas during the last six
years. He is one of the nation’s top
designers. His creative eye and
attention to detail are comparable to
none. This past year, he made my
interview suit, two swimsuits, three
evening gowns and a crowning
dress.
MN: There have
been so many
advancements in
the transgender
community in
the last year.
What do you
think is the most
important?
TTH: Oh, this is
a good one.
While I normally
save topics that
are more political
in nature for
people I am
close to, I can
make an
exception
[laughs]. I am
very grateful for
all of the
activists, leaders and role models
in our community. I have much
respect for the hard work they each
have done with their platforms. At
this point, I think the most important
aspect is quite simply the notoriety
we are receiving. We are being
looked at as people (as they say,
MN: I believe no contestant can
make it on their own. Do you have
anyone you need to thank for
becoming Miss Continental?
TTH: Oh, my gosh! Where do I start?
I absolutely could not have done this
on my own and there are literally too
many to list here, but I hope they all
know how much their support meant
to me. I would like to give a special
shout-out to my best friend, Bryan
Vasquez, for being alongside me in
this entire journey. He told me that I
was capable of winning Miss
Continental from the very beginning,
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“The good, the bad and the ugly”),
and no longer being cast into the
background of society. Transgender
people are not a new phenomenon.
MN: What has been the best part of
being Miss Continental for the last
year?
TTH: This past year, I have gone on
some amazing trips and received
beautiful gifts, but honestly, the best
part was creating the memories and
connections with
people whom I might
not ever have met or
gotten to know as
well. I thoroughly
enjoyed meeting
people everywhere I
went and just had
fun. I wanted this to
be a year that I
would never forget
and it has been just
that. I know for a fact
that I will never forget
that feeling that
comes over my body
when someone says,
“Hello, Miss
Continental.”
anything that the audience sees.
Therefore, I had no idea how the
other contestants did or, for that
matter, how well I did. The whole
experience was so surreal. I cannot
say I remember the exact crowning
moment, but I am fortunate enough
to be able to relive it over and over
through video. I did have a special
weapon that weekend and that was
my late sister, Becky, watching over
me as my guardian angel. It did
something for my confidence and
made it different than any other year.
When they called my name, I looked
up to heaven and just told her how
much I loved her. I still have days
where I am just like, “OMG! I’m Miss
Continental!” [laughs].
MN: Some of the
legends who have
won Miss Continental
prior to you include
Chilli Pepper, Mimi
Marks, Candis
Cayne, Erica
Andrews, Victoria Le
Paige and Mokha
Montrese, so when
they called Tiffany T. Hunter, what
did you think?
TTH: When you are competing in the
pageant, you don’t get to see
MN: What is next for Tiffany T.
Hunter?
TTH: Continental is all I have thought
about for a great portion of my life,
even before I started competing, so
at this point, I am still relishing in my
victory. Even after I crown my
successor, I am fulfilled and grateful
to be Miss Continental 2015. As for
future endeavors, I’m not sure at this
point, but you never know.
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GRAB MYKUL
COVER
Mr Continental 2016
Mykul Valentine
By Mark Nagel
MARK NAGEL: Where did you
grow up?
MYKUL VALENTINE: I grew up in
Louisville, Kentucky!
MN: First time you performed on
stage and what did you do?
MV: I’ve always been a performer. I
was a gymnast and then became a
competitive cheerleader. Growing
up, I also did theatre. But the first
time I performed at a club, I was a
back-up dancer in a production of
“Don’t Cha” by Pussycat Dolls.
MN: Why and where did you enter
your first pageant?
MV: My first pageant ever was
National Entertainer of the Year in
2008. It was kind of against my will
[laughs]. I worked at the bar where
the pageant was held and the cast
there put everything together for me
and I just went
on stage and
did what they
told me to. I
ended up
getting first
alternate.
MN: Mr.
Continental
contestants are
known for
being in great
shape. What is
your workout
routine like?
MV: I work out
everyday. I
have a friend
who is a
personal
trainer and he
came up with
my
workout
routine
for me.
It’s a twohour long workout with 20
minutes of cardio after. It’s a
lot of time and soreness, but
it paid off this past year when
I won swimsuit for the first
time. Now, if only I could give
up junk food.
MN: Contests have amazing
talent costumes. Who
designed yours?
MV: I actually ordered mine
from Amazon and
rhinestoned it. It’s not about
what you wear; it’s about
how you wear it. I think my
talent costume cost me 20
bucks [laughs].
MN: Do you have a day job?
MV: I don’t anymore. I’m a
full-time entertainer! I used to
coach cheerleading and
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teach aerial, but traveling with
Continental took up too much time
and I had to stop for a year.
MN: What type of time commitment
does it take to be Mr. Continental?
MV: It’s a big one. You travel almost
every weekend. You have to sell
preliminaries, have new costumes
made, promo pictures done,
promote and attend other national
pageants and stay in touch with all
your qualified contestants. It’s
exhausting, but it’s what you sign
up for.
MN: Can you be in a relationship
and be Mr. Continental?
MV: That’s a tough one. Yes, but
the person has to be patient and
understanding. They have to know
that you are going to be gone a lot
and getting a lot of attention from
people. So, as long as they aren’t
the jealous type, it’s perfectly
possible.
MN: You are a very sexy man. For
all the gay men in Chicago, have
you ever slept with a fan?
MV: Oh my [laughs]. What a
question. I try to avoid people who
know who I am. It’s just less
complicated that way. There have
been times when they didn’t tell me
they knew who I was until after. It
was very awkward; so, yes.
MN: No one can be Mr. Continental
on their own. Do you have anyone
you want to thank?
MV: That’s very true. I want to thank
the owner of the system, Jim Flint.
He has definitely been my rock this
whole time, and the other people
who work in the national office:
Scott, Dan and Ginger. Also, some
of the formers were very helpful
when I needed advice this year. The
promoters were very helpful too. I
couldn’t have done this without all
those people.
MN: What is the best thing that has
happened to you from being
Mr. Continental?
MV: The best thing would
have to be getting to travel all
over the world for free. I got to
go to France and Turkey, all
over the U.S., and even Puerto
Rico. That’s definitely
something I wouldn’t have
done had I not have won.
MN: What advice would you
give this year’s winner of Mr.
Continental?
MV: Get ready to work. It’s not
easy. Please ask for help;
there is nothing wrong with it.
Not only myself, but Jim,
everyone in the office, the
formers and promoters are all
here to help. It’s okay. And
don’t let it consume your life.
Stay true to yourself and have
a life outside of Continental.
You’ll need it to stay sane
[laughs].
MN: What is next for Mykul
Valentine?
MV: Next, well, I’m not sure. I want
to still do pageants, but I also kind
of don’t. I want to be a normal
person, with a normal job, and have
a normal life. I think I’m gonna take
up diving as well. I want to be in the
Olympics. But, first I need to get a
normal job, then go from there.
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MUSIC
GRAB DEVMO
The Roar of The Lioness
Hip Hopper DEVMO Finds Her Voice
By Mike Bahr
DEVMO’s first album, "Real
Talk", introduced the world to a
young, white, female rapper
stepping up to find herself as a
person and musician. In “Lioness”,
the first single off her upcoming EP,
she inches even closer with lyrics
and melodies that encourage
listeners – especially women - to
take charge of their lives. In fact,
DEVMO gets even realer in the new
EP, exploring love, lust, friendships,
conflict, human nature, social
issues and societal taboos. Nothing
is held back, including her sexual
preferences for both men and
women.
MIKE BAHR: How are you
a lioness?
DEVMO: Mess with me and you
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know you're messing with the king
of the Jungle.
business relationships. They have
to earn my trust and respect first. MB: Growl! Where did you get your
roar from?
D: Growing up and learning what it
takes to survive in the world. You
realize quickly that it's important to
establish boundaries as to how
people can and cannot treat you. I
encountered a business partner
who made a lot of false promises to
me. She talked a lot but the action
was missing, and it made me look
bad because I was telling fans
about things to come that she
couldn't actually make happen. I
conjured up my inner lioness,
completely stopped working with
her, and wrote a song about it.
Now I know I can't jump into
MB: It’s a powerful message
because truly, and despite what
Trump says, no one (and no
country) can rely on one person to
get them where they want to be in
life. We gotta do it on our own. Can I get an amen?
D: Amen! Couldn't agree more. August 23, 2016
MB: What’s one thing that really
makes you angry these days? D: There are a lot of injustices in the
world right now. I'm particularly
upset about the mistreatment of
African Americans by
police officers. Watching a life
being taken away is one of the
most horrific things a person can
see and we see this happen
every week in a new video
that goes viral on the
internet. We are becoming
so desensitized and it's
scary.
MB: What do you do to
cope with all the BS?
D: I write about it, talk about
it with friends. I try and
make change by giving back
when I can, contributing my
time and money,
signing petitions, or even
wearing a "black lives
matter" t-shirt to remind
people this is real.
MB: Do you think you could
have released your new EP
five years ago? D: I couldn't have released
the EP five years ago
because I hadn't
experienced what I needed to
experience. I wasn't courageous
enough. I wasn't ready yet and I
don't know if the world was ready
yet. I'm not exactly sure the world is
ready now. We’ve come a long
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way but we're still not completely
accepting yet and we may never
be.
MB: As someone who has enjoyed
relations with both sexes, can you
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confirm that girls are as
complicated to date as guys?
D: (Laughing) That’s a great
question! People are complicated.
All people. Men will say exactly
what they mean to you in simplest
MB: You admit to being a playa
yourself in the EP.
D: I wouldn't consider myself a
player. It never felt right for me.
Love, to me, at this point in my life,
is a foreign concept that
makes people sick in the head. I
can wait on love. I want it with the
right person. MB: We’re playing 7 minutes in
heaven with a bunch of famous
people. Who do you go in the
closet with? D: Ahhh.. best question ever!
Jennifer Lawrence, for sure. She is
so cute and funny and an amazing
actress. Ambition is such a turn on.
Ezra Miller is super sexy. I love
skinny boys. And maybe Kylie
Jenner. I want to kiss those lips! MB: Growl! You really are a lioness! Thanks for your time, Devmo!
form and sometimes women read
into that when there's nothing to
read into. I think women want men
to be deeper. Women have a difficult
time fully saying what they mean.
They can often say one thing and
act the opposite. Men and women
are equally frustrating and equally
sexy.
Visit www.devmomusic.com
Follow DEVMO:
https://www.facebook.com/
DevMoMusic/
www.twitter.com/devmomusic
www.instagram.com/devmomusic
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10 people in get a scratch off Lotto Ticket 9PM – Close, GRR… It’s Friday – Bear Party. Steamworks:
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ONYX Club Night. 9/2 Bachelor Austion Hosted by Imperial Court & ILGRA.
Saturday
Daily Specials
GRAB YOUR FRIENDS
@mosphere: Male Dancers 11pm. Baton Show Lounge: Shows at 8:30pm, 10:30pm & 12:30am.
Charlie’s: Smoke & Mirrors hosted by Khloe @ Midnight, Lightning Lulu spins Top 40 mixes till 4am. $3 ApplePie
Moonshine Shots, $5 Draft Pitchers, $13 Long Island Pitchers. Crew: $4.25 Coors Lite tall boys, $7-9 Crew Bloodies,
$15 bottomless mimosas (with entree purchase). Hydrate: $5 Effen Bombs. Lucky Horseshoe: Dancers all
day! 2pm. Mid City Cocktail & Supper Club: 5/21 $6.00 Long Islands, $3.00 Diva Shots. North End: Open at
11am, Welcoming CMSA and AAC teams. Phoenix Bar: Dance Night with Go-go boys! $5 Svedka Vodka, $5
Fireball. Progress Bar: No Cover Ever. DJ starts at 10:30 p.m. Scarlet: $5 Well Drinks, $5 Imported Beers, $95
Classic Stoli Bottle Service. Shakers: $5 Jager Shots, $4 Fireball Shots, $1 Off all Imports. Sidetrack: Open at
1pm, Sidetrack Video Mix 1-9 pm, High Energy 9pm- 3am. SoFo Tap: $4 Stella Drafts, $4 Fireball Shots, $4 Skinny
Lemonades, Noon – 3pm Doggy Days – Afternoon Dog Party, First Saturday of the Month - 9PM – Close, DILF, Last
Saturday of the Month – 9PM – Close, GEAR. Steamworks: DJ Jim Belanger 10pm-6am. The Office: DJ’s
@ 10pm. Touche: 8/29 RIPE Party Deep beats, dim lights, hot go-go dudes DJ Harry T. 9/3 Bear Night with Great
Lakes Bears.
Sunday
Funday
@mosphere: Best Music of the 70‘s, 80‘s & 90‘s every week with Monthly Special events & Drink
Specials. Baton Show Lounge: Shows at 7pm, 9pm & 11pm. Charlie’s: Euchre Club 5pm-8pm.
Rockstar Karaoke with Jeremiah 9pm-1am. Top 40's Dance Beats with Lightning LuLu 1am-4am. $5 Draft
Pitchers, $13 You-Call-It Pitchers. Crew: $5 Beergarita pints, $12 Miller Lite pitchers, $7-9 Crew
Bloodies, $15 bottomless mimosas (with entree purchase). F.O’Mahony’s: $20 Mimosa Brunch.
Hydrate: $4 U-Calls Its Kit Kat Lounge: Half priced martinis, 33 percent off small plates;
Divalicious Brunch staring Madam X, 11am-4pm; $29.95 prix-fixe; $14.95 “Build your own” cocktail
package. Lucky Horseshoe: Dancers 2pm. North End: Open at 11, Playing all the Sunday
Funday games! Phoenix Bar: Latin Night / Variety Latino Show! $4 Corona Bottles, $7 Long Island,
$5 Patron Silver Shots. Progress Bar: Sunday Funday! $10 Bottles of Bubbly/Mimosas $10 Pitchers
of Miller Lite or Coors Light $3 Miller Lite or Coors Light drafts, DJ Chip every Sunday playing all of your
favorite music videos and always taking requests. Shakers: $6 Bloody Mary Bar, $4 Mimosas, $13 Mix
& Match Buckets, $5 Chocolate Martinis. Sidetrack: Open at 1pm, Show Tunes 4-9pm, Flashback
Videos 9pm-2am Retro with a beat. SoFo Tap: $5 PBR and a Shot of Jameson, $3 Miller Lite Drafts,
$5 SoFo Marys, $4 Skinny Lemonades. Steamworks: DJ Jim Belanger 10pm-6am. The Office:
$2.50 Bloody Marys, $2.50 Champagnes, & $2.50 16oz Draft Beers. Karaoke at 9pm. Touche: BEER
BUST $1 Bud, Bud Light Drafts & Sodas After the Beach Party 3-7pm, Movie Night at 7pm. 9/4 Annual
Jockstrap & Underwear Fetish Party.
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Paradise ft. Chris Brown (New Radio Edit)
Lullaby ft. Chocolate Puma & Bishop
Same ft. Anousheh (Radio Edit)
Steal Your Heart ft. Lenachka (The Spacies Edit)
Slave To The Vibe (Radio Edit)
Give Me Your Love ft John Newman & Nile Rodgers (Radio Edit)
Tears ft. Louisa Johnson
Lovers Friends (John Dahlback Remix)
Gold ft. DBSTF & Jake Reese & Waka Flocka & DJ Whoo Kid
Say It Again (LuvBug Remix Radio Edit)
Imagine (Roger Shah Radio)
Run Run (Radio Edit)
I Wanna Know (Radio Edit)
Into The Sunset
Close ft. Tove Lo (Dan E Remix Edit)
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TRANSGENDER
GRAB HOLLY
It’s a Unicorn
Stampede!
By Holly Maholm
If you stop to think about it, you
will realize that unicorns are not often
seen these days. They are rare – so
rare that we will sometimes call
someone a “unicorn” if that person
exhibits traits that are seldom found
in the general population.
And being so rare, most people are
completely uninformed about the
genuine characteristics of unicorns.
People often think they have magical
properties or exhibit a higher, moreevolved consciousness. Which is a
joke, really, because – as anyone who
has ever met a unicorn will tell you –
they (1) have a wicked sense of
humor, (2) do not suffer fools gladly,
and (3) will fuck anything or anyone
who stands still long enough for them
to climb on top and as to (3), I am
speaking about male unicorns; as to
female unicorns, I blush to describe
their behavior, and you will just have
to use your imagination). But I
digress.
My point is this: That inasmuch as
we do not come into contact with
unicorns in our daily life, we are
certain to be ill-informed about their
habits and proclivities. People are led
to speculate wildly about their
tendencies, and great falsehoods
about them are shared freely in
society, as if such falsehoods told the
“truth” of unicorns. What is worse,
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many malicious lies are told about
them, and there are only a few of us
(familiar with unicorns) who are in a
position to set the record straight.
Now going off on a tangent, and on a
personal note, I want to tell you that I
recently attended my 45th college
reunion. Prior to the reunion, an
online survey was conducted, and
out of the 301 classmates who
responded, four revealed themselves
to be transgender! (One trans-man
and the others – including myself –
trans-women.) So I – Holly – went to
my reunion and “re-united” with my
classmates, who only knew my
former male self. And I am happy to
report I was welcomed with much
kindness. There was universal
acceptance, support and affirmation
of my new gender identity.
Now, if you “do the math,” you
will see that 1.3 percent of my class
(who responded) is transgender.
Which I am sure is a larger
percentage than anyone would have
predicted. But then, after I got home,
I read about a recently released
scientific study that revealed that the
true percentage of transgender
people in the U.S. is about 0.6
percent (rather than 0.3 percent as
previously believed). So there is
roughly twice as many of the “T” (in
“LGBT”) as we used to think.
So, in terms of absolute numbers,
this means there are about 1.4 million
transgender people in our country.
Not a small number, but “number” is
only part of the story, as I will explain.
We, transgender men and
women, when we live
our lives “out” in
society, cannot help
but be visible. Only a
minority of us can
“pass” as our
authentic gender, so
as we go about our
daily lives, we are
quickly recognized for
whom we are. But
then I asked myself,
“How might we
measure –
scientifically – this
visibility?”
Well, here is what I
came up with. (And
bear with me as I
explain my thinking.)
The scientific definition
of “one horsepower” is
“550 foot pounds per
second.” Meaning
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“550 foot pounds’ of energy
expended over “one second” of time.
It is a (defined) measure of force
acting over a (defined) measure of
time. You have to measure both the
“force” and the “time,” since either
can vary, depending on the
circumstances.
In our common, everyday world,
we know we are able to measure (if
we wish) both (1) the number of local
trannies who are visibly “out,” and (2)
how many days (during any given
period) those trannies can be seen on
their way to the grocery store, the
drugstore, the hair salon and gay
bars in the neighborhood. Thus, we
can measure “visibility” for
transgender men and women based
on (1) “number of trannies” and (2)
“days out in public.”
So I propose that we adopt as our
“Standard Unit of Transgender
Visibility” the “PPU” (“Pretty, Proud
Unicorn”); which we define as “one
proud transgender man or woman
living “out” in society for one full day.”
As an example, when I went to my
reunion (which was held over a threeday weekend), I represented “three
PPUs’ of visibility in the cause of
making LGBT people visible in
society. And if we do a little more
math, we see those 1.4 million
transgender men and women
represent 511 million (!) PPUs of
annual LGBT visibility! (1.4 million x
365 days)
Why, that’s nothing less than a
Stampede of Unicorns! I would
advise our country’s bigots and Biblethumpers to stay indoors, lest they be
trampled under-hoof! Holly Maholm is a transgender
woman living in Cleveland, Ohio.
Look for Holly’s up-coming book
Brave in Leather, or Miss Sissy
Whip… rescues the Queen of the
Fairies from Impending Doom! Other
articles by Holly can be found at
www.hollymaholm.com. LEGAL
GRAB ROGER
Unmarried Partners–
Living Together
Agreements
By Roger V. McCaffrey-Boss, Esq.
Q: We are madly in love but do
not want to get married. What can
we do?
A: One is option is living
together agreements which are
contracts between partners, lovers
and/or people who live together,
describing how finances will be
managed and defining their
obligations and duties within their
living arrangement.
The biggest challenge for all
couples who want to create their
own property agreement with their
own rules is not whether the
agreement will stand up in court but
the problem of mixing money and
love without dousing the romance.
When couples talk about their
breakup at the beginning of their
relationship, it can be like throwing
ice water on the relationship.
Most couples, when they are
madly in love, are certain that
nothing could ever happen to their
relationship. Those few who may
envision the possibility that a
relationship will end are no doubt
equally certain that they will be
totally reasonable and rational in
dividing their property and in
resolving any conflict that arises.
The reality is that most people
never deal with the issues that
create problems in a relationship.
What a property agreement does for
the couple is increase the chances
of a successful relationship
because of the agreement and
discussion up front about potential
problems that all couples face.
Property agreements give couples
the chance to think about and
discuss their financial goals.
Those who talk about these
issues beforehand and put them in
writing seem to have an easier time
dividing their property and making
other important decisions at a time
of heightened emotional tension.
The process of discussion and
compromise itself can be important
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in helping partners in a
relationship clarify their
expectations in the relationship
and writing down the agreement
can make everyone feel more
secure about the arrangements. Those who talk about these
issues beforehand and put them
in writing seem to have an easier
time dividing their property and
making other important
decisions at a time of
heightened emotional tension.
The process of discussion and
compromise itself can be
important in helping partners in a
relationship clarify their
expectations in the relationship
and writing down the agreement
can make everyone feel more
secure about the arrangements.
The first step for couples that
want to create their own property
agreement is to reach an agreement
on the issues covering the
ownership of property and sharing
of income while they are together.
The agreement should cover the
economic aspects of the couple’s
life. Their assets, their present and
future earnings, children,
inheritances, expectations and
hopes of each member regarding
their own and each other’s property.
Most living-together
agreements deal with each person’s
rights and responsibilities regarding
property ownership, distribution,
income and expenses. Such an
agreement should specifically state
who owns what individually, what is
owned collectively and whether
joint property is owned by all parties
in equal shares or in shares
proportional to their economic
contributions. In addition, the
agreement should discuss how
expenses will be divided and what
will happen to future purchases.
Is the use of the separate
property to be shared? For
example, are both members of the
couple to use the car owned by
only one person? Who is to pay for
the care and upkeep of the car? A
possible answer is that if both
persons are to use the car, both
should contribute to its
maintenance and expenses, based
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upon how much each person uses
the car.
The couple’s agreement should
cover the property that each person
owned before the relationship. Will
that property continue to be owned
by each person as their own
separate property; if so that
understanding should be set forth in
the agreement with a list of the
actual property – to avoid disputes
later on.
Who pays what proportion of
the common expenses – housing,
food, laundry, phone and electric,
etc. – during the relationship. A fair
way to partition the load is for each
person to pay a percentage of the
common expenses on a ratio of
each person’s income to the other.
That way, the person with a smaller
income won’t feel as if they are
unable to keep up with the other
and the person with the larger
income won’t feel exploited. And
when you draft your own contract,
you are free to choose whatever
options best suit your specific
circumstances.
Roger McCaffrey-Boss is a
gradute of Hamline University
School of Law, St. Paul,
Minnesota, and is a member of
the Chicago Bar Association. You
can email him at
[email protected] He
suggests that you consult your
own lawyer for any specific
questions regarding the issues
raised in this column.
FITNESS
GRAB DAN
Caffeine Suppository?
By Dan
Don’t drink that Red Bull up
through your ass as the caffeine
might push you over your daily
limit. Let’s face it that the summer
of 2016 has been a nonstop fuck
fest sprinkled with a healthy dose
of hangovers. Caffeine is still the
most preferred way to get through
the morning and did you know that
90 percent of adults all over the
world consume it one way or
another daily? Outside of a
suppository, caffeine is mutating
into really strange places like mints,
energy bars, peanut butter and
even jelly beans.
There are a couple things you may
want to consider especially if you
are planning to bottom in the near
future (and lets face it you definitely
are). A 12-ounce cup of brewed
regular ass coffee has about 140
mg of caffeine. Green tea has 43
mg. in 12 ounces and black tea has
70 mg.
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But caffeine levels remain
hidden and not easy to know
the actual amount of caffeine a
product contains. Did you
know the FDA requires that
manufacturers have to display
a label that a product has
caffeine added but not the
amount? That is strange because if
caffeine is naturally occurring like in
guarana or cocoa, it may be listed
in the ingredients but there is no
mention of caffeine on the label.
Colas are the only product
approved by the FDA to add in
caffeine and now there is a peanut
butter since 2014: Gross. And if
you have ever had to take a coffee
shit, you know that timing of poop
is essential for planning and
preparation because you just can’t
poop in public (unless it is a private
party, etc.).
In moderation, caffeine is okay for
people overdoing it is where the
trouble comes. The
Department of
Agriculture has a
Dietary Guideline
set up to 400 mg
per day as the
amount of two to
four eight-ounce
cups of coffee as a
way to be healthy.
Just a reminder
that a Starbucks
tall Dark Roast
size is 12 oz. and
has 195 mg. Too
much caffeine, like
maybe getting
ready for a late
night, can make
you feel anxious,
irritable (bowel),
jittery, nervous and
have an irregular
heartbeat. So if
you are heading
way over that 400
mg/day amount
already and
adding in occasion
boosts, then you
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will have to wear a butt plug to
avoid accidents. The FDA is saying
that 600mg/day is too much.
Probably getting all the caffeine for
the day in on sitting isn’t the best
plan. If you have a caffeinated
version of peanut butter and the
infused yogurt with your morning
java, it may be too much to handle.
Spreading out the doses might
work better as caffeine does affect
your erratic ass behavior and
mood. Go easy with your drugs,
and Red Bull is overpriced out at
the clubs anyway right (btw 8.4 oz
of Red Bull has 80 mg of caffeine)?
Still we don’t know everything there
is to know about caffeine. It is
present in leaves, seeds and fruit of
a lot of plants like tea, coffee and
cacao. Green tea extracts, coffee
extracts, yerba mate, kola nut and
guarana will add to your daily
number. There is no difference
between the natural and synthetic
caffeine either and sometimes
interactions can occur. For
example, the amino acid taurine or
sugars in a lot of energy drinks will
give people different effects on
attention and mood in a synergistic
way. Tasty, sweet drinks and foods
might make you use more than you
realize.
Note: Dan Chisholm is not a
doctor. If you have any questions
about your health, consult your
physician.
Dan is MS BS LMT(Masters of
Science in Exercise Physiology,
Bachelors of Science in
Kinesiology and Licensed
Massage Therapist: it's kind of a
big deal) Follow me on the
instagram and the twitters at:
@RiverNorthFit
NEWS
Howard Brown Health
Unveils New Sliding-Scale
Fees
Howard Brown Health today
unveiled a new sliding-scale fee for
all patients as part of its efforts to
increase the accessibility of its wide
range of health and wellness
services. Charges under the new
sliding scale start at $5 for patients
whose self-reported income is at or
below 100% of federal poverty
(annual income of $11,880 or less
for a family of one). The new fee
structure is effective immediately at
all Howard Brown clinic locations.
“Our sliding-scale fee is the
bedrock of Howard Brown Health’s
commitment to provide high quality,
affirming healthcare to everyone
who needs our services, regardless
of their ability to pay,” said Kristin
Keglovitz-Baker, Chief Operating
Officer for Howard Brown Health.
“As we continue to grow, we hope
that the new fee structure will make
healthcare even more accessible.
Anyone needing our holistic
healthcare services is encouraged
to choose Howard Brown – the
charges we collect from insurance
and the sliding-scale enable us to
extend care to thousands of lowincome, uninsured patients.”
With the new sliding-scale,
eligible patients may access a visit
with a primary care provider or
behavioral health specialist and
receive lab work, most procedures,
and vaccinations for as little as $5.
For eligible patients, Howard
Brown’s lowest fees range from $5
to $15 based on reported income.
People with income up to 200% of
federal poverty (annual income of
$23,760 for a family of one) are
charged $25 under the new free
structure. Other benefits apply for
patients access Howard Brown’s
HIV/AIDS Ryan White program
services. See complete slidingscale fee information at
howardbrown.org/fee-andinsurance-information/slidingfee-schedule.
“Our commitment to lowincome, uninsured patients is made
possible in part by the thousands of
privately insured patients who
choose Howard Brown as their
medical home,” said David Ernesto
Munar, President and CEO. “We
are a unique healing community,
attending to diverse needs of
LGBTQ people and allies. We take
pride in our ability to serve everyone
with equal respect, care, and
professionalism.”
For more information about
Howard Brown, including accepted
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insurance plans, sliding-scale fees
options, and assistance applying for
insurance, go to
howardbrown.org.
Commissioner Patty
Sheehan and Christine
Leinonen Join Pride Fund to
End Gun Violence (Pride
Fund) Board of Advisors
Nearly two months after our
country’s worst mass shooting in
history, two local Orlando leaders
have joined Pride Fund to End Gun
Violence (Pride Fund) in its efforts
to support and elect candidates who
will act on sensible gun policy
reforms and champion LGBTQ
safety and equality.
Orlando City Commissioner,
District 4, and LGBTQ champion
Patty Sheehan has joined Pride
Fund on its Board of Advisors.
Commissioner Patty Sheehan was
first elected to the Orlando City
Council in 2000 as the first openlygay elected official in Central
Florida. In her role, she championed
the passage of non-discrimination
protections and Domestic
Partnership legislation for the
LGBTQ community. While she
believes strongly in Second
Amendment rights, she has seen
her community devastated by the
attack at Pulse nightclub. “It is time
to do something, it is time for
sensible gun reform policies,” said
Commissioner Sheehan. “As much
as we work to make a beautiful,
wonderful, inclusive community in
Orlando and around the country, it’s
not going to make any difference if
our kids can’t safely walk our
streets.”
Along with Commissioner
Sheehan, Christine Leinonen joins
Pride Fund’s Board of Advisors. Ms.
Leinonen is a former Michigan state
trooper and mother of Christopher
“Drew” Leinonen. Drew and his
boyfriend, Juan Guerrero, were both
killed in the shooting at Pulse
nightclub, where 47 others lost their
lives and 53 more were injured.
“When Drew was born common
sense gun policies were in place
when the hospital took my off duty
gun and locked it in a safe,” Ms.
Leinonen said, “where were those
policies the day my son died?” In
honor of her son, Ms. Leinonen is
committed to seeing commonsense
gun reforms become law.
Both individuals are joining out
of frustration of stalled efforts in
Congress to implement sensible
gun policies.
“I don’t want another mother,
father, friend – anyone – to go
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through what I have gone through.
Drew was my only son. He was
perfect,” said Ms. Leinonen. “And
now I have to live every day without
him, all because a man with hate in
his heart had access to a weapon of
war that fired thirty rounds a
minute.”
Pride Fund seeks grassroots
engagement and donations. Each
year, the gun lobby spends tens of
millions of dollars to influence
Congressional elections and
legislative action. Pride Fund gives
our community a unique voice to
fight back by supporting candidates
who champion diversity, equality,
and – most of all – sensible gun
reforms.
To sign up for email updates,
visit www.pridefund.org. Visit the
donation page here to support Pride
Fund.
Gay Pride Notebooks
Launches Website
Founders Joe Dolan and Mark
Yeomans started the idea in 2015 in
support of the Equality Marches in
Los Angeles. The placard style
notebooks had a dual purpose taking notes of course, but with
vibrant cover art, but when held up
high, they put the word in front of
still cameras where the voices
weren't heard. The statements on
the notebook covers became clearly
visible in news photos.
When June 26th came around
and Equality became law, Joe and
Mark identified an opportunity to do
more. The increased sales of the
notebooks were gathering funds
that could benefit the community,
and the rest of the world. Charitable
Donation!
Formerly using one-off printing
methods, they teamed up with indie
publishers Fusello and created a
line of notebooks at a much lower
cost to create and with top quality
printing that boasts pride and raises
awareness to the threat of AIDS and
HIV.
In mid-2016, Joe and Mark
launched their retail website
www.GayPrideNotebooks.com
and are now working 24/7 to create
an awareness both outside of as
well as in the LGBT community and
helping give a voice to proud
Americans even when they aren't
speaking. The book covers speak
for them.
EVENTS
SWISS NAVY presents
“Love from New Orleans to
Orlando” at 2016 Southern
Decadence
MD Science Lab, LLC, the
manufacture of Swiss Navy
Products is proud to announce that
on the 10th year of their
participation in the New Orleans
Southern Decadence event that it
will be teaming up with New
Orleans cornerstone OZ Nightclub
to present a very special “Love
from New Orleans to Orlando”.
Appearing as part of this special
tribute will be the talents of LGBT
superstars ChiChi LaRue, Sister
Roma, Ryan Rose, and Trenton
Ducati.
Swiss Navy and OZ will place a
special “Love from New Orleans to
Orlando” banner inside the
nightclub during the weekend of
events so that the thousands of
Southern Decadence participants
will have a chance to sign and send
personal messages of love to
Orlando. As well Swiss Navy and
OZ will be passing out $4.00 off
coupons towards Swiss Navy
Products with $1.00 for every from
every coupon redeemed donated to
the OneOrlando Fund which has
stipulated that 100% of every dollar
raised will go directly back to the
victims and families of the Orlando
Pulse Tragedy.
Ellen Friedman from MD
Science Lab says that “this will help
show how our community is still
standing with and still heartbroken
over the tragedy that happened in
Orlando. It is only right that Swiss
Navy represents the community
and give people a chance to send
their love, and donate to the victims
and families during one of the
oldest LGBT events in the USA,
Southern Decadence which now in
its 45th year”
The Pulse Tragedy, which was
the largest mass shooting in the
United States, happened on
Saturday, June 12 in an LGBT
Nightclub and took the lives of 49
and wounded 53 more of which
most were LGBT. “Thousands from
around the world have been
affected by this tragedy” said Terry
DeCarlo, Executive Director of the
LGBT Community Center in
Orlando, “We are so thankful for the
love and support that is coming in
from around the world and from
local events such as this”. Southern Decadence runs from
Wednesday, August 31
through Monday, September 5,
2016 for more information visit
www.southerndecadence.net
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Elements Contemporary
Ballet 10th Anniversary
Concert and Gala
performances, and is located in the
Fine Arts Building at 410 S.
Michigan Ave, an historic Chicago
arts complex and architectural gem.
The performance will be
followed by an onstage gala
reception and fundraiser to
celebrate Elements Contemporary
Ballet’s tenth year performing for
Chicago audiences.
Tickets are available at
www.studebakertheater.com or
by calling 312-753-3210.
Elements Contemporary Ballet
presents a special 10th anniversary
one-time matinee performance and
gala November 20, 2016 at the
newly refurbished Studebaker
Theater in downtown Chicago’s
historic Fine Arts Building.
Commemorating Elements’ 10
years of performance in Chicago,
the concert will showcase two of
the company’s signature ballets,
choreographed by co-founders
Mike Gosney and Joseph
Caruana. The first act of the
program features The Sun King, a
lush one-act choreographed by
Elements’ Resident Choreographer
Caruana, based on the life of
French monarch Louis XIV and his
relationship with his official court
composer, Jean-Baptiste Lully. The
Sun King (which premiered in 2014
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion) tells the
story of ballet’s beginnings at Louis
XIV’s court. The ballet features live
baroque music, including
compositions by Lully, performed
on original instruments by the
Haymarket Opera Orchestra.
Joining the cast for this
performance of The Sun King is
special guest vocal and
performance artist ALEXA GRÆ,
who has performed at High
Concept Labs, Salonathon and
other venues throughout Chicago.
The second act of the program,
Pathos, by Artistic Director Gosney,
is set to Mozart's Requiem. Pathos
is a starkly modern interpretation of
the much-loved Requiem, fusing
classical ballet with a unique
contemporary movement
vocabulary. Thematically, Pathos is
an affecting tale of love, loss, and
redemption, harkening back to the
supernatural and ethereal motifs of
romantic period ballet.
The Chicago Tribune has called
Elements Contemporary Ballet’s
previous choreography
“magnificent…a jam-packed visual
wonder…[that is] seamlessly
thrilling.” The 10th Anniversary
Concert and Gala will be Elements’
first appearance at the newly reopened Studebaker Theatre, which
was originally built in 1898 for
vaudeville shows, featuring such
performers as Bob Hop, Peter
O’Toole, and Vincent Price. The
1,000-seat Studebaker now hosts
music, dance, and theatrical
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
Saturday, Oct. 1
August 23, 2016
This year’s AIDS Run & Walk
Chicago, emphasizing the
importance of unity and partnership
in responding to health crises, will
be held on the morning of Saturday,
Oct. 1, at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Inspired by the kaleidoscopic
effect of last year’s athletes
donning COLORbands (elastic
bands that can be worn by
participants in a number of ways),
this year’s 5K walk, 5K run and 10K
run will center around the
estimated 2,500 participants
banding together to end new HIV
infections and support those living
with HIV and other chronic
illnesses.
“This year’s AIDS Run & Walk
Chicago will be a time to celebrate
our communities’ successes as we
strive for health equity, as well as
gather around those who are living
with the virus and remember those
we have lost due to AIDS-related
causes.”
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
supports a broad array of CommunityDirect partners,
Chicago-area organizations that
build their own running or walking
teams and fundraise
collaboratively; those organizations
will receive 90% of all money raised
by their teams. Last year, 35 Community Direct teams raised a
combined $250,000.
Online registration ends
Sunday, Sept. 25. Event day
registration will be $60 for walkers
and runners.
Event registration is $30 in
advance for 5K walkers and $40 for
5K or 10K runners. To register as
an individual or as a team, or to
donate, visit aidsrunwalk.org or
call 312-334-0946.
by Ed Rutherford, music direction
by Nick Sula and choreography
by Derek Van Barham. Amour will
play September 2 – October 8,
2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre,
2936 N. Southport Ave., in
Chicago.
Amour will feature Brian
Fimoff as Dusoleil and Emily
Goldberg as Isabelle with an
ensemble including Scott
Gryder, Matt McNabb, Mikaela
Sullivan, Tommy Thurston, Kevin Webb, Missy Wise and Greg Zawada.
Adapted from the short story
“Le Passe-Muraille” by beloved
French author Marcel
Aymé, Amour tells the story of
Dusoleil, a shy clerk working in a
dreary office in post-World War II
Paris. One day he discovers he
has the ability to walk through
walls, and embraces a life of
romance and adventure. With
music by multiple Oscar and
Grammy Award-winner Michel
Legrand and adapted into English
by Jeremy Sams from the French
Libretto by Didier van
Cauwelaert, Amour was
nominated for multiple Tony
awards when it played on
Broadway in 2002.
Under the music direction of
Jeff Award-winner Nick
Sula, Amour will include a full band
bringing Legrand’s delightful music
to life with Sula at the keys along
with clarinet, saxophone, flute and
percussion.
“Amour is an extremely
charming work of fantasy, loaded
with moments of magic, romance
and humor,” comments director Ed
Rutherford. “I’m excited for the
chance to bring this piece to
Chicago for the first time, and to
develop effective ways to portray
the fantastical events in the show
using a story theater aesthetic.” Tickets are currently available
at amourchicago.com or by
calling 773-935-6875.
Shattered Globe Theatre to
launch its 2016-17 season with a
revival of Sam Shepard’s quintessential American drama True West, directed by James
Yost, playing September 8 –
October 22, 2016 at Theater
Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in
Chicago.
True West features Shattered
Globe Ensemble Members Joseph
Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca
Jordan with Rob Frankel. Estranged brothers claw for
their piece of the American Dream
in Sam Shepard’s deeply personal
iconic play. In their Mother’s house,
amidst the surreal terrain of the
California desert, screen writer and
family man Austin is confronted by
his brother Lee whose reckless
nature threatens to obliterate
everything he has been working
towards. Envy fuels a wild and
side splitting attempt to escape into
each other’s lives. “As a director I have always
been fascinated by the idea of
double nature and duality,”
comments James Yost.
“Shepard's True West has
introduced two of the most
interesting characters to ever live
on a stage. More than 30 years
later, the play still resonates with
contemporary audiences, as it is
the most pointed and personal of
all his plays. With a mix of humor
and intensity, True West is the kind
of raw, dirty, in-your-face kind of
theater that Chicago audiences
have come to know and love.”
Tickets are currently available
at www.theaterwit.org, in person
at the Theater Wit Box Office or by
calling 773-975-8150.
previews November 1, and opens
November 10 for an open run. Written by newcomer Suzy
Conn (Suffra-Jets, The Mercer
Girls) and directed by Mary
Catherine Burke, Chick Flick the
Musical delivers an evening of
heartfelt female friendship and
empowerment wrapped in the
iconic conventions of chick flicks.
Join BFFs Karen, Dawn,
Sheila, and Meg as they get
together to take the weight of daily
life off their shoulders by watching
a chick flick and playing their
favorite drinking game. As the
festivities proceed and the
beverages flow, they each divulge
Grab your friends and head out
how their lives haven’t quite turned
for an evening of humor, heart, and
out the way they had hoped. When
harmony as Chick Flick the Musical
they view themselves with the
comes to The Royal George
same kindness, humor, and
Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted
reverence that their friends do, they
Street in Chicago. This uniquely
learn how to make real life better
female-positive new musical begins
than the movies. Proving that
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“friendship is the best medicine”
the four friends reignite the dreams
that have dwindled over the years.
Whether you’re a fan of romantic
comedies or teary sisterhood
dramas, you’ll recognize the
delicious tidbits of life advice that
chick flicks offer these four friends
on their transformative journey of
empowerment. “You need that group of friends
who will pull you back from the
edge when you are about to jump
off a cliff, and help you up the
mountain when you’re too afraid to
climb,” says writer Suzy Conn.
“Movie quotes, makeover
montages, and meet cutes have
created a shared language and
experience among women, and
Chick Flick the Musical celebrates
this phenomenon.”
For More information visit
www.ChickFlicktheMusical.com
THEATER
Black Button Eyes Productions
Presents “AMOUR”
September 2 – October 8, 2016
at The Athenaeum Theatre
Black Button Eyes Productions
presents the Chicago premiere of
the Tony Award-nominated
musical Amour, with music
by Michel Legrand, directed
Shattered Globe Theatre
Presents “TRUE WEST”
September 8 – October 22, 2016
at Theater Wit
Tilted Windmills Theatricals
presents
the National Debut of
“Chick Flick the Musical”
August 23, 2016
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Tony Award-Winner Idina
Menzel to Release New
Album “idina.” On Sept 23rd
MUSIC
Indie Pop Singer/Songwriter
Hayley Kiyoko Returns with
CITRINE
National Anthem at Super Bowl
XLIX, before launching a global
concert tour.
For more information visit
www.idinamenzel.com
Banks Announces New
Album The Altar coming
Sept 30th
Hayley Kiyoko has announced
her Atlantic Records debut with her
CITRINE EP, set to arrive at all
DSPs soon. The Citrine EP was
recorded earlier this year, with all
songs produced by 4e (The
Neighbourhood) and Bram Inscore
(Troye Sivan, Beck). Citrine - which
takes its name from the amber
gemstone known in crystal work for
its powerful healing energies includes the new song, "Gravel To
Tempo," available now at all DSPs.
The self-empowerment anthem is
accompanied by an equally
powerful and playful companion
video - written and directed by
Kiyoko - which premiered on
Refinery 29.
"The music video is about
realizing that the only validation you
need in life is from yourself," says
Kiyoko about the self-directed video
for "Gravel To Tempo". "I chose high
school as the setting because it's a
pivotal moment in your life where
you naturally develop insecurities.
As long as you know your selfworth, you can overcome anything."
Kiyoko will herald Citrine with a
jam-packed live schedule including
North American support dates
alongside Downtown/Atlantic
recording group Miike Snow, which
kicked off, August 6th. Additional
complete details, visit
www.hayleykiyokoofficial.com.
"THIS SIDE OF PARADISE"
proved the multi-platform new star's
pop breakthrough, earning her
widespread attention for tracks
including "Cliff's Edge," again
accompanied by a Kiyoko-directed
video that premiered via The Fader
before receiving nearly 12 million
views at her official YouTube
channel.
Kiyoko's dynamic creativity and
artistic ambition seemingly know no
bounds, spanning lead roles on TV
and film projects like CBS' "CSI:
Cyber," "Vampire Diaries," Insidious
3 and the upcoming Netflix Original
Movie, XOXO (set to premiere
August 26th).
For more news and information,
please visit www.hayleykiyokoofficial.com
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Tony Award-winning singer/
actor Idina Menzel has announced
her forthcoming album idina.,
which will be released September
23 on Warner Bros. Records. The
record - announced last week
directly to fans via a Facebook Live
performance - will mark Menzel's
first original studio album since
2008's I Stand and its first single "I
See You" is available everywhere
now. The album, produced by Eric
Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles)
and Greg Wells (Katy Perry,
OneRepublic)
"This is one of the most
personal, introspective albums I've
ever made. Throughout my career
I've been so fortunate to play the
most incredible characters and
sing their powerful songs. But with
this record and these songwriters
that I have collaborated with, I
have been able to reflect on the
last two years of my life, a crazy
time," said Menzel. "Songwriting
and recording are such an outlet
for me to get honest with myself
through music. That's why it felt
right to call it 'idina.' It's also why it
felt so right to announce the record
live on Facebook - where I could
talk directly to my fans and perform
a new song for them live from the
city I love."
idina. is Menzel's first album
since her October 2014 release of
Holiday Wishes, a Christmas
album produced by Grammy
Award-winner Walter Afanasieff
(Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion,
Mariah Carey). The album was met
with rave reviews, debuted at #1
on Billboard's Holiday Albums chart
and gave Menzel a Top 10 album
on the Billboard Top 200Album
Chart.
Menzel's career has traversed
music, stage, film, and television.
With her role as Elsa in Disney's
global box office smash Frozen,
and singing the multi-platinum
Oscar-winning song "Let It Go",
she made history as the first
person with both a Billboard Top 10
hit and a Tony Award for acting.
Menzel went on to sing the
August 23, 2016
Banks pulls back the curtain and
reveals the details for her second
full-length album, The Altar [Harvest
Records], due in stores and online
September 30, 2016. The digital
pre-order (https://hernameis
banks.lnk.to/TheAltar) is now live
and includes instant grat downloads
of "Fuck With Myself" and a newly
revealed track "Gemini Feed."
The digital record features 13
new songs, and again she writes
and creatively controls every song
on the new album, pushing her
edges even further. It's an inspiring
confrontation of complicated love,
longing, betrayal and self-doubt.
"Gemini Feed" was produced by
SOHN and is the opening track on
the album. Check it out HERE.
In addition to racking up over 2
million Spotify streams since its
release, "Fuck With Myself"
continues to generate critical
praise. Noisey wrote, "This might be
joining the pantheon of love
yourself anthems, but it's far from a
saccharine raise-the-roof-and-yourself-esteem banger" and PopCrush
claimed, "BANKS returns with
bravado."
BANKS continues to instigate
endless commentary, when
Goddess hit she became the "#1
Most Blogged About Artist Globally Mid Year & Year End 2014 Charts,"
according to HypeMachine, in
addition to seizing #1 on Billboard's
Twitter Emerging Artists Chart and
Trending Chart. And on September
30, 2016, BANKS beckons you to
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Ass Fiends
am happy to say that after Beckum bounces on
Steele's dick it's Steele's turn to have some big
Beckum dick up his ass (FYI this scene will be up for
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construction site foreman Mathew Bosh asks Eric Nero
why they call him Big D... well of course because he
has a dick... and he will prove it. After the guys take
turns sucking on each other,
it's Bosh with Nero's dick up
his ass! Well Big D is late for
his next meeting so that
leaves Dirk Caber (plumbing)
and Adam Ramzi
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Once the boys take turns
sucking on each other, I
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don't worry, they flip also.
When Big D (Eric Nero)
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PORN
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Ryan Rose, Micah Brandt and a sling... now this is
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to the set rock hard?)
and Brandt goes from
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Don't worry, Rose has to
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Blueprint
2016. Titan Men
Directed by Jasun Marks
Starring: Mathhew Bosch, Eric Nero, Dallas Steele,
Bruce Beckum, Dirk Caber, Adam Ramzi and Marx
Sargent.
Homeowner Dallas Steele needs some remodeling
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before, that is until he met Steele. Once Steele finds
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BOXERS N’ BRIEFS •
55 Four Corners Ln
618-332-6141 (Centreville, IL)
CLUB KRAVE •
13126 WESTERN AVE
708-597-8379 (Blue Island, IL)
MANEUVERS •
118 E. JEFFERSON ST.
815-727-7069 (Joliet, IL)
MID CITY COCKTAIL/SUPPER •
124 Main Street
(West Chicago, IL)
PHOENIX •
1932 E. HIGGINS ROAD
847-258-3087 (Elk Grove, IL)
THE OFFICE •
513 E. State Street
815-965-0344 (Rockford, IL)
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GRAB CLASSIFIEDS
APT FOR RENT
CONTRACTOR
TRAVEL
4 BEDROOM APT FOR RENT
4 BR, 1 BA, 1st Floor Apartment in
Brookfield. Close to LaGrange &
Stevenson Expressway. 1 year lease
w/ deposit. $1600/mo +gas, water
& electric. Laundry in building.
Email
[email protected]
ALL INTERIOR & Exterior home
remodeling & handyman service.
Bathrooms, kitchens, basements,
siding, roofing, gutters, painting,
drywall, tuckpointing, brick
work ,framing plumbing , electric
Etc. Call Sean 773-908-9054 or
DUNES RESORT - Saugatuck,
Michigan Just a short 2 hour drive
from Chicago, Check out
www.DunesResort.com or call
today 269-857-1401 and be sure to
tell them GRAB sent you.
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CLEANING SERVICES
CHESTNUT ORGANIZING &
CLEANING SERVICE 312-332-5575. We are a home and
office cleaning service. But more
importantly, we are an organizing/
cleaning service for people who
need that service. Often, cleaning
services don’t organize and
organizing services don’t clean, but
we can do both at the same time!
Please visit us for more information
and “before” and “after” photos.
www.ChestnutCleaning.com
and call today 312-332-5575.
STARK NAKED MALE Housecleaner 45 year old white male, full
head of straight brown hair, blue
eyes, weight proportionate to height,
completely smooth in the genital/
anal area due to the hair having been
permanently laser removed. I will do
a very thorough job for you, and give
those floors, area rugs and runners
lots of TLC down on my hands and
knees. Call me at 708-280-8022
[email protected]
GREAT CHICAGO
CARPENTRY offers you custom
finish carpentry, all trim and
millwork install ations, expert door
replacement and installations. Let
me create your custom cabinets
and built-ins to maximize your
storage space. My customers are
people like you who enjoy
the satisfaction of real wood
craftsmanship in their homes
Check out my facebook page !!
https://www.facebook.com/GreatChicago-Carpentry-56897498233/
timeline Call Mitch at
773-350-3850.
HELP WANTED
STYLIST FOR CRAM
FASHION Join Chicago’s Premier
Men’s Boutique: Cram Fashion is
accepting applications for energetic,
determined, and fashionable
candidates who have an eye for
fashion and knowledge of current
trends, must have weekend, evening,
and some holiday availability, and a
minimum of 2 years retail/
customer service experience or
coursework in the retail
management/fashion business fields
are preferred. Opportunity for
growth is available within the
company. Please e-mail your cover
letter and resume to
[email protected]
MALE DANCERS WANTED;
The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge 3169
N. Halsted. Open Auditions every
Tuesday at 7pm. 21+ I.D. Required.
STEAMWORKS - Come work at
the hottest club in town.
Steamworks is accepting
applications for all positions and
shifts. Stop by and fill out an
application at 3246 N. Halsted.
PIANO/VOICE LESSONS
PIANO OR VOICE LESSONS in my neighborhood studio or your
home offered by young, gay
professional with Master's from
Manhattan School of Music. Call
Jonathan, 646-418-4043.
[email protected]
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August 23, 2016
FLAMINGO RESORT, ST.
PETERSBURG Florida's largest
GLBT resort features 120 rooms, 6
unique bars, restaurant, large pool,
and minutes from beaches. Call
727-321-5000.
BODYWORK
PILAS' GO4MEN PARADISE
Rent Me Service! Versatile,
Youthful, Energetic, Affectionate!
Strong Healing Hands! Relaxing,
Refreshing, Indulging! 10 yrs. of
excellence! Outcalls-Hotel, Motel,
Private Home! Credit Cards
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By Appt. (Call or Text)
773-991-8728
MASSAGE
SUMMER SPECIAL: 2 hour
massage Head to toe in Rogers
Pk. Deep Tissue/Reflexology,
reserved parking. $75, thats right!
Please call Brian 847- EDUCARE. Gratuities accepted and
appreciated.
MASSAGE THERAPY IN
PALATINE I have 25 years
experience in the industry. $60
per hour. Call 847-202-3234 or
Cell: 630-542-8657 for an appt. GRAB A MASSAGE: Improve
your mind, body & soul with a 45
minute Swedish Massage for $45.
Relax & unwind with the sounds
and aromas of the East by a
Licensed Massage Therapist
LMT, NCTMB, AMTA
Member. Flashes Hair &
Bodywork, 3740 N. Broadway
773-472-3355. Appointments
please.
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773-857-2262 or
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[email protected]

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