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Chicago Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
Center on Halsted - Chicago's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
Skip navigation! You could argue that gender fluidity and acceptance of transgender people is at all all-time high in the cultural zeitgeist. It's looking to take it to exciting new places. This year's slate for the week-long festival includes three narrative films, one documentary, a series of six shorts that all focus on transgender story lines — more than it has ever screened in its plus year history.
Reeling 2000: The 20th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival
Documentary Features. Narrative Features. After a chance encounter at an anonymous sex party, a teenage boy hunts through the world of a Three women meet by chance at the end of the world, in Argentinian Patagonia, and set out on
As one of the busiest industrial centers and transportation hubs in the United States, Chicago at the beginning of the twentieth century attracted thousands of single women and men with new employment opportunities and nonfamilial living arrangements in the lodging-house districts of the Near North and Near South Sides. The anonymous and transient character of these neighborhoods permitted the development of Chicago's lesbian and gay subculture. During the early years of the century, much of this subculture was centered in the Levee, a working-class entertainment and vice district. Here, several saloons and dance halls catered to gay men and featured female impersonation acts.