WHAT: Same Sex Sunday Podcast

WHERE: Right here on Smile Politely. And also here.

WHEN: Every Sunday

This week on Same Sex Sunday, openly gay U.S. Congress hopeful Ed Potosnak (NJ) talks with Phil Reese. Pam Spalding shares her thoughts about the White House’s beef with LGBT bloggers.

The weekly round table discusses Dr. Laura’s long overdue retirement, the Ninth Circuit’s stay of Judge Walker’s decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the Nikki Araguz case in Texas, the AIDS/HIV State of the Union, and more.

This week’s round table guests are Media Matters contributor Karl Frisch, Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner, Change.org’s Todd Heywood, former HRC Director of Communications Brad Luna member of HRC Board of Directors, and HRC Business Council Meghan Stabler.

Check it out.

WHAT: DJ Andy LaPlegua live at Nekromancy

WHERE: Chester Street Bar

WHEN: Monday–Tuesday, Aug. 23–24, 9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.

Celebrate the release of Making Monsters, the new album from Combichrist, with DJ Andy LaPlegua at Nekromancy. There will be giveaways from Metropolis Records, and an autograph and photo session. $10 admission. Ages 19+.

WHAT: eQuality C-U meeting

WHERE: Rainbow Coffeehouse at Green and Goodwin

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

eQuality C-U is an LGBTQ activist group for students and community members. If you're interested in helping in the struggle for LGBT liberation and equal rights for all, then this is a group for you!

For more information, please contact: John Kenealy.

WHAT: M Spot Drop In Hours

WHERE: The M Spot (Above The Blind Pig)

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Come hang out with the men of Mpowerment. Play games, watch TV or movies, enjoy some snacks or just hang out. Bring a friend or meet new ones. Mpowerment is a social and HIV Prevention Group for young gay/bisexual men.

For more information, please contact Carrie Keenan.

WHAT: Boys' Night Out

WHERE: Boltini Lounge

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 9:00 p.m.

Every Wednesday is Boys' Night Out at Boltini Lounge. DJ Randall Ellison at the decks. FREE candy and condoms! $4.00 X-Boyfriend & Well Hung martinis; $9 carafe Long Island Iced Tea; $1.50 Miller High Life bottles; $5.00 Classic & Baby Mama Bellinis; and half price food specials (4–6:30 p.m. only).

WHAT: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

WHERE: The Art Theater

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m.

From The Art Theater's site:

This movie defies description, but we'll try: It is based on the stage musical (with the same title) about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transsexual singer. The film was adapted and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, who also plays the title role.



Official Trailer:

WHAT: Coming Out/Welcome Back BBQ

WHERE: Illini Grove, corner of Lincoln and Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana
(Rain Location: Ogelsby Lounge, FAR)

WHEN: Friday, August 27, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Join the UIUC LGBT Resource Center for free food and fun!

WHAT: Day at the Lake; Mpowerment C-U

WHERE: Lake Mattoon
Route 1 Northcutt Subdivision
Neoga, IL

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 28, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Spend a day on the Lake with the Men of Mpowerment. Fish, Swim, Tube, Grill Out. Meet the Guys and find out what Mpowerment is all about.

WHAT: ShapeUP: Fitness Cycling Group, Sunday morning bike ride

WHERE: Country Side School parking lot, SW corner of Kirby and Staley Roads, 4301 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. until finished (1–3 hours)

WHAT: Mpowerment Meeting

WHERE: The M Spot (Above The Blind Pig)

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 29, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Mpowerment is a local social and HIV prevention group for young gay/bisexual men. Meetings are open to all young gay and bisexual men interested in becoming involved.

For more information, please contact Carrie Keenan.

Pride Around the Region

WHAT: The Bistro Talent Night

WHERE: The Bistro
316 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL

WHEN: Friday–Saturday, Aug. 27–28, 11:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.

For more information, call 309-829-2278