Restored Art Installation Invites Reflection on Consequences of War A prominent work of Chicago public art has been out of the public eye for almost five years.Titled “Above and Beyond,” the installation commemorates American soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.From this promise, the concept for the 21-and-over national fundraiser was set.It is now held in select cities across the United States.After the 20 parties, the celebration went on hiatus.Under the direction of Chicago Red Dress President/Founder Chris Davin, the event was revived this year and next year's party is already in the planning stages.Q I'm a young heteroflexible guy who's been a "sugar baby" for a handful of wealthy older guys. I get money, I have fun being with them, and the guys seem to like having me around.The problem is that I just got with a new guy who's really great except for one thing: he's HIV positive.
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"A lot of people don't do drag performance," said Davin in regard to the event's dress code.
"Going out, they don't wear a dress or heels, but you step away for a moment let loose and put the dress on and high heels, have fun and help out the cause and show your support. It gives them an opportunity to be creative and have fun." Davin helped with the Las Vegas Red Dress Party in years past and as a Chicago native he saw an opportunity to bring it to his hometown.
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Please refrain from bringing stained clothing, t-shirts and undergarments. This ambitious musical features a rousing score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, with a savvy script by Arthur Laurents based upon the memoirs of famed 20th century burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group.
According to the Chicago Red Dress Party website, the tradition originated in the early '90s as two men were dating when they both contracted HIV/AIDS.