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7 Things That Are Everything This Week

7 Things That Are Everything This Week


Bushwig, American Horror Story, and Miss America -- a motley crew of entertainment options arrive this coming week.


Oakland Pride 5K

Get some exercise while showing your pride Saturday at the inaugural Oakland Pride 5K. Sponsored by the Queer Gym (the nation's first LGBT-focused gym), Oakland Pride,, Oaklandish, and other local organizations, the event is touted as not your normal 5K. "This is going to be more fun and less run (no timer bibs), HELLA Oakland and HELLA gay!" the gym's website promises. "Run, walk, vogue or sashay your way around Lake Merritt with hella Oakland Queers and allies and dance your way to the finish line with DJ Just-In." Kicking off Oakland Pride, the 5K begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater; if you haven't registered in advance, you can do so on-site. Find more info here.

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Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair

Get job-hunting tips and meet LGBT-friendly employers at the Windy City Times WERQ! Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair next Friday at the Center on Halsted. Businesses scheduled to participate include many big names, such as United Airlines, Northern Trust, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Hyatt, Hilton, and Walgreen's. Numerous nonprofits will be there as well, and there will be panels on resumes, interviewing, being transgender in the workplace, job-searching for older LGBT people, and more. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; Chicago House will offer resume-writing assistance at the center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. It's all free -- just show up! Get more details on the Windy City Times website or on Facebook.

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Over 150 performances are scheduled for this weekend's Bushwig, a raucous revue of drag performers from across the globe. Latrice Royale, Lady Bunny, the Boulet Brothers, Thorgy Thor, and April Carrion are just a few of the bewigged entertainers who will be on display Saturday and Sunday at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, N.Y., which will also host a dance party and pop-up stores. Learn more at

Celebrating Five Years of the GLBT History Museum

American Horror Story

No one really knows what is going to happen in season 6 of American Horror Story. There have been numerous mysterious teasers featuring numerous creepy creatures, including spiders, swamp monsters, and possessed dolls. What we do know is that Lady Gaga, who will star in the season, has released a new single, "Perfect Illusion," in advance of the FX show's premiere, which happens Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern. Feast on that for now, Little Monsters, until the new season debuts and all is revealed.


Miss America Pageant

Sure, there are legitimate issues many folks have with beauty pageants, but you can't ignore the history made with this year's competition -- Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty will compete this year as the first openly lesbian contestant in the Miss America Pageant. O'Flaherty walks the walk, literally -- her mission is suicide prevention, and she works with the Trevor Project to accomplish that goal. Cheer on Erin in the competition, airing live from Atlantic City Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story

One of the most fascinating literary scandals of the 2000s gets the documentary treatment in Author: The JT LeRoy Story. Out now, the film looks at how San Francisco writer Laura Albert created a fake persona -- a transgender drug addict born of a truck-stop prostitute -- to sell her novels and short stories, which she claimed were written by "JT LeRoy." Albert perpetuated the false narrative of JT by pretending to be him in phone interviews and dressing up her sister-in-law, Savannah Knoop, in a wig and sunglasses to parade around as JT. The author was the darling of the media and celebrity elite, but when Albert and Knoop were exposed, their world fell apart. The documentary allows Albert to tell her side of the story, though we know she's not the most reliable narrator.

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M.I.A., Aim

This British-Sri Lankan superstar returns with what she claims is her last album. Aim has the heavy Eastern influences M.I.A. is known for, with assists from superstar EDM DJ Skrillex and even former One Direction-er Zayn Malik. Reviews are mixed, but we've always loved the sounds coming from this wholly original artist.

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