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All Chicago Gay Hockey Association Wants for Christmas!

Check out the new holiday video and message from the Chicago Gay Hockey Association. Happy Holidays everyone!

From the Chicago Gay Hockey Association
The players of the CGHA have a very special holiday message for you! We want you to put aside your differences. And to spend some time getting closer to your family and friends. If you take a step back and look, you may surprise yourself with how much you have in common with people. The person next to you on the train could become your best friend. After all, aren’t we all just looking for love? Don’t forget to laugh a little. And sing a little. Happy Holidays y’all!

Chicago Tribune – CLICK HERE
Fox 32 Chicago (TV appearance) – CLICK HERE
NBC 5 Chicago – CLICK HERE
Sports Illustrated – CLICK HERE
Yahoo! Sports – CLICK HERE
The Advocate – CLICK HERE
Huffington Post – CLICK HERE
Comcast Sports Network – CLICK HERE
B96 Chicago – CLICK HERE
Feast of Fun – CLICK HERE
Instinct Magazine – CLICK HERE
Accidental Bear – CLICK HERE
Queerty – CLICK HERE

The Chicago Gay Hockey Association (CGHA) is Chicago’s Official gay hockey organization. The CGHA is a registered 501c-3 organization. | @ChiGayHockey

Our mission is to provide a non-discriminatory environment within the hockey community. We encourage all people with a passion for ice hockey — novice or pro, male or female, straight or gay — to contact us and learn to skate, play on our team, volunteer for social events, come to the games, and join our organization.

Filmed by Glam Tie Media

Produced and Directed by Stephen Leonard of Vicious Muse
@stephen7leonard | @GlobalizeLocal | @EqualityGen

Guys & Guitars – September 27 at Jackhammer

Join Guys and Guitars, ERIC HIMAN and STEPHEN LEONARD, at Jackhammer-Chicago for a night of upbeat tunes in the great city of Chicago!

Tickets sold at the door – OR – advance tickets can be purchased via Stephen Leonard at

$10 advance
$12 at door

6406 N CLARK ST.


Stephen Leonard added to Evanston SPACE lineup benefiting the Center on Halsted

On Sunday, May 5th, some of Chicago’s favorite songwriters will come together at Evanston SPACE for an uplifting evening of songs and entertainment to benefit the Center on Halsted, serving the Chicago LGBTQ community.

This special event will feature Cathy Richardson, Steve Dawson, Katie Todd, Ingrid Graudins, Liam Davis, Emily Hurd, Stephen Leonard, Sami Grisafe & other special guests.

Purchase advance tickets HERE.

About SPACE:
The S.P.A.C.E (Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston)

SPACE was created by musicians for musicians. The venue was designed to offer superior comfort, elegant aesthetics, and sophisticated audio and lighting technology, all in service of great creative expression. The sound is fantastic, the sight lines are perfect, and no seat is more than 40 feet from the stage.

1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Sunday, May 5th event will benefit

About Center on Halsted:
Center on Halsted is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to building and strengthening the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood.

Announcing: #SPRINGFEVER Tour | Sami Grisafe & Stephen Leonard – On the Road to Equality

Chicago’s leading out singer-songwriters, Sami Grisafe and Stephen Leonard, embark on the #SPRINGFEVER Tour. Over a dozen midwest dates scheduled in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana with more dates to be announced. Current dates HERE.

 #SPRINGFEVER Tour: On the Road to Equality – Intro

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Video produced by Glam Tie Media

Stephen Leonard records original and cover acoustic tracks at Handwritten Recording

Stephen Leonard stopped by Handwritten Recording to record live tracks of original and cover songs. Check them out here!

1. Out Loud*
2. You Oughta Know (Grindr version) – original song by Alanis Morissette 
3. From Wednesday to Thursday*
4. Intoxicated*
5. Why / Falling Slowly (Mash-up) – original songs by Annie Lennox and Glen Hansard/Marketa Irglova
6. With a Pen*

*All original songs are also available on iTunes!

The SoFo Tap and Stephen Leonard launch weekly acoustic series

The SoFo Tap and Stephen Leonard kick off a NEW weekly acoustic concert series this Sunday, February 10th from 7pm–10pm!

UnTapped: An Acoustic Concert Series will feature some of Chicago’s best live music and singer-songwriters. “I am excited to work with The SoFo Tap and bring more live music to the community every week,” says host, Stephen Leonard. “We’ve got a lot of great acts lined up, both Chicago-based as well as touring acts. It’s definitely going to be something for everybody.”

The series launches this Sunday at The SoFo Tap. The vibe? “It’ll be fun and relaxed and a great way to wind down from the weekend with friends, drinks and free live music—both originals and covers.”

UnTapped: An Acoustic Concert Series launches this Sunday, February 10 at 7pm and returns every following Sunday. Free to everyone 21+ with valid ID.

February Lineup:

February 10: Stephen Leonard w/ TJ Chernick
February 17: Mindy Bartlett
February 24: Dawn Xiana Moon 

March Lineup:

March 3: Pat Hull
March 10: Heather Styka
March 17: David Kav
March 24: Kyle Greer
March 31: Ariel Upton

April Lineup:

April 7: JC Brooks
April 14: Ian Wilson
April 21: Emily White
April 28: Rachel Katzman

Back to Kansas City, MO! – Stephen Leonard and Sami Grisafe Live w/Amanda Hughey

Sami Grisafe and Stephen Leonard live at Social!
with special guest Amanda Hughey

TIckets $5

return to Social for an exciting night of music.

Doors open 8pm
Show begins at 9pm

Fictlicious! – January 29, 2013 at The Hideout Chicago

Seize the diem on January 29th at The Hideout! Writers James Tadd Adcox, Patrick O’Keefe, Dana Norris, Jesse Giallombardo and Micki LeSueur with stories on the precipice, and musicians Liam Davis, Ingrid Graudins with Steve Frisbie, and Stephen Leonard with songs on the brink.

$10 cover with proceeds going to Coat Angels to keep kids warm this winter.

See you there!