Chicagoâ€™s urban planning history is epic and, therefore, itâ€™s no surprise that the city draws young folks fresh out of school with their MUPs, MPAs, and MPPs in droves (yours truly was one these eight years ago). However, Eavesdrop had no clue how many of them were gay until a couple weeks ago. A young buck, Daniel Ronanâ€”fresh (meat) off the boat from Portland, Oregonâ€”started an LGBT social group for planner and policy folks called Moxie. The inaugural meeting, which took place at Hubbard Inn, was well-attended, including not one, but two AN contributors and Dr. Curtis Winkle, the department head at UICâ€™s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. And some hot guy from our gym whom Eavesdrop didnâ€™t know was a plannerâ€”heyyy!
The next meetup takes place on Thursday, April 17 at the Vinyl Lounge Chicago. RSVP here.