…The Covid-19 Quarantine Has Become A Whole Mood!…
Editors Note

…The Covid-19 Quarantine Has Become A Whole Mood!…


By – DeoVonte “Deo” Means As I pensively ruminate the culmination of the first month of our “new normal,” prostrate we lay in lamentation. In a state of disconsolation! Daily we’ve come to acquiesce that the world we once knew has become acherontic. Covid-19 stunned our sensibilities in the most ruthless, brutal and savage manner. … Continue reading

…Hugo BOSS Chicago Flagship Store Re-opening…
Editors Note / Society Events

…Hugo BOSS Chicago Flagship Store Re-opening…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means Hugo BOSS’s Chicago flagship inside The Shops at North Bridge hosted their re-opening celebration with current and former Chicago Bears team members, with 20% of sales from the event benefiting Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears. Earlier in the afternoon fans were invited to meet former Chicago Bear, … Continue reading

…Jean Paul Gaultier… The Icon Retires…The Legacy……
Editors Note / Intriguing & Impressive

…Jean Paul Gaultier… The Icon Retires…The Legacy……


…An icon Emeriti -crown’s a successor as the Dauphin of his iconic legacy…Deo… By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means The iconic French designer, Jean Paul Gaultier; commonly dubbed the “enfant terrible” of fashion – began the year 2020 – with a jovially auspicious message announcing his retirement. “Gaultier Paris will continue Haute Couture! I have a new … Continue reading

…The Flyy-Life’s 2019 Most Flyy & Eligible Bachelors…
Editors Note / Intriguing & Impressive

…The Flyy-Life’s 2019 Most Flyy & Eligible Bachelors…


By DeoVonte “Deo” Means …Two lost Angels discover salvation, under vast pink skies watching the sun rise… – Miguel Initially when I started the preparation process for this project, I decided to do things differently. I prayed and asked God to use me and direct my path. It was frustrating at times because He didn’t … Continue reading

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary- Chicago…Repertoire…2019…Pics
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Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary- Chicago…Repertoire…2019…Pics


Repertoire  repertoire noun rep·​er·​toire | \ ˈre-pər-ˌtwär  , ˈre-pə-\ Definition of repertoire:  a supply of skills, devices, or expedients, a list or supply of capabilities From the Late Latin noun repertorium, meaning “list,” has given us two words that can be used to speak of the broad range of things that someone or something can … Continue reading

…Damien Crawford, Speaks “Therapy” with The Flyy-Life…
Editors Note

…Damien Crawford, Speaks “Therapy” with The Flyy-Life…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means It’s documented and undeniable that Damien solidified his status as an LGBT influencer years ago. As an attractive, educated and upwardly mobile young man; he became venerated by viewers as the personification of the immaculate trifecta! Hailed by many as the “perfect 10’s”, what many didn’t realize is that beneath the … Continue reading

Sampson McCormick… “A Different Direction”…Speaks with The Flyy-Life…
Editors Note / Intriguing & Impressive

Sampson McCormick… “A Different Direction”…Speaks with The Flyy-Life…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Sampson McCormick, the name that carries dual jurisdictional respect, both within the world of mainstream comedy and within the urban LGBTQ community at large.  Born in Washington, D.C.,  partially reared in Evergreen, North Carolina and returning to Washington D.C, ; he has become a popular, award-winning, stand-up comedian, writer and activist. … Continue reading

….Good Vibes….Holiday Party… (pics)
Editors Note / Society Events

….Good Vibes….Holiday Party… (pics)


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means It’s widely known that the “flyy” component of Chicago’s urban LGBT community began to die roughly two-three years ago.  Closing 2018, our reality is that we’ve transitioned from a city with a highly respected night-life;  partying in the chicest locations, amongst the most beautiful people, – to now calling the archaic and … Continue reading

…Nephilim…Our Fallen Angels…2017 In- Memoriam…
Editors Note

…Nephilim…Our Fallen Angels…2017 In- Memoriam…


By-DeoVonte “Deo” Means Genesis 6:1–4 tells the readers that the Nephilim, which means “fallen ones” when translated into English, were the products of divine beings and humans (lit. daughters and sons of Adam). The Nephilim are known as great warriors and giants of their cause. (see Ezekiel 32:27 and Numbers 13:33).  Our annual In Memoriam spread is … Continue reading

…The Flyy-Life Mourns the Passing of Tre’Darrius Anderson…
Editors Note

…The Flyy-Life Mourns the Passing of Tre’Darrius Anderson…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means It seems like just yesterday. Two years before the historic 2015 ruling in which Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the deciding vote in the Obergefell v Hodges case making same-sex marriage legal across the entirety of the United States; the internet was abuzz with the story of two men from Memphis, Tenn. that … Continue reading

Social Media Exposing My HIV Status Did Not Crucify Me…Michael Clark Speaks….
Editors Note / Scandal Report

Social Media Exposing My HIV Status Did Not Crucify Me…Michael Clark Speaks….


  By:DeoVonte “Deo” Means Maliciously exposing someone’s HIV status has long been viewed as a tasteless tactic normally utilized by the weak and defeated. Yet, we still witness from time-to-time a disagreement, “reading session” or shade-fest that includes or ends in a “health-read.” Most times we roll our eyes, view the person that issued the … Continue reading

…Chicago’s Legend, Stevie Edwards Chats With The Flyy-Life…
Editors Note / Intriguing & Impressive

…Chicago’s Legend, Stevie Edwards Chats With The Flyy-Life…


     By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means In a time before party hosting became a lifesaving career for the unemployed, under employed and society rejects; there was one name that gathered the socialites of the city and set a standard. That name was Stevie…as in Stevie Edwards! Regardless of what demographic or sub-culture of the community you … Continue reading

…Versace Saunters Into Chicago…
Editors Note / Intriguing & Impressive

…Versace Saunters Into Chicago…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means During a normal lunchtime connect, I was encouraged by a colleague to checkout the new Versace store that opened this past Sunday on Rush Street. Considering the legendary Donatella Versace personally paid a visit to Sunday’s event, I found myself intrigued. My excitement was stimulated not merely from the accessibility of … Continue reading

…When Enlightenment Is Elderly & Immaturity is Impressive…
Editors Note

…When Enlightenment Is Elderly & Immaturity is Impressive…


  …Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity…Nothing is required for this enlightenment except the ability to use reason and an upward mobility mindset in all matters…   By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means In modern-day society, the urban LGBT community is perhaps the only prevalent sub-culture, in which a healthy, educated, mature, upwardly-mobile, well-spoken and … Continue reading

…Chicago Mourns….Two Lives Unnecessarily Cut Short…
Editors Note

…Chicago Mourns….Two Lives Unnecessarily Cut Short…


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means …Relationships these days aren’t real until they become a social media spectacle. When partners become trophies to be paraded around for “likes” in matching outfits to be envied by “friends” that would fuck your man in a millisecond… On Monday, Chicago woke up to the devastating news that two well-known figures … Continue reading

…The Carters… Redefining The Families Of Chicago…
Editors Note

…The Carters… Redefining The Families Of Chicago…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means Prologue– Underground sub-cultures have been a fundamental aspect of the urban LGBT community for decades. Many would argue these subcultures provided much needed support and acceptance during a time not long ago when being gay was not acceptable by family, friends or society. As highlighted in the iconic documentary Paris Is … Continue reading

…The New-Age Hunger, Miseducation & Misinterpretation of Masc…
Editors Note

…The New-Age Hunger, Miseducation & Misinterpretation of Masc…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means I recently discovered that the term “masc” (masculine) – within the black LGBT community- is by far the most highly used and weighted adjective that’s communicated when seeking to establish new connects and relationship building. I understand in recent times the manner in which mass media has erroneously portrayed the community … Continue reading

To Purchase- On My Search To A Better Life, This Is How I Became Infamous.- By Taleon
Editors Note

To Purchase- On My Search To A Better Life, This Is How I Became Infamous.- By Taleon


When DeoVonte “Deo” Means & I embarked upon the internet sensational article entitled – “The Tragedy and Triumph of a Twin…Taleon Talks…”- for The Flyy-Life; we were not aware of the scope or magnitude it would have on cyberspace and our peers. After this project took-off and blanketed social media, many have reached out and … Continue reading

Has Social Media Removed the Relevancy Of The Weekly Night Club…?
Editors Note

Has Social Media Removed the Relevancy Of The Weekly Night Club…?


By DeoVonte “Deo” Means I descended upon the Chicago club scene in 2001 as an ultra-sheltered sophomore in college that had never tasted the intoxicating juices of the urban night club. My first night at Club Centrum, which was then the popping Saturday night club, left me overwhelmingly addicted to what became a weekly experience. … Continue reading

Oui Entertainment Debuts As Chicago’s Newest Golden Bois…
Editors Note / Intriguing & Impressive / Society Events

Oui Entertainment Debuts As Chicago’s Newest Golden Bois…


By DeoVonte “Deo” Means The later part of summer 2014 brought about exciting news for Chicago. Spring was greeted with rumors and mumblings among the socials that Chicago’s social scene had become stagnant with very limited options for the “grown & sexy” of the community. Many of our traditional events were either slowly abandoned by … Continue reading

…The Effemination Of The Modern  Black Man…(My Rebuttal)…
Editors Note

…The Effemination Of The Modern Black Man…(My Rebuttal)…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means   Erroneously, urban black men are often raised with the mindset that masculinity is defined by aggressive and territorial behavior. Sexual exploitation of the female gender and substandard dressing & grooming are additional aside. Education, culture, social/community involvement and adherence to real world standards are most times nonexistent and at best, … Continue reading

Chicago Snatches NYC Wig….Saks Fifth Avenue…The Men’s Store…
Editors Note

Chicago Snatches NYC Wig….Saks Fifth Avenue…The Men’s Store…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means To help spread the secret but rumored word that Saks The Men’s store had moved out of its iconic but dated location on Michigan Ave and relocated to the newly refurbished and multimillion dollar renovated 6th and 7th floor of the flagship store; the clientele specialist reached out to their clients … Continue reading