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…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

…Damien Crawford Chats With The Flyy-Life…
Intriguing & Impressive

…Damien Crawford Chats With The Flyy-Life…


  By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means   To those in the know, the name Damien Crawford has become synonymous with the triple threat of sexy, educated and talented. Damien’s been labeled a “gifted and versatile performer” and in recent days, he’s been dominating the stage with electrifying performances and opening for the likes of KeKe Wyatt, … Continue reading

…Kilojoules…The Label Killin it in 2016…
Intriguing & Impressive / Uncategorized

…Kilojoules…The Label Killin it in 2016…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means The beauty of being a documented stakeholder within any community, is the ability to witness your peer’s ideas spring forth! If they are diligent and committed to their craft, you’re privy to witness stages of implementation, sacrifice and eventual success. This growth process is the fundamental pillar in which any evolving … Continue reading

Kyle Goffney Exclusively Speaks to The Flyy-Life…Vindication….
Scandal Report

Kyle Goffney Exclusively Speaks to The Flyy-Life…Vindication….


By- DeoVonte ” Deo” Means The Flyy-Life opened the spring season with the explosive exclusive interview with Taleon Goffney entailing his plight as ½ of the Goffney Twins scandal. The story immediately led to Taleon becoming the forsaken darling of the LGBT community. After months of touring the media circuit; mumblings and questions began to … 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

…Zoliy “Miyake-Mugler” King…Back 2 Basics Ball…(Pics)
Society Events

…Zoliy “Miyake-Mugler” King…Back 2 Basics Ball…(Pics)


By DeoVonte “Deo”Means On Saturday afternoon, Chicago’s socialite -the legendary Zoliy “Miyake-Mugler” King-hosted the free Back 2 Basics ball. Many things can be said about modern day ballroom, but I must admit…This one here was a job WELL DONE!! Everyone in the know has witnessed, and are keenly aware of Zoliy body of work during … Continue reading

BAIT the Web Series – The Man You Meet Online Just May Be Your Last…Episode 3…
Intriguing & Impressive

BAIT the Web Series – The Man You Meet Online Just May Be Your Last…Episode 3…


By- DeoVonte “Deo” Means When we were first approached to do a follow-up on Lee Hayes– BAIT, we were beyond honored. The honor was heightened when the idea was floated to utilize The Flyy-Life platform to exclusively debut Episode 3 of Season 1. For those unaware, BAIT is the new groundbreaking webseries that’s spreading like … 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

…The Half That Has Never Been Told…
Intriguing & Impressive

…The Half That Has Never Been Told…


  By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Erroneously, most of us are taught that the fundamental driving force behind African-American slavery in the United States was a superior race hegemonic desire to dominate an inferior race. The story generally goes; after a few generations of forced labor, Northerners and Abolitionist discovered the immorality and sinful nature of … Continue reading

OUI Entertainment…Love Hangover…V-Day Party… (pics)
Society Events

OUI Entertainment…Love Hangover…V-Day Party… (pics)


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Well there’s not much to be said I suppose…Oui Entertainment told us what their strategy was months ago. Not only have they delivered, but they’ve also solidified themselves as Chicago’s refreshingly new balm to a sea of mediocrity and complacency. Their V-day party was brilliantly executed and hosted at Network Bar … Continue reading

..Noel….(pics)
Society Events

..Noel….(pics)


By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means Months ago when Oui Entertainment debuted, we predicted they would bring a refreshing balm to the night life of the city’s upwardly mobile and fun at heart. Their holiday party “Noel” once again illustrated to the city that they are indeed manifesting their endowment of chic, sophisticated and fun! Partnering with … Continue reading

Oui Entertainment La Bonne Vie Party…(pics)
Society Events

Oui Entertainment La Bonne Vie Party…(pics)


By DeoVonte “Deo” Means   The gentlemen of Chicago’s newest premier entertainment company, Oui, hosted their debut social event on October 18th at the trendy The Riff lounge. Before entering the packed establishment, my guest and I were immediately taken back and impressed by the most warm and courteous security staff who engaged and ensured … 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

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Sampson McCormick Invades Chicago for Laugh Out Loud; a Queer Comedy Experience…


By DeoVonte “Deo Means   Sampson– a one word name that perhaps conjures up some distant recollection of a slightly different spelled, bible-based warrior with supernatural powers, who was able to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats… or it may remind you of a Hanna-Barbera TV show of the late 1960’s, featuring another superhero, … 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