Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | OCTOBER 8, 2015
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Northlight Theatre takes audiences to 'Charm' school
When beloved Chicago transgender advocate 'Mama' Gloria Allen attends the opening night and world premiere of Charm, presented by the Skokie-based Northlight Theatre in the intimate setting of the Steppenwolf Garage Oct. 14, it will be one of the most extraordinary evenings in her 70 years of life. READ MORE

Movies: Talking with 'Freeheld' screenwriter Ron Nyswaner
Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner worked on any number of interesting films (Mrs. Soffel, Love Hurts, Gross Anatomy) before his 1993 breakout movie, Philadelphia, brought him notoriety and critical kudos.Philadelphia was the first mainstream Hollywood film to tackle AIDS, bringing Tom Hanks an Academy Award for Best Actor and helping to kickstart a long-overdue national conversation on the subject.  READ MORE

Biden, Clinton at HRC event
WASHINGTON, DC— Just 10 days before the first televised debate among the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden elicited enthusiastic cheers Saturday as they addressed two separate Human Rights Campaign events in Washington, D.C. It was an important opportunity for both to lay out their credentials and proposals to the national LGBT community, and the speeches illustrated some important contrasts between them.  READ MORE

Webinar focuses on Blacks
and HIV

On Sept. 29, Health HIV and the Black AIDS Institute hosted a webinar on ways to involve the Black community in the discussion of HIV. The webinar consisted largely of questions posed to the Rev. Keron R. Sadler, health programs manager at the NAACP, and Pastor Darren W. Phelps, senior pastor and founder of Bethel Christian Church in Washington, D.C.  READ MORE

Trans woman wins decision against Hobby Lobby
Transgender activist Meggan Sommerville has been given the go-ahead to announce a significant step forward in her five-year-long battle against Hobby Lobby to be allowed the basic dignity of being able to use the restroom that matches her gender at her Aurora, Illinois, place of employment.  READ MORE

P.L. Travers: A spoonful of speculation

P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, was born Helen Lyndon Goff on Aug. 9, 1899, in Maryborough, in Queensland, Australia, (not in England, as many assume). She moved to England in 1924, and used the name P.L. Travers—an abbreviation of her pseudonym, Pamela Lyndon Travers, which she used in her days as a dancer and Shakespearean actor on the Australian stage. Reportedly, her wealthy relatives did not approve of Travers performing so, being independent-minded, she moved to England, where she forged a career as a writer. READ MORE

ISSUE OCT. 7, 2015

Chicagoans to 'Sleep Out' to fight youth homelessness

Trans murder is 20th this year

Advocate discusses LGBT health disparities

New Wedding Magazine out now! Pick it up or download it here. 

Howard Brown names HIV specialist Cori Blum, MD, as site medical director

Books - Read this! Chatting with 'I Hope My Mother...' author Greg Scarnici


Knight at the Movies: 'Freeheld' kicks off fall

Sports: Hit or Bliss: Talking with football player Alli Alberts

Dining news: Valerie Bertinelli show; Chefs Hall of Fame

In The Life: Nomi Williams

Pride Action Tank launches to foster collaborative LGBTQ work

Former TPAN counselor Sir Bear Abbott dies

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