Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | March 23, 2017
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Lesbian composer part of More Than A Letter: A Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning transgender pianist Sara Davis Buechner is more than happy to be a part of the Chicago Sinfonietta's upcoming concerts of "More Than a Letter: A Celebration of LGBTQ Artists." Buechner came aboard at the invitation of guest conductor Michael Morgan, who is music director of the Oakland Symphony and a former assistant conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. (The group Allegrezza Singers and Curie High School organization Musicality, which has been on the TV show America's Got Talent, will also be in "More Than a Letter.")   READ MORE

Trans veteran running for board position at Illinois college

On April 4, there will be an election in Champaign, Illinois, to decide four open seats on the board of trustees at Parkland College. Of the four Board seats available, three are for six-year-terms and one is for a two-year term. Among them is Kathleen Robbins. She is one of four candidates seeking a two-year term. Robbins' history encompasses that of a decorated veteran who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, service in the Peace Corps, a Doctorate in Ministry and four decades in business leadership. READ MORE

Party Noire events all about female Black joy
Chicagoans can dance it out when Party Noire plays Black joy on repeat. Party Noire is a dance party that began as an idea to bring Black creative millennials together for the celebration of "melanin+women," as the organizers call the concept. Lauren Ash, Nick Alder and DJ Rae Chardonnay co-founded Party Noire and kicked off the series in September 2015 when they saw a lack of these types of spaces and the need to have a social gathering for celebrating Black women. READ MORE

Chicago's Coulee competes for the crown on 'Drag Race' 

Windy City Times: Start off with where you are originally from.
Shea Coulee: I was born in Warsaw, Indiana. I grew up in a southwest suburb of Chicago called Plainfield. I moved into the city in 2007. I went to Columbia College for costume design. 

ISSUE March 22, 2017

Organizer: Pride Parade will not become a march this year

Biss announces campaign to unseat Rauner

Nominations open for 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame

Evanston High School committee to send locker room policy to full board

Adler president reveals HIV status

PASSAGES: Touche bartender Alan H. Portnoff

PASSAGES: Remembering Fernando Ponce Jr.

World: Murder suspects nabbed, new anti-HIV drug, Japan's first trans male official

National: Trans-inclusive sorority, agender activist, Athlete Ally


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