Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  |  May 18, 2017
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CPS closes year with queer prom
On May 14, Chicago Public Schools ( CPS ), in partnership with GSA Network and The Egalite Group, presented the annual LGBTQ Prom at Allcott College Prep. The event, celebrating its sixth year, played host to LGBTQ high school students from as many as 26 schools in Illinois and one in Milwaukee. Precious Brady Davis emceed, with Khloe providing entertainment. READ MORE

DNC hires ex-EMILY's List head as first lesbian CEO
The Democratic National Committee has, for the first time ever, hired an out lesbian at its chief executive officer, appointing the former head of EMILY's List to the top leadership position. The DNC named Jess O'Connell as CEO after she served four years at EMILY's List, which seeks to elect pro-choice women to public office. Her appointment comes shortly after the election of Tom Perez as DNC chair. READ MORE

 'Doll Parts': Talking with Amanda Lepore

Nightclub superstar and trans-visibility pioneer Amanda Lepore has just released her heavily illustrated and visually luscious new memoir, Doll Parts. In the book, Lepore tells the harrowing story of being a New Jersey child growing up with a mentally unstable mother and absentee father who trusts the vision she has of herself from a very young age. READ MORE

Richard E. Grant: Movie/theater actor makes 'Fair' case

English actor Richard E. Grant tackled his first musical ever with the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady first at the Opera Australia; now, he is in the sam production at the Civic Opera House. He began his career in his native South Africa, where he founded the multiethnic Troupe Theater Company. His first film, Withnail & I, was a study of eccentric actors of the '60s. With more than 80 movies on his resume, some standouts include The Player, L.A. Story, Henry & June, Penelope, Gosford Park, The Player and Bram Stoker's Dracula. His television credits range from portraying Doctor Who to being on Downton Abbey. READ MORE

ISSUE May 17, 2017

Chelsea Manning makes statement on release

Chicago Equality Rally in Andersonville on June 11

Chuck Hyde memorial May 21

GUEST COLUMN: Congress pulled plug on our friends, co-workers, neighbors, loved ones

DCFS director signs LGBTQ-affirming policy

'OUTAging' confab May 23-25

National roundup: anti-HIV molecule, gay politicians, Grindr attack

Trans film makes splash at Chicago Latino Film Festival

Chicago Gender Society marks three decades

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