Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  |  December 7, 2017
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Love and marriage: Hubbard Street couple dance together
The story goes that Glenn Edgerton, the artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Tom Mossbrucker, the artistic director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, have been best friends since they danced together at the Joffrey Ballet. So when the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet toured to Chicago in 2013, Edgerton threw a party for the company and invited the Hubbard Street dancers to attend. This was the "meet cute" of Kevin Shannon, a dancer with Hubbard Street, and Craig D. Black Jr., a dancer with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at the time.  READ MORE

Jamie's journey: Vallas family supports transgender daughter
Jamie Vallas is nearly 21 and finally feels as if she's who she was supposed to be all along. She was a kid who wore her sister's old ballet clothes, who would find wigs and put bath towels over her short hair, who never wanted Halloween to end. She remembers being 14, presenting then as a boy, and taking a selfie in her sister's bedroom..  READ MORE

PASSAGES: Community leader and retired business owner (Buddies' Restaurant & Bar) Martin Enright dies
Martin "Marty" Enright, 85, died Nov. 29 of pancreatic cancer. At the time of his death, he was living in Tallahassee, Florida with his long-time ( since 1975 ) husband George Brophy. They were married on Jan. 6, 2015—the day Florida legalized same-sex marriages. Their wedding was featured in the local paper, Tallahassee Democrat and a number of other media outlets. READ MORE

Theater: Aziza Barnes is the force behind BLKS
Poet-playwright Aziza Barnes was inspired to write the play BLKS as a reaction to two very different experiences. The unflinching comedy focusing on young and queer African-Americans receives a world-premiere production this week at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Barnes spent a semester studying in Ghana while attending New York University. Instead receiving a welcoming embrace in Africa, Barnes was prodded to reconsider life back in America. READ MORE

ISSUE Dec. 6, 2017

Biss releases LGBT campaign-platform

Equality Illinois to honor transgender youth activist Jazz Jennings at 2018 gala

AFC unveils its 16th annual World of Chocolate - PHOTOS

LGBTs among leaders at HealthConnect One

JB Pritzker hosts LGBTQ event in Boystown

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