Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | May 19, 2016
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W. Kamau Bell on his name, CNN show and housing benefit

Comedian W. Kamau Bell is hitting it big on the new series United Shades of America, currently running on CNN. Before that many watched him on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He has been featured on many podcasts and publications over the years. Bell made his first comedy album, One Night Only, in 2007 and his follow-up, Full of Flour, was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine. His Showtime special, W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro, met with success on the cable channel this year. Bell is returning to Chicago bringing his stand-up skills to a fundraiser for Housing Forward, an agency in Cook County helping displaced individuals and families find homesREAD MORE

Enduring Love, gay couple copes with Alzheimer's 
On Oct. 19, 2000 Michael A. Horvich and Gregory Lee Maire stood before a Justice of the Peace against the stunning backdrop of Stowe, Vermont, for their civil union ceremony. Surrounded by the magnificence of the Green Mountains and Worcester Range, they expressed their love for each other in words and in the unspoken, peaceful elation unique to the moment when two souls who have searched alone for each other through time and circumstance are finally united. Maire tried to read something to Horvich on that day. But he was so overcome with emotion, he couldn't get through it. READ MORE

Four gay Black men host groundbreaking radio show The Sip
It's no secret that representations of LGBT people have been largely whitewashed. Though media visibility and representation has steadily increased over the past two decades, LGBT people of color have often felt ignored and invisible. It's a disparity that journalist Lennox Magee set out to correct with The Sip, a new radio show by Black gay men and about Black gay men, airing Friday nights on Urban Broadcast Radio. "I had this idea to bring four guys together… to discuss real issues," Magee, a journalist who has worked for WBEZ and the Chicago Tribune, said. "There's a lack of a Black gay voice in America and around the world, and I wanted to have this show so we can talk about those things that we don't talk about on CNN or on MSNBC…"  READ MORE

ISSUE May 18, 2016

Chicago mayor, LGBT Caucus introduce measure to protect trans residents from bias

Mexico's Wild Ride to Marriage Equality

Statement by Obama on the Int. Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Anti-gay organization among Gov. Rauner breakfast hosts

National roundup: Trans appointment, GLSEN honors, Whole Foods hoax

World news: Gay convictions annulled, Justin Trudeau, lawyer escapes sentence

How to donate a kidney to one of your newspaper's readers

Theater: Hillbilly music, British style

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