Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  |  November 16, 2017
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Fantastic in any language: Talking with Marlow La Fantastique

A staple at the famous West Berlin cabaret Chez Nous, Marlow La Fantastique has taken the art of drag and her legendary fan dance all over the world. Born and raised in Bronzeville on Chicago's Near South Side, Marlow used to perform at the historic Regal theater nearby, was a regular in the ballroom scene and was also featured as the contestant Miss Chicago in the 1968 cult-film, The Queen. READ MORE

Hall of Fame induction strikes joyous notes

After a brief performance by the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus on Nov. 8, Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Chair Gary Chichester commented on the appropriateness of one of their selections, "Brand New Day," from The Wiz, which he said was "very fitting for tonight's start." Chichester added, "We have learned to resist. The pendulum has begun to swing back." He further paid tribute to activist and International Mr. Leather co-founder and longtime bar owner Chuck Renslow and former Sidetrack manager Chuck Hyde, who both died in 2017. Chichester said the evening would be dedicated to their memories. READ MORE

PASSAGES: Documentary filmmaker, activist Debra Chasnoff dies
Academy Award—winning documentary filmmaker and activist Debra Chasnoff, 60, died Nov. 7 of metastatic breast cancer at her home in San Francisco. Known as "Chas" by almost everyone, she was nationally known as a visionary filmmaker and an LGBTQ rights champion as well as a social justice educator. Chasnoff made history at the 64th annual Academy Awards in 1992 when she thanked her then-partner Mimi Kim Klausner (the first lesbian to do so) during her acceptance speech... READ MORE

Reyna Ortiz book release highlights Vives Q event
Vives Q presented the final edition of its First Tuesday series for 2017 with a special book-release celebration Nov. 7 for trans activist and health/HIV educator Reyna Ortiz' memoir, T Stands for Truth: In Search of the Queen (Trans Fusions Publishing). Ortiz not only spoke about her story in conversation with moderator Emmanuel Garcia, but was later joined by her mother, Anna Ortiz, and her mentor, Monica Fernandez, in round-robin discussion.  READ MORE

ISSUE Nov 15, 2017


 
PASSAGES: Local lesbian businesswoman Donalou Hendon dies

PASSAGES: Author and editor Darlene R. Stille dies








Local Trans Day of Remembrance events planned

Theater: A trans opera journey 'As One'


GLAAD: Broadcast TV has many LGBTQ characters, often lacks diversity and complexity

Showbiz news: Aguilera, Robbie Rogers, 'Jane the Virgin,' Gal Gadot

Comedy: James Adomian makes an impression





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