Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  |  AUGUST 20, 2015
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Dance for Life: Annual benefit draws record attendance
More than 2,000 people ( a record number ) flooded the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University Aug. 15 for the 24th annual Dance for Life Chicago, presented by Chicago Dancers United. The yearly concert and gala event invites some of Chicago's best and brightest dance companies to share the stage in order to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS.  READ MORE

Jordan Sparks: On '90s music, looking fit and new CD - interview
Singer Jordin Sparks' career took off after winning season six of the television show American Idol. Her music career broke out with hits "Tattoo" and "No Air." Then, she released Battlefield, which gave her her first number-one hit, "S.O.S. ( Let the Music Play )." She sizzled in acting roles like the remake of Sparkle, playing opposite the late Whitney Houston. Her third album—Right Here, Right Now—recently dropped. Windy City Times talked with her right before her arrival at Boystown spot Roscoe's.  READ MORE

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Queer woman talks activism, being undocumented
When Arianna Salgado was a sophomore in high school, she started thinking about her status as an undocumented immigrant and what that would mean for her in terms of higher education opportunities. Since Salgado didn't have the usual avenues available to other high school students such as federal student loans ( FAFSA ), she had to find resources and information specific to undocumented people. This meant sharing her status as an undocumented person with outsiders. She chose to tell her close friends at first since she knew they would be supportive.  READ MORE

Local gay athlete excels in high school, now off to U. of I.
Konrad Eiring was a four-year varsity athlete at Barrington High School in the northwest suburbs, excelling in cross country and track & field. He missed graduation this past spring because he was at the Illinois High School State Track Meet. His team, though, had a small graduation ceremony a week later, and now he's heading downstate to attend the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana, looking to major in art and design. "I love design and clothing," said Eiring, 18, who also has a passion and appreciation for music, instilled in him at a young age by his dad.  READ MORE

ISSUE August 19, 2015

Latina/o LGBT Pride celebrates 10 years

CTE policy advisor is first openly trans White House official

Passages: Joel B. Carothers dies

New Wedding Magazine out now! Pick it up or download it here. 

Chicago researcher among recipients of transgender-heath grant

Minor League Baseball player comes out

National Roundup: Ohio ruling; trans candidate; Missouri murder

Howard Brown Health Center designated federally qualified health center

Knight at the Movies: Blackbird; Olive Films

Travel: Saugatuck and Grand Rapids

Theater: SNL dreams

Entertainment: Ellen; Eddie Redmayne; Dolly Parton; Sam Smith

Dining News  

Gossip with Billy Masters

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