Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  |  August 17, 2017
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Dance for Life Chicago set to dazzle once again - Sat. Aug 19

This year Chicago Dancers United ( a nonprofit organization ) welcomed a new executive director, Phil Reynolds. Reynolds is no stranger to arts administration or the Chicago dance scene, as he spent 17 years as the executive director of The Dance Center of Columbia College. In his new role, Reynolds is charged with continuing the momentum of Dance for Life's 25th-anniversary season as well as envisioning possibilities for the future of Chicago Dancers United. READ MORE

Marchers, police and Zionists collide at SlutWalk

An already tense atmosphere at SlutWalk Chicago exploded when, near the march's conclusion Aug. 12, five marchers were detained and held in a police wagon. At least three of the five detained were trans individuals, and organizers planned to head to 18th and State after the march's conclusion for jail support. Founded in 2011, SlutWalk, an annual event in multiple cities around the world, protests rape culture and raises awareness of sexual violence. READ MORE

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ELECTIONS 2018: GOVERNOR: J.B. Pritzker talks campaign, trans cousin and state budget
In a recent interview with Windy City Times, Pritzker discussed various issues, including his experience with the LGBT community, transgender cousin (Ret.) Lt. Col. Jennifer Pritzker and the question for current Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Windy City Times: I'm going to start with something really basic: Why are you running?  READ MORE

BLACK ALPHABET FILM FESTIVAL: Jewel Thais-Williams and nightclub subject of documentary
Jewel Thais-Williams is more than the owner of the popular "Jewel's Catch One" night club, in Los Angeles; rather, she is trailblazer, as her nightclub was a place where people of all races and sexual orientations were welcome starting in 1975. After owning the nightclub for 42 years, Thais' work is being showcased in the documentary "Jewel's Catch One" which will be screening at the Black Alphabet Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, at David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., at 1 p.m. READ MORE

ISSUE August 16, 2017

Chicagoans rally for Charlottesville

Sixteen trans, gay Central America migrants seek asylum in U.S.

LGBT groups decry Va. rally violence

Equality Illinois, Equality Illinois Institute announce 2017-2018 boards 

Fahrenheit Chicago, Pride South on the Lake Announces Entertainment Lineup

National roundup: Trans-ban responses, NYC beating, History Month Icons

MUSIC: Declan McKenna: Breakout star on trans teens, identity

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