Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | July 21, 2016
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Saunders and Lumley: The sweetie darlings of Ab Fab talk

Q: Happy Gay Pride from Chicago, ladies.
Jennifer Saunders: Thank you.
Joanna Lumley: Oh, we love Chicago.
Q: Joanna, you announced recently that Patsy has gone transgender. Will Edina be far behind.
JS: She's always far behind.
JL: Patsy's been a man before. Patsy was a man in series two. We had a flashback to the '60s, [when] she had a mustache and was dressed in a Sgt. Pepper coat to be like a Beatle. READ MORE

Poet Richard Blanco keynotes National Archives LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights discussion
Speaking at the Chicago History Museum July 16, poet Richard Blanco said that his work has long been dominated by a search for and a remembrance of "home," adding that he frequently evoked "a universal longing to 'belong' to someone or someplace."  Growing up as part of a Cuban family in Miami, Blanco said there were two representations of 'home' that frequently haunted his imagination: Cuba, of which his exiled family frequently spoke, and the generic representations of American families, like the Brady Bunch, that populated afternoon TV reruns. Read more.

Steven Tyler talks androgyny, new tour 
Rock icon Steven Tyler is taking his new solo album out on the road, with a Chicago stop planned. "Love Is Your Name" is his first single from his debut country solo record, We're All Somebody From Somewhere. The "Demon of Screamin'" will be forever known for his antics and vocal gymnastics as part of the band Aerosmith for more than 45 years. A steady strings of radio hits has kept the band in the spotlight over time from "Dream On" to "Walk This Way" to "Sweet Emotion." READ MORE

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Legendary Baton owner Jim Flint looks ahead at 75 
On July 25, 2016 at the renowned Lincoln Park concert venue Park West—aptly based in what began in the 1920s as a Vaudevillian theater and became another of the city's focal points of provocative entertainment—Flint will celebrate his 75th birthday surrounded by just a fraction of the people his work has affected; each an inheritor of the lessons learned and battles won since the day as a child that he "leaped into this stream of humanity with eyes wide open." Much like Flint himself, they are lives and careers he shaped and elevated from obscurity to extraordinary.The evening, which begins at 8 p.m. and ends "when Jim says it's over," will feature more than 30 performances including...... READ MORE

ISSUE July 20, 2016


TONIGHT: FOX News to Air TV Ad Featuring Transgender American during RNC

Pence omits 'religious freedom' law in acceptance speech

At GOP convention, speakers make LGBT attacks, outreach

'Gays for Trump' make case for anti-Islamic policies

GOP subtly seeks LGBT support through Orlando, gun rights

With Pence Pick, Trump Doubles Down on Anti-LGBTQ Agenda 

Entertainment news: 'Tarzan' kiss, Christian Siriano, Abby Wambach, Mary Lambert

Dining news: Restaurant closings, Smack Shack, Uncle Julio's









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