Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | February 23, 2017
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Dustin Lance Black on latest ABC project, When We Rise

WCT: How was When We Rise created?
DLB: I heard four years ago that ABC was starting to option LGBT books. I thought that was interesting because four years before that I was paying for rights for Milk on my credit card because no one was interested in LGBT projects. I wanted to create something that went beyond the gay, white, male experience and was more diverse. I wanted to do it on a network that wouldn't just be preaching to the choir. I put down everything that I was working on to do this. I spent a year researching the stories to depict. I wanted to do it in a way that not only communicates with LGBT, but other folks, like my family, who are conservative and Southern.  READ MORE

Quigley talks community, political resistance in the Trump era
Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL ) was in town for a Feb. 9 breakfast at the downtown Chicago offices of Jenner & Block during which he engaged leaders of the Chicago LGBTQ community in a candid discussion about the issues that not only he and his fellow House Democrats now confront in what has been termed the Trump era but that are faced by the entire LGBT community and progressives even in a tempestuous first three weeks since Trump took office. READ MORE

Sonny Apollo: From homelessness to successful artist
Few would have expected that a young Black kid in a peeling leather coat, without a penny to his name or an instrument on which to play or compose, traveling what he called "the walk of shame" down South Canal Street to the doors of the Pacific Garden Mission would, in the span of four years, become a rapidly rising star whose song Zoo is racking up both plays and fans ahead of the release of his debut E.P. Adventures In Paradise.  READ MORE

ISSUE Feb 22, 2017

Trump removes Title IX transgender protection, nat'l, local groups respond

Tiara Richmond: a trans woman of color murdered on Chicago's South Side

Openly gay South Bend mayor seeks Democratic leadership post 

Rep. Chapa LaVia discusses run for Aurora mayor

#BlackLivesMatter co-founder kicks off Midwest BLGT and Ally College Conference

Trans actress Amiyah Scott shines on 'Star'

Dining news: Hugo's 20th anniv., Coco Pazzo Cafe reopens, A'ville Restaurant Week

BOOK REVIEW: Indomitable: The Life of Barbara Grier


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