Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | August 25, 2016
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Visibility: Art AIDS America exhibit converts Chicago bank into gallery 

On Dec. 1, 2016—World AIDS Day—Art AIDS America will arrive and culminate in Chicago. "Art AIDS America is the first exhibition to explore how the AIDS crisis forever changed American art," the Chicago exhibit's website states. "While acknowledging and honoring the enormous anger, loss and grief generated by the epidemic, the exhibition refutes the narrative that AIDS is only a tragic tangent in American art. Instead, Art AIDS America offers a story of resilience and beauty revealed through the visual arts, and of the communities that gathered to bring hope and change in the face of a devastating disease." READ MORE

Theater: A refined 'P.I.M.P.'

Broadway veteran André De Shields has built an impressively long performing career as a multitalented actor-singer-dancer-director-choreographer. De Shields was twice nominated for Tony Awards for starring in the musicals Play On! and The Full Monty, while his turns in the 1978 Fats Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin' and as the title role in The Wiz in 1975 are both the stuff of Broadway legend. But now De Shields is stretching his creative muscles even further by writing and performing in Confessions of a P.I.M.P. (Positive Individual Making Progress).Read more.

Clea DuVall: Out actress turns writer-director with 'The Intervention'
 It took an intervention for Clea DuVall to finally come out of the closet publicly. While she's played queer characters throughout her career as actress —in 1999's But I'm A Cheerleader and HBO's Veep, most recently—DuVall's delightful directorial debut, The Intervention, finally gave her a chance to play a lesbian character that she related to, as well as feel comfortable enough to officially open up about her own identity. READ MORE

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2016 inductions announced

The inductees were selected by a committee composed of current individual inductees who reviewed an array of nominations submitted by members of the public. The names were released by Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. "This year's inductees, like our rosters since 1991, represent LGBT achievements in a variety of fields," said Mary Morten and Gary G. Chichester, co-chairs of the Friends organization and longtime leaders in maintaining the Hall of Fame. READ MORE

ISSUE August 24, 2016

GayCo, Second City comediaenne Fabjance leaves legacy of laughter

Reflecting on Rio: The good, the bad and the ugly  

Dance for Life celebrates record-breaking silver anniversary

Trans artist challenges liquor law

U.S. juvenile, criminal justice systems endanger lives, futures of LGBTQ youth

UIC among top 30 LGBTQ-friendly campuses



Guest column: Planning a wedding

Jake Miller plays Market Days and 'Rumors' game

Reeling: Chicago LGBTA+ Int'l Film Fest lineup includes Hurricane Bianca, King Cobra

Comic Con welcomes thousands, honors heroes

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