Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | January 12, 2017
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Legend Honey West does Priscilla in Chicago 
WCT: Hi, Hon. How has the road to Priscilla been?
Honey West: It has been a unique rehearsal process. There is so much music, dancing, singing, and costumes. The book is not huge but it is concentrated. There is so much going on. We had two weeks of music before we even got into staging. We lost time with the holidays. It is a big show in a very small place. It is going to be an experience. READ MORE

Antonio King takes on new CDPH role

Antonio King, who has a background as a promoter and stage performer, said that he's used his past work with the LGBT community "to build build trust and be an advocate for individuals who cannot speak for themselves." That experience will surely prove useful in King's new position. He was recently appointed LGBTQ community liaison to lead Chicago Department of Public Health's outreach efforts with the LGBT community.  READ MORE

Wachowski's art captures lost trans lives in vivid emotion

With 2017 only eight days old, two transgender individuals have already been slain in the United States; Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow of Sioux Falls, North Dakota, and Mesha Campbell of Canton, Mississippi. The exhibit "Say Our Names," on display at the Howard Brown Health Sheridan Road clinic until Friday, Jan. 20, has thus further expanded in profound importance. Set against a turbulent black-and-white backdrop, the startlingly beautiful portraits of the transgender heroes fallen to violence in 2016 are rendered in a spectrum of hues from ethereal to striking.  READ MORE

Affinity Burning Bowl steps passionately into the future

It was a standing-room-only, enthusiastic audience who joined Affinity Community Services in burning the past for the freedom of a brighter tomorrow at the organization's annual Burning Bowl event Jan. 7 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Chicago's West Side. Celebrated writer and storyteller Niki Gee served as MC for an afternoon that was as much about celebrating the strides Affinity has already made under the leadership of Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon as it was an exciting look into the future. READ MORE

ISSUE Jan 11, 2017

Women's March on Chicago Jan 21, more details announced 

McCarter introduces anti-LGBT bill on first day of Senate session

Obama says a fond farewell from Chicago

Lambda Legal: Jeff Sessions Would Put LGBT Rights at Grave Risk if Confirmed

Local study of injectable HIV drug launches

Trump's first 100 days: How bad could it get?

National roundup: Kerry apology, gay mayor, NASA's high score

World news: Chinese trans win, rape in India, Tim Cook

GUEST COLUMN: Last Call at Irene's Cabaret


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