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New musical spotlights civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin

With his new musical Eye of the Storm, Johnson puts a spotlight on Rustin. "People used the fact that he was gay against him," said Johnson. "The musical is about how and why he was pushed aside." Running through March 11 at the eta Creative Arts Foundation in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, Eye of the Storm has been in development there for more than two years, said eta Producing Artistic Director Kemati J. Porter. "One of the things I've keep thinking about with this piece is who decides who gets to be a hero, and how we define a hero. Our audiences expect stories that dig into these kinds of questions, especially as they pertain to African-Americans," Porter said. READ MORE

ELECTIONS, CC COMMISSIONER 15th DIST, Gay candidate Kevin B. Morrison on LGBT issues
Openly gay community organizer and campaign staffer Kevin B. Morrison ( D ) is running in the primary against Ravi Raji. The incumbent is Republican Timothy Owen Schneider, who is currently serving his third term in office and is chair of Illinois' Republican Party.
Windy City Times: Why did you decide to run?
Kevin B. Morrison: I was not planning on running in this election cycle but two things changed that caused me to run for office.I had just returned from working on the presidential election in Ohio and started working for my Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi as a special projects coordinator. READ MORE

BOOKS: Salman Rushdie on 'The Golden House,' LGBT subplot, global issues - interview

Sir Salman Rushdie's twelfth novel is The Golden House. Set in New York City, the story opens on the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, when the enigmatic, foreign billionaire Nero Golden takes up residence in The Gardens, a storied gated community in Greenwich Village. With his three sons, Golden ceremoniously arrives to re-establish himself in the United States. Significantly for Windy City Times readers, one of Golden's sons struggles with his gender identity and wrestles with the existential choices this implies.  READ MORE

ISSUE Feb 14, 2018


 

ELECTIONS 2018, LGBTQ political activists attend Quinn AG event

NATIONAL ROUNDUP Cold case, trans activist, gay official dies

WORLD NEWS Costa Rica election, PrEP news, HIV outbreak


Trans women sue Illinois Department of Corrections

VALUE TRAVEL The other Vegas, perfect for a winter getaway







THEATER: Soccer is in play as Goodman kicks off 'The Wolves

STAYCATION REVIEW: Millennium Knickerbocker, History, and a bit more
 

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