Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  |  June 16, 2017
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Chicago Equality Rally unites Midsommarfest in defiance - Photos

The venue for the Chicago Equality Rally was the Pride Stage at Midsommarfest in the heart of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Celebrated actor, writer and producer Fawzia Mirza served as the rally's emcee. Her powerful, exuberant voice was echoed by a crowd whose raucous enthusiasm was unencumbered by the day's stifling heat. "We are more powerful when we were connected," Mirza said. "We are in a place in our culture, our country, our world where we all need to not be divided by anything. We all have got to come together because that man who is representing us right now [Trump] does not represent a single person on this street or in this city." READ MORE

The lifeblood of the Chicago House TransLife Care program

When the Chicago House TransLife Center ( TLC ) opened in July 2013, it was so much more than a modest, multi-story home in the quiet North Side Chicago neighborhood of Edgewater. For the nine transgender and gender nonconforming individuals who lived there at any one time, it was a singular lifeline out of an endless cycle of societal and judicial abuse and homelessness.  READ MORE

Alexandra Billings talks 'Transparent,' tunes and Caitlyn

Windy City Times: I first met you when you were in the live show Xena.
Alexandra Billings: Oh, lord. That was back in 1923!
WCT: You really gave it your all at the recent Steppenwolf gala. How was being in Chicago again?
AB: I was in town for 48 hours. I got in a plane, went to the hotel, ate, slept, did the gig and went home. I got to see Honey West, which was spectacular. She came to my hotel and we hung out for two hours. She is my best friend and has been for 20 years.  READ MORE

Chicagoans remember the Pulse tragedy

Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater was filled to capacity June 12 as LGBTQ community members and allies came together to mark the year that has passed since the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. An overflow crowd watched on television monitors in the theater's lobby as the program began with remarks from Joanna Thompson, the Center's community outreach and engagement coordinator. She explained that the vigil was planned around the motto "Honor them with Action" and encouraged audience members to add that as a hashtag to social media postings about Pulse to honor the 49 individuals who were killed that early morning. READ MORE

ISSUE June 14, 2017

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Lesbian cop helps subdue Va. shooter

Youth resident of Chicago House stabbed to death

Borderline Music in Andersonville loses its lease

HRC reviews workplace index at presentation

Susan Henking on being the last president of Shimer College


TELEVISION: Harry Shum Jr. talks motivation, 'Shadowhunters

COMEDY: Kate Willett talks about heart of 'Glass'

Entertainment: Cher, Wanda Sykes, 'Guardians' star, Scissor Sisters

MOVIES: Matt Wolf aims to tell Bayard Rustin's story

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