Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-05-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A GAY MAKES
Sept. 14-20
by Sukie de la Croix
2003-09-17

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


1998

U.S.: PFLAG votes to include transgendered people in their mission statement. * Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher appear on ABC's Good Morning America. * Openly gay candidate Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer (ret) wins the Democratic primary in Washington's 2nd Congressional. * Vice President Al Gore speaks at the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, D.C. He says: 'Equal opportunity for all, special privileges for none.' * The FDA approves the anti-AIDS drug Sustiva. * Under the threat of violence, gay playwright Terrence McNally's newest work Corpus Christi opens at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club. * Cher talks to Oprah about Chastity: 'I wanted her to grow, get married, have a child, get divorced and live happily ever after.' * Canada: Michael Hendricks, 57, and his lover of 25 years, Rene Leboeuf, 43, file suit demanding the right to marry. * Europe: The European Parliament passes a resolution denouncing Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and Romania for unfair treatment of gays.

1993

U.S.: Empathy, the latest novel by Sarah Schulman, is on sale in bookstores. * The District of Columbia's sodomy law is overturned. * Closeted gay actor, Raymond Burr, who played Perry Mason for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966, then returned to TV screens as wheelchair-bound Ironside, dies of liver cancer at age 76. * More Than A Woman, an aptly titled intimate biography of Bette Davis, written by James Spada, is in bookstores. * The U.S. Justice Department rules that Bruce Gressin, and his lover, Dr. Alan Kurtsman, can adopt a child from a Russian agency, and orders that a visa for the child be issued. * The Rev.Theodore Jemison of Baton Rouge, La., head of the nation's largest Black denomination, tells the National Baptist Convention in New York City that: 'Men should be men. There are people in high places doing wrong. We have all these things: men who don't want to work and men who wear ladies' clothes.' This brought roars of approval from the crowd.

1988

U.S.: During one of her husband's speeches, Sallie Dornan, wife of U.S. Rep. Robert Dornan, tells a heckler to, 'Shut up, fag!' She later apologizes. * More than 1,000 people fill San Francisco's historic Union Square to protest the Republican presidential candidate George Bush. The crowd chant: '40,000 dead of AIDS: Where was George?' * An open question from a reader published in Lesbian Connection reads: 'I would like to hear how others handle being called 'sir.' I find it hard to say, 'I'm not a sir, I'm a dyke.' Is there a little less bold way to handle it without losing self-respect or embarrassing others who are with you?' * Norway: The International Lesbian and Gay Youth Organization announces a new international penal plan.

1983

U.S.: Actor Robert Preston hosts the 3rd annual Alliance for Gay Artists Media Awards ceremony. * A book written in 1978 by Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell is reprinted. How Can You Clean Up America contains the following passage on gays: 'In my age, we laughed at queers, fairies, or anyone thought to be homo; now they are coming out of the closet and I now believe the growing, spreading cancer of homosexuality is so serious it could destroy mankind.' The book's forward is written by Anita Bryant. * Canada: Disco/New Wave star, Grace Jones, is detained at Toronto International Airport by customs agents, who seize a leather bracelet with one-inch-long spikes, which are classified as a weapon in Canada.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Boy Scouts pres OK with gay scout leaders 2015-05-21
Chicago Public Library observes LGBT Pride Month 2015-05-20
Safe by Donna Hoke wins 2015 Great Gay Play Contest 2015-05-20
Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies 2015-05-20
Chicago couple builds arts-enpowerment program for girls 2015-05-20
Gay HIV-positive singer lives life out loud 2015-05-20
Chicago Force receiver featured in new football cards 2015-05-20
DIVERSIONS Chicago's Andersonville: A shopper's paradise 2015-05-19
CONCERT REVIEW Chicago Gay Men's Chorus camps it up 2015-05-19
Local singer wins grant from Chicago to further career 2015-05-19
Dignity Chicago presents awards at Mass 2015-05-19
Dining news: Chicago q's new menu; lobster festival 2015-05-19
Chicago Youth Storage Initiative issues report, recommendations 2015-05-19
Chicago Youth Storage Initiative issues report, recommendations 2015-05-19
Chicago Sky looks to continue 2014 WNBA Finals momentum 2015-05-19
At inauguration, Emanuel pledges future for Chicago's lost youth 2015-05-18
Missing Chicago trans woman located 2015-05-17
PASSAGES Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies 2015-05-17
Black gay man found guilty by Missouri jury of "recklessly infecting" 2015-05-15
Gay engineer involved in Amtrak crash 2015-05-14
City of Chicago inauguration plans set 2015-05-13
DANCIN' FEATS Chicago dance is super-gay 2015-05-13
McEntire on her first gay wedding, LGBT rights, being a redhead 2015-05-13
Upcoming: Anne Steele; CGMC honors Sondheim; Chicago Artists Chorale goes Brit 2015-05-13
World: Gay premier in PEI; Australian lawmakers; hookup apps, STIs 2015-05-12
National roundup: Cleveland's pro-gay move; Hawaii's pro-trans law; trans teen's suicide 2015-05-12
Chicago Force improves to 4-0, crushing the Indy Crash 2015-05-10
Film about 1970s gay marriage screens May 16 with discussion 2015-05-06
Gay Vietnam hero tells his tale 2015-05-06
New gay manga anthology gives art form legitimacy 2015-05-06
Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival brings Spanish wine to Chicago 2015-05-06
Gay Qantas CEO talks marriage, diversity 2015-05-05
J&R Productions thrives under gay married couple 2015-05-05
Gay student battles cancer but set to graduate college 2015-05-04
Life of slain Pakistan activist celebrated in Chicago 2015-05-01
Marriage supporters gather in Chicago after Supreme Court hearings 2015-04-29
BOOK REVIEW This Book Is Gay 2015-04-29
Chicago rally planned during Supreme Court hearing 2015-04-28
NYC gay hotelier apologizes for Cruz appearance 2015-04-26
Chicago Dragons record biggest win in team history 2015-04-26
 



Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.