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Windy City Times 2012-04-11
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Transgender woman found murdered in Chicago - News coverage updated April 21, 2012 - Paige Clay, a transgender woman who many believed to be a rising luminary in Chicago's ball scene, was found apparently ...
Obama executive order rejection: Old strategy or new campaign? - The Obama administration revealed a political calculation last week: Now is not a good time to sign an executive order ...
Gerber/Hart readying for move - Gerber/Hart Library and archives appears to be readying for its move to Rogers Park, just two weeks before it is ...
Immigration Services revises transgender policies - From a news release - Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum revising the treatment of gender designations ...
First gay hate crime charged under Matthew Shepard Act - From a news release - WASHINGTON — Two Harlan County, Ky., men were indicted today for their roles in kidnapping and assaulting a gay man ...
Rosen apologizes for comment on Romney's wife - Longtime Democratic and lesbian activist Hilary Rosen was in the proverbial political hotseat this week over a critique she offered ...
Groups push Obama on executive order to ban LGBT bias - From a news release - WASHINGTON, DC -- When the White House announced President Barack Obama would not sign an executive order at this time ...
Reports of tax confusion for civil union couples - Just days before tax deadlines hit, many Illinois civil union couples are reporting confusion over filing taxes this year, according ...
Man injured in Lakeview drive-by - A man has been treated and released after suffering a graze wound in a drive-by shooting in Lakeview Wednesday. According ...
HRC: Will Romney repudiate endorsement of anti-gay group? - Washington - The Human Rights Campaign is calling on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to immediately reject the endorsement ...

News
AIDS: Dan Anthon uses art in fight against AIDS - Dan Anthon took a skills inventory test on a computer back in 1984, and the result said that his strongest ...
AIDS: Authors write about HIV/AIDS - By Kergan Edwards-Stout and Gregory G. Allen - [ Editor's note: Authors Kergan Edwards-Stout ( Songs for the New Depression ) and Gregory G. Allen ( Well ...
AIDS: Mr. Friendly confronts AIDS fears - Dave Watt has a simple message: Be stigma-free of HIV. "Having lived through the 1980s, I've seen people living with ...
AIDS Black caucus hosts conversations on HIV - HIV/AIDS researchers, service providers, public health advocates and community members gathered for Conversations on HIV Research March 28 at the ...
Rep. Quigley attacks unequal LGBT tax status - From a news release - WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ) spoke out against the unfair tax laws that persist for ...
New HRC adoption campaign coming to Chicago - LGBT prospective parents looking for an adoption agency with a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) seal of approval will not find ...
Occupy Festival May 12-13 in Union Park - The first ever Occupy Festival will take place May 12-13 at Union Park, at Ashland Avenue and Lake Street, according ...
Stevenson's rainbow includes three transgender students - Cassidy Nordstrom clearly stands out at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, even among about 4,000 other students. Nordstrom went as ...
Russian censorship law results in arrests - From a news release - St. Petersburg, Russia - Last Sunday, for the first time, two human rights activists were charged and arrested in the ...
Howard Brown holds press conference on updates - Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) held a press conference April 16 to provide updates about its financial status and its ...
NGLTF calls for end of racial profiling - From a news release - WASHINGTON, April 17 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund submitted written testimony (see http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/release_materials/tfaf_racial_profiling_testimony_041712.pdf ) for ...
One Iowa responds to death of 14-year-old bullied gay boy - Gay Iowa teenager Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. has committed suicide after classmates made death threats on his cell phone and ...
Former Chicagoan poses with Obama, Lesbian Connection cover - Pictured: Former Chicago (now Florida-based) activist Toni Armstrong Jr. with President Barack Obama at an LGBT Leadership Forum in Hollywood, ...
Sen. Brown's LGBT column; gay anchor wants Trayvon tweets to end - NATIONAL ROUNDUP: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts published a guest column in the LGBT newspaper Bay Windows in which he praised ...
Cassidy, Steans part of Earth Day clean-up - State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, state Sen. Heather Steans and the Touhy Park Advisory Council will host an Earth Day park ...
Kevin Cathcart: Heading Lambda Legal for two decades - For more than half the time that Lambda Legal has been battling for LGBT people, the organization has been headed ...
Quotelines - "[L]et us not forget about what it meant when my husband appointed those two magnificent Supreme Court justices. And for ...
Gilda's Club provides outreach to LGBTQ community - Gilda's Club Chicago is one of many groups worldwide that honor the memory of Gilda Radner, the comedienne who died ...
PASSAGES Ann-Kirstine 'Stina' Rogal - Ann-Kirstine "Stina" Rogal, a larger-than-life personality whose dance lessons at Charlie's bar kept Chicago's LGBT community two-stepping for 15 years, ...
'Out in Chicago' at CHM hosting April 14 tag sale - The Chicago History Museum is hosting a tag sale of some of the items exhibited during the recent Out in ...
VIEWS: We are Trayvon Martin: LGBTs, Blacks united by murder - What does Trayvon Martin's murder have to do with gay-rights protection? The quick answer is the Matthew Shepard and James ...
LETTERS: Boystown watch; MACS study; Anti-GLBT church in school - Scale back, Boystown Dear Editor: The sad events in Florida leading up to and including the killing of Trayvon Martin ...
WCT seeks nominations for 30 Under 30 - CHICAGO—Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals (and allies) for its annual 30 Under 30 ...
YWCA takes stand against racism - From a news release - Chicago— YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has announced an important initiative called "Stand Against Racism." On April 27 YWCA's across the country ...
Guide seeks to help hospitals better serve LGBT Patients - From a news release - Washington — The Human Rights Campaign and the American Health Lawyers Association today released a new healthcare guide, Revisiting Your ...
GLAAD names new president - Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2012 The National Board of Directors of GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...
Conference looks at LGBT political power - From a Williams Institute news release - LOS ANGELES — Scholars, professionals, advocates, and students gathered today at the UCLA School of Law for the Williams Institute's ...
Columnist Paul Varnell remembered - Long-time gay activist and columnist Paul Varnell was remembered during a memorial tribute April 15 at the Leather Archives & ...
Pentagon: sexual assaults slightly up, offenders still serve - From a SWAN news release - NEW YORK, NY — On Friday afternoon, the Pentagon released the FY2011 Department Of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault ...
Joan Walsh at Planned Parenthood Generations gala - From a news release - CHICAGO — Planned Parenthood of Illinois will host the second annual Generations Gala on Thursday, April 19 at the Fairmont ...
Dan Savage at Elmhurst College April 29 - From a news release - ELMHURST, Ill., April 17, 2012 — In 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created the It Gets Better Project ...
SLDN client to be reinstated to active duty - From a news release - (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and the law firm, Morrison & Foerster today announced that their client, Staff ...
Middleton reappointed Roosevelt University president - From a news release - The Board of Trustees of Roosevelt University announced it has extended the contract of University President Chuck Middleton for another ...
Ohio mom ousted from son's Cub Scout troop - From a news release - New York, NY, April 17, 2012 - GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation ...

Entertainment
'Bully' director talks about film's impact - Documentary filmmaker Lee Hirsch hoped to start a national movement dedicated to stopping the practice of bullying in the United ...
Huntington's doc 'A Mind in Quicksand' at Gene Siskel - From a news release - CHICAGO, IL., APRIL 13 — Black Cat Productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of A Mind in Quicksand: ...
Knight at the Movies: Bully; The Cabin in the Woods; film notes - "I don't believe in luck but I believe in hope," 12-year-old Alex says at the conclusion of Lee Hirsch's devastating ...
Jesse Tyler Ferguson on 'Modern Family,'film 'One Night Stand' - NUNN ON ONE - The 4th Annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival debuts this weekend, with a variety of events. One Night Stand ...
Hello gorgeous! Streisand turns 70 - "With this Judge's decision, we are closer to the day that all people will have access to the same fundamental ...
Billy Masters - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - "I go to the house, I ring the buzzer and no one's there. I go back to my car ... ...
Jomama Jones: A force of nature - Chicagoans, brace yourselves, for a mighty force of nature is on our doorstep. This is not a "snowpocalypse" that your ...
Sister Spit bringing Dorothy Allison to Chicago - This month kicks off the national tour of Sister Spit, the self-described raucous, rowdy performance gang of queer poets, performers ...
Melanie Marshall on the show 'Fela!' - NUNN ON ONE: PERFORMANCE - Melanie Marshall has crossed the pond to perform as Fela Kuti's mother Funmilayo in the touring production of Fela! Audiences ...
Billy Masters - "He called me a fag 'cause I was wearing a scarf! Then he shoved my sister and I got behind ...
Dolly on Whitney's funeral; Downton Abbey revelations - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - During a segment on CBS This Morning: Saturday, Dolly Parton said she cried when "I Will Always Love You"—a song ...
DANCIN' FEATS: Fab collab(oration) - Collaboration, by definition, means to work together with others on a project or endeavor; to cooperate for a mutual cause ...
Bailiwick has new artistic director - Bailiwick Chicago Executive Director Brian LaDuca announced that Lili-Anne Brown has been named the company's new artistic director. Due to ...
Joffrey women's board's gala May 6 - The women's board of the Joffrey Ballet will present its 10th-anniversary gala Sunday, May 6, which coincides with the last ...
MCA gets $10M gift - Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, announced the gift of $10 million from Stefan ...
Steppenwolf's 'Red or White Ball' April 13 - Hundreds of Chicago's young arts supporters will gather at Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council's Red or White Ball Friday, April 13. The ...
Augie & C.K.'s founders' reunion in May - Augie & Cary will hold their first-ever reunion May 12 at the L26 Restaurant and Lounge in the Chicago South ...
Chicago Latino Film Festival: LGBT overview - The Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) is back for its 28th year Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 26. The ...
Beyond the Fringe - THEATER REVIEW - Playwrights: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore . At: Oak Park Festival Theatre at Madison Street Theatre Studio, ...
The Flesh Hungry Dog Show ends seven years - From a news release - Chicago, IL After 7 years of monthly GLBT-centric rock and variety, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show's final installment happens on ...
Artemis 1940s, 1950s, 1960s Girls' Night Out concert, dance June 2 - From a news release - CHICAGO ─ To celebrate Pride Month, Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present a concert and dance spotlighting the ...
Barrowman to be at C2E2 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has announced John Barrowman—the out gay actor best known as Captain Jack Harkness ...
Tunnel Rat - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Neil Cole. At: Genesis Theatrical Productions at Preston Bradley Auditorium, 941 W. Lawrence Ave. Tickets:773-327-7707; www.brownpapertickets.com; $25. Runs through: ...
Alison Bechdel exhibit opens - Lesbian artist Alison Bechdel (left) with Chicagoan Riva Lehrer, also an acclaimed artist, at the opening of Bechdel's exhibit, "Fevered ...
Trash - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Arthur M. Jolly. At: Babes with Blades Theatre Company at the Side Project, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. Tickets: 773-904-0391; ...
Spotlight - If you somehow missed the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical Jersey Boys during its multi-year run in Chicago, be thankful that ...
Chesapeake - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Lee Blessing. At: Remy Bumppo Theatre, Company at Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-404-7336; www.remybumppo.org; $30-$40. Runs ...
Critics' Picks - Enron, Timeline Theatre at Baird Hall, through April 15. This true-life saga of corporate crime is recounted by Lucy Prebble ...
Frank Rich and Martha Levy at Steppenwolf May 7 - From a news release - CHICAGO (April 11, 2012) — Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts an evening of conversation on Monday, May 7 between two exceptional ...
Rent play co-produced by ATC and About Face - From a news release - Chicago, IL— American Theater Company (ATC), together with About Face Theatre, presents a co-production of Jonathan Larson's Rent, directed by ...
Dish: Dining news - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Phil Stefani's 437 Rush and RIVA Crab House on Navy Pier have translated the dinner menus at each restaurant into ...
Real Housewife Kyle lands in Aurora - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There are rumors flying about the third season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Casting shakeups including Camille Grammer ...
SAVOR: Glazed and Infused; Rockit Burger Bar - Trying to prove that there's room for more sugary goodness in Chicago, the donut shop Glazed and Infused (love that ...
'Big Package Auction' April 14 at Sidetrack - The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus (CGMC) will present its 4th Annual "The Big Package Auction"—with special guest hostess, Miss Richfield ...
Chicago House brunch fashion show May 6 - The 25th Annual Chicago House Spring Brunch and Fashion Show will take place Sunday, May 6, 12-3 p.m., in the ...
'Titanic: The Untold Tale of Gay Passengers and Crew' book out - San Francisco author Jack Fritscher has written Titanic: The Untold Tale of Gay Passengers and Crew, which is now being ...
Funny Ladies at Op Comedy Club - From a news release - April 12, 2012, Chicago --- UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Ave, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) is proud to ...
Profiles sets 2012-13 season, includes Neil LaBute play - From a news release - Chicago—Artistic Directors Joe Jahraus and Darrell W. Cox announce Profiles Theatre's 2012 - 2013 Season. Profiles presents its 24th season ...
Musician Cameron Carpenter plays to the tune of his organ - Five minutes into talking with concert-hall organist Cameron Carpenter, and one discovers he is like few others. With Carpenter, a ...
Miss Representation screening to benefit Lesbian Entrepreneur Mentoring - From a news release - Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6pm screening of Miss Representation. Did you know: Women comprise over half the U.S. population, hold ...
Patrik Ian-Polk's 'The Skinny' film in Chicago - From a news release - (April 15 — New York, NY) From the director of cult classics PUNKS and NOAH'S ARC, comes the much-anticipated third ...
Hunger Games actor to be honored by GLAAD - From a news release - Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2012 - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual ...
Five Worth Finding: GayHomophobe.com, Zobha activewear and others - —Zobha apparel: After seeing that it sells "premium activewear for men including shirts, pullovers and pants," I thought I'd try ...
Belle Brigade marches on Lincoln Hall - MUSICAL REVIEW - The Belle Brigade is a rock/folk group made up of siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska. The duo arrived at Lincoln ...
C2E2 comic expo draws the fans - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Thousands of fanboys and fangirls descended upon McCormick Place April 13-15, the site of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo ...
Legacy Project hosts Alvin Ailey performance - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Legacy Project hosted a benefit performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre April ...

Outlines
A Gay in the Life: Melinda Suarez - Her mom is a singer, her dad plays multiple instruments. So being a diverse musician has come naturally for Melinda ...
Police officer makes Golden Gloves debut - She's been a Chicago police officer for almost five years—in the Third District, no less, at 70th Street and Cottage ...
Havruta: A home for Jerusalem LGBTs - JERUSALEM—Havruta, a social and cultural home for Jewish gay men from religious backgrounds, was started here about five years ago ...
Jerusalem Open House: An LGBT community center - JERUSALEM—The rainbow flag that waves outside the second-story, multiple-room offices of the Jerusalem Open House (JOH) is one of the ...
Asset protection strategies beyond insurance - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - \Phillip Sitar is a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1818. He can be ...
Non-equity alternatives to rock-bottom yields - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As interest rates have fallen to record lows and stayed there in recent years, the yield on your savings may ...
VIEWPOINTS Gay parenting - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "What about our life is quintessentially gay?" I asked my partner this morning. I haven't been an active part of ...
Sizing up Cellular Intelligence Luxury MedSpa - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - While I have been to several spas, it's safe to say that I haven't been at a place like Cellular ...
Housing rights and sexual orientation - Part of a series - Q. My partner and I tried to rent an apartment together on the northwest side of Chicago. When we went ...
Gay man part of Israel's tourism push, will receive award - SPECIAL ON ISRAEL - Russell Lord went on a summer trip in 1981 from his native New York to Europe and Israel—and never went ...
Chicago filmmaker working in Jerusalem - SPECIAL ON ISRAEL - JERUSALEM—Filmmaker Ronit Bezalel of Chicago spent two months here this year, visiting family that lives here and volunteering at the ...
T in the Life: Karen Elizabeth McReady - Identifies as: A pansexual, transsexual woman. Pronouns: She, her, hers Neighborhood: Edison Park Life's work: "I have always been ...
Running the Jerusalem Marathon - JERUSALEM—Running through 3,000 years of history isn't just the slogan of the Jerusalem Marathon—it's fact. However, it also seemed as ...
Bar is center of LGBT nightlife - SPECIAL ON ISRAEL - JERUSALEM—Monday nights here at Mikveh Bar are quite a drag—the drag show, that is. About 200 people cram the small ...
Lesbian couple starts LGBT congregation - SPECIAL ON ISRAEL - After five years together, lesbian partners Zehorit and Limor Sorek decided it was time to have a commitment ceremony. However, ...
Chicago helping push for LGBT tourism in Israel - SPECIAL ON ISRAEL - JERUSALEM—The push for LGBT tourism into Israel from North and South America comes, in part, from a straight, former Chicagoan ...
Bears defensive tackle helps open Chicago Force football season - From a news release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Force, a women's full tackle football team, will hold their home opener next week versus the ...
AllOut.org thanks Electronic Arts for 'Dark Side' inclusion - From a news release - San Francisco, CA - In the face of right-wing attacks by the Family Research Council, consumers and citizens around the ...
Force stronger than ever in its 10th year - The Chicago Force celebrates its 10th-anniversary season this spring, boasting its most talented and experienced team ever. The team has ...
Time for the Coady Classic - The Coady Roundball Classic, the largest and longest annual gay basketball tournament in the world, has gotten even bigger. The ...






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