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Windy City Times 2013-02-27
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Equal marriage vote forecasted by mid-month - A much-anticipated vote on legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could happen by the end of next week, according to advocates. ...
Anti-gay adoption bill reintroduced - An anti-gay adoption bill that was defeated last year has been reintroduced in the Illinois General Assembly. Republican Sen. Kirk ...
Waukegan forum turns out mass numbers against same-sex marriage - Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60) wants to vote "yes" on same-sex marriage this month, she says. The Waukegan lawmaker has a ...
Dawn Clark Netsch dies at 86 - Update: Memorial plans - Update: Memorial, Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. at Northwestern University's Law School—Lake Shore Drive and Chicago Avenue. Dawn Clark Netsch—a ...
AIDS confab opens with news of HIV+ baby's "cure" - A flurry of excitement over a claimed "functional cure" for HIV opened the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections ...
Marriage cases: History in the high court, part 1 - Part 1: Standing in the way How procedural questions in the two big marriage cases this month could preclude major ...
Pat Brady facing continued backlash for marriage position - Illinois Republican Chair Pat Brady is staring down a push to expel him in the continued fallout over his support ...
Emanuel: the clock is ticking on equal marriage - Some state reps. are not sure how they will vote on equal marriage, and supporters need to press them immediately ...
Michigan: Not-so-confidential HIV testing - Since 2003, the Michigan Department of Community Health has been secretly collecting the names, dates of birth, risk categories, and ...
amfAR-backed research documents case of child 'cured' of HIV - From a news release - NEW YORK, March 3, 2013 — Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University today described the first documented case of ...
One in seven Fortune 500 gave to Boy Scouts - Among the corporations that make up the current Fortune 500 — Fortune magazine's yearly list of the top 500 American ...
HIV infection rates up for youth, men who have sex with men - While national HIV infection rates remain steady, those among young people and men who have sex with men are on ...
House vote last hurdle for Illinois marriage equality - How the representatives stack up - Illinois could be just days away from a final vote on equal marriage. The House is expected to talk up ...
PFLAG National submits amicus brief with family voice - Local Neubecker family represents PFLAG National - At a Respect for Marriage Coalition press conference, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National filed an ...
Local Black churches gather in support of marriage equality - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) hosted an interfaith meeting aimed at unifying predominately African-American congregations in support of marriage equality ...
Sequester could lead to massive cuts in HIV testing, treatment - The AIDS Drug Assistance Program is among the many federal programs that will take a hit if $85 billion in ...
Train band cancels gig for Boy Scouts event - From Change.org - After more than 3,000 people signed gay Eagle Scout Derek Nance's Change.org petition urging musical acts Train and Carly Rae ...
Advocates calling for "final push" on marriage bill - A flurry of statements from lawmakers and advocates pushing for the passage of equal marriage in Illinois suggests that a ...
Dems and Republicans file marriage briefs - Democrats and Republicans may not agree on the economy, but at least some have agreed on the fight for marriage ...
Obama administration files Amicus Brief in Prop 8 challenge - Full brief linked mid-page; responses follow below. - The Obama administration continues to back up its words of support for marriage equality with action, this week taking the ...
Safe Schools Improvement Act introduced in Senate, GLSEN responds - From a news release - NEW YORK, NY, February 28, 2013 - The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) today lauded the reintroduction of ...
Bradley Manning takes 'full responsibility' in WikiLeaks case - Out U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning took "full responsibility" Feb. 28 for providing the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks with various classified ...
House passes LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act - From press releases - WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed the Senate-approved version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that includes important protections ...
Gay mayoral candidate's body found in levee (UPDATE) - The body of openly gay Clarksdale, Miss., mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found in a levee Feb. 27—and a 22-year-old ...
Nearly 300 biz leaders and local governments oppose DOMA - Almost 300 businesses as well as professional and municipal employers filed a friend-of-the-court brief Feb. 27 in support of Edie ...

News
Illinois marriage bill clears House committee - A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois is headed for a full House vote, after it passed out ...
Two roads to gay marriage - Camilla Taylor knows how to win marriage equality. She did it in Iowa as the lead attorney in a lawsuit ...
Rep. Berrios clarifies marriage stance, will vote yes - State Rep. Toni Berrios has clarified her stance on same-sex marriage, after reports that she was wavering the equal marriage ...
Momentum builds for marriage as bill heads for House - Illinois's same-sex marriage bill was headed for the House after the measure passed out of the Senate on Valentine's Day. ...
Marriage vote could be delayed - A House committee vote on marriage equality could happen later than expected today after work on gun control in the ...
Hagel confirmed as Secretary of Defense - Openly gay U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted for the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become Secretary of Defense, ...
Nearly 300 biz leaders and local governments oppose DOMA - Almost 300 businesses as well as professional and municipal employers filed a friend-of-the-court brief Feb. 27 in support of Edie ...
Chicago marks Manning milestone at Pritzker Park - A variety of events took place around the world Feb. 23 to mark out U.S. Army private Bradley Manning spending ...
Passages: Michael "Makayla" Gwinn, transgender youth - Makayla/ Michael Gwinn, a young transgender person whose life work was in mentoring fellow LGBTQ youth among other things died ...
Republicans sign brief backing marriage equality - At least 75 leading Republicans signed a brief to be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court contending that same-sex marriage ...
Huntsman: Republicans should embrace marriage equality - Prominent conservative and former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman stated in an editorial that he now backs marriage equality, according to ...
'Boys to Men' forum Feb. 26 at Room 43 - Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC) is holding the forum "Boys to Men: Bedroom, Boardroom and Beyond" Tuesday, Feb. 26, ...
LGBTQ youth of color activists lead nationwide summit - Over 40 LGBTQ youth of color, representing approximately 17 organizations, from 16 cities across the nation gathered in Chicago to ...
Controversy brewing over LGBT group's Hyatt cancellation - In the latest in a controversy that has embroiled LGBTs nationally, an LGBT group is facing significant penalty frees after ...
PASSAGES Former U.S. Surgeon General Koop dies - 1980s-era U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop, 96, who was one of the few voices of reason during the ...
Law-school symposium looks at LGBT rights - IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law hosted the LGBT Civil Rights Symposium Feb. 22 to discuss legal issues related to marriage ...
Transgender daughter's family fights for her rights - From a GLAAD press release - GLAAD has been working closely with the family of 6-year-old Coy Mathis and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund ...
IGLTA 30th tourism confab in Chicago May 2-4 - The 30th anniversary of the annual global convention of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) will take place ...
VIEWPOINTS Bradley Manning and the cowardice of Gay, Inc. - In Failing to Support Bradley Manning, Gay NGOs Betray Their Own Mission Statements and Fail to Promote an Inclusive Justice ...
Oscars: Surprises, Bond, music - The Oscars seemingly had something for everyone this year. For those who are into the awards themselves, director Ben Affleck's ...
'Pregnant man' speaks at Northwestern Univ. - LGBT and human-rights activist Thomas Beatie spoke at Northwestern University's Swift Hall Feb. 23. About 50 people attended the talk ...
Katie Couric talks with transgender youth, show airs Feb. 26 - From a news release - On Tuesday's "Katie," Katie Couric explores what it is like to grow up, and live transgender. Hear the deeply personal ...
VIEWPOINTS: IL needs federal funds to fill the Medicaid gap - Diverse constituency releases statement - We strongly encourage the General Assembly to accept new federal Medicaid funding that will be made available to Illinois in ...
GOP brief against Proposition 8 - The talk of many political pundits this week is a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court filed by a group ...
Orman hosts panel; Larry Craig's case - NATIONAL ROUNDUP: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Financial expert and CNBC Host Suze Orman moderated a panel discussion at New York University on the economic harms caused ...
IKEA Thailand apologizes; Vatican denies rumors - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - IKEA Thailand has apologized to Thai Transgender Alliance for "the unintended offense" that an advertisement featuring a transgender person caused, ...
Study: Bullying decreases over time - A recent study in Pediatrics has found that bullying of LGB youth really does decrease over time. More than 4,000 ...
Laura Bush in marriage-ad flap - Former First Lady Laura Bush wanted to be removed from a pro-marriage-equality ad that is part of a $1 million ...
Vatican denies gay-related reports - The Vatican is denying reports that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was linked to an emerging scandal involving gay priests and ...
Gay mayoral candidate's body found in levee (UPDATE) - The body of openly gay Clarksdale, Miss., mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found in a levee Feb. 27—and a 22-year-old ...
ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Religious exemptions - VIEWPOINT - Q: I live in Illinois and have been eagerly waiting to see if we become the next state to win ...
VIEWPOINTS It's time for a queer-friendly pope - Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his unexpected resignation, a bolt of lightning struck St. Peter's Basilica. Many say ...
PASSAGES Jackie Lane Smitherman - Jackie Lane Smitherman—a resident of Lakeview for the past 20 years—passed away suddenly at age 40 due to liver and ...
Howard Brown holding Mad Hatter's Brunch April 7 - Howard Brown Health Center is holding its "Mad Hatter's Brunch" Sunday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at ZED451, 739 N. ...

Entertainment
A Flood of Hope, Hurricane Relief concert benefits youth center - From a news release - CHICAGO, IL - A concert of hope, survival, and support filled with emotionally moving songs about wind, sea, and rain. ...
Jax Jackson makes history on Goodman stage - Jax Jackson made history this year when he became the first openly transgender actor to perform on stage with the ...
Donald Trump, La Toya and Bret talk 'Apprentice' - TELEVISION Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Donald Trump's The Apprentice is more popular than ever with its change of format a few seasons ago into a ...
Knight at the Movies: Stoker; The Jeffrey Dahmer Files; notes - Does anyone believe for a second that Nicole Kidman could have given birth to Mia Wasikowska? No more than that ...
Suburban college student delves into filmmaking - Derrick L. Johnson II - Everyone has dreams but very few people know what they need to do in order to go about accomplishing them. ...
Oscars parties roll out all over Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Red carpets rolled out all over the Windy City Feb. 24 to celebrate the achievements in the world of cinema ...
'Magic Mike' sequel; 'Downton' adding Black character - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Channing Tatum has confirmed that a sequel to Magic Mike is in the works, according to Yahoo.com. "If he doesn't ...
Shirley MacLaine entertains St. Charles audience with stories - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Armed only with a remote-control clicker and a comfy chair, actress Shirley MacLaine made a rare appearance at the Arcada ...
Billy Masters - Many people who work in the entertainment industry are delusional—but not me. I have no illusions about where I rank ...
Imagining paradise with Levi Kreis - MUSIC - Levi Kreis had started making and producing his own music since 2005. "I started the Broadway gigs mainly because I ...
WCPA sings for a cause, greets new leader - SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT - I've been singing with the Windy City Gay Chorus for 10 years and writing freelance for Windy City Times for ...
March 8 AFC benefit with 'Queen of Indie Soul' - Award-winning songstress and "Queen of Indie Soul" Conya Doss will perform on Friday, March 8, at the House of Blues, ...
The Fall of the House of Usher - OPERA REVIEW Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Composer: Philip Glass; Librettist: Arthur Yorinks. At: Chicago Opera Theater at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph ...
Same Sex, Different Gays - THEATER REVIEW - Playwrights: Beverlee Bailey, Jason Geis, Brad Kemp, Brett Mannes, Amy Rose Ramelli and Patrick Serrano. At: pH Comedy Theater, 1515 ...
25 Saints - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Joshua Rollins. At: Pine Box Theater Company at the Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-404-7336; www.pineboxtheater.org; $25. Runs ...
City of Dreadful Night - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Don Nigro. At: The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 773-398-7028; www.thedentheatre.com; $25. Runs through: March 16 What ...
Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology; Counterfeiters - DOUBLE REVIEW - Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology Conception and Direction: Anthony Moseley. At: Collaboraction at Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee ...
CRITICS' PICKS - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Lyric Opera of Chicago, through March 3. Commemorate the bicentennial of Richard Wagner's birth with out ...
Spotlight: The Hideout - THEATER - Why should queer revues only play in the LGBT-friendly neighborhoods of Boystown or Andersonville? See how the popular monthly revue ...
Siskel to honor Gwyneth Paltrow June 15 - The Gene Siskel Center of the School of the Art Institute will honor actress Gwyneth Paltrow at its annual fundraiser, ...
John Neff: Left to his own devices - PHOTOGRAPHY Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Small, black-and-white, representational photographs make up Chicago-based artist John Neff's first solo museum exhibit at The Renaissance Society March 3 ...
Straight Camp: A New Musical - From a news release - Whit, A teenage musical theater prodigy, is outed as gay in his hometown. His parents send him to Mount Saint ...
Concert helps victims of Hurricane Sandy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Paul Caldwell makes his debut as the artistic director for Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA) on Saturday, March 2, for ...
USA Network, actor help fight bias - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Last week, an interactive tour bus pulled into Millennium Park for two days, with the goal of helping to fight ...
Original 'Batman' actors at Chicago comic expo - Noted actors Adam West and Burt Ward, who created the roles of Batman and Robin in the 1960s Batman TV ...
Pop Making Sense - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Tegan and Sara's Heartthrob is one of those pop albums where I found myself really enjoying every track on this ...
Coming shows: Normal Heart, Timberlake, Kristen Ford - 'Normal Heart' on HBO in '14 HBO announced that it will adapt the Tony-winning Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart, ...
Patio Theater, Chicago Cinema Society in new partnership - From a news release - The newly re-opened and beautifully restored Patio Theater and The Chicago Cinema Society are very proud to announce their new ...

Outlines
HuffPost Gay Voices offers news, views - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Noah Michelson was the senior editor at Out magazine, primarily responsible for running its website, a role he had for ...
'Wacky' run March 3 - The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., will serve as the start/finish for the return—after a three-year hiatus—of ...
Gender-neutral 'frarority' present at NEIU - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There are only five members of Delta Lambda Psi at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), ranging in age from 21 to ...
THE Q LIST H.Melt on their poetry and muses - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A prolific visual artist and transqueer poet, H.Melt is a crucial voice in Chicago's queer poetry scene. Represented also by ...
Mondo Guerra's creation; Chicago Chef Week - Dining news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime's Project Runway All-Stars, is the newest spokesperson for Dining Out for Life hosted by Subaru, ...
Three perfect gay days in Rome - TRAVEL Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By Jeff Guaracino - Rome for the weekend? You bet! With the pope's stunning announcement of his retirement and with spring upon us, now ...
A short sale can help sell your home - Q. I have been trying to sell my house as I can't afford the payments anymore. My realtor suggested that ...
Bowling for a cause - The 16th annual Strike Out Hunger is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, as more than 150 will converge at River ...
Lesbian grandmother leads roller-derby team - Lori Danko was a skateboarder growing up, claims to secretly be an artist, and someday wants to give stand-up comedy ...
Auto show: first for 2013; LGBT Auto Show briefing held - AUTOS - Auto show marks first for 2013 The public portion of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show ran Feb. 8-18. This was ...
Brasserie 54 - DISH Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - I really detest chain restaurants. In fact, I'd rather die of hunger than ever be caught in whatever horrific splendor ...
A Gay in the Life: Troy Karnoff - When Troy Karnoff moved from Long Beach, Calif., to Chicago almost six years ago, he barely knew anyone; also, the ...






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