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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
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 ...
Outgames '17 in Miami Beach - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The quadrennial World Outgames will return to North America in 2017, making its U.S. debut in the process, the Gay ...
Legal council head talks Obamacare, LGBT community - Ann Hilton Fisher, executive director of the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, examined "Obamacare Implementation in Illinois: What Lawyers Know ...
'Gay Panic' claim in murder of Mississippi mayor - From a news release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned that a "gay panic" defense might be used by the suspect ...
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 ...
Former Iowa chief justice speaks at Elmhurst College - The politicization of justice was the theme of a lecture by former chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court Marsha ...
PASSAGES Rudy de la Mor passes away - Rudy de la Mor, a cabaret entertainer who performed in Chicago for decades before working on boat cruises and in ...
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 ...
Six million in U.S. have LGBT parent - As many as six million adults and children in the United States have an LGBT parent, and an estimated three ...
Sidetrack owners help bring aide to Cuba with March 23 event - Pepe Pena returned home to his native Cuba February 2011 for the first time in nearly 50 years. He was ...
Trans man from IDHR complaint attending mediation with spa - A transgender man who filed a complaint against a spa that refused to allow him use of the men's shower ...
Leslea Newman at Women & Children March 12 - Award-winning author Leslea Newman will be in Chicago Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. for a reading and booksigning at ...
Legal Toolkit for attorneys on HIV-related prosecutions - From a news release - The Legal Toolkit was created primarily as a go-to resource for lawyers representing people living with HIV who are facing ...
Williams study compares gay, straight couple demographics - From a news release - LOS ANGELES, CA - There are nearly 650,000 same-sex couples in the U.S., of which approximately 114,100 are legally married ...
Study looks at effects of criminalization of HIV exposure - The Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a one year, $50,000 grant to ...
Fund helps LGBT 'Dreamers' get work permits - From a news release - San Francisco, CA — Nearly 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undocumented young people have either received or are ...
Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD award - From a news release - GLAAD announced that Madonna will present journalist, author and talkshow host Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award at the ...
Ald. Cappleman taking heat for Salvation Army truck departure - LGBT people have long protested Salvation Army for anti-gay stances, but a controversy brewing in the city's Uptown neighborhood may ...
Gay Eagle scout urging Nat'l Geographic to condemn scouts ban - From a news release - Gay Eagle Scout and outdoorsman Will Oliver delivered more than 120,000 Change.org petition signatures to National Geographic Channel as the ...
Report: Pro-marriage pols win elections - From a press release - Washington, DC — Freedom to Marry and Third Way released a memo March 5 showing that state legislators who vote ...
Out at CHM: Chicago's work for international LGBTQ human rights - From a news release - From Chicago Out to the World: Advancing LGBTQ Human Rights, will be presented Thursday, March 21. This program focuses on ...
Carly Rae Jepsen cancels Boy Scouts gig - From a Change.org press release - After more than 62,000 people signed onto gay Eagle Scout Derek Nance's Change.org petition urging Carly Rae Jepsen to denounce ...
VIEWPOINTS Will the Supreme Court Be Left Behind on Gay Marriage? - This article was originally published at thenation.com and is re-posted here with permission. See http://www.thenation.com/blog/173182/will-supreme-court-be-left-behind-gay-marriage . In case you haven't ...
One Iowa condemns plan to exclude LGBTs from marriage - From a press release - (Des Moines, IA)—On March 5, 35 Iowa State House Republicans introduced House Joint Resolution 11 that would exclude gay and ...
HIV prevalence predictions in gay, bi men 'staggering' - If current infection trends continue unabated, the federal government estimates that today's 20-year-old men who have sex with men will ...
App helps HIV patients control treatment - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Need more control? There's an app for that. Photographer and HIV activist Duane Cramer joined forces with pharmaceutical giant Merck ...
Program seeks to help LGBTs with substance-abuse issues - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Although the extent of substance-abuse disorders among the LGBT population hasn't been fully quantified, a number of studies indicate that ...
10 Questions for Leslea Newman in conversation with Joan Lipkin - Leslea Newman shot to fame in 1990 when her children's book, Heather Has Two Mommies, was celebrated in some circles ...
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. ...
Outgames '17 in Miami; Lech Walesa's anti-gay comments - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - \After site visits to Reykjavik, Iceland, and Miami Beach, Fla., World Outgames delegates have voted to hold the 2017 event ...
Gov.'s pro-gay statement; Mr. Internat'l Rubber dies - NATIONAL ROUNDUP: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla told a local newspaper that sexual orientation should not determine who is eligible to ...
El Rescate living programs marks one year - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On March 2, El Rescate Supportive Independent Living Program celebrated its one-year anniversary. El Rescate is one of only two ...

Entertainment
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 ...
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, ...
A film in search of world's 'supergays' - In an effort to connect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on a global scale, lesbian couple Lisa Dazols ...
FLYSPACE, new sharing paradigm for small arts companies - Four Female-led dance companies Join in building audiences - From a news release CHICAGO — February 19, 2013 — Four leading Chicago contemporary dance companies, each helmed by ...
'8' play Sunday in Oak Park, Dean Richards, Megan Cavanagh - From a news release - WGN's Dean Richards and Megan Cavanagh (A League of Their Own, Scrooge & Marley) lead a cast of 21 in ...
The Voice's De'Borah to release 'Coming Out Looking Good' - Chicagoan targets LGBT rights and bullying - From a news release Chicago's rising star and NBC's The Voice Season 3 contestant De'Borah is releasing her debut ...
Improv Festival 2013 Chicago Lineup includes LGBTs - From a news release - CHICAGO — An LGBT Showcase ill be part of the largest international improv festival in the world, the 16th annual ...
Becca Tobin of 'Glee' on the show, bullying - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Becca Tobin is shaking her pompoms this season on Fox's hit television show Glee. Starring as Kitty Wilde, she is ...
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 ...
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 ...
Local students in finals of August Wilson competition - From a news release - Chicago, IL, February 28, 2013—The August Wilson Monologue Competition, sponsored by The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, and the ...
Mirza's gay 'Kardashian' web series at SXSW - From a news release - CHICAGO— Chicago-based web series KAM KARDASHIAN about the fictional long-lost lesbian sister of a very famous family will screen an ...
Marc Jacobs' film debut; Idina back on Broadway - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out fashion designer Marc Jacobs is now trying his hand at acting, according to a press release. Jacobs is in ...
New chefs; gay wine group - Dining news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has a new executive chef: Randy Reed. A long-standing employee of the InterContinental Hotels Group, Chef ...
Cake Boss, Joseph Joseph visit Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The International Home + Housewares Show, held March 2-5 at McCormick Place, brought some big guns to Chicago. Among them ...
'Michael Feinstein' returns April 5 on PBS - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Stephen Sondheim, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and other stars of music and musical theater are featured in a ...
Justin Hernandez writes about abuse that led to sex work - BOOKS Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Justin Hernandez began penning his now popular blog, "Naked in New York City" in 2010 following his return to his ...

Outlines
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 ...
Chocolate-themed gala is sweet - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College held its annual fundraiser, "For the Love of Chocolate Gala 2013," Feb. 23, ...
The fairy gardener - Driving to Kansas for Xmas I got to sample different public radio stations in four states, much to the detriment ...






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