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REVIEW The African Company Presents Richard III - By Carlyle Brown. At: Oak Park Festival Theatre, Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Tickets: 708-300-3896 or https://oakparkfestival.com; $20-$32, free children under 12. Runs through: Sept. 1 A little more than three decades after the founders signed off on the Constitution of the United States, a group of free Blacks in New York created the African Grove Theater ...


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'Wendy Williams Show' in town Aug. 23 - The tour promoting the 10th season of The Wendy Williams Show will stop at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., on Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30-9 p.m. Williams will be hosting an evening filled with items such as "Hot Topics" and "Ask Wendy"—staples of her daytime talk show. Also, there will be a DJ spinning Williams' favorite tunes, a ...


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Eighth Annual Chicago SlutWalk is a Success - For about an hour in late July, shoppers, pedestrians and tourists all stopped and shifted their attention to the mob of nearly 100 protesters swarming down Michigan Avenue with their posters, flags, and chants marking SlutWalk Chicago, a protest aimed at fighting rape culture and police brutality. This year's event also included significant support for sex worker tights and anti-discrimination ...


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BENT NIGHTS Panic! at the Disco; The New Pornographers - Panic! at the Disco vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and one-man band Brendon Urie ( who recently came out as pansexual ) looks exactly like what he is—a Las Vegas entertainer in rock-star drag. Despite his fashion-model looks, what really gives Urie away are the videos and music: loud, flashy, antiseptic, a tad vulgar, aggressively entertaining and served with enough juice to power ...


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Report looks at LGBTs and Alzheimer's, dementias, pushing for better care - CHICAGO, August 14, 2018 — LGBT and Dementia — a new issues brief developed by the Alzheimer's Association and SAGE outlines the unique challenges facing LGBT older adults living with Alzheimer's and other dementias and their caregivers. The brief outlines the unique issues that arise when Alzheimer's disease, sexual orientation, and gender identification and expression intersect, allowing advocates and care ...


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SAVOR Chicago Chop House; Taste of Andersonville - DISH Weekly Dining Guide - Chicago Chop House ( 60 W.Ontario St.; https://chicagochophouse.com/ )—which has been around for more than three decades—is currently about the past, present and future. Looking at the walls reflects local history, including a montage of past business titans, the obligatory photo of Al Capone ( this one with his family ) and even an homage to fashion via a display ...


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FILM REVIEW The Miseducation of Cameron Post - In her new film The Miseducation of Cameron Post, writer/director Desiree Akhavan takes on the volatile issue of religiously based gay conversion therapy. These are programs, usually based on fundamentalist Christian dogma, that attempt to turn people away from their same-sex attraction. It is also a process that is being increasingly banned for being emotionally and psychologically abusive. Cameron Post ...


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Goodman New Stages Fest includes Sarah Schulman, Ricardo Gamboa and Paula Vogel - This fall, Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festival—a free annual celebration and discovery of new plays by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Audiences experience a first look at seven new works—including three fully staged developmental productions ( performed in repertory ) There's Always the Hudson by Paola Lazaro-Munoz; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado; Graveyard ...


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Lambda Legal files FOIA for Kavanaugh documents to discover LGBTQ record - Over the weekend, Lambda Legal filed Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA ) requests for documents and communications related to Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, regarding his time serving as the White House Staff Secretary from 2003 to 2006. This request follows Senator Grassley's announcement that he is moving ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, set to begin on ...


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Martha Wash, singer of 'It's Raining Men,' to star in WaistWatchers The Musical - The production that has had audience members "burning off pounds just laughing," according to the Los Angeles Times, WaistWatchers The Musical! makes its Chicago Premiere at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., this fall. Produced by Dana Matthow and featuring the queen of disco Martha Wash, known for singing the powerful anthem 'It's Raining Men,' and "Everybody Dance ...


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City presses ahead with plans to reduce HIV infections - Health officials discussed efforts to significantly increase the number of Chicagoans accessing primary care after an HIV diagnosis—thereby ultimately increasing the number of virally suppressed individuals, a key goal in ultimately eliminating new HIV transmissions—on Aug. 9 at a press conference at Howard Brown Health's 63rd Street facility. Healthcare providers can now use a new hotline to connect with Chicago ...


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Illinois Tourism #AmazingForAll sculpture at Northalsted Market Days - The Illinois Office of Tourism's larger-than-life art installation celebrating their "Amazing for All" LGBTQ and diversity initiative was unveiled on the first day of Northalsted Market Days, Aug. 11, just south of the Addison gate in Boystown. The 6-foot-by-23-foot #AmazingForAll wooden sculpture was designed and created by Chicago artist Matthew Hoffman to celebrate and welcome the LGBTQ community from around ...


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Casting announced for natioanl tour of Hello, Dolly! - CHICAGO ( August 9, 2018 ) Producer Scott Rudin and Broadway In Chicago are delighted to announce the cast for the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend, Tony Award winner Betty Buckley. The first national tour of HELLO, DOLLY! will play Broadway In Chicago's historic Oriental Theatre ( 24 W. ...


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Rauner Vetos Legislation that Would Strengthen Non-Discrimination Protections - Equality Illinois Condemns Gov. Rauner's Veto of Legislation that Would Strengthen Illinois Non-Discrimination Protections in the Workplace CHICAGO—Gov. Bruce Rauner betrayed Illinois' values of equality and fairness by vetoing a significant bill to strengthen workplace non-discrimination protections in the Illinois Human Rights Act, said Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ...


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Multi-sport athlete Kamden Romano transitions, excited to compete again - Kamden Romano has quite the sporting resume: football, soccer, marathons, triathlons and more, yet Romano's future sporting ventures are, perhaps, most exciting for him. Romano, 32, who lives in suburban Huntley and works as a paraprofessional, played for the DC Divas in 2006 and the Chicago Force in 2010. Romano has run three marathons, about 20 half-marathons, 7 Tough Mudder ...


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78,000 transgender citizens could be prevented from voting in midterms - The Williams Institute—Strict voter ID laws may present a barrier to voting for transgender people who do not have identification reflecting their correct gender. An estimated 137,000 transgender people who have transitioned will be eligible to vote in the November 2018 election in states with strict voter ID laws, but an estimated 57%—approximately 78,000—of them may not have identification or ...


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HRC, Partners, Allies United Against Hate One Year After Charlottesville - WASHINGTON — This weekend, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, will join coalition partners to mark one year since the white supremacist rally and violent, fatal attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, HRC is also launching a #UnitedAgainstHate Digital Weekend ...


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THEATER FEATURE 'Pillowtalk' a love story for post-marriage equality world - The audience won't hear the Toni Morrison quote that serves as an intro to playwright Kyoung H. Park's Pillowtalk, running Aug. 17-18 at the Victory Gardens. Morrison's words are a punch to the heart, the gut and the brain—and while they go unsaid, they inform Park's intense two-hander about a gay interracial married couple. Here's the quote: "There is nothing ...


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AUTOS FIRST DRIVE 2018 BMW 740e, expensive classic with new social responsibility - It was inevitable, I reckon. The big classic luxury cars for which Bavarian Motor Works ( BMW ) came to be known had to, at some point, jump on the twenty-first bandwagon and offer cars that use less gasoline to power the joyrides of the rich and famous and those who simply have the money to pretend that they are. ...


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'Love Letters' series has IndieGoGo campaign - There is an IndieGoGo campaign for the completion of the series 365 Days of Love Letters, which stars, among others, out actor Chris Salvatore and social-media star RJ Aguiar. "Love Letters"—created by Kyle Thomas and produced by Jessica Bryant—dives into the tricky games of dating in the current age of digital voyeurism. ( The series is set in Chicago and ...


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NUNN ON ONE, MARKET DAYS MAX makes moves at Market Days - Singer Max Schneider, known in music as MAX, started performing at the age of three and didn't look back. He was a swing understudy in the musical 13, covering four roles, back in 2008. He also modeled with Madonna for an international Dolce and Gabbana campaign, then wrote a song for the Disney Channel. He starred in the Nickelodeon film ...


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Billy Masters - "First of all, it's totally hogwash. My sister would never, ever have done anything to do any harm to any child, especially within our family. And for those lies to be perpetuated in this so-called documentary film, I think it's evil. I will never, and I mean this, ever forgive those who perpetuated this insanity."—Dionne Warwick addresses claims that sister ...


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Annual Boystown Northalsted Market Days street fest features MAX and more - The Northalsted Business Alliance ( NBA ) delivers a diverse and dance-heavy line-up for this year's Market Days, set for Aug. 11-12, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The fest ( said to be the largest two-day event in the Midwest ) will return to Boystown with entertainment, shopping, food and more. Entertainer Todrick Hall will take the stage as part of his ...


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TELEVISION Orange Is the New Black cast talk new season, LGBT issues - Orange Is the New Black is finally ready to be binge-watched on Netflix, with a newly released season six. The series is based on Piper Kerman's memoir Orange Is the New Black: My year in a Women's Prison. Thanks to recent events, the current storyline revs up from a minimum- to a maximum-security prison—and loads of brand new characters. In ...


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Local women arrange Italy LGBTQ adventures - Chicago's Lesley Pritkin and Rosanne Cofoid are offering LGBTQ-specific adventures in Italy with unique venues for same-sex wedding celebrations and honeymoons that cater to all tastes and budgets. Said venues include tiny secluded towns, sprawling olive and lemon groves in rural areas and to southern Italy's "Sassi" of Matera—prehistoric dwellings that some may prefer for unique "cave weddings." Pritkin owns ...


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THE SPORTING LIFE Cameron Turner - It was Cameron Turner and his teammates battling a very talented Atlanta team years ago at the annual Gay Softball World Series. "They had power and speed, were rowdy and intimidating," Turner said. "A lot of Chicago fans came out to support us, and it was a back and forth game from inning to inning with the fans very much ...


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REAL ESTATE The Hampdens--Aiming for luxury living in Lincoln Park - Nestled on a quiet side street off of Diversey Parkway, The Hampdens of East Lincoln Park ( The Hampdens ) will soon be home to 45 multi-bedroom residences. The two boutique-style, six-story buildings, Hampden 53 and Hampden 73, will offer future homeowners a prime viewing and party location for Chicago's Pride Parade. Construction is slated to be finished next spring, ...


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Sinfonietta's 'Diversity' shows Sept. 22, 24 - Chicago Sinfonietta, led by conductor Mei-Ann Chen, will launch its 2018-19 season with "I.D.: Images of Diversity" on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; and Monday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Chicago's Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. "I.D." will feature the Jeff-award winning guest artist ...


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Drag reality show on YouTube in August - Camp Wannakiki is a new drag reality show airing on YouTube starting in late summer. The premise is seeing which of eight drag queens can last the week at an actual summer camp and claim the crown "Queen of Camp." The creator/producer of the show is Hamburger Mary's owner Ashlley Wright. Contestants include O'laysia ( Chicago ), Dominique DeGrant ( ...


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Lambda Literary forms new council - As it celebrates its 30th year, Lambda Literary has announced the formation of its first-ever Leadership Council—a group of LGBTQ writers, cultural figures and benefactors who will advise and advocate for the organization. The Lambda Literary Leadership Council's members are writers Hilton Als, Kate Bornstein, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Alexander Chee, David Ebershoff, Chuck Forester, Cherrie Moraga, Chinelo Okparanta, Justin Torres ...


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BOOK REVIEW Blame It on Bianca Del Rio - By Bianca Del Rio $21.99; Dey Street Books; 272 pages You have no rope left. You were at the end of yours last week, and you need help. Advice. Tell-me-what-to-do direction. Even a little hint would be great, and in Blame It On Bianca Del Rio, you might find it. Or not. Then again, Del Rio adamantly said that she ...


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Critics Pics - Defacing Michael Jackson, Flying Elephant Productions at Stage 773, through Aug. 12. It takes a village to raise, or reject, a child—and Aurin Squire's memory play recalls a pivotal moment in 1984 when four youths looked to the rock superstar to deliver them from a hostile Florida ghetto. MSB The African Company Presents Richard III, Oak Park Festival Theatre, ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Harvest - Playwright: Samuel D. Hunter At: Griffin Theatre Company at The Den, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 773-697-3830; GriffinTheatre.com; $36. Runs through: Aug. 25 The young adults in The Harvest have grown up as part of an evangelical community in a small and culturally isolated Idaho town. In the opening scene, they pray in tongues as they prepare to become missionaries ...


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THEATER REVIEW BLISS, or Emily Post Is Dead! - Playwright: Jami Brandli At: Athenaeum Theatre ( Studio One ), 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: $17-27; 773-935-6875 or AthenaeumTheatre.org. Runs through: Aug. 25 Teatime English crumpets, handmade red scarves, pills concealed in a Hoover bag—these are the talismans of Greek goddesses reincarnated as bored housewives and precocious teenagers in 1960 New Jersey. And when a prophet comes to town in ...


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THEATER REVIEW Rick Stone the Blues Man - Playwright: JackieTaylor At: Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: $55-$65; BlackEnsemble.org 773-769-4451. Runs through: Aug. 26 Since its debut in 1976, Black Ensemble Theater's fortune has rested on its docudramas celebrating the influence of African-American entertainers on our national culture, pursuant to "eradicating racism through art." After generating such good will for so long, isn't it about time ...


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MOMBIAN Creator of study on LGBTQ familes talks about new findings - Thirty-two years ago, Nanette Gartrell, M.D., launched a project to follow the first wave of lesbian families created through donor insemination. Now, her National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study ( NLLFS ) is the longest-running study on LGBTQ-parent families, and Gartrell and her team have just released a paper about the now-grown children at 25 years old. Gartrell, a psychiatrist and ...


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Lurie study seeks LGBTQ youth - Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern University are partnering with IL DCFS to learn more about LGBTQ youth in DCFS care. The study is ALLIED ( Advancements Leading to LGBTQ Improved Experiences in DCFS ), and the current project aims to understand the perceptions of adolescents in foster care regarding an assessment of gender identity and sexual orientation within the child ...


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Shriver Center starts Get Care Illinois website - The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law ( Shriver Center ) has launched the Get Care Illinois website, at GetCareIllinois.org . The website offers low-income individuals and families a road map to finding, obtaining and using healthcare coverage in Illinois. Available in both English and Spanish, Get Care Illinois is designed to help individuals navigate and understand the options ...


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'Pioneers & Playboys' Aug. 10 - "Pioneers & Playboys: Gay FTM's Then & Now" will take place Friday, Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. This will be a trans-focused book reading with the author, co-editor and contributor of two new trans books: Daring To Be A Man Among Men, and Trans Homo...Gasp! Gay FTM & Cis Men on Sex and ...


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Julie Goodridge talks investing, historic marriage-equality case - Throughout most of her working life, Julie Goodridge has been interested in socially responsible investing ( SRI ). That, and her desire to start her own company, led Goodridge to form NorthStar Asset Management ( NorthStar ) in 1990. "I was tired of pretending that I fit in downtown, in an office with 125 brokers, of which I was the ...


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Duane Cerny on new book, antiques and Gwendolyn Brooks - When Duane Cerny was a child, his favorite place to hang out was in his parents basement because it was filled with '50s-era furniture from their first apartment in Rogers Park. "My parents preferred buying new things," said Cerny. "Having lived through the Great Depression, they were done with hand-me-downs. When they moved into their first house, they put the ...


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Youth activist Mack Guthrie talks 'My Body, My Story' campaign - In the months after the November 2016 election, Mack Guthrie decided he had to get involved with issues he was passionate about. That decision eventually brought him to the My Body, My Story Planned Parenthood of Illinois campaign. Guthrie had just quit swimming due to medical reasons and wanted to fill up that time with something that was meaningful and ...


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Local psychologist hopes to be first gay APA president - Recently, Dr. Armand Cerbone was nominated as one of the five finalists on the ballot to become president of the American Psychological Association ( APA ). If elected this fall, he will become the first out gay president of the APA. His campaign slogan is "advancing all of psychology to advance all people." Currently, the candidates are campaigning, with the ...


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Anti-racism series Sept. 14-Nov. 17 - A six-session anti-racism seminar for white people ( called "Doing Our Own Work" ) will be held Sept. 14-15, Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 16-17 at Youth and Opportunity United, 1911 Church St., Evanston. Allies for Change is hosting the series. The sessions, which are gender-inclusive, will be led by Aaron Wilson-Ahlstrom and Lois McCullen Parr. This event is gender-inclusive, and ...


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NCTE VIP reception set for Aug. 13 - The National Center for Transgender Equality ( NCTE ) will hold its VIP Chicago reception Monday, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. This will be an evening of socializing with NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling over drinks and light fare. There will be a conversation on the current state of transgender rights, NCTE's history, ...


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U=U HIV event on Aug. 16 - On Thursday, Aug. 16, 1-6 p.m., "U=U" will celebrate the science and advocacy that has shown that people living with HIV on successful antiretroviral treatment —meaning their viral load is undetectable for at least six month—are not capable of transmitting HIV sexually to their HIV-negative partners. The event will be at Rush Center of Excellence, 1725 W Harrison St. Speakers ...


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Human Rights Watch issues U.S. LGBT healthcare report - New York City-based Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) issued a report on July 23 addressing the many healthcare barriers faced by LGBT individuals in the United States. Among the issues discussed in the 34-page report are access to services, discrimination in healthcare settings and decisions by LGBT persons to delay or forego care outright. According to HRW Researcher Ryan ...


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Legacy Walk to unveil Tchaikovsky - CHICAGO—One of the immortal composers of classical music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, will join the ranks of such LGBQ icons as Alan Turing and Sylvia Riversa with a biographical memorial in Chicago's award-winning outdoor LGBT History Museum's "The Legacy Walk." With Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Board Chairman Jennifer Steans, Illinois state Sen. Heather Steans ( D-7th District ) and Ravinia President/CEO Welz ...


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Almost $130K raised for gay student - Seth Owen—the openly gay valedictorian of his senior class at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida—will be able to attend his choice of Georgetown University, thanks to a GoFundMe page and the university's choice to reduce his costs to zero. Owen, who was also on his school's swim team, had split with his Southern Baptist parents because of the ...


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Cuba set to approve same-sex marriage - Cuba looks to become the latest country in Latin America to approve same-sex marriage, after the National Assembly, on Aug. 5, unanimously approved a new constitution that defines marriage as "the consensual union of two people, regardless of gender," The Guardian reported. The new constitution, known as the Magna Carta, will be put to a referendum later this year. The ...


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Women's March Chicago Returns to Grant Park Oct. 13 - Women's March Chicago ( WMC ) will once again take over Grant Park on Oct. 13, 2018, calling upon women and allies to come together and march as the polls open for early voting in Illinois. Dubbed March to the Polls 2018, the event is a follow-up to the march held in January. As the assault on both women's rights ...


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Lesbian Native American candidate Sharice Davids wins KS primary for Congress - Washington, DC — Congressional candidate Sharice Davids won a crowded primary in Kansas Tuesday night and will now face anti-LGBTQ incumbent Kevin Yoder in a race considered pivotal to winning a pro-equality majority in the U.S. Congress come November. Hillary Clinton won her district in 2016 and Democrats consider it one of the key pickup opportunities this cycle. If elected, ...


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New HRC Report Details Threat Brett Kavanaugh Poses to LGBTQ Americans - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, released a comprehensive report on how Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court poses a serious threat to millions of LGBTQ people. HRC is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee not to advance Kavanaugh's nomination ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Scot's - So long, Scot's! Closing party Sunday, August 5. Joseph Stevens Photography ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Mary's Attic - Pitching a tent at the premiere party for Camp Wannakiki, Sunday, August 5. Joseph Stevens Photography ...


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SHOWBIZ Lena Waithe, Adam Rippon, Tim Cook, Lady Gaga, 'Bears' - Out Master of None co-writer/actress Lena Waithe is gearing up to expand her entertainment empire by collaborating with comedian Kid Fury on a new ( and inclusive ) HBO series, The Huffington Post noted. The pair will join forces on an as-yet-untitled project that's being billed as a "surreal dark comedy," Variety reported. The series will follow a "20-something sarcastic ...


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DINING Food Truck Social, Bounce desserts, the 'Hog-Hattan' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times—The Food Truck Social brand will debut to the Near North community in August. The first-ever Near North Food Truck Social will take place Aug. 11-12 at 800-873 N. Sedgwick Ave., and will bring all the bells and whistles of its tenured sister food-truck social festivals ( Pilsen FTS, Logan Square FTS, ...


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WORLD Controversial kiss, Irish PM, LGBT singer dies - The image of the two Brazilian men kissing romantically in front of an iconic shot of Rio de Janeiro, with Christ the Redeemer g in the background, is generating controversy, The Intercept reported. The photo was placed there, with quite deliberate intent, by Pedro Lotti, the 29-year-old manager of the company that manages the photo operation, Fotografica—and he has no ...


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NATIONAL Kavanaugh opposition, census bill, trans inmate, Miami Beach Pride - Lambda Legal and 62 national, state and local LGBTQ organizations ( including MassEquality, Equality Illinois and the National Center for Lesbian Rights ) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, a press release noted. They asked the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose Kavanaugh ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Lotterys Plus One - By Emma Donoghue, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono $17.99; Arthur A. Levine Books; 320 pages. Move over. You're taking up too much space. There'd be enough seats if you didn't have two of them, so skootch down. Let someone else in. There's room for everybody and everyone fits, but in the new book "The Lotterys Plus One" by Emma Donoghue illustrated ...


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SAVOR Streeterville Social; ETA - The Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel ( 455 N. Park Dr.; LoewsHotels.com/Chicago/Downtown ) is an upscale beauty that also proves how far hotel dining has evolved over the years. Streeterville Social, Loews' seasonal rooftop offering, is back with some changes, including more shrubbery and seating, and new menu items—including the addition of brunch. ( However, some things, such as the breathtaking ...


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GUEST VIEW: AIDS then and global anti-LGBTQ persecution now--We know what to do - I've been here before. I hear it in their stories. Fearful of rejection by their own families, silenced by a fiercely homophobic culture, abandoned by friends who dare not associate with them, they fear for their lives. Each of them faces an onslaught of trauma: bodies beaten, homes lost, livelihoods stolen, the threat of death becoming the ultimate "quarantine." I've ...


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Book by trans activist Precious Brady-Davis acquired by TOPPLE books, Amazon publishing - TOPPLE Books, led by Editor-at-Large Jill Soloway, has acquired world rights for its first two titles. TOPPLE Books spotlights the voices of women of color and gender non-conforming, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer writers. I Have Always Been Me: A Memoir by social justice and LGBTQ advocate Precious Brady-Davis chronicles the author's traumatic childhood of abandonment and neglect and her ...


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SAVOR Hubbard Inn; Taste of Andersonville - DISH Weekly Dining Guide - Although it's been around for a decade, I had never stepped foot in Hubbard Inn ( 110 W. Hubbard St.; https://www.hubbardinn.com/ ), a European-influenced restaurant in Chicago's River North neighborhood. It certainly won't be another 10 years before I return, as this place has too many intriguing bits to miss. Start with the decor, which is a hodgepodge of various ...


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Pope must now also oppose death penalty for being LGBTQI says U.S. Catholic group - Aug. 6, 2018. Last week, Pope Francis changed the Catechism of the Catholic Church to make the death penalty entirely unacceptable, saying it is "an attack" on human dignity. DignityUSA, the organization of LGBTQI Catholics and allies, welcomes this change, along with many other Catholics around the world. DignityUSA also notes that this news has some very important and particular ...


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Lollapalooza covers Bruno Mars, LL Cool J and queer musicians - Grant Park has hosted Lollapalooza Music Festival since 2005—and this year, the Aug. 2-5 event was bigger and hotter than ever. There were more than 100,000 festivalgoers walking through the park each day, even with temperatures climbing to higher than 90 degrees at times. While there were the usual fence-jumpers, a few arrests and some hospitalizations, the sheer amount of ...


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Judge Rejects Trump's Attempts to Quash Trans Military Ban Lawsuit - From a press release WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly today denied the Trump administration's motion to dismiss NCLR and GLAD's case Doe v. Trump, the first lawsuit filed challenging the Trump-Pence transgender military ban and the first to secure a preliminary injunction stopping the ban from going into effect while the case is heard by the court. Judge ...


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Local historian seeks memories of '70s, '80s - Grassroots historian Owen Keehnen is currently working on a book entitled The Legend of the Bearded Lady, which will capture the life and times of the noted Chicago performer of the 1970s and '80s as well as the downtown glitter scene. The now-shuttered Dugan's Bistro, 420 N. Dearborn St., opened May 31, 1973. For almost a decade, it was an ...


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Gov. Rauner Urged to Sign Bill that Would Help Protect Illinoisans from Discrimination - From a news release—Seventeen leading civil rights organizations in Illinois are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner, in a letter sent to him on Tuesday, to sign legislation that would ban employment discrimination in all workplaces. The measure, House Bill 4572, which passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support in May and is currently on the governor's desk, would make the Illinois ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Lady Demands Satisfaction - Playwright: Arthur M. Jolly At: Babes With Blades Theatre Company at City Lit, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: $25; BabesWithBlades.org. Runs through: Aug. 25 Sooner or later, every playwright writes a comedy utilizing motifs paying homage to Plautus, Aristophanes and Shakespeare—these encompass such knotty bits as cross-gender disguises, thwarted lovers, straitlaced elders and eccentrics of all stripes. Since Arthur ...


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Transgender women released by ICE after ACLU, Massachusetts lawyers act - From a press release - The ACLU of Massachusetts has announced that 14 transgender asylum seekers who were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico have been released. The releases follow an effort organized through the ACLU of Massachusetts' Immigrant Protection Project ( IPP ); eighteen volunteer lawyers and two local law students in ...


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Marilyn Morales to run for City Council - Activist Marilyn Morales, who is openly lesbian, will be challenging incumbent Ald. John Arena in a bid to represent the 45th Ward on the Chicago City Council. Among Morales' stated goals on her website are ensuring "a higher level of accountability and transparency"; engaging and involving "all the 45th Ward neighborhoods in continued, sustained dialogue about current and future development, ...


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MUSIC Cabaret singer Marieann Meringolo gets candid - By Todd Sussman - From the cabaret rooms to the friendly skies, Marieann Meringolo has been making beautiful music for 25 years. Now she is celebrating the release of her new live CD, a collection of lyrics by the legendary Alan & Marilyn Bergman. In a candid interview, Meringolo spoke with Windy City Times about being compared to her idols, paying her dues, and ...


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Trans woman from Ecuador speaks about asylum, life in Chicago - Gabrielle ( she prefers not to use her last name ) was at her breaking point when she left Ecuador more than 10 years ago. "I left for many reasons," said Gabrielle. "My family did not accept that I am a transgender woman. I was bullied by fellow students and teachers my entire time at school and got fired from ...


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Man Who May Have Been Sentenced to Death Because He is Gay Appeals to 8th Circuit - From a press release - ( St. Louis, Missouri ) Six civil rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Lambda Legal, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and National LGBT Bar Association, filed an amici brief today urging the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the appeal of Charles Rhines, a gay ...







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