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THEATER REVIEW This - BY SEAN MARGARET WAGNER - Playwright: Melissa James Gibson. At: Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Tickets: 773-891-8985 or WindyCityPlayhouse.com; $15-$55. Runs through: Aug. 28 Prepare yourself for unmatched witticisms at the hands a trio of post-collegiate wordsmiths and the doctors/carpenters who love them ( and are no slouches, themselves ). Melissa James Gibson's This makes a cool, calculated splash on the Windy ...


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THEATER REVIEW The SpongeBob Musical - Book: Kyle Jarrow; Score: Various artists. At: Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St. Tickets: 800-775-2000 or BroadwayInChicago.com; $33-$100. Runs through: July 10 It's telling that The SpongeBob Musical doesn't deploy the theme song from SpongeBob SquarePants, the Nickelodeon animated TV-series that inspired it, until the curtain call. That's a great sign that this Broadway-aimed world premiere musical, clearly born out ...


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Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight Learn about the long-time culture of gay life on Fire Island in song via Pride Films and Plays' developmental concert reading of the musical A History of Summer. Composer Jonathan Monro ( Dream Vacation ) and librettist Adam Mathias ( See Rock City & Other Destinations ) are behind this show that covers a period of time starting ...


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Nothing Without a Company Announces 11th Season - From a press release - Announcing Nothing Without a Company's 2016-2017 Season: CHANGE. Change is an act that is both challenging and satisfying; Nothing Without a Company is currently changing, cultivating, and growing to leap forward into a new era of planting theater around Chicago. They state: "This season, our focus shifts to the changes not only within our company, but the changes present in ...


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UN creates first envoy on worldwide LGBTQ safety and equality - From a press release - Washington, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation hailed the groundbreaking vote by the United Nations Human Rights Council creating the first-ever UN position dedicated to combating violence and discrimination against LGBTQ people worldwide. The effort to establish the independent expert post was led by the council's Latin American member countries, and supported by more than 620 ...


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Sec Def Ash Carter announces end to ban on open transgender service - From press releases - From the Palm Center SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Palm Center, an independent research center publishing state-of-the-art scholarship on transgender personnel in the military, lauded Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter's announcement today that the Pentagon will allow transgender Americans to serve openly and honestly. "With today's historic decision, the US military has taken a sweeping step to advance readiness," said ...


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Stained Glass experts to lead tours of Chicago stained glass sites - Two unique bus tours of important Chicago stained glass will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016. The tours are co-sponsored by the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass School of the Stained Glass Association of America, bringing together national and international experts in the field of stained glass for conferences in the Chicago area the same week, along ...


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UN Ambassador Power speaks at White House Dialogue on LGBT Human Rights - Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, spoke at the White House Dialogue on Global LGBT Human Rights. Her remarks, as delivered, are included below. It's amazing to be here and to be with all of you. This is a really important thing to do, particularly in light of recent events, but anyway, to step back, and ...


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49 celebs honor 49 Victims of Orlando - WASHINGTON, DC — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has released a special tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub on Latin night. The 18-minute tribute — directed by Emmy Award-winning Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel, with the support of their colleagues at Ryan Murphy Television — features a diverse cast of 49 actors, ...


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Gay Games VII 10th anniversary celebration July 23 - The Pride Action Tank will host a special fundraiser Saturday, July 23, 5-8 p.m., at The North End Bar celebrating the 10th anniversary of Gay Games VII, which was held in Chicago July 15-22, 2006. Gay Games VII attracted nearly 12,000 athletes from 70 countries, with Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field and Closing Ceremony at Wrigley Field. The event brought ...


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Open lesbian attorney runs for Florida legislature - Running in the Aug. 30 primary election for the Democratic stronghold of District 92 ( Broward County ) in Florida's House of Representatives, Paulette V. Armstead describes herself as having "diverse experience for diverse challenges." As an openly LGBT candidate, should she prevail against her four challengers for the seat vacated by the popular Gwyndolen "Gwyn" Clarke-Reed, Armstead will be ...


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Trans women win congressional races - Two trans women have more than their first names in common, as they made history June 28 by winning congressional primary races—becoming the first trans individuals to become major candidates for the U.S. Senate or House, The Huffington Post reported. In Utah, Democrat Misty Kathrine Snow prevailed in her senatorial race and will compete against Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee ...


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LGBTQ history: Love finds its way - by Michael Hussey - On July 15-16, the National Archives ( NARA ) will host the National Conversation on Rights and Justice: LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights, at the Center on Halsted and the Chicago History Museum. This program is part of nationwide initiative to facilitate discussion of rights in the 21st century. The National Conversation series assumes that a knowledge of our history ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Grapes of Wrath - Playwright: Frank Galati after the novel by John Steinbeck. At: The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 773-283-7071 or TheGiftTheatre.org; $25-$35. Runs through: Aug. 4 Plenty of eyebrows were raised when The Gift Theatre announced it was producing The Grapes of Wrath. How in the world could Frank Galati's Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's sprawling novel conceivably ...


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THEATER REVIEW Company - by Eric Karas - Music and lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim. At: Writer's Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe. Tickets: 847-242-6000; Writerstheatre.org; $70-80. Runs through: July. 31 Company is the famous musical ( music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ) about a man named Bobby having crises on love and commitment reviewing the marriages and lives of his married friends. This is a very fine production ...


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Billy Masters - "I love my fans but sometimes think it's funny when they still speak to me when running into me. Try learning a little ASL ( American Sign Language ) if you want to make my day."—Nyle DiMarco lets people know that perhaps yelling at him from across the room isn't going to get his attention. This week, everyone is talking ...


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SAVOR Sable - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Often, people say that their dining experiences are culinary journeys of some sort—but Sable ( 505 N. State St.; SableChicago.com ) has made that as literal as possible, thanks to its transit-related groups of cocktails. Sable's website trumpets the restaurant's attention to cocktails—and it showed at a recent media event I attended. The drinks started with a refreshing prosecco cocktails ...


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Ride for AIDS Chicago: Fighting HIV/AIDS mile after mile - The annual Ride For AIDS Chicago will have about 275 participants this year, including about 200 riders—and about half of the cyclists are first-time participants in the Test Positive Aware Network's largest fundraiser, which raises vital unrestricted funds for TPAN and its community partners. The two-day, 200-mile bicycle ride on July 9-10, which starts and ends in suburban Evanston, is ...


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LA&M to exhibit 'Excavating Experience' in July - "Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County, IL" is a multimedia exhibit that will open Saturday, July 2, at the Leather Archives & Museum ( LA&M ), 6418 N. Greenview Ave. An opening reception will be held in the museum's gallery at 5-7:30 p.m. on July 2. "Excavating Experience" draws upon materials from the museum's ...


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Upcoming: Sam Kirk exhibit July 21 at IPaintMyMind - "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" will open Thursday, July 21, 7-10 p.m., at IPaintMyMind Gallery, 2545 W. Diversey Pkwy. In the exhibition, Kirk shares her experience bouncing between Chicago and Brooklyn for the past two years. The showing will last through Tuesday, Aug. 30. For more, see "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" on Facebook. ...


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Upcoming in theater and film - 'The Boys Upstairs' through July 2 Pride Films and Plays ( PFP ) will present the Chicago premiere of Jason Mitchell's comedy The Boys Upstairs, which centers on gay men in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. Previews are May 19-20, with the regular run being through July 2. Tickets are $25 for Monday through Thursday performances and $30 for Friday ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Singing the praises of GALA - All eyes and ears of the worldwide LGBTQ choral movement will be focused on Denver for the 2016 GALA Festival starting Saturday, July 2. More than 125 choruses and 45 ensembles from around the world converge in the Mile High City, and GALA organizers are hoping that the third time will be another charm because the Denver Center for the ...


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LETTERS Remembering Edward Sotomayor, calls for inclusion, unity - Remembering Edward Sotomayor [Note: The following was a eulogy presented at Orlando shooting victim Edward Sotomayor's funeral on June 25.] I would first like to express my deepest condolences to the family. He is your son, your brother, your cousin, your partner. To those that have come here today from around the country, he is our friend ... and he ...


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Pols push to end blood-donation policy - U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ), Vice-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Barbara Lee ( CA-13 ), Jared Polis ( CO-02 ), Debbie Wasserman Schultz ( FL-23 ), Diana DeGette ( CO-01 ) and Alcee Hastings ( FL-20 ) led a bipartisan letter signed by more than 100 House colleagues calling on Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ...


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Activist Janae Bonsu talks BYP100, queer Black identity - Black Youth Project 100 ( BYP100 ) National Public Policy Chair Janaé Bonsu's journey as an activist began about three years ago. However, the seeds were sown during her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, where she learned what the Confederate flag was and what it represented—hate and white supremacy. Bonsu was 9 years old at the time, and attended a ...


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Congregation Or Chadash holds final Pride Shabbat - By Gretchen Rachel Hammond A bittersweet feeling was echoed by most of the over 70 people who attended what was to not only be the final Pride Shabbat service but the final service held at the North Side's Congregation Or Chadash June 24. After 41 years of leading the way in demonstrating that the Jewish faith is open to all ...


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FAMILIES OF CHOICE SERIES Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles - Age: 51 Relationship Status: Married Neighborhood: Printer's Row Activities: Director of Community Health Sciences University of Illinois, School of Public Health; author of Queer Aging, LGBT Aging Issues Network ( LAIN ) Windy City Times: What does family of choice mean in your personal life? Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles: Friends, family, my closest friends. I have family of choice in Mexico ...


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Obama designates Stonewall monument - President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall uprising in New York City to honor the broad movement for LGBT equality. The new Stonewall National Monument is where, on June 28, 1969, a community's uprising in response to a police raid sparked the modern LGBT-rights movement in the United States. The designation created the ...


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Blessed Body book looks at Nigerian life - Open To Thinking, A recurring column - REVIEW OF: Blessed Body: The Secret Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Nigerians, edited by Unoma Azuah. Blessed Body is a unique collection of 38 personal narratives by 36 LGBT Nigerians who describe their struggles to discover and live their identities as sexual beings in their families, in their villages and towns, in their cities and country, in their ...


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Palm Center statement on military seeking more time to lift trans ban - Also see later related coverage at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Sec-Def-Ash-Carter-announces-end-to-ban-on-open-transgender-service/55734.html . WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center, released the following statement regarding an Associated Press story posted late last night. According to AP, "Senior military leaders expressed deep concerns this week that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the ...


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Equality Act focus of roundtable talk - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Equality Act was the focus of a roundtable discussion featuring U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Illinois state Sen. Heather Steans, Lambda Legal counsel Camilla Taylor and Kimberly Hively —LGBT civil rights plaintiff in the Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College case—June 20 at Hinshaw & Culbertston's Chicago headquarters. Moderated by Hinshaw & Culbertson attorney Cecilia Horan ...


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BOOK REVIEW Being Jazz - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Jazz Jennings. $17.99; Crown Books for Young Readers; 272 pages There's nothing special about you. You're just an ordinary kid, nothing unique—except, there is. You have your own thoughts, passions, creativity, and sense of humor. There's nobody else like you; you're ordinary and special and so is Jazz Jennings. In her new book Being Jazz, she writes about ...


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Entertainment news: Greg Louganis, Laverne Cox, Taylor Lautner, 'Hairspray' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out, HIV-positive Olympic diver Greg Louganis ( who's 56 ) is one of the 10 men and nine women who will be featured in ESPN's annual Body Issue. Some of the others who will be featured include the Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta, U.S. women's national soccer team forward Christen Press, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, UFC fighter Conor McGregor and ...


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PASSAGES: Police watchdog and LGBT ally Mary Powers dies - Mary Powers nee Downey, 93, long-time activist and LGBT ally, died June 25 at Evanston Hospital following a short illness. Powers was born Sept. 10, 1922 and spent her early years in East Lansing and Flint, Michigan. She attended Marygrove College—a private, Catholic, women's college—but graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in sociology. She worked at the ...


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VIEWS Targeted act of a terrorist's hate - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and parades and festivities abound. Pride 2016 is particularly important because it marks the one-year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges—the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Boston Pride was a couple weeks ago, with its signature Pride Parade extravaganza on June 11. Come June 12, I woke up ...


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MUSIC Jason Maek & Zaena show their Pride - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - New artists Jason Maek & Zaena are supporting the LGBT community in big ways for Pride month. Their tour has included the Chicago, Milwaukee and Motor City pride festivals. As LBGT-rights advocates, they have released a track called "God Made All of Us" and started the Stop Hate Campaign. Their visual album, called Fashion Week: The Visual Album, maintains their ...


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TRAVEL Yes, Michigan!: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti are cozy, cosmopolitan - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When I first accepted an assignment to visit Ann Arbor, I was skeptical. If I wanted to go to a college town, I thought, I'd go to my own. But immediately after arriving, I realized that Ann Arbor is far more than fraternity houses and college bars. An exurb of Detroit but a thriving city in its own right, Ann ...


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Local entertainment shorts: Out and Proud at Davenport's, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork - 'Out and Proud!' July 28 at Davenport's Melissa Young and Nick Sula will aim to take local audiences on a tour of the LGBT-rights movement in "Out and Proud! A Rainbow Celebration" on Thursday, July 28, at Davenport's, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 8 p.m. The event will be a benefit for The Center Orlando. Starting with Stonewall and ...


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Dining news: Film-inspired drinks, Kizuki's summer eats - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —BIG Bar, located on the second floor of Hyatt Regency Chicago at 151 E. Wacker Dr., offers a lineup of cocktails inspired by the movies playing during this year's Millennium Park Summer Film Series. The specialty cocktails are available throughout the entirety of the film series in Millennium Park through Aug. 30. Drinks include Nemos' Mule, Ferris' Punch, Souls' Sangria, ...


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World news: Italy's adoption law, pro-trans fatwa, David Cameron video - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Italy's highest court has made it easier for gays to adopt a partner's biological child; however, the decision does not give long-sought automatic recognition to the families of same-sex couples, the Associated Press reported. A Cassation Court ruling confirmed a lower-court decision permitting the so-called "stepchild" adoption in cases where the family bond is well-established. Earlier this year, Italy became ...


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National roundup: Marriage poll, Loretta Lynch, NYC Pride Parade - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A new poll from Gallup indicates that 49 percent of all same-sex couples who are living together are legally married, NewNowNext.com noted. That's a significant jump from 38 percent, which represented the percentage who were married before Obergefell v. Hodges brought marriage equality to all 50 states. Using rough population estimates, Gallup claims that nearly 1 million Americans are now ...


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Early reports: Fewer incidents during Pride Parade and aftermath - Despite a million-person turnout to watch the 47th Annual Pride Parade, Chicago police are currently reporting only seven arrests during the course of the event. Those included arrests for possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of a taser and battery, according to Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) spokesman Jose Estrada. The Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown blog first reported two ...


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Out athletes engage in 'Straight Talk' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - OusSports.com wrapped up its two-day conference, held at the Center on Halsted, with nine LGBT people in sports talking about different aspects of their experiences coming out and being out in sports in an event entitled "Straight Talk from Out Jocks." Each speaker shared powerful and encouraging stories about coming out, and all the stories had "command" themes. The speakers ...


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Supreme Court rejects Texas abortion law - In what has called its most significant ruling in years, the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 27, rejected a Texas abortion-access law. The five-to-three decision is seen as a victory for supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have close all but a few clinics in the state. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, and was joined in ...


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Fifth annual Pride North festival rocks Rogers Park - As the clouds broke and gave way to blazing sunshine, the fifth annual Pride North festival kicked off and welcomed hundreds of post-parade-goers, locals of all stripes and two stages of popular local DJs. The festival took place along Glenwood Avenue, on one block from Morse to Lunt avenues. Stages were set up at either end, each featuring a slate ...


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Chicago LGBT Veteran Salute recalls the moment of battle - A June 27 sun beat down on downtown Chicago's Daley Plaza as representatives from American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) local chapter held their annual salute to America's LGBT veterans. However, an extraordinarily courageous and moving speech given by U.S. Army Military Police combat veteran and AVER member Heather Yang demonstrated that, compared to the heat of battle, ...


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Center kicks off Pride weekend with annual bash - by Tarina Hargrays - People came out to ring in Pride weekend June 24 at the Center on Halsted's annual "TKO: Pride Celebration," held on the Richard M. Daley Roof Terrace overlooking North Halsted Street. Admission included two free drinks, unlimited snacks, and the tunes of DJ Billy Brown and DJ Gemini Jones. The Pride bash brought out a mixture of demographics. Guests were ...


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Hollywood Beach Pride - The 5th annual Hollywood Beach Pride was held June 25. More information at http://www.transmalechicago.com/transmale-beach-party-hollywood-beach-june25th/ . ...


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1 million at Chicago Pride, Orlando victims remembered - The 47th Annual Pride Parade June 26 began with a moment of silence. The 2016 event opened with a procession of individuals holding up photos of the 49 persons murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando just two weeks earlier. As the procession marched through Uptown, then Lake View, the exuberant crowd stopped, if only briefly, to silently remember the ...


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PASSAGES Marti 'Martha' Rust - Marti "Martha" Rust ( born in 1947 ) of Oregon, Illinois, died peacefully June 21 surrounded by family. Marti was preceded in death by her parents, Darwin Rust and Florence Fifer Bloomer. She is survived by her wife, Judy Thomas; daughters Rosie Thomas, Sophia ( Alex ) Papadopoulos, Kimberly ( Marshall ) Hackbarth and Laura Davis; and grandchildren Giselle, Socrates, ...


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Pride at Montrose event abruptly cancelled by the CPD - As the 47th annual Pride Parade was winding down in Lakeview June 26, Pride at Montrose was just getting started. Hundreds were walking towards Uptown's Cricket Hill for what is advertised as "Chicago's most vibrant Pride event." There, they found relief from the sun underneath lines of trees and basked in the aroma from an array of family barbeques set ...


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Pope says Catholic Church must apologize to gay people, Dignity responds - On June 26, Pope Francis stated that Christians should apologize to gay people and others who the Church has offended or exploited—remarks that some have called historic regarding the church's attitude toward homosexuality. "I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally," the pontiff ...


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Wedding, NAMES quilt panels at Navy Pier Pride celebration - Transgender activist and entrepreneur Angelica Ross led an informal "mass wedding" June 25 as part of several Pride-related activities that day at Chicago's Navy Pier All on the pier were invited to join in the ceremony, so couples could commit to their love for one another, or individuals could commit to their love of themselves. Ross was flanked in the ...


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Upcoming: Lakeview Orchestra's Orlando Pulse Benefit concert with Rachel Barton Pine - From a press release - Lakeview Orchestra is performing a fundraising concert for the victims of the Orlando shooting on June 28, 2016. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Orlando charity, OneOrlando. Works include Ries' Symphony No. 2, Barber's Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, featuring world renowned soloist Rachel Barton Pine. Details June 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Ganz Hall, Roosevelt ...


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Backlot Bash kicks off Pride celebrations - The 2016 list of events & line ups for Chicago's Back Lot Bash includes two weekends of events June 16-26. Back Lot Bash features an outdoor women's music festival in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, a comedy night, a nightclub party, a brunch/wine tasting event and a Pride Family Fest. Info and tickets available atBackLotBashChicago.com . Pictured here: Friday, June 24 Sunset ...


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Proud to Run celebrates 35 years with special guest Rep. Quigley - Proud to Run celebrated 35 years with its annual 5K run/walk and 10K run June 25 at The Grove just north of Montrose Harbor. The event featured more than 1,800 participants—an event record—and was one of many activities that took place during Chicago's LGBTQ Pride Week. "This event has been an integral part of Chicago Pride since 1982," said Proud ...


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Lurie Gender and Sex program receives Pritzker $500K matching gift - According to co-director of Lurie Children's Hospital's Gender and Sex Development Program Rob Garofalo MD/MPH, the Midwest initiative offering a wide range of services for transgender and gender nonconforming youth began in 2013 with about a dozen patients. "Last week we saw out 400th patient," he told Windy City Times. "We see about 15 new patients a month and we ...


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Chicago's queer nightlife family produces 'Solidarity' video - A group of 20+ Chicago queer nightlife organizers came together in the wake of Orlando to share a message of strength, positivity and hope in a video directed toward the Chicago queer community, and the LGBTQ community at large. Those in the video include Joe Erbentraut (Burly at the Burlington), Will Vin Vogt (Salonathon at Beauty Bar), Ariel Zetina—IT Presents ...


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DNC video celebrates LGBT progress - Sunday, June 26 will mark one year since the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land nationwide in its Obergefell v. Hodges ruling. June 26 is also the anniversary of three other landmark pro-LGBT Supreme Court decisions: U.S. v. Windsor ( 2013 ), Hollingsworth v. Perry ( 2013 ), and Lawrence v. Texas ( 2003 ). As ...


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Reaction to UK referendum result, the ILGA-Europe perspective - From a press release - ILGA-Europe have always strongly believed in the power of activists and allies to work together for a common goal, namely to improve life for LGBTI people across Europe. Over our 20 year history, we have supported the work of our dedicated UK membership, and learnt just as much from them in return. So, as a European network of human rights ...


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LGBT Asians disappointed in immigrant Sup. Ct. ruling, relieved on affirm action - From a press release - On Friday, a badly divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in the case U.S. v Texas. The decision upholds a lower court's ruling to block President Obama's Executive Actions on immigration, which expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program and created a new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability ( DAPA ) program. NQAPIA Executive ...


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Clandestina celebrates Pride in Pilsen - Monica Raymund of the Chicago Fire TV show, Brooke Webster and Alma Izquierdo presented Clandestina Chicago throws down on the South Side and North Side, Pride Edition. Thursday, June 23, Clandestina Chicago's Punch House Takeover was at 1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, Chicago, featuring DJs Audio Jack, Sandra Suave, Monica Raymund and Bk Web. Sunday, June 26, 2-10 p.m.: Clandestina ...


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Thousands at Chicago's 20th annual Dyke March - They numbered in the thousands. So many people showed up to the 20th Annual Dyke March June 25 that they spanned most of the Humboldt Park route from Western and Division to the park entrance. Comprised of the entire spectrum of race, gender and gender identity, they marched with defiance. They marched with love. Much like the first Dyke March ...


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Illinois woman charged with attack on actress Kelly McGillis - Henderson County authorities say actress Kelly McGillis ( Top Gun; Witness; The Accused; The Innkeepers ), 58, was the victim of stalking and assault in her western North Carolina home—and the alleged perpetrator is a woman from Illinois. Laurence Marie Dorn, 38, has been charged with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking, assault and battery, and interfering with emergency communication. ...


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Pres. Obama designates Stonewall National Monument, first honoring LGBT Rights - "We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths —- that all of us are created equal —- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to ...


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Transgender military ban to be lifted July 1 - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to breaking news reports that on July 1, the Department of Defense will finally announce an end to the ban on transgender people serving openly in our military. "At long last, thousands of brave transgender patriots will be able to serve our nation openly with the respect they deserve," ...


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Chicago/Windy City Black Pride July 1-4 - Chicago/Windy City Black Pride will take place July 1-4, with a variety of events to mark the occasion. Some of the events include: —"Love & Basketball," a charity basketball game and fashion show featuring Teairra Mari of the reality-TV show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. ( Proceeds will go to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. ) It will take place Friday, ...


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Bipartisan gun-control measure introduced in state House - From a press release - In an effort to further ensure the safety of all residents in the state of Illinois, state Reps. Greg Harris ( D-Chicago ) and Ed Sullivan ( R-Mundelein ) have introduced new legislation that would ban people who have conveyed threats of terrorism or been charged with terrorism offenses from obtaining Firearm Owner Identification ( FOID ) cards. "It is ...


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Rep. Quigley to Address Equality Act at 35th Annual Proud to Run - From a press release - As part of the events surrounding Chicago's 35th annual Proud to Run, US Congressman Mike Quigley will be speaking on June 25 about HR 3185 Equality Act, legislation that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment and other core areas of daily life. Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, LGBTQ Americans still lack ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Life is a parade for Monica Raymund - Monica Raymund is setting Chicago on fire these days with her many performances and appearances. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, the talented actress graduated then headed to Juilliard in New York City. Concentrating on the theater this led her to working on television beginning with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She moved to Lie to Me where she starred ...


PRIDE-PARADE-INFORMATION

PRIDE PARADE INFORMATION - from www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org - DATE: Sunday, June 26 TIME: 12 Noon STARTS AT: Broadway & Montrose. LINE UP: North Broadway ( both the east and the west curb lanes, from Montrose to Wilson ); West Montrose ( both the north and south curb lanes from Broadway to Clark ); Sunnyside Ave. from Broadway to North Sheridan Road and North Sheridan Road, between Montrose and ...


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17th Annual 30 Under 30 to honor youth June 22 - HONORING THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST INDIVIDUALS IN CHICAGO'S LGBTQQIA+ YOUTH COMMUNITY WED., JUNE 22, 5:30 PM RECEPTION/6-7:30 PM EVENT POLO CAFE, 3322 S. MORGAN ST.. FREE EVENT. CATERING BY POLO CAFE & CATERING. HOSTED BY KIRK WILLIAMSON & JERRY NUNN Eric Amaya Eric Amaya is 23-year-old Libra who has been involved in community work since his years in ...


Knight-at-the-Movies-Pride-at-the-movies-Oriented

Knight at the Movies: Pride at the movies; Oriented - We're here, we're queer, we're watching movies. In the 12 years that I've been writing about movies for Windy City Times, I've recommended dozens of film to celebrate Pride. It's no surprise that a quick poll of friends and colleagues reveals a lot of these same titles. These are movies that many of us cherish, returning to them year after ...


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VIEWS In the aftermath of Orlando: Beyond ISIS - Jessica Stern - "Let us show the world that we are not afraid, we will not hide, and we will not stand down." ( New York )—OutRight Action International is shocked and saddened by the deadly massacre at Latin Night at Pulse nightclub on June 12 in Orlando, Florida. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 49 ...


One-year-since-marriage-equality

One year since marriage equality - The date of the Pride Parade—Sunday, June 26—will also mark precisely one year since marriage equality became the law of the land in the United States. A February 2015 press release from the Cook County clerk's office showed that more than 6,500 same-sex couples were married in the county in the first year of marriage equality. On Feb. 21, 2014, ...







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