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Trans murders rising alongside anti-trans rhetoric - An illustration used as part of a 1938 children's book Der Giftpilz ( The Poisoned Mushroom ) by Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher features a menacing-looking, burly caricature of a Jewish man confronting two young children, Else and Hans, who stare up at him in wonder as he uses a bag of caramels to entice them to come with him. In ...


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'Bi the Way' talk Sept. 28 at Center - As part of its Chats series, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host "Bi the Way" Wed., Sept. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. September is Celebrate Bisexuality Month, Marla Depew ( comedian, JDA Comedy ) and Adrienne McCue ( president and executive director, AJW Foundation ) to discuss everything bisexual—including common misconceptions, bi+ erasure, community resources and more. There is ...


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Theater spotlight: The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan; Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet gets transported to a mythical ancient China by the Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company's visiting production of The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan. See how the gorgeous costumes and acrobatics of Peking Opera get adapted to tell this classic tale of a prince who becomes disillusioned once he has discovered that his uncle has murdered his ...


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THEATER REVIEW Life Sucks - Playwright: Aaron Posner. At: Lookingglass Theatre, Water Tower Pumping Station. Tickets: 312-337-0665; LookingglassTheatre.org; $35 and up. Runs through: Nov. 6 Life Sucks is a beautifully performed, visually lovely, and amusing yet thoughtful show—altogether a really good night out. It's playwright/director Aaron Posner's contemporary reworking of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, following the success of Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird, based on Chekhov's ...


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THEATER Collaborating on 'Julius Caesar - For years, Writers Theatre co-founder and artistic director Michael Halberstam had wanted to tackle Shakespeare's Roman history play Julius Caesar. So when it came time to pick out the first play in the company's 25th-anniversary season ( and its first full one in the new multimillion-dollar Studio Gang Architects-designed performance venue ), Halberstam turned to a veteran of many previous ...


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THEATER REVIEW You on the Moors Now - Playwright: Jaclyn Backhaus. At: The Hypocrites at the Den Heath Mainstage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: $36. Runs through: Oct. 30 Unreconstructed jokesters who still derive amusement from invoking the so-called "battle of the sexes" may well consider retiring that divisive wheeze after viewing a genuine gender-war, where those of Heart both Faint and Stout are wounded, sometimes going so ...


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THEATER REVIEW Wonderful Town - Score: Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics: Betty Comden & Adolph Green; Book: Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov. At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 312-443-3800 or GoodmanTheatre.org; $20-$106. Runs through: Oct. 23 Die-hard New York historians are likely to be very unhappy with director Mary Zimmerman's joyously buoyant take on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy Wonderful Town. But everyone else ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Happiest Place on Earth - Playwright: Philip Dawkins. At: Solo Celebration ( in conjunction with Sideshow Theatre Company ) at the Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $42-$48. Runs through: Oct. 23 Communicative dissonances are often evidenced when novelists attempt to write plays, but no less so when a playwright steps out of his comfort zone. There is no denying Philip Dawkins' talent for spinning ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Deadly homophobia in 'Man in the Ring' - Plays have often inspired the creation of operas, but it usually doesn't happen the other way around. Man in the Ring by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright/director/actor Michael Cristofer ( The Shadow Box, Gia, Mr. Robot ) is an exception. Man in the Ring is a drama inspired by the tragic life of gay Black boxer Emile Griffith ( ...


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OUTspoken features variety of storytellers Oct. 4 - The monthly OUTspoken LGBTQ storytelling series at Sidetrack, held the first Tuesday of each month, always features an eclectic mix of voices, and the Oct. 4 program is no different. The event is free, located at 3349 N. Halsted, doors open at 6 p.m., stories at 7 p.m. This month's featured performers are: —Karen Genelly, a native Chicagoan who loves ...


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Nightspots: The Big ToDo - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Fri., Sept. 30, 10 pm Touche, 6412 N. Clark St. Touche proudly announces the 5th annual Leather/Fetish Club Rush Party, to be held Friday, September 30, at 10 p.m. Besides being home to the Leather Archives & Museum and International Mr. Leather, Chicago boasts over 15 local leather/fetish clubs, some for play, others strictly social. This Club Rush Party allows ...


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Dancing About Architecture: Someone special on your twelve-inch - The history of the extended ( 12" ) 33 RPM version of the traditional 45 RPM 7" single is ironically not as long as its mini forefather, but with much more depth. Since its birth in the '70s with Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby," the 12" went from a DJ-only necessity ( due to time constraints ) to ...


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SAVOR Nonnina - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - I have to admit that I cried inside when I heard that Piccolo Sogno Due was closing earlier this year. The Italian restaurant—a spinoff of the famed eatery Piccolo Sogno—had two things patrons could count on: great food and the smiling face of Chef Tony Priolo. Well, a few months later, another Italian restaurant has sprouted at Due's spot—and, fortunately, ...


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Reeling Film Festival opens with Bianca Del Rio - A movie running in Chicago Filmmakers' Reeling 2016: The 34th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival brought director Matt Kugelman and Hurricane Bianca herself, Bianca Del Rio, into town for the debut of the film on Sept. 22 at the Music Box Theatre. The line stretched down the street for the popular RuPaul Drag Race winner. There were many surprise guests ...


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Billy Masters - "I swallow mine."—Robert Sepulveda's explanation to the contestants on Finding Prince Charming. He was answering the question of shouldn't you spit out wine at a wine tasting. As we know, swallowing is something Sepulveda specializes in. We filed our last column on the heels of the Emmy Awards. But there's still some unfinished business. One of Jimmy Kimmel's running bits ...


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Author to promote 'Bobby Kennedy' - Author Larry Tye will be at various Chicago spots to promote his latest book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. The book—which Tye says has strong LGBT- and civil-rights angles—tracks former U.S. Sen./Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's journey from the conservative 1950s to a liberal activist. Stops will include: —Sept. 28, noon: Private lunch-learn talk by Temples Solel ...


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'Express Yourself' gala on Oct. 2 - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are hosting The Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show, a fundraiser for [Trans]formation, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Evanston's Crystal Ballroom and Lounge, 529 Davis St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Attendees will celebrate diversity and gender expression through fashion, as members of the Chicago LGBTQIA+ community dance down the catwalk and feature binary-smashing ...


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Hip-hop and LGBTQs: The intersectionality of two communities - By Tarina Hargrays - "I hold hip-hop in such a high regard and expect so much of it because it is music that has very revolutionary roots." This is what artist Akenya Seymour said when asked about the LGBTQ community's possible growing alliance with the hip-hop community. Akenya Seymour is a 23-year-old music artist from Chicago who identifies as queer and has been a ...


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Chicago Int'l Film Fest hosts celebratory event - The Chicago International Film Festival held a celebration at GreenRiver on Sept. 19. The 52nd year for the festival opens with a musical called La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, that runs Thursday, Oct. 13. Festival founder and artistic director Michael Kutza announced that celebrities and directors will be on the red carpet throughout the run until ...


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Reeling continues to entertain, enlighten until Sept. 29 - The second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world continues in Chicago, as Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival continues in Chicago through Thursday, Sept. 29. For complete festival information, including special guests, special events and updates, and to buy tickets, visit ReelingFilmFestival.org. For more detailed versions of my reviews, go to WindyCityMediaGroup.com. —Lazy Eye ( *** ) ( Sept. ...


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Knight at the Movies: Fall LGBT movie special - The end of September means that fall movies and award season is just about here. This year, the studios have a couple of excellent LGBT contenders that may very well end up in the winner's circle. Read on for some highlights from the fall movie season. Late September King Cobra—Reeling, Chicago's LGBT film festival ( of which I'm ...


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NUNN ON ONE Actor/musician David Pevsner shows versatility - Performer David Pevsner is full of surprises. Not only is he a talented actor in films like 300: Rise of an Empire and Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean, but he's been an erotic model for 20 years. Television credits include Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and Grey's Anatomy. He just released a comedy album called Most Versatile with ...


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Aurora gets tax credit for arts center - The City of Aurora has received a tax-credit award worth more than $15 million from the Illinois Housing Development Authority ( IHDA ) toward the development of the Aurora Arts Center at the former Waubonsee Community College Building downtown. The $35-million project will be developed by The Community Builders Inc., and will consist of a restaurant as well as a ...


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Five ways to help your child who is being bullied (with special tips for LGBTQ parents) - As kids return to school, some kids will be billed because their parents identify as LGBTQ. We know that bullies are always on the prowl and that, sadly, many, many kids will be bullied at school. Being bullied is always painful, but when the bullying revolves around your family, whom you love, the pain can run even deeper. Parents who ...


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THE AMAZON TRAIL Affectional preference - Hey, world, big news! Gay people are more than our sexuality. I am really, really tired of the focus on the third syllable of the term homosexual. It's annoyed me for 54 years that I am defined by one part of my humanity. Please tell me why, for example, that the minute a perfectly intelligent, well-educated, otherwise apparently open-minded adult ...


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L & A Healing Studio: A business and personal partnership - Just more than a year old, L & A Healing Studio is fast becoming a South Loop destination. "People say, "it feels like you guys have been here forever," but we got the keys on July 6 of last year and we were open the week of July 25," remembered Leo Gonzalez, the "L" of "L and A." His partner, ...


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E. Patrick Johnson now heading NU's African-American studies - by M. Shelly Conner - E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of African-American Studies and Performance Studies, has been named the new chair of the African-American studies department at Northwestern University. Johnson is no stranger to university administrative posts, having previously served as the chair and director of graduate studies for the Department of Performance Studies. He replaces colleague and African-American Studies scholar Martha Biondi ...


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Syphilis infection rates on the rise - A new report released Sept. 22 shows that syphilis infections are on the rise in men who have sex with men ( MSM ) in the United States, jumping 15 percent from 2013 to 2014. The same report showed that Illinois, in 2015, had about 311.9 cases per 100,000 persons, slightly higher than the national MSM rate of 309 cases ...


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Chicago House launching TransWorks mentorship Oct. 19 - Chicago House is launching the organization's third TransWorks Mentorship Program this fall, beginning Wed., Oct. 19. The purpose of the program is to facilitate supportive and positive relationships between transgender and gender non-conforming ( GNC ) individuals in order to build community, increase life skills and create leadership opportunities. TransWorks is seeking transgender and GNC individuals to participate in the ...


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Howard Brown Health medical director discusses new South Side clinic - Maya Green, M.D., medical director of Howard Brown Health's Englewood clinic, calls her new role "a whirlwind of fun and challenges. It's been a great experience in teamwork, community and sharing." The clinic opened in May of this year, and represents an effort by Howard Brown Health to both expand its services to Chicago's South Side and alleviate overcrowding in ...


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LGBTQs, gun violence prevention coalition to provide education, action - CHICAGO—In response to the epidemic of shootings in Chicago, and the massacre of mostly LGBTQ, mostly Latino individuals at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Chicago-area LGBTQ, Latino and gun violence prevention organizations are coming together for a town hall on Thursday, Oct. 20, for a forum aimed at education, coalition-building and action. The free program will feature various speakers who ...


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LGBT business event focuses on supplier diversity - Law firm Baker & McKenzie hosted a Sept. 22 City Wide Pride event alongside the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois. Four panelists addressed a standing-room only audience made up of representatives ranging from growing local businesses to worldwide industry titans on the topic of "Squaring the Supplier Diversity Circle." Baker & McKenzie Senior Manager of Global Business Development Jeff ...


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IVI-IPO hosting Glynn Sudberry Awards Oct. 7 - IVI-IPO, the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization, will host its annual Glynn Sudberry Awards Friday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Lazo's Tacos, 2009 N. Western Ave. The emcee will be Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy. Activist awards will go to Rev. Kevin Tindell and Marixta Vida, while the business award will go to Tracy Baim, publisher of Windy City ...


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Controversial NU professor can return to teaching - A lesbian Northwestern University political science professor who was, this summer, banned from campus and student contact was, on Sept. 19, given the go-ahead to return to her job. Prof. Jacqueline Stevens was banned from contact with colleagues and students in late July in response to an exchange with a colleague that took place the previous March. Stevens maintained that ...


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Court rules for trans Wisconsin boy - A federal court ruled Sept. 20 that a Wisconsin school must immediately halt its discriminatory policy of singling out a transgender boy, Ashton Whitaker, and forcing him to use a restroom separate from all other students. Whitaker—with Transgender Law Center and Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, representing him—asked for the preliminary injunction so that he could use the restroom during ...


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Illinois HIV+ people urged to take quiz - Illinois HIV Care Connect has introduced the HIV #StayinCare Quiz to raise awareness of the topic of staying in care, also known as "retention in care," Business Wire noted. By taking this quiz, people living with HIV in Illinois can measure their offhand awareness and knowledge of why staying in HIV care is important. At the end of the quiz, ...


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Feldblum reflects on being first out EEOC commissioner - Chai Feldblum, the first openly lesbian commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ), has admitted that, since she doesn't have biological children, there are certain laws that have become her "kids." Among those are the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ( ENDA ), both of which she had a hand ...


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Symposium positions health equity as a pivotal social justice issue for LGBTQs - GUEST COLUMN - For those in our community with an activist spirit, attending a two-day symposium on LGBTQ Health might seem like the least likely response to all that troubles our people and society. The airwaves fill with the racist machinations of a presidential candidate. Social media reminds us daily of unbridled police terror claiming the lives of innocent Black men. And gun ...


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Gender-neutral restrooms at more suburban schools - Libertyville High and Vernon Hills High have added gender-neutral for trans students or anyone else wishing to use them, Daily Herald reports. Six restrooms were designated as gender-neutral at each school, which are part of Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128. "The district is committed to providing resources and accommodations that provide a safe and secure environment for all ...


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Some states' voter ID laws may block tens of thousands of transgender voters - From a Williams Institute press release - LOS ANGELES — Eight states' voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for tens of thousands of transgender voters this election. In Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, about 112,000 transgender people who have transitioned are estimated to be eligible to vote—34,000 of them may face barriers to voting this November due ...


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Entertainment news: Marc Jacobs, Tituss Burgess, 'Hamilton,' 'Will & Grace' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Designer Marc Jacobs has apologized for having models with dreadlocks at his recent New York Fashion Week show, Page Six stated. "I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity," the designer wrote on Instagram. "I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech to express oneself through art, clothes, words, hair, music… EVERYTHING. Of course I do 'see' ...


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Final Trans Talk offers education on trans living - In order to combat the dramatic upsurge in anti-transgender rhetoric over the past two years, many advocates agree that an increase in transgender education and ally-building is urgently required. It was therefore encouraging to see a packed room at Lakeview's Center on Addison Sept. 22 for the third and final in a series of Thursday Trans Talk events that Center ...


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TRAVEL Los Angeles: City of Angels has a lot to love - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Many Chicagoans choose to move to Los Angeles in California and it is easy to see why. There is plenty of sunshine and a moderate climate to enjoy. The grid layout of the city makes it easy to navigate but traffic needs to always be taken into consideration. Public transportation is continually in the works and ride sharing with Uber ...


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Dining news: Hamburger Hop winners, Nat'l Coffee Day, Oyster Fest - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The 2016 Hamburger Hop, sponsored by Buckhead Beef and Blue Moon Brewing Company, kicked off the ninth annual Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet. Chef Martial Noguier of Bistronomic was named the judges' Buckhead Beef Hamburger Hop Award winner with his Le French Burger, while Chef Moosah Reaume of Rosebud Prime earned the People's Choice Award for the Rosebud Patty Melt ...


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Hundreds feast at Chicago Gourmet - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Millennium Park was filled with foodies on Sept. 24-25 for Chicago Gourmet, presented by bon appetit. The cuisine celebration started Sept. 23 with a Hamburger Hop at Harris Theater Rooftop, then continued later that evening at The Underground. Billy Dec, the owner of Rocket Ranch restaurants and The Underground, was on hand later in the weekend for cooking demonstrations on ...


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MUSIC Bloc Party talks group dynamics, coming out - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - English group Bloc Party continues to combine rock, pop and electronic music mixing the sounds together. Beginning in 1999, the team has changed a bit over the years while still having strong success. Their debut album Silent Alarm went platinum in Britain, and the follow up A Weekend in the City reached number 12 on the Billboard 200. The band's ...


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BOOK REVIEW Sorry Not Sorry - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Naya Rivera. $24; Tarcher, Pergiee; 241 pages Oh, the things you did in your youth! All those late nights, sneaking out of the house and thinking your parents didn't know. ( They did. ) The crazy things you did on the road, hoping the police would never stop you. ( They did. ) The parties, the goofy fashions, the ...


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AUTOS: VEHICLE REVIEW 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Less swoopy, more suave - When first seeing the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra, I didn't really care for it. Sure, it was bound to be a technical advancement over the previous generation, but it seemed less special. Swoopy bodywork had given way to a more upright grille that seemed lifted straight from the mid-size Sonata. Same for the interior. Good, but nothing special. Maybe I ...


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World news: Mexico and marriage, N. Ireland petition, Oscar Wilde - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pope Francis has praised anti-gay marriage activists in Mexico for defending "family and life," PinkNews reported. Mexico has recently seen a wave of large-scale protests opposing same-sex marriage heavily backed by Catholic groups, after President Enrique Pena Nieto pushed to bring about same-sex marriage countrywide. Tens of thousands of people were bused in to large anti-gay marriage protests across the ...


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National roundup: Emergency shelters, Pulse aftermath, immigrant project - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) issued a final rule requiring equal treatment of transgender people in federally funded emergency shelters. The rule provides that transgender individuals must be housed based on their gender identity. In a statement, National Center for Lesbian Rights Policy Director Julianna Gonen, Esq., said, "This new rule ensures that no ...


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Educators Tackle Race in "Color of Education" Panel Discussion - From a press release - Join an esteemed panel of educators in an honest discussion of race and education at the upcoming "Color of Education" Roundtable Discussion, Thursday, October 6, 2016 the Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law. The Cradle Adoption Agency recently launched the "Our Children" education and empowerment series designed to educate parents on raising African-American children in a society still plagued ...


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Hamilton's America documentary on PBS Great Performances Oct. 21 - From a press release - The story of Alexander Hamilton is most remembered for its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hamilton killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. But the full story of this political genius - a poor immigrant who built himself up from nothing to become one of the nation's most vital architects - has largely been forgotten by history...until now. Today, ...


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Point Foundation Scholarship event to support LGBTQ students - From a press release - Point Foundation ( Point ), which provides higher education scholarship, mentoring and leadership training to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) students, invites the public to help support the next generation of LGBTQ leaders. The Oct. 27 event in Chicago is an opportunity to meet Point Scholars and Alumni, enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and for individuals ...


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Report: Bisexuals face invisibility, isolation, discrimination, violence - From a press release - DENVER, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — A new report previewed yesterday at the White House in a groundbreaking policy meeting found that while more than half of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) community identifies as bisexual, bisexual people experience alarming rates of invisibility, societal rejection, violence, discrimination, and poor physical and mental health—often at rates higher than ...


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Susan Werner kicks off Auditorium's season - On Sept. 22, The Auditorium Theater kicked off its 2016-17 season with an intimate performance from out singer-songwriter Susan Werner. Celebrating her ninth appearance at The Auditorium Theater, Werner, per her custom, turned the historic performance space into an intimate cabaret setting by having the audience seated on stage with her. Starting the show with stand-up bassist Curt Bley and ...


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Remarks by President Obama at National Museum of African American History and Culture - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE Grand Foyer 4:51 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, welcome, everybody. ( Applause. ) This is an exceptionally good-looking group. ( Laughter. ) And there are just so many friends here that it feels like one of our house parties. ( ...


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New campaign featuring LGBTQ immigrants - From a press release - New York, NY — Today, Immigration Equality and the Brooklyn Community Pride Center will launch the LGBTQ New Americans Project, featuring audio and video oral histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer immigrants living in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. Through extended conversation, the project records the unique experiences of LGBTQ immigrants in their own words. Topics and ...


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OUTspoken features variety of storytellers Oct. 4 - The monthly OUTspoken LGBTQ storytelling series at Sidetrack, held the first Tuesday of each month, always features an eclectic mix of voices, and the Oct. 4 program is no different. The event is free, located at 3349 N. Halsted, doors open at 6 p.m., stories at 7 p.m. This month's featured performers are: — Karen Genelly, a native Chicagoan who ...


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Clinton underscores LGBT rights to win over millenials - For a Democrat, Clinton has low support among young voters - With polls showing a decline in support among millennials, Hillary Clinton is underscoring LGBT rights to keep young voters from straying from the Democratic presidential ticket on Election Day. Clinton referenced the importance of continuing the LGBT rights advancements seen under the Obama administration during a speech Sept. 19 intended to rally millennials at Temple University. Contrasting her views with ...


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Sky semifinal tickets sales begin - From a press release - CHICAGO — Tickets for the semifinal round of the 2016 WNBA Playoffs presented by Verizon are on sale now. The winning teams in the second round single-elimination games advance to the semifinals which will feature a five-game series beginning on Wednesday, September 28 at the home court of either top-seeded Minnesota or second-seeded Los Angeles, who previously earned a bye ...


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Tim Murphy, author of Christodora, at City Lit Sept. 29 - From a press release - City Lit Books hosts a reading by Tim Murphy, author of Christodora, followed by a discussion moderated by filmmaker and journalist Kellee Terrell. The event is Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. at 2523 N. Kedzie, Chicago. In Christodora, Tim Murphy follows the lives of a diverse cast of characters who reside in and around an iconic apartment building in Manhattan's ...


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Day-of-show digital lottery for Hamilton launching Sept. 27 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( Sept. 20, 2016 ) — Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago are pleased to announce the day-of-show digital lottery for HAMILTON, launching in Chicago on September 27, 2016 at The PrivateBank Theatre ( 18 W. Monroe ). The Chicago production will conduct a day-of-show lottery for every performance beginning on Tuesday, September 27. Forty-four day-of-show tickets will ...


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From This Day Forward, explores family with transgender dad, Oct. 10 - From a press release - A unique—and traditional—love story shows how a Midwestern family adapted to a life-altering transformation. What's it like to have a transgender parent—or spouse? How can a family stay together in the face of such significant change? What does a marriage-bound daughter want her father to wear for the traditional trip down the wedding aisle? Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck answers all these ...


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AfterEllen fires editor, future in question - Former AfterEllen editor-in-chief Trish Bendix was fired from her post Monday night after 10 years with the lesbian/queer-focused website. She spent the last two years in her current role managing content and editorial functions daily to keep the site relevant. The website's owners say they will keep the site online and use freelancers at some point for new content. "I ...


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Joffrey Ballet launches 2016-2017 season with multimedia Romeo & Juliet - From a press release - CHICAGO —The Joffrey Ballet launches its 2016-2017 season with the return of Polish National Ballet Director Krzysztof Pastor's popular Romeo & Juliet, which mesmerized audiences at its Chicago premiere in spring 2014. Romeo & Juliet is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, October 13-23, 2016. A neo-ballet in three acts, ...


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Garland, Minnelli Palladium concert tribute Oct. 9 - From a press release - After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays ( as Judy Garland ) and Michelle Lauto ( as Liza Minnelli ) are bringing "Judy & Liza—Once in a Lifetime" back to the Uptown Underground Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented ...


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President Obama presents National Medals of the Arts and Humanities - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - Remarks by President Obama, East Room, Sept. 22, 2016, 11:49 a.m. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you! ( Applause. ) Everybody, please have a seat, have a seat. ( Applause. ) Thank you so much. Everybody, please sit down. I can tell this is a rowdy crowd. Sit down. ( Laughter. ) Welcome to the White House, everybody. Throughout my time ...


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34th Reeling Film Festival makes America gay again - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Last summer we celebrated the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. This summer we mourned the victims of Orlando's Pulse massacre. But on the brighter side, the Republican presidential candidate (Is this really happening or am I trapped in a bad movie?) threw a crumb to the LGBTQ community, even if he couldn't pronounce it. Whatever happens, some people have ...


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Entertainment news: Lady Gaga, Lance Bass, Alexis Arquette, Zayn Malik - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lady Gaga is reportedly inching closer to one of the biggest gigs on the planet: performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017, Billboard reported. Sources have told the publication that Gaga is in talks for the 51st annual football showdown, scheduled for Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston. She released a new song, "Perfect Illusion," on ...


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Project Elevate red carpet Sept. 29 - AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Project Elevate will host a red-carpet and presentation for six short video vignettes addressing abandonment, bullying, sexual abuse and other issues. The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, at Hyde Park Art Center, 5220 S. Cornell Ave., 5-8 p.m. Prior to the vignettes being shown a reception will be held featuring music by DJ Tess ...


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MOVIES: REELING Hurricane Bianca (Del Rio) blows into the Windy City - Roy Haylock's alter ego, Bianca Del Rio, took home the crown on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Combining humor with bright costumes, she snatched the title and is notably the first and only Latino winner of the hit Logo show. Afterward, Del Rio has returned for appearances on Drag Race as well as the second season of RuPaul's ...


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Leather Archives & Museum marks 25th anniversary - Archival tour part of anniv. weekend - The Leather Archives & Museum ( LA&M ) celebrated 25 years of leather history Sept. 17 with an anniversary banquet at Francesca's Bryn Mawr in Edgewater and a program at the Rogers Park LA&M headquarters. Master of Ceremonies, LA&M board member and International Mr. Leather Coordinator Jon Krongaard welcomed the 100 people in attendance and presented Randall "Bearman" Klett with ...


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Mbiganyi Lashani: The life behind one of Chicago's 500 murder victims - On July 18, Mbiganyi Lashani was in in his kitchen preparing a meal. "So a dove came and sat on my window, as I was getting the skillet ready, it flew away," he wrote on social media. Friends thought it was a good omen. Eleven days later, just before six in the morning on July 29, Chicago Police Department ( ...


Gay News

Pride Films and Plays announces five finalists in the 2016 LezPlay Contest - From a press release - Formal readings of all five plays to be presented October 7 through 9 Chicago, IL - Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our 2016 LezPlay Contest. From nearly three dozen entries, five finalists have been selected to receive staged readings of their scripts during LezPlay Weekend, which runs October 7-9 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre ...


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THEATER REVIEW Parachute Man - Playwright: Mando Alvarado. At: Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000; TeatroVista.org; $18-$30. Runs through: Oct. 16 When his father died, 9-year old Eric decided he must be the protector of his mother and kid brother, Andrew. When Mom remarried and had another son, Eric repressed his anger but savagely beat his half-brother at least ...







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