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Agnes Moorehead to get her due at NRHOF ceremony - Harnessing a talent uncompromised and a career spanning 60 years in the entertainment industry, Bewitched television actress Agnes Moorehead will be honored posthumously at the National Radio Hall of Fame ( NRHOF ) ceremony Sunday, Nov. 9, in Los Angeles. It will mark the first time the induction ceremony has taken place outside of Chicago. Born in 1900, Moorehead began ...


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First couple to adopt looks back - Relatively few people in Illinois may know it, but many of the state's families headed by LGBT parents owe a debt of thanks to Elizabeth Strum and Becky Lowery. Strum and Lowery have been together for 30 years. They were the first same-sex couple in the state to be granted the right to adopt a child together. They won their ...


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Dungy clarifies comments about Michael Sam - A day after NFL coach-turned-NBC analyst Tony Dungy was criticized for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, he clarified his comments and provided context, The Chicago Tribune reported. Dungy had initially said, "I wouldn't have taken him. Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to ...


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Billy Masters - "The chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually. Which is crazy. Not that it—the chances of it are, like you know, it's like probably 'pigs could fly'. Like, I don't think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado."—Tara Reid explains how Sharknado is, in fact, a ...


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Photographer exhibit at SoFo Tap - The SoFo Tap will host the solo exhibition of new work by Chicago photographer Shannon Jenkins ( Flaming City Photography ). The "Man Pop Art Show" reception will be held Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Andersonville bar. In his first exhibition, Jenkins presents colorful artwork celebrating the male physique. The artist has manipulated photographs of his hairy male subjects ...


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WCT's Baim named to NLGJA's Hall of Fame - Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim is one of three individuals named as inductees to this year's National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's ( NLGJA's ) LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame. Baim co-founded Windy City Times in 1985 and Outlines newspaper in 1987. Lambda Publications, the parent company of Outlines, bought Windy City Times in 2000 and merged it with ...


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AIDS policy listening session Aug. 5 - The White House Office of National AIDS Policy ( ONAP ) regional listening session will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 3—5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. ONAP will review state and local efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy ( NHAS ), gather feedback from ...


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PASSAGES Raymond G. Hughes - Raymond Hughes died on June 25 at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, surrounded by family and friends who loved him dearly. He was 57. He was born in Wyoming, Michigan, to Jean and Donald Hughes on July 27, 1956. He graduated from Godwin Heights High School as a National Merit Scholar, and received a B.A. from Loyola University with a ...


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GLAAD's index finds lack of LGBT images - LGBT media-advocacy organization GLAAD has released its second annual Studio Responsibility Index ( SRI ), a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year. Among other things, the report found that the most common place to find LGBT characters in ...


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Neneh Cherry's 'Stance' on Chicago, gay pals, being 'mormor' - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC - =Talented performer Neneh Cherry returns to the scene with her first full album in 16 years, entitled Blank Project. At the Pitchfork Music Festival, Cherry proved she is no nostalgia act, focusing on the beats of the new music and ending with a slowed-down version of her classic "Buffalo Stance." This was only her second time performing in the United ...


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MUSIC Lakeside Pride Freedom Band director Zurcher resigns on a high note - Christy Zurcher loves music with a passion that has been nurtured since she was a child. It has been an unparalleled force of empowerment, community and expression for her. She also believes 10 is a nice round number ( her number of years in her capacity as a director ) and respects the concept of time as a precious commodity. ...


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Knight at the Movies: Marvel's Guardians...; Lucy; film notes - Even the most casual follower of current events must be aware of the plethora of headlines bemoaning the sorry financial state of this year's summer blockbuster season with its nearly 20-percent drop from last year's record setting bonanza. The experts have weighed in with a myriad of probable causes for this fall-off, with consumer fatigue over the usual action-hero-driven fare ...


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CRITICS' PICKS - Avenue Q, Mercury Theater Chicago, through Oct. 26. This Tony Award-winning hit musical that smartly spoofs Sesame Street feels right at home at the intimate Mercury Theatre. And now with an extension through October, the show is finally getting the long Chicago run it really should have had when it was brand new. SCM Brigadoon, Goodman Theatre, through Aug. 17. ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Grand-scale Greek drama - Don't ever accuse The Hypocrites of thinking small. Not only is the high-profile storefront theater company moving into a new space at The Den Theatre, but The Hypocrites is inaugurating it with a world premiere called All Our Tragic by former artistic director Sean Graney that adapts and combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides into ...


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As we advance LGBTI rights, the UN is a key ally - As we move forward from Pride Month in June, and riding on the coattails of a successful 45-year anniversary of the Pride Parade here in Chicago, we must not forget the pervasive challenges for LGBTI rights that persist every day on a global scale. The facts can be sobering. Today, around 80 countries criminalize same-sex relationships. In some of these ...


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Ryan White's mom's campaign; HIV removed from human cells - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Jeanne White-Ginder—mother of the late Ryan White, the Kokomo, Indiana, teenager who died from AIDS-related complications nearly 25 years ago—was in Washington, D.C., July 30 to remind Congress of the importance of funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, according to a press release. White-Ginder went to Washington on behalf of The AIDS Institute. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides medical ...


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Obama urged to reconsider pacts; a killing in Crimea - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Almost a dozen of U.S. senators want President Barack Obama to reconsider trade agreements with Nigeria and Uganda because of their homophobic laws, according to Gay Star News. Obama is scheduled to meet with African leaders Aug. 4-6 during the first-ever African Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. Ahead of this summit, 10 senators have penned a letter to the ...


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Joan Jett's honor; Nathan Lane's point; 'True Blood' - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Transgender Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace made a special appearance the Alternative Press Music Awards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, to present the first ever "Icon Award" ( presented by Blackstar Amps ) to the legendary Joan Jett, according to a press release. The two also performed the song "Soulmates to ...


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6th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear marriage equality cases - From a press release - CINCINNATI — On August 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will hear oral arguments in six marriage equality cases — the most marriage cases that any federal circuit court has ever heard in a single day, and the fourth argument to be heard by a federal circuit court since the United States Supreme Court's decision last ...


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Mother of Ryan White to Congress: Maintain commitment - From a news release - Washington, DC — As the fight against HIV/AIDS turns a new corner with growing evidence of the importance of AIDS treatment and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ), Jeanne White-Ginder — the mother of Ryan White — the namesake of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, today returned to our nation's capital to remind lawmakers of the ...


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Theater spotlight: Salome - Lesbian soprano Patricia Racette makes her first stab at the title role of Salome, Richard Strauss' controversial 1905 opera based upon Oscar Wilde's oft-banned Biblical play. Racette is teaming with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor James Conlon, for this special concert to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Strauss' birth. No word yet whether Racette will reveal all during ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Jungle - Playwright: Matt Foss, adapted from Upton Sinclair's novel. At: Oracle Productions, 3809 N. Broadway. Tickets: www.publicaccesstheatre.org; free ( but reservations essential ). Runs through: Sept. 6 This world-premiere adaptation of Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel extends Oracle Productions' examination of U.S. capitalism, this time shifting from the not-as-silly-as-it-seems satire of The President ( the troupe's previous show ), to the tragic ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Marvelous Marvelettes - Playwright: Reginald Williams. At: Black Ensemble, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-769-4451; www.blackensemble.org; $55-$65. Runs through: Sept. 7 Even for those with personal memories of the era that spawned the so-called youth market, it comes as a shock to recall just how young some of its early "teen idols" were. ( Paul Anka had his first hit at the ...


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THEATER REVIEW Me, My Mom & Sharmila - By Jerry Dye. Playwright: Fawzia Mirza. At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150 or theaterwit.org; $20. Runs through: Aug. 9 Presented by Catharsis Productions, Fawzia Mirza writes and stars in a one woman show with a lot of heart called Me, My Mom & Sharmila. The set is a simple row of chairs where Mirza performs a 75-minute ...


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Team Chicago hosts Gay Games 9 senf-off party - Team Chicago will be hosting a Gay Games 9 send-off party on Thu., August 7, 6-9 p.m. at The North End bar, 3733 N. Halsted St. Team Chicago shirts for the opening ceremony and other items will be provided, plus the latest news from Cleveland for those heading to the Gay Games. The Gay Games open Sat., August 9, at ...


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King to speak at CFW annual luncheon - Activist/tennis icon Billie Jean King will be the keynote speaker at The Chicago Foundation for Women's ( CFW's ) 29th Annual Luncheon on Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr., at 12 p.m. The luncheon will celebrate the achievements of women and girls by bringing together a diverse audience that includes business, philanthropy, government, nonprofit, media ...


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Events Wed., July 30 - Thursday, Aug. 7 - Wed., July 30 Trans Youth Resources and Advocacy Youth Drop-In Center Every Wednesday, safe, confidential place for transgender people between the ages of 14 to 24. Meet other youth who also identify as transgender, or are questioning their gender identity. Free food, snacks and refreshments, music, peer support, adult supervision, referrals and education. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Broadway Youth Center, 615 ...


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Wachowskis to open studio to benefit TransLife Center - Andy and Lana Wachowski ( the award-winning directors and producers of films such as Cloud Atlas, the Matrix series and V for Vendetta ) are offering the chance to join them at their private, 20,000-square-foot industrial movie production studio in Edgewater—all to benefit Chicago House's TransLife Center. The inaugural event, "TransReelization: An Evening of Film at Kinowerks Studio," will give ...


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Obama honors Bill T. Jones with arts medal - On July 28, President Obama awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room. Among the honorees was openly gay dance legend Bill T. Jones, who won a Tony Award for his choreography of Fela! Some of the other awardees included musician Linda Ronstadt, arts patron Joan Harris, director/CEO Jeffrey ...


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Storytelling show OUTspoken! at Sidetrack Aug. 5 - OUTspoken! is a new storytelling show presented at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Storytellers identify as LBGTQ. The first performance will be on Tuesday, Aug. 5, and the shows will occur monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge for this event. Performers on ...


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Chicago Bar Foundation honors Jill M. Metz - At its 16th annual awards luncheon, The Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association, honored Chicago attorney Jill M. Metz with the Edward J. Lewis Pro Bono Award. This award distinguishes attorneys displaying a deep commitment to equal justice through outstanding pro bono service. Metz has devoted her 35-year law career to litigating, advocating and educating ...


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Claudia Mosier receives honor - Claudia Mosier, Psy.D., former director of mental health at the Center on Halsted, recently received the Supervisor of the Year award from Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern McGaw Medical, Center for graduate medical education. The award was for her supervision of the interns in the LGBTQ internship program. This is the first APA-approved LGBTQ psychology internship in the country. Mosier ...


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Lyme Light: Memoir's humorous take on near-fatal tragedy - Natalie London's book, Lyme Light: A Memoir, tells the story of a queer Canadian-born young woman who was attending Columbia University while pursuing her musical ambitions. It seemed inevitable that her scholastic achievements and artistic abilities would take her up the ladder of success. Then along came a tick that took a bite out of her plans and turned her ...


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LeAnn Rimes releasing dance remix CD Aug. 5 - Grammy- and World Music Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes is set to release her 19th album on Aug. 5. It's a dance remix of her greatest hits titled Dance Like You Don't Give a… Greatest Hits Remixes. "Dance Like You Don't Give a…" features remixes of Rimes' hits by DJs such as Dave Aude, Kaskade, Cahill, Fear of Tigers, Soul Seekerz ...


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THEATER REVIEW Hellish Half-Light - Playwright: Samuel Beckett. At: Mary-Arrchie Theatre Compay at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. Tickets: 773-871-0442; www.ticketweb.com; $25. Runs through: Aug. 30 Actors love the plays of Samuel Beckett for the same reasons that audiences hate them. As with his successors, Harold Pinter and Vaclav Havel, they propose a universe steeped in ambiguities itching for performers to lend them coherence. ...


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Dance for Life on Aug. 16 - Six of Chicago's top dance companies ( Giordano Dance Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, River North Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and Visceral Dance Chicago ) will come together Aug. 16 at the annual Dance for Life, the largest performance-based AIDS fundraising event in the Midwest. A gala reception will take place at 5 p.m. at ...


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LETTERS Staying north; Quinn is in - Staying north LGBT people, their friends and families are everywhere, of course, but the heart of Chicago's ( Illinois/Midwest U.S. ) gay community is still in the Lake View/Uptown area. The various LGBT community events—like Pride Fest, the Pride Parade and Northalsted Market Days—are also located in the area for the financial benefit of the many local LGBT-friendly businesses, especially ...


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A Gay in the Life: Rick Aguilar - Rick Aguilar started in photography in high school, taking photos for the yearbook and newspaper—and he shot his first wedding while still a high school student, using a camera he borrowed from his yearbook advisor. He now has more than 20 cameras of his own ( mostly Canon ) and he's been a professional photographer for 10 years. "It's remarkable ...


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Life: The Beginning - A recurring column - No tears shed. You would think at seven months old I would have screamed and cried for hours. Guess I have always been a soldier. From what I was told later about the incident, my face was bubbled. It probably looked like hamburger meat—I never quite understood the story of why I was taken away from my biological mom. There ...


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Dining news: Le Colonial special; Taste of Latin America - —Every Wednesday, French-Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial, 937 N. Rush St., offers a chef-selected date night menu where a twosome can enjoy a three-course meal for $25 each. The meal includes an appetizer, main course, dessert and a glass of wine. Some popular past date night dishes are the cha gio ( crispy Vietnamese spring rolls ), the ga xao cari ...


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LezFest held at Mary's Attic - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - LezFest: A One Night Fling, a celebration in words, songs, music and theater was held July 28 at Mary's Attic as a benefit for Pride Films and Plays. Featured performers who were slated to perform included Christy Hasselson, 2006 winner of Windy City Gay Idol; Lauren Sivak, published storyteller in Story Club Magazine and Managing Director for Walkabout Theatre; Shannon ...


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Housing activists rally to support SRO resolution - Shortly before the Chicago City Council on July 30 approved, without discussion, a resolution temporarily banning the conversion and demolition of Single Room Occupancy ( SRO ) buildings, activists, housing advocates and city officials gathered outside the Council's chambers to lend their support to the measure and call attention to the need for more affordable housing in the city. The ...


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Edgewater business caters to clients' needs - His dad owned multiple restaurants and his brother also have worked in the food industry. So, it's no surprise Brent Conn landed in the field, too. Now in its 21st year, he is the president of Conn's Catering, based in Edgewater, which also runs an adjacent restaurant, Red Rover Café, which has been open for about a year and is ...


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Illinois takes step to end trans insurance bias - From a press release - CHICAGO — Several Illinois-based advocacy groups joined together today to praise the Illinois Department of Insurance for taking a crucial first step in addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage. The groups — the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Lambda Legal and the TransLife Center of Chicago House & Social Service Agency — ...


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Equality Michigan takes on MichFest trans ban - From a press release - DETROIT — In 1991, Nancy Burkholder was first thrown out of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival for being transgender. Since that time, several more transgender people have been asked to leave the event out of respect for its "womyn-born-womyn intention" which discourages transgender women from participating in the music festival held annually in Michigan and attended by women from across ...


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BENT NIGHTS Fed Up Fest 2014 - From a press release - From a quick glance at the Facebook Event page for the first Fed Up Festival, one could be misled into believing the event was simply a punk LGBTQ friendly blow-out. The event—which took place July 25-27 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport—was far more then just that. With many participants and punk bands coming in from as far away as ...


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Lambda Legal to 7th Circuit: Grant marriage for all Hoosiers - From a press release - ( Chicago, IL, July 29th, 2014 ) - Today, Lambda Legal filed its appellate brief in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the court to strike down the state's discriminatory marriage ban. Oral arguments in the case, Baskin v. Bogan, have been scheduled for August 26th, 2014. "We're confident the court will rule in favor of love, freedom and ...


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Pride Fest veteran Neon Hitch talks new music, freedom - NUNN ON ONE: SUMMER MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Singer, gypsy and hula-hooper Neon Hitch ( her actual name ) grew up traveling in a circus of a family in Britain. Although she has released many singles in the past, such as "Fuck U Better" and the radio hit with Gym Class Heroes "Ass Back Home," this fall she is slated to release her debut album, Eleutheromaniac. The single ...


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MOMBIAN How the makers of D&D won my family's heart - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I played the original Dungeons & Dragons ( D&D ) game in high school, back in the early '80s. I've been delighted to see it is experiencing a resurgence—and capturing my son's interest as well. A recent encounter made me love the game, and the company behind it, even more. Beginning the adventure During the July 4th week, my ...


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THEATER REVIEW Who Is Gabi Grayskull? - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwrights: Becca Levine, John Loos and Alex Vanover-Miller. At: The Brendas at The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St. Tickets: 800-650-6449 or www.pubhousetheatre.com; $10. Runs through: Aug. 28 It could be easy to write off The Brendas' new sketch comedy show Who is Gabi Grayskull? That's because the answer to the show's title is essentially lifted from Noel Coward's ...


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DISH: SAVOR Beatrix; Ombra - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Times have certainly changed. Once, the term "neighborhood restaurant" conjured images only of greasy spoons that served the most sinful of comfort foods. ( However, in their defense, some of those places serve the tastiest food. ) However, the people behind Lettuce Entertainment You ( LEYE ) restaurant Beatrix ( 519 N. Clark St.; http://beatrixchicago.com/ ) aim to change that ...


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Lakeside Band entertains at director's farewell - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chicago Lakeside Pride Freedom Band celebrated a 30-year legacy of music, visibility and pride at Northeastern Illinois University on July 27. A part of the Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, the Freedom Band played an array of music, including "Sweet Home Chicago," "Born This Way" and "I'm Coming Out." The performance was also a farewell concert for Freedom Band Director Christy ...


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BENT NIGHTS Brothers Moving; Boz Scaggs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After a day packed with gay pride events on June 29, I came home to what could best be described as an unexpected surprise. Parked in front of my apartment building was a friendly and scruffy crew of vaguely odd sounding young men and women with an assortment of video cameras, guitars and babies. It turned out I stumbled into ...


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'An Evening of Magic' dazzles audience, raises $5,000 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On July 27, award-winning magician Patrick Livingston's "An Evening of Magic" took place at the Center on Halsted as eight illusionists performed. Said performers included David Kovac, Trent James, Robert Charles, Benjamin Barnes, Eugene Burger, Jan Rose, Danny Orleans and Livingston. The event generated $5,000, with all proceeds benefitting the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. "An Evening of Magic" was well-designed ...


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Knight and Bailey wed - Jim Bailey ( left ), event designer at J & L Catering, and Windy City Times film critic and Scrooge & Marley co-writer and director Richard Knight, Jr. with their "son" Barnie on July 16, 2014 ( Richard's birthday ) just after converting their July, 2011 civil union to a marriage. Together for 17-1/2 years, Jim and Richard ironically met ...


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Sneyers prepares for '15 mayoral challenge - 2015 ELECTIONS - Dennis Sneyers said that he has been tempted to run for public office since he was a kid, but not for an office as big as the one he'll be vying for soon. "I always thought that some day I might run for Congress or something like that," Sneyers said. "I never thought that I would decide to run for ...


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TransPride beach party draws more than 400 - The 400-plus trans* people and their allies, friends, spouses, partners and children who gathered July 27 at Ardmore Hollywood Beach in Edgewater were a living, joyful testament to how much has changed in such a short period of time. The first Chicago TransPride beach party was celebrated fewer than three miles from Montrose Harbor where the body of Selma Diaz—a ...


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4th Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Virginia ban - From a press release - RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The decision will not take effect immediately, but will go into effect in 21 days, unless the defendants file a motion to stay the ruling. The ruling will also be stayed if the ...


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CDPH launches Project CHAT 2014 survey to inform HIV plans - From a press release - CHICAGO - Today, the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) launched the fourth cycle of Project CHAT, the HIV behavioral survey for men who have sex with men ( MSM ) in Chicago. Since its inception, Project CHAT has interviewed and HIV tested more than 2,200 men at over 300 venues in Chicago. The data gathered from the ...


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ALMA, LGBTQ Immigrant Rights to host DACA renewal info session - From a press release - The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ), in collaboration with the Chicago LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition, is hosting a "DACA Renewal" Informational Session on Aug. 12, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. In June 2012, after a lot of pressure from immigrant youth activists, President Obama issued an executive order that provides ...


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Miami court rules in favor of marriage equality in Florida - From a press release - ( Miami, FL, July 25, 2014 )—Today, a state trial court in Miami issued a decision striking down Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples and ordering Miami-Dade County to allow same-sex couples to marry. The court stayed the order pending appeal. The case was brought by Equality Florida Institute and Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello, Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez ...


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Design unveiled for national LGBT veterans' memorial - From a press release - The Board of Directors of the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender ( LGBT ) Veteran's Memorial project is pleased to announce the design of the Monument to be placed in the memorial garden at Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. The monument is simple yet stately and will stand proudly on its site just as those it represents served ...


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Knight at the Movies: And So It Goes; film notes - There is precious little in Rob Reiner's latest film—a golden-years romantic comedy titled And So It Goes—that bears any resemblance to real life. The set-up is that all-too-familiar story of opposites ( eventually ) attracting that has long been a staple of Hollywood; a purposely fake world where the two opposites—she, a would-be cabaret singer dressed to the nines, can ...


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Billy Masters - "I know a lot of secrets about Andy. I guess the one that would most surprise people is he's a top. Believe me, there's nothing wrong with that. But I'm just saying I think that would surprise people. And I don't know this from personal experience, but from conversations I have had. I mean, it surprised me when I heard ...


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CLC observing Civil Rights Act on July 31 - The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law ( Chicago Lawyers' Committee, or CLC ) will host its 45th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, July 31, at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Tickets are $150 per person, and $1,500 for a table of 10; visit www.clccrul.org. ...


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National Lesbian, Gay Journalists to meet in Chicago - The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA ) will hold its national convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., on Aug. 21-24. The four-day assembly will begin with the LGBT Media Summit on Aug. 21 and three boot camps, followed by two full days of programming with more than 30 ...


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Hall of Fame accepting nominations - The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2014 class. The deadline has been extended to Aug. 8. Interested persons can visit GLHallOfFame.org, click on the "Nominate" tab, download the application, have the nominee sign the form and mail as instructed. Another option is to visit http://glhalloffame.org/forms/nominate_2014.pdf. The ceremony will take place Wed., Nov. 12, ...


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Chicago Trans* Pride takes to the beach July 27 - On July 27, Trans Pride will celebrate the broad spectrum of transgender identity and demonstrate trans* visibility with a potluck picnic at Chicago's Ardmore Hollywood Beach. The event was planned and announced by a group of independent Chicago community members. As beaches are traditionally not trans*-affirming or body-positive spaces, the gathering will stake claim in public space and join together ...


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USDA makes pro-LGBT changes - The U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA ) has released a final rule that extends non-discrimination protections to transgender and gender non-conforming participants in many USDA services and programs. The rule amends the existing USDA non-discrimination rule, 7 C.F.R. 15( d ), to add "gender identity" as a prohibited basis for discrimination in programs or activities conducted by USDA. See ...


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Obama's order bans anti-LGBT bias for federal, contractors - President Obama has signed an executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and adding to existing protection ( which includes sexual orientation ) for federal employees a prohibition of discrimination based on gender identity. See Windy City Times coverage on the day of the signing at these ...


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VIEWS Hobby Lobby already affects LGBTs - Since the Supreme Court announced its decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, I've encountered many conversations in person and in print about the decision's impact on our community. However, too many people are asking the wrong question. Editorials ask "if" or "how" the Hobby Lobby decision "might" impact LGBTQ people, ignoring the members of our community who have been affected ...


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THE AMAZON TRAIL Nancy Garden: Lesbian hero - People all over the world were heartbroken to hear of Nancy Garden's death in June. The Golden Crown Literary Society ( GCLS ) was only weeks from presenting her an award for her beloved 1982 novel Annie On My Mind. Thousands upon thousands of kids worldwide found understanding of themselves or others by reading the classic young adult romance between ...


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NLGJA names LGBT Journalist Hall of Famers, Excellence honorees - From press releases - Washington, D.C. — The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA ) announced today the 2014 inductees into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame: Tracy Baim, Windy City Media publisher, editor, author, historian and filmmaker; Lisa Keen, often considered the dean of America's gay political reporting; and Donna Cartwright, veteran copy editor at The New York Times and longtime ...


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PrEP effective with few doses a week; no new dosing strategies - A report delivered at the 2014 international Conference on AIDS—simultaneously published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases July 22—said that use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, can reduce chances of HIV infection by 90%, even when the patient takes as few as two or three doses a week. Taking four or more doses a week offers nearly 100% reduction in the ...


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LGB parents and their kids doing despite heterosexism - From a press release - LOS ANGELES—A new report finds that despite confronting heterosexism in a variety of social contexts—including healthcare, legal and school systems—lesbian, gay and bisexual ( LGB ) parents and their children are functioning quite well. Co-authored by Williams Visiting Scholar, Abbie E. Goldberg; Williams Visiting Scholar, Nanette K. Gartrell; and Williams Distinguished Scholar, Gary Gates; the report provides an overview of ...







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