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OUT! Bowling in Naperville runs through Dec. 18 - Organizer Nathaniel Miracle has put together an LGBTQ bowling league at Naperville Brunswick Zone XL, 1515 Aurora Ave., every Thursday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. League bowlers began Sept. 25, and will bowl every Thursday through Dec. 18 ( except on Thanksgiving ). Also on Dec. 18, a charity fundraiser will be held for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. ...


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Experts, activists discuss hate-crimes laws, prevention - Law enforcement officials and community advocates were among those who gathered Oct. 20 at UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., for a hate-crime summit held in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shephard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. While there has not been a significant increase in the number of ...


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Oberweis: Would support federal marriage equality law - After much heated opposition to marriage equality in Illinois, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis said Oct. 23 that his thinking about the matter has shifted. Oberweis' remarks came in a debate against incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Each candidate was asked whether they would support a federal marriage equality law. "I think that's well-established," Oberweis replied. "The court has said ...


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More than 100 attend Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair - More than 100 young and older adults attended Work!, the first Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair Oct. 22 at Center on Halsted. The event was sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech, Affinity and the Center on Halsted. The free event featured job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the ...


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Project Fierce, Breakfast 'N' Beds to support LGBTQ Youth Housing - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Project Fierce Chicago invites friends, supporters and community members to attend Breakfast 'n' Beds, its first annual fundraiser on November 9th, 2014 at Celtic Crossings, starting at 1:00pm ( with a VIP lounge at noon ). The money raised at Breakfast 'n' Beds will support the renovation of a building that will house 6-10 LGBTQ young people ...


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TPAN names first woman CEO - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 ) — After a national search led by McCormack and Associates, the Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ), Chicago's oldest peer-led HIV/AIDS support services agency, has named Patti Capouch as its first woman Chief Executive Officer. Capouch brings to TPAN extensive experience from a successful career working in HIV/AIDS agencies. Before coming to Chicago, ...


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Night of 100 Drag Queens attendees include Modern Family star - Sidetrack's 27th annual Night of 100 Drag Queens features creatures of all stripes with this year's theme, Animal Queendom. Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, producer Justin Mikita, attended the event. The two-night affair began Wed., Oct. 22 and a second show is scheduled for Thu., Oct. 23. Over 50 drag queens performed numbers ranging from Liza Minnelli's ...


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ELECTIONS 2014 Printable Election Guide Charts - Early voting has begun in Illinois. Consult our 2014 General Election charts starting for endorsements and recommendations from a number of local and national organizations. Pictured is incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (center) at the signing of the Illinois marriage-equality bill in 2013. His is just one of the crucial races up for the vote. See and print out US Senate, ...


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ELECTIONS 2014 Guide to the gays - The next primary elections, to be held Nov. 4, 2014, feature a number of openly gay and lesbian candidates. The following individuals have publically stated that they were a member of the LGBT community and were on the ballot as of Oct. 20. —Kelly Cassidy Race: Illinois state Representative ( 14th District ) Website: CitizensForKellyCassidy.com The skinny: Cassidy, who ...


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ELECTIONS 2014: Simon faces challenge in comptroller race - Lieutenant Gov. Sheila Simon says that, years after his death, she continues to hear from constituents about her father, Sen. Paul Simon. "As I go around the state, the thing I hear most frequently about Dad was, 'I didn't always agree with him, but I appreciated his honesty.' That's an important message that I get all the time: You've got ...


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Alison Bechdel: Artist, genius and instigator of change - - In September, Alison Bechdel became the second cartoonist to receive a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship. Her cult comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For ran for 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, and received acclaim for its witty depiction of lesbian life and the challenges confronted by the LGBTQ community for acceptance. Bechdel's graphic memoirs, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic ...


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Knight at the Movies: Nightbreed; Advanced Style; film notes - Like many other writers, horror ( and gay ) literary icon Clive Barker has seen one of his books drastically altered when it reached the silver screen. Barker himself wrote the script adaptation for his novella Cabal ( which Morgan Creek, the studio that financed the movie, renamed with the more commercially friendly title Nightbreed ). However, Barker's vision—he also ...


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Billy Masters - "You might get AIDS in Kenya. The people have AIDS. You got to be careful. I mean, the towels can have AIDS."—Pat Robertson gives advice to a woman going to Kenya to do missionary work who was concerned about Ebola. Thank God she asked Robertson, who is clearly an authority on infectious diseases. Who knew you could get AIDS from ...


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Upcoming: Honors and music - CIFF announces awards Chicago International Film Festival founder/artistic director Michael Kutza was among those announcing the winners of the festival competitions. Hosted by Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Fox News Chicago entertainment reporter and film critic Bill Zwecker, the ceremony was held Oct. 17 at The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Among the winners were The President, which took the Gold ...


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Early voting; HRC scores congress; alderman not running - Early voting info Early voting for the Nov. 4 primary election will be offered through Sunday, Nov. 2. Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any early voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live. Voters don't need a reason or excuse to use early voting; however, voters do need to present government-issued photo identification. ...


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Health: HRC scores healthcare; AFC reaches out to Mexican men - HRC releases health care equality index The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its annual Healthcare Equality Index ( HEI ), with some significant changes from last year. For example, the Health and Aging Program team proactively researched hospitals that chose not to participate, numbering 640 facilities. Another new feature of this year's HEI is a Google Maps lookup feature that ...


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BOOK REVIEW Gaybash - By David Jay Collins, $3.99 ( e-book ); 243 pages David Jay Collins weaves a suspensful—yet foreseeable—tale embodying all the classic components of a Chicago gay romance: unrequited lust, reliable female sidekicks, drinks at almost every bar in Boystown, rampant gossip, exceedingly dramatic exchanges about acceptance of oneself, veiny biceps and the shattered pieces of a broken heart. Gaybash ...


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Johnny Weir: Bringing the 'Love' in new documentary - During the lead up to the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, figure-skating champion Johnny Weir came under fire for opposing a boycott of Russia despite Putin's virulent anti-gay laws and an increasingly dangerous, violent environment for LGBTs. Activists were stunned and appalled: In an OUT Magazine opinion piece, a disgusted Michael Lucas wrote, "[Weir] only cares, as usual, about himself. ...


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EXHIBITS 'David Bowie Is' wows patrons at the MCA - Having opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Sept. 23, "David Bowie Is" offers audiences an intimate and immersive journey into the multifaceted personas and creations of an artist widely considered to be one of the most significant of his time and genre. At a preview on Sept. 19, MCA chief curator Michael Darling was joined by ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Macy Gray shows us 'The Way' - The raspy-voiced pop singer Macy Gray continues to dance to the beat of her own drum while making music. She's shown a unique perspective while nodding to classic singers like Billie Holiday for years. In 1999 her multi-platinum debut, On How Life Is, spawned a Grammy-winning song, "I Try," that played everywhere. She has since landed acting roles in movies ...


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VIEWS: Being 'Black-ish' also being 'homophobic-ish?' - The second episode of ABC's promising new comedy Black-ish left its LGBTQ viewership "black and blue." "It looks a little gay," Pop ( the grandfather played by Laurence Fishburne ) casually told his son Dre—short for Andre—while he was stretching to prepare for his talk with his son about the "birds and the bees." "It looks a little gay. The ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Theatrical puzzle pieces - Many composers and playwrights would be aghast to see their songs or scripts rearranged willy-nilly by an artsy director who feels that he or she knows better than the show's original authors. Lyricist Amanda Green experienced this exact situation earlier this year when she attended the Texas premiere of her 2013 Broadway musical adaptation of the film documentary Hands on ...


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Intimate partner violence report out - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has released the report "Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer ( LGBTQ ), and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2013." NCAVP's 2013 report documents 21 homicides—the highest number of LGBTQ intimate partner violence ( IPV ) homicides recorded and on par with the 21 homicides in ...


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LOCAL: AFC partners to reduce STDs; Panel on state fiscal crisis - AFC announces new community partnership The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) has announced a new community partnership funded as a part of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ( CDC's ) community program Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases ( CARS ). This partnership is with the Chicago Department of Public Health ( ...


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LGBTQ youth job fair Oct. 22 at Center - CHICAGO—The Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair will be held Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, Noon to 4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The fee event includes job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the workplace, plus food and prizes. The latest studies show an alarmingly high unemployment and poverty ...


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Lesbian veteran to be buried with late wife in Idaho cemetery - ( Boise, ID, October 22, 2014 )—A 74-year-old Navy veteran who challenged Idaho's marriage equality ban so she could be buried with her late wife in Idaho's state-run veterans cemetery will have her wishes respected after Idaho state officials agreed to allow the couple to be interred together. Today, Madelynn "Lee" Taylor went to the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery to ...


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Howard Brown Health Center expands exam rooms - Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ), 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 22 to celebrate the completion of its exam room expansion. The Sheridan location exam room has now doubled its capacity by adding four new rooms, increasing from nine to 13. A press release stated, "In addition to cutting down patient wait times, this expansion ...


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Theater spotlight and Critics' Picks - Spotlight: Animal Farm/B> Animal Farm, George Orwell's famous allegorical novella that darkly explores an "ideal" society via barnyard animals, comes to life again on stage in a world premiere adaptation by Althos Low for Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Performances during the week are for visiting schools, but performances for the general public are available on weekends. Animal Farm continues for ...


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THEATER REVIEW At Last: A Tribute to Etta James - Playwright: Jackie Taylor. At: Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-769-4451; www.blackensemble.org; $55-$65. Runs through: Dec. 28 Fifteen minutes into Black Ensemble's revue, audience members might find themselves asking three questions: 1 ) What are songs written by Bob Dylan, Glen Frey and Sammy Fain doing in the score of a show billed as a tribute to Etta ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Submission - Playwright: Jeff Talbott. At: Pride Films and Plays at the Apollo Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6100; www.pridefilmsandplays.com; $25. Runs through: Nov. 25 Writing under pseudonyms is hardly an unknown practice—consider the literary career of Jane Martin, the detective stories of Ed McBain, or Google a 1969 novel by Penelope Ashe called Naked Came the Stranger. Reputable artists may ...


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THEATER REVIEW Watch on the Rhine - Playwright: Lillian Hellman. At: The Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand Ave. . Tickets: 866-811-4111; www.theartistichome.org; $28-$32. Runs through: Nov. 16 It's easy for us Americans, safely barricaded on two sides by the earth's biggest oceans, to ignore the border disputes of countries sharing more closely-forged histories and real estate. Ah, but what if those disturbances invaded our homes—indeed, our very ...


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THEATER REVIEW Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Book: Hugh Wheeler; Score: Stephen Sondheim. At: Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-327-5252 or www.porchlightmusictheatre.org; $39-$45. Runs through Nov. 9 Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's 1979 musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has proven itself to be a masterpiece that can hold any size stage. When cast and designed well, ...


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Everyone loves the 2015 Mazda6 - - "Soul Red and Black Leather." That's what it said on the Monroney sticker for the 2015 Mazda Mazda6 that I test drove this summer when the National Football League was still considered respectable. The red/black combo describes the exterior and interior color scheme, but what really describes the Mazda6 is a word like stylish. And a word like sporty. And ...


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Upcoming events in film, music, poetry - The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival will feature a talk by lesbian New York poet Eileen Myles at the foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. In this talk ( "Poetry off the Shelf: Eileen Myles" ), she discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir about her longtime companion, Rosie. The cost ...


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Laramie Project; Boy George; Library exhibit on marriage - 'The Laramie Project' at NU Oct. 24-Nov. 2 The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of a Wyoming town following the 1998 kidnapping and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, will be staged at Northwestern University Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The production, which Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project wrote, will launch the Virginia Wadsworth ...


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OPALGA's 25th- anniv. gala Oct. 25 - OPALGA, the Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association, will hold its 25th-anniversary gala Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. This year's OPAL Awards go to Illinois state Rep. Greg Harris ( 13th District ), Illinois state Sen. Don Harmen ( 39th District ) and the publisher and executive editor of Windy ...


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Point accepting applications as of Nov. 1 - LGBTQ students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation ( Point )—the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit—currently provides financial assistance and programmatic support to 80 full-time students. Students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to ...


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LETTERS: Quinn is in - As an openly gay African-American Illinoisan who continues to actively participates in public-policy advocacy, I was encouraged to read the recent article entitled "Equality Illinois PAC endorses Quinn." I'd like to congratulate Equality Illinois PAC on its organizational endorsement of the re-election efforts of the gubernatorial incumbent, Pat Quinn. By the way, because Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 as ...


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Gay in the Life: Justin Romme - Justin Romme has been living a wild roller-coaster ride over the past few years, professionally speaking. He helped managing partner David Sikora open ProgressBar Chicago, and while still in the construction phase, they were already in negotiations with the then-owners of Hunter's Nightclub in Elk Grove Village to purchase that property. A few months after Progress opened in Chicago, they ...


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ALMA announces scholarship at event - To honor Hispanic heritage and LGBT history month the Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ) hosted a night of fun and community at Halsted Bar and Grill Oct. 9. The event featured a Bachata dance performance by the Chicago All Stars and a youth scholarship announcement. "As LGBT Latino/as, we cannot simply celebrate one community while ignoring the ...


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District Court dismisses suit seeking marriage in Puerto Rico - From a news release - "The court's ruling directly conflicts with the wave of recent decisions finding these marriage bans unconstitutional and perpetuates the discrimination and harm done to same-sex Puerto Rican couples and their families." ( San Juan, PR, October 21, 2014 ) - Today the United States District Court of Puerto Rico issued a ruling dismissing Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking to end the ...


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ExxonMobil faces complaint alleging anti-LGBT hiring bias - A national LGBT organization that last year filed a complaint against oil and gas giant ExxonMobil, alleging hiring bias, gets a hearing in Chicago Oct. 21. Freedom to Work initially filed a complaint against the company with the Illinois Department of Human Rights in May 2013, saying that ExxonMobil favored non-LGBT job applicants over LGBT candidates. The case was dismissed ...


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President Obama: Constitution guarantees right to marry - From a Human Rights Campaign press release - WASHINGTON — In an interview with The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin, President Obama has for the first time announced he believes the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry in all fifty states. This is a stark progression from the President's previous position, which to allow each state to decide the issue individually. President Obama told Toobin, "Ultimately, ...


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White House addressing intersection of HIV/AIDS, violence with women, girls - The White House has announced developments in connection with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last year, the Interagency Federal Working Group released a report, "Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender—Related Health Disparities." The report outlined five major recommendations and emphasized the need for cross-agency collaboration to better address how violence against women and ...


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'By Women for Women' Oct. 25 at Joffrey Tower - With the Women's Action Committee of Center on Halsted hosting, "By Women For Women: Art-Performance-Engagement" will present the Community Leader Awards to Kat Fitzgerald, and Vera Washington & Patricia S. McCombs. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, at Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. Washington and McCombs, both of whom have been inducted into the ...


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Sophia Bush on 'Chicago P.D.' and being an LGBT ally - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Sophia Bush really puts her money where her mouth is. Originally starring in the hit TV series One Tree Hill brought Bush in the spotlight for almost a decade. She followed up the role with several movies, including John Tucker Must Die, which stars Jesse Metcalfe as the title hunk. She was in the short-lived Partners, from the creators ...


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'World of Chocolate' kicks off at Peninsula - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 15, AIDS Foundation of Chicago kicked off its annual World of Chocolate fundraiser with a pre-party at The Peninsula, 108 E. Superior St. This brought community awareness to the upcoming commemorative to World AIDS Day event in December that more than 1,200 people attend every year. While grooving to the tunes of DJ Marc "Moose" Moder, attendees were ...


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Aon, KPMG hold pro-LGBT event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As part of LGBT History Month, Aon and KPMG brought together inspiring guest speakers, firm employees and members of the press on Tuesday, October 14th at Aon, 200 E. Randolph St., for the "All Out! Being Your Authentic Self in Baseball & Business" event. For the seventh consecutive year, Aon—a global provider of insurance, risk-management and human-resources solutions—received a 100-percent ...


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Point Foundation honors scholars at Chicago event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Point Foundation ( "Point" ) held its annual Chicago Cornerstone Society fundraising and awareness raising reception at Plante Moran Oct. 16. Since 2001, Point Foundation—the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship-granting organization—has provided financial and mentoring assistance to 243 students of merit. This year 23 students were added to that number from a pool of 2,100 applicants. Among the 150 attendees were ...


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'Culture worrier' Clarence Page reflects on 50 years of change - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 26, 1960, then-presidential candidate Richard Milhous Nixon made a campaign stop at a Middletown, Ohio, railway station. "When you elect a congressman or a senator, let's not think only of just our own little problems, but remember what happens to America is going to affect you," he said before suddenly switching gears. "Now, let me put it very ...


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Jennifer Knapp: Lesbian releases album, book with sense of self - MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Former Christian music star Jennifer Knapp released her latest album, Set Me Free, Oct. 14 under Ani DiFranco's Righteous record label. Directly prior to her album's debut, Knapp released a full-length memoir, Facing the Music, on Oct. 7. Knapp found a home for herself under this new label after an eight-year hiatus from her musical career. For Knapp, joining Righteous ...


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Erica Ash and Teyonah Parris have 'Survivor's Remorse' - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Starz just debuted a new series titled Survivor's Remorse this month. The half hour scripted show tells the story of the world of professional basketball and the drama behind the scenes. The show comes from the producers of such hit shows as The Cosby Show, Roseanne and Glee. Erica Ash plays M-Chuck, the lesbian sister of star Cam Calloway. Viewers ...


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John Rechy: On gay sensibility, melding truth and fiction - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Born erudite, John Rechy, 83, is the author of 12 novels and three non-fiction works. He was raised Mexican-American in El Paso, Texas, at a time when Latino children were routinely segregated. He was assumed to be Anglo because of his light skin. A teacher "changed" his name from Juan to John. Always with a flair for the creative, after ...


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Cumberbatch on OUT cover; lesbian pundit canned - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Benedict Cumberbatch—who stars as gay codebreaker Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game—is on the November cover of OUT magazine. In it, the straight actor talks about sexuality in Hollywood, among other things: "I think if you're going to sell yourself as a leading man in Hollywood to say 'I'm gay,' sadly, is still a huge obstacle. We all ...


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Ellen's show in Asia; OutGames' campaign; 2018 Gay Games - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The daytime talk show Ellen will take to the airwaves in southeast Asia on Lifetime Asia in same-day telecasts as episodes in the United States, according to Variety. The Ellen DeGeneres Show will premiere weekdays on Lifetime at 8 p.m. Hong Kong and Singapore time. It will be available in Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, ...


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Cuomo's AIDS task force; 'drag queen' comment; Jazz Jennings - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the End of AIDS Task Force to implement his bold plan to end new HIV infections in the Empire State by 2020, according to a press release. Members of the task force include longstanding AIDS activists, HIV-services providers and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Over the last decade, New York state has ...


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ELECTION PREVIEW: LGBT races to watch - This year's election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation's first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the nation's first-ever openly gay governor. Two candidates for Congress could well become the first openly gay Republican elected to the ...


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Man pleads guilty in 2013 anti-gay attack - A Chicago man pled guilty Oct. 21 for his part in a July 2013 attack on two gay women in the Austin neighborhood. Terry Glover was convicted of two charges each of aggravated assault and committing a hate crime, and was sentenced by Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan to three years in prison, with credit for the 471 days he has ...


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Nigel Barker gives 'Face' time to Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Recently, photographer and reality television star Nigel Barker surprised Michigan Avenue shoppers with a pop-up selfie opportunity. Art Van Furniture teamed with the sharp-looking man to strike a pose on one of its couches plopped down in Pioneer Court. Referred to as a "sofie," fans were encouraged to sit on the couch with the host of The Face on the ...


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Dining news: "Dinner Party" Oct. 27; Cicchetti closes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Oct. 27 installment of "The Dinner Party" will feature Chef Paul Virant of Vie & Perennial Virant cooking for Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, film director Joe Swanberg, singer/Chicago Force quarterback Sami Grisafe and host Elysabeth Alfano—and the public at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/fear-no-art-presents-the-dinner-party-10-27-14.html. —Cicchetti—the lauded Italian restaurant in the Northwestern ...


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Chorus names artistic director; Harris, Osborne at Staples event - Men's chorus names next artistic director Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( CGMC ) has named James Morehead as its next artistic director, effective Dec. 1. The move came after an eight-month national search and audition process as well as approval from the board of directors. Morehead succeeds Patrick Sinozich, who has led the group's artistic vision since 1997 ...


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Fashion fundraiser helps Indian nonprofit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sararose Krenger—wardrobe stylist, fashion designer and owner of luxury and eco-friendly lifestyle boutique Sararose on Oak—hosted the "Designer Saree Challenge" Oct. 16. Proceeds from this Project Runway-style event will directly support White Rainbow Project, a nonprofit helping women in India who are isolated and abused as a result of becoming widowed. Photos by Bahar Partow ...


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BENT NIGHTS Xina Xurner;'Shame That Tune'; Asgeir - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As promised, Pilsen art rockers Xina Xurner returned here for a blowout at DIY space Babylawn Oct. 5 after the band high-tailed it to L.A. two years ago. Just done with his MFA at USC, vocalist Young Joon Kwak, life partner Mavin Astorga and bandmate Mr. 666 ( both on synths and treated sounds ) used a small window of ...


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Michael Sam waived from Cowboys squad - The NFL team the Dallas Cowboys announced that rookie defensive end Michael Sam has been waived from the practice squad, NFL.com reported. He joined the team Sept. 3 after the St. Louis Rams cut him. Sam was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft, making the former University of Missouri athlete the first openly ...


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Chicago doctor, 75, cellist, traveler, marathon runner - Leon J. Hoffman has been playing the cello since he was 4 years old, playing in concerts since he was 5 or 6, and was part of an orchestra that played Carnegie Hall in New York City when he was 9. Hoffman also has run 60 marathons, including the Chicago Marathon about 10 times, dating back to the 1978 event—the ...


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Men's group alleges unfair removal from Center on Halsted - A men's discussion group that had long met at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., says it was unfairly evicted from the community center because of what the center called "alignment issues" with the facility's other mental-health programming. The group, known as "Middle Men," was geared at gay men who are middle-aged or older, and had been meeting at ...


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Legacy Project concludes dedication at Sidetrack - On Oct. 18, Legacy Project's dedication celebration concluded at Boystown bar Sidetrack. WGN-TV's Sean Lewis hosted. Community members gathered Oct. 11 for the unveiling of seven new plaques along Halsted Street's Legacy Walk. Legacy Project officials and volunteers, local activists and students from Lincoln Park High School were on hand to pay tribute to the new inductees: Cole Porter, Sally ...


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'Unplugged' performance to tackle rape, suicide - Paul McComas and Maya Kuper will rock against rape, depression and suicide with their performance of "Unplugged" at the Evanston venue 27 Live on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. McComas' Unplugged was published in 2002 as a novel. McComas said he envisioned from the beginning that the story would eventually jump off the pages. The novel, performance and screenplay ...


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DISH: SAVOR Umami Burger; Acanto - Umami Burger Wicker Park ( 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave.; https://www.facebook.com/UmamiWickerPark ro www.umamiburger.com/ ) is one of the latest franchises of a chain established in California, New York and Nevada. A recent visit left a friend and me with a positive experience, overall, although there are some aspects that indicate it's still a work in progress. The truffled beet salad ( ...


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True Colors hosts national summit on LGBTQ homeless issues - The True Colors Fund's Forty To None project hosted a national LGBTQ youth summit Sept. 29-30 at New York City's LGBT Community Center. True Colors Fund co-founder Cyndi Lauper spoke at the event, and presented awards to the Palette Fund's Terrence Meck and representatives from Chicago LGBT youth homeless projects. Representing Chicago for the honor were longtime activists, performers, and ...


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Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton talks bigotry, marriage - Glenn Stanton is an outspoken figure in the fight against marriage equality, from his work with right-wing organization Focus on the Family to his debates at colleges and churches around the country. Windy City Times sat down with Stanton to discuss his new book, Loving My ( LGBT ) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace & Truth. Windy City Times: ...


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Bishops' report excludes LGBT-positive language - - American LGBT Catholics on October 18 expressed disappointment in the decision by the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops to eliminate language that was inclusive and supportive of LGBT Catholics from the conference's final report. "Once more members of the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church have erred on the side of hypocrisy and fear," said Lisbeth Melenndez Rivera, HRC Foundation's Director ...


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Cece McDonald speaks at UChicago of the trans revolution - Transgender activist Cece McDonald garnered laughter, snaps and spontaneous applause at the University of Chicago's Law School Auditorium Oct. 15 while delivering the lecture "A Trans Revolution." In the words of UChicago Ph.D. student Amanda Michelle Jones, who introduced McDonald, she became a "global icon" of the LGBTQ community when she was arrested in Minnesota following an altercation with white ...


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Federal judge strikes down Arizona marriage ban - From a press release - ( Phoenix, AZ, October 17, 2014 ) - U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick today struck down Arizona's discriminatory marriage ban, paving the way for same-sex couples across the state to apply for marriage licenses or to have their legal out-of-state marriages respected. "Welcome, Arizona - the 31st freedom to marry state! We are grateful that Judge Sedwick acted so ...


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GayCo Productions turns 18, is Bearly Legal - From a press release - CHICAGO—-It's official! GayCo Productions is on the market! The boundary-pushing comedy organization can now legally buy cigarettes, vote, have sex and, thanks to marriage equality in Illinois, get married to a 54-year-old muscle daddy and divorce him and take all his Design Within Reach furniture. GayCo Productions turns 18 years old this year, and, to celebrate a whole new world ...







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