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Rogers Park transgender woman, her landlord both file lawsuits - A transgender woman, who has already filed a discrimination complaint against her landlord, alleging that he tried to throw her out of her Rogers Park apartment because of her gender identity and because her fiancé is Black, is now suing the landlord for violating the city's Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance. The landlord in turn formally filed to evict the ...


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HRC condemns passage of anti-LGBT law in The Gambia - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) condemns the decision by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to sign into law horrific new legislation that could lead to life in prison for some LGBT people in The Gambia. HRC also calls on the Obama Administration to conduct a full diplomatic review of the United States' relationship with The Gambia. ...


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PASSAGES Dorothy Chvatal dies at 64 - Dorothy Chvatal, 64, devoted daughter of the late Lorraine and Joseph, beloved partner of Pat Davis, cherished godmother of Jenna Barnet, faithful sister of Sarah Brindis ( the late Jim ), Eugene ( Lee ), Ralph, Francis, Lawrence ( Cathy ), the late Michaeline ( Karen Mooney ) and the late Joseph, loving aunt and great aunt, steadfast friend of ...


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aChurch4Me observes Transgender Day of Remembrance - Members of aChurch4Me, as well as community members from the transgender community and their friends and loved ones, gathered Nov. 20 at United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Ave., to observe the 2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance. Rev. Jacki Belile of the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches, which co-sponsored the event, said the observance was to "remember the ...


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Immigration reform executive order announced, groups repond - From press releases - Statement from Immigration Equality New York, NY — Immigration Equality calls on President Obama to ensure that his executive order on immigration is inclusive of LGBT immigrants and their families. The President's order focuses on keeping families together, but because U.S law has long refused to recognize LGBT families, a package that requires formal family ties will exclude many LGBT ...


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Michael Sam on coming out, his childhood, being at bottom - From a GQ press release - New York, N.Y. — "If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did," Michael Sam tells GQ's Andrew Corsello of his decision to come out prior to the NFL draft. "But the recruiters knew, and reporters knew, and they talked to each other, and ...


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Pride at Work Chicago calls for minimum wage vote in veto session - From a press release - ( Chicago ) — Pride at Work Chicago, a coalition of LGBTQ persons in labor seeking to build LGBTQ worker power, called on the state legislature to take immediate action and vote to raise the minimum wage during this year's legislative veto session. Pride at Work Chicago has approximately thirty members and is part of the national organization, Pride at ...


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AFC prepares for 30th anniversary - It was an evening draped in celebration, excitement and reflection as staff members, supporters, volunteers and donors crowded into the Chicago Cultural Center Nov. 13 for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC )'s 29th annual meeting and reception. When AFC began its mission in 1985, 13-year-old Ryan White was told he could not attend school because he had become ...


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U.S. Supreme Court clears way for SC same-sex marriage - From a news release - ( Charleston, SC, November 20, 2014 ) - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion filed by South Carolina's Attorney General to further delay the start of marriage for same-sex couples. "The order from the U.S. Supreme Court officially puts an end to the long fight for access to marriage for South Carolina's same-sex couples and their families. This ...


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2016 Bingham Cup heads to Nashville, not Chicago - Nashville has won the hosting rights for the 2016 Bingham Cup—a major, multi-day gay rugby tournament held every other year in honor of Mark Bingham, who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001—edging Chicago, it was announced Nov. 19. The Nashville Grizzlies won a close vote over the Chicago Dragons RFC in a "highly competitive bidding process" and ...


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Country star Ty Herndon comes out of the closet - Country music star Ty Herndon announced he is "an out, proud, and happy gay man" in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that aired Nov. 20, according to Advocate.com. The singer's career includes 17 Billboard hits over a span of nearly two decades. ("What Mattered Most," "Living in a Moment" and "It Must Be Love" are his three number-one hits, and ...


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Frerichs prevails in treasurer's race - More than two weeks after the Illinois general election, Republican Tom Cross conceded the state treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs. In his acceptance speech Nov. 19, Frerichs said he will begin discussing with his staff some of the issues he addressed during his campaign, WGN-TV reported. Those issues, he said, include investment in agriculture and addressing banking deserts in ...


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President Obama announces immigration accountability executive action - FROM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary - REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION Cross Hall, 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It's kept us youthful, dynamic, and ...


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Empowerment from loss at the Transgender Day of Remembrance - Video below - Kandy Hall, 40, Sarito do Sopao, 39, Tiffany Edwards, 28, Thifani, 18, Vitoria, 16, Alex Madeiros, 8, unknown woman … unknown woman. These were just a fraction of the names of murdered transgender people read at the 2014 Trans*gender Day of Remembrance and Resilience held at the Center on Halsted ( COH ) Nov. 20, part of events held around ...


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Federal judge: Montana's anti-equal marriage rule unconstitutional - From an ACLU press release - GREAT FALLS, Mont. — In a victory for equality across Montana, the U.S. District Court of Montana ruled today in favor of four same-sex couples suing for marriage. "Calling Tonya my partner, my significant other, my girlfriend, my perpetual fiancée has never done justice to our relationship. Now I can look forward to the day when I can introduce Tonya ...


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Veteran killed; Perry disrupted; Collins honored - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - An Army veteran beaten by a man he met at a bar died nearly a week after being hospitalized with burns so bad that parts of both arms had to be amputated, MercuryNews.com noted. Veteran Stephen Patrick White, 46, died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Alex Teal, White's longtime partner, had previously told AP White ...


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UN tackles conversion therapy; Farrell's letter; Pope Francis - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For the first time in its history, the United Nations Committee Against Torture ( CAT ) expressed concern over the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy being used on LGBT youth in the United States, according to a National Center for Lesbian Rights press release. Along with other signatories to the Convention Against Torture, the U.S. is reviewed by ...


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HRC releases Corporate Equality Index - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A record 366 businesses earned the Human Rights Campaign's latest Corporate Equality Index's ( CEI's ) top score of 100 percent, according to a press release. Those earning a perfect score include newcomers like Facebook and Yelp, as well as fixtures such as Apple, Xerox and other companies that have been leaders in LGBT equality in the workplace since the ...


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Out actor Harrison White on LGBT productions, Chicago roots - As a kid growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Harrison White always dreamed of being a performer. "I remember singing at my Head Start graduation and seeing the tears of joy streaming down my mother's face. I didn't even know I could sing," said White. This started off a lifelong love of performing that was solidified when White ...


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VIEWS Stigma continues with new HIV-criminalization case - Despite the immense progress made in the battle to destigmatize HIV and end HIV criminalization laws, the mainstream media is failing to catch up and join the fight. In some cases, the media's coverage of HIV criminalization becomes the source of stigma. A new case under an outdated HIV criminalization law in Illinois demonstrates the media's inability to handle sensitive ...


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Leaving a legacy: Danny Kopelson reflects on Hall of Fame life - Danny Kopelson is heading west—bound for Palm Springs, California—leaving behind a multimillion-dollar legacy to Chicago's LGBT community. Escaping the polar vortex is part of the reason for his departure, too. "Chicago is an amazing city and will forever be my hometown," he said. "Moving has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done, [but] I think now ...


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Social Security plaintiff on love, loss and the fight ahead - Born in Florida in 1957, David Williams has always been a practical man; intelligent, soft spoken, gentle in nature and ruled as he put it, "much more by my mind than by my heart." That keen mind propelled Williams through service both to his country as a judge advocate general in the Air Force and to American justice as an ...


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Darren Walker: The first out gay president of the Ford Foundation - Darren Walker is the first openly gay president of the Ford Foundation, the second largest philanthropy organization in the country. With a background in law, banking and community development, Walker oversees more than $12 billion in assets, giving out global social justice grants totaling $500 million annually. Windy City Times: How has your first year as president been? Darren Walker: ...


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LGBT and civil rights groups: Don't exclude LGBT immigrants - From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — LGBT and civil rights organizations strongly urge President Obama not to exclude long-resident LGBT individuals from the forthcoming program of administrative relief to protect from deportation some of the nation's population. Last week, media outlets reported that a program was under consideration of relief for upwards of five million undocumented individuals—but only for those with children who ...


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Marriage begins Thursday at noon in South Carolina - From a press release - ( Charleston, SC, November 18, 2014 ) - Today, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied the State of South Carolina's motion to stay last week's U.S. District Court ruling striking down the state's discriminatory marriage ban, setting the stage for marriages to begin for same-sex couples at Noon on Thursday, November 20. South Carolina's Attorney General ...


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Director Mike Nichols dies - Mike Nichols, the entertainment icon and husband of ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, died suddenly at the age of 83, ABC News reported. Nichols was born in Germany in 1931, and came to the United States when he was 7, when his family escaped Nazi Germany. He graduated from the Walden School in New York City, and began pursuing theater ...


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THEATER REVIEW Bearly Legal - Playwrights: The ensemble. At: GayCo Productions at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted St.. Tickets: 773-871-3793 or www.gayco.com/bearlylegal; $13-$18. Runs through Dec. 20 Chicago's longest-running LGBTQ sketch comedy troupe GayCo Productions turns 18 years old with a new revue called Bearly Legal. Yet it's odd that GayCo didn't mine that milestone age for a series of comedy sketches involving newly ...


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THEATER REVIEW Iphigenia in Aulis - Playwright: Euripides, translated by Nicholas Rudall. At: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets: 773-753-4472; www.CourtTheatre.org; $45-$65. Runs through: Dec. 7 Director Charles Newell and translator Nicholas Rudall's admirable new version of Iphigenia in Aulis is one Euripides ( 480-406 BCE ) himself would recognize, and that's good. It's lucid, vigorous and musical without gimmicks or condescension to its audience, ...


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THEATER REVIEW Tamer of Horses - Playwright: William Mastrosimone. At: Teatro Vista at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000; www.victorygardens.org; $25-$30. Runs through: Dec. 14 William Mastrosimone's reputation as a playwright is based in bunker-dramas premised on a few people in a small space exploring a single underlying question until its possibilities are exhausted. The thesis for this three-handed exercise—premiering in 1985 and twice ...


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THEATER REVIEW Women at War - Playwright: Megan Carney. At: Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N.Ridge Ave. Tickets: 773-334-7728; www.rivendelltheatre.org; $32-$35. Runs through: Dec. 6 Women at War does for the female front-line grunts in the Iraqi wars what Tracers did for their male counterparts in Viet Nam, breaking from conventional depictions of women-in-uniform as wholesome all-American campfire girls—or, more recently, Hallmark-card moms skyping smiley greetings to ...


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VIEWS Gone - Life: A recurring column - On the road again. It was no surprise that I was moving once again. Ever since my adoptive mother kicked me out at 12 years old, it has become normal for me to move at least three times a year. Used to it by now. The drive to my new foster home was not that long. During the car ride ...


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DISH: SAVOR Old Crow Smokehouse; Kokopelli - Chef Tony Scruggs is Old Crow Smokehouse ( 3506 N. Clark St.; http://www.oldcrowsmokehouse.com/ ). This is something he told me directly, although he didn't need to. An engaging personality, Scruggs is an expert storyteller, talking about everything from his time on the Fox show Masterchef ( where he finished 16th ) to the fact that he travels 60 miles to ...


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Richard Simmons; Anderson Cooper pranked; Hot in Cleveland ending - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Richard Simmons' spokesperson that although the exercise guru is "sad" that a knee injury has sidelined him professionally, he is hardly a recluse, The New York Daily News reported. Longtime spokesman Thomas Estey was responding to reports that Simmons, 66, has been a shut-in for almost a year due to paralyzing depression over his health and the death of his ...


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R Family Vacations: Staying strong and fabulous - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - R Family Vacations was founded 11 years ago by travel entrepreneur Gregg Kaminsky and Kelli Carpenter and since then 19,000 people have traveled the world with Gregg and Kelli on trips designed just for our community. R Family Vacations is unique in the travel space. The R Family experience is for everyone. Families don't just mean children. It can be ...


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BENT NIGHTS Reagan Youth - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The highly influential anarcho-punk rock pioneers Reagan Youth stormed Reggie's Rock Club Nov. 15 for what turned into a hardcore punk-rock celebration. After recording one album ( Youth Anthems for the New Order, 1984, R Records ) the original band disintegrated amid drug abuse and suicide. As an influence, the original Reagan Youth brought hardcore punk rock to the East ...


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OUT! Bowling in Naperville through Dec. 18; Sports news - 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 ...


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Entertainment: Auditorium marks 125th; concert fundraiser; Barlesque - Auditorium Theatre to mark 125th with gala Exactly 125 years from when the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened its doors in 1889, the national historic landmark, led by Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten and Executive Director Brett Batterson, will mark its 125th anniversary with a special performance, "Living the History: 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre" on Tuesday, Dec. ...


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Soap opera's Hall in 'Special Rudolph' Dec. 7 - Days of Our Lives star Deidre Hall will be featured in Hell in a Handbag's annual benefit "A Very Special Rudolph" Sunday, Dec. 7, 5-10 p.m., at Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave. Hall will join Handbag for the evening's festivities and appear in a very special production of the perennial hit show Rudolph the Red-Hosed ...


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Film events: Scrooge & Marley; Indie film fest - 'Scrooge & Marley' has local screenings The holiday season moves into high gear on Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, when the Chicago holiday film Scrooge & Marley returns to the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., a little more than two years from the date of its red-carpet premiere at the historic venue in 2012. Both screenings ...


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Theater spotlight; Critics' Picks - The reconceived 2012 Broadway revival of Annie wasn't the smash hit that many in the theater industry hoped. So instead of replicating that revival, producers of a new non-Equity national tour turned to original Annie lyricist and director Martin Charnin ( who will turn 80 later this month ) to restage the beloved 1977 Tony Award-winning hit. Annie continues now ...


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Mapplethorpe; In These Boxes; Art Smith to be honored - Mapplethorpe exhibition through Nov. 22 "Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection" will go on display through Nov. 22 at Indiana University's Grunwald Gallery. With the Grunwald Gallery and The Kinsey Institute jointly presenting, the exhibition marks the first time this group of photographs has been publicly shown. For further information, contact the Grunwald Gallery at 812-855-8490 or grunwald@indiana.edu. ...


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Transgender Day of Remembrance; LGBTQA activism exhibit; PFLAG - 'Transgender Day of Remembrance' Nov. 20 "Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience" will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. There will be a program of performances, reading of the names of those who have passed, a march around the neighborhood, and an interactive mural to celebrate trans and gender-non-conforming ...


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Santorum at NU event - Anti-gay ex-U.S. senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at Northwestern Nov. 19 at the College Republicans' fall speaker event at Fisk Hall at 8 p.m., The Daily Northwestern reported. Santorum will talk about national security. The politician represented Pennsylvania in the Senate from 1995 to 2007. In addition, Santorum ran for the Republican nomination in the 2012 ...


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LGBT sports airing through live Web streaming network - The CCE Sports Network was created in May 2012, to provide a multi-media platform for the LGBT sports community that organizers say features 100,000 athletes in the United States, competing in countless games, matches and tournaments—but with very little media exposure, from both the mainstream media and the gay press. "These club, league, amateur and semi-pro athletes have never had ...


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Billy Masters - "What I say in the book is, 'A BJ a day keeps the divorce attorney away.'" —Niecy Nash shares her secret for a successful marriage. Who am I to argue with someone who fixed Sherri Shepherd up with her most recent husband? I love the Internet—not just because of the juggernaut BillyMasters.com has become, but because: 1 ) virtually anyone ...


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TRAVEL Eureka Springs, Ark.: Living on mountain time - Like the gravity of spring water running down a mountainside, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, located in the Ozarks in the northwest corner of the state, has a power to draw a diverse group of citizens and tourists ... many of whom end up as citizens. It's the kind of place that enchants you and convinces your heart that it's found its ...


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AOL True Trans concludes first season - By Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer In the late 1990s, America Online's ( AOL's ) chat rooms were havens for transgender people to meet and talk with others secure behind the relative anonymity of a screen name. Within that microcosm, there were still plenty of bullies, a fair amount of intolerance ( depending upon which room one visited ) and predators on ...


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John Ritter's son plays gay character on CBS' 'The McCarthys' - On Nov. 10, Windy City Times participated in a conference call with actor Tyler Ritter ( son of the late, great John Ritter ) and show creator Brian Gallivan, where they discussed their new comedy on CBS, The McCarthys. The McCarthys is "based on Brian Gallivan's real-life Boston family, and [Ritter] plays the character inspired by Brian's life, Ronny McCarthy. ...


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Lypsinka back on stage after almost a decade - By Frank Pizzoli - John Epperson's legendary Lypsinka is now on the New York stage until Jan. 3, 2015. The character is his lip-synching drag alter ego. He brings to the stage Lypsinka! The Trilogy consisting of three different productions—two revivals: Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, a revue featuring excerpts from films and musical recordings, and The Passion of the Crawford, a recreation of a ...


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Angela Bassett on 'Horror Story' and playing intersex - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION - Actress Angela Bassett continues to take on interesting projects in an ever-growing career. She has morphed into real-life people such as Tina Turner, Betty Shabazz, Voletta Wallace, Rosa Parks and Katherine Jackson, portraying them on the big and small screens. The talented Yale alumna continues to be nominated for films such as The Score, Akeelah and the Bee, Meet the ...


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NUNN ON ONE Talking with Mr. Grinch - The Chicago Theatre goes green this holiday season with a new production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The show will feature songs such as "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the classic animated special. Max the Dog serves as the narrator to the tale of the Grinch attempting to rob Christmas from the ...


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Knight at the Movies: Foxcatcher; film notes - Foxcatcher left me feeling tremendously unsettled. It's eerie, pervasive undertone fills one with a sense of dread—not unlike Sean Durkin's Martha, Marcy, Mae, Marlene and Alexandre Moors' Blue Caprice. That's reason enough for a lot of folks to take it in. And the arresting performances of Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, as its three leading characters, certainly help ...


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Rockin' around the Christmas tree with Dee Snider - NUNN ON ONE - Dee Snider always finds a way to rock. In the '80s his group Twisted Sister made unforgettable videos for "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" that fought the system. From the long blonde hair to the heavy eye shadow his heavy metal drag look made him a standout amongst the other bands in the day. Since 1997, ...


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DANCIN' FEATS Da' Von Doane embraces all facets of himself - After a 16-year absence, Dance Theatre of Harlem ( DTH ) comes into town Nov. 21-23 to perform at Chicago's stunning Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University ( who happens to be celebrating its 125th birthday this year ). Auditorium Theatre Executive Director Brett Batterson feels privileged to present DTH, whose program will include a beautiful program of mixed repertory by ...


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HRC releases municipal index - Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has released Municipal Equality Index ( MEI )—which "examines the laws, policies, and services of municipalities and rates them on the basis of their inclusivity of LGBT people who live and work there," according to its website. There are six categories in this index: non-discrimination laws, relationship recognition, municipality as employer, municipal services, law ...


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TWO has 'Religion Freedom Farce' campaign; Plaque honors Washington - Chicago-based organization Truth Wins Out ( TWO ) has announced the launch of its "Religious Freedom Farce" campaign. The campaign aims "to highlight the real-world consequences of bills that purport to protect religious liberty, when in reality they only promote prejudice." The campaign comes on a week that Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell introduced a measure, Senate Joint Resolution 10, ...


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Jason Collins to retire from NBA - Jason Collins, who became the first openly gay athlete in North America's four recognized major team sports when he played for the Brooklyn Nets earlier this year, is retiring from the NBA, the center wrote in columns on SI.com and ThePlayersTribune.com, according to ESPN.com. On ThePlayersTribune.com, he wrote, "In order to understand why I am so lucky to be sitting ...


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National Women's Hall of Fame hosts forum in Chicago - "Does equality ask us to settle for less?" was the topic of a National Women's Hall of Fame forum at Roosevelt University Nov. 17. The National Women's Hall of Fame is "the nation's oldest membership organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women," according to its promotional material. Charles Middleton, president of Roosevelt University, and Susan ...


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Chicagoans among POZ 100 youth - From a press release - NEW YORK CITY, November 17, 2014 — POZ magazine, an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, has announced the fifth annual POZ 100, also marking its 200th issue and 20th year in publication. This year, POZ asked individuals and organizations to nominate people under the age of 30 in their communities who are ...


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ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Veterans' marriage benefits - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dear Ask Lambda Legal, I'm a married U.S. Army veteran and living in Arkansas. We're wondering about spousal benefits for same-sex partners. I thought my partner wasn't eligible but have heard that things are changing, is that true? In June 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act ( ...


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Thanksgiving options; award-winning restaurants - Dining news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Coco Pazzo Cafe, 636 N. St. Clair St., will be open Thanksgiving, offering a meal for $45. Some of the items on this menu include acorn squash soup; carnarolli rice folded with shrimp, basil pesto and kale; pan-roasted whitefish; herb-roasted turkey breast; and panettone bread pudding with amaretto sauce. Visit www.cocopazzochicago.com. —This holiday season, The Boundary, 1932 W. Division St., ...


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The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I have many rose of Sharon shrubs in my yard and, of course, many seedlings that I eventually give away or pull. One such bloomed, and is this glorious mixture of red and purple/pink. I hope its seeds come true ( tho' it's a very promiscuous tribe ). A sensible friend marked this seedling with a necktie that was around ...


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COMEDY Todd Glass admits to some dos and don'ts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Todd Glass is eager to come to Chicago's UP Comedy Club Nov. 20-22 as he shares some words about his recent memoir The Todd Glass Situation and some of his personal views about what it means for him to be a comedian who also happens to be gay. The Todd Glass Situation is about his process coming out in the ...


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Gay environmentalist wants to create a 'fabulous planet' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - LGBT runners and avid readers don't find it too difficult to locate groups that pair personal interests with their identities. However, when Gerod Rody was coming out in 2004, he said it was hard for him to find other gay men—or any members of the LGBTQ community, for that matter—who shared his common interest in environmental sustainability. "I was looking—there's ...


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New study: HIV up among Black gay men, gaps in access - From a press release - NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2014 — Despite efforts to reduce disparities in HIV transmission among gay men and other men who have sex with men ( MSM ) in the United States by optimizing treatment outcomes, significant racial disparities in HIV prevalence will likely persist for decades due to an alarmingly high concentration of HIV in black gay men, a ...


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Lakeside Pride, Lea DeLaria and Artemis celebrate Women In Music - Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles celebrated Women in Music Nov. 16 with Lea DeLaria as host. DeLaria, currently staring as "Big Boo" in Orange is the New Black, has a long history as a stand-up comic, actor, writer, and jazz musician. DeLaria helped welcome to the stage the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band with special guests, the Artemis Singers. For the occasion ...


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Chicago Artists Chorale inaugural concert Dec. 16 - From a press release - CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2014 — The Chicago Artists Chorale, a new group of more than 50 members entirely from the area's professional theatre community, will present its inaugural concert on Dec. 16 at the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. A smaller 20-member Chicago Artists Ensemble will also sing at the 7:30 p.m. concert. Led by Founding Artistic ...


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PASSAGES Trans lesbian author Leslie Feinberg dies - The following obituary was provided by the family, and uses female pronouns per Feinberg's request. Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died Nov. 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis, and protomyxzoa rheumatica, after decades of illness. She died at home in Syracuse, NY, ...


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Ministry fundraiser to benefit homeless LGBT youth - From a press release - The Love's in Need of Love Concert will be presented Nov. 21 by The Lighthouse Church of Chicago to benefit the church and homeless LGBT youth. The concert fundraiser will take place at the Glessner House Museum at 8 p,m, is to be a night of music focused on the subject of love—romance, friendship, family—as well as the care and ...


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Lambda Legal observes Transgender Awareness Week - ( New York, NY, November 17, 2014 ) - In observance of National Transgender Awareness Week November 17th to November 21st, Lambda Legal is joining a host of organizations and community organizers from across the country for a week of education and community events including Transgender Day of Action, Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Day of Resilience. "Transgender Awareness ...


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LETTER Lesbian and Gay Bar Association Pres to Gov.-elect Rauner - Dear Mr. Rauner, A photo of you published on Nov. 5, 2014, with your completed ballot indicates that you voted "No" on every judicial candidate for retention to the Cook County bench, according to Republican Judge James G. Riley's letter to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin ( published on November 10, 2014, and enclosed here for your reference ). I, ...


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Michigan says gay marriages void after appellate decision - Lawyers for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Nov. 14 filed a six-page supplemental brief that said the 300 marriages performed for same-sex couples in Michigan in March 2014 are void, and that the couples are not entitled to state benefits resulting from those marriages. The couples were wed shortly after a district court ruled that the state's gay marriage ...


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U of C hosts LGBTQ homelessness discussion - From a press release - UChicago's new RSO Queers United in Power Presents: Action & LGBTQ Homelessness—A Panel Discussion, Wed., Nov. 19, 7 p.m., at The University of Chicago's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, 5733 S. University Ave., Chicago. Organizers stated: "This is an issue that is incredibly important to the queer community, yet sometimes gets lost in certain spaces ( such ...


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Roosevelt U. hosts Equality vs. Liberation forum - From a press release - Roosevelt University will host the National Women's Hall of Fame forum, "Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" at 7 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 17. The event will take place in the Library, on the 10th floor ( 430 South Michigan Ave. ). Please bring photo ID. National Women's Hall of Fame is the nation's oldest membership organization dedicated ...


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Shareholders to corporations: Improve policies for foreign-based LGBTs - From a press release - November 12, 2014 — A group of U.S. investors has written to some of the nation's largest publicly traded corporations urging them to extend their LGBT nondiscrimination policies and equal benefits policies abroad. The investors expressed concern about the highly varied and often harsh legal and cultural environments faced by LGBT communities in many parts of the globe, and the ...







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