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Chicago Gay, Lesbian Hall of Fame to induct people, groups - From a press release - Fifteen individuals and Two organizations will be inducted Nov. 12 into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) communities. The inductees were selected by a committee composed of former inductees, which reviewed nominations submitted by members of the ...


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PFLAG changes name, announces new president - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays ( PFLAG ) formally announced it will change its name to reflect what it describes as the organization's "inclusiveness, The Washington Blade reported. The group formally unveiled its new name—PFLAG—during its annual membership meeting in D.C. PFLAG spokesperson Liz Owen said the new name is the culmination of a two-year process during ...


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New film with Gale Harold begins fundraising - From a press release - ( October 6, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA ) "Kiss Me, Kill Me" stars Van Hansis ( "As the World Turns," "Eastsiders" ) and Gale Harold, who is playing a gay character for the first time since his legendary role as Brian Kinney on Showtime's ground-breaking "Queer as Folk." Directed by Casper Andreas ( "Going Down In LA-LA Land," "The ...


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After 18 years, lesbian moms happy with donor choices - From a press release - LOS ANGELES, CA — Eighteen years after conceiving their sons or daughters through donor insemination, 77.5 percent of lesbian mothers were satisfied with their choice of a known, open-identity, or unknown sperm donor, according to a new study released today by the Williams Institute. "Although heterosexual couples utilizing donor insemination services generally choose unknown donors, prospective lesbian mothers consider donors ...


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Apple CEO Tim Cook officially comes out - Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly confirmed he is gay in an opinion piece published Oct. 30, making him the highest-profile chief executive to come out. In an op-ed in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Cook writes, in part, "Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. ... At the same time, I believe deeply in the words of ...


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Trans woman of color killed in Indianapolis - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Tajshon Sherman, a transgender woman of color, whose body was discovered on October 26 in the East Indianapolis section of Indianapolis, Indiana. According to local media reports, Tajshon's body was found at the Tudor Park condominiums late Sunday night with bleeding around the head, indicating ...


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Expose of Chicago Police published - From a news release - CHICAGO — In a two-month investigation, two Chicago-based independent journalists writing for the award-winning news organization Truthout have uncovered patterns and practices at the Chicago Police Department raising questions about officers on the force with repeat misconduct allegations and a history of shooting citizens, often with commendations. The investigation found: 21 police officers currently serving on the force who ...


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French PrEP study suggests "on-demand" dosages may be effective - A scientific trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, based in France has had its randomized phase shut down due to high effectiveness, according to researchers. Investigators in the IPERGAY trial, which is currently underway in six locations in France and one location in Canada, will no longer issue placebos to participants in the trial. All participants will take PrEP, mainly ...


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Aizumi to speak for transgender awareness at Roosevelt - In connection with Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance, Marsha Aizumi will speak on awareness of transgender individuals and families on Nov. 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Roosevelt University, Murray-Green Library, 10th Floor, Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michican Ave., Chicago Aizumi's book, Two Spirits, One Heart, chronicles the family's experiences as her adopted daughter came out ...


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Who are YOU voting for? - Windy City Times recently asked various Illinois LGBT individuals what political races they are following or how they plan on voting. Here is what they had to say: —AIDS Foundation of Chicago President/CEO John Peller: "Nothing is more important to the future LGBT community and people with or at risk of HIV than who occupies the governor's mansion. I'm supporting ...


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Strict ID laws could hinder trans voters - [Originally published here 2014-09-27] A new study by a California-based think tank found that strict voter identification laws in 10 states might cause problems for transgender voters this fall, possibly disenfranchising more than 24,000 of them on Election Day. Illinois is not one of the states. And yet the states include Arkansas, Georgia and Kansas, where the outcome of key ...


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ELECTIONS 2014 Printable Election Guide Charts; voting info - Consult our 2014 General Election charts for endorsements and recommendations from a number of local and national organizations. See and print out charts from the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/WCT_2014102_chartsforweb.pdf . 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 ...


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Billy Masters - "As a joke at the end of one take, Burt leans over and kisses you square on the mouth. The crew thinks this is very funny, but makes you uncomfortable. Uncomfortable and, it will ultimately turn out, gay. Burt Reynolds' kiss makes you gay."—Neil Patrick Harris talks about appearing with Burt Reynolds in B.L. Stryker. If there's one thing Burt's ...


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What I Know for Sure - AUDIOBOOK REVIEW - By Oprah Winfrey $24.99; Macmillan Audiobook from Flatiron Books; four CDs/four hours Death and taxes. That's what your father used to say were the only things in life that you could count on. Neither one was escapable; both were consistent. You can also bet that night will follow day and that there's good in the world somewhere. You know rules ...


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Events coming up in film, arts, music, performance - Lea Delaria, Artemis at 'Women in Music' Nov. 16 Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. This concert, hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, will feature a special guest appearance by Chicago's lesbian feminist ...


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Anti-gay group's Glenn Stanton talks bigotry, marriage - BOOKS - 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: What ...


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Melissa Etheridge: On marriage, performing - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC - Everything is coming up roses for Melissa Etheridge these days. She wed Linda Wallem in May, just two days after they both turned 53, where she sang a song written especially for her with wedding attendees including Jane Lynch, Rosie O'Donnell and Sia. She also recently was one of the performers for WorldPride's opening ceremonies, alongside singers Deborah Cox and ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Judith Light gets 'Transparent' about show, LGBT activism - Actress Judith Light returns to living rooms in another television show that's already garnering huge praise. The new series Transparent is offered by streaming Amazon. It tells the story of the coming-out process of transgender parent Maura, played by Jeffrey Tambor, and the family that is affected. Light plays the Jewish wife and mother, Shelly Pfefferman, who has an outspoken ...


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Chicago fundraiser held for film with trans* activist - To raise funds for the upcoming documentary "Alexis" featuring trans* activist Alexis Martinez, Chopin Theater in collaboration with Contexture TV held a fundraiser at the Chopin Theater Oct. 21. The documentary, which Inkspil Films produced, will feature both Martinez's personal life and her activism work. Co-hosted by NIC Kay ( teacher and artist ) and Owen Daniel-McCarter ( attorney and ...


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Jane Anderson talks about HBO miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge' - MOVIES - Jane Anderson's name may not be immediately familiar to gay audiences. However, a quick glance over just a few of the credits on her resume ( playwright-screenwriter-director-executive producer ) spark instant recognition: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, The Baby Dance, When Billie Beat Bobbie, Normal, It Could Happen To You, How To Make An American Quilt, The Positively True ...


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Knight at the Movies: Olive Kitteridge; To Russia with Love - With his star turn in Birdman, Michael Keaton is deservedly this year's comeback kid at the movies, with both critics and audiences lining up to praise his exceptional performance and the movie's creative audacity. On the home screen, if there's any justice, Frances McDormand is going to receive all that and more when Olive Kitteridge, the miniseries in which she ...


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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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Brad Schneider challenges foe on rhetoric vs. record - ELECTIONS 2014: CONGRESS - In 2012, Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider took then Republican incumbent Robert J. Dold's House of Representatives seat in the Illinois' 10th District by just more than 3,300 votes. Dold wants his job back on Nov. 4 and, once again, it looks like the election is going to be a squeaker, with no clear front-runner in the race so far. The ...


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LBTQ Giving Council creates video for fundraising campaign - The LBTQ Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) was founded, according to former co-chair Laura Stempel, "for queer women to bring issues that plague our community to the attention of the rest of CFW." Back then, in the larger CFW, "people didn't say the word 'lesbian' at board meetings," she recalled. "What we do is ...


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GLSEN webinar shows climate for LGBT students in U.S. schools - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 22, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network ( GLSEN ) held a webinar on findings from its 8th biennial National School Climate Survey. Amidst a lack of U.S. data around the LGBT student experience, the survey was launched in 1999 to provide "a national picture of the scope and impact of anti-LGBT bias and violence in our ...


-Sociologist-CJ-Pascoe-talks-bullying-at-Elmhurst-College

Sociologist C.J. Pascoe talks bullying at Elmhurst College - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Gay" and "fag" were the two words that C.J. Pascoe, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, heard the most while shadowing students for 18 months at a high school in California. This was just one of the things that Pascoe noted during her 2014 William R. Johnson Intercultural lecture—Bullied: youth, gender and homophobia—at Elmhurst College Oct. 22. ...


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'Out' lesbian Moms Mabley was comedic pioneer - LGBT HISTORY MONTH Special to the online edition of Windy City Time y Lou Chibbaro Jr. Washington Blade,s - Legendary American vaudeville entertainer-turned-comedian Jackie "Moms" Mabley became famous for her persona as a frumpy, middle-aged woman in a housedress and floppy hat delivering hilarious stand-up comedy routines, often with wry political commentary tucked inside. Through her early years of performing at famous African-American theaters along the so-called chitlin' circuit, including the Apollo Theater in Harlem, to appearances in the ...


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Elton visits John Kerry; anti-Cory Booker mishap; Apple CEO - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Elton John visited Secretary of State John Kerry to announce the singer's foundation's partnership with PEPFAR, ABC News noted. The Department of State released comments John and Kerry both said before their meeting. In part, John said, "To be able to combine with PEPFAR, from our foundation's point of view, is a dream come true, because together, you double the ...


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ELECTIONS 2014: COMPTROLLER Topinka vies for second term - State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, long a fixture of Illinois politics, is facing off against Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and libertarian candidate Julie Fox in order to serve a second term. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state Treasurer and served in both houses of the legislature. She made an unsuccessful attempt at running for governor in 2006. Simon, ...


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THEATER REVIEW Devil's Day Off - Playwright: Jon Steinhagen. At: Signal Ensemble, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Tickets: 773-698-7389; www.signalensemble.com; $23. Runs through: Nov. 22 Chicago learned its lesson with the disastrous summer of 1995, introducing city-wide safety measures to more quickly remedy the hardships associated with unusually high temperatures. This is small comfort to the sweltering citizens in Jon Steinhagen's panoramic portrait of an urban landscape ...


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THEATER REVIEW All Girl Edgar Allan Poe - Playwright: Adapted by the ensemble. At: The Mammals at Zoo Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door; $20. Runs through: Nov. 8 Edgar Allen Poe's copyright expired long ago, leaving its content open to any number of revisions ( will we see a "Zombie Edgar Allen Poe" soon? ), but though The Mammals' aesthetic fully embraces ...


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THEATER REVIEW Parade - Book: Alfred Uhry; Score: Jason Robert Brown. At: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150 or www.bohotheatre.com; $25-$27. Runs through: Nov. 16 Ten years after Parade made its acclaimed Chicago debut at Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, the 1998 Tony Award-winning musical is back again in the same building courtesy of Bohemian Theatre Ensemble ( BoHo ). ...


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Theater spotlight and Critics' Picks - Out of Disorder is a double bill of monologues that tackle real-life topics that might make you laugh as well as squirm with discomfort. Find out how a male model raised in Baltimore, Maryland, developed anorexia in Christopher L. Moore's autobiographical piece Hunger Pains. Then see how Ali Clayton coped with a learning disability in North Carolina schools before she ...


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THEATER REVIEW Amazing Grace - Score: Christopher Smith; Book: Smith and Arthur Giron. At: Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. Tickets: 800-775-2000 or www.broadwayinchicago.com; $33-$100. Runs through: Nov. 16 The world-premiere musical Amazing Grace has a lot of impressive Broadway-caliber bona fides. It has a cast full of impressive Broadway veteran performers acting and singing up a storm. It has a lavish production ...


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Theater events: Nutcracker; Lynch at Lyric; Laramie - Jane Lynch, others at Lyric event Lyric Opera of Chicago will celebrate its history and future on Saturday, Nov. 1, with a star-studded 60th-anniversary concert at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Actress Jane Lynch will emcee the event. Lynch will mix it up with an internationally acclaimed roster of musical artists including Lyric ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Carpenter does Caligari - Bisexual organist and composer Cameron Carpenter loves Chicago. A previous boyfriend of his lived in Bucktown, and Carpenter loved getting to know the city with him on breaks as a student. However, Carpenter has slightly mixed feelings about his upcoming debut at Symphony Center. Carpenter is providing live and improvised organ accompaniment to the classic 1920 German Expressionistic horror film ...


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'Human Ken Doll' dreams of stardom with own form of perfection - He wants a reality-TV show about his ever-changing life—and looks. He's planning a documentary about an upcoming procedure. He's also writing a book with two co-authors, a collaboration about his life of plastic surgery, body modification, sexual identity and more. And he's also looking to set the Guinness World Record for most cosmetic surgeries. Welcome to the wild journey of ...


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Sugar & Spice: Summerdale - If the atmosphere at Andersonville's newest eatery, Summerdale, were as spot-on as the food, the place would be an instant hit. Unfortunately, the dining room is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis, and the result is a too-bright and too-loud space that doesn't make you want to linger—which is a shame because there's a nice list of both ...


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Sports notes: Visits, honors, bullying - Event with New Zealand rugby team Oct. 31 In advance of its match against a U.S. team, the public is invited to a free event featuring the rugby team the New Zealand All Blacks. The event will be Friday, Oct. 31, at Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Attendees will enjoy New Zealand-inspired food and drink, ...


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Chicago Dragons: Staying busy and winning - It's a busy time—on and off the pitch—for the Chicago Dragons, the predominantly gay rugby club. Let's start with what's happening on it. The Dragons, on Oct. 25, defeated the host Chicago Riot 15-12 at Smith Park for the team's second CARFU win and pushing its season record to 2-2 with one match to go: Nov. 15 against the South ...


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Sidetrack becomes jungle with 'Animal Queendom' - Miller Lite presented the 22nd Annual Night of 100 Drag Queens, this time with the wild theme of "Animal Queendom" at Sidetrack, the popular video bar in Boystown. For two nights—Oct. 22-23—entertainment was rotated on dueling stages from the front bar to the back glass bar for each lip-synching performance. Hosts Debbie Fox and Tequila Mockingbird kept the action moving. ...


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LETTERS Elections; Center on Halsted; the church - Principle of the matter As Nov. 4 ( Election Day ) draws near, I think religious people can add their voices to the partisan discussion without compromising our non-partisan position when it comes to elections. Clearly, the governor's race is heating up, with Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner virtually neck and neck in the polls. While we do not ...


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In the Life: Jorge del Busto - Applying the phrase "a rolling stone gathers no moss," one can say that Jorge del Busto has been pretty much moss-free. The broker first stayed in the Windy City 1994-99; the second time was 2006-09 and he returned here in 2013. In between, he has lived around the world, in cities ranging from Los Angeles to Istanbul. "The first time ...


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Uncovering alleged LGBT connections in JFK assassination - LGBT HISTORY MONTH by Jimmy Cwiek - In 1969, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted Clay Shaw for allegedly conspiring to kill President John F. Kennedy. Shaw, a gay man, was the only person ever put on trial in connection with JFK's assassination. Garrison initially believed JFK's murder was a sadistic "thrill killing" plotted by Lee Harvey Oswald, Shaw and David Ferrie, who was also gay. ...


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HBHC's 'Garden of Eve' Nov. 7 - Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) supporters will have three of Chicago's most prominent entertainers gather for a battle of the DJs at the fifth annual Garden of Eve. Partygoers can expect to take sides on the dance floor at Venue One, 1034 W. Randolph St., on Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30-11:30 p.m. The entertainers will be DJ All the ...


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Point accepting scholarship 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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GayRomLit retreat meets in Chicagoland - BOOKS Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Authors, publishers, and readers alike convened in Bloomingdale, Illinois, for the fourth annual GayRomLit ( Gay Romance Literature, or GRL ) retreat Oct. 16-19. LGBT romance consumers and creators gather each year to find a safe space to discuss their publications and current projects, and they return for the familial atmosphere the retreat provides. "In a lot of the romance ...


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'Modern Family' star pops up at pop-up store - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Men's accessories store The Tie Bar has opened a pop-up shop in Lincoln Park at 918 W. Armitage Ave. The store celebrated its opened Oct. 23 with a closed "Tie the Knot" event—and an appearance by Jesse Tyler Ferguson ( from ABC's Modern Family ) and his husband, attorney Justin Mikita. Among other things, the event featured a space where ...


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Luxury consignment spot launches in Gold Coast - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 23, Corri McFadden and famed fashion designer Christian Siriano celebrated eDrop-Off luxury consignment's 10-year anniversary and the opening of Siriano's first Chicago pop-up shop for his new fragrance, Silhouette. Guests nibbled on lemon meringue Tarts, assorted French macaroons and mini-PB&J Pop Tarts by Boutique Bites, with a custom cocktail with fresh pressed apple juice, lemon and tarragon by ...


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Personal PAC event focuses on the personal, political - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 20, Personal PAC, a bipartisan, pro-choice political action committee, hosted its 21st Annual Awards Luncheon at Hilton Chicago. Former covert CIA operations officer, author, activist and women's rights supporter Valerie Plame was the event's guest speaker. "You can't have women doing well if their reproductive and health decisions are made by others," Plame said to Windy City Times ...


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Studio opening marks fashion/film event - On Oct. 18, guests gathered at 400 N. May St., where fashion designer Borris Powell and filmmaker/director Kyle Thomas unveiled a joint venture. Earlier this year, Powell and Thomas teamed for the new series SEX + LOVE, and announced Thomas as the face of Powell's brand-new men's line. Midway through the event, Thomas screened a sneak preview of SEX + ...


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TELEVISION RJ Mitte of 'Breaking Bad' wants you to 'Cut the Bull' - TELEVISION Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Best known for his role as Walter White Jr. on "Breaking Bad," actor RJ Mitte talked with Windy City Times about his work to end bullying and his upcoming projects. Windy City Times: You were diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 3, but I've read that portraying Walt Jr. on Breaking Bad involved quite a bit of preparation ...


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Music, radio are David Polk's passion, profession - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - He grew up in north suburban Highland Park, where he worked as a parking lot attendant at Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, held at Ravinia Park. "My closet brush with history happened while working in the lot taking $5 for parking when Lang Lang, a now-famous pianist made his historic debut, filling in at ...


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ELECTIONS 2014 Out gay candidate contends in suburbs - In the liberal bubble that is Chicago, members of the LGBT community routinely run for political office. However, it's a relative rarity out in the suburbs, where views traditionally are more conservative. Bill Downs Jr. is that rare individual, running against incumbent Republican David McSweeney to represent the 52nd District. Windy City Times: I tried finding material about you online, ...


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ELECTIONS 2014 Marriage equality: How they voted - At the link below are the official roll call votes for Senate Bill 10, the bill which eventually passed marriage equality in Illinois. The state house vote took place Nov. 5, 2013, while the state senate voted Feb. 14, 2013. Many of the below senators and representatives are either up for reelection or running for other offices on Tue., Nov. ...


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That Guy - Holy crap, what a lot of big events coming up in the next few weeks! For the full monty, see our three—count 'em, three­—pages of calendar listings. But here's a brief smattering of highlights for your nightlife consideration. Mister International Rubber 18 squeezes its way into town, Wed., Oct. 29 through Sun., Nov. 2. See calendar for a listing of ...


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'Movember' to launch Nov. 1 - With Movember here, men have marked their calendars to "Shave the Date." The Movember Foundation—an organization committed to men's health—kicks off the 2014 campaign Nov. 1 by engaging men to shave clean and start growing a mustache, and only a mustache, for the entire month. Last year in Chicago, 9,731 participants raised more than $1,000,000. This year, Movember will not ...


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BETTY returns for holiday show - BETTY, New York City's iconic pop/performance band, returns to City Winery Chicago for their legendary annual "Holiday Show" Monday, Dec. 15, showtime 8 p.m. Friends since childhood and artistic co-conspirators, Amy Ziff ( Vocals, Cello, Piano ), Elizabeth Ziff ( Vocals, Guitar, Programming ) and Alyson Palmer ( Vocals, Bass, Percussion, Programming ) have been recording, touring, performing, and creating ...


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Egalite Chicago forum on LGBT activism post marriage equality - Egalite Chicago is inviting members of the LGBTQIA communities to join them for a discussion on what's next in the landscape of LGBT rights and advocacy. The panel discussion and conversation will take place Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Leo Burnett Building, 35 W. Wacker Drive. Last year, Egalite kicked off the "Four Color Process" series with ...


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PASSAGES Former Chicagoan Steven Moore dies - Steven Moore, a former Chicago resident who moved to Colorado about two years ago and was the executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, died Oct. 27 in a plane crash in Boulder County, Colo. He was 35. Moore was flying at about 7:45 a.m., when his plane went down. According to 9News in Colorado, an NBC affiliate in ...


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Eight states to watch in Senate elections - House likely to remain in GOP control - Most of the pundits are saying Republicans will take over the U.S. Senate and keep the House in the November 4 elections. If they're right —and there is some room for doubt in both chambers—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will likely have to undergo a complete makeover. The numbers paint the picture: Of the 36 senate seats up for grabs November ...


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Barlesque Strip-a-Thon benefits TPAN throughout November - From a press release - Chicago, Illinois, October 21, 2014— During the month of November, contestants representing eighteen local bars and businesses are competing for the title of "Chicago's Sexiest" to raise money for TPAN in its online strip-a-thon, Barlesque 7: Let's Get Physical! This year's competition will feature a sports theme: expect lots of sporty looks, massive muscles and hot jocks. As people visit ...


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'World of Chocolate' Dec. 4 at Union Station - The 13th annual World of Chocolate will take place Thursday, Dec. 4, 5-9 p.m., at Chicago Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. AIDS Foundation of Chicago hosts this one-of-a-kind gala to commemorate World AIDS Day and celebrate the progress the HIV/AIDS community has made in ending the epidemic. Celebrity judges will crown the night's best creations. Attendees will also be ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH: A pre-Stonewall LGBT sit-in - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Ray Simon, Philadelphia Gay News - The sit-in at Dewey's, which occurred at a Philadelphia restaurant in the spring of 1965, is not as well known as the Stonewall Riots, but it deserves wider recognition. On the evening of Sunday, April 25, 1965, staff at the diner turned away more than 150 people they believed to be LGBT. According to the August 1965 issue of Drum ...


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Neil Patrick news; 'Freeheld' has problem; 'Divas Simply Singing' - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Neil Patrick Harris was not the Academy's first choice to host the 2015 Oscars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron first begged last year's host, Ellen DeGeneres, but she was firmly against hosting the ceremony for a third time. The producers next had comedian Chris Rock on their list, but a deal failed to materialize. ...


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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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Global HIV conference; Chinese ad; D&G found not guilty - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - HIV Research for Prevention 2014 ( HIV R4P )—the world's only global scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention research, including treatment as prevention, microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis ( PrEP ), vaccines and circumcision—is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on Oct. 28-31, according to a press release. Among those speaking/attending are Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of ...


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Lambda sues Texas prison system over sexual abuse of trans woman - From a press release - Houston, TX ( October 23, 2014 ) - Lambda Legal today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Passion Star, a transgender woman currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice ( TDCJ ), arguing that TCDJ officials have displayed deliberate indifference to threats of sexual assault and violence against Ms. Star in TDCJ's male facilities. "Ms. ...


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Incoming Northalsted Business Alliance ED looks ahead - Christopher Barrett Politan calls the first two weeks that he's been in his new position—executive director of the Northalsted Business Alliance—"the Rainbow listening tour." "I've been out talking and listening—hearing how people are working on the street, and asking what's working, and what are the business levers that could be pulled that could draw people?" he said. Barrett Politan took ...


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OPALGA celebrates 25 years with annual awards gala - State Rep. Greg Harris, state Sen. Don Harmon and Tracy Baim—publisher and executive editor of Windy City Media Group—received the Oak Park Area Leadership Award at the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association's (OPALGA) annual awards gala at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park Oct. 25. The awards were bestowed on Harris, Harmon and Baim for the work ...


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Chicago man accused of criminal HIV transmission - A Chicago man stands accused of not disclosing to his partner that he had HIV, though he knew he was infected, according to Cook County prosecutors. Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 25 that Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of Oakdale Avenue, was charged with criminal transmission of HIV. He allegedly did not use a condom with his partner and repeatedly ...


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Women honored at Center on Halsted event - The floor-to-ceiling windows and ballet bars lining the Melk Studio in the Joffrey Tower provided the perfect setting for the Center on Halsted's "By Women for Women: Art-Performance-Engagement" awards Oct. 25. The event was part of the continuing work of the Women's Action Committee at the Center, which has hosted fundraisers and emphasized the exceptional achievements of LGBTQ women in ...


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Fed govt to recognize same-sex married couples in six new states - WASHINGTON—In the latest development following the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Last week, the Attorney General made a similar announcement ...


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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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