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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 - By Angelique Smith - 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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Federal judge rules for marriage equality in Wyoming - From a press release - ( Casper, WY, October 17, 2014 )—Today, U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in the challenge to the State of Wyoming's ban on marriage equality. The court's order granted a request by four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality, who had filed a federal lawsuit challenging Wyoming's ...


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Haunted site having LGBTQ night Oct. 19 - Morton Grove's Fear City Chicago, 8240 North Austin Ave., will host a special night, "Scream!," to celebrate the LGBTQ community on Sunday, Oct. 19, 7-11 p.m. A full cocktail bar and other refreshments will available for purchase at the concession stand at Fear City, and a DJ will spin tunes. Also, The "gAy List" Bus Tours will provide transportation, leaving ...


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Library exhibit: Gay cartoonist's view of same-sex marriage - From a press release - As recognition of same-sex marriage grows the Chicago Public Library presents Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! by cartoonist Jeremy Sorese. In this engagingly illustrated exhibit, Sorese, a gay man, explores the idea of getting married. Selected from The Best American Comics 2013, Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! is on display through March 8, 2015, in the Congress Corridor, ...


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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical named leader in LGBT health - From a press release - Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center was today named a leader in providing equal health care services for the LGBT community for 2014 by the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation's Health Care Equality Index ( HEI ) report for a sixth consecutive year. The first Chicago-area hospital to have been recognized by the HEI in 2008, Advocate Illinois Masonic ...


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Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars - Actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards for the first time, Variety reported. Although this will mark Harris' first time hosting the Oscars, he has plenty of hosting experience, having hosted the Tony Awards four times as well as the Emmy awards twice. Harris also performed the opening musical number during the 2010 Oscars. The 87th Annual Academy ...


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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 allows people to search for HEI-rated ...


Gay News

Report released on LGBTQ, HIV-affected Intimate Partner Violence - From a press release - For a second year in a row, the report shows highest homicide rate ever recorded -Reports of LGBTQ and HIV-affected intimate partner violence (IPV) increased slightly in 2013. -For a second year in a row there were 21 IPV homicides of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people documented; the highest total recorded -In 2013, 76 % of IPV homicide victims were gay ...


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Knight at the Movies: Dracula Untold; film notes - How differently would audiences respond to Dracula Untold—Universal's latest attempt to reboot its classic monsters franchise—if the actor playing Dracula was openly gay? Would it diminish their ability to immerse themselves into the filmmakers attempt to explain the origins of vampire lore that is the basis of the film? Would they ascribe some sort of underlying queer symbolism to Vlad ...


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Trans entrepreneur Kinley Preston lives her truth - A self-made U.S. billionaire and co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair care products and Patron Tequila, John Paul DeJoria once advised people, "Remember that, once something good happens for you, success unshared is failure." In 2009, he heard the story of Kinley Preston—the only transgender woman in one of the first classes at the then-newly opened Paul Mitchell ...


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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. The free 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 ...


Gay News

Upcoming shows: Laramie Project; Brickman; McComas, Kuper, Kennedy - '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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October events: Point Foundation; YWCA to honor Morten; NCLR benefit - YWCA to honor Morten Oct. 22 The Evanston/North Shore YWCA will honor Mary Morten at this year's YWomen Leadership Awards dinner. The event will take place Wed., Oct. 22, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston. The YWomen Leadership Awards recognize, support and promote women's leadership and the impact women have in the community. Contact Trimmy Stamell at ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "I've got my hands on their butts probably more than their wives."—Tom Brady describes the unique relationship he has with his teammates on the New England Patriots. Well, what's a little pigskin between friends... It's nice to know that even in my mid-40s, I can still have new experiences. But here's one I didn't see coming. Last week, someone admitted ...


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Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks - Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Donna McKechnie, the primary performing muse to late director-choreographer Michael Bennett in such musicals as A Chorus Line, Company and Promises, Promises, is the headlining star for Pride Films and Plays' annual benefit Simply Sensational: Legends. The event features McKenchnie and other performers in addition to a raffle for fabulous door prizes. Pride Films and Plays' ...


Gay News

VIEWS Make them hear you! - (The road that led to victory and marriage equality) - It seems that I've struggled all of my life for equal rights as an African-American same-gender-loving man. There were times that the battle was so fierce that it almost claimed my life. I even recall a time when I had to literally hire body guards to accompany me to speaking engagements and book signing events because homophobic extremists threatened to ...


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POLITICAL FOCUS: Mr. Rauner: You turned your back on us - A VIEWPOINT - I was the campaign manager for Illinois Unites for Marriage from July through November 2013. When my friend, state Rep. Greg Harris, was on the Illinois House floor on May 31, 2013, announcing that the marriage equality bill did not have the votes to pass, I sat on the side of the chamber crying. This was a moment of profound ...


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AFC ad urges Mexican men to get tested - In advance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day ( Oct. 15 ), the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) launched "Salud y Orgullo Mexicano," a citywide project designed to encourage Mexican men to connect to HIV testing and care services. Salud y Orgullo Mexicano ( SOM ), which means "Mexican health and pride," aims to remove barriers to HIV ...


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Trans musician to appear at documentary screening - Jennifer Leitham, the renowned transgender jazz bass virtuoso, will be in Oak Park on Sunday, Oct. 19, as part of the special screening of I STAND CORRECTED—the true story of Leitham, who transitioned publicly during the height of her career. Formerly known as John Leitham, the artist played with such top acts as The Tonight Show All-Stars, Mel Tormé and ...


Gay News

Two anti-LGBT hate attacks in Brooklyn - The New York City Anti-Violence Project has learned of an anti-gay hate violence attack that occurred Monday, Oct. 13 on Washington Avenue near Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights Brooklyn. According to media sources, a 33-year-old man was followed into his apartment building and attacked with a hammer by a man yelling anti-gay slurs. At this time, the suspect remains at ...


Chicago-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-Oct-22

Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair Oct. 22 - From a press release - 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. The free 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 ...


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Chicago House luncheon puts spotlight on disparities - Actress Laverne Cox, NBA player Jason Collins and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black were among the advocates on hand Oct. 15 as Chicago House and Social Service Agency hosted its 6th annual Speaker Series Luncheon on Gender, Race and Economic Disparity at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave. The discussion with Cox, Collins and Black was moderated by Gautum Raghavan, ...


Gay News

NY Appeals Court holds hearing on Lateisha Green hate crime conviction - From an Empire State Pride Agenda press release - The following can be attributed to Empire State Pride Agenda's Transgender Rights Organizer EÃ"ghann Renfroe: "We stand with our community in support of Lateisha Green, a young woman who was taken from us too soon, and whom the justice system has utterly failed. This young transgender woman of color was shot and killed in Syracuse, New York in 2008 by ...


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Woman Made Gallery has new executive director - From a press release - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - October 15, 2014 - Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ), Chicago's renowned feminist contemporary art gallery, is proud to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. Claudine Isé will succeed Beate Minkovski as Executive Director and continue the non-profit gallery's mission to support, cultivate and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions ...


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Cyndi Lauper talks about 'Kinky Boots' - Winner of six Tony Awards, the Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots debuted on The Great White Way in October 2012 and hasn't slowed down since. The popular musical is based on the 2005 film Kinky Boots, which was serendipitously inspired by a true story. With music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots was ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Take-Me-Out

THEATER REVIEW Take Me Out - Playwright: Richard Greenberg. At: Eclectic Theatre Company at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6875; www.eclectic-theatre.com; $25. Runs through: Nov. 2 Richard Greenberg launches his world of sports play with superstar batter Darren Lemming announcing to the press that he is gay, but the repercussions vested upon his teammates, his fans and his career will not be what we ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Witches-Among-Us

THEATER REVIEW Witches Among Us - Playwright: Music & Lyrics by Scott Free, book by Rick Karlin. At: New American Folk Theatre at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: 773-426-6442; www.newamericanfolktheatre.org; $15-$20. Runs through: Nov. 7 The martyrs of Salem, Massachusetts, were not the first scapegoats of a society undone by its own fears, but the source of their persecution has entered our language ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Wild-Party

THEATER REVIEW The Wild Party - Score: Michael John LaChiusa; Book: LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe. At: Bailiwick Chicago at Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000 or www.bailiwickchicago.com; $40 . Through Nov. 1 It's likely that die-hard musical-theater fans will forever be bickering and taking sides over The Wild Party. That's because in New York during the year 2000, two completely different musicals ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Danny-Casolaro-Died-for-You

THEATER REVIEW Danny Casolaro Died for You - Playwright: Dominic Orlando. At: TimeLine ( sic ) Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. Tickets: 773-281-8463; www.timelinetheatre.com; $39-$52. Runs through: Dec. 21 I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I believe Oswald acted alone. Still, I know there are vast international crime networks doing business with each other far outside any law. I know, too, our government does business with them in the ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Gay bar drama - Plays and musicals with characters who fall within the LGBTQ spectrum appear all over Chicago stages, from Equity flagships like the Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company to the tiniest of storefronts like The Side Project or the Apollo Studio. But there's also something to be said about targeting LGBTQ audiences precisely where they like to hang out. This explains ...


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Coming up: World of Chocolate, Drinks at Robie, Mapplethorpe - '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 ...


Gay News

LETTERS Arch(bishop) enemy?, Church times - Arch( bishop ) enemy? Dear Editor: The recent Windy City Times headline "LGBTs welcome new archbishop" epitomizes much that is wrong in our community. The new archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, is touted as a "moderate" and people assume he will represent a sea change compared to his predecessor, the stridently anti-gay Francis George. How many leaders have promised us ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH Oscar Wilde in Chicago - Part Two - The Chicago that Wilde saw was a traumatized city in recovery from a devastating fire that destroyed 18,000 buildings and killed 300 people. When he remarked to a reporter on the ugliness of the city's external fire escapes, he was reminded of the 1871 inferno and their necessity. A modern city was growing fast; two months before Wilde's arrival 300,000 ...


Gay-in-the-Life-Gracen-Brilmyer

Gay in the Life: Gracen Brilmyer - Gracen Brilmyer has spent five years at The Field Museum of Natural History, working on a wide array of projects—from taking high-resolution images of marine snail shells to dissecting two-millimeter-long beetles. She currently manages a team of interns to database the museum's ant collection, which is about a million specimens strong. "My main interest is in the use of collections ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Yay for boo! Halloween is beginning to creep upon the town. Consider this part one of our big Halloween issue. More boo to come next issue. But yay for Anthony's shot of the deadly hot Rob Racine on this week's cover. With the advent of the current season of American Horror Story, anything gay and Halloween-related this year will undoubtedly ...


Dancing-About-Architecture-

Dancing About Architecture - P!NK TURNS OVER NEW TREND WITH OLD WAYS - I'm a voracious music history and biography reader, so I've observed that certain patterns pop up in music history to where you can almost predict sea changes in sound. The dry, soft rock/prog rock of the '70s gave way to punk; overproduced hair metal gave way to grunge; MC Hammer-style rap crumbled under the gangsta rap of the '90s; and ...


Nika-Roza-Danilova-returns-with-a-new-album-titled-Taiga

Nika Roza Danilova returns with a new album titled Taiga - Nika Roza Danilova ( also known as Zola Jesus ) returns with a new album titled Taiga. While the music has pop sensibilities, there is a dark side that appeases fans throughout the world. This Wisconsin-raised singer returns to her northern roots on a tour that includes a stop in Chicago. Nunn called Jesus when out on the road to ...


The-Bijou-Chronicles-Steven-Toushin

The Bijou Chronicles Steven Toushin - I Love You, Joan Crawford: Gay Men and Their Big Ladies, PART ONE by Madame Bubby - The other day while on the subway, I heard two male high school students ( not sure if they were gay ) debate the respective virtues of Beyonce and Adele. Diva worship is apparently still alive everywhere, not just in the gay community! But what's the real scoop on the cliched gay obsession with Joan Crawford and other dead or ...


Chicago-LGBTQ-Youth-Job-Fair-Oct-22

Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair Oct. 22 - 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. The free 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 ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Divas Going Wild in a Night of 100 Drag Queens preview. - Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


MARYS-ATTIC

MARY'S ATTIC - DJ FoxFonix foxin' it up on the ol' fox floor. - Photos by Kirk ...


Fall-Ball

Fall Ball - Moving and shaking at the 2nd annual Fall Ball, Sat., Oct. 11 at the Logan Square Auditorium. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-GLENWOOD

THE GLENWOOD - Bear-ly containing themselves at GlenWOOF! - Photos by Kirk ...


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TOUCHE - Feelin' the brotherhood with American Brotherhood Weekend and DJ Germ. Photos by Kirk ...


HALSTEDS

HALSTED'S - ALMA Chicago motivating some caliente Halsted action! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


MANHOLE

MANHOLE - Happy birthday, DJ Jim Belanger! Photos by Anthony Meade ...


BOBBY-LOVES

BOBBY LOVE'S - Bobby loves everyone! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


SCOTS

SCOT'S - The best of Oktoberfest! - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


EM-LOUNGE

EM LOUNGE - West Side sexiness. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


PROGRESS-BAR

PROGRESS BAR - The fierceness of Project Run-a-way. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


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SHAKER'S - Happy birthday, Jason! - Photos by Kirk ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Grrr and so forth. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


HYDRATE

HYDRATE - Hocus Pocus, bitches! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


EqIL-PAC-announces-endorsements

EqIL PAC announces endorsements - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Equality Illinois PAC—the political arm of the Equality Illinois advocacy organization—on Oct. 7 released its bipartisan endorsements for the Nov. 4 election. Among those endorsements announced in a statement were for Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Equality Illinois PAC previously issued an endorsement for Gov. Pat Quinn. The organization has, for ...


-StartOut-hosts-panel-discussion-with-founders-CEOs

StartOut hosts panel discussion with founders/CEOs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Being your authentic self was one of the themes discussed at a StartOut founder/CEO panel discussion Oct. 1. More than 50 people gathered at the HistoryIT offices to hear from out business leaders Dr. Kristen Gwinn-Becker, founder and CEO of HistoryIT; Howard Skolnik, president and CEO of Skolnik Industries; Shelley Young, founder and CEO of the Chopping Block; and straight ...


LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Tenderloins-LGBT-story-survives-

LGBT HISTORY MONTH Tenderloin's LGBT story survives - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times, by Seth Hemmelgarn, Bay Area Reporter - San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood has a colorful history and was once the center of gay life in San Francisco. Grittier than the Castro, which in the late 1970s overtook "The Loin," as it's sometimes called, as the city's gay hub, the neighborhood just blocks away from City Hall also has a well-worn reputation for drug dealing, robbery and other crimes. ...


PRIDE-Institute-paved-way-for-LGBT-substance-abuse-treatment-

PRIDE Institute paved way for LGBT substance-abuse treatment - LGBT HISTORY MONTH Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jason Parsley, South Florida Gay News - When the PRIDE Institute in Minnesota opened up in 1986 it was a novel idea—a substance-abuse treatment center catering to the gay and lesbian community. But within three months of opening, every bed was filled, proving there was a need. "Back then we dealt with a lot of homophobia—internal and external," said co-founder Ellen Ratner of PRIDE. "I think what ...


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TALK TO THE DOC Trans people and hormone therapy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Q: When you see a transgender patient and prescribe hormone therapy, what do you tell that person's insurance company you're treating them for? What is the diagnosis? As a doctor, I'm always amazed how much emotion is involved in giving a diagnosis to a patient. When things are organized and categorized, they feel more manageable, more approachable. Giving a diagnosis ...


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ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Workplace fairness - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times. By Greg Nevins, Counsel for Lambda Legal - Dear Ask Lambda Legal, My partner and I live in Indiana and we are thinking about getting married here ( finally! ). I'm worried though because I'm not out at work and don't know what they'd do if they found out. What are my rights? In a surprise decision by the Supreme Court of the United States denying review of ...


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Task Force changes name; marriage news; Notre Dame - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is changing its name and upping its game "to deliver full LGBTQ freedom, justice and equality," according to a press release. The organization's new name is the National LGBTQ Task Force, and its tagline is "Be you." Executive Director Rea Carey said, "Now more than ever we have the power to define the ...


Mexico-protest-Milk-Foundation-in-Hungary-Vatican-shift

Mexico protest; Milk Foundation in Hungary; Vatican shift - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A week after same-sex marriage became legal in Mexico's Coahuila state, about 30,000 people rallied in protest in the capital city of Saltillo, according to SDGLN.com. The march was organized by Casa de Rescate "Cristo Vive" ( House of Rescue "Christ Lives" ), an evangelical group modeled after anti-gay religious groups in the United States. Civil unions have been legal ...


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Jennifer Hudson and HRC; Transparent; Annie Lennox on Beyonce - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released a Web video featuring Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson for its "Americans for Marriage Equality" campaign, according to a press release. In the video, Hudson discusses her longtime support for LGBT equality and announced a new partnership with HRC. She also broke the news that she will be performing at the ...


News

Vatican takes different stance regarding gays - In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said Oct. 13 that gay people had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples, Reuters reported. The document, prepared after a week of discussions at an assembly of 200 bishops on the family, said the Church should challenge itself ...


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Man's Country renovates to add leather emporium - Man's Country, 5017 N. Clark St. in Chicago, has begun construction on a leather emporium, according to its owner. Online reports Oct. 14 suggested that the establishment, the longest-standing bath house and sex club in Chicago, might have closed, after passersby spotted the windows boarded and construction materials in place. But Ron Ehemann, attorney to Chuck Renslow, Man's Country's owner, ...


Rev-Marti-Scott-Battling-homophobia-racism-and-climate-change

Rev. Marti Scott: Battling homophobia, racism--and climate change - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jonathan Jones - How does anti-gay sentiment relate to other global problems like racism and climate change? If one thinks the link is tenuous, Rev. Marti Scott, a pastor at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in Oak Park, may persuade people to think again. Scott sees these challenges as interconnected through the idea of "social holiness," a principle of Methodist theology. According to ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Sinead-OConnor-takes-us-to-Church

NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Sinead O'Connor takes us to 'Church' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sinead O'Connor has always danced to the beat of her own drum. While it may be hard to figure her out personally, the fact remains that her music has struck a chord with a generation. The Irish singer/songwriter started in the '80s with her first album The Lion and the Cobra to critical acclaim, then broke out to mainstream success ...







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