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Playwright: Bruce Norris. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; ...

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


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


Knight-at-the-Movies-And-So-It-Goes-film-notes-

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


Billy-Masters

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


Gay News

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


Gay News

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


Gay News

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


Gay News

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


Gay News

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


Obamas-order-bans-anti-LGBT-bias-for-federal-contractors-

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


Gay News

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


THE-AMAZON-TRAIL-Nancy-Garden-Lesbian-hero

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


Gay News

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


Gay News

Report: PrEP 90% effective with just a few doses per week - A report delivered at the 2014 international Conference on AIDS—simultaneously published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases July 22—said that use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, can reduce chances of HIV infection by 90%, even when the patient takes as few as four doses a week. Strict adherence to a daily regimen of PrEP, usually taken in oral form as the ...


Gay News

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


Chicago-native-takes-over-as-president-of-CMSA

Chicago native takes over as president of CMSA - Michael Erwin, a Chicago native who has participated in gay sports since 2006, was named July 22 as the new president of the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ), one of the largest predominantly gay sports organizations in the world. Erwin, 42, who works as the director-global corporate communications at CareerBuilder and lives in Lincoln Square, replaces Brian Kupersmit, ...


Gay News

'Sharmila' through Aug. 9 - Catharsis Productions' Me, My Mom & Sharmila—a one-woman show by Fawzia Mirza—will run at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., on July 24-Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. A brief talk-back will follow every performance. See "Me, My Mom & Sharmila at Theatre Wit" on Facebook, contact Cara Thaxton at cara@catharsisproductions.com. ...


Gay News

Next Theatre facing eviction - Facing more than $76,000 in back rent, the Next Theatre Company in Evanston, Illinois, will be forced to leave its current home at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center following the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, according to The Chicago Tribune. Next Theatre, an Equity company that helped give life to the Off-Broadway musical Adding Machine, has been in residence at ...


Paul-Oakley-Stovall-no-Qualms-about-Steppenwolf-show

Paul Oakley Stovall: no 'Qualms' about Steppenwolf show - NUNN ON ONE: THEATER - Steppenwolf Theatre Company has a brand-new show titled The Qualms, and one actor in the cast is playing for our team. Paul Oakley Stovall has built quite an impressive resume over the years. He was last seen in Steppenwolf's Words on Fire. He earned a Jeff nomination for Play On! His Off-Broadway credits include Dessa Rose and Notebooks of Leonardo ...


The-Qualms

The Qualms - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Bruce Norris. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650; www.steppenwolf.org; $20-$86. Runs through: Aug. 31 At a well-planned sex party—or just about any kind of party, for that matter—there is an understanding that you don't have to engage in sex, but are free to enjoy the occasion in whatever manner you wish. At poorly-planned sex parties, ...


Gay News

CRITICS' PICKS - Checking Boxes, About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble at Austin Town Hall, then Willye White Park, through Aug. 1. Playwright and poet Shannon Matesky teams with the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble for a thoughtful and multifaceted look at immigration and the dangers faced by workers who come out as undocumented. SCM Dead Man's Cell Phone, The Enthusiasts at Athenaeum Theatre, ...


Men-Should-Weep

Men Should Weep - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Ena Lamont Stewart. At: Griffin Theatre Company at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: 1-866-811-4111; www.griffintheatre.com; $35. Runs through: Aug. 10 Written in 1947, Men Should Weep is set a decade earlier in a Glasgow, Scotland, slum tenement. Its author was a smart literary cookie almost certainly familiar with the dramas of Dublin slum life written 25 years ...


The-Beverly-Hillbillies-The-Musical

The Beverly Hillbillies: The Musical - THEATER REVIEW - Playwrights: David Rogers and Amanda Rogers; Songwriter: Gregg Opelka. At: Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Tickets: 219-836-3255 or www.theatreatthecenter.com; $40-$44. Runs through: Aug. 10 Many theater aficionados bemoan how so many new musicals are adaptations of films with household names. So you can guess how negatively they might react to the news that the 1960s TV ...


Othello

Othello - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: William Shakespeare. At: Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 773-283-7071; www.thegifttheatre.org; $20-$35. Runs through: Aug. 24 Shakespeare never tells us how ethnically diverse the Venetian army was before an African soldier named Othello distinguished himself honorably in the war with Turkey for possession of Cyprus, but the recognition granted this valiant warrior would probably have stirred rancor among ...


Theater-Spotlight-LezFest-A-One-Night-Fling

Theater Spotlight: LezFest: A One Night Fling - Pride Films and Plays' upcoming Women's Words Week fundraising revue, LezFest: A One Night Fling, produced by Libby Lane and Chrystle Morman, features performances by Christy Hasselson ( 2006 winner of Windy City Gay Idol ), storyteller Lauren Sivak, slam poet and playwright Shannon Matesky, vocalist Liz Pazik, comedian Shanna Brown and more. LezFest: A One Night Fling is at ...


Jessie-Mueller-makes-good-on-Broadway

Jessie Mueller makes good on Broadway - SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT - There's no doubt that when Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the title role of the Broadway jukebox show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, her entire Evanston family of talented actors was overflowing with pride and admiration. The same could also be said for local theater fans who had seen Mueller triumph ...


Gay News

Hard Choices - BOOK REVIEW - by Hillary Rodham Clinton. $35; Simon & Schuster; 635 pages You may have already made up your mind. Political ads have barely started appearing on TV, but you already have an inkling of your future choice. Sure, there are a few important questions you'd like answered from the candidate who gets your vote; for the most part, though, you've ...


The-Guy

The Guy - As you may or may not be aware, before I gave my life over to the go-go world of queer bar picture taking, I was an accomplished poet. I was published on a few occasions and even used to run a weekly poetry open mic ( which is NOT the same as a slam, which, in my opinion, ruined popular ...


Dancing-About-Architecture

Dancing About Architecture - Music trends certainly come and go ( and come again ), and if you don't like something, stick around, it will change and change fast. In our time we've seen hybrids of Rap/Rock, Country/Club and R&B/Industrial ( Kanye's Yeezus if you're wondering ). Some trends are good, but some have to go away. Now. The quiet, twee girl singer: Five ...


Big-Freedia-Explodes

Big Freedia Explodes - Who was twerking when Miley Cyrus was still in diapers? Big Freedia, that's who! Known for bounce music based out of New Orleans, this artist brought his unique style of dancing to the mainstream. The second season of the World of Wonder-produced reality show Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is now playing on Fuse. During publicity of the first season ...


The-Bijou-Chronicles-Steven-Toushin-Matt-Revira-

The Bijou Chronicles Steven Toushin: Matt Revira - Extreme Cheapskate and Hottie Wrestler - For brain candy, I often turn to TLC and its exploitative "reality shows," which seem in some ways to replace the live "freak shows" located outside of circus tents. One of my current favorites is Extreme Cheapskates. Recent exhibitionists include a frowsy, blowsy "hillbilly" woman who makes each member of her family use the same bathwater because it saves on ...


Gay News

Sam accepts Arthur Ashe Award at ESPYs - At the recent ESPY Awards, openly gay NFL player Michael Sam received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Following ESPN's broadcast of a video about Sam's life, he kissed boyfriend Vito Cammisano, and walked onto the stage at the Nokia Theater to accept the award from actor/former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, The Huffington Post noted. In a speech many described ...


Events-July-23--Wed-July-30

Events July 23 - Wed., July 30 - Wed., July 23 Miss Gay Illinois America Pageant Theme: Intergalactic. Closed state pageant. Apply online. Winner $3,025.00 in cash and prizes, runners up also win cash and prizes. 12:00pm Ramada Ballroom 6900 N. Illinois Fairview Heights, IL 62208 314-484-5580 http://www.missgayamerica.com/preliminaries/Illinois.htm Tickets: http://www.missgayamerica.com/contactus.htm Trans Youth Resources and Advocacy Youth Drop-In Center Every Wednesday, safe, confidential place for transgender people between the ...


Sugar-Spice-Taxim-

Sugar & Spice: Taxim - On his recent visit to Chicago, my wife's uncle, a former food critic and discerning Los Angeles foodie, requested that we dine at Taxim. Not only did this man live for a bit in Athens, but whatever city he finds himself in, he knows how to find great meals with the precision of a Tomahawk missile. So, I knew before ...


Dining-news-RIVAs-Bloody-Mary-bar-restaurant-awards

Dining news: RIVA's Bloody Mary bar; restaurant awards - —Navy Pier's RIVA Crab House announces a new brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ( Items include steak and eggs, stuffed French toast and a pork belly benny in addition to Riva signature items like oysters, calamari and lobster corn bisque. ) Also, there is a Bloody Mary Bar that ranges in price from $8 ...


ICAH-art-installation-brings-beauty-social-messages

ICAH art installation brings beauty, social messages - Art can please the eye and/or illuminate and educate. Youth from the Illinois Caucus on Adolescent Health ( ICAH ) gathered in the courtyard of University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., to create beautiful messages through art, some of which they left behind after the event. Some of their creations brightened the sanctuary the following Sunday; others are being displayed ...


An-Evening-of-Magic-to-benefit-AFC

'An Evening of Magic' to benefit AFC - From the front window of Patrick Livingston's apartment, visitors can glimpse the ornate facade of the Uptown Theatre, which stands eight stories tall and closed its doors to regular audiences in 1981. The theater is the largest movie palace in the United States, boasting more interior space then Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and many famous magicians ...


Gay News

Colorado marriage ban overturned by Federal Court - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore ruled against Colorado's constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. In Burns v. Hickenlooper, attorneys with Kilmer, Lane and Newman, LLP sued the state on behalf of six same-sex couples who argue that Colorado's ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Moore stayed his ruling until August 25 to allow the ...


minibar

minibar - SPOTTED: Hot, bearded Craigery Morgan hits the swingin' scene. Photos by Kirk ...


CELL-BLOCK

CELL BLOCK - Ladies who raunch. Photos by Kirk ...


BOBBY-LOVES

BOBBY LOVE'S - Creaoke karaoke tunes up another Saturday night. Photos by Kirk ...


SCARLET

SCARLET - Don't get burned by the Fireball. Photos by Kirk ...


MARYS

MARY'S - Upstairs/downstairs. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Mr. Midwest Rubber 2014 bounces into town. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Charity is delicious at the salsa/dip contest to benefit Care For Real. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-GLENWOOD

THE GLENWOOD - Tuesdays get charitable with Velicity's new bingo night. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-CALL

THE CALL - Club Kylie turns 4!. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


PROGRESS

PROGRESS - DJ Smokey heats up Fridays. Photos by Kirk ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - Savage Runway realness. Berlin explodes with artistry. Photos by Marc Ruttenberg ( courtesy of Greg Haus ) ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Art and Pepe celebrate Havana in Chicago. Photos by Kirk ...


ELIXIR

ELIXIR - They got the cure for what ails ya. Photos by Kirk ...


John-DEmilio-Renowned-professor-historian-retires

John D'Emilio: Renowned professor, historian retires - Extended for on online edition of Windy City Times - In his essay "A Defense of Poetry," Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote that history was composed of "the episodes of that cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of men. The past, like an inspired rhapsodist, fills the theatre of everlasting generations with their harmony." John D'Emilio loves history—a story of change passed from one to another and replete with ...


News

'Live The Wage Challenge' issued to Congress: Try living it - From a press release - Washington DC — Marking five years since the last federal minimum wage increase, paycheck fairness advocates today issued the 'Live The Wage Challenge' to Congress: Step into the shoes of a minimum wage worker and live for one week on just $77. Earning just $7.25 an hour, the average full time minimum wage worker struggles to survive on just $77 ...


The-Dinner-Party-holds-Taste-of-Chicago-special

The Dinner Party holds Taste of Chicago special - The Dinner Party went on the road on July 10th to Grant Park, as a special addition to the Taste of Chicago. Guests were famed Chicago actor, George Wendt ( Norm of "Cheers" and the longstanding "Superfan" on Saturday Night Live, Social Media Host of Windy City Live, Ji Suk Yi, Tony Award Nominee, Felicia Fields, Michelin Star Chef, Andrew ...


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LGBT youth more likely than heterosexual youth to try suicide - From a press release - LOS ANGELES— According to a new study authored by several contributing experts published in the American Journal of Public Health, sexual minority youth had higher prevalence than heterosexual youth of each of 6 outcomes studied, including self-harm, feeling sad, and suicide ideation, planning, and attempts. The study, using a large sample pooled from probability samples across the U.S., adds to ...


News

GLAAD's Vito Russo Test: Offensive film content from largest studios - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 —GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) media advocacy organization, today released its second annual Studio Responsibility Index ( SRI ), a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar ...


PASSAGES-Thomas-C-Senesac

PASSAGES Thomas C. Senesac - Thomas C. Senesac, died July 19, 2014 after having battled stomach cancer for the last year and a half with grace, determination and his own special brand of humor. Mr. Senesac was the son of the late Joseph E. and Narda Gennaro Senesac, and is survived by his beloved partner of thirty-seven years, Bob Hoagland, his sister, Dr. Pamela M. ...


Out-former-cop-speaks-at-Prime-Timers-Regional-Gathering

Out former cop speaks at Prime Timers Regional Gathering - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On his 21st birthday, Will Damron became the youngest cop in the history of the Oakland Police Department. "From that day, I had a .38 snub-nosed Smith and Wesson and a holter under my armpit," Damron said, adding how taken he was with the seven-pointed silver star he was now brandishing on his chest. "I loved that star and was ...


Dustin-Lance-Black-plane-scare-Quinto-movie-news-NeNe-vs-Wendy

Dustin Lance Black plane scare; Quinto movie news; NeNe vs. Wendy - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dustin Lance Black—the openly gay screenwriter who won as Oscar for his work on the film Milk—has been hired to adapt Paramount TV's event series Lindbergh, based on A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the same name, according to Deadline. Berg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran and Kevin McCormick will produce the project. The story of Charles Lindbergh—both in his ...


News

Bill T. Jones among Obama honorees - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014, President Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. Among the honorees is openly gay dance legend Bill T. Jones. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the ...


Rob-Ford-says-hes-not-anti-gay-Glee-trouble-in-UK

Rob Ford says he's not anti-gay; Glee trouble in UK - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he not homophobic, according to CBC.ca. There is an ongoing debate over whether Ford is anti-gay after he chose to sit during a standing ovation for WorldPride organizers and he was the lone vote against a study of homeless shelter space for LGBT youth. Doug Ford, the Rob's brother and campaign manager, said the sit-down ...


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Chicago Theatre Week expands in 2015 - From a press release - ChChicago, July 21, 2014—Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 — 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as ...


News

Andersonville sidewalk sale on July 25-27 - The Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale will take place July 25-27. Participating merchants will stretch from 5000 to 5800 N. Clark St.; among the many vendors taking part are Akira, Early to Bed, Women & Children First, Room Service Chicago, Alamo Shoes, Toys Et Cetera, Swedish American Museum, Notice and Presence. In addition, eco-Andersonville will host "Olive in Motion," a free ...


Meiling-Jin-on-growing-up-in-China-celebrity-LGBT-journalism

Meiling Jin on growing up in China, celebrity, LGBT journalism - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - While growing up in China, Meiling Jin never imagined that she would one day live in Chicago and report on LGBT stories for Chinese media platforms. A senior at Columbia College, Jin's LGBT stories are now seen by millions of Chinese people around the world. Her unlikely story began 22 years ago in the Liaoning Province located eight hours north ...


Tony-Tripoli-tag-teams-with-The-Cabaret-Project

Tony Tripoli tag-teams with The Cabaret Project - NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Comedian Tony Tripoli is leaving L.A. behind for the Windy City this month. Reality shows have been his home with appearances on Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, and Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? He's a staff writer for Fashion Police and was previously on The Dish for the Style Network. His stand-up act finally arrives with a ...


Pitchfork-features-Beck-great-weather-

Pitchfork features Beck, great weather - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A drastic change in weather for Pitchfork Music Festival—which took place July 18-20—made for an enjoyable three-day party in Union Park. Last year, the soiree was doused with rain and thunder, making the venue a giant mud pit. This year's weather no doubt contributed to attendance, which numbered about 55,000 people. Additional photo spread at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-07-22&AGALLERY=PitchforkNunn . ...


Clinical-counselor-Matthew-Dempsey-on-gay-men-body-image

Clinical counselor Matthew Dempsey on gay men, body image - Body-image issues are not just a problem for women. More men ( especially those who are gay ) have been negatively influenced by images of six-pack abs, bulging chests and biceps, and thin torsos. Slate recently cited an International Journal of Eating Disorders article that suggests that 15 percent of gay or bisexual men have struggled with disordered eating habits ...


Journalist-Vargas-detained-Lambda-Legals-call

Journalist Vargas detained; Lambda Legal's call - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - U.S. Border Patrol agents detained the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-turned-activist Jose Antonio Vargas in McAllen, Texas, after he told them he was in the country illegally, CNN reported. He was released on his own recognizance with a notice to appear before an immigration judge. Vargas, who's also come out as openly gay, became an outspoken advocate pushing for an overhaul of ...


Havana-in-Chicago-raises-money-for-impoverished-Cubans

'Havana in Chicago' raises money for impoverished Cubans - The music of Cuba echoed onto the street in front of Sidetrack July 19. A pea-green 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air parked there sported the Cuban flag and a sign that promised visitors to the bar authentic dishes from the island provided by Paladar restaurant, refreshing mojitos and the Afro-Cuban rhythms of the renowned Latin Inspiration band until long into the ...


News

Youth homeless summit releases task force survey - As a followup to the Windy City Times' 2014 LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit, organizers released an online survey to have people indicate their interest in being part of short-term task forces on a wide range of issues, including issues around job training, food, storage, laundry, housing, DCFS, legal and public policy issues. There are two choices for each subject area: ...


Exec-order-bans-fed-employee-contractor-anti-gay-bias-

Exec order bans fed employee, contractor anti-gay bias - Groups react to signing of historic order - President Obama, after being greeted by loud cheers and a standing ovation, signed two executive orders July 21 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity among federal employees and contractors. "Thanks to your passion and advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government—the government of the people by the people and for the people—will ...


News

Six of airliner fatalities confirmed as AIDS researchers/activists - Six passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine July 17, were confirmed as researchers headed for the 20th International AIDS Conference, which began July 20 in Melbourne, Australia. Two hundred ninety-eight individuals lost their lives in the crash, which has triggered political turmoil between Russia several nations, including the United States Australian media originally reported—and international media ...


News

President's remarks at signing executive order banning bias - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - East Room, 10:39 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House, everybody. I know I'm a little late. But that's okay because we've got some big business to do here. Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming. You organized, you spoke up, you signed petitions, you sent letters — I ...


Obama-signs-order-protecting-federal-employees-from-bias

Obama signs order protecting federal employees from bias - WASHINGTON, DC—In a brief ceremony in the East Room of the White House, with a scattering of "Amens" from the 300 or so LGBT activists gathered, President Obama this morning (July 21) signed an executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and adding to existing protection (which ...


Hundreds-gather-for-Chicago-Disability-Pride

Hundreds gather for Chicago Disability Pride - by Jonathan Jones. Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hundreds gathered for the Chicago Disability Pride parade and festival in the Loop on July 19. This year marked the 11th anniversary for the event. A tradition started in Chicago, Disability Pride seeks to change the way people perceive disability and to celebrate disability as a part of human diversity. Chicago Disability Pride has inspired other similar parades throughout the ...







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