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Progressive Groups Launch Campaign Against Congressman Dan Lipinski - Videos below. From a press release - Leading progressive groups announced today they are joining together for an unprecedented joint independent expenditure campaign against Congressman Dan Lipinksi ( IL-3 ). NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Human Rights Campaign, SEIU, MoveOn, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and EMILY's List are joining together for a joint campaign to educate voters about Lipinski's record and promote his opponent, Marie Newman. In his ...


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FOOD Out chef Anne Burrell cooks it up - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Recently, Anne Burrell blew into town for a Cooper's Hawk event at the Skyline Lofts in Chicago. The out celebrity chef whipped up some major dishes demonstrating her skills while answering questions from the audience. How to expertly cut an onion and mentioning her favorite flower is cauliflower were all part of the instructional act that night. Burrell brings a ...


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BENT NIGHTS The Bribes; George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The adage "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" couldn't have been more apt for Chicago ex-pat Philip Toscano, who dropped quietly into town to play a one-off gig with his much-loved band, The Bribes. As an outfit who have defied easy categorization, mixing blues, rock and jazz into a creamy mix, The Bribes' show at The Hideout Inn on Jan. ...


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Rep. Kelly Cassidy on new allegations of harassment within the Democratic Party - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Following new allegations about sexual harassment and abusive behavior within the Democratic Party of Illinois, Rep. Kelly Cassidy released the following statement: "The slow and steady drip of accusations and dismissals has turned into an endless cycle of lather, rinse, repeat, highlighting the culture of harassment in the legislature and political campaigns. I am calling for an ...


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Komen Chicago part of First Look for Charity - The Chicago Auto Show's annual First Look For Charity event took place Feb. 9 at McCormick Place. Komen Chicago was one of 18 charity beneficiaries of the event that regularly generates 2.5 million dollars for local organizations. In addition to a sneak peek at the Chicago Auto Show, guests of Komen Chicago's private reception at the black-tie gala were treated ...


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DINING NEWS Bernie's event, 'Friends of avec' brunch, Park at Wrigley - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Bernie's Lunch & Supper, 660 N. Orleans St., will host its second Ladies Night on Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bernie's will be offering a special Ladies Night cocktail menu with drinks like Don't Call me a Sushi Roll ( $12; Death's Door Gin, chartreuse, ginger liquor, wasabi simple syrup, jalapeno ginger syrup ), RUM-sicle ( $10; bourbon, ginger liquor, ...


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Better family communication key to enhancing sexual health outcomes of GBQ adolescents - From a press release - PHILADELPHIA ( February 20, 2018 ) — Studies have shown that talking with teens about sex-related topics is a positive parenting practice that facilitates important sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. But for LGBTQ youth, the topic of sexuality and sexual health is often ineffectively addressed at home. A research team led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing ...


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Red Stars to host 2018 NWSL Home Opener against Portland March 31 - From a press release - CHICAGO - The Chicago Red Stars will begin its 12-home game stretch at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 31, combining with Major League Soccer ( MLS ) side Chicago Fire for a double header. Both teams will host their Portland counterparts. "We're excited to bring the first ever 'City Smackdown' with Chicago vs. Portland soccer," said Red Stars owner Arnim ...


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Women of Color Candidate Forum March 8 - From a press release - E3 Radio will present the 2018 Women of Color Candidate Forum for Illinois in partnership with Morten Group LLC, Reunion Chicago, Equality Illinois and Chicago NOW PAC on Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. Forum starts 7 p.m., at Reunion, 2557 W. North Ave. Candidates expected to attend include: — Gaylon Alcaraz, Cook County Commissioner, 4th District, http://www.gaylon2018.com/ . — Maria ...


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ELECTIONS Candidate Profile: Sol Flores - Sol Flores, the longtime head of La Casa Norte, which assists young people experiencing homeless in Chicago, says that her "fierce tenaciousness" is what inspired her to try for the Democratic nomination for the 4th District Congressional post being vacated by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez. Flores spoke with Windy City Times about her background and work with the LGBT community. ...


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BOOKS Jerry Miller talks abuse, addiction in 'The Day the Rain Came Down' - Newsfeeds have been overwhelmed with stories of abuse. Whether it is the phenomenon of men in power, like Harvey Weinstein or the almost-impossible-to-fathom stories of abuse by the Turpins of California, Americans are increasingly aware of our behavior toward one another. Just how many people become victims of abuse? It is not known. Most victims of abuse, especially children, do ...


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ELECTIONS 13th Dist. Cook Co. Commissioner candidate Bushra Amiwala on budget, constituencies - DePaul University college student Bushra Amiwala ( D ) is running in the primary against incumbent Larry Suffredin and challenger Daniel Foster while Chris J. Hanusiak is running unopposed as a Republican. Amiwala is 20 years old and is the youngest candidate in any county commissioner race this year. Windy City Times: Why did you decide to run? Bushra Amiwala: ...


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ELECTIONS COOK CO. COMMISSIONER 13TH DISTRICT Incumbent Larry Suffredin on status, soda tax - Democratic incumbent Larry Suffredin is running in the primary against challengers Bushra Amiwala and Daniel Foster while GOP candidate Chris J. Hanusiak is running unopposed. Windy City Times: Why did you decide to run again? Larry Suffredin: I still believe I can be a positive influence. My independent advocacy is essential and a lot of issues would not be brought ...


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State 'License to Discriminate' Bills Threaten LGBT Access to Services - From a press release - ( New York, February 19, 2018 ) — The rash of new "religious exemption" laws passed by state legislatures around the United States represent a thinly-veiled assault against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) people, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In the absence of robust nondiscrimination protections, these laws function as ...


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Clarence Darrow Symposium to mark 80 years since Darrow's death March 13 - From a press release - Tuesday, March 13, the Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee marks two contributions by famed "attorney for the damned" Clarence Darrow: marking the 80th anniversary of the death of Darrow—the question "How does Darrow's work and legacy influence you?" will be answered by three Chicago attorneys active in progressive causes: Catharine O'Daniel, Nabeela Rasheed and Scott A. Schoettes. Then, Darrow's contribution to ...


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Clarence Darrow Symposium Marks 80 Years Since Darrow's Death March 13 - Tuesday, March 13, the Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee marks two contributions by famed "attorney for the damned" Clarence Darrow: marking the 80th anniversary of the death of Darrow—the question "How does Darrow's work and legacy influence you?" will be answered by three Chicago attorneys active in progressive causes: Catharine O'Daniel, Nabeela Rasheed and Scott A. Schoettes. Then, Darrow's contribution to ...


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Chicagoans Unite to Rally and March for Gun Reform - From a press release - CHICAGO — Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Women's March Chicago, and Indivisible have joined forces to lead a rally and march from Federal Plaza to Trump Tower, declaring that the time for "thoughts and prayers" is long past and the time for action is now. We demand our lawmakers do more to end this gun violence crisis ...


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THEATER REVIEW Fear and Misery in the Third Reich - Playwright: Bertolt Brecht At: Haven Theatre at the Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: $18. Runs through: March 11 After fleeing Germany in 1933, Bertolt Brecht made it his mission to warn us that a political faction therein led by a charismatic upstart named Adolf Hitler was up to no good. This he accomplished in a series of dramatic ...


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Bill introduced for school curriculum including LGBTQ history - From a press release - SPRINGFIELD—Students in Illinois would learn about the significant historical events and contributions by LGBTQ people under the Inclusive Curriculum Bill introduced in the Illinois Senate, according to Equality Illinois and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. The Inclusive Curriculum Bill, SB 3249, was introduced late Thursday and is sponsored by state Sen. Heather Steans of Chicago and state Rep. Anna Moeller ...


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ELECTIONS 4th Dist. Cook County Commissioner candidate Marcel Bright on budget, listening - Marcel Bright ( D ) is running in the primary against incumbent Stanley Moore and challengers Gaylon Alcaraz and Maria M. Barlow. Bright is a FEMA spokesperson and previously worked as a reporter for a variety of publications, Stroger Hospital's Director of Public Affairs and as Chief of Staff for the 3rd Ward Alderman. There is no Republican candidate for ...


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Sen. Bernie Sanders to join Chuy Garcia at rally on the southwest side of Chicago - From a press release - Chicago, IL- Today, Cook County Commissioner and 4th Congressional District candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced that Senator Bernie Sanders will be joining him at a rally at the historic Apollos 2000 in the Marshall Square neighborhood on the Southwest side of Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 22nd. Doors open at 2:00 PM for a 4:00 PM rally. Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed ...


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Point Foundation helps LGBTQ community college students, applications open soon - From a press release - Students accepted into the program receive a financial award, transfer coaching, and academic planning guidance at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles, as well as access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars and alumni. Profiles of Point's current Community College Scholarship recipients and application information are online: www.pointfoundation.org/communitycollege "Due to lack of familial and community ...


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Lawyers group responds to reports of Fla. shooter's white nationalist ties - From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Thursday responding to reports that Parkland, Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz was affiliated with a white nationalist group: "This administration has failed to confront the growing tide of white supremacy in our country. Their words and their policies have ...


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University of Chicago student organizers to hold No Bannon teach-in - From a press release - CHICAGO 2/15/18 — University of Chicago student organizers will hold three free, public No Bannon teach-ins opposing an announced university speaking event with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. On Friday, Feb. 16, panelists affiliated with the University of Chicago and DePaul student organizers who protested against a Milo Yiannopoulos event will discuss freedom of speech, student safety and ...


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Lesbian teens will attend prom together, Lambda Legal encouraged by response - From a Lambda Legal press release - ( Anniston, AL, February 14, 2018 ) —Lambda Legal received a response from east Alabama's Calhoun County School District today that an Alexandria High School lesbian couple will be able to attend prom together. One of the Alexandria High School juniors had been disciplined for "promposing" to her girlfriend during a school talent show, which cast doubt as to whether ...


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HIV-criminalization panel Feb. 15 - Legal Health Council for Justice and TPAN will co-host "HIV Criminalization: Beyond Shame and Stigma" on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event will include panelist Dr. Trevor Hoppe of State University of New York (SUNY)-Albany, whose recently published book, Punishing Disease, addresses this topic. Other panelists will include Sex Workers Outreach ...


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Billy Masters - "Unless it's changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been 'Faster, Higher, Stronger.' It appears the US Olympic Committee would like to change that to 'Darker, Gayer, Different.' If your goal is to win medals, that won't work."—Fox News Vice President John Moody criticizes the diversity of the US Olympic Team. In case anyone is keeping track, ...


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Illinois Sportswriter of the Year is openly gay man - Chris Hine had stopped to visit a friend and was just about to get back on the highway, driving from Chicago to Minneapolis. His phone rang that January day and it was National Sports Media Association. Hine was told that he had been named the NSMA's Illinois Sportswriter of the Year. "It was very surreal," said Hine, who spent eight ...


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DANCE REVIEW Modern Masters - Choreography by: Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Nicolas Blanc and Myles Thatcher At: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets: joffrey.org or ticketmaster.com; $34-159. Runs through: Feb. 18 Ballet is much more than The Nutcracker. As Joffrey's Modern Masters program shows, ballet can inspire, frustrate and ultimately revive. It's also the most ephemeral of art forms: dancers give ...


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'Hollywood on State' Oscar party March 4 - On March 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center ( GSFC ) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ), 164 N. State St., will host Chicago's longest-running awards show viewing party, "Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star." Guests are invited to celebrate the 90th Academy Awards as they dress in their finest Oscar fashions, and ...


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Film 'Guys Reading Poems' out Feb. 20 - Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning, neo-noir feature film Guys Reading Poems on Tuesday, Feb. 20, across digital platforms. The film features out actress Patricia Velasquez, who plays an avant-garde painter whose sanity dissipates when she's abandoned by her lothario husband ( Alexander Dreymon ) for his mistress ( Lydia Hearst ). The film, shot in black and white, uses ...


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August Wilson contest finals Feb. 26 - Nine hundred high school students are expected to participate in the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition in Chicago, which includes in-school workshops and two rounds of competition ( preliminaries and semi-finals ), culminating locally in the Chicago finals at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., on Monday, Feb. 26. The top two winners of the Chicago finals will compete ...


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LuPone at Steppenwolf March 5 - Steppenwolf's LookOut Series and Mark Cortale will present Patti LuPone, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host, on Monday, March 5, with performances at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. This unscripted evening will be a mix of intimate, behind-the-scenes stories of LuPone's career through questions from Rudetsky. LuPone last appeared in Chicago ...


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'Between States' exhibit thru March 1 - Chicago Architecture Foundation ( CAF ) has launched a major exhibition, "Between States: 50 Designers Transform Chicago's Neighborhoods," that will run through March 1 in CAF's Atrium Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave. "Between States" is a showcase of 50 community-based design solutions to transform underappreciated and underperforming spaces in Chicago into rejuvenated spaces. This exhibition is the latest in CAF's ...


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BOOK REVIEW Juliet Takes a Breath - By Gabby Rivera; $19.99 Riverdale Avenue Books; 266 pages Juliet Takes a Breath is amazing on so many levels, but most remarkably because it's author Gabby Rivera's first book. Sure, Rivera's been writing for years, lately for Autostraddle, but the voice of Juliet Milagros Palante incredibly strong and vibrant and will hopefully help generations of queer youth ( of color ...


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THEATER Soccer is in play as Goodman kicks off 'The Wolves' - For the women of The Wolves, sport and show biz are inextricably linked. In playwright Sarah DeLappe's hyper-kinetic, 90-minute Pulitzer Prize finalist, the sweat is real. As DeLappe spins the story of a high school women's soccer team, the cast is called on to execute intricate, multi-play maneuvers on a stage not even half the size of a soccer field. ...


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THEATER SPOTLIGHT Grindr the Opera - So you could spend a ziggityzillion dollars for decent seats to Cosi Fan Tutti. Or you could head over to Grindr the Opera and pay $20 to see an opera about gay men's adventures with the titular app. Erik Ransom's Grindr is part of Underscore Theatre's 4th Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, which includes six new musicals and two workshops. ...


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THEATER REVIEW Skeleton Crew - Playwright: Dominique Morisseau At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie Tickets: $30-$81. Runs through: March 3 This grubby industrial break room, with its cold fluorescent-tubing lights and peeling walls, is beginning to look disturbingly familiar to Chicago playgoers, given the recent proliferation of plays depicting gritty low-level working conditions. If this ...


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THEATER REVIEW Jeeves in Bloom - Playwright: Margaret Raether ( from P. G. Wodehouse ) At: ShawChicago ( sic ), Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 312-587-7390; ShawChicago.org; $35. Runs through: Feb. 26 It's difficult to express in words the profound understanding of existential angst apparent in Jeeves in Bloom ... which is a very fortunate thing because there isn't any. Indeed, I can't ...


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THEATER REVIEW You Got Older - Playwright: Clare Barron At: Steppenwolf Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: 312-335-1650, Steppenwolf.org; $20-$89. Runs through: March 11 In the second half of Clare Barron's You Got Older, there's a sex scene that's at once tender, awkward, funny, sad and slightly cruel. Recently fired attorney Mae ( Caroline Neff ), is holed up in her sister's childhood bedroom. Her ...


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THEATER REVIEW Cabaret - Music by: John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff At: Paramount Theatre, Aurora. 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets: $36-64. Runs through: March 18 Cabaret is always a difficult show both to produce and to watch. The 1966 musical features several wonderfully comic numbers, but ultimately its message is one of foreboding: a difficult balancing act ...


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THEATER New musical spotlights civil-rights activist Bayard Rustin - Look at Bayard Rustin's career as a civil-rights leader and one question becomes glaringly apparent: Why isn't he a household name alongside Rosa Parks and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King? His accomplishments paved the way for both lions of the civil-rights movement: —In 1942, Rustin refused to move to the back of a Louisville bus bound for Nashville. More ...


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LETTER Phill Wilson steps down - The letter below is being run with permission from Phill Wilson: This year's National Black HIVAIDS Awareness Day commemoration is bittersweet for me. I have been involved in efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic for more than 35 years. Today, I am announcing that I will soon be stepping down as the Black AIDS Institute's president and CEO, where I ...


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VIEWPOINTS Amid the noise in D.C., dreamers' fate hangs in the balance - Forget about Trump's tweets and demand that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell pass a clean Dream Act. In September, Donald Trump said he would cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program unless Congress passes the Dream Act. President Obama created DACA, which has helped thousands of LGBTQ undocumented young people to work, study, and improve their ...


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ELECTIONS, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER 15th DIST, Gay candidate Kevin B. Morrison on LGBT issues - Openly gay community organizer and campaign staffer Kevin B. Morrison ( D ) is running in the primary against Ravi Raji. The incumbent is Republican Timothy Owen Schneider, who is currently serving his third term in office and is chair of Illinois' Republican Party. Windy City Times: Why did you decide to run? Kevin B. Morrison: I was not planning ...


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Trans women sue Illinois Department of Corrections - Six transgender women have sued the Illinois Department of Corrections over what they say are the gross inadequacies in the medical treatment provided to prisoners with gender dysphoria, according to a press release from the ACLU of Illinois. The lawsuit says that the plaintiffs suffer extreme harms due to the outright denial of care related to gender dysphoria, long delays ...


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Lambda files suit in union case - Lambda Legal—joined by the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National LGBTQ Task Force and PFLAG—filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ( AFSCME ). The case challenges unions' ability to collect "fair share" fees from workers who, while not themselves part of the union, ...


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Holocaust museum official on making a difference - For Matthew Sackel, who manages the education team at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, the most important aspect of his job is that young visitors come away with the message that one person can make a difference in the world. "I think a lot of people might have the idea that the Holocaust Museum might be ...


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ELECTIONS, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER 4th DIST. LGBTQ activist Gaylon Alcaraz on issues - LGBTQ activist Gaylon Alcaraz ( D ) is running in the primary against incumbent Stanley Moore and challengers Marcel Bright and Maria M. Barlow. Alcaraz was one of the founding board members of Affinity Community Services and is currently in a Ph.D. program for community psychology. There is no Republican candidate for this office. Windy City Times: Why did you ...


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ELECTIONS 2018 No longer on ballot, Ebonie Davis moves forward - In a crowded race to succeed Leader Barbara Flynn Currie as the 25th District's state representative, Ebonie Davis was the only LGBT-identified candidate. But that is the case no longer: Davis was successfully challenged off the ballot Jan. 30. The Hyde Park Herald reported that of 1,118 signatures Davis collected, the Board of Elections considered 670 invalid. Candidates required 500 ...


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Aurora City Council committee greenlights city's 1st Pride Parade - Aurora's City Council Government Operations Committee approved, by a vote of 2 to 0, Indivisible Aurora's permit request to hold the city's first Pride Parade on June 17 at 1 p.m. The vote took place Feb. 13 at Aurora City Hall amidst a packed house of more than 100 people, a majority of them LGBTQ supporters, after a three-month delay ...


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Harris Theater presents 2018-19 Mainstage Season with Opera Atelier, English National Ballet - From a Harris Theater press release - Chicago, Ill. — The Harris Theater for Music and Dance announces its mainstage season lineup for 2018-19, as the Theater celebrates 15 years as a cultural anchor in downtown Chicago. The nine engagements range from classical Indian dance with origins in the 2nd century, to opera masterworks of the Italian canon and French Baroque, to an iconic story ballet reimagined ...


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PASSAGES "Joey" Joseph Thomas Stack, artist and architect, dies - Joseph Thomas Stack, "Joey", 54, visual artist and award-winning architect, of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2018. After attending Catholic University and interning at the Architect of the Capitol in Washington D.C., Joseph worked at Brennan Beer Gorman Monk , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Court System. He also redesigned the ...


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ELECTIONS, 14th CONG DIST Jim Walz on why he is running again, environmental standards - Jim Walz, the 14th district 2016 Democratic nominee, is running in the primaries against six other candidates—Lauren Underwood, Daniel Roldan-Johnson, Matthew Brolley, John Hosta, Victor Swanson and George Weber. The Republican incumbent is Randy Hultgren. Walz works as an outside sales representative and is a Warren Township High School District #121 board member. Windy City Times: Why did you decide ...


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The Condition of Femme at Pride Arts Center in March - From a press release - Circle Theatre's World Premiere The Condition of Femme will explore the many facets of rape culture March 2 to April 1. Lauren Marie Powell's drama is based on nearly 100 interviews with survivors of sexual assault. Circle Theatre's 2017-18 season will begin with the world premiere of The Condition of Femme, an exploration of rape culture based on actual events ...


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Local Indivisible groups join forces to endorse Marie Newman - From a press release - WESTERN SPRINGS, LA GRANGE, BROOKFIELD — The Indivisible groups of Western Springs ( and Surrounding Communities ), La Grange/La Grange Park, and Brookfield are formally announcing their endorsement of Marie Newman for Congress for the 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday, February 13 at 10 a.m. at Cafecito in La Grange. Newman is running to unseat the seven-term incumbent in the ...


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Lambda Legal to Alabama school district: Let lesbian couple go to prom - From a Lambda Legal news release - ( Anniston, AL, February 8, 2018 ) —Lambda Legal sent a letter to eastern Alabama's Calhoun County School District today warning school officials not to prevent a lesbian couple from attending the prom amid reports that one of the Alexandria High School juniors had been disciplined for "promposing" to her girlfriend during a school talent show. "Janizia and Raven have ...


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Precious Minds project seeks to mentor youth - From a press release - Precious Minds Mentoring Program is a program for young women, founded by a youth who has experienced her own struggles and who now seeks to help others. Keonza Phillips is a young entrepreneur adult who grew up on the North and South sides of Chicago. Her main passion was finding a way to give back to the youth in her ...


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AG Madigan, coalition oppose citizenship question on 2020 census - From a press release - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general and the state of Colorado in urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to reject the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial Census. Because this question would cause a decrease in participation by immigrants, it would directly threaten states' fair representation in Congress and the Electoral ...


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2018 Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award winners named - From a press release - DENVER —"Little & Lion" by Brandy Colbert and published by Little, Brown and Company, and "The 57 Bus" by Dashka Slater and published by Farrar Straus Giroux are the 2018 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards — Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award. The awards were announced today by the American Library Association's ( ALA ...


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Trump-Pence release dangerous, irresponsible anti-LGBTQ budget - From an HRC news release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, issued the following statement in response to the Trump-Pence Administration's dangerous and irresponsible FY 2019 proposed budget released on Monday: "Budgets reflect your values. The Trump-Pence budget released today shows a callous disregard for ...


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PASSAGES Community activist Elpidia Valles, mother of Center CEO, remembered - Elpidia Casillas Gomez Valles—mother of Center on Halsted CEO Modesto Tico Valle—died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 16. She was 78. A pillar in the community, Valles was a machine operator/punch press operator for many years but spent most of her free time feeding and clothing people experiencing homelessness in Old Town—many of whom were living under the North ...


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VALUE TRAVEL The other Vegas, perfect for a winter getaway - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Las Vegas is a great option for a winter getaway. With temperatures in the 70s, it is not too hot and is also very sunny and dry. There is lots to do besides gambling, seeing the shows and checking out the infamous Strip. Not being a gambler, I set out to see the other Vegas. Getting there—I took Southwest nonstop ...


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DINING NEWS Carlucci closing, Big Jones, FRIO Gelato - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Joe Carlucci—proprietor and founder of Carlucci restaurant, in Downers Grove—announced that after 15 years, he has sold his restaurant. The restaurant's last day of service will be Sunday, Feb. 18. The first Carlucci Restaurant opened on Halsted Street in Chicago 30 years ago, and some of the brand's original employees came to work at the Downer's Grove location after it ...


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SHOWBIZ Lin-Manuel Miranda, Roxane Gay, 'Wicked,' Britney Spears - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Award-winning actor, writer, composer and humanitarian Lin-Manuel Miranda will unveil a new salsa-music remix of "Almost Like Praying"—his all-star benefit single recorded last fall to benefit the Hispanic Federation's "Unidos" Disaster Relief Fund—for hurricane recovery and rebuilding initiatives in Puerto Rico, a press release stated. Spanish Broadcasting System teamed with Miranda to premiere a one-of-a-kind, historic radio launch of the ...


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WORLD NEWS Costa Rica election, PrEP news, HIV outbreak - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - New Zealand has announced that it will publicly fund PrEP ( pre-exposure prophylaxis ) for just $1.20 a month for a prescription, PinkNews reported. The country is one of a few that have made the decision to make the HIV prevention medication available at a reduced price. From March 1, the treatment will be rolled out to those who are ...


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NATIONAL ROUNDUP Cold case, trans activist, gay official dies - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Retesting evidence gathered from homicide investigations in the 1970s and early 1980s could help close about 20 cold-case homicides in Salt Lake City, Utah—but the evidence is missing, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The Salt Lake City Police Department has no record of receiving evidence from the University of Utah's Center for Human Toxicology. Detectives discovered that evidence was missing ...


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Woodward, Bernstein talk about Nixon, Trump and Watergate at NEIU - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Journalism icons and authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were featured in the latest Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series at Northeastern Illinois University ( NEIU ) on Feb. 8. This was the first time the two have appeared together since the November 2016 election. In the early 1970s, Woodward and Bernstein broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, ...


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CSGS LGBTQ talk series through May - The University of Chicago's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality ( CSGS ) will hold its LGBTQ speaker series through May. All events will take place at 5733 S. University Ave. On Monday, Feb. 19, at 4:30 p.m., Cornell University Associate Professor of Africana Studies C. Riley Snorton will speak on "Fleshy Encounters: Black Feminism and the Mutability ...


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STAYCATION REVIEW Millennium Knickerbocker, History, and a bit more - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Millennium Knickerbocker hotel ( 163 E. Walton Pl.; https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/chicago/millennium-knickerbocker-hotel-chicago/ ) has been open since 1927, and has entertained everyone from Al Capone to John F. Kennedy to Janet Jackson—but how does this historic spot compare to the slew of new boutique hotels that have seemed to inundate Chicago? Let's take a closer look. —Location: In a word, the location ...


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Soulforce board member talks spiritual evolution - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Casimiro Pena applies his passion for activism and community organizing to his role as a Soulforce board member. Soulforce is an organization that works to end the political and religious oppression of LGBTI people through nonviolent resistance. Soulforce states in its values that their goal is to "turn this world upside down and inside out in the name of justice ...


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NU LGBTQ health talks Feb. 15, 21 - Northwestern University will continue its Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series on Feb. 15 and 21. Dr. Jennifer Brier will give the talk, "How to Have History in an Epidemic: Can History Make You Healthy?" on Thursday, Feb. 15, 12-1:30 p.m. in room 1-515 of Northwestern's Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Dr. The Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and the Sexualities ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Fat Friday/Saturday parties. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Cell Block - Pals and confidantes at Golden Girls trivia with Swish Embassy. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Chicago Auto Show runs through Feb. 19 - This year marks the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show ( #ChiAutoShow ), which runs through Feb. 19 at McCormick Place. First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles ( covering ...







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