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UIC symposium on John D'Emilio Sept. 11-12 - The University of Illinois at Chicago's gender and women's studies department is hosting a two-day symposium honoring Professor Emeritus John D'Emilio's work. On Thursday, Sept. 11, a reception and a lecture, "Sexual Violence and Citizenship: Rape Reform in American History" will take place at Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. The reception is 6 p.m., which Stanford University's Estelle ...


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GayWeddings.com head talks about new book - When Kathryn Hamm's mother, Gretchen, set out to plan her daughter's wedding to Amy Walter in 1999, she was at a loss to find even the simplest of resources for a same-sex couple looking to wed. Her determination that no other proud mom should have to face similar road blocks led to the founding the following year of TwoBrides.com and ...


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BOOKS Sociologist discusses the end of the 'Gayborhood' - On March 1, 1711, the very first issue of The Spectator magazine was published by British essayist and poet Joseph Addison and Irish writer Richard Steele. In his essay for the edition, Addison talked of his insatiable thirst for knowledge that carried him to all the countries of Europe in which there was something new and strange to be seen. ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Divide-Book-2-Unity

BOOK REVIEW The Divide: Book 2 Unity - By Kim Flowers. $13.50; Queerteen Press; 185 pages. Picking up directly after the events in The Divide: Book 1 Uprising, Kim Flowers' YA sequel novel The Divide: Book 2 Unity alternates between protagonists Serenity's and Malaki's points of view as both teens, their families and friends work to bring down the Family Protection Movement and their anti-LGBT agenda. While ...


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Former bookstore owners reflect on local legacy - Linda Bubon will be playing more golf, a lot more golf. Sure, golf has been prescribed by her physical therapist as she rehabilitates from a spinal cord injury, but golf is just yet another sporting passion for the Chicagoan who played volleyball for the predominantly gay Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ), including beach volleyball for the past 10 ...


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Expose could lead to protections for LGBT steelworkers - For LGBT workers at steel mills, it hasn't gotten better. But there's hope. Even with the waves of progress in America on issues such as same-sex marriage and employment non-discrimination laws from state-to-state, progress seems to have missed steelworkers at plants across the country, including in Chicago's backyard. They endure on-the-job harassment, sexual assault, physical threats, violent attacks and can ...


First-Comes-Love-book-takes-look-at-LGBTQ-love

'First Comes Love' book takes look at LGBTQ love - Available Sept. 26, First Comes Love ( Soleil Press ) is a new coffee-table photo book that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the United States. The brainchild of Philadelphia photographer Barbara Proud ( aka B. Proud ), the book is just one element of the "First Comes Love" Project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, ...


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'First Comes Love' book takes look at LGBTQ love - Available Sept. 26, First Comes Love ( Soleil Press ) is a new coffee-table photo book that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the United States. The brainchild of Philadelphia photographer Barbara Proud ( aka B. Proud ), the book is just one element of the "First Comes Love" Project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, ...


Lyme-Light-Memoirs-humorous-take-on-near-fatal-tragedy

Lyme Light: Memoir's humorous take on near-fatal tragedy - Natalie London's book, Lyme Light: A Memoir, tells the story of a queer Canadian-born young woman who was attending Columbia University while pursuing her musical ambitions. It seemed inevitable that her scholastic achievements and artistic abilities would take her up the ladder of success. Then along came a tick that took a bite out of her plans and turned her ...


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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 ...


Hard-Choices

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 ...


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 ...


Women-Children-bookstore-sold

Women & Children bookstore sold - A cornerstone in Chicago's feminist and LGBT communities dating back to 1979 is transitioning and preparing for a new, modern look. Women & Children First Bookstore, based on Clark Street in Andersonville, has been sold by longtime owners/founders Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen to two of their current employees, Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck, the Windy City Times has learned ...


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LETTERS Women & Children First; Gun and done - Moving on The following brief letters from Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon extend their thanks to the community, as they begin their next chapters both in the bookstore and beyond. Dear Friends of Women & Children First: In the months following the news that Linda and I were selling Women & Children First, many of you said ...


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BOOK REVIEW Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space - Ny Lynn Sherr, $28; Simon & Schuster; 376 pages And the cow jumped over the moon. You spent many years wondering if that were possible, although countless nursery rhyme books said it was so. Yes, a human could surely go there, but a bovine? Eventually, you learned the truth: men and women can overcome gravity, but cows stay grounded. ...


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Second book in 'Boystown' series released - Author Jake Biondi has released the second book of his Boystown series. The Boystown series began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger. Last November, the first 10 "episodes" were published in book form as Boystown: Season One. Boystown: Season Two is available at retailers such as Chicago's Unabridged Bookstore as well at online at Amazon.com ...


-Chris-Colfer-signs-Stories-in-Skokie

Chris Colfer signs 'Stories' in Skokie - Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the Fox television show Glee, brought tons of fans to Barnes & Noble in Skokie over the weekend. Supporting his latest book The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning the Golden Globe winner arrived on July 12 to meet over 300 people waiting in line. At Anderson's Bookshop Naperville the night before, even ...


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Book features 50 prominent Chicagoans - From a press release - Any one can leverage life's lessons to achieve greater personal success; find and refine their passions; and achieve goals. The 50 inspirational Chicagoans profiled in Bright Lights of the Second City: 50 Prominent Chicagoans on Living with Passion and Purpose provide a powerful catalyst for jump starting or advancing one's own personal odyssey. The new book Bright Lights of the ...


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21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award July 23 - From a press release - CHICAGO—21 years ago, renowned Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks and the Guild Literary Complex started a $500 poetry award given to Illinois poets for a written work read aloud. This year, the Guild continues this tradition at the 21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award taking place on July 23, 7:00—9:00 p.m. at the Chopin Theatre ( 1543 West Division St. ...


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Classic 1990s gay novels back with 21st Century updates - From a press release - Novelist Robert Rodi is bringing back his iconic 1990s gay novels with the help of a Kickstarter campaign—and he's adding in a new book showing where all the characters are today. In 1992 Rodi published Fag Hag, a dark comedy about a woman romantically obsessed with a gay man. The nineties was a boom era for gay fiction, and Fag ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Maxie-Mainwaring-Lesbian-Dilettante

BOOK REVIEW Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante - By Monica Nolan. $15; Kensington Books; 288 pages You've had it. You're about ready to quit your job—again—and that bothers you. Job-bobbing isn't what you wanted to do as a career but there you are, feeling like an ill-employed rubber ball, ready to bounce to the next workplace. Maybe you just don't know what you're good at yet. Or maybe, ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Lost-and-Found-in-Johannesburg-A-Memoir

BOOK REVIEW Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir - By Mark Gevisser $27; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 352 pages   Turn left. You used to need a map to know that info, but these days, a voice from a screen tells you where to go on your trip. It's easy and fairly reliable, so who would want to go back to wrestling with a map, or wondering if turning ...


Chicago-Independent-Bookstore-Day-on-July-12

'Chicago Independent Bookstore Day' on July 12 - Nine Chicago independent bookstores are teaming to create the first Chicago Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, July 12. To encourage Chicago readers to visit their own neighborhood store as well as the other unique stores in different neighborhoods—from Hyde Park to Logan Square to Andersonville—indie stores are offering special deals, free books, and refreshments. Customers will also receive a handful ...


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Lesbian musician talks Etheridge, Kate Clinton, Amy Ray - BOOKS - Out lesbian Jamie Anderson knows enough about women's-music festivals to be considered armed and dangerous. She's toured with the best of them—Melissa Etheridge, Kate Clinton, Amy Ray, Holly Near, and Meg Christian—and has the stories to prove it. After nearly 30 years of braving the entertainment industry as only she knows best, Anderson presents her take on the wild and ...


Law-professors-book-focuses-on-gay-parents-child-welfare

Law professor's book focuses on gay parents, child welfare - BOOKS Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dr. Carlos A. Ball, a Rutgers School of Law professor, has released his latest book, Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of Social Science, History, and Law. Ball talked with Windy City Times about how the last real argument social conservatives use against marriage equality is that same-sex parents are detrimental to child development. In his book, Ball aims to ...


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'Brave Bilbuggies' launches; review of Artificial Cherry - To celebrate the publication of her first children's book The Brave Bilbuggies, lesbian author Genevieve Sipperley and illustrator Alex Martin held a book launch party at Simon's Bar and Tavern June 19. About 45 people attended the event featuring raffles, giveaways and book-signing. The book centers around Tulipwood, a rogue flower who has been stealing from the forest creatures and ...


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Instagram celebrity looks at abuses, love in memoir - BOOKS - It started, innocently enough, with a photograph. Kordale Lewis posted images of him and his partner, Kaleb, doing everyday things with their family ( such as brushing their daughters' hair )—and the gay dads received tons of diverse opinions about the pictures. Now, Kordale has come out with the memoir Picture Perfect?, a moving and sometimes brutal look at the ...


Flower-of-Iowa-E-book-looks-at-WWI-soldiers-romance

Flower of Iowa: E-book looks at WWI soldiers' romance - This summer marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, a global military devastation that took place between 1914 and 1918. In his first published book, Flower of Iowa, openly gay author and writer Lance Ringel crafted a historical fiction that takes place during the summer of 1918. The book centers around U.S. soldier Tommy Flowers and British military man ...


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BOOKS Laura Erickson-Schroth's work looks at the trans* self - Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Laura Erickson-Schroth wanted to play sports with boys, wear masculine clothing and benefit from all the opportunities that had been given to her male friends simply as awards for their gender. At home, her mother kept a copy of the Boston Women's Health Collective's groundbreaking 1971 book Our Bodies Ourselves—a publication that has been ...


Sons-of-Wichita-looks-at-Koch-upbringing-reveals-gay-brother

'Sons of Wichita' looks at Koch upbringing, reveals gay brother - BOOKS - Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty takes a look into the lives of Charles and David Koch—the Koch Brothers—as they embark on purchasing political campaigns and creating their own version of America. Along the way, the book provides a gay brother reveal and some stories that will make your skin crawl backward. Written ...


Queerly-Beloved-A-Love-Story-Across-Genders

Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders - BOOK REVIEW - By Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall $16.95; Bold Strokes Books; 235 pages Why do you stay with the one you love? You can count the ways: he makes you laugh. She's tender, kind and generous. You love being in his arms. He's a good dancer. She's hot. There a million reasons to love, each as individual as the lovers. But ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Gaysia-Adventures-in-the-Queer-East

BOOK REVIEW Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East - By Benjamin Law $16.95; Cleis Press; 283 pages This is one of the most fascinating books I've read this year, in which the reader gets to explore the world of LBGTQ culture in seven Asian countries as seen through the eyes of a young gay Australian journalist of Chinese heritage. This account, written in a most accessible, breezy style, ...


Little-Reef-and-Other-Stories-full-of-rich-tales-

'Little Reef and Other Stories' full of rich tales - BOOKS - By Frank Pizzoli When I met up with Michael Carroll in his Chelsea/NYC flat to interview him, his energy matched the verve of his short stories—right there, to the point, ready to go. In 12 tales, some connected, Carroll, 49, draws easily recognizable characters. There is humor. Human flaws are laid out but not judged. There's room between the words ...


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PASSAGES Author Nancy Garden dies - Nancy Garden, a lesbian award-winning author of fiction for children and young adults, has died at age 76. Her books included the lesbian teen novel Annie on My Mind. According to Amazon.com, the "book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten ...


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Gerber/Hart updates public on progress, gift - By Matt Simonette Gerber/Hart Library and Archives President Carrie Barnett and other library officials met with the public June 18 for an update on the organization's progress since new leadership took over in late 2013. Barnett said that she was interested in fostering an atmosphere of transparency and wants the new administration to be as forthcoming as possible about the ...


Words-without-Borders-publishes-Queer-Issue-for-Pride-

Words without Borders publishes Queer Issue for Pride - From a press release - New York City, New York, June 2, 2014—Words without Borders, the online magazine for international literature, announces the release of their fifth volume of queer writing from around the world to coincide with LGBT Pride Month in the United States. "We're tremendously excited to be celebrating LGBT Pride month with the release of this issue. The international voices in the ...


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Windy City Times books: Marriage equality, Vernita Gray, LGBT cinema - From a press release - CHICAGO - The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln is the focus of a new book from Windy City Times writers Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim. The book looks at the financial and political pressure from the LGBT community and its allies to pass the marriage-equality law in 2013, including heated internal battles and intense heat put ...


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WCT books: Marriage equality, Vernita Gray, LGBT cinema - From a press release - CHICAGO—The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln is the focus of a new book from Windy City Times writers Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim. The book looks at the financial and political pressure from the LGBT community and its allies to pass the marriage-equality law in 2013, including heated internal battles and intense heat put on elected ...


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WCT books: Marriage equality, Vernita Gray, LGBT cinema - CHICAGO—The Fight for Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln is the focus of a new book from Windy City Times writers Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim. The book looks at the financial and political pressure from the LGBT community and its allies to pass the marriage-equality law in 2013, including heated internal battles and intense heat put on elected ...


Jacob-and-Diane-Anderson-Minshall-talk-Queerly-Beloved-

Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall talk 'Queerly Beloved' - BOOKS Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Diane Anderson-Minshall is no stranger to the LGBT literary world. She began her career at in 1990 at Crescent City Star, a weekly LGBT newspaper in New Orleans before joining the lesbian erotic magazine On Our Backs three years later. From there, she co-founded Girlfriends magazine with her partner, Susannah "Suzy" Minshall, and helmed popular publications such as Curve and ...


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AIDS book at Printers Row event - The second book in Victoria Noe's award-winning series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends, will be featured Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Printers Row Lit Fest ( Chicago Writers Association ) in Chicago. Noe's work as a fundraiser in Chicago's AIDS community in the '80s and early ...


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Bechdel, Bornstein honored, Lambda Literary winners named - The winners of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the "Lammys") were announced June 2 in a gala ceremony that comedienne Kate Clinton hosted in New York City. Alison Bechdel and Kate Bornstein received special honors. Cartoonist Justin Hall, award-winning creator of the series True Travel Tales, presented the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Literature to Bechdel (the ...


Retired-doctor-reflects-on-his-90-years-in-new-book

Retired doctor reflects on his 90 years in new book - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Quentin Young offers his take on a variety of topics, including people, politics and policies, in his new book: Everybody In, Nobody Out: Memoirs of a Rebel Without a Pause. Young certainly speaks from experience. He celebrated his 90th birthday last September. Born and raised in Chicago, and still calling the Hyde Park area home, Young is now in Southern ...


E-BOOK-REVIEW-The-Rekindling-of-Love

E-BOOK REVIEW The Rekindling of Love - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - by Derrick Knight $6.99; 312 pages First-time novelist Derrick Knight wants us to believe in a gentler world where gay couples are surrounded by loving parents and friends, and mean folk get their deserved comeuppances. Who can't cheer for that? He may have bitten off more than he can chew. He takes on many weighty topics—gay adoption, homophobia, and AIDS. ...


BOOK-REVIEW-No-Strings

BOOK REVIEW No Strings - by TP Catalano $31.25; AMaverick Books; 502 pages One test of a good book that focuses on the life of its main character is if, at the end, you feel sad about leaving behind someone you've grown to care for—and if you think the "novel" the author dubs his book to be is a memoir in disguise, and you wish ...


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BOOKS The End of Billy Knight - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Move over, Magic Mike: There's a new magician in town, and he even shares your name off-camera. Meet Billy Knight—a strapping, twentysomething hustler-turned-porn star whose journey to stardom was borne of an unlikely encounter with a drag queen in 1980s Los Angeles. Better known as Sasha Zahore to her many adoring fans at the Lucky Pony, Dale meets eyes with ...


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Comics expo at Center takes the CAKE - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) returned May 31-June 1, with than 200 local, national and international exhibitors at Center on Halsted, at 3656 N. Halsted St. Free and open to the public, CAKE celebrates the diverse community of underground and alternative comic artists, publishers and fans in Chicago. Comics, prints and artwork were available for purchase. Among ...


Gerber-Hart-Library-to-host-Pride-Open-House-Public-Meeting-

Gerber/Hart Library to host Pride Open House, Public Meeting - From a press release - Gerber Hart Library and Archives will host a Pride Month Open House and Public Meeting on Wednesday, June 18 at 7 pm. The public is invited to drop by and tour the new location at 6500 N Clark Street and to learn more about recent developments at the library. The program will include reports on facilities improvements, volunteer efforts, as ...


Video-interview-Sukie-de-la-Croix-on-leaving-Chicago

Video interview: Sukie de la Croix on leaving Chicago - Author and historian Sukie de la Croix is moving to California, after two decades in Chicago. He moved to the Windy City from England to be with his partner, and made a home here tracing the complicated narrative of Chicago's gay history. His award-winning book, Chicago Whispers, was among the first to detail the long LGBT history of the city. ...


-CPL-observing-Pride-Month

CPL observing Pride Month - The Chicago Public Library continues its "Celebrating Diversity" series in June with the observance of LGBT Pride Month. Co-sponsored by the library's Pride Month Committee, the opening program features a screening and discussion of the documentary film Living With Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100, with director Yvonne Welbon. The film spotlights the life of Ruth Ellis, who was thought ...


A-Gay-in-the-Life-Joseph-M-Williams

A Gay in the Life: Joseph M. Williams - The new year brought the release of Joseph M. Williams' first book, which was about a decade in the making. The Fringe Dwellers is Williams' self-published novel via BookBaby. E-book versions are available on Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBooks, and Barnes and Noble's Nook stores—with the first 60 pages of the book available for free on each site. Print versions are ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Bear-Otter-and-the-Kid

BOOK REVIEW Bear, Otter, and the Kid - By Robert Kingett. Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When the word "sharing" is uttered, it's usually attached to material things, such as ice cream, cars, video games and other things. Sometimes, though, the journey to figuring out what to share and who to share it with can bring greater moments than the action. Sometimes sharing your heart is the journey that shapes everything into a wonderful position in ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Inside-a-Pearl

BOOK REVIEW Inside a Pearl - by Edmund White $25.99; Bloomsbury; 261 pages. - With Inside a Pearl: My Paris Years, Edmund White has added another lovely illumination to his row of votive memories. He opened the door to earlier reminiscences in two previous and very successful memoirs. In the masterful My Lives, he explored the psychological and psychosexual influences of his parents, relatives and first friends on his formative years, and "City Boy" ...


Book-looks-at-Lesbian-Avengers

Book looks at Lesbian Avengers - BOOKS - If you've never heard of the Lesbian Avengers, you're probably not alone. Lesbians of all races, shapes, sizes and ethnicities are about to go back to school with Kelly Cogswell's depiction of the first lesbian-centered group on the books. Cogswell's savvyïż˝Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger ( University of Minnesota Press ) is at once a sharp image ...


New-book-Why-its-time-to-get-angry-again-about-AIDS

New book: Why it's time to get angry again about AIDS - From a press release - CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A generation is growing up thinking an AIDS diagnosis is no big deal, but the Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 1 in 2 young gay men will be HIV-positive by the time they're 50 years old. The second book in Victoria Noe's award-winning series on grieving the death of a friend, ...


Pride-books-Vernita-Gray-Marriage-Equality-Knight-Movies

Pride books: Vernita Gray, Marriage Equality, Knight Movies - Tracy Baim, Owen Keehnen and Richard Knight, Jr. will read from and sign their newly available books at Women & Children First Bookstore on Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m. The books are: Vernita Gray: From Woodstock to the White House, by Tracy Baim and Owen Keehnen Vernita Gray lived through some of the country's most riveting civil-rights dramas, as ...


Chicago-Alternative-Comics-Expo-May-31-June-1

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo May 31, June 1 - From a press release - CHICAGO — May 2014 - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ), a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, returns to Chicago Saturday, May 31 through Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 11am — 6pm with over 200 local, national and international exhibitors at Center on Halsted located at 3656 N. Halsted Ave. Free and open to the public, CAKE is ...


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Sulzer Library hosts Lambda Award finalists May 14 - The Chicago Public Library's LGBT Committee, in cooperation with the Lambda Literary Awards, will present book readings and discussions from seven Chicago-area nominees for the 2014 Lambda award. The free program takes place on Wed., May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. The finalists who will be present include Laura Krugoff ( My ...


-Midwest-is-setting-in-gay-werewolf-novel

Midwest is setting in gay werewolf novel - Chicago, Detroit and a small town in Iowa are among locales for The Wolf in His Arms: Book Two of The Runes Trilogy. The Wolf in His Arms opens 10 months after the end of The Wolf at His Door, book one in the trilogy. The Wolf in His Arms is currently the number-one gay/lesbian horror novel on Amazon. It ...


Two-edges-of-the-same-sword-Becker-Book-Part-2

Two edges of the same sword: Becker Book Part 2 - May 14, 2009. Hollywood producer Rob Reiner and his wife Michele hosted a lunch to talk about a lawsuit they were supporting to challenge Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. At the table with them were public relations business partners Chad Griffin and Kristina Schake and openly gay Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen. Except that actor Dustin Lance Black was ...


-Studs-Terkel-festival-May-9-11-at-UChicago

Studs Terkel festival May 9-11 at UChicago - A full schedule is now available for "Let's Get Working," a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., on May 9-11. Highlights include This American Life host Ira Glass on Terkel and the future of radio; and ...


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Cynthia Bond dusts off 'Ruby' slippers in first novel - Openly bisexual author Cynthia Bond has crawled on her hands and knees through the trenches of turmoil—first as a child of abuse herself and then, heroically, as a fortress of comfort for the young suffering from addiction. Her story is far from a picnic in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon, but she's making her offerings known in a ...


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'Pregnant Butch' author presents talk - In the final Artists' Salon show of the year presented at the University of Chicago, author and cartoonist A.K. Summers presented a talk on her recently published graphic memoir Pregnant Butch—Nine Long Months Spent in Drag: A Graphic Memoir. Last month, Soft Skull Press released the book, which has received wide acclaim from varied sources, including Vanity Fair and the ...


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Lambda Award finalists at Sulzer Library on May 14 - The Chicago Public Library's LGBT Committee, in cooperation with the Lambda Literary Awards, will present book readings and discussions from seven Chicago-area nominees for the 2014 Lambda award. The free program takes place on Wed., May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. The finalists who will be present include Laura Krugoff ( My ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Donation-of-Constantine-A-Novel

BOOK REVIEW The Donation of Constantine: A Novel - By Simon LeVay $16.95; Lambourn Press; 422 pages In his second novel, The Donation of Constantine: A Novel, Simon LeVay explores the intricacies of the Catholic church and the power it exerted over Europe in the middle of the eighth century. LeVay intertwined the lives of historical figures with fictional characters to tell the story of a transformative time ...


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Lavender U ends with civil rights/gay rights comparison - Windy City Times and Center on Halsted's Lavender University ended its 2014 scholastic year with the last in a nine-month lecture series that has featured top LGBTQ academics and activists who discussed topics ranging from "Finding Love Amongst the Religious Right" to "Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation." Timothy Stewart-Winter—an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University in Newark, ...


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Lessons from the Becker Book, Part I: Driving Rosa Parks - Now that the great public gnashing of teeth has subsided over New York Times reporter Jo Becker's history of the Proposition 8 litigation, Forcing the Spring, there's an opportunity to chew on some of the book's useful disclosures. For all the consternation it has caused, Becker's trespass in portraying American Foundation for Equal Rights founder Chad Griffin as the Rosa ...


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Library expanded website includes gay publications - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Library ( CPL ) have launched a new online experience for all library patrons, including a redesigned website, an improved library catalog and greater accessibility and convenience. The entire contents of Out and the Advocate are available along with Men's Health, Men's Journal and Men's Fitness. CPL has partnered with software company BiblioCommons ...


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Baldwin's poems being re-released - In celebration of the late gay poet James Baldwin, Beacon Press has released Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems, a collection of all 19 poems from his original Jimmy's Blues, according to a press release. The original "Blues" was published a year before his death in 1987 and is now several years out of print. The new collection also features six ...


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'Human Library' coming to Printers Row Lit Fest - The Human Library will hold its first-ever event in Chicago at the 2014 Printers Row Lit Fest on June 7-8. The library, which originated in Denmark in 2000, is designed to break the barriers that separate people by enabling dialogue. Individuals from typically marginalized groups act as human books. Participants in the event can "read" these books through speaking with ...


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Publishing Triangle's 26th Annual Awards Presented April 24 - From a press release - April 24, 2014—The 26th annual Triangle Awards, honoring the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2013, were presented this evening at The Auditorium of the New School ( 66 West 12th Street, New York City ) at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Farrar Straus Giroux, St. Martin's Press, and Curtis Brown, Ltd., the ceremony was ...


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Matt Miner talks animal liberation, lesbian storyline - NUNN ON ONE: COMIC BOOKS Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Matt Miner is a writer who believes in what he does for a living. As a longtime animal-rights supporter, Miner created a comic about underground activism called Liberator following a character named Damon as he battles animal abusers. The comic has already met critical acclaim and a complete collection of Liberator volume one was released in a trade paperback this ...


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The Becker book outrage - To say there's been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book on the legal case that challenged California's Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book—Forcing the Spring, by New York Times writer Jo Becker—has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists and journalists, both publicly and privately. While a few have attempted to cut ...


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Lesbianography: Lesbians and Sex, Out at CHM May 8 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 17, 2014 ) — The Chicago History Museum will conclude its eleventh season of the LGBT program series Out at CHM withLesbianography: Lesbians and Sex on Thursday, May 8. Scholars Juana María Rodríguez of UC Berkeley and LaMonda Horton-Stallings of IU Bloomington will lead a provocative discussion of lesbian identity, intersections of race and sexuality, and gender ...


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New Evanston independent bookstore to open in June - Evanston, Illinois, April 14, 2014—Late this spring, a new full-service independent bookstore will debut in a downtown Evanston space already well known to a generation of area book-lovers. Bookends & Beginnings is slated to open in early June in the space formerly occupied by Bookman's Alley, a legendary local antiquarian bookstore. "Our goal is to create a vibrant cultural destination ...







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