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Children's book about embracing differences - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Craig Pomranz noticed that his godson seemed anxious one night when he was putting him to bed. In the process of trying to figure out what was causing him anxiety, Pomranz said his godson asked, "Is there such a thing as a tomgirl?" "I just thought out of the mouths of babes," Pomranz said. "We are such a misogynistic society ...


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Gerber/Hart looks back at 2014, receives major grant - Officials of Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., detailed their work streamlining the library's holdings, as well as a major donation, at their semi-annual meeting Dec. 11. Board President Carrie Barnett, who earlier in the evening was re-elected to serve for another year, said, "I don't believe the traction we're getting." During 2014, all of Gerber/Hart's holdings were ...


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Women & Children First to host Sarah Ruhl - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — ON Monday, December 22ND at 7 p.m. Women & Children First bookstore in Chicago's iconic Andersonville neighborhood will be hosting playwright and author Sarah Ruhl for a reading, signing and discussion of her slyly brilliant new collection 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and ...


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BOOKS The editors of Black Gay Genius on Joseph Beam - By Angelique Smith Joseph Beam's In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology ( 1986 ) came at a time when there was a lack of cultural guideposts for, and authentic reflections of, Black gay men. The book touched on isolation, revolution and revelation—and paved the way for Steven G. Fullwood and Charles Stephens to bring Black Gay Genius, an anthology ...


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BOOK REVIEW I Am Jazz - By Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings, pictures by Shelagh McNicholas, $17.99; Penguin Deal; 32 pages   You are a one-of-a-kind kid. There's nobody else like you. Nobody has eyes like yours, or fingers like yours, or ears that fold like yours. You think for yourself, have your own likes and hates, and people love you just the way you are. ...


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The Deception of the Thrush - BOOK REVIEW/PROFILE Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Bruce P. Spang, $16.99; Piscataqua Press; 448 pages Bruce Spang begins his book pointedly in 1964—a coming-of-age, journey story that occurs right in the midst of large scale socio-political upheaval in the U.S. and abroad. Spang frames the story as a classic hero's journey through the life of a closeted gay college student, Jason Follett. Following the archetype ...


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HIV-positive beauty queen discusses journey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - If there is one song that best sums up activist and blogger Michelle Anderson's early life, it was Johnny Lee's Lookin' for Love. Anderson said that she made many mistakes because she was "looking for love in all the wrong places" while speaking at Center on Halsted Dec. 6 as part of the Center's World AIDS Days observance. Most of ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Porn-Again

BOOK REVIEW Porn Again - Books always have buzzwords and the rave reviews of others sprinkled all over them so that you, the reader, will buy them. You know what I mean—"hilariously honest…jaw-droppingly entertaining…a cross between Jesus and Pamela Anderson…" But Porn Again: a Memoir brings to mind an entirely new lexicon. To be fair, the author, Josh Sabarra is not a writer. He just ...


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Lecturer Atshan talks 'pinkwashing,' life in the West Bank - Extended for on online edition of Windy City Times - "I'm pretty much a flaming queen and my whole life has been inspired by the legacies of Edward Said [Palestinian American academic, political activist and literary critic] and Audre Lorde [Black, feminist, lesbian, activist poet]" is how Sa'ed Atshan, postdoctoral fellow in International Studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown and lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies ...


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Appearing: John D'Emilio, Lisa Fischer, Alan Safier - CPL hosting John D'Emilio At the Chicago Public Library, 400 S. State St., on Thursday, Dec. 11, noted historian John D'Emilio will present a discussion on marriage equality as he talks about his book In a New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics and Community Life. Books will be available for purchase. The event will take place at 6 p.m. ...


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Rita Mae Brown on new book, coming out and 'Rubyfruit Jungle' - Award-winning author Rita Mae Brown is taking the rails to Chicago to promote her new adventure in the literary world—Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. In a new partnership with Amtrak, Brown, who came out as a lesbian early in her career, will be the railway giant's first writer in residence. The Virginia resident, who tuned 70 years old Nov. 28, was ...


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Fred Says donates; W&CF raises money to renovate - Fred Says donates $50K on World AIDS Day On World AIDS Day ( Dec. 1 ), the local 501( c )( 3 ) nonprofit organization Fred Says donated $50,000 nationally to organizations that support HIV-positive youth. Agencies receiving gifts between $1,000 to $10,000 are: —Advocates for Youth to support its National Youth HIV/AIDS Day on April 10, which raises ...


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Making his Marc: Author Solomon recalls 'winning marriage' - As the national campaign director at Freedom to Marry and with 13 years in the movement, Marc Solomon has witnessed the comings and goings of case after critical case leading to marriage equality in more than half of the United States. Working full-time on the cause since 2004, Solomon has detailed knowledge of how we got here, so it seems ...


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Holiday gift guide to new LGBTQ-inclusive kids' books - MOMBIAN - LGBTQ-inclusive children's books can make great holiday presents. Here are some new ones from the past year to add to your kids' collections. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, by Dana Alison Levy. LGBTQ-inclusive books for the middle-grade range—especially ones that focus on a same-sex-headed family instead of just having an LGBT minor character—are few and far between. Levy's book ...


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Gerber/Hart Library and Archives open meeting Dec. 11 - From a press release - As Gerber/Hart Library and Archives completes its first year in the new location at 6500 N. Clark St., Chicago, the board of directors is inviting the community to a see the progress made in all areas of the organization and discusses the future of Gerber/Hart Library on Thursday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at the library. Board member Carrie Barnett will ...


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'Rubyfruit' Author Rita Mae Brown in Chicago Dec. 9 - Award-winning author Rita Mae Brown is taking the rails to Chicago to promote her new adventure in the literary world—Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. In a new partnership with Amtrak, Brown, who came out as a lesbian early in her career, will be the railway giant's first writer in residence. The Virginia resident, who tuned 70 years old Nov. 28, was ...


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BOOKS Talking with iconic author Felice Picano - Felice Picano made a stop in Chicago to promote his latest memoir Nights at Rizzoli. The Center on Halsted hosted a reading for Picano and Carlos T. Mock. Picano has written three memoirs to date including Nights at Rizzoli, True Stories and True Stories Too, all unique in that the reader gets a vision of each historical moment in addition ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Christmas Truck - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A rare treat—I get to share a review of a new children's Christmas book with two reviewers who can relate more than I. Tolade and Tolani are older than the target audience ( 6 to 8 ), but not by much. Tolade ( 9 ) awarded 4.5 stars out of five to the delightful story of a young boy and ...


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Winning Marriage book event, Library exhibit explores marriage - 'Winning Marriage' book event Dec. 15 Freedom to Marry and Equality Illinois will host the Chicago launch of Marc Solomon's book Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits—and Won by Marc Solomon. The event will take place Monday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at Organizing for Action, 224 N. Desplaines St. ...


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Penny Severns book: The price of a closeted political life - "The best years of our lives were written in invisible ink." That phrase comes in the preface to Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America, a new book from Seal Press by Terry Mutchler about her five-year relationship with Penny Severns, a state senator who twice ran for statewide office in ...


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Eileen Myles reads from forthcoming dog memoir - On Nov. 2, the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival hosted well-renowned New York poet Eileen Myles at the Poetry Foundation. Myles opened with chronicles from poetry new and old, but dedicated much of the time for an extended reading of her forthcoming dog memoir, Afterglow, inspired by her now-late companion Rosie. As the Chicago Humanities Festival honors many artists and intellectuals ...


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Photo book documents 1980s same-sex couples - Talk about patience. Sage Sohier has waited three decades to put together a wonderful collection of intimate portraits of, and interviews with, same-sex couples across the United States. Step back in time with her new book, At Home with Themselves, and experience this era of both love and death, during the early years of the AIDS crisis and the fight ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took... - The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love, by Liza Monroy, $16.95; Soft Skull Press; 320 pages The room was crowded, filled with only two people. At least that's what it seemed as the groom looked at his beloved: there was no one else in the room ...


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Sex Workers Unite: History of the Movement - Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk by Melinda Chateauvert. $20.31; Beacon Press; 263 pages � Who are we talking about here? "Sex workers are laborers who earn money to perform sexual services or who provide erotic entertainment to clients individually or collectively," explained the author in her introduction to this fascinating recounting of how ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Male-Sex-Work-and-Society

BOOK REVIEW Male Sex Work and Society - Edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott. $50; Harrington Park . Press; 512 pages Money does strange things to a fellow. It can lead to greed, dishonesty, mistrust and even murder. It changes friendships and families. Money puts people on a shelf and it puts food in a man's stomach, which is what you needed back when you did what ...


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Richard Blanco reflects on his personal journey - NUNN ON ONE: BOOKS - The talented writer and poet Richard Blanco is full of firsts. He was the youngest poet ever to read at President Obama's inauguration back in January 2013. He was also the first Latino, the first immigrant and first openly gay person to have that same honor. His varied cultural upbringing and life in Miami is explored in a new memoir ...


-Rita-Mae-Brown-at-Chicago-Public-Library-Dec-9

Rita Mae Brown at Chicago Public Library Dec. 9 - Longtime author Rita Mae Brown will speak about her newest book, Let Sleeping Dogs lie, at an appearance at the Chicago Public Library, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m., 400 S. State Street. The event, which also features a booksigning, will be in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Brown, who came out as a lesbian early in her career, is the bestselling ...


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


-Anti-gay-groups-Glenn-Stanton-talks-bigotry-marriage

Anti-gay group's Glenn Stanton talks bigotry, marriage - BOOKS - Glenn Stanton is an outspoken figure in the fight against marriage equality, from his work with right-wing organization Focus on the Family to his debates at colleges and churches around the country. Windy City Times sat down with Stanton to discuss his new book, Loving My ( LGBT ) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace & Truth. Windy City Times: What ...


GayRomLit-retreat-meets-in-Chicagoland

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


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Alison Bechdel: Artist, genius and instigator of change - - In September, Alison Bechdel became the second cartoonist to receive a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship. Her cult comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For ran for 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, and received acclaim for its witty depiction of lesbian life and the challenges confronted by the LGBTQ community for acceptance. Bechdel's graphic memoirs, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic ...


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BOOK REVIEW Gaybash - By David Jay Collins, $3.99 ( e-book ); 243 pages   David Jay Collins weaves a suspensful—yet foreseeable—tale embodying all the classic components of a Chicago gay romance: unrequited lust, reliable female sidekicks, drinks at almost every bar in Boystown, rampant gossip, exceedingly dramatic exchanges about acceptance of oneself, veiny biceps and the shattered pieces of a broken heart. Gaybash ...


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Upcoming events in film, music, poetry - The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival will feature a talk by lesbian New York poet Eileen Myles at the foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. In this talk ( "Poetry off the Shelf: Eileen Myles" ), she discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir about her longtime companion, Rosie. The cost ...


Culture-worrier-Clarence-Page-reflects-on-50-years-of-change

'Culture worrier' Clarence Page reflects on 50 years of change - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 26, 1960, then-presidential candidate Richard Milhous Nixon made a campaign stop at a Middletown, Ohio, railway station. "When you elect a congressman or a senator, let's not think only of just our own little problems, but remember what happens to America is going to affect you," he said before suddenly switching gears. "Now, let me put it very ...


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John Rechy: On gay sensibility, melding truth and fiction - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Born erudite, John Rechy, 83, is the author of 12 novels and three non-fiction works. He was raised Mexican-American in El Paso, Texas, at a time when Latino children were routinely segregated. He was assumed to be Anglo because of his light skin. A teacher "changed" his name from Juan to John. Always with a flair for the creative, after ...


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


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Eileen Myles: Queer, funny, feminist stand-up and poetry - From a press release - Poetry Off the Shelf: Eileen Myles Poet Eileen Myles discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival are pleased to feature a talk by New York poet Eileen Myles. Myles' gift for chronicling the life of the writer in a queer, funny, feminist, and ultimately provocative way makes her readings ...


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Women & Children First street dedication - Women & Children First bookstore, marking its 35th year in business—with about 25 of those years in Andersonville—was honored with a street dedication Oct. 11 at Farragut and Clark streets. The co-founders of the store, Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon, recently sold the business to employees Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck. All four were at the dedication, which was led ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Brick Yard - - by Carol Lynne, $13.99, eBook $5.50; Totally Bound. Publishing; 185 pages This male-on-male book of erotic romance is set in the South Side of Chicago. The story is told in alternating first person through the main character Lucky Gunn and his lover, Dray. The story follows the trials and tribulations faced by many of the youth that go through ...


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Dustin Lance Black talks marriage rights, traveling and London - Dustin Lance Black is a charmer. That much became apparent during a recent phone conversation with the Oscar-winning screenwriter ( for Milk, which starred Sean Penn ). However, behind that easygoing facade is a fierce advocate for marriage rights—a fight that constantly takes him around the country. ( Also, that journey will bring the American Foundation for Equal Rights board ...


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VIEWS Family with gay dads shines in new middle-grade novel - Combine four boys of assorted ages, two dads, a Maine coon cat and a dog named Sir Puggleton into a home and stir well. Sprinkle on a doting aunt, a surly neighbor and assorted classmates. Season with a collapsing backyard hockey rink, an untimely power outage and a Thanksgiving culinary disaster. Dana Alison Levy's superb new middle-grade novel, The Misadventures ...


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Double date with Walt Whitman: Interview with playwright, actor - LGBT HISTORY MONTH - Walt Whitman is one of America's most celebrated poets, essayists and journalists, even though during his lifetime ( 1819-1897 ) his work was considered controversial. Whitman broke with many traditions and is now seen as the father of free verse. Fundamentalists objected to the homoerotic passages in his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene and overtly ...


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Lincoln Avenue: Chicago Stories - BOOK REVIEW - By Gregg Shapiro $14.95; Squares & Rebels Press; 91 pages The main character in "Lunch with a Porn Star," a short story included in author Gregg Shapiro's new collection, Lincoln Avenue: Chicago Stories, encounters adult-film legend Billy Bigg several times, first on the El, then a few times at a Loop lunch spot. "When his naked face and body began ...


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BOOK REVIEW My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In my generation, gay boys and their daddies had complicated relationships. I know I did, growing up in a working-class Irish Catholic family in Chicago some 60 years ago. Middle child of five and the oldest boy, I was not what my dad imagined his first son to be. There weren't any role models back then for parents or questioning ...


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StoryCorps launches OutLoud initiative - More than 100 LGBTs and community allies came together to support StoryCorps Chicago's launch of their OutLoud initiative Sept. 18 at Marwen art school. OutLoud is a multi-year national initiative invested in recording and preserving LGBTQ stories. StoryCorps OutLoud has partnered with Chicago's Trans Oral History Project to enhance the diversity within the collection. Tony Alvarado-Rivera, or La Tony of ...


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BOOK NOTES Group forms in Evanston; Authors read Disability - Chicago's OutLoud launch Sept. 18 StoryCorps—an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives—will launch its LGBTQ component, OutLoud, on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Marwen, 833 N. Orleans St., 6:30-9 p.m. OutLoud is a multi-year initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ ...


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BOOK REVIEW Out in the Union - Some might remember the classic 1997 Simpsons episode "Homer's Phobia" that was dedicated to the steelworkers of the United States. The show ended with a steel plant closing, the men removing their shirts and the steel mill transforming into a gay club the C+C Music Factory Song, "Gonna Make You Sweat" playing while the men proudly declared, "We work hard, ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Changing Face of Modern Families: Gay & Lesbian Parents - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Julianna Fields, $22.95; Mason Crest, Publishers; 65 pages The scene is familiar to every LGBT teen who first accepts his, her or their sexual orientation. The confusion is daunting. Where could they turn to for guidance if they want to have children? Who can they ask? This new book, Gay and Lesbian Parents: The Changing Face of Modern Families ...


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Faderman, Lazin in Chicago for Legacy Project benefit - Prominent lesbian historian and author Lillian Faderman and Malcolm Lazin, executive director of the Philadelphia-based Equality Forum, were the special guest speakers at a benefit for Chicago's Legacy Project Sept. 14 at the home of Legacy board member Christopher Barrett Politan. The event featured a Q&A with Faderman and Lazin conducted by WGN-TV's Sean Lewis. They discussed the importance of ...


-GLTB-book-discussion-group-forms-in-Evanston

GLTB book discussion group forms in Evanston - Former Evanston Arts Commissioner Greg Salustro leads a monthly discussion of books and plays by or about members of the GLBT community. The inaugural title is Oscar Wilde's classic farce, The Importance of Being Earnest. The program is Tuesday Oct 14, 7 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston. Copies are available at the Ra desk on ...


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Writing the Disability Experience: Local to authors read - From a press release - Riva Lehrer will be sharing excerpts from her memoir-in-progress ?Golem Girl Gets Lucky.? Riva is best known as a portrait artist, curator, and educator. Her work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body. Sarah Michael Hollenbeck will be reading from her essay ?A Goldmine,? which compares and contrasts her experience of disability with that of local ...


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Poetry Foundation event focuses on queer poets of color - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - About 40 people attended the launch of "Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color Event" at the Poetry Foundation Sept. 4. The event featured readings from queer poets Francisco Aragon, Ruben Quesada, Ching-In Chen and Duriel E. Harris. According to the foundation's website, "Nepantla is a new poetry e-journal being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with the ...


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BOOKS Hiram Crespo tends an 'Epicurean Garden' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "The smart people of the world don't want to study philosophy anymore," said Hiram Crespo, author of the new book Tending the Epicurean Garden and founder of the Society of Friends of Epicureanism. "People think philosophy is abstract, irrelevant and ancient; I'm very against this." Crespo, 38, identifies as gay and as a modern Epicurean, writing Tending the Epicurean Garden ...


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Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters - BOOK REVIEW by Angelique Smith - Edited by Randy L. Schmidt, $29.95; Chicago Review. Press; 456 pages   If you're told exactly who you are in the beginning of your life, do you start to believe it yourself? Judy Garland was truly born at the age of 12, when Frances Ethel Gumm ceased to exist and the newly named studio creation burst onto the Hollywood scene. ...


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BOOKS Starting from Here; Further Adventures Sissy Van Dyke - BOOK REVIEWS - Two books about lesbians finding their way in the world, complete with road trips, lots of drama, and insights into growing up and finding oneself.. Starting from Here chronicles the adventures of Colby, a 16-year-old lesbian, broken up over a girl who has dumped her for a boy. Colby lives alone in a trailer park, as her mom is dead ...


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BOOKS Talking with queer labor activist Miriam Frank - Miriam Frank, a current professor at New York University has something to say about queer American labor. So much so that she's just finished a book about it entitled, Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America. Frank was born and raised in a blue collar household in Newark, New Jersey, and she credits her upbringing with her ...


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Book-reading opens door to 'Gayborhood' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - University of British Columbia Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Amin Ghaziani read and signed copies of his new book There Goes The Gayborhood? at Lake View's Unabridged Bookstore Aug. 29. "In this book, I explore allegations that iconic American gay neighborhoods are disappearing," said Ghaziani at the event, which drew about 25 people. "Rather than asking whether gay neighborhoods are ...


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Daddy's Girl? Rebecca Coffey on Sigmund Freud's daughter - By Joan Lipkin - HYSTERICAL: Anna Freud's Story, by Rebecca CoffeyFormat: Paperback Pages: 360, ISBN: 978-1-938314-42-1 Imagine growing up gay in a household where your world-renowned father Sigmund Freud calls lesbianism a gateway to mental illness. And it is always, he said, caused by the father and curable by analysis. Then, having warned his colleagues that analysis is an erotic echo chamber, he analyzes ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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