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Lesbian-mystery-writer-Ellen-Hart-to-receive-Grand-Master-Award

Lesbian mystery writer Ellen Hart to receive Grand Master Award - Lesbian mystery author Ellen Hart's exemplary work embodies over three decades of relevance and now the Minneapolis based prodigy is being honored by the Mystery Writers of America ( MWA ) organization. Hart is scheduled to receive the 2017 Grand Master Award by the MWA at the 71st Annual Edgar Awards Banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York ...


Books-Great-holiday-gifts

Books: Great holiday gifts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Books that are great The gift list was easy this year. For once, you knew what to get everybody. Every. Single. Giftee. Easy-peasy … except, oops, that one person who vexes you each year. What to get? Well, books are always good gifts, and they're super-easy to wrap, too. How about one of these great selections for that One Person… ...


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Jason Leclerc on his new novel, Black Kettle - BY ERIC KARAS - Windy City Times interviewed the Jason Leclerc, author of the new novel Black Kettle. Leclerc is a renowned poet, blogger, filmmaker and political columnist for the LGBT publication The Watermark in Orlando. Black Kettle, according to press, " explores the many manifestations of hope and deceit in the human experience." Windy City Times: How would you describe this collection of ...


Book-focuses-on-gay-baby-boomers-in-the-present-day

Book focuses on gay baby boomers in the present day - Jesus Ramirez-Valles' book Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology puts the gay baby boomers' experience into perspective. Ramirez-Valles is a professor and head of community health sciences at University of Illinois, Chicago ( UIC ) School of Public Health. He is also a scholar, filmmaker, and an advocate of LGBT and Latino health. Ramirez-Valles grew ...


Not-Straight-Not-White-highlights-history-of-Black-gay-men

'Not Straight, Not White' highlights history of Black gay men - Kevin Mumford believes his book, Not Straight, Not White, is one of the first non-fiction books to simultaneously highlight both Black and gay identities. "In the mainstream press I think you get these very singular categories of public discourses, and it's hard to get them to be more complicated," said Mumford, a history professor at the University of Illinois-Champaign. "There's ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Accepted-How-the-First-Gay-Superstar-Changed-the-WWE

BOOK REVIEW Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed the WWE - By Pat Patterson with Bertrand Hebert $25.95; ECW Press; 258 pages You are the champion of all time. Nobody can beat you; nobody can even tie your record. When it comes to thumb-wresting, you know all the moves and you really throw your arm into it for the win. Hands-down, you're the best. So now read Accepted, by Pat Patterson ...


Book-of-essays-speaks-Black-queer-truths-of-the-next-generation

Book of essays speaks Black queer truths of the next generation - E. Patrick Johnson's book, titled No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies, reveals tactful truth from the next generation of scholars and activists about the Black queer experience. Johnson is chair of the Department of African-American studies and the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African-American studies at Northwestern University. He is a Southerner in the ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Marilyn-Forever-

BOOK REVIEW Marilyn Forever - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - People will talk. And that can be a bad thing: gossip is often mean, and its shelf life is sometimes longer than we'd like. On the other hand, a bit of scandalous chatter can be great: As in the new book Marilyn Forever, by Boze Hadleigh, if people are talking about you, they'll remember you. Through the years, plenty of ...


Chicagos-Featherproof-Books-gets-heavy-with-post-election-activism

Chicago's Featherproof Books gets heavy with post-election activism - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Founded in 2005 by writers Zach Dodson and Jonathan Messinger, Chicago-based Featherproof Books is known for publishing "strange and beautiful fiction and nonfiction and post-, trans-, and inter-genre tragicomedy." This is in keeping with Dodson and Messinger's original mission to publish whatever they wanted. In 2014, Tim Kinsella ( author of Featherproof titles All Over and Over and The Karaoke ...


Civil-rights-attorney-discusses-new-book-career-upcoming-event

Civil-rights attorney discusses new book, career, upcoming event - Elizabeth Schwartz has been practicing law for almost 20 years in Miami Beach, Florida, and recently wrote a book, Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise. Schwartz is a South Florida native and grew up in Hollywood, Florida, before heading off to college. She's the youngest of six kids in what she calls a real-life Brady ...


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Lammy nominees being accepted - Lambda Literary has announced the opening of the submissions period for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ( Lammys ). Books submitted for consideration in this Lammys cycle must be published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016, and meet the Lammys Submission Guidelines ( at LambdaLiterary.org/award-guidelines/ ). Finalists will be announced in March 2017; Lammy Awards will be presented ...


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Married authors at W&CF on Nov. 3 - On Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Flannery O'Connor Award winner and LGBT author Anne Raeff ( The Jungle Around Us ) will have a reading/conversation with her wife, LGBT award-winning author Lori Ostlund, who is releasing the paperback edition of her novel After the Parade. Author Christine Sneed ( The ...


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BOOKS In new collection, E Nina Jay takes back her body - For Chicago poet E Nina Jay, her book Body of Rooms is a reclamation of herself. "For a long time, I didn't have myself," said Jay. "For so many years I wrote a lot of poems about friendships and flowers, and all this shit I thought people wanted to hear about. The writing was a vehicle, I had never used ...


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BOOKS: KOKUMO becomes 'Reacquainted with Life' - Chicago poet, activist and performer KOKUMO is celebrating publication of her first book. Reacquainted With Life is a raw, performative work in which KOKUMO details her history with abuse, rape and violence, and critiques the culture of activism. Yet at times, a dark sort of humor breaks through, making an already incredibly engaging work even more so. "I feel like ...


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BOOKS Place and partnership: The stories of Anne Raeff - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Anne Raeff's stories are an accumulation of experience, and they find a home in her first short story collection, The Jungle Around Us, which won the 2016 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. "These stories are kind of all the publishable stories that I've ever written," laughed Raeff. "Some of the stories in there I wrote 25 years ago, and ...


Women-Children-First-Books-Jarrar-Luther-plus-Laura-Jane-Grace-tix-on-sale

Women & Children First Books: Jarrar, Luther, plus Laura Jane Grace tix on sale - From a press release - Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. Lori Ostlund, Anne Raeff, and Christine Sneed on the Short Story vs. the Novel Reading, Conversation, and Book-signing Three fiction writers who have published both short stories and novels candidly discuss each form's strengths and shortcomings. Lori Ostlund's novel After the Parade was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was ...


Gay-activist-scholar-headlines-Home-Is-Where-the-Art-Is

Gay activist/scholar headlines 'Home Is Where the Art Is' - Openly gay Puerto Rican writer, activist and scholar Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes was the featured speaker at the "Home Is Where the Art Is: Queer Ricans Insights on the Latinx Experience" event Oct. 22 at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in Humboldt Park. La Fountain-Stokes was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He moved to ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Stand-by-Me-The-Forgotten-History-of-Gay-Liberation

BOOK REVIEW Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Jim Downs. $27.99; Basic Books; 262 pages You had no idea. How could you know? No one ever told you, nobody sat you down to explain what was what. You were blissfully unaware, kept in the dark for far too long, but read Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, by Jim Downs, and you may ...


BOOKS-Sarah-Schulman-discusses-queer-culture-Conflict

BOOKS Sarah Schulman discusses queer culture, 'Conflict' - Sarah Schulman describes herself, and her work, as unorthodox. "I mean, this has been one of the problems my whole life. I don't write books that take an already established position in an argument," said Schulman. "All of my books initiate a new frame. This is true of my book on familial homophobia, of my book on gentrification, of my ...


Highlights-Magazine-excludes-same-sex-families-from-publication

Highlights Magazine excludes same-sex families from publication - From a Our Family Coalition press release - Children's magazine "Highlights" excludes parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer ( LGBTQ ) from its publication claiming that families across the country are not ready to embrace images of loving same-sex families. Parents Kristina Wertz and Kara Desiderio contacted Highlights Magazine's customer service department in September to express the concern that their daughter did not see her ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Essential-RuPaul

BOOK REVIEW The Essential RuPaul - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Queen has spoken. Everyone listens because, well, how can they not? Her bearing, her stature, her very demeanor demand attention from all her subjects and in the new book The Essential RuPaul—by John Davis, with illustrations by Libby Vanderploeg—these queens have a lot to say. When RuPaul Andre Charles was a little boy, his mother told him that he ...


Feminist-nun-Quinn-book-event-Oct-23

Feminist nun Quinn book event Oct. 23 - Catholic nun, feminist, activist and author Donna Quinn will be featured in a lecture, live interview and book-signing on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2-4:30 p.m. at The Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center, 513 W. Fullerton Pkwy. Maureen Hellwig, a Chicago Area Women's History Center board member, will conduct the interview with Quinn. Quinn's memoir, Chicago Catholic Women: It's Role in Founding ...


Gay-bar-literary-submissions-wanted

Gay-bar literary submissions wanted - Story curators/collectors S. Renee Bess and Lee Lynch are asking writings to create pieces of work that explores the role the gay bar's culture has played in their lives or in the lives of LGBTQI people in general. Works may be either fiction or non-fiction/essay/memoir ( but not erotica ). It can be prose or poetry, and the work must ...


BOOKS-The-Transgender-Teen-Opening-the-family-dialogue-on-gender

BOOKS The Transgender Teen: Opening the family dialogue on gender - "We think about gender all day and every day, though we might not be aware of it," said Lisa Kenney, co-author of The Transgender Teen, to Windy City Times when discussing the new book and the emerging national discussion on gender. According to her book, gender is an exceptionally broad classification. It encompasses desires; preferences in clothing, music and art; ...


Chicago-Ideas-Week-Oct-17-23-

Chicago Ideas Week Oct. 17-23 - The lineup for Chicago Ideas Week ( CIW ), which takes place 17-23, has officially been released and includes some of the world's most accomplished individuals—from entertainment executive Ariel Emanuel to FIFA World Cup Champion Abby Wambach and Skinnygirl cocktail creator Bethenny Frankel. Some of the curated programs include: —Life's Big Questions: Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold winner and FIFA ...


Gay-bar-literary-submissions-wanted

Gay-bar literary submissions wanted - Story curators/collectors S. Renee Bess and Lee Lynch are asking writers to create pieces of work that explores the role the gay bar's culture has played in their lives or in the lives of LGBTQI people in general. Works may be either fiction or non-fiction/essay/memoir ( but not erotica ). It can be prose or poetry, and the work must ...


OPEN-TO-THINKING-Dickie-V-and-Me-Sexual-Identity-in-1950s-America

OPEN TO THINKING Dickie V. and Me: Sexual Identity in 1950s America - A recurring column - Dickie V. wanted to see me. I received this message from my mother who had received it from Dickie's mother. I hardly knew Dickie. His family lived on the rich side of the tracks; my family on the poor side. I crossed the Larimer Avenue Bridge which separated us poor folk on Larimer Avenue in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from ...


Obergefell-plaintiff-in-supreme-court-marriage-equality-case-here-on-Coming-Out-Day

Obergefell, plaintiff in supreme court marriage equality case, here on Coming Out Day - From a press release - In support of LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day, Hyatt joins forces with Human Rights Campaign to celebrate LGBTQ equality advocate Jim Obergefell, co-author of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Oct. 11, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. Obergefell, with Human Rights Campaign Senior Regional ...


Author-to-promote-Bobby-Kennedy

Author to promote 'Bobby Kennedy' - Author Larry Tye will be at various Chicago spots to promote his latest book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. The book—which Tye says has strong LGBT- and civil-rights angles—tracks former U.S. Sen./Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's journey from the conservative 1950s to a liberal activist. Stops will include: —Sept. 28, noon: Private lunch-learn talk by Temples Solel ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Sorry-Not-Sorry

BOOK REVIEW Sorry Not Sorry - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Naya Rivera. $24; Tarcher, Pergiee; 241 pages Oh, the things you did in your youth! All those late nights, sneaking out of the house and thinking your parents didn't know. ( They did. ) The crazy things you did on the road, hoping the police would never stop you. ( They did. ) The parties, the goofy fashions, the ...


-Tim-Murphy-author-of-Christodora-at-City-Lit-Sept-29

Tim Murphy, author of Christodora, at City Lit Sept. 29 - From a press release - City Lit Books hosts a reading by Tim Murphy, author of Christodora, followed by a discussion moderated by filmmaker and journalist Kellee Terrell. The event is Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. at 2523 N. Kedzie, Chicago. In Christodora, Tim Murphy follows the lives of a diverse cast of characters who reside in and around an iconic apartment building in Manhattan's ...


BOOK-REVIEW-In-the-Darkroom

BOOK REVIEW In the Darkroom - By Susan Faludi. $32; Metropolitan Books; 417 pages Esteemed feminist Susan Faludi didn't talk to her father. He'd been estranged from the family since he stabbed her mother's boyfriend with a knife when Susan was in high school. In 2004, Susan got an email from her father: he'd transitioned. Now, Steffi was her name. "It was the first communication ...


Remembering-Edward-Albee-

Remembering Edward Albee - He wouldn't correct you if you said it wrong, but if you wanted to earn his respect you needed to pronounce his name the way he preferred: Edward All-bee and not Al-bee. Widely regarded as "America's Greatest Living Playwright" following the death of Arthur Miller, Edward Albee died Sept. 16 after a short illness. He was 88. Albee's partner of ...


Authors-book-focuses-on-her-gender-nonconforming-child

Author's book focuses on her gender nonconforming child - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When her son, Harry, was 2 years old, author Julie Tarney said he told her, "Inside my head, I'm a girl." With that statement, Tarney said her journey as the parent of a gender non-conforming child began. It was 1992 and resources were scarce. "My first thought was 'does this mean he is going to be gay,'" Tarney said. "Gender ...


Book-focuses-on-Robert-Kennedys-liberal-evolution

Book focuses on Robert Kennedy's liberal evolution - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Massachusetts native Larry Tye's interest in Robert Kennedy's life began shortly after Kennedy was assassinated in 1968. His new book, Robert Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, is the culmination of years of research and interviews with family members and friends of the late Senator, some of whom have never spoken to an RFK biographer in the past. Tye ...


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Literary event at Volumes features McConnell, Gresham - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Marty McConnell and Randy Gresham headlined a literary event that Chuck Kramer hosted at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 M. Milwaukee Ave., on Sept. 14. The large crowd was treated to new poetry by McConnell, the author of wine for a shotgun, who is preparing the manuscript for her next book. McConnell's work has been published in numerous anthologies, including Best American ...


BOOK-REVIEW-My-Son-Wears-Heels

BOOK REVIEW My Son Wears Heels - By Julie Tarney. $24.95; University of Wisconsin Press; 213 pages The first day your toddler said he could dress himself was a day you'll never forget. He tried, you have to hand it to him. When he was done, part of his outfit was out of season and the other part was out of style, the colors were painful ...


BOOK-REVIEW-A-Murder-Over-a-Girl

BOOK REVIEW A Murder Over a Girl - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - You could become whatever you want to be. A ballerina, a cowboy, a fireman, a teacher. The sky was the limit—or so you were told. You could grow up and become the person of your dreams and that was okay. Except sometimes, as in the new book A Murder Over a Girl, by Ken Corbett, dreaming can be deadly. Larry ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Joy-of-Swimming

BOOK REVIEW The Joy of Swimming - By Lisa Congdon $18.95; Chronicle Books; 141 pages People say you're all wet. Maybe that's not the nicest thing you've ever heard but hey! If something's true, it's true, right? Yep, you love being in a pool, lake, pond, the ocean, a puddle, it doesn't matter. And in The Joy of Swimming, by Lisa Congdon, you'll meet like-minded people in ...


Book-reveals-LGBT-activism-in-Germany

Book reveals LGBT activism in Germany - In the new book Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945, from Harrington Park Press and distributed by Columbia University Press, author Clayton J. Whisnant recounts the emergence of various "queer identities" in Germany from 1880 to 1945 as well as the political strategies that early gay and lesbian activists pursued. Germany in the late nineteenth and early ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Fair-Play

BOOK REVIEW Fair Play - By Cyd Zeigler. $15.95; Akashic. Books; 207 pages As long as your team wins. That's all that matters, isn't it—just that they win? You don't care what they ate for breakfast. You don't give a rat what they weighed this morning. And, as in the new book Fair Play, by Cyd Zeigler, you don't care who they sleep with. ...


Lambda-Literary-announces-scholarships-

Lambda Literary announces scholarships - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA - Lambda Literary, the global leader advancing LGBTQ literature, is pleased to announce two new full scholarships for students of the organization's prestigious summer residency, which begins next week in California. The Jeanne Cordova Words Scholarship The Jeanne Cordova Words Scholarship, in memory of the beloved activist and author who passed away in January, will ...


Amazon-store-coming-to-Chicago-independent-booksellers-respond-

Amazon store coming to Chicago, independent booksellers respond - From a press release - CHICAGO — August 31, 2016 - In response to news that Amazon will open a brick-and-mortar store in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago next year, the independent bookstores of Chicago and the Chicago area unite to issue the following joint statement. The Amazon announcement represents an opportunity to expand the conversations indie booksellers have been having for years with customers ...


Local-activist-chronicles-history-of-marriage-equality-in-new-book

Local activist chronicles history of marriage equality in new book - Special to the online edition of Windy City Timesby Nina Matti - Advocating for social justice is in Leslie Gabel-Brett's DNA. As a feminist and lesbian, she's always worked hard to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ people. She has worked at Lambda Legal, a law firm dedicated to serving LGBTQ people, for the past 10 years and now serves as its director of the education and public affairs. Recently, she ...


PASSAGES-Writer-Michelle-Cliff-dies

PASSAGES Writer Michelle Cliff dies - Michelle Cliff—a Jamaican-American writer/activist/professor who was the widow of Adrienne Rich—died of liver failure June 12 at age 69. Cliff was born Nov. 2, 1946, in Kingston, Jamaica. Her parents emigrated to New York soon after her birth, but the Cliffs returned to Jamaica while she was still a toddler. They eventually returned to New York when Cliff was a ...


Chicago-man-pens-memoir-about-Tennessee-Williams

Chicago man pens memoir about Tennessee Williams - Nearly 25 years after his complicated relationship with playwright Tennessee Williams, Tony Narducci decided to write it all down for his memoir, In the Frightened Heart of Me: Tennessee Williams's Last Year. Working from his memories and a journal that he kept during their yearlong relationship, Narducci said all of the emotions he felt during their relationship became "more intense ...


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BOOKS Mark Zubro's long career is no mystery - "All I know is, I plod," said Mark Zubro about his remarkable career as a mystery novelist. Zubro is the author of 28 mystery novels, plus a science fiction trilogy. In 2014, his work was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award. Zubro spent years as a teacher, and thus learned how to balance work and writing effectively, as evidenced by ...


Writers-museum-to-open-in-Chicago

Writers' museum to open in Chicago - The American Writers Museum ( AWM ) announced that Penguin Random House has committed financial support to AWM, recognizing the importance of celebrating U.S. writers. AWM will open March 2017 at 180 N. Michigan Ave., in Chicago. As the nation's only museum of its kind, AWM is expected to attract more than 120,000 annual visitors of all ages. The museum ...


Coming-up-Disco-legend-Clifford-LGBT-Milwaukee-Numbers-Nerds-Musically-Human-Theatre

Coming up: Disco legend Clifford, LGBT Milwaukee, Numbers Nerds, Musically Human Theatre - Disco legend Clifford in concert Aug. 26 Disco legend Linda Clifford will be in concert at Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome Ave., on Friday, Aug. 26. There will be a meet-and-greet with Clifford at 7 p.m., followed by a concert at 8 p.m. Clifford is known for such hits as "Runaway Love," "If My Friends Could See Me Now" ...


Time-left-for-some-good-summer-reads

Time left for some good summer reads - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There's still lots of summer left. Time for one last dip in the lake. A few weekends left for romantic getaways. Time to say goodbye to your new college freshman or senior. And time left for a good book—so why not try one of these? Fiction Action-minded sunbathers and fans of historical novels will want Champion of the World, ...


New-book-looks-at-German-LGBT-life-during-1880-1945

New book looks at German LGBT life during 1880-1945 - Clayton J. Whisnant's newest book, Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945, is an examination of LGBT life during a time of great scientific discovery as well as changing social and political climates. According to the book, it explores "the emergence of various queer identities," specifically what it meant to be LGBT in Germany from 1880 to 1945, ...


BOOKS-Jay-Parini-discusses-book-about-Gore-Vidal

BOOKS Jay Parini discusses book about Gore Vidal - BY FRANK PIZZOLI - Jay Parini was born in 1948—the same year Gore Vidal published The City and the Pillar, his seminal book on U.S. homosexuality that blacklisted him with reviewers. As varied and prolific as his subject, Parini has written five books of poetry, seven fictional novels and 12 nonfiction titles, including biographies of John Steinbeck ( 1994 ), Robert Frost ( 2000 ...


Lambda-Legal-event-focuses-on-book-about-marriage-equality

Lambda Legal event focuses on book about marriage equality - In the hours prior to Secretary Hillary Clinton making history when she accepted her party's nomination for president of the United States on July 28, the cozy Andersonville bar Joie de Vine was filled with jubilant women at a Lambda Legal fundraiser and celebration of the organization's book detailing another of this country's pivotal moments. Edited by Lambda Legal Director ...


Upcoming-book-and-music-events

Upcoming book and music events - 'Love Unites Us' book event July 28 There will be an event featuring Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America—a book with Lambda Legal Director of Education and Public Affairs Leslie Gabel-Brett and former Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart as editors—on Thursday, July 28, 5:30-8 p.m., at Joie de Vine, 1744 w. Balmoral Ave. Lambda Legal's ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Outsiders-American-Photography-and-Film-1950s-1980s

BOOK REVIEW Outsiders: American Photography and Film 1950s-1980s - Edited by Sophie Hackett and Jim Shedden. $29.95; Skira Rizzoli; 190 pages Outsiders, put together by Sophie Hackett and Jim Shedden, unites its subjects around the idea of observation. It's hard to see how else edgy Diane Arbus and documentarian Gordon Parks end up in the same book, which stems from a current Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition. Outsiders' conceit ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Stand-by-Me-The-Forgotten-History-of-Gay-Liberation

BOOK REVIEW Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation - By Jim Downs. $27.99; Basic Books; 262 pages You had no idea. How could you know? No one ever told you, nobody sat you down to explain what was what. You were blissfully unaware, kept in the dark for far too long, but read Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, by Jim Downs, and you may ...


LGBT-Milwaukee-traces-history-of-local-pride-supports-education-

LGBT Milwaukee traces history of local pride, supports education - From a press release - Milwaukee, WI. - Milwaukee Pride, Inc. announces the upcoming publication of LGBT Milwaukee, written by local author Michail Takach with a foreword by Don Schwamb of the Wisconsin LGBT History Project. LGBT Milwaukee, published by Arcadia Publishing & the History Press as part of the Images of Modern America series, will be released August 22, 2016. Preorders are now available ...


BOOKS-Bisexual-author-talks-about-Road-to-self-discovery

BOOKS Bisexual author talks about 'Road' to self-discovery - David Matteson has served many roles in his life: author, professor, counselor, minister, father, husband and lover. He taught psychology and counseling Governor's State University and holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Alfred University, a graduate degree in theology from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a Ph.D. in counseling from Boston University. When he realized his bisexuality in ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Ask-a-Queer-Chick-A-Guide-to-Sex-Love-and-Life-for-Girls-Who-Dig-Girls

BOOK REVIEW Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls - By Lindsay King-Miller. $16; Plume; 237 pages Ask a Queer Chick is a product of the Internet age: Lindsay King-Miller started writing the column of the same name on the website The Hairpin. As such, the writing feels down-to-earth and the advice loose enough to be relevant at any point in the future. In fact, the book doesn't read ...


BOOKS-Psychologist-writes-about-gender-creative-children

BOOKS Psychologist writes about 'gender creative' children - Psychologist Diane Ehrensaft can point to many inspirations for her work with gender creative children. Born in the 1940s, Ehrensaft was a tomboy who chafed at rigid gender roles and remembered feeling "schizophrenic" about aspects of her identity in high school. As a college psychology major, she discovered the woman's movement. Much of her early research was on gender equity: ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Right-Side-of-History

BOOK REVIEW The Right Side of History - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Adrian Brooks, foreward by Jonathan D. Katz, Ph.D., $18.95; Cleis Press; 243 pages Somebody got you started. That's the hard part and, oftentimes, that's all you need: a forward-thinking person to lay the framework so you can roll with a project—adding, subtracting, shaping, refining. Somebody just needed to get you started and you can take it from there, ...


Lammy-winners-announced-

Lammy winners announced - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The winners of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ( the "Lammys" ) were announced June 6 in a gala ceremony that comedienne Kate Clinton hosted ( for the fifth consecutive year ) at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Among other developments, poet Natalie Diaz introduced the celebrated poet Eileen Myles, who received Lambda's Pioneer Award. In ...


BOOKS-Alida-Brill-talks-feminism-Friedan-

BOOKS Alida Brill talks feminism, Friedan - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Alida Brill is a published author, outspoken feminist and longtime advocate of gender equality. She has also served on the board of the Feminist Press of the City University of New York. As an early admirer and then a personal friend to Betty Friedan, the author of The Feminist Mystique, Brill has seen feminism go through multi-generational transformations. As a ...


28th-Annual-Lambda-Literary-Award-Winners-Announced

28th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced - From a press release - New York, NY - The winners of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ( the "Lammys" ) were announced last night in a gala ceremony hosted by comedienne Kate Clinton at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The Lambda ceremony brought together over 500 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature and 28 years of the ...


BOOK-REVIEW-All-the-Rage-A-Quest-by-Martin-Moran-2495-Beacon-Press-232-pages

BOOK REVIEW All the Rage: A Quest by Martin Moran $24.95; Beacon Press; 232 pages - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - You've never been so mad in your life. Boy, you were angry—ready to scream, spit nails and tear the world apart with bare hands. So mad you couldn't see straight, as they say, and you're still seething. As in the new book All the Rage: A Quest, by Martin Moran, would the trespass against you ever be forgivable? It was ...


DePaul-professor-explains-controversial-article

DePaul professor explains controversial article - Jason Hill, professor of philosophy at DePaul University, published, in late May, a harsh critique of gay culture in The Federalist, a conservative web magazine. In the article, titled "Loveless, Narcissistic Sex Addicts: A Gay Man Critiques His Community," Hill asserts that gay men foster a hypersexualized, decadent culture that renders them unable to participate in meaningful relationships. He is ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Stones-Throw

BOOK REVIEW Stone's Throw - By David Deitcher. $28.99, Secretary Press; 158 pages As an art critic in the 1980s, David Deitcher had firsthand experiences with gay artists confronting the AIDS crisis and the general mortality of their peers and themselves. Stone's Throw grew out of a lecture about the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and eventually expanded into its current state. Now in lush ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Dandelion Cloud - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Dale Boyer. $14.95; Dale Boyer Works; 218 pages This is Dale Boyer's first novel. He did not select an easy topic to cover for his first novel. While I had my own criticisms about the basic story arcs and language, overall, this is a good summer read. The Dandelion Cloud is set at the fictitious, small Illinois college ...


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Trans author Chase Joynt discusses his latest work - Toronto's Chase Joynt just published a new work titled You Only Live Twice. In the book, while coming together over the films of Chris Marker, Joynt corresponds with HIV-positive Canadian filmmaker Mike Hoolboom. Since being diagnosed, Hoolboom has made dozens of films, two of which won Best Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Joynt is a multimedia artist ...


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LGBT authors at Printers Row Lit Fest - The Printers Row Lit Fest, now entering its 32nd year, is the Midwest's largest literary event. Hundreds of authors and booksellers appear over the two-day street festival on Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12. The festival takes place on Dearborn Street, from Balbo Avenue to Congress Parkway, with additional programming at the Harold Washington Library Center and Jones College Prep High School. The ...


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Trans author makes appearance in Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 27, transgender author Deirdre McCloskey gave a talk and signed copies of her latest book, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, at Sandmeyer's Bookstore in Printer's Row in the South Loop. It is the concluding volume of a trilogy of her work on her theory of the origins of the economy of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain - By Christina Crosby. $22.95; NYU Press; 208 pages Touch your ear. Go ahead. Reach up there and give it a tug. Either ear, it doesn't matter—just grab and pull. The point is that when you want to tug your ear, scratch an itch, chew your nails or wiggle your toes, you can without much effort—and once you've read A ...


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LGBT authors at Printers Row Lit Fest - From a press release - The Printers Row Lit Fest, now entering its 32nd year, is the Midwest's largest literary event. Hundreds of authors and booksellers appear over the two-day street festival on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. The festival takes place on Dearborn Street, spanning from Balbo Avenue to Congress Parkway, with additional programming at the Harold Washington Library Center and Jones ...


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Writer Jewelle Gomez to receive award - Lesbian writer Jewelle Gomez will receive the Golden Crown Literary Society ( GCLS ) 2016 Trailblazer Award July 9 in Alexandria, Virginia. Gomez is the author of seven books, including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning, Black lesbian vampire novel The Golda Stories, in print from Firebrand Books continuously since 1991. Her play about an imagined moment of indecision in the ...


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Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award Winners announced - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA - Lambda Literary, the nation's leading national nonprofit organization promoting LGBTQ literature, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award. This year Lambda recognizes Bryan Borland and JP Howard. The judges for the prize were award-winning authors Reginald Harris and Lee Lynch. In a joint statement they said of this ...







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