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Longtime gay activist William B. Kelley dies - This week, William B. Kelley, 72, who in 2015 was marking 50 years as a gay activist, passed away peacefully in his sleep. There were very few LGBT Chicago activists who stayed as consistently engaged in community activism as Kelley, from early work with the Mattachine Midwest chapter, the earliest marches for gay rights and the first White House gay-rights ...


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LGBT veterans to be honored with monument in national cemetery - The first federally approved monument honoring LGBT veterans will be dedicated Monday, May 25—Memorial Day—at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, one hour south of Chicago. The monument, which was spearheaded by Stanley J. Jenczyk, junior board member of the Chicago chapter of the American Veteran's for Equal Rights ( AVER ), was approved late last year by ...


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AFC gala to honor Rodriguez, Kehoe - Ernie Rodriguez will be honored Saturday, May 16, at the 30th Year Gala of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), to be held at the Hilton Chicago. He will be presented with the Lori Kaufman Volunteer Award after working and volunteering in the HIV/AIDS community for 22 years. It goes back to his friend Rick Jones, who died ...


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Gay Vietnam hero tells his tale - On April 3, 1975, Vietnam War hero John Riordan single-handedly took on a secret mission to rescue the Vietnamese from Saigon as the war was drawing to a close. Saving a total of 105 people—including bank employees, spouses and children—the Citibank assistant manager risked his own life so that others might continue living theirs. "I think we all have these ...


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UIC preserves queer Asian-American archives - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) Queer Asian-American Archives ( QAAA ) Project celebrated Asian-American Awareness Month with "Preserving Community: Celebrating the Queer Asian-American Archive Project" on April 28. The event, held at UIC's Daley Library, presented QAAA's collection, which includes documents and digital images from Invisible to Invincible ( i2i ), an Asian and Pacific Islander ...


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Fifth Third Bank presents community awards - Fifth Third Bank held a community leader awards at the Chicago Cultural Center May 1. Bank President & CEO Robert A. Sullivan and Nicole Johnson-Scales, Fifth Third's senior vice president of community development, presented the awards to eight individuals and one community organization, A Better Chicago. The individual honorees were: Tracy Baim, publisher of Windy City Times, as representing the ...


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Earthquake relief effort for Nepal's LGBTIs seeks help - From a press release - International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission's partner organization in Nepal, the Blue Diamond Society ( BDS ) needs emergency funds now! Honored time and again for its excellent, effective work on behalf of LGBTI people in Nepal, Blue Diamond has made incredible strides over the years and now is our chance to assist in its time of dire need. ...


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Walter Naegle keynotes Bayard Rustin event - "Wed., Nov. 20, 2013, was a milestone in the building of the legacy of Bayard Rustin. On that day a Black man, a great-grandson of slaves, an illegitimate child raised in a monetarily poor household, born gay, a minority within a minority and an activist under government surveillance for almost half of his life received the nation's highest civilian honor—the ...


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Celebrations: Mansfield-Weinstein married April 10 - David P. Mansfield, left, and Barry R. Weinstein were married April 10, 2015 ...


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Esteem Awards honorees selected - Chicago, April 24, 2015 — Today, PrideIndex.comâ announced the recipients of the 9th Annual Esteem Awards. This year's cocktail reception will take place in Chicago on Saturday July 4 at Sidetrack 3349 N. Halsted from 2pm-5pm. The event is free and open to the public. Following is a partial list of Esteem Awards finalists: Chicago Outstanding Service, Male: Erik Glenn, ...


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Association of Asian American Studies honors i2i - On April 25, some members of the LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander group Invisible to Invincible ("i2i") attended the 31st Association of Asian American Studies Conference (AAAS) closing ceremony at Evanston's Hotel Orrington to receive the 2015 Community Organization Award. The award honors a community organization that has done significant work in the Asian American community and upholds the mission and values ...


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Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards - [NOTE: Update: Deadline extended to April 24.] CHICAGO—Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 Under 30 Awards. Nominees should be 30 years or under as of June 30, 2015, and should have made some substantial contributions to the LGBT community, whether in the fields of entertainment, politics, ...


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Honors: Groff, Tambor, Skilling - Groff, Tambor honored at Point Foundation gala More than 400 guests attended the annual Point Honors gala April 13 in New York to support higher education opportunities for LGBTQ students. Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff and Tim Hanlon, president of the Wells Fargo Foundation and an executive vice president at the Wells Fargo company, ...


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Bayard Rustin event April 25 - From a press release - CHICAGO, April 15, 2015— Civil rights icon Bayard Rustin is one of the unsung heroes of the movement. A day-long event from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at University Church, 5655 S. University Avenue, Chicago, is devoted to singing Rustin's praises and pondering his life and legacy. Walter Naegle, Rustin's partner, will serve as keynote speaker. Panelists ...


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National Politics Panel with LGBT leaders at historic Congress Hall, Philadelphia - From a press release - April 13, 2015, Philadelphia, PA - The organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration ( July 2 to 5 ) today announced that the National Politics Panel with LGBT movement leaders will be held in historic Congress Hall. The National Politics Panel will be moderated by Kevin Naff, Editor, Washington Blade. Panelists include Kirk Fordham, Executive Director, Gill Action ...


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Trans 100 celebrated in Chicago - The annual Trans 100 event recognized individuals from across the country March 29 at The Mayne Stage in Chicago. The standing-room-only audience was comprised of allies and an empowered transgender, gender non-conforming and genderqueer community. The evening's co-hosts were community ambassador and trans evangelist Precious Davis and advocate Myles Brady. They were still soaring from both their recent engagement and ...


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Emanuel among those attending Center's gala - "Kinfolk" was the theme of Center on Halsted's 2015 Human First gala, held March 28 in the Great Hall at Union Station. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among the speakers calling attention to the Center's work and honoring community members contributing to its impact. CEO Modesto "Tico" Valle said the Center's work fit in with the LGBT community's historical role of ...


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Windy City Times' writer nominated for Lisagor award - Windy City Times' writer Gretchen Rachel Hammond has been nominated by the Chicago Headline Club for a Peter Lisagor award in the category of non-daily, best in-depth reporting in a community newspaper. The award recognizes work done by local journalists last year. Hammond is the author of a series on transgender women targeted on Chicago's West Side, beginning with A ...


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ALMA names recipients of Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change scholarship - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Association of Latino/as Motivating Action (ALMA) has announced the recipients of the ALMA Young Latino Leaders for Creating Change scholarship: Alfredo Flores and Roberto Mendez. The scholarship was developed in order to send young leaders who are LGBTQ Latino and/or allies to attend the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, the largest LGBTQ conference in the country. They ...


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Former Chair Joint Chiefs of Staff Mullen to speak on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - From a press release - The Palm Center will present a public forum with Adm. Mike Mullen USN ( Ret. ) on the historic role he played in the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Admiral Mullen served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 until ...


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National: Philly's celebration; guilty verdict; Utah bill - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Philadelphia, the organizers of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the LGBT-rights movement announced that they will present Edie Windsor ( plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court marriage-equality decision in 2013 ) and Judy Shepard ( mother of Matthew Shepard, and international activist for LGBT and human rights ) with the International Role Model Awards at the Independence Visitor Center, a ...


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Social workers honored March 12 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chicago social workers Daniel Kuhn and Jeff Zacharias were honored at the Chicago District 2015 Social Work Month awards event March 12 at The Clare, 55 E. Pearson St. Kuhn was honored as the 2015 Lifetime Achievement awardee by the National Association of Social Workers Illinois ( NASW IL ) Chicago District. He has been involved in the field for ...


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Out at CHM: Secret Loves: Before We Could Ask or Tell - From a press release - Out at CHM series spotlights second event of 2015 with Secret Loves: Before We Could Ask or Tell Chicago History Museum's LGBT program celebrates 12 years CHICAGO ( March 12, 2015 ) — The Chicago History Museum's program series exploring LGBT issues, Out at CHM, continues in its twelfth year of programming with Secret Loves: Before We Could Ask or ...


Philadelphia-marks-50-years-of-LGBT-activism

Philadelphia marks 50 years of LGBT activism - From a press release - Exhibitions, re-enactments, special events celebrate 50th anniversary of pivotal Independence Mall demonstrations. PHILADELPHIA, March 4, 2015 — Philadelphia celebrates five decades of political progress with the 50th Anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement. Commemorative exhibitions at major institutions and a moving re-enactment of the original Fourth of July demonstration honor the milestone year. Now one of the country's leading ...


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Upcoming: Homestretch screening; honors to Taylor, Mirza; Human First gala; voting - Wed., March 11 Navigating Your Senior Rights Learn about powers of attorney and living wills, as well as how to access Social Security benefits and health care. Free. Questions to Jane Merrill, jmerrill@centeronhalsted.org 6:00pm - 7:00pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted Chicago http://www.centeronhalsted.com . Living For Madonna: Album Release Party Official album release party for Madonna's Rebel Heart. Videos ...


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Gerber House to de considered for national landmark status - The Henry Gerber House, 1710 N. Crilly Ct in Chicago., is being considered as a National Historic Landmark. Gerber organized the first known homosexual rights organization, the Society for Civil Rights, which lasted from 1924-1925, at the house, which is located in the Old Town Triangle Chicago Landmark District. It was designated a Chicago landmark in 2001. The National Park ...


Clarence-Darrow-Commemorative-event-March-13

Clarence Darrow Commemorative event March 13 - From a press release - The Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee presents the annual wreath-tossing and symposium com!memorating Darrow, Friday, March 13, 2015, 10 a.m.-noon. The annual event is a tribute on the anniversary of Darrow's death: Theme: Darrow, Undocumented Laborers and Immigration in the New Millennium Speakers include Tania Unzueta Carrasco, an immigrant queer community organizer and writer. A nationally recognized leader in the undocumented ...


Pauli-Murray-A-Great-American-Hero

Pauli Murray: A Great American Hero - [In honor of Black History Month, Marriage Equality USA reached out to our friends at the NAACP to share with our members about some of important LGBTQ work within the African-American community, as well as the organization's commitment to full equality.] History can often be divided into two categories — the celebrated and the forgotten. We catapult some figures into ...


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Professor speaks at temple's Holocaust remembrance event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Jan. 27—Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation—Lake View's Temple Sholom hosted a memorial and workshop that its LGBTQ organization, Am Keshet, sponsored. The workshop, "Overlapping Triangles," featured Danny M. Cohen, assistant professor at Northwestern University, member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide commission, and author of human-rights fiction. Cohen asked his audience to consider the other ...


Entertainment-Queer-as-Folk-reunion-Sam-Smith-Forbes-lists

Entertainment: 'Queer as Folk' reunion; Sam Smith; Forbes' lists - The cast and writers of Showtime's groundbreaking series Queer as Folk are returning for one-time reunion special at this year's ATX Festival, which begins June 4 in Austin, Texas, The Wrap reported. The award-winning show, which aired from 2000 to 2005, followed the lives of a group of gay friends and their relationships, careers, loves and ambitions. Based on the ...


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Fundraising underway for GLBT veterans monument - With a fundraising goal of $20,000, the Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) is moving forward with an LGBT-themed monument now under construction for installation in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in May. The monument will consist of a black granite centerblock holding a pink granite triangle, centered in a pink granite wall displaying, ...


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Christine Bland named 2014 LGBT engineer of the year - Christine Bland was on a business trip earlier this year in Connecticut when she learned she was being nominated for a prestigious award from the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals ( NOGLSTP ). She broke down in tears. "It blew my mind away that I was even being considered, especially since there are so many ...


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Local Out & Equal branch receives award - This month, the Out & Equal ( O&E ) Chicagoland Regional Affiliate received the "Affiliate of the Year" award. The award recognizes significant achievement in providing support to area companies and organizations in the achievement of workplace equality for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Each year, Out & Equal hosts the Annual Workplace Summit. This year, ...


National-Park-Services-focuses-on-LGBT-history

National Park Services focuses on LGBT history - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Currently, the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, is the only LGBT-related landmark across the country to earn a National Historic Landmark designation. In addition, four properties across the United States have earned spots on the National Register of Historic Places for their significance to LGBT history. The National Park Service is hoping to change that with a theme ...


Leaving-a-legacy-Danny-Kopelson-reflects-on-Hall-of-Fame-life

Leaving a legacy: Danny Kopelson reflects on Hall of Fame life - Danny Kopelson is heading west—bound for Palm Springs, California—leaving behind a multimillion-dollar legacy to Chicago's LGBT community. Escaping the polar vortex is part of the reason for his departure, too. "Chicago is an amazing city and will forever be my hometown," he said. "Moving has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done, [but] I think now ...


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TWO has 'Religion Freedom Farce' campaign; Plaque honors Washington - Chicago-based organization Truth Wins Out ( TWO ) has announced the launch of its "Religious Freedom Farce" campaign. The campaign aims "to highlight the real-world consequences of bills that purport to protect religious liberty, when in reality they only promote prejudice." The campaign comes on a week that Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell introduced a measure, Senate Joint Resolution 10, ...


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Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame honors new inductees - LGBT community members and their supporters gathered at the Chicago History Museum Nov. 12 for the induction of the 2014 members of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. Fifteen individuals and two organizations were inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is the country's only government-sponsored hall of game honoring the LGBT community. "Twenty-four years ago, the idea ...


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Honors: Burgess; Claps - Claps to be honored The Civic Federation and Motorola Solutions Foundation have announced the 2014 Excellence in Public Service honoree: Rocco Claps, director of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. The award recognizes a non-elected government official who has had an extraordinary impact on the quality of state and local government services in Illinois. Claps is the longest-serving director of ...


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Laverne Cox among Glamour's Women of the Year - From a press release - Laverne Cox has become the face of one of the biggest equality stories of 2014. Her empathetic portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black has made her the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy—and landed her on the cover of Time magazine. She's producing a documentary on CeCe McDonald, ...


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Plans set for 50th anniversary of LGBT-rights movement - Official plans will be announced Thursday, Nov. 6, for the 50th anniversary celebration of the start of the organized LGBT civil rights movement, Windy City Times has learned. A press conference will be held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, with the city's mayor, Michael Nutter, and others present, to discuss the East Coast activists who picketed for equality each July ...


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Chicagoan named finalist for international teaching award - Andy Bigelow has been teaching for 20 years, and is now in his eighth year as a history teacher and more at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. "I love teaching the value of history and cultural literacy," said Bigelow, 47, who was born and raised in Manchester, N.H., and has lived locally since 2006. "I also ...


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Chicago Gay, Lesbian Hall of Fame to induct people, groups - From a press release - Fifteen individuals and Two organizations will be inducted Nov. 12 into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) communities. The inductees were selected by a committee composed of former inductees, which reviewed nominations submitted by members of the ...


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Women honored at Center on Halsted event - The floor-to-ceiling windows and ballet bars lining the Melk Studio in the Joffrey Tower provided the perfect setting for the Center on Halsted's "By Women for Women: Art-Performance-Engagement" awards Oct. 25. The event was part of the continuing work of the Women's Action Committee at the Center, which has hosted fundraisers and emphasized the exceptional achievements of LGBTQ women in ...


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Legacy Project concludes dedication at Sidetrack - On Oct. 18, Legacy Project's dedication celebration concluded at Boystown bar Sidetrack. WGN-TV's Sean Lewis hosted. Community members gathered Oct. 11 for the unveiling of seven new plaques along Halsted Street's Legacy Walk. Legacy Project officials and volunteers, local activists and students from Lincoln Park High School were on hand to pay tribute to the new inductees: Cole Porter, Sally ...


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Sami Grisafe inducted into school's hall of fame - Chicagoan Sami Grisafe was inducted into the Redlands High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Redlands, Calif., Oct. 2 Grisafe will go down in history as the first female in the state of California to play the quarterback position in a varsity Division I football game and the first female to throw a touchdown pass in a world championship tournament. ...


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Legacy Walk plaques unveiled with new inductees - Community members gathered Oct. 11 for the unveiling of seven new plaques along Halsted Street's Legacy Walk. Legacy Project officials and volunteers, local activists and students from Lincoln Park High School were on hand to pay tribute to the new inductees: Cole Porter, Sally Ride, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Father Mychal Judge, David Kato, Audre Lorde and the Stonewall Riots. The ...


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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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Peace Corps recognizes Chicago native Colon - From a press release - Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet honored Chicago native Manuel Colon and five other returned Peace Corps volunteers with the Franklin H. Williams award on Wednesday, Oct. 8, during a ceremony at Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes returned Peace Corps volunteers from ethnically diverse backgrounds who exemplify an ongoing commitment to community service and Peace Corps' Third ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH Oscar Wilde in Chicago - Part One - Introduction: The original manuscript for "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall" included three chapters that never made it into the final book because of cost concerns. This is one of them. "In every city they start schools of decorative art after my visit, and set on foot public museums, getting my advice about the choice of objects ...


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Houston mayor on prize list; pol comes out; Orman backs Warren - National roundup: - Houston Mayor Annise Parker has made the official short list for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international contest for the best mayor in the world, LGBTQ Nation reported. Parker has been elected Houston's mayor three times and garnered national attention for being the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. She is just one of three United ...


-Dr-Hughes-honored-with-UIC-research-award

Dr. Hughes honored with UIC research award - Dr. Tonda L. Hughes received the inaugural Distinguished Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Sept. 26. Hughes is a professor in the Department of Health Systems Science ( HSS ). She is an international expert in the area of alcohol use among lesbians. She is also the ...


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Alliance Brunch to recognize leaders in LGBTQ Safe Schools Movement - From a press release - CHICAGO — ( September 29, 2014 ) — The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ( the Alliance ) will hold its annual brunch on Oct. 5, 2014, at the Chicago Cultural Center's Sidney R. Yates Gallery located at 78 E Washington St. The event is designed to honor organizations and individuals who have given tirelessly to promote and champion safe learning ...


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UIC receives national award for diversity - The University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities for commitment to diversity and inclusion. UIC will be featured in the magazine's ...


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The Legacy Walk Dedication Phase III, Oct. 11 - From a press release - In commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month, The Legacy Project announces the Dedication Phase III of Chicago's Award-Winning "Legacy Walk" Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, 3 p.m., 3311 N. Halsted. The Legacy Project announces the dedication of seven bronze plaques commemorating poet Audre Lorde; iconic composer Cole Porter; acclaimed Olympian Mildred "Babe" Didrikson; slain Ugandan activist David Kato; ...


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UIC receives national award for diversity - The University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities for commitment to diversity and inclusion. UIC will be featured in the magazine's ...


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LGBT group hosts 9/11 tribute to Fr. Mychal Judge - About 50 people attended the 9/11 memorial tribute to Fr. Mychal Judge at Old St. Patrick's Church Sept. 11. The tribute featured a screening of a documentary about Judge's life, the "Saint of 9/11." Judge ( Catholic priest, Franciscan friar and chaplain of the New York City Fire Department ) was the first recorded casualty following the Sept. 11, 2001, ...


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D'Emilio's work honored at UIC symposium - Historian John D'Emilio, who this past August retired from his post at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ), was the honoree at a two-day symposium celebrating his research and accomplishments Sept. 11-12. A number of scholars from across the country, among them his longtime friend and co-author, Estelle Freedman, gathered to pay tribute to D'Emilio's work, much ...


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D'Emilio symposium examines state and future of his field - Following the May 2014 retirement of renowned and accomplished LGBTQ educator, historian, author and activist John D'Emilio from a 15-year position as the professor of history and women's and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ), his former department convened a two-day public symposium to study his impact on LGBTQ histories, lives and futures. The ...


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Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame selects next inductees - From a press release - Fifteen individuals and organizations will be inducted Nov. 12 into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) communities. The inductees were selected by a committee composed of former inductees, which reviewed nominations submitted by members of the public. ...


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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 ...


-Rep-Harris-honored-by-Almost-Home-Kids-group

Rep. Harris honored by Almost Home Kids group - From a press release - Almost Home Kids ( AHK ) announces its 2014 Share the Care Ball Awardees for their Oct. 24 Chicago gala at The Drake: Distinguished Donor: Karen Atwood, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Volunteer Extraordinaire: Joseph T. Monahan, ESQ, Monahan Law Group, LLC Share the Care Champion: Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris, 13th District Each Awardee shares a common trait ...


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By Women For Women to honor Fitzgerald, Washington, McCombs - From a press release - Center on Halsted announces another By Women For Women community event! Hosted by the Women's Action Committee of Center on Halsted, By Women For Women: Art — Performance — Engagement will present the Community Leader Awards to Kat Fitzgerald, and Vera Washington & Patricia S. McCombs. By Women For Women, hosted at Joffrey Tower — 10 E. Randolph — will ...


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Queen pardons Turing; trans woman's death in Ireland - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Queen of England has granted a royal pardon for internationally acclaimed British codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing, PrideSource.com reported. Turing took his own life in 1954 after being convicted two years prior of having consensual sex with a 19-year-old male. The pardon comes a decade after gay activists and straight allies lobbied the British government for a posthumous ...


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9/11 tribute to Fr. Judge at Old St. Patrick's Church - Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams St., will be the site of a Sept. 11 tribute to Fr. Mychal Judge at 6-8:30 p.m. The Gay & Lesbian Outreach of Old St. Patrick's Church, Dignity Chicago and the Legacy Project will commemorate the tragedy of 9/11 and remember Judge, who has been called "The Saint of 9/11." Judge's bronze memorial ...


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Honors roll in for UIC researcher - Dr. Tonda L. Hughes will receive the inaugural Distinguished Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors presented by the UIC ( University of Illinois at Chicago ) College of Nursing Sept. 26, marking the third career award she's received this year. And those go alongside her 2003 induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame—and countless other ...


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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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Three couples tie the knot in festive fashion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jonathan Jones - Diana Moreno heard about the 103.5 KISS-FM's wedding sweepstakes one morning and told her partner, Emma Rodriguez, that they should enter. The sweepstakes invited couples to submit their love stories and explain they should receive a free wedding. Moreno and Rodriguez submitted their 100-word story and a photo of them with their two dogs, a Yorkie and a Pit Bull. ...


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Outspoken LGBTQ storytelling series launches at Sidetrack - Kim L. Hunt and Art Johnston hosted the inaugural edition of Outspoken LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack on Aug. 5. The first show featured storytellers Jim Bennett, Tracy Baim, Patrick Gill, Katie Prout, Kareem Khubchandani and Kim L. Hunt telling original personal stories. The series is curated by David Fink of Acorn Theater. A slide show of historic Chicago and national ...


Wedding-announcements

Wedding announcements - Hartwig-Chaille Marek Hartwig ( Chicago-based bridal stylist and owner of MAREK Bridal ) and Ron Chaille ( owner of Chicago-based advertising agency, arch Advertising ) celebrated their marriage with a reception March 28 at the Chicago Cultural Center. The couple, along with their 270 guests, enjoyed scrumptious fare provided by Blue Plate Catering and danced the night away to fabulous ...


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WCT's Baim named to NLGJA's Hall of Fame - Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim is one of three individuals named as inductees to this year's National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's ( NLGJA's ) LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame. Baim co-founded Windy City Times in 1985 and Outlines newspaper in 1987. Lambda Publications, the parent company of Outlines, bought Windy City Times in 2000 and merged it with ...


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Chicago Bar Foundation honors Jill M. Metz - At its 16th annual awards luncheon, The Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association, honored Chicago attorney Jill M. Metz with the Edward J. Lewis Pro Bono Award. This award distinguishes attorneys displaying a deep commitment to equal justice through outstanding pro bono service. Metz has devoted her 35-year law career to litigating, advocating and educating ...


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Claudia Mosier receives honor - Claudia Mosier, Psy.D., former director of mental health at the Center on Halsted, recently received the Supervisor of the Year award from Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern McGaw Medical, Center for graduate medical education. The award was for her supervision of the interns in the LGBTQ internship program. This is the first APA-approved LGBTQ psychology internship in the country. Mosier ...


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


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


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







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