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Center's 'Human First' gala April 21 - Center on Halsted's annual "Human First" gala will take place Saturday, April 21, that Grammy-Winning music legend Jody Watley is scheduled to perform live at the Center's gala on Saturday, April 21, at The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave. Cocktails and a reception will start at 5:30 p.m., with awards, dinner, performances and dancing commencing at 7 p.m. This year, ...


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LGBT journalist Ronan Farrow wins Pulitzer - Journalist Ronan Farrow—who recently came out as a member of the LGBT community at the Point Foundation event Point Honors New York—was among those who have been announced as Pulitzer Prize winners. Farrow, as well as New York Times writers Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, were awarded the honor for public service in recognition of their reports on disgraced movie ...


30-Under-30-Award-nominations-due-April-13

30 Under 30 Award nominations due April 13 - Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 Under 30 Awards. The ceremony will take pace Wed, June 20. There will be a 5:30 p.m. reception, with the program being 6-7:30 p.m. Nominees should be 30 years or under as of June 30, and should have made some ...


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MLK's assassination reminds nation of gun violence - The 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination is, sadly, a searing reminder of unaddressed gun violence in the United States. And, because gun violence has gone unaddressed for half a century, future generations of children residing in a safer and healthier America MLK spoke about so dreamingly in his speeches now in 2018 live in ...


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$2.5 million raised at Holocaust museum dinner - The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center recently hosted its signature event: the annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner. More than $2.5 million was raised to support the educational mission of the Museum. Former Great Britain/Northern Ireland Prime Minister Tony Blair, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner provided remarks. The museum honored Chicagoans Mitchell Feiger and Pamela L. Netzky ...


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Lambda Legal's Bon Foster on April 19 - Lambda Legal will hold its annual Bon Foster event on Thursday, April 19, 6-10 p.m., at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. The Bon Foster Celebration is named in honor of the man whose legacy was the founding of Lambda Legal's Midwest regional office and the subsequent civil-rights victories fought and won in that area. Judge Patricia M. Logue will ...


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Addie Wyatt to mark 50th anniv. of MLK assassination - The Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training ( AWC ) will host "Songs of the Chicago Freedom Movement: A Concert Remix" on Wed., April 4, at 7 p.m. at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West. The event will mark 50 years since the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and be a call to action. In the ...


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Human First Gala to honor leaders advancing LGBTQ community, Jody Watley to perform - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( April 03, 2018 ) — Center on Halsted is proud to announce that Grammy-Winning music legend Jody Watley is scheduled to perform live at the Center's gala on Saturday, April 21, 2018. IT TAKES OUR VILLAGE marks the 11thannual Human First Gala, and symbolizes the Center's deep commitment to bringing diverse individuals together as we build and ...


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Samira Wiley to be honored for LGBTQ Advocacy at GLAAD Media Awards in New York - From a GLAAD press release - New York, NY — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced that Emmy nominee Samira Wiley will be honored at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 5, 2018. GLAAD previously announced that Britney Spears and Jim Parsons would be receiving honors at the 29th Annual ...


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Cecile Richards, Tarana Burke, Dreamers to Receive Civil and Human Rights Community's Highest Honor - From a news release - WASHINGTON — The past year has marked a pivotal point in America's civil rights history, with women's rights, racial justice, and immigration occupying the center of pitched battles to protect the victories of the past and win today's fights for a better future for all. On May 16, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will host its annual ...


-NATIONAL-Pre-teen-suicide-drag-queen-situation-Truth-Awards-Stormy-Daniels

NATIONAL Pre-teen suicide, drag-queen situation, Truth Awards, Stormy Daniels - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A 12-year-old bisexual boy in Mississippi committed suicide after allegedly being bullied for coming out, Gay Star News reported. Andrew Leach was found dead March 6 at the family home after death by hanging. However, his father, Matt, said Andrew was tormented by classmates for talking about his sexual orientation, saying, "He was struggling a lot internally with sexual orientation." ...


Japanese-American-Organizations-Launch-Oral-History-Project

Japanese American Organizations Launch Oral History Project - From a press release - The Japanese American Service Committee ( JASC ) and the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society ( CJAHS ) have announced the launch of Untold Stories, an oral history project that documents experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II and resettlement in Chicago. This joint project will continue the collection of oral histories initiated during the recent exhibition, Then They ...


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Truth Awards honor African Americans in the LGBTQ community in LA - LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of awards season, African Americans in the LGBTQ community took their bows and trophies at the fourth annual Truth Awards. The Truth Awards was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Los Angeles. The black-tie affair honored African-American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively ...


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Point Foundation hosts networking event at Salero - Approximately 80 people attended Point's 2018 Chicago Cornerstone Society Reception at Salero restaurant on March 8. Point board members Alexia Ward and Pete Subkoviak ( also an alum ) welcomed everyone and host committee member Kenn Plebanek spoke to his connection with Point and his experience as a scholarship application reader. ( Point received 2,100 applications for scholarships this year ...


-Legacy-Live-Series-March-26-with-Haifa-House

Legacy Live Series March 26 with Haifa House - The Legacy Project and Center on Halsted present another in its Legacy LIVE Series of programs exploring how history is a living part of our daily lives. The program is Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. Together with their presenting partner, A Wider Bridge, Legacy Project will welcome representatives from Haifa Communities' House in Israel, ...


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Lambda Legal honors Judge Patricia Logue - In advance of the April 19 annual Lambda Legal Bon Foster Awards, the organization hosted a reception for Bon Foster Liberty Award honoree Judge Patricia M. Logue featuring top national attorneys in the fight for LGBT equality. The event was held March 1 at the Chicago offices of Jenner & Block. Speakers paying tribute to Logue were current Lambda Legal ...


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30 Under 30 Awards to honor young LGBT individuals, nominations sought - Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 Under 30 Awards. The ceremony will take pace Wed, June 20. There will be a 5:30 p.m. reception, with the program being 6-7:30 p.m. Nominees should be 30 years or younger as of June 30, and should have made some ...


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Black History Month event honors local LGBTQA luminaries - The Chicago Department of Public Health and the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus hosted a Chicago LGBTQA Black history recognitions and awards event honoring luminaries in the community Feb. 23 at the South Side Community Art Center. "This event is all about highlighting and focusing on LGBTQ Black individuals and allies who have contributed to the quality of life for ...


CBA-to-honor-Lori-Lightfoot-Feb-28

CBA to honor Lori Lightfoot Feb. 28 - Lori E. Lightfoot, of Mayer Brown LLP, and Larry R. Rogers Jr., of Power Rogers & Smith, will be honored with the Chicago Bar Association's ( CBA's ) Earl B. Dickerson Award on Wed., Feb. 28, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. A reception will start at 11:30 a.m., with a luncheon following. The awards were established in ...


Clarence-Darrow-Symposium-to-mark-80-years-since-Darrows-death-March-13

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


-Clarence-Darrow-Symposium-Marks-80-Years-Since-Darrows-Death-March-13

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


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


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Woodward/Bernstein event Feb. 8 at NEIU - Journalism icons and authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will participate in a conversation about current events as Northeastern Illinois University presents the third installment of the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ( book-signing at 8:45 p.m. ). It will be the first time the two ...


Courageous-Conversations-Activism-Then-Now-at-DuSable-Museum-Feb-21-2018

Courageous Conversations, Activism Then & Now, at DuSable Museum Feb. 21, 2018 - From a press release - Courageous Conversations: Activism Then & Now, an intergenerational panel discussion about the history of Black LGBTQ activism, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 p.m. tp 8p.m. at the DuSable Museum of African-American History, 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago. The program will be in the Ames Auditorium at the DuSable Museum of African-American History. Participants are: 1 ) ...


My-True-Colors-announces-champions-of-social-justice-LGBTQIA-rights-and-arts

My True Colors announces champions of social justice, LGBTQIA+ rights and arts - From a press release - NEW YORK, New York, Tuesday, February 5, 2018—My True Colors Festival, an annual multidisciplinary arts event for and by underserved lesbian, gay, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual plus ( LGBTQIA+ ) storytellers, announced today the winners of the second annual My True Colors Excel Pride Awards. A special presentation ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 ( 6PM -11PM ...


Black-Lives-Matter-Global-Network-dedicates-Black-Futures-month-to-Erica-Garner

Black Lives Matter Global Network dedicates Black Futures month to Erica Garner - From a press release - Washington, D.C. — Black Lives Matter Global Network will dedicate 2018 Black Futures Month to the legacy of activist Erica Garner in the wake of her untimely death late last year, and the future of Black life. The announcement comes as the organization launched their fourth installment of Black Futures Month, which was created to help the world celebrate Black ...


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Chichester receives Damski award - Local LGBT-rights activist Gary Chichester has been named as the recipient of the 2018 Jon-Henri Damski Award. Damski was an weekly columnist, poet and community activist who died in 1997 at age 60. Among other things, he was considered among those who were critical in the passage of Chicago's Human Rights Ordinance in 1988 and the local hate-crimes bill in ...


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Hundreds attend annual Affinity Burning Bowl - Founding National Director of the Black Youth Project ( BYP100 ) Charlene Carruthers gave the keynote address at Affinity Community Services' annual kick-off event, Burning Bowl: Re-Imagining Tomorrow: Serving Our Communities Future, Jan. 13 at Morgan Park United Methodist Church. This event celebrates the work completed during the previous year and allows individuals to burn the things, written on specially ...


-Commissioner-Bridget-Gainer-honors-Equality-Illinois-

Commissioner Bridget Gainer honors Equality Illinois - From a press release - Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer honored Equality Illinois at this month's Cook County Board Meeting on Jan. 9, 2018. Gainer invited Equality Illinois CEO Brian Johnson and staff member Elise Malary to receive an official resolution honoring Equality Illinois and recognizing its 2018 Gala, the Midwest's largest LGBTQ formal celebration. Gainer also passed a resolution honoring the Chicago Women's March ...


Chicago-cultural-scene-opens-gates-for-Museum-Week-2018

Chicago cultural scene opens gates for Museum Week 2018 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Dec. 21, 2017 — Chicago's world-famous winters can make it difficult to comfortably discover the city, but that doesn't mean the fun has to go into hibernation. In fact, January is an ideal time to experience Chicago's renowned cultural institutions. Museum Week returns Jan. 18-26, 2018 with discounted admission, exclusive offers and special programs. During the nine-day celebration, ...


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Leather Archives & Museum welcomes new executive director - Starting 2018 with a fresh start, Gary Wasdin steps in as executive director for the Leather Archives and Museum ( LA&M ) this month. Wasdin was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he developed a love for the beach. His love for travel shows through his life's experience. After earning a bachelor's degree in theater from Augusta College, Wasdin ...


Centers-Torres-receives-Allstate-scholarship

Center's Torres receives Allstate scholarship - Hector Torres, chief program officer at Center on Halsted, will join 30 other nonprofit leaders from across the country to participate in the Allstate Foundation Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership program. Now in its fourth year, the Greater Good program is designed to help nonprofit professionals develop their leadership skills. More than 400 finalists applied for this program that pairs nonprofit ...


Showbiz-news-Oprah-Jim-Parsons-Morrissey-Kristin-Chenoweth

Showbiz news: Oprah, Jim Parsons, Morrissey, Kristin Chenoweth - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Oprah Winfrey is the next luminary who will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award, TheWrap noted. Presented annually at the Golden Globes ceremony, the prize recognizes "a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment," according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Winfrey's honor was announced by actor Morgan Freeman—who won ...


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LGBTQ figures part of new Marshall mural - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand for the dedication of a mural recognizing 20 women notable for contributions to the Chicago Arts. Designed by internationally renowned artist and MacArthur Fellow Kerry James Marshall, the 132-foot by 100-foot mural spans the back of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., along its Garland Court side. It is the largest ...


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Heels & Hardhats becomes force in state construction industry - Jackie and Cyndi Richter, a same-sex couple, founded Heels & Hardhats in 2010 to fulfill their dream of having equality for women and LGBT people in the construction trades. Two years later, Jackie became the first transgender person in Illinois to receive both a Female Business Enterprise certification and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification. Jackie explained that the certifications gave ...


Center-on-Halsted-hosts-annual-TDOR-event

Center on Halsted hosts annual TDOR event - Community members came close to filling Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater on Nov. 20 for an observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance ( TDOR ). The Center's Director of Trans Relations and Community Engagement, Vanessa Sheridan, moderated the presentation, noting that the somber intentions of the occasion, remembering trans individuals, "stood in stark contrast to the election results of ...


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WBEZ's Podcast Passport goes queer with 'Nancy' - Nancy, the LGBTQ-focused podcast from WNYC that debuted earlier this year, isn't just operating with only one community in mind. Co-hosts Kathy Tu and Tobin Low, both Asian-American, wanted to create space for voices that don't always get heard. "I really wanted to signal to the world that we weren't just going to be a stereotypical public radio show, where ...


ZooLights-through-Jan-7-2018

'ZooLights' through Jan. 7, 2018 - Lincoln Park Zoo's 23rd annual ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PowerShares QQQ by Invesco returns Nov. 24, and it will run through Jan. 7, 2018. In addition to the ongoing public displays, guests can attend several special events throughout the season. ( Note: Only ticket holders may enter the zoo on special-events nights. ): Members-Only Night ( Nov.17, join at ...


The-Reindeer-Conundrum-Part-Five

The Reindeer Conundrum Part Five - The Reindeer Conundrum written by Mark Zubro and illlustrated by W.S. Reed is a Christmas story with a message from the very heart of the holiday. It appears in the anthology Shifting Through the Snow from MLRpress. These are shifter stories connected with the holidays. We'll be serializing it in our online editions for the next five weeks. Beginning December ...


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ALMA recognizes recent award winners - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Association for Latino/a Motivating Action, or shortened as ALMA, honored LatinX inductees of the LGBT Hall of Fame and 30 Under 30 award winners from this past June at Zebraz 18, the newly renovated restaurant by Roberto Castillo, in Pilsen on the evening of Nov. 9. This demographic's new Hall of Fame members for this year include Betty Teanga, ...


Hall-of-Fame-induction-strikes-joyous-notes

Hall of Fame induction strikes joyous notes - Video by CAN TV below - The overall mood of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame's Nov. 8 ceremony honoring its 2017 inductees was markedly different from the tone at the 2016 ceremony, noted Chicago Commission on Human Relations Commissioner Mona Noriega. "Last year we were heartbroken, tonight you guys are raucous and yelling," Noriega said. While the much of the raucousness did likely stem from ...


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Professor/writer Danny Cohen featured at Holocaust museum event - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ( USHMM ) Midwest regional office hosted a talk featuring Northwestern University and Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies professor, Unsilence founder, human rights artist and novelist Danny M. Cohen Nov. 2 at Sidetrack. Cohen's historical fiction novel, "Train," focuses on the voices of unheard victims of Nazism including homosexuals, Roma and ...


ALMA-honorary-event-Nov-9

ALMA honorary event Nov. 9 - The Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ) will celebrate this year's Latinx LGBTQ Hall of Fame inductees and 30 Under 30 honorees Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m., at Zebraz 18, 1104 W. 18th St. This year's group represents the largest number of Latinx LGBTQ leaders recognized for there contributions to the LGBTQ community. See ALMA Chicago's page on ...


LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-inductees-to-be-honored-Nov-8

LGBT Hall of Fame inductees to be honored Nov. 8 - Nine individuals, three organizations and two friends of the community have been selected for 2017 induction into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the organization which honors and celebrates notable members of Chicago's LGBT communities. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place Wed., Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. ...


Cleve-Jones-speaks-on-preserving-LGBT-neighborhoods-politics

Cleve Jones speaks on preserving LGBT-neighborhoods, politics - Longtime LGBT-rights advocate Cleve Jones was asked during a Nov. 6 appearance at Sidetrack bar what set him on his course to be an activist. Jones replied that two events had the most profound impacts on him. "Meeting Harvey Milk and losing Harvey Milk," he said. Jones, who was promoting the recent paperback release of his 2016 memoir, When We ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-inductees-to-be-honored-Nov-8

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductees to be honored Nov. 8 - Nine individuals, three organizations and two friends of the community have been selected for 2017 induction into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the organization which honors and celebrates notable members of Chicago's LGBT communities. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place Wed., Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. ...


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Leather spot Touche marking 40th year - North Side leather bar Touché marks its 40th anniversary in November, and is kicking off the month with a five-day long celebration starting Nov. 1. "It was 40 years to the day that [owner Chuck Rodocker] welcomed everybody to the bar," said the bar's longtime manager, David Boyer. "We'll have food of course, but the big thing is, we'll be ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH Cong. John Lewis on LGBT equality, social justice - by Jen Colletta - When President Barack Obama linked Selma, Seneca Falls and Stonewall in his second inaugural address, it was a connection that hit home for Congressman John Lewis. For more than six decades, Lewis has been on the front lines of the fight for social justice—whether it's racial equality, the women's movement or LGBT rights. Lewis began his work in the civil-rights ...


Annual-Human-Rights-Campaign-Chicago-Gala-to-Honor-Back-Lot-Bash-Founders

Annual Human Rights Campaign Chicago Gala to Honor Back Lot Bash Founders - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( October 16, 2017 ) — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Chicago Steering Committee announced today that Christina Roberts and Amie Klujian will be honored with the Community Leadership Award for their commitment to the LGBTQ community with the founding and continued mission of their Back Lot Bash event. Founded in 2004, Back Lot Bash is ...


Dyke-spaces-exhibit-debuts-on-National-Coming-Out-Day

Dyke spaces exhibit debuts on National Coming Out Day - A rousing night of queer women comedy kicked off Howard Brown Health's "Lost & Found: An exhibit exploring Chicago's dyke spaces of the 70s and 80s" on National Coming Out Day, Oct.11, at Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave., in Humboldt Park. The exhibit runs through Oct. 28 and features items from Gerber/Hart Library and Archives and the Windy City ...


Legacy-Walk-dedication-Oct-15

Legacy Walk dedication Oct. 15 - The Phase 6 dedication of the Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBT History Museum will take place Sunday Oct. 15. This year, there will be the addition of a bronze memorial commemorating The Harlem Renaissance, the cultural watershed that established the first urban LGBTQ community in the United States. The public ceremony will start at 2 p.m. at 3247 N. Halsted St., ...


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WEDDINGS Yospin-Valentour - Marcia Yospin and Erin Valentour were married July 15 in the Crystal ballroom in Evanston. Photo of Yospin ( left ) and Valentour by Rick Aguilar Studios ...


Rainbow-flag-to-fly-permanently-at-Stonewall-National-Monument

Rainbow flag to fly permanently at Stonewall National Monument - From a press release - ( New York, NY— October 5, 2017 ) — The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, will be unveiled in a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 11 at noon at the historic Stonewall National Monument, where, thanks to the efforts of activists, it will claim a permanent home. This historic event marks the first time that ...


Affinity-to-host-Our-Stories-Our-Voices-on-coming-out-day

Affinity to host "Our Stories, Our Voices" on coming out day - On Coming Out Day, speakers from Chicago's Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer lives community will share the diversity of their lives. Throughout history Black LGBTQ and same gender loving people have been faced with adversity, but continue to live, thrive, and love. The stories show Black excellence at its finest — from revealing same gender desire to discovering ...


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Exhibit explores city's dyke nightspots - On Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day, Howard Brown Health's "Lost & Found: An exhibit exploring Chicago's dyke spaces of the '70s and '80s" will open for a limited run ( through Oct. 28 ) at Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave., in Humboldt Park. The exhibit is co-organized by producer Kristen Kaza ( co-founder of Slo 'Mo Party and ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH Stonewall strong - Below is an excerpt from Stonewall Strong: Gay Men's Heroic Fight for Resilience, Good Health and a Strong Community, by John-Manuel Andriote. The book will publish Oct. 8 by Rowman & Littlefield; www.stonewallstrong.com. In 1961, Frank Kameny and Washington, D.C., native Jack Nichols organized the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., an affiliate of Harry Hay's original group in Los Angeles ...


GBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Stonewall-rebellion-It-wasnt-Judy

GBT HISTORY MONTH Stonewall rebellion: It wasn't Judy! - Many things have been said and written about "Stonewall," the historic confrontation in June 1969 after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar on Christopher Street in New York City's Greenwich Village that ignited the Gay Revolution—and an incredible change in attitudes and feelings about queer people throughout the world. Among them, it happened on the ...


Initiative-launched-to-chronicle-LGBTQ-community-history

Initiative launched to chronicle LGBTQ+ community, history - From a press release - New York, New York - September 28, 2017 - Chronicle, the new collaborative visual storytelling platform, has launched an initiative to crowdsource stories from LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations, creating a chronicle to tell the bigger story and visual history of the community. People and organizations add photographs with descriptive details directly to the LGBTQ+ chronicle ( currently 1948 - present ...


Alfre-Woodard-to-be-honored-at-Chicago-International-Film-Festival

Alfre Woodard to be honored at Chicago International Film Festival - From a press release - CHICAGO — The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announced today that acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Career Achievement Award as part of the 21st edition of the Festival's Black Perspectives Program, which is generously supported by AARP Illinois. The award will be presented on Saturday, October 21 at a special event during the ...


WCT-celebrates-32nd-anniversary

WCT celebrates 32nd anniversary - This issue of Windy City Times ( WCT ) marks the start of our 33rd year in publishing. This image is of the first cover of WCT, Sept. 26, 1985. Thanks to our readers and advertisers who have helped make these 32 years possible. Thanks also to all of the staff and contributors who have been part of this legacy. ...


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Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBT History Museum to dedicate Harlem Renaissance memorial - From a press release - On Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 The Legacy Project will celebrate the Phase 6 Dedication of Chicago's award-winning Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBT History Museum. This year The Legacy Project will be adding a bronze memorial commemorating "The Harlem Renaissance" — the cultural watershed which established the first urban LGBTQ Community in the United States. The public ceremonial reveal will begin at ...


Scott-Simon-to-Receive-NLGJA-Randy-Shilts-Award-for-LGBTQ-Coverage

Scott Simon to Receive NLGJA Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today NLGJA — The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announces that NPR'S "Weekend Edition Saturday" host Scott Simon is the recipient of the 2017 Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage. Simon's weekly show, "Weekend Edition Saturday", has been called by the Washington Post, "the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial," and ...


Womens-Park-Gardens-celebrates-Chicago-women

Women's Park & Gardens celebrates Chicago women - A years-long project to celebrate accomplished Chicago women as part of the Chicago Women's Park & Gardens in the South Loop was finally unveiled for the public Sept. 14. The Women's Park & Gardens, with a field house on the corner of 18th and Indiana, and a manicured park out back, was created in the 1990s by the late Chicago ...


Edith-Windsor-lesbian-activist-who-took-down-DOMA-dead-at-88

Edith Windsor, lesbian activist who took down DOMA, dead at 88 - Edith Windsor, a lesbian activist who was a pioneer for LGBT rights and brought down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, died Sept. 12 at age 88. Widow Judith Kasen-Windsor issued a statement Sept. 12 confirming Windsor's death, but didn't disclose a cause. The two were married in 2016. "I lost my beloved spouse Edie, and the world lost a ...


39th-anniversary-of-Peace-Day-on-Sept-22

39th anniversary of Peace Day on Sept. 22 - The 39th anniversary of Peace Day in Chicago will be Friday, Sept. 22, in cooperation with United Nations International Day of Peace, with speakers, live music, nearly 200 world flags, cultural performances and the interactive Call to Peace. This is part of the 21 Days of Peace initiative, taking place Sept. 7-27. The event will be at Daley Plaza, 50 ...


Group-honors-Danny-Sotomayor

Group honors Danny Sotomayor - A group of people, on Aug. 30, honored the life and legacy of AIDS activist/political cartoonist Danny Sotomayor on what would have been his 59th birthday. Sotomayor was born on Aug. 30, 1958, and died of AIDS at age 33 on Feb. 5, 1992. He grew up in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago, and obtained a degree in graphic ...


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Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers to be honored with Carl Sandburg awards Oct. 11 - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library will present the annualCarl Sandburg Literary Awards to best-selling authors Margaret Atwood ( "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Blind Assassin," "Hag-Seed," "MaddAddam" trilogy, ) and Dave Eggers ( "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," "Zeitoun," "A Hologram for the King," "Heroes of the Frontier," "The Circle" ) at the Carl ...


National-Womens-Hall-of-Fame-Induction-Sept-16-2017

National Women's Hall of Fame Induction Sept. 16, 2017 - From a press release - Seneca Falls, NY: - In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in NY, The National Women's Hall of Fame will host a weekend celebrating the achievements of American Women in the birthplace of the Women's Rights movement in the U.S. The highlight of the weekend is the induction of ten women for their historic achievement ...


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NQAPIA hosts Community Catalyst Awards - By Emagin Tanaschuk - The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance ( NQAPIA ) hosted the Chicago Community Catalyst Awards to honor individuals and organizations who have worked to make strides in representing the LGBT community on Aug. 5 at Cai Restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. NQAPIA—a federation of LGBTQ Asian-American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations—seeks to promote visibility, educate the community, ...


NLGJA-Announces-2017-Excellence-in-Journalism-Award-Winners-and-Honorees

NLGJA Announces 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC - Today NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognizes exemplary work produced in 2016. The highest individual awards, NLGJA Journalist of the Year and Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for the LGBTQ Journalist of the Year, are awarded to Katie Barnes and Erik Hall, respectively. "We are thrilled ...


Sam-Altman-to-be-Honored-by-GLAAD-for-Empowering-LGBTQ-Inclusion-in-Tech

Sam Altman to be Honored by GLAAD for Empowering LGBTQ Inclusion in Tech - From a press release - GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today that it will honor entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman with the Ric Weiland Award at the GLAAD Gala San Francisco at City View at Metreon on September 9, 2017. The event recognizes tech industry innovators who advance LGBTQ acceptance and also funds GLAAD's work to grow LGBTQ inclusion in digital ...


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LGBTQ youth, HIV-AIDS affected youth in Vietnam complete leadership program - From a press release - Ha Noi, 30 July 2017 - Today, Amazin LeThi Foundation announces the closing ceremony of the Leadership Sports and Education Program, co-implemented by the Community-based Care and Support Center for Health and HIV & AIDS Hai Phong ( HHCSC ). The program took place in Hai Phong and Hanoi, Vietnam, from July 24 to July 30, 2017, with the mission ...


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NQAPIA awards event Aug. 5 - The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance ( NQAPIA ) is hosting the Community Catalyst Awards on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Cai Restaurant, 2100 S. Archer Ave., 6-11 p.m. Honorees will include Chicago Desi Youth Rising ( CDYR ); Tanvi Sheth, of the Transformative Justice Law Project ( TJLP ); and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago. Admission is $100-$125, and includes ...


Cinema-Chicago-honors-Jane-Fonda

Cinema/Chicago honors Jane Fonda - The legendary actress Jane Fonda made a rare appearance in Chicago on July 29 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. In between wrapping up filming her successful Netflix series Grace and Frankie and starting a new movie called Our Souls at Night, Fonda flew into town to attend "A Tribute to Jane Fonda." She walked the red carpet to ...


Evening-with-George-Takei-Sept-7-in-conjunction-with-Then-They-Came-for-Me-

Evening with George Takei Sept. 7, in conjunction with Then They Came for Me - From a press release - ( CHICAGO ) July 31, 2017— In conjunction with its first original exhibition - Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties - Alphawood Gallery proudly presents An Evening with George Takei at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. In a one-night-only presentation, ...







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