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LGBTQ-figures-part-of-new-Marshall-mural

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 ...


Heels-Hardhats-becomes-force-in-state-construction-industry

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 ...


WBEZs-Podcast-Passport-goes-queer-with-Nancy

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 ...


ALMA-recognizes-recent-award-winners

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 ...


Professor-writer-Danny-Cohen-featured-at-Holocaust-museum-event

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. ...


Leather-spot-Touche-marking-40th-year

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 ...


LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Cong-John-Lewis-on-LGBT-equality-social-justice

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 ...


Exhibit-explores-citys-dyke-nightspots

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 ...


LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Stonewall-strong

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. ...


Legacy-Walk-Outdoor-LGBT-History-Museum-to-dedicate-Harlem-Renaissance-memorial-

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 ...


Margaret-Atwood-Dave-Eggers-to-be-honored-with-Carl-Sandburg-awards-Oct-11

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 ...


NQAPIA-hosts-Community-Catalyst-Awards

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 ...


LGBTQ-youth-HIV-AIDS-affected-youth-in-Vietnam-complete-leadership-program

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 ...


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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, ...


Equality-Illinois-honors-51-law-firms-for-LGBTQ-Inclusivity

Equality Illinois honors 51 law firms for LGBTQ Inclusivity - From a press release - CHICAGO—Equality Illinois, the state's LGBTQ civil rights organization, is recognizing 51 law firms in Illinois, a 25 percent increase from last year, for leading the way in 2017 in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBTQ employees and for supporting the LGBTQ community. The recognition results from the annual Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey, which found that more ...


MOVIES-Jane-Fonda-adding-film-festival-honor-to-accolades

MOVIES Jane Fonda adding film-festival honor to accolades - Actress and activist Jane Fonda has been in the movie business for more than 50 years and will be receiving the Chicago International Film Festival's Gold Hugo Career Achievement Award on Saturday, July 29. The tribute to Fonda is being held by lead sponsor SAGE Private Wealth Group, with Cinema/Chicago co-chairing. The legendary Fonda is a two-time Academy Award winner ...


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Public funeral set for 'True Blood' actor - A public funeral for Nelsan Ellis—who played gay character Lafayette on the HBO show True Blood—will be held Saturday, July 22, at Holy Temple Cathedral, 15912 Lincoln Ave., in Harvey, Illinois, according to a Page Six item. Also, there will be a public viewing on Friday, July 21, 6-9 p.m., at Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 18400 Pulaski Rd., in ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Announces-2017-Inductees

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees - From a press release - Nine individuals, three organizations, and two friends of the community have been selected for 2017 induction into the Chicago LGBTHall of Fame, the organization which honors and celebrates notablemembers of Chicago's LGBT communities. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, ...


Alphawood-Gallery-debuts-internment-exhibition

Alphawood Gallery debuts internment exhibition - Seventy-five years ago President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order set in motion the forced removal and internment, without due process, of over 120,000 citizens and legal residents of Japanese ancestry living on or near the west coast during World War II. For its first original exhibition Alphawood Gallery, in partnership with the Japanese-American Service Committee ( ...


Gov-Cuomo-to-commemorate-50th-anniversary-of-the-Stonewall-Rebellion-in-2019

Gov. Cuomo to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 2019 - From a press release - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 2019. In June 1969, LGBT community members held spontaneous demonstrations at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, considered by many as the catalyst for the modern LGBT rights movement. As part of the state's commemorative efforts, cultural events will be promoted statewide ...


CHICAGO-BLACK-PRIDE-WEEKEND-Individuals-groups-honored-at-10th-Esteem-Awards

CHICAGO BLACK PRIDE WEEKEND Individuals, groups honored at 10th Esteem Awards - by Emagin Tanaschuk - The 10th Esteem Awards honored seven individuals for their contributions to the African-American and LGBTQ communities July 1 at Sidetrack in Boystown. The Esteem Awards is part of Chicago's Black Gay Pride weekend and reminds the community of how much support the Black LBGT community in Chicago generates support for those in need. The honorees included individuals and organizations that ...


PRIDE-17-WCT-honors-36-at-30-Under-30

PRIDE '17 WCT honors 36 at 30 Under 30 - Expanding its number of honorees due to what the determining body saw as a surplus of qualified applicants, Windy City Times actually honored 36 individuals during its 18th annual 30 Under 30 Awards, held at Polo Cafe on Chicago's South Side. WCT Art Director Kirk Williamson and senior entertainment reporter Jerry Nunn emceed the ceremony, which honored 32 people under ...


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18th annual 30 Under 30 Awards on Wed., June 21 - Each year Windy City Times honors 30 outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. The honors will be presented Wed., June 21, at 6 p.m. at the Polo Cafe, 3322 S. Morgan St., Chicago. Nickecia "Nick" Alder Nickecia ...


Social-worker-to-be-honored-as-leader

Social worker to be honored as leader - Sarah Buino is being honored as the 2017 Emerging Leader awardee by the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter ( NASW-IL ). She is one of three social workers being honored by this chapter. Buino ( MSW, Loyola University Chicago; LCSW; CADC; CDWF ) is founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions ...


New-York-City-Memorial-Rally-and-Protest-March-Honors-Rainbow-Flag-Creator

New York City Memorial Rally and Protest March Honors Rainbow Flag Creator - From a press release - HUNDREDS TOOK TO THE STREETS of New York City on June 14, Flag Day ( also President Trump's birthday ), to honor the memory of LGBTQ Rainbow Flag creator Gilbert Baker, who died in late March. The protest march, targeting the Trump administration's anti-LGBTQ policies, included banners created by Baker, reading "Republican Hate Kills" and "Don't Buy Trump's Lies." The ...


Chicagoans-remember-the-Pulse-tragedy

Chicagoans remember the Pulse tragedy - Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater was filled to capacity June 12 as LGBTQ community members and allies came together to mark the year that has passed since the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. An overflow crowd watched on television monitors in the theater's lobby as the program began with remarks from Joanna Thompson, the Center's community outreach ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Celebrates-24-Years-of-Pride-and-Joy-Reception

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Celebrates 24 Years of Pride and Joy Reception - From a press release - On Friday June 16, from 5p.m. - 8p.m., the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame celebrates 26 years of serving the community with the Pride and Joy Reception at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL. The $20 ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, and featured entertainment. Tickets may be purchased from current Hall of Fame ...


ORLANDO-SPECIAL-Aurora-carpenter-builds-crosses-for-Pulse-victims

ORLANDO SPECIAL Aurora carpenter builds crosses for Pulse victims - by Tarina Hargrays - "Love your brother, love your neighbor, and don't judge." This is the message retired union carpenter Greg Zanis said he wanted to bring with him on his journey to Orlando, Florida, to erect 49 crosses—one for each of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting. Zanis, 65, resides in Aurora, Illinois, and has been married to his wife for ...


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ORLANDO SPECIAL Pulse/Orlando events in Chicago - —At the Chicago Equality Rally on Sunday, June 11, at the Andersonville Midsommarfest, speakers will address the anniversary. Speakers will include Kim Fountain, Center on Halsted; Emmanuel Garcia, Vives Q/Crossroads Fund; Candace Gingrich, Human Rights Campaign; Kim Hunt, Pride Action Tank; Brian C. Johnson, Equality Illinois; Brother Michael C. Oboza, Bisexual Queer Alliance of Chicago; Channyn Lynn Parker, TransLife Center-Chicago ...


Equality-Illinois-kicks-off-Pride-month-with-awards-brunch

Equality Illinois kicks off Pride month with awards brunch - More than 150 people gathered for Equality Illinois' LGBTQ Pride month brunch honoring Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry ( Chicago Commission on Human Relations' director of policy and outreach ) June 4 at Life Creative. Saulsberry received the organization's Community Pride Award in recognition of her work in advancing LGBTQ equality year round. The event also featured remarks by Illinois state Comptroller ...


Newseums-Rise-Up-looks-at-gay-rights-on-50th-anniversary-of-Stonewall-Inn-raid

Newseum's Rise Up looks at gay rights on 50th anniversary of Stonewall Inn raid - From a press release - WASHINGTON — In March 2019, the Newseum will open "Rise Up: Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement," an exhibit that explores the modern gay rights movement in the United States. The exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village. The protests that raid ignited are considered to be ...


Staten-Island-Alice-Austen-House-gets-national-historic-designation-LGBTQ-status

Staten Island Alice Austen House gets national historic designation, LGBTQ status - From a press release - June 5, 2017….Staten Island, NY…..On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11am EST, there will be a celebration at the Alice Austen House ( 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY ), for the formal announcement of the designation of Alice Austen House as a national site of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) history. The designation marks an ...


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Legacy Project hosts benefit at Josephine Baker musical - The Legacy project hosted a fundraiser at the Black Ensemble Theater in conjunction with their musical on Josephine Baker, Daryl Brooks' Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker. Legacy Project had a display in the theater lobby for event on June 3, 2017, Josephine Baker's 111th birthday. Photos by Owen Keehnen ...


LGBT-veterans-monument-unveiled-in-Lake-View

LGBT veterans' monument unveiled in Lake View - Video below - American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) hosted the dedication of a new granite monument honoring the service of LGBT veterans May 29. The first LGBT veterans monument in the city, and among the first in the U.S., was unveiled on Memorial Day at the corner of Halsted and Addison streets, in front of the new Town Hall senior ...


American-Veterans-for-Equal-Rights-Lakeside-Pride-Marching-Band-in-parade

American Veterans for Equal Rights, Lakeside Pride Marching Band in parade - The American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) Chicago Chapter and the Lakeside Pride Freedom Marching Band formed a contingent in the 2017 Memorial Day parade in downtown Chicago on Saturday, May 27. AVER has participated in the parade for the past 16 years and the band has joined them for most of those years. On Monday, May 29, ...


Center-on-Halsted-museum-host-Boystown-event

Center on Halsted, museum host 'Boystown' event - On May 18, the Chicago History Museum held an event at the Center on Halsted ( "The Center" ) that both explored the development of Boystown and debated the positive and negative ramifications of the changes the neighborhood has undergone throughout the gay rights movement. This particular event, the first ever held outside the museum, featured speaker Jason Orne, author ...


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9/11 friar to be honored June 10 - Father Mychal Judge—an openly gay Franciscan friar who was one of the first responders who showed up to the twin towers once disaster struck on Sept. 11, 2001—will be among those honored at this year's Irish-American Hall of Fame Awards Gala on Saturday, June 10, 6:30-10 p.m., at The Erin Room at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox ...


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MCC founder Rev. Troy Perry first American given Cuba's CENESEX Award - From a press release - Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Churches ( MCC ), is the first American citizen given Cuba's CENESEX award. The 10th Cuban Gala Against Homophobia at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana 12 May 2017 was the setting where close to 5,000 people gathered to honor Rev. Perry, including the US, French, and Swiss ambassadors as well as ...


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Center on Halsted gala marks 10th anniversary - Scroll down for videos - According to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Center on Halsted is the "beating heart for the gay and lesbian community of the City of Chicago." Emanuel spoke May 20 at the Center's 10th anniversary Human First gala, held for the second year at the Geraghty on the Near Southwest Side, and reminisced about the organization's impact on the city's LGBT community, ...


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'Out at CHM' event to explore Boystown - Chicago History Museum ( CHM ) will continue its Out at CHM series with the program "From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview" that will be held Thursday, May 18, at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The panel discussion will start at 6:30 p.m. and includes a reception at 5:30 p.m. Panelists Andie Meadows ( a queer femme ...


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Internment exhibition to run in June - Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., is showing "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties" in June. Then They Came for Me will be unveiled in multiple phases in 2017. It will open with a major installation of photographs by several noted U.S. photographers, including Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange. ...


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From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview program May 18 at Center on Halsted - From a press release - CHICAGO ( May 8, 2017 ) — Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village and examine the neighborhood's underlying social tensions at the Chicago History Museum's Out at CHM program, "From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview." The final program in the Out at CHM 2017 series takes place Thursday, May 18 at the Center on ...


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Addams in LGBT Hall of Fame - Jane Addams was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 2008. When Addams founded Hull-House, her close companion in life and work was Ellen Gates Starr. They built Hull-House together. By the mid-1890s, Starr left full-time residence at Hull-House with Addams, and Mary Rozet Smith, a donor to Hull-House, had become Addams's personal companion. Smith and Addams remained ...


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Chicago Architecture Biennial adding Community Anchor sites - From a press release - April 11, 2017 — Today the Chicago Architecture Biennial announced an expansion into Chicago's neighborhoods by adding six museums and institutions that will serve as Community Anchor sites for 2017. They include The Beverly Arts Center, DePaul Art Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Hyde Park Art Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art, and the National Museum of ...


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Glamour names trans activist, environmentalist, b'ball champ Women of the Year - From a press release - For six decades Glamour has honored trailblazing women who have pushed our culture forward, and the brand's 2017 class of campus changemakers is no exception. This year's winners include a transgender rights activist, an environmentalist, and a two-time NCAA Division I women's basketball champion. All 10 honorees are featured in Glamour's May issue, on national newsstands April 11. They will ...


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Center to mark 10 years at annual gala - Center on Halsted will mark its 10th anniversary with its annual "Human First" gala on Saturday, May 20, at The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave. Cocktails and the reception will take place at 5:30 p.m., with the awards, dinner and dancing starting at 7 p.m. This year, Center on Halsted is honoring Fred Eychaner, chairman of Newsweb Corporation and president ...


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Andersonville Honors April 5 - Andersonville businesses, residents and visitors have nominated 35 unique, local businesses in the neighborhood for 2017 Andersonville Honors awards highlighting the neighborhood's best food, drinks, shopping, and more. On Wed., April 5, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will present the 6th annual Andersonville Honors awards celebration and party at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark. St., 6:30-9 p.m. The pH Comedy ...







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