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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 ...


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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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Bill T. Jones among Obama honorees - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014, President Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. Among the honorees is openly gay dance legend Bill T. Jones. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the ...


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Chicago Gay/Lesbian Hall of Fame noms extended - From a press release - The 2014 deadline to nominate individuals, friends of the community and organizations for induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has been extended to Friday, August 8. Nomination forms can be downloaded or printed from the Hall of Fame's website ( www.GLHallofFame.org ) or requested by calling 312-401-8893 and leaving a mailing address. Completed nominations should be ...


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PrideIndex holds annual Esteem Awards - About 100 people attended the eighth annual PrideIndex Esteem Awards at Sidetrack July 5. The awards honor the contributions of African-Americans and the LGBTQ community in the arts, business, civil rights, entertainment, and media realms and are one of a number of events held during Chicago's annual Black Gay Pride celebration. Following introductory remarks from Phil Esteem, editor and founder ...


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Hall of Fame accepting nominations - The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2014 class. 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, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark ...


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WCT 30 Under 30 Awards presented - Windy City Times presented its 15th 30 Under 30 Awards June 26 at the Center on Halsted. Co-sponsors of the event were the Center, Chicago House and AIDS Foundation of Chicago. MC's Kirk Williamson and Scott Duff read the highlights of each of the inductees work and activism, and then each spoke briefly. The 30 range from athletes to artists, ...


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Temple Sholom hosts Pride event and honors - Temple Sholom/Am Keshet honored 10 groups and individuals June 27 in a special pride service. The Chaverah Keshet honors ( Friend of the Rainbow ) were for their "outstanding work on marriage equality." Edwards Buice and Andrew Simmons were co-chairs of the event. Pictured from left: Andrew Simmons; Pastor Kim Beckmann of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lynda Delaforgue, ...


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Windy City Times 30 Under 30 to be honored June 26 - At the 15th Annual 30 Under 30 Awards, thirty individuals under thirty years of age from all parts of the LGBTQIA communities will be honored. Windy City Times receives community nominations for the awards each spring and selects the best in LGBTQIA activism, business, culture, non-profit work and more. The awards are co-sponsored by the Center on Halsted, AIDS Foundation ...


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Neubeckers wed - Lee Michael Neubecker and David Wesley Greer Neubecker celebrated their Illinois marriage in a ceremony June 21 at Unity Temple in Oak Park. The minister was Reverend Emily Gage. The couple's children, Braiden and Michael, were part of the ceremony, as were Lee's parents Mike and Janice. There was music and a gathering of stones, and the traditional vows and ...


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ASGK wins awards for marriage campaign - Chicago-based ASGK Public Strategies has been recognized for by two public relations organizations for their work on the Illinois Unites for Marriage Campaign. In the months leading up to the House vote on gay marriage in Novmeber, ASGK oversaw media relations and strategy, message development, campaign and logo branding, advertising and community outreach. The Publicity Club of Chicago honored the ...


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Bristol honored by Euclid United Methodist Church - Lesbian activist and healthcare worker Joanne Bristol received the Bruce Scott Award from Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in Oak Park June 22. The award was given to Biristol and her partner, Mary Morse, who died in 2006. The award is named for the late Bruce Scott, one of the gay men who fought against the Cold War witch hunts ...


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Harvey Milk stamp unveiled at COH legal forum - Officials from the U.S. Postal Service ( USPS ) unveiled the Harvey Milk stamp at a legal forum at Center on Halsted June 17. The forum, "State of the LGBT Union," focused primarily on legal issues that have been central to the community for the past year, among them marriage, transgender rights and job discrimination. Mark Reynolds, a USPS Chicago ...


-Street-named-in-honor-of-merchant-activist-Herrington

Street named in honor of merchant-activist Herrington - Community members and politicians were among those who gathered at the corner of Broadway and Aldine as the street was dedicated to the memory of merchant and activist Dewey Herrington, also known as the "Mayor of Broadway." Herrington and his partner, Walter Kogelis, were proprietors of the store Pass the Salt and Pepper, a gift shop at 3337 N. Broadway, ...


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Wojcik to receive state bar award - Professor Mark E. Wojcik of The John Marshall Law School will receive the 2014 Community Leadership Award from the Illinois State Bar Association at the organization's 138th Annual Meeting on Friday, June 20, at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. Among other things, Wojcik founded the first gay-rights organization at The John Marshall Law School and the first ...


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Joey Mogul, author of Queer Injustice, to be honored - From a press release - On Wednesday, June 18, at a luncheon at the Union League Club, Joey Mogul of the People's Law office and co-author of Queer Injustice will receive the prestigious Ann O'Brien Stevens Award from the Illinois Academy of Criminology. Mary Powers, a Board Member of the Academy of Criminology and Founder of Citizen's Alert—the police watchdog group—will present the Award to ...


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CELEBRATIONS Gay siblings marry partners in double wedding - A South Loop wedding June 2 was a double treat for the Simmons family. Julia Simmons and her brother Howard married their partners Barbara Kay and Charles Stephan, respectively, at the Keith House in Chicago, the day after same-sex marriages became legal in all Illinois counties. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke officiated the ceremony, her second since a court ...


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CELEBRATION: Hooppaw and Tirilli to marry - Thomas "Lindsey" Hooppaw and Jeff Tirilli are announcing their marriage, set for June 2, 2014. Because of the Illinois law, they will be able to keep their 11-11-11 civil union date as their anniversary date. Photo by Mike the Great Photo Guy ...


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Tajma's Hall's life celebrated - Video links below - More than 100 friends and family packed into the youth center space at Center on Halsted May 31 to remember the contributions and love shared by performer Tajma Hall, who died April 19 of cardiac arrest. She was 44. Host for the event was Antonio King, and speakers included friends and family from across Chicago and the United States. Among ...


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Harvey Milk stamp dedicated at White House - A stamp honoring slain gay-rights leader Harvey Milk was dedicated May 22 at the White House. The White House Office of Public Engagement, the U.S. Postal Service and the Harvey Milk Foundation hosted the first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp. The event featured remarks by Senator Tammy Baldwin, Representative John Lewis, other politicians, and the cofounders of ...


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Dignity/Chicago honors Henning, Salvo - About 35 people gathered May 18 at Broadway United Methodist Church for a special anniversary mass and awards presentation to celebrate Dignity/Chicago's 42 years of ministry. The Rev. Barbara Zeman, a Roman Catholic Womenpriest, officiated the mass, which featured gender-neutral and inclusive prayers. In her homily, Zeman spoke about the progress that's been made in the LGBT community as well ...


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CELEBRATIONS Summit and Lindley married - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Longtime Chicago gay activist and bar owner Marge Summit married her partner Janan Lindley in May. Summit, owner of the popular His 'n Hers bar, has been active in the Chicago LGBT community for many decades. Photos by Sheri Berliner and Billy Cam ...


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Astraea Foundation honors three Chicagoans - Video links below - Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice's 2014 Fueling the Frontline Awards, a first-of-its-kind event, was held in Chicago May 16 at the Mayne Stage Theatre in Rogers Park. Three Chicagoans were presented the award: Julio Rodriguez, Tracy Baim and the late Vernita Gray. J. Bob Alotta, executive director of Astraea, also MC'd the event, and spoke with passion about the fund's ...


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Astraea benefit in Chicago May 16 - Gray, Baim and Rodriguez to be honored - The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice will honor the legacy of Vernita Gray at an event in Chicago Friday, May 16 at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. In addition to Gray, LGBT-rights activist Julio Rodriguez and Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim will also be honored. Musician Toshi Reagon will perform. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and ...


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Jennifer Pritzker to be honored by Bar association - The National LGBT Bar Association announced that retired Army Lt. Col. Jennifer Pritzker will receive the Frank Kameny Award during the organization's 2014 Lavender Law Conference, to be held Aug. 21-23 in New York City. Pritzker is the chair and founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library; president and Founder of the Tawani Foundation; and president and CEO of ...


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Queer Asian-American Archive project seeks materials - The Queer Asian-American Archive project based at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking materials for a new collection aimed at preserving local Asian American LGBTQ history. To donate materials, call 312-413-7696, or email fugikawa@uic.edu or lthomson@uic.edu. ...


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Chicago teen honored with national youth courage award - Jacques Agbobly moved to Chicago with his family from his native Togo, Africa, at age 9—when a family member sought treatment for HIV/AIDS, as well as better educational opportunities for himself and his three siblings ( two brothers, one sister ). "This person helps me a lot. Whenever I hit rock bottom, this family member is always there for me," ...


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Dignity/Chicago to honor 42nd anniversary and Legacy Project - From a press release - Dignity/ Chicago, the inclusive faith and advocacy organization for LGBT Catholics and our allies, will host a special anniversary Mass on Sunday, May 18 to celebrate 42 years of ministry. Dignity has also named an annual award in memory of James Bussen, former DignityUSA President and Chicago LGBT rights advocate who passed away last June. The Mass and award presentation ...


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GLSEN to honor Champaign superintendent - An assistant superintendent in Illinois will be among those GLSEN ( the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network ) will be honoring in New York on May 19. Dr. Laura Taylor—an assistant superintendent for Champaign Schools in Champaign, Illinois—will be honored as Educator of the Year. Previously, she served as principal of Urbana High School, where she used her background ...


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Chicago activist Agbobly, 16, among Courage Award Winners - From a press release - LOS ANGELES, CA — The Colin Higgins Foundation today announced its 14th Annual Youth Courage Award winners including: Jacques Agbobly, 16, of Chicago, IL; Ashton Lee, 17, of Manteca, CA; and Edidiong "Didi" Adiakpan, 19, of San Antonio, TX. The winners are being recognized for their extraordinary personal leadership and advocacy on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning ...


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Windy City Times' publisher earns two journalism honors - Windy City Times publisher Tracy Baim was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club, a mainstream journalism organization that honors the best in Chicago journalism at their annual Peter Lisagor Awards. Veteran broadcast journalists Bill Kurtis and Karen Meyer were the other Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Dozens of other awards were also presented for journalism work from ...


-Studs-Terkel-festival-May-9-11-at-UChicago

Studs Terkel festival May 9-11 at UChicago - A full schedule is now available for "Let's Get Working," a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., on May 9-11. Highlights include This American Life host Ira Glass on Terkel and the future of radio; and ...


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MARRIAGE: Bauden/Stuercke - Lori Bauden ( left ) and Diane Stuercke, together for 20 years, wed April 15 at the Cook County courthouse. "We made Tax Day a happy day," Stuercke said. ...


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GLSEN to honor Champaign superintendent - An assistant superintendent in Illinois will be among those GLSEN ( the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network ) will be honoring in New York on May 19. Dr. Laura Taylor—an assistant superintendent for Champaign Schools in Champaign, Illinois—will be honored as Educator of the Year. Previously, she served as principal of Urbana High School, where she used her background ...


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Celebrations Salustro-Wong wedding - Greg Salustro, 62, and Wayland Wong, 64, were married April 26 in Millenium Park, Chicago. John D. Robinson, Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine, officiated the private ceremony. Greg is Vice President of Golden Apple Foundation and has worked at Chicago non-profits including Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago Public Media, and The Thresholds. He received ...


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Lambda Legal Bon Foster benefit honors Fred Eychaner - Video links below. - Longtime businessman, activist and philanthropist Fred Eychaner received a standing ovation from the hundreds of people attending the Lambda Legal Bon Foster benefit April 23 at the Art Institute of Chicago. Eychaner was given the Lambda Legal National Liberty Award, the first time the honor has been presented outside of New York or Los Angeles. Bon Foster's bequest of "everything ...


-WCT-up-for-Lisagor-journalism-award

WCT up for Lisagor journalism award - Windy City Times newspaper is a finalist for a Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award in the category of editorial writing for a non-daily newspaper. The submission is for a series of 2013 editorials by WCT Publisher Tracy Baim on the battle for marriage equality in Illinois. The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony Friday, May 2. ...


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Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowl May 10 at Waveland - Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame ( GLHF ) will host the 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowl Saturday, May 10, at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Ave. Registration is 10-11 a.m., bowling is 11 a.m.- noon, and wrap-up is 12-12:30 p.m. The Bowl is the group's major fundraising effort and provides vital support for ...


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Equality House in Topeka exhibits The Legacy Project - From a press release - The Grand Opening of "Equality House Presents The Legacy Project" recently drew hundreds of people to the groundbreaking rainbow colored home directly across from anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church compound in Topeka, KS. Visitors to the new permanent exhibit at Equality House were able to learn more about the many contributions LGBT people have made to world history and culture. The ...


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Celebration of marriage at MCA on June 2 - On Monday, June 2, the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Chicago and Equality Illinois invite couples who are planning to get married to have their wedding at the MCA. The MCA will offer a "Celebration of Marriage Equality" and opens its galleries and sculpture garden for complimentary ceremonies and post-ceremony festivities for up to 15 couples. Couples interested ...


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Bergfalk, Hansen wed - William ( Bill ) D. Bergfalk ( left ) and Roland C. Hansen were married in Illinois March 9 by Judge Stuart Katz. They were married at home with a small group of friends as witnesses. They were first married in Canada in June 2003 with a celebration at Ann Sather restaurant that September. They are now celebrating being together ...


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WCT seeks nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards - 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, and should have made some substantial contributions to the LGBT community, whether in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. The ...


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PFLAG National holds Straight for Equality Awards Gala - From a press release - NEW YORK CITY—April 11, 2014—PFLAG National last night held its sixth annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis. Straight for Equality—a nationwide outreach and education project created by PFLAG National—educates, engages, and empowers allies to advocate for and support people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ). This year's honors went ...


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Legacy Project, Equality House showcase LGBT contributions - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — April 7, 2014 — This coming weekend, the Legacy Project will officially unveil its first-ever satellite-installation at Equality House in Topeka, Kansas — across the street from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. The event is part of a series of planned weekend festivities — following GLSEN's National "Day of Silence" on April 11th — to protest the ...


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Celebration: The marriage of Tobin/Fahnstrom - Charlie Tobin ( right ) and Dale A. Fahnstrom ( left ) exchanged vows March 17, 2014, in their Edgewater home. It was the 18th anniversary of the day they met, making the day extra special. 17 family members gathered to witness this loving union, including sons Kiel and Chris. They are so happy and proud to be legally married ...


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Harvey Milk stamp; political writer compares gays, Star Trek - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Civil-rights hero Harvey Milk, who in 1977 became the first openly gay person elected to public office in California, will have an additional honor, according to Linns.com and MSNBC. On May 22, in honor of Harvey Milk Day, the late San Francisco supervisor and gay-rights activist will become the first openly gay elected official featured on a U.S. postage stamp. ...


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Company pride groups join for The Legacy Project - On April 3, the Downtown Bar and Lounge was crammed with employees from a who's who of top American and global companies. PNC Bank, United Airlines, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, BMO Harris, Mesirow Financial, JP Morgan Chase, Northern Trust, CNA, Accenture, KPMG, AON, Cars.com and a host of others were represented. Although they spent the day working in different ...


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Gay men await baby girl, celebrate at Sidetrack - Robin and Jason Delgatto have been dating for almost 11 years, been married ( in Iowa ) for close to five years, and resided in Boystown for nine years. However, they soon will be adding "dad" to their resumes. So first, a baby shower, that Jason's stepmom and sister planned, was held March 29 … at Sidetrack. It was the ...


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Gray, Baim, Rodriguez to be honored by Astraea May 16 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice will honor the legacy of Vernita Gray at an event in Chicago Friday, May 16 at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. In addition to Gray, LGBT-rights activist Julio Rodriguez and Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim will also be honored. Musician Toshi Reagon will perform. The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and ...


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Crossroads Fund presents annual awards - The Chicago-based Crossroads Fund, which grants money to a wide range of grassroots and progressive organizations, held their annual Seeds of Change benefit April 4 at the Cultural Center in downtown Chicago. This year's event was very LGBTQ inclusive, given the success of various community efforts over the past year. The Ron Sable Awards, named for the openly gay doctor ...


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Crossroads Fund to honor marriage groups, ISSA, Alphawood - The annual Crossroads Fund Seeds of Change benefit will honor Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Illinois Unites for Marriage Equality, the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality, and the Alphawood Foundation. The benefit is Friday, April 4, at the Cultural Center GAR Hall, 77 E. Randolph St. The Ron Sable Award for Activism will be presented to two groups that worked ...


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Windy City Times up for Lisagor journalism award - Windy City Times newspaper is a finalist for a Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award in the category of editorial writing for a non-daily newspaper. The submission is for a series of 2013 editorials by WCT Publisher Tracy Baim on the battle for marriage equality in Illinois. The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony Friday, May 2. ...


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Celebrations: Rescigno and DeBello wed - Dawn Rescigno and Angela DeBello were married on March 8 after 19 years together. The couple had previously had a commitment ceremony in 2005 to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Guests joined the couple for a celebratory brunch after the ceremony. The couple resides in Chicago with their 6 year old daughter, Miuccia. ...


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Oprah, Lindsay clash; Travolta on Menzel's name - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The first trailer for the reality show Lindsay Lohan filmed for Oprah Winfrey's network shows the two stars clashing, according to EW.com. The series from Oprah Winfrey's OWN network promises an "honest, no-holds-barred account" and "an intimate, unflinching look" at the actress after she left rehab last year. At one point, Winfrey says to Lohan, "This is exactly what everybody ...


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Crossroads Fund to honor marriage groups, ISSA, Alphawood - The annual Crossroads Fund Seeds of Change benefit will honor Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Illinois Unites for Marriage Equality, the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality, and the Alphawood Foundation. The benefit is Friday, April 4, at the Cultural Center GAR Hall, 77 E. Randolph St. The Ron Sable Award for Activism will be presented to two groups that worked ...


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CELEBRATIONS Sholl-Burkhart wed - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Longtime couple and LGBT community activists Starla Sholl and Deborah Burkhart were wed March 1, 2014, one week after same-sex marriages were started in Cook County, Ill. Given the ever-changing state of ceremonies and laws for LGBT couples, they have held celebrations through various traditions over the years. Their first date was June 11, 1997, and their commitment ceremony was ...


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Scenes from a wedding - After obtaining their marriage license ( above ), couple Joe Serio ( left ) and Paul Dombrowski were wed the following day, Feb. 22, in a ceremony performed by Rev. Laura McLeod. Above photo by Hal Baim; ceremony photos by Tracy Katz Muhl and Roger Anderson. ...







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