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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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


Public-funeral-set-for-True-Blood-actor

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 ...


18th-annual-30-Under-30-Awards-on-Wed-June-21

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 ...


ORLANDO-SPECIAL-Pulse-Orlando-events-in-Chicago

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 ...


Legacy-Project-hosts-benefit-at-Josephine-Baker-musical

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 - By Molly Sprayregen - 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 ...


9-11-friar-to-be-honored-June-10-

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 ...


MCC-founder-Rev-Troy-Perry-first-American-given-Cubas-CENESEX-Award

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 ...


Center-on-Halsted-gala-marks-10th-anniversary

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, ...


Out-at-CHM-event-to-explore-Boystown

'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 ...


Internment-exhibition-to-run-in-June

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. ...


From-New-Town-to-Boystown-to-Lakeview-program-May-18-at-Center-on-Halsted

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 ...


Addams-in-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame

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 ...


Chicago-Architecture-Biennial-adding-Community-Anchor-sites

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 ...


Glamour-names-trans-activist-environmentalist-bball-champ-Women-of-the-Year-

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 ...


Center-to-mark-10-years-at-annual-gala-

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 ...


Andersonville-Honors-April-5

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 ...


Nominations-saught-for-Hall-of-Fame

Nominations saught for Hall of Fame - Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Inductees to the Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to Chicago's LGBT community. Names can be submitted in one of three categories: Individual, Organization, or Friend of the Community. Through the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, residents of Chicago and the world ...


Crossroads-Funds-awards-March-31

Crossroads Fund's awards March 31 - Crossroads Fund's annual Seeds of Change awards event is Friday, March 31, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Awards will be given to Mariame Kaba and Project NIA ( the Ron Sable Award for Activism ), the Arab American Action Network ( the Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award ) and Organized Communities Against Deportations ( ...


Anniversary-of-Kings-assassination-marked-with-citywide-teach-in-April-4-

Anniversary of King's assassination marked with citywide teach-in April 4 - Under the rubric, "Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild," a new Chicago coalition will host a citywide teach-in Tuesday, April 4 at the headquarters of the Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll, beginning at 5:30 p.m. April 4 is the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Lither King, Jr. The event marks a new level of unity forming among labor, Black ...


Lambda-Legal-Announces-2017-National-Liberty-Awards-Honorees

Lambda Legal Announces 2017 National Liberty Awards Honorees - From a press release - NEW YORK — Today, Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest LGBT legal organization, announced Larry Kramer and Javier Muñoz as this year's Liberty Award honorees. The Liberty Awards National Dinner honors advocates, activists and allies in the fight for LGBT equality. Larry Kramer will receive the Kevin Cathcart Community Legacy Award, an award named in honor of Lambda Legal's ...


Trans-advocate-Wade-honored-by-state-Comptroller-Mendoza

Trans advocate Wade honored by state Comptroller Mendoza - Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza honored several individuals for women's history month, including Chicago-based trans advocate LaSaia Wade. The ceremony was March 24 at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. Wade is pictured here ( second from right ) with Mendoza ( middle ) and other honorees. Photo courtesy of Wade ...


LGBTQ-military-and-veteran-monument-backers-gather-at-Sidetrack

LGBTQ military and veteran monument backers gather at Sidetrack - Supporters of a new monument to honor the service of LGBTQ military members and veterans gathered at Lake View spot Sidetrack on March 18. The Chicago chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) has spearheaded the design, construction and approval of the installation of a stone monument near the former police station at the northwest corner ...


San-Franciscos-Harvey-Milk-Plaza-may-become-LGBT-civil-rights-memorial

San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza may become LGBT, civil rights memorial - From a press release - ( SAN FRANCISCO, CA ) MARCH 22, 2017 - When San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took his bullhorn and rallied crowds at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco, he inspired a generation and helped forge the LGBT civil rights movement, and now steps are underway to make this hallowed ground a fitting tribute to both Milk ...


Nominations-open-for-2017-class-of-the-Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame

Nominations open for 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame - Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Inductees to the Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to Chicago's LGBT community. Names can be submitted in one of three categories: Individual, Organization, or Friend of the Community. Through the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, residents of Chicago and the world ...


LGBTQ-veterans-plan-Halsted-St-monument-honoring-LGBTQ-military-service-seek-support-

LGBTQ veterans plan Halsted St. monument honoring LGBTQ military service, seek support - The Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is inviting donations in support of a new monument to honor the service of LGBTQ military members and veterans. The stone monument is to stand at the northwest corner of Halsted and Addison Streets and is to be dedicated in a ceremony on Memorial Day 2017. On Saturday, March ...


Comptroller-to-honor-trans-woman-of-color

Comptroller to honor trans woman of color - On Friday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., African-American transgender activist LaSaia Wade will be among those Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza will recognize for Women's History Month. In a letter to Wade, Mendoza wrote, in part, "As we honor the trailblazers of the past whose impact through grassroots efforts and struggles ...


-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 ...


Annual-commemoration-of-Clarence-Darrow-to-take-place-Monday-March-13

Annual commemoration of Clarence Darrow to take place Monday, March 13 - CHICAGO—Famed attorney Clarence Darrow, inspired by his defense of Patrick Prendergast in Chicago in the 1890s, became attracted to a burgeoning populist movement. The Debs Rebellion, named for labor organizer Eugene Debs, was in full force, and Darrow began to see how judges were under the control of corporations. "The experience left him angry and alienated," author John A. Farrell ...


Out-at-the-CHM-event-examines-art-AIDS-and-activism

'Out at the CHM' event examines art, AIDS and activism - Art, AIDS and activism in Chicago were the foci of the second of three talks during this year's OUT at the CHM March 3 at the Chicago History Museum ( CHM ). Joseph Varisco ( founder of "Queer, Ill, and Okay" and program coordinator at the Alphawood Foundation ) moderated a panel featuring John Neff ( consulting curator of the ...


New-leather-womens-night-at-Touche

New leather women's night at Touche - Touché, 6412 N. Clark St., announces a revamping of the bar's monthly Leather Women's Cruise Night which has been hosted by International Slave 2014 slave angie on the first Tuesday of each month since June 2016. Beginning Friday, March 10, this monthly gathering for women in leather will be held on the second Friday of each month as Chicago's Leather ...


Chicagoan-looks-back-on-concentration-camps-for-Japanese-Americans

Chicagoan looks back on concentration camps for Japanese-Americans - "Do not rely on following the degree of understanding that you have discovered, but simply think, 'This is not enough.'" —Yamamoto Tsunemoto, Hagakure Kikigaki: The Book of the Samurai. Roy Wesley is on a quest. On the day he was born in 1942, his parents and grandparents had been ordered to relinquish all their property and report immediately to a ...


Art-AIDS-and-Activism-March-3

'Art, AIDS and Activism' March 3 - The Out at CHM program "Art, AIDS, and Activism in Chicago" will take place Friday, March 3, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a reception at 5:30 p.m. The panel will draw on two exhibitions on view in Chicago—"ArtAIDSAmerica," at the Alphawood Gallery and "One day this kid ...


Law-firm-receives-perfect-score-on-HRC-index-for-nine-years

Law firm receives perfect score on HRC index for nine years - For the ninth year in a row, the global law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP ( which has a branch in Chicago ) has earned a perfect score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's ( HRC ) 2017 Corporate Equality Index ( CEI ). HRC's CEI is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices applicable to LGBT ...


Clarence-Darrow-Symposium-to-explore-populism-March-13

Clarence Darrow Symposium to explore populism March 13 - CHICAGO — Famed attorney Clarence Darrow, inspired by his defense of Patrick Prendergast in Chicago in the 1890s, became attracted to a burgeoning populist movement. The Debs Rebellion, named for labor organizer Eugene Debs, was in full force, and Darrow began to see how judges were under the control of corporations. "The experience left him angry and alienated," author John ...


Black-History-Month-edition-of-Black-Girl-Magic-Feb-9

Black History Month edition of Black Girl Magic Feb. 9 - February brings aspecial Black History Month edition of Black Girl Magic at Berlin, Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 p.m. Scene staples Shea Coulée, Dida Ritz, The Vixen and Lucy Stoole herald the coming of the next generation, Petty Crocker, Eva Styles, Kenzie Coulée and Mikki Miraj. Hosted by Sasha Love. DJs Gucciroxx and All the Way Kay. 932 W. Belmont Ave. ...


Equality-Illinois-to-honor-Noriega-Cosgrove-Feb-4

Equality Illinois to honor Noriega, Cosgrove Feb. 4 - Chicago Human Relations Commissioner Mona Noriega and Personal PAC CEO Terry Cosgrove will be the 2017 recipients of the Equality Illinois Freedom Award for their lifelong commitment to fighting for the civil rights and personal freedoms of all Illinoisans. The recognition will be made at the Equality Illinois 2017 Gala, the Midwest's largest LGBTQ formal celebration. It will be held ...


Out-at-CHM-looks-back-on-Chicagos-LGBT-bar-history

Out at CHM looks back on Chicago's LGBT bar history - Opening the first talk of 2017 in Chicago History Museum's Out at CHM series, writer-historian Owen Keehnen said, "There has never been a more important time for LGBT history to be chronicled." Keehnen added that the community's bars are a good focus when learning about that history. Those bars, he said, "were about more than drinking—they were about building community." ...


Chicago-Foundation-for-Women-names-2017-Impact-Awards-honorees-

Chicago Foundation for Women names 2017 Impact Awards honorees - From a press release - ( January 24, 2017 ) — Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) is proud to announce the 2017 Impact Awards honorees — local leaders who have worked across generations to increase resources and opportunities for women and girls in the Chicago area. The awards will be presented on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the beautiful Venue SIX10 at Spertus ...


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Forum on LGBTQ bars on Jan. 26 - Out at CHM—the Chicago History Museum's annual three-event series exploring LGBTQ issues—is launching its 14th year of programming with "Our Bars: Community, Safety, Violence, Sex, and Activism," an exploration of the movement that developed from LGBTQ bars and clubs. The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. The panel discussion begins ...


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Task Force implements recommendations for Creating Change future - As the National LGBT Task Force's 2017 Creating Change conference opens in Philadelphia Jan. 18, it will be considering suggestions from a Chicago-based consultancy. The Task Force, in April 2016, hired Chicago-based Morten Group to review the logistics of the conference, which had encountered substantial strategic difficulties when the event took place in Chicago in January 2016, among them a ...


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Illinois Holocaust Museum to open 'Half the Sky' exhibit - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and YWCA Evanston/North Shore are partnering to present the Midwest premiere of a special exhibition at the Museum titled "Women Hold Up Half the Sky," which identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century: full equality for women. Inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women, ...


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President Obama makes statement on monuments honoring civil rights history - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - Today, I am designating new national monuments that preserve critical chapters of our country's history, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. These monuments preserve the vibrant history of the Reconstruction Era and its role in redefining freedom. They tell the important stories of the citizens who helped launch the civil rights movement in Birmingham and the Freedom ...


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Peter Staley to present keynote at MBLGTACC 2017 - Chicago, IL — Jan. 13, 2017 — The MBLGTACC 2017 Planning Committee is thrilled to announce that HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley, who has dedicated his career to advocating for awareness of the illness and eliminating barriers to treatment of those living with HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980's, will present the second keynote of the Conference at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18, ...


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Out at CHM Series to explore LGBTQ bar and club history - From a press release - CHICAGO ( January 4, 2017 ) — Out at CHM, the Chicago History Museum's annual three event series exploring LGBTQ issues, kicks off its fourteenth year of programming with "Our Bars: Community, Safety, Violence, Sex, and Activism," an exploration of the movement that developed from LGBTQ bars and clubs. The program takes place on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the ...


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Deaths in 2016 - —Jeanne Cordova: Pioneer feminist, activist, journalist, publisher and LGBT media figure Jeanne Cordova passed away Jan. 10 at the age of 67. —David Bowie: Superstar British singer/songwriter David Bowie died at age 69 after a sustained battle with cancer. On Sept. 23, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015, almost 200,000 people visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to see its "David Bowie ...


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AUTOS: VEHICLE REVIEW The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is a sexy beast - So, who hasn't salivated at seeing those Matthew McConaughey TV commercials for the 2017 Lincoln MKZ? The actor—who has been the brand's spokesperson going on two years now—has, without a doubt, managed to get tongues panting with desire for not only him, a sexy man, but for the sexy sedan he's selling. Anything luxurious is titillating, no argument here, and ...


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Holiday trolley tour ends Dec. 26 - The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.'s Holiday Lights Tour will end Dec. 26. The tour begins on Michigan Avenue, meeting by the John Hancock Center. There is then a 2.5-hour tour that goes through such Chicago neighborhoods as Streeterville, the Loop, River North and Lincoln Park. Among the stops are Sprinkles Cupcakes, with each guest getting a complimentary red-velvet ...


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BOOKS Activist Cleve Jones rises above it all - Activist Cleve Jones has lived an extraordinary life, filled with world-changing friends and figureheads from Harvey Milk to Dustin Lance Black. Portrayed by Emile Hirsch in the Gus Van Sant-directed Milk, Jones founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt ( the story of which is recounted in the documentaries Common Threads and Showtime's The Last One ) and co-founded the ...


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Equality Illinois to honor Lurie - Equality Illinois will honor the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago with its Business Leadership Award. The recognition will be made at the Equality Illinois 2017 Gala, the Midwest's largest LGBTQ formal celebration. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. More honorees and details about the Equality ...







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