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Mother-of-Eisha-Love-Heartbreak-and-courage

Mother of Eisha Love: Heartbreak and courage - Novelist and poet Barbara Kingsolver once wrote that "sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." For one Chicago mother raising a large family alone in the West Side neighborhood of Austin, her strength was tested without remission every single day. In the two-and-a-half years since she received a panicked call from her eldest daughter on the morning ...


UNs-Free-Equal-Grindr-controversy-Chinese-serial-killer

UN's Free & Equal; Grindr controversy; Chinese serial killer - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Free & Equal—the United Nations Human Rights Office's global public education campaign for LGBT equality—has released "UN Free & Equal: One Billion Rising," a video highlighting the campaign's impact to date, according to a press release. The ongoing campaign was launched in July 2013 at a press conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, and featuring then-UN High Commissioner for ...


ASK-LAMBDA-LEGAL-Trans-health-care

ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Trans health care - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dear Ask Lambda Legal, I have put off going to the doctor's office for a long time out of fear of mistreatment because I am trans. I have had terrible experiences in the past so I avoid seeking care at all costs. And, I hear that I won't have coverage for the health care I need because of exclusions in ...


ABA-names-awardees-for-LGBT-advances-in-law-profession-

ABA names awardees for LGBT advances in law profession - From a press release - CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2014 — Three longstanding LGBT legal activists will be honored by the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with its third annual Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 7, 2015, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston. Named after the New York City Stonewall Inn police raid and riot of June 28, ...


Proclamation-marks-20th-anniversary-of-Violence-Against-Women-Act

Proclamation marks 20th anniversary of Violence Against Women Act - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Twenty years ago, our Nation came together to declare our commitment to end violence against women. The Violence Against Women Act ( VAWA ), written by then United States Senator Joe Biden and signed into law on September 13, 1994, changed ...


Suspect-arrested-in-murder-of-trans-woman

Suspect arrested in murder of trans woman - Transgender woman Alejandra Leos was murdered just steps away from her home in north Memphis, Tennessee, on Sept. 5—and a suspect has been arrested according to WREG.com. Marshall Pegues, 21, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder of Leos, 41. A police report showed that Leos had an argument with Pegues at their home prior to the incident. A Facebook ...


Chicago-couple-files-suit-against-cab-company

Chicago couple files suit against cab company - A gay couple has filed suit against a cab company whose driver allegedly tried to eject them from his taxi—on the shoulder of the Kennedy Expressway—after seeing them kiss, NBC 5 reported Aug. 28. The lawsuit was filed last week against Sun Taxi by Matthew McCrea and Steven White. It alleges that in May, 2013, driver Jama Anshur, not named ...


Hate-crime-summit-Oct-20-in-Chicago

Hate crime summit Oct. 20 in Chicago - A hate crime summit for educators, law enforcement, researchers, service providers and the general community will be held Monday, Oct. 20 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted, hosted by the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, along with other agencies. Organizers stated: "Hate crimes cause unique harm, both to the victim and to our entire ...


SlutWalk-marchers-and-CPD-officers-clash-

SlutWalk marchers and CPD officers clash - What began as a peaceful but impassioned rally at the Daley Center Aug. 23 became a heated confrontation on North Michigan Avenue between officers of the Chicago Police Department and almost 1,000 participants in the 4th annual SlutWalk. The event has become a nationwide movement since protestors first took to the streets of Toronto in early 2011 after Constable Michael ...


Domestic-violence-focus-of-LGBT-forum-in-Bridgeport

Domestic violence focus of LGBT forum in Bridgeport - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Domestic violence was the topic of discussion at the monthly meeting of the LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport group at the First Lutheran Church of the Trinity Aug. 4. Speakers Robert Kingett ( also a contributing writer for Windy City Times ), Karl Perina ( co-founder of the group ) and Jacob Deme shared their past domestic-violence stories following an introduction ...


NCAVP-responds-to-hate-violence-homicide-of-Juan-Ceballos-

NCAVP responds to hate violence homicide of Juan Ceballos - From a press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) mourns the homicide of Juan Ceballos, which occurred on July 13th, in Mecca, California. According to local media sources, Ceballos, who identifiedas bisexual, was killed outside of his home by a co-worker, Miguel Angel Bautista Ramirez. According to a criminal complaint, Ramirez ambushed the victim outside of Ceballos's apartment, killing him ...


LGBTQ-immigrant-rights-groups-urge-trans-womans-release-

LGBTQ, immigrant rights groups urge trans woman's release - From a press release - A coalition of LGBTQ and immigrant rights organizations are calling on the Department of Homeland Security today to immediately release Marichuy Leal Gamino, a transgender woman who was sexually assaulted last week at Eloy Detention Center, a for-profit private immigration detention facility in Arizona. Marichuy, who has been housed with men at Eloy for over a year, was sexually assaulted ...


Forum-explores-CPD-violence-against-residents

Forum explores CPD violence against residents - Members of the organization We Charge Genocide, as well as other activists and community members, gathered Aug. 2 at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., to discuss targeting, harassment and violence against Chicago residents by members of the Chicago Police Department. We Charge Genocide describes itself as "a grassroots, inter-generational effort to center the voices and experiences of the young ...


Seattle-double-homicide-may-be-related-to-online-hook-up-

Seattle double homicide may be related to online hook-up - From a NCAVP press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) mourns the double homicides of Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, which occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, in the Central District of Seattle. According to local media sources, Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder, and may have targeted ...


Residents-Tunney-discuss-Pride-Parade-at-CAPS-meeting

Residents, Tunney discuss Pride Parade at CAPS meeting - The 2014 Chicago Pride Parade, held June 29, was among the topics at the July 2 CAPS meeting held for the 19th Police District. Ald. Tom Tunney was on hand at the meeting, held at 19th Police District Headquarters, 850 W. Addison St., fielding questions about the parade's future and how well Lakeview can sustain an event of the parade's ...


Transgender-woman-of-color-found-shot-to-death-in-Ohio

Transgender woman of color found shot to death in Ohio - From a press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) mourns the death of Tiff Edwards who was found shot to death in Walnut Hills, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, on Thursday, June 26th. According to local media reports she was discovered by a sanitation worker and her body was lying in the middle of the road. NCAVP has responded to ...


Gov-Quinn-signs-anti-bullying-bill-

Gov. Quinn signs anti-bullying bill - Gov. Pat Quinn on June 26 signed legislation that installs protections and procedures to help students bullied in Illinois schools. "A child who is bullied is a child who is fearful of learning [and] fearful of coming to school," Quinn said at the signing, which was held at Skinner West Elementary School, 1260 W. Adams St. "We cannot allow bullying ...


Arrest-in-2012-attack-of-teen-and-her-girlfriend

Arrest in 2012 attack of teen and her girlfriend - Nearly two years after a teenager and her girlfriend were both shot in the head on a grassy hillside in South Texas, killing one of them and leaving the other with serious injuries, authorities have arrested a man in the attack, NBC News reported. U.S. marshals and Texas Rangers in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes arrested David Malcolm Strickland, ...


Puerto-Rico-court-has-first-openly-gay-person

Puerto Rico court has first openly gay person - Lesbian attorney Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has become the first openly gay person on Puerto Rico's Supreme Court. In a statement, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla congratulated Rodriguez on her Senate confirmation by the Senate as the new associate judge of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Padilla said, "During her confirmation process in the Senate, attorney Oronoz Rodriguez ...


Marriage-ruling-for-four-states-robbers-target-trans-women

Marriage ruling for four states; robbers target trans women - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A federal appeals court will hear arguments in gay marriage fights in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee in a single session, setting the stage for historic rulings in each state, according to The Detroit News. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, scheduled arguments in five cases from the four states for Aug. 6. Although the ...


Kokumo-Kinetic-reported-missing-reportedly-found

Kokumo Kinetic reported missing; reportedly found - Update below - This story has been updated; Kokumo has reportedly been found and she is safe. Transgender artist-performer Kokumo Kinetic has been found after she was reported missing June 20. Kinetic, who is based in Chicago, had last been seen in a Baltimore, Maryland, Motel 6 on June 19, when she reportedly seemed "confused," said commentator TransGriot on her Facebook page. The ...


Reyes-Another-trans-woman-of-color-murdered-

Reyes: Another trans woman of color murdered - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) is deeply concerned about the death of Zoraida Reyes, a transgender woman of color in Anaheim, California. Zoraida was a well-known and well-loved transgender rights and immigrant rights activist who worked with numerous organizations including community groups such as the Orange County Dream Team, DeColores Queer Orange County and Familia. According ...


Seattle-mourns-two-young-men-both-reportedly-gay

Seattle mourns two young men, both reportedly gay - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - undreds of concerned citizens and elected officials gathered at the intersection of 29th and South King Street June 5 to remember 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young and 27-year-old Ahmed Said. Among the supporters were Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, the Seattle LGBT Commission and Social Outreach Seattle, a local nonprofit whose tagline is "We are one community, working ...


Rutherford-lawsuit-dismissed-for-now

Rutherford lawsuit dismissed for now - The sexual harassment lawsuit that helped derail State Treasurer Dan Rutherford's campaign to be GOP challenger to Gov. Pat Quinn has been thrown out, but Rutherford's accuser says that he plans to refile his claim, NBC 5 reported June 4. Ed Michalowski, who accused Rutherford of not only sexual harassment but of forcing him to work on Rutherford's gubernatorial campaign ...


Police-residents-talk-about-police-statistics-staffing

Police, residents talk about police statistics, staffing - Chicago Police Department said at the 19th District CAPS meeting June 4 that area residents could expect high visibility from CPD over the coming summer, but those in attendance still questioned why the district is still losing a large percentage of its officers overall, even taking Ald. James Cappleman to task for not doing more to raise the issue with ...


VIEWS-Pam-Anderson-inspired-me-to-reveal-sexual-assaults

VIEWS Pam Anderson inspired me to reveal sexual assaults - My name is Derrick. And I'm a sexual violence survivor. It's taken me more than 10 years since first being sexually assaulted to speak or write those words without shame. Not for a lack of trying, though. Whenever my upper lip quivered and I was a breath away from tearfully sharing my pain with someone else, I chose to remain ...


Study-More-sexual-abuse-among-men-than-previously-known-

Study: More sexual abuse among men than previously known - From a press release - LOS ANGELES— A new study that analyzes a range of large-scale federal agency surveys finds that men experience a high prevalence of sexual victimization, in many circumstances similar to the prevalence found among women. The study, entitled, "The Sexual Victimization of Men in America: New Data Challenge Old Assumptions," is co-authored by Lara Stemple, Health and Human Rights Law Project, ...


-Wojcik-wins-ISBA-Community-Leadership-Award-

Wojcik wins ISBA Community Leadership Award - Legal scholar Mark Wojcik has been awarded the Illinois State Bar Association's Community Leadership Award. The award is presented by ISBA's Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and honors individuals who have "by individual example and education, worked to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and who have worked towards fostering understanding of lesbian, gay, ...


Linda-Pauel-appointed-assoc-judge-of-Circuit-Court-

Linda Pauel appointed assoc. judge of Circuit Court - Attorney Linda Pauel, a lesbian who last year withdrew her bid to be elected judge of the circuit court of Cook County, tenth subcircuit, has been elected to be an associate judge, according to an April 29 statement. Pauel is one of 13 individuals who were elected in an internal election administered by the circuit court of Cook County. Judicial ...


DoJ-to-collect-stops-and-arrest-data-to-curb-racial-bias

DoJ to collect stops and arrest data to curb racial bias - From a press release - WASHINGTON—Noting that African-American and Hispanic males are arrested at disproportionately high rates, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the Justice Department will seek to collect data about stops, searches and arrests as part of a larger effort to analyze and reduce the possible effect of bias within the criminal justice system. Attorney General Holder said the project grew ...


Family-searches-for-missing-Elk-Grove-Village-man

Family searches for missing Elk Grove Village man - Family and friends are searching for an Elk Grove Village man who has been missing since the early morning hours of April 24. Peter Angello Pusateri, 23, was last seen after being dropped off by friends in Lakeview at the corner of Halsted and Aldine, sometime around midnight April 24. Pusateri was supposedly going to meet a friend at Bonsai ...


Family-Missing-Elk-Grove-Village-man-found

Family: Missing Elk Grove Village man found - FFamily of an Elk Grove Village man who had been missing over the weekend of April 25-27 said the evening of April 27 that he had been found and was safe. Peter Angello Pusateri, 23, was reported missing after failing to meet a friend in the early morning hours of April 24, and not reporting to work as scheduled the ...


Suspected-Lakeview-assailant-charged-

Suspected Lakeview assailant charged - A Chicago man has been charged in the April 14 attack of a 22-year-old woman that took place in Boystown, Chicago Tribune reported. Marcus Lynch, 20, of the 4700 block of S. Loomis Blvd., was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery. Nearby surveillance cameras helped identify the suspect, ...


Police-expect-to-release-footage-of-Boystown-assailant-

Police expect to release footage of Boystown assailant - Chicago police are expected to shortly release images and video of a man who assaulted a woman in broad daylight in Boystown the afternoon of April 14, ABC7 reported. The 22-year-old victim was attacked in an alley near the 3500 block of North Halsted Street at around 4:25 p.m. The woman told police that she heard someone approaching from behind. ...


Tom-of-Finland-stamps-launch-Evans-cleared-of-charges

Tom of Finland stamps launch; Evans cleared of charges - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Finnish Postal Service, Itella, is preparing to release new sets of stamps in September 2014, including male drawings by Tom of Finland—a deceased Finnish artist notable for his homoerotic fetish art on late 20th-century gay culture, according to an LGBTQ Nation item. Finland's Postal Museum will also debut an exhibition titled "Sealed with a Secret: Correspondence of Tom of ...


Statue-stolen-from-HBHC-Peace-Garden-again

Statue stolen from HBHC Peace Garden again - A statue commemorating the late Mary York, the lesbian attorney and community activist who died of cancer in 2008, has been stolen from the Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) Peace Garden. York, who had been the president of the Board of Directors for the Lesbian Community Care Project, died the same year as Lisa Tonna. Both women had ...


Court-date-set-for-alleged-hate-crimes-assailant

Court date set for alleged hate crimes assailant - A May 21 trial date has been set for Terry Glover, who is accused of participating in the beating of two women because they are lesbians. Glover faces two counts of felony hate crimes, as well as two counts each of robbery and assault, after allegedly participating in the beatings, which took place in the Austin neighborhood. Glover pled not ...


Bennett-files-more-against-Rev-Jesse-Jackson-

Bennett files more against Rev. Jesse Jackson - Tommy Bennett has filed more documents in his discrimination complaint against civil-rights and Rainbow PUSH leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson. In the initial complaint, filed with the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations ( CCHR ), Bennett claimed that he experienced sexual orientation-based discrimination almost immediately after he started the job in 2007, saying that a now-former membership and ...


Violence-Against-Women-office-issues-LGBTQ-guidance

Violence Against Women office issues LGBTQ guidance - From a NCAVP press release - Today, the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women ( OVW ) released guidance on a series of Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs ) to inform the intimate partner and sexual violence field about the new nondiscrimination grant condition within the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, an queer ( ...


Prison-Rape-Elimination-Act-helps-LGBT-immigrant-detainees-

Prison Rape Elimination Act helps LGBT immigrant detainees - Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis that examines "How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention." The brief, by CAP Policy Analyst Sharita Gruberg, details the risks that LGBT immigrants face in the U.S. detention system, why these standards are so vital for protecting immigrants, and why we still need ...


Rhode-Island-gay-Speaker-of-the-House-resigns-following-raid

Rhode Island gay Speaker of the House resigns following raid - The openly gay speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Gordon Fox, abruptly resigned his leadership position Saturday following a police raid on his home Friday for a criminal investigation. The subject of the investigation has yet to be disclosed. The Providence Journal reported Saturday night that federal and state police agents with search warrants entered Fox's home and ...


GLSEN-Matthew-Shepard-Foundation-release-Shepard-curriculum-

GLSEN, Matthew Shepard Foundation release Shepard curriculum - From a press release - NEW YORK, Mar. 18, 2014—GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Lesléa Newman and Candlewick Press are excited to announce the release of new classroom curriculum titled He Continues to Make a Difference: Commemorating the Life of Matthew Shepard. Based on the story of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime ...


NCAVP-mourns-death-of-lesbian-couple-in-Texas-

NCAVP mourns death of lesbian couple in Texas - From a press release - NCAVP mourns the death of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson in Galveston County, Texas; Calls for National Awareness About Domestic and Hate Violence Against LGBTQ People The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) is deeply concerned about the homicides of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson in Galveston County, Texas. Their bodies were discovered on March 7th, behind a ...


Illinois-State-Crime-Commission-targets-teen-sex-trade

Illinois State Crime Commission targets teen sex trade - From a press release - ( Oak Brook, IL ) —- Heroin use in the US is skyrocketing, and the effects are being felt close to home here in Illinois suburbs. According to data published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the rate of use of heroin increased from 1.4 million in 2004 to 2.1 million in 2012. Time reporter Jason McGahan ...


ASK-LAMBDA-LEGAL-Job-seeking-while-openly-gay

ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Job-seeking while openly gay - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dear Lambda Legal, Q: I just graduated college, and am looking for my first full-time job. I was very active on campus advocating for LGBT rights, and I'm concerned about how that may affect my chance to find employment. What are my rights with regards to being out while job-seeking? A: Congratulation on getting your degree, and good luck with ...


Plan-advanced-to-improve-conditions-in-juvenile-justice-facilities-

Plan advanced to improve conditions in juvenile justice facilities - From ACLU-IL - March 17, 2014CHICAGO — Conditions and services for young persons detained at six state-run juvenile justice facilities across Illinois will dramatically improve under a plan filed in court late last week. The agreed plan was jointly filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois ( ACLU ) and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice ( DJJ ) in R.J. ...


The-Death-of-the-American-Trial-discussed-at-Darrow-event

'The Death of the American Trial' discussed at Darrow event - On the seventy-sixth anniversary of famed attorney Clarence Darrow's death, this year's annual Darrow commemoration March 13 focused on the "The Death of the American Trial" with professor Robert P. Burns, author of a 2009 book by the same title. Despite deep snow that kept participants from gathering right at the Darrow plaque in Jackson Park, and even though the ...


Quigley-Polis-support-LGBT-concerns-on-solitary-confinement

Quigley, Polis support LGBT concerns on solitary confinement - Topic addressed in Senate Judiciary subcommittee - From a United States House of Representatives news release WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley ( D-IL ) and Jared Polis ( D-CO ) released the following statement supporting LGBT concerns being addressed in a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing taking place later today on the issue of solitary confinement in our federal prison system. "Merely replacing the threat of ...


The-Justice-Conference-Feb-21-22-in-Elgin

The Justice Conference Feb. 21-22 in Elgin - The Justice Conference—an annual event that focuses on creating dialogue and action around justice-related issues like human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights—will take place Feb. 21-22. Judson University's Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Alice and Edward Thompson Center, 1151 N. State St., Elgin, will host a simulcast event. The main event will be in Los Angeles. Registration ...


Body-of-missing-gay-FSU-student-found

Body of missing gay FSU student found - The body of missing Florida State University student Ryan Uhre was found in a building in downtown Tallahassee Feb. 18, more than two weeks after he disappeared, according to NBC Miami. Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway said the cause of death was unknown but that there was no suspicion of foul play. However, Tallahassee police earlier said they were looking ...


-Police-investigate-Feb-15-Lakeview-fight

Police investigate Feb. 15 Lakeview fight - Chicago Police Department is investigating an altercation that took place the early morning of Feb. 15 in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street. Jeremiah Thomas, 33, of Chicago, was taken to Thorek Memorial Hospital with a small laceration to the head after the incident, which occurred at Nookies Tree Restaurant, 3334 N. Halsted St., at about 3:50 a.m. According ...


Search-for-missing-gay-FSU-student-continues

Search for missing gay FSU student continues - Investigators are again reaching out to the public for help in finding missing Florida State University ( FSU ) student Ryan Uhre, according to WTXL.com. Friends of Uhre reported him missing Feb. 7, nearly a week after he was last seen Feb. 2 leaving a bar. A SouthFloridaGayNews.com op-ed by Norm Kent states that the 23-year-old Uhre—who was last enrolled ...


Prosecutors-assailant-sentenced-to-four-years

Prosecutor's assailant sentenced to four years - Luis Cotto, 24, was sentenced Feb. 11 to four years in prison for beating and stabbing a Cook County prosecutor who had attempted to help a gay couple that Cotto and a friend were harassing, Chicago Tribune reported. The incident occurred Sept. 14, 2012, on the 200 block of West Diversey Parkway. The prosecutor, who has since left the state's ...


Jury-indicts-suspect-in-death-of-gay-mayoral-candidate

Jury indicts suspect in death of gay mayoral candidate - A man arrested in the death of Clarksdale, Miss., mayoral candidate Marco McMillian has been indicted on a charge of murder, according to SFGate.com. ( The Washington Post had reported that McMillian was gay. ) The circuit clerk's office said that Lawrence Reed was indicted Feb. 11 by a grand jury in Quitman County. Prosecutors say phone records indicate McMillian ...


-Justice-Conference-Feb-21-22-in-Elgin

Justice Conference Feb. 21-22 in Elgin - The Justice Conference—an annual event that focuses on creating dialogue and action around justice-related issues like human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights—will take place Feb. 21-22. Judson University's Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Alice and Edward Thompson Center, 1151 N. State St., Elgin, will host a simulcast event. The main event will be in Los Angeles. The ...


Stolen-violin-found-in-attic

Stolen violin found in attic - Tips led police to a Milwaukee home where they recovered a nearly 300-year-old violin worth millions that was stolen from an orchestra concertmaster, according to CNN. The Stradivarius violin, known as the "ex-Lipinski," was found in a suitcase in the attic of the home. The violin, appraised at $5 million, was stolen Jan. 27 from Frank Almond, the orchestra's concertmaster. ...


100K-offered-for-stolen-violin

$100K offered for stolen violin - Update below - An anonymous source is offering $100,000 for the safe return of a 1715 Stradivarius violin stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster, according to the Associated Press. The rare violin was on loan to Frank Almond when a robber used a stun gun on him and took the instrument Jan. 27. The reward is offered to anyone who can provide ...


Man-accused-of-2011-shooting-found-not-guilty

Man accused of 2011 shooting found not guilty - A man accused of killing an aspiring fashion designer in 2011 has been found not guilty, according to DNAInfo.com. Dione Deshawn Moody, 31, was shot and killed just as he was returning to his apartment in the 2000 block of East 68th Street on Dec. 11, 2011. The shooter asked Moody for change. When Moody realized he was being robbed, ...


Harassers-of-bullied-transgender-student-merely-suspended

Harassers of bullied transgender student merely suspended - From a GLSEN press release - NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 — GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is calling on the Contra Costa County, Calif., district attorney's office to drop charges against a bullied transgender student, Jewlyes Gutierrez, who was the only student charged in an alleged altercation on campus with three other students, all of whom were suspended. Mobile phone video of ...


New-guidelines-may-help-end-school-to-prison-pipeline

New guidelines may help end school-to-prison pipeline - From a press release - The U.S. Dept. of Education and Dept. of Justice Jan. 8 released groundbreaking federal guidance to assist schools in making their disciplinary practices, which research shows disproportionately impacts youth of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) youth, less discriminatory while encouraging positive interventions over student push-out or removal. The guidelines, however, do not specifically reference LGBT ...


Lawmakers-meet-in-Lakeview-on-concealed-carry

Lawmakers meet in Lakeview on concealed carry - State lawmakers held a panel Dec. 30 at 19th district police headquarters, 850 W. Addison, to discuss HB 183, the state's concealed carry law, with business owners and community members. State Reps. Sara Feigenholtz and Ann Williams took part in the discussion, as did Senate President John Cullerton. All three representatives acknowledged that the upcoming legislation is cumbersome and unwieldy, ...


Subway-ad-defaced-with-anti-gay-graffiti

Subway ad defaced with anti-gay graffiti - Gap's annual "Make Love" holiday campaign has already seen the company's ads defaced in New York with graffiti defaming Muslims. Now the ads have been targeted in Chicago—this time with anti-gay slurs. In a New York subway station last week, an ad featuring Sikh actor and designer Waris Ahluwahlia had the words "make love" replaced with "make bombs" and the ...


Lesbians-look-for-prison-release-in-San-Antonio-abuse-case

Lesbians look for prison release in San Antonio abuse case - From a press release - San Antonio—Three women, imprisoned for many years on child sex abuse charges, will have a hearing in 175th Criminal District Court in San Antonio Nov. 18. The National Center for Reason and Justice ( NCRJ ) as well as supporters of the women will be in the courtroom and have high hopes that a judge will release the women on ...


Bar-owner-charged-with-arson-fraud

Bar owner charged with arson, fraud - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Nov. 8 defendant Frank Elliott appeared for his first day in court at the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse in Maywood for the alleged burning of his own property in Oak Park, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office. Elliott, 26, is facing up to seven years in prison for each of two counts of arson and 15 years ...


Report-Discrimination-common-against-LGBTs-in-law-enforcement-

Report: Discrimination common against LGBTs in law enforcement - LOS ANGELES— Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ( LGBT ) people in law enforcement face pervasive discrimination, according to a new study from the UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute. Currently, there is no nationwide comprehensive nondiscrimination law that protects workers from employment discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, and only a patchwork of inconsistent ...


Bar-owner-appears-in-court-charged-with-arson-and-fraud

Bar owner appears in court, charged with arson and fraud - On Nov. 5, defendant Frank Elliot appeared for his first day in court at the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse in Maywood on charges involving the Oak Park gay bar Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office. Elliot, 26, is facing up to seven years in prison for each of two counts of arson and 15 ...


Velvet-Rope-owner-charged-in-arson-

Velvet Rope owner charged in arson - Frank Elliot, 26, was arrested by Oak Park police Nov. 1 in connection with a fire that destroyed his gay bar Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, 728 Lake St., on June 2, 2012. The fire was suspicious from the start, with Elliott alleging he was targeted in a hate crime, but other concerned it may have been motivated by an insurance ...


GLAD-honors-author-of-Goodridge-decision

GLAD honors author of Goodridge decision - November marks the 10-year anniversary of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ( SJC ) ruling that made the state the first in the nation where same-sex couples could legally marry. The court's decision jump-started the freedom to marry movement nationwide, which now includes 14 states and the District of Columbia. The ruling also infused the larger LGBT equality effort with ...


Forum-looks-at-bias-in-the-Deep-South

Forum looks at bias in the Deep South - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With same-sex marriage taking center stage in the nation's discussion on the basic civil rights of lesbians and gays, The Center on Halsted, with sponsorship from the IMPACT Program at Northwestern University and the Southern Poverty Law Center ( SPLC ), recently presented the forum "Anti-LGBT Youth Bias in the Deep South and Rural America." Alesdair Ittelson, an attorney and ...


Gay-Congressman-under-fire-arrest-in-shooting-death-of-gay-equestrian

Gay Congressman under fire; arrest in shooting death of gay equestrian - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Officials at the University of Mississippi are investigating a situation that involved football players and other freshmen disrupted a performance of The Laramie Project with anti-gay heckling, according to the New York Times. Regarding the Laramie episode, the school's bias-response team recommended that every student who attended the play be ordered to attend an educational session led by faculty and ...


Insurance-broker-employee-claims-anti-gay-harassment

Insurance broker employee claims anti-gay harassment - An employee of online insurance broker GoHealth, LLC, has filed complaints with the Illinois Department of Labor and the City of Chicago Council on Human Relations, alleging one of the company's vice-presidents verbally harassed him. Sean O'Connor of Chicago worked as a media associate for GoHealth until April of this year. According to the complaints, he was attending a work ...


Police-look-for-person-of-interest-after-Peoria-murder

Police look for 'person of interest' after Peoria murder - PEORIA—Police are searching for a man they're calling a 'person of interest' after the murder of a nightclub owner Oct. 2. The body of Todd Scholl, 47, owner of the bars Berlin and Diesel, both of which have at times served a largely gay clientele, was found dead in an apartment building at 105 SW Perry Ave., located close to ...


Getting-arrested-shouldnt-be-a-death-sentence

Getting arrested shouldn't be a death sentence - Guest view by Andy Thayer - In the spring of 2004 a friend of mine, activist and mother May Molina of N. Halsted Street, was arrested by Town Hall District police and put in lock up. Thanks to deliberate medical neglect by the Chicago Police Department, the next morning she was dead. A community activist deeply involved in organizing against police misconduct, May had a number ...


LGBT-domestic-violence-murder-stats-stun-advocates

LGBT domestic violence murder stats stun advocates - LGBT domestic violence murders hit an all-time high last year. That is according to a new report by LGBT anti-violence groups. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) reported 21 domestic violence murders for 2012, more than three times its recorded number for 2010 and two more than it recorded in 2011. Those numbers are detailed in an ...


Four-unsolved-homicides-of-transgender-women-in-September

Four unsolved homicides of transgender women in September - From a NCAVP press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) is deeply concerned about four unsolved homicides of transgender women of color that occurred during the month of September in 2013, which continues a disturbing trend of homicides of transgender and gender non-conforming women and people of color in the past few years. Konyale Madden was found beaten to death in ...







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