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  MWRD recognizes Juneteenth as holiday

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago ( MWRD ) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved plans that will allow employees to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday for the first time. In recognition of the importance ...


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  Illinois Legislative Black Caucus mourns loss of two civil-rights leaders

Springfield, IL-July 22, 2020—The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus ( ILBC ) joins the country in mourning the loss of two heroes and iconic figures of the civil-rights movement: Congressman John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian. These ...


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  Columbus statues removed from Grant Park, Little Italy

Overnight on July 24, the city removed statues of Christopher Columbus statue from Grant Park and Little Italy, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The Grant Park statue started to come down at around 3:15 a.m.; the one ...


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  Buff Carmichael talks downstate activism

Windy City Times has been featuring remembrances by longtime Springfield-based activist Buff Carmichael, who is also the former publisher of the Prairie Flame newspaper. In this final segment, Carmichael discusses why he was attracted to death ...


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  Civil-rights icon Congressman John Lewis dies at 80

Congressman John Lewis—who rose from humble beginnings to become an iconic politician and civil-rights activist—has died of pancreatic cancer at age 80, media outlets reported. He died on the same day as civil rights leader the ...


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  New honorees named for Nat'l LGBTQ Wall of Honor at Stonewall Inn

New York, NY—During last year's 50th anniversary celebrations of the Stonewall Riots, the oldest LGBTQ organization in North America, The International Imperial Court System of the U.S.A, Canada and Mexico, established in 1965, and the oldest ...


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  Mapping the Gay Guides project plots queer spaces, launches digital map

When Eric Gonzaba travels across the United States, he often wonders about the history of the places he passes through — specifically, their queer history. The Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of American studies is the ...


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  PODCASTS 'A Queer Serial' delves into LGBTQ history

Devlyn Camp, the host of A Queer Serial podcast, is preparing for season two, continuing the stories of milestones in LGBTQ history before the Stonewall Riots. The show explores the world of lost LGBTQ history through ...


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  Downstate activist Buff Carmichael talks husband, the Prairie Flame

In the May 27 issue of Windy City Times, in the first of a three-part series, Springfield-based activist Buff Carmichael discussed his early life in Texas and his entry into gay activism in downstate Illinois. In ...


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  Memories of Pride

We asked our readers to share some of their favorite Pride memories from years past. Enjoy our shared history! I never missed a parade and had the feet and stamina to be in heels all day ...


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  Leaders in LGBTQ history documentation, interpretation, outreach create fact sheet

NEW YORK, NY — Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — The Stonewall 50 Consortium, Making Gay History, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, New York Public Library, GLSEN, National Parks Conservation Association, and the ONE Archives Foundation announce ...


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  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame selection committee to meet

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, now entering its 30th year, announced earlier this year that it would resume inducting new members. After putting out a call to the community for nominations it now has a ...


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  Lightfoot, Ross, Nasim among LGBT History Month icons

Equality Forum has named its LGBT History Month icons for October—and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, transgender actress Angelica Ross ( Pose ) and late Pakistani-American poet ( and Chicago LGBTQ Hall of Fame inductee ) Ifti ...


June-23-program-to-look-at-Jewish-LGBTQ-historical-figures

  June 23 program to look at Jewish LGBTQ+ historical figures

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host the Pride Month virtual program "LGBTQ+ Upstanders with Eric Marcus" Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. CT. The program will explore the world of Jewish LGBTQ+ historical ...


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  NATIONAL Harvey Milk, trans woman killed, 'Queer the Census,' NYC Pride

LGBTQ-rights icon Harvey Milk would have turned 90 on May 22—and San Francisco is coming together ( virtually ) that day, a press release noted. Openhouse, SF Queer Nightlife Fund and the Tenderloin Museum will present ...


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  Billie Jean King, LGBTQ icon talks Chicago ties, tennis, out athletes

Billie Jean King could easily rest on her laurels as one of the greatest tennis players ever—and she's one of the few to have a movie made about her (the 2017 film Battle of the Sexes, ...


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  BOOKS New book explores life of astronomer-turned-activist Kameny

Dr. Eric Cervini—a Harvard and Cambridge-trained historian sometimes known as the "Hunky Historian"—reveals the secret history of the fight for LGBTQ rights that began a generation before Stonewall in his new book, The Deviant's War: The ...


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  NEIU adds footage to Japanese-American Redress Collection

Northeastern Illinois University's ( NEIU's ) Ronald Williams Library has added newly digitized video footage of the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians ( CWRIC ) hearings to its Japanese American Redress Collection. ...


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  Professor receives honor named after local LGBTQ historian

Caroline Radesky, visiting assistant professor in the University of Iowa Department of History, received the Organization of American Historians' 2020 John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award, the university noted. The award is given annually for the ...


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  '10% Show' panel talk on April 30

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives will host a virtual panel discussion involving The 10% Show on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. The 10% Show was a cable access Chicago-based LGBTQ monthly newsmagazine which ran 21 episodes ...


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  Virtual talk on Chicago's gay history April 27

Local tour company Chicago Detours will present a 20-minute virtual presentation on Chicago's gay history Monday, April 27, at 6 p.m. as part of its ongoing "Historic Happy Hour for Curious People" series. In the talk, ...


Historians-seek-responses-from-LGBTQ-people

  Historians seek responses from LGBTQ people

Writers/historians St Sukie de la Croix and Owen Keehnen are again seeking responses—this time for a third volume of the Tell Me About It series. Participants will answer up to 15 questions about their lives. People ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-postpones-upcoming-events

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame postpones upcoming events

Due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced that it has postponed three planned events—the meeting of its Selection Committee, slated for Saturday, March 21; its Bowlathon Fundraiser at Waveland Bowl on Saturday, ...


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  Hull-House events suspended through April 15; museum still open

In line with the policies for visitors to all University of Illinois campuses in response to developments related to COVID-19, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St., will suspend all public activities through Wed., April ...


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  National Museum of Mexican Art postpones March public events

With the National Museum of Mexican Art monitoring the status of COVID-19 ( coronavirus ) and implementing museum best practices and safety measures, the site has decided to postpone all public events through the end of ...


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  Holocaust Museum cancels March 12 dinner

Due to the rising uncertainties over COVID-19, Illinois Holocaust Museum has canceled its Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner, scheduled for Thursday, March 12. With close to 2,000 expected guests, the dinner was set to pay tribute to ...


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  LGBT Hall of Fame seeks selection committee members

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, now entering its 30th year, announced earlier this year that it will resume inducting new members. After putting out a call to the community for nominations, it now has a ...


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  Darrow ceremony, symposium to mark 125th anniversary of speech on social justice

CHICAGO — With its mission of bringing the spirit of famed attorney and social justice advocate Clarence Darrow to bear on contemporary issues, this year's Darrow commemoration and symposium will focus on the Right of Revolution ...


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  'Art after Stonewall' at Columbus, Ohio, museum

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and organized by the Columbus Museum of Art ( CMA ), "Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989" will be at CMA March 6-May 31. The exhibit debuted in 2019 ...


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  Panel talks lesbians, feminism in Chicago during the '70s and '80s

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Lesbians and Feminism in Chicago in the 1970s and '80s was the focus of a panel discussion Feb. 12 at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Gerber/Hart). The event took place in conjunction with Gerber/Hart's current exhibit, "Lavender ...


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  Exhibit examines works of refugee, immigrant writers

The American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., celebrates refugee and immigrant writers with its newest exhibit, "My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today," which explores the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing on our ...


At-20-years-of-The-Laramie-Project-call-goes-out-for-submissions

  At 20 years of The Laramie Project, call goes out for submissions

The Laramie Project, a play by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project, had its world premiere production at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2000. This month the Matthew ...


NATIONAL-Fatal-shooting-LGBTQ-political-news-Bayard-Rustin-travel-ban

  NATIONAL Fatal shooting, LGBTQ political news, Bayard Rustin, travel ban

In response to the ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Ja'Quarius Taylor, from New Orleans, as a possible hate crime, National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director David Johns and Executive Director of the Lawyers' ...


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  PFAW Joins Call for Pardon of Civil Rights Icon Bayard Rustin

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following the announcement by California State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Shirley Weber of their letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, calling on Newsom to posthumously pardon civil rights icon Bayard Rustin for his 1953 ...


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  OPALGA+ reflects on group's early years at gallery discussion

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association + ( OPALGA+ ), the co-founders/authors of a new limited-edition book— The Oak Park Lesbian and Gay Association: Stories From the History-Making First ...


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  'Freedom Ride' talk, performance Jan. 29

Newberry Library is hosting a discussion and performance with Chicago Opera Theater ( COT ) involving the production Freedom Ride on Wed., Jan. 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at the library's Ruggles Hall, 60 W. Walton St. The ...


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  'She Shot Him Dead' among newest Newberry offerings

The seminar series "She Shot Him Dead: Husband-Slaying in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago" will take place Tuesdays Feb. 11-March 10, 6-7:30 p.m. at Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Rachel Boyle, a public historian and co-founder of Omnia ...


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  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame kicks off 30th year, seeks nominees, sets ceremony

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, now entering its 30th year, announced today announced earlier this year that it will resume inducting new members. The deadline for nominations has been extended until February 15, 2020. Nominations ...


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  Sidetrack's New Years Eve Party to benefit the Legacy Project

Sidetrack's New Years Eve Party, New Year's 2020: A Vision for Our Future , will benefit The Legacy Project. Presale tickets are $30. $35 at the door, if still available. Party goers must be 21+ with ...


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  World AIDS Day events happening in Chicagoland

This year, there will be various events taking place to mark World AIDS Day. Below is a list of some events taking place to note this special time. ( All events are in Chicago unless otherwise ...


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  AIDS Garden to unveil Haring sculpture

On Nov. 14, the Chicago Parks Foundation announced that the first phase of the new AIDS Garden Chicago will be complete this fall with the unveiling of a specially commissioned 30-foot-high sculpture, "Self-Portrait," by the late ...


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  AIDS Quilt moves to National AIDS Memorial, archives to Library of Congress

Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2019 ( GLOBE NEWSWIRE ) — The NAMES Project Foundation ( NPF ) today announced that the National AIDS Memorial will become the new caretaker of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and NAMES ...


ALMA-marks-30-years-of-activism-by-opening-archives

  ALMA marks 30 years of activism by opening archives

The Association of Latinx Motivating Action ( ALMA ) celebrated its 30th anniversary Nov. 15 by opening its archives to the public at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance ( PRAA ), 3000 N. Elbridge Ave. ALMA ...


Historians-seek-LGBTQ-responses-for-next-work-

  Historians seek LGBTQ responses for next work

Writers/historians St Sukie de la Croix and Owen Keehnen are again seeking responses—this time for a third volume of the Tell Me About It series. Participants will answer up to 15 questions about their lives. People ...


Exhibit-examines-contributions-of-refugee-immigrant-writers

  Exhibit examines contributions of refugee, immigrant writers

The American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., celebrates refugee and immigrant writers with its newest exhibit, "My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today," which explores the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing on our ...


LGBT-HISTORY-MONTH-Diaries-reveal-hidden-worlds-for-museums

  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Diaries reveal hidden worlds for museums

by Matthew S. Bajko

"Damn I'm going to be a gorgeous man," Lou Sullivan wrote 40 years ago in one of his personal diaries. Sullivan, who died in 1991 at age 39 due to complications from AIDS, was a pioneering ...


Jeanne-Balke-on-career-WWII-life-as-a-lesbian-pre-Stonewall

  Jeanne Balke on career, WWII, life as a lesbian pre-Stonewall

Just a few weeks before Chicago native Jeanne Balke's 10th birthday, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, plunging the United States into World War II. Balke and her family lived in the public housing project Cabrini-Green and ...


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  Events planned around LGBTQ veterans and Veterans Day

The American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) Chicago Chapter will hold its annual LGBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m.at Ann Sather Restaurant at 909 W Belmont Ave Chicago. The dinner speaker ...


NATIONAL-Matthew-Shepard-recall-falls-short-Out-Equal-Scotty-Bowers-dies

  NATIONAL Matthew Shepard, recall falls short, Out & Equal, Scotty Bowers dies

The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a statement read at a Justice Department ceremony marking the 10-year ...


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  SHOWBIZ George Michael, Billy Porter, Michael Hutchence, LGBTQ-history film

The holiday romantic comedy Last Christmas (starring Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Henry Golding) won't just feature the music of George Michael—it will also include a previously unreleased song by the late queer pop legend, Out.com ...


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  Artemis Singers workshop Oct. 30

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Artemis Singers will hold a free workshop at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., on Wed., Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m., to collect stories from women in the ...


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  Legacy Project hosts '[un]Gala'

Supporters of Chicago's Legacy Project gathered Oct. 10 to pay tribute to key volunteers who've contributed to its organizational success. The event—" LANDMARK: The Legacy Project [un]Gala"—was held at the Chez event space, 247 E. Ontario ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-calls-for-2019-nominees-announces-ceremony-date

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame calls for 2019 nominees, announces ceremony date

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, now entering its 30th year, announced today that it will resume inducting new members. The ceremony for inductees will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Chicago History ...


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  "Lavender Women and Killer Dykes" to launch Oct. 12

Gerber/Hart Library & Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., will host the launch of the exhibit "Lavender Women and Killer Dykes" on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. "Lavender Women and Killer Dykes" reflects the culture that ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Pete Buttigieg on LGBT history, historic campaign

Mark Segal

Pete Buttigieg—who has served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012—came out as a gay man in a self-penned essay published by the South Bend Tribune. This past April, he declared his candidacy for president ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Alfred Kinsey "was our Stonewall." - Samuel Steward

By Michael Bedwell

There was a time when 1 out of every 2 Americans Gallup polled knew Alfred Kinsey's name, and to gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals he was a living hero. Sadly, for the last quarter century or ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH For museum curators, garments offer stylish storytelling

by Matthew S. Bajko

Curators working with the Oakland Museum of California on its first major LGBT exhibition, dubbed "Queer California: Untold Stories," displayed a blue sequined jacket created by San Francisco designer Pat Campano and worn in 1985 by ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Authors and activism: A history of LGBT bookstores

By Jason Villemez

"It was unbelievably fun," Ed Hermance said about his time operating Giovanni's Room, one of the first queer bookstores in the world. "You weren't there for the economics, and it would be exhausting if you were ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Stonewall 50 finally gets our history right

Perspective By Mark Segal,Publisher Philadelphia Gay News

Something very strange happened during last June's celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The LGBT community, especially those of us from Gay Liberation Front New York realized how the history we created from ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH Charlotte Cushman: A flawless Romeo

By Victoria A. Brownworth

Charlotte Cushman ( 1816-1876 ) was the greatest American actress of her era, a theatrical superstar and a gender-nonconforming lesbian who worked on stages in the U.S., Britain and Rome throughout the mid-19th century. For over ...


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  LGBT HISTORY MONTH For celebrities, an off-screen journey to on-screen equality

By Steve Rothaus

ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez said that as a young reporter in Miami, he was inspired by the greats of television journalism: Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters and Katie Couric. He didn't seek out gay ...


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  Takei, Elling at Oct. 14 'Galaxy' concert

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's spectacle "The Galaxy's Greatest Hits"—which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing—will take place Monday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. ...


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  Gerber/Hart benefit brings awareness of Midwest LGBTQ history

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is an open book when it comes to Midwest LGBTQ history and culture—and its benefit, "Out of the Closets and Into the Archives," proved it Sept. 21 at its space on 6500 ...


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  Ralphi The Razz Rosario street dedicated

Scenes from the dedication of the Ralphi The Razz Rosario street sign at Halsted and Cornelia, Saturday, Sept. 14. Joseph Stevens Photography ...


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  NATIONAL Trans officer dies, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Trevor Project

Sgt. Tomi Finkle—who transitioned as a transgender woman after a 25-year career as a U.S. Capitol Police officer and, in retirement, served as a volunteer member of the D.C. Police Department's then Gay & Lesbian Liaison ...


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  James Baldwin Residence added to National Register of Historic Places

NEW YORK, NY — September 12, 2019 — The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is extremely pleased to share the news that the James Baldwin Residence, located at 137 West 71st Street, has been listed on ...


Activists-and-Icons-documentary-photography-exhibit-to-close-Oct-27

  Activists and Icons documentary photography exhibit to close Oct. 27

Activists and Icons: The Photographs of Steve Schapiro shows, through powerful documentary photography, that the issues of the civil rights movement are still deeply relevant today. Forty-six large-format photographs tell the stories of seminal moments in ...


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  Considering Matthew Shepard concert st Ravinia Festival Sept. 12

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Considering Matthew Shepard will be performed at Ravinia Festival. The concert focuses on the brutal 1998 killing of a 21 year old gay student which attracted the attention of the world for ...


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  LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill Approved by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker

Students in Illinois public schools will learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state and national history after approval today of the Inclusive Curriculum Law by Gov. Pritzker, according to Equality ...


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  Sebastian Patti: Legal icon talks past, health issues and accomplishments

To say Sebastian Patti has achieved milestones—for himself and the LGBTQ community—might be giving him short shrift. More than two decades ago, Patti, 66, became the first openly gay appointed judge and, in 2009, he took ...


Hamilton-The-Exhibition-concludes-in-Chicago-Aug-25

  Hamilton The Exhibition concludes in Chicago Aug. 25

Hamilton: The Exhibition—the large-scale immersive museum that debuted last spring in Chicago—will conclude its five-month residency on Sunday, Aug. 25, Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller announced. Inspired by the globally known musical, Hamilton: The Exhibition takes visitors ...


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  Intuit chosen by American Alliance of Museums for "Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion"

ARLINGTON, VA — Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art has been selected by the American Alliance of Museums ( AAM ) to participate in "Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion." This unprecedented ...


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  Rainbow pylons become city landmarks

The rainbow pylons dotting the Halsted Street landscape —and are the basis of the Legacy Walk outdoor museum—are officially city landmarks. The City Council approved a recommendation July 24 that the pylons be given landmark status. ...


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  Mineral Point to display AIDS Quilt

In Wisconsin, as part of Mineral Point's 3rd annual Pride celebration, sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt—the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 96,000 individuals lost to AIDS—will be ...


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  Race Riot anniversary to be marked July 27

In Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, the 100th anniversary of day that ignited the 1919 Chicago Race Riot ( CRR19 ) will be commemorated with a couple events on Saturday, July 27. At 8:30-9:30 a.m., there will be ...







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