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At ISU in Normal: Legacy Wall, speakers highlight contributions of LGBT individuals - The Legacy Wall, a Chicago-based traveling interactive LGBT history exhibit, will be on display on the main floor of Illinois State University's Milner Library Feb. 15-27 in Normal, Illinois. The free exhibit was created by the Legacy Project, a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to recognizing the contributions LGBT individuals have made to world history and culture. The large Legacy Wall exhibit ...


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President Obama releases statement for African American History Month - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2016 PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: America's greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and strived to expand the reach of freedom to all. For too long, our most basic liberties ...


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Legacy Wall on display thru Jan. 29 - The Legacy Wall—a traveling installation of LGBT contributions to world history and culture—will be on display at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., through Friday, Jan. 29. The exhibit features 125 international and multicultural biographical elements spanning 4,000 years of history and 20 fields of contribution. The wall is present in the Loop to help celebrate the ...


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Hall of Fame seeks board members - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame is now accepting applications for board members. The organization's yearly events include the Celebrity Bowl; Pride and Joy Reception; Chicago Pride Parade; Hambingo at Hamburger Mary's; and the annual induction ceremony. Those interested in being on the board should complete the form at http://bit.ly/1R7E0zH. ...


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Saturday: BYP100 to march to reclaim MLK and build Black futures - From a press release - CHICAGO- On Saturday, January 16th The Black Youth Project 100 ( BYP100 ) Chicago Chapter in coordination with Assata's Daughters and Black Lives Matter Chicago, will lead a march and rally in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s movement work in Chicago and to continue the fight against police brutality, economic inequality, and city corruption. "A march on the ...


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Community meeting planned on Nat'l Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative - From a press release - In 2014, the National Park Service launched the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative to help address the underrepresentation of LGBTQ history and heritage by our nation's storyteller and history keeper. Come and meet with Megan Springate, the prime consultant for the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative and learn more about the project, what advances we have made, what work still needs to be done, ...


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Local passages in 2015 - Laurie Benz, an out lesbian and feminist singer-songwriter, among other roles in the music industry, passed away peacefully in the Chicago area on Jan. 4 after a long struggle from a debilitating stroke. She was 57. Richard Johnson, 69, a retired City of Chicago employee and pharmacist, died Jan. 6 after a long struggle with emphysema. Christine Johnson, a former ...


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National Gay Media Association expands national reach - From a press release - The National Gay Media Association ( NGMA ), which brings together the top regional newspapers serving the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) communities, announce the addition of three new papers to its membership. As of November 2015,Watermark in Orlando, The Pride in Los Angeles and Philadelphia Gay News have joined NGMA. NGMA is an alliance of ...


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Minneapolis gay publisher Tim Campbell dies - Gay rights activist Tim Campbell died Dec. 26, 2015, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 76, from esophageal cancer. Campbell was perhaps best known as the publisher of the GLC Voice newspaper in Minneapolis, which came out from 1979 through 1992. During that period he was the go to person in Minneapolis for the media whenever they needed a ...


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BOOK REVIEW You Don't Own Me: The Life and Times of Lesley Gore - Your closet is packed with mistakes. Odd-colored shirts, patchwork jeans, alligators, prairie wear, weird ties, you wore it all once. But will those things ever be in style again, even if you wait long enough? No, Nehru jackets, leisure suits, and knitted knickers are best left in the rag bag. As you'll see in the new book You Don't Own ...


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CHICAGO 2015 IN REVIEW From elections to closures - —Meeks nomination: Former state Sen. the Rev. James Meeks was, in January, nominated by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner to become chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education. Meeks, who heads the Salem Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side, has a long history of challenging goals sought by the LGBT community. The state Senate nevertheless approved Meeks in March, with only ...


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Daughters of Bilitis turns 60 - The GLBT Historical Society marked the 60th anniversary of the Daughters of Bilitis—the first lesbian organization in the United States—with a reception at the GLBT History Museum on Dec. 13. The guest of honor was Phyllis Lyon, 91—the one surviving co-founder. The complete papers of Lyon and her late partner, Del Martin ( 1921—2008 ), are preserved in the GLBT ...


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Stonewall to be National Park System Historic Site - U.S. House of Representatives press release - Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler ( D-NY ), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ( D-NY ) and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer ( D-NY ) introduced legislation on December 10th to create the Stonewall National Historic Site. This site would be the nation's first national park site dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) history. The Stonewall ...


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CSU becomes first university to host The Legacy Wall - According to the Chicago nonprofit The Legacy Project's website, the organization's Legacy Wall is the only installation of its kind. Created in 2013 during the March on Springfield, it is the very first interactive, traveling LGBT history exhibit. The wall's gracefully curving 40-plus feet is packed with rare photographs, detailed biographies, multimedia and informational graphics charting the growth of the ...


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World news: Trans initiative; Venezuelan pol; gay imam; Czech adoption - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Arcus Foundation and the Novo Foundation announced a five-year philanthropic initiative focused on improving the lives of transgender people worldwide, according to a press release. With lead funding from Arcus, the Global Trans Initiative will deploy grants and philanthropic resources totaling at least $20 million to transgender activists and organizations as well as work intended to ensure that all ...


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Legacy Wall Traveling LGBT History Exhibit part of Youth Summit - From a press release - Since early 2012, the Chicago-based Legacy Project LGBT History endeavor has been partnering with Illinois Safe Schools Alliance to provide opportunities for the state's GSAs to come and tour the award-winning "Legacy Walk" outdoor LGBT museum. The Legacy Project Education Initiative ( LPEI ) — which launched on Day of Silence/2013 — provides age-appropriate lesson plans, multimedia, and research resources ...


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Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame induction held - In his remarks introducing the 2015 inductees into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the institution exemplifies "25 years of making the city live up to its values and principles." Emanuel remained present onstage greeting inductees for the entire ceremony, which was held Nov. 10 at the Chicago History Museum. He had just come from ...


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National roundup: Kameny honored; military rape; anti-gay attacks - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Veterans Day, the Veterans Administration honored LGBT icon Frank Kameny, who served in WWII, with a memorial headstone, according to NewNowNext.com. The marker, along with a footstone reading "Gay is Good" ( Kameny's motto ), is in D.C.'s Congressional Cemetery near the grave of Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich. In 1975, Matlovich became the first active-duty service member to ...


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Hall of Fame looks to its future - The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has been renamed—it will henceforth be known as the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame to better reflect the city's diversity, according to organization officials. That's just one part of a three-year strategic plan the Hall of Fame recently undertook in order to raise its visibility in the community, become more relevant to ...


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Hall of Fame display at library, includes new name - The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, founded in 1991, this year voted to change its name to the more inclusive Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. The new name and logo were revealed at the launch of a new exhibit at the Harold Washington Library, 300 S. State St., Oct. 31. The exhibit features large photos of the 2015 ...


Attorney-who-helped-defeat-DOMA-talks-about-Edie-Windsor

Attorney who helped defeat DOMA talks about Edie Windsor - LGBT HISTORY PROJECT by Paige Cooperstein - Edie Windsor, charismatic, stylish and articulate, found herself widowed just shy of her 80th birthday. She hadn't yet been married two years to her spouse, Thea Spyer, who died of complications from a heart condition on Feb. 5, 2009. Windsor and Spyer had been together more than 40 years by the time they made the treacherous journey to Canada, soon ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH Dick Leitsch: History is unavoidable - by Perry Brass, LGBT HISTORY PROJECT - For my friend Dick Leitsch—the last president of the Mattachine Society of New York, and who turned 80 last May—history was unavoidable. I met Dick in two different periods of my life. At 20, I attended my first and only meeting of the New York Mattachine Society, at the old Wendell Wilkie House near Bryant Park in New York City. ...


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Legacy Project concludes Phase IV celebration - On Oct. 17, The Legacy Project—the world's only outdoor LGBT museum walk—concluded its Phase IV dedication celebration at Sidetrack. Scott Duff and Ellen Miller from WCPT's "Out! Chicago" show co-hosted. The previous Saturday ( Oct. 10 ), the organization unveiled five new bronze memorial plaques ( for inductees The Pink Triangle, Billy Strayhorn, Rudolf Nureyev, Leonard Bernstein and Josephine Baker ...


Chicago-monument-to-honor-Ida-B-Wells-wins-fundraising-support

Chicago monument to honor Ida B. Wells wins fundraising support - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, October 15, 2015 ) — The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee launched an online fundraising campaign at the beginning of October for a monument to honor the life and work of Ida B. Wells ( 1862-1931 ). Within the first 15 days of the campaign there has been tremendous support with donations from as far away as ...


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BOOKS Gloria Steinem recounts 'Life on the Road,' legacy - Decorated award-winning feminist icon Gloria Steinem hasn't released a book in over 20 years, but her new memoir Gloria Steinem: My Life on the Road is literally worth every second of the wait. The 81-year-old Women's Action Alliance founder is telling her own story from a uniquely different perspective—the driver's seat. "I started the book at Hedgebrook—a writer's retreat on ...


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Legacy Walk unveils five new bronze memorial plaques - Chicago's Legacy Walk gained five new bronze memorial plaques that were unveiled in the Phase IV dedication ceremony on Oct. 10 in Boystown. There are 35 plaques mounted on the rainbow pylons standing on Halsted Street. The five new inductees include The Pink Triangle, Billy Strayhorn, Rudolf Nureyev, Leonard Bernstein and Josephine Baker. By coincidence, Legacy Project Executive Director and ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH Transgender forward - By San Diego LGBT Weekly, LGBT History Project - As the gay and lesbian community celebrates marriage equality across the United States, the transgender members of the LGBT community continue to work diligently to place their civil rights front and center, as we move into the next chapter of LGBT equality. To many, it seems as if the transgender movement has come from nowhere in the last decade, but ...


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BOOK REVIEW Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights - By Ann Bausum, $16.99; Viking; 120 pages Your favorite hangout isn't all that fancy. It's comfortable, though: you've got places to sit, flat surfaces for your stuff, and your friends are always around. Best of all, nobody says you can't be there; everybody's welcome all the time. It wasn't always that way, though, as you'll see in Stonewall: Breaking ...


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Oct. 15 is Nat'l Latino AIDS Awareness Day - Oct. 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day ( NLAAD ). The 2015 theme is "You & I Will Defeat AIDS," or "Tu y Yo Vamos a Derrotar al SIDA." According to AIDS.gov, The Latino Commission on AIDS ( LCOA ), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for ...


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Upcoming: For women; LGBT history; trans forum; art auction; Halloween - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - 'By Women, For Women' Oct. 16 Center on Halsted's Women's Action Committee will host "By Women, For Women" Friday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W. Diversey Ave. There will be an evening of masquerade, music and entertainment ( featuring performances by CoverGirls Violin Show and Passistas Samba Dance Troupe ). Attendees are urged to wear ...


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Phase IV Legacy Walk Induction ceremony Oct. 10. - From a press release - The Legacy Project, the world's only Outdoor LGBT museum ealk, will hold an outdoor ceremony celebrating the induction of bronze memorials commemorating Leonard Bernstein, Josephine Baker, Rudolf Nureyev, Billy Strayhorn, and "The Story of the Pink Triangle" ( a.k.a the fate of homosexuals under Hitler during the Holocaust ) onto Chicago's Award-Winning "Legacy Walk" museum streetscape in honor of October ...


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LGBT HISTORY MONTH P.L. Travers: A spoonful of speculation - By Gary M. Kramer, LGBT HISTORY PROJECT - P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, was born Helen Lyndon Goff on Aug. 9, 1899, in Maryborough, in Queensland, Australia, ( not in England, as many assume ). She moved to England in 1924, and used the name P.L. Travers—an abbreviation of her pseudonym, Pamela Lyndon Travers, which she used in her days as a dancer and Shakespearean actor on ...


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GLSEN lauds progress since LGBT History Month first launched - From a press release - NEW YORK ( October 1, 2015 ) - GLSEN's Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, issued the following statement acknowledging the start of LGBT History Month recognized every October. Started in 1994 by high school history teacher, Rodney Wilson, with support from GLSEN, the Gerber/Hart Library and Archive and other educators, LGBT History Month is an opportunity for educators to teach ...


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Faderman puts history in its place in 'The Gay Revolution' - Six-time Lambda Literary Award winner Lillian Faderman is breaking new ground with a historical account of the LGBT movement that encompasses almost seven decades. In The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, Faderman takes the temperature of a civil-rights battle spanning multiple generations across many divides in an effort to unite a community that has, it seems, splintered into ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Robin Tyler - How do I begin to even describe what I and everyone else who has read and reviewed Lillian Faderman's new book, The Gay Revolution, think is the most well-written, researched, epic historical book about our movement? First of all, I want to confess: I am in this book. So is my wife. But were we not in this book, I ...


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Windy City Times celebrates 30th anniversary - The Windy City Times 30th anniversary Sept. 27, 2015 at Sidetrack was hosted by Amy Matheny and Scott Duff, featuring singer Sami Grisafe. Publisher Tracy Baim took questions on the history of her work and Windy City Times. Windy City Times was founded in 1985 and Grisafe performed music from the era. Gallery photos by Kat Fitzgerald ( http://mysticimagesphotography.com/ ) ...


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Windy City Times, The Early Years: A personal perspective - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - It's difficult to convey how exciting—sometimes even thrilling—it was to work in gay and lesbian media during the 1980s and early 1990s. All those passionate discussions we had about the burning issues of the day, and marches, and demonstrations, and kiss-ins! At the same time, the appalling horror of AIDS—the plague that came out of nowhere and snuffed out so ...


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Gay Press: The Long Haul - Working in the gay press should probably be measured in dog years. Right-wing threats, death and destruction, physical assaults, robberies, property destruction, and that's not to mention the internal struggles within our great rainbow community—it all makes those years seem so much longer. But while hundreds of reporters have come and gone through the years of gay media in Chicago, ...


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Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue: Coverage - Selected front pages from 1985-1987 - October 10, 1985 The death of actor Rock Hudson Oct. 2, 1985 made front-page headlines around the world, including in the gay media of the day. For the straight community, his was the first high-profile death from AIDS, and something that forced even President Ronald Reagan to acknowledge the disease. Hudson was also outed as a gay man, compelling ...


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Windy City Times at 30 - The internecine battles of the gay community are legendary. They are not limited to Chicago, or to any one segment of the community. And the gay media have certainly not been immune to these growing pains of the fledgling modern gay-rights movement ( more recently called the LGBTQ movement ). Chicago's gay media have strong and deep roots. In Chicago, ...


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VIEWS The first draft of history - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - Journalism is said to be the first draft of history. For most of the LGBT movement's history, it has often been the only draft. While much of the mainstream media now cover LGBT issues a lot better, this has come about at the same time those same media are laying off reporters and covering less and less of niche communities. ...


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Locals talk about the past, present and future of LGBTs - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - Windy City Times recently asked a variety of people three questions about the LGBT demographic: 1. What do you remember about the LGBT scene in 1985? 2. What's the biggest change you've witnessed regarding LGBTs in 2015? 3. What do you feel the future holds for LGBTs? Below is what they had to say. Lauren Verdich, entrepreneur: 1 ) ...


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1985 TV - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - Bill Cosby was dominating the airwaves in 1985, ushering in a resurgence of the sitcom—as well as the NBC network—that would last for years to come. Dynasty was at the peak of its popularity, as was Miami Vice. But Crockett and Tubbs were not the only fictional residents of Miami to heat up the airwaves; 1985 was the year that ...


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1985 MUSIC - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - There was some queer energy in the music charts in 1985, which featured, among others, George Michael—then part of Wham!—and the Material Girl herself, who was riding high after the 1984 release of her album Like a Virgin. Michael was still a long way from coming out of the closet—at the time he was dating Brooke Shields. This was also ...


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Chicago photos, 1980s through early 1990s - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - This page features photos from award-winning author and photographer Andrew J. Epstein, a former Chicagoan now living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. ...


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Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue: Photos - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - 1 ) These three photos are from the start and finish of Chicago's latest community center, Center on Halsted, previously known as Gay Horizons, Horizons and Horizons Community Services. The left photo is from a groundbreaking in the late 1990s, when Mary Morten was Mayor Richard Daley's LGBT liaison. Among those with Morten are Roger Hickey and Art Johnston. Middle ...


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Windy City Times: The team - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - Windy City Media Group has had hundreds of reporters, feature writers, photographers, videographers, radio talent and producers, editors, delivery drivers, and more contribute to the success of Windy City Times, Outlines, Nightlines/Nightspots, Clout!, Out!, En LaVida, Blacklines, Identity, Lesbigay Radio, Windy City Radio and events like windy City Gay Idol, 30 Under 30 Awards. Thank you to the amazing Chicago-aera ...


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MOVIES Stonewall: Brick layers - Below: Two Stonewalls, two controversies - The issue of who threw the first brick at 1969's Stonewall Riots, which launched the modern LGBT-rights movement and annual pride parades, has been a point of controversy and disagreement long before director Roland Emmerich's new film of the same name. Yet Emmerich, best known for bombastic, special effects-laden Hollywood disaster blockbusters like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, ...


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Bases loaded: 1985 sports memories, locally and nationally - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - Bob Knight whipped a chair across the basketball court at Indiana University, where he was the beloved, longtime men's basketball coach. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson battled for supremacy in the NBA, and it was the Johnson-led Los Angeles Lakers who claimed the championship in six games. The upstart USFL ended its run, while the San Francisco 49ers defeated the ...


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1985 MOVIES - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - Though the biggest movie of 1985 was Back to the Future, which cemented Michael J. Fox's movie-star status, it was really the year of Sylvester Stallone, who cracked the top-10 with two films, both of them infused with '80s hyper-patriotism: Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV. One film with some lesbian content did become the year's fourth-highest grosser, ...


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Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue: Photo page 2 - 1 ) The Coalition Against Media/Marketing Prejudice ( CAMMP ) announced in January 1988 that it was taking on the Stroh Brewery Co. for remarks made in The Wall Street Journal by the ad agency handling Stroh beers. Michael Lesser of Lowe Marschalk had said: "I'm surprised beer companies [such as Anheuser-Busch] would think seriously of advertising in gay media. ...


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Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue: Photo page 3 - 1 ) The three left photos are all from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt display at Chicago's Navy Pier in 1989. At top is the Reverend Willie Barrow, whose own son Keith had died of AIDS complications in 1983, and below is author Studs Terkel—both were reading the names of people lost to the disease. Photos by Tracy Baim ...


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Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue: Photo page 4 - 1 ) Activist Paul Adams ( left ) wearing a shirt promoting Chicago's contingent in the 1987 March on Washington, in a protest march. Photo from the WCT archives 2 ) The Amigas Latinas group gathers for a 1990s picnic. From the Outlines archives 3 ) A Queer Nation anti-violence march Aug. 24, 1991. That's Scout, now a nationally known ...


-Windy-City-Times-30th-anniversary-Sept-27

Windy City Times 30th anniversary Sept. 27 - The Windy City Times 30th anniversary celebration will be Sunday, Sept. 27, at Sidetrack bar, 2-5 p.m. It is open to the public. Suggested donation is $30 at the door. There will be "just desserts," from Tri-Star Catering, a performance by singer Sami Grisafe—who was born the year the paper was founded—plus lots of door prizes. The first edition of ...


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Stonewall Inn may become a national park site, honoring LGBT history - From a press release - NEW YORK, NY — Today, in front of the iconic Stonewall Inn, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the National Parks Conservation Association ( NPCA ), the Human Rights Campaign, state and local elected officials, advocacy groups and community leaders launched a new campaign to designate the nation's first national park site dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...


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Windy City Times 30th anniversary Sept. 27 - The Windy City Times 30th anniversary celebration will be Sunday, Sept. 27, at Sidetrack bar, 2-5 p.m. It is open to the public. Suggested donation is $30 at the door. There will be "just desserts," from Tri-Star Catering, a performance by singer Sami Grisafe—who was born the year the paper was founded—plus lots of door prizes. The first edition of ...


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Gillibrand, Nadler launch campaign to designate Stonewall Inn a national park site - From a press release - New York, NY — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Jerrold Nadler, with the National Parks Conservation Association, the Human Rights Campaign, elected officials, advocates and community members will announce the launch of a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first ever national park site honoring America's LGBT history on Sunday, September 20, at 2 p.m. at The Stonewall ...


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President Obama speaks on ten-year anniversary of Katrina - From the White House - Remarks by the President, 4 p.n. CDT, at the Andrew Sanchez Community Center, New Orleans, Louisiana: THE PRESIDENT: Everybody, have a seat. Hello, everybody! Where y'at? It is good to be back in the Big Easy. And this is the weather in August all the time, right? ( Laughter. ) As soon as I land in New Orleans, ...


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Gary Gates on the past, present and future LGBT movement - Researching the demographic characteristics of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population is no easy task, but it's a business Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar & Williams Institute Research Director Gary J. Gates has perfected over time. "I see much of my work as attempting to make visible LGBT populations that have historically not been visible in data sources often used to ...


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Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame to induct 11 people, 1 group - Eleven individuals and one organization will be inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) communities, on Tuesday, November 10. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on ...


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Legacy Project launches Legacy Wall traveling LGBT exhibition - Several dozen supporters of The Legacy Project gathered at the Bridgeport Art Center Aug. 23 for the first showing of The Legacy Wall, a beautiful and highly detailed traveling exhibition debuting to the public at the Illinois State Library in Springfield Oct. 1-28, which is national LGBT History Month. The Legacy Project is a Chicago-based LGBT organization focused on preserving ...


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Bank to house Knuckles collection - Stony Island Arts Bank—a onetime bank that was recently transformed into an African-American cultural center—will house the late Frankie Knuckles' vinyl collection, according to a Pitchfork.com item. Founder Theaster Gates said of the center in a statement, "It is an institution of and for the South Side—a repository for African-American culture and history, a laboratory for the next generation of ...


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Public art statue in 44th Ward benefits Police Memorial - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ald. Tom Tunney ( D-44th Ward ) purchased a horse statue as part of the Horses of Honor public art installation benefitting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. It was unveiled July 28 in the 19th Police District. This citywide project features life-size police horse statues that are designed to resemble Chicago's mounted patrol unit horses, and represent support and assistance ...


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Chicagoan D'Emilio among Woodhull honorees - From a press release - The Woodhull organization announces the recipients of the 2015 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award—John D'Emilio, Monica Raye Simpson, and Diego Miguel Sanchez. "These are outstanding leaders and courageous activists," said Ricci Levy, executive director of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. "We are inspired by their work, by the lives they lead and look, with hope, toward a future they helped to ...


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OFA hosts LGBTQ history event - Organizing for Action ( OFA ) held a special event on LGBTQ Pride: Past, Present and Future July 23 at Center on Halsted. Attendees were treated to a personal tour of The Legacy Walk markers by The Legacy Project founder Victor Salvo before a panel discussed LGBTQ historical and current events. Panelists were ESPN journalist Christina Kahrl, Salvo, and Windy ...


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Cover story: National gathering honors Philadelphia's 1965 protests - Article, photos and videos at the link - The National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration was held in Philadelphia over the July 4 weekend. Among the many events and exhibits was a somber march in front of Independence Hall, with 40 people reenacting Reminder Day 1965, carrying signs and wearing traditional male and female clothing as did the original protestors. Full report, photos and videos at the link http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Philadelphias-1965-protests-remembered/52115.html ...


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Philadelphia's 1965 protests remembered - Videos below - Several major events, including an historic reenactment, marked the 50th anniversary of the first Reminder Days in Philadelphia July 4th weekend. The Reminder Days were held annually 1965-1969, and were among the most critical precursors to the 1969 Stonewall rebellion sparking the modern LGBT-rights movement. The centerpiece of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration was July 4, in front of ...


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Upcoming: Legacy Project events July 11-12 - On Saturday, July 11, at 1-3 p.m., The Legacy Project will host a rooftop reception/fundraiser at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. The following day, there will be a special program at 2-5 p.m., at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., featuring an address by Pepe-Julian Onziema. Onziema will reflect on the life of slain Ugandan activist David Kato, ...


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50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminders pickets celebrated at Independence Hall - Video below - On July 4, 2015, the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminders was celebrated at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The Reminders were critical gay equality demonstrations held each July 4th from 1965-69. During those years, activists from Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and other places across the U.S. held pickets for gay equality at Independence Hall each July 4th. ...


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National politics debated during Philadelphia celebrations - There was a discussion of LGBT politics July 2, 2015 in Philadelphia as part of the 50th Anniversary of the city's Reminder Day events, 1965-1969. The discussion was held in the historic Congress Hall, where the U.S. House of Representatives met from 1790 to 1800. On the panel were Kirk Fordham, executive director, Gill Action Fund; Kate Kendell, executive director, ...


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Wreath laying honors gay pioneers in Philadelphia, begins 50th Anniversary weekend - Video below - Supreme Court marriage plaintiff James Obergefell and three of the original picketers at Philadelphia's Reminder Day annual gay protests from 1965-1969 were at a special wreath-laying ceremony at the Gay Pioneers plaque across from Independence Hall July 2. Paul Kunstler, Ada Bello and John James joined the special occasion, reminding people of the dozens of courageous gay pioneers who gathered ...


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Forty years ago: Chicago's 1975 marriage protest - The following is excerpted from the book Marriage Equality in the Land of Lincoln, by Kate Sosin and Tracy Baim, published in 2014: On October 20, 1975, two women, Toby Schneiter and Nancy Davis, staged a sit-in at a Cook County Marriage License Bureau facility and were arrested. Many activists believed this event would hurt more mainstream efforts to pass ...


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National LGBT 50th-anniv. event in Philly July 2-5 - Organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration, July 2-5 in Philadelphia, have announced the events to honor 50 years of LGBT activism and progress. The National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration is being promoted as the first national event after the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. The organized LGBT civil-rights movement was galvanized when activists from New ...


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Barbara Gittings: Gay Pioneer - Her smile was perhaps her biggest asset. Barbara Gittings countered the vitriol of homophobes by using any tactic at her disposal. Sometimes that was verbal debate. Or wearing a flowery dress, smiling, and carrying a protest sign. Or creative activism with a kissing booth. But mainly, Gittings used her persistence and boundless energy to wear down her enemies, winning victory ...


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Kameny to be inducted into Department of Labor Hall of Honor - From a press release - WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will induct civil rights leader and worker rights equality pioneer Frank Kameny into the Department of Labor's Hall of Honor on Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at its national headquarters. A World War II veteran and Harvard-educated doctor of astronomy with the U.S. Army Map Service, Kameny was discharged, and ...







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