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Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Announces-2017-Inductees

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees - From a press release - Nine individuals, three organizations, and two friends of the community have been selected for 2017 induction into the Chicago LGBTHall of Fame, the organization which honors and celebrates notablemembers of Chicago's LGBT communities. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, ...


Alphawood-Gallery-debuts-internment-exhibition

Alphawood Gallery debuts internment exhibition - Seventy-five years ago President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order set in motion the forced removal and internment, without due process, of over 120,000 citizens and legal residents of Japanese ancestry living on or near the west coast during World War II. For its first original exhibition Alphawood Gallery, in partnership with the Japanese-American Service Committee ( ...


Gov-Cuomo-to-commemorate-50th-anniversary-of-the-Stonewall-Rebellion-in-2019

Gov. Cuomo to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 2019 - From a press release - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 2019. In June 1969, LGBT community members held spontaneous demonstrations at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, considered by many as the catalyst for the modern LGBT rights movement. As part of the state's commemorative efforts, cultural events will be promoted statewide ...


Pushing-buttons

Pushing buttons - Recently, local activist Robert Castillo donated his admirable collection of political buttons—a collection that encapsulates the fight for LGBT rights in Chicago and nationwide—to Gerber-Hart Library. Before he donated them, Windy City Times asked Robert to share 10 of his favorite buttons, along with a brief recollection about their significance, both to the community and to him personally. I ...


Remembering-NAMES

Remembering NAMES - From the inaugural display of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt at at Navy Pier in 1988. See http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Pier-Pride-at-Navy-Pier-to-host-AIDS-Memorial-Quilt-full-day-of-Pride-events/59414.html for info on the new display of the quilt this Pride weekend at Navy Pier. Photos by Lisa Howe-Ebright ...


Field-Museum-unleashes-Jurassic-World-exhibit

Field Museum unleashes 'Jurassic World' exhibit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinematic history, "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" is open at the Field Museum. Taking place in a 16,000-square-foot tent connected to the museum, the exhibit features settings the film inspired—blending real-world science and education. Visitors are able to see real dinosaur fossils at the museum, and will be able to imagine what it ...


Belmont-Rocks-project-planned-

Belmont Rocks project planned - The Belmont Rocks played an undeniably important part in the LGBTQ community's history and in the lives of many LGBTQ Chicagoans. "The Rocks" were "a place to call our own—a place of celebrations and partying, of social and sexual encounters, a place of artwork, memorials, cookouts, unions, and so much more. A place to do nothing or do everything. The ...


New-York-City-Memorial-Rally-and-Protest-March-Honors-Rainbow-Flag-Creator

New York City Memorial Rally and Protest March Honors Rainbow Flag Creator - From a press release - HUNDREDS TOOK TO THE STREETS of New York City on June 14, Flag Day ( also President Trump's birthday ), to honor the memory of LGBTQ Rainbow Flag creator Gilbert Baker, who died in late March. The protest march, targeting the Trump administration's anti-LGBTQ policies, included banners created by Baker, reading "Republican Hate Kills" and "Don't Buy Trump's Lies." The ...


Chicagoans-remember-the-Pulse-tragedy

Chicagoans remember the Pulse tragedy - Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater was filled to capacity June 12 as LGBTQ community members and allies came together to mark the year that has passed since the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. An overflow crowd watched on television monitors in the theater's lobby as the program began with remarks from Joanna Thompson, the Center's community outreach ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Celebrates-24-Years-of-Pride-and-Joy-Reception

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Celebrates 24 Years of Pride and Joy Reception - From a press release - On Friday June 16, from 5p.m. - 8p.m., the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame celebrates 26 years of serving the community with the Pride and Joy Reception at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL. The $20 ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, and featured entertainment. Tickets may be purchased from current Hall of Fame ...


ORLANDO-SPECIAL-Aurora-carpenter-builds-crosses-for-Pulse-victims

ORLANDO SPECIAL Aurora carpenter builds crosses for Pulse victims - by Tarina Hargrays - "Love your brother, love your neighbor, and don't judge." This is the message retired union carpenter Greg Zanis said he wanted to bring with him on his journey to Orlando, Florida, to erect 49 crosses—one for each of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting. Zanis, 65, resides in Aurora, Illinois, and has been married to his wife for ...


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

ORLANDO SPECIAL Pulse/Orlando events in Chicago - —At the Chicago Equality Rally on Sunday, June 11, at the Andersonville Midsommarfest, speakers will address the anniversary. Speakers will include Kim Fountain, Center on Halsted; Emmanuel Garcia, Vives Q/Crossroads Fund; Candace Gingrich, Human Rights Campaign; Kim Hunt, Pride Action Tank; Brian C. Johnson, Equality Illinois; Brother Michael C. Oboza, Bisexual Queer Alliance of Chicago; Channyn Lynn Parker, TransLife Center-Chicago ...


ORLANDO-SPECIAL-Remembering-the-Pulse-tragedy-one-year-later

ORLANDO SPECIAL Remembering the Pulse tragedy one year later - For Ald. Raymond Lopez ( 15th Ward ), the year since the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, has marked a significant change in the LGBT Latinx community. "You've seen a growth," Lopez said. "They've become more vocal and more engaged in the year since Pulse, even at the high school level. They're coming out, engaging their communities ...


Newseums-Rise-Up-looks-at-gay-rights-on-50th-anniversary-of-Stonewall-Inn-raid

Newseum's Rise Up looks at gay rights on 50th anniversary of Stonewall Inn raid - From a press release - WASHINGTON — In March 2019, the Newseum will open "Rise Up: Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement," an exhibit that explores the modern gay rights movement in the United States. The exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village. The protests that raid ignited are considered to be ...


Then-They-Came-for-Me-Alphawood-Gallery-exhibit-looks-at-racism-and-xenophobia

Then They Came for Me, Alphawood Gallery exhibit, looks at racism and xenophobia - From a press release - ( June 5, 2017 ) What does an American look like? Who is welcome in this country? What is every American's duty in the face of racist government action? These and other important questions are posed by Alphawood Gallery's first original exhibition, Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, debuting ...


Staten-Island-Alice-Austen-House-gets-national-historic-designation-LGBTQ-status

Staten Island Alice Austen House gets national historic designation, LGBTQ status - From a press release - June 5, 2017….Staten Island, NY…..On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11am EST, there will be a celebration at the Alice Austen House ( 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY ), for the formal announcement of the designation of Alice Austen House as a national site of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) history. The designation marks an ...


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

Legacy Project hosts benefit at Josephine Baker musical - The Legacy project hosted a fundraiser at the Black Ensemble Theater in conjunction with their musical on Josephine Baker, Daryl Brooks' Black Pearl: A Tribute to Josephine Baker. Legacy Project had a display in the theater lobby for event on June 3, 2017, Josephine Baker's 111th birthday. Photos by Owen Keehnen ...


LGBT-veterans-monument-unveiled-in-Lake-View

LGBT veterans' monument unveiled in Lake View - Video below - American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) hosted the dedication of a new granite monument honoring the service of LGBT veterans May 29. The first LGBT veterans monument in the city, and among the first in the U.S., was unveiled on Memorial Day at the corner of Halsted and Addison streets, in front of the new Town Hall senior ...


GUEST-COLUMN-On-I-Am-Not-Your-Negro

GUEST COLUMN On I Am Not Your Negro - "People invent categories in order to feel safe. White people invented black people to give white people identity...Straight cats invented faggots so they can sleep with them without becoming faggots themselves." — James Baldwin & Nikki Giovanni, A Dialogue ( 1973 ) To understand what is missing from Raoul Peck's documentary I Am Not Your Negro, and how James Baldwin ...


Center-on-Halsted-museum-host-Boystown-event

Center on Halsted, museum host 'Boystown' event - By Molly Sprayregen - On May 18, the Chicago History Museum held an event at the Center on Halsted ( "The Center" ) that both explored the development of Boystown and debated the positive and negative ramifications of the changes the neighborhood has undergone throughout the gay rights movement. This particular event, the first ever held outside the museum, featured speaker Jason Orne, author ...


Dignity-Chicago-marks-45-years-with-dinner-awards-ceremony-

Dignity/Chicago marks 45 years with dinner, awards ceremony - DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke was the keynote speaker at Dignity/Chicago's ( the advocacy organization for LGBTQI Catholics and their allies ) 45th anniversary celebration May 20 at Francesca's on Taylor. Ramon Rodriguez, president of Dignity/Chicago's board of directors, spoke about what it must have felt like to be one of the founders of Dignity. "Just a few years earlier, ...


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

9/11 friar to be honored June 10 - Father Mychal Judge—an openly gay Franciscan friar who was one of the first responders who showed up to the twin towers once disaster struck on Sept. 11, 2001—will be among those honored at this year's Irish-American Hall of Fame Awards Gala on Saturday, June 10, 6:30-10 p.m., at The Erin Room at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox ...


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

'Out at CHM' event to explore Boystown - Chicago History Museum ( CHM ) will continue its Out at CHM series with the program "From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview" that will be held Thursday, May 18, at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The panel discussion will start at 6:30 p.m. and includes a reception at 5:30 p.m. Panelists Andie Meadows ( a queer femme ...


Internment-exhibition-to-run-in-June

Internment exhibition to run in June - Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., is showing "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties" in June. Then They Came for Me will be unveiled in multiple phases in 2017. It will open with a major installation of photographs by several noted U.S. photographers, including Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange. ...


Activists-at-ACT-UP-movie-screening

Activists at ACT UP movie screening - Owen Keehnen ( from left ), Tim Miller, Victor Salvo and Richard Knight Jr. posed at the Chicago Cultural Center on May 12, following the screening and Q&A session for How to Survive a Plague, the Oscar-nominated documentary about the history of the AIDS activist group ACT UP. This was part of the Cinema Q film series line-up that will ...


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

From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview program May 18 at Center on Halsted - From a press release - CHICAGO ( May 8, 2017 ) — Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village and examine the neighborhood's underlying social tensions at the Chicago History Museum's Out at CHM program, "From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview." The final program in the Out at CHM 2017 series takes place Thursday, May 18 at the Center on ...


Puerto-Rican-Cultural-Center-leads-LGBTQ-Education-Delegation-to-Cuba

Puerto Rican Cultural Center leads LGBTQ Education Delegation to Cuba - Mariela Castro—daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and president of the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX)—invited the Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Chicago (PRCC) to lead a delegation to Havana. The delegation will be in Cuba through May 15. The goal is to create an ongoing transnational dialogue around HIV/AIDS transmission; the relationship between transmission rates and homophobia and ...


BOOKS-Emily-Hobson-talks-Gay-and-Lesbian-Left-at-Newberry

BOOKS Emily Hobson talks 'Gay and Lesbian Left' at Newberry - Author Emily Hobson joined the University of Illinois at Chicago's ( UIC's ) Gender and Women's Studies Director Jennie Brier in conversation at the Newberry Library April 28. Hobson is the author of Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left, and is an assistant professor of history and gender, race and identity at the University ...


Harlem-Renaissance-comes-to-Center-on-Halsted

Harlem Renaissance comes to Center on Halsted - Live music, Bloody Marys, mimosas, great food, amazing art up for auction and LGBTQ history—these were hallmarks of a recent Legacy Project event. On April 24, The Legacy Project hosted an event at the Center on Halsted that took its attendees back to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The brunch celebrated the first urban queer subculture in the United ...


Council-on-Global-Affairs-holds-LGBT-rights-conversation

Council on Global Affairs holds LGBT-rights conversation - The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a conversation-based event titled "The Global LGBTQ Rights Movement" on April 27. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides insight on global issues and is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues beyond borders and transform how people, business and governments engage the world. ...


Addams-in-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame

Addams in LGBT Hall of Fame - Jane Addams was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 2008. When Addams founded Hull-House, her close companion in life and work was Ellen Gates Starr. They built Hull-House together. By the mid-1890s, Starr left full-time residence at Hull-House with Addams, and Mary Rozet Smith, a donor to Hull-House, had become Addams's personal companion. Smith and Addams remained ...


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

Chicago Architecture Biennial adding Community Anchor sites - From a press release - April 11, 2017 — Today the Chicago Architecture Biennial announced an expansion into Chicago's neighborhoods by adding six museums and institutions that will serve as Community Anchor sites for 2017. They include The Beverly Arts Center, DePaul Art Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Hyde Park Art Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art, and the National Museum of ...


Wright-Plus-150-housewalk-May-20-Robie-House-tours-in-April

'Wright Plus 150' housewalk May 20, Robie House tours in April - 'Wright Plus 150' The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright with special features for the annual housewalk Wright Plus 150, on Saturday, May 20, in Oak Park. Wright Plus 150 includes: —Four private Wright homes: The Laura Gale House ( 1909 ), the Arthur B. ...


Allyn-Mansion-mixes-BB-charm-hotel-luxuries

Allyn Mansion mixes B&B charm, hotel luxuries - Located about two hours from Chicago, the Allyn Mansion in Delavan, Wisconsin, promises bed and breakfast-style hospitality with the attention and amenities of a boutique hotel. The mansion was built in 1885 as the principal residence of the Alexander Allyn family, wealthy local farmers; it was designed by noted Milwaukee architect E. Townsend Mix. Alexander Allyn died in 1913, and, ...


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

Center to mark 10 years at annual gala - Center on Halsted will mark its 10th anniversary with its annual "Human First" gala on Saturday, May 20, at The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave. Cocktails and the reception will take place at 5:30 p.m., with the awards, dinner and dancing starting at 7 p.m. This year, Center on Halsted is honoring Fred Eychaner, chairman of Newsweb Corporation and president ...


Nominations-saught-for-Hall-of-Fame

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


Crossroads-Funds-awards-March-31

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


Internment-exhibition-to-run-in-June

Internment exhibition to run in June - Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., will show "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties" in June. Then They Came for Me will be unveiled in multiple phases in 2017. It will open with a major installation of photographs by several noted U.S. photographers, including Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange. ...


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

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


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

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


Explore-Wrights-Robie-House-during-April-After-Hours-

Explore Wright's Robie House during April After Hours - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will host its semiannual After Hours gathering at Wright's Prairie-style masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House in April. Robie House will be open 5-8 p.m. every Friday in April, beginning April 7, and continuing on April 14, 21 and 28. Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Drinks ...


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


History-project-seeks-stories-

History project seeks stories - Chicago writer Owen Keehnen is currently working on a Chicago LGBT history project on the lives of Wanda Lust, Roby Landers, Tillie the Dirty Old Lady and The Bearded Lady. Those who have stories, anecdotes, information or photos can contact him at OwenKeehnen@yahoo.com, with "History Project" in the subject line. ...


VIEWS-Black-History-Month-is-every-month

VIEWS Black History Month is every month - "How do we aim to reverse these alarming trends and support the Black community? By uplifting Black liberation through my team's policy and advocacy work. By defending the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid from destruction." The nation spent last month honoring the accomplishments and courage of Black people throughout American history. We celebrated Martin and Malcolm and Maya and, on ...


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

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


Art-AIDS-and-Activism-March-3

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


Dustin-Lance-Black-on-latest-ABC-project-When-We-Rise

Dustin Lance Black on latest ABC project, When We Rise - Dustin Lance Black not only juggles three names but usually at least three jobs with screenwriting, directing, and producing. Activism is now part of the list and author is soon to be as well. This Mormon-raised talent started in fictional gay centered short films, then moved into a documentary called On the Bus. He wrote for HBO's Big Love and ...


AIDS-film-kicks-off-Legacy-LIVE-series

AIDS film kicks off Legacy LIVE series - The Legacy LIVE Series for 2017 kicked off on Feb. 5 at the Alphawood Gallery with a screening of the rarely seen, award-winning 1990 documentary Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist. The hour-long documentary, which originally aired on PBS, explores the fiery, funny, passionate life of Daniel Sotomayor, the nation's first openly gay political cartoonist and ACT-UP/Chicago AIDS activist. ...


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

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


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

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


The-Laramie-Project-in-Glen-Ellyn-March-24-through-April-15-

The Laramie Project in Glen Ellyn March 24 through April 15 - From a press release - Village Theatre Guild will be presenting Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project's "The Laramie Project" March 24 through April 15, 2017 at Village Theatre in Glen Ellyn, IL. "The Laramie Project" is a thought-provoking theatre piece that chronicles a community's reaction to the events following the savage death of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student. It ...


FILM-REVIEW-I-Am-Not-Your-Negro

FILM REVIEW I Am Not Your Negro - "To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."—James Baldwin I Am Not Your Negro—nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and opening at the AMC River East Theater, 322 E. Illinois St., on Friday, Feb. 3—is based on 30 pages of the unfinished work ...


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

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


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

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


Forum-on-LGBTQ-bars-on-Jan-26-

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


Task-Force-implements-recommendations-for-Creating-Change-future

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


Illinois-Holocaust-Museum-to-open-Half-the-Sky-exhibit

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


Legacy-LIVE-to-present-Short-Fuse-Story-of-an-AIDS-Activist-Sotomayors-story

Legacy LIVE to present Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist, Sotomayor's story - From a press release - The Legacy LIVE Series for 2017 opens with the rarely seen, award-winning 1990 documentary Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist about the fiery, funny, passionate life of Daniel Sotomayor, the nation's first openly gay political cartoonist and ACT-UP/Chicago AIDS activist. Follow his struggle to balance life, death, and protest cast against some of the most explosive footage of AIDS ...


President-Obama-makes-statement-on-monuments-honoring-civil-rights-history

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


Peter-Staley-to-present-keynote-at-MBLGTACC-2017

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


Out-at-CHM-Series-to-explore-LGBTQ-bar-and-club-history

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


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


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


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


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Panel explores art, history in Chicago's LGBTQ culture - Local historian, Legacy Project co-founder and LGBTQ Hall of Fame board member Owen Keehnen hosted a panel about the impact of art and culture on Chicago's LGBTQ history at the Harold Washington Library on Dec. 7. Introduced by library staff, Keehnen thanked CPL's Pride Committee and LGBT staff members, and called the LGBTQ Hall of Fame—currently exhibited on the library's ...


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Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame panel on arts/ culture Dec. 7 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Wed., Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will hold a panel for the organization's second annual exhibit. The event will take place at the video theater at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. The panel will examine how art and culture in Chicago have impacted LGBTQ history. Panelists will include Christopher ...


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President Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Ellen DeGeneres and others - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT PRESENTATION OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM East Room, 3:13 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, hello, hello! Hey! Thank you. ( Applause. ) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Everybody, please have a seat. We've got some work to do here. ( Laughter. ) ...


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LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois marks 20 years - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois took its supporters back in time at Chicago's Ivy Room at Tree Studios Nov. 17. Their anniversary gala celebrated the 1893 Chicago World's Fair for what the organization called "a celebration 20 years in the making." With an eclectic array of exquisite food provided by restaurants including Lettuce Entertain You, RPM Steak, Cafe ...


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LGBT Hall of Fame to host panel on how Chicago art, culture impacted LGBTQ history - From a press release - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will host a panel at Harold Washington Library's Video Theater ( Lower Level ) on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. While celebrating the second annual exhibit of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame at the Harold Washington Library Center ( located at 400 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60605 ), this panel ...


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







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