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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 ...


Deaths-in-2016

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 ...


AUTOS-VEHICLE-REVIEW-The-2017-Lincoln-MKZ-is-a-sexy-beast

AUTOS: VEHICLE REVIEW The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is a sexy beast - BY RUTH MANUEL-LOGAN, GAYWHEELS.COM - 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 ...


BOOKS-Activist-Cleve-Jones-rises-above-it-all

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 ...


Panel-explores-art-history-in-Chicagos-LGBTQ-culture

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 ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-panel-on-arts-culture-Dec-7

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 ...


President-Obama-presents-the-Medal-of-Freedom-to-Ellen-DeGeneres-and-others

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. ) ...


LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-marks-20-years-

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 ...


LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-to-host-panel-on-how-Chicago-art-culture-impacted-LGBTQ-history

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 ...


Half-the-Sky-exhibit-at-Illinois-Holocaust-Museum

'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, ...


Gay-roots-Talking-with-early-activist-Philip-Raia

Gay roots: Talking with early activist Philip Raia - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I met Philip Raia in October when he visited Chicago for the Legacy PRoject dedication of the Sylvia Rivera plaque on Halsted Street. Philip came up from Florida and his friend, transgender activist Judy Bowen, came in from Las Vegas as rePResentatives who knew Rivera. Their stories and their work as pioneers of modern LGBT history were thrilling to me. ...


2016-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-induction-held-on-bittersweet-evening

2016 LGBT Hall of Fame induction held on bittersweet evening - The day after the U.S. took a giant step into the unknown with Donald Trump's win in the general election for president, the Nov. 9 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony held at the Chicago History Museum ( CHM ) celebrated the 12 members of the community, two friends of the community and two organizations whose contributions helped the ...


LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-2016-inductions-to-take-place-Nov-9

LGBT Hall of Fame 2016 inductions to take place Nov. 9 - Twelve individuals, two organizations, and two friends of the community have been selected for induction into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the organization which honors and celebrates notable members of Chicago's LGBT communities. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. ...


Legacy-LIVEs-Word-Up-Nov-17

Legacy LIVE's 'Word Up' Nov. 17 - The Legacy LIVE Series—with Northalsted Business Alliance, Center on Halsted and The Legacy Project as co-sponsors—continues Thursday, Nov. 17, with "Word Up: Poetry Open Mic Night" at Big Jim's, 3503 N. Halsted St., at 7 p.m. M. Shelly Conner, Quare Square Collective, E Nina Jay and DJ Drea are among those expected to commemorate the legacies of LGBTQ poets Audre ...


AVERs-Veterans-Day-dinner-Nov-11

AVER's Veterans Day dinner Nov. 11 - The Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) will hold its annual Veterans Day Dinner Nov. 11 at Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave. The featured speaker will be Bridget Altenburg, a founding member of Knights Out, a group of LGB West Point students and graduates who formed during the fight to repeal the ...


Election-tributes-at-Ida-B-Wells-grave-in-Chicago

Election tributes at Ida B. Wells grave in Chicago - While hundreds are putting stickers and tributes on the grave of Susan B. Anthony, rightfully so, here in Chicago, there is one of the most significant women in U.S. history, Ida B. Wells, buried at Oak Wood Cemetery, 1035 East 67th Street. Windy City Times staffers Jean Albright and Tracy Baim Jean went to the grave of Wells on election ...


Native-Son-Awards-to-celebrate-Black-gay-men-Emil-Wilbekin-to-host

Native Son Awards to celebrate Black gay men, Emil Wilbekin to host - From a press release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NEW YORK; NOV. 3 - On Wednesday, November 30, journalist, content creator and LGBT activist Emil Wilbekin will host the inaugural Native Son Awards honoring Tony Award-winning director and playwright,George C. Wolfe; journalist and CNN Tonight Host, Don Lemon; and Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson at New York City's Cadillac House. The event—the first in ...


Hall-of-Fame-looks-ahead-to-new-year

Hall of Fame looks ahead to new year - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, which will honor its new inductees in a ceremony at Chicago History Museum Nov. 9, continues to make changes that ensure the longtime organization is relevant for generations to come. The organization, which just recently changed its name from the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame to better reflect its inclusivity and diversity, ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-induction-Nov-9

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction Nov. 9 - From a press release - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will hold its 26th annual induction ceremony on Wednesday Nov. 9 at the Chicago History Museum ( 1601 N. Clark St. ) with the opening reception at 5:30 and the induction ceremony to follow from 6:00-7:00. This event is free and open to the public. Those expected to be in attendance include former Illinois ...


Marie-J-Kudas-life-remembered-at-Oct-29-tribute

Marie J. Kuda's life remembered at Oct. 29 tribute - Tribute and 1990 TV interview video below - A memorial was held Oct. 29 at Touche bar for Chicago lesbian pioneer Marie J. Kuda. Friends gathered to remember her more than 50 years of community activism, writing, editing, and historical work. Read more about Kuda's life at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-Marie-J-Kuda-Chicago-gay-pioneer-dies/56682.html . Videos from the memorial and an archival interview with Kuda from The 10% Show, circa 1990 are ...


Illinois-treasurer-hosts-LGBTQ-history-month-event

Illinois treasurer hosts LGBTQ history month event - Illinois state Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs hosted an LGBTQ history month event Oct. 22 at the State of Illinois building in downtown Chicago. GayCo, Lakeside Pride singer Brandon Strawn and Richard Streetman were among the performers. Victor Salvo, founder of The Legacy Project, gave a presentation on his agency's work preserving LGBTQ history. Newscaster Brad Edwards was MC for the ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Stand-by-Me-The-Forgotten-History-of-Gay-Liberation

BOOK REVIEW Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Jim Downs. $27.99; Basic Books; 262 pages You had no idea. How could you know? No one ever told you, nobody sat you down to explain what was what. You were blissfully unaware, kept in the dark for far too long, but read Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, by Jim Downs, and you may ...


BlackLivesMatter-co-founder-Cullors-to-keynote-Midwest-BLGT-Ally-College-Conference

#BlackLivesMatter co-founder Cullors to keynote Midwest BLGT & Ally College Conference - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Oct. 20, 2016 — The MBLGTACC 2017 Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Patrisse Cullors, activist and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter social movement, will deliver the keynote address on the opening evening of the Conference. The 2017 Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Trans & Ally College Conference ( MBLGTACC ) will welcome an expected 2,500 ...


LGBT-History-Month-honors-ex-president-athletes-actors-

LGBT History Month honors ex-president, athletes, actors - Former U.S. President James Buchanan joins cultural icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel as a few of the 31 Icons to be celebrated during October's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ( LGBT ) History Month 2016. Some of the other honorees include actress Ellen Page, entrepreneur Malcolm Forbes, famed marriage-equality plaintiff James Obergefell, trans advocate/personality Chaz Bono, ...


Lesbian-historians-home-up-for-sale

Lesbian historian's home up for sale - A house that was once the home of lesbian historian/librarian Jeannette Howard Foster ( 1895-1981 ) is being sold in the Chicago neighborhood of Beverly for $740,000. Among other achievements, Foster wrote the book Sex Variant Women in Literature: A Historical and Quantitative Study ( 1956 ). Gerard Koskovich, a founding member of the GLBT Historical Society, noted on Facebook ...


Puerto-Rican-scholar-on-queer-culture-racism-and-sexism

Puerto Rican scholar on queer culture, racism and sexism - By Susy Schultz - Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is a man of many titles and talents: An actor, an academic, a writer, a thinker, an activist, the drag queen Lola von Miramar and a groundbreaking scholar on Puerto Rican Queer culture. He will be reading from his works and discussing his studies, as well as teaching storytelling during a free program from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ...


Former-French-justice-minister-on-equality-division

Former French justice minister on equality, division - Throughout one of the most unusual election campaigns in U.S. history, politicians and the media are singled out as chief among the causes of the country's woes both real and manufactured and Donald Trump, the political outsider, has been elevated by surrogates, supporters and his own ego. It was during the penultimate month of nearly two years' worth of palpable ...


Johns-Committee-A-1950s-witchhunt-for-LGBTs

Johns Committee: A 1950s 'witchhunt' for LGBTs - LGBT History Month 2016, by Christiana Lilly, South Florida Gay News - For many people, their memories of their college years are filled with football games, parties and cramming for exams. For others, it's horrific flashbacks of being stalked on campus, hours of interrogation and questioning, if everyone they interacted with was an investigator. For students and teachers at some of the top universities in the state, this is a part of ...


Before-Stonewall-series-ends-Oct-18

'Before Stonewall' series ends Oct. 18 - The series "Before Stonewall: The LGBTQ Experience in the '50s and '60s" series—which the Lincoln Park Village, Gerber/Hart Library, Howard Brown Health and Lake View Presbyterian Church are presenting—will conclude Oct. 18. This two-part lecture and discussion will focus on the history of the LGBTQ community before the Stonewall Rebellion on June 28, 1969, which led to the gay liberation ...


Legacy-Walk-unveils-2-new-plaques-under-rainbow-sky-

Legacy Walk unveils 2 new plaques under rainbow sky - It was a moment that might have surpassed the wildest dreams of LGBTQ activist icons Sylvia Rivera and Vito Russo, memorialized in bronze on Lake View's Legacy Walk Oct 15. Under a rainbow which cut through a cloudy sky, summaries of their extraordinary lives and enduring impact on the community were read by Lyons Township High School students Connor Trimborn ...


Legacy-Walk-dedication-to-honor-Sylvia-Rivera-Vito-Russo

Legacy Walk dedication to honor Sylvia Rivera, Vito Russo - Dedicated in 2012, Chicago's Legacy Walk is the world's only outdoor LGBT history museum. This half-mile installation features bronze biographical memorials celebrating the lives of people like Leonard Bernstein, Audre Lorde, Sally Ride, James Baldwin, Jane Addams, Rudolf Nureyev, Frida Kahlo and Alan Turing. [ Feature coverage of upcoming dedication to Sylvia Rivera and Vito Russo at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Legacy-Project-to-dedicate-Sylvia-Rivera-bronze-memorial/56752.html ...


Gay-bar-literary-submissions-wanted

Gay-bar literary submissions wanted - Story curators/collectors S. Renee Bess and Lee Lynch are asking writings to create pieces of work that explores the role the gay bar's culture has played in their lives or in the lives of LGBTQI people in general. Works may be either fiction or non-fiction/essay/memoir ( but not erotica ). It can be prose or poetry, and the work must ...


HRC-observes-Coming-Out-Day-with-video-highlighting-celebritiesstories

HRC observes Coming Out Day with video highlighting celebrities'stories - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, celebrated National Coming Out Day by releasing a new video highlighting actors, athletes, musicians, and others who are helping to advance equality by coming out and sharing their stories. HRC ...


Legacy-Project-to-dedicate-Sylvia-Rivera-bronze-memorial

Legacy Project to dedicate Sylvia Rivera bronze memorial - The quote which headlines New York Latina transgender activist Sylvia Rivera's bronze memorial plaque—to be officially unveiled on The Legacy Project's half-mile long Legacy Walk in Lake View during a ceremony Oct. 15—reads "Hell hath no fury like a drag queen scorned." When she spoke those words, Rivera was commenting on a decision made by the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) ...


Legacy-Walk-dedication-to-honor-Sylvia-Rivera-Vito-Russo

Legacy Walk dedication to honor Sylvia Rivera, Vito Russo - Dedicated in 2012, Chicago's Legacy Walk is the world's only outdoor LGBT history museum. This half-mile installation features bronze biographical memorials celebrating the lives of people like Leonard Bernstein, Audre Lorde, Sally Ride, James Baldwin, Jane Addams, Rudolf Nureyev, Frida Kahlo and Alan Turing. The Legacy Walk's markers serve as an "outdoor classroom" for bullied LGBTQ youth who come for ...


MOVIES-Bruce-Vilanch-Cleve-Jones-discuss-Vito-Russo-Celluloid-Closet

MOVIES Bruce Vilanch, Cleve Jones discuss Vito Russo, Celluloid Closet - Any discussion of pivotal figures at the forefront of 20th-century gay activism, gay history and gay culture would be unthinkable without including Vito Russo. Russo—whose landmark book The Celluloid Closet, published in the 1980s and never being out of print since—died in 1990 from the disease he fought so passionately against both publicly and privately. But his legacy continues to ...


OPEN-TO-THINKING-Dickie-V-and-Me-Sexual-Identity-in-1950s-America

OPEN TO THINKING Dickie V. and Me: Sexual Identity in 1950s America - A recurring column - Dickie V. wanted to see me. I received this message from my mother who had received it from Dickie's mother. I hardly knew Dickie. His family lived on the rich side of the tracks; my family on the poor side. I crossed the Larimer Avenue Bridge which separated us poor folk on Larimer Avenue in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from ...


LGBT-History-Month-honors-ex-president-athletes-actors-

LGBT History Month honors ex-president, athletes, actors - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Former U.S. President James Buchanan joins cultural icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel as a few of the 31 Icons to be celebrated during October's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ( LGBT ) History Month 2016. Some of the other honorees include actress Ellen Page, entrepreneur Malcolm Forbes, famed marriage-equality plaintiff James Obergefell, trans advocate/personality Chaz Bono, ...


Black-Panthers-and-Gay-Liberation-Front-Did-Black-Lives-Matter-then-too

Black Panthers and Gay Liberation Front: Did Black Lives Matter then, too? - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Few instances in the modern movement for gay and lesbian equality ( what we now call the LGBT movement ) produced as much controversy — and turmoil — as the New York Gay Liberation Front's relationship with the Black Panthers, a late 1960s-early 1970s radical organization that stood for the complete overthrow of the capitalist American government to achieve equality ...


Before-Stonewall-there-was-Cooper-Donuts

Before Stonewall, there was Cooper Donuts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It was a torrent of doughnuts and coffee that kicked off the LGBT-rights movement. Sure, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City get all the glory, but ten years earlier there was a small, nearly forgotten uprising to which the movement's roots can also be traced: Cooper Donuts in Los Angeles. Like their New York counterparts, the Los ...


Before-Stonewall-series-Oct-11-18

'Before Stonewall' series Oct. 11, 18 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The series "Before Stonewall: The LGBTQ Experience in the '50s and '60s" series—which the Lincoln Park Village, Gerber/Hart Library, Howard Brown Health and Lake View Presbyterian Church are presenting—will take place Oct. 11 and 18. This two-part lecture and discussion will focus on the history of the LGBTQ community before the Stonewall Rebellion on June 28, 1969, which led to ...


PASSAGES-Marie-J-Kuda-Chicago-gay-pioneer-dies

PASSAGES Marie J. Kuda, Chicago gay pioneer, dies - One of Chicago's pioneering lesbian activists, Marie J. Kuda, has died at age 76 after complications from multiples illnesses, including heart disease. Kuda, born Dec. 8, 1939, was inducted into the first class of Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame in 1991. She began her activism on gay rights in the mid-1960s and continued to work on LGBT rights in the ...


2016-LGBT-History-Month-honors-31-icons-in-October

2016 LGBT History Month honors 31 icons in October - From a press release - PHILADELPHIA, PA — A former President of the United States joins cultural Icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, as part of the 31 Icons to be celebrated during October's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ( LGBT ) History Month 2016. "President James Buchanan will join 30 other living and deceased lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Icons as ...


Remarks-by-President-Obama-at-National-Museum-of-African-American-History-and-Culture

Remarks by President Obama at National Museum of African American History and Culture - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE Grand Foyer 4:51 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, welcome, everybody. ( Applause. ) This is an exceptionally good-looking group. ( Laughter. ) And there are just so many friends here that it feels like one of our house parties. ( ...


Before-Stonewall-series-Oct-11-18

'Before Stonewall' series Oct. 11, 18 - The series "Before Stonewall: The LGBTQ Experience in the '50s and '60s" series—which the Lincoln Park Village, Gerber/Hart Library, Howard Brown Health and Lake View Presbyterian Church are presenting—will take place Oct. 11 and 18. This two-part lecture and discussion will focus on the history of the LGBTQ community before the Stonewall Rebellion on June 28, 1969, which led to ...


Remembering-Edward-Albee-

Remembering Edward Albee - He wouldn't correct you if you said it wrong, but if you wanted to earn his respect you needed to pronounce his name the way he preferred: Edward All-bee and not Al-bee. Widely regarded as "America's Greatest Living Playwright" following the death of Arthur Miller, Edward Albee died Sept. 16 after a short illness. He was 88. Albee's partner of ...


Chicagos-Legacy-Walk-LGBT-History-Museum-to-honor-Sylvia-Rivera-Vito-Russo

Chicago's Legacy Walk LGBT History Museum to honor Sylvia Rivera, Vito Russo - From a press release - Dedicated in 2012, Chicago's Legacy Walk is the world's only outdoor LGBT History Museum. This half-mile installation features bronze biographical memorials celebrating the lives of people like Leonard Bernstein, Audre Lorde, Sally Ride, James Baldwin, Jane Addams, Rudolf Nureyev, Frida Kahlo and Alan Turing. The Legacy Walk's markers serve as an "outdoor classroom" for bullied LGBTQ youth who come for ...


Legacy-LIVE-event-remembers-gay-9-11-hero

Legacy LIVE event remembers gay 9/11 hero - Father Mychal Judge, according to Victor Salvo, founder/executive director of the Legacy Project, remains an "inconvenient truth" for the Catholic Church. Judge, an openly gay Franciscan friar, was one of the first responders who showed up to the twin towers once disaster struck on Sept. 11, 2001; his friary was close to the site and he was the chaplain to ...


-Before-Stonewall-The-LGBTQ-Experience-in-the-50s-and-60s-Series-

Before Stonewall: The LGBTQ Experience in the 50s and 60s Series - From a press release - Presented by the Lincoln Park Village, Gerber/Hart Library, Howard Brown Health, and Lake View Presbyterian Church, this two-part lecture and discussion will focus on the history of the LGBTQ community before the Stonewall Rebellion on June 28, 1969, which led to the gay liberation movement and modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. Part 1: Lecture by Tracy Baim, ...


Project-updates-the-vision-of-Studs-Terkels-Working

Project& updates the vision of Studs Terkel's 'Working' - Introducing his groundbreaking 1974 best-seller Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How They Feel About What They Do, iconic Chicago author, radio personality, performer, historian and activist Louis "Studs" Terkel wrote, "To earn one's bread by the sweat of one's brow has always been the lot of mankind. No matter how demeaning the task, no matter ...


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Book reveals LGBT activism in Germany - In the new book Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945, from Harrington Park Press and distributed by Columbia University Press, author Clayton J. Whisnant recounts the emergence of various "queer identities" in Germany from 1880 to 1945 as well as the political strategies that early gay and lesbian activists pursued. Germany in the late nineteenth and early ...


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Event to mark 15th anniv. of 9/11 - The Legacy LIVE series continues with "Honoring Fr. Mychal Judge—'The Saint of 9/11'" on Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m. Judge was a chaplain serving the firefighters of Engine 1-Ladder 24 who was among the first responders in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. An openly gay Franciscan Friar and beloved New York activist, Judge refused to seek shelter with ...


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IFCON 2016 winds up in the company of Capone - The penultimate day of the annual International Friendship Conference ( IFCON ) began on the morning of Sept 4. with a board meeting which, among other agenda items, decided upon the locations for the event over next two years ( Montreal, Canada and Palm Springs, Calif. ). The day concluded, in the best traditions of IFCON 2016's host city of ...


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Civil-rights icon Bayard Rustin honored by Legacy LIVE Series - Legacy Project, Affinity Community Services, The Northalsted Business Alliance, The Center on Halsted join - On Aug. 24, 1987, one of the most significant, audacious and passionate figures both in the United States civil rights movement and innumerable worldwide causes dedicated to the betterment of humanity and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom breathed his last breath. Twenty-nine years to the day that Bayard Rustin bequeathed a lifetime of achievement and a mantel ...


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Legacy Live Series to honor Fr. Mychal Judge, saint of 9/11 - From a press release - On September 11, 2001 the future changed forever. As the world watched in horror, over 3000 Americans lost their lives in the single deadliest terrorist attack of all time. What few knew was that one man — FR. MYCHAL JUDGE — a modest Chaplain serving the firefighters of Engine 1-Ladder 24 — was among the first responders to arrive on ...


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Leather Archives & Museum celebrates 25 years with free weekend - From a press release - CHICAGO, August 26th, 2016 — Nestled amid a residential/business corridor of Rogers Park in Chicago, the Leather Archives & Museum—an arguably unique, off-the-beaten-path museum—is preparing to celebrate its work of preserving leather/fetish/BDSM/kink history this fall, when the museum will host its 25th Anniversary Weekend, September 16th to 18th. Admission for all programs/events will be free and open to the public. ...


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Fight escalates over Langston Hughes' home - In Harlem, a battle is brewing over the future of the home of the late poet/activist/playwright Langston Hughes, a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, according to CNN Money. Real-estate agents have valued the home at $3 million, although it is showing signs of wear and tear. The wear and the possibility of a sale disappoint people such as Renee ...


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'Legacy Live' looks at LGBT history - A new series of LGBTQ programming from The Legacy Project, the Northalsted Business Alliance and the Center on Halsted aims to entertain as much as educate. The Legacy LIVE series uses art, film, music, discussion and more to explore LGBTQ history with a series of programs. The series debuted to a sold-out crowd on May 31 with "A Tribute to ...


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Remembering Bayard Rustin, the civil rights movement's Brother Outsider - From a press release - Bayard Rustin was the unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement. While working behind the scenes his religious passion, his sense of honor, his belief in non-violent civil disobedience, his tactical planning skills, and his considerable oratory, combined to make him one of the most influential people in the history of Social Justice. A student of Mohandas Gandhi, Rustin became ...


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Leather Fireside Chat travels to Amsterdam - From a press release - Inside Leather History, A Fireside Chat, in cooperation with Leatherhistory.eu Foundation, is joining Amsterdam Leather Pride this year with a live-on-stage interview with Amsterdam's own Martijn Bakker Saturday, Oct. 29 at Club Church. Martijn will discuss his leather history, contributions, knowledge and observations. "Truly this is an interview not to be missed," said chat host leatherman Douglas O'Keeffe. "Martijn's leather ...


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The 1,000 Mile March: Chicago Freedom Summer remembered - From a press release - Dr. King referred to the August 1966 march into Marquette Park and the other efforts of the Chicago Freedom Movement that summer as the "first step in a one thousand mile journey." In many ways, that march, as well as the series of organizing efforts associated with the Movement, was about challenging a divided city and reclaiming the notion of ...


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National Archives event features LGBTQ rights discussion and YEPP - The National Archives and Records Administration ( NARA ) hosted an event focused on LGBTQ human and civil rights July 15 at the Center on Halsted ( the Center ). This was part of a two-day series of events under the banner—Amending America: LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights. Modesto "Tico" Valle ( CEO of the Center ), Jane Markham ( ...







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