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Street being named for Women & Children First Bookstore - A street on Chicago's North Side will be dedicated to Women & Children First Bookstore, by the office of Ald. Harry Osterman. Women & Children First Way will be in honor of store founders Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen. The dedication will begin near the store, at the northeast corner of Farragut and Clark, at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, during ...


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Wanda Sykes talks kids, family and hitting the road - A punctual Wanda Sykes called 15 minutes early for her interview and was on the ball immediately. "Was she funny?" "Did she make you laugh?" "Was she as hilarious as she seems?" All of these questions were posed to me by readers after said interview. The truth: Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who does comedy for a living and loves ...


-Indigo-Girls-joining-Nettles-Aug-29-in-Aurora

Indigo Girls joining Nettles Aug. 29 in Aurora - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—a.k.a. the Indigo Girls—have joined the Chicago-area stop of the That Girl Tour which includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and headliner Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. The That Girl Tour plays RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, on Friday, Aug. 29. The park opens at 5:30 p.m. Brandy Clark takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by the Indigo ...


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Sky to Face the Indiana in WNBA Eastern Finals - CHICAGO —With an 81-80 win over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night the Chicago Sky advanced to the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Sky, who finished fourth in the Eastern Conference, upset the top-seeded Atlanta Dream in the first round, winning the series 2-1,and will face the Indiana Fever in the Conference Finals. ...


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NLGJA 2014: Panel maps the future of lesbian media - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A panel on lesbian media was part of the 10th LGBT Media Summit, which kicked off the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association convention in Chicago Aug. 21-24. This year's convention title was "Breaking Barriers." According to NLGJA President Jen Christensen, the title reflects the daily work of NLGJA members. The annual event brings together journalists, news executives and communications ...


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NLJGA 2014: Diversity coverage hits and misses discussed - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Diversity hits and misses, how media outlets cover diversity within the LGBT community was the topic of one of the plenary sessions at the annual National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association conference Aug. 22 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Cathy Renna, senior vice-president at Target Cue, served as the moderator. Panelists were Wade Davis II ( executive director ...


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Honors roll in for UIC researcher - Dr. Tonda L. Hughes will receive the inaugural Distinguished Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors presented by the UIC ( University of Illinois at Chicago ) College of Nursing Sept. 26, marking the third career award she's received this year. And those go alongside her 2003 induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame—and countless other ...


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Sept. 7 Victory Fund event to feature Houston's mayor - Lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be the featured guest at The Victory Fund's annual Chicago Champagne Brunch. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr. Others slated to speak include Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner and Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute Chair Debra Shore; Gay & ...


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Streisand's new CD; Bourdain's support; Latifah's kiss - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Columbia Records has announced the release of Barbra Streisand's Partners album as Sept. 16, according to a press release. The album features 12 new Streisand duets with a variety of male vocalists. Among the duet partners on this CD are Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, her openly gay son Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, John Legend, ...


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Out Chicago rabbi heads to Israel for advanced studying - Rabbi Carla Cenker was, fittingly, born in 1948—the same year Israel officially became a Jewish state. She was raised in an orthodox synagogue in the U.S., though her family was not a practicing Orthodox Jewish one. Still, she loves the Hebrew language and is fluent in it, too—reading, writing and talking. Back when she was in first-grade, some 50-plus years ...


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Three couples tie the knot in festive fashion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jonathan Jones - Diana Moreno heard about the 103.5 KISS-FM's wedding sweepstakes one morning and told her partner, Emma Rodriguez, that they should enter. The sweepstakes invited couples to submit their love stories and explain they should receive a free wedding. Moreno and Rodriguez submitted their 100-word story and a photo of them with their two dogs, a Yorkie and a Pit Bull. ...


The-loss-of-queer-space-Parlour-on-Clark

The loss of queer space: Parlour on Clark - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by H. Melt - "Nikki and I took a run down tavern in an area of the city that we loved and turned it into a space that would provide a home for artists, musicians, comedians, drag queens, and many amazing dance parties."—Jennifer Murphy, co-owner of Parlour on Clark The first time I went to Parlour on Clark was after my first Dyke March ...


Jane-Lynch-to-announce-Jeff-Award-nominations

Jane Lynch to announce Jeff Award nominations - Actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch will announce the Joseph Jefferson Awards ( "Jeff Awards" ) Thursday, Aug. 21, in Chicago. Lynch—best known as Coach Sue Sylvester on TV's Glee—started her acting career in Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Second City. The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in Chicago theatre which will be held on Monday, ...


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'Orange' wins Creative Emmys - On Aug. 16, the Television Academy presented the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Jane Lynch, Tony Hale, Amy Schumer, Allison Janney, Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum and Joe Manganiello were among the presenters. HBO won the most awards, with 15. NBC was second with 10. Netflix won seven honors, ...


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WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged - WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are engaged, USA Today reported. Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it on social media, with Griner showing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account. Griner posted, "Last Night was a Night to Remember( , ) I became ...


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Tales of a Stage 4 Cancer: One woman plus one woman comedy show - From a press release - Chicago, IL —A lot has happened since Judy Fabjance's original one woman show "Are You There, Judy. Its Me Cancer." She got married, she wrote a new show, and oh ya, the cancer is back! This new show, also staring her newlywed wife Kelly Beeman, explores what modern western medicine really thinks of the food you put in your mouth. ...


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Former bookstore owners reflect on local legacy - Linda Bubon will be playing more golf, a lot more golf. Sure, golf has been prescribed by her physical therapist as she rehabilitates from a spinal cord injury, but golf is just yet another sporting passion for the Chicagoan who played volleyball for the predominantly gay Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ), including beach volleyball for the past 10 ...


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Affinity conference takes on post-marriage equality issues - With same-sex marriage legal in 19 states and the issue on track for a Supreme Court hearing, activists, advocacy organizations and leaders have been turning their attention to the multitude of other issues intersecting with and so affecting the LGBTQ community. On Aug. 8, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago was the ...


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Lesbian drama 'Anatomy' on Vimeo - Writer/director Marina Rice Bader ( executive producer of Elena Undone, A Perfect Ending ) has released her feature-length directorial debut Anatomy of a Love Seen as a $5 digital rental on Vimeo via the film's website, http://www.AnatomyOfALoveSeen.com/. Following the July 18 premiere of the lesbian-themed drama at the 32nd Annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Bader immediately gave the ...


Lesbians-Who-Tech-network-at-The-Brixton

Lesbians Who Tech network at The Brixton - The Lesbians Who Tech Chicago Happy Hour—a free event for women in the queer community who work in and around the technology sector ( and the women who love them )—took place on the second-floor patio and bar of The Brixton, 5420 N. Clark St., on Aug. 7. In a friendly business-casual setting, amidst vintage high-backed sofas in a cozy ...


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Houston Mayor Parker at Sept. 7 Victory Fund Chicago event - Lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be the featured guest at The Victory Fund's annual Chicago Champagne Brunch. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr. Others slated to speak include Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner and Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute Chair Debra Shore; Gay & ...


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Fertility group talks options for lesbians - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The America Fertility Association ( AFA ) hosted a Gay Women's Gathering to discuss fertility options for lesbians at Women and Children First Bookstore Aug. 6. Scott Brown, director of client experience and communications at California Cryobank, Dr. Laurence Jacobs of Fertility Centers of Illinois and Julie Tavoso of the Law Offices of Julie M. Tavoso, LLC addressed a crowd ...


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PASSAGES: Veronica "Ro" Gazzillo (nee Soper), Force assistant coach - Veronica "Ro" Gazzillo (nee Soper), who was an All-Star player and then an assistant coach for the Chicago Force, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 10, at her home in Evanston. She was 39. Gazzillo played for the Force in 2010 and was named an Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) All-Star and the 2010 Force Offensive MVP. She was unable to play ...


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Willa Taylor showcases Goodman Theatre's original behind the script talents - Goodman Theatre's Director of Education and Community Engagement Willa Taylor is a woman with a wide variety of projects. Whatever the project, social justice and education is always intertwined. On Aug. 11 and 12 at Goodman Theatre, Taylor leads the 8th annual General Theater Studies ( GTS ) showcase. Taylor is well-known in the Chicago LGBT community, and is married ...


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Nat'l justice groups criticize Michfest policy - Several national social-justice organizations have criticized the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival ( also known as Michfest ) for its unofficial policy excluding trans* women. The Human Rights Campaign has thrown its weight behind those taking issue with the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's "intention" to exclude transgender women, according to Advocate.com. This happened just days after Equality Michigan called on the ...


Caryn-Berman-reflects-on-her-life-of-activism

Caryn Berman reflects on her life of activism - Caryn Berman, 62, has always been a fighter. She was among the first people working on the front lines against HIV and AIDS in 1980s Chicago. Now Berman is in the final battle of her life—the cancer she has lived with off and on for several years has returned, and it is terminal. Berman is spending her last days with ...


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Expose could lead to protections for LGBT steelworkers - For LGBT workers at steel mills, it hasn't gotten better. But there's hope. Even with the waves of progress in America on issues such as same-sex marriage and employment non-discrimination laws from state-to-state, progress seems to have missed steelworkers at plants across the country, including in Chicago's backyard. They endure on-the-job harassment, sexual assault, physical threats, violent attacks and can ...


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HIV/AIDS, stigma fight brings lesbian couple together - The first time they met was at the International Conference on AIDS two summers ago in Washington, D.C., and Kathryn Mercado was convinced she would not get along with Kimberly Ramirez, based on what she now admits was "a schoolyard crush in the making." They met again last September at the United States Conference on AIDS, held in New Orleans, ...


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Sobule, Grisafe, Richardson entertain City Winery crowd - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Jill Sobule's acoustic one-woman show at the City Winery July 31 promised to be a quiet intimate, evening but turned out to be a spectacular packed with surprise guests, high and low comedy, and a hearty helping of warm fuzzy queer cheer. The tip-off was in having award-winning singer-songwriter and Chicago Force quarterback Sami Grisafe as the opener. With longtime ...


Lesbians-Who-Tech-event-Aug-7-at-Brixton

Lesbians Who Tech event Aug. 7 at Brixton - The Lesbians Who Tech Chicago Happy Hour will next take place at The Brixton, 5420 N. Clark St., on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Lesbians Who Tech is a community of women in the queer community in & around tech ( and the people who love them ). Interested persons can RSVP for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lesbians-who-tech-and-friends-august-chicago-happy-hour-tickets-12360315035. ...


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WCT's Baim named to NLGJA's Hall of Fame - Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim is one of three individuals named as inductees to this year's National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's ( NLGJA's ) LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame. Baim co-founded Windy City Times in 1985 and Outlines newspaper in 1987. Lambda Publications, the parent company of Outlines, bought Windy City Times in 2000 and merged it with ...


Lakeside-Pride-Freedom-Band-director-Zurcher-resigns-

Lakeside Pride Freedom Band director Zurcher resigns - Christy Zurcher loves music with a passion that has been nurtured since she was a child. It has been an unparalleled force of empowerment, community and expression for her. She also believes 10 is a nice round number ( her number of years in her capacity as a director ) and respects the concept of time as a precious commodity. ...


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Chicago Bar Foundation honors Jill M. Metz - At its 16th annual awards luncheon, The Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association, honored Chicago attorney Jill M. Metz with the Edward J. Lewis Pro Bono Award. This award distinguishes attorneys displaying a deep commitment to equal justice through outstanding pro bono service. Metz has devoted her 35-year law career to litigating, advocating and educating ...


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LezFest held at Mary's Attic - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - LezFest: A One Night Fling, a celebration in words, songs, music and theater was held July 28 at Mary's Attic as a benefit for Pride Films and Plays. Featured performers who were slated to perform included Christy Hasselson, 2006 winner of Windy City Gay Idol; Lauren Sivak, published storyteller in Story Club Magazine and Managing Director for Walkabout Theatre; Shannon ...


Equality-Michigan-takes-on-MichFest-trans-ban

Equality Michigan takes on MichFest trans ban - From a press release - DETROIT — In 1991, Nancy Burkholder was first thrown out of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival for being transgender. Since that time, several more transgender people have been asked to leave the event out of respect for its "womyn-born-womyn intention" which discourages transgender women from participating in the music festival held annually in Michigan and attended by women from across ...


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Edie Windsor: In Her Own Words, Part 3, released - From a press release - New York ¢ 24 July 2014 - Today, in honor of the three-year anniversary of marriage equality in her home state of New York, Marriage Equality USA is proud to release the final part of Edie Windsor: In Her Own Words, a multi-part series of interviews with LGBTQ icon and longtime MEUSA member Edie Windsor. In this last segment Edie ...


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Forde and Zipter wed - Kathy Forde ( left ) and Yvonne Zipter, who have been together for more than 26 years, converted their civil union to a marriage in a ceremony on July 5, 2014, at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, where they both work. The ceremony was officiated by author Sara Paretsky in the presence of many ...


National-Lesbian-Gay-Journalists-to-meet-in-Chicago

National Lesbian, Gay Journalists to meet in Chicago - The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA ) will hold its national convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., on Aug. 21-24. The four-day assembly will begin with the LGBT Media Summit on Aug. 21 and three boot camps, followed by two full days of programming with more than 30 ...


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THE AMAZON TRAIL Nancy Garden: Lesbian hero - People all over the world were heartbroken to hear of Nancy Garden's death in June. The Golden Crown Literary Society ( GCLS ) was only weeks from presenting her an award for her beloved 1982 novel Annie On My Mind. Thousands upon thousands of kids worldwide found understanding of themselves or others by reading the classic young adult romance between ...


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NLGJA names LGBT Journalist Hall of Famers, Excellence honorees - From press releases - Washington, D.C. — The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA ) announced today the 2014 inductees into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame: Tracy Baim, Windy City Media publisher, editor, author, historian and filmmaker; Lisa Keen, often considered the dean of America's gay political reporting; and Donna Cartwright, veteran copy editor at The New York Times and longtime ...


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Theater Spotlight: LezFest: A One Night Fling - Pride Films and Plays' upcoming Women's Words Week fundraising revue, LezFest: A One Night Fling, produced by Libby Lane and Chrystle Morman, features performances by Christy Hasselson ( 2006 winner of Windy City Gay Idol ), storyteller Lauren Sivak, slam poet and playwright Shannon Matesky, vocalist Liz Pazik, comedian Shanna Brown and more. LezFest: A One Night Fling is at ...


Chicago-lesbian-activist-Joanne-Marie-Bristol-dies

Chicago lesbian activist Joanne Marie Bristol dies - PASSAGES - Joanne Marie Bristol, 59, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014 at her home in Logan Square. "She chose to go at sunrise with a songbird in her heart," her friend Kathy Munzer said. The service will take place on Saturday Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, 405 S Euclid Avenue, Oak Park. Bristol suffered ...


Billie-Jean-King-to-speak-at-CFW-annual-luncheon

Billie Jean King to speak at CFW annual luncheon - Activist/tennis icon Billie Jean King will be the keynote speaker at The Chicago Foundation for Women's ( CFW's ) 29th Annual Luncheon on Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr. A networking reception will take place 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The luncheon and keynote address will take place 12-1:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $150, available online at ...


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Women & Children bookstore sold - A cornerstone in Chicago's feminist and LGBT communities dating back to 1979 is transitioning and preparing for a new, modern look. Women & Children First Bookstore, based on Clark Street in Andersonville, has been sold by longtime owners/founders Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen to two of their current employees, Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck, the Windy City Times has learned ...


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Indigo Girls joining Nettles Aug. 29 in Aurora - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—a.k.a. the Indigo Girls—have joined the Chicago-area stop of the That Girl Tour which includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and headliner Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. The That Girl Tour plays RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, on Friday, Aug. 29. The park opens at 5:30 p.m. Brandy Clark takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by the Indigo ...


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LETTERS Women & Children First; Gun and done - Moving on The following brief letters from Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon extend their thanks to the community, as they begin their next chapters both in the bookstore and beyond. Dear Friends of Women & Children First: In the months following the news that Linda and I were selling Women & Children First, many of you said ...


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Gay in the Life: Heidi J. Onion - About 18 years ago, Heidi J. Onion was approached by her police chief, who told her that their local park district was looking for someone to teach a self-defense class for women—and Onion was asked if she'd be interested in putting together such a program. "I was the only female patrol officer at the time and already a DT ( ...


Program-to-look-at-fertility-options-for-lesbians

Program to look at fertility options for lesbians - From a press release - The American Fertility Association ( The AFA ) is hosting a free, educational event about pregnancy and family-building options for lesbians in Chicago. Gay Women's Gathering will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6::30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, Chicago. Faculty for the event include Dr. Laurence Jacobs of Fertility Centers of Illinois, Scott Brown of ...


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Marriage advocate Jordan needs kidney donor - Chicago community activist and designer Elvie "LV" Jordan is seeking a kidney donor. She is in a medical crisis situation. A few months ago, she and her partner Challis Gibbs were among the first same-sex couples in Illinois to receive a marriage license, due to Gibbs' own health situation. Gibbs died a few weeks later, and soon after, Jordan became ...


Book-features-50-prominent-Chicagoans

Book features 50 prominent Chicagoans - From a press release - Any one can leverage life's lessons to achieve greater personal success; find and refine their passions; and achieve goals. The 50 inspirational Chicagoans profiled in Bright Lights of the Second City: 50 Prominent Chicagoans on Living with Passion and Purpose provide a powerful catalyst for jump starting or advancing one's own personal odyssey. The new book Bright Lights of the ...


2014-Gay-Lesbian-Sports-Hall-of-Fame-inductees-honored

2014 Gay/Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame inductees honored - The atmosphere at the Second Annual Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony held at the Center on Halsted on July 11 seemed to exemplify the courage, victory and raw emotion to be found in the arenas where each of the evening's honorees battled—often gagged by rampant homophobia—simply for the love of the game. Additional photos at the ...


Chicago-lesbian-26-loses-battle-with-cancer

Chicago lesbian, 26, loses battle with cancer - They met on OkCupid, a free online dating site, and went on their first date on Sept. 17, 2010. But Wil Abtahi didn't really know that was a date, or just two friends getting together. They had gotten tea, went to a comic book store and were at Lenya Friesner's home to watch a movie. Friesner turned to Abtahi and ...


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Laverne Cox makes Emmy history - Orange gets 12 nods - The 2014 Emmy Awards nominations were announced July 10, and there was a lot of love for various TV series. The overall leader was HBO's Game of Thrones, with 19 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Lena Headey. The new FX show Fargo (based on the movie) scored 18 nods, American Horror Story: Coven got 17 ...


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NLGJA to hold national convention, LGBT summit in Chicago - From a press release - The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA ) will hold its National Convention and 10th LGBT Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago August 21through August 24 with a full lineup. This annual event marks the 22nd year the organization has brought together journalists, news executives and communications professionals to build skills, network and engage in ...


Love-grows-as-lesbians-fight-HIV-AIDS-stigma

Love grows as lesbians fight HIV/AIDS, stigma - The first time they met was at the International Conference on AIDS two summers ago in Washington, D.C., and Kathryn Mercado was convinced she would not get along with Kimberly Ramirez, based on what she now admits was "a school yard crush in the making." They met again last September at the United States Conference on AIDS, held in New ...


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Chicago takes Miami, heads to conference championship - The Chicago Force took another step toward repeating as Women's Football Alliance ( WFA ) National Champions, and again did it in dominant fashion. The Force mauled the over-matched Miami Fury 66-8 on July 5 at Evanston Township High School, moving to 8-1 and ending the Fury's season at 6-3. Chicago will now travel to face the Boston Militia in ...


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Ald. Deb Mell announces marriage ending on Twitter - Chicago Ald. Deb Mell, who has passionately fought for marriage equality as a state representative and activist, announced that her marriage to Christin Mell is ending. The announcement came via Twitter and Facebook: "Dear Friends, It is with great sadness I tell you my marriage with Christin has ended. As you know divorce is painful, therefore we ask for privacy ...


Trish-Keporos-One-singing-sensation

Trish Keporos: One singing sensation - Trish Keporos, the ultimate underdog to win the 12th annual Windy City Gay Idol contest, is a Chicago native who has been singing longer than many of the other finalists have even been alive. And June 25 at Mayne Stage on Chicago's north side, it was the 62-year-old Keporos, a retired college counselor/teacher, who shined brightest … even though she ...


Pride-Films-Plays-LezFest-A-One-Night-Fling-July-28

Pride Films/Plays: LezFest: A One Night Fling July 28 - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Pride Films and Plays is delighted to present LezFest: A One Night Fling, a celebration in words, songs, music and theater on July 28 at 7 pm at Mary's Attic, 5400 North Clark. Join PFP for an evening all about ladies who love ladies who are artists, showcasing a vast mix of Chicago's best and brightest women ...


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Hollywood luminary talks lesbians, drag and Uma Thurman - Long before dishing lesbian wisdom to Melissa McCarthy's mess of a character in this summer's road-trip comedy Tammy, Kathy Bates had the gay community in shackles. It didn't take a sledgehammer to maintain our obsession with her—it just took the Hollywood icon's every turn on television ( Six Feet Under; American Horror Story ), Broadway ( 'night, Mother ) and ...


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HBHC's HEALE program: Educating nurses about LGBTQ elders - - "When a person's getting older and they're faced with the prospect of going into long-term care, they're being taken out of their home environment. Gay or straight: no one wants to do that," said Cecilia Hardacker, geriatric trainer at the Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ). Hardacker is one of the trainers of the HEALE ( Health Education about ...


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CLLAW at Logan Square on July 25 - The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) will hold CLLAW XIX on Friday, July 25, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. Sideshow Theatre Company is presenting the event, which will feature live musical entertainment from The Cell Phones. Tickets for CLLAW XIX are $10, with a cash bar available. Doors open at 10 p.m., with ...


Indigo-Girls-joining-Nettles-Aug-29-in-Aurora

Indigo Girls joining Nettles Aug. 29 in Aurora - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—a.k.a. the Indigo Girls—have joined the Chicago-area stop of the That Girl Tour which includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and headliner Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. The That Girl Tour plays RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, on Friday, Aug. 29. The park opens at 5:30 p.m. Brandy Clark takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by the Indigo ...


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Lesbian musician talks Etheridge, Kate Clinton, Amy Ray - BOOKS - Out lesbian Jamie Anderson knows enough about women's-music festivals to be considered armed and dangerous. She's toured with the best of them—Melissa Etheridge, Kate Clinton, Amy Ray, Holly Near, and Meg Christian—and has the stories to prove it. After nearly 30 years of braving the entertainment industry as only she knows best, Anderson presents her take on the wild and ...


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Lecture: lesbian-like women of 1800s-WWII Aug. 28 - German historian Ingeborg Boxhammer will be in Chicago this August to lecture on her research into the lives of suffragists Margarete Herz ( 1872-1947 ) and Helene Wolff ( 1871-1917 ). She will be at the Center on Halksted Thursday, Aug. 28, 6 pm, 3656 N. Halsted. There is a $5 suggested donation. During the German Empire the dentists Margarete ...


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Back Lot Bash filled with fun - The ladies rocked the Cheetah Gym parking lot on Clark St., Fri., June 27 through Sun., June 29. Special guests included The L Word's Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey, Crystal Bowersox, and Hunter Valentine. Photos by Kat Fitzgerald ( www.MysticImagesPhotography.com ) . Additional photos at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-06-30&AGALLERY=BLBKat . ...


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Thousands join Dyke March, Latino/a Pride in Humboldt Park - Video links below - There were no barriers between the more than 1,000 people (according to organizers) who represented each of the multifaceted elements of the LGBTQ community and its allies at the 2014 Dyke March and Latina/o Pride Picnic at Humboldt Park on June 28. Led by a division of Dykes on Bikes, they walked hand-in-hand—lesbian, gay, straight, queer, trans* and gender non-conforming, ...


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Temple Sholom hosts Pride event and honors - Temple Sholom/Am Keshet honored 10 groups and individuals June 27 in a special pride service. The Chaverah Keshet honors ( Friend of the Rainbow ) were for their "outstanding work on marriage equality." Edwards Buice and Andrew Simmons were co-chairs of the event. Pictured from left: Andrew Simmons; Pastor Kim Beckmann of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lynda Delaforgue, ...


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tello Films documents hip-hop/soul duo God Des & She - What do you get when you blend hip-hop, pop and soul with a queer dynamic duo? You get the Midwest-bred God Des & She. The eclectic pair bridged the gap between these three genres to bring a new sound and relevant message to the masses. Not many artists make music that speaks for multitudes of people who find themselves without ...


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Back Lot Bash June 26-29, to feature Bowersox - The 11th annual Back Lot Bash will take place in Andersonville and Rogers Park June 26-29. The line-up for the women's festival includes acclaimed singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox ( Friday, June 27 ), Erin McKeown ( Friday, June 27 ), popular bands Hunter Valentine and Your Villain My Here ( both Saturday, June 28 ) and host Lauren Russell ( The ...


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Dyke March June 28 in Humboldt Park - Orgullo en AcciÃ"n ( OEA ) and the Chicago Dyke March Collective ( CDMC ) will bring the Dyke March to the Humboldt Park community for the first of two years. The march will take place Saturday, June 28. It will kick off at Roberto Clemente High School ( on the southeast corner of Western Avenue and Division Street ) ...


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Humble Hearts provides limitless charity to Chicago - Walking down into Carol Boyd Yee's basement on Chicago's West Side, one will find a wide assortment of things from fashion, to home furnishings, to medical accessories and more. However, it's not a case of hoarding for her and her family: Her basement is the where she and her wife, Mae, run the non-profit organization Humble Hearts. "We're not a ...


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'Brave Bilbuggies' launches; review of Artificial Cherry - To celebrate the publication of her first children's book The Brave Bilbuggies, lesbian author Genevieve Sipperley and illustrator Alex Martin held a book launch party at Simon's Bar and Tavern June 19. About 45 people attended the event featuring raffles, giveaways and book-signing. The book centers around Tulipwood, a rogue flower who has been stealing from the forest creatures and ...


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National Women's Music Festival June 26-29 - The 39th National Women's Music Festival ( NWMF ) will take place June 26-29 at the Marriott Madison West in Middleton, Wis. Headliners include Cheryl Wheeler, Catie Curtis, Lucie Blue Tremblay, Dos Fallopia, Sandra Valls and Beth Kille, among others. In addition to a total of 18 musical and comedy acts comprising almost 40 individuals, the festival includes workshops. Visit ...


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Moorehead among Radio Hall of Fame inductees - The late actress Agnes Moorehead ( probably best known as Endora on the classic TV series Bewitched ) will be among those who will be honored at the Chicago-based National Radio Hall of Fame's ceremony Nov. 9 in Los Angeles. It will mark the first time the induction ceremony has taken place outside of Chicago. Among the inductees is Moorehead, ...







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