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PASSAGES-Singer-therapist-Paula-Walowitz-dies

PASSAGES Singer, therapist Paula Walowitz dies - Chicago-based singer/songwriter, therapist and activist Paula A. Walowitz, born Sept. 16, 1952, died May 23, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by friends and her wife, Jean Durkin. Walowitz was known internationally for her music, and was a regular at Mountain Moving Coffeehouse in Chicago from the 1970s to 1990s. She was a member of the ...


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Cameron Esposito works on personal material - Lesbian comic and Windy City Times 30 Under 30 alum Cameron Esposito returned to Chicago for two weeks at the end of March, performing 14 shows at the Den Theatre. Esposito was here working on new material and said the smaller venue and Chicago audience was the perfect setting to test out the more personal material she's been developing, which ...


PASSAGES-Lesbian-scientist-Neena-Schwartz-dies

PASSAGES Lesbian scientist Neena Schwartz dies - Northwestern University reproductive biologist Neena Schwartz—who discovered the hormone inhibin and its role in the regulation of reproductive cycles—died April 15, according to The Scientist, a magazine for life-science professionals. She was 91. Among other accomplishments, Schwartz founded the American Women in Science ( AWIS ) in 1971 and was a president of the Endocrine Society in the early 1980s. ...


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Grauer to leave A Wider Bridge - Laurie Grauer announced May 16 that she was leaving her position as Midwest Manager of the LGBT Israel advocacy organization A Wider Bridge ( AWB ). In 2017, Grauer and others were asked to leave the Dyke March when they carried a rainbow flag with a Star of David upon it. A weeks-long controversy subsequently ensued. Grauer had been with ...


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LGBT activist, volunteer Kea "Kookie" Kelly dies - Kea M. ( Kookie ) Kelly, age 74, passed away on May 15, 2018 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Kookie's sisters, Patti King and Veronica Kaiser, and her dear friend/adopted son Martin Ridge, were at her side. Kookie was born in Chicago Feb. 2, 1944. She lived in Chicago and the near west suburbs all of her ...


-Black-Lesbian-Archives-Exhibit-June-14-July-13-at-Affinity

Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit June 14-July 13 at Affinity - 10F0LD Productions presents the Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit June 14-July 13 at Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, suite #108. The exhibit is being put together by Kru, an archivist, DJ and CEO of 10F0LD Productions. "The importance of exploring and preserving our history is more crucial than ever," said Kru. "During this exhibit we explore Chicago's Black Lesbian history ...


-Ethical-Sluthood-May-24-at-the-Center

'Ethical Sluthood' May 24 at the Center - "Ethical Sluthood"—the second in the COUP/3 GOALS series—will take place Thursday, May 24, 7-9:30 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. During this session, COUP/3 GOALS collaborates with Janet W. Hardy, author of The Ethical Slut, to discuss foundations of non-traditional lifestyles. COUP/3 GOALS celebrates individuals who are single, monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, queer, non-binary, or who care about ...


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Billie Jean King shows pioneering spirit in talk with Kate Kendell - Billie Jean King's lifelong fight for equality began when she was 12, when the junior tennis player was practicing at the Los Angeles Tennis Club. King, 75, recently speaking to a sold-out audience at San Francisco's Brava Theater Center, said she remembers noticing that everyone at the club was white. "Where is everyone else?" King asked her mom. "It was ...


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Emma Gonzalez part of June 15 march - Emma Gonzalez and other students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are scheduled to take part in St. Sabina Church's annual End of School Rally and Peace March on Friday, June 15, 7-9 p.m. Chance the Rapper is slated to be the special guest. The rally will take place at 1210 W. 78th Pl. The first 1,000 people ...


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Lightfoot speaks with local LGBT leaders - Just one day after officially announcing that she was joining the crowded field of candidates who will be challenging incumbent Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, attorney and former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot met with members of the LGBT community at a May 11 presentation at the downtown offices of the Locke Lord. After ...


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ELECTIONS 2019 CHICAGO Mayoral candidate Lightfoot on LGBT issues, police board work - Lori Lightfoot, an attorney and former federal prosecutor who for three years headed up the Chicago Police Board, announced her candidacy challenging incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel on May 10. Should Lightfoot win, she'd be both Chicago's first female Black mayor as well as the city's first openly gay one. Lightfoot faces many challenges should she run. She said at a ...


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Unprecedented 7 LGBT candidates for governor - Only in recent years, the LGBT community has been able to support one or two openly LGBT candidate for governor. In 2014, it was two —Mike Michaud in Maine and Heather Mizeur in Maryland; they lost. In 2016, it was one—Kate Brown in Oregon; she won. There are currently seven competing in primaries around the country, including an actor in ...


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Party promoters speak about lesbian spaces at Center in Halsted - Video below - Center on Halsted introduced the women's faces behind the spaces for the program "Courageous Conversations: What the L" on May 11. While lesbian bars in Chicago have been disappearing over the years, there are still women who create lesbian spaces that encourage women to be themselves and have fun. "Courageous Conversations" featured a panel of these driven women who have ...


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Stephanie Sandberg new Executive Director of LPAC, LGBTQ women's political group - From a news release, video below - WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2018……….LPAC, the country's only political action committee empowering and engaging LGBTQ women politically, today announced that Stephanie Sandberg has taken the helm as Executive Director, as the organization completes its 6thyear of operation, launches its political program for the 2018 midterm election endorsements and prepares for its largest fundraiser, Levity and Justicefor ALL, in New York ...


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MOMBIAN Of marriage and parenting - My spouse, Helen, and I recently celebrated our 25th anniversary ( though our time as legal spouses is obviously shorter ). Reaching a quarter-century together—just about half of my life—feels significant in a way that previous anniversaries, even milestone ones at the decade marks, have not. Here are a few reflections on the occasion: We've been through a lot together, ...


-What-the-L-panel-discussion-May-11

'What the L' panel discussion May 11 - Center on Halsted's Courageous Conversations series continues Friday, May 11, 6-9 p.m., with "What the L: Meet the Faces Behind the Spaces." Even with the disappearance of lesbian bars in Chicago, lesbian spaces in Chicago are alive and thriving. This event will be with a panel of those who have and are creating these spaces. Panelists will include Brooke Webster ...


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NATIONAL Trans protections, Dykes on Bikes death, leather district - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The New Hampshire state Senate passed a bill that would create legal protections for transgender people in the state, New Hampshire Public Radio reported. The bill—which earlier passed in the House, and in the Senate by a vote of 14-10—would add gender identity to the state's existing anti-discrimination laws. The bill now heads to Gov. Chris Sununu, who is expected ...


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Jeanne Thornton, Mecca J. Sullivan earn Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers - From a Lambda Literary press release - Los Angeles, CA - Lambda Literary, the nation's leading national nonprofit organization promoting LGBTQ literature, is pleased to announce that Jeanne Thornton and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan have been named winners of the 2018 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. The Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers recognizes LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for ...


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Peach Party takes off at Ace Hotel - Peach Party's Elements series launch, "Air," was packed to capacity on the night of April 28. Although primarily geared toward queer women, with bartenders pouring Tito's Vodka—$5 from every drink went to Howard Brown—and people of all genders mingling and dancing, the sixth floor of the Ace Hotel turned into a fun, fluid environment for all. Air was the first ...


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Fired Rockford-area lesbian files EEOC complaint - A Winnebago County resident has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against her former employer on the grounds that she was fired for being a lesbian. Brooke Berentes, who lives in Machesney Park, Illinois, a suburb of Rockford, said in her April 10 complaint that her boss at Choice Furniture, located in Rockford, fired her about ...


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New Armatrading CD out May 18; tour dates announced - Singer Joan Armatrading's new studio album Not Too Far Away, will be out on BMG on Friday, May 18. This is her 21st album. Tracks include "Loving What You Hate," "Still Waters," "Always in My Dreams," "Invisible ( Blue Light )" and others. Not Too Far Away is the studio follow-up to the trilogy of This Charming Life ( 2010 ...


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THE AMAZON TRAIL The terlet - When I objected, starting around the age of four or five, to commercials on the radio, I had no idea what the future of marketing would hold for us all. Why, I asked, was "The Lone Ranger" interrupted to sell Silvercup Bread? Was it because of his silver bullets? Well, yes, it was considered a terrific marketing tie-in. I hated ...


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Courageous Conversations: What The L to talk lesbian spaces and leaders - From Center on Halsted - Even with the disappearance of lesbian bars in Chicago, lesbian spaces in Chicago are alive and thriving. Enjoy a candid conversation with those who have and are creating these spaces with Courageous Conversations: What The L, taking place May 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. This Courageous Conversations event will be with ...


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Chicago-based LGBTQ webseries set to launch - Award-winning writer, filmmaker, performer and producer Bea Cordelia and Jeff Award-nominated actor, singer, writer and curator Daniel Kyri's upcoming Chicago-based webseries, "the T," is the culmination of their desire to bring more intersectional LGBTQ-focus stories to the small screen. They co-produced, co-wrote, co-directed and played the lead roles in the series which is set to premiere on June 18. Cordelia ...


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SF Pride, SF Dykes on Bikes Mourn Passing of DOB Founding Member Soni S.H.S. Wolf - From a press release - San Francisco — The San Francisco Dykes on Bikes® Women's Motorcycle Contingent announces the death of Soni S.H.S. Wolf, a founding member of Dykes on Bikes and an inspiring mother of the movement for lesbian pride and dignity. Soni passed peacefully of natural causes the night of Wednesday April 25th. Soni was 69 when she died and is survived by ...


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Hundreds at Howard Brown fundraiser, ChiQ kicks off with sold out event - Howard Brown Health presented ChiQ, a benefit aimed at raising funds for healthcare and wellness in the LGBTQ community, April 28 at the South Shore Cultural Center. The event, which has evolved from the original 1990s and early 2000s Lesbian Community Cancer ( later Care ) Project Coming Out Against Cancer events, then into the Garden of Eve, featured two ...


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Andersonville Wine Walk May 20 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 27, 2018 ): In its 12th year, the Andersonville Wine Walk will once again invite guests to walk, sip, and shop their way through the commercial district on Sunday, May 20 from 3-6PM, but this year, the event is undergoing a growth spurt. Instead of the two routes of years past, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ...


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About Face Theatre to premiere Bull in a China Shop - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 26, 2018 ) — About Face Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of Bryna Turner's comedy BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, based on the true story of revolutionary academics and lovers Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks. Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm*, BULL IN A CHINA SHOP will play May 24 — June 30, ...


New-Armatrading-CD-out-May-18-tour-dates-announced

New Armatrading CD out May 18; tour dates announced - Singer Joan Armatrading's new studio album Not Too Far Away, will be out on BMG on Friday, May 18. This is her 21st album. Tracks include "Loving What You Hate," "Still Waters," "Always in My Dreams," "Invisible ( Blue Light )" and others. Not Too Far Away is the studio follow-up to the trilogy of This Charming Life ( 2010 ...


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'Catechism' marking 25th anniv. on June 3 - A special 25th-anniversary performance of Late Night Catechism will be held Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. Chicago actress Rosie Newton will star as "Sister"—a role she has performed since 1997, both in Chicago and on tour. A limited number of 25 tickets will be available for purchase at the original ...


Chicago-Filmmakers-to-cut-ribbon-on-new-home

Chicago Filmmakers to cut ribbon on new home - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - While it's been up a flight of stairs on Clark Street in Andersonville for years, Chicago Filmmakers always dreamed of having a different space for themselves. "If you needed to get to the classrooms you had to walk through the theater," said Executive Director Brenda Webb of the old location. "You couldn't do both things at the same time. It ...


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Matchmaking event for older lesbians, bi women coming to Chicago - Little Gay Book comes to Chicago to help those who are ready to mingle at its Fast Flirting event at Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse Ave., on April 28. Little Gay Book is a boutique lesbian and bisexual matchmaking firm. Started in the Bay area in 2009, Little Gay Book reaches to women across the nation, offering services including matchmaking, ...


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Indigo Girls to headline "Out of Space" at Canal Shores July 28 - From a SPACE press release - SPACE welcomes Grammy-winning duo Indigo Girls to perform a very special "Out of Space" concert at Canal Shores on July 28. The group, comprised of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, recently released their 14th studio album, One Lost Day, which The Independent ( UK ) called "a set of uncommonly strong songs performed with the kind of typically understated Nashville ...


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LGBT Senate hopefuls, five in the running - An historic number of openly LGBT people are running for the U.S. Senate this year: five. Two of those candidates are running in elections that are seen as the most competitive this year: Arizona and Wisconsin. And that competition is both good and troubling for LGBT candidates. It's troubling news for the best known of the four candidates —incumbent U.S. ...


-PASSAGES-South-Asian-LGBTQ-community-organizer-Deepa-Patel-dies

PASSAGES South Asian LGBTQ community organizer Deepa Patel dies - Original Trikone Chicago board member Deepa Patel, 31, died March 9 at Loyola Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Patel, who identified as a lesbian, was the first woman to be elected to the queer South Asian-focused Trikone board. During her time with the organization; Patel started many initiatives including "Ladies Night," keeping the Jai Ho Parties going, having ...


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Howard Brown's 'ChiQ' on April 28 - Howard Brown Health will hold "ChiQ" ( formerly Garden of Eve ) on Saturday, April 28, 7-11 p.m., at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. There will be dancing, performances by Jeezy's Juke Joint, light bites and community-building. DJ All The Way Kay and DJ Sandra Suave will provide music. Admission is $75-$200 each; visit https://howardbrown.org/event/chiq/ . ...


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Women2Women launches with party - Women were heard loud and clear at Women2Women's ( W2W ) launch party at EvolveHer on April 14. Women2Women is a place where women can share their evolving journeys as women who love women. It sets out to help people break down each other's barriers and share all of a person's components including "our desires, our tears, our fears and ...


-Julia-Sweeneys-show-to-start-April-24

Julia Sweeney's show to start April 24 - The Second City announced that SNL vet Julia Sweeney's one-woman show Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider will move to the theater's e.t.c. stage for a six-week run April 24-May 30. Sweeney is a writer, actor, comedian, director and monologist who is perhaps most recognized as a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1990 to 1995, during which she created the ...


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P'town hosting women's events - ProvincetownForWomen.com announces the dates for a perennial favorite: Single Women's Weekend. The weekend will be May 18-20. Combined with ProvincetownForWomen.com's other events ( Memorial Day Weekend on May 24-28, Women of Color & Friends Weekend on May 31-June 3, Girl Splash on July 17-21 and Women's Week on Oct. 8-14 ), these events are expected to draw more than 15,000 ...


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PHOTOGRAPHY Annie Leibovitz clicks with audience at MCA event - "You will learn the most by looking back at your work," said Annie Leibovitz, the legendary and influential portrait photographer, to a sold-out, well-heeled crowd at an April 11, 2018 luncheon marking the 50th anniversary of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ). Taking stock of your past work was something Leibovitz learned from Bea Feitler, a former art ...


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PASSAGES Pioneering LGBTQ advocate Donna Red Wing dies, organizations respond - From press releases - From One Iowa: [Des Moines]—Donna Red Wing passed away on Monday, April 16 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Red Wing served as executive director of One Iowa from 2012-2016, expanding the organization's work into new arenas after the battle for marriage equality ended. "Donna was a force to be reckoned with and will be greatly missed by individuals ...


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LGBT candidates positioned to help Democrats take back House and Senate majority - The following is the first in a series of articles examining how LGBT candidates and organizations are positioned to help Democrats take back the majority of the U.S. House and Senate this year. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan stunned many people with his announcement April 11 that he would "retire" from office next January. But he was just following a ...


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Artemis Pride More Than Music concert, dance June 9 - From an Artemis press release - Artemis Singers' More Than Music Pride choral concert and community dance, will include poet e nina jay, author of Body of Rooms, and DJ OCD in the soaring gothic acoustically beautiful space of First Unitarian Church of Chicago in Hyde Park on June 9. The theme for the evening reflects that the organization goes beyond choral singing, presenting music written ...


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Ex-Focus on the Family daughter refocuses her life mission - In her authentically jarring memoir Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God, author and activist Amber Cantorna rips the mask off the anti-LGBTQ evangelical ministry Focus on the Family—and does so from the inside. That's because from the age of three years old, Cantorna's father was an executive in the mission to ...


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THEATER 'The Cake' a very 'personal play' for lesbian director - When director Lauren Shouse came out years ago, one of the people she told was her oldest, closest friend. "At first, she was OK with it," Shouse recalled. "Then she told me she had talked to her pastor. And she had some Bible verses she wanted me to read. She finally told me we all had a choice about how ...


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Ex-Houston mayor at EI Pride Brunch June 3 - As part of LGBTQ Pride Month, Equality Illinois will host a Pride Brunch on Sunday, June 3, with an appearance by Annise Parker, the former mayor of Houston and the first out mayor of a major U.S. city. The brunch will take place at Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. As the keynote speaker at the 2018 ...


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Storytelling class for women of color - Feminine Comique ( Fem Com ) is a Chicago-based class that provides opportunities for cisgender and transgender women of color to use comedy to share and convey their unique stories in an all-female supported environment: CDPH and FemCom are piloting a free six-week project at the end of March to make the art of storytelling available to a wider audience. ...


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Waithe on cover of Vanity Fair - Out actor/writer Lena Waithe—an Emmy-winning African-American who hails from Chicago and Evanston—is on the cover of the April issue of Vanity Fair. Described in the artilce as "on the butch side of queer but with delicate edges," Waithe, 33, said, in part, "I don't need an Emmy to tell me to go to work. I've been working. I've beenwriting, I've ...


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NCLR's Kate Kendell, tempered for transition - Kate Kendell, 57, has spent the past 24 years—nearly two-thirds of her life—at National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ). This December she'll depart her esteemed post as executive director to balance some new opportunities—and pass the torch. The decision to switch gears is both a personal decision, as well as a professional one for Kendell. "It feels right ...


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WC&F events include Lahti, Richards, Axelrod - Andersonville bookstore Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., is hosting a variety of events in March and April. Among them: —Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m.: Actress Christine Lahti will engage in conversation with Bernardine Dohrn. Lahti—who has been in such projects as Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among others—will ...


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Julia Sweeney, Older and Wider at Second City April 24 - May 30, 2018 - From a press release - Chicago, IL — The Second City announced today that SNL vet Julia Sweeney's one-woman show Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider will move to the theater's e.t.c. stage for a six-week run beginning April 24, 2018. Sweeney has been honing her first-ever stand-up show in front of live audiences since she began a January workshop run in one of Second City's ...


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Fatal crash involves lesbian moms, several kids - In California, a fatal crash left several members of a family headed by lesbian mothers dead when the family SUV veered off a cliff on the Pacific Coast Highway. At least five members died, with authorities searching for three others. Among one of those three is 15-year-old Devonte Hart, whose photo crying into the arms of a police officer during ...


-Red-Stars-part-of-March-31-doubleheader

Red Stars part of March 31 doubleheader - The Chicago Red Stars will begin its 12-home game stretch at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 31, combining with Major League Soccer ( MLS ) team Chicago Fire for a doubleheader. Both teams will host their Portland counterparts. The Red Stars will take on Portland Thorns FC at 7:15 p.m. CT, following the Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers at 5 ...


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Women and Children Books plans Indie Bookstore Day April 28 and April events - From a press release - Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Together We Rise Author Panel Celebrate the culmination of Women's History Month on a powerful note! Co-founder and National Field Director Mrinalini Chakraborty will be discussing the behind-the-scenes ( her )story of the Women's March on Washington and read from the book Together We Rise. Compiled by the national team of Women's March organizers, ...


-WOMB-marks-first-anniversary-at-Affinity

W.O.M.B. marks first anniversary at Affinity - E. Nina J. and Lucy Shumpert marked the first anniversary of their monthly women of color poetry and spoken word open mic night at Affinity Community Services March 22. The monthly series, called The W.O.M.B., attracts women, and other supporters, from across the city and suburbs to Affinity's Bronzeville offices. The evening paid special tribute to late Chicago civil-rights advocate ...


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Kendell stepping away from NCLR leadership - The National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) announced that after more than 22 years, Kate Kendell will be stepping down from her role as executive director at the end of this year. NCLR was the first lesbian-led national legal organization and has been fighting for equality for the full LGBTQ community for more than 40 years. Under Kendell's ...


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Lesbian-themed 'The Cake' coming up - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble ( RTE )—Chicago's only Equity theater dedicated to producing new work with women at the core—announced the Midwest premiere of the lesbian-themed production The Cake, written by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Lauren Shouse, and featuring RTE Founders Tara Mallen and Keith Kupferer, RTE Member Krystel McNeil and Tuckie White. The Cake runs April 8-May 20 at Rivendell ...


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THEATER SPOTLIGHT Nine 10-minute plays about lesbians - Nine 10-minute plays about lesbians are on tap this weekend in Buena Park. With History Lezons, a roster of playwrights who identity as female dive into history through real and fictional women. Allison J. Fradkin curated the whole shebang, which includes tales from the Harlem Renaissance to Roaring '20s Paris to the "Lavender Scare" of the Eisenhower Era to a ...


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Annise Parker looks to 2018 midterms - According to former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who now heads the political organization the Victory Fund, "this is a going to be a watershed year" for the LGBT candidates across the nation whom the Fund has endorsed. "We have more candidates than ever that are clamoring for endorsements, and we think a lot of them are going to win," said ...


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LGBT judges discuss paths to the bench - A panel of prominent LGBT judges and one justice from the Illinois State Supreme Court met March 8 to discuss the need for diversity on the bench. "The Lavender Bench: Experiences of LGBTQ Judges in Illinois" was held in the downtown offices of the Hinshaw & Culbertson law firm, with the session moderated by openly lesbian Cook County Circuit Court ...


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VIEWPOINTS The Seasoned Life - You might find this hard to believe, but it's true. Before I came to earth I had already picked out my parents and siblings and waited for the correct body for myself. I waited until I grew impatient and finally requested, "Next available, please." The third day of August, I was born a 6 lb 5 oz baby girl. For ...


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Ndegeocello in Chicago, Evanston March 24-26 - Out musician Meshell Ndegeocello will perform in Chicago and Evanston on March 24 and 26. She is slated to perform at Chicago's Promontory, a restaurant/music venue at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue West, on Saturday, March 24, at 7 and 9 p.m. Admission is $28-$58 each; visit PromontoryChicago.com and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meshell-ndegeocello-tickets-43043718922. In addition, she will perform at Evanston's SPACE, 1245 Chicago ...


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Lesbian Super PAC endorses Marie Newman in Illinois Dist. 3 Dem primary - From a press release - Washington, DC- LPAC, the country's only lesbian political action committee, today announced its endorsement of Marie Newman for U.S. Congress, Illinois District 3. "Marie Newman's true progressive values make her a clear choice in this race," said Ana Cruz, Board Member of LPAC. "Newman is in a race against an anti-choice, anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant opponent in the primary and it's time ...


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MUSIC Ingenue redux, reuniting with LGBTQ icon k.d. lang - Global LGBTQ+ icon k.d. lang's music has taken center stage in millions of homes, cars and lesbian bars for over 30 years. Still, the deeply personal, quiet, self-professed "boring" star has struck a chord of balance out of the spotlight in recent years. As the 25th anniversary of lang's super chart-topper Ingenue once again outstretches to the masses, the 56-year-old ...


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NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Jennifer Higdon's full 'Dance Card' - Composer Jennifer Higdon never stops working. From humble beginnings in the South, this talented and openly lesbian writer exploded onto pages of music with a unique perspective. In college she earned an artist's diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. Her Master of Arts and Doctor of Composition were obtained from the University of Pennsylvania afterwards. Here first opera was ...


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'History Lezons' March 18, 20-21 - March has officially been Women's History Month in the U.S. since 1987. In 2018, Pride Films and Plays will celebrate its own "Women-Loving-Women's History Month" with History Lezons, a showcase of nine short plays about women of previous eras—some historical, some fictional, some a combination of both. The nine plays, each approximately 10 minutes long, will be presented as a ...


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ELECTIONS 2018-19 Women of color forum set for March 8 - The 2018 Women of Color Candidate Forum for Illinois will take place Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Reunion, 2557 W. North Ave. Among those scheduled to appear are the following candidates: Gaylon Alcaraz ( Cook County commissioner, 4th District ), Maria Hadden ( alderman of Chicago's 49th Ward ), Sameena Mustafa ( U.S. Congress, 5th District ), Delia ...


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Lambda Legal honors Judge Patricia Logue - In advance of the April 19 annual Lambda Legal Bon Foster Awards, the organization hosted a reception for Bon Foster Liberty Award honoree Judge Patricia M. Logue featuring top national attorneys in the fight for LGBT equality. The event was held March 1 at the Chicago offices of Jenner & Block. Speakers paying tribute to Logue were current Lambda Legal ...


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THE AMAZON TRAIL My daily last straw - What exactly is the last straw? I thought it was the presidential buffoon's goading of North Korea, but I was wrong. Our government is suddenly so feeble, so twisted up in procedure, infighting, and tripping over its own all-too-often dropped pants, it can no longer protect its citizens from nuclear war. At least, that's what it looks like to this ...


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ELECTIONS 2018 Record number of LGBTs running in March Illinois primary election - This year's elections feature a record number of openly LGBT candidates thorughout Illinois. The following individuals have publicly stated that they are members of the LGBT community and were on the ballot as of late February. Gaylon Alcaraz Race: Cook County Board of Commissioners ( 4th District ) Website: Gaylon2018.com The skinny: Alcaraz, who was inducted into the Chicago ...


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ART Kathleen Gerber, Lori Nix capture a tiny apocalypse - Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix are in the business of photographic illusions. While their cityscapes and interiors appear realistic, if improbable, they're the result of careful miniature model-making, elaborate staging, and painstaking photography, techniques the two life partners have been perfecting over the past 16 years. The pair's latest undertaking, "Empire," depicts ruined urban landscapes: overgrown overpasses, decrepit newspaper boxes ...


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Storytelling class for women of color - Feminine Comique ( Fem Com ) is a Chicago-based class that provides opportunities for cisgender and transgender women of color to use comedy to share and convey their unique stories in an all-female supported environment: CDPH and FemCom are piloting a free six-week project at the end of March to make the art of storytelling available to a wider audience. ...


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'History Lezons' March 18, 20-21 - March has officially been Women's History Month in the U.S. since 1987. In 2018, Pride Films and Plays will celebrate its own "Women-Loving-Women's History Month" with History Lezons, a showcase of nine short plays about women of previous eras—some historical, some fictional, some a combination of both. The nine plays, each approximately 10 minutes long, will be presented as a ...


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Red Stars part of March 31 doubleheader - The Chicago Red Stars will begin its 12-home game stretch at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 31, combining with Major League Soccer ( MLS ) team Chicago Fire for a doubleheader. Both teams will host their Portland counterparts. The Red Stars will take on Portland Thorns FC at 7:15 p.m. CT, following the Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers at 5 ...


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Hawaii court rejects religious justification for B&B refusing lesbian couple - From a press release - ( Honolulu, HI, February 23, 2018 ) — The Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii today affirmed a lower court ruling against a Hawai`i bed and breakfast that denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation. Aloha Bed & Breakfast, whose owner says same-sex relationships "defile our land," is represented by the anti-LGBT ...







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