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-Pink-Hat-Run-to-benefit-womens-organizations-Nov-4

Pink Hat Run to benefit women's organizations Nov. 4 - The first annual Pink Hat Run will take place in Chicago Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. The 5K/1 mile run, walk or roll will take place along Chicago's beautiful lakefront and museum campus downtown, with a starting point on Prairie Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood, next to the Women's Park & Gardens. The Pink Hat Run ...


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Pink Hat Run to benefit women's organizations Nov. 4 - CHICAGO—The first annual Pink Hat Run will take place in Chicago Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. The 5K/1 mile run, walk or roll will take place along Chicago's beautiful lakefront and museum campus downtown, with a starting point on Prairie Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood, next to the Women's Park & Gardens. The Pink Hat Run ...


Two-projects-of-lesbian-owned-tello-Films-nominated-for-honors

Two projects of lesbian-owned tello Films nominated for honors - From a press release - Nashville, TN ( September 20, 2017 ) — Lesbian-owned filmed production company, tello Films recently received news that two of their projects have been nominated for International Academy of Web Television ( IAWTV ) Awards. Maybelle received a nomination for Best Writing ( Bridget McManus ) for a drama and Best Original Song ( Karman Kregloe ). After the death ...


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CME trader McGathey to host sales training - Virginia McGathey, President of McGathey Commodities, Corp., Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group Trader, Commentator and Certified B.A.N.K. Trainer will lead the launch and workshop of B.A.N.K. Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at the Ridgemoor Country Club, 6601 W Gunnison St., Chicago, where she is currently the 12-time golf champ. McGathey, an openly LGBT business owner, will be ...


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NUNN ON ONE: FILM Fawzia Mirza shows viewers 'Signature Move' - Signature Move—a new film directed by Jennifer Reeder and written by Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato—is a much-anticipated Chicago-made lesbian feature film that has been garnering praise this year as it tours the festival circuit around the world. The film tells the story of a thirtysomething lesbian lawyer named Zaynab ( played by Mirza ) living in Chicago who starts ...


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South Africa celebrates PrideTV's first anniversary - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - South Africa became the first African country to launch an LGBT network when PrideTV made it debut in August 2016. Since that time, subscription has increased and LGBT people now have a platform where they can watch programs catering to their community. In an email interview, PrideTV's spokesperson, Joanna Raphael Katz discussed the need for the network, the evolution of ...


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Freelancers Anonymous, new LGBTQ comedy feature shooting in September - Award-winning Spanish filmmaker Sonia Sebastian ( De Chica en Chica/Amazon ) teams up with Lisa Cordileone and playwright Amy Dellagiarino to bring you Freelancers Anonymous, a comedy feature highlighting the LGBTQ community and women in tech industries. Featuring a top notch cast including Alexandra Billings ( Transparent ), Natasha Negovanlis ( Carmilla ), Lisa Cordileone ( Easy Abby ), Jennifer ...


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Women's Park & Gardens celebrates Chicago women - A years-long project to celebrate accomplished Chicago women as part of the Chicago Women's Park & Gardens in the South Loop was finally unveiled for the public Sept. 14. The Women's Park & Gardens, with a field house on the corner of 18th and Indiana, and a manicured park out back, was created in the 1990s by the late Chicago ...


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Edith Windsor, lesbian activist who took down DOMA, dead at 88 - Edith Windsor, a lesbian activist who was a pioneer for LGBT rights and brought down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, died Sept. 12 at age 88. Widow Judith Kasen-Windsor issued a statement Sept. 12 confirming Windsor's death, but didn't disclose a cause. The two were married in 2016. "I lost my beloved spouse Edie, and the world lost a ...


Mirza-movie-to-debut-Sept-28-at-Music-Box

Mirza movie to debut Sept. 28 at Music Box - The lesbian-themed movie Signature Move—starring local Pakistani Muslim lesbian actor Fawzia Mirza—will have a special screening at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., starting Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. ( Co-star Shabana Azmi is slated to appear. ) The official Chicago premiere is Friday, Sept. 29. Signature Move won the Grand Jury Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature ...


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'Fun Home' part of Victory's season - Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announced the lineup for its 2017-2018 season. Among the productions is Fun Home ( Sept. 19-Nov. 12 ). Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. Other upcoming ...


Showbiz-news-Todrick-Hall-Ellen-Page-Jake-Gyllenhaal-immigration-projects

Showbiz news: Todrick Hall, Ellen Page, Jake Gyllenhaal, immigration projects - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dancer/YouTube personality Todrick Hall—who appeared in Taylor Swift's "Look What Your Made Me Do" video—has spoken out after he was criticized for taking part, The Independent reported. Hall was featured as one of the dancers in the clip, and found that he was instantly trolled as a "sellout." Hall, who is openly gay, claims he was accused of betraying both ...


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National roundup: Lesbian ex-mayor, Spelman College, DJ fatally shot - Lesbian ex-Houston Mayor Annise Parker responded when conservative political pundit Ann Coulter tweeted, "I don't believe Hurricane Harvey is God's punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than 'climate change," LGBTQ Nation noted. Parker responded, "Darn it, I thought no one knew I had a super power over weather." Users showed their support of Parker, ...


Megan-Carney-is-new-artistic-director-of-About-Face-Theatre

Megan Carney is new artistic director of About Face Theatre - From a press release - The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Carney as AFT's new Artistic Director. Carney, who currently serves as the Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will join the company this fall. She succeeds Andrew Volkoff, who stepped down earlier this summer. "After ...


Lesbian-filmmaker-readies-final-episodes-of-Riley-Parra-web-series

Lesbian filmmaker readies final episodes of Riley Parra web series - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA ( September 13, 2017 ) — Christin Baker, owner of tello Films will release the final two episodes of her hit web-series Riley Parra on Sunday, September 17 and the finale on September 24. Riley Parra, which was modeled after a series of books is about a detective struggling to do the right thing in a corrupt ...


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PASSAGES LGBTQ Heroine Edith Windsor passes away, organizations react - From press releases - Civil and Human Rights Coalition Mourns Passing of Edith Windsor WASHINGTON — Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the passing of Edith Windsor, who was the named plaintiff in a successful legal challenge to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as applying ...


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Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher in Back to Back Tour here Oct. 14 - Chicago native Cameron Esposito returns to her hometown with her wife and fellow comedian Rhea Butcher for a show at the Vic Theater on Saturday, Oct. 14 on their multi-city "Back To Back" stand-up tour. Cameron and Rhea are the stars and creators of the hit TV comedy series "Take My Wife" which ran for two seasons and was critically ...


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Artemis Singers: Deep roots in Chicago's lesbian community - In June 1979, a group of lesbian-feminist women in Chicago came together to form Artemis Singers in order to find fellowship and share their musical talents with a wider audience. The group, credited as the first U.S. lesbian-feminist chorus to label itself as lesbian, is set to begin its 38th season. Currently, the chorus has 35 members. Artemis Singers is ...


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Artemis Singers members reflect on their many years with the chorus - Artemis Singers has had many members over the years, with some going back to the chorus's beginnings while others have joined the chorus more recently. Below, members reflect on their years with the chorus in the order in which they joined. "When I moved to Chicago in 1982, I wanted to make friends whose politics might match mine," said Copia ...


Mirza-movie-to-debut-Sept-28-at-Music-Box

Mirza movie to debut Sept. 28 at Music Box - The lesbian-themed movie Signature Move—starring local Pakistani Muslim lesbian actor Fawzia Mirza—will have a special screening at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., starting Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. ( Co-star Shabana Azmi is slated to appear. ) The official Chicago premiere is Friday, Sept. 29. Signature Move won the Grand Jury Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature ...


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Women & Children First Books hosts authors, book groups in September - From a press release - Women & Children First is an independant bookstore with focus on the interests of feminists and children and offering regular author appearances and events since 1979. The store is at 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago. Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 Infinite Genders Poetry Reading Infinite Genders is a compilation of poems written by the mentors, mentees, and facilitators from ...


Activist-award-winning-LGBTQ-filmmaker-JD-Disalvatore-lost-to-cancer

Activist, award-winning LGBTQ filmmaker JD Disalvatore lost to cancer - From a press release - JD Disalvatore, a prolific LGBT film and television producer and director and gay rights activist, died on Thursday, Aug. 24 after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. A proud marching band trumpet player in Miami Palmetto Senior High, JD went on to study communications at Boston University, absorbing as much as she could from her creative writing and ...


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LGBT-elder advocate Terri Worman shares her story - Terri Worman is a Jane of all trades. She's a classically trained violinist and performs in musicals, but she also can be found working diligently to ensure that LGBT elders live their best possible lives. Worman's advocacy career began with pro-choice work and soon morphed into LGBT rights, and now she works at AARP as the associate state director of ...


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New event space opened in Edgewater for celebrations - The Lytle House in Edgewater is ready for big celebrations. Robyn and Michelle Lytle ( not pronounced as "little" ) have been married since 2014. Shortly after getting engaged, Robyn began working with her wife at Michelle Lytle Photography, established in 2004. Robyn, originally from Hinsdale, and Michelle a Downer's Grove native, moved to Edgewater in January 2017 with their ...


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Messinger to give ISGMH talk Sept. 7 - Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing ( ISGMH ) will present its next "Current Issues in LGBTQ Health" lecture event on Thursday, Sept. 7, 12-1:30 p.m., in the Stonewall Conference Room of 625 N. Michigan St., Suite 1400. Joy Messinger will present "Our Survival Depends on Each Other: The Urgency of Intersectionality to Support the ...


GEMMA-named-winner-of-2017-LezPlay-Competition

GEMMA named winner of 2017 LezPlay Competition - From a press release - Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce Kellee Terrell's GEMMA as the winner of its 2017 LezPlay Contest. Out of three dozen entries, three scripts advanced to the finals. LezPlay Literary Coordinator Allison Fradkin says, "These two screenplays and one stage play elevate and celebrate dyke drama ( and comedy ), showcasing Sapphic-centric narratives that spoke loud and queer ...


National-Womens-Hall-of-Fame-Induction-Sept-16-2017

National Women's Hall of Fame Induction Sept. 16, 2017 - From a press release - Seneca Falls, NY: - In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in NY, The National Women's Hall of Fame will host a weekend celebrating the achievements of American Women in the birthplace of the Women's Rights movement in the U.S. The highlight of the weekend is the induction of ten women for their historic achievement ...


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Kirk designs River North home - Over the past two years—between art exhibitions, public murals and corporate projects—lesbian artist Sam Kirk has been designing a three-story, loft-styled, penthouse in Chicago's luxurious River North neighborhood. The walls feature unique color patterns, and a custom-designed elevator opens to the roof deck, allowing natural light to pour into the sixth-floor foyer. In recent years, Kirk has been commissioned by ...


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MLS commissions Sam Kirk mural - Major League Soccer ( MLS ) celebrated All-Star week in Chicago last week—and, as part of the festivities, commissioned Sam Kirk to create a mural in Pilsen depicting four All-Star players playing against a Chicago backdrop. The mural, which is at 18th Street and Ashland Avenue, will remain up for at least the next three years. Kirk is currently exhibiting ...


For-queer-couple-creating-Jewish-home-is-part-of-the-job

For queer couple, creating Jewish home is part of the job - For Megan GoldMarche, creating a home alongside her wife Paige is literally part of her job. Megan has, since 2016, been rabbi at the Silverstein Base Hillel in Lincoln Park. It serves all area universities and colleges except Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, among them DePaul and Loyola Universities, University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College. In ...


Community-leader-Wanda-B-talks-about-being-a-stud

Community leader Wanda B. talks about being a stud - For Wanda B., founder of the social club Stud 4 Life, the word "stud" stands for "Solidarity, Trustworthiness, Understanding and Dependability"—and those principles extend to the service mission of her organization. Beyond Stud 4 Life's social events, charity work and various causes—from marching for marriage equality in Springfield in the past to stop the violence walks—Wanda works security for CTA. ...


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Affinity hosts Black Equal Pay Day panel discussion - By Tarina Hargrays - On July 31, Affinity Community Services hosted its Black Equal Pay Day intersectional panel discussion. The panel was led by Affinity Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon. The other three panelists were Shirlondra Brooks, senior program manager at Women Employed; Ruth Sweetser, immediate past president of the American Association of University Women ( AAUW ); and career specialist ( and Windy City ...


Meet-the-Parkers-A-story-of-love-and-family

Meet the Parkers: A story of love and family - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By Molly Sprayeregen - Aubrey and Ellen Parker are proud of their family; it's the reason they tell their story. It's important to them that their two young children grow up knowing that having two moms is something they should feel nothing but happy about. "We're proud of what we have, we're proud of who we are, and we want our kids to grow ...


NLGJA-Announces-2017-Excellence-in-Journalism-Award-Winners-and-Honorees

NLGJA Announces 2017 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners and Honorees - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC - Today NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognizes exemplary work produced in 2016. The highest individual awards, NLGJA Journalist of the Year and Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for the LGBTQ Journalist of the Year, are awarded to Katie Barnes and Erik Hall, respectively. "We are thrilled ...


Andersonville-Water-Tower-to-go-atop-Swedish-American-Museum-as-of-Aug-8

Andersonville Water Tower to go atop Swedish American Museum as of Aug. 8 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( August 7, 2017 ) — According to an alert today from the Swedish American Museum ( 5211 N. Clark ), work to complete the installation of the new blue-and-yellow Andersonville Water Tower on the roof of the Swedish American Museum is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday, August 8. Clark Street will be closed from Foster to Farragut to ...


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tello Films first lesbian network to receive Emmy nomination - From a press release - Nashville, TN ( August 3, 2017 ) — Last month, tello Films received its first Emmy nomination for their original web series "secs & EXECS." Actress, Mindy Sterling received the nomination for her role in the series. This makes tello Films the first lesbian network to receive such an honor. Sterling, best known for her role as Frau Farbissina in ...


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Sky get Hooper, pick; Boyette leaves - The Chicago Sky have acquired Jordan Hooper and a 2018 first-round draft pick from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for Tamera Young, Imani Boyette and Chicago's second-round pick. Hooper, a 6-2 forward from Nebraska, was selected 13th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock. The 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year appeared in 100 games for ...


Victory-Fund-analysis-LGBTQ-Women-Candidates-Win-at-Higher-Rates-than-Men

Victory Fund analysis: LGBTQ Women Candidates Win at Higher Rates than Men - From a press release - Washington, DC — LGBTQ women running for office win their elections at a significantly higher rate than LGBTQ men, according to a new Victory Institute analysis of Victory Fund election data with more than 1,160 LGBTQ candidates. Over the past decade, Victory Fund-endorsed LGBTQ women won their races 70.3 percent of the time, compared to 60.9 percent for Victory Fund-endorsed ...


BOOKS-Biography-spotlights-poet-Elizabeth-Bishops-queer-past

BOOKS Biography spotlights poet Elizabeth Bishop's queer past - Elizabeth Bishop's name and work dots English textbooks, and "the art of losing" is one of the most familiar lines of poetry in the language. But collections of Bishop's work are oddly hard to come by; her life remains even less discussed. It might surprise casual readers to learn Bishop had significant long-term relationships with women. Most of Bishop's published ...


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Mirza film wins Outfest award - Local Pakistani Muslim lesbian actor Fawzia Mirza stars in a movie, called Signature Move, that won the Grand Jury Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film in this year's Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, according to AfterEllen. Mirza's relationship with her girlfriend while living in Chicago was her inspiration behind writing the script for the film: "She is now ...


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Andersonville hosting new shopping series - The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) has launched "Andersonville First Fridays," with the next event happening Friday, Aug. 4, 6-10 p.m. In an effort to promote local shopping and dining, businesses will keep their doors open late to welcome visitors with promotions, refreshments, and special experiences on the first Friday of each month. Some of the businesses involved ...


National-HBCU-event-Penn-lawmakers-clash-conversion-therapy

National: HBCU event, Penn. lawmakers clash, conversion therapy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation hosted its first-ever HBCU ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities ) Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Briefing for University Presidents and Senior Executives, according to a press release. The summit is a day-long meeting of high profile HBCU leadership to discuss LGBTQ inclusive practices and policies and share best practices for expanding equality ...


Chicago-Sky-moving-to-South-Loop

Chicago Sky moving to South Loop - The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) has voted to approve an arena agreement bringing the Chicago Sky to the city of Chicago. The Sky spent the last eight years at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, and will look to relocate to Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago for the 2018 season. The team ...


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PERFORMANCE Sandra Bernhard talks comedy, sexuality, career - By Emagin Tanaschuk - As part of her tour, Sandra Bernhard will be coming to Chicago to perform her latest comedy show, "Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast," at City Winery July 20-21. Since her career began four decades ago, Bernhard has showed no sign of slowing down, especially with her new comedy show tour, appearances on the hit CBS TV sitcom 2 Broke ...


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United State of Women holds Chicago summit - More than 1,000 women from all walks of life convened at McCormick Place to kick off the United State of Women Galvanize Program on July 15. The two-day Galvanize Program is an outgrowth of former President Barack Obama's Council on Women and Girls ( created in March 2009 ) to improve the lives of women and girls in every Obama ...


NATIONAL-ROUNDUP-Mans-body-found-NC-Pride-situation-Cincinnati-clash

NATIONAL ROUNDUP Man's body found, N.C. Pride situation, Cincinnati clash - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Police in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, recovered the body of Todd McKee after issuing a missing-persons report, DelawareOnline.com reported. McKee ( the partner of travel writer/ Wawa Welcome America CEO Jeff Guaracino ) was last seen on July 8, when he was captured on surveillance footage leaving his apartment building in the 300 block of South Boardwalk. In a Facebook post, ...


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

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


MUSIC-Lesbian-singer-Jennifer-Knapp-continues-to-break-new-ground

MUSIC Lesbian singer Jennifer Knapp continues to break new ground - By Tarina Hargrays - Lesbian singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp has sold more than 1 million records and crossed over into a completely different genre. Knapp has recently returned to the music industry and will be headlining a show in Michigan on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan. Joining her as an opener will be singer/songwriter Natalie Gaza. Knapp who first ...


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'CLLAW XXVII' on July 29 in Chicago - The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) will be featured at "CLLAW XXVII: Summer Smackdown" on Saturday, July 29, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. CLLAW's 27th benefit match will feature lady-identified arm wrestlers, musical entertainment from Jackass Magnets and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 p.m., with the first match beginning at 9:30 ...


Force-era-ends-with-loss-to-Boston

Force era ends with loss to Boston - The Chicago Force women's football team ended its 15-year existence with a 47-33 loss to the Boston Renegades at Della Russo Field in Revere, Massachusetts, on July 8. The Renegades seized at 21-0 lead in the first quarter en route to the win. Force team owner Linda Bache announced before the 2017 season that it would be the team's last ...


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Sean Wiggins in Chicago July 14 - Singer Sean Wiggins performs Friday, July 14 at The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago, 9-11 p.m. This will be with a full band including two Chicago locals, Chandler Marino and Sheela Reddy and guitar player, Paul Houston. They play a mix of covers and originals from rock to country to blues. $10 cover or $5 if you get there ...


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Comedian provides a 'Fay' ol' time - Beloved comedian Fay Jacobs will grace the Center on Halsted stage for the first time in her career on Sunday, July 9. Her previous stint in Chicago occurred more than 10 years ago for a reading at Women & Children First and was at a completely different time and place. Now she's headed back to the Windy City to present ...


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CONCERT REVIEW Michelle's concert is free of shocks - The most controversial thing artist Michelle Shocked did at City Winery in Chicago on June 27 was to not allow photographs to be taken by anyone. It is a shame because she appeared happy, healthy and ready to perform. While it was nice to see a show where fans were not recording video and snapping shots with their phones every ...


Natl-LGBT-Media-Association-names-Ad-POP-honorees

Nat'l LGBT Media Association names Ad POP honorees - The National LGBT Media Association has announced its second annual Ad POP award winners, including many top corporate brand names. Formerly known as the National Gay Media Association, the National LGBT Media Association brings together the top regional newspapers serving the U.S. LGBT communities. Its recent name change, rebranding and updated website reflects renewed focus on inclusion for all of ...


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JAY-Z's mother comes out as lesbian - Gloria Carter, JAY-Z's mother, came out as lesbian in a new track featured on the rapper's just-released 4:44 album. The song, "Smile," features JAY-Z and Carter discussing her sexuality in a public first for either one. "Mama had four kids, but she's a lesbian / Had to pretend so long that she's a thespian," JAY-Z raps in the song, which ...


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Dyke March: Letters to the editor, statements issued - Letters to the Editor The following letters, statements and Facebook posts were shared with Windy City Times in response to the controversy at the Chicago Dyke March. We would not normally dedicate this much space, but we do so to get as many opinions in as possible. WCT stands by our original story the evening of the Dyke March, ...


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Grauer responds to Dyke March organizers' claims - Dyke March Collective member Alexis Martinez, on June 27, offered her group's perspective on the events of June 24, when three Jewish women became involved in a dispute with other participants at a rally at Piotrowski Park following the 2017 march. Windy City Times also spoke with Laurie Grauer, one of those women. Grauer, who is Midwest director of the ...


National-roundup-Sting-operation-lesbian-police-chief-Advocate-turns-50

National roundup: Sting operation, lesbian police chief, Advocate turns 50 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A four-day sting operation at several parks in Florida's Volusia County resulted in the arrest of 17 men for lewd activity and one for battery—but some, including LGBTQ-rights group Lambda Legal, are raising concerns over how police and local media have handled the arrests, NBC News reported. Lambda Legal Director of Constitutional Litigation Susan Sommer told NBC Out that "entrapment ...


More-than-1500-at-Dyke-March-in-Little-Village-Jewish-Pride-flags-banned-UPDATED-June-25-

More than 1,500 at Dyke March in Little Village, Jewish Pride flags banned (UPDATED June 25) - The 2017 Dyke March Chicago demonstrated two opposing personalities as it moved, for the first time, to the Little Village neighborhood. More than 1,500 LGBTQ individuals and allies gathered at Little Village Academy at Lawndale and 26th. With a few representatives from Dykes on Bikes and a contingent of youth leading the way, the marchers shut down half of 26th ...


Force-advance-to-championship

Force advance to championship - The Chicago Force added to its final season—and to its legacy—by defeating the Pittsburgh Passion in the playoffs 45-0 on June 17 at Evanston Township High School. The Force will now play Boston in the conference championship on Saturday, July 8. The game will be in Revere, Massachusetts, at Harry Della Russo Field, with the kickoff time TBD. The winner ...


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Billie Jean King delivers speech at NU commencement - Former star tennis player Billie Jean King, known for her advocacy work on behalf of women and the LGBTQ community, addressed Northwestern University's graduating class June 16, saying, "You are by far the best generation ever, so far— ever—to deal with inclusion. "I'm telling you, it's changing, and it's because of people like you," said King, who also received an ...


Sam-Kirk-designs-ADA-accessible-penthouse

Sam Kirk designs ADA-accessible penthouse - Over the past two years, between art exhibitions, public murals and corporate projects, Sam Kirk has been designing a three-story, loft-styled, penthouse in Chicago's River North neighborhood. The penthouse is completely ADA-accessible, with customizations that allow additions to work with the design. According to a press release, "The walls are drenched in vivid color patterns, shimmering tiles blending a rustic ...


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Serbia has first lesbian leader - Serbia leader Aleksandar Vucic has named public administration minister Ana Brnabic as the new prime minister, Deutsche Welle reported. Brnabic is now the first woman—as well as the first openly gay politician—to lead the European country. This is seen as a major step for Serbia, which is considered a pretty conservative nation. She will take over for Vucic, who recently ...


EY-executive-urges-workplace-leaders-to-value-diversity

EY executive urges workplace leaders to value diversity - Beth Brooke-Marciniak's decision to publicly come out as lesbian in 2011 made her one of the most senior out executives in the world at the time. But for Brooke-Marciniak, EY's ( formerly Ernst and Young ) global vice chair of public policy and the company's global sponsor of diversity and inclusiveness efforts, the decision wasn't about getting publicity. For her, ...


2017-Dyke-March-takes-unity-to-the-streets-of-Little-Village

2017 Dyke March takes unity to the streets of Little Village - Since this year's Pride Parade promises extra security through a significantly enhanced police presence, those looking to celebrate and participate in the power of LGBTQ and minority communities in a more exuberant environment need to look no further than the Dyke March, which will take place in a new location this year—in Little Village on Saturday, June 24. The historic ...


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Lesbian cop helps subdue Va. shooter - One of the two members of the U.S. Capitol police credited with preventing a June 13 shooting on an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field from turning into a massacre is a member of the LGBTQ community. According to a White House pool report, President and First Lady Melania Trump "met with Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner and her wife, [receiving a] ...


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Chicago Dyke March on June 24 - Organized Communities Against Deportations and the Chicago Dyke March Collective will present the annual Chicago Dyke March on Saturday, June 24. Following its policy of taking place in a different Chicago neighborhood every two years, a gathering will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Little Village Academy, 2620 S. Lawndale Ave. The march will kick off at 2:30 p.m., with ...


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Chicago Force heads into the playoffs, ending the team's 15-year run - After 15 seasons, the Chicago Force football team is coming to an end, as team owner Linda Bache does not intend to sell the team. She announced before the 2017 season that it would be the team's last under her leadership. The team rolled out a 7-1 regular-season record and now has a second-round Women's Football Alliance ( WFA ) ...


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Retro Pride kickoff features dating game - The Center on Halsted's Women's Action Committee launched this year's Pride season with a retro party on June 9 at the center. One of the highlights was a throwback rendition of The Dating Game. Three bachelorettes and three contestants played for a night out on the town. There were also retro cocktails sure as well as groovy retro beats. Photos ...


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Lives:Visible lesbian film at Siskel June 23, 28 - The new film by Chicagoan Michelle Citron, Lives:Visible, is an elegy for two cultures—the working-class butch/fem world of pre-Stonewall Chicago, and the once ubiquitous film-based snapshot that recorded everyday 20th Century American life. The film screens twice during Pride month at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Friday, June 23, 8 p.m. and Wed., June 28, 8:15 p.m. The filmmaker will ...


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World news: Lesbian app, Malta PM, 'Wonder Woman' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - China's leading lesbian app, Rela, was shut down recently following a viral incident at Shanghai's marriage market in People's Park in which a group of mothers of LGBT children were kicked out by police while trying to raise awareness for gay rights, Shanghaiist reported. The app is no longer available on the Apple or Android app stores, where it counted ...


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National: Edie Windsor, U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, iconic gay bar destroyed - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Marriage-equality champion Edie Windsor will be honored with The Trevor Project's Icon Award at the 2017 TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala on June 19, a press release noted. The event will also feature performances by Shoshana Bean, Dana Goldberg, Jeremy Jordan, and a special extended performance by Grammy-winning rock band Imagine Dragons. The Trevor Project is the nation's only nonprofit ...


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SPORTS Force stops Slam, heads into the WFA playoffs on June 17 - The Chicago Force ended its regular-season with a 44-20 win over the St. Louis Slam on Saturday, June 3, at Evanston Township High School, anchored by a three-touchdown performance from Force rookie Kristy Moran. Both the Force and the Slam are at 7-1. Moran, who has played football for five years, yet is accustomed to playing in her native Australia, ...


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THE AMAZON TRAIL A lesbian elder's warning - A friend of many decades, who currently depends on federal assistance for affordable housing, sent me her concerns about the current direction of our government. As a lesbian, a feminist, a woman, a senior with disabilities and a progressive activist, she feels especially vulnerable right now. She needed anonymity, but gave me permission to share her insight. "As I watch ...


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Marga Gomez in "Latin Standards" June 2-3 - GLAAD Award Winner Marga Gomez will present the Chicago premiere of her 2017 Off Broadway hit and New York Times critics pick "Latin Standards" at Chicago's Urban Theater, 2620 Division St., for two nights only, Friday June 2 and Satuday June 3 at 7:30pm In her 12th solo play "Latin Standards" Marga Gomez performs the loving, funny and true story ...







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