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Rev-Jesse-L-Jackson-announces-Parkinsons-diagnosis

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson announces Parkinson's diagnosis - From a news release - The following is a letter from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Dear Friends and Supporters, On July 17, 1960, I was arrested, along with seven other college students, for advocating for the right to use a public library in my hometown of Greenville, S.C. I remember it like it was yesterday, for that day changed my life forever. From that ...


Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater-tours-in-Chicago-March-2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater tours in Chicago March 2018 - From a press release - Following a five-week season launch in New York City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will continue to grace stages from coast to coast during a 21-city North American tour includingthe Auditorium Theatre in Chicago March 7 through 11 and Sangamon Auditorium, University of Illinois in Springfield on March 12. On Feb. 6, a week-long engagement at The Kennedy Center in ...


Hudson-opens-Marriott-Marquis-Chicago

Hudson opens Marriott Marquis Chicago - Award-winning Chicago native singer Jennifer Hudson tore down the house at the grand opening of the Marriott Marquis Chicago Nov. 16. The hotel is part of the McCormick Square development boom which also includes the Wintrust Arena, where the DePaul men's and women's basketball teams play, and the Chicago Sky women's pro basketball team will play there starting next year. ...


Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-Marks-Transgender-Awareness-Week

Planned Parenthood of Illinois Marks Transgender Awareness Week - From a press release - [Chicago] — Nov. 14-20 is Transgender Awareness Week, dedicated to educating people about the transgender community and raising awareness of the issues facing transgender and gender nonconforming people. Planned Parenthood of Illinois is taking this opportunity to remind everyone of the need for people of all gender identities to have access to inclusive, nonjudgmental, high-quality health care. Planned Parenthood of ...


The-Night-Ministry-addresses-needs-of-youth-at-risk-for-homelessness

The Night Ministry addresses needs of youth at risk for homelessness - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Through its Youth Housing and Outreach Programs, The Night Ministry offers a lifeline to teens and young adults identified in a new study as being disproportionately at risk of experiencing homelessness. Research released by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on the prevalence of youth homelessness in America reveals that young people who are pregnant or ...


Violence-against-transgender-people-decried-loved-ones-remembered

Violence against transgender people decried, loved ones remembered - From a Unitarian Church of Evanston press release - ( Chicago, IL ) — The 19th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will honor those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred and prejudice. The event began when vigils were held to mourn the loss of Rita Hester, who was murdered in November 1998 in Boston. The Revs. Bret Lortie and Eileen Wiviott will help lead a remembrance of ...


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Lipinski opponent, mom of trans child, to host Sidetrack event - Marie Newman, first-time candidate for U.S. Congress in the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois, will be hosting a fundraiser at Sidetrack Thursday, Dec. 7, 5:30 pm. This event will help her continue to oppose Rep. Dan Lipinski, the anti-LGBT incumbent. Newman welcomes all members of Chicago's LGBT+ community and their allies to stop by and say hello, ask questions and ...


The-Music-Box-Theatre-to-present-The-Sound-of-Music-Sing-A-Long

The Music Box Theatre to present The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long - Every year, The Music Box Theatre celebrates Thanksgiving weekend with special sing-a-long presentations of the classic Julie Andrews musical, in glorious, full-screen Technicolor. The Sound Of Music Sing-A-Long begins on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at The Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Ave. and will conclude on Sunday, Dec. 3. The Music Box Theatre brings audiences a two fun-filled weekends. ...


-Santa-Speedo-Run-in-Boystown-to-benefit-Center-on-Halsted

Santa Speedo Run in Boystown to benefit Center on Halsted - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( November 16, 2017 ) — Center on Halsted is excited to kick off the holiday season at the 7th annual Santa Speedo Run in Boystown on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The crowd will be making up for naughty to get on Santa's nice list as more than 200 Speedo-clad Santas dressed in holiday cheer merrily sing "Jingle ...


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Rally Nov. 16 for release of father with health issues from detention center - After eight months in detention, a Chicago father's health conditions have worsened drastically and his family and community are demanding his release before Thanksgiving. The family of Wilmer Catalan Ramirez will be submitting a request for prosecutorial discretion, asking that local field ICE Director, Ricardo Wong, release Wilmer before Thanksgiving. Wilmer's health has been deteriorating throughout his time in detention ...


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"Steamworks: The Musical" on stage New Year's Eve - From a press release - Chicago IL — November 15, 2017—The popular Annoyance Theatre comedy "Steamworks: The Musical" is coming back for one night only to finish off 2017! Ring in the new year with the hilarious story of a wide-eyed young man who moves to the Windy City seeking love ... when he stumbles into the legendary Boystown bathhouse, Steamworks. As our hero makes ...


GayCos-Depression-Nov-17-Dec-22

GayCo's 'Depression' Nov. 17-Dec. 22 - GayCo Productions' Tis the Seasonal Depression will take place Fridays at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-Dec. 22 ( as well as Thursdays on Dec. 14 and 21 ) at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. Writers/performers include Sarah Collier, Katie Cutler, Evan M. Duggan, Julie Fishbach, Clay Goodpasture, Christopher "Tito" Thies Lotito, Greg Phelps and Laurel Posakony. It features direction by ...


Fantastic-in-any-language-Talking-with-Marlow-La-Fantastique

Fantastic in any language: Talking with Marlow La Fantastique - A staple at the famous West Berlin cabaret Chez Nous, Marlow La Fantastique has taken the art of drag and her legendary fan dance all over the world. Born and raised in Bronzeville on Chicago's Near South Side, Marlow used to perform at the historic Regal theater nearby, was a regular in the ballroom scene and was also featured as ...


THEATER-REVIEW-JB

THEATER REVIEW J.B. - By James R. Wilke - Playwright: Archibald MacLeish At: Edgewater Presbyterian Church, 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: CityLit.com; $32. Runs through: Dec. 10 All the world's a stage … or a circus tent, rather, in Archibald MacLeish's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play, J.B. And it is hard to imagine this historic drama from 1958 being brought back to life more skillfully than it is ...


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Theater spotlight on three distressing one-man shows - Controversial monologist Mike Daisey returns to Chicago's Theater Wit for a series of three distressing one-man shows. This Is Not Normal is a sequel to Daisey's The Trump Card, and it explores the cultural and global forces that have helped lead America into the hands of a demagogue. The End of Journalism tackles the rise of FOX News, the decline ...


Critics-Picks

Critics' Picks - The Audience, Timeline Theatre Company, extended through Dec. 3. Like the cat in the nursery rhyme, Chicago playgoers can visit the queen in Peter Morgan's intimate look at how Elizabeth II has successfully ruled her country for more than six decades. MSB Quixote: On the Conquest of Self, Writers Theatre through Dec. 17. Henry Godinez as the mad knight, Don ...


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THEATER REVIEW Dream Freaks Fall from Space - Playwright: Kelsey Kinney, Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Tien Tran and Nate Varrone At: Second City, 1616 N. Wells St. Tickets: $29-$46. Open run Parochialism always makes for easy humor. Fixed social divisions ( like those found in Shakespeare's England ) permit the gentry—in the company of their peers—to jeer at commoners, who then affirm their own camaraderie by ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Wedding-Band-A-Love-Hate-Story-in-Black-and-White

THEATER REVIEW Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White - Playwright: Alice Childress At: The Artistic Home. 1376 W. Grand Ave. Tickets: $28-$32. Runs through: Dec. 17 The year of our story's setting is 1918, in a sleepy small town on the coast of South Carolina, where Miss Fannie Johnson serves as landlady to Mrs. Lula Green and adopted grown son Nelson, and to Miss Mattie and young daughter ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-A-trans-opera-journey-As-One

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT A trans opera journey 'As One' - As One is a 2014 chamber opera exploring a transgender woman's journey of self-realization and acceptance. Commissioned by American Opera Projects, As One initially escaped the notice of classical conductor Alexandra Enyart. Yet now Enyart is proud to be tied to the growing reputation of As One—she's guest conducting Chicago Fringe Opera's Windy City debut of the work at the ...


NIGHTLIFE-PHOTOS-Berlin

NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Berlin - It's hard to beat the talent at Duro, Thursday, Nov. 9. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Threesome, anyone? Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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Thots & Shares podcast looks at drag, social-media shares - Chicago drag personality Dakota Conduct has launched Thots & Shares, a body-positive podcast. New episodes will run every Tuesday "and feature some of the many incredible musicians, drag queens and sexy thots the Chicago LGBT community has to offer," according to a press release. "We live in politically turbulent times," Conduct said in the release. "I started drag as a ...


Nutcracker-feature-to-premiere-Nov-16

'Nutcracker' feature to premiere Nov. 16 - WTTW public media has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet to produce a new 60-minute documentary, Making a New American Nutcracker, which will go behind the scenes to reveal how it was made and introduce audiences to the creative talents who made it happen. Making a New American Nutcracker premieres on WTTW-11 and on wttw.com on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 ...


Local-Trans-Day-of-Remembrance-events-planned

Local Trans Day of Remembrance events planned - The National Transgender Day of Remembrance ( TDOR ) is Monday, Nov. 20. It honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. In addition, during the week of Nov. 14-20, individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help increase the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Below are ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Significant-Other-

THEATER REVIEW Significant Other - Playwright: Joshua Harmon At: About Face Theatre and Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150; AboutFaceTheatre.com; TheaterWit.org; $20-$38. Runs through: Dec. 9 Last July I reviewed Alone with Friends ( Prop Thtr ) about an unpartnered 30-year old gay man with no gay friends. His three best buds were straight guys from college. In Significant Other, Jordan Berman ( ...


LETTERS-Hepatitis-crisis

LETTERS Hepatitis crisis - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and Legal Council for Health Justice ( LCHJ ) are appalled to learn the state of Illinois was given a "D-" grade in the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the Center for Health Law Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School's interactive report grading the nation's Medicaid programs on their access to treatments ...


THE-AMAZON-TRAIL-Dorky-dykes-

THE AMAZON TRAIL Dorky dykes - I suppose I'm at my dorkiest about my stuffed animals. I have my first teddy bear, Buzz. I have the two cats Carol from Connecticut sent: Elga Wasserman ( after my first attorney ) and the appealingly homely Samo. Of course, I've kept the last one my mother gave me, a high femme rabbit in an extraordinary Easter bonnet who ...


New-HIV-reporting-scholarship-launches

New HIV reporting scholarship launches - The nonprofit Bodies on the Line HIV journalism memorial project has announced a new HIV reporting scholarship, "The Kiki." The Kiki is designed to support working journalists in different media to report on frontline issues of the HIV epidemic that are underreported today. The Kiki is named after Curtis "Kiki" Mason, an HIV-positive columnist for POZ magazine who died of ...


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Morningstar hosts investing for equality discussion - Morningstar's Out@Morningstar employee resource group hosted an "Investing for Equality" discussion featuring Morningstar's Director of Sustainability Research John Hale and Trillium Management CEO Matthew Patsky Oct. 26 at its Chicago Loop headquarters. The discussion, moderated by Morningstar.com Editor Jeremy Glaser, focused on ways to invest that positively impact both the LGBTQ community and the world. Out@Morninstar Co-presidents Mike Leung and ...


PASSAGES-Local-lesbian-businesswoman-Donalou-Hendon-dies

PASSAGES Local lesbian businesswoman Donalou Hendon dies - Donalou Hendon, 46, died Nov. 10 and at the time of this publication, the cause of death is unknown. Hendon was the co-owner of Forest View Lounge Bar and Grill in Forest View, Illinois with her life partner of 16 years, Marge Bellisario. Hendon was born May 2, 1971 in Berwyn, Illinois and spent her childhood in Winfield, Illinois. She ...


Community-groups-to-boycott-the-Magnificent-Mile-on-Black-Friday

Community groups to boycott the Magnificent Mile on Black Friday - From Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression - Members of churches, unions, and community organizations will fan out from the Water Tower at 806 N. Michigan Ave. onto the Magnificent Mile next week Friday, "Black Friday," to ask shoppers to boycott the major retailers there during the holidays, to underscore their determination to seek justice for Laquan McDonald, who was murdered by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke ...


THEATER-A-Big-Apple-theater-tour

THEATER A Big Apple theater tour - Chicago LGBTQ talents have spread their considerable wings in New York this season. Artistic directors Will Davis ( American Theater Company ) and Chay Yew ( Victory Gardens ) both staged well-received Off-Broadway plays. Yew directed Luis Alfaro's Oedipus El Rey—produced at Victory Gardens in 2012—at the Public Theatre while Davis staged Philip Dawkins' Charm at the MCC Theater. The ...


Illumination-back-at-Morton-Arboretum-on-Nov-17

'Illumination' back at Morton Arboretum on Nov. 17 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Celebrating its fifth year, the winter-lights experience "Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum" returns Nov. 17, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018, to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. During that time, 50 acres of the arboretum's trees will glow in hues of blue, green, purple and magenta. Along the wooded one-mile path, visitors will discover a series of experiences that encourage ...


Advocates-to-court-Stop-jailing-people-due-to-poverty

Advocates to court: Stop jailing people due to poverty - From a press release - On any given day, tens of thousands of people are incarcerated in county jails in Illinois. Most of these people are being incarcerated pretrial—meaning they have not been convicted of a crime and are only being incarcerated because they are too poor to post bond. In June, the state of Illinois passed the Bail Reform Act of 2017. In Cook ...


Lizzie-to-open-at-Firebrand-Theatre

Lizzie to open at Firebrand Theatre - From a press release - CHICAGO ( November 13, 2017 ) — Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 — December ...


Lakeside-Pride-honors-Strawn

Lakeside Pride honors Strawn - Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members presented Member Resources Director Brandon Strawn with its Founders Award in recognition of his longtime contributions to the organization. The presentation came near the conclusion of Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band's Fall 2017 concert, which was held the afternoon of Nov. 12 at the Athenaeum Theatre. The concert, titled State of the Union, featured pieces by ...


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EEOC cuts backlog 16%, labor union warns justice denied - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The union representing career civil service employees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the agency has set off alarm bells by announcing that it has slashed a decades-long backlog in discrimination cases. "Realistically, justice could not have been served for 12,000 Americans complaining of workplace discrimination who got moved off of EEOC's books this year," said Gabrielle ...


Live-Out-Loud-fashion-show-benefit-Nov-19

Live Out Loud fashion show/benefit Nov. 19 - Sherrie Gearheart, the founder of Live Out Loud Charity ( LOLC ), is hosting a fashion show to raise funds for suicide prevention and anti-bullying. The event will take place at Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m. Models of all demographics will be represented: child, teen, adult, plus-sized, and all ethnicities and body types. ...


Movember-Bringing-back-the-mustache-for-a-cause

Movember: Bringing back the mustache for a cause - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's November. In Chicago, that can either mean people all freeze to death from an arctic blast or that individuals dodge tourists from Indiana who just have to get a glimpse of the Marshall Field's windows this year. For many men, it also means sporting a mustache. This is not a new fashion trend started by Tom Ford to increase ...


-Covenant-House-Illinois-helps-with-independent-living

Covenant House Illinois helps with independent living - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Derek Chairs is 21 years old and is finally living in his own apartment. Having faced challenges such as homelessness and abuse through his life, this new change is significant for him and he was able to do this with help from Covenant House Illinois ( CHIL ). Chairs one day dreams of being a movie star and has the ...


-ACLU-attorney-Strangio-discusses-trans-rights-at-UChicago-event

ACLU attorney Strangio discusses trans rights at UChicago event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "The legal fight for trans people and rights is entirely antithetical to the vision of my work because I do not really believe in rights or the law but I am a lawyer so I do deal with those concepts in my work," said ACLU's Chase Strangio. This vision of the world was woven into all of Strangio's remarks at ...


ALMA-recognizes-recent-award-winners

ALMA recognizes recent award winners - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Association for Latino/a Motivating Action, or shortened as ALMA, honored LatinX inductees of the LGBT Hall of Fame and 30 Under 30 award winners from this past June at Zebraz 18, the newly renovated restaurant by Roberto Castillo, in Pilsen on the evening of Nov. 9. This demographic's new Hall of Fame members for this year include Betty Teanga, ...


THEATER-Kristian-Espiritu-schools-audiences-at-Cadillac-Palace-

THEATER Kristian Espiritu schools audiences at Cadillac Palace - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Based on the hit film, the musical version of School of Rock follows the adventures of Dewey Finn, a rocker who lands a job as a substitute teacher then transforms the students into a band. Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber's music with Glenn Slater's lyrics and book by Julian Fellowes, the show debuted on Broadway and now travels across the country. ...


Wright-studio-having-free-holiday-open-house

Wright studio having free holiday open house - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomes the public on Saturday, Dec. 2, to Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio for "Home for the Holidays," featuring tours, refreshments and discounts. The open house is free, but registration is required online at FLWright.org/homefortheholidays. Entry is by general admission, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The Frank Lloyd Wright Home ...


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Chicago film part of Wayward fest - The neo-noir short film Lakeshore Drive is part of The Wayward Film Festival that runs through Thursday, Nov. 16. The film's plot is as follows: During a routine rideshare experience, the driver discovers his passenger is a transgender acquaintance from high school who is escaping the dark world of prostitution. When her pimp—a crooked cop—demands to know her whereabouts, the ...


Dining-news-LGBT-cooking-party-Lawrys-event-Thanksgiving-items

Dining news: LGBT cooking party, Lawry's event, Thanksgiving items - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —"Greased, Pounded & Basted: An LGBT Holiday Appetizers Cooking Party!" will take place Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at The Whole Foods Cooking School at Lincoln Park, 1550 N. Kingsbury St. Attendees will be taught how to make your own buffalo chicken rangoon, won tons, Southwestern chicken egg rolls, croquettes, pizza and flatbread, and other party fare. ( All ...


Free-Lakeview-gift-cards-on-Nov-17

Free Lakeview gift cards on Nov. 17 - To celebrate the season, Santa's helpers will be handing out free Lakeview gift cards on Friday, Nov. 17 from 7-9 a.m. at the Southport CTA brown line station. Lucky commuters and passerby will receive a surprise gift card, with values ranging from $5 - $100, which can be used at more than 80 local shops and restaurants throughout the Lakeview ...


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NUNN ON ONE: COMEDY James Adomian makes an impression - Lincoln Lodge is bringing out comedian James Adomian to town, and things will never be the same. Adomian—best known for NBC's Last Comic Standing and multiple appearances on Comedy Central—is half of Trump vs. Bernie, which turned into a number-one album recorded live in Brooklyn. His Low Hangin Fruit comedy album might have the best title ever, and his voiceover ...


Annual-oSTEM-confab-Nov-16-19-

Annual oSTEM confab Nov. 16-19 - oSTEM—a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in the STEM ( science, technology, engineering and mathematics ) fields—will host its seventh annual conference, "Finding Unity in Community," Nov. 16-19 in Chicago. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. The 2016 conference had more than 550 students and professionals in attendance. Among other ...


Chicago-organizations-expose-ICE-tactics-sue-over-agency-secrecy

Chicago organizations expose ICE tactics, sue over agency secrecy - From Organized Communities Against Deportations - Organizations around the country are highlighting local ICE enforcement tactics and filing a federal lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) and the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) for refusing to release information regarding the recent announcement of the what was supposed to be "largest raid in U.S. history." At the same time as the lawsuit ...


DISH-SAVOR-Woven-Bound

DISH: SAVOR Woven & Bound - Located in Chicago's Prairie District, the Marriott Marquis Chicago has been open for a few weeks, accommodating everyone from McCormick Place convention attendees to concertgoers at the new WinTrust Arena next door to ... naturally, hotel guests. Among the features in said hotel is the hotel's Woven & Bound restaurant ( 2121 S. Prairie Ave.; http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/chimq-marriott-marquis-chicago/ ), a spot that, ...


NBA-referee-Violet-Palmer-to-be-honored-by-Truth-Awards

NBA referee Violet Palmer to be honored by Truth Awards - From a press release - LOS ANGELES — The Better Brothers Los Angeles ( BBLA ) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, the DIVA Foundation, are happy to announce that NBA referee Violet Palmer will receive the Lifetime Achievement at the Fourth Annual Truth Awards. The Truth Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Taglyan ...


Loop-rally-focuses-on-rights-of-LGBTs-women-

Loop rally focuses on rights of LGBTs, women - As promised at the Trump/Pence Protest Rally held at the Kluczynski Federal Plaza on Nov. 4, Refuse Fascism held a follow-up rally to protest the current administration's stance on LGBTQ and women's rights on Nov. 8 at The DePaul Center at State Street and Jackson Boulevard. As part of an initiative that includes daily protest rallies in 24 cities, Refuse ...


Affinity-Community-Services-Black-Gold-casino-night-fundraiser-Dec-2

Affinity Community Services Black Gold casino night fundraiser, Dec. 2 - Affinity Community Services is hosting Black Gold, their first casino night fundraiser, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. "Affinity is excited to host Black Gold, our casino night fundraiser. It will be a fun night, with casino games and dancing," said Affinity Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon. "2017 has been a challenging year, and Black Gold will offer an opportunity to celebrate the ...


City-softens-single-user-restroom-regulations-

City softens single-user restroom regulations - According to a code memo issued by Commissioner Judith Frydland on Oct. 17, businesses have the option of designating each single-user restroom as unisex. Frydland wrote that "many believe that single-user unisex restrooms are more welcoming for parents and guardians accompanying small children, individuals who may require assistance from a caregiver, and transgender and gender nonconforming people. For small restaurants ...


-Chicago-natives-launch-LGBTQ-web-series-5A-5B-

Chicago natives launch LGBTQ web series, 5A-5B - Chicago-grown filmmakers Michael Cicetti ( Creator/Director ) and Ella Harris ( Producer ) are filming a new LGBTQ comedic web series titled, 5A-5B. The series follows the lives of two neighbors, a gay academic and a suburban divorcée, who encounter a series of wildly awkward social encounters over the course of one week in Harlem. The pilot episode debuted this ...


Men-use-Grindr-app-to-lure-robbery-victims

Men use Grindr app to lure robbery victims - Two men lured nine individuals into armed robberies in the Rogers Park neighborhood using the Grindr hook-up app, according to a Nov. 11 report on the Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown blog. Stephen Jackson of Evanston and Trenell Kirkman of Blue Island are being held without bail after luring nine various men into a gangway in the 7600 block of ...


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LGBTQ theater group GayCo to present 'Tis the Seasonal Depression - From a press release - CHICAGO —- Can't find that perfect tree? Emotionally drained by those extra relatives? There is no way Santa can bring you peace on earth? Uh oh, you know what that means? The diagnosis: 'TIS THE SEASONAL DEPRESSION. This holiday season let GayCo Productions lift your spirits ( especially the boozy kind ) and make your Yule tide even gayer. Through ...


Irving-Berlins-White-Christmas-coming-to-Cadillac-Palace-Theatre

Irving Berlin's White Christmas coming to Cadillac Palace Theatre - From a press release - CHICAGO ( November 10, 2017 ) — Broadway In Chicago and the producers of Irving Berlin's White Christmas are delighted to announce full casting for the North American Tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre ( 151 W. Randolph ) this holiday season. Bring ...


4-Star-City-campaign-on-homelessness-in-Chicago

'4-Star City' campaign on homelessness in Chicago - Launching Nov. 10, a new integrated ad campaign seeks to create awareness and empathy for Chicagoans who cope with homelessness while living on the street, according to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Developed pro bono by marketing communications firm MARC USA, the integrated campaign plays on Chicago's popular 4-star city flag. One of the best-known and most visible city ...


Joffrey-Ballet-opens-holiday-season-with-newly-reimagined-Nutcracker

Joffrey Ballet opens holiday season with newly reimagined Nutcracker - From a press release - CHICAGO ( November 9, 2017 ) — Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, The Joffrey Ballet will present its newly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in 33 performances only, at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, December 1-30, 2017. "This stunning version ...


Attny-Gen-Lisa-Madigan-opposes-Tribune-Sinclair-media-merger

Attny Gen Lisa Madigan opposes Tribune/Sinclair media merger - From a press release - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today led a multistate group of attorneys general in filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) opposing the proposed merger between the Tribune Media Company ( Tribune ) and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. ( Sinclair ). Madigan and the other attorneys general argue the potential merger fails to further the public ...


Reyna-Ortiz-book-release-highlights-Vives-Q-event

Reyna Ortiz book release highlights Vives Q event - Vives Q presented the final edition of its First Tuesday series for 2017 with a special book-release celebration Nov. 7 for trans activist and health/HIV educator Reyna Ortiz' memoir, T Stands for Truth: In Search of the Queen (Trans Fusions Publishing). Ortiz not only spoke about her story in conversation with moderator Emmanuel Garcia, but was later joined by her ...


HRC-scores-Illinois-companies-LGBTQ-inclusive-workplace-policies-

HRC scores Illinois companies' LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies - From HRC press releasees - WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation announced a record number of the nation's major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index ( CEI ), an annual report assessing LGBTQ inclusion in major companies and law firms across the ...


Hall-of-Fame-induction-strikes-joyous-notes

Hall of Fame induction strikes joyous notes - Video by CAN TV below - The overall mood of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame's Nov. 8 ceremony honoring its 2017 inductees was markedly different from the tone at the 2016 ceremony, noted Chicago Commission on Human Relations Commissioner Mona Noriega. "Last year we were heartbroken, tonight you guys are raucous and yelling," Noriega said. While the much of the raucousness did likely stem from ...


Federal-lawsuit-blasts-Chicagos-destruction-of-homeless-tent-cities

Federal lawsuit blasts Chicago's destruction of homeless tent cities - CHICAGO — A new filing in an ongoing federal lawsuit paints a detailed picture of a dramatic increase in attacks on homeless people following the police evictions of Lake Shore Drive "Tent Cities" in September, according to a press release from activists. "Rather than just leave the former tent city residents alone after forcing their eviction from the Lake Shore ...


VIEWPOINT-Zelim-Bakaev-The-face-of-Chechnyas-anti-gay-purge-

VIEWPOINT Zelim Bakaev: The face of Chechnya's anti-gay purge - The global LGBT community lives in very unsettling times. Chechnya is an Eastern European republic that is under the guidance and influence of the Russian Federation. It has waged an "anti-gay purge" and legalized honor killings by family members of LGBT individuals since February. Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, has strong-armed his government into a silent holocaust against ...


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About Face Theatre, Theater Wit to premiere Significant Other - From a press release - CHICAGO ( October 18, 2017 ) — About Face Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to present the Midwest premiere of the romantic comedy SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Joshua Harmon, playwright of the hit comedy Bad Jews. Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm, SIGNIFICANT OTHER will play November 3 — December 9, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. ...


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Steppenwolf season to include Chita Rivera in concert - From a press release - CHICAGO ( October 23, 2017 ) — Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is pleased to announce their exciting Winter 2017-18 Lineup, which will feature two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in Concert with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The one-night-only event will be on Monday, December 11 at 6:30pm in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre ( 1650 N Halsted ). Public tickets go ...


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'Rudolph' at Mary's Attic Nov. 25-Dec. 30 - Hell in a Handbag Productions has announced casting for the return of its holiday hit Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer 2017, by David Cerda and co-directed by Becca Holloway and AJ Wright. The production ( which will run Nov. 25-Dec. 30 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. ) will feature Graham Heacock as Rudolph, Kristopher Bottrall as Herbie, Allison Petrillo ...


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'Bewildered' through Nov. 11 - Hell in a Handbag Productions is continuing its 15th-anniversary season with the world premiere of Bewildered, a musical parody of the '60s/'70s television sitcom Bewitched told from the perspective of Gladys Kravitz, Samantha Stephens' iconic nosy neighbor. Featuring a book by Ron Weaver, music and lyrics by Aaron Benham and Ron Weaver and direction and choreography by Brigitte Ditmars, Bewildered ...


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Spotlight on Transgressive and Sullivan opera teaming - Transgressive Theatre-Opera teams with The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company for A Gilbert & Sullivan Jewelry Box: The Best of the Worst; After the Carpet Quarrel. A Gilbert & Sullivan Jewelry Box plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday, Nov. 10 to 11, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., and then at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at ...


Critics-Picks

Critics' Picks - An Evening at the Talk House, A Red Orchid Theater, through Nov. 19. We've all shivered at plays about thugs and death squads coming for the artists, but how do we watch our backs when the thugs and death squads ARE the artists? MSB The Consul, Chicago Opera Theater at Studebaker Theater, through Nov. 12. Menotti's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway opera ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Firebrand feminism with 'Lizzie' - Timing can be everything, even if it's unintentional. That's what the new Firebrand Theatre in Chicago lucked out on last year when its founding members announced their mission to create the world's first feminist musical theater company. Firebrand's press launch happened to fall on International Women's Day on March 8. That, in turn, helped to garner some major press attention ...


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THEATER REVIEW Yasmina's Necklace - Playwright: Rohina Malik At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: $10-$40. Runs through: Nov. 20 Don't be fooled by the first few scenes in Rohina Malik's play—or the second, or the third, for that matter. Yes, there's comedy, and family squabbles, and a romance—but romance, remember, can be dark and forbidding in its refutation of death, beneath whose ...







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