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Nothing-Without-a-Company-Announces-11th-Season-

Nothing Without a Company Announces 11th Season - From a press release - Announcing Nothing Without a Company's 2016-2017 Season: CHANGE. Change is an act that is both challenging and satisfying; Nothing Without a Company is currently changing, cultivating, and growing to leap forward into a new era of planting theater around Chicago. They state: "This season, our focus shifts to the changes not only within our company, but the changes present in ...


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Stained Glass experts to lead tours of Chicago stained glass sites - Two unique bus tours of important Chicago stained glass will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016. The tours are co-sponsored by the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass School of the Stained Glass Association of America, bringing together national and international experts in the field of stained glass for conferences in the Chicago area the same week, along ...


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Gay Games VII 10th anniversary celebration July 23 - The Pride Action Tank will host a special fundraiser Saturday, July 23, 5-8 p.m., at The North End Bar celebrating the 10th anniversary of Gay Games VII, which was held in Chicago July 15-22, 2006. Gay Games VII attracted nearly 12,000 athletes from 70 countries, with Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field and Closing Ceremony at Wrigley Field. The event brought ...


SAVOR-Sable

SAVOR Sable - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Often, people say that their dining experiences are culinary journeys of some sort—but Sable ( 505 N. State St.; SableChicago.com ) has made that as literal as possible, thanks to its transit-related groups of cocktails. Sable's website trumpets the restaurant's attention to cocktails—and it showed at a recent media event I attended. The drinks started with a refreshing prosecco cocktails ...


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Ride for AIDS Chicago: Fighting HIV/AIDS mile after mile - The annual Ride For AIDS Chicago will have about 275 participants this year, including about 200 riders—and about half of the cyclists are first-time participants in the Test Positive Aware Network's largest fundraiser, which raises vital unrestricted funds for TPAN and its community partners. The two-day, 200-mile bicycle ride on July 9-10, which starts and ends in suburban Evanston, is ...


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LA&M to exhibit 'Excavating Experience' in July - "Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County, IL" is a multimedia exhibit that will open Saturday, July 2, at the Leather Archives & Museum ( LA&M ), 6418 N. Greenview Ave. An opening reception will be held in the museum's gallery at 5-7:30 p.m. on July 2. "Excavating Experience" draws upon materials from the museum's ...


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Upcoming: Sam Kirk exhibit July 21 at IPaintMyMind - "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" will open Thursday, July 21, 7-10 p.m., at IPaintMyMind Gallery, 2545 W. Diversey Pkwy. In the exhibition, Kirk shares her experience bouncing between Chicago and Brooklyn for the past two years. The showing will last through Tuesday, Aug. 30. For more, see "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" on Facebook. ...


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Upcoming in theater and film - 'The Boys Upstairs' through July 2 Pride Films and Plays ( PFP ) will present the Chicago premiere of Jason Mitchell's comedy The Boys Upstairs, which centers on gay men in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. Previews are May 19-20, with the regular run being through July 2. Tickets are $25 for Monday through Thursday performances and $30 for Friday ...


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LETTERS Remembering Edward Sotomayor, calls for inclusion, unity - Remembering Edward Sotomayor [Note: The following was a eulogy presented at Orlando shooting victim Edward Sotomayor's funeral on June 25.] I would first like to express my deepest condolences to the family. He is your son, your brother, your cousin, your partner. To those that have come here today from around the country, he is our friend ... and he ...


Congregation-Or-Chadash-holds-final-Pride-Shabbat

Congregation Or Chadash holds final Pride Shabbat - By Gretchen Rachel Hammond A bittersweet feeling was echoed by most of the over 70 people who attended what was to not only be the final Pride Shabbat service but the final service held at the North Side's Congregation Or Chadash June 24. After 41 years of leading the way in demonstrating that the Jewish faith is open to all ...


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FAMILIES OF CHOICE SERIES Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles - Age: 51 Relationship Status: Married Neighborhood: Printer's Row Activities: Director of Community Health Sciences University of Illinois, School of Public Health; author of Queer Aging, LGBT Aging Issues Network ( LAIN ) Windy City Times: What does family of choice mean in your personal life? Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles: Friends, family, my closest friends. I have family of choice in Mexico ...


Blessed-Body-book-looks-at-Nigerian-life

Blessed Body book looks at Nigerian life - Open To Thinking, A recurring column - REVIEW OF: Blessed Body: The Secret Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Nigerians, edited by Unoma Azuah. Blessed Body is a unique collection of 38 personal narratives by 36 LGBT Nigerians who describe their struggles to discover and live their identities as sexual beings in their families, in their villages and towns, in their cities and country, in their ...


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Equality Act focus of roundtable talk - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Equality Act was the focus of a roundtable discussion featuring U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Illinois state Sen. Heather Steans, Lambda Legal counsel Camilla Taylor and Kimberly Hively —LGBT civil rights plaintiff in the Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College case—June 20 at Hinshaw & Culbertston's Chicago headquarters. Moderated by Hinshaw & Culbertson attorney Cecilia Horan ...


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PASSAGES: Police watchdog and LGBT ally Mary Powers dies - Mary Powers nee Downey, 93, long-time activist and LGBT ally, died June 25 at Evanston Hospital following a short illness. Powers was born Sept. 10, 1922 and spent her early years in East Lansing and Flint, Michigan. She attended Marygrove College—a private, Catholic, women's college—but graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in sociology. She worked at the ...


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TRAVEL Yes, Michigan!: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti are cozy, cosmopolitan - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When I first accepted an assignment to visit Ann Arbor, I was skeptical. If I wanted to go to a college town, I thought, I'd go to my own. But immediately after arriving, I realized that Ann Arbor is far more than fraternity houses and college bars. An exurb of Detroit but a thriving city in its own right, Ann ...


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Local entertainment shorts: Out and Proud at Davenport's, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork - 'Out and Proud!' July 28 at Davenport's Melissa Young and Nick Sula will aim to take local audiences on a tour of the LGBT-rights movement in "Out and Proud! A Rainbow Celebration" on Thursday, July 28, at Davenport's, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 8 p.m. The event will be a benefit for The Center Orlando. Starting with Stonewall and ...


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Dining news: Film-inspired drinks, Kizuki's summer eats - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —BIG Bar, located on the second floor of Hyatt Regency Chicago at 151 E. Wacker Dr., offers a lineup of cocktails inspired by the movies playing during this year's Millennium Park Summer Film Series. The specialty cocktails are available throughout the entirety of the film series in Millennium Park through Aug. 30. Drinks include Nemos' Mule, Ferris' Punch, Souls' Sangria, ...


Early-reports-Fewer-incidents-during-Pride-Parade-and-aftermath-

Early reports: Fewer incidents during Pride Parade and aftermath - Despite a million-person turnout to watch the 47th Annual Pride Parade, Chicago police are currently reporting only seven arrests during the course of the event. Those included arrests for possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of a taser and battery, according to Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) spokesman Jose Estrada. The Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown blog first reported two ...


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Out athletes engage in 'Straight Talk' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - OusSports.com wrapped up its two-day conference, held at the Center on Halsted, with nine LGBT people in sports talking about different aspects of their experiences coming out and being out in sports in an event entitled "Straight Talk from Out Jocks." Each speaker shared powerful and encouraging stories about coming out, and all the stories had "command" themes. The speakers ...


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Fifth annual Pride North festival rocks Rogers Park - As the clouds broke and gave way to blazing sunshine, the fifth annual Pride North festival kicked off and welcomed hundreds of post-parade-goers, locals of all stripes and two stages of popular local DJs. The festival took place along Glenwood Avenue, on one block from Morse to Lunt avenues. Stages were set up at either end, each featuring a slate ...


Chicago-LGBT-Veteran-Salute-recalls-the-moment-of-battle-

Chicago LGBT Veteran Salute recalls the moment of battle - A June 27 sun beat down on downtown Chicago's Daley Plaza as representatives from American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) local chapter held their annual salute to America's LGBT veterans. However, an extraordinarily courageous and moving speech given by U.S. Army Military Police combat veteran and AVER member Heather Yang demonstrated that, compared to the heat of battle, ...


Center-kicks-off-Pride-weekend-with-annual-bash

Center kicks off Pride weekend with annual bash - by Tarina Hargrays - People came out to ring in Pride weekend June 24 at the Center on Halsted's annual "TKO: Pride Celebration," held on the Richard M. Daley Roof Terrace overlooking North Halsted Street. Admission included two free drinks, unlimited snacks, and the tunes of DJ Billy Brown and DJ Gemini Jones. The Pride bash brought out a mixture of demographics. Guests were ...


Hollywood-Beach-Pride

Hollywood Beach Pride - The 5th annual Hollywood Beach Pride was held June 25. More information at http://www.transmalechicago.com/transmale-beach-party-hollywood-beach-june25th/ . ...


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1 million at Chicago Pride, Orlando victims remembered - The 47th Annual Pride Parade June 26 began with a moment of silence. The 2016 event opened with a procession of individuals holding up photos of the 49 persons murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando just two weeks earlier. As the procession marched through Uptown, then Lake View, the exuberant crowd stopped, if only briefly, to silently remember the ...


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PASSAGES Marti 'Martha' Rust - Marti "Martha" Rust ( born in 1947 ) of Oregon, Illinois, died peacefully June 21 surrounded by family. Marti was preceded in death by her parents, Darwin Rust and Florence Fifer Bloomer. She is survived by her wife, Judy Thomas; daughters Rosie Thomas, Sophia ( Alex ) Papadopoulos, Kimberly ( Marshall ) Hackbarth and Laura Davis; and grandchildren Giselle, Socrates, ...


Pride-at-Montrose-event-abruptly-cancelled-by-the-CPD-

Pride at Montrose event abruptly cancelled by the CPD - As the 47th annual Pride Parade was winding down in Lakeview June 26, Pride at Montrose was just getting started. Hundreds were walking towards Uptown's Cricket Hill for what is advertised as "Chicago's most vibrant Pride event." There, they found relief from the sun underneath lines of trees and basked in the aroma from an array of family barbeques set ...


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Wedding, NAMES quilt panels at Navy Pier Pride celebration - Transgender activist and entrepreneur Angelica Ross led an informal "mass wedding" June 25 as part of several Pride-related activities that day at Chicago's Navy Pier All on the pier were invited to join in the ceremony, so couples could commit to their love for one another, or individuals could commit to their love of themselves. Ross was flanked in the ...


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Upcoming: Lakeview Orchestra's Orlando Pulse Benefit concert with Rachel Barton Pine - From a press release - Lakeview Orchestra is performing a fundraising concert for the victims of the Orlando shooting on June 28, 2016. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Orlando charity, OneOrlando. Works include Ries' Symphony No. 2, Barber's Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, featuring world renowned soloist Rachel Barton Pine. Details June 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Ganz Hall, Roosevelt ...


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Backlot Bash kicks off Pride celebrations - The 2016 list of events & line ups for Chicago's Back Lot Bash includes two weekends of events June 16-26. Back Lot Bash features an outdoor women's music festival in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, a comedy night, a nightclub party, a brunch/wine tasting event and a Pride Family Fest. Info and tickets available atBackLotBashChicago.com . Pictured here: Friday, June 24 Sunset ...


Proud-to-Run-celebrates-35-years-with-special-guest-Rep-Quigley

Proud to Run celebrates 35 years with special guest Rep. Quigley - Proud to Run celebrated 35 years with its annual 5K run/walk and 10K run June 25 at The Grove just north of Montrose Harbor. The event featured more than 1,800 participants—an event record—and was one of many activities that took place during Chicago's LGBTQ Pride Week. "This event has been an integral part of Chicago Pride since 1982," said Proud ...


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Lurie Gender and Sex program receives Pritzker $500K matching gift - According to co-director of Lurie Children's Hospital's Gender and Sex Development Program Rob Garofalo MD/MPH, the Midwest initiative offering a wide range of services for transgender and gender nonconforming youth began in 2013 with about a dozen patients. "Last week we saw out 400th patient," he told Windy City Times. "We see about 15 new patients a month and we ...


Chicagos-queer-nightlife-family-produces-Solidarity-video-

Chicago's queer nightlife family produces 'Solidarity' video - A group of 20+ Chicago queer nightlife organizers came together in the wake of Orlando to share a message of strength, positivity and hope in a video directed toward the Chicago queer community, and the LGBTQ community at large. Those in the video include Joe Erbentraut (Burly at the Burlington), Will Vin Vogt (Salonathon at Beauty Bar), Ariel Zetina—IT Presents ...


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Clandestina celebrates Pride in Pilsen - Monica Raymund of the Chicago Fire TV show, Brooke Webster and Alma Izquierdo presented Clandestina Chicago throws down on the South Side and North Side, Pride Edition. Thursday, June 23, Clandestina Chicago's Punch House Takeover was at 1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, Chicago, featuring DJs Audio Jack, Sandra Suave, Monica Raymund and Bk Web. Sunday, June 26, 2-10 p.m.: Clandestina ...


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Thousands at Chicago's 20th annual Dyke March - They numbered in the thousands. So many people showed up to the 20th Annual Dyke March June 25 that they spanned most of the Humboldt Park route from Western and Division to the park entrance. Comprised of the entire spectrum of race, gender and gender identity, they marched with defiance. They marched with love. Much like the first Dyke March ...


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Chicago/Windy City Black Pride July 1-4 - Chicago/Windy City Black Pride will take place July 1-4, with a variety of events to mark the occasion. Some of the events include: —"Love & Basketball," a charity basketball game and fashion show featuring Teairra Mari of the reality-TV show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. ( Proceeds will go to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. ) It will take place Friday, ...


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Bipartisan gun-control measure introduced in state House - From a press release - In an effort to further ensure the safety of all residents in the state of Illinois, state Reps. Greg Harris ( D-Chicago ) and Ed Sullivan ( R-Mundelein ) have introduced new legislation that would ban people who have conveyed threats of terrorism or been charged with terrorism offenses from obtaining Firearm Owner Identification ( FOID ) cards. "It is ...


Rep-Quigley-to-Address-Equality-Act-at-35th-Annual-Proud-to-Run-

Rep. Quigley to Address Equality Act at 35th Annual Proud to Run - From a press release - As part of the events surrounding Chicago's 35th annual Proud to Run, US Congressman Mike Quigley will be speaking on June 25 about HR 3185 Equality Act, legislation that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment and other core areas of daily life. Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, LGBTQ Americans still lack ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Life is a parade for Monica Raymund - Monica Raymund is setting Chicago on fire these days with her many performances and appearances. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, the talented actress graduated then headed to Juilliard in New York City. Concentrating on the theater this led her to working on television beginning with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She moved to Lie to Me where she starred ...


PRIDE-PARADE-INFORMATION

PRIDE PARADE INFORMATION - from www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org - DATE: Sunday, June 26 TIME: 12 Noon STARTS AT: Broadway & Montrose. LINE UP: North Broadway ( both the east and the west curb lanes, from Montrose to Wilson ); West Montrose ( both the north and south curb lanes from Broadway to Clark ); Sunnyside Ave. from Broadway to North Sheridan Road and North Sheridan Road, between Montrose and ...


17th-Annual-30-Under-30-to-honor-youth-June-22

17th Annual 30 Under 30 to honor youth June 22 - HONORING THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST INDIVIDUALS IN CHICAGO'S LGBTQQIA+ YOUTH COMMUNITY WED., JUNE 22, 5:30 PM RECEPTION/6-7:30 PM EVENT POLO CAFE, 3322 S. MORGAN ST.. FREE EVENT. CATERING BY POLO CAFE & CATERING. HOSTED BY KIRK WILLIAMSON & JERRY NUNN Eric Amaya Eric Amaya is 23-year-old Libra who has been involved in community work since his years in ...


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VIEWS In the aftermath of Orlando: Beyond ISIS - Jessica Stern - "Let us show the world that we are not afraid, we will not hide, and we will not stand down." ( New York )—OutRight Action International is shocked and saddened by the deadly massacre at Latin Night at Pulse nightclub on June 12 in Orlando, Florida. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 49 ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Tina Landau bringing 'Spongebob' to town - Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Ensemble member Tina Landau is bringing her talents home this summer for a new endeavor. Although Landau was born in New York City, she has spent a great deal of time in the Windy City, cultivating a career in theater. Not only working with The Goodman Theater in Chicago in the past, she has traveled to San ...


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'BITE' opens July 11 - Pride Films and Plays ( PFP ) will complete its summer in Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret previews Friday-Saturday, July 8-9 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 10, at 5 p.m. ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Batboy-the-Musical

THEATER REVIEW Batboy the Musical - Playwrights: Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming ( book ), Laurence O'Keefe ( lyrics ) At: Griffin Theatre at The Den, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 866-811-4111; GriffinTheatre.com; $39.50. Runs through: July 24 Batboy the Musical has nothing to do with baseball or Bruce Wayne's childhood. It has everything to do with a guilty pleasure of a show and a sensational ...


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Theater spotlight on GayCo, Critics' Picks - GayCo GayCo, Chicago's oldest LGBTQ improv and sketch comedy troupe, continues its 20th anniversary season with Star Whores—The Pride Awakens. Both Pride Month shows feature guest sex workers sharing stories about their trade, and then the GayCo ensemble draws from what was said for a series of improvised sketches. Expect some adult content intermixed with sci-fi naughtiness. Star Whores plays ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Thaddeus-and-Slocum-A-Vaudeville-Adventure

THEATER REVIEW Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure - ERIC KARAS - Playwright: Kevin Douglas. At: Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave. Tickets: 312-337-0665; LookingglassTheatre.org; $40-$75. Runs through: Aug. 14 Lookingglass Theater Company's new world premiere, Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, explores the relationship between a pair of vaudeville performers, one white ( Slocum ) and one African-American ( Thaddeus ). The pair are Chicago street performers in the early 1900s ...


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THEATER REVIEW The House That Will Not Stand - Playwright: Marcus Gardley. At: Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000 or VictoryGardens.org; $15-$60. Runs through: July 10 Prince's "When Doves Cry" blares at the start of The House That Will Not Stand, Marcus Gardley's latest world-premiere play for Victory Gardens Theatre. Later, a trio of teenage sisters gyrate to the beats of Beyonce while singing about the ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Cosmetics conversations - On the day of About Face Theatre's 20th-anniversary party at Chicago's Center on Halsted, gay playwright Doug Wright ( Quills, Ubu ) was regretful because he wasn't going to be able to attend. As the book writer for the world-premiere musical War Paint at the Goodman Theatre, Wright said he had to be at technical rehearsals rather than attending the ...


Chicago-Pride-Parade-lineup-released

Chicago Pride Parade lineup released - Officials at Pride Chicago released this official lineup for the 47th annual Chicago Pride Parade, Sunday, June 26, starting at Noon at Montrose and Broadway. Organizations and local & national businesses featuring their LGBT employee groups (in parentheses): 1 Intro—Banner/Orlando Photos ( a tribute to the 49 killed in Orlando LGBT bar Pulse, sponsored by Windy City Times and ChicagoPride.com ...


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The Legacy Live series explores LGBT history - June 21, 2016—A new series of LGBTQ programming from The Legacy Project, the Northalsted Business Alliance and the Center on Halsted aims to entertain as much as educate. The Legacy LIVE Series, uses art, film, music, discussion and more to explore LGBTQ history with an insightful series of programs The series debuted to a sold out crowd on May 31 ...


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Transgender measure passes City Council vote - The Chicago City Council, on June 22, approved a measure that removes a provision in the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance requiring individuals to show a government-issued ID upon request when trying to access restrooms and other public accommodations. The provision could potentially be used to to bar transgender individuals from accessing those accommodations should the gender-marker on their ID not ...


Chicago-Filmmakers-offering-scholarships

Chicago Filmmakers offering scholarships - Chicago Filmmakers has launched The LGBTQ+ Youth Media Project, a new filmmaking workshop for LGBTQ+ identified, gender non-conforming and allied teens. Three summer sessions will teach participants to use professional filmmaking equipment and editing software to create identity-focused work. The LGBTQ+ Youth Media Project will instruct students ages 13-17 in the immersive art of digital filmmaking, as well challenging them ...


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'Candypants' film gets support from doc group - The International Documentary Association has chosen the film Candypants: A Fairy Tale as its "Doc of the Week."The film tells the story of longtime Chicago residents and life partners Lee Brady and David Sanderson, who invented edible underwear in 1975 and sold it under the name Candypants. "The IDA decided to spotlight Candypants as part of its mission to support ...


Actor-Tim-Daly-on-his-fathers-sexuality

Actor Tim Daly on his father's sexuality - On an episode of the CBS show Sunday Morning that aired on Father's Day, actor Tim Daly talked about his father's sexuality, according to CBS News. Of his father, James ( who co-starred in the 1970s series Medical Center ), Tim said, "My dad left when I was a very young man, a young boy, and I didn't see him ...


Black-LGBT-films-at-library-branch

Black LGBT films at library branch - Chicago Public Libraries LGBT Pride Month events include an LGBT Film Series at the Kelly Branch library, 6151 S. Normal Blvd. Films slated to run include: —How Do I Look on Thursday, June 23 ( 5:30-7:30 p.m. ): How Do I Look, by Wolfgang Busch, is a view inside the Harlem Drag Ball competition. —Pariah on Tuesday, June 28 ( ...


I-Wanna-Be-event-July-13-at-Goodman

'I Wanna Be...' event July 13 at Goodman - The League of Chicago Theatres will host a speaking engagement and book signing event with John Breglio for his new book I Wanna Be A Producer: How to Make a Killing on Broadway … or Get Killed on Wed., July 13, at the Goodman in the Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. The event will include a speaking engagement at ...


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Dance for Life marks 25 years on Aug. 20 - Chicago Dancers United will present the 25th anniversary of Dance for Life, welcoming Chicago dance companies onto the Auditorium Theatre's stage Saturday, Aug. 20. The celebratory evening, hosted by The Second City's Carisa Barreca and Tim Mason, will also honor longtime supporters of Dance for Life Fred Eychaner and Alphawood Foundation, Barbara Kipper and Scott Silberstein and Matt Hoffman with ...


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Upcoming: 'Make Music Chicago', Snubfest, 'Rhythm World', 'Company' - 'Make Music Chicago' June 21 Presented by Rush Hour Concerts, Make Music Chicago, a free musical celebration across Chicago, returns for its sixth annual event on Tuesday, June 21. Under the helm of Artistic Director and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, with the support from Executive Director Kitty Rothschild, Make Music Chicago will feature 200 performances and participatory events across 100 locations ...


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Upcoming: Clandestina, CRUSH for alternative women, Toni Shelton house-music, Girls in Boystown - Clandestina Pride on June 23, 26 Monica Raymund of the Chicago Fire TV show, Brooke Webster and Alma Izquierdo will present the Pride edition of Clandestina Chicago on the North and South sides on June 23 and 26. In a statement, the organizers said, "It's two parties, each with no cover, that are committed, as always, to creating safe spaces ...


In-the-Life-Sandi-Robinson

In the Life: Sandi Robinson - "Every day is different." This is how Chicago native Sandi Robinson describes her day-to-day life. Sandi is the director of sales at Chicago's Godfrey Hotel and her job is nothing short of eventful. "I am obsessed with my phone. We have this ongoing love affair," she said to Windy City Times, laughing. Robinson is an all-around hard worker, overseeing an ...


Navy-Pier-partnering-with-nonprofits

Navy Pier partnering with nonprofits - Following its grand-opening celebration over Memorial Day weekend, Navy Pier has unveiled a new community initiative for the Centennial Wheel. In honor of its 100th anniversary, Navy Pier will partner with 100 Chicagoland nonprofits, awarding each a special package to experience the reimagined Pier, including up to 100 free rides on the wheel to share with the communities they serve. ...


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'Sober and Proud' on June 25 - Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance will host "Sober and Proud 2016" on Saturday, June 25, 5-10 p.m. The event will take place at Bonaventure House, 825 W. Wellington Ave. There will be music and free food as well as free optional HIV testing. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Email [email protected] for more information. ...


Pride-Parade-June-26

Pride Parade June 26 - Chicago's 47th annual Pride Parade will take place Sunday, June 26, starting at noon at Broadway and Montrose Avenue. The parade will proceed south on Broadway, then south on Halsted Street, then east on Belmont Avenue, then south on Broadway and, lastly, east on Diversey Parkway to Cannon Drive. The event's grand marshal is television and stage actor Monica Raymund. ...


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Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Honors event held - The 17th annual Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Awards were held June 22 at Polo Cafe in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. This was the first time the event was held on the South Side. The event, held less than two weeks after the murder of 49 mostly Latinx and mostly LGBTQ people in Orlando, had both a somber and determined ...


SAVOR-Chop

SAVOR Chop - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - I was initially a little hesitant to check out Chop ( 1017 S. Delano Ct.; ChopChicago.com ). The primary reason was because it's an offshoot of Porkchop, which has been a mixed bag for me ( although brunch at the West Loop restaurant was outstanding ). My verdict on Chop is that it has enough appealing aspects to recommend it—with ...


Uptown-Underground-shows-No-Pride

Uptown Underground shows 'No Pride' - Join Jeff-Award winning actor, After Dark Award-Winning cabaret artist, and world class buffoon Rob Lindley ( pictured, right ) with Chuck Larkin on piano as Uptown Underground kicks off Pride weekend with NO PRIDE: A Super Big Gay Happy Hour, a celebration of life's ups and downs, Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. The cover is $20. After seeing this ...


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Chicago Pride Fest, more photos - The Northalsted Business Alliance presented Chicago Pride Fest on June 18-19. Photos here and at the MORE PHOTOS button by Ed Negron. June 18 article by Windy City Times with photos by Kat Fitzgerald ( mysticimagesphotography.com/ ) at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Pride-Fest-on-Northalsted-June-18-19/55599.html . ...


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Letters to the editor: A call for unity - Dear Editor: WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National LGBTQ Task Force, along with 52 other groups, called for unity in the wake of the mass shooting that took place in Orlando last weekend. The attack that has caused outrage across the nation and the world happened at Pulse during the LGBTQ nightclub's Latino-themed night. Forty-nine people were murdered, the majority of which were ...


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GUEST COLUMN Know Your Rights: Combating Health Care Discrimination - by Paige M. Steffen, Esq., Clark Hill PLC - Discrimination in the access to and the provision of healthcare has been, and continues to be, an unfortunate reality for the LGBTQ community that not only affects LGBTQ individuals themselves on a day-today basis, but also has a negative impact on their relationships and their families. Historically, the LGBTQ community has been disproportionately affected by discriminatory insurance practices and provider-level ...


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Never forget: The faces of Orlando - Those killed by a gunman at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando will be honored in Chicago's 2016 Pride Parade. This design of the photos of the 49 murder victims of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub June 12, 2016 was created by Brad Delaney from One Million Kids for Equality, Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos. Topweb printer will be producing ...


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Panel examines challenges of HIV prevention - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - According to Jim Pickett, director of advocacy for AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), "We're in revolutionary, paradigm-shifting times," when it comes to HIV prevention. But Pickett, speaking as part of the panel titled 35 years on the Frontlines: Local, National and Global HIV/AIDS Prevention on June 6 at AFC headquarters, noted that even with improved prevention technologies and ...


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Chicago Muslim and LGBTQ leaders unite against efforts to divide - In a defiant statement of unity following the June 12 attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., staff members of leading Muslim and LGBTQ advocacy organizations expressed "solidarity against hate" during a joint press conference on June 20 at the offices of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago). "We are here to join together to ...


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Chigaygo at Laugh Factory Chicago Orlando benefit July 7 - From a press release - Chigaygo, Laugh Factory Chicago's premiere queer comedy showcase, is presenting a special one-night only event to raise money for The Center Orlando, the LGBT center providing victim relief in the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub. Laugh Factory and its owner, Jamie Masada, have a long-standing history of philanthropic engagement in the community. Chigaygo is now in its third ...


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Dragons bring home hardware from the Bingham Cup, a first - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It was the biggest, and more important, best-ever showing for the Chicago Dragons in the prestigious Bingham Cup, held May 27-29 in Nashville. The Dragons traveled to the rugby tournament with two teams for the first time ever. The A-side participated in Division 1 and the B-side participated in Division 3, meaning 45 players wore the Dragons' jersey, with a ...


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Dining news: New Boystown restaurant, Evanston bakery, Pride donuts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Lark has opened in Boystown at 3441 N. Halsted St. The restaurant will feature cocktails and Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas. See LarkChicago.com. Also, Hewn—an artisanal bakery in Evanston ( at 810 Dempster St. ) specializing in heritage grains and hand-forged, naturally fermented breads and pastries—has reopened. Baker/wwner Ellen King has items such as salads, flatbreads and sandwiches like Morrocan eggplant as ...







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