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National-Geographic-Live-announces-2016-2017-Chicago-Speaker-Series

National Geographic Live announces 2016-2017 Chicago Speaker Series - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( August 30, 2016 )—National Geographic Live is thrilled to announce the fourth season of its Chicago Speaker Series with another exhilarating lineup at Goodman Theatre. Subscription packages for the four-part speaker series featuring leading scientists, photographers and explorers are on sale now. The season is set to launch in Fall 2016. The season kicks off on Oct. ...


Priscilla-The-Nance-part-of-Pride-Films-and-Plays-2016-17-season

Priscilla, The Nance part of Pride Films and Plays 2016-17 season - From a press release - Pride Films and Plays' 2016-17 season will include two Chicago premieres of Tony Award nominated shows and two world premieres, Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced today. Under the theme, "Let in the Light," the season will open with the previously announced world premiere Resolution at Rivendell Theatre from October 21 to November 20, 2016. In ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-Ralph-Macchio-kisses-and-tells

NUNN ON ONE Ralph Macchio kisses and tells - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor Ralph Macchio has made a long career of playing the underdog and the good guy. After starting on TV's Eight Is Enough, he went on to tackle bullies in the Karate Kid films. Other movies like The Outsiders and My Cousin Vinny were big successes. He played Eric Stoltz's best friend in Naked in New York and the Psycho ...


NW-Indiana-coalition-launching-Sept-10

NW Indiana coalition launching Sept. 10 - The NW Indiana Gay-Straight Coalition, a 501( c )( 4 ) organization, will hold its kickoff event Saturday, Sept. 10, 7-9 p.m., at ArtSpace, 717 Franklin St., in Michigan City. According to a press release, "The focus of this newly formed group will be to create a community-based organization with goals of fostering policies of gun-safety reform without taking away ...


Bill-cracks-down-on-Pokemon-GO

Bill cracks down on Pokemon GO - State Rep. Kelly Cassidy introduced a measure to protect sensitive geographical areas from augmented reality games such as Pokemon GO. At the Loyola Dunes Restoration Site in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, a PokeStop had been placed on a site that state and federal offices protect, enticing players to leave the designated path and inadvertently trample sensitive habitat and bird nesting ...


Local-activist-chronicles-history-of-marriage-equality-in-new-book

Local activist chronicles history of marriage equality in new book - Special to the online edition of Windy City Timesby Nina Matti - Advocating for social justice is in Leslie Gabel-Brett's DNA. As a feminist and lesbian, she's always worked hard to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ people. She has worked at Lambda Legal, a law firm dedicated to serving LGBTQ people, for the past 10 years and now serves as its director of the education and public affairs. Recently, she ...


Dining-news-Hoy-tasting-Oyster-Bah-restaurant-openings

Dining news: Hoy tasting, Oyster Bah, restaurant openings - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Chicago Hispanic newspaper Hoy hosted its inaugural Noche de Agave event Aug. 18 at Morgan's on Fulton. Guests sampled tequila brands such as El Jimador, Tequila Herradura, Balam, Cruz de Fuego, Trianon Tequila and Flor de Deseirto while enjoying hors d'oeuvres from French/Mexican restaurant Mexique. —On Monday, Sept. 5, Oyster Bah, 1962 N. Halsted St., will offer Labor Day specials. ...


Chicago-International-Film-Festival-in-October-honoring-Bogdanovich-McQueen

Chicago International Film Festival in October, honoring Bogdanovich, McQueen - From a press release - Chicago ( August 25, 2016 ) - The Chicago International Film Festival today announces the first film selections to be featured at the 52nd edition, October 13-27. Additionally announced is Peter Bogdanovich as recipient of the Festival's Gold Hugo Lifetime Achievement Award and A Tribute to Steve McQueen in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Festival's Black Perspectives program. ...


Orr-marriage-backers-anticipate-10000-same-sex-licenses-

Orr, marriage backers anticipate 10,000 same-sex licenses - Video below article - Just as attorney John Knight, of ACLU of Illinois, finished speaking at an Aug. 29 press conference heralding the 10,000th marriage license distributed to a same-sex couple in Cook County, County Clerk David Orr said, "I now forgive you for suing me." While Orr was joking, his remark reflected the important contributions that his office played in implementing marriage equality ...


Dozens-of-companies-at-WERQ-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-Sept-16-in-Chicago-

Dozens of companies at WERQ! LGBTQ Job Fair Sept. 16 in Chicago - From a press release - More than 30 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits will participate in the Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Windy City Times with Center on Halsted, Pride Action Tank, Chicago ...


Leather-Archives-Museum-celebrates-25-years-with-free-weekend

Leather Archives & Museum celebrates 25 years with free weekend - From a press release - CHICAGO, August 26th, 2016 — Nestled amid a residential/business corridor of Rogers Park in Chicago, the Leather Archives & Museum—an arguably unique, off-the-beaten-path museum—is preparing to celebrate its work of preserving leather/fetish/BDSM/kink history this fall, when the museum will host its 25th Anniversary Weekend, September 16th to 18th. Admission for all programs/events will be free and open to the public. ...


Working-in-America-featuring-Pulitzer-Prize-winning-photographer-Lynsey-Addario-to-open-

Working in America featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Lynsey Addario to open - From a press release - CHICAGO — August 15, 2016 — As election season heats up, a multimedia exhibit focused on issues of work in America will open Sept. 14 at Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. Inspired by the anniversary of Studs Terkel's 1974 book "Working" and created by Project&, the exhibit features photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Project& Fellow Lynsey Addario. ...


Community-welcomes-Daniel-McCarter-to-Alliance-helm

Community welcomes Daniel-McCarter to Alliance helm - Owen Daniel-McCarter, who is now the first transgender man to lead an LGBT organization, was welcomed by community members at an Aug. 25 reception at the downtown headquarters of Access Living Chicago. Daniel-McCarter was named executive director of Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ( the Alliance ) in June, replacing Anthony Papini, who left to take a new position in his ...


La-Casa-Norte-breaks-ground-for-Pierce-House-and-Community-Center-in-Humboldt-Park

La Casa Norte breaks ground for Pierce House and Community Center in Humboldt Park - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, IL ) August 26, 2016 — La Casa Norte, one of Chicago's key provider of services to homeless youth and families, is excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, September 9th at 10:00 am, for its new vibrant Pierce House and Community Center located at 3533 W North Avenue. The new facility will become an anchor of ...


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PASSAGES Wesley Harold Klug - Wesley Harold Klug, 88; fine artist and painter known for sold-out openings; native of Milwaukee, longtime resident of Chicago's Buena Park neighborhood; passed away August 19, 2016. Wesley was an exponent of the "New Realism" movement and 1963 Huntington Hartford Foundation fellowship recipient who was mentioned as an "Up and Coming Artist" by Life Magazine in 1963. He studied at ...


Cook-County-within-reach-of-10000-same-sex-marriages

Cook County within reach of 10,000 same-sex marriages - Cook County will likely have given out 10,000 marriage licenses to same-sex couples by around Labor Day, according to officials. As of mid-August, the county had licensed about 9,925 same-sex marriages and gave out, on average, about seven or eight licenses to same-sex couples a day, said Cook County Clerk David Orr. "It's a very exciting and rewarding result because ...


Golden-girl-Elena-Delle-Donne-returns-to-the-Sky-reflects-on-Rio-2016

Golden girl Elena Delle Donne returns to the Sky, reflects on Rio 2016 - Elena Delle Donne returned to the Chicago Sky on Thursday morning at the team's practice facility in north suburban Deerfield, sans Olympic gold medal. Her gold from the recently-completed Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is locked away. No way was she bringing it, to flaunt the sixth consecutive Olympic gold won by the U.S., her first. So, her Sky ...


Visibility-Art-AIDS-America-exhibit-converts-Chicago-bank-into-gallery

Visibility: Art AIDS America exhibit converts Chicago bank into gallery - Beginning in June 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) began to gather reports of "19 cases of biopsy-confirmed Kaposi's sarcoma ( KS ) and/or Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia ( PCP ) among previously healthy homosexual male residents of Los Angeles and Orange counties." One month later, on July 3, the CDC noted in its Morbidity and Mortality ...


GayCo-Second-City-comedienne-Fabjance-leaves-legacy-of-laughter

GayCo, Second City comedienne Fabjance leaves legacy of laughter - Described by her fellow members of the legendary comedy club Second City as "an absolute paragon of a human being with the heart of a lion beating beneath that sweet veneer," beloved Chicago comedienne Judy Grace Fabjance passed away Aug. 20 after waging an eight-year war with breast cancer that, according to her sister Cathi, "astounded her team of doctors ...


Theater-spotlight-on-Dementia-Me-Critics-Picks

Theater spotlight on Dementia Me; Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight Texas transplant and gay performance artist John Michael recounts his two years working in a "memory care center" for senior citizens in his self-produced one-man show Dementia Me. Hear how Michael tried to enliven the remaining days of his many fading residents with balloon-filled parties and other activities. Dementia Me continues at 8 p.m. Mondays only through Sept. ...


Clea-DuVall-Out-actress-turns-writer-director-with-The-Intervention

Clea DuVall: Out actress turns writer-director with 'The Intervention' - It took an intervention for Clea DuVall to finally come out of the closet publicly. While she's played queer characters throughout her career as actress —in 1999's But I'm A Cheerleader and HBO's Veep, most recently—DuVall's delightful directorial debut, The Intervention, finally gave her a chance to play a lesbian character that she related to, as well as feel comfortable ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Mame

THEATER REVIEW Mame - Playwright: Jerome Lawrence/Robt. E. Lee ( book ), Jerry Herman ( music/lyrics ). At: Light Opera Works, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. Tickets: 847-920-5360; LightOperaWorks, com; from $34. Runs through: Aug. 28 Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles have been produced frequently by area theaters while Mame—an equally-fine Jerry Herman oeuvre—has gone unstaged seemingly forever. Light Opera Works ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Bloodshot

THEATER REVIEW Bloodshot - Title: Bloodshot Playwright: Douglas Post. At: Solo Celebration at the Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $42-$48. Runs through: Sept. 10 To create a good hard-boiled noir whodunit, you need a good story—preferably involving murder, money, mysterious temptresses, duplicity and double-crosses, shady jamokes from all levels of society and plenty of surprise twists. What you also need, however, is ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Good-Person-of-Szechwan

THEATER REVIEW The Good Person of Szechwan - Playwright: Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Tony Kushner. At: Cor Theatre at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1351 N. Wells St. Tickets: $25. Runs through: Sept. 11 Ever since Bertolt Brecht's plays were declared safe for classroom curricila, young theater companies have eagerly embraced his aesthetic precepts, based in intellectual detachment, austerity and didacticspeak as dry as week-old toast. Tony Kushner knows ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-A-refined-PIMP

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT A refined 'P.I.M.P.' - Broadway veteran André De Shields has built an impressively long performing career as a multitalented actor-singer-dancer-director-choreographer. De Shields was twice nominated for Tony Awards for starring in the musicals Play On! and The Full Monty, while his turns in the 1978 Fats Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin' and as the title role in The Wiz in 1975 are both the stuff ...


Legal-Council-holds-annual-fundraiser-Cuba-Libre-

Legal Council holds annual fundraiser: 'Cuba Libre' - On Aug. 18, The Legal Council for Health Justice presented its annual travel-themed fundraiser "Cuba Libre: Holiday in Havana." The event, which took place at Sidetrack, raised funds and awareness for the Council as well as its organizations, The Homeless Outreach Project and The Chicago Medical Legal Partnership for Children. Now in its 15th year, this version of the event ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Thu., Aug. 25, 7 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. See you this Thursday for a party with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent! Join hostess Dixie Lynn Cartwright and her Sidetrack pit crew for this supersized 90-minute premiere. Then, join Sidetrack every Thursday at 7 for viewing parties throughout the season. Fri., Aug. 26, 9 pm Mary's Attic, 5400 N. ...


SAVOR-312-Chicago

SAVOR 312 Chicago - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times By Tarina Hargrays - Two words come to mind when stepping inside 312 Chicago ( 136 N. LaSalle St., 312Chicago.com ): "upscale" and "chic." The Italian eatery is located just in the heart of the Loop and has been open for more than 18 years. Its seasonal menus and impeccable customer service might be to thank for 312 Chicago's long-time success. When entering 312 ...


Proud-to-Run-presents-checks-totaling-50K

Proud to Run presents checks totaling $50K - On Aug. 20, Proud to Run presented three checks totaling $50,000 to TransTech Social Services, About Face Theatre, and Center on Halsted. The event took place at the Center. The amounts consisted of the proceeds from the 35th Proud To Run 10k run & 5k run/walk that took place in June. Donations were determined based on the organization's operating budget ...


Fun-Home-national-cast-announced

'Fun Home' national cast announced - Broadway In Chicago and Producers Fox Theatricals ( Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson ) and Barbara Whitman announced casting for the first national tour of the Tony-winning musical Fun Home. The tour will premiere in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Nov. 2-13. Robert Petkoff ( Broadway's Ragtime, All The Way, Anything Goes ) will play Bruce, Chicago ...


Bette-Live-runs-through-Sept-10

'Bette, Live' runs through Sept. 10 - Hell in a Handbag Productions is bringing back Bette, Live at the Continental Baths. It will run for nine performances through Sept. 10 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Handbag Diva and ensemble member Caitlin Jackson returns to pay tribute to the Divine Miss M's legendary cabaret act at the equally legendary Continental Bathhouse in New York City. The ...


Guest-column-Planning-a-wedding

Guest column: Planning a wedding - Planning a wedding can be a very stressful and time consuming time of your life. Here are some helpful tips for those planning their own wedding that I have found couples find helpful in my 24 years of designing, detailing and managing Weddings. —Hotel blocks for guests: Make sure you use a hotel that does not have an attrition clause. ...


Welcome-for-Daniel-McCarter-Aug-25

Welcome for Daniel-McCarter Aug. 25 - There will be a community welcome for new Illinois Safe Schools Alliance Executive Director Owen Daniel-McCarter on Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave. The event is free, although donations can be made. RSVP at http://welcomeowen.eventbrite.com. ...


Dance-for-Life-celebrates-record-breaking-silver-anniversary

Dance for Life celebrates record-breaking silver anniversary - The 25th anniversary of Dance for Life ( DFL ), Chicago's annual dance fundraiser raising money and awareness for HIV/AIDS, kicked off with a star-studded gala at the Hilton Grand Ballroom on Michigan Avenue. Guests were treated to stiff cocktails and a gourmet grilled-cheese bar in addition to hugs and laughter as dancers, administrators and philanthropists from DFL's history came ...


Trans-artist-challenges-liquor-law

Trans artist challenges liquor law - A queer and transgender performance artist, on Aug. 24, filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, maintaining that the city's policy prohibiting women from baring their breasts in venues with liquor licenses is discriminatory. Bea Sullivan-Knoff said at an Aug. 24 press conference at City Hall that the rule has impeded her ability to ...


i2i-receives-award-at-national-summit

i2i receives award at national summit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago LGBTQ Asian/Pacific Islander ( API ) group Invisible to Invincible: Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago ( i2i ) received the Advocacy Award at a national summit. On Aug. 11-14, four members of i2i—Anne Watanabe, Kim Nguyen, Kristina Tendilla and Ro Truong—traveled to New Orleans for a training and networking summit that the National Queer Pacific Islander Alliance ...


Rep-Cassidy-introduces-legislation-protecting-parks-from-Pokeman-play

Rep. Cassidy introduces legislation protecting parks from Pokeman play - From a press release - CHICAGO — Pokemon Go and other augmented reality games are rapidly increasing in popularity, but this new technology comes with a few glitches. At the Loyola Dunes Restoration Site in Rogers Park, Chicago, a PokeStop has been placed on a state and federally protected site, enticing players to leave the designated path and inadvertently trample sensitive habitat and bird nesting ...


Two-Chicago-theatre-legends-to-announce-Jeff-Awards-Equity-noms

Two Chicago theatre legends to announce Jeff Awards Equity noms - From a press release - August 22, 2016 - Chicago, IL. Chicago theatre greats Deanna Dunagan and Mike Nussbaum will announce the nominations for the 48th Annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, recognizing excellence in Chicago theatre, on a video to be released Tuesday, August 30 at www.jeffawards.org. Ms. Dunagan and Mr. Nussbaum have often graced the Jeff Awards ceremonies as nominees and recipients during the course ...


HRC-Foundation-Whitman-Walker-Health-release-Transgender-Sexual-Health-Guide

HRC Foundation, Whitman-Walker Health release Transgender Sexual Health Guide - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, and Whitman-Walker Health, a community health center with special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV-related care, released Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender and gender ...


World-premiere-Considering-Matthew-Shepard-to-be-released-Sept-9

World premiere: Considering Matthew Shepard to be released Sept. 9 - From a press release - On September 9, 2016, Harmonia Mundi will release Considering Matthew Shepard, composed and conducted by Grammy®-winner Craig Hella Johnson, Founder and Artistic Director of Conspirare, Austin's acclaimed world-class professional choir. BUYCD Matthew Shepard was a young, gay college student at the University of Wyoming who in 1998 was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in ...


-Dining-news-Paella-contest-Cantina-1910-closes-Replay-anniv

Dining news: Paella contest, Cantina 1910 closes, Replay anniv. - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Chef Jose Garces again challenges local chefs to prepare the perfect paella at the 3rd Annual Paella Cook-Off at Mercat a la Planxa, 638 S. Michigan Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m. The chefs competing in the contest—an ancillary event produced in conjunction with Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet—includes Salero's Ashlee Aubin, The Gwen's Angelina Bastidas, Travelle's Ricardo Jarquin, ...


Centers-Chats-event-focuses-on-trans-life

Center's Chats event focuses on trans life - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Channyn Parker and Crispin Torres talked about their trans experiences at this month's Center on Halsted Chats, held Aug. 18. In this monthly series, local LGBTQA leaders are interviewed and discuss their experiences and some of today's most pressing topics. Parker is the TransLife care coordinator at Chicago House and identifies as trans feminine. Torres is a community educator at ...


Auto-news

Auto news - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Uber advancement: The ride-sharing firm Uber will, for the first time, allow users to hail self-driving cars, BBC News reported. Uber said the launch would take place in Pittsburgh, and that it's teaming with Volvo. At first, the vehicles will be supervised by a driver, who can take control if necessary, and an observer, Bloomberg reported. The firm first revealed ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2016-Nissan-Titan-XD-All-new-truck-for-an-all-inclusive-world

VEHICLE REVIEW 2016 Nissan Titan XD: All-new truck for an all-inclusive world - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Sam Gomez, Gaywheels.com - Pride is not just a celebration for you June bugs anymore. Still to come in 2016 are Pride events in Austin, Dallas and Atlanta. ( Leave it to the gays to heat things up just as the weather starts to cool down in these hot cities. ) For those of you who need a reliable truck to be as hard-working ...


DANCE-REVIEW-THRUST

DANCE REVIEW: THRUST! - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Choreographers: Tristan Bruns, Kate O'Hanlon, Ian Berg and others. At: Tapman Productions at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-327-5252 or TapmanProductions.com; $20. Runs through: Aug. 28 Tapman Productions' modern and tap dance revue THRUST! is named for, and clearly inspired by its venue: The Thrust space of Stage 773. If the house isn't packed after intermission, audiences are ...


Health-director-keynotes-inaugural-LGBT-health-symposium

Health director keynotes inaugural LGBT health symposium - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Since Northwestern University launched its Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing—described as "the first university-wide institute in the country focused on LGBTQ health"—in February of this year, its vision ( "To be an international leader in research that fosters understanding of the development and experiences of sexual and gender minority ( SGM ) individuals and improves the ...


Comic-Con-welcomes-thousands-honors-heroes-

Comic Con welcomes thousands, honors heroes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Aug. 18-21, thousands of science-fiction and pop-culture fans attended Wizard World Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Vendors of practically every stripe, artists and celebrities were on hand to greet the attendees. Among the highlights were Star Wars' Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leia ) joining the Back to the Future trio of Michael ...


Public-interest-groups-to-Walgreens-Medical-service-over-religious-doctrine

Public interest groups to Walgreens: Medical service over religious doctrine - From a press release - Washington - Walgreens must assure its customers seeking health care services that its in-store clinic provider, Catholic-sponsored SSM Health Medical Group, which adheres to religious directives, will not limit access to reproductive health services, information and referrals, say four public interest groups. In letters to Walgreens' chief medical officer and SSM Health's regional president, the ACLU of Illinois, ACLU of ...


CORAL-float-wins-again-at-State-Fair

CORAL float wins again at State Fair - Once again the float for CORAL, Coalition of Rainbow Alliances, won the Governor's Sweepstakes Award at the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade. This is the 8th year in a row they have won that prize and it marks 12 years in a row they have won an award in the parade. The "Full Steam Ahead" float featured images from the ...


Reflecting-on-Rio-The-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

Reflecting on Rio: The good, the bad and the ugly - When the caldron was extinguished Aug. 21, culminating the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a true mix of wide-ranging emotions endured—jubilation, celebration, anger and embarrassment. And that was just a start of the look back at Rio 2016, from an LGBT perspective. Rio 2016 was the gayest Games ever, as at least 53 out athletes competed in Rio, ...


UIC-among-top-30-LGBTQ-friendly-campuses

UIC among top 30 LGBTQ-friendly campuses - From a press release - Campus Pride announced today it's 2016 "Best of the Best" Top 30 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. For eight years, the listing has highlighted the most LGBTQ-inclusive colleges and universities when it comes to policy, program and practice in higher education. VIEW ONLINE at http://campuspride.org/campuspridetopcampuses . Campus Pride chose thirty campuses to highlight this year based on their ...


Howard-Brown-Health-releases-impact-report

Howard Brown Health releases impact report - Howard Brown Health, on Aug. 18, released a new report illustrating its impact on the community. "It's a summary of our clinical services, and something we're pledging to do on an annual basis, said CEO and President David Munar. "It's broken up into three sections—reports on our patients, health benefits that patients are gaining from our system of care and ...


Fight-escalates-over-Langston-Hughes-home

Fight escalates over Langston Hughes' home - In Harlem, a battle is brewing over the future of the home of the late poet/activist/playwright Langston Hughes, a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, according to CNN Money. Real-estate agents have valued the home at $3 million, although it is showing signs of wear and tear. The wear and the possibility of a sale disappoint people such as Renee ...


Gender-Odyssey-brings-together-transgender-gender-nonconforming-community-

Gender Odyssey brings together transgender, gender-nonconforming community - From a press release - ( SEATTLE, WA ) - August 19, 2016 - At a time of unprecedented visibility for transgender and gender-nonconforming people, 1300 participants from all over the world gathered in Seattle this August 4-7 for the 15th annual Gender Odyssey Conference. The conference offers a place for transgender and gender-nonconforming people, as well as allies, to gather together, share their experiences, ...


SlutWalk-2016-defies-police-to-take-back-Chicago-streets

SlutWalk 2016 defies police to take back Chicago streets - SlutWalk collective member Red Schulte described it as a "tug of war" with officers of the Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) when more than 700 participants of SlutWalk Chicago 2016 set out to reclaim the streets of the Magnificent Mile Aug. 20. At stake was each SlutWalkers' right to turn those streets into an inclusive space that echoed with ...


President-Preckwinkle-applauds-signing-of-Juvenile-Justice-Bill

President Preckwinkle applauds signing of Juvenile Justice Bill - From a press release - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today hailed action by the governor in signing into law juvenile justice reform legislation she championed this year. HB 6291 sponsored by state Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, which will take effect January 1, 2017, will reduce or eliminate mandatory five-year probation sentences for juveniles and reduce commitments to juvenile prison for drug crimes. Sen. ...


Reeling-Chicago-LGBTA-Intl-Film-Fest-lineup-includes-Hurricane-Bianca-King-Cobra

Reeling: Chicago LGBTA+ Int'l Film Fest lineup includes Hurricane Bianca, King Cobra - ( August 22, 2016 - Chicago, IL ) Chicago Filmmakers and Showtime Networks are pleased to present the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for more than 30 years, Reeling returns September 22-29, 2016 with an exciting slate of movies that showcases ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-2016-inductions-announced-

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2016 inductions announced - Twelve individuals, two organizations, and two friends of the community have been selected for induction into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the organization which honors and celebrates notable members of Chicago's LGBT communities. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 9, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 ...


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Meet lesbian sports icon Diana Nyad - From a press release - On Wednesday, Sept 7th at 11:30 AM, meet long distance swimming star and journalist Diana Nyad, author of Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream, at a luncheon hosted by The Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. in Chicago, Illinois. The cost of this luncheon includes a copy of Find a Way: ...


National-Gay-Media-Association-announces-inaugural-Ad-POP-awardees

National Gay Media Association announces inaugural Ad POP awardees - NEW YORK — The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. The Ad POPs ( Pride in Online and Print ) reward the best representations of LGBT individuals in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. Ad POP is a production of the National Gay Media Association, a group of the nation's ...


G-PAC-hosts-discussion-on-LGBTQs-and-gun-laws-

G-PAC hosts discussion on LGBTQs and gun laws - The Gun Violence Prevention PAC hosted an event focused on LGBTQs and guns Aug. 18 at Weinberg/Newton Gallery. "Disarm Hate … One Vote at a Time" was a discussion on how gun safety advocates and the LGBTQ community can join forces to demand better gun legislation. G-PAC is a coalition of dozens of groups working to counter the influence of ...


WERQ-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-Sept-16-in-Chicago

WERQ! LGBTQ Job Fair Sept. 16 in Chicago - More than 30 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits will participate in the Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Windy City Times with Center on Halsted, Pride Action Tank, Chicago ...


WERQ-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-Sept-16-

WERQ! LGBTQ Job Fair Sept. 16 - From a press release - More than 30 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits will participate in the Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Windy City Times with Center on Halsted, Pride Action Tank, Chicago ...


Howard-Brown-Health-issues-Community-Impact-Report-

Howard Brown Health issues Community Impact Report - Howard Brown Health today published its first Community Impact Report, highlighting patient and community outcomes resulting from its integrated healthcare delivery system. The progress report uses infographics and text to illustrate how Howard Brown's individualized approach to healthcare improves the lives of patients, supports the communities of LGBTQ people and allies, and improves overall public health in Chicago. The report ...


Theater-spotlight-on-LaChanze-Critics-Picks

Theater spotlight on LaChanze, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight For its first season benefit, Chicago Theatre Workshop is going big with Broadway talent by featuring Tony-wining star LaChanze in her solo Windy City debut. Not only is LaChanze famous for originating the role of Ti Moune in Once on this Island, but she also won her Tony Award for creating the role of Celie in The Color ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Cuba Libre: Holiday in Havana Thu., Aug. 18, 6-9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Legal Council for Health Justice's annual travel-themed fundraiser celebrates Cuban nightlife. Cuisine by 90 Miles Cuban Cafe. Entertainment and silent auction. Supporting LCHJ's efforts to provide free legal services for the most vulnerable in our commuities. Golden Girls Trivia Night Thu., Aug. 18, ...


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Nightlife photos: ALEGRIA @ CONCORD MUSIC HALL - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Auditorium Theatre names new CEO - The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University has named Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as its chief executive officer. Castroverde Moskalenko is currently the president/CEO of The Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation in Carmel, Indiana. She joined the Center in June 2012. Henry Fogel, who has been interim CEO since April of this year, will return to ...


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THEATER REVIEWS Planted; Pen; The Transcivility of Albert Cashier - At: Chicago Musical Theatre Festival at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000 or cmtf.org; $20 per show. Runs through: Aug. 24 ( Cashier ); Aug. 25 ( Planted ) Aug. 26 ( Pen ) I probably shouldn't be writing this triple review of Planted, Pen and The Transcivility of Albert Cashier, three new LGBTQ shows in Underscore ...


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THEATER REVIEW Three Hotels - Playwright: Jon Robin Baitz. At: Bluebird Arts at The Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6875; AthenaeumTheatre.org; $25. Runs through: Sept. 17 This excellent production reminds me of the power and deeply woven texture of this frequently produced 80-minute tragedy. Kenneth Hoyle ( Dave Belden ) is broken, but we don't know that at first. Addressing us directly from a ...


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The Promise of a Rose Garden - Playwright: Dustin Spence. At: Babes With Blades Theatre Company at City Lit, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: $22. Runs through: Sept. 10 In stories about men and war, the soldiers squabble among themselves, raise ruckus out of sheer boredom, but stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the battlefield, only to be haunted in later years by memories of horrors witnessed. In ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Jackie Wilson Story - Playwright: Jackie Taylor. At: Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: $55-$65. Runs through: Sept. 4 Matinee audiences frequently are slower to warm up than evening crowds, daylight hours tending to discourage suspension of disbelief. At the remount of this, Black Ensemble's most successful show—its second since premiering in 2000—almost a whole 15 minutes went by before spontaneous applause ...


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THEATER FEATURE Gender change distinguishes 'Good Person' - Good Person of Szechwan—Bertolt Brecht's fable of a kind-hearted hooker forced to disguise herself as a hard-hearted pimp in order to survive the predations of her underclass peers—has been approved for college curricula since the 1960s at least, making Die Gute Mensch von Sezuan one of the prolific author's most-produced plays. ( Formerly known as The Good Woman of Setzuan, ...


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LETTER Losing my religion - Dear Editor: Colin Collette was discharged from his position as music director at Holy Family parish in Inverness in 2014, shortly after he announced his engagement to his longtime partner, William Nifong. To his credit, Collette has chosen to fight the employment discrimination forced upon him. The archdiocese rejected arbitration in the case, and has also barred Collette from seeking ...


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In the Life: Nadia Oussenko - Nadia Oussenko has quite the resume, such that, she admittedly is a "Jane of all trades, and finally old enough to be a master of some." She is a photographer/videographer and dance educator, with classroom knowledge, professional stints, and plenty of on-the-fly work. "The spring semester is when I do most of my teaching, so my busy season just ended. ...







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