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-By-Women-for-Women-Oct-25-at-Joffrey-Tower

'By Women for Women' Oct. 25 at Joffrey Tower - With the Women's Action Committee of Center on Halsted hosting, "By Women For Women: Art-Performance-Engagement" will present the Community Leader Awards to Kat Fitzgerald, and Vera Washington & Patricia S. McCombs. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, at Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. Washington and McCombs, both of whom have been inducted into the ...


Sophia-Bush-on-Chicago-PD-and-being-an-LGBT-ally

Sophia Bush on 'Chicago P.D.' and being an LGBT ally - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Sophia Bush really puts her money where her mouth is. Originally starring in the hit TV series One Tree Hill brought Bush in the spotlight for almost a decade. She followed up the role with several movies, including John Tucker Must Die, which stars Jesse Metcalfe as the title hunk. She was in the short-lived Partners, from the creators ...


World-of-Chocolate-kicks-off-at-Peninsula

'World of Chocolate' kicks off at Peninsula - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 15, AIDS Foundation of Chicago kicked off its annual World of Chocolate fundraiser with a pre-party at The Peninsula, 108 E. Superior St. This brought community awareness to the upcoming commemorative to World AIDS Day event in December that more than 1,200 people attend every year. While grooving to the tunes of DJ Marc "Moose" Moder, attendees were ...


Aon-KPMG-hold-pro-LGBT-event

Aon, KPMG hold pro-LGBT event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As part of LGBT History Month, Aon and KPMG brought together inspiring guest speakers, firm employees and members of the press on Tuesday, October 14th at Aon, 200 E. Randolph St., for the "All Out! Being Your Authentic Self in Baseball & Business" event. For the seventh consecutive year, Aon—a global provider of insurance, risk-management and human-resources solutions—received a 100-percent ...


Point-Foundation-honors-scholars-at-Chicago-event

Point Foundation honors scholars at Chicago event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Point Foundation ( "Point" ) held its annual Chicago Cornerstone Society fundraising and awareness raising reception at Plante Moran Oct. 16. Since 2001, Point Foundation—the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship-granting organization—has provided financial and mentoring assistance to 243 students of merit. This year 23 students were added to that number from a pool of 2,100 applicants. Among the 150 attendees were ...


Culture-worrier-Clarence-Page-reflects-on-50-years-of-change

'Culture worrier' Clarence Page reflects on 50 years of change - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 26, 1960, then-presidential candidate Richard Milhous Nixon made a campaign stop at a Middletown, Ohio, railway station. "When you elect a congressman or a senator, let's not think only of just our own little problems, but remember what happens to America is going to affect you," he said before suddenly switching gears. "Now, let me put it very ...


John-Rechy-On-gay-sensibility-melding-truth-and-fiction-

John Rechy: On gay sensibility, melding truth and fiction - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Frank Pizzoli - Born erudite, John Rechy, 83, is the author of 12 novels and three non-fiction works. He was raised Mexican-American in El Paso, Texas, at a time when Latino children were routinely segregated. He was assumed to be Anglo because of his light skin. A teacher "changed" his name from Juan to John. Always with a flair for the creative, after ...


Dining-news-Dinner-Party-Oct-27-Cicchetti-closes

Dining news: "Dinner Party" Oct. 27; Cicchetti closes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Oct. 27 installment of "The Dinner Party" will feature Chef Paul Virant of Vie & Perennial Virant cooking for Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, film director Joe Swanberg, singer/Chicago Force quarterback Sami Grisafe and host Elysabeth Alfano—and the public at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/fear-no-art-presents-the-dinner-party-10-27-14.html. —Cicchetti—the lauded Italian restaurant in the Northwestern ...


Chorus-names-artistic-director-Harris-Osborne-at-Staples-event

Chorus names artistic director; Harris, Osborne at Staples event - Men's chorus names next artistic director Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( CGMC ) has named James Morehead as its next artistic director, effective Dec. 1. The move came after an eight-month national search and audition process as well as approval from the board of directors. Morehead succeeds Patrick Sinozich, who has led the group's artistic vision since 1997 ...


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Fashion fundraiser helps Indian nonprofit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sararose Krenger—wardrobe stylist, fashion designer and owner of luxury and eco-friendly lifestyle boutique Sararose on Oak—hosted the "Designer Saree Challenge" Oct. 16. Proceeds from this Project Runway-style event will directly support White Rainbow Project, a nonprofit helping women in India who are isolated and abused as a result of becoming widowed. Photos by Bahar Partow ...


BENT-NIGHTS-Xina-XurnerShame-That-Tune-Asgeir-

BENT NIGHTS Xina Xurner;'Shame That Tune'; Asgeir - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As promised, Pilsen art rockers Xina Xurner returned here for a blowout at DIY space Babylawn Oct. 5 after the band high-tailed it to L.A. two years ago. Just done with his MFA at USC, vocalist Young Joon Kwak, life partner Mavin Astorga and bandmate Mr. 666 ( both on synths and treated sounds ) used a small window of ...


Mens-group-alleges-unfair-removal-from-Center-on-Halsted

Men's group alleges unfair removal from Center on Halsted - A men's discussion group that had long met at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., says it was unfairly evicted from the community center because of what the center called "alignment issues" with the facility's other mental-health programming. The group, known as "Middle Men," was geared at gay men who are middle-aged or older, and had been meeting at ...


Legacy-Project-concludes-dedication-at-Sidetrack

Legacy Project concludes dedication at Sidetrack - On Oct. 18, Legacy Project's dedication celebration concluded at Boystown bar Sidetrack. WGN-TV's Sean Lewis hosted. Community members gathered Oct. 11 for the unveiling of seven new plaques along Halsted Street's Legacy Walk. Legacy Project officials and volunteers, local activists and students from Lincoln Park High School were on hand to pay tribute to the new inductees: Cole Porter, Sally ...


Unplugged-performance-to-tackle-rape-suicide

'Unplugged' performance to tackle rape, suicide - Paul McComas and Maya Kuper will rock against rape, depression and suicide with their performance of "Unplugged" at the Evanston venue 27 Live on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. McComas' Unplugged was published in 2002 as a novel. McComas said he envisioned from the beginning that the story would eventually jump off the pages. The novel, performance and screenplay ...


DISH-SAVOR-Umami-Burger-Acanto

DISH: SAVOR Umami Burger; Acanto - Umami Burger Wicker Park ( 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave.; https://www.facebook.com/UmamiWickerPark ro www.umamiburger.com/ ) is one of the latest franchises of a chain established in California, New York and Nevada. A recent visit left a friend and me with a positive experience, overall, although there are some aspects that indicate it's still a work in progress. The truffled beet salad ( ...


Focus-on-the-Familys-Glenn-Stanton-talks-bigotry-marriage

Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton talks bigotry, marriage - By Angelique Smith - Glenn Stanton is an outspoken figure in the fight against marriage equality, from his work with right-wing organization Focus on the Family to his debates at colleges and churches around the country. Windy City Times sat down with Stanton to discuss his new book, Loving My ( LGBT ) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace & Truth. Windy City Times: ...


Cece-McDonald-speaks-at-UChicago-of-the-trans-revolution-

Cece McDonald speaks at UChicago of the trans revolution - Transgender activist Cece McDonald garnered laughter, snaps and spontaneous applause at the University of Chicago's Law School Auditorium Oct. 15 while delivering the lecture "A Trans Revolution." In the words of UChicago Ph.D. student Amanda Michelle Jones, who introduced McDonald, she became a "global icon" of the LGBTQ community when she was arrested in Minnesota following an altercation with white ...


GayCo-Productions-turns-18-is-Bearly-Legal-

GayCo Productions turns 18, is Bearly Legal - From a press release - CHICAGO—-It's official! GayCo Productions is on the market! The boundary-pushing comedy organization can now legally buy cigarettes, vote, have sex and, thanks to marriage equality in Illinois, get married to a 54-year-old muscle daddy and divorce him and take all his Design Within Reach furniture. GayCo Productions turns 18 years old this year, and, to celebrate a whole new world ...


Haunted-site-having-LGBTQ-night-Oct-19

Haunted site having LGBTQ night Oct. 19 - Morton Grove's Fear City Chicago, 8240 North Austin Ave., will host a special night, "Scream!," to celebrate the LGBTQ community on Sunday, Oct. 19, 7-11 p.m. A full cocktail bar and other refreshments will available for purchase at the concession stand at Fear City, and a DJ will spin tunes. Also, The "gAy List" Bus Tours will provide transportation, leaving ...


Library-exhibit-Gay-cartoonists-view-of-same-sex-marriage

Library exhibit: Gay cartoonist's view of same-sex marriage - From a press release - As recognition of same-sex marriage grows the Chicago Public Library presents Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! by cartoonist Jeremy Sorese. In this engagingly illustrated exhibit, Sorese, a gay man, explores the idea of getting married. Selected from The Best American Comics 2013, Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! is on display through March 8, 2015, in the Congress Corridor, ...


Advocate-Illinois-Masonic-Medical-named-leader-in-LGBT-health

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical named leader in LGBT health - From a press release - Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center was today named a leader in providing equal health care services for the LGBT community for 2014 by the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation's Health Care Equality Index ( HEI ) report for a sixth consecutive year. The first Chicago-area hospital to have been recognized by the HEI in 2008, Advocate Illinois Masonic ...


-HRC-releases-health-care-equality-index

HRC releases health care equality index - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its annual Healthcare Equality Index ( HEI ), with some significant changes from last year. For example, the Health and Aging Program team proactively researched hospitals that chose not to participate, numbering 640 facilities. Another new feature of this year's HEI is a Google Maps lookup feature that allows people to search for HEI-rated ...


Trans-entrepreneur-Kinley-Preston-lives-her-truth

Trans entrepreneur Kinley Preston lives her truth - A self-made U.S. billionaire and co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair care products and Patron Tequila, John Paul DeJoria once advised people, "Remember that, once something good happens for you, success unshared is failure." In 2009, he heard the story of Kinley Preston—the only transgender woman in one of the first classes at the then-newly opened Paul Mitchell ...


LGBTQ-youth-job-fair-Oct-22-at-Center-

LGBTQ youth job fair Oct. 22 at Center - CHICAGO — The Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair will be held Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, Noon to 4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. The free event includes job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the workplace, plus food and prizes. The latest studies show an alarmingly high unemployment and ...


Upcoming-shows-Laramie-Project-Brickman-McComas-Kuper-Kennedy

Upcoming shows: Laramie Project; Brickman; McComas, Kuper, Kennedy - 'The Laramie Project' at NU Oct. 24-Nov. 2 The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of a Wyoming town following the 1998 kidnapping and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, will be staged at Northwestern University Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The production, which Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project wrote, will launch the Virginia Wadsworth ...


October-events-Point-Foundation-YWCA-to-honor-Morten-NCLR-benefit-

October events: Point Foundation; YWCA to honor Morten; NCLR benefit - YWCA to honor Morten Oct. 22 The Evanston/North Shore YWCA will honor Mary Morten at this year's YWomen Leadership Awards dinner. The event will take place Wed., Oct. 22, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston. The YWomen Leadership Awards recognize, support and promote women's leadership and the impact women have in the community. Contact Trimmy Stamell at ...


Theater-Spotlight-and-Critics-Picks-

Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks - Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Donna McKechnie, the primary performing muse to late director-choreographer Michael Bennett in such musicals as A Chorus Line, Company and Promises, Promises, is the headlining star for Pride Films and Plays' annual benefit Simply Sensational: Legends. The event features McKenchnie and other performers in addition to a raffle for fabulous door prizes. Pride Films and Plays' ...


VIEWS-Make-them-hear-you

VIEWS Make them hear you! - (The road that led to victory and marriage equality) - It seems that I've struggled all of my life for equal rights as an African-American same-gender-loving man. There were times that the battle was so fierce that it almost claimed my life. I even recall a time when I had to literally hire body guards to accompany me to speaking engagements and book signing events because homophobic extremists threatened to ...


POLITICAL-FOCUS-Mr-Rauner-You-turned-your-back-on-us

POLITICAL FOCUS: Mr. Rauner: You turned your back on us - A VIEWPOINT - I was the campaign manager for Illinois Unites for Marriage from July through November 2013. When my friend, state Rep. Greg Harris, was on the Illinois House floor on May 31, 2013, announcing that the marriage equality bill did not have the votes to pass, I sat on the side of the chamber crying. This was a moment of profound ...


AFC-ad-urges-Mexican-men-to-get-tested

AFC ad urges Mexican men to get tested - In advance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day ( Oct. 15 ), the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) launched "Salud y Orgullo Mexicano," a citywide project designed to encourage Mexican men to connect to HIV testing and care services. Salud y Orgullo Mexicano ( SOM ), which means "Mexican health and pride," aims to remove barriers to HIV ...


Trans-musician-to-appear-at-documentary-screening

Trans musician to appear at documentary screening - Jennifer Leitham, the renowned transgender jazz bass virtuoso, will be in Oak Park on Sunday, Oct. 19, as part of the special screening of I STAND CORRECTED—the true story of Leitham, who transitioned publicly during the height of her career. Formerly known as John Leitham, the artist played with such top acts as The Tonight Show All-Stars, Mel Tormé and ...


Chicago-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-Oct-22

Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair Oct. 22 - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair will be held Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, Noon to 4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. The free event includes job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the workplace, plus food and prizes. The latest studies show an alarmingly high unemployment and ...


Chicago-House-luncheon-puts-spotlight-on-disparities-

Chicago House luncheon puts spotlight on disparities - Actress Laverne Cox, NBA player Jason Collins and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black were among the advocates on hand Oct. 15 as Chicago House and Social Service Agency hosted its 6th annual Speaker Series Luncheon on Gender, Race and Economic Disparity at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave. The discussion with Cox, Collins and Black was moderated by Gautum Raghavan, ...


Woman-Made-Gallery-has-new-executive-director

Woman Made Gallery has new executive director - From a press release - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - October 15, 2014 - Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ), Chicago's renowned feminist contemporary art gallery, is proud to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. Claudine Isé will succeed Beate Minkovski as Executive Director and continue the non-profit gallery's mission to support, cultivate and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Take-Me-Out

THEATER REVIEW Take Me Out - Playwright: Richard Greenberg. At: Eclectic Theatre Company at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6875; www.eclectic-theatre.com; $25. Runs through: Nov. 2 Richard Greenberg launches his world of sports play with superstar batter Darren Lemming announcing to the press that he is gay, but the repercussions vested upon his teammates, his fans and his career will not be what we ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Witches-Among-Us

THEATER REVIEW Witches Among Us - Playwright: Music & Lyrics by Scott Free, book by Rick Karlin. At: New American Folk Theatre at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: 773-426-6442; www.newamericanfolktheatre.org; $15-$20. Runs through: Nov. 7 The martyrs of Salem, Massachusetts, were not the first scapegoats of a society undone by its own fears, but the source of their persecution has entered our language ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Wild-Party

THEATER REVIEW The Wild Party - Score: Michael John LaChiusa; Book: LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe. At: Bailiwick Chicago at Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000 or www.bailiwickchicago.com; $40 . Through Nov. 1 It's likely that die-hard musical-theater fans will forever be bickering and taking sides over The Wild Party. That's because in New York during the year 2000, two completely different musicals ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Danny-Casolaro-Died-for-You

THEATER REVIEW Danny Casolaro Died for You - Playwright: Dominic Orlando. At: TimeLine ( sic ) Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave. Tickets: 773-281-8463; www.timelinetheatre.com; $39-$52. Runs through: Dec. 21 I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I believe Oswald acted alone. Still, I know there are vast international crime networks doing business with each other far outside any law. I know, too, our government does business with them in the ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-Gay-bar-drama

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Gay bar drama - Plays and musicals with characters who fall within the LGBTQ spectrum appear all over Chicago stages, from Equity flagships like the Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company to the tiniest of storefronts like The Side Project or the Apollo Studio. But there's also something to be said about targeting LGBTQ audiences precisely where they like to hang out. This explains ...


Coming-up-World-of-Chocolate-Drinks-at-Robie-Mapplethorpe-

Coming up: World of Chocolate, Drinks at Robie, Mapplethorpe - 'World of Chocolate' Dec. 4 at Union Station The 13th annual World of Chocolate will take place Thursday, Dec. 4, 5-9 p.m., at Chicago Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. AIDS Foundation of Chicago hosts this one-of-a-kind gala to commemorate World AIDS Day and celebrate the progress the HIV/AIDS community has made in ending the epidemic. Celebrity judges will crown ...


LETTERS-Archbishop-enemy-Church-times

LETTERS Arch(bishop) enemy?, Church times - Arch( bishop ) enemy? Dear Editor: The recent Windy City Times headline "LGBTs welcome new archbishop" epitomizes much that is wrong in our community. The new archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, is touted as a "moderate" and people assume he will represent a sea change compared to his predecessor, the stridently anti-gay Francis George. How many leaders have promised us ...


Gay-in-the-Life-Gracen-Brilmyer

Gay in the Life: Gracen Brilmyer - Gracen Brilmyer has spent five years at The Field Museum of Natural History, working on a wide array of projects—from taking high-resolution images of marine snail shells to dissecting two-millimeter-long beetles. She currently manages a team of interns to database the museum's ant collection, which is about a million specimens strong. "My main interest is in the use of collections ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Yay for boo! Halloween is beginning to creep upon the town. Consider this part one of our big Halloween issue. More boo to come next issue. But yay for Anthony's shot of the deadly hot Rob Racine on this week's cover. With the advent of the current season of American Horror Story, anything gay and Halloween-related this year will undoubtedly ...


Dancing-About-Architecture-

Dancing About Architecture - P!NK TURNS OVER NEW TREND WITH OLD WAYS - I'm a voracious music history and biography reader, so I've observed that certain patterns pop up in music history to where you can almost predict sea changes in sound. The dry, soft rock/prog rock of the '70s gave way to punk; overproduced hair metal gave way to grunge; MC Hammer-style rap crumbled under the gangsta rap of the '90s; and ...


Nika-Roza-Danilova-returns-with-a-new-album-titled-Taiga

Nika Roza Danilova returns with a new album titled Taiga - Nika Roza Danilova ( also known as Zola Jesus ) returns with a new album titled Taiga. While the music has pop sensibilities, there is a dark side that appeases fans throughout the world. This Wisconsin-raised singer returns to her northern roots on a tour that includes a stop in Chicago. Nunn called Jesus when out on the road to ...


The-Bijou-Chronicles-Steven-Toushin

The Bijou Chronicles Steven Toushin - I Love You, Joan Crawford: Gay Men and Their Big Ladies, PART ONE by Madame Bubby - The other day while on the subway, I heard two male high school students ( not sure if they were gay ) debate the respective virtues of Beyonce and Adele. Diva worship is apparently still alive everywhere, not just in the gay community! But what's the real scoop on the cliched gay obsession with Joan Crawford and other dead or ...


Chicago-LGBTQ-Youth-Job-Fair-Oct-22

Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair Oct. 22 - CHICAGO — The Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair will be held Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, Noon to 4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. The free event includes job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the workplace, plus food and prizes. The latest studies show an alarmingly high unemployment and ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Divas Going Wild in a Night of 100 Drag Queens preview. - Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


MARYS-ATTIC

MARY'S ATTIC - DJ FoxFonix foxin' it up on the ol' fox floor. - Photos by Kirk ...


Fall-Ball

Fall Ball - Moving and shaking at the 2nd annual Fall Ball, Sat., Oct. 11 at the Logan Square Auditorium. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-GLENWOOD

THE GLENWOOD - Bear-ly containing themselves at GlenWOOF! - Photos by Kirk ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Feelin' the brotherhood with American Brotherhood Weekend and DJ Germ. Photos by Kirk ...


HALSTEDS

HALSTED'S - ALMA Chicago motivating some caliente Halsted action! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


MANHOLE

MANHOLE - Happy birthday, DJ Jim Belanger! Photos by Anthony Meade ...


BOBBY-LOVES

BOBBY LOVE'S - Bobby loves everyone! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


SCOTS

SCOT'S - The best of Oktoberfest! - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


EM-LOUNGE

EM LOUNGE - West Side sexiness. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


PROGRESS-BAR

PROGRESS BAR - The fierceness of Project Run-a-way. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


SHAKERS

SHAKER'S - Happy birthday, Jason! - Photos by Kirk ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Grrr and so forth. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


HYDRATE

HYDRATE - Hocus Pocus, bitches! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


EqIL-PAC-announces-endorsements

EqIL PAC announces endorsements - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Equality Illinois PAC—the political arm of the Equality Illinois advocacy organization—on Oct. 7 released its bipartisan endorsements for the Nov. 4 election. Among those endorsements announced in a statement were for Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Equality Illinois PAC previously issued an endorsement for Gov. Pat Quinn. The organization has, for ...


-StartOut-hosts-panel-discussion-with-founders-CEOs

StartOut hosts panel discussion with founders/CEOs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Being your authentic self was one of the themes discussed at a StartOut founder/CEO panel discussion Oct. 1. More than 50 people gathered at the HistoryIT offices to hear from out business leaders Dr. Kristen Gwinn-Becker, founder and CEO of HistoryIT; Howard Skolnik, president and CEO of Skolnik Industries; Shelley Young, founder and CEO of the Chopping Block; and straight ...


ASK-LAMBDA-LEGAL-Workplace-fairness

ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Workplace fairness - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times. By Greg Nevins, Counsel for Lambda Legal - Dear Ask Lambda Legal, My partner and I live in Indiana and we are thinking about getting married here ( finally! ). I'm worried though because I'm not out at work and don't know what they'd do if they found out. What are my rights? In a surprise decision by the Supreme Court of the United States denying review of ...


Mans-Country-renovates-to-add-leather-emporium-

Man's Country renovates to add leather emporium - Man's Country, 5017 N. Clark St. in Chicago, has begun construction on a leather emporium, according to its owner. Online reports Oct. 14 suggested that the establishment, the longest-standing bath house and sex club in Chicago, might have closed, after passersby spotted the windows boarded and construction materials in place. But Ron Ehemann, attorney to Chuck Renslow, Man's Country's owner, ...


Rev-Marti-Scott-Battling-homophobia-racism-and-climate-change

Rev. Marti Scott: Battling homophobia, racism--and climate change - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Jonathan Jones - How does anti-gay sentiment relate to other global problems like racism and climate change? If one thinks the link is tenuous, Rev. Marti Scott, a pastor at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in Oak Park, may persuade people to think again. Scott sees these challenges as interconnected through the idea of "social holiness," a principle of Methodist theology. According to ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Sinead-OConnor-takes-us-to-Church

NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Sinead O'Connor takes us to 'Church' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sinead O'Connor has always danced to the beat of her own drum. While it may be hard to figure her out personally, the fact remains that her music has struck a chord with a generation. The Irish singer/songwriter started in the '80s with her first album The Lion and the Cobra to critical acclaim, then broke out to mainstream success ...


Dining-news-Hot-Dougs-replacement-Chefs-Hall-of-Fame

Dining news: Hot Doug's replacement; Chefs Hall of Fame - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —As early as Dec. 1, Frank Meats Patty is expected to move into the iconic Avondale space at California and Roscoe that Hot Doug's occupied, according to an NBC Chicago item. Hot Doug's closed its doors for good Oct. 4. Owner Doug Sohn said he has to vacate the building by Nov. 1, adding he plans to auction off the ...


-DIVERSIONS-Haunted-houses-get-into-the-spirit-outside-Chicago

DIVERSIONS Haunted houses get into the spirit outside Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As Halloween quickly approaches, Illinois offers some sure scares in the haunted-house category that will entertain for many moons. Chicago itself doesn't have a lot in this category, unfortunately, other than a few haunted bus tours and Navy Pier's Zombie Containment for tourists. Horror fans have to travel outside the city limits to stir up some real fears. Some of ...


Sami-Grisafe-inducted-into-schools-hall-of-fame-

Sami Grisafe inducted into school's hall of fame - Chicagoan Sami Grisafe was inducted into the Redlands High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Redlands, Calif., Oct. 2 Grisafe will go down in history as the first female in the state of California to play the quarterback position in a varsity Division I football game and the first female to throw a touchdown pass in a world championship tournament. ...


Cubs-break-ground-on-expansion

Cubs break ground on expansion - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs and Ricketts family hosted Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. ( Bud ) Selig, former Cubs pitchers Milt Pappas and Kerry Wood, city and state officials, community and corporate partners and representatives from the project team at today's groundbreaking ceremony for Wrigley Field's long-awaited expansion and restoration, now titled The 1060 Project. ...


Legacy-Walk-plaques-unveiled-with-new-inductees

Legacy Walk plaques unveiled with new inductees - Community members gathered Oct. 11 for the unveiling of seven new plaques along Halsted Street's Legacy Walk. Legacy Project officials and volunteers, local activists and students from Lincoln Park High School were on hand to pay tribute to the new inductees: Cole Porter, Sally Ride, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Father Mychal Judge, David Kato, Audre Lorde and the Stonewall Riots. The ...


Chicago-Gay-Mens-Chorus-to-present-Lipstick-Lyrics

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to present Lipstick & Lyrics - From a press release - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( CGMC ) starts off their 2014/2015 season with Lipstick & Lyrics, "Into the Hood: A Mary-Tale", on October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm at the fabulous Park West. Hear your favorite fierce drag princesses sing live while on a quest to be the fairest at the ball, all while evading the scheming, evil villainesses. Talented fair ...


Northalsted-Business-Alliance-names-new-ED

Northalsted Business Alliance names new ED - The Northalsted Business Alliance ( NBA ) has welcomed new Executive Director Christopher Barrett Politan, effective immediately. Since May, the alliance had been under the stewardship of Interim Executive Director Kimberly Bares. In their search, Bares and a team of NBA board members conducted multiple interviews with several applicants. Bares will help direct a transition and remains with the organization ...


46th-Jeff-Awards-celebrates-excellence-in-Chicago-theatre

46th Jeff Awards celebrates excellence in Chicago theatre - From a press release - October 13, 2014 — Chicago, IL. At the gala 46th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, October 13, awards were spread among numerous theatres honoring a season of outstanding productions. From Writers Theatre, "The Dance of Death", a battle of wits between a tyrant and his manipulative wife, received the Production-Play award for a large ...







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