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Chicago-Gay-Lesbian-Hall-of-Fame-to-induct-people-groups

Chicago Gay, Lesbian Hall of Fame to induct people, groups - From a press release - Fifteen individuals and Two organizations will be inducted Nov. 12 into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) communities. The inductees were selected by a committee composed of former inductees, which reviewed nominations submitted by members of the ...


Trans-woman-of-color-killed-in-Indianapolis

Trans woman of color killed in Indianapolis - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Tajshon Sherman, a transgender woman of color, whose body was discovered on October 26 in the East Indianapolis section of Indianapolis, Indiana. According to local media reports, Tajshon's body was found at the Tudor Park condominiums late Sunday night with bleeding around the head, indicating ...


Expose-of-Chicago-Police-published

Expose of Chicago Police published - From a news release - CHICAGO — In a two-month investigation, two Chicago-based independent journalists writing for the award-winning news organization Truthout have uncovered patterns and practices at the Chicago Police Department raising questions about officers on the force with repeat misconduct allegations and a history of shooting citizens, often with commendations. The investigation found: 21 police officers currently serving on the force who ...


Aizumi-to-speak-for-transgender-awareness-at-Roosevelt

Aizumi to speak for transgender awareness at Roosevelt - In connection with Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance, Marsha Aizumi will speak on awareness of transgender individuals and families on Nov. 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Roosevelt University, Murray-Green Library, 10th Floor, Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michican Ave., Chicago Aizumi's book, Two Spirits, One Heart, chronicles the family's experiences as her adopted daughter came out ...


Who-are-YOU-voting-for

Who are YOU voting for? - Windy City Times recently asked various Illinois LGBT individuals what political races they are following or how they plan on voting. Here is what they had to say: —AIDS Foundation of Chicago President/CEO John Peller: "Nothing is more important to the future LGBT community and people with or at risk of HIV than who occupies the governor's mansion. I'm supporting ...


ELECTIONS-2014-Printable-Election-Guide-Charts-voting-info

ELECTIONS 2014 Printable Election Guide Charts; voting info - Consult our 2014 General Election charts for endorsements and recommendations from a number of local and national organizations. See and print out charts from the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/WCT_2014102_chartsforweb.pdf . Early voting info Early voting for the Nov. 4 primary election will be offered through Sunday, Nov. 2. Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any early voting site ...


Events-coming-up-in-film-arts-music-performance

Events coming up in film, arts, music, performance - Lea Delaria, Artemis at 'Women in Music' Nov. 16 Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. This concert, hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, will feature a special guest appearance by Chicago's lesbian feminist ...


Melissa-Etheridge-On-marriage-performing-

Melissa Etheridge: On marriage, performing - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC - Everything is coming up roses for Melissa Etheridge these days. She wed Linda Wallem in May, just two days after they both turned 53, where she sang a song written especially for her with wedding attendees including Jane Lynch, Rosie O'Donnell and Sia. She also recently was one of the performers for WorldPride's opening ceremonies, alongside singers Deborah Cox and ...


Chicago-fundraiser-held-for-film-with-trans-activist

Chicago fundraiser held for film with trans* activist - To raise funds for the upcoming documentary "Alexis" featuring trans* activist Alexis Martinez, Chopin Theater in collaboration with Contexture TV held a fundraiser at the Chopin Theater Oct. 21. The documentary, which Inkspil Films produced, will feature both Martinez's personal life and her activism work. Co-hosted by NIC Kay ( teacher and artist ) and Owen Daniel-McCarter ( attorney and ...


ELECTIONS-2014-Guide-to-the-gays

ELECTIONS 2014 Guide to the gays - The next primary elections, to be held Nov. 4, 2014, feature a number of openly gay and lesbian candidates. The following individuals have publically stated that they were a member of the LGBT community and were on the ballot as of Oct. 20. —Kelly Cassidy Race: Illinois state Representative ( 14th District ) Website: CitizensForKellyCassidy.com The skinny: Cassidy, who ...


Brad-Schneider-challenges-foe-on-rhetoric-vs-record

Brad Schneider challenges foe on rhetoric vs. record - ELECTIONS 2014: CONGRESS - In 2012, Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider took then Republican incumbent Robert J. Dold's House of Representatives seat in the Illinois' 10th District by just more than 3,300 votes. Dold wants his job back on Nov. 4 and, once again, it looks like the election is going to be a squeaker, with no clear front-runner in the race so far. The ...


LBTQ-Giving-Council-creates-video-for-fundraising-campaign

LBTQ Giving Council creates video for fundraising campaign - The LBTQ Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) was founded, according to former co-chair Laura Stempel, "for queer women to bring issues that plague our community to the attention of the rest of CFW." Back then, in the larger CFW, "people didn't say the word 'lesbian' at board meetings," she recalled. "What we do is ...


-Sociologist-CJ-Pascoe-talks-bullying-at-Elmhurst-College

Sociologist C.J. Pascoe talks bullying at Elmhurst College - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Gay" and "fag" were the two words that C.J. Pascoe, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, heard the most while shadowing students for 18 months at a high school in California. This was just one of the things that Pascoe noted during her 2014 William R. Johnson Intercultural lecture—Bullied: youth, gender and homophobia—at Elmhurst College Oct. 22. ...


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ELECTIONS 2014: COMPTROLLER Topinka vies for second term - State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, long a fixture of Illinois politics, is facing off against Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and libertarian candidate Julie Fox in order to serve a second term. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state Treasurer and served in both houses of the legislature. She made an unsuccessful attempt at running for governor in 2006. Simon, ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Devils-Day-Off

THEATER REVIEW Devil's Day Off - Playwright: Jon Steinhagen. At: Signal Ensemble, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Tickets: 773-698-7389; www.signalensemble.com; $23. Runs through: Nov. 22 Chicago learned its lesson with the disastrous summer of 1995, introducing city-wide safety measures to more quickly remedy the hardships associated with unusually high temperatures. This is small comfort to the sweltering citizens in Jon Steinhagen's panoramic portrait of an urban landscape ...


THEATER-REVIEW-All-Girl-Edgar-Allan-Poe

THEATER REVIEW All Girl Edgar Allan Poe - Playwright: Adapted by the ensemble. At: The Mammals at Zoo Studio, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door; $20. Runs through: Nov. 8 Edgar Allen Poe's copyright expired long ago, leaving its content open to any number of revisions ( will we see a "Zombie Edgar Allen Poe" soon? ), but though The Mammals' aesthetic fully embraces ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Parade

THEATER REVIEW Parade - Book: Alfred Uhry; Score: Jason Robert Brown. At: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150 or www.bohotheatre.com; $25-$27. Runs through: Nov. 16 Ten years after Parade made its acclaimed Chicago debut at Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, the 1998 Tony Award-winning musical is back again in the same building courtesy of Bohemian Theatre Ensemble ( BoHo ). ...


Theater-spotlight-and-Critics-Picks

Theater spotlight and Critics' Picks - Out of Disorder is a double bill of monologues that tackle real-life topics that might make you laugh as well as squirm with discomfort. Find out how a male model raised in Baltimore, Maryland, developed anorexia in Christopher L. Moore's autobiographical piece Hunger Pains. Then see how Ali Clayton coped with a learning disability in North Carolina schools before she ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Amazing-Grace

THEATER REVIEW Amazing Grace - Score: Christopher Smith; Book: Smith and Arthur Giron. At: Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. Tickets: 800-775-2000 or www.broadwayinchicago.com; $33-$100. Runs through: Nov. 16 The world-premiere musical Amazing Grace has a lot of impressive Broadway-caliber bona fides. It has a cast full of impressive Broadway veteran performers acting and singing up a storm. It has a lavish production ...


Theater-events-Nutcracker-Lynch-at-Lyric-Laramie

Theater events: Nutcracker; Lynch at Lyric; Laramie - Jane Lynch, others at Lyric event Lyric Opera of Chicago will celebrate its history and future on Saturday, Nov. 1, with a star-studded 60th-anniversary concert at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Actress Jane Lynch will emcee the event. Lynch will mix it up with an internationally acclaimed roster of musical artists including Lyric ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-Carpenter-does-Caligari

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Carpenter does Caligari - Bisexual organist and composer Cameron Carpenter loves Chicago. A previous boyfriend of his lived in Bucktown, and Carpenter loved getting to know the city with him on breaks as a student. However, Carpenter has slightly mixed feelings about his upcoming debut at Symphony Center. Carpenter is providing live and improvised organ accompaniment to the classic 1920 German Expressionistic horror film ...


Human-Ken-Doll-dreams-of-stardom-with-own-form-of-perfection

'Human Ken Doll' dreams of stardom with own form of perfection - He wants a reality-TV show about his ever-changing life—and looks. He's planning a documentary about an upcoming procedure. He's also writing a book with two co-authors, a collaboration about his life of plastic surgery, body modification, sexual identity and more. And he's also looking to set the Guinness World Record for most cosmetic surgeries. Welcome to the wild journey of ...


Sugar-Spice-Summerdale-

Sugar & Spice: Summerdale - If the atmosphere at Andersonville's newest eatery, Summerdale, were as spot-on as the food, the place would be an instant hit. Unfortunately, the dining room is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis, and the result is a too-bright and too-loud space that doesn't make you want to linger—which is a shame because there's a nice list of both ...


Sports-notes-Visits-honors-bullying

Sports notes: Visits, honors, bullying - Event with New Zealand rugby team Oct. 31 In advance of its match against a U.S. team, the public is invited to a free event featuring the rugby team the New Zealand All Blacks. The event will be Friday, Oct. 31, at Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Attendees will enjoy New Zealand-inspired food and drink, ...


Chicago-Dragons-Staying-busy-and-winning

Chicago Dragons: Staying busy and winning - It's a busy time—on and off the pitch—for the Chicago Dragons, the predominantly gay rugby club. Let's start with what's happening on it. The Dragons, on Oct. 25, defeated the host Chicago Riot 15-12 at Smith Park for the team's second CARFU win and pushing its season record to 2-2 with one match to go: Nov. 15 against the South ...


Sidetrack-becomes-jungle-with-Animal-Queendom

Sidetrack becomes jungle with 'Animal Queendom' - Miller Lite presented the 22nd Annual Night of 100 Drag Queens, this time with the wild theme of "Animal Queendom" at Sidetrack, the popular video bar in Boystown. For two nights—Oct. 22-23—entertainment was rotated on dueling stages from the front bar to the back glass bar for each lip-synching performance. Hosts Debbie Fox and Tequila Mockingbird kept the action moving. ...


LETTERS-Elections-Center-on-Halsted-the-church

LETTERS Elections; Center on Halsted; the church - Principle of the matter As Nov. 4 ( Election Day ) draws near, I think religious people can add their voices to the partisan discussion without compromising our non-partisan position when it comes to elections. Clearly, the governor's race is heating up, with Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner virtually neck and neck in the polls. While we do not ...


In-the-Life-Jorge-del-Busto

In the Life: Jorge del Busto - Applying the phrase "a rolling stone gathers no moss," one can say that Jorge del Busto has been pretty much moss-free. The broker first stayed in the Windy City 1994-99; the second time was 2006-09 and he returned here in 2013. In between, he has lived around the world, in cities ranging from Los Angeles to Istanbul. "The first time ...


HBHCs-Garden-of-Eve-Nov-7

HBHC's 'Garden of Eve' Nov. 7 - Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) supporters will have three of Chicago's most prominent entertainers gather for a battle of the DJs at the fifth annual Garden of Eve. Partygoers can expect to take sides on the dance floor at Venue One, 1034 W. Randolph St., on Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30-11:30 p.m. The entertainers will be DJ All the ...


-Point-accepting-scholarship-applications-as-of-Nov-1

Point accepting scholarship applications as of Nov. 1 - LGBTQ students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation ( Point )—the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit—currently provides financial assistance and programmatic support to 80 full-time students. Students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to ...


GayRomLit-retreat-meets-in-Chicagoland

GayRomLit retreat meets in Chicagoland - BOOKS Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Authors, publishers, and readers alike convened in Bloomingdale, Illinois, for the fourth annual GayRomLit ( Gay Romance Literature, or GRL ) retreat Oct. 16-19. LGBT romance consumers and creators gather each year to find a safe space to discuss their publications and current projects, and they return for the familial atmosphere the retreat provides. "In a lot of the romance ...


Modern-Family-star-pops-up-at-pop-up-store

'Modern Family' star pops up at pop-up store - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Men's accessories store The Tie Bar has opened a pop-up shop in Lincoln Park at 918 W. Armitage Ave. The store celebrated its opened Oct. 23 with a closed "Tie the Knot" event—and an appearance by Jesse Tyler Ferguson ( from ABC's Modern Family ) and his husband, attorney Justin Mikita. Among other things, the event featured a space where ...


Luxury-consignment-spot-launches-in-Gold-Coast

Luxury consignment spot launches in Gold Coast - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 23, Corri McFadden and famed fashion designer Christian Siriano celebrated eDrop-Off luxury consignment's 10-year anniversary and the opening of Siriano's first Chicago pop-up shop for his new fragrance, Silhouette. Guests nibbled on lemon meringue Tarts, assorted French macaroons and mini-PB&J Pop Tarts by Boutique Bites, with a custom cocktail with fresh pressed apple juice, lemon and tarragon by ...


Personal-PAC-event-focuses-on-the-personal-political

Personal PAC event focuses on the personal, political - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Oct. 20, Personal PAC, a bipartisan, pro-choice political action committee, hosted its 21st Annual Awards Luncheon at Hilton Chicago. Former covert CIA operations officer, author, activist and women's rights supporter Valerie Plame was the event's guest speaker. "You can't have women doing well if their reproductive and health decisions are made by others," Plame said to Windy City Times ...


Studio-opening-marks-fashion-film-event-

Studio opening marks fashion/film event - On Oct. 18, guests gathered at 400 N. May St., where fashion designer Borris Powell and filmmaker/director Kyle Thomas unveiled a joint venture. Earlier this year, Powell and Thomas teamed for the new series SEX + LOVE, and announced Thomas as the face of Powell's brand-new men's line. Midway through the event, Thomas screened a sneak preview of SEX + ...


Music-radio-are-David-Polks-passion-profession-

Music, radio are David Polk's passion, profession - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - He grew up in north suburban Highland Park, where he worked as a parking lot attendant at Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, held at Ravinia Park. "My closet brush with history happened while working in the lot taking $5 for parking when Lang Lang, a now-famous pianist made his historic debut, filling in at ...


ELECTIONS-2014-Out-gay-candidate-contends-in-suburbs-

ELECTIONS 2014 Out gay candidate contends in suburbs - In the liberal bubble that is Chicago, members of the LGBT community routinely run for political office. However, it's a relative rarity out in the suburbs, where views traditionally are more conservative. Bill Downs Jr. is that rare individual, running against incumbent Republican David McSweeney to represent the 52nd District. Windy City Times: I tried finding material about you online, ...


ELECTIONS-2014-Marriage-equality-How-they-voted

ELECTIONS 2014 Marriage equality: How they voted - At the link below are the official roll call votes for Senate Bill 10, the bill which eventually passed marriage equality in Illinois. The state house vote took place Nov. 5, 2013, while the state senate voted Feb. 14, 2013. Many of the below senators and representatives are either up for reelection or running for other offices on Tue., Nov. ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Holy crap, what a lot of big events coming up in the next few weeks! For the full monty, see our three—count 'em, three­—pages of calendar listings. But here's a brief smattering of highlights for your nightlife consideration. Mister International Rubber 18 squeezes its way into town, Wed., Oct. 29 through Sun., Nov. 2. See calendar for a listing of ...


-BETTY-returns-for-holiday-show

BETTY returns for holiday show - BETTY, New York City's iconic pop/performance band, returns to City Winery Chicago for their legendary annual "Holiday Show" Monday, Dec. 15, showtime 8 p.m. Friends since childhood and artistic co-conspirators, Amy Ziff ( Vocals, Cello, Piano ), Elizabeth Ziff ( Vocals, Guitar, Programming ) and Alyson Palmer ( Vocals, Bass, Percussion, Programming ) have been recording, touring, performing, and creating ...


Egalite-Chicago-forum-on-LGBT-activism-post-marriage-equality-

Egalite Chicago forum on LGBT activism post marriage equality - Egalite Chicago is inviting members of the LGBTQIA communities to join them for a discussion on what's next in the landscape of LGBT rights and advocacy. The panel discussion and conversation will take place Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Leo Burnett Building, 35 W. Wacker Drive. Last year, Egalite kicked off the "Four Color Process" series with ...


PASSAGES-Former-Chicagoan-Steven-Moore-dies-

PASSAGES Former Chicagoan Steven Moore dies - Steven Moore, a former Chicago resident who moved to Colorado about two years ago and was the executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, died Oct. 27 in a plane crash in Boulder County, Colo. He was 35. Moore was flying at about 7:45 a.m., when his plane went down. According to 9News in Colorado, an NBC affiliate in ...


Barlesque-Strip-a-Thon-benefits-TPAN-throughout-November

Barlesque Strip-a-Thon benefits TPAN throughout November - From a press release - Chicago, Illinois, October 21, 2014— During the month of November, contestants representing eighteen local bars and businesses are competing for the title of "Chicago's Sexiest" to raise money for TPAN in its online strip-a-thon, Barlesque 7: Let's Get Physical! This year's competition will feature a sports theme: expect lots of sporty looks, massive muscles and hot jocks. As people visit ...


World-of-Chocolate-Dec-4-at-Union-Station

'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 the night's best creations. Attendees will also be ...


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 ...


Incoming-Northalsted-Business-Alliance-ED-looks-ahead

Incoming Northalsted Business Alliance ED looks ahead - Christopher Barrett Politan calls the first two weeks that he's been in his new position—executive director of the Northalsted Business Alliance—"the Rainbow listening tour." "I've been out talking and listening—hearing how people are working on the street, and asking what's working, and what are the business levers that could be pulled that could draw people?" he said. Barrett Politan took ...


OPALGA-celebrates-25-years-with-annual-awards-gala

OPALGA celebrates 25 years with annual awards gala - State Rep. Greg Harris, state Sen. Don Harmon and Tracy Baim—publisher and executive editor of Windy City Media Group—received the Oak Park Area Leadership Award at the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association's (OPALGA) annual awards gala at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park Oct. 25. The awards were bestowed on Harris, Harmon and Baim for the work ...


Chicago-man-accused-of-criminal-HIV-transmission-

Chicago man accused of criminal HIV transmission - A Chicago man stands accused of not disclosing to his partner that he had HIV, though he knew he was infected, according to Cook County prosecutors. Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 25 that Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of Oakdale Avenue, was charged with criminal transmission of HIV. He allegedly did not use a condom with his partner and repeatedly ...


Women-honored-at-Center-on-Halsted-event

Women honored at Center on Halsted event - The floor-to-ceiling windows and ballet bars lining the Melk Studio in the Joffrey Tower provided the perfect setting for the Center on Halsted's "By Women for Women: Art-Performance-Engagement" awards Oct. 25. The event was part of the continuing work of the Women's Action Committee at the Center, which has hosted fundraisers and emphasized the exceptional achievements of LGBTQ women in ...


OUT-Bowling-in-Naperville-runs-through-Dec-18

OUT! Bowling in Naperville runs through Dec. 18 - Organizer Nathaniel Miracle has put together an LGBTQ bowling league at Naperville Brunswick Zone XL, 1515 Aurora Ave., every Thursday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. League bowlers began Sept. 25, and will bowl every Thursday through Dec. 18 ( except on Thanksgiving ). Also on Dec. 18, a charity fundraiser will be held for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. ...


Experts-activists-discuss-hate-crimes-laws-prevention

Experts, activists discuss hate-crimes laws, prevention - Law enforcement officials and community advocates were among those who gathered Oct. 20 at UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., for a hate-crime summit held in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shephard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. While there has not been a significant increase in the number of ...


Oberweis-Would-support-federal-marriage-equality-law

Oberweis: Would support federal marriage equality law - After much heated opposition to marriage equality in Illinois, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis said Oct. 23 that his thinking about the matter has shifted. Oberweis' remarks came in a debate against incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Each candidate was asked whether they would support a federal marriage equality law. "I think that's well-established," Oberweis replied. "The court has said ...


More-than-100-attend-Chicago-LGBTQ-Job-Fair

More than 100 attend Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair - More than 100 young and older adults attended Work!, the first Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair Oct. 22 at Center on Halsted. The event was sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech, Affinity and the Center on Halsted. The free event featured job advice, break-out sessions detailing best interview and employee practices as well as legal issues in the ...


Project-Fierce-Breakfast-N-Beds-to-support-LGBTQ-Youth-Housing-

Project Fierce, Breakfast 'N' Beds to support LGBTQ Youth Housing - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Project Fierce Chicago invites friends, supporters and community members to attend Breakfast 'n' Beds, its first annual fundraiser on November 9th, 2014 at Celtic Crossings, starting at 1:00pm ( with a VIP lounge at noon ). The money raised at Breakfast 'n' Beds will support the renovation of a building that will house 6-10 LGBTQ young people ...


TPAN-names-first-woman-CEO

TPAN names first woman CEO - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 ) — After a national search led by McCormack and Associates, the Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ), Chicago's oldest peer-led HIV/AIDS support services agency, has named Patti Capouch as its first woman Chief Executive Officer. Capouch brings to TPAN extensive experience from a successful career working in HIV/AIDS agencies. Before coming to Chicago, ...


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Night of 100 Drag Queens attendees include Modern Family star - Sidetrack's 27th annual Night of 100 Drag Queens features creatures of all stripes with this year's theme, Animal Queendom. Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, producer Justin Mikita, attended the event. The two-night affair began Wed., Oct. 22 and a second show is scheduled for Thu., Oct. 23. Over 50 drag queens performed numbers ranging from Liza Minnelli's ...


ELECTIONS-2014-Printable-Election-Guide-Charts

ELECTIONS 2014 Printable Election Guide Charts - Early voting has begun in Illinois. Consult our 2014 General Election charts for endorsements and recommendations from a number of local and national organizations. Pictured is incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (center) at the signing of the Illinois marriage-equality bill in 2013. His is just one of the crucial races up for the vote. See and print out charts from the ...


ELECTIONS-2014-Guide-to-the-gays

ELECTIONS 2014 Guide to the gays - The next primary elections, to be held Nov. 4, 2014, feature a number of openly gay and lesbian candidates. The following individuals have publically stated that they were a member of the LGBT community and were on the ballot as of Oct. 20. —Kelly Cassidy Race: Illinois state Representative ( 14th District ) Website: CitizensForKellyCassidy.com The skinny: Cassidy, who ...


ELECTIONS-2014-Simon-faces-challenge-in-comptroller-race

ELECTIONS 2014: Simon faces challenge in comptroller race - Lieutenant Gov. Sheila Simon says that, years after his death, she continues to hear from constituents about her father, Sen. Paul Simon. "As I go around the state, the thing I hear most frequently about Dad was, 'I didn't always agree with him, but I appreciated his honesty.' That's an important message that I get all the time: You've got ...


Upcoming-Honors-and-music

Upcoming: Honors and music - CIFF announces awards Chicago International Film Festival founder/artistic director Michael Kutza was among those announcing the winners of the festival competitions. Hosted by Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Fox News Chicago entertainment reporter and film critic Bill Zwecker, the ceremony was held Oct. 17 at The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Among the winners were The President, which took the Gold ...


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Early voting; HRC scores congress; alderman not running - Early voting info Early voting for the Nov. 4 primary election will be offered through Sunday, Nov. 2. Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any early voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live. Voters don't need a reason or excuse to use early voting; however, voters do need to present government-issued photo identification. ...


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Health: HRC scores healthcare; AFC reaches out to Mexican men - 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 ...


EXHIBITS-David-Bowie-Is-wows-patrons-at-the-MCA

EXHIBITS 'David Bowie Is' wows patrons at the MCA - Having opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Sept. 23, "David Bowie Is" offers audiences an intimate and immersive journey into the multifaceted personas and creations of an artist widely considered to be one of the most significant of his time and genre. At a preview on Sept. 19, MCA chief curator Michael Darling was joined by ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-Theatrical-puzzle-pieces

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Theatrical puzzle pieces - Many composers and playwrights would be aghast to see their songs or scripts rearranged willy-nilly by an artsy director who feels that he or she knows better than the show's original authors. Lyricist Amanda Green experienced this exact situation earlier this year when she attended the Texas premiere of her 2013 Broadway musical adaptation of the film documentary Hands on ...


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LOCAL: AFC partners to reduce STDs; Panel on state fiscal crisis - AFC announces new community partnership The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) has announced a new community partnership funded as a part of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ( CDC's ) community program Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases ( CARS ). This partnership is with the Chicago Department of Public Health ( ...


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 St. The fee 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 poverty ...


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Howard Brown Health Center expands exam rooms - Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ), 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 22 to celebrate the completion of its exam room expansion. The Sheridan location exam room has now doubled its capacity by adding four new rooms, increasing from nine to 13. A press release stated, "In addition to cutting down patient wait times, this expansion ...


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Theater spotlight and Critics' Picks - Spotlight: Animal Farm/B> Animal Farm, George Orwell's famous allegorical novella that darkly explores an "ideal" society via barnyard animals, comes to life again on stage in a world premiere adaptation by Althos Low for Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Performances during the week are for visiting schools, but performances for the general public are available on weekends. Animal Farm continues for ...


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THEATER REVIEW At Last: A Tribute to Etta James - Playwright: Jackie Taylor. At: Black Ensemble Theatre, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-769-4451; www.blackensemble.org; $55-$65. Runs through: Dec. 28 Fifteen minutes into Black Ensemble's revue, audience members might find themselves asking three questions: 1 ) What are songs written by Bob Dylan, Glen Frey and Sammy Fain doing in the score of a show billed as a tribute to Etta ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Submission

THEATER REVIEW The Submission - Playwright: Jeff Talbott. At: Pride Films and Plays at the Apollo Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6100; www.pridefilmsandplays.com; $25. Runs through: Nov. 25 Writing under pseudonyms is hardly an unknown practice—consider the literary career of Jane Martin, the detective stories of Ed McBain, or Google a 1969 novel by Penelope Ashe called Naked Came the Stranger. Reputable artists may ...


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THEATER REVIEW Watch on the Rhine - Playwright: Lillian Hellman. At: The Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand Ave. . Tickets: 866-811-4111; www.theartistichome.org; $28-$32. Runs through: Nov. 16 It's easy for us Americans, safely barricaded on two sides by the earth's biggest oceans, to ignore the border disputes of countries sharing more closely-forged histories and real estate. Ah, but what if those disturbances invaded our homes—indeed, our very ...


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THEATER REVIEW Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Book: Hugh Wheeler; Score: Stephen Sondheim. At: Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-327-5252 or www.porchlightmusictheatre.org; $39-$45. Runs through Nov. 9 Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's 1979 musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has proven itself to be a masterpiece that can hold any size stage. When cast and designed well, ...


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Everyone loves the 2015 Mazda6 - - "Soul Red and Black Leather." That's what it said on the Monroney sticker for the 2015 Mazda Mazda6 that I test drove this summer when the National Football League was still considered respectable. The red/black combo describes the exterior and interior color scheme, but what really describes the Mazda6 is a word like stylish. And a word like sporty. And ...


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Upcoming events in film, music, poetry - The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival will feature a talk by lesbian New York poet Eileen Myles at the foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. In this talk ( "Poetry off the Shelf: Eileen Myles" ), she discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir about her longtime companion, Rosie. The cost ...


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Laramie Project; Boy George; Library exhibit on marriage - '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 ...







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