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Rogers & Hollands adds Rony Tennenbaum jewelry - From a press release - With marriage equality making major strides across the country, the burgeoning same-sex wedding industry is attracting a wide range of companies with years of experience in the wedding business. One of the largest family-owned jewelry chains in the country, Rogers & Hollands, is expanding its demographic reach and marketing to include the LGBT community by adding a new wedding jewelry ...


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3rd Annual Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowl May 10 - Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame ( GLHF ) host the 3rd annual Celebrity Bowl, Sat., May 10 at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Ave. in Chicago. Registration is from 10 to 11 a.m., bowling from 11 a.m. to noon and wrap-up from noon to 12:30 p.m. The Celebrity Bowl is the group's major fundraising effort ...


Lady-Tajma-Hall-dies-

Lady Tajma Hall dies - Tajma Hall, a Chicago-based entertainer who shined worldwide, died Saturday morning, April 19, of cardiac arrest at Evanston Hospital. She was 44. The Continental Pageantry System of Chicago, which showcases female performers and entertainment, confirmed the passing on its Facebook page: "With great sadness and a heavy heart we wish to inform every one of the passing of Tajma Hall. ...


Baconfest-expanding-

Baconfest expanding - The annual Baconfest Chicago event has been so successful that it's expanding. While it's still being held at the UIC Forum, it's now three sessions spread out over two days ( April 25-26 ). General-admission tickets ( $100 plus ticketing fees ) and VIP passes are available at http://baconfestchicago2014.eventbrite.com. A breakdown of which restaurants will exhibit at which exhibit is ...


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LGBTQ Senior Housing applications to open up - Heartland Housing and the Center on Halsted are in the final months of realizing their goal of combined senior housing and a senior center to serve the LGBTQ and allied community. The first units are expected to be occupied by end of August or early September 2014. The Chicago Housing Authority is currently reviewing existing applications for potential residents, and ...


The-New-Black-to-be-screened-April-26

The New Black to be screened April 26 - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL, April 11, 2014 - The Next Movement, a committee of Trinity United Church of Christ's Prison Ministry presents the First Annual ( In )Justice for All Film Festival, ( IFAFF ), Thursday, April 24, 2014, through Saturday, May 3, 2014, featuring a dozen feature length documentaries and topical shorts illuminating the causes and impacts of America's mass incarceration ...


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Lesbianography: Lesbians and Sex, Out at CHM May 8 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 17, 2014 ) — The Chicago History Museum will conclude its eleventh season of the LGBT program series Out at CHM withLesbianography: Lesbians and Sex on Thursday, May 8. Scholars Juana María Rodríguez of UC Berkeley and LaMonda Horton-Stallings of IU Bloomington will lead a provocative discussion of lesbian identity, intersections of race and sexuality, and gender ...


Table-to-Action-event-April-25-in-Chicago

Table to Action event April 25 in Chicago - From a press release - A community of local activists, organizers, faith leaders and scholars will gather April in Chicago for a day-long participatory workshop rooted in art, relationship building, food, story and song. The goal? Organizers state: "To imagine and plan, from the longing for love and justice that resides at the core of all our being, what it takes for one city to ...


Homeless-agency-looks-at-increasing-needs

Homeless agency looks at increasing needs - Fewer people were happier to see the winter of 2013-14 end than Paul W. Hamann, president of the Night Ministry. "It was, needless to say, incredibly tough on our clients and on our staff," said Hamann. "We were constantly scrambling when those vortexes would hit without warning. Our staff did a fantastic job, wanting to be really nimble and respond ...


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WINDY CITY TIMES WEDDING GUIDE Business Listings - ACCOMMODATIONS see also VENUES The Guesthouse Hotel Andersonville 4866 N. Clark St. 773-564-9568 www.theguesthousehotel.com Luxurious boutique hotel with spacious two- and three-bedroom accommodations in Andersonville. Gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, fireplaces, balconies. Perfect for groups. Walk to restaurants, shops, bars. Live like a local! Lang House Bed & Breakfast 7421 N. Sheridan Rd. 773-764-9851 www.catscradlechicago.com info@langhousechicago.com The Lang House Bed & ...


CHM-declares-One-Love-with-wedding-expo-

CHM declares 'One Love' with wedding expo - On the evening of April 10, visitors to the Chicago History Museum's One Love event became wedding crashers at a spectacular reception as the ornate Chicago Room was transformed into a cocktail party replete with elegant place settings glistening with an array of styles and colors under a grand chandelier. Delectable hors d'oeuvres representing some of the most inventive and ...


VIEWS-Sexual-harassment-in-the-queer-community

VIEWS Sexual harassment in the queer community - A few days ago I was standing at a bus stop in Andersonville when a group of men passed on the sidewalk behind me. My back was turned to them and I honestly did not even notice their presence until one man slapped me painfully on the butt. I turned to them and he yelled, "Yeah, girl!" I felt completely ...


Suspected-Lakeview-assailant-charged-

Suspected Lakeview assailant charged - A Chicago man has been charged in the April 14 attack of a 22-year-old woman that took place in Boystown, Chicago Tribune reported. Marcus Lynch, 20, of the 4700 block of S. Loomis Blvd., was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery. Nearby surveillance cameras helped identify the suspect, ...


Chicagos-Half-Way-to-Michfest-Party-April-26-

Chicago's Half Way to Michfest Party April 26 - From a press release - Join 400 hundred women "on the land" at the Abbey, for dancing, live performances, and mingling in the Twilight Zone, Bush Garden Lounge, Triangle Fire, and Night Stage. And, you never know what might happen on Lois Lane. Dance all night, feel the Michfest love, and help raise money to send women to Festival! Last year we gave away 10 ...


Lambda-sues-for-denial-of-care-to-Illinois-trans-woman-

Lambda sues for denial of care to Illinois trans woman - From a Lambda Legal press release - ( Urbana, IL, April 16, 2014 ) - Yesterday, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Naya Taylor, a transgender woman denied medical care after she requested hormone replacement therapy. The lawsuit alleges a violation of the ACA's non-discrimination provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis ...


Cubs-events-for-100th-b-day-of-Wrigley-April-23

Cubs events for 100th b-day of Wrigley April 23 - CHICAGO — Wrigley Field's highly-anticipated 100th birthday arrives Wednesday, April 23, as the Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks exactly a century after the Chicago Federals opened then-Weeghman Park against the Kansas City Packers April 23, 1914. The 100th birthday game headlines the first of 10 decade-themed homestands celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field. Tickets for the April 23 game are ...


Transgender-military-veterans-rRequest-corrected-records

Transgender military veterans rRequest corrected records - From a press release - Washington, DC — Three transgender veterans of the U.S. armed forces have filed requests with the Board for the Correction of Military Records ( BCMR ) asking that their DD214 discharge paperwork be re-issued identifying their correct gender. Their request follows a November report from The National LGBT Bar Association's Military Law Working Group, outlining clear legal precedent for allowing ...


Sugar-Spice-The-Dawson

Sugar & Spice: The Dawson - The Dawson has everything a restaurant needs to become an instant hot spot: big-name owners like Billy Lawless, an executive chef who hails from Next; a bar director who earned a national reputation for her work at Nightwood and The Charleston; and a hip West Town location that's far enough outside of downtown to be cool and close enough to ...


Villa-Loretta-adds-a-touch-of-Hollywood-to-weddings

Villa Loretta adds a touch of Hollywood to weddings - - Need a touch of Hollywood elegance for your wedding? For couples willing to travel to fabulous Palm Springs, Villa Loretta, a property actress Loretta Young owned from 1993 until her death in Los Angeles in 2000, is a classy retreat for a destination wedding or a honeymoon getaway. Villa Loretta, a 37,000-square-foot gated estate, is now available for parties and ...


Gay-owned-BB-offers-warmth-in-Rogers-Park-

Gay-owned B&B offers warmth in Rogers Park - Derrick Clifton - What started as a hobby for one gay couple from North Carolina translated into a move westward to Chicago, where their passion for hospitality has become their full-time profession. Bruce Boyd and Wayde Cartwright are the co-owners and innkeepers at Lang House Bed & Breakfast, formerly known as Cat's Cradle Bed & Breakfast, located at 7421 N. Sheridan Rd. The ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Celebrate the 21st annual Dining Out For Life event, Thursday, April 24, all around Chicago. A portion of the proceeds will go to EdgeAlliance's HIV/AIDS housing programs. Get your grub on for a good cause at locations such as Crew Bar + Grill, Hamburger Mary's, Halsted's, Taverna 750, and Wood, where I shot this week's sumptuous cover featuring Erik and ...


Gay-in-the-Life-Jeffrey-Altergott

Gay in the Life: Jeffrey Altergott - When Jeffrey Altergott was 2, his Grandma Alice gave him a little blue suitcase record-player, launching his love affair with music. "Performing is my favorite part of the whole process," he said. "There is something about sharing the work with an audience that brings everything together. It makes the 90 percent of the music business that isn't about music worth ...


Frankly-speaking-Expert-tips-to-plan-your-wedding-expertly-

Frankly speaking: Expert tips to plan your wedding expertly - By Frank J. Andonoplas, MBC - Requesting the honor of your presence: All about the paper Once you have all of the major choices for your wedding selected ( venue, photographer, videographer, music and officiant ), it's time to move on to other details. This is where your wedding consultant can guide you to establish what is the most important and how much to spend on ...


Celebration-of-marriage-at-MCA-on-June-2

Celebration of marriage at MCA on June 2 - On Monday, June 2, the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Chicago and Equality Illinois invite couples who are planning to get married to have their wedding at the MCA. The MCA will offer a "Celebration of Marriage Equality" and opens its galleries and sculpture garden for complimentary ceremonies and post-ceremony festivities for up to 15 couples. Couples interested ...


Proposal-marks-Dance-of-the-Western-Suburbs

Proposal marks Dance of the Western Suburbs - The women behind the Dance of the Western Suburbs saved the day not once, but twice. First, they resurrected the dance itself, which had been a very successful annual event of Women of the Western Suburbs. But when WOWS closed after decades of support last year, some of the women who loved the dance event resurrected it. Then, two weeks ...


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Bergfalk, Hansen wed - William ( Bill ) D. Bergfalk ( left ) and Roland C. Hansen were married in Illinois March 9 by Judge Stuart Katz. They were married at home with a small group of friends as witnesses. They were first married in Canada in June 2003 with a celebration at Ann Sather restaurant that September. They are now celebrating being together ...


Chicago-Red-Stars-eyeing-playoffs

Chicago Red Stars eyeing playoffs - Rory Dames, head coach of the Chicago Red Stars women's professional soccer team, is excited about the team's offense for the 2014 campaign, which kicks off April 19 when the Western New York Flash come to town for the season and home opener. Dames said the team's offense looks dynamic, athletic and exciting in one-on-one drills. The offense also is ...


Gay-mens-chorus-to-celebrate-Broadway

Gay men's chorus to celebrate Broadway - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( CGMC ) celebrates the best of last decade of Broadway with the "Bouncing of the Walls: Broadway Our Way" concert series. The shows will take place: —Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 3rd Ave., Rockford, Ill. —Saturday, May 17, at 8 p.m.; North Shore Center for the Performing Arts,9501 Skokie Blvd., ...


Joffrey-to-premiere-Romeo-Juliet

Joffrey to premiere 'Romeo & Juliet' - The Joffrey Ballet's 2013-14 "Masters of Dance" season comes to a close this spring with the U.S. premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet. Romeo & Juliet runs for 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., April 30-May 11. A ballet in three acts, this contemporary rendition of the classic Shakespearean tale is ...


Arts-Alliance-luncheon-to-feature-McCraney

Arts Alliance luncheon to feature McCraney - The second annual Arts Alliance Illinois "Voices of a Creative State" benefit luncheon will take place Monday, June 2, at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago, 17 E. Monroe St. The event will feature MacArthur Fellow and American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney as the keynote speaker. The benefit will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a VIP networking reception in the Red ...


Spotlight-The-Dance-of-Death

Spotlight: The Dance of Death - The Dance of Death is August Stringberg's biting 1900 Swedish comedy about a crumbling marriage between a military captain and his wife. Writers Theatre in Glencoe presents the U.S. premiere of a new translation by acclaimed playwright Conor McPherson ( Port Authority, The Seafarer ) in an extremely intimate production starring acclaimed actors Shannon Cochran, Philip Earl Johnson and Larry ...


THEATER-REVIEW-El-Incas

THEATER REVIEW El Incas - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Raul Dorantes. At: Colectivo el Pozo at La Casa de Oscar Lopez, 2628 W. Division St.. Tickets: 815-690-6429; colectivoelpozo@gmail.com; $15. Runs through: May 11 Raul Dorantes wastes no time on lengthy introductions. No sooner does our play start than we learn that the Gallardos' marriage is in trouble: For months, Fernando has been returning home to sleep on ...


CRITICS-PICKS

CRITICS' PICKS - Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show, About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising, through April 27. New About Face Theatre artistic director Andrew Volkoff makes a memorable Chicago directorial debut with a very funny and insightful piece on an Intersex Indian-American who lives multi-hyphenated existance straddling different genders and cultures. SCM Happy Endings, Second Thought Theater Company at Stage 773, ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Great-God-Pan

THEATER REVIEW The Great God Pan - Author: Amy Herzog. At: Next Theatre Company, 927 Noyes, Evanston. Tickets: 1-847-475-1875; www.nexttheatre.org; $30-$45. Runs through: May 11 Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once famously referred to "known unknowns." Amy Herzog's play is about the opposite—"unknown knowns"—concerning what we remember and how we remember it, or "what didn't I know and when didn't I know it." Jamie, a thirtysomething rising ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Our-Class

THEATER REVIEW Our Class - Playwright: adapted by Ryan Craig from a play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek. At: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-404-7336; www.remybumppo.org; $42.50-$52.50. Runs Through: May 11 First, the facts: On July 10, 1941, all Jewish residents of the Polish village of Jedwabne—recently overrun with Russian armies, but now occupied by German troops—were imprisoned in a ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Trey-McIntyre-Projects-last-dance

DANCIN' FEATS Trey McIntyre Project's last dance - By Lauren Warnecke - "What is that inspiration to dance? What is that feeling, and why is important? Why do we seek it?" said Trey McIntyre in a conversation with Windy City Times. McIntyre and his company, the Trey McIntyre Project ( TMP ), are legendary across the United States, and for good reason. McIntyre is a world-class choreographer with some of the country's ...


VIEWS-ALMA-25-years-later-No-longer-on-the-margins

VIEWS: ALMA 25 years later: No longer on the margins - For far too long, LGBTQ Latinos have gone underappreciated or unrecognized by both the larger Latino community, and the mainstream LGBTQ movement. Our issues were once overlooked, our existence ignored—we were hardly invited to the table to discuss policies that affected either the LGBTQ community or the Latino community. But as Latinos continue to become a politically powerful community ( ...


Bon-Foster-event-April-23

Bon Foster event April 23 - Lambda Legal will hold its annual Bon Foster event Wed., April 23, at 6 p.m. at The Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing, 159 E. Monroe St. The Bon Foster Celebration is named in honor of the man whose legacy was the founding of Lambda Legal's Midwest regional office and the subsequent civil-rights victories fought and won in that area. ...


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Talking with GLAAD's Omar Sharif Jr. - From a GLAAD press release. . Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Omar Sharif Jr. may have a well-known name ( since he was named after his actor grandfather, who is in such films as Doctor Zhivago ), but he has also carved his own path as an activist, becoming the national spokesman and strategic giving officer for GLAAD. Sharif shared a little bit of himself in an email interview before stopping ...


3160

3160 - James Gavin's "Out Of My Head" debuts, second Friday of every month. - Photos by Kirk ...


FABITAT

FABITAT - A little action under the ground in Wicker Park. - Photos by Kirk ...


Big-Package

Big Package - Photos by Anthony Meade - Miss Richfield 1981 helps unwrap some Big Packages for Chicago Gay Men's Chorus. ...


Progress

Progress - Sunny Sunday lovin'. - Photo by Anthony Meade ...


Spin

Spin - Saya wishes Bon Voyage to some good friends! - Photos by Kirk ...


Hydrate

Hydrate - Gettin' banged at Ryan and Harry's birthday banger. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Big-Chicks

Big Chick's - Jai Ho! Queen: All Bollywood, all night. - Photos by Kirk ...


Sidetrack-

Sidetrack - It's a Foozapalooza, benefitting Team Paws Chicago. - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


Windy-City-Gay-Idol-at-the-Sofo-Tap-Sun-April-6

Windy City Gay Idol at the Sofo Tap Sun., April 6 - 1 ) Finalist Timothy gets an earful from the judges' panel. 2 ) Finalist David charms and disarms. 3 ) Swag train! 4 ) ( Back row: L-R ) Finalists Timothy Schoenmann and David Chacon. ( Front row: L-R ) Judge Elizabeth Ledo; host Sofia Saffire; judges Maria Pahl and Marc "Moose" Moder. Photos by Kirk. More photos at facebook.com/windycitygayidol. ...


Windy-City-Gay-Idol-The-Glenwood-Wed-April-9

Windy City Gay Idol The Glenwood, Wed., April 9 - 1 ) Finalist Gregory gives his "vest" performance. 2 ) Finalist Zane gives whiskey realness. 3 ) Sofia and the judges are transfixed. 4 ) ( L-R ) Host Sofia Saffire; judge Cody Melcher; finalist Gregory; judge Scott Ferguson; finalist Zane; judge Ellen Miller. Photos by Marisa Klug-Morataya. More photos at facebook.com/windycitygayidol. Look for photos from Windy City Gay Idol ...


Bijou-Chronicles-Steven-Toushin-Work-Your-Ass-and-Youll-Get-the-Guy-

Bijou Chronicles Steven Toushin: Work Your Ass, and You'll Get the Guy! - No, this is not an incentive to fuck ( that could happen later after viewing ). A co-worker of mine handed me a list he found on the Internet. I don't know how reliable the source is, and issues of what turns people on tend to be vague. In fact, it seems like every hour there's a list that pops ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE - Being raised in by a German family in a rural area of the Midwest, you're taught a few things: Always clean your plate; don't borrow money from relatives; nobody wants to hear about your dreams, your health issues or your sex life; and always set expectations really low and you'll be happily surprised when life hands you an earned reward. ...


Brahman-i-ne-Hijra-Stand-Up-Comedy-Show-extended

Brahman/i ne-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show extended - CHICAGO ( April 16, 2014 ) Due to popular demand, About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising's hit Chicago premiere of Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show is adding one additional week of performances, extending through Sunday, May 4, 2014. Written by Aditi Brennan Kapil and directed by AFT Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, this bold, comic exploration of cultural ...


WCT-seeks-nominations-for-30-Under-30-Awards

WCT seeks nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards - CHICAGO—Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for its annual 30 Under 30 Awards. Nominees should be 30 years or under as of June 30, and should have made some substantial contributions to the LGBT community, whether in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. The ...


-New-Evanston-independent-bookstore-to-open-in-June

New Evanston independent bookstore to open in June - Evanston, Illinois, April 14, 2014—Late this spring, a new full-service independent bookstore will debut in a downtown Evanston space already well known to a generation of area book-lovers. Bookends & Beginnings is slated to open in early June in the space formerly occupied by Bookman's Alley, a legendary local antiquarian bookstore. "Our goal is to create a vibrant cultural destination ...


HRC-backs-Brad-Schneider-in-IL-10th-District-

HRC backs Brad Schneider in IL 10th District - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign has announced the endorsement of Rep. Brad Schneider for re-election to the U.S. House in Illinois' 10th district in the North suburbs of Chicago. HRC said Schneider has a stellar record on LGBT equality in contrast to his opponent, former Congressman Bob Dold, who opposes marriage equality and has a history of taking anti-equality ...


Police-expect-to-release-footage-of-Boystown-assailant-

Police expect to release footage of Boystown assailant - Chicago police are expected to shortly release images and video of a man who assaulted a woman in broad daylight in Boystown the afternoon of April 14, ABC7 reported. The 22-year-old victim was attacked in an alley near the 3500 block of North Halsted Street at around 4:25 p.m. The woman told police that she heard someone approaching from behind. ...


NOM-co-founder-Maggie-Gallagher-on-gay-marriage-future-

NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher on gay marriage, future - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - National Organization for Marriage co-founder Maggie Gallagher was the featured speaker at the Women's Republican Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff first "Republican Women Think for Themselves Luncheon and Lecture Series" April 5. She spoke about "Gay Marriage: What Happens Now and Why it Matters." Although the media was barred from covering the event, Gallagher answered questions via email about the ...


UIC-delves-into-trans-healthcare-policy-with-film

UIC delves into trans* healthcare policy with film - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Trans*Health @ UIC" was the topic brought under the microscope at the community discussion the University of Illinois at Chicago's ( UIC's ) Gender and Sexuality Center ( GSC ) and the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy's ( IRRPP ) Race, Sexuality and Violence Series hosted April 9 on campus. The purpose of "Trans*Health @ UIC" was ...


This-Is-What-It-Feels-Like-to-be-Armin-van-Buuren

'This Is What It Feels Like' to be Armin van Buuren - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren is known for playing trance music with a strong reputation in the dance community. He hosts a radio show called A State of Trance with 20 million listeners in 26 countires. He is the fourth trance artist to have a Grammy nominated song with "This Is What It Feels Like." This track features vocals by ...


Letters-to-the-editor-Poll-position-Terrible-trifecta

Letters to the editor: Poll position, Terrible trifecta - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Letters to the editor: Poll position Dear Windy City Times: I am bisexual—a leatherman in fact—and have been a reader of Windy City Times since I was a young man. And I am also a believing Catholic, so I pay particular attention to articles in your paper that concern my faith. Sometimes they are distressing ( as, for instance, those ...


Dining-news-Easter-items-100-grilled-cheese-sandwich-

Dining news: Easter items; $100 grilled-cheese sandwich - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Benny's Chop House, 444 N. Wabash Ave., is offering a prix fixe Easter brunch ( $49 ) 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu will include items such as banana bread French toast, buttermilk-corn biscuits, house-cured maple bacon, grilled Caesar salad, lamb chops, S'mores cheesecake and many more. See www.BennysChopHouse.com. —ZED451, 738 N. Clark St., will hold Easter brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ...


Queer-As-Art-concert-series-kicks-off

'Queer As Art' concert series kicks off - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With Windy City Media Group sponsoring along with Lake View nightspot Sidetrack, which also provided the location, the "Queer As Art" concert series came out loud and proud on April 9. Comedian Dana Austin hosted and told stories of adventures in her neighborhood while singer and poet Storie Devereaux spoke her patented rhymes. Guests drank pineapple mixed with Remy Martin ...


Margaret-Fleming-leaves-Adoption-Link

Margaret Fleming leaves Adoption-Link - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Margaret Fleming is a loving mom to 12 children—three biological and nine via adoption—though one has passed away. They come from multi-racial backgrounds, wide-ranging in age, and certainly carrying diverse interests, upbringings and personal tales. Fleming, now 77, reflected on her family and simply said, "It's a pretty amazing family." Fleming, a bisexual who lives in suburban Oak Park, is ...


LGBT-health-group-holds-bourbon-tasting

LGBT health group holds bourbon tasting - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The GLMA organization is made up of health professionals who are advancing LGBT equality, and has been around since 1981. The name refers to the Gay and Lesbian Medical Network, as it was previously called. GLMA members met at Longman & Eagle on Kedzie Avenue to sample appetizers from the award-winning restaurant and drink small-batch bourbon on April 12. Willett ...


BENT-NIGHTS-Sharon-Corr-Dum-Dum-Girls-Landmarks

BENT NIGHTS Sharon Corr; Dum Dum Girls; Landmarks - MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Just in time for the start of the new season, we have three helpings of what summer could sound like. After anchoring the harmonies of the family congregation known as The Corrs and conquering the world, it was little surprise when Sharon Corr dropped her solo debut, Dream of You ( Warner Bros ) in 2009 and went on to ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Cicada

THEATER REVIEW Cicada - By: Jerre Dye. At: Route 66 Theatre Company at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-404-7336. Greenhousetheater.org; $35 ( $20 students ). Runs through: May. 25 A play set in a sweltering Mississippi summer, Cicada requires quite the stretch of imagination for Chicago residents still pleading for mercy from this slow-dying winter, but Route 66 Theatre Company actually ...


Chicago-Force-takes-second-step-toward-repeating

Chicago Force takes second step toward repeating - It wasn't pretty, and it certainly was painful for at least one member of the Chicago Force, but the 2013 National Champions took their first step at home toward repeating as the top team in the Women's Football Alliance ( WFA ) on Saturday night, April 12. The Force defeated the Indy Crash 48-6 at Evanston Township High School, improving ...


Frankie-Knuckles-memorial-April-21-

Frankie Knuckles memorial April 21 - A celebration of life for the legendary Chicago house music DJ Frankie Knuckles will be Monday, April 21, 6-9 p.m. at Progressive Baptist Church, 3658 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either in the memory of Frankie to: American Diabetes Association — diabetes.org or Gay Men Health Crisis of NYC- gmhc.org . See ...


NEIU-faculty-students-ask-for-renaming-of-Walesa-building

NEIU faculty, students ask for renaming of Walesa building - Faculty and students of Northeastern Illinois University on April 10 spoke out in a favor of a proposal, which had already been rejected by the school's president, to rename a building named after former Polish President Lech Walesa. The objections, raised at NEIU's Board of Trustees meeting, held at Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., ...


Sharks-bite-for-Chicago-businessmen

Sharks bite for Chicago businessmen - They got the deal—with two Sharks, no less. Fun Time Express, the Chicago-based, gay-owned business, appeared on the nationally-broadcast TV show Shark Tank on April 11, seeking a $125,000 investment in exchange for 20 percent equity in their trackless train business. Sharks Kevin O'Leary and Lori Greiner joined forces and struck the deal with life and business partners Kevin Ullery ...


Gerber-Hart-Library-and-Archives-book-sale-April-26-27

Gerber Hart Library and Archives book sale April 26-27 - From a press release - Gerber Hart Library and Archives is holding its annual book sale Saturday and Sunday, April 26- 27. Hours are 12-6 p.m. on Saturday and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. The sale is being held at the Gerber Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., Chicago. Hundreds of boxes with thousands of books have been donated to Gerber/Hart, making this year's ...


Louganis-at-Open-Door-benefit

Louganis at Open Door benefit - About 200 people attended Open Door Clinic's "New Beginnings" fundraiser featuring openly gay, HIV-positive, gold medal-winning Olympic diver and activist Greg Louganis at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in West Chicago on April 12. Founded in 1977, Open Door Clinic is, according to its website, "A non-profit healthcare organization established by grassroots organizations that identified the need to provide ...


McHenry-County-College-Pride-hosts-confab

McHenry County College Pride hosts confab - Pride, the LGBTQA club at McHenry County College ( MCC ), hosted its first conference, Pride: The Changing Perception of the LGBTQ Community April 12. Several dozen people attended. Chicken Lips, Denver-based gay couple Bob Wells and Dave Johnson, opened the conference with humorous team-building exercises, and they also presented a discussion on leadership and laughter. MCC staff were among ...


Statue-stolen-from-HBHC-Peace-Garden-again

Statue stolen from HBHC Peace Garden again - A statue commemorating the late Mary York, the lesbian attorney and community activist who died of cancer in 2008, has been stolen from the Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) Peace Garden. York, who had been the president of the Board of Directors for the Lesbian Community Care Project, died the same year as Lisa Tonna. Both women had ...


Court-date-set-for-alleged-hate-crimes-assailant

Court date set for alleged hate crimes assailant - A May 21 trial date has been set for Terry Glover, who is accused of participating in the beating of two women because they are lesbians. Glover faces two counts of felony hate crimes, as well as two counts each of robbery and assault, after allegedly participating in the beatings, which took place in the Austin neighborhood. Glover pled not ...







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