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Attorney-General-Madigan-defends-Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals-DACA

Attorney General Madigan defends Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - From a press release - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 19 other attorneys general, today issued a letter to President Trump urging him to maintain and defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program. In the letter, Madigan and the other attorneys general explain how DACA has benefited their states and the nation as a whole and call on ...


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LGBT-friendly housing complex receives further approvals - The Chicago City Council Plan Commission, on July 20, approved plans for a long-gestating LGBT-friendly housing project slated for Logan Square to proceed. The designs for the John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Castillo Plaza, announced in 2016, were approved with little discussion at the commission's monthly meeting. Ald. Tom Tunney ( 44th ) raised a question about some building materials ...


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THEATER SPOTLIGHT on La Havana Madrid - If you missed the first two sold-out runs of Teatro Vista's La Havana Madrid, now's your chance to see this critically acclaimed play with music once again. It co-stars the show's author, Sandra Delgado, and features Roberto "Carpacho" Marin and his band, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, to tell stories of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian immigrants who came to ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Hir

THEATER REVIEW Hir - Playwright: Taylor Mac. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$89. Runs through: Aug. 20 The phenomenon of "paradigm shift" occurs when an object undergoes a perceived change after being observed from a different angle—the scientific equivalent of the adage about seeing things from the other person's point of view. Be warned that several such transformations are embedded in ...


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NUNN ON ONE: DANCE Tom Mattingly taps back into town - An American in Paris springs from George Gershwin's classic movie musical. Dance numbers were choreographed by Gene Kelly originally, and he also starred as a World War II veteran named Jerry Mulligan. His character attempts to sell his paintings in Paris, where he meets a girl named Lise Dassin and falls in love. He pursues her in a series of ...


Critics-Picks

Critics' Picks - The Bridges of Madison County, Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, through Aug. 13. Hopefully, the recent flooding in Lake County will recede soon to safely allow this intimate and emotionally vibrant 2014 Broadway musical to return. SCM La Havana Madrid, Teatro Vista at Goodman Theatre, through Aug. 20. This tune-filled homage to a not-so-long-ago chapter of Chicago's Latinx immigrant history sold out ...


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THEATER REVIEW The God of Isaac - Playwright: James Sherman. At: Grippo Stage Company at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Tickets: 800-838-3006 or GrippoStageCompany.com; $39. Runs through: Aug. 27 American white supremacists garnered lots of media attention this past presidential election cycle, not only for their rebranding as the "alt-right" but also for their support for the candidate who unexpectedly came ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Beautys-Daughter

THEATER REVIEW Beauty's Daughter - Playwright: Dael Orlandersmith. At: American Blues Theater at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $19-$49. Runs through: Aug. 5 The only thing worse than being somewhere you don't want to be is seeing no way to leave it for someplace better. A young Dael Orlandersmith once surveyed New York City's East Harlem streets and vowed to escape. She made ...


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Public funeral set for 'True Blood' actor - A public funeral for Nelsan Ellis—who played gay character Lafayette on the HBO show True Blood—will be held Saturday, July 22, at Holy Temple Cathedral, 15912 Lincoln Ave., in Harvey, Illinois, according to a Page Six item. Also, there will be a public viewing on Friday, July 21, 6-9 p.m., at Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 18400 Pulaski Rd., in ...


NIGHTLIFE-PHOTOS-Berlin

NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Berlin - Femme's Room w/ Gavin Russom. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


NIGHTLIFE-PHOTOS-Sidetrack

NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Friday nights get campy. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


NIGHTLIFE-PHOTOS-Touche

NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Touche - Congrats to the new Mr. Midwest Rubber! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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SAVOR Fulton Market Kitchen - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - I actually mean this in the best possible way, but Fulton Market Kitchen ( 311 N. Sangamon St.; FultonMarketKitchen.com ) is almost an assault on the senses. If you're looking for a dark, quiet restaurant, this isn't it—at least in the lounge ( although there are some darker but no less striking rooms ). Fulton Market Kitchen is a combination ...


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Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones exhibit at Navy Pier - The Rolling Stones' first-ever major exhibition, "Exhibitionism," will make its Chicago debut at Navy Pier through July 30. The Chicago engagement follows the exhibit's global premiere in London and its star-studded U.S. premiere in NYC. Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time in history the band has unlocked its vast ...


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Humanities fest's chair steps down - The Chicago Humanities Festival's Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Jonathan Elmer has stepped down from his position as artistic director of the Chicago Humanities Festival and returned to Indiana University ( IU ) full-time. Elmer was appointed to the artistic director position in February 2015. In late April 2017, Elmer was invited to return to IU full time and serve for ...


CONCERT-REVIEW-Adam-Lambert-Queen-a-match-made-in-heaven

CONCERT REVIEW Adam Lambert, Queen a match made in heaven - The 1970 British band Queen returned to Chicago for a rocking concert on July 13 at the United Center. Two members of the original group remain, with Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums. Bassist John Deacon retired after singer Freddie Mercury's death in 1991. Former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers filled in for Mercury until American Idol ...


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aChurch4me hosting July 22 event - The LGBT-inclusive congregation aChurch4me is hosting "An Evening of Praise and Prose" on Saturday, July 22. The free event will be at 7366 N. Clark St. at 7 p.m. Revs. Carolyn and Adrain Mobley-Bowie, who have traveled the world with their ministry, will preside. See achurch4me.org. ...


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W&CF event revolves around author Gwendolyn Brooks - On July 13, Women & Children First bookstore hosted a reading and panel discussion of Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks. This year marks the 100th birthday of the late Chicago poet. The book is an anthology composed of numerous poems by several different poets, as well as visual art depicting Brooks' life. Four of the ...


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BOOKS Steven Gaines explores memories in 'One of These Things First' - Steven Gaines is an openly gay author who has written several best-sellers. In his most recent project, One of These Things First, Gaines goes down memory lane as he recounts growing up in Brooklyn as a young Jewish boy struggling with homosexuality. Windy City Times: Can you explain the title of your book for our readers? Steven Gaines: It's the ...


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Milly's Orchid Show '29 Years and Holdin'' July 29 - Milly's Orchid Show celebrates its "29 Years and Holdin'" anniversary show at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., on Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m. The show will feature Brigid Murphy as host Milly May Smithy and band Expo 76. Some of the other acts slated to be featured include Blue Man Group, Karol Kent's Cubs trilogy, Paula Killen, ...


Materialkink-exhibit-at-Leather-Archives

'Materialkink' exhibit at Leather Archives - The Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave., is exhibiting "Materialkink" through Jan. 14, 2018. Curated by Chicago-based artist José Santiago Pérez, this exhibition features artworks by local, national and global artists "that expand the boundaries of erotic art through contemporary explorations of the materialities that accompany and structure the lifeworlds of alternative sex," according to a press release. ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Something-Rotten-

THEATER REVIEW Something Rotten! - Playwright: Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell ( book ), Wayne & Karey Kirkpatrick ( music, lyrics ). At: Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St. Tickets: 800-775-2000; BroadwayInChicago.com; $24-$95. Runs through: July 23 The energetic and upbeat music does the job in a variety of pop styles, but isn't particularly memorable. The fast and mostly non-stop comedy unapologetically consists of shtick, ...


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ENCORE Jessica Ray, Jenn Freeman return for solo performances - Next month, independent dance artists Jessica Ray and Jenn "Po'Chop" Freeman will deliver encore solo performances in a shared weekend bill at Links Hall. Having premiered their work in June as part of Links Hall's Co-MISSION residency program, the artists have the opportunity to show their work again for audiences who missed the successful mini-festival the first time around. ( ...


LETTERS-Respect-for-Renslow-Plea-to-a-bishop

LETTERS Respect for Renslow, Plea to a bishop - Showing respect Dear editor: I had arrived in Chicago from New Orleans last week to pay my respects for Chuck Renslow, who really was a major reason for my many visits over many years to Chicago. New Orleans never had such a treasured person as did Chicago. I tip my hat ( one of many large, colorful, adorned hats ...


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BUSINESS Pyramid Seven's period underwear, a tale of two entrepreneurs - Zipporah Jarmon and Michelle Janayea have stamped themselves as two young, trailblazing entrepreneurs breaking barriers in the LGBTQ+ community. Business partners Jarmon and Janayea have recently launched their underwear line, Pyramid Seven—which they say was created for periods, not gender. The underwear works by removing extra fabric from boxer briefs and adding additional fabric in the crotch area in order ...


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1970s Gay & Lesbian Parents Group to reunite July 30 - Chicago's Gay & Lesbian Parents Group—which was active from the mid-1970s through the 1990s—will hold a reunion on Sunday, July 30, at 4 p.m. at Sidetrack, 3449 N. Halsted St. The Gay Parents Group was founded in 1976, when a divorced lesbian mother placed an ad in GayLife newspaper announcing the formation of a support group for gay men and ...


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LGBTQ seniors sought for study - Howard Brown Health is looking for subjects to complete a survey on LGBTQ aging as part of the LGBTQ&A: The Aging Project. Subjects need to be at least 50 years old, identify as members of the LGBTQ community and be Cook County residents. The survey is confidential and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Gift cards of $10 will ...


United-State-of-Women-holds-Chicago-summit

United State of Women holds Chicago summit - More than 1,000 women from all walks of life convened at McCormick Place to kick off the United State of Women Galvanize Program on July 15. The two-day Galvanize Program is an outgrowth of former President Barack Obama's Council on Women and Girls ( created in March 2009 ) to improve the lives of women and girls in every Obama ...


Vidal-receives-Rosa-Parks-award

Vidal receives Rosa Parks award - TransLatin@ Coalition President Maritxa Vidal was among those who received the Rosa Parks Equality Award at the We Dream in Color Humanitarian Celebration on July 15 at the DuSable Museum. ( Vidal is also the director of health education and community marketing and outreach at the Puerto RIcan Cultural Center's Vida/Sida. ) Writer/model/philanthropist Candace Jordan and actress/singer/author Cynda Williams co-hosted ...


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Lawsuit filed in support of suspended CPS teacher Chambers - In the two months since suspended Chicago Public School ( CPS ) special-education teacher Sarah Chambers' supporters held a Twitter storm with the #LetSarahTeach hashtag, she has gotten more and more support from students, parents, fellow teachers, community leaders and elected officials—including legal backing, in the form of a lawsuit. Despite this support, CPS is still pushing for her termination; ...


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GUEST COLUMN Supporting Black & Pink - I have always taken more of an "academic" approach to the world, preferring to learn by keeping my nose in a book rather than striking up conversations. But part of my growing up has entailed realizing the importance of genuine human connection. While we shouldn't focus on interpersonal relations at the expense of rigorous structural analysis, the only way to ...


Night-Ministry-opens-bus-to-community

Night Ministry opens bus to community - The Night Ministry brought the Health Outreach Bus to the Daley Plaza to help communicate its mission of providing housing, medical exams and other forms of care to people experiencing homeless to the community July 12. Visitors were offered the opportunity to take a tour of the custom designed 38-foot bus, learn about volunteering opportunities, meet with direct service staff ...


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IN THE LIFE Alvin Uy - Alvin Uy was the DJ for a high school dance as he was knew all the top current hits to play. Thereafter, random students would see him and simply say, "You're the DJ." And he still is. "I'd like to say I have an ear for playing tracks that are unique and provocative and will be received well by the ...


PASSAGES-Flavio-J-Acosta

PASSAGES Flavio J. Acosta - Flavio Acosta was born in Bogota, Colombia on Jan. 16, 1931, the son of Rafael and Etelvina Acosta. He passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. He worked with Mayor Richard Daley to help design public school buildings in Chicago. He served as a minister at The Servant Catholic Community of Greater Chicago and ...


BENT-NIGHTS-Taste-of-Chicago-The-37th-annual-event

BENT NIGHTS Taste of Chicago: The 37th annual event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 37th edition of A Taste of Chicago was loaded with surprises and worked harder then ever to please as many people as possible. There were big-ticket dining options ( with well-known chefs creating signature meals every day ), two dance sections ( Stomping Grounds Chicago featured performances from Chicago dance companies while Chicago Summer Dance offered outdoor social dancing ...


DISH-SAVOR-Francescas-on-Chestnut-Chez-Moi

DISH: SAVOR Francesca's on Chestnut; Chez Moi - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With all of the hot restaurant activity going on from Rogers Park to Hyde Park, it's almost easy to think of Streeterville as just a neighborhood of tourists ( hello, Navy Pier! ) and old money—but Francesca's on Chestnut ( 200 E. Chestnut St.; MiaFrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-on-chestnut-gold-coast ) definitely provides another reason for people to visit the area. Housed in The Seneca ...


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MUSIC REVIEW Pitchfork lives on in pictures - More than 40 bands played Pitchfork Music Festival during July 14-16 in Union Park, keeping everyone guessing what would happen next. It was an opportune time to discover new music and see acts perform their craft live. Photographing the performances was challenging, with many of the musicians showing their true colors by providing stipulations for the press. Here are some ...


Groups-join-to-call-on-IL-Chief-Justice-to-halt-immigration-enforcement-in-courts

Groups join to call on IL Chief Justice to halt immigration enforcement in courts - From a press release - Chicago — Calling on adherence to the tradition and mission of Illinois' courts to be open to all persons in our state, a diverse group of nearly 20 advocacy organization from across Illinois joined together to call on Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier urging him to take steps to protect immigrants' access to the state's courts. In a letter dated ...


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Hastert released from prison - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, 75, has been released from the Rochester Federal Medical Center in Minnesota. He spent the last 13 months there for breaking the law while trying to hide his past sexual abuse of teenage boys, records revealed. HIs official release date was Aug. 16. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Hastert is under the supervision of ...


Jane-Abortion-and-Underground-reading-July-24

Jane: Abortion and Underground reading July 24 - "Jane: Abortion and Underground" will be presented as a reading Monday, July 24, 7:30 pm at the Pride Arts Center, Broadway Theater, 4139 N. Broadway St., Chicago. The play by Paula Kamen and will be directed by Iris Sowlat. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion with the theme "Never Go Back" ( to When America Wasn't So ...


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Reports: Rauner aide fired after one day over bigoted tweets - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administrative house-cleaning—operating in overdrive since the General Assembly overrode the governor's veto of its FY 2018 budget earlier in July—claimed an employee on their first day on the job July 17 after several homophobic and bigoted social-media postings by that employee were located online, according to reports. Ben Tracy was recently appointed to be Rauner's new ...


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Dining news: The Walk-In, Chicago Gourmet, Stephanie Izard - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Walk-In ( accessible through a walk-in cooler door at Red Star Liquor, 2727 N. Milwaukee Ave. ) has launched a new seasonal cocktail menu ( with items such as the Colorado Bulldog, a $12 concoction with vodka, coffee, coconut, cream and cola ), new daily happy-hour specials and a new "friendly as f*ck" attitude—so much so that its new ...


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VIEWPOINTS I am a bad homosexual - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The following is a June 25 Facebook post that was reprinted with permission: I am a bad homosexual. I won't be attending today's Pride Parade. I haven't attended a Pride Parade in years. I tell everyone that I don't attend because the crowds have become too large, that I don't like being around sloppily drunken people, much less thousands of ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-CHEFS-Kristen-Kish-dishes-about-coming-out-being-on-Top-Chef

NUNN ON ONE: CHEFS Kristen Kish dishes about coming out, being on 'Top Chef' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Top Chef Season 10 winner Kristen Kish knows her way around a kitchen. She learned to cook at a young age, then studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago to perfect her craft. After working as chef de cuisine at Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch recommended her for the hit Bravo cooking competition Top Chef. After being eliminated during the Restaurant ...


Lesbian-Maj-Margaret-Witt-to-release-book-on-her-military-trial

Lesbian Maj. Margaret Witt to release book on her military trial - From a press release - After a highly decorated 18-year career in the Air Force, Major Margaret Witt was discharged based on an allegation that she had engaged in sexual conduct with another woman: a civilian with whom she was in a committed relationship, in their home, miles from any military base. The ACLU of Washington sued, claiming that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy ...


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The Crib to reinstate overnight-shelter services on July 26 - Officials from The Night Ministry announced, on July 17, that The Crib, the organization's emergency shelter for persons ages 18-24 in Lake View, will resume overnight services starting on July 26. The organization temporarily suspended those services in early June for staff retraining, among other reasons. Daytime services have still been in effect. "We appreciate the support from our community ...


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W&CF hosts poetry event 'How To Get Over' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Emagin Tanaschuk - Women and Children First hosted three poets who performed original work July 7. The event not only drew folks to the bookstore but also fostered a space for art, poetry and expression. t'ai freedom ford read several poems from her new book How To Get Over, which has stories about her personal reflections, family and childhood. Ford is a high ...


Chicago-Foundation-for-Women-Awarded-1-Million-MacArthur-Foundation-Grant

Chicago Foundation for Women Awarded $1 Million MacArthur Foundation Grant - From a press release - ( July 17, 2017 ) — Chicago Foundation for Women has received a $1 million, four-year grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to advance basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls through leadership development, capacity building and community education. "This grant is an investment in the future of CFW," President and CEO K. Sujata ...


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Elizabeth Warren speaks at Rainbow PUSH event - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren ( D-Massachusetts )—one day after introducing legislation that would, if enacted, give married same-sex couples a tax refund retroactive from their union to the 2013 invalidation of section 3 of DOMA—spoke at the July 14 International Women's Luncheon, which was part of Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizen Education Fund's annual conference. ( U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters ...


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Benefit concert to help Russian-born LGBTQ violinist flee persecution - From a press release - CHICAGO — Notable Chicago LGBTQ community leaders are hosting a benefit concert for Artem Kolesov, a 23-year old gay man who caught the world's attention when he came out earlier this year on YouTube as part of a Russian"Children-404" project, which invites teenagers to share their stories and discuss LGBT issues in Russia. In most of their photos and videos, ...


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Renslow memorial set - A public memorial to remember the life of businessman Chuck Renslow, founder of International Mr. Leather, will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. The Renslow Family will host its 36th and final White Party celebrating Renslow at Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street, Chicago. That celebration, which is open to the public, will begin with a memorial service ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-Announces-2017-Inductees

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees - From a press release - Nine individuals, three organizations, and two friends of the community have been selected for 2017 induction into the Chicago LGBTHall of Fame, the organization which honors and celebrates notablemembers of Chicago's LGBT communities. The Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, ...


HRC-New-Senate-Proposal-Jeopardizes-Health-Coverage-for-Millions-of-Americans

HRC: New Senate Proposal Jeopardizes Health Coverage for Millions of Americans - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to the latest draft of their so-called "health care" bill. While the Congressional Budget Office has yet to score this version of the legislation, a previous projection estimated the legislation will result in 22 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 — with 15 million losing their insurance ...


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PASSAGES Daddy Orchid - CHICAGO — Earlier this year, the Leather community lost the beloved and respected Daddy Orchid ( Drea ). Daddy Orchid was a scholar, teacher, published author, and community patron whose quiet support and keen wisdom has at various times undergirded the lives and work of individuals and groups in the many outposts of the Leather world that she touched. Though ...


Baker-McKenzie-Implements-Gender-Transition-and-Identity-Guidelines

Baker McKenzie Implements Gender Transition and Identity Guidelines - Chicago, IL, USA, July 12, 2017 — Baker McKenzie has announced the implementation of its North America Gender Transition and Identity Guidelines, joining other leading employers in implementing a policy that addresses the needs of transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary gender identity employees. The guidelines reflect best practices shared by organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Transgender ...


Director-Steve-Scott-steps-away-from-the-Goodman

Director Steve Scott steps away from the Goodman - Director Steve Scott has been a significant presence at the Goodman Theatre since 1980, working his way up from director of educational programs to his current titles of producer and a member of the Artistic Collective. But as he turns 67 this month, Scott has decided to step away from his administrative duties at Chicago's flagship regional theater. "I felt ...


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LGBT aging summit report July 12, 17 - Pride Action Tank will host a community report on Wed., July 12, 5-7 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.; and Monday, July 17, 5-7 p.m., at Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. The organization will report on findings from the recent OUTAging summit and field a discussion about the next steps. RSVP at PrideActionTank@AIDSChicago.org or 312-922-2322, ...


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Sedaris, Ginsburg, Ailey dancers part of Auditorium's season - The Auditorium Theatre announced its 2017-18 season under new Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenko—along with its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." Diverse programming is the hallmark of the upcoming season, with everything from a talk with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's annual visit. Some of the highlights are as ...


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'BLACK!' in Chicago in July - Michael Washington Brown, in association with Athenaeum Theatre Productions, present BLACK!, July 20-30, in Studio 2 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Opening night is Thursday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. The England-born Browncreated BLACK! in 2016. In the production, Brown inhabits an array of characters from Africa, the United States, England and Jamaica, performing each person's individual ...


Critics-Picks

Critics' Picks - Parade, Writers Theatre through July 15. It's the last week for this outstanding musical telling of the factual story of Leo Frank, a Jew lynched in Georgia in 1915. Jason Robert Brown's richly varied score—inspired by traditional music—is passionately rendered with unexpected entertaining flourishes despite the grim subject matter. JA The Gin Game, Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace, through Aug. ...


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THEATER REVIEW Alone, with Friends - Playwright: Lee Peters. At: Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. Tickets: 773-742-5420; proptheater@gmail.com; $20. Runs through: July 15 No matter where you are in the spectrum of sexual orientation, your first break-up almost always is difficult and painful, especially if initiated by your partner. It's also commonplace and unexceptional—which is the big problem with Alone, with Friends. Steve, the 30-year-old ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-School-for-Lies

THEATER REVIEW The School for Lies - Playwright: Adapted by David Ives from a play by Moliere. At: The Artistic Home, 1376 W. Grand Ave. Tickets: $28-$32. Runs through: Aug. 13 You have to admire David Ives' commercial savvy: After making his fortune in 1993 with a collection of short, funny, low-budget, actor-friendly sketches suitable for classroom or cabaret, his "translaptations" of obscure pre-19th-century French playwrights have, ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Nance

THEATER REVIEW The Nance - Playwright: Douglas Carter Beane. At: Pride Films and Plays at the Pride Arts Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway. Tickets: $30-$40. Runs through: July 30 The effeminate—or merely unmanly—male has been a stock character in comedy since antiquity, his risible appeal arising from the reversal of expectations at the foundation of popular humor to this day. In Western literature, the overtly gay ...


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Windy City Times Job Fair Sept. 22 at Center on Halsted - More than 70 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits are expected for the third annual in the Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. In 2016, more than 500 people attended the Job Fair. The event, which is free and open to the public, ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Berlin - Jackie Beat your face! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Phoenix - Taking in a hot show. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Saturday sexiness. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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'CLLAW XXVII' on July 29 in Chicago - The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) will be featured at "CLLAW XXVII: Summer Smackdown" on Saturday, July 29, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. CLLAW's 27th benefit match will feature lady-identified arm wrestlers, musical entertainment from Jackass Magnets and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 p.m., with the first match beginning at 9:30 ...


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Jason Collins, Sky star discuss facing adversity - To kick off its diversity and inclusion celebration weekend, the Chicago Sky and retired NBA player Jason Collins hosted a meet-and-greet panel July 6 at Midtown Athletic Club. Collins and Chicago Sky's starting center Imani Boyette spoke at the "Facing Adversity Through Sports" panel, with retired NBA player Stephen Bardo moderating. Collins holds the distinction of being the first active ...


Cirque-du-Soleil-buys-Blue-Man-Group

Cirque du Soleil buys Blue Man Group - Cirque du Soleil has acquired Blue Man Productions, reportedly for tens of millions of dollars. The acquisition marks one step on Cirque's path toward growth and diversity, Variety noted. Blue Man Group started as a small show in New York more than a quarter-century ago; it has since played in 20 countries and has six resident productions in the Germany ...


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Beth Ditto to sing in Chicago in July - Beth Ditto will celebrate the release of her debut solo album, Fake Sugar, with a North American headline tour. The run will kick off on July 12 in Washington, D.C., and conclude on July 26 with a show at The Independent in San Francisco. She will perform at Chicago's Lincoln Hall on July 17. Virgin Records released Fake Sugar on ...


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Theater Bike Ride on Sept. 9 - The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, at Foster Beach, 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m., with the first ride wave at 12 p.m. A community potluck barbecue will start at 1:30 p.m. It's a organization that will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services ...


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ART Event looks at gender mysteries in artist Henry Darger's works - Concurrent with its Henry Darger exhibit, "Betwixt and Between," coming to a close, Intuit: The Center For Intuitive and Outside Art has hosted a spate of events exploring gender identity in Darger's work. Darger was a Chicago-based artist who wrote and illustrated a lengthy manuscript about the adventures of a group of young girls, The Vivian Girls. The illustrations get ...


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BOOKS Brandon Hayes turns his camera toward U.S. parks - by Jake Ekdahl - Brandon Hayes is a professional photographer who specializes in nature photography. He and his husband, Sean Santos, plan to travel to and photograph all 59 U.S. national parks. ( Their trips are documented on AsTheyAre.net. ) Windy City Times: What is the main inspiration for your work? Brandon Hayes: That's a really good question. Certainly, the biggest inspiration for my ...


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Series looks at trans athletes - Featuring the inspiring journeys of five transgender athletes and how sport helped them find their true identities, Identify, the new original series from the Olympic Channel, profiles athletes who are making their mark in the sports world. The five-episode docuseries is available worldwide exclusively on the Olympic Channel digital platform mobile app and at OlympicChannel.com . Athletes Chloe Anderson ( ...







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