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COVID-19-Agencies-offering-services-resources-during-pandemic

  COVID-19 Agencies offering services, resources during pandemic

AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Center on Halsted have partnered on a helpline for persons with HIV/AIDS who need assistance with rent and/or utilities. Call 844-HUB-4040. Brave Space Alliance ( BSA ) announced March 15 that ...


Most-Cook-County-cases-postponed-video-appearances-ordered

  Most Cook County cases postponed; video appearances ordered

Citing COVID-19-related concerns, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans entered an order that extends the postponement of many criminal and civil cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County through Monday, May 18. The order also expands ...


COVID-19-Forest-preserves-being-monitored-for-overcrowding

  COVID-19 Forest preserves being monitored for overcrowding

The Forest Preserves of Cook County remain open, but specific locations have been closed that do not allow visitors to follow social distancing and other public health guidelines for COVID-19. At a March 29 press conference ...


COVID-19-closed-churches-and-LGBTQ-Catholics

  COVID-19, closed churches and LGBTQ Catholics

BY FRANCIS DEBERNARDO

Is anyone anywhere around the globe thinking about anything other than COVID-19, the coronavirus that has paralyzed almost all human activity? I imagine that very few are. The cloud of the virus hangs over everything from ...


COVID-19-AFC-gala-moved-to-Nov-21

  COVID-19 AFC gala moved to Nov. 21

Because of coronavirus-related concerns, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) is postponing its 35th-anniversary gala until Saturday, Nov. 21, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., 6-11 p.m. In a statement, AFC President/CEO John ...


Chicagoan-alleges-anti-trans-bias-against-Orangetheory-location

  Chicagoan alleges anti-trans bias against Orangetheory location

Following two years of repeated requests to address alleged anti-trans discrimination at Orangetheory Fitness Chicago-Edgewater, non-binary Chicagoan Jes Scheinpflug posted about their experiences on their blog to raise awareness about the issue. However, the company has ...


Chicago-DJ-taps-online-music-energy

  Chicago DJ taps online music energy

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, numerous creative professionals have kept their audiences engaged, and kept themselves working, by taking their work online. Marc Moder—a local DJ who works under the name Moose the DJ and is ...


Pride-at-Work-on-COVID-19-working-people-AAPIs

  Pride at Work on COVID-19, working people, AAPIs

Statement from Pride at Work: We know this is a very concerning time for everyone right now, and we are reaching out to provide important information pertinent to LGBTQ workers. Many of you are on the ...


Fundraisers-online-for-workers-sidelined-by-Chicago-bar-closings

  Fundraisers online for workers sidelined by Chicago bar closings

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker has ordered the closing of all bars and restaurants for dine-in business through April 7, 2020. This is a necessary action to stem to transmission of ...


OPEN-LETTER-Census-2020-The-LGBTQ-community-counts

  OPEN LETTER Census 2020: The LGBTQ+ community counts

It's a new decade, and that means it's time to complete the Census. The Census is done every 10 years, and informs funding for neighborhood improvements, school districts, public health, the building of new roads and ...


COVID-19-Ramirez-Rosa-urges-undocumented-locals-to-apply-for-housing-help

  COVID-19 Ramirez-Rosa urges undocumented locals to apply for housing help

Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ( 35th Ward ) issued a press release urging undocumented Chicagoans to apply for the city's COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant. The grant, announced March 27 by the Department of Housing and Mayor ...


STREAMING-THEATER-REVIEW-Teenage-Dick-

  STREAMING THEATER REVIEW Teenage Dick

Playwright: Mike Lew At: Theater Wit ( on line streaming only ) Tickets: TheaterWit.org; $28. Runs through: April 19 In a smart move before shutting down, Theater Wit video recorded a live performance of Teenage Dick, ...


COVID-19-LGBT-Chicagoans-weather-pandemics-economic-storm

  COVID-19: LGBT Chicagoans weather pandemic's economic storm

Millions of U.S. residents will face uncertain financial futures as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. Nearly 3.3 million people filed new unemployment claims the week of March 23, while economic activity has ground to a virtual halt ...


COVID-19-Chicago-lakefront-trails-closed-to-public

  COVID-19 Chicago lakefront, trails closed to public

Chicago aldermen have noted to their constituents that their access to public places has been curtailed. Starting March 26, all of Chicago's lakefront with its adjoining parks will be closed to the public until further notice. ...


Raven-Theatre-postpones-world-premiere-of-Eden-Prairie-1971-due-to-COVID-19

  Raven Theatre postpones world premiere of Eden Prairie, 1971 due to COVID-19

CHICAGO ( March 25, 2020 ) — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Raven Theatre today announced it will postpone its upcoming world premiere of Mat Smart's Eden Prairie, 1971, directed by Henry Wishcamper, originally scheduled ...


Chicago-Alternative-Comics-Expo-CAKE-2020-postponed

  Chicago Alternative Comics Expo CAKE 2020 postponed

A statement to the CAKE community from Chicago Alternative Comics Expo: We know that many of you are rightly concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially affect Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) and ...


COVID-19-Quigley-Larsen-urge-FDA-to-allow-healthy-gay-bi-men-to-donate-blood

  COVID-19 Quigley, Larsen urge FDA to allow healthy gay, bi men to donate blood

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley ( D-Illinois ) and Rick Larsen ( D-Washington ) urged the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) to overturn the FDA's guidance on blood donation by men who have sex with ...


Federal-REAL-ID-deadline-extended-to-Oct-1-2021

  Federal REAL ID deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2021

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) has extended the federal REAL ID deadline an additional year to Oct. 1, 2021. DHS cited the COVID-19 pandemic ...


Chicago-History-Museum-to-search-for-new-president

  Chicago History Museum to search for new president

The Chicago History Museum announced that its president, Gary T. Johnson, is planning to retire. Johnson has led Chicago's oldest cultural institution, which was founded in 1856, since 2005. A national search is being commenced for ...


AFC-head-details-coronavirus-response-

  AFC head details coronavirus response

AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) is among the Chicago agencies that have mobilized an aggressive response to the coronavirus crisis. AFC President and CEO John Peller, who has led the agency since 2014, discussed ...


Around-Broadway-to-honor-high-school-musical-theater-students

  'Around Broadway' to honor high-school musical-theater students

Broadway In Chicago has announced its new social-media program, "Around Broadway in 80 Days." In the wake of the cancellation of The Jimmy Awards ( the national program ) and the Illinois High School Musical Theatre ...


Broadway-in-Chicago-updates-changes-in-show-schedules

  Broadway in Chicago updates changes in show schedules

(Chicago, March 24, 2020) The safety and health of our patrons, staff and theatrical companies is our top priority. In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) here is an update of the shows that are ...


Windy-City-Times-invites-participation-in-14th-Annual-LGBTQ-Community-Survey

  Windy City Times invites participation in 14th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey

For over a decade, the LGBTQ Community Survey survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities, and organizations better understand and serve the LGBTQ community. The report will be published on the CMI.info website for ...


Hell-in-a-Handbag-Productions-Announces-2020-Season

  Hell in a Handbag Productions Announces 2020 Season

CHICAGO, IL ( March 23, 2020 ) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its 2020 Season, plus a move to Stage 773, where Handbag is now a resident company for 2020. This ...


Police-fire-officials-joint-Dept-Public-Health-work-to-protect-first-responder

  Police, fire officials joint Dept. Public Health work to protect first responder

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck and Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Richard Ford II today joined Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady to announce the latest efforts to keep ...


COVID-19-Chicago-Humanities-Festival-updates-events-

  COVID-19 Chicago Humanities Festival updates events

The Chicago Humanities Festival is in the process of modifying its spring programming because of COVID-19. It is following the latest recommendations of Gov. JB Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lighfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ...


Poisoned-A-Snow-White-Rock-Musical-postponed

  Poisoned: A Snow White Rock Musical postponed

Statement from Michael Galloway of Pan's Flute Productions: In an effort to do our part in mitigating the spread of Covid-19, we made the hardest, and yet the best, decision to postpone our Production of Poisoned: ...


LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-responds-to-COVID-19

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois responds to COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, we find our business community facing unprecedented situations. In times such as this, it's even more important that we lean in to support each other, shop local, and support our local ...


World-premiere-of-Notes-Letters-postponed-due-to-Coronavirus-

  World premiere of Notes & Letters postponed due to Coronavirus

CHICAGO ( March 23, 2020 ) — In response to the coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) pandemic, Underscore Theatre Company today announced it will postpone its upcoming world premiere of Notes & Letters, originally scheduled to run ...


Cook-County-distributes-masks-gloves-to-area-first-responders

  Cook County distributes masks, gloves to area first responders

As area first responders experience a shortage of potentially life-saving coronavirus supplies, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security ( EMRS ) distributed more than 33,600 ...


Man-behind-memorial-crosses-diagnosed-with-terminal-cancer

  Man behind memorial crosses diagnosed with terminal cancer

Greg Zanis—the Aurora man who has built more than 27,000 white crosses to commemorate victims of gun violence—has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, The Chicago Tribune reported. Also, despite surgery to remove the tumor, the disease ...


Streamed-theater-review-Methtacular

  Streamed theater review, Methtacular!

By: Steven Strafford Via: 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn. Tickets: 708-795-6704 or 16thstreettheater.org; $12 per person/on your honor. Available through: April 4 The show cannot go on for so many live theaters nationwide. Safety ...


Gov-Pritzker-announces-statewide-stay-at-home-order-for-COVID-19-containment

  Gov. Pritzker announces statewide stay at home order for COVID-19 containment

Chicago — Following the advice of leading public health experts around the globe, Governor JB Pritzker announced today has signed a statewide stay at home order, aiming to keep new cases of COVID-19 from rapidly increasing ...


ELECTIONS-2020-PRIMARY-ELECTION-Oberweis-wins-will-face-Underwood

  ELECTIONS 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION Oberweis wins, will face Underwood

Even though the 2020 Illinois primary took place March 17, dairy magnate and state Sen. Jim Oberweis was not declared the winner of the GOP race in the state's 14th Congressional District until March 20, The ...


Vital-Bridges-resumes-food-deliveries

  Vital Bridges resumes food deliveries

Vital Bridges, which had delivered meals to Chicagoans living with HIV/AIDS but ceased deliveries last year, resumed those deliveries March 21, according to activist Lori Cannon, who is program coordinator at the Vital Bridges North Side ...


SAVOR-Mason-House

  SAVOR Mason House

DISH Dining Guide

[Note: With the COVID-19 outbreak, Illinois restaurants and bars have been ordered closed through at least Tuesday, April 7. However, this restaurant has its menu items for take-out or delivery through that date.] Mason House ( ...


Chief-judge-weighs-in-on-bail-reviews-during-COVID-19-epidemic

  Chief judge weighs in on bail reviews during COVID-19 epidemic

The Circuit Court of Cook County, under the direction of Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans, has taken a series of actions since March 13 to ensure that the court operates to hear all emergency matters, including ...


Unofficial-suburban-Cook-County-precinct-results-now-online

  Unofficial suburban Cook County precinct results now online

Unofficial March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election township and precinct-level results for suburban Cook County can now be viewed online at cookcountyclerk.com or http://s3.amazonaws.com/election-clerk/Summary%20Report.pdf . Select "view" from the Online Results column. Please note the download ...


IML-postponed-due-to-coronavirus

  IML postponed due to coronavirus

Organizers of the annual International Mr. Leather ( IML ) celebration announced the morning of March 19 that the annual event—normally held each Memorial Day weekend—has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 IML ...


Lightfoot-City-Hall-closed-to-public

  Lightfoot: City Hall closed to public

As part of an effort to ensure the health and safety of Chicago's residents and City employees, and to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced City Hall will not ...


CMSA-events-shut-down-through-May-9

  CMSA events shut down through May 9

Because of COVID-19-related concerns, The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) is expanding its suspending all game play, team practices and social events through at least May 9, GoPride.com noted. "We are following the CDC ...


Autonomous-Tenants-Union-coalition-of-Chicago-groups-demand-rent-mortgage-freeze

  Autonomous Tenants Union, coalition of Chicago groups demand rent, mortgage freeze

CHICAGO — As COVID-19 spreads throughout the United States, making an indefinite period of social distancing vital for containing the outbreak, millions of Americans have, or will soon, lose their jobs. Because of this, instead of ...


COVID-19-Planned-Parenthood-consolidating-centers

  COVID-19 Planned Parenthood consolidating centers

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Planned Parenthood of Illinois ( PPIL ) is taking proactive steps to protect its patients and staff. Beginning Monday, March 23, all PPIL services will be temporarily ...


Tree-House-Humane-Society-promotes-cat-co-workers-good-company-for-work-at-homers-

  Tree House Humane Society promotes cat co-workers, good company for work-at-homers

CHICAGO, IL - The Coronavirus crisis has necessitated more people begin working from home than ever before. Social distancing can be isolating, but having a pet in the home can provide loving company to help pass ...


Telephone-Town-Hall-on-pandemic-with-Cong-Schakowsky-and-experts-March-20

  Telephone Town Hall on pandemic with Cong. Schakowsky and experts, March 20

U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky presents a Telephone Town Hall discussion on the coronavirus pandemic with Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former U.S. FDA Commissioner; Dr. Robert Murphy, Exective Director Northwestern University's Institute for Global Health and Terry Mason, ...


CONCERT-COVERAGE-BIPOC-Punk-Takeover-Floor-Show-Of-Montreal

  CONCERT COVERAGE BIPOC Punk Takeover; Floor Show; Of Montreal

Despite the creeping threat of COVID-19 and our federal government's ineptitude in handling it, springtime in Chicago arrived with a jolly vengeance in March. The idea of a "spring awakening" got a whole new definition, as ...


Milwaukee-PrideFest-postponed

  Milwaukee PrideFest postponed

Organizers of PrideFest, Wisconsin's largest LGBTQ+ event, announced that it will postpone its 2020 edition, originally scheduled for June 4-7 at the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds, OnMilwaukee.com noted. Wes Shaver, president of Milwaukee Pride, Inc., ...


PRIMARY-ELECTION-Rep-Pizer-concedes-to-winner-Croke-

  PRIMARY ELECTION Rep. Pizer concedes to winner Croke

Newly installed state Rep. Yoni Pizer—the first openly gay representative of Illinois' 12th District, which includes Gold Coast, Near North, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View and Buena Park—conceded to Margaret Croke in the race for ...


Pride-Films-and-Plays-to-suspend-performances-of-two-productions

  Pride Films and Plays to suspend performances of two productions

Chicago, IL — Pride Films and Plays announces that performances of both its current productions - DEX & ABBY and FIVE ENCOUNTERS ON A SITE CALLED CRAIGSLIST — are suspended until further notice. Both productions may ...


Beautiful-City-Project-online-funder-March-19-

  Beautiful City Project online funder March 19

The Beautiful City Project will host a concert on its Facebook and Instagram accounts on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. The organization will be raising money for Season of Concern ( ...


NQAPIA-denounces-racist-attacks-stemming-from-COVID-19-fears

  NQAPIA denounces racist attacks stemming from COVID-19 fears

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance ( NQAPIA ) issued a statement denouncing "racist attacks, discrimination, and blatant xenophobia that has occurred in light of COVID-19 CoronaVirus." NQAPIA said, "While the coronavirus poses a very ...


Chicago-Symphony-events-canceled

  Chicago Symphony events canceled

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) announces that all CSOA-presented concerts at Symphony Center scheduled through at least the next 30 days (starting March 12) are canceled in an effort to limit community transmission of COVID-19. ...


Natl-Museum-of-Mexican-Art-postpones-March-public-events

  Nat'l Museum of Mexican Art postpones March public events

With the National Museum of Mexican Art monitoring the status of COVID-19 ( coronavirus ) and implementing museum best practices and safety measures, the site has decided to postpone all public events through the end of ...


SAVOR-Labriola-COVID-19-hotline

  SAVOR Labriola; COVID-19 hotline

DISH Dining Guide

[Note: With the COVID-19 outbreak, Illinois restaurants and bars have been ordered closed through Monday, March 30. However, this article is being run to acknowledge the work of the staff involved, and in the hope that ...


LGBT-nightclubs-prepare-for-weeks-long-closings

  LGBT nightclubs prepare for weeks-long closings

Chicago-area nightclubs and restaurants, along with all food-and-beverage hospitality businesses in Illinois, received the order from state authorities the afternoon of March 15 to cease operations at the close of business the following day. The mandate ...


LGBT-nightclubs-prepare-for-mandated-weeks-long-closings-

  LGBT nightclubs prepare for mandated weeks-long closings

Please see the full story at http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBT-nightclubs-prepare-for-weeks-long-closings/68186.html . ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Her-Honor-Jane-Byrne

  THEATER REVIEW Her Honor Jane Byrne

Playwright: J. Nicole Brooks At: Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan. Tickets: LookingglassTheatre.org Price: Tickets no longer available. Runs through: Canceled due to coronavirus [NOTE: Performances have been suspended due to COVID-19, but Windy City Times feels ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Two-Character-Play

  THEATER REVIEW The Two Character Play

Playwright: Tennessee Williams At: Theatre L'acadie at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: $25; AthenaeumTheatre.org and 773-935-6875. Runs through: March 29 [NOTE: Audiences for performances will be limited due to COVID-19. Contact the venue, as ...


Siskel-closed-until-April-10

  Siskel closed until April 10

To support efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) and to protect the health and safety of guests and staff, the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., will be ...


Melissa-Villasenor-at-The-Den-in-July-

  Melissa Villasenor at The Den in July

Saturday Night Live's Melissa Villasenor will bring her stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for five performances on July 9-11 on The Den's Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Villasenor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever ...


Windy-City-Times-serving-since-1985-seeking-community-support-

  Windy City Times, serving since 1985, seeking community support

Newest issue available by PDF, in news boxes and in businesses that remain open

Windy City Times is distributing this edition via our wonderful delivery crew, but only to open locations around the city, and our boxes. It is also available as a PDF download on the top right of ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-postpones-upcoming-events

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame postpones upcoming events

Due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced that it has postponed three planned events—the meeting of its Selection Committee, slated for Saturday, March 21; its Bowlathon Fundraiser at Waveland Bowl on Saturday, ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"You're full of shit. I support the Second Amendment. I'm not taking your gun away. I did not say that."—Joe Biden responds to a worker at an automobile plant in Detroit who accused him of "actively ...


Chicago-Is-A-Drag-Festival-on-June-26-

  'Chicago Is A Drag Festival' on June 26

A Queer Pride's Chicago Is A Drag Festival ( CIADF )—being promoted as the first-ever outdoor festival in Chicago that showcases an intersectional look into its drag culture and scene—is slated to take place Friday, June ...


Stop-comparing-coronavirus-to-early-HIV-AIDS-Just-stop

  Stop comparing coronavirus to early HIV/AIDS. Just stop.

People ask me if our lives today feel like the early years of HIV/AIDS, and I want to scream. There is no comparison. Just stop. No one cared about people dying of AIDS in the early ...


THE-AMAZON-TRAIL-Micks-potato-fertilizer

  THE AMAZON TRAIL Mick's potato fertilizer

When I asked for advice about growing potatoes, our friend Mary wrote, "Here is what Mick does: blood meal, green sand, or wood ash, bone meal, a handful of each above item for each potato you ...


PASSAGES-Ann-Morris

  PASSAGES Ann Morris

Ann Morris passed away March 7. She was 67. Ann was born in Chicago on April 5, 1952, and grew up in Texas. She returned to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago where she earned ...


Sister-Sheila-Lyne-dies-at-83

  Sister Sheila Lyne dies at 83

Sister Sheila Lyne—a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy for 67 years who led Chicago's Mercy Hospital as president and CEO for decades, and also served as commissioner of public health for Chicago from 1991 ...


Windy-City-Times-printable-election-guide-charts

  Windy City Times printable election guide charts

For printable Election Guide charts, please follow the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/WCT_2020_webcharts_full_20200309.pdf . Also see many candidate interviews and profiles throughout recent weeks. ...


ELECTIONS-2020-IL-SUPREME-COURT-FREEMAN-VACANCY-Margaret-Stanton-McBride-on-diversity-LGBT-

  ELECTIONS 2020 IL SUPREME COURT (FREEMAN VACANCY) Margaret Stanton McBride on diversity, LGBT

Margaret Stanton McBride is a lifelong Illinoisan ( born in Evanston ) who's running for a seat on the state's highest court. Her credentials include a judicial career of more than three decades, as a Cook ...


OUTspoken-at-BAC-on-April-10

  'OUTspoken' at BAC on April 10

The Beverly Arts Center ( BAC ), 2407 W. 111th St., will present an evening with LGBTQIA storytelling collective OUTspoken on Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Chicago-based comedian Elizabeth Gomez will host the event, which ...


Gerber-Hart-will-be-closed-to-the-public-until-March-31

  Gerber/Hart will be closed to the public until March 31

In support of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Gerber/Hart will be closed to the public until March 31. Upcoming programs will be postponed or canceled: The March 25 Disappeared: Chicago's Lost Lesbian Bars film ...


COVID-19-guidelines-regarding-people-experiencing-homelessness

  COVID-19 guidelines regarding people experiencing homelessness

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless released recommendations for state and local governmental response to COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness. The coalition urges the City of Chicago to immediately identify government resources ( city, county, state, ...


Howard-Brown-Health-implementing-social-distancing-practices

  Howard Brown Health implementing social distancing practices

In order to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) and in the interest of patient and staff safety, Howard Brown Health is implementing service changes and new procedures. NOTE: If you ...


Drivers-facilities-closed-through-March-31

  Drivers' facilities closed through March 31

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices, including Driver Services facilities statewide, will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, and the health and safety recommendations by experts endorsing social ...







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