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Michelle-Chamuel-in-Chicago-Dec-15

Michelle Chamuel in Chicago Dec. 15 - From a press release - New York, NY ( September 2, 2014 ) - Michelle Chamuel, the bespectacled songstress who won American's hearts in season 4 of The Voice, will perform in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15 at Lincoln Hall. Tickets go on sale Sept. 15. Chamuel will release of her debut LP, Face The Fire, set to hit via The End Records / ADA this ...


Healthcare-advocate-Caryn-Berman-dies

Healthcare advocate Caryn Berman dies - Longtime healthcare advocate Caryn Berman, 62, died Sept. 1 of cancer. Berman told the story of her fight against cancer for an Aug. 6 Windy City Times article. She spoke of her wife of 36 years, Laura Cuzzillo, and of saying goodbye to friends and family. In the 1980s, Berman helped organize the AIDS Foundation of Chicago with William Young ...


Hytes-wins-Miss-Continental-title

Hytes wins Miss Continental title - In an evening full of glitz, swimsuits, evening wear, professionally choreographed talent segments and more, one of the highlights of the Miss Continental contest Sept. 1 at the Vic Theatre was a cheering tribute to the late Tajma Hall, a well-known Chicago-based entertainer and MC. The winner of Miss Continental 2014 was Brooke Lynn Hytes, All-Star Continental. First runner-up was ...


TransTech-launches-15K-fundraising-campaign-

TransTech launches 15K fundraising campaign - From a press release - A committee of 15 Leaders, Allies and Activists are making it their goal to raise $15,000 in 15 days to jump start TransTech Graphic Design and Web Coding Academy. "We believe that trans people deserve a safe and affirming place to grow their skills and not feel alone in the workplace. Trans people are twice as likely to be unemployed ...


Chicago-Sky-wins-double-OT-thriller-deciding-game-Wednesday-

Chicago Sky wins double OT thriller; deciding game Wednesday - ROSEMONT - The two diehard Indiana Fever fans, each wearing Fever-emblazed t-shirts, weren't going to miss game two of the WNBA's best-of-three Eastern Conference Finals on Sept. 1 at the Allstate Arena. The Fever was one win away from advancing to the WNBA Finals in hopes of reclaiming the title that the team won in 2012, marking the first pro ...


German-historian-talks-lesbian-like-German-suffragists

German historian talks 'lesbian-like' German suffragists - "Lesbian-like Women in the Late 1800s to World War II: The Lives of the Suffragists" was the title of a lecture by German historian Ingeborg Boxhammer Aug. 28 at the Center on Halsted, presented with Windy City Times newspaper. For the past 20 years, Boxhammer has researched the history of lesbians and lesbian movies. She is also the co-administrator of ...


Chicago-couple-files-suit-against-cab-company

Chicago couple files suit against cab company - A gay couple has filed suit against a cab company whose driver allegedly tried to eject them from his taxi—on the shoulder of the Kennedy Expressway—after seeing them kiss, NBC 5 reported Aug. 28. The lawsuit was filed last week against Sun Taxi by Matthew McCrea and Steven White. It alleges that in May, 2013, driver Jama Anshur, not named ...


HBHC-responds-to-AHF-anti-PrEP-ads-

HBHC responds to AHF anti-PrEP ads - The top official from Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) responded to a new nationwide advertise campaign that questions the effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis ( PrEP ) with an assertion that PrEP remains a viable option for persons who might be at risk for HIV infection. "We're coming from a completely different position than those ads," said David Munar, ...


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Organist Carpenter part of symphony series - Concert-hall organist Cameron Carpenter will be part of the 2014-15 CSO ( Chicago Symphony Orchestra ) at the Movies series. The organ of Orchestra Hall will take center stage on Halloween as Carpenter performs his original score for Robert Wiene's silent thriller The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. The original three events include Pixar ...


StoryCorps-Chicago-Out-Loud-launch

StoryCorps Chicago Out Loud launch - From a press release - Party with a purpose as StoryCorps OutLoud in Chicago, an initiative to record and preserve the experiences of LGBTQ communities, is launched on Thursday, Sept.18 6:30pm-9pm. RSVP now to Chicago@storycorps.net . La Tony of The Gay Agenda will emcee the evening while you listen to select stories, watch wonderful performances by Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP ) and Saya ...


Judy-Shepard-speaks-of-new-anti-hate-initiatives-at-Center

Judy Shepard speaks of new anti-hate initiatives at Center - In what The Center on Halsted described as her first official visit to the facility, acclaimed LGBTQ advocate, mom, author and Matthew Shepard Foundation co-founder Judy Shepard chatted with members of the Chicago LGBTQ community at an informal reception Aug. 26. "This is an incredible place and a credit to the community," Shepard said of the Center. "I wish every ...


Womens-Words-Film-Fest-premieres-shorts

Women's Words Film Fest premieres shorts - From a press release - Chicago, IL —Pride Films and Plays announces seven short films and two episodes from Tello Films receiving their Chicago premieres during Pride Films and Plays Women's Words Film Festival at the Public House Theatre ( 3914 N Clark ) on September 15th, 2014. Films chosen for the fest include an innocent teenage story of breaking boundaries, a sexy 30 year ...


Utah-marriage-plaintiffs-ask-Supreme-Court-for-review-

Utah marriage plaintiffs ask Supreme Court for review - From a press release - ( Salt Lake City, Utah, August 28, 2014 )—Today, the three couples challenging the State of Utah's ban on marriage for same-sex couples asked the United States Supreme Court to accept the request of Utah state officials to review the case. In the brief filed today, the plaintiffs argue that Supreme Court review is required because same-sex couples in Utah ...


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Daddy's Girl? Rebecca Coffey on Sigmund Freud's daughter - By Joan Lipkin - HYSTERICAL: Anna Freud's Story, by Rebecca CoffeyFormat: Paperback Pages: 360, ISBN: 978-1-938314-42-1 Imagine growing up gay in a household where your world-renowned father Sigmund Freud calls lesbianism a gateway to mental illness. And it is always, he said, caused by the father and curable by analysis. Then, having warned his colleagues that analysis is an erotic echo chamber, he analyzes ...


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Street being named for Women & Children First Bookstore - A street on Chicago's North Side will be dedicated to Women & Children First Bookstore, by the office of Ald. Harry Osterman. Women & Children First Way will be in honor of store founders Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen. The dedication will begin near the store, at the northeast corner of Farragut and Clark, at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, during ...


Financial-advisor-Joe-Della-Monica-works-for-LGBTQ-clients

Financial advisor Joe Della Monica works for LGBTQ clients - Joe Della Monica, an Ameriprise private wealth advisor for 18 years, describes his job like this: "What I do with my clients is help them avoid making mistakes financially, and then really maximize the good decisions in life." He specializes in LGBTQ clients, and has a history of community service, thanks in part to his company. "I'm never ashamed to ...


Indiana-Wisconsin-couples-rally-before-marriage-hearing

Indiana, Wisconsin couples rally before marriage hearing - Coming from Indiana and Wisconsin, marriage equality supporters rallied at Federal Plaza Aug. 25 in anticipation of a major hearing on marriage equality before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals the following day. See photos and first-day coverage of the rally at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Couples-rally-in-Chicago-on-eve-of-marriage-hearing/48753.html . and coverage of the hearings at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/7th-Circuit-hears-arguments-for-Indiana-Wisconsin-equal-marriage-/48760.html . ...


Fringe-festival-features-diversity-of-shows-performers

'Fringe' festival features diversity of shows, performers - SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT - Transgender performance artist Rebecca Kling is returning once again to perform in the Chicago Fringe Festival, which runs from Thursday, Aug. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 7. Just like last year, the 5th Annual Chicago Fringe Festival plays the Jefferson Park neighborhood centralized near the intersection of Milwaukee and Lawrence Avenues. It's a neighborhood that Kling feels has been more convenient ...


LETTERS-By-the-numbers-Tunney-business

LETTERS By the numbers; Tunney business - By the numbers In response to Michael O'Connor's recent letter ( "An uncertain future," http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LETTERS-An-uncertain-future/48733.html ), I'd like to expound on the information Mr. O'Connor received. As part of our ongoing effort to effectively respond to HIV/AIDS in the City, the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) tracks HIV prevalence and new diagnoses. We release surveillance data reports ...


Before-we-go-moving-the-Pride-Parade

Before we go moving the Pride Parade... - As someone who has lived in Chicago on and off for 22 years this summer, and who owns a business with my partner that just celebrated 10 years here in Lake View East, I am proud to call this city and the Boystown neighborhood my chosen home. Even so, like many, I have also been observing some of the changes ...


Broadway-in-Chicago-puts-on-free-summer-show

Broadway in Chicago puts on free summer show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The hill was alive with the sound of music in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Aug. 18, when 15 Broadway in Chicago shows were featured in a free summer concert. Million Dollar Quartet has rightfully earned its success at the Apollo Theater over the years and kicked off the night with a rollicking good time and a medley of classic hits. ...


Hate-crime-summit-Oct-20-in-Chicago

Hate crime summit Oct. 20 in Chicago - A hate crime summit for educators, law enforcement, researchers, service providers and the general community will be held Monday, Oct. 20 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted, hosted by the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, along with other agencies. Organizers stated: "Hate crimes cause unique harm, both to the victim and to our entire ...


Spotlight-House-of-Mirth

Spotlight: House of Mirth - Dead Writers Theatre Collective gets all dressed up in fancy period dress for three benefit performances of House of Mirth, a theatrical adaptation of Edith Wharton's classic novel by Dawn Keeler. So as you see the rise and fall of Lily Bart in New York society circa 1905, just think at how you're also helping Dead Writers Theatre Collective raise ...


Witch-Slap

Witch Slap! - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Jeff Goode. At: Babes With Blades at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets: 773-904-0391; www.babeswithblades.org; $20. Runs through: Sept. 20 The annual Joining Sword and Pen competition challenges its contestants to write a play based on a specified graphic image of women portrayed in a martial context. Last year's chosen visual, however, was Gabriella Boros' grotesque painting ...


CRITICS-PICKS

CRITICS' PICKS - Hellish Half-Light, Mary-Arrchie Theatre, through Aug. 30. These six beautifully rendered short plays by Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett provide an accessible and entertaining doorway to Beckett's sometimes-grim, sometimes-abstract but always highly theatrical landscape. JA Some Men, Pride Films and Plays at Rivendell Theatre, through Sept 13. Terrence McNally's chronicle of gay progress over the last hundred years is told as ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Clemente-The-Legend-of-21

THEATER REVIEW Clemente: The Legend of 21 - Playwright: Luis Caballero. At: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-327-5252 or www.stage773.com; $35. Runs through: September 14 NightBlue Performing Arts Company now debuts Clemente: The Legend of 21 at Stage 773 for almost a month-long Chicago run. Beginning with record-breaking baseball player Roberto Clemente's funeral, the story is told in flashbacks, starting with the sportsman's childhood memories of ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Stupid-Fkg-Bird

THEATER REVIEW Stupid F*kg Bird - Playwright: Aaron Posner. At: Sideshow Theatre Company at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000; www.victorygardens.org; $20-$25. Runs through: Sept. 21 Don't be fooled by the publicity promoting this adaptation of The Seagull as a deconstructive farce on the order of Inspecting Carol. Aaron Posner's surprisingly smart gloss on Anton Chekhov's seminal 19th-century Russian drama reads more as live-action ...


THEATER-REVIEW-On-the-Town

THEATER REVIEW On the Town - Playwrights: Leonard Bernstein ( music ), Betty Comden & Adolph Green ( book/lyrics ), Jerome Robbins ( idea/choreography ). At: The Marriott Theatre, 1 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire. Tickets: 847-634-0200; www.MariottTheatre.com; $40-$48 ( plus tax/fees ). Runs through: Oct. 12 Chicago has enjoyed excellent new summertime productions of Brigadoon ( Goodman Theatre ) and A Fiddler on the Roof ( Light ...


Toon-commemorates-Sotomayor-birthday

Toon commemorates Sotomayor birthday - This 1990 political cartoon by the late Danny Sotomayor commemorates his birthday. ( The artist/activist was born Aug. 30, 1958, and passed away Feb. 5, 1992. His partner, playwright Scott McPherson, died later that same year. ) Image courtesy of Lori Cannon ...


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Attendees board 'Soul Train' at ALCC event - The AIDS Legal Council of Chicago's ( ALCC's ) annual summer bash took place Aug. 20 at Boystown nightspot Sidetrack. In years past, the theme ranged from "Lost in Space" to "Bollywood Nights," and this year's theme—"Soul Train"—did not disappoint. A diverse crowd of people began flooding the venue early, and quite a few festive people came in full '70s ...


Michael-Jackson-tribute-Aug-28-30-in-Gary-Indiana

Michael Jackson tribute Aug. 28-30 in Gary, Indiana - Katherine Jackson has announced that The 5th Annual Michael Jackson "King of Pop" Tribute Festival of the Arts will take place in Gary, Indiana, on Aug. 28-30 at 2300 Jackson St, Michael's birth home. This year's tribute festival is different from previous years. The theme is "Art for Life," and the festival will be showcasing undiscovered talent. The outdoor tribute ...


-Indigo-Girls-joining-Nettles-Aug-29-in-Aurora

Indigo Girls joining Nettles Aug. 29 in Aurora - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—a.k.a. the Indigo Girls—have joined the Chicago-area stop of the That Girl Tour which includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and headliner Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. The That Girl Tour plays RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, on Friday, Aug. 29. The park opens at 5:30 p.m. Brandy Clark takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by the Indigo ...


Global-trans-group-holds-fundraiser

Global trans* group holds fundraiser - Members of WPATH ( World Professional Association for Transgender Health ) met at the J.W Marriott, 151 W. Adams St., on Aug. 24. This global organization, the only organization uniting healthcare professionals, in seeking raised awareness and better option for transgender health care, celebrated the continued success of the seventh edition of the Standards of Care the organization publishes. These ...


Cafe-Creme-French-restaurant-charms-Wicker-Park-patrons

Cafe Crème: French restaurant charms Wicker Park patrons - Less than two months ago, Bucktown/Wicker Park residents graciously welcomed another new café to their lively neighborhood streets on Chicago's northwest side. Café Crème, a French-inspired restaurant ( 1721 N. Damen Ave.; cafecremechicago.com ) aims to please diners with sturdy brunch options, outdoor seating on their secluded back patio and a family-friendly environment boasting approachability and a "neighborhood restaurant" feel. ...


Sky-to-Face-the-Indiana-in-WNBA-Eastern-Finals

Sky to Face the Indiana in WNBA Eastern Finals - CHICAGO —With an 81-80 win over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night the Chicago Sky advanced to the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Sky, who finished fourth in the Eastern Conference, upset the top-seeded Atlanta Dream in the first round, winning the series 2-1,and will face the Indiana Fever in the Conference Finals. ...


Musical-theater-incubator-launches-with-Chicago-native-Broadway-stars

Musical theater incubator launches with Chicago-native/Broadway stars - From a press release - CHICAGO ( August 27, 2014 ) — Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ( "Festival of Works in Development" ), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Makalong with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, ...


FGG-co-president-opens-up-on-Gay-Games-past-present-future

FGG co-president opens up on Gay Games past, present, future - Despite significantly fewer participants than either of the past two Gay Games, the recently-completely Gay Games 9 in Cleveland was the best of the past three, said a co-president of the Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ). Kurt Dahl, the FGG male co-president and a Chicago-area resident, ranked the Cleveland event, which culminated its eight-day run on Aug. 10, ...


Reeling-LGBT-film-fest-opens-Sept-18

Reeling LGBT film fest opens Sept. 18 - From a press release - CHICAGO - Celebrate 32 years of The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, Reeling Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 18 at The Music Box Theatre ( 3733 N. Southport ave. ) with a screening of Boy Meets Girl, directed by Eric Schaeffer ( US, 2014, 95 min ). Director Eric Schaeffer is set to attend the screening, along with trans actress ...


Frederick-Collins-on-running-for-mayor

Frederick Collins on running for mayor - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 6, Frederick Collins officially announced his candidacy for the Chicago mayoral race at the Mckenzie Mission Church in the South Shore neighborhood. Collins is the third person to challenge current Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2015 mayoral election. Since he was 17, Collins has been involved in politics. He worked for both Wallace Davis' and Rickey Hendon's ...


E3-Radio-to-host-Purple-Tie-event

E3 Radio to host 'Purple Tie' event - E3 Radio will host the Purple Tie Affair & Silent Acution to raise money for nonprofits. This year, proceeds will benefit Project Fierce. Highlights will include jazz-soul vocalist Kenya as well as a silent auction. The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 28, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for VIP guests; general admission begins ...


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Dining news: Shaw's Labor Day special; Bar Takito opens - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —This Labor Day ( Monday, Sept. 1 ), Shaw's Crab House will celebrate the U.S. workforce at both Chicagoland locations. There will be a half-priced oyster deal; in addition, at 4-6 p.m., the Schaumburg location will serve oysters for 50 cents apiece in both the Oyster Bar and on the outdoor patio. Visit www.shawscrabhouse.com. —Bar Takito has opened at 201 ...


Fun-in-the-sun-in-Fort-Lauderdale-with-a-Chicago-twist

Fun in the sun in Fort Lauderdale-with a Chicago twist - TRAVEL Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - FORT LAUDERDALE—The first time I heard about Pineapple Point Guesthouse & Resort, a luxury gay men's bed & breakfast in sunny Florida, I thought about Miss Foozie. I expected Miss Foozie to appear at the front desk during check-in, to brew the morning coffee, hand out towels by the pool and do just about anything else needed at this amazing, ...


Snoop-to-headline-acts-at-North-Coast-Music-Festival

Snoop to headline acts at North Coast Music Festival - The fifth annual North Coast Music Festival will take place Aug. 29-31 at Chicago's Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. The hours will be Friday, Aug. 29, 3-10 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 30-31, 1-10 p.m. Snoop Dogg is headlining at the event, and he will perform on the last day ( 9-10 p.m. ). Among the many other slated acts ...


Robyn-flies-into-Chicago-lands-at-Pritzker-Pavilion

Robyn flies into Chicago, lands at Pritzker Pavilion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Swedish singer Robyn flew into the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Aug. 24, bringing a heavy dose of electronica along with her. Alternating her own solo set with her new collaborators Royksopp to a team-up at the end of the evening went smoothly overall. It was the perfect outdoor venue packed with a grassy picnic area of hopefuls waiting for a glimpse ...


Donny-Marie-in-Aurora-Aug-27-31

'Donny & Marie' in Aurora Aug. 27-31 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Iconic duo Donny & Marie Osmond will perform seven shows Aug. 27-31 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The brother-sister team has been performing its Vegas stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, since 2008. They will chronicle five decades in their 90-minute show. Tickets are $69-$99. For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com; call the Paramount box office at ...


Amy-Grant-remix-CD-In-Motion-available-

Amy Grant remix CD, 'In Motion,' available - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - AIn Motion: The Remixes—consisting of dance versions of songs from Christian/pop singer Amy Grant—is now available. Grant's early work in the Christian music field led to her crossover success in the pop market in the 1990s. She has sold more than 30 million albums, won six Grammys and 26 Dove Awards, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of ...


Way-out-Wizard-World-costumes-characters-artists

Way-out Wizard World: costumes, characters, artists - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Wizard World Comic Con Chicago hit the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, on Aug. 21-24. The front lobby of the convention center started the fun as a place to meet costumed characters upon entering the vast space. Two floors contained numerous vendor booths selling superhero toys, comic books, T-shirts and a variety of novelties. Evil Dead's Bruce Campbell ...


New-Lurie-clinic-marks-25-million-gift

New Lurie clinic marks $2.5-million gift - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital opened doors Aug. 22 on its first outpatient clinic dedicated exclusively to medical care for adolescents and young adults. The Potocsnak Family Adolescent Medicine Outpatient Clinic, at the Lurie Children's Outpatient Center in Chicago's Lincoln Park, tends to the needs of patients 10-24. The clinic recognized the Potocsnak family's $2.5-million gift supporting the ...


BENT-NIGHTS-Steely-Dan-Tom-Petty-and-the-Heartbreakers

BENT NIGHTS Steely Dan; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Steely Dan, essentially Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, personified hipness in the '70s so completely that they coolly appealed to violently divergent audiences with little effort. Rockers, stoners, jazz purists, soul fans, hipsters and pop lovers could embrace them without compromise. Just having a copy of Katy Lied ( ABC Records, 1974 ) or Aja ( ABC Records, 1977 ) ...


Collective-throws-Queerpocalypse-preview

Collective throws 'Queerpocalypse' preview - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Aug. 22, the burlesque and performance collective Ties and Tassles threw a meet-and-greet as a preview for the annual "Queerpocalypse" event held the following evening. Hosted by Jenna Delgaty with co-producer Candice Bree, the show—which took place at Lizard's Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd.—was a celebration of drag ( kings as well as queens ), high and ...


DINING-Freshiis-Alex-Blair-on-expanding-empire

DINING Freshii's Alex Blair on expanding empire - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - If Alex Blair has a motto, it's probably "Carpe diem." The openly gay 27-year-old entrepreneur owns three Freshii restaurants in Chicago, with plans to open six more, locally and elsewhere. ( He already owns more franchises in the company of the 65 global partners than anyone else. ) The health-food entrepreneur managed to carve out a few minutes recently to ...


Performer-from-RuPaul-in-Chicago-Sept-3

Performer from 'RuPaul' in Chicago Sept. 3 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Illinois Humanities Council will present a conversation with controversial performer Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, a runner-up in the fifth season of Logo's RuPaul's Drag Race on Wed., Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave. Alaska, aka Justin Andrew Honard, is teaming up with soul singer Jomama Jones and the Illinois Humanities Council's Angel Ysaguirre for ...


Machnik-wins-Nate-Berkus-reality-show-looks-at-future

Machnik wins Nate Berkus' reality show, looks at future - TELEVISION Extended for on online edition of Windy City Times - Lukas Machnik, an openly gay Chicago-based artist who owns a successful company called Lukas Machnik Interior Design ( LMID ) and winner of the first season of NBC's American Dream Builders ( ADB ), calls himself a minimalist. "Often enough, people don't get it; they say, 'Oh, it's an empty room,' but it's actually the hardest space to design because ...


Couples-rally-in-Chicago-on-eve-of-marriage-hearing

Couples rally in Chicago on eve of marriage hearing - Videos below. - Marriage equality supporters from Indiana and Wisconsin gathered at Federal Plaza Aug. 25 for a late-afternoon rally in anticipation of a major hearing on marriage equality before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals the following day. The court hearing addresses marriage bans in both states since Indiana and Wisconsin both fall under the 7th Circuit Court's purview. In each state, ...


-Poetry-Foundation-fall-events-include-LGBTs

Poetry Foundation fall events include LGBTs - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation's fall event season embraces poetry in an array of offerings that range from an experimental oratorio to an audio installation of a Parisian soundscape to a special evening with superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand. This season is variously local, with the Open Door Readings, focused on Chicagoland writing programs, and ...


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NLGJA 2014: LGBT journalists convene in Chicago - Video below. - More than 300 LGBT and allied journalists came to Chicago Aug. 20-23 for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association annual convention and 10th annual LGBT Media Summit. There were keynote speakers, dozens of workshops, awards and social events around the city. [See related stories on some of the many topics of discussion: NLJGA 2014: Diversity coverage hits and misses ...


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Protesters gather outside Cappleman election kickoff - \Members of North Side Action for Justice and Gay Liberation Network were among about 35 people picketing Aug. 24 in front of Ald. James Cappleman's office, 4660 N. Broadway, as the alderman welcomed supporters for an event launching his bid for re-election. The protestors crowded the sidewalk in front of the office as Cappleman's guests arrived; his staffers flanked each ...


NLGJA-2014-Health-writers-discuss-HIV-AIDS-reporting

NLGJA 2014: Health writers discuss HIV/AIDS reporting - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There are two factors that seriously impede Americans' understanding of HIV/AIDS: They don't understand science, and they don't like to talk about sex. That was among the observations made by a panel of journalist-activists speaking Aug. 21 about reporting on HIV/AIDS at the annual convention of the National Lesbian & gay Journalists Association, held at the Palmer House Hilton. The ...


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NLGJA 2014: Panel on realism in the art of the interview - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association ( NLGJA ) held its national convention and LGBT Media Summit "Breaking Barriers" at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton Aug. 21-24. Breaking down the barriers in journalism between journalist and subject, "The Art of The Interview: How to Be a Better Interviewer and How to Land the Big Get" was held Aug. 23. The speakers ...


NLGJA-2014-Panel-maps-the-future-of-lesbian-media

NLGJA 2014: Panel maps the future of lesbian media - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A panel on lesbian media was part of the 10th LGBT Media Summit, which kicked off the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association convention in Chicago Aug. 21-24. This year's convention title was "Breaking Barriers." According to NLGJA President Jen Christensen, the title reflects the daily work of NLGJA members. The annual event brings together journalists, news executives and communications ...


NLGJA-2014-Audio-platforms-discussed-at-LGBT-media-summit

NLGJA 2014: Audio platforms discussed at LGBT media summit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out on the Air, LGBT journalists working in audio platforms from podcasts to traditional radio, was the topic of a panel discussion at the 10th LGBT media summit Aug. 21, held in conjunction with the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association annual convention in Chicago. Cathy Renna, senior vice-president at Target Cue, served as the moderator. Panelists were Scott Duff ...


NLJGA-2014-Diversity-coverage-hits-and-misses-discussed-

NLJGA 2014: Diversity coverage hits and misses discussed - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Diversity hits and misses, how media outlets cover diversity within the LGBT community was the topic of one of the plenary sessions at the annual National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association conference Aug. 22 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Cathy Renna, senior vice-president at Target Cue, served as the moderator. Panelists were Wade Davis II ( executive director ...


A-Day-with-HIV-Chicago-Cultural-Center-Sept-5

A Day with HIV, Chicago Cultural Center, Sept. 5 - TPAN and the Centers for Disease Control present a community exhibit of "A Day with HIV" on Friday Sept.5, 4-6 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center, Preston-Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington St., Chicago. Light refreshments will be served. TPAN and Positively Aware also present a community reception in honor of the magazine's 5th annual 2014 anti-stigma photo campaign, A Day ...


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Boykin discusses Ferguson visit and racism issues - According to author-commentator Keith Boykin, the events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, since Aug. 9 are emblematic of a significant moment in history. "There is something going on," said Boykin, who grew up in Florissant, a St. Louis suburb. He has been back in the area since events that followed in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting began. "People ...


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Petition seeks gay church employee's reinstatement - An online petition is asking that a gay man who was fired from his job at an Inverness church after he announced that he was marrying his partner be given his job back. Colin Collette was, until July, director of worship at Holy Family Catholic Church. He was fired from his position, which he'd been in for 17 years, after ...


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SlutWalk marchers and CPD officers clash - What began as a peaceful but impassioned rally at the Daley Center Aug. 23 became a heated confrontation on North Michigan Avenue between officers of the Chicago Police Department and almost 1,000 participants in the 4th annual SlutWalk. The event has become a nationwide movement since protestors first took to the streets of Toronto in early 2011 after Constable Michael ...


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Palm Center's Belkin seeks to end military trans* ban - One of the many LGBTQ pioneers celebrated by the Legacy Project is Dr. Michael Dillon—noted by the Chicago outdoor museum and youth education program's plaque as "the first person known to have transitioned both hormonally and surgically from female to male." A skilled doctor, he joined the British Merchant Navy in the early fifties. He was outed a few years ...


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Chicago Dragons competing for Bingham Cup in Australia - In his first Bingham Cup, held 10 years ago in London, Chicago's Paul D. Cannella walked onto the pitch as the names of teams from around the world were being announced. There were 20 teams from four countries, all battling it out in honor of Mark Bingham. Bingham was a former college rugby star who died in the 9/11 attacks ...


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Goodman, Drury Lane lead Jeff Awards Equity nomS - From a press release - Thursday, August 21, 2014-Chicago, IL. Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of today's presentation by Ms. Lynch, made at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, is available at www.JeffAwards.org. The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the ...


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Honors roll in for UIC researcher - Dr. Tonda L. Hughes will receive the inaugural Distinguished Research Award, one of the most prestigious honors presented by the UIC ( University of Illinois at Chicago ) College of Nursing Sept. 26, marking the third career award she's received this year. And those go alongside her 2003 induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame—and countless other ...


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Kiss of 'Meth' Writer/performer Strafford on play on addiction - Methtacular!—Steven Strafford's autobiographical account of the three years he spent as a sex-crazed crystal-meth addict in Chicago—is told through a series of stories, songs, and Facts of Life references. But Strafford is not just blowing smoke here; Methtacular! is an authentic, potent, piece of theater that explores addiction in the LGBT community. After playing to sold-out crowds in New York, ...


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UIC symposium on John D'Emilio Sept. 11-12 - The University of Illinois at Chicago's gender and women's studies department is hosting a two-day symposium honoring Professor Emeritus John D'Emilio's work. On Thursday, Sept. 11, a reception and a lecture, "Sexual Violence and Citizenship: Rape Reform in American History" will take place at Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. The reception is 6 p.m., which Stanford University's Estelle ...


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ALMA hosts DACA renewal info session - The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) renewal process was the topic of an informational session Aug. 12 at the Chicago Commons Paulo Freire Family Center. The event was hosted by the Association of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ) in collaboration with the Chicago LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition. DACA is the result of an executive order President ...


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Appeals court judge speaks about equality - Equality Illinois kicked off the release of its Raising the Bar 2014 Report Aug. 13 with a talk by Diane Pamela Wood, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Wood, who was speaking about the benefit of diversity in the legal workplace, was speaking to an LGBT organization for ...


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Sept. 7 Victory Fund event to feature Houston's mayor - Lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be the featured guest at The Victory Fund's annual Chicago Champagne Brunch. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr. Others slated to speak include Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner and Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute Chair Debra Shore; Gay & ...







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