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The-Dinner-Party-holds-Taste-of-Chicago-special

The Dinner Party holds Taste of Chicago special - The Dinner Party went on the road on July 10th to Grant Park, as a special addition to the Taste of Chicago. Guests were famed Chicago actor, George Wendt ( Norm of "Cheers" and the longstanding "Superfan" on Saturday Night Live, Social Media Host of Windy City Live, Ji Suk Yi, Tony Award Nominee, Felicia Fields, Michelin Star Chef, Andrew ...


Chicago-Theatre-Week-expands-in-2015

Chicago Theatre Week expands in 2015 - From a press release - ChChicago, July 21, 2014—Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 — 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as ...


Havana-in-Chicago-raises-money-for-impoverished-Cubans

'Havana in Chicago' raises money for impoverished Cubans - The music of Cuba echoed onto the street in front of Sidetrack July 19. A pea-green 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air parked there sported the Cuban flag and a sign that promised visitors to the bar authentic dishes from the island provided by Paladar restaurant, refreshing mojitos and the Afro-Cuban rhythms of the renowned Latin Inspiration band until long into the ...


Youth-homeless-summit-releases-task-force-survey

Youth homeless summit releases task force survey - As a followup to the Windy City Times' 2014 LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit, organizers released an online survey to have people indicate their interest in being part of short-term task forces on a wide range of issues, including issues around job training, food, storage, laundry, housing, DCFS, legal and public policy issues. There are two choices for each subject area: ...


Chicago-lesbian-activist-Joanne-Marie-Bristol-dies

Chicago lesbian activist Joanne Marie Bristol dies - PASSAGES - Joanne Marie Bristol, 59, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014 at her home in Logan Square. "She chose to go at sunrise with a songbird in her heart," her friend Kathy Munzer said. The service will take place on Saturday Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, 405 S Euclid Avenue, Oak Park. Bristol suffered ...


Charlie-Rice-Minoso-Building-his-own-legacy-locally

Charlie Rice-Minoso: Building his own legacy locally - Charlie Rice-Minoso is an award-winning LGBT activist with a public relations past, yet it's his name that quickly catches many people's attention in Chicago. Sure, it's hyphenated, but it's the Minoso portion that has an amazing legacy, particularly here and also in Latin American countries. Rice-Minoso is the son of baseball legend Minnie Minoso, who played in the major leagues ...


GLAAD-celebrates-leadership-with-new-CEO-Sarah-Kate-Ellis

GLAAD celebrates leadership with new CEO Sarah Kate Ellis - The national LGBT-media organization GLAAD celebrated the fourth anniversary of its Chicago Leadership Council July 16 with a reception welcoming new CEO/President Sarah Kate Ellis. About 100 people attended the event at MillerCoors Headquarters' in downtown Chicago. Additional photospread at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-07-18&AGALLERY=GLAD-Coors . "Here, it's really about personal engagement," said Christina Kahrl. "A movement isn't worth much ...


Former-Div-I-college-football-player-Thorson-comes-out

Former Div. I college football player Thorson comes out - Brad Thorson and Danny Kaye were football teammates at the University of Wisconsin, both playing on the Badgers' offensive line during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. They spent countless hours together, on and off the field. Thorson also befriended Kaye's family during after-game get-togethers. Thorson, now 26 and living in San Francisco, revealed in early July that he is gay. ...


Billie-Jean-King-to-speak-at-CFW-annual-luncheon

Billie Jean King to speak at CFW annual luncheon - Activist/tennis icon Billie Jean King will be the keynote speaker at The Chicago Foundation for Women's ( CFW's ) 29th Annual Luncheon on Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr. A networking reception will take place 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The luncheon and keynote address will take place 12-1:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $150, available online at ...


Women-Children-bookstore-sold

Women & Children bookstore sold - A cornerstone in Chicago's feminist and LGBT communities dating back to 1979 is transitioning and preparing for a new, modern look. Women & Children First Bookstore, based on Clark Street in Andersonville, has been sold by longtime owners/founders Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen to two of their current employees, Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck, the Windy City Times has learned ...


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 ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-Bound-for-Broadway

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Bound for Broadway - The Last Ship recently set sail from its world-premiere run at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre, and it already has Broadway on its radar for this fall. Hopefully the creators of The Last Ship will have listened to Chicago audiences' reactions to their show ( and that all of the show's book problems will have been ironed out by the ...


LETTERS-Women-Children-First-Gun-and-done

LETTERS Women & Children First; Gun and done - Moving on The following brief letters from Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon extend their thanks to the community, as they begin their next chapters both in the bookstore and beyond. Dear Friends of Women & Children First: In the months following the news that Linda and I were selling Women & Children First, many of you said ...


Vernita-Gray-LGBTQ-youth-fund-holds-inaugural-fundraiser

Vernita Gray LGBTQ youth fund holds inaugural fundraiser - About 40 people attended the Vernita Gray LGBTQ Youth Fund inaugural fundraiser at Windjammer Room, 6033 N. Sheridan Rd., July 8. Gray's widow, Pat Ewert, hosted the event. Activist and community leader Mary Morten ( Gray's longtime friend ) served as the emcee for the evening. Additional photos at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-07-16&AGALLERY=VGrayYouthFunder . "Several months ago Pat and I were ...


HIV-cure-One-step-back-many-paths-forward

HIV cure: One step back, many paths forward - VIEWS - In March 2013, HIV advocates cheered when they heard the news that a baby girl in Mississippi appeared to be cured of HIV. Without any detectible virus in her blood, it seemed like the medical community had taken another giant step toward finding a cure for the 30-year-old epidemic. But last week, some sobering news was released: Doctors announced July ...


Hobby-Lobby-still-fighting-to-deny-trans-womans-rights

Hobby Lobby still fighting to deny trans* woman's rights - In a June 30 ruling in favor of the religious beliefs of national chain Hobby Lobby superseding contraceptive care for its female employees, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito determined that "corporations are people." "When rights, whether constitutional or statutory, are extended to corporations, the purpose is to protect the rights of these people," he said. Yet there is one ...


Conflict-Center-to-mediate-for-Ryan-White-grievances

Conflict Center to mediate for Ryan White grievances - by Liz Baudler - The Chicago Center For Conflict Resolution ( CCR ) offers free mediation services to anyone who wants them. "We've done landlord-tenant disputes, or neighbor disputes, even siblings and couples breaking up," said Rae Kyristi, J.D, the mediation services director. "The idea of mediation is that the parties in conflict will sit down with a neutral third party and discuss what's ...


Alliance-names-Anthony-Papini-new-executive-director

Alliance names Anthony Papini new executive director - From a press release - CHICAGO—The Board of Directors at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ( the "Alliance" ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Papini as its new Executive Director. Anthony is currently the Founding Director for the LGBTQA Resource Center at Northeastern Illinois University. Prior to his position at the University, Anthony served as the Director of Scholarships at Pride Foundation ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Dead-Mans-Cell-Phone

THEATER REVIEW Dead Man's Cell Phone - Playwright: Sarah Ruhl. At: The Enthusiasts at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: 773-935-6875; www.athenaeumtheatre.org; $20. Runs through: July 27 There's this guy in a café, you see, who quietly dies in his chair, and then his cell phone rings. A stranger at the next table answers the noisy device and discovers that it has been rendered ownerless—forever. ...


THEATER-REVIEW-A-Small-Fire

THEATER REVIEW A Small Fire - Playwright: Adam Bock. At: Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn Ave. Tickets: 866-811-4111; www.steeptheatre.com; $20-$22. Runs through: Aug. 16 Don't be fooled by the TV-movie premise. Author Adam Bock's specialty lies in seemingly harmless settings spotted with empty spaces for audiences' imaginations. Theatergoers anticipating a tidy explanation offering insight into the domestic crisis depicted in this curiously unfinished play are hereby ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Checking-Boxes

THEATER REVIEW Checking Boxes - Playwright: Shannon Matesky and the ensemble. At: About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble at various venues. Information: www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.nightoutintheparks.com; free admission. Runs through: Aug. 1 A night out dancing with friends in Boystown results in disastrous immigration consequences in Checking Boxes, a world premiere piece devised by playwright Shannon Matesky and members of the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble. But ...


Sports-open-house-July-19

Sports open house July 19 - Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago and the Orthopaedics Center at The University of Chicago Medicine have teamed to host a free event for LGBT athletes in Chicagoland. The event will take place Saturday, July 19, 5-7 p.m., at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. There will be hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, raffle prizes, giveaways, live music and more. Email events@uchospitals.edu to RSVP. ...


Upcoming-events

Upcoming events - Wed., July 16 PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays ( PFLAG ) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 630-415-0622 or email the Metro Chicago South Chapter: pflagmetrochicagosouthside@pflagillinois.org or contact Keith McCoy at kmccoy@windycityblackpride.org or Peter Ji at pjiman1@hotmail.com. 11:00am - 1:00pm Affinity Community ...


Modern-Asian-Kitchen-Terrace-on-Clark-

Modern Asian Kitchen; Terrace on Clark - Contemporary concerns are definitely addressed at Modern Asian Kitchen ( MAK ) ( 1924 W. Division St.; http://www.makrestaurant.com/ ). The meats are raised naturally—free of antibiotics, hormones and steroids; other items, such as poultry, are bought locally when possible. Also, no MSG is used in the items, and there are gluten-free offerings. Of course, MY concern at this cozy spot ...


Climb-cancelled-but-charitable-causes-still-win

Climb cancelled, but charitable causes still win - Despite not climbing Mt. Everest as part of his Everest 4 Equality drive to raise awareness for marriage equality and LGBT rights, Joe Rudy made a considerable donation to both of his charitable causes: Equality Illinois and the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ). Rudy, who will turn 28 on Aug. 13, was planning to climb to the top of ...


Second-book-in-Boystown-series-released-

Second book in 'Boystown' series released - Author Jake Biondi has released the second book of his Boystown series. The Boystown series began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger. Last November, the first 10 "episodes" were published in book form as Boystown: Season One. Boystown: Season Two is available at retailers such as Chicago's Unabridged Bookstore as well at online at Amazon.com ...


-Wachowskis-to-open-studio-to-benefit-TransLife

Wachowskis to open studio to benefit TransLife - Andy and Lana Wachowski ( the award-winning directors and producers of films such as Cloud Atlas, the Matrix series and V for Vendetta ) are offering the chance to join them at their private, 20,000-square-foot industrial movie production studio in Edgewater—all to benefit Chicago House's TransLife Center. The inaugural event, "TransReelization: An Evening of Film at Kinowerks Studio," will give ...


-Chris-Colfer-signs-Stories-in-Skokie

Chris Colfer signs 'Stories' in Skokie - Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the Fox television show Glee, brought tons of fans to Barnes & Noble in Skokie over the weekend. Supporting his latest book The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning the Golden Globe winner arrived on July 12 to meet over 300 people waiting in line. At Anderson's Bookshop Naperville the night before, even ...


BENT-NIGHTS-Taste-of-Chicago-wrap-up-Monae-AWOLNATION-

BENT NIGHTS Taste of Chicago wrap-up: Monae, AWOLNATION - The 34th Annual Taste of Chicago will go down in history as an artistic triumph, over all other considerations. The crowds were thinner, the weather was erratic, the main stage attractions were respectable if not stupendous, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel felt safe enough ( politically, at least ) in popping up in the crowd to shake hands and look like ...


Film-about-adoption-premieres-at-Center

Film about adoption premieres at Center - Filmmaker Jean Strauss premiered her documentary A Simple Piece of Paper—about Illinois-born adoptees accessing their birth certificates—for the first time at the Center on Halsted this past week. The Original Birth Certificate Access Bill, enacted in 2010, permits increased exchange of information between biological families by allowing adopted adults access to their original birth certificates without obtaining a court order. ...


Spotlight-Shepherds-Daughter-a-Joan-of-Arc-Reimagining

Spotlight: Shepherd's Daughter: a Joan of Arc Reimagining - Was the famous French warrior Joan of Arc a hero? Was she a delusional child? Or does she deserve her status as a truly pious religious martyr? The Paradeigma Collective teams up with The Chicago Mammals to explore all these ideas in Whitney LaMora's new drama Shepherd's Daughter: a Joan of Arc Reimagining, which features many actresses taking on different ...


Brigadoon

Brigadoon - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Alan Jay Lerner ( book & lyrics ), Frederick Loewe ( music ) At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: 312-443-3800; www.GoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon; $25-$98 Runs through: Aug. 17 Take a musical with a wonderful score from Broadway's Golden Era, and sing and play that score beautifully, and you're 80 percent of the way to a hit—and that's Brigadoon at ...


Gay-in-the-Life-Heidi-J-Onion

Gay in the Life: Heidi J. Onion - About 18 years ago, Heidi J. Onion was approached by her police chief, who told her that their local park district was looking for someone to teach a self-defense class for women—and Onion was asked if she'd be interested in putting together such a program. "I was the only female patrol officer at the time and already a DT ( ...


xCRITICS-PICKS

xCRITICS' PICKS - Annapurna, Profiles Theatre Alley Stage, through July 20. This latest duet in the key of kitchen-sink marital reconciliation is elevated beyond its genre by the riveting nuanced performances of Darrell Cox and Lia Mortensen. MSB Apes of Wrath, The Second City e.t.c., an ongoing run. Deep existential despair and sci-fi matters make for great comic gold in this hilarious and ...


Program-to-look-at-fertility-options-for-lesbians

Program to look at fertility options for lesbians - From a press release - The American Fertility Association ( The AFA ) is hosting a free, educational event about pregnancy and family-building options for lesbians in Chicago. Gay Women's Gathering will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6::30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, Chicago. Faculty for the event include Dr. Laurence Jacobs of Fertility Centers of Illinois, Scott Brown of ...


3160-Piano-Bar-Cabaret-to-close

3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret to close - 3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret, 3160 N. Clark St., will close its doors July 29. The bar's owner, Jim Flint, told Windy City Times that he sold the business to two of his bartenders, and was unsure of their plans for the new establishment. "It was time," said Flint, who also owns the Baton Show Lounge, 436 N. Clark St. ...


Dining-news-Ice-cream-champagne-float-new-Ritz-chef

Dining news: Ice cream-champagne float; new Ritz chef - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Enolo Wine Bar, 450 N. Clark St., is introducing a new ice cream-inspired dessert with a twist: a sorbet-and-champagne float. Served in a coupe glass, each day in July ( National Ice Cream Month ) will feature a new flavor of sorbet splashed with a bit of bubbly. See www.enolowinebar.com. —The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., is introducing Martin ...


Chicagoan-to-continue-triathlon-journey-at-Gay-Games-9

Chicagoan to continue triathlon journey at Gay Games 9 - Mikey Apuada was at Soldier Field in Chicago for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Gay Games. He enjoyed the moment, cherishes the memory, but never competed in those Games. This time, when Gay Games 9 is held in Cleveland in August, he's competing. Apuada, 36, who lives in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and works as a physical therapist, will participate ...


Marriage-advocate-Jordan-needs-kidney-donor

Marriage advocate Jordan needs kidney donor - Chicago community activist and designer Elvie "LV" Jordan is seeking a kidney donor. She is in a medical crisis situation. A few months ago, she and her partner Challis Gibbs were among the first same-sex couples in Illinois to receive a marriage license, due to Gibbs' own health situation. Gibbs died a few weeks later, and soon after, Jordan became ...


-Chicago-Trans-Pride-July-27

Chicago Trans* Pride July 27 - On July 27 a gathering will take place at Chicago's Ardmore Hollywood Beach to demonstrate trans* visibility. A group of independent Chicago community members announced a beach-side pride event for the transgender community. Trans Pride will be celebrate the broad spectrum of transgender identity with a potluck picnic. The group stated: "Trans Pride is one more way to increase trans ...


Howard-Brown-takes-part-in-gay-blood-drive

Howard Brown takes part in gay blood drive - Howard Brown Health Center, 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., took part in the National Gay Blood Drive, a nationwide event calling attention to the FDA ban on gay men donating blood, on July 11. Gay or bisexual men came to HBHC along with a surrogate who donated blood on their behalf, and both participants then signed a petition asking the Obama ...


Wachowskis-to-open-studio-for-TransLife-Center-benefit-

Wachowskis to open studio for TransLife Center benefit - CHICAGO — The Matrix series. V for Vendetta. Cloud Atlas. For years, Andy and Lana Wachowski, the award-winning directors and producers of these films, have kept their Hollywood secrets hidden from the general public. But on Saturday, Aug. 2, the sibling duo is thrilled to offer an exclusive opportunity to join them at their private, 20,000-square foot industrial movie production ...


The-White-Room-with-Laura-Chernicky-at-Gene-Siskel-July-16

The White Room with Laura Chernicky at Gene Siskel July 16 - From a press release - The White Room, a short film by Tom Doherty, wins four awards at the Prairie State Film Fest 2014: Best Director ( Tom Doherty ), Best Actress ( Laura Chernicky ), Best Cinematography ( Jayson Phommavongsa ), and Best Prairie State Film. In The White Room, a young man wakes up trapped in a mysterious white room with no recollection ...


An-Evening-of-Magic-July-26-to-support-AFC

An Evening of Magic July 26 to support AFC - From a press release - Chicago IL — Chicago LGBTQA magicians create one night show to experience wonder with Chicago magicians in the LGBTQA community, the first show of its kind that highlights the work of LGBTQA magicians. Proceeds support AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Staring Chicago Magicians: Eugene Burger- One of the 100 most influential magicians of the 20th century Benjamin Barnes- Chicago native and ...


History-made-honored-in-annual-Ride-For-AIDS-Chicago

History made, honored in annual Ride For AIDS Chicago - The 11th annual Ride For AIDS Chicago was a record-setting, celebrity-filled, legacy-driven two-day extravaganza that culminated Sunday afternoon, July 13, under hot, sunny skies in Evanston. Emotions, pain and pride were plentiful … so too were some cold beers. Additional photos at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-07-13&AGALLERY=Ride2014 . The bicycle ride produced and supporting the Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ...


Gaga-brings-the-goods-to-United-Center-show

Gaga brings the goods to United Center show - Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Tour danced into the United Center July 11—and she brought the goods. Her loyal following dressed for the occasion in outfits complete with plastic bubbles, neon and wigs. It was a safe place for many gay followers of Gaga's style to be themselves. The artist has taken up for the underdog and tackled the ...


2014-Gay-Lesbian-Sports-Hall-of-Fame-inductees-honored

2014 Gay/Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame inductees honored - The atmosphere at the Second Annual Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony held at the Center on Halsted on July 11 seemed to exemplify the courage, victory and raw emotion to be found in the arenas where each of the evening's honorees battled—often gagged by rampant homophobia—simply for the love of the game. Additional photos at the ...


Laundry-Project-Ideas-Week-offer-free-Englewood-laundry-day-

Laundry Project, Ideas Week offer free Englewood laundry day - Chicago Ideas partnered with the Laundry Project July 12 to offer a free laundry day in Englewood on the city's South Side. The 3-hour event took place at Wash & Relax Laundry, 1153 W 69th St. Free detergent and coins were provided to customers. Chicago Ideas Week and Laundry Project volunteers assisted with laundry services and entertaineded the children. Founder ...


Chicago-lesbian-26-loses-battle-with-cancer

Chicago lesbian, 26, loses battle with cancer - They met on OkCupid, a free online dating site, and went on their first date on Sept. 17, 2010. But Wil Abtahi didn't really know that was a date, or just two friends getting together. They had gotten tea, went to a comic book store and were at Lenya Friesner's home to watch a movie. Friesner turned to Abtahi and ...


Equality-Illinois-calls-on-Rauner-to-return-DeVos-contributions

Equality Illinois calls on Rauner to return DeVos contributions - Equality Illinois has called on GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to return $13,000 in contributions made last week by the DeVos family who are prominent contributors to many conservative causes. Among their past contributions was a $500,000 pledge to the National Organization for Marriage. Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, told Chicago Sun-Times that, "What we see Rauner trying to ...


Chicago-Gay-Lesbian-Hall-of-Fame-noms-extended-

Chicago Gay/Lesbian Hall of Fame noms extended - From a press release - The 2014 deadline to nominate individuals, friends of the community and organizations for induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has been extended to Friday, August 8. Nomination forms can be downloaded or printed from the Hall of Fame's website ( www.GLHallofFame.org ) or requested by calling 312-401-8893 and leaving a mailing address. Completed nominations should be ...


Sara-Bareilles-kicks-off-tour-in-Chicago

Sara Bareilles kicks off tour in Chicago - Going to a Sara Bareilles concert is a bit like going to a Chicago Sky women's basketball team, but less racially mixed. There are a lot of lesbians, a lot of screaming young female fans, and a sprinkling of heterosexual couples and gay men. Bareilles is a big ally of the LGBT community and her LGBT fans have been rewarded ...


ISU-to-make-all-gender-restrooms-available-on-campus-

ISU to make 'all-gender' restrooms available on campus - Single-stall restrooms, or "family" restrooms, as they had been known, will now be known as "all-gender" restrooms in signage on the Illinois State University campus in Normal. The change was voluntary, and implemented after officials noticed the signage was being used on other college campuses, videtteonline.com reported July 1. Only a handful of restrooms are affected by the change, as ...


Panel-discusses-impact-and-future-of-house-music

Panel discusses impact and future of house music - The art, jewelry and accessories of The Silver Room in Wicker Park serve to make the entire space one of daring and limitless expression that pays no heed to a more conservative rulebook. It was thus the perfect venue for a July 10 discussion about the impact and future of house music. Entitled "Old School/Future Classics," the event formed a ...


21st-Annual-Gwendolyn-Brooks-Open-Mic-Award-July-23

21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award July 23 - From a press release - CHICAGO—21 years ago, renowned Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks and the Guild Literary Complex started a $500 poetry award given to Illinois poets for a written work read aloud. This year, the Guild continues this tradition at the 21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award taking place on July 23, 7:00—9:00 p.m. at the Chopin Theatre ( 1543 West Division St. ...


The-White-Room-film-heads-to-the-Gene-Siskel-Film-Center

The White Room film heads to the Gene Siskel Film Center - Chernicky nominated for best actress, film nominated for eight awards - From a press release The White Room, a short film by Tom Doherty of Rock Valley College in Rockford IL has received 8 nominations from the Prairie State International Film Festival being held in Chicago, IL this weekend. The film will be shown Saturday, July 12th at 2:30 ( short film block ) at Schurz High School, Assembly Hall 3601 ...


Howard-Brown-to-host-gay-blood-drive-July-11

Howard Brown to host gay blood drive July 11 - Howard Brown Health Center, 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., will take part in the National Gay Blood Drive July 11. Gay and bisexual men are asked to come into HBHC along with a surrogate who will donate blood on their behalf, and both will then sign a petition asking that the FDA ban on blood donations from men who have sex ...


LETTERS-Bruces-bias-Thoughts-on-parade

LETTERS Bruce's bias, Thoughts on parade - Bruce's bias Throughout the campaign for marriage equality, we heard the stories of LGBT couples across Illinois—couples from all walks of life, couples with children, couples who had been together for decades. Those couples wanted to be able to care for and protect their families through marriage. A robust debate occurred last year over whether all Illinois couples and families ...


40-Best-LGBT-Lawyers-list-includes-Chicagoan

'40 Best LGBT Lawyers' list includes Chicagoan - The National LGBT Bar Association—the country's largest organization of LGBTA legal professionals—released its 2014 "40 Under 40" list. The only local attorney to make the list this year is Nicole Bashor, an associate at Quarles & Brady LLP. Bashor is an attorney in the Intellectual Property Group that provides counseling on patent, trademark, copyright and social-media issues. She is a ...


Honduran-LGBT-leader-talks-coup-US-govt

Honduran LGBT leader talks coup, U.S. gov't - Honduran LGBT leader Nelson Arambu, from the Movimiento de Diverisdad en Resistencia, addressed a crowd of about 60 people at the Berger Park Cultural Center July 2. Arambu spoke about the issues facing LGBT people in Honduras and the links between the U.S. and Honduran governments. Arambu, who is openly gay, shared background information on the 2009 U.S.-backed coup in ...


Pride-future-debated-after-record-numbers

Pride future debated after record numbers - In the week following the June 29 Chicago Pride Parade, which over a million people watched and took part in, duel petitions—one demanding the parade be moved to downtown, the other asking that it stay in place in Lake View—appeared online. The first petition, posted at http://chn.ge/1mwLo8Q, petitions Pride Parade organizer Richard Pfeiffer to move the parade to downtown. As ...


Havana-in-Chicago-July-19-to-benefit-Cuba-charity

Havana in Chicago July 19 to benefit Cuba charity - From a press release - CHICAGO - Havana in Chicago, a benefit to raise money to help provide medical supplies and meals for people in Cuba, will once again be held at Chicago's famous Sidetrack Video Bar, which will be turned into a tropical Havana club for the evening. Havana in Chicago benefits First Hand Aid, a charity that has been working for more than ...


Ind-governor-wont-recognize-marriage-equality

Ind. governor won't recognize marriage equality - From a news release - INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers Unite for Marriage ( HUM ), a statewide effort dedicated to moving marriage forward for all loving and committed couples, issued the following response Gov. Mike Pence's decision today not to recognize the legal marriages of Hoosier couples who said their vows during the three-day window when same-sex marriage was legal in Indiana: The statement may be ...


A-Musical-Tribute-to-the-Andrews-Sisters

A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Concept by David Heimann and Fred Anzevino. At: Theo Ubique Cabaret at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. Tickets: 1-800-595-4849; www.theo-u.com; $29-$34. Runs through: Aug. 31 Perhaps the 2013 death of the last survivor of the Andrews Sisters, lead singer Patty, explains why two Andrews Sisters shows currently are running in Chicago, the one reviewed here and also ...


CRITICS-PICKS

CRITICS' PICKS - Juno, TimeLine Theatre, through July 27. Marc Blitzstein's rarely seen musical of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock preserves all O'Casey's brooding tragedy but jettisons much of the character comedy. It's a problem, although this production is beautifully sung, acted, played and staged. JA The Last Ship, Bank America Theatre, through July 13. Sting's robust score, sung by a band ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Kristina-Isabelle-Chicagos-dance-darling

DANCIN' FEATS Kristina Isabelle: Chicago's dance darling - By Lauren Warnecke - Kristina Isabelle, 45, has had a busy schedule since the moment she arrived in Chicago. "I feel good. ... It's been amazing to be here!" she said in an interview with Windy City Times. "The level of dancing and commitment to dancemaking are so strong here, and it's been fun." A native of Columbus, Ohio, Isabelle came to Chicago with ...


Annapurna

Annapurna - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Sharr White. At: Profiles Theatre at the Alley Stage, 4137 N. Broadway. Tickets: 773-549-1815; www.profilestheatre.org; $35-$40. Runs through: July 20 When artists are on a creative roll, they often ignore housekeeping chores and personal hygiene in their quest to concentrate on their work. This may explain why, when we first encounter reclusive emphysema-racked poet Ulysses, he is wearing ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Oh, you know. Pride and such. My brain is on vacation, so I can't column. Here are a few photos of my Pride goings-on, with promises to be more coherent for the next issue. Pictured: With the talented cast of GayCo, as featured monolgist in their Pridezilla show. Being stalked by the ever-striped Clay Goodpasture of GayCo at ...


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DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: Summer time and the listening... - There's always been a certain unnamed fringe group of gay men of a certain age who came up on the sounds of New Order, Depeche Mode, Camouflage, a-ha, Soft Cell, Erasure and Pet Shop Boys. I belong to that subset of the subset and, until recently, it's been very frustrating. Most of the above bands disintegrated or took different directions ...


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2014 Dyke March in photos - MARCHING ORDERS: Images from the 2014 Dyke March, Sat., June 28. ...


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Get Your Hands Off Me, Chekhov!/ Flip Flop - THEATER REVIEW - Playwright: Anne and Greg Taubeneck/Ashley Thornton & Andrew Daniels. At: Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-561-4665; www.annoyanceproductions.com; $10. Runs through: July 30 Most comedy nowadays relies on familiarity with current movies and television, but not since the Free Associates disbanded has there been a show geared toward playgoers who spend their leisure time seeing other plays. The syllabus ...


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Gay in the Life: Dr. Jack Miller - Dr. Jack Miller was ordained in 1974 and served as a priest for five years. "Women made me aware of sexism," he said. "I realized that for me to continue in an official capacity in an organization that was perpetuating sexism was to be a part of the problem and definitely not a part of the solution." So he left ...


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TransTech launches tech-focused training program - From a press release - ( Chicago, IL, July 8th 2014 ) — Today TransTech Social Enterprise ( TTSE ), announced the launch of their tech-focused training and apprenticeship program for the LGBTQIA community with a focus on trans identified individuals. Led by Executive Director / CEO Angelica Ross, TransTech will have two main programs addressing unemployment in the transgender community: 1. ) The Training ...


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High profile expansion for Rony Tennenbaum Jewelry - One of the largest, family-owned jewelry chains in the country, Rogers & Hollands, has made a move to reach the LGBT community according to openly gay jewelery designer Rony Tennenbaum. Rogers & Hollands announced it is adding a new wedding jewelry collection created to celebrate marriage and equality—through the addition of Rony Tennenbaum's Jewelry collection—to its bridal cases in both ...


Open-To-Thinking-The-Millennials-and-the-American-Dream

Open To Thinking: The Millennials and the American Dream - A recurring column - The grandchildren of the mostly white Americans who lived the reality of this great solid middle-class dream inherited a very different world from the one their grandparents enjoyed or anticipated. The Millennials, those born between c. 1980 and c. 2000, live and work in a world in which: employer-based healthcare plans are up for grabs; pensions are ancient history; secure ...







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