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Federal-Court-Blocks-All-Aspects-of-Trumps-Transgender-Military-Ban

Federal Court Blocks All Aspects of Trump's Transgender Military Ban - From press releases - From ACLU BALTIMORE — A federal court today granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for a complete halt to implementation of the president's directive banning transgender service members from serving in the military while the ACLU's lawsuit challenging it moves forward. The preliminary injunction stops the president from kicking out transgender people currently serving in the military, from barring ...


NCAVP-HRC-TPOCC-release-reports-on-anti-trans-violence

NCAVP, HRC/TPOCC release reports on anti-trans violence - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released the report "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2016." The report looks at the experiences of 2,032 survivors of intimate-partner violence (IPV) who reported to 14 NCAVP member organizations from nine states, including California, Texas, New York, Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Vermont and Missouri. (Chicago's Center ...


VIEWPOINT-Will-and-Grace-2017-You-Cant-Go-Home-Again

VIEWPOINT Will and Grace 2017: You Can't Go Home Again - The return of Will & Grace is a miracle of sorts, a pinch-me moment in the history of television. The #VoteHoney video, created to support Hillary Clinton's run for president and which led to the show's revival, reminded me again what I loved about the original show, and why with Mike Pence in the White House, as a gay man, ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "I can't wait to shove this up Adam's ass!"—Blake Shelton's comment after being named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. I don't really understand all these "straight guys" who are obsessed with ass play. But, hey, as long as they enjoy it. Only your beloved Billy would read that sexy Jeremy Jordan blamed his recent hospital stay on Chipotle and think, ...


Jury-awards-1M-to-Oklahoma-transgender-woman-in-Title-VII-employment-case-

Jury awards $1M+ to Oklahoma transgender woman in Title VII employment case - From news releases - From Freedom for All Americans: Jury Awards Over $1M to Oklahoma Transgender Woman in Title VII Employment Discrimination Case OKLAHOMA — Today a jury out of the Western District of Oklahoma ruled in favor of Rachel Tudor [ http://files.eqcf.org/cases/w-d-okla-515-cv-00324-docket/ ] , a transgender woman who faced discrimination in her job as professor at a university . The case ...


National-roundup-Tyler-Clementi-Victory-Fund-Republican-busted-

National roundup: Tyler Clementi, Victory Fund, Republican busted - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - At The Tyler Clementi Foundation's Upstander Legacy Celebration, Mitchell Gold, co-founder and co-chair of Faith in America, and Jane Clementi, co-founder and co-chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, announced that their organizations will be joining forces to work together to end religious-based bullying, a press release noted. In part, Gold said, "Now more than ever, as anti-LGBTQ religious fundamentalists have ...


Showbiz-news-Nico-Tortorella-Hugh-Jackman-Demi-Lovato-Shaun-T

Showbiz news: Nico Tortorella, Hugh Jackman, Demi Lovato, Shaun T - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Since opening up about their polyamorous relationship, actor Nico Tortorella said tensions have been high with partner Bethany Meyers' family, according to Page Six. "Honestly, it's kind of a sensitive topic right this second," he told People at the World Wide Orphans Gala. In 2016, the 29-year-old actor revealed that he was sexually "fluid." This past June, he opened up ...


Tambor-leaving-Transparent-after-accusations-

Tambor leaving 'Transparent' after accusations - In the wake of two accusations of sexual harassment by members of the Transparent team that he has strongly denied, Jeffery Tambor decided not to return to the Amazon series, Deadline reported. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," said Tambor of the Emmy-winning role . "What has become ...


HRC-spotlights-five-Trump-Pence-anti-LGBTQ-nominees-as-the-greatest-threats-

HRC spotlights five Trump-Pence anti-LGBTQ nominees as the greatest threats - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has aimed a bright spotlight on five federal judicial nominees — Jeff Mateer, Damien Schiff, Leonard Steven Grasz, Mark Norris, and Stephen Schwartz. If confirmed by the Senate, the nominees could seriously threaten the future of LGBTQ equality in America. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Grasz ...


Jussie-Smolletts-film-90-DAYS-commemorates-World-AIDS-Day-with-Harle-event-

Jussie Smollett's film, 90 DAYS commemorates World AIDS Day with Harle event - From a press release - ( November 16, 2017 - New York, NY ) — On Friday, December 1, 2017, World AIDS Day, the HIV STOPS WITH ME Campaign presents the African Academy Award and multiple award-winning film, 90 DAYS from writer/co-director, Nathan Hale Williams, co-director, Jennia Fredrique Aponte, and executive producer, Jussie Smollett ( Empire ). The film, which tells the story of a ...


Engaging-Prospective-Transgender-Non-Binary-Foster-and-Adoptive-Parents-a-new-guide

Engaging Prospective Transgender, Non-Binary Foster and Adoptive Parents, a new guide - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, released Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster & Adoptive Parents, a groundbreaking new guide designed to help foster care and adoption agencies recruit, certify and support qualified transgender and non-binary adults to become resource parents for young people who need safe, welcoming homes. "With more than 100,000 ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "I'm embarrassed more than anything. This one's for you, Wendy Williams. Girl down. I had a 'girl down' moment."—Kathy Griffin after fainting onstage after performing more than two hours in Dublin. At least it was near the end of the show. Weeks ago, I said it was just the beginning of the sexual-assault parade. And it still hasn't hit its ...


WNBA-player-marries-in-Dream-Wedding

WNBA player marries in 'Dream Wedding' - The online wedding brand The Knot hosted a wedding for Olympic gold medalist and 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and fiancee Amanda Clifton. The Knot Dream Wedding brought together wedding professionals to create a personalized, elegant affair at The Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve in Long Island, New York, with 200 guests. Delle Donne and Clifton were The ...


FILM-REVIEW-Lady-Bird

FILM REVIEW Lady Bird - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Director: Greta Gerwig. Starring: Saoirse Ronana, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts Time: 93 minutes. Release Date: Nov. 10 The new movie Lady Bird follows the adventures of a teenager living in Sacramento in 2002. Saoirse Ronan plays the young woman named Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson. Some may know Ronan from the film Brooklyn and Broadway's The Crucible. The camera just loves ...


LGBTQ-and-HIV-intimate-partner-violence-report-released

LGBTQ and HIV intimate partner violence report released - From a press release. Full reports linked below. - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) released its report today on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2016. The report looks at the experiences of 2,032 survivors of intimate partner violence ( IPV ) who reported to 14 NCAVP member organizations from nine states across the country, including California, Texas, New York, ...


-AMA-Adopts-New-Public-Health-Policies-to-Improve-the-Health-of-the-Nation

AMA Adopts New Public Health Policies to Improve the Health of the Nation - From a press release - HONOLULU — The American Medical Association ( AMA ), the premier national physician organization in the country, voted this week to adopt new policies aimed at improving the health of the nation. The new policies were approved during the voting session of the AMA's Interim Meeting. The policies adopted by the House of Delegates include: Backing Paid Leave for ...


Researchers-No-simple-solutions-for-tackling-LGBTQ-youth-homelessness-crisis

Researchers: No simple solutions for tackling LGBTQ youth-homelessness crisis - A newly released brief by an area research institute is shedding light on the issue of youth homelessness, which, according to the report, is experienced by one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18-25 and one in 30 adolescents between 13-17. Chapin Hall, a youth-centered policy research center affiliated with the University of Chicago, released the report, Missed ...


Showbiz-news-Aguilera-Robbie-Rogers-Jane-the-Virgin-Gal-Gadot

Showbiz news: Aguilera, Robbie Rogers, 'Jane the Virgin,' Gal Gadot - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The American Music Awards has a packed performance lineup, including a special tribute to Whitney Houston, ABC13.com noted. Christina Aguilera will commemorate the 25th anniversary of "The Bodyguard." Other big performances include the U.S. television performance premiere of BTS, a mega-popular K-Pop band, and Selena Gomez's television debut of her new song "Wolves." Diana Ross, who is being honored with ...


HRC-New-FBI-hate-crimes-statistics-harrowing

HRC: New FBI hate-crimes statistics "harrowing" - New 2016 statistics released by the FBI on Nov. 13 show increases in hate-crimes against persons on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation bias. According to the report, about 6,121 hate crimes were reported in 2016, representing an increase of about five percent. Of those, 1,076 crimes were directed against persons on the basis of their sexual orientation—an ...


HIV-AIDS-advocates-AmfAR-chair-Kenneth-Cole-should-resign-

HIV/AIDS advocates: AmfAR chair Kenneth Cole should resign - From a press release - More than 60 people living with HIV ( PLHIV ), PLHIV networks and HIV/AIDS community leaders today called on Kenneth Cole to resign or be replaced as Board Chair of amfAR. Signees to the letter include people living with HIV/AIDS, advocates, former amfAR board members, non-profit groups, donor organizations and others. Those signing the letter include a number of nationally-recognized ...


Victory-Fund-endorses-gubernatorial-candidates-could-triple-LGBTQ-representation-

Victory Fund endorses gubernatorial candidates; could triple LGBTQ representation - From a press release - Washington, DC — Today Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed three candidates in their races for governor — with the potential to triple the number of LGBTQ governors in the nation in 2018. The endorsees include Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the first openly LGBTQ elected governor in U.S. history who is ...


Faith-in-America-Tyler-Clementi-Foundation-join-to-end-religious-based-bullying

Faith in America, Tyler Clementi Foundation join to end religious-based bullying - From a press release - New York, NY ( November 13, 2017 )—Tonight, at The Tyler Clementi Foundation's Upstander Legacy Celebration, Mitchell Gold, co-founder and co-chair of Faith in America, and Jane Clementi, co-founder and co-chair of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, announced that their organizations will be joining forces to work together to end religious-based bullying. The following is a statement from Mitchell Gold: "Faith ...


Awa-Tsireh-paintings-metalworks-exhibit-in-Arizona-

Awa Tsireh paintings, metalworks exhibit in Arizona - From a press release - The unique collection of work by San Ildefonso artist Awa Tsireh ( also known as Alfonso Roybal and Cat Tail Bird ) is now open to the public in the Heard Museum's Jacobson Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first exhibition, open through July 2018, features his paintings and metalwork together. Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith will draw ...


Change-Over-Time-Journal-calls-for-LGBTQ-papers

Change Over Time Journal calls for LGBTQ papers - From a Change Over Time press release - Change Over Time, a semiannual journal publishing original articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built environment, is calling for submissions for a special issue, to be published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. In spite of the immense historic and cultural contributions of LGBTQ Americans, the LGBTQ community at large is ...


NCLR-Fellow-Alex-Chen-Makes-Forbes-30-Under-30-for-Trans-Youth-Work

NCLR Fellow Alex Chen Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 for Trans Youth Work - From a press release - National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) Equal Justice Works Fellow, Alexander Chen, was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 today for his groundbreaking legal work to expand the rights of transgender youth. At NCLR, Chen works with legal director Shannon Minter, one of the transgender attorneys leading the fight against Trump's transgender military ban. Before his work ...


Astraea-Foundation-Celebrates-40-Years-of-Activism-at-Gala

Astraea Foundation Celebrates 40 Years of Activism at Gala - From a press release - On Monday evening, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice hosted a gala to celebrate the Foundation's 40th anniversary. The annual event brought together more than 385 individuals from around the world to honor the activists who have since Astraea's founding in 1977, led the fight for LGBTQI civil rights. During the celebration, Astraea raised more than $100,000 in on-the-spot donations, ...


National-roundup-Father-kills-son-Calif-education-Kenneth-Cole-situation-

National roundup: Father kills son, Calif. education, Kenneth Cole situation - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Nevada man faces murder charges after authorities say he shot and killed his 14-year-old son, and friends say the father may have targeted his son because he was gay, according to an ABC7Chicago item that cites KTNV. Police say 53-year-old Wendell Melton got into an argument with his 14-year-old son, Giovanni Melton, prompting the father to shoot and kill ...


Leadership-Conference-opposes-Don-Willett-for-5-Circuit-Court-of-Appeals-

Leadership Conference opposes Don Willett for 5 Circuit Court of Appeals - Letter from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Hum­­­­an Rights - November 14, 2017 Dear Senator: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, I write in opposition to the confirmation of Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth ...


PASSAGES-Longtime-gossip-writer-Liz-Smith-dies-

PASSAGES Longtime gossip writer Liz Smith dies - Longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith, who started her column at the New York Daily News more than four decades ago, has died at age 94. Known as the "the Grand Dame of Dish," Smith's work included a chronicle of Donald and Ivana Trump's divorce, which made front-page news. Her column began with the Daily News in 1976, and continued with ...


Marriage-Equality-USA-publishes-The-Peoples-Victory

Marriage Equality USA publishes The People's Victory - From a press release - New York, NY - Marriage Equality USA ( MEUSA ) announces the release of an inspiring new book of essays showcasing the organization's unwavering efforts to help bring marriage protections to same-sex couples throughout the United States. Told through the eyes of dozens of ordinary LGBTQ Americans who joined an extraordinary movement, "The People's Victory: Stories From the Front Lines ...


PASSAGES-John-Paul-De-Cecco-pioneer-of-sexuality-studies-dies-at-92

PASSAGES John Paul De Cecco, pioneer of sexuality studies, dies at 92 - From San Francisco State University - John Paul De Cecco, a professor emeritus at San Francisco State University and longtime scholar in the field of human sexuality, died at his home on November 2 at age 92. John Paul De Cecco A prodigious academic, De Cecco served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Homosexuality, a landmark international peer-reviewed scholarly journal, from 1975 until 2009. De ...


HHS-accused-of-censoring-LGBTQ-homeless-advocates-

HHS accused of censoring LGBTQ homeless advocates - A federally funded conference on youth experiencing homelessness that begins Nov. 13 in Kansas City, Missouri will take place, according to some advocates, without programs making a significant mention of LGBTQ youth, a demographic disproportionately represented amongst youth experiencing homelessness. The 2017 National RHY ( Runaway and Homeless Youth ) Grantees Training "provides a significant opportunity for RHY grantees to ...


PASSAGES-Documentary-filmmaker-activist-Debra-Chasnoff-dies

PASSAGES: Documentary filmmaker, activist Debra Chasnoff dies - Academy Award—winning documentary filmmaker and activist Debra Chasnoff, 60, died Nov. 7 of metastatic breast cancer at her home in San Francisco. Known as "Chas" by almost everyone, she was nationally known as a visionary filmmaker and an LGBTQ rights champion as well as a social justice educator. Chasnoff made history at the 64th annual Academy Awards in 1992 when ...


Trans-candidate-discusses-historic-Virginia-victory

Trans candidate discusses historic Virginia victory - Danica Roem, who on Nov. 7 won an election to become the Commonwealth of Virginia's—and the nation's—first transgender state legislator elected as an out candidate ( a previous transgender elected official, Althea Garrison, had been outed while in office ), spoke with national press on Nov. 10 about her historic win. Roem, who will soon represent the House of Delegates' ...


Under-Review-Transgender-airman-inspired-by-grandfathers-service-weighs-future

Under Review: Transgender airman inspired by grandfather's service weighs future - From an ABC press release - Sterling Crutcher grew up idolizing his grandfather, and he said his desire to join the military was shaped in part by years of hearing his stories. "He was always a big proponent of the military," Crutcher told ABC News. Crutcher's grandfather recounted stories of the missions he had been on and his life in the armed forces. "We heard them ...


Elton-John-AIDS-Foundations-gala-celebrates-25-years-honors-founder

Elton John AIDS Foundation's gala celebrates 25 years, honors founder - From a press release - NEW YORK, NEW YORK ( November 8, 2017 ) — Last night, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation ( EJAF ) raised more than $4.3 million at its 2017 annual New York Fall Gala to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, supporting services, and advocacy programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean. American Airlines, BVLGARI, Robert ...


Members-of-Congress-Announce-Amicus-Brief-in-Key-LGBTQ-Rights-Case-

Members of Congress Announce Amicus Brief in Key LGBTQ Rights Case - From a press release - WASHINGTON — ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST AT 10:00 AM, Members of Congress announce an amicus brief in support of civil rights protections for historically marginalized groups. The case focuses on whether a business can legally discriminate against customers based on sexual orientation, race, religion and ability, among others, by citing First Amendment protections for "sincerely" held religious beliefs. In 2012, ...


GLAAD-Broadcast-TV-has-many-LGBTQ-characters-often-lacks-diversity-and-complexity

GLAAD: Broadcast TV has many LGBTQ characters, often lacks diversity and complexity - From a GLAAD press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ characters on cable networks and original streaming series on the services Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix for ...


LGBTQ-Forum-Democratic-candidates-for-governor-taking-questions-viewing-sites-statewide

LGBTQ Forum: Democratic candidates for governor taking questions, viewing sites statewide - From a press release - CHICAGO—The statewide civic power of LGBTQ Illinoisans will be featured at the state's first Illinois LGBTQ Forum: The Democratic Candidates for Governor, which will include statewide viewing sites and questions submitted by the public. Organized by Affinity Community Services, the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ), the Equality Illinois Institute, and Pride Action Tank, the forum will take ...


Puerto-Rican-veterans-demand-federal-hurricane-relief-for-Puerto-Rico

Puerto Rican veterans demand federal hurricane relief for Puerto Rico - From a press release - CHICAGO — During Veterans Day week, Puerto Rican U.S. veterans—including a Purple Heart and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient as well as Chicago Alds. Milly Santiago ( 31st ), a former Army Reservist, and Gilbert Villegas ( 36th ), a former Marine and chair of the City Council's Latino and Veteran caucuses—joined community allies Thursday morning at Federal Plaza. They ...


Mountain-high-Yellowstone-Country-Montana

Mountain high: Yellowstone Country Montana - Hi, my name is Kirk and I have problems with anxiety. From the moment the cat wakes me up at 5 a.m. with that ravenous look in her eye, to the seemingly endless procession of stop lights and drivers who don't signal, to the cable box on the fritz, to the sink full of dishes that never quite reaches the ...


OSchool-aims-to-teach-women-about-pleasure

O.School aims to teach women about pleasure - Backed with $800,000 in Silicon Valley venture capital, a queer woman from Oakland is launching a national online platform focused on pleasure education for women and gender diverse people. On Nov. 3, technology entrepreneur Andrea Barrica, 27, launched her latest startup, O.School ( https://www.o.school/ ), with five daily livestreams of sex education for college-aged and older adults. The programming will ...


Roem-become-only-out-trans-state-legislator-in-US-

Roem become only out trans state legislator in U.S. - From press releases - Washington, DC — Virginia House of Delegates candidate Danica Roem will become the first out transgender person to win and serve in a state legislature — and the only out trans state legislator in the entire United States. Her historic victory at the polls Tuesday night is imbued with symbolism, as she defeated 25-year incumbent "Bigot Bob" Marshall, one of ...


Minneapolis-Jenkins-is-1st-trans-woman-to-win-city-council-seat-in-major-US-city-

Minneapolis: Jenkins is 1st trans woman to win city council seat in major U.S. city - Washington, DC —Minneapolis made history Tuesday night — electing Andrea Jenkins the first openly trans woman ever elected to the city council of a major U.S. city. Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills released the following statement about the win: "Andrea Jenkins shattered a glass ceiling tonight — becoming the first out trans woman ever elected to the ...


Jenny-Durkan-to-become-first-out-lesbian-mayor-of-Seattle-

Jenny Durkan to become first out lesbian mayor of Seattle - Washington, DC —Victory Fund endorsed candidate Jenny Durkan is victorious tonight and will become the first out lesbian mayor of Seattle. Currently there is just one openly lesbian mayor of a major U.S. city ( Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski ). Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills released the following statement about the win: "We are thrilled ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - I recently flew non-stop from Miami back to Los Angeles for the obscene amount of $63. For this bargain fare, you don't expect much—I'm surprised I even got a seat! But since I'm a loyal American Airlines flyer, I was given a window seat near the front of the plane. Surprisingly, the two seats next to me were empty—until the ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Jonny-Pierce-Marching-to-the-beat-of-his-own-Drum

NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Jonny Pierce: Marching to the beat of his own Drum - The indie band The Drums have an all-American sound that continues to be smooth and catchy. Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham formed the band through a longtime friendship. After releasing a self-titled album, the group gained a great deal of attention and was the most Shazam-ed band of 2009, and has supported such groups as Florence and the Machine and ...


Web-series-Brujos-to-premiere-Nov-9

Web series 'Brujos' to premiere Nov. 9 - The web series Brujos will have its world premiere at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7-11 p.m. Open TV, Full Spectrum Features and Cinema Libertad will present this original series that follows the lives of four gay Latino grad students ( who are also witches ) as they try and ...


LGBT-candidates-win-55-percent-of-races-nationwide-

LGBT candidates win 55 percent of races nationwide - Tuesday was a good night for LGBT candidates and an historic one for transgender candidates. There were at least 72 openly LGBT candidates in 23 states. Of those, 55 percent won, 35 percent lost. Lesbian Jenny Durkan handily won election as mayor of Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in the country and the eighth largest container port in ...


US-Sen-Tammy-Baldwin-colleagues-bring-legislation-for-LGBT-seniors-services

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, colleagues bring legislation for LGBT seniors services - From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with Senators Michael Bennet ( D-CO ), Jeff Merkley ( D-OR ), Edward Markey ( D-MA ) and Al Franken ( D-MN ) today introduced the LGBT Elder Americans Act to improve services available for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) adults. This legislation would build on the Older ...


Middleton-first-openly-transgender-person-elected-to-non-judicial-office-in-California-

Middleton first openly transgender person elected to non-judicial office in California - From an Equality California press release - Los Angeles — Palm Springs City Council Candidate Lisa Middleton will become the first out transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California with her commanding first place win in today's election. Additionally, Palm Springs City Council Candidate Christy Holstege will become another LGBTQ voice on the Palm Springs City Council as the winner of the second open seat. ...


Untold-Tales-of-Armistead-Maupin-to-premiere-on-Independent-Lens-Jan-1

Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin to premiere on Independent Lens Jan. 1 - From a press release - ( San Francisco, CA ) —Jennifer M. Kroot's The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, winner of an Audience Award at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, premieres on Independent Lens, Monday, January 1, 2018, 10:30PM ET ( check local listings ) on PBS. The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved ...


Showbiz-Andy-Cohen-Cyndi-Lauper-allegations-fallout-Scissor-Sisters

Showbiz: Andy Cohen, Cyndi Lauper, allegations/fallout, Scissor Sisters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Andy Cohen has denied the allegations made against him by Kathy Griffin recently—but seems most upset that his Mariah Carey impression bombed, according to Page Six. "All I have to say about the mishegas of this weekend, and I only have one thing to say about this bag of bulls—t … it's so funny, because I was on my way ...


World-news-Apologies-to-gay-men-activist-stabbed-Taipei-parade-

World news: Apologies to gay men, activist stabbed, Taipei parade - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The first minister apologized on behalf of the Scottish government to gay men convicted of now-abolished sexual offenses, BBC.com reported. Nicola Sturgeon made the apology at Holyrood Nov. 7 to coincide with new legislation giving an automatic pardon to those affected. Sturgeon promised the legislation when she presented her program in September; the law will also allow the removal of ...


National-roundup-Guilty-convictions-Puerto-Rico-club-restroom-signs

National roundup: Guilty convictions, Puerto Rico club, restroom signs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A North Carolina man has been convicted of beating and burning a man to death after they met at a bar, WRAL.com reported. A Guilford County jury returned the guilty verdict against 29-year-old Garry Gupton, who was charged with killing 46-year-old Stephen White at a hotel in Greensboro in 2014. Gupton testified that he met White at a gay bar ...


Victory-Fund-to-Track-LGBTQ-Candidates-Election-Results-Live

Victory Fund to Track LGBTQ Candidates' Election Results Live - From a press release - Washington, DC — Victory Fund will share election results live for 61 LGBTQ endorsed candidates on the ballot this Tuesday. The election tracker will allow reporters and LGBTQ politicos to be among the first to know about election night victories and learn about the significance of our history-making races. Big wins Tuesday night could strengthen LGBTQ political power nationwide and ...


Sue-Hyde-to-leave-National-LGBTQ-Task-in-2018

Sue Hyde to leave National LGBTQ Task in 2018 - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, November 3, 2017 ) — The National LGBTQ Task Force announces the Spring 2018 departure of longtime Director of the organization's Creating Change Conference, Sue Hyde. Hyde has served the Task Force since 1986, overseeing a range of initiatives in addition to the Creating Change Conference. She is taking a new position as Executive Director of the ...


HRC-to-Secretary-Tillerson-Speak-Out-on-Global-Anti-LGBTQ-Attacks

HRC to Secretary Tillerson: Speak Out on Global Anti-LGBTQ Attacks - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released a letter from HRC President Chad Griffin to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the growing attacks against the LGBTQ community around the world. In the letter, Griffin calls on Secretary Tillerson to speak out against the anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses occurring in Egypt, Chechnya, Bangladesh, Indonesia, ...


Kristin-Chenoweth-on-touring-cartoons-and-American-Gods

Kristin Chenoweth on touring, cartoons and 'American Gods' - The petite powerhouse Kristin Chenoweth continues to keep up a grueling touring schedule. Through the years she has crossed over from theater to film to television. Early in her career she won a Tony for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown that led to a standout stint with Wicked as Glinda. Television credits include Glee and the current Starz television ...


BOOKS-Rewriting-Vivian-Maier-Book-uncovers-more-on-mystery-photographer

BOOKS Rewriting Vivian Maier: Book uncovers more on mystery photographer - Vivian Maier's photographs elevated a woman thought merely to be a reclusive former suburban nanny into an international phenomenon. Her life was presented as a mystery; her work, miraculous. None of this impressed Northwestern University photography professor Pamela Bannos when she took her class to see the first show of Maier's work at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2011. "It ...


Looking-back-LGBTQ-History-Months-canon

Looking back: LGBTQ History Month's canon - Winston Churchill once said, "History is written by the winners." When the Stonewall Riots occurred in 1969, the history of more than a century-long oppressed people finally got national attention. And, since that historical moment, the suppressed and closeted oral histories of our fierce and courageous LGBTQ brothers and sisters began to be documented—openly and uncensored. In less than half ...


HRC-Opposes-Scott-Garrett-to-Lead-Export-Import-Bank

HRC Opposes Scott Garrett to Lead Export-Import Bank - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — The Human Rights Campaign has announced its opposition to Donald Trump's nomination of Scott Garrett as President of the Export-Import Bank. Garrett is the second Trump-Pence nominee with a significant anti-LGBTQ record shamelessly chosen to replace an openly-LGBTQ public servant. "Scott Garrett is not qualified to be the President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. ...


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Showbiz news: 'Riverdale,' Ryan Murphy, 'Thor,' Sheryl Crow - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The TV show Riverdale depicts a dark and foreboding place ( as opposed to the town that's portrayed in Archie Comics )—but none of the residents seems to be flirting with danger as much as gay student Kevin Keller ( played by Casey Cott ), TVGuide.com noted. In the Oct. 25 episode "The Watcher in the Woods," Keller developed a ...


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Nine civil rights groups file amicus brief in public accommodations SCOTUS case - From press releases - Nine Civil Rights Organizations Led By Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law File Amicus Brief In SCOTUS Case Regarding Discrimination In Public Accommodations Press Release: WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad coalition of civil rights organizations led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed an amicus curiae or "friend of the court" brief Monday for the ...


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Supreme Court to look at Masterpiece Cake v. Colorado and, in a way, marriage - In just a little over a month, the big bronze doors of the U. S. Supreme Court building will swing open as a gay plaintiff emerges from the ornate judicial sanctum with his attorneys, squinting from the sun off the white marble steps. They'll cluster in front of a mob of reporters and cameras on the plaza in front of ...


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BOOK REVIEW Subject to Change: Trans Poetry and Conversation - Edited by H. Melt. $17, Sibling Rivalry Press, 110 pages In some ways, Subject To Change, the new collection of trans and gender-nonconforming poets assembled by Chicagoan H. Melt ( the recent winner of the Judith Markovitz Emerging Writers Award from Lambda Literary ), is brief, numbering 110 pages. However, you wouldn't know it; the poetry inside is expansive in ...


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ENTERTAINMENT Performer David Edelfelt talks risk, new album - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By Felicia Darnell - Vocalist, cabaret performer and North Side music teacher David Edelfelt will be ringing the release of his new CD better Nov. 3. Accompanied by Beckie Menzie on piano, Edelfelt will perform songs from his first recorded album in four years. A mix of Edelfelt's characteristic mix of jazz, pop and show tunes, better is Edelfelt's answer to his own personal ...


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National roundup: Cakeshop case, another trans murder, LGBTQ gun club - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lawyers advocating for the gay couple who insist they should be able to purchase a wedding cake from a baker under Colorado law—regardless of religious objections—filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, according to The Washington Blade. In the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, a pair of opening briefs was submitted by Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which argues the court should ...


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Billy Masters - "The whole time I was working there, I didn't know Andy Cohen wanted to be me."—Kathy Griffin on her long and, apparently, unhappy tenure at Bravo. Watch what happens, indeed! Just as we went to press, a story broke which we've already rewritten—twice. Anthony Rapp, original cast member of Rent and currently starring on Star Trek: Discovery, accused Kevin Spacey ...


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Spacey accused of abuse by Rapp, comes out as gay to distract - Two-time Oscar winner and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey has come out of the closet as gay ( an open secret in Hollywood )—but only after apologizing to actor Anthony Rapp for an alleged sexual advance that happened when Rapp was 14, several media outlets have reported. Rapp—who plays Lt. Paul Stamets on the CBS online series Star Trek: ...


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Lambda Legal to High Court: Religious License to Discriminate Harms LGBT People Cradle to Grave - Lambda Legal, joined by Family Equality Council and 11 other organizations, today submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission detailing the multiple everyday experiences of hundreds of LGBT individuals, same-sex couples and their families who have faced discrimination. At stake in Masterpiece Cakeshop is the claim by a Colorado baker ...


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Federal District Court Stops Transgender Military Ban in Doe v. Trump - In a blow to the President Donald Trump, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has stopped him from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. In July, Trump announced that he would ban transgender people from the military, reversing former President Barack Obama's policy. The following month, the transgender service members sued to block the ban—which had not yet ...


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HRC Opposes Anti-LGBTQ Governor Brownback for Ambassador-at-Large Position - From a press release - WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) sent a letter to senators on the Foreign Relations Committee urging them to oppose Donald Trump's nomination for the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback. "Given Governor Brownback's anti-LGBTQ record, it is deeply worrying that he could use this position to promote the harmful idea that ...


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Rev. Garner, 'You're Fired!': 1st and only Black person on MCC Senior Staff - Guest view by Robin Tyler - (As first published in the Los Angeles Blade) I am shocked and I am not easily shocked! Too many powerful, competent women have been attacked and vilified. The best example, of course, is Hillary Clinton. As qualified as she was to be President of the United States, she was considered "pushy," suspicious, untruthful, and other derogatory adjectives heaped upon brilliant, ...


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US: Doctors Need Intersex Care Standards - From a press release - ( New York, October 26, 2017 ) — Medical professional associations should enact standards of care for intersex children that rule out medically unnecessary surgery before patients are old enough to consent, Human Rights Watch and interACT said in a report released today. After decades of controversy in the medical community over the procedures, the lack of centralized care standards ...







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