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Trans-murders-rising-alongside-anti-trans-rhetoric-

Trans murders rising alongside anti-trans rhetoric - An illustration used as part of a 1938 children's book Der Giftpilz ( The Poisoned Mushroom ) by Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher features a menacing-looking, burly caricature of a Jewish man confronting two young children, Else and Hans, who stare up at him in wonder as he uses a bag of caramels to entice them to come with him. In ...


Dancing-About-Architecture-Someone-special-on-your-twelve-inch

Dancing About Architecture: Someone special on your twelve-inch - The history of the extended ( 12" ) 33 RPM version of the traditional 45 RPM 7" single is ironically not as long as its mini forefather, but with much more depth. Since its birth in the '70s with Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby," the 12" went from a DJ-only necessity ( due to time constraints ) to ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "I swallow mine."—Robert Sepulveda's explanation to the contestants on Finding Prince Charming. He was answering the question of shouldn't you spit out wine at a wine tasting. As we know, swallowing is something Sepulveda specializes in. We filed our last column on the heels of the Emmy Awards. But there's still some unfinished business. One of Jimmy Kimmel's running bits ...


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Knight at the Movies: Fall LGBT movie special - The end of September means that fall movies and award season is just about here. This year, the studios have a couple of excellent LGBT contenders that may very well end up in the winner's circle. Read on for some highlights from the fall movie season. Late September King Cobra—Reeling, Chicago's LGBT film festival ( of which I'm ...


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NUNN ON ONE Actor/musician David Pevsner shows versatility - Performer David Pevsner is full of surprises. Not only is he a talented actor in films like 300: Rise of an Empire and Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean, but he's been an erotic model for 20 years. Television credits include Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and Grey's Anatomy. He just released a comedy album called Most Versatile with ...


Five-ways-to-help-your-child-who-is-being-bullied-with-special-tips-for-LGBTQ-parents

Five ways to help your child who is being bullied (with special tips for LGBTQ parents) - As kids return to school, some kids will be billed because their parents identify as LGBTQ. We know that bullies are always on the prowl and that, sadly, many, many kids will be bullied at school. Being bullied is always painful, but when the bullying revolves around your family, whom you love, the pain can run even deeper. Parents who ...


Syphilis-infection-rates-on-the-rise

Syphilis infection rates on the rise - A new report released Sept. 22 shows that syphilis infections are on the rise in men who have sex with men ( MSM ) in the United States, jumping 15 percent from 2013 to 2014. The same report showed that Illinois, in 2015, had about 311.9 cases per 100,000 persons, slightly higher than the national MSM rate of 309 cases ...


Court-rules-for-trans-Wisconsin-boy

Court rules for trans Wisconsin boy - A federal court ruled Sept. 20 that a Wisconsin school must immediately halt its discriminatory policy of singling out a transgender boy, Ashton Whitaker, and forcing him to use a restroom separate from all other students. Whitaker—with Transgender Law Center and Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, representing him—asked for the preliminary injunction so that he could use the restroom during ...


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Feldblum reflects on being first out EEOC commissioner - Chai Feldblum, the first openly lesbian commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ), has admitted that, since she doesn't have biological children, there are certain laws that have become her "kids." Among those are the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ( ENDA ), both of which she had a hand ...


Some-states-voter-ID-laws-may-block-tens-of-thousands-of-transgender-voters

Some states' voter ID laws may block tens of thousands of transgender voters - From a Williams Institute press release - LOS ANGELES — Eight states' voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for tens of thousands of transgender voters this election. In Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, about 112,000 transgender people who have transitioned are estimated to be eligible to vote—34,000 of them may face barriers to voting this November due ...


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Entertainment news: Marc Jacobs, Tituss Burgess, 'Hamilton,' 'Will & Grace' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Designer Marc Jacobs has apologized for having models with dreadlocks at his recent New York Fashion Week show, Page Six stated. "I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity," the designer wrote on Instagram. "I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech to express oneself through art, clothes, words, hair, music… EVERYTHING. Of course I do 'see' ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Sorry-Not-Sorry

BOOK REVIEW Sorry Not Sorry - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Naya Rivera. $24; Tarcher, Pergiee; 241 pages Oh, the things you did in your youth! All those late nights, sneaking out of the house and thinking your parents didn't know. ( They did. ) The crazy things you did on the road, hoping the police would never stop you. ( They did. ) The parties, the goofy fashions, the ...


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AUTOS: VEHICLE REVIEW 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Less swoopy, more suave - When first seeing the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra, I didn't really care for it. Sure, it was bound to be a technical advancement over the previous generation, but it seemed less special. Swoopy bodywork had given way to a more upright grille that seemed lifted straight from the mid-size Sonata. Same for the interior. Good, but nothing special. Maybe I ...


National-roundup-Emergency-shelters-Pulse-aftermath-immigrant-project

National roundup: Emergency shelters, Pulse aftermath, immigrant project - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) issued a final rule requiring equal treatment of transgender people in federally funded emergency shelters. The rule provides that transgender individuals must be housed based on their gender identity. In a statement, National Center for Lesbian Rights Policy Director Julianna Gonen, Esq., said, "This new rule ensures that no ...


Hamiltons-America-documentary-on-PBS-Great-Performances-Oct-21

Hamilton's America documentary on PBS Great Performances Oct. 21 - From a press release - The story of Alexander Hamilton is most remembered for its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hamilton killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. But the full story of this political genius - a poor immigrant who built himself up from nothing to become one of the nation's most vital architects - has largely been forgotten by history...until now. Today, ...


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Report: Bisexuals face invisibility, isolation, discrimination, violence - From a press release - DENVER, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 — A new report previewed yesterday at the White House in a groundbreaking policy meeting found that while more than half of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) community identifies as bisexual, bisexual people experience alarming rates of invisibility, societal rejection, violence, discrimination, and poor physical and mental health—often at rates higher than ...


Remarks-by-President-Obama-at-National-Museum-of-African-American-History-and-Culture

Remarks by President Obama at National Museum of African American History and Culture - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE Grand Foyer 4:51 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, welcome, everybody. ( Applause. ) This is an exceptionally good-looking group. ( Laughter. ) And there are just so many friends here that it feels like one of our house parties. ( ...


New-campaign-featuring-LGBTQ-immigrants-

New campaign featuring LGBTQ immigrants - From a press release - New York, NY — Today, Immigration Equality and the Brooklyn Community Pride Center will launch the LGBTQ New Americans Project, featuring audio and video oral histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer immigrants living in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. Through extended conversation, the project records the unique experiences of LGBTQ immigrants in their own words. Topics and ...


Clinton-underscores-LGBT-rights-to-win-over-millenials

Clinton underscores LGBT rights to win over millenials - For a Democrat, Clinton has low support among young voters - With polls showing a decline in support among millennials, Hillary Clinton is underscoring LGBT rights to keep young voters from straying from the Democratic presidential ticket on Election Day. Clinton referenced the importance of continuing the LGBT rights advancements seen under the Obama administration during a speech Sept. 19 intended to rally millennials at Temple University. Contrasting her views with ...


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AfterEllen fires editor, future in question - Former AfterEllen editor-in-chief Trish Bendix was fired from her post Monday night after 10 years with the lesbian/queer-focused website. She spent the last two years in her current role managing content and editorial functions daily to keep the site relevant. The website's owners say they will keep the site online and use freelancers at some point for new content. "I ...


President-Obama-presents-National-Medals-of-the-Arts-and-Humanities

President Obama presents National Medals of the Arts and Humanities - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - Remarks by President Obama, East Room, Sept. 22, 2016, 11:49 a.m. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you! ( Applause. ) Everybody, please have a seat, have a seat. ( Applause. ) Thank you so much. Everybody, please sit down. I can tell this is a rowdy crowd. Sit down. ( Laughter. ) Welcome to the White House, everybody. Throughout my time ...


34th-Reeling-Film-Festival-makes-America-gay-again

34th Reeling Film Festival makes America gay again - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Last summer we celebrated the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. This summer we mourned the victims of Orlando's Pulse massacre. But on the brighter side, the Republican presidential candidate (Is this really happening or am I trapped in a bad movie?) threw a crumb to the LGBTQ community, even if he couldn't pronounce it. Whatever happens, some people have ...


Entertainment-news-Lady-Gaga-Lance-Bass-Alexis-Arquette-Zayn-Malik

Entertainment news: Lady Gaga, Lance Bass, Alexis Arquette, Zayn Malik - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lady Gaga is reportedly inching closer to one of the biggest gigs on the planet: performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017, Billboard reported. Sources have told the publication that Gaga is in talks for the 51st annual football showdown, scheduled for Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston. She released a new song, "Perfect Illusion," on ...


National-roundup-Pence-in-lawsuit-BiWeek-trans-murders

National roundup: Pence in lawsuit, #BiWeek, trans murders - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A transgender man prohibited from changing his legal name because of his immigration classification is suing Indiana state officials, including Gov. Mike Pence, a press release stated. The lawsuit—filed Sept. 13 by MALDEF ( Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund ) and Transgender Law Center on behalf of a 31-year-old Indiana resident—alleges that a 2010 state law requiring proof ...


David-Pevsner-releases-CD

David Pevsner releases CD - David Pevsner, one of the writers of the off-Broadway revue Naked Boys Singing, has released Most Versatile, his first CD of "original gay songs," as a press release calls them. Work ( "The Naked Maid" ), sexual history ( "The Book of Lust" ), unfortunate medical situations ( "Pain in the Butt" ), fantasy ( "The Perky Little Porn Star" ...


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Second Bowie box set out Sept. 23 - On Sept. 23, Parlophone Records will release David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? ( 1974-1976 ), the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969. "Who," the follow-up to David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973, will contain the previously unreleased album from 1974 called The Gouster. The 12-CD box, 13-LP vinyl set and digital download feature ...


BOOK-REVIEW-In-the-Darkroom

BOOK REVIEW In the Darkroom - By Susan Faludi. $32; Metropolitan Books; 417 pages Esteemed feminist Susan Faludi didn't talk to her father. He'd been estranged from the family since he stabbed her mother's boyfriend with a knife when Susan was in high school. In 2004, Susan got an email from her father: he'd transitioned. Now, Steffi was her name. "It was the first communication ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television."—Jeffrey Tambor's acceptance speech after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Anyone who still thinks our community isn't visible on TV clearly didn't watch this year's Emmy Awards, which kicked off with Louie Anderson's win for playing the ...


Musician-ex-pro-athlete-Sami-Grisafe-talks-Etheridge-Trump-Clinton

Musician/ex-pro athlete Sami Grisafe talks Etheridge, Trump, Clinton - Lesbian former professional athlete Sami Grisafe is aware of the fact that she sounds like another familiar voice when she sings—and she's fine with it. "I am honored to be compared to Melissa Etheridge," Grisafe said. "She has such a strong voice, both as a singer and songwriter. I am inspired by her choice to use her platform to bring ...


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MOVIES Hugo Weaving: 'Dress'-ed for success - Actor Hugo Weaving on wearing a dress ( again ) for The Dressmaker, the Wachowskis' gender transition, and the Priscilla sequel that could happen yet… Hugo Weaving likes to frock around. The Sydney-based actor first made his name starring alongside Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp as a drag queen crossing the Aussie outback in a silver bus in 1994's ...


Remembering-Edward-Albee-

Remembering Edward Albee - He wouldn't correct you if you said it wrong, but if you wanted to earn his respect you needed to pronounce his name the way he preferred: Edward All-bee and not Al-bee. Widely regarded as "America's Greatest Living Playwright" following the death of Arthur Miller, Edward Albee died Sept. 16 after a short illness. He was 88. Albee's partner of ...


President-Obama-to-award-National-Medal-of-Arts-and-National-Humanities-Medal

President Obama to award National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - On Thursday, Sept. 22, President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room of the White House. Recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts will include actor/comedian/writer Mel Brooks, author Sandra Cisneros, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, actor Morgan Freeman, composer Philip Glass, record producer Berry ...


Trans-actress-joins-Nashville

Trans actress joins 'Nashville' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Trans actress Jen Richards has joined the cast of the CMT television series Nashville. The Emmy-nominated writer, actress and producer ( Her Story; Doubt ) is set to join the cast in the recurring role of Allyson Del Lago, a physical therapist who helps a character. Richards is playing CMT's first transgender character and is the first out transgender actor ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-TELEVISION-Sophia-Bush-talks-Chicago-PD-pro-LGBT-activism

NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Sophia Bush talks Chicago P.D., pro-LGBT activism - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Sophia Bush continues on Chicago P.D. for another season, but she doesn't leave her activist roots behind. Known for the CW series One Tree Hill, in which she played Brooke Davis, she moved on to film roles like John Tucker Must Die and The Hitcher. The spinoff from Chicago Fire has her playing Erin Lindsey, a detective. Chicago P.D. ...


HUD-rule-requires-equal-treatment-of-transgender-people-in-emergency-shelters

HUD rule requires equal treatment of transgender people in emergency shelters - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, September 20, 2016 )—Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) issued a final rule requiring equal treatment of transgender people in federally funded emergency shelters. Today's rule provides that transgender individuals must be housed based on their gender identity. This rule amends the groundbreaking LGBT Equal Access Rule issued by HUD in ...


Natl-LGBTQ-Task-Force-reacts-to-police-shooting-of-unarmed-Black-man-Terence-Crutcher-

Nat'l LGBTQ Task Force reacts to police shooting of unarmed Black man Terence Crutcher - From a press release - Washington, DC, September 20, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force is describing the killing by Tulsa Police of an unarmed Black man, Terence Crutcher, as an "outrageous act of police violence." The killing, captured on video, clearly shows an unarmed Mr. Crutcher with his hands above his head. "This is an outrageous act of police violence. Our thoughts and prayers are ...


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Author's book focuses on her gender nonconforming child - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When her son, Harry, was 2 years old, author Julie Tarney said he told her, "Inside my head, I'm a girl." With that statement, Tarney said her journey as the parent of a gender non-conforming child began. It was 1992 and resources were scarce. "My first thought was 'does this mean he is going to be gay,'" Tarney said. "Gender ...


Book-focuses-on-Robert-Kennedys-liberal-evolution

Book focuses on Robert Kennedy's liberal evolution - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Massachusetts native Larry Tye's interest in Robert Kennedy's life began shortly after Kennedy was assassinated in 1968. His new book, Robert Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, is the culmination of years of research and interviews with family members and friends of the late Senator, some of whom have never spoken to an RFK biographer in the past. Tye ...


White-House-meeting-on-LGBTQs-People-Living-with-HIV-in-criminal-justice-system-

White House meeting on LGBTQs, People Living with HIV in criminal justice system - From a press release - September 20, 2016 ( Washington, DC ) — Today the White House hosts 150 formerly incarcerated LGBTQ people, policymakers & advocates to discuss unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) people and people living with HIV ( PLHIV ) in the criminal legal system. White House officials in attendance include Ashley Allison, Deputy Director ...


GLAAD-celebrates-3rd-annual-Bisexual-Awareness-Week

GLAAD celebrates 3rd annual Bisexual Awareness Week - From a press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) media advocacy organization today announced its participation in the third annual Bisexual Awareness Week ( #BiWeek ) in partnership with BiNet USA; America's oldest advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified, and unlabeled people. #BiWeek takes place from September 19th to 26nd with the 23rd ...


HRC-ENC-civic-leaders-thank-Charlotte-Mayor-Roberts-for-with-LGBTQs

HRC, ENC, civic leaders thank Charlotte Mayor Roberts for with LGBTQs - From a press release - Charlotte, NC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, and other civic leaders joined together in Charlotte to denounce Governor McCrory's latest ploy to deflect blame for his disastrous and hateful HB2 law. As Governor McCrory and Republican legislative leaders continue ...


Lady-Gaga-to-release-fifth-studio-album-

Lady Gaga to release fifth studio album - From a press release - Six time Grammy award winner Lady Gaga will release her much anticipated fifth studio album, 'Joanne' on Friday, October 21st. The first single, "Perfect Illusion" recently debuted at #1 on iTunes in 60 countries. Just a week after its release, "Perfect Illusion" has soared on radio, becoming the #1 most added song on Pop with 170 adds and the #1 ...


Transparent-Paulson-among-Emmy-winners

'Transparent,' Paulson among Emmy winners - The LGBT community was well-represented Sept. 18 at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. First, Amazon series Transparent ( which had 10 nominations going into the ceremony ) had a couple winners, including Jeffrey Tambor ( Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy Series ) and newly out lesbian Jill Soloway ( Outstanding Directing, Comedy Series ). Tambor took time to urge producers to ...


Remarks-by-President-Obama-to-Congressional-Black-Caucus-Foundation-dinner

Remarks by President Obama to Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. 9:26 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, CBC! ( Applause. ) Thank you, Don, for the great work you are doing and that kind introduction. AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you! THE PRESIDENT: I love you, too. ( Applause. ) I want to thank the CBC Foundation, Chairman Butterfield, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, ...


Trump-sparks-concern-suspicion-among-LGBT-Russians

Trump sparks concern, suspicion among LGBT Russians - GOP nominee 'an emotionally needy, malignant narcissist' - BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS Donald Trump's praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin has sparked concern and suspicion among LGBT Russians and their allies. Elvina Yuvakaeva, a Russian LGBT rights activist who is a member of the Russian LGBT Sports Federation, told the Washington Blade on Tuesday in an email that Trump and Putin "don't care about LGBT rights at all." ...


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PASSAGES Playwright Edward Albee dies - Edward Albee—considered by many to be among the top U.S. playwrights for at least a generation—died Sept. 16 at his home in Montauk, New York, at age 88 after a short illness. In 1962, Albee's Broadway debut, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—a then-controversial analysis of a crumbling marriage—won a Tony Award for best play. It was later made into a ...


Millions-to-go-purple-in-unified-stand-against-bullying-on-Spirit-Day-Oct-20-

Millions to 'go purple' in unified stand against bullying on Spirit Day, Oct. 20 - From a press release - New York — Today GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, launched the official countdown to Spirit Day, largest and most visible campaign in the world working to advance acceptance of LGBTQ youth. Spirit Day takes place on October 20th, and inspires millions around the world to wear purple or 'go purple' online in a united stand against bullying and ...


-National-LGBTQ-Task-Force-condemns-police-killing-of-13-year-old-Black-boy

National LGBTQ Task Force condemns police killing of 13-year-old Black boy - From a press release - Washington, DC, September 16, 2016 — The National LGBTQ Task Force is condemning the killing of a 13-year-old Black boy by police in Columbus, Ohio. "Yet another police killing of a young Black person. This painful spate of police-involved shootings appears to be never ending. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tyre King. As we've said before, ...


Wisc-court-orders-accurate-birth-certificates-for-kids-of-same-sex-spouses

Wisc. court orders accurate birth certificates for kids of same-sex spouses - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the state of Wisconsin must issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples. Chelsea and Jessamy Torres, a married lesbian couple, live in Madison and were married in New York in September 2012. After several attempts using assisted reproductive technology, Chelsea became ...


ACC-follows-NCAA-in-moving-championship-games-out-of-North-Carolina-over-HB2-

ACC follows NCAA in moving championship games out of North Carolina over HB2 - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, hailed the Atlantic Coast Conference's decision to stand up for the safety of its employees, players, and fans by moving championship games out of North Carolina due to the state's anti-LGBTQ HB2 law. ...


BOOK-REVIEW-My-Son-Wears-Heels

BOOK REVIEW My Son Wears Heels - By Julie Tarney. $24.95; University of Wisconsin Press; 213 pages The first day your toddler said he could dress himself was a day you'll never forget. He tried, you have to hand it to him. When he was done, part of his outfit was out of season and the other part was out of style, the colors were painful ...


Billy-Masters

Billy Masters - "Earlier this year I was quoted saying I'd rather have an enema than an Emmy. But thanks to the Television Academy, I can have both!"—RuPaul's acceptance speech for winning Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program at the Creative Arts Emmys. She beat out Jane Lynch, Steve Harvey, Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, and Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. ...


ACLU-asks-Court-not-to-review-decision-protecting-trans-students-restroom-access-

ACLU asks Court not to review decision protecting trans student's restroom access - From a press release - WASHINGTON — In a brief filed with the Supreme Court today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia argue that the Supreme Court should not step in to review a ruling that a local school board violated federal law when it denied a transgender boy access to restrooms consistent with his gender identity. The ACLU brought the ...


Association-of-LGBTQ-Journalists-names-2016-2017-Board-of-Directors

Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2016-2017 Board of Directors - From a press release - Washington, D.C. - NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists - is pleased to announce it has unanimously confirmed the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Jen Christensen of CNN was re-elected President upon completing her first full term in the position. Sarah Blazucki of the US Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General was re-elected to her position as Vice ...


Lambda-decries-suburban-Pittsburgh-School-District-vote-against-trans-students

Lambda decries suburban Pittsburgh School District vote against trans students - From a press release - ( New York, September 13, 2016 ) — Lambda Legal today condemned last night's 5-4 vote by the Pine-Richland School District school board in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to implement a new policy on restroom and locker room access that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment. "Addressing imaginary problems, a bare majority of the Pine-Richland school board reversed years of ...


White-House-2015-household-income-rose-poverty-rate-and-uninsured-rate-fell

White House: 2015 household income rose, poverty rate and uninsured rate fell - From THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary - WASHINGTON, DC — Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; Sandra Black, Member of the Council of Economic Advisers; and Matt Fielder, Chief Economist of the Council of Economic Advisers; issued the following statement today on the Census Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Data. View charts at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/WhiteHouseReport2015.pdf . View the statement at the link. https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/09/13/income-poverty-and-health-insurance-united-states-2015 ...


Entertainment-Megan-Rapinoe-Sia-Neil-Patrick-Harris-Jersey-Boys

Entertainment: Megan Rapinoe, Sia, Neil Patrick Harris, 'Jersey Boys' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In the soccer world, the Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe, an out lesbian, from kneeling again during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent," LGBTQ Nation noted. The National Women's Soccer League team moved up the anthem, playing it while ...


Lambda-Legal-to-honor-NCAA-in-Indiana

Lambda Legal to honor NCAA in Indiana - On Friday, Sept. 16, Lambda Legal will honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ) with its Corporate Leadership Award at its annual Indiana Benefit—the largest annual LGBT-rights event in the state. The association will be honored "in recognition of the NCAA's leadership in promoting fairness and equality for LGBT people in the Hoosier State and throughout the country," ...


Chelsea-Manning-to-get-gender-affirming-surgery-

Chelsea Manning to get gender affirming surgery - From a press release - LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning ended her hunger strike today, having secured assurances from the Army that she will receive the medically prescribed treatment for her gender dysphoria. The treatment will begin with the surgery that was recommended by her psychologist in April. Since she was first taken into custody in 2010, Manning, a transgender woman being forced ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Fitz-and-the-Tantrums-Jeremy-Ruzumna-on-the-band-Morrissey

NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Fitz and the Tantrums' Jeremy Ruzumna on the band, Morrissey - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Now that another Lollapalooza has come and gone, there's one last huge music festival ready to jam in Chicago. Riot Fest rocks out at Douglas Park to end summer, and the lineup is huge. Headlining on the bill is the band Fitz and the Tantrums and after seeing them play at Lollapalooza in the past many will know this is ...


BOOK-REVIEW-A-Murder-Over-a-Girl

BOOK REVIEW A Murder Over a Girl - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - You could become whatever you want to be. A ballerina, a cowboy, a fireman, a teacher. The sky was the limit—or so you were told. You could grow up and become the person of your dreams and that was okay. Except sometimes, as in the new book A Murder Over a Girl, by Ken Corbett, dreaming can be deadly. Larry ...


National-roundup-Tim-Kaine-Trevor-Project-Streisands-fundraiser

National roundup: Tim Kaine, Trevor Project, Streisand's fundraiser - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine slammed Donald Trump's relationship with the LGBT community at the Human Rights Campaign's 20th annual black-tie dinner Sept. 10, ABC News noted. "Donald Trump is no friend to this community and he's no friend to the value of equality," Kaine told guests at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Also, Kaine, a ...


RuPaul-scores-historic-Emmy-win

RuPaul scores historic Emmy win - RuPaul Charles finally nabbed his first Emmy nomination this year for the eighth season of his long-running Logo TV series RuPaul's Drag Race—and then proceeded to top the competition to earn his ( and the show's ) first Emmy Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 11. Charles won for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. This ...


NCAA-moves-all-championship-events-out-of-North-Carolina-over-anti-LGBTQ-HB2-law-

NCAA moves all championship events out of North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ HB2 law - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, hailed the NCAA's decision to stand up for LGBTQ equality by moving all 2016-2017 championship events out of the state of North Carolina due to the anti-LGBTQ HB2 law. In their decision for ...


Sept-12-deadline-for-Pulse-Victims-Fund-disbursement-set

Sept 12 deadline for Pulse Victim's Fund, disbursement set - From a press release - ORLANDO, FL - Equality Florida's fundraising efforts for the victims' families and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting have raised over $8 million, the vast majority from a GoFundMe campaign that has drawn nearly 120,000 contributors from across the world; as well as pledges from corporate sponsors and grassroots fundraising efforts locally and globally. "It is imperative that all victims' ...


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Miss America has first out contestant - The first openly gay contestant in the Miss America pageant, Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty, was eliminated Sept. 11 when the top 15 finalists were selected. She was the first openly lesbian contestant to win a state title. Djuan Trent competed in the Miss America pageant as Miss Kentucky in 2011, when she finished in the top 10; she came out ...


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LGBT ministry thanks Kaine for hopeful words on Catholic church, same-sex marriage - From a press release - MOUNT RAINIER, Maryland—New Ways Ministry thanks Vice Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine for speaking with hope about the Catholic Church's eventual acceptance of same-gender marriage. Kaine, a practicing Catholic, spoke the truth when he said that we should "celebrate" and not "challenge" God's "beautiful diversity of the human family." Kaine's sentiments are shared by millions of Catholics across ...


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PASSAGES Trans personality Alexis Arquette dies - Transgender personality/activist Alexis Arquette died Sept. 11 at age 47. Brother Richmond Arquette initially noted on Facebook, "Our brother Robert, who became our brother Alexis, who became our sister Alexis, who became our brother Alexis, passed this morning September 11, at 12:32 am. ... We were playing music for him and he passed during David Bowie's Starman. As per his ...


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Former Chicagoan Bob Rybicki dies - by Sari Staver - Bob Rybicki, director of operations, finance and personnel at Church Divininty School of the Pacific and Assisting Clergy at Grace Cathedral, died suddenly at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco Sept. 3. He was 65. The cause of death was not announced. In Chicago, Ryibicki was active in the fight against AIDS during the early years of the epidemic. An executive ...


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Entertainer The Lady Chablis passes away - Transgender figure The Lady Chablis ( also known as Brenda Dale Knox )—who became famous in John Berendt's best-selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil—passed away Sept. 8 in Savannah, Georgia. She was 59. In 1996, Chablis penned her autobiography, Hiding My Candy, and went on to play herself in Clint Eastwood's 1997 movie adaptation of "Midnight." ...


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Clementi's roommate to be retried - The three-judge Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jerseyhas tossed the convictions against Dharun Ravi—a former Rutgers University student whose roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide after he was captured on a webcam kissing another man. In 2012, a jury found Ravi guilty of 15 counts of various charges. He was subsequently sentenced to 30 days in jail, three ...


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Civil rights activist Monica Raye Simpson elected to Woodhull Freedom Foundation Board - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Sept. 8, 2016 — Human rights organization Woodhull Freedom Foundation has elected acclaimed civil rights activist and artist Monica Raye Simpson to its Board of Directors. Simpson is Executive Director of SisterSong, a collective dedicated to improving reproductive rights among women of color, and uses a unique blend of art, song and activism to promote social justice ...


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Death of civil rights activist "horrifying and disturbing" - From a press release - Washington, DC, September 8, 2016 — The National LGBTQ Task Force is describing the murder of Daren Seals, a civil rights activist who rose to prominence in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri against the police killing of Michael Brown as "horrifying and disturbing." Seals' body was found in a burning vehicle, having been shot. "We are deeply saddened by the ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Joy of Swimming - By Lisa Congdon $18.95; Chronicle Books; 141 pages People say you're all wet. Maybe that's not the nicest thing you've ever heard but hey! If something's true, it's true, right? Yep, you love being in a pool, lake, pond, the ocean, a puddle, it doesn't matter. And in The Joy of Swimming, by Lisa Congdon, you'll meet like-minded people in ...


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Billy Masters - "And I was like, 'Hmm ... right, what were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?'"—Miranda Kerr reveals what she said to ex Orlando Bloom when he texted her to say some nude photos of him would be coming out. I'm surprised she didn't say, "Been there, done that." The Go-Go's have played a big role in my life. Even ...







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