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Jeb-Bush-maintains-anti-marriage-equality-stance

Jeb Bush maintains anti-marriage equality stance - From a press release - WASHINGTON — During the Conservative Political Action Conference ( CPAC ) this week, some media reports have suggested that Jeb Bush is the "gay-friendly republican" of the 2016 cycle — even during the same week he is scheduled to meet with anti-LGBT activist Tony Perkins. The Human Rights Campaign's Fred Sainz released the following statement: "At the end of the ...


Deb-Mell-appears-to-win-tight-race-in-33rd-Ward-some-ballots-left-to-count

Deb Mell appears to win tight race in 33rd Ward, some ballots left to count - ELECTIONS 2015 - Incumbent 33rd Ward Ald. Deb Mell, the city's only openly lesbian alderman, may have won the race now that absentee votes have been counted from the Feb. 24 election. There are still a few ballots to go, so it may not be clear until March 9 if she has won. As of Friday at 5 p.m., the Chicago Board of ...


Ward-by-Ward-in-the-race-for-Chicago-mayor

Ward by Ward in the race for Chicago mayor - Chicago's incredibly gerrymandered new ward map boundaries certainly created some newly competitive districts in the 2015 aldermanic races, throwing more than a dozen into April 7 runoffs. The controversial 2012 map was considered illegal by some incumbents and voters, but the Democratic kingpins won their fight to create a new world order. The LGBT community can no longer be stereotyped ...


Emanuel-to-face-Garcia-in-April-runoff-gay-Latino-wins-big

Emanuel to face Garcia in April runoff; gay Latino wins big - [Originally posted on WindyCityTimes.com on Feb. 24] Incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face a runoff against challenger Jesus Garcia April 7. Emanuel did not get the simple majority of votes needed to win. The results shocked the political establishment and brought back memories of Harold Washington's 1983 upset victory to become Chicago first African American mayor. Incumbent Ald. Deb ...


Quigley-vice-chair-of-equality-caucus

Quigley vice chair of equality caucus - U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley ( D-Ill. ) was appointed vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus for the 114th Congress, according to a press release. "As an active member of the Equality Caucus since I was elected to Congress, it has been an honor to advocate for the LGBT community on issues ranging from marriage equality and immigration reform ...


World-news-HIV-in-Cuba-Global-Equality-Fund-new-envoy

World news: HIV in Cuba; Global Equality Fund; new envoy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Cuba, a variant of HIV that is much more aggressive than other known forms of the virus has been documented, according to Medical News Today. Patients infected with this new variant progress to AIDS so rapidly that they may not even know they are infected, with AIDS symptoms occurring within three years of infection. If a person contracts multiple ...


National-Pol-and-trans-granddaughter-suicide-FBI-and-Fred-Phelps

National: Pol and trans granddaughter; suicide; FBI and Fred Phelps - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - U.S. Rep. Mike Honda ( D-Calif. ) has opened up about his transgender granddaughter, according to a Huffington Post column by Marsha Aizumi. Honda discussed his grandchild in a video at Courageous Conversation, a one-day symposium for superintendents and school leaders that focuses on how to make schools safer for their students. In addition, he posted a photo of both ...


Windy-City-Times-rates-the-mayoral-candidates

Windy City Times rates the mayoral candidates - Surveys and printable election charts at the links - WCT - In this election cycle, Windy City Times mailed questionnaires to every registered citywide and aldermanic candidate, to their address on file with the board of elections. The questions were about a wide range of issues, LGBT, HIV/AIDS, minimum wage, crime, youth experiencing homelessness, and more. Some questions did not have a yes/or no or "correct" answer, but involved ...


Randy-Berry-is-State-Departments-first-LGBT-Human-Rights-Envoy-

Randy Berry is State Department's first LGBT Human Rights Envoy - From press releases - From an HRC press release WASHINGTON —— Today the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) applauded the appointment of Randy W. Berry, a veteran senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer, as the State Department's first ever LGBT Human Rights Envoy. HRC praised President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for creating this new senior-level position to oversee the United ...


-Quigley-addresses-his-LGBTQ-Leadership-Council

Quigley addresses his LGBTQ Leadership Council - The downtown Chicago offices of law firm Jenner & Block served as the location for Congressman Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ) to host a Feb. 20 meeting with LGBTQ community and non-profit leaders, advocates and activists who form his LGBTQ Leadership Council for an update on the status of LGBTQ issues on Capitol Hill. "You are the eyes and ears ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Guide-to-the-gays

ELECTIONS 2015 Guide to the gays - In the 33rd Ward, lesbian Ald. Deb Mell will face off against Tim Meegan, a social studies instructor at Roosevelt High School; Annisa Wanat, a nonprofit consultant; and Tyler Soloria, a student and activist for veterans' causes. Openly gay Ald. Tom Tunney faces challenges to his 44th Ward seat from businessman Mark Thomas and management consultant and activist Scott Davis. ...


Lesbian-PAC-names-first-ED

Lesbian PAC names first E.D. - From a press release - LPAC, the country's first lesbian political action committee, announced political veteran Beth Shipp has been hired as the organization's first executive director. "As LPAC continues to grow and flourish, we are thrilled to have Beth as our first executive director," said LPAC Board Chair Laura Ricketts. "Her experience, knowledge, relationships, and political acumen are ideally suited for LPAC as we ...


ELECTIONS-2015-1ST-WARD-Proco-Joe-Moreno-on-accomplishments-Chick-fil-A-

ELECTIONS 2015: 1ST WARD Proco 'Joe' Moreno on accomplishments, Chick-fil-A - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In 2011, Proco "Joe" Moreno was elected as 1st Ward alderman with 74 percent of the vote, according to his ward's website. ( Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Moreno to succeed Manny Flores in 2010. ) However, things may be tougher this time around, with the alderman going up against four contenders. In a recent interview, the aldermanic ...


ELECTIONS-2015-1ST-WARD-Andrew-Hamilton-Attorney-plans-to-take-Morenos-seat

ELECTIONS 2015: 1ST WARD Andrew Hamilton: Attorney plans to take Moreno's seat - Attorney Andrew Hamilton sees himself as a voice for the people. Among his desires, if he is elected alderman, are increasing community safety; making the 1st Ward greener; and improving the arts, music and theater presence. Hamilton talked about those plans, safety concerns, his idea for a mobile app and LGBT-related issues recently with Windy City Times. Windy City Times: ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Out-gay-candidate-makes-play-for-15th-Ward-seat

ELECTIONS 2015 Out gay candidate makes play for 15th Ward seat - Raymond Lopez is one of several candidates eying the 15th Ward aldermanic seat. A 2012 redistricting resulted in a massive shift in the ward's demographics—its residents were predominantly African American but Latino residents are now the main constituency. The current alderman, Toni Foulkes, is currently campaigning for a post representing the 16th Ward, leaving the field open for Lopez, who's ...


ONE-Northside-responds-to-Gov-Rauners-Budget

ONE Northside responds to Gov. Rauner's Budget - From press releases - From ONE Northside Today, Governor Rauner laid out his proposals to address Illinois' fiscal crisis. The press release that ONE Northside's statewide alliance, Fair Economy Illinois, issued is included below. Governor Rauner's proposals are disastrous. He is attempting to fundamentally change the role of government. He is doing this by cutting almost every single program we care about. During ...


ELECTIONS-2015-2ND-WARD-Alyx-Pattison-in-aldermanic-run-handles-controversy-

ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Alyx Pattison in aldermanic run, handles controversy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Attorney Alyx Pattison has worked with numerous causes and communities over the years ( even mentioning the LGBT community several times on her website ). Over the years, she has done everything from working with her local school council to being on Congressman Jan Schakowsky's team. In a recent interview, the Northwestern University School of Law graduate talked about her ...


Early-voting-info

Early voting info - - Early voting for the Feb. 24 municipal election will take place through Feb. 21. Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any early voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live. Voters don't need a reason or excuse to use early voting; however, voters do need to present government-issued photo identification. Ballots cast in early ...


ELECTIONS-2015-2ND-WARD-Stacey-Pfingsten-Preservationist-seeks-to-succeed-Fioretti

ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Stacey Pfingsten: Preservationist seeks to succeed Fioretti - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Last September, Stacey Pfingsten left the 2nd Ward office—to run for alderman of that same area. She did so, as her website states, "so that she may continue serving the residents of the 2nd Ward and in improving their collective quality of life." She presents a varied background, having studied everything from business administration to art. Windy City Times met ...


ELECTIONS-2015-2ND-WARD-Brian-Hopkins-on-wards-challenges-Daley-connection-

ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Brian Hopkins on ward's challenges, Daley connection - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Brian Hopkins has done everything from interning for the Illinois State Senate to helping advise President Bill Clinton's transition team to leading the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents ( SOAR ). In a recent interview, the first-time candidate discussed his platform, why he's the best person for the job, LGBT issues and his Daley connection. Windy City Times: You're a ...


ELECTIONS-2015-2ND-WARD-Cornell-Wilson-Military-vet-aims-for-aldermanic-post-

ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Cornell Wilson: Military vet aims for aldermanic post - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cornell Wilson is an attorney, military veteran and community advocate who feels he has the leadership ability to succeed current mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti as 2nd Ward alderman. Wilson, a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, talked with Windy City Times about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," his own platform and the aldermanic race. Windy City Times: I understand the ...


ELECTIONS-2015-2ND-WARD-Restauranteur-Bita-Buenrostro-aims-for-aldermanic-seat

ELECTIONS 2015: 2ND WARD Restauranteur Bita Buenrostro aims for aldermanic seat - Bita Buenrostro is a senior executive with a local restaurant corporation that manages three successful Chicago-area restaurants. However, for the second time, she has set her sights on an aldermanic seat, having previously run ( in the 43rd Ward ) in 2011. The main issues on Buenrostro's platform involve safety, city services, and jobs and economic development. She recently talked ...


HRC-Arkansas-to-gov-Veto-SB202

HRC Arkansas to gov: Veto SB202 - From a press release - Little Rock— Today, HRC Arkansas calls on Governor Asa Hutchinson to exercise his executive powers and veto Senate Bill 202 ( SB202 ), which would prohibit municipalities from enacting nondiscrimination ordinances that protect LGBT people. Anti-LGBT Arkansas State Senator Bart Hester is sponsor of SB202, the "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act". If SB202 takes effect, Arkansas cities will lose their ability ...


Landmark-study-proves-LGBTQ-canvassers-get-lasting-results

Landmark study proves LGBTQ canvassers get lasting results - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With the Feb. 24 mayoral elections around the corner, armies of voter canvassers—some paid professionals, some volunteers—will work their way through entire zip-codes knocking on front doors never knowing with absolute certainly the sort of reception that awaits them. In one of seven myths about voter canvassing, the website Voter Gravity stated "as hard as it is for people to ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Anne-Marie-Miles-on-her-vision-for-the-5th-Ward

ELECTIONS 2015 Anne Marie Miles on her vision for the 5th Ward - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In her second time running against incumbent Leslie Hairston, attorney and small business owner Anne Marie Miles talks to Windy City Times about social justice, economic growth and education. Windy City Times: What distinguishes your campaign from Hairston's? Anne Marie Miles: The big difference between Leslie and I is that I have a proactive vision of the future of the ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Bridgeport-native-Maureen-Sullivan-aims-for-11th-Ward-seat

ELECTIONS 2015 Bridgeport native Maureen Sullivan aims for 11th Ward seat - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Aldermanic candidate Maureen Sullivan is the owner of a pet services business, the daughter of a WWII vet and a major White Sox fan. She considers Bridgeport to be one of "the last vestiges of what old Chicago was: a real neighborhood where you knew your neighbors and helped each other." Windy City Times: What made you decide to run ...


ELECTIONS-2015-33RD-WARD-Annisa-Wanat-runs-with-worldwide-record-

ELECTIONS 2015: 33RD WARD Annisa Wanat runs with worldwide record - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Annisa Wanat has spent twenty years in public service both in the United States and in multiple countries across the world from Bulgaria to Afghanistan assisting civic and political leaders in emerging democracies on issues such as healthcare, infrastructure and education. She now hopes to leverage her experience both at home and abroad as Alderman for the 33rd ward—one of ...


ELECTIONS-2015-47TH-WARD-Aldermanic-candidate-Rory-Fiedler-has-sky-high-plans-

ELECTIONS 2015: 47TH WARD Aldermanic candidate Rory Fiedler has sky-high plans - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A former United Airlines flight attendant who has also worked for the Department of Homeland Security at O'Hare International Airport, Rory Fiedler grew up in the 47th Ward, graduating from Lane Tech High School and going on to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Going up against Ald. Ameya Pawar, Fiedler said he wants to be "accessible, ...


ELECTIONS-2015-High-school-teacher-Meegan-seeks-to-upset-33rd-Ward-dynasty

ELECTIONS 2015 High school teacher Meegan seeks to upset 33rd Ward dynasty - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On his website, 38-year-old Tim Meegan declares that he is no politician. He is an 11-year social-studies teacher at Roosevelt High School who believes the "Democrat machine no longer represents or supports working families in the City of Chicago." Meegan is running against Ald. Deb Mell and challenger Annisa Wanat for the 33rd Ward seat. He invited Windy City Times ...


ELECTIONS-2015-47TH-WARD-Ald-Ameya-Pawar-seeks-to-retain-seat

ELECTIONS 2015: 47TH WARD Ald. Ameya Pawar seeks to retain seat - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Chicago alderman since 2011, Ameya Pawar is currently pursuing a third master's degree from the University of Chicago. An avid runner who supports bully-breed canine rescue organizations in his spare time, Pawar is pro-choice, favors marriage equality and counts retail development projects such as Mariano's and LA Fitness in Ravenswood among his term accomplishments. Windy City Times: What has ...


ELECTIONS-2015-48TH-WARD-Unchallenged-Osterman-looks-ahead-to-next-term-

ELECTIONS 2015: 48TH WARD Unchallenged Osterman looks ahead to next term - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Unencumbered by other candidates for alderman of the 48th Ward, Harry Osterman is looking to a second term presiding over a neighborhood that is thriving. The former Illinois representative for the 14th district occupies the same North Broadway street offices as some of the most celebrated and accomplished political advocates for the LGBTQ movement—Sen. Heather Steans, Rep. Kelly Cassidy and ...


ELECTIONS-2015-49TH-WARD-Joe-Moore-seeks-seventh-term-as-alderman-

ELECTIONS 2015: 49TH WARD Joe Moore seeks seventh term as alderman - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Through nearly a quarter-century as alderman of the 49th Ward, Joe Moore has weathered his share of storms including successfully defending five challenges to his seat, allegations of ethics violations in 2013 and last year's wave of summer violence. Meanwhile, Rogers Park has become one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. In 2010, it was the first in the ...


ELECTIONS-2015-49TH-WARD-Donald-Gordon-makes-second-run-at-Ald-Moore-

ELECTIONS 2015: 49TH WARD Donald Gordon makes second run at Ald. Moore - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Donald Gordon maintains a long list of community organization and leadership since his arrival in the 49th ward more than 30 years ago. They include the 1988 founding of the Rogers Park Community Council, the Rogers Park Conservancy in 2003 and—shortly after his unsuccessful bid for alderman in 2007—the creation of Voters Organized for Truthful Election Results ( VOTER ). ...


ELECTIONS-2015-William-Dock-Walls-makes-another-run-for-mayor

ELECTIONS 2015 William 'Dock' Walls makes another run for mayor - William "Dock" Walls is no stranger to the campaign trail. This is his third try at running for mayor of Chicago, having run unsuccessfully against both Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2007 and Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011. He also attempted to unseat U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush. His political involvement goes back decades, having been active in the administration of ...


ELECTIONS-2015-39TH-WARD-Robert-Murphy-seeks-to-end-Laurino-domination

ELECTIONS 2015: 39TH WARD Robert Murphy seeks to end Laurino domination - Robert Murphy is an architect and photographer who has lived in Forest Glen since 2007. Like his fellow candidate Joe Laiacona, he seeks to put an end to Margaret Laurino's two-decade-long tenure in City Hall as alderman of the 39th Ward. He invited Windy City Times to his campaign office in order to discuss why. Windy City Times: Your campaign ...


ELECTIONS-2015-50TH-WARD-Zehra-Quadri-community-leader-aims-to-unseat-Silverstein-

ELECTIONS 2015: 50TH WARD Zehra Quadri, community leader, aims to unseat Silverstein - Arguably one of the most renowned and celebrated characteristics of the 50th Ward is to be found along Devon Street, where rows of Indian, Pakistani and Hasidic restaurants and grocery stores proclaim one of the most richly diverse and appetizing neighborhoods in Chicago. Zehra Quadri is a native of India who has made the United States her home for the ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Kurt-Summers-on-the-treasurers-challenges

ELECTIONS 2015 Kurt Summers on the treasurer's challenges - Kurt Summers, who was last year appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take over the post of city treasurer when Stephanie Neely resigned to take a private-sector job, will surely have an easier time than most candidates in this winter's election—he is running unopposed. But Summers, who had previously been a senior vice-president at Grosvenor Capital Management as well as ...


ELECTIONS-2015-4th-Ward-challengers-Tracey-Bey-Norman-Bolden

ELECTIONS 2015 4th Ward challengers Tracey Bey, Norman Bolden - Windy City Times sat down with two candidates bidding for the aldermanic seat in the 4th Ward against incumbent Will Burns: Tracey Bey and Norman Bolden. First-time candidate Bey, a community event organizer, is a longtime 4th Ward resident and runs her own mortgage brokerage. Bolden, a Chicago native and community activist, is the owner of both Norman's Bistro and ...


Challenger-for-46th-Ward-Denice-Davis-holds-dinner-

Challenger for 46th Ward Denice Davis holds dinner - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Denice Davis, who is challenging openly gay incumbent Ald. James Cappleman for his post representing the city's 46th Ward on the city council, gathered with supporters Feb. 5 at El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill, 3906 N. Broadway. Davis was former chief of staff to the ward's previous alderman, Helen Shiller. Also in the current race is lesbian attorney Amy ...


Equality-Illinois-PAC-backs-Emanuel-

Equality Illinois PAC backs Emanuel - The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (Equality Illinois PAC) has endorsed the re-election of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Feb. 24 municipal election, according to a Feb. 16 press release. The Equality Illinois PAC also endorses the re-election of four incumbent LGBT aldermen in Chicago and Springfield. "Equality Illinois PAC endorses the re-election of incumbents who are strong advocates ...


Equality-Illinois-holds-Valentines-Day-gala

Equality Illinois holds Valentine's Day gala - About 1,200 supporters of Equality Illinois—among them more than 40 elected officials and political candidates—crowded into the International Ballroom of the Chicago Hilton and Towers for the organization's 2015 Gala Feb. 14. Three of the five candidates vying for the post of Chicago mayor—incumbent Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and 2nd Ward Ald. Robert "Bob" Fioretti—were among ...


Equality-Illinois-PAC-to-release-endorsements-next-week

Equality Illinois PAC to release endorsements next week - The top official for Equality Illinois said the LGBT rights-organization's political action committee would be releasing its endorsements in the city elections the week of Feb. 16. According to Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, the organization will likely only release a limited number of endorsements, however. "Across the state, there's a number of municipal races happening," Cherkasov said. "There's ...


Critics-attack-candidate-for-racist-transphobic-Tweets-

Critics attack candidate for racist, transphobic Tweets - [Article updated Feb. 13, 2015] Jen Kramer, a candidate for alderman from the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, is being criticized for transphobic and racist Tweets on her personal Twitter account. Kramer, who is running in the 43rd Ward, apologized for the comments and told Windy City Times on Feb. 13 that she took responsibility for them, calling the remarks ...


LGBT-coalition-announces-Garcia-endorsement-

LGBT coalition announces Garcia endorsement - A coalition of over 30 prominent activists, on Feb. 12, announced their support of Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. As previously reported in Windy City Times, Garcia also announced an extensive platform of LGBT issues, addressing participation by LGBT individuals in city administration; LGBT senior, youth and veterans issues; and transgender rights, among others. In a statement, Garcia said, ...


2015-Election-Survey-Responses

2015 Election Survey Responses - In this election cycle, Windy City Times mailed questionnaires to every registered citywide and aldermanic candidate, to their address on file with the board of elections. The questions were about a wide range of issues, LGBT, HIV/AIDS, minimum wage, crime, youth experiencing homelessness, and more. Some questions did not have a yes/or no or "correct" answer, but involved more nuance ...


Election-2015-Printable-charts

Election 2015: Printable charts - WCT - In this election cycle, Windy City Times mailed questionnaires to every registered citywide and aldermanic candidate, to their address on file with the board of elections. The questions were about a wide range of issues, LGBT, HIV/AIDS, minimum wage, crime, youth experiencing homelessness, and more. Some questions did not have a yes/or no or "correct" answer, but involved ...


ELECTIONS-2015-40TH-WARD-Ald-Pat-OConnor-30-years-in-Chicago-politics

ELECTIONS 2015: 40TH WARD Ald. Pat O'Connor, 30+ years in Chicago politics - Not without his share of controversy, Pat O'Connor has been a Chicago Alderman since the '80s, with a self-professed passion for government. An attorney and father of five, O'Connor favors marriage equality, a woman's right to choose and fully supports increased penalties for crimes committed based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Windy City Times: What has been your most ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Guide-to-the-gays

ELECTIONS 2015 Guide to the gays - In the 33rd Ward, lesbian Ald. Deb Mell will face off against Tim Meegan, a social studies instructor at Roosevelt High School; Annisa Wanat, a nonprofit consultant; and Tyler Soloria, a student and activist for veterans' causes. Openly gay Ald. Tom Tunney faces challenges to his 44th Ward seat from businessman Mark Thomas and management consultant and activist Scott Davis. ...


ELECTIONS-2015-40TH-WARD-Political-outsider-Dianne-Daleiden-makes-aldermanic-bid

ELECTIONS 2015: 40TH WARD 'Political outsider' Dianne Daleiden makes aldermanic bid - Spirited 40th Ward challenger Dianne Daleiden has lived in the ward for three decades, and is a middle-school teacher and active member of West Andersonville Neighbors Together ( W.A.N.T. ). As a community activist, Daleiden has regularly come up against her opponent, Ald. Patrick O'Connor, regarding ward issues such as jet noise complaints and charter school expansions. Windy City Times: ...


ELECTIONS-2015-46th-Ward-candidates-sound-off-in-debate-

ELECTIONS 2015 46th Ward candidates sound off in debate - - The three candidates vying for the 46th Ward's city council seat—incumbent Ald. James Cappleman, lawyer Amy Crawford and activist Denice Davis—faced off in a debate over the neighborhood's issues in a debate at People's Church, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Feb. 8. Cappleman said that development had flourished under his watch—pointing to the renovation of the Wilson Ave L-station as ...


World-news-Kerrys-envoy-ISIS-kills-gays-foreign-minister-retires-

World news: Kerry's envoy; ISIS kills gays; foreign minister retires - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Secretary of State John Kerry will appoint a special envoy within the State Department who will promote global LGBT rights, according to The Washington Blade. The State Department is in "the final vetting stages" for the post, and a senior official said the envoy will be an "openly gay Foreign Service officer." The announcement came less than a year after ...


Voter-canvassers-file-racial-profiling-lawsuit-against-CPD

Voter canvassers file racial-profiling lawsuit against CPD - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Two voter canvassers announced the filing of a false arrest lawsuit against the city of Chicago Feb. 3 in which they claim that Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) officers racially profiled and then arrested them, even though they were simply engaged in work for a Chicago-based alliance dedicated to the policy-change organization The Grassroots Collaborative. The lawsuit centers around ...


National-roundup-Michigan-marriages-mayors-honor-killer-found

National roundup: Michigan marriages; mayor's honor; killer found - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that his administration will recognize 300 same-sex marriages that took place during a 24-hour window when they were legal in Michigan last year, according to Advocate.com. However, that doesn't change the Republican administration's plan to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court later this year. The case out of Michigan ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Garcia-releases-LGBT-issues-platform

ELECTIONS 2015 Garcia releases LGBT issues platform - Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, among the challengers looking to unseat incumbent Rahm Emanuel in the Feb 24 election, released an extensive platform documenting his positions on LGBT issues on Feb. 9. Among those issues addressed in the platform are LGBT participation in city affairs; LGBT seniors, youth and veterans; HIV/AIDS; and challenges facing the transgender community. In as statement ...


LGBT-Special-Envoy-created-by-US-State-Department

LGBT Special Envoy created by U.S. State Department - From IGLHRC and HRC press releases - From IGLHRC Jessica Stern, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, issued the following comments, in response to news that the U.S. State Department will appoint a special envoy to advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people overseas: "This is a welcome development and historic moment in the U.S. government's progress ...


Schock-aide-resigns-rep-has-decor-situation

Schock aide resigns, rep has decor situation - SA senior advisor to Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has resigned in disgrace hours after racially insensitive posts he wrote on Facebook came to light, ABC News reported. "I am extremely disappointed by the inexcusable and offensive online comments made by a member of my staff," Schock wrote in a statement released by his office. "I would expect better from ...


ELECTIONS-2015-33RD-WARD-Deb-Mell-answers-challenges-to-her-seat

ELECTIONS 2015: 33RD WARD Deb Mell answers challenges to her seat - Deb Mell, alderman of the 33rd Ward, is no stranger to challenges both professional and personal. Mell was appointed to the seat by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2013 after the retirement of her father Richard who spent 38 years in the position. The first out lesbian alderman in the city, Mell has been a fierce proponent of LGBT rights both ...


Mayor-Emanuel-looks-at-continuing-to-confront-challenges

Mayor Emanuel looks at continuing to confront challenges - ELECTIONS 2015 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel says that he has helped take Chicago away from a "crossroads." During his first term as mayor, Emanuel has endured numerous controversies, with closures of several dozen schools, tumultuous relations with city teachers and constantly looming financial problems chief among them. Should Emanuel win a second term, those problems likely won't get any easier. Emanuel will have ...


Early-voting-info-46th-Ward-forum-on-Feb-15

Early voting info; 46th Ward forum on Feb. 15 - Early voting info Early voting for the Feb. 24 municipal election will take place Feb. 9-21.Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any early voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live. Voters don't need a reason or excuse to use early voting; however, voters do need to present government-issued photo identification. Ballots cast in ...


ELECTIONS-2015-44TH-WARD-Ald-Tom-Tunney-on-Lake-View-and-its-LGBT-legacy

ELECTIONS 2015: 44TH WARD Ald. Tom Tunney on Lake View and its LGBT legacy - Ald. Tom Tunney, the first openly gay alderman in Chicago's history, faces two opponents in the Feb. 24 election: businessman Mark Thomas and consultant-activist Scott Davis. Tunney's time in office has not been without its share of controversy. Among the challenges he's faced recently have been difficulties with local residents concerned about crime in the area, and his controversial vote ...


ELECTIONS-2015-Ald-James-Cappleman-reflects-on-the-46th-Ward

ELECTIONS 2015 Ald. James Cappleman reflects on the 46th Ward - Ald. James Cappleman, who has represented the city's 46th Ward since 2011, when he took over from retiring Ald. Helen Schiller, is this year running against Schiller's chief of staff, Denice Davis, and Amy Crawford, an attorney who, like Cappleman, is also openly gay. The alderman, a licensed clinical social worker, has shouldered criticism for what some constituents and opponents ...


Kirk-co-sponsors-safe-schools-act

Kirk co-sponsors safe-schools act - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., reintroduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act ( SSIA ) Jan. 29, according to a press release from education organization GLSEN. The bill would require all public K-12 schools to enact fully inclusive anti-bullying policies that have specific protections against bullying and harassment of all students. Local school districts would ...


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Crawford featured at North End reception - Amy Crawford ( second from right ), a 46th Ward aldermanic candidate, was featured at a reception held Jan. 29 at North End, 3733 N. Halsted St. From left to right are Aimee Pine, Emily Stewart, Randall Doubet-King and Paula Basta. Crawford is running against incumbent James Cappleman as well as Denice Davis, who was chief of staff to former ...


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World news: HRC condemns U.S. rep; pardons; unions in Italy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) issued a statement condemning Rep. Chris Smith ( R-N.J. ) for his comments during the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa hearing on Nigeria. Smith said he does "not construe homosexual rights as human rights," and continued to question whether U.S. opposition to anti-LGBT legislation had negatively impacted the U.S.'s engagement in Nigeria. ...


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Ugandan LGBT issues highlighted at screening, talk - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - LGBT issues in Uganda was the topic of a panel discussion that the American Jewish World Service ( AJWS ) hosted at the Center on Halsted Jan. 29. The evening also featured a screening of the documentary Call Me Kuchu, which focused on various LGBT activists ( including the late David Kato ) in Uganda and anti-LGBT individuals both inside ...


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National roundup: Alabama hold; Obama's budget; Andrew Sullivan quits - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The federal judge who struck down Alabama's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage put her ruling on hold Jan. 25, giving state officials two weeks to appeal her decision to a higher court, according to SheWired. When U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. Granade issued her ruling Jan. 23, it was not accompanied by a stay; however, two days later, Granade ...


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ONE Northside to host 46th Ward Candidates Forum - From a press release - Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside ( ONE Northside ) announced today that it will host a 46th Ward Candidates Forum on Sunday, Feb. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alternatives, Inc ( 4730 N. Sheridan ). Candidates Amy Crawford and Denise Davis are confirmed to participate. Incumbent Alderman James Cappleman has not confirmed his attendance. ONE Northside is a ...


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Cozzi appointed to State Investment Board - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed Mark Cozzi, an openly gay financial advisor and consultant, to the Illinois State Board of Investment, according to a Jan. 30 press release. Cozzi is currently the managing partner and founder of Lincoln Park Capital Group, which he founded in 2008. He stayed with the company until 2011, when he became senior managing director ...


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ELECTIONS 2015: Challengers seek aldermanic posts - 5TH WARD Urban policy pro Jocelyn Hare runs for 5th Ward seat. Read article at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/5TH-WARD-Urban-policy-pro-Jocelyn-Hare-runs-for-5th-Ward-seat/50347.html . 46th WARD Lesbian candidate vies to win aldermanic seat. Read article at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Lesbian-candidate-vies-to-win-seat-as-46th-Ward-alderman/50345.html . 39TH WARD Gay aldermanic candidate runs as 'anti-Emanuel'. Read article at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/39TH-WARD-Gay-aldermanic-candidate-runs-as-anti-Emanuel/50344.html . 35TH WARD Openly gay candidate seeks to unseat Colon. Read ...


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Chicago Women Take Action forum hosts mayoral candidates - The pews of the Chicago Temple were crammed with supporters and guests of Chicago Women Take Action ( CWTA ) Jan. 24 to hear arguments from incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challengers 2nd Ward Ald. Robert Fioretti, 7th District Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, multimillionaire CEO/producer Willie L. Wilson and community/political activist William "Dock" Walls as to why ...


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ELECTIONS 2015: 39TH WARD Gay aldermanic candidate runs as 'anti-Emanuel' - - Joe Laiacona is an out gay man who has lived in Albany Park for over a decade. Under the pen name Jack Rinella, the 68-year-old wrote the Leather Views column for Gay Chicago Magazine for 17 years and published nine books about the leather scene. His biography states that he has been a "high school and college teacher, a cook, ...


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ELECTIONS 2015: Lesbian candidate vies to win seat as 46th Ward alderman - ELECTIONS 2015 - Business attorney Amy Crawford, an openly gay partner with the Chicago firm Kirkland & Ellis, is mounting a campaign to unseat incumbent Ald. James Cappleman, also openly gay, in the February 24th municipal election. Among the issues Crawford sees as being key to the race are public safety, economic development and sustaining affordable housing in the Ward, where Crawford lives ...


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ELECTIONS 2015: 35TH WARD Openly gay candidate seeks to unseat Colon - - Organizer Carlos Ramirez-Rosa has been, since September, working to unseat longtime 35th Ward Ald. Rey Colon. Ramirez-Rosa is the first openly gay Latino candidate in the city's history. He's running on a platform emphasizing transparency, accountability and open neighborhood engagement, and further maintains that serious financial reforms will alleviate Chicago's money woes better than property tax increases and service cuts. ...


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ELECTIONS 2015: 5TH WARD Urban policy pro Jocelyn Hare runs for 5th Ward seat - Growing up in a multiracial household as the granddaughter of first-generation Chinese immigrants, candidate Jocelyn Hare ( who identifies as queer ) is a longtime activist for underrepresented groups. She has been a board member of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance for six years, a supporter of increasing the minimum wage, and a believer in a woman's right to choose. ...


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National: N. Dak. marriage; Mary Cheney; Anderson Cooper - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ty Underwood, a 24-year-old transgender woman of color, was fatally shot early Jan. 26 in North Tyler, Texas, according to Advocate.com. Police found Underwood when responding to a 911 call from a woman who said her children had heard gunshots and that a car had run into a telephone pole nearby. Detective Andy Erbaugh told reporters he believes that Underwood ...







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