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Golden-girl-Elena-Delle-Donne-returns-to-the-Sky-reflects-on-Rio-2016

Golden girl Elena Delle Donne returns to the Sky, reflects on Rio 2016 - Elena Delle Donne returned to the Chicago Sky on Thursday morning at the team's practice facility in north suburban Deerfield, sans Olympic gold medal. Her gold from the recently-completed Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is locked away. No way was she bringing it, to flaunt the sixth consecutive Olympic gold won by the U.S., her first. So, her Sky ...


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Proud to Run presents checks totaling $50K - On Aug. 20, Proud to Run presented three checks totaling $50,000 to TransTech Social Services, About Face Theatre, and Center on Halsted. The event took place at the Center. The amounts consisted of the proceeds from the 35th Proud To Run 10k run & 5k run/walk that took place in June. Donations were determined based on the organization's operating budget ...


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Reflecting on Rio: The good, the bad and the ugly - When the caldron was extinguished Aug. 21, culminating the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a true mix of wide-ranging emotions endured—jubilation, celebration, anger and embarrassment. And that was just a start of the look back at Rio 2016, from an LGBT perspective. Rio 2016 was the gayest Games ever, as at least 53 out athletes competed in Rio, ...


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Gay Games congratulates International Olympic Committee on success, inclusivity - From a press release - 22 August 2016 His Excellency Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee Chateau de Vidy 1007 Lausanne Switzerland Dear President Bach: On behalf of the international Federation of Gay Games, we congratulate you and the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) on the success of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This success is in terms ...


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Meet lesbian sports icon Diana Nyad - From a press release - On Wednesday, Sept 7th at 11:30 AM, meet long distance swimming star and journalist Diana Nyad, author of Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream, at a luncheon hosted by The Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. in Chicago, Illinois. The cost of this luncheon includes a copy of Find a Way: ...


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Second City Tennis Classic Aug. 12-14 - Second City Tennis is holding its annual Classic Tennis Tournament Aug. 12-14 at the Midtown Athletic Club as well as Lakeshore Sport and Fitness. Registration continues through Friday, July 29. This will be a tournament with five divisions of abilities from beginner level ( D ) to advanced level ( open ). Players can register for singles and/or doubles. Although ...


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'Olympic Gear Party' fundraiser Aug. 20 - The AFC Sirens will host a special fundraiser to benefit its sponsor, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ), on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2-5 p.m., at The North End, 3733 N. Halsted St. Admission is free. A percentage of the sales of MillerCoors products will benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. See "Olympic Gear Party: Diving & Wrestling Gold ...


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World: Olympics items, gay juvenile executed, lesbian Serbian official - USA Today reported that South African runner Caster Semenya could be one of the most intriguing people in this year's Olympics. Semenya has never said she is intersex, but speculation follows her around the globe. Track observers believe Semenya is hyperandrogenous, meaning her body naturally produces high amounts of testosterone, the hormone that helps build muscle, endurance and speed. The ...


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FGG announces 2016 Legacy Awards - Following a three-month nomination and selection process, the Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) board has approved seven Legacy Awards to be presented at the Annual General Assembly ( AGA ) this October in Sydney, Australia. This year's award recipients include George Melichar ( New Orleans ) as Outstanding Male Volunteer; Alex Davis ( London ) as Outstanding Female ...


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Court: Title VII does not cover orientation bias - A three-judge federal appeals court panel has upheld the dismissal of lesbian Kimberly Hively's lawsuit against Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana because federal law does not protect people who claim workplace discrimination because of sexual orientation. Even though the panel criticized Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for not including sexual orientation under workplace protections, the ...


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Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne gets engaged to a woman, opens up on their relationship - Elena Delle Donne grabbed the national spotlight on Wednesday, Aug. 3 focused on her off-the-court life: in a two-page feature story that appeared in the August issue of Vogue, Delle Donne confirmed for the first time that she is in a same-sex relationship with Amanda Clifton and the two will be married. Delle Donne was the Chicago Sky's first-round draft ...


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National: More trans deaths, Biden's same-sex marriage, $1M donation to Hillary - Dee Whigham, 25, has become the 16th transgender person killed in the United States this year, Advocate.com reported. Whigham, who was a nurse, was found stabbed to death in a hotel room near Biloxi, Mississippi, on July 23, according to Gulfport's Sun Herald newspaper. Jackson County sheriff's deputies arrested 20-year-old Dwanya Hickerson in connection with Whigham's murder, after releasing images ...


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The battle for gold in Rio meets other Olympic issues - Record number of out LGBTQ athletes set to compete in Summer Games - The Summer Olympics that Chicago bid to host will, instead, open Friday, Aug. 5, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad, known as Rio 2016, run through Aug. 21, with a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees ( NOCs ) will participate, ...


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Event marks 10th anniversary of Gay Games in Chicago - On July 23, The Pride Action Tank ( PAT ) hosted an event at The North End, 3733 N. Halsted St., that marked the 10th anniversary of the Gay Games taking place in Chicago. Attendees networked and participated in a silent auction, among other activities. A percentage of the sales of MillerCoors products will benefit Pride Action Tank and the ...


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Federation of Gay Games sets Legacy Awards - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA ( 26 July 2016 ) Following a three-month nomination and selection process, the Federation of Gay Games Board has approved seven Legacy Awards to be presented at their Annual General Assembly ( AGA ) this October in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2007, the Legacy Awards are presented annually to acknowledge the work of LGBT+ sports and culture ...


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NBA moves all-star game out of North Carolina in response to anti-LGBTQ law - 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 NBA's decision to stand up to North Carolina lawmakers who refused to repeal HB2 by pulling its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC. Despite the NBA's repeated warnings that it would have to ...


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Ride for AIDS culminates with emotional festival - The 13th annual Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) Ride for AIDS Chicago fundraiser ended its two-day weekend event with a festival July 10 at Leahy Park in Evanston, Illinois. The event began in Evanston with a two-day, 200 mile ride, and ended at Leahy Park. This year, TPAN added a one-day, 100 mile ride that took place July ...


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'Out at the Sox' topped with Sox win - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - 'The Chicago White Sox LGBT Pride event known as "Out at the Sox," which benefits Equality Illinois, took place July 9 at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-4. More than 100 LGBTA baseball fans attended. Drinks and appetizers were enjoyed at Reggie's rooftop patio at the pre-game reception, and Reggie's shuttled attendees to the stadium ...


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Sports news - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - 'CLLAW XXV' July 30 The Chicago League of Lady Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) is back at "CLLAW XXV: The Summer Showdown" on Saturday, July 30, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. CLLAW's 25th benefit match will feature lady-identified arm wrestlers, live musical entertainment and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 p.m., with the first match beginning at ...


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Chicago LGBT sports group CMSA embraces trans, GNC individuals with new policy - The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) updated its policy and procedures manual in late June, adding further step in support of transgender and gender nonconforming ( GNC ) people, and bringing the predominantly LGBT sports organization in line with other mainstream sports organizations, such as the NCAA and the International Olympic Committee. The update states that transgender or ...


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Gay Games VII 10th anniversary celebration July 23 - The Pride Action Tank will host a special fundraiser Saturday, July 23, 5-8 p.m., at The North End Bar celebrating the 10th anniversary of Gay Games VII, which was held in Chicago July 15-22, 2006. Gay Games VII attracted nearly 12,000 athletes from 70 countries, with Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field and Closing Ceremony at Wrigley Field. The event brought ...


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Ride for AIDS Chicago: Fighting HIV/AIDS mile after mile - The annual Ride For AIDS Chicago will have about 275 participants this year, including about 200 riders—and about half of the cyclists are first-time participants in the Test Positive Aware Network's largest fundraiser, which raises vital unrestricted funds for TPAN and its community partners. The two-day, 200-mile bicycle ride on July 9-10, which starts and ends in suburban Evanston, is ...


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Out athletes engage in 'Straight Talk' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - OusSports.com wrapped up its two-day conference, held at the Center on Halsted, with nine LGBT people in sports talking about different aspects of their experiences coming out and being out in sports in an event entitled "Straight Talk from Out Jocks." Each speaker shared powerful and encouraging stories about coming out, and all the stories had "command" themes. The speakers ...


Proud-to-Run-celebrates-35-years-with-special-guest-Rep-Quigley

Proud to Run celebrates 35 years with special guest Rep. Quigley - Proud to Run celebrated 35 years with its annual 5K run/walk and 10K run June 25 at The Grove just north of Montrose Harbor. The event featured more than 1,800 participants—an event record—and was one of many activities that took place during Chicago's LGBTQ Pride Week. "This event has been an integral part of Chicago Pride since 1982," said Proud ...


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Rep. Quigley to Address Equality Act at 35th Annual Proud to Run - From a press release - As part of the events surrounding Chicago's 35th annual Proud to Run, US Congressman Mike Quigley will be speaking on June 25 about HR 3185 Equality Act, legislation that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment and other core areas of daily life. Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, LGBTQ Americans still lack ...


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Plenty of sports events slated for Pride Weekend - Chicago will be the epicenter of LGBT sports over Pride Weekend in late June as literally hundreds of out sporting types—including players, media members, coaches, trainers, officials and executives—will be taking part. First, the annual Proud To Run continues its legacy, which dates back to 1982. Proud to Run is an annual 10K run & 5K run/walk on June 25 ...


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Dragons bring home hardware from the Bingham Cup, a first - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It was the biggest, and more important, best-ever showing for the Chicago Dragons in the prestigious Bingham Cup, held May 27-29 in Nashville. The Dragons traveled to the rugby tournament with two teams for the first time ever. The A-side participated in Division 1 and the B-side participated in Division 3, meaning 45 players wore the Dragons' jersey, with a ...


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Former Bears player Robinson found dead in Milwaukee - On the evening of June 11, former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Bryant ( Bryan ) Robinson was found dead in a room at the Midpoint Motel in Milwaukee. He was 41. The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office report said Robinson checked into the motel for a six-hour stay at 9 a.m. that morning with another man, and wasn't seen by ...


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Girls in Boystown walking tour July 10 - From a press release - Boystown Walking Tour—an information-packed queer and femme-friendly 2 hour walking tour of the Boystown neighborhood, is planned for July 10 from 6-8 p.m. The tour is offered by tour company Chicago for Chicagoans. The event will feature Andie Mckenzie Meadows, a queer femme activist, Boystown historian and photographer who will contribute her femme-focused and queer-inclusive perspective on the history of ...


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Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame hosts bowling benefit - The 2016 Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl was May 14 at Waveland Bowl, sponsored by the Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, a nonprofit that raises funds for the Hall of Fame itself, the first LGBT Hall of Fame launched by a city in the world. The event was renamed in honor of the event's founder, Dick Uyvari, ...


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A Sister's Hope Takes a Swing at Breast Cancer - From a press release - Making a difference in the fight against cancer can be fun and invigorating. A Sister's Hope, the Chicago-based charity that has placed more than $6 million since 2007 into breast cancer researchers' laboratories, is holding its annual "Take a Swing at Breast Cancer" golf tournament Friday, July 29, at Highland Park Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois. Golfers can participate ...


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Force drops thriller against DC Divas - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The DC Divas grabbed victory from the host Chicago Force on May 7 on the last play of the game, literally. The Force was driving, with the ball spotted at the Divas' 10 with 10 seconds remaining to play. Force quarterback Rasan Gore faded back, looking for a receiver in the end zone, as Chicago needed a last-ditch touchdown and ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Reality show features football, gender fluidity - Esquire Network's Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country is bringing attention to a gender-fluid 8-year-old this season. One of the cast members prefers to be called Abby Scott some days and Adam Scott on others while being raised in Monaca, Pennsylvania. The Esquire reality show centers around six football teams in the Beaver County Youth Football League, in which Scott plays. ...


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Chicago Force wins home opener in dominant, record-setting fashion - The Chicago Force continued to steamroll over opponents, moving its record to 4-0 after a 68-0 win over the Columbus Comets on April 30 at Lane Stadium on the campus of Lane Tech College Prep. Now things get serious for the Force. Chicago will host the defending Women's Football Alliance (WFA) national champions, the DC Divas, on May 7. Kickoff ...


Figure-skater-Adam-Rippon-breaks-the-ice

Figure skater Adam Rippon breaks the ice - FFigure skater Adam Rippon has constantly won awards throughout his career. In 2010, he became a Four Continents champion and, in 2016, a U.S. national champion. He earned many junior titles through hard work and perseverance over the years. The two-time silver medalist came out as gay in the October issue of Skating magazine in 2015. Windy City Times talked ...


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Game on: Force looks to regain championship form - There are a lot of new faces this season on the Chicago Force roster, including recruits from local flag football leagues and several international players. But the team carries the same drive to land back in the championship game of the Women's Football Alliance ( WFA ). This is the team's 14th season and the Force has been nothing short ...


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Cross-country hiker raises awareness for foster youth - Jarett Wilkins, on April 15, arrived at the Santa Monica Pier. He had made it halfway through a 6,000-mile trek across the United States and back. Wilkins, who is gay, undertook the hike to raise awareness about children who are in the foster care system. He started a non-profit organization, the Forever Family Walk, and is interviewing stakeholders in children's ...


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Blackhawks player appears to use anti-gay slur - The National Hockey League is investigating after Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw appeared to use an anti-gay slur during the team's 4-3 playoff loss to the St. Louis Blues on April 19, according to reports. No audio picked up the slur, but cameras trained on Shaw, who was in the penalty box, suggest he exclaimed to referees, "Fuck you, fucking ...


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Blackhawks player suspended for anti-gay slur - Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur during the team's 4-3 loss against the St. Louis Blues on April 19. During the game, cameras trained on Shaw, who was in the penalty box, captured him exclaiming to the referees, "Fuck you, fucking faggot," according to NBC 5. There was no audio for ...


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Loyola's Swoopes under investigation - Chicago's Loyola University is launching an internal investigation into the conduct of women's basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes after 10 of the team's 12 returning players have transferred or requested releases from their scholarships. Loyola hired Swoopes, a Hall of Famer, in 2013. In 2005, Swoopes came out as lesbian. However, in 2011, Outsports.com revealed that Swoopes was engaged to a ...


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HRC Statement on 2017 NBA All-Star Game - From a press release - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released the following statement on the 2017 All-Star game in Charlotte. In a statement today, the NBA reaffirmed its opposition to H.B. 2, noted that NBA owners are unanimous in opposing the bill, and made clear that the league has not ruled out moving the game. "Today the NBA reiterated its opposition to ...


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News notes: Michael Sam, B. Proud - Michael Sam talks racism, homophobiaM/B> Onetime National Football League ( NFL ) player Michael Sam—the first out gay man in the league—recently talked with Attitude magazine about racism and homophobia. "It's terrible," he told the magazine, via The Advocate. "People have told me I'm not gay enough; people have told me I'm not Black enough. I don't know what ...


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Rapinoe on being a tomboy, women's sports, coming out - Today on The Players' Tribune, Megan Rapinoe along with retired soccer players Carmelina Moscato and Lori Lindsey, and her sister Rachael Rapinoe, opens up about being a tomboy in a hilarious roundtable conversation. Rapinoe and friends discuss feeling out of place growing up, the perception and reality of women's soccer, the USA/Canada rivalry, and coming out. Excerpts below. Read the ...


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SPORTS Life out of the closet for pro rugby player Keegan Hirst - We have reached a point in our culture where it has become so commonplace for entertainers to come out of the closet that to do so hardly raises a ripple in the news media. For example, actors Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons live as openly gay men with a happy family life, and no one has ever made a fuss ...


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AAC's 'Follies' April 4 at Baton - The Athletic Alliance of Chicago ( AAC ) will hold its annual drag-queen fundraiser "The Follies" on Monday, April 4, at The Baton Lounge, 436 N. Clark St. The shows will take place at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door; visit AACFollies.com. AAC has donated past proceeds to TPAN, Ronald McDonald House ...


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Gordon first gay player in NCAA tourney - Seton Hall University's Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay person in the annual NCAA Division I basketball tournament, Newsy.com reported. Gordon was a 24-year-old guard for the Pirates, which made its first appearance in the tournament in a decade. The Pirates lost to Gonzaga 68-52 in a March 17 game played in Denver. This is actually Gordon's third NCAA ...


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Upcoming: Windy City Rollers, Mudderella - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Windy City Rollers' home bout April 2 The Chicago roller-derby league Windy City Rollers will host its first home bout of the season Saturday, April 2, at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. The A & B teams of the Windy City Rollers All-Stars and Second Wind will be taking on the BrewCity Bruisers of Milwaukee. Other home bouts ...


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Upcoming events: Celebrity Bowl, Chicago TV Awards - LGBT Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowl May 14 CHICAGO—A major benefit for the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has been renamed in honor of the event's founder, who died last year. The 2016 Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl will be Saturday, May 14, at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Ave. The annual benefit is sponsored by the Friends of the ...


-Pitcher-leaves-team-after-hearing-anti-gay-statements

Pitcher leaves team after hearing anti-gay statements - It turns out that last baseball season, gay minor-league pitcher Tyler Dunnington left the sport after dealing with hateful speech from teammates and coaches, according to a Yahoo! Sports item that cites Outsports. In an email to Cyd Zeigler of Outsports, Dunnington said, in part, "I experienced both coaches and players make remarks on killing gay people during my time ...


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LGBT Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowl May 14 - CHICAGO — A major benefit for the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has been renamed in honor of the event's founder, who died last year. The 2016 Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl will be Saturday, May 14, at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Ave. The annual benefit is sponsored by the Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, a ...


NCAA-rejects-demands-it-divest-from-campuses-seeking-Title-IX-waivers-regarding-LGBTQs

NCAA rejects demands it divest from campuses seeking Title IX waivers regarding LGBTQs - From a press release - March 17, 2016, Charlotte, NC……In a March 9, 2016 letter to the NCAA President, Executive Team and Board of Governors, Campus Pride and Soulforce formally asked the organization to divest from all religious campuses that have requested discriminatory Title IX waivers toward LGBTQ youth. Yesterday, a response was sent from the NCAA highlighting the following: "… the Association values diversity ...


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Corporations, business leaders, sports teams speak against Georgia assault on LGBTs - From an HRC press release - Apple, NFL, and the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, and Hawks join a growing chorus of voices from the business community speaking out against H.B. 757 Earlier this week, Georgia's legislature sent Governor Nathan Deal the bill that could weaken local non-discrimination protections and allow businesses to discriminate and deny service to LGBT people, in addition to explicitly allowing discrimination by taxpayer-funded ...


In-the-Life-Michael-O-Rice-II

In the Life: Michael O. Rice II - Michael O. Rice II is set for his seventh season playing in the Open Sunday Softball league, run by the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ), with the first pitch set for May 1. He is a third baseman playing for the C-Division team called, Legion of Boom—and this is his first season as the league's commissioner. Rice replaced ...


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Tribune sports writer comes out, rips NFL'S homophobia - Chris Hine, the Chicago Blackhawks hockey beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, skated out strongly against questions to a prospect posed by an assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons football team—and Hine came out as gay in the process. Comcast SportsNet's "Breakfast on Broad" asked Ohio State University's Eli Apple what was the weirdest question he was asked during his ...


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NY Attorney General Schneiderman investigates NFL policies - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON, DC — The Human Rights Campaign has joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in calling on the NFL to explain and address deeply disturbing reports that some prospective players are being asked inappropriate questions about their sexual orientation. "Neither the NFL nor any employer should ever ask the sexual orientation or gender identity of prospective candidates for the ...


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Groups demand NCAA divest from campuses seeking Title IX waivers against LGBTQs - A coalition of more than 80 LGBTQ, sports, religious and youth-advocacy groups signed on to a letter that has called on the NCAA to deny all 59 religious-based institutions who have made Title IX requests to discriminate against LGBTQ youth. In part, the letter says, "The NCAA through its member institutions sends a message about their core values of integrity, ...


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Proud To Run's 35th season registration open, beneficiaries named - From a press release - Chicago ( Mar 9, 2016 ) — Proud to Run ( PTR ) is excited to celebrate 35 years of supporting the Chicago LGBT community in a healthy & fun way this year. The race will kick off Saturday, June 25 at 8:04am from Montrose Harbor. Registration is now open for both the 5K & 10K races, including teams, at ...


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Tribune sports writer discusses sexuality - In discussing the experiences of The Ohio State University cornerback Eli Apple at the NFL combine, Chicago Tribune sports writer Chris Hine opened up about his own sexuality. Apple claimed that during an interview with the Atlanta Falcons, one of the team's assistant coaches, Marquand Manuel asked, "Do you like men?" Manuel also allegedly told Apple, "If you're going to ...


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Gay Games enda discussions with Gay & Lesbian International Sport Association - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA ( 03 MARCH 2016 ) — On Sunday 28 February, following seven years of ongoing negotiations, the Federation of Gay Games Board of Directors voted to end further discussions with Gay & Lesbian International Sport Association ( GLISA ) to consider creating a new unified organization to present a singular quadrennial global LGBT+ sports, culture and ...


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LGBTQ bowlers prepare for Second City tourney - Registration is now open for the 2016 Second City Open Tournament Chicago ( SCOTCH ), which welcomes LGBTQ bowlers to Chicago to compete for fun and prizes. The third annual event is March 5-6 at the 40-lane Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Ave. Last year's tournament drew 140 bowlers ( including 19 women ) from Illinois and 10 other states. ...


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Pacquiao issues apology, faces backlash - Boxer Manny Pacquiao issued what some are calling a weak apology after causing a storm by claiming gay people are "worse than animals," The Daily Mail reported. The pugilist world champion made the comments in a television interview in the Philippines, where he is running for a senate seat in the May elections. At one point, he asked, "It's common ...


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Upcoming: Women's Day Dance; Second City bowlers; Poundstone; Hvorostovsky - CFW holding Internat'l Women's Day Dance March 12 The LBTQ Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) is hosting the 2nd Annual International Women's Day Dance on Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. Reviving this Chicago tradition last year, the LBTQ Giving Council successfully brought together ...


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Sports: CLLAW-entine; Proud to Run; Chicago Sky; Billie Jean King; LGBTQ bowlers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - 'CLLAW-entine' Feb. 13 at Logan The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) will host "My Bloody Cllaw-Entine" on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. CLLAW's 24th benefit match will feature the arm wrestlers; live musical entertainment from all-female Beastie Boys tribute band She's Crafty; and a cash bar. Attendees can enter the ...


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LGBTQ bowlers prepare for Second City tourney - From a press release - CHICAGO — It's time for bowlers in Chicago and around the country to polish their balls and get their lanes oiled. Registration is now open for the 2016 Second City Open Tournament Chicago, which welcomes LGBTQ bowlers to Chicago to compete for fun and prizes. The third annual event is March 5-6 at the 40-lane Waveland Bowl, the largest bowling ...


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Cotillion Volleyball Tournament benefits TPAN, Center on Halsted - Cotillion Volleyball Tournament, with all players in drag and gym shoes, was held Saturday, January 30 at the Center on Halsted. The first place team was Girls Go Back to School, second place Finger Lake Sisters and third place Pretty Hurts. The winning teams donated their share of proceeds to TPAN and the Center on Halsted. Another Cotillion Volleyball Tournament ...


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Gay athlete has figure-skating win; trans Olympians - Gay athlete takes figure-skating title Adam Rippon—who publicly came out as gay last year—is the newest U.S. men's amateur figure-skating champion. Rippon edged runner-up Max Aaron at the U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Jan. 24 in a battle that has reignited the talk on athleticism versus artistry. While Aaron nailed two quadruple jumps ( and third-place finisher ...


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Olympics changing policy for trans athletes - The Olympics are reportedly opening the field of competition to transgender athletes, adopting an updated policy that reflects standards that other regulatory sports organizations, such as the NCAA, already employ, ESPN.com reported. Outsports initially reported that, last November, the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) received new proposed guidelines from its "Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism" that allow ...


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Athlete Ally has new ambassadors - The pro-LGBT organization Athlete Ally has welcomed six new pro ambassadors—pro athletes who will work with the organization to promote LGBT equality in and out of sports, according to a press release. Among the new ambassadors is transgender U.S. military sergeant and bodybuilder Shane Ortega. Ortega—who resides in Hawaii—said he joined Athlete Ally's mission for LGBT inclusion in and out ...


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Proud to Run turning 35 - To mark its 35th year, Proud To Run has a variety of events planned for 2016. These include a limited-time discount on registration when it opens Monday, Feb. 1. The registration fee will be $35, a savings of $10. Also, there will be a kickoff party Thursday, Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m., at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. ...


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Billie Jean King to speak Feb. 11 - Former top-ranked professional tennis player and current World TeamTennis co-founder Billie Jean King will speak at The Executives' Club of Chicago's Women's Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Registration and networking will take place at 7:15-8 a.m., with the breakfast program at 8-9:15 a.m. King will discuss how she garnered ...


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Curtis Pride named new MLB Ambassador of Inclusion; Billy Bean promoted - His career in Major League Baseball spanned 11 seasons, with stops on six teams. Curtis Pride made his debut in the majors in 1993, and last stepped to the plate in a big league game in 2006. Pride played in 421 games and had a lifetime .250 batting average. He was, at the time, the first deaf player in the ...


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YEAR IN REVIEW Looking back: Entertainment news - —Roller-coaster: Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL in spring 2014, got engaged to his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. However, they apparently ended that engagement in a year that saw him sign with Canadian Football League team the Montreal Alouettes—and later leave that squad, citing mental-health concerns. Sam also competed on TV's Dancing with the ...


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Shirtless jogger led 'free prayer' ministry - Ethan Renoe—the shirtless jogger whose video became a recent viral sensation—started a movement four years ago in which students stand outside mostly gay clubs in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood holding up signs that read "free prayer," according to NBC News. Current group leader Noah Reynolds said that the organization is nothing like the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church. "Westboro Baptist is nearly ...


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CHICAGO 2015 IN REVIEW Local sports anniversaries, passings and more - There was plenty of joy, jubilation and success on the fields of play for Chicago's LGBT sporting world in 2015—and tears, too. Chicagoans had strong showings in multiple sports on a national scene and further expanded this city's grip as a prominent force for gays who love to play sports. There's an overflowing crowd of participants and spectators on Friday ...


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Abby Wambach plays last match - Abby Wambach has played her last professional soccer match. Wambach played in the United States' friendly against China Dec. 16 in New Orleans—and was honored with a pre-game ceremony, Sports Illustrated reported. Fans chanted Wambach's name throughout, and she was subbed off for Christen Press in the 72nd minute to a standing ovation. The 35-year-old Wambach, an out lesbian, finished ...







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