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Sports-CLLAW-entine-Proud-to-Run-Chicago-Sky-Billie-Jean-King-LGBTQ-bowlers

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 ...


Cotillion-Volleyball-Tournament-benefits-TPAN-Center-on-Halsted

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 ...


Olympics-changing-policy-for-trans-athletes

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 ...


Athlete-Ally-has-new-ambassadors

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 ...


Proud-to-Run-turning-35

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. ...


Billie-Jean-King-to-speak-Feb-11

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 ...


Curtis-Pride-named-new-MLB-Ambassador-of-Inclusion-Billy-Bean-promoted

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 ...


YEAR-IN-REVIEW-Looking-back-Entertainment-news

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 ...


CHICAGO-2015-IN-REVIEW-Local-sports-anniversaries-passings-and-more

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 ...


Pride-Tape-unveiled

Pride Tape unveiled - The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta ( Faculty of Education ) recently unveiled the Pride Tape. The tape, inspired by the six colors of pride and created by Calder Bateman Communications Ltd. ( led by Creative Director Jeff McLean ), is initially being manufactured for hockey, but will also be produced for other ...


Adler-Burns-Transitioning-to-life-after-the-Force

Adler Burns: Transitioning to life after the Force - Adler Burns was, by his own admission, an 18-year-old small-town boy who knew very little about the LGBT community when he started playing for the Chicago Force women's tackle football team. "I knew, [before joining] the Force that I was different than anyone else I knew," he said. "Playing for the Force opened my eyes to the world and that ...


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Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago name board members - Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago held their Holiday Party Nov. 28 at Nookies Edgewater with 54 members and guests in attendance. As part of the program, the results of the elections of the 2016 board were announced. The new board for next year will be ( front row ) David Reithoffer, past president; Dawn Barcus, president; Courtney O'Connell, female VP; Stan Jenczyk, male ...


In-the-Life-Jamie-Fornal

In the Life: Jamie Fornal - Jamie Fornal—who saw action on offense and defense for the Chicago Force this season, her first on the team—was named the Team MVP, it was announced in late October at the annual Force awards banquet, held at Seven Dance Club in Lake View. "I was very honored to receive this award because we have so many great athletes on the ...


Couple-complete-marathon-then-get-engaged

Couple complete marathon then get engaged - Brenden Bryant hobbled from the Hilton Chicago along South Michigan Avenue to Grant Park on Oct. 11. He had just finished running the annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, his first time ever going 26.2 miles by foot. He was physically spent, on emotional overload for multiple reasons. Bryant's partner of almost four years, Justin Natale, also completed the marathon ...


AFC-softball-couple-on-relationship-work-and-PrEP-awareness-

AFC softball couple on relationship, work and PrEP awareness - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) Sirens, a Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) league Sunday summer softball team, has many team members who are taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis ( PrEP ), an HIV prevention drug, including Larry "LT" Todd ( nee: Johnson ) Cousineau. LT is in a serodiscordant relationship with his husband Vincent "Vinny" Cousineau, who ...


LGBT-aid-station-serves-and-entertains-Bank-of-America-marathoners

LGBT aid station serves and entertains Bank of America marathoners - From a press release - Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago provided 230 volunteers for this year's Bank of America Chicago Marathon at the mile 8 aid station in Lakeview on Sunday morning, Oct. 11, 2015. This year's aid station theme was "Las Vegas." Frontrunners/Frontwalkers not only poured water and Gatorade but entertained the runners as well. Many runners said that the aid station was their favorite point along ...


VIEWS-Running-through-cancer-while-helping-others

VIEWS Running through cancer while helping others - A simple, 60-minute training run in mid-July in preparation for the annual Chicago Marathon turned into a life-changing experience. We ran from the Road Runner Sports store, 1435 N. Kingsbury St., to the lakefront, then headed north. At the North Avenue boathouse, I grabbed some water and Gatorade, and waited for other runners from my team to reach the area. ...


Proud-to-Run-2016-now-accepting-beneficiary-applications

Proud to Run 2016 now accepting beneficiary applications - From a press release - Chicago ( Nov. 4, 2015 ) — Proud to Run is now accepting applications from Chicago-area LGBTQ organizations seeking to be a beneficiary of the 2016 Proud to Run 10k run and 5k run/walk next June. The deadline for submitting an application is Nov. 17, 2015. Organizations submitting an application should be a non-profit that serves LGBT individuals in or ...


Womens-National-Soccer-Team-honored-at-White-House-Abby-Wambach-retires

Women's National Soccer Team honored at White House; Abby Wambach retires - Abby Wambach, the leading career scorer—male or female—in international soccer, announced her retirement from soccer after the U.S. national team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory at the White House, Newser noted. Wambach, 35, said before the World Cup this past summer in Canada that she wanted to cap her 15-year career with the game's most prestigious championship. She will ...


Northalsted-Business-Alliances-Ruby-Red-Relay-to-benefit-AIDS-Fdn-Out-in-Open-Sleep-Out

Northalsted Business Alliance's Ruby Red Relay to benefit AIDS Fdn, Out in Open Sleep Out - From a press release - On Saturday, October 31, The Northalsted Business Alliance hosts the inaugural Ruby Red Relay to benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Out in the Open Sleep Out, a first of its kind overnight sleep out to raise visibility and funds for youth experiencing homelessness. Out in the Open Sleep Out, an event of the newly formed Pride Action Tank, ...


Indy-publisher-may-be-first-gay-pilot-to-circumnavigate-globe-in-a-DC-3-

Indy publisher may be first gay pilot to circumnavigate globe in a DC-3 - From a press release - INDIANAPOLIS ( October 1, 2015 )—DJ Doran, publisher and seasoned aviator, announced today the launch of PrideFlight2018 ( prideflight2018.com ). In the spring of 2018, Doran will attempt to become the first openly gay pilot to circumnavigate the globe on a goodwill mission supporting LGBTQ communities, groups and organizations worldwide. Doran and his crew will be flying a WWII-era DC-3, ...


Freeskier-Kenworthy-comes-out-as-gay

Freeskier Kenworthy comes out as gay - Freeskier Gus Kenworthy has become the first action-sports athlete to openly say he is gay, USA Today reported. Kenworthy first told his story to ESPN The Magazine, saying, "I never got to be proud of what I did in Sochi [in 2014], because I felt so horrible about what I didn't do. I didn't want to come out as the ...


World-news-Athlete-comes-out-torturers-jailed-German-law

World news: Athlete comes out; torturers jailed; German law - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Tom Bosworth—a race walker who is considered one of Great Britain's great hopes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio—revealed publicly that he is gay and has been in a loving relationship for the past four years, LGBTQ Nation reported. Bosworth says this news won't shock anyone who knows him, but he hopes his announcement will help more athletes feel ...


Cubs-joy-spreads-across-Wrigleyville-and-throughout-Boystown

Cubs joy spreads across Wrigleyville and throughout Boystown - The Cubs craziness that has flooded out of Wrigley Field in October—thanks to the local rarity that is playoff baseball, with a team that captured the National League Division Championship at home on Tuesday night—has flooded Wrigleyville and certainly flowed onto Halsted Street and the Boystown neighborhood. The North End and D.S. Tequila Co., have been overflowing with Cubs fans, ...


Fitness-convention-draws-hundreds

Fitness convention draws hundreds - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hundreds of fitness professionals hit McCormick Place Oct. 7-9 for the 2015 incarnation of the Club Industry show. Speeches this year covered a variety of topics, including leadership/management, compliance issues, sales and retention, childhood obesity and event posture alignment. However, for many, the highlight was the exhibit hall ( noticeably smaller than in previous years ), with vendors who promoted ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-SPORTS-Hit-or-Bliss-Talking-with-football-player-Alli-Alberts

NUNN ON ONE: SPORTS Hit or Bliss: Talking with football player Alli Alberts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Oxygen Media has kicked off a new documentary series called Pretty. Strong., featuring female football players on the Chicago Bliss, which competes with other team to reach and win the Legends Cup ( formerly known as the Lingerie Bowl ). Wide receiver Alli Alberts describes herself as being sexually fluid, and has a lesbian sister. Alberts practices general dentistry during ...


Federation-of-Gay-Games-announces-2015-Legacy-Awards

Federation of Gay Games announces 2015 Legacy Awards - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA ( 1 October 2015 ) The Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) board of directors announces the 2015 Legacy Awards to honor extraordinary contributions supporting the mission and values of the FGG. These awards will be presented along with the Medal of Honour Legacy Award to "The People of the Republic of Ireland", commemorating the ...


Thousands-at-Chicago-AIDS-Run-Walk

Thousands at Chicago AIDS Run & Walk - While funds are still being solicited and collected for the 2015 Chicago AIDS Run & Walk, the event was held under beautiful skies Sept. 26 and already has raised more than $375,000. The annual event raises money in support of AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 35 HIV/AIDS beneficiaries, which receive 90 percent of the agency's fundraising. All money raised is ...


Center-on-Halsted-CrossTown-Fitness-offer-free-community-total-body-classes

Center on Halsted, CrossTown Fitness offer free community total body classes - From a press release - ( Chicago ) — CENTER ON HALSTED has teamed up with CROSSTOWN FITNESS to offer a complimentary high intensity training experience. The premier gym, currently located in the West Loop, will open its second location in the Lakeview neighborhood in early fall. Center on Halsted patrons and neighborhood residents have the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the gym's ...


Yogi-Berra-Athlete-Ally-mourns-baseball-pioneer-and-ally-

Yogi Berra: Athlete Ally mourns baseball pioneer and ally - From a press release - September 23, 2015 — Today Athlete Ally mourns the death of Yogi Berra, 90, a pioneer in baseball and a partner in Athlete Ally's work. "We will remember Yogi Berra for his values and his courage. He was a true pioneer for inclusion in sport, and a personal hero of mine. Not only was he one of the best catchers ...


Chicago-Skys-season-over

Chicago Sky's season over - The Chicago Sky's season is over, as the WNBA team fell to the Indiana Fever 100-89 in Allstate Arena in the deciding third game of their playoff series. The Fever now advance to the Eastern Conference finals to play either the Washington Mystics or New York Liberty. Elena Delle Donne—who has been named the league's MVP for this year—scored 40 ...


Upcoming-AIDS-Run-Walk-Branden-James-a-ha-Halloween

Upcoming: AIDS Run & Walk; Branden James; a-ha; Halloween - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - AIDS Run & Walk Sept. 26 at Soldier Field This year's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, hosted by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and benefiting 35 other community organizations—known as CommunityDirect partners—on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Chicago's Soldier Field at 8 a.m. This year's message is "Put your foot down." In a statement, AFC President/CEO John Peller ...


Couple-marry-then-walk-with-LGBT-running-walking-group

Couple marry, then walk with LGBT running/walking group - Their relationship dates back 20 years, when both Frank Zurek and Larry Scott were work colleagues at Amoco Corporation and began going to lunch together, sometimes as often as four times per week. That friendship developed into something deeper and they then began having drinks and dinners after work. Neither was out at work, so they didn't come out to ...


Elena-Delle-Donne-of-the-Chicago-Sky-2015-WNBA-MVP-presented-by-Samsung

Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky 2015 WNBA MVP presented by Samsung - From a press release - NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2015 — Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky, who posted the fifth-highest scoring average in WNBA history this season, has been named the 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the league announced today. The third-year guard/forward earned 38 of 39 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Delle Donne won ...


NCLR-applauds-USA-Rugby-commitment-to-end-LGBT-discrimination-in-the-game

NCLR applauds USA Rugby commitment to end LGBT discrimination in the game - From a press release - ( San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2015 )—Today, USA Rugby and International Gay Rugby formed a partnership to help promote a diverse and inclusive environment for players, at all levels of rugby, and to end LGBT discrimination in all areas of the game. Statement from National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) Sports Project Director Helen Carroll: "Ending LGBT ...


Chicago-Sky-to-face-Indiana-Fever-in-Eastern-Conference-Semifinals

Chicago Sky to face Indiana Fever in Eastern Conference Semifinals - From a press release - CHICAGO —The Chicago Sky's first round playoff schedule and opponent has been finalized after the WNBA regular season concluded Sunday. The Sky, who finished second in the Eastern Conference, will face the number three seed Indiana Fever in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. The first game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals will be ...


Chicago-Sky-to-host-game-one-of-Eastern-Conference-semifinals-Sept-17-

Chicago Sky to host game one of Eastern Conference semifinals, Sept. 17 - From a press release - CHICAGO —The Chicago Sky has clinched home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After securing the second seed in the Eastern Conference, the Sky will face the number three seed( Indiana/Washington ) in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. The first game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals will be held at 7:00 p.m. ...


Personal-trainer-Lacey-Stone-on-her-new-fitness-program

Personal trainer Lacey Stone on her new fitness program - While personal trainer Lacey Stone has worked with a slew of celebrity clients, including, Amanda Seyfried, Kelly Osbourne and Mary-Louise Parker, she said she still prefers working out with everyday folks the most. "The thing that is good [about working with celebrities] is that everyone knows who they are, so when they see the success with a celebrity they can ...


Upcoming-in-sports-AIDS-Run-Walk-Chicago-Sky-Race-Judicata-

Upcoming in sports: AIDS Run & Walk; Chicago Sky; Race Judicata - AIDS Run & Walk Sept. 26 at Soldier Field This year's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, hosted by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and benefiting 35 other community organizations—known as CommunityDirect partners—on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Chicago's Soldier Field. This year's message is "Put your foot down." In a statement, AFC President/CEO John Peller said, "We want ...


ESPN-blogger-comes-out-is-engaged

ESPN blogger comes out, is engaged - On Sept. 4, ESPN's Israel Gutierrez revealed that he is gay—and engaged, according to an E! Online item. "I've been agonizing for months trying to figure out how to do this," the 38-year-old Around the Horn personality wrote on his blog. "I'm gay, which plenty of people, I'm sure, have either deduced or just guessed as much over the years." ...


Remembering-Dick-Uyvari-

Remembering Dick Uyvari - [UPDATE: A memorial service will be held for Dick Uyvari on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Center on Halsted. Reception 10 a.m. ] Friends and colleagues of Dick Uyvari, a longtime Chicago resident who impacted the worldwide LGBT community, particularly through bowling and his support of the quadrennial Gay Games, remember his contributions after his sudden death ...


AIDS-Run-Walk-Chicago-continues-to-expand

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago continues to expand - More participants are expected and likely more funds will be raised, along with other changes, for the annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago ( ARWC ), which is Sept. 26 at Soldier Field in Chicago to support the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and 35 HIV/AIDS beneficiaries, which receive 90 percent of the agency's fundraising. All money raised ...


Upcoming-events-in-sports

Upcoming events in sports - AIDS Run & Walk Sept. 26 at Soldier Field This year's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, hosted by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and benefiting 35 other community organizations—known as CommunityDirect partners—on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Chicago's Soldier Field. This year's message is "Put your foot down." In a statement, AFC President/CEO John Peller said, "We want ...


Rugby-player-makes-history-in-England

Rugby player makes history in England - A British rugby league player has become the first professional in his sport to come out as gay, Messenger Newspapers reported. Keegan Hirst, 27, told the Sunday Mirror, "At first I couldn't even say 'I'm gay' in my head, let alone out loud. Now I feel like I'm letting out a long breath that I've held in for a long ...


MLB-inclusion-ambassador-talks-about-newly-out-player

MLB inclusion ambassador talks about newly out player - Billy Bean received a random text message during spring training for the 2015 baseball season from David Denson, who said he plays baseball—although was a bit short on specifics—and was hoping Bean, Major League Baseball's ambassador for inclusion, would call him back. They talked the next day, and Bean sensed Denson was young. Denson said he played for the Milwaukee ...


Chicago-Sky-clinches-2015-playoffs-berth

Chicago Sky clinches 2015 playoffs berth - From a press release - CHICAGO — With tonight's 98-96 Chicago Sky victory over the Atlanta Dream and the Connecticut Sun's 80-66 loss to the New York Liberty, the Sky has clinched its third consecutive playoffs berth. Amidst a tight race in the Eastern Conference, each remaining game holds implications as teams position themselves for the highest possible seeding and subsequent home court advantage. Tickets ...


BOOKS-New-book-spotlights-out-high-school-and-college-athletes

BOOKS New book spotlights out high-school and college athletes - Jeff Sheng played tennis his first three years at Thousand Oaks High School in California, but opted not to play as a senior. He was closeted, afraid to come out at the time. Now 34, and still based in Southern California, Sheng is back on the court. He's not holding back his swing, nor his sexual orientation. After all, he ...


ChicagoTEN-Alumni-Challenge-Aug-29

ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge Aug. 29 - From a press release - The 6th Annual ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge sweeps through River North's bars with the goal of raising $50,000 for Chicago Public Schools Aug. 29. WHAT: The ChicagoTEN Alumni Club hosts the 2015 ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge Bar Crawl benefitting Alumni for Public Schools ( APS ). The event brings together thousands of local Big Ten university alumni and fans to kickoff the ...


Chicago-represented-pretty-well-at-World-Series

Chicago 'represented pretty well' at World Series - They had a softball in their dugout with the initials "CS" emblazed on it. And Glen Rexing added the word "whatever." The ball was there for every game, a tribute by the Chicago Dragons B-Division team that played in the annual Gay Softball World Series, held Aug. 17-22 in Columbus, Ohio, to Carl Sharp, who passed away this spring. Sharp ...


Local-gay-athlete-excels-in-high-school-now-off-to-U-of-I

Local gay athlete excels in high school, now off to U. of I. - Konrad Eiring was a four-year varsity athlete at Barrington High School in the northwest suburbs, excelling in cross country and track & field. He missed graduation this past spring because he was at the Illinois High School State Track Meet. His team, though, had a small graduation ceremony a week later, and now he's heading downstate to attend the University ...


Minor-League-Baseball-player-comes-out-another-milestone

Minor League Baseball player comes out "...another milestone" - Billy Bean received a random text message during spring training for the 2015 baseball season from David Denson who said he plays baseball, though was a bit short on specifics, and was hoping Bean, the Major League Baseball Ambassador for Inclusion, would call him back. They talked the next day and Bean sensed Denson was young. Denson said he played ...


Chicago-Sky-playoff-tickets-now-on-sale-

Chicago Sky playoff tickets now on sale - From a press release - CHICAGO — Tickets to see the Chicago Sky in the 2015 WNBA Playoffs are on sale now. Amidst a tight race in the Eastern Conference, each remaining game is important as teams position themselves for the highest possible seeding's and subsequently home court advantage. Following a historic 2014 season in which the Sky won the Eastern Conference Championship and advanced ...


Baseball-player-comes-out-as-gay-

Baseball player comes out as gay - David Denson—a minor-league player for Major League Baseball's ( MLB's ) Milwaukee Brewers—has come out as gay, The Chicago Tribune reported. Denson, 20, plays for the Helena Brewers in the rookie Pioneer League. He is the first penly gay player on a team affiliated with MLB. He came out with the help of Billy Bean, MLB's ambassador of inclusion. He ...


Michael-Sam-to-stop-footballâ€for-now

Michael Sam to stop footballâ€"for now - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the National Football League ( NFL ), has declined to play football—for now, according to NBC Sports. Sam, who made his Canadian Football League debut for the Montreal Alouettes recently in a close loss, tweeted that he needs to focus on his mental health. "The last 12 months have ...


CMSA-teams-eye-Gay-Softball-World-Series-glory

CMSA teams eye Gay Softball World Series glory - The Chicago Menace takes another swing at the top-tiered A-Division title in the annual Gay Softball World Series that dates back to 1977 and is run by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance ( NAGAAA ), a non-profit, international association of gay and lesbian softball leagues. And this might just be the best Menace team to date. "We have ...


Sports-briefs-Kickball-registration-AIDS-Run-Walk-Rodeo

Sports briefs: Kickball registration; AIDS Run & Walk; Rodeo - Stonewall Kickball registration in effect Stonewall Kickball, a non-profit kickball league, has launched its fall season registration. The league will be playing on Sundays at 12-5 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Oct. 25. The league's main goal will be to help raise funds for the local non-profit Fred Says. Registrations are per player, with no team registration fees. Visit the ...


Illinois-Gay-Rodeo-Association-to-present-Rodeo-Round-Town

Illinois Gay Rodeo Association to present Rodeo Round Town - From a press release - Chicago, IL, August 7, 2015— The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association announces its Rodeo Round Town weekend August 21-23, 2015. The weekend will feature a series of fundraiser parties and events around Chicago to help ILGRA plan for a future full-fledged rodeo. The weekend kicks off with a Rodeo Hoedown Dance at Charlie's Chicago, 3726 North Broadway at 9pm on Friday, ...


Lesbian-grandmothers-cycle-across-States-for-a-cause

Lesbian grandmothers cycle across States for a cause - Carrie and Elisia Ross-Stone are lesbian grandmothers who rode their bicycles across the country, twice, to advocate for marriage rights before it was available anywhere in the United States. They first showcased their peddle power in 2003. Yep, about 12 years ago, the duo cycled across the country—with a dual purpose: educating the United States and activating the LGBT community, ...


Fowles-leaves-Sky-in-three-team-deal

Fowles leaves Sky in three-team deal - Sylvia Fowles has left the Chicago Sky to play for the Minnesota Lynx, a U.S. News & World Report item noted. Fowles sat out the first half of the Sky's season for the move—one she really wanted. The center will be reunited with Olympic teammates Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus; the latter played with Fowles at LSU. Minnesota ...


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SPORTS AIDS Run & Walk; XS Tennis, Lacoste partner - AIDS Run & Walk Sept. 26 at Soldier Field This year's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, hosted by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and benefiting 35 other community organizations—known as CommunityDirect partners—on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Chicago's Soldier Field. This year's message is "Put your foot down." In a statement, AFC President/CEO John Peller said, "We want ...


Kickball-league-holds-fashion-show

Kickball league holds fashion show - Stonewall Kickball, a non-profit kickball league that had its first season last fall, celebrated a year of success on July 31 at Lake View's Progress Bar with a summer fashion show. The event featured kickball players modeling underwear and swimwear donated by Andrew Christian. Hosted by Debbie Fox and Saya Naomi, the show also included the distribution of a donation ...


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Stonewall Kickball opens registration - Stonewall Kickball, a non-profit kickball league, has launched its fall season registration. The league will be playing on Sundays at 12-5 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Oct. 25. The league's main goal will be to help raise funds for the local non-profit Fred Says. Registrations are per player, with no team registration fees. Visit the Stonewall Kickball-Chicago Facebook group or ...


XS-Tennis-Lacoste-partner-for-events

XS Tennis, Lacoste partner for events - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lacoste and Chicago-based XS Tennis and Education Foundation hosted 300 kids over two hours on July 15 at Grant Park. The following day, the Lacoste Water Tower Place boutique hosted more than 100 guests for VIP shopping with special Chicago artist Hebru Brantley; a portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit XS Tennis. According to its website, "XS Tennis provides ...


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Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame honorees inducted - More than 50 people gathered inside the Irving Harris Foundation reception hall in the Center on Halsted for the Third Annual National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24. "How many people here play sports?" founder, executive director and board chair of the Sports Hall of Fame Bill Gubrud asked those in attendance. Over half ...


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Torch carried by Jenner to be auctioned - The 1984 Summer Olympics torch that Caitlyn Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada ( when she was known as Bruce Jenner ), is being auctioned off, Page Six has noted. The 24-inch torch, which has a brass finish and leather handle, is being offered by Heritage Auctions at its Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago on July 30. Insiders say ...


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LETTERS Let the Games begin - Dear Editor: On behalf of the Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) board of directors, we would like to offer additional information and perspectives on the July 9, 2015 Windy City Times article by Ross Forman entitled, "Daughter of Gay Games founder opposes merge with World Outgames." We at the FGG continue the important work of engaging the world ...


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Upcoming: Sports hall of fame; Auction of Jenner torch; AIDS Run & Walk - Sports hall of fame ceremony July 24 The 2015 National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be Friday, July 24, at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. at 7 p.m. There will be a VIP reception beginning at 6 p.m. This year's inductees are Kye Allums, Megan Rapinoe, Roy Simmons, Helen Hull Jacobs, Roger Brigham, ...


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Upcoming: Red Stars' Pride; Sports hall of fame; 'CLLAW XXII' - Chamber to note Red Stars' Pride Night The Chicago Red Stars women's soccer team will hold its Pride Night on Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m., when the team takes on the Boston Breakers at the Benedictine University Sports Complex, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. The Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will have a bus leave the MB ...


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Caitlyn Jenner accepts Arthur Ashe Award at ESPYs - The 2015 ESPY Awards were full of raw emotion. Throughout the three-hour sports-awards show on ABC, numerous men and women were rewarded for their bravery and perseverance over the past year. But it was Caitlyn Jenner who arguably stole it for herself. Jenner, the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, was introduced to an audience of millions by Abby ...


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Ride For AIDS Chicago raises $600,000 - The 12th annual Ride For AIDS Chicago featured 221 riders, and 84 crew members, for the two-day, 200-mile bicycle ride July 11-12 to benefit the Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) and community partners. Only one of the 221 did not finish. There were millions of memories, hundreds of thousands of dollars raised, and tears galore, particularly from the ...


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Tennis player's anti-gay comments start backlash - Pro-LGBT organizations and individuals have responded to professional tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky's comment that he would not want his daughter to follow in his footsteps because the women's tour reportedly contains a high proportion of lesbian players. According to the Daily Mail, the 29-year-old Ukrainian is quoted by sports website XSport.ua as saying, "On the WTA [Women's Tennis Association] tour, ...







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