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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." ...


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Remembering Dick Uyvari - [UPDATED Sept. 4, 2015] Richard M. "Dick" Uyvari, a longtime Chicago resident who impacted the worldwide LGBT community, particularly through bowling and his support of the quadrennial Gay Games, died Sept. 2. He was 71 and preceded in death by his longtime partner, Joe LaPat, who died in 2008. "Chicago and the entire world has lost an icon, mentor, legend. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


Gay-and-Lesbian-Sports-Hall-of-Fame-honorees-inducted

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 ...


Torch-carried-by-Jenner-to-be-auctioned

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 ...


LETTERS-Let-the-Games-begin

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 ...


Upcoming-Sports-hall-of-fame-Auction-of-Jenner-torch-AIDS-Run-Walk

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, ...


Upcoming-Red-Stars-Pride-Sports-hall-of-fame-CLLAW-XXII

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 ...


Caitlyn-Jenner-accepts-Arthur-Ashe-Award-at-ESPYs

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 ...


Ride-For-AIDS-Chicago-raises-600000-

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 ...


Tennis-players-anti-gay-comments-start-backlash

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, ...


Daughter-of-Gay-Games-founder-opposes-merge-with-World-Outgames

Daughter of Gay Games founder opposes merge with World Outgames - [Updated July 24, 2015] The potential merger in 2022 of the long-running Gay Games and the relatively new World Outgames has one staunch opponent: Jessica Waddell Lewinstein, the daughter of Gay Games founder Dr. Tom Waddell. "Not to say change is bad, [and] more often than not it's a good thing. But in this particular case, I think the merger ...


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Entertainment: Ellen DeGeneres; Beyonce; Michael Sam; Dolly Parton - A Variety poll revealed that Ellen DeGeneres did more to influence Americans' attitudes about gay rights than any other celebrity or public figure, the publication noted. DeGeneres first made waves in 1997 when she came out as gay on the cover of Time and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "I thought everyone knew me and I didn't think that one ...


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Women's World Cup win shines into LGBT community - The United States won its third Women's World Cup on July 5, dominating Japan 5-2 in the championship game, played in front of 53,341 fans in Vancouver—setting off joyful reactions from the White House, to a viewing party in Lincoln Park, to the predominantly gay Lake View neighborhood on Chicago's North Side, where many red, white and blue-wearing fans packed ...


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Participants prepare for Ride for AIDS Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 12th annual Ride For AIDS Chicago—a two-day, 200-mile bicycling event produced by the Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN )—is July 11-12, with 222 riders, including 81 first-timers. The Ride includes Chicago newscaster Alex Perez and Ald. Arial Reboyras. "Funding for HIV services has been targeted more towards medical outcomes for our clients, which is extremely important. However, we ...


Stanley-Cup-makes-the-rounds-in-Boystown-over-Pride-weekend-CGHA-celebrates

Stanley Cup makes the rounds in Boystown over Pride weekend; CGHA celebrates - They won a championship and cruised around town with The Cup. Hey, it was a pretty good Pride weekend for the Chicago Gay Hockey Association ( CGHA ). The second-ever Chicago Pride Classic was held at McFetridge Sports Center from June 25-27, drawing 175 players from across the U.S. and Canada, plus additional fans and guests, for three days of ...


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Gay sports news - Michael Sam returns to team Michael Sam—the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team—has rejoined the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, Yahoo! Sports noted. "Thank you all so much for your support. Great to be back in Montreal with the club. Let's go #Als!," Sam tweeted. The Alouettes had suspended Sam after he abruptly ...


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National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame July 24 - From a press release - The 2015 National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be Friday, July 24, at Center on Halsted at 7 pm. There will be a VIP reception beginning at 6 p.m. 2015 Inductees are Kye Allums, Megan Rapinoe, Roy Simmons, Helen Hull Jacobs, Roger Brigham, Dale Scott, Chris Morgan, Gene Dermody, and Robbie Rogers. ( Attendance of ...


Chicago-Force-cruise-to-playoff-win-over-Cleveland-71-12

Chicago Force cruise to playoff win over Cleveland, 71-12 - Rachel Gore did it on the ground and by air, leading the host Chicago Force to a 71-12 playoff victory over the Cleveland Fusion on June 27 at Lane Stadium on the campus of Lane Tech High School. The Force quarterback threw for 176 yards and three touchdown passes, including a 62-yard first quarter strike to Jeanette Gray as Chicago ...


Stanley-Cup-confirmed-Blackhawks-championship-trophy-in-Pride-Parade-

Stanley Cup confirmed: Blackhawks' championship trophy in Pride Parade - Yes, the Stanley Cup will be in the Chicago Pride Parade, Windy City Times has confirmed through multiple sources, all knowledgeable of the extensive, detailed, somewhat secretive planning over the past two weeks. The Chicago Blackhawks captured the team's third Stanley Cup over the past six years on Monday night, June 15—and even before the game ended that night, text ...


UIC-honors-out-former-softball-standout-Charbonneau

UIC honors out former softball standout Charbonneau - In her first at-bat of her first game for the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) softball team in 1995, Tricia Charbonneau smacked a home run against the University of Maine in a game played in Orlando, Florida. Charbonneau went on to an illustrious, record-setting—mostly on offense—career for the Flames … except for one game against Cleveland State ...


UK-native-Sarah-Outen-on-homestretch-of-four-year-adventure

UK native Sarah Outen on homestretch of four-year adventure - In 2009, Sarah Outen rowed across the Indian Ocean, from Australia to Mauritius. It was an inspiring, empowering adventure that launched her toward her current expedition. Outen, 29, from Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom, is traveling from London to London—literally, around the world. She's now on the homestretch of a four-year adventure. "I wanted to extend that experience of the ...


World-Soccer-star-comes-out-Thrones-criticized-activist-fined

World: Soccer star comes out; 'Thrones' criticized; activist fined - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Swiss soccer star Ramona Bachmann has revealed she is a lesbian, according to Gay Star News. The 24-year-old has revealed she is in a committed relationship with Camille Lara, a 21-year-old student based in Sweden. The news has been welcomed by the mayor of Zurich, Corin Maunch—herself an out lebsian. Vitaly Milonov, the notorious architect of Russia's "gay propaganda" laws, ...


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Upcoming: Proud to Run, Pride 5K, Hall of Fame noms - Proud to Run registration open Registration is now open for its 2015 Proud to Run 10K run and 5K run/walk that will take place June 27. Proud to Run has selected Affinity Community Services, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago ( ALCC ) and Chicago House as beneficiaries of its annual race. Since 1982, Proud to Run has raised more than ...


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Force playoff game June 27 at Lane Stadium - The Chicago Force will host its first playoff game in 2015 against the Cleveland Fusion. The game will take place Saturday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at Lane Stadium, 3500 N. Western Ave. Other first-round games in the National Conference are the West Michigan Mayhem at the Boston Renegades ( with the winner playing the Force-Fusion victor ), Miami Fury ...


Snagging-the-Stanley-Cup-at-the-Pride-Parade-

Snagging the Stanley Cup at the Pride Parade - Even before the final buzzer sounded, clinching the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup championship on June 15, there was plenty of buzz locally—and yes, even nationally—about a return visit by The Cup itself to the annual Chicago Pride Parade, as happened in 2010. Multiple sources told Windy City Times on June 22 that, yes, The Cup will have a prominent place ...


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Upcoming in music, sports, art, comedy - 'Witches' cabaret event June 22, 29 No One Here but Us Witches, a witch-themed cabaret that Harmony France has conceived, will take place June 22 and 29 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707N. Broadway. Featuring Chicago actresses Missy Aguilar, Harmony France, Amanda Horvath and Danni Smith, the two-night only cabaret is directed by Geoffrey Bleeker with musical direction by ...


WNBA-All-Star-Balloting-2015-to-include-all-current-WNBA-players

WNBA All-Star Balloting 2015 to include all current WNBA players - From a press release - NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 — WNBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Boost Mobile will launch today at 2 p.m. ET and run through 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 9, as the most expansive balloting program in the league's 19-year history. The ballot will feature all current WNBA players for the first time. Fans around the world can vote ...


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Blackhawks win 2015 Stanley Cup, third title in six years - The noise from a third-floor apartment along North Elaine Place in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood on Monday night, June 15, could be heard sporadically, but was quite loud each time, after each and every agonizing moment, and certainly after each and every enjoyable Chicago Blackhawks moment. Every strong Hawks' shot drew cheers, as did every Hawks' save by goalie Corey Crawford, ...


Michael-Sams-future-in-flux

Michael Sam's future in flux - Openly gay football player Michael Sam has seemingly hit another road block, according to Advocate.com. Only a day before his first exhibition match with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Sam was on his way back to the United States. After Sam's agent said he missed a June 11 practice because of a migraine, the team said ...


Chicago-Force-coast-to-final-regular-season-victory-over-St-Louis-

Chicago Force coast to final regular-season victory over St. Louis - Jamie Fornal caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Rachel Gore on the third play from scrimmage for the Chicago Force, and the rout was on. The Force finished its regular-season June 13 with a dominant, weather-shorted 57-0 win over the St. Louis Slam ( 6-2 ). The game was called with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter due to lightning. ...


Griner-files-for-annulment

Griner files for annulment - Brittney Griner filed for an annulment with Glory Johnson-Griner a day after Johnson-Griner announced she's pregnant and a month after the two WNBA players married, the Associated Press reported. "In the week prior to the wedding, I attempted to postpone the wedding several times until I completed counseling, but I still went through with it," Griner said in a statement. ...


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Upcoming: Second City Tennis Classic; Chicago Pride Classic calls for volunteers - Second City Tennis Classic June 12-14 The Second City Tennis Classic will take place June 12-14 at Northwestern University. At least 100 people are slated to compete. Proceeds from this year's tournament will benefit Chicago House. Visit http://sctclassic.com/ for more information. Chicago Pride Classic calls for volunteers The Chicago Gay Hockey Association will host the Chicago Pride Classic hockey tournament ...


Proud-to-run-announces-start-times-team-categories

Proud to run announces start times, team categories - From a press release - Chicago ( June 10, 2015 ) — Proud to Run is pleased to announce the start times and team categories for the 2015 Proud to Run 10k run and 5k run/walk on Saturday, June 27. The 10K run will start at 8:04 am and the 5K run/walk will start at 8:15 am. The starting point for both the 10K run ...


Former-Chicago-trans-athlete-Mosier-on-US-National-Mens-Team

Former Chicago trans athlete Mosier on U.S. National Men's Team - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chris Mosier is a pioneering, multi-sport athlete who is now set to ride and run onto the worldwide stage. Mosier—who grew up in northwest suburban Lake Zurich and lived there until high school, and then attended graduate school at Loyola University in Chicago in 2004—shined at the Sprint Duathlon National Championship race in early June, consisting of a 2.9K run, ...


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Upcoming: Tennis; Hockey; Casino Royale; DJ competition; Takei; Knuckles CD - Second City Tennis Classic June 12-14 The Second City Tennis Classic will take place June 12-14 at Northwestern University. At least 100 people are slated to compete. Proceeds from this year's tournament will benefit Chicago House. Visit http://sctclassic.com/ for more information. Chicago Pride Classic calls for volunteers The Chicago Gay Hockey Association will host the Chicago Pride Classic hockey tournament ...


Late-gay-baseball-player-Burke-to-be-honored

Late gay baseball player Burke to be honored - Glenn Burke, the late gay professional baseball player who died from AIDS-related causes in 1995, is receiving an honor from the Baseball Reliquary Inc., a Southern California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of U.S. art and culture through the context of baseball history. Burke is one of three inductees—in his eighth year on the ballot—for its 17th class ...


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Jenner on cover of Vanity Fair: Call me 'Caitlyn' - From a press release - NEW YORK, N.Y.—Speaking publicly for the first time since completing gender transition, Caitlyn Jenner compares her emotional two-day photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz for the July cover of Vanity Fair to winning the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics. She tells Pulitzer Prize—winning V.F. contributing editor and author of Friday Night Lights Buzz Bissinger, "That was a ...


In-the-Life-Mack-Savage

In the Life: Mack Savage - Photo by Gil Leora - She went to a roller-derby match about four years ago with a friend and was instantly in awe. "I remember watching and thinking, 'Look at these athletes ... they are incredible,'" said Mack Savage, the Windy City Rollers' sensation who skates for the Manic Attackers and the Windy City All Stars. "I talked to someone after [that] game and they ...


Michael-Sam-signs-with-Canadian-team

Michael Sam signs with Canadian team - Michael Sam—the first openly gay person to be selected in the National Football League ( NFL ) draft—is going to Canada. The Montreal Alouettes have signed the defensive end and University of Missouri graduate, and Sam will participate in the team's upcoming training camp. The St. Louis Rams selected Sam last year, but then cut him. Sam then briefly worked ...


Chicago-Force-receiver-featured-in-new-football-cards

Chicago Force receiver featured in new football cards - Thanks to her productivity on the field, Jeanette Gray has landed her a pretty cool perk off the field: she is one of the select Women's Football Alliance ( WFA ) players to be featured in the inaugural 2015 trading card series. Gray appears on card No. 4 in the 18-card base set and one of four WFA players to ...


The-wild-life-of-Joe-Putignano-Olympic-dreams-drug-addiction

The wild life of Joe Putignano Olympic dreams, drug addiction - Joe Putignano is a talented performing artist and contortionist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil. He was, in fact, the main character ( Crystal Man ) in the touring Cirque show Totem and has performed in more than 1,000 shows. Putignano also has performed in a number of stage productions with the Metropolitan Opera, and his gymnastics resume is ...


Chicago-Sky-looks-to-continue-2014-WNBA-Finals-momentum-

Chicago Sky looks to continue 2014 WNBA Finals momentum - They got hot last season at just the right time—during the playoff—leading to shocking series victories over the top-seeded Atlanta Dream and then the Indiana Fever. But the fire burning for the 2014 Chicago Sky was quickly extinguishing—in a dominant, best-of-five series sweep of the WNBA Finals by the Phoenix Mercury. The ouster is motivation for 2015, as the Sky ...


Griner-Johnson-under-seven-game-suspension

Griner, Johnson under seven-game suspension - The WNBA has suspended All-Stars and married couple Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson for seven games each after their domestic violence arrests in April. The two were arrested on suspicion of assault after a fight in the home they recently bought. They were married recently in Phoenix. WNBA President Laurel J. Richie said in a statement issued May 15, "The ...


Force-wins-74-8-over-Kansas-City

Force wins 74-8 over Kansas City - The Chicago Force improved its record to 5-0 on May 16 with a dominant 74-8 win over the Kansas City Titans at Lane Stadium. Kelsey Casey led the Force with 4 touchdowns, while Brandy Hatcher had 109 yards rushing, 39 yards receiving and one touchdown—and was named the Game Day Offensive MVP. Sarah Rogers ( six tackles, four sacks ) ...


Study-on-homophobia-in-sports-released

Study on homophobia in sports released - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On the one-year anniversary of Michael Sam being drafted to the NFL ( May 10 ), the world's first international study on homophobia in sports—called "Out in the Fields"—has revealed widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual ( LGB ) U.S. residents. Of particular note, given Sam's story and ongoing debate around whether his career was impacted by homophobia, the ...


Chicago-Force-improves-to-4-0-crushing-the-Indy-Crash

Chicago Force improves to 4-0, crushing the Indy Crash - The Chicago Force ran roughshod over the visiting Indy Crash, cruising to a 62-7 win, which improved the team's record to 4-0. Yes, a Chicago foe scored—after the Force notched shutouts in the team's first three games. After the Force built a 38-0 lead, the Crash scored on 19-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds of the first half. Jamie ...


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Griner, Johnson tie the knot - Just two weeks after WNBA star Brittney Griner and fiancee/fellow basketball player Glory Johnson were arrested on assault and disorderly-conduct allegations, the couple tied the knot in a ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, USA Today reported. Griner and Johnson have been engaged since last August. Following her arrest, Griner pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and will attend domestic violence counseling. People.com ...


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Hall of Fame bowling benefit raises more than $11,000 - More than $11,000 has been raised so far from this year's fourth annual "Celebrity Bowl" at Waveland Bowl, sponsored by Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame May 9. Pledges are still coming in for the event, coordinated by Dick Uyvari. Alderman James Cappleman, Jonathan Pizer representing U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, Gary Chichester and Mary Morten were ...


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Sports: Women's soccer league; Pride 5K; Proud to Run - Women's soccer league announces season The National Women's Soccer League ( NWSL ) announced the complete schedule for the 2015 regular season. The Chicago Red Stars has highlights such as a May 9 doubleheader with the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park and a four-game homestand to open the campaign. All but one fixture at Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex ...


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Chicago Dragons record biggest win in team history - The Chicago Dragons grabbed the biggest, most important victory in the team's 12-year history on April 25, defeating the host Peoria Piggies, 28-19. The Dragons overcame a 12-0 deficit to advance to the second round of the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union ( CARFU ) Division IV Playoffs. Entry into the playoffs and seeding is based on the fall league ...


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World news: Turing notebook; South African runner; Malawi law - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A notebook belonging to late British gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing has sold at auction for more than $1 million, according to Pink News. The notebook, which included handwritten notes about computer science and maths, sold at Bonhams in New York in around three minutes. Turing, often hailed as the grandfather of modern computing, was convicted of "gross ...


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Hall of Fame GBLT Celebrity Bowl May 9 - On Sat, May 9, 2015, Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame ( GLHF ) will hold its fourth annual 'Celebrity Bowl', at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Ave. in Chicago. Registration is from 10:30 to 11 a.m., bowling from 11 a.m. to noon and wrap-up shortly after noon. If you wish to participate in the Celebrity ...


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Life at 80: Renee Richards on and off the tennis court - She truly is a pioneer, now 80, who has left her three-fold mark worldwide—as a professional tennis player, a still-practicing ophthalmologist, and an early pioneer for the LGBT community, particularly the transgender part of the rainbow. Pick a term to tag Renee Richards: icon, legend, role model … or all of the above. But Richards now mostly just concerns herself ...







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