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NGBA-to-host-annual-Coady-Roundball-Classic-in-Philadelphia-Tri-State-Area

NGBA to host annual Coady Roundball Classic in Philadelphia Tri-State Area - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2017 - The National Gay Basketball Association ( NGBA ) will host its annual Coady Roundball Classic tournament at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, PA from May 6-7, 2017. The Coady Roundball Classic ( CRC ) is the largest and longest running annual gay basketball tournament in the world. The CRC is monumental, ...


Cubs-open-The-Park-at-Wrigley

Cubs open The Park at Wrigley - The Park at Wrigley, Wrigleyville's new town square and year-round gathering place, made its debut April 10 a few hours before the Cubs home opener for 2017. The Ricketts family was joined on stage by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, program partners and members of the Lakeview community at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Also on stage was Laura Ricketts, Cubs co-owner ...


NCAA-to-return-to-NC-HRC-Equality-NC-ACLU-NCLR-respond

NCAA to return to N.C.: HRC, Equality NC, ACLU, NCLR respond - The NCAA announced on April 4 that it will return to North Carolina for championship events after the state, on March 30, reached a compromised repeal of HB2—the controversial statute that came to be known as "the bathroom bill." LGBTQ groups were initially quick to criticize the compromise, which they said still allows for discrimination. Among other things, said compromise ...


Chicago-Force-Team-will-auction-off-Chicagos-Most-Eligible-Bachelor

Chicago Force Team will auction off Chicago's Most Eligible Bachelor - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( March 20, 2017 ) What started off as a prank after losing a Fantasy Football League has gained momentum and will now support a real football team, the Chicago Force. Known as the most eligible bachelor in Chicago, Ryan Stew will be auctioned off for a date on March 25. Stew's friends took out an ad on ...


National-Trans-inclusive-sorority-agender-activist-Athlete-Ally

National: Trans-inclusive sorority, agender activist, Athlete Ally - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A sorority has become the first in the country to welcome transgender women into all of its chapters nationwide, according to NewNowNext.com. On Feb. 17, the national headquarters for Alpha Chi Omega, a 132-year-old Greek formed at Indiana's DePauw University, announced it was lifting its ban on transgender women. "We want everyone to feel included and feel like they're being ...


Entertainment-Billie-Jean-King-Outpost-John-Barrowman-RuPaul

Entertainment: Billie Jean King, 'Outpost,' John Barrowman, RuPaul - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Forty-two years after co-founding World Team Tennis ( WTT ), Billie Jean King announced she will step away as the majority owner of the organization, ESPN.com reported. King, 73, said she was selling her share to Mark Ein, founder and owner of the Washington Kastles, and Fred Luddy, owner of the San Diego Aviators. King will continue to serve as ...


AIDS-LifeCycle-TeamChicago-Urban-Riders-to-hold-Saint-Pattys-Day-fundraiser

AIDS/LifeCycle TeamChicago Urban Riders to hold Saint Patty's Day fundraiser - It's your lucky day: Guys in Spandex for St. Patty's Day! Team CUR ( Chicago Urban Riders ) are riding 545 miles down the coast of California in June to fight HIV and AIDS with AIDS/LifeCycle. Join them in the fight on Thursday, March 16, at their our annual Bear Den fundraiser at Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Rd. The ...


World-news-OutGames-Cuban-award-gay-Brazilian-mayor-marries

World news: OutGames, Cuban award, gay Brazilian mayor marries - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - World OutGames Miami 2017—a multi-sport, human rights and cultural event to be held May 26-June 4—has announced Amini Fonua, Surat-Shaan Knan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz as plenary speakers for its Global Conference on Human Rights, a press conference noted. The three-day conference ( May 26-29 ) will feature as many as 25 notable activists, thought leaders and community figures addressing ...


Trekr-Adventures-starts-LGBT-sail-racing-team-highlights-LGBTs-in-sailing

Trekr Adventures starts LGBT sail racing team, highlights LGBTs in sailing - From a press release - WASHINGTON D.C. — March 13, 2017 — Trekr Adventures has announced that it will enter an all-LGBT racing team in the 2017 British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta. The BVI Spring Regatta is one of the top regattas of the Caribbean. It will be comprised of 150 yachts in 18 varied classes from around the world, competing across three course areas. ...


Frontrunners-announce-Couch-to-10K-program

Frontrunners announce Couch-to-10K program - From a press release - Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago, a running and walking club for Chicago's LGBT community and friends ( Frontrunners ) announces a unique training and social program for Spring 2017: The Frontrunners Couch-To-10K Program. Frontrunners will provide free coaching and training from accomplished running coaches, for the people who sign up for an annual membership in the club ( $20 ). The program will ...


National-roundup-Genderqueer-baseball-exec-letter-to-Sessions-Ark-bill

National roundup: Genderqueer baseball exec, letter to Sessions, Ark. bill - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Sonoma Stompers announced that Jen Ramos, a baseball writer and data journalist from Northern California, would be the team's new assistant general manager—making Ramos possibly the first genderqueer executive in professional sports, ThinkProgress noted. Ramos is an experienced data analyst and prospect evaluator with a master's of science in journalism from the University of Southern California and digital media ...


CampOut-LGBT-family-camp-returns-for-second-summer

CampOut, LGBT family camp, returns for second summer - From a press release - Chicago — Two of America's top ten camps, Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, Michigan returns for its second summer after serving over 20 LGBT families in year one. CampOut, a three-day, two-night LGBT-focused family camp weekend takes place annually in August in Southwest Michigan. This weekend is open to all members of the LGBT community and their ...


Illinois-star-wrestler-comes-out-as-gay

Illinois star wrestler comes out as gay - Dylan Geick was at home in north suburban Buffalo Grove, talking with his younger sister, Johnna, one day early last March. She had heard a fellow Stevenson High School singer who she thought was amazing. Dylan heard him and also thought he was talented, so he sent a message with Instagram, with the witty line, "Wanna piano and chill?" Dylan, ...


Washington-DC-one-of-three-finalists-to-host-Gay-Games-XI-in-2022

Washington DC one of three finalists to host Gay Games XI in 2022 - From a Gay Games DC 2022 press release - WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2017 — Washington, DC's bid to host Gay Games XI has been named one of three finalists for the games to be held in July of 2022. Washington was chosen from among eight bidding cities and will join Guadalajara ( MX ) and Hong Kong ( CN ) in the final round to determine which city ...


Stars-on-Ice-to-feature-2017-medalists-and-local-hopefuls-for-2018

Stars on Ice to feature 2017 medalists and local hopefuls for 2018 - From a press release - ( Rosemont, IL ) — Two 17-year-old phenoms captured gold at the 2017 National Championships, giving a youthful glow to U.S. Figure Skating. Nathan Chen, with his unprecedented technical prowess, is rapidly becoming Skating's next superstar, while Karen Chen is the first lady not named Wagner or Gold to sit atop the podium since 2011. The two Chens will headline ...


Chicago-Sky-player-Retired-athlete-reinforced-stereotypes

Chicago Sky player: Retired athlete 'reinforced stereotypes' - In an open letter to retired WNBA player Candice Wiggins, Chicago Sky center Imani Boyette said that Wiggins dwelled on sexuality-related stereotypes regarding the league's athletes, according to a Chicago Tribune article. Wiggins, who last played in the WNBA two years ago, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that she was bullied because she is straight. At one point, Wiggins said, ...


NBA-warns-Texas-lawmakers-anti-LGBTQ-bills-could-affect-All-Star-game-bids-

NBA warns Texas lawmakers anti-LGBTQ bills could affect All-Star game bids - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) hailed comments from the National Basketball Association, warning Texas lawmakers that any legislative attack on LGBTQ people would factor into a decision as to where big-ticket games, such as the All-Star Game, would be played. The NBA joins the NFL in issuing a warning to lawmakers in Texas, after the ...


Strive-Village-fitness-facility-Unapologetically-intense

Strive Village fitness facility: 'Unapologetically intense' - Walking into the Strive Village fitness facility, a person cannot claim a lack of warning. In large letters on one of the walls is the mantra "Hard Work. Integrity. Juice." ( This writer would be the first to admit that he had to look twice, especially because of the last word—but more on that later. ) Focused and intense coaches ...


Details-emerge-about-CMSA-financial-scandal-

Details emerge about CMSA financial scandal - Late last May, Brian Sommer—who had just taken over as the commissioner of dodgeball from Jack Neilsen, a sport run by the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA )—noticed an inconsistency with a past invoice for the sport and he immediately informed CMSA president Michael Erwin. Erwin admitted he was "shocked and very concerned" with what he was seeing, and ...


CMSA-president-provides-update-on-financial-situation-

CMSA president provides update on financial situation - CMSA President Michael Erwin responded to emailed questions from Windy City Times on the financial scandal, which was not made public until late January, after it broke in Windy City Times. Windy City Times: Why was this matter not mentioned to CMSA membership before news of the scandal broke in the Windy City Times? Michael Erwin: The board was first ...


SCOTCH-bowling-tourney-on-March-4-5

SCOTCH bowling tourney on March 4-5 - The 2017 SCOTCH Tournament will take place on March 4-5, 2017, at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Ave. Interested persons can register at http://tournament-registration.com. ( A PDF registration form is also available at http://www.scotchbowling.com/register. ) Early-bird registration and payment of $99 is due by Feb. 4; after Feb. 4, registration increases to $109. Organizers are also raffling prizes to support ...


The-Chicago-League-of-Lady-Arm-Wrestlers-tp-present-CLLAW-XXVI-Feb-11

The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers tp present 'CLLAW XXVI' Feb. 11 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) is returning with "CLLAW XXVI: Battle of the CLLAWentines" on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. CLLAW's 26th benefit match will feature arm wrestlers, musical entertainment by the Jacob Horn Trio, and a cash bar. There will be CLLAW vets, including Unbreakable Killer Schmidt, Whami ...


NC-must-repeal-HB2-or-lose-NCAA-championship-games-through-2022-warns-NC-Sports-Assn

NC must repeal HB2 or lose NCAA championship games through 2022, warns NC Sports Assn - From a Human Rights Campaign press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC blasted North Carolina Republican leadership's reckless refusal to allow a vote to fully repeal HB2 — the deeply discriminatory law that continues to inflict profound damage on the state's people, reputation, and economy. In a letter sent to state lawmakers today, the North Carolina Sports Association warned ...


Chicago-Force-2017-season-may-be-the-teams-15th-and-final

Chicago Force 2017 season may be the team's 15th and final - It's late in the fourth quarter, so to speak, for the Chicago Force—one of the most successful, storied teams in women's tackle football history and certainly one deeply rooted in the local LGBT community. The 2017 season, an eight-game regular-season that starts in April, will be the last for the Force. Or certainly the last under current owner Linda Bache. ...


World-news-Aeromexico-ad-Tom-of-Finland-OutGames-poetry-contest

World news: Aeromexico ad, Tom of Finland, OutGames poetry contest - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - An ad from Mexican airline Aeromexico shows takes aim at physical and ideological barriers, NewNowNext.com noted. The narrated spot was produced by the company in May 2016 when President Donald Trump first announced his plan to build a wall along the Mexico-United States border and has since resurfaced in the wake of this weekend's immigrant and refugee travel ban. "I've ...


Elena-Delle-Donne-traded-from-Chicago-Sky-to-the-Washington-Mystics

Elena Delle Donne traded from Chicago Sky to the Washington Mystics - The Elena Delle Donne Era in Chicago is officially over, ending much speculation of late on the superstar's future with the Sky. Chicago traded Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA MVP, to the Washington Mystics, Sky owner Michael Alter confirmed to The New York Times on Jan. 30. Delle Donne, 27, has played her entire four-year career for the Sky, averaging ...


CMSA-sports-group-responds-to-financial-scandal

CMSA sports group responds to financial scandal - CMSA letter below - A major, internal financial scandal has rocked the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA), Windy City Times has confirmed. Just under $40,000 was embezzled from CMSA over a multi-year period by a longtime, multi-sport participant who also was the former commissioner of multiple CMSA sports and was a member of the CMSA Hall of Fame, according to multiple sources. CMSA president ...


Chicago-Cubs-visit-the-White-House

Chicago Cubs visit the White House - The Chicago Cubs became the 50th ( and last ) championship team to visit the White House during President Obama's time there. Laura Ricketts ( to the left of Obama ) also became part of history, as she became the first out lesbian to co-own a championship team. Photo by Brooke Skinner Ricketts ...


Jason-Collins-at-Brooklyn-Nets-first-Pride-Night-Jan-25

Jason Collins at Brooklyn Nets first Pride Night Jan. 25 - The Brooklyn Nets will celebrate diversity and inclusion as the team hosts its first-ever Pride Night Wednesday, Jan. 25 when the Miami Heat visit Barclays Center. The Pride Night celebration will feature prominent members and allies of the LGBTQ community participating in a pre-game awareness panel and special in-game entertainment. The pre-game panel—Spread Diversity and Inclusion, it's the Brooklyn Way—will ...


2017-Scotch-Bowling-Tournament-to-take-place-March-4-5

2017 Scotch Bowling Tournament to take place March 4-5 - From a press release - The 2017 SCOTCH Tournament will take place on March 4-5, 2017, at Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western Avenue in Chicago, and the early bird deadline for SCOTCH 2017 is approaching! Register at http://tournament-registration.com. A PDF registration form is also available at http://www.scotchbowling.com/register. Early bird registration and payment of $99 is due by February 4, 2017. After February 4, registration goes ...


World-news-Tom-Daley-trans-boarding-school-athletes-of-the-year

World news: Tom Daley, trans boarding school, athletes of the year - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Out British diver Tom Daley has opened up about his devastation over not making the solo dive finals at the Rio Olympics, PinkNews noted. Appearing on Chatty Man with Alan Carr, Daley was asked about his frustration over being unable to follow up his bronze title with a solo medal. Daley said, "I think that was probably my lowest moment ...


Thousand-Waves-to-Offer-Free-Workshop-on-Self-Defense-Bystander-Intervention

Thousand Waves to Offer Free Workshop on Self-Defense, Bystander Intervention - From a press release - Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center will offer a free workshop entitled "Bystander Intervention and Self-Defense for Prevention of Identity-Based Violence" on Sunday, January 15th, from 1:30 until 4:30 PM at its Lakeview Center. Thousand Waves has been offering empowerment-based self-defense instruction for over 30 years. They use a model called the "Five Fingers of Self-Defense: Think Yell Run ...


Lesbian-defeats-Rousey-in-UFC-match

Lesbian defeats Rousey in UFC match - In an Ultimate Fighting Championship ( UFC ) match held Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defeated well-known fighter Ronda Rousey just 48 seconds into the contest. Nunes, who's Brazilian, is an out lesbian. She has been dating Nina Ansaroff, a fighter who competes in the strawweight division, for four years. It was the second consecutive ...


Gay-Games-raising-scholarship-money-for-2018-event

Gay Games raising scholarship money for 2018 event - The international Federation of Gay Games is raising funds to send athletes and artists to #ChangeTheWorld at Paris 2018 Gay Games 10. San Francisco's Martha Ehrenfeld and Carla McKay are matching the funds received by Dec. 31, 2016—up to $20,000. See https://www.gofundme.com/fggscholarship. The Gay Games is largely funded by participants. Donations will help fund more scholarship applications. Also, see https://gaygames.org/wp/2016/11/01/please-give-to-the-gay-games-scholarship-fund/ ...


Chicagos-top-LGBT-sports-memories

Chicago's top LGBT sports memories - It was an award-winning, record-setting, grand coming-out 2016 for Chicago's LGBT sports scene, with cheers, jeers and tears. The year was, arguably, the best-ever locally, such that, ranking the Top 10 events—or Top 16, to coincide with the year, 2016—was, without question, the most difficult list to compile of any year that Windy City Times has offered a ranking list ...


Christina-Kahrl-preps-for-move-larger-role-at-ESPN

Christina Kahrl preps for move, larger role at ESPN - Chicago is losing a staunch LGBT activist with national ties—one who also can and does talk about the blistering fastballs from Aroldis Chapman, a World Series star for the Cubs this fall, and the home-run heroics of Kris Bryant, also a 2016 Cubs sensation. Christina Kahrl is taking a bigger part in the sports scene. Kahrl, who has lived in ...


Chicago-Sky-names-Amber-Stocks-head-coach-and-general-manager

Chicago Sky names Amber Stocks head coach and general manager - From a press release - CHICAGO— After an extensive six-week process in which the organization interviewed over a dozen strong candidates, the Chicago Sky has selected Amber Stocks as its Head Coach and General Manager. "We are extremely excited to hand over the leadership of the team to Amber. Amber brings a youthful, positive energy along with a wealth of basketball knowledge. Her passion for ...


Barrys-Bootcamp-brings-workouts-to-Chicago

Barry's Bootcamp brings workouts to Chicago - Joey Gonzalez came home in mid-November for "one of the most climactic and meaningful moments" of his career: the opening of Barry's Chicago, 11 W. Erie St., in River North. Gonzalez is, after all, a Chicago-area native who is the CEO of Barry's Bootcamp—the group workout regimen that combines equal length intervals of cardio ( treadmill runs ) and floor ...


CMSA-Hall-of-Fame-welcomes-six-in-the-class-of-2016

CMSA Hall of Fame welcomes six in the class of 2016 - Leslie Wallin started playing 16-inch softball before some in today's Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) leagues were even born. She started in 1987. And in the early 1990s, she joined the Outlines flag football team. In 2000, she joined the Diesel Daises, which she tagged as, "a raucous team known for its love of fierce competition mixed with ...


Santa-Speedo-Run-Dec-3-in-Boystown

Santa Speedo Run Dec. 3 in Boystown - The Santa Speedo Run—an annual holiday event to benefit local LGBT charities in Chicago—will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Participants run one mile through the heart of Chicago's Boystown neighborhood wearing only a Santa hat and Speedo ( as well as running shoes, of course ). All are welcome. The sign-in will begin at ...


CMSAs-Pride-Bowl-honored-nationally

CMSA's Pride Bowl honored nationally - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The milestone 10th Pride Bowl flag football tournament will be held next June, coinciding with Chicago Pride weekend, and organizers are shooting for 42 teams from across North America, which is up six teams from this year. The event started in 2008 with 12 teams, and has grown into a rainbow-encompassing, award-winning weekend tournament. The Pride Bowl was named National ...


Chicago-turns-out-for-Cubs-World-Series-Champions-celebration

Chicago turns out for Cubs' World Series Champions celebration - On Nov. 4, Chicago Cubs partied like it was 1908. A sea of blue swamped the city as an estimated 5 million fans gathered to watch the World Series parade that celebrated the team's first championship since 1908. The celebration started in Wrigley Field on the city's North Side and wound its way to Michigan Avenue downtown before culminating in ...


Chicago-Cubs-capture-2016-World-Series-title-setting-off-celebrations

Chicago Cubs capture 2016 World Series title, setting off celebrations - Kris Bryant fielded a slow-rolling ground ball near third base with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Nov. 2, then whipped it across the field to first baseman Anthony Rizzo, retiring a speedy runner for the Cleveland Indians. Rizzo threw his arms in the air in celebration. So too did the entire city of Chicago—and the rest ...


Chicago-Sky-will-not-retain-Head-Coach-and-General-Manager-Pokey-Chatman-

Chicago Sky will not retain Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman - From a press release - CHICAGO — After six seasons, the Chicago Sky has decided Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman will not be retained. Under her direction, the Sky had an overall regular season record of 106-98 including an 18-16 campaign in 2016. "I have great appreciation and gratitude for the leadership Pokey brought to our franchise," said Sky owner Michael Alter. " ...


Cubs-mark-Spirit-Day-are-in-World-Series

Cubs mark Spirit Day, are in World Series - On Spirit Day ( Oct. 20 ), Chicago Cubs manger Joe Maddon posed with openly gay Major League Baseball ( MLB ) Ambassador of Inclusion Joe Maddon in a Twitter photo. Now, the Cubs—who have lesbian entrepreneur Laura Ricketts as a co-owner—are in their first World Series. They started the series against the Cleveland Indians Oct. 25. ...


Delle-Donne-on-All-Star-First-Team

Delle Donne on All-Star First Team - Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne was selected to the All-WNBA First Team. Delle Donne makes her second consecutive appearance on the All-WNBA First Team after finishing second in the WNBA in scoring ( 21.46 ppg ) and free throw percentage ( 93.5 ). She also averaged 7.0 rebounds, the second best mark of her career, to go with a ...


Fitness-expo-back-in-Chicago--with-one-change

Fitness expo back in Chicago -- with one change - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The fitness/wellness expo known as Club Industry returned to Chicago Oct. 12-14. However, there was one big change this year. Instead of being at its usual home in McCormick Place, the event was at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. There were innovative workouts as well as courses on nutrition, fitness-club member retention, certification, personal training and other issues. As for the ...


LGBT-group-motivates-marathoners-in-style

LGBT group motivates marathoners in style - The 39th Bank of America Chicago Marathon took place Oct. 9 with perfect running temperatures ( in the 50s )—and more than 40,000 participants ( from all 50 states and more than 100 countries ) who ran and/or walked 26.2 miles. More than 1 million spectators urged on the runners, with none probably more eye-catching than the members of Frontrunners/Frontwalkers, ...


Chicago-Sky-host-GETPINK-game

Chicago Sky host #GETPINK game - On Sept. 13, the Chicago Sky hosted its annual #GETPINK Game presented by Weiss Memorial Hospital when the team welcomed the Minnesota Lynx to Allstate Arena. As part of the Sky's #GETPINK campaign, players hosted a bake sale at the #GETPINK Game with homemade goods as part of fundraising efforts that benefited Gilda's Club Chicago. The game between Chicago and ...


BREAST-CANCER-MONTH-Cathy-Seabaugh-Offering-hope-in-the-fight-against-breast-cancer

BREAST CANCER MONTH Cathy Seabaugh: Offering hope in the fight against breast cancer - In June 2016, Cathy Seabaugh's sister, Shelia Hager, passed away after spending many years battling breast cancer. Hager was first diagnosed in 1999. She inspired her sister to form her own organization, A Sister's Hope, to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness through events such as walks, runs and golf tournaments. "Friends who worked for other charities asked ...


CIAA-moves-championships-out-of-NC-fallout-from-anti-LGBTQ-HB2-law-continues

CIAA moves championships out of NC, fallout from anti-LGBTQ HB2 law continues - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, praised the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association ( CIAA ) decision to stand up for the safety of the ...


Thousands-participate-in-AFCs-15th-annual-AIDS-Run-and-Walk-

Thousands participate in AFC's 15th annual AIDS Run and Walk - On the rain-soaked morning of Oct. 1 about 2,500 participants gathered for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's ( AFC ) 15th annual AIDS Run & Walk outside of Soldier Field. This year's theme was Band Together. WGN Entertainment Reporter Dean Richards kicked off the opening ceremony ahead of the 5K walk, 5K run and 10K run alongside performances by the ...


ACC-moves-championship-game-to-Orlando-after-NC-refuses-to-repeal-HB2-

ACC moves championship game to Orlando after NC refuses to repeal HB2 - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBxTQ North Carolinians, responded to the decision by the Atlantic Coast Conference ( ACC ) to move the league's 2016 football championship game to Orlando, Florida, due to North Carolina's deeply discriminatory HB2 law. "What will ...


Sky-semifinal-tickets-sales-begin

Sky semifinal tickets sales begin - From a press release - CHICAGO — Tickets for the semifinal round of the 2016 WNBA Playoffs presented by Verizon are on sale now. The winning teams in the second round single-elimination games advance to the semifinals which will feature a five-game series beginning on Wednesday, September 28 at the home court of either top-seeded Minnesota or second-seeded Los Angeles, who previously earned a bye ...


Sky-playoff-game-on-Sept-25

Sky playoff game on Sept. 25 - The Chicago Sky will play its first WNBA playoff game of the 2016 season in the second round at noon, Sunday, Sept. 25 at All State Arena. Each of the first-round games ( Indiana Fever vs. Seattle Storm; Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream ) are single-elimination games. The number of playoff rounds increases from three to four. The top two ...


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

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


Gay-college-swimmer-receives-prestigious-award-

Gay college swimmer receives prestigious award - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ayrton Kasemets, a Chicago-area native who is a junior swimming for Oakland University, received the school's Courage Award at the annual end of the last school year's Black and Gold Awards Ceremony. Kasemets, who competes for Oakland in the breaststroke and individual medley ( IM ), was recognized for being openly gay. He said the award brings "extreme gratitude and ...


Chicago-Sky-clinch-playoff-berth

Chicago Sky clinch playoff berth - The Chicago Sky women's basketball team is again in the playoffs. With a 96-86 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sept. 11, the Sky clinched its fourth consecutive playoff berth, joining Minnesota, Los Angeles and New York. Tickets are available for the first, second, semifinal and final rounds of the playoffs. The final seeding, pairings, dates and times will not ...


Diana-Nyad-makes-waves-at-Union-League-Club

Diana Nyad makes waves at Union League Club - Before openly lesbian long-distance swimmer, author and journalist Diana Nyad took the stage to address a Sept. 7 lunchtime audience at the Union League Club of Chicago's Authors Program, the podium that had been used for routine housekeeping announcements and to introduce her was removed. As Nyad candidly invited the diners to dive into her life and the seemingly impossible ...


Cubs-announce-tentative-2017-regular-season-schedule

Cubs announce tentative 2017 regular season schedule - From a press release - CHICAGO — Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs today announced the tentative 2017 regular season schedule. The Cubs will open their 142nd season at the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, April 3 with the Wrigley Field opener taking place the following Monday night, April 10, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs will begin the 2017 campaign on the ...


World-Paralympic-athlete-intersex-activists-gay-Russian-candidates

World: Paralympic athlete, intersex activists, gay Russian candidates - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When the Rio Paralympic Games are over, wheelchair sprinter Marieke Vervoort of Belgium wants to end her life, LGBTQ Nation reported. "I started thinking about euthanasia," said Vervoort, one of nine out Paralympians competing this year. Euthanasia is legal in her native Belgium, with the consent of three doctors in writing. The 37-year-old suffers from an incurable, degenerative spinal disease ...


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

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


Chicago-Sky-to-host-GETPINK-Game-presented-by-Weiss-Memorial-Hospital

Chicago Sky to host #GETPINK Game presented by Weiss Memorial Hospital - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Sky will host its annual #GETPINK Game presented by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, September 13 when the Sky welcomes the Minnesota Lynx to Allstate Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CDT and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. "We are pleased to partner with Weiss Memorial Hospital in our annual #GETPINK Game," ...


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Rapinoe makes own anti-anthem move - In a statement that echoed the recent controversial move by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe took a knee during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before her team, the Seattle Reign, played the Chicago Red Stars on Sept. 4. After the game, Rapinoe told John D. Halloran of American Soccer Now that her action ...


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LETTERS Gay Games congratulates Olympic Committee - His Excellency Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee ChÃąteau 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 of not just the ...


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Knight at the Movies: Little Men; The Intervention - Boys will be boys Two years after making the best film of his career—Love Is Strange, the lovely bittersweet story of John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an elderly gay couple facing financial and personal trauma after marrying in New York City—Ira Sachs is back with Little Men. The openly gay Sachs, once again scripting with his writing partner Mauricio ...


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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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