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Bingham Cup in Amsterdam in June - The Bingham Cup program—the world championship of LGBT-inclusive men's and women's rugby—will take place in Amersterdam June 2-11. The tournament, taking place June 8-10, will be the centerpiece of the program. The Chicago Dragons is the only area team slated to compete. Dozens of other teams ( totaling more than 1,600 players ) will take part, and they are from ...


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LGBTQ sports movie premiering June 28 - The documentary Alone in the Game will premiere Thursday, June 28, on the AT&T AUDIENCE Network, according to a press release. The AT&T original feature-length documentary follows a group of athletes and sports figures from the biggest stages in American sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLS, and NCAA, among others, to explore the ongoing struggles LGBTQ athletes are facing at ...


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In "Alone In The Game" LGBTQ Athletes Explore Ongoing Challenges, June 28 - Coming off an official selection at AFI Docs Film Festival in Washington D.C., AT&T* AUDIENCE® Network unveiled its new, exclusive documentary, "Alone In The Game." It will make its premiere on Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Exclusive documentary premieres June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. WATCH THE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/aolQEcFp_QA . The AT&T original feature-length documentary follows a group ...


-Bonnie-Hunt-to-chair-Mothers-Day-race

Bonnie Hunt to chair Mother's Day race - Award-winning actress and Chicagoan Bonnie Hunt has been named honorary race chair of Susan G. Komen Chicago's 21st Mother's Day Race for the Cure, which will return to Montrose Harbor on Sunday, May 13. Race for the Cure registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the Survivor Parade is at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K Fun Walk/Run steps off at 9 a.m. ...


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NATIONAL Gus Kenworthy, Joy Reid, transgender troops - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Following his refusal to attend the Winter Olympian visit at the White House, Gus Kenworthy announced he will attend the Democratic National Committee's ( DNC's ) annual LGBTQ gala as a "special guest" June 25 in New York City, the DNC announced. Last year, the resources raised from the gala went to critical investments in races and state parties, which ...


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Bonnie Hunt to chair Mother's Day race - Award-winning actress and Chicagoan Bonnie Hunt has been named honorary race chair of Susan G. Komen Chicago's 21st Mother's Day Race for the Cure, which will return to Montrose Harbor on Sunday, May 13. Race for the Cure registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the Survivor Parade is at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K Fun Walk/Run steps off at 9 a.m. ...


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NATIONAL Trans troops, Adam Rippon, Asian groups, bar controversy - The top officers of the Navy and Marines said that they have no evidence that unit morale and cohesion has been negatively affected by the open service of transgender individuals, The Hill reported. However, the commandant of the Marines added that some commanders have raised issues about the medical needs of some transgender troops. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ( D-N.Y. ) ...


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PERFORMANCE Figure skater Jason Brown talks Chicago, 'Stars on Ice' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Stars on Ice will come to Chicagoland on Sunday, April 29, with a roster that is slated to include Adam Rippon, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and Nathan Chen. Another skater on the bill is Jason Brown, who has many accolades to his credit. Among them are being the 2015 U.S. national champion as well as being part of the ...


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'Stars on Ice' on April 29, with Adam Rippon - Out Olympian Adam Rippon will be among the figure skaters featured when the Stars on Ice tour comes to the Allstate Arena on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. Other skaters on the tour include 2018 Winter Olympian and two-time national champion Nathan Chen; ice-dance gold medalists/Dancing with the Stars competitors Meryl Davis and Charlie White; siblings/Olympians Maia & Alex ...


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Olympic Figure Skaters, including Adam Rippon, at AllState Arena April 29 - From a press release - ( Rosemont, IL ) — Adam Rippon will be among Olympic figure skaters appearing with the Stars on Ice Tour at AllState Arena on April 29. Every four years, the Winter Olympics give us a chance to revel in the performances of our favorite athletes, as well as celebrate any medals they might have won. The U.S. Olympic Figure Skating ...


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Mayoral wager includes LGBT group - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a friendly wager with Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mayor Christopher Taylor on the outcome of the March 31 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four matchup between Chicago's Loyola University and the University of Michigan in San Antonio, Texas. The mayors will wager local delicacies on the outcome of the game, and the losing mayor will also ...


-Red-Stars-part-of-March-31-doubleheader

Red Stars part of March 31 doubleheader - The Chicago Red Stars will begin its 12-home game stretch at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 31, combining with Major League Soccer ( MLS ) team Chicago Fire for a doubleheader. Both teams will host their Portland counterparts. The Red Stars will take on Portland Thorns FC at 7:15 p.m. CT, following the Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers at 5 ...


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NFL team asks about player's sexual orientation, HRC comments - 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, issued the following statement after multiple news outlets reported on an unnamed team asking NFL prospect Derrius Guice "if he likes men" at the 2018 Scouting Combine. "The fact that Derrius Guice was asked by ...


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9 to 12 Bowling hosts Youth Outlook 'fun-raiser' March 31 - The 9 to 12 bowling league is hosting its 23rd annual fundraiser, "Bowl for Their Future," a fun-raiser for Youth Outlook Sat., March 31, at River Rand bowling alley in Des Plaines, 6-10 p.m. There will be door prizes, raffle prizes, food and a bunch of fun games. Organizers stated: "Without your generous donation and participation we cannot make this ...


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Olympian Adam Rippon Launches GLAAD Campaign for LGBTQ Youth - From a GLAAD press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced that Olympic medalist Adam Rippon launched a fundraising campaign to support GLAAD's culture-changing LGBTQ youth programs. The announcement was made during Rippon's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen also surprised him with a check for $10,000 from Shutterfly to kick off his GLAAD campaign. GLAAD also ...


IN-THE-LIFE-Steve-Boudreau

IN THE LIFE Steve Boudreau - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chicagoan Steve Boudreau—a runner, cyclist and yoga enthusiast—found himself himself especially stymied in recent years by the allergies that he'd been afflicted with for as long as he can remember. "Truly, I have had sinus problems, allergies and breathing issues my entire life," recalled Boudreau, who works as a senior marketing manager for Boston Consulting Group. "I was one of ...


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LGBTQ Olympians win seven medals - More than a dozen out athletes competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, winning seven medals, according to Outsports. The medal winners included Canadian pairs figure skater Eric Radford ( gold and bronze medals ), Dutch long-track speed skater Ireen Wust ( gold and two silver ), U.S. long-track speed skater Brittany Bowe ( bronze ) and ...


Red-Stars-part-of-March-31-doubleheader

Red Stars part of March 31 doubleheader - The Chicago Red Stars will begin its 12-home game stretch at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 31, combining with Major League Soccer ( MLS ) team Chicago Fire for a doubleheader. Both teams will host their Portland counterparts. The Red Stars will take on Portland Thorns FC at 7:15 p.m. CT, following the Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers at 5 ...


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WORLD NEWS Pope's panel, gold-medal winner, pride hijab - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Catholic Church's panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy, BBC.com reported. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors consists of eight men and eight women. In recent weeks, Pope Francis has been under fire for his defense of a bishop accused of witnessing ...


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Red Stars to host 2018 NWSL Home Opener against Portland March 31 - From a press release - CHICAGO - The Chicago Red Stars will begin its 12-home game stretch at Toyota Park on Saturday, March 31, combining with Major League Soccer ( MLS ) side Chicago Fire for a double header. Both teams will host their Portland counterparts. "We're excited to bring the first ever 'City Smackdown' with Chicago vs. Portland soccer," said Red Stars owner Arnim ...


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Illinois Sportswriter of the Year is openly gay man - Chris Hine had stopped to visit a friend and was just about to get back on the highway, driving from Chicago to Minneapolis. His phone rang that January day and it was National Sports Media Association. Hine was told that he had been named the NSMA's Illinois Sportswriter of the Year. "It was very surreal," said Hine, who spent eight ...


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Chicago Sky team hosts kickoff at new home arena - From a press release - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the WNBA's Chicago Sky Feb. 2 to formally announce the team is moving to Wintrust Arena in Chicago's South Loop for the 2018 season. In addition, the University of Chicago Medicine has been named the official medical provider and sponsor of the Chicago Sky through a multiyear partnership. Sky coach Amber Stocks and player Stefanie ...


World-news-Cuban-custody-Gay-Games-Chilean-pro-trans-bill

World news: Cuban custody, Gay Games, Chilean pro-trans bill - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A woman in Cuba has been granted custody of her late daughter's three children who she is raising with her same-sex partner, The Washington Blade reported. A three-judge panel apparently ruled in favor of Eunice Violeta Cardoso Perez on Oct. 19. Cardoso's daughter, Vioem Karen Diaz Cardoso, gave birth to two girls and a boy when she was married to ...


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Agreement signed, Gay Games 11 to be held in Hong Kong in 2022 - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA ( 28 JANUARY 2018 ) The Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) and Gay Games 11 — Hong Kong 2022 organizers have officially signed the license agreement finalizing the agreement between the FGG ( International governing organization ) and Gay Games 11 — Hong Kong 2022 ( Local host organization ). On 12 August 2018, at ...


Chicago-Sky-hire-assistant-coach

Chicago Sky hire assistant coach - The Chicago Sky have hired former NBA player and Chicago native Awvee Storey as an assistant coach. Storey, 40, joins head coach Amber Stocks' coaching staff after spending five years as a player personnel manager for the WNBA's Washington Mystics. Storey spent three seasons in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets ( 2004-5 ), Washington Wizards ( 2005-6 ), ...


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Kelly McGillis flag-football event Jan. 22-29 - Teams of women and girls from around the world are to meet for adrenaline-packed sporting events and activities Jan. 22-29 during the 27th annual Kelly McGillis Classic International Women's & Girls' Flag Football Championship. The event will take place in Key West, Florida. Named for and endorsed by the critically acclaimed actress and former Key West resident who starred in ...


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Winter Olympics have first openly gay U.S. athlete - Figure skater Adam Rippon, 28, has become the first openly gay U.S. athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics—but it didn't happen without some controversy. Rippon was officially named to the U.S. Winter Olympics figure skating team despite finishing fourth at the U.S. national championships in San Jose, California, on Jan. 6. ( The U.S. Winter Olympic team can only ...


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LGBT powerlifting championships add Mx category - From a press release - Registration for the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships 2018 is now open and the organisers have introduced a new optional Mx Category ( Third Gender ) to encourage people from transgender, non-binary and intersex communities to participate in sports. The LGBT Championships are open to ALL regardless of sexuality, health status, HIV status, gender or ability. Because this is optional, people ...


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World news: Bermuda guv, Olympics tryouts, 'The Future Is Female' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign urged Bermuda Gov. John Rankin to veto legislation passed by the Bermuda Parliament repealing marriage equality, per a press release. If the measure becomes law, the British overseas territory will become the first territory in the world to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Bermuda Tourism Authority has warned of severe consequences ...


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18 LGBTQ sports associations part of 2018 Sin City Classic Sports Festival - From a press release - LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2017 — Today, The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association ( GLASA ) announced that 18 LGBTQ sports associations have registered to participate in the 2018 Sin City Classic Sports Festival. In its 11 years, the annual sporting event has grown to be one of the largest annual LGBTQ sports festivals in the world and includes teams ...


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'Polar Plunge' on Jan. 20 - Chicago Polar Bear Club ( CPBC, formerly the Lakeview Polar Bear Club ) will hold its 17th Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 20, at noon at Oak Street Beach. Each year, the Chicago Polar Bear Club raises funds from hundreds of plunge'rs and their family and friends to support local families challenged by difficult circumstances. Since its first fundraising ...


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Santa Speedo Run zips through Boystown, thousands raised for Center on Halsted - An army of sexy Santas took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to don red velvet hats ( and not much more ) for the annual Santa Speedo Run, a benefit for Center on Halsted, Saturday, December 2. The event kicked off at Sidetrack, as the jolly participants signed up and joined together for the singing of the specialized Christmas ...


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Santa Speedo Run in Boystown to benefit Center on Halsted - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( November 27, 2017 ) — Center on Halsted is kicking off the holiday season with the 7th annual Santa Speedo Run in Boystown at 2:00pm this Saturday, December 2, 2017. More than 200 Speedo-clad Santas dressed in holiday cheer will merrily sing "Jingle Balls" before they take to the streets and bravely run one-mile in the cold, ...


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Santa Speedo Run in Boystown to benefit Center on Halsted - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( November 16, 2017 ) — Center on Halsted is excited to kick off the holiday season at the 7th annual Santa Speedo Run in Boystown on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The crowd will be making up for naughty to get on Santa's nice list as more than 200 Speedo-clad Santas dressed in holiday cheer merrily sing "Jingle ...


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WNBA player marries in 'Dream Wedding' - The online wedding brand The Knot hosted a wedding for Olympic gold medalist and 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and fiancee Amanda Clifton. The Knot Dream Wedding brought together wedding professionals to create a personalized, elegant affair at The Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve in Long Island, New York, with 200 guests. Delle Donne and Clifton were The ...


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UN member states maintain non-discrimination in Olympic Truce Resolution - From a press release - ( New York ) Today, all 193 United Nations Member States adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution maintaining language protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The resolution, which passed by consensus, included the contested reference to non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the Olympic Charter. The non-discrimination clause is housed in Principle 6 and prohibits discrimination on the basis ...


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NBA referee Violet Palmer to be honored by Truth Awards - From a press release - LOS ANGELES — The Better Brothers Los Angeles ( BBLA ) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, the DIVA Foundation, are happy to announce that NBA referee Violet Palmer will receive the Lifetime Achievement at the Fourth Annual Truth Awards. The Truth Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Taglyan ...


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Jorge Bezerra to opens new "namesake" gym, Bezz Training, in Edgewater - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — November 7, 2017 — Jorge Bezerra, Bezz Training, popular fitness coach and personal trainer, today announced plans for a grand opening event on Saturday, November 18, to showcase his new, namesake studio at 6033 N. Sheridan Road ( in the Malibu East Condominium Building ). As part of the grand opening, free group classes will be held ...


-Pink-Hat-Run-raises-7000-despite-rain-out

Pink Hat Run raises $7,000+ despite rain-out - The first annual Pink Hat Run, Walk and Roll helped to raise more than $7,000 for area women-related charities Saturday, even though the event had to be cancelled due to area lightning strikes and heavy rains that flooded lakefront viaducts. The 5K/1 mile run, walk and roll was held on Prairie Avenue outside of the Women's Park & Gardens in ...


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Russia, Egypt attack UN Olympic Truce Resolution on sexual orientation protections - From a press release - Over the next two weeks, a decision will be made at the United Nations ( UN ) on whether governments globally will accept discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. While the UN General Assembly cannot remove the ban on discrimination from Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter itself, Egypt and Russia are ...


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Grand marshals named for Nov. 4 Pink Hat Run - CHICAGO—Illinois state Rep. Juliana Stratton ( D-5 ) and Chicago Ald. Pat Dowell ( D-3 ) have been named Grand Marshals for the inaugural Pink Hat Run, Walk and Roll, a 5K and one-mile recreational event. The elected officials will greet participants and launch the start on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Chicago's South Loop. Both women represent the area in ...


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Grand Marshals named for Nov. 4 Pink Hat Run, Walk and Roll - CHICAGO—Illinois state Rep. Juliana Stratton ( D-5 ) and Chicago Ald. Pat Dowell ( D-3 ) have been named Grand Marshals for the inaugural Pink Hat Run, Walk and Roll, a 5K and one-mile recreational event. The elected officials will greet participants and launch the start on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. Both women represent the area ...


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Club Industry moves to yet another venue - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The annual fitness event known as Club Industry took place in Chicago on Oct. 4-6—in yet another venue. In a sign that this particular event has been getting smaller over the years, Chicago's Club Industry has moved from McCormick Place to the Hyatt Regency to this year's spot: the Hilton Chicago. While the hotel itself is not small at all, ...


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PRO SPORTS Wrestler Anthony Bowens: Talking about sport, coming out as bi - Earlier this year, professional wrestler Anthony Bowens made waves and amassed support when he came out as bisexual. However, he also experienced some negative feedback, including from those within the LGTQ community, who questioned the validity of his orientation—and of bisexuality in general. Bowens ( who said he's "still getting used to everything" ) recently talked with Windy City Times ...


-Pink-Hat-Run-to-benefit-womens-organizations-Nov-4

Pink Hat Run to benefit women's organizations Nov. 4 - The first annual Pink Hat Run will take place in Chicago Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. The 5K/1 mile run, walk or roll will take place along Chicago's beautiful lakefront and museum campus downtown, with a starting point on Prairie Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood, next to the Women's Park & Gardens. The Pink Hat Run ...


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Pink Hat Run to benefit women's organizations Nov. 4 - CHICAGO—The first annual Pink Hat Run will take place in Chicago Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. The 5K/1 mile run, walk or roll will take place along Chicago's beautiful lakefront and museum campus downtown, with a starting point on Prairie Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood, next to the Women's Park & Gardens. The Pink Hat Run ...


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Meet AIDS Run & Walk Chicago ambassadors - The AIDS Run & Walk Chicago—taking place Sunday, Oct. 1—welcomes people from all walks of life who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS Foundation of Chicago assembles a team of ambassadors for the event with the purpose of putting their stories on the forefront to inspire. This year's ambassadors are: Erica Bertrand MacCallum, Armando Ramirez-Guzman and Joel Guzman-Ramirez, Mara Goldman, ...


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Triathlon's 'Underwear Run' raises funds - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago Triathlon took place Aug. 27 and, in its 35th year, race organizers decided to incorporate a brand-new Underwear Run, a one-mile run hosted on the lakefront with 500 strangers dashing around in their underwear ( with optional costumes ). The new event kicked off the Tri weekend on Aug. 25; followed by the kids triathlon on Aug. 26, ...


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Pondexter part of Hall of Fame class - Chicago Sky guard and native Chicagoan Cappie Pondexter, will be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, Oct. 2. Pondexter—who attended John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago—is a two-time WNBA champion, seven-time WNBA All-Star, 2008 United States Olympic gold medal winner and 2007 WNBA Finals MVP. Pondexter returned home to play for the Sky in 2015. ...


Cubs-announce-chance-to-win-tickets-to-possible-post-season-games

Cubs announce chance to win tickets to possible post-season games - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have announced details for fans seeking the opportunity to purchase single game tickets to potential postseason games at Wrigley Field. Beginning today at noon until Tuesday, September 19, at noon, fans can register for a random drawing to win a chance to purchase single game postseason tickets for a potential Wild Card Game and National ...


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Proud to Run recruiting board members - Proud to Run ( PTR ) is looking for organized, committed and passionate individuals with great communication skills who would like to work behind the scenes for one of the nation's longest running LGBTQ charity races. PTR is led by an all-volunteer board of directors and committee members who execute the group's vision and mission by organizing the annual race ...


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First 'Underwear Run' Aug. 25 - The Chicago Triathlon is Sunday, Aug. 27 and, in its 35th year, race organizers decided to incorporate a brand-new Underwear Run, a one-mile run hosted on the lakefront with 500 strangers dashing around in their underwear ( and costumes are optional ). The new event will kick off the Tri weekend on Friday, Aug. 25; followed by the kids triathlon ...


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World Roller Derby Week thru Aug. 20 - The first annual World Roller Derby Week—celebrating the history, future and community impact of a sport invented in Chicago, and one of the few major sports created in the United States—will be hosted by The Northern Illinois Junior Roller Derby Association, the Midwest All Stars and Brown Paper Tickets, through Aug. 20. Events include "Time Hop: A retro-style roller derby ...


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Kiehl's annual ride helps to raise HIV/AIDS awareness - Skin-care company Kiehl's hosted its eighth annual LifeRide, a weeklong motorcycle ride across the country to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS research. Since it began, participants have ridden more than 12,000 miles and raised more than $1.7 million for the amfAR Foundation for AIDS Research. This year's race began July 31 in Minneapolis and journeyed through the Midwest south ...


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PASSAGES Jeremy Begy - Jeremy Begy, an original member of the Chicago Dragons gay rugby team, passed away at his northside residence on July 18. He was 41. Begy was a graduate of Loyola Academy in suburban Chicago and Loyola University. He recently went back to school to further his education and pursue a career as a paralegal. Begy began playing rugby in college. ...


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Sky get Hooper, pick; Boyette leaves - The Chicago Sky have acquired Jordan Hooper and a 2018 first-round draft pick from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for Tamera Young, Imani Boyette and Chicago's second-round pick. Hooper, a 6-2 forward from Nebraska, was selected 13th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock. The 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year appeared in 100 games for ...


Chicago-Sky-moving-to-South-Loop

Chicago Sky moving to South Loop - The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) has voted to approve an arena agreement bringing the Chicago Sky to the city of Chicago. The Sky spent the last eight years at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, and will look to relocate to Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago for the 2018 season. The team ...


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'CLLAW XXVII' on July 29 in Chicago - The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers ( CLLAW ) will be featured at "CLLAW XXVII: Summer Smackdown" on Saturday, July 29, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. CLLAW's 27th benefit match will feature lady-identified arm wrestlers, musical entertainment from Jackass Magnets and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 p.m., with the first match beginning at 9:30 ...


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Jason Collins, Sky star discuss facing adversity - To kick off its diversity and inclusion celebration weekend, the Chicago Sky and retired NBA player Jason Collins hosted a meet-and-greet panel July 6 at Midtown Athletic Club. Collins and Chicago Sky's starting center Imani Boyette spoke at the "Facing Adversity Through Sports" panel, with retired NBA player Stephen Bardo moderating. Collins holds the distinction of being the first active ...


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Theater Bike Ride on Sept. 9 - The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, at Foster Beach, 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m., with the first ride wave at 12 p.m. A community potluck barbecue will start at 1:30 p.m. It's a organization that will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services ...


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Series looks at trans athletes - Featuring the inspiring journeys of five transgender athletes and how sport helped them find their true identities, Identify, the new original series from the Olympic Channel, profiles athletes who are making their mark in the sports world. The five-episode docuseries is available worldwide exclusively on the Olympic Channel digital platform mobile app and at OlympicChannel.com . Athletes Chloe Anderson ( ...


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Hundreds tackle 200-mile Ride For AIDS Chicago - Kelly Southard was in her fourth Ride For AIDS Chicago—the two-day, 200-mile bicycle ride July 8-9, organized and benefitting the Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN )—and it still personal, emotional for her. Southard was riding in memory of her cousin, Scott, who lost his fight with HIV/AIDS in 1995. "Being an experienced rider, I had some idea of what ...


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Force era ends with loss to Boston - The Chicago Force women's football team ended its 15-year existence with a 47-33 loss to the Boston Renegades at Della Russo Field in Revere, Massachusetts, on July 8. The Renegades seized at 21-0 lead in the first quarter en route to the win. Force team owner Linda Bache announced before the 2017 season that it would be the team's last ...


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PRIDE '17 Proud to Run sports record participation - The 36th annual Proud to Run brought in a record 2,200 participants for the 10K run and 5K run/walk on June 24. Co-directors Ty McCarthy, Corbin Woodling and Justin Koziatek thanked the over 200 volunteers that made the event possible. "This is my favorite part of Pride," Koziatek said. Since it began in 1982, Proud to Run has donated over ...


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Jason Collins to appear at Chicago Sky events - The Chicago Sky and retired NBA trailblazer Jason Collins will host diversity and inclusion celebrations July 6-8. Collins was the first active male athlete in any of the four major U.S. professional leagues to publicly announce he was gay in a Sports Illustrated story following the 2012-13 NBA season. The first private event will be a meet-and-greet panel with Collins ...


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Jason Collins at Chicago Sky events - Chicago—The Chicago Sky and retired NBA trailblazer Jason Collins will host Diversity and Inclusion celebrations July 6-8, 2017. Collins became the first active male athlete in any of the four major American professional leagues to publicly announce he was gay in a Sports Illustrated story following the 2012-13 NBA season and has since become an advocate for inclusion in athletics. ...


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Drag rock climbing event benefits Transformative Justice Law Project - On June 13, Brooklyn Boulders Chicago and DO312 presented Out to Climb: Pride Edition at 100 S. Morgan St. The event, which boasted the first drag rock climbing competition ever also featured a host of personalities and entertainers from Chicago's vibrant nightlife community and benefited The Transformative Justice Law Project. Among the celebrities in attendance were emcees Lucy Stoole and ...


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Force advance to championship - The Chicago Force added to its final season—and to its legacy—by defeating the Pittsburgh Passion in the playoffs 45-0 on June 17 at Evanston Township High School. The Force will now play Boston in the conference championship on Saturday, July 8. The game will be in Revere, Massachusetts, at Harry Della Russo Field, with the kickoff time TBD. The winner ...


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Billie Jean King delivers speech at NU commencement - Former star tennis player Billie Jean King, known for her advocacy work on behalf of women and the LGBTQ community, addressed Northwestern University's graduating class June 16, saying, "You are by far the best generation ever, so far— ever—to deal with inclusion. "I'm telling you, it's changing, and it's because of people like you," said King, who also received an ...


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Marathon man leads LGBT running club - By Gene Naden - When Corbin Woodling moved to Chicago in 1990, he had a problem. Fresh from graduate school at Purdue University, he didn't know anyone here and wanted to find a way to meet people outside of the bars. He had just started running so his first move was to search the Windy City Times classified section for running groups. He found ...


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Chicago Force heads into the playoffs, ending the team's 15-year run - After 15 seasons, the Chicago Force football team is coming to an end, as team owner Linda Bache does not intend to sell the team. She announced before the 2017 season that it would be the team's last under her leadership. The team rolled out a 7-1 regular-season record and now has a second-round Women's Football Alliance ( WFA ) ...


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LGBT Hall of Fame Bowling benefit raises $7,100 - The seventh annual Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl was held at Waveland Bowling Alley June 3. The tournament was renamed in 2016 in honor of its founder. The fundraising event featured bowling with a queer twist and a raffle, benefiting the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. As an annual fundraiser, the event directly supports the ongoing efforts of the Chicago ...


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SPORTS Force stops Slam, heads into the WFA playoffs on June 17 - The Chicago Force ended its regular-season with a 44-20 win over the St. Louis Slam on Saturday, June 3, at Evanston Township High School, anchored by a three-touchdown performance from Force rookie Kristy Moran. Both the Force and the Slam are at 7-1. Moran, who has played football for five years, yet is accustomed to playing in her native Australia, ...


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World news: InterPride, HIV death warning, tennis icons clash - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - InterPride, the International Association for Pride Organizers, has called on LGBTQ+ people everywhere to attend and support local Pride events everywhere, according to a press release. In part, the release stated, "Pride has taken on a new urgency in 2017. With celebrations happening in hundreds of locations throughout the month and The Equality March for Unity & Pride centered in ...


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Tempers flare as World OutGames Miami is cancelled hours before opening ceremonies - The quadrennial World OutGames was cancelled May 26—the day before the opening ceremonies were to be held—with hundreds or thousands of participants en route or already in South Florida. The board of directors for World OutGames Miami issued a statement: "It is with deep regret that due to financial burdens, World OutGames must cancel opening and closing ceremonies and sports ...







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