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NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Ezra-Furman-writes-his-queer-outlaw-saga

NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Ezra Furman writes his 'queer outlaw saga' - Singer Ezra Furman continues to push the boundaries between gender, sexuality and religion on his latest album Transangelic Exodus. The songwriter was born in Chicago in 1986, and said his parents supported his music career. Furman talked backstage with Windy City Times about his latest work and rocking the vote. Windy City Times: Where did you grow up? Ezra Furman: ...


NATIONAL-Calif-hate-crimes-trans-measure-gay-mayor-Stonewall-Inn

NATIONAL Calif. hate crimes, trans measure, gay mayor, Stonewall Inn - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Equality California noted in a press release that, for the third consecutive year, California saw a surge in the number of hate crimes reported in 2017, according to annual reports released from the Office of Attorney General Xavier Becerra. ncidents motivated by a person's sexual orientation ( real or perceived ) increased by 19 percent from 2016, while anti-transgender and ...


SHOWBIZ-Pose-Jane-Fonda-Queer-Eye-Queen-Latifah

SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Jane Fonda, 'Queer Eye,' Queen Latifah - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Janet Mock's directorial debut is one for the history books, NewNowNext.com noted. The writer, TV host and transgender-rights advocate directed the most recent episode of FX's Pose, titled "Love Is The Message"—and it marks the first time a transgender woman of color has ever directed a television show. Mock has also been the first trans woman of color to write ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-TV-Mj-Rodriguez-strikes-a-Pose

NUNN ON ONE TV Mj Rodriguez strikes a 'Pose' - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Mj Rodriguez plays the character Blanca on FX's Pose, the show set in the '80s about ballroom culture in New York City. Co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals have made television history with the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles. The cast includes Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Rodriguez ...


PrideIndex-celebrates-11th-Annual-Esteem-Awards

PrideIndex celebrates 11th Annual Esteem Awards - by Ashley Collins - On June 30 ( during Windy City Black Pride Week ), about 50 local residents, family and friends of the LGBTQ community and honorees celebrated the 11th annual Esteem Awards ceremony at Boystown nightspot Sidetrack. PrideIndex—a community guide for Black LGBT individuals—organized the ceremony, which honored a total of seven organizations and 12 individuals. This year's recipients included Lamont Robinson, ...


Trans-community-holds-second-annual-event-at-Hollywood-Beach

Trans community holds second annual event at Hollywood Beach - The Trans Liberation Collective, with the support of Brave Space Alliance and Rebirth Garments held its second Annual Trans Day at the Beach on June 30. The event—which started two hours after it was originally planned due to an immigration rally in Chicago's Loop—was held at Hollywood Beach and included a fashion show as well as plenty of mingling. As ...


BSA-conducting-needs-assessment

BSA conducting needs assessment - Brave Space Alliance ( BSA ) is doing a "Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment" this month. This will be inclusive to the trans and gender non-conforming ( TGNC ) community in the Chicago area. Stated LaSaia Wade, BSA executive director: "This will show our numbers and needs, so please fill out and let your voice be heard even if you don't ...


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WORLD Trans pageant winner, N. Ireland, Lagerfeld, Angola first - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In a historic development, a transgender woman was crowned as Miss Universe in Spain on June 29, Gay Star News reported. This is a first for the international beauty pageant. Angela Ponce, 25, will represent Spain in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant scheduled end of the year. She She defeated 19 other candidates to become the first trans woman to ...


Friend-of-the-court-briefs-urge-9th-Circuit-to-maintain-block-on-trans-military-ban

Friend-of-the-court briefs urge 9th Circuit to maintain block on trans military ban - From a news release - ( San Francisco, July 3, 2018 ) — Dozens of retired U.S. military officers and former national security officials have joined states attorneys general, the country's leading medical associations and leading civil rights organizations — including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund — in nine friend-of-the-court briefs urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold the lower ...


Two-years-into-open-transgender-service-consensus-says-inclusive-policy-works

Two years into open transgender service, consensus says inclusive policy works - From a Palm Center news release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA— Tomorrow, June 30th marks two years since the U.S. military officially began allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in its ranks. Those service members have compiled a record of distinction and earned consistent support from the highest ranks of the nation's military leadership. "While the culture wars are fought out on Donald Trump's Twitter account, transgender service ...


CMIs-12th-Annual-LGBTQ-Community-Survey-Report-Released

CMI's 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey Report Released - San Francisco, CA, June 26, 2018 — Community Marketing & Insights ( CMI ) has released its 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey® report. 40,460 respondents from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) communities in 151 countries participated in the 12th annual survey. 200+ LGBTQ media, events and organizations worldwide partnered with CMI in this year's study, ...


PrideIndexcoms-Esteem-Awards-June-30

PrideIndex.com's Esteem Awards June 30 - PrideIndex.com announced the seven organizations and 12 individuals that have been selected to be honored at the 11th Annual Esteem Awards. This year's cocktail reception will take place Saturday, June 30, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., 1-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. A committee of past honorees selected this year's award recipients. Local honorees ...


Brave-Space-Alliance-conducting-dedicated-transgender-needs-assessment

Brave Space Alliance conducting dedicated transgender needs assessment - Brave Space Alliance ( BSA ) is doing a "Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment" this month. This will be inclusive to the trans and gender non-conforming ( TGNC ) community in the Chicago area. Stated LaSaia Wade, BSA executive director: "This will show our numbers and needs, so please fill out and let your voice be heard even if you don't ...


Trans-at-Northern-Trust-an-employee-tells-her-story-at-Citywide-Pride

Trans at Northern Trust, an employee tells her story at Citywide Pride - Northern Trust—which hosted a Citywide Pride event about trans employees on June 13 at their offices at 50 S. LaSalle St.—had an ideal representative in Denise Bowker, a longtime employee who had transitioned on the job within the past two years. With a Powerpoint full of graphs showing the timeline of her gender dysphoria, Bowker held the room spellbound for ...


Trans-candidate-Sharon-Brackett-makes-history-in-Maryland

Trans candidate Sharon Brackett makes history in Maryland - From a news release - Baltimore, MD - Tonight, Sharon Brackett has become the first trans woman to be elected to a public office in the State of Maryland. Sharon triumphed in a contested primary against 14 other candidates. Ms. Brackett was elected to the 46th District Democratic Central Committee representing the neighborhoods of Canton, Locust Point, Federal Hill, Brooklyn, Curtis Bay and Cherry Hill ...


Fear-Grows-Serial-Killer-Targeting-Jacksonvilles-Transgender-Community

Fear Grows Serial Killer Targeting Jacksonville's Transgender Community - From a news release - Jacksonville, FL — Equality Florida mourns the murder of a transgender woman killed this Sunday in Jacksonville and joins with local LGBTQ leaders in calling on law enforcement to change policies that are hampering the investigation into what many fear may be a serial killer. Since February, four transgender women of color have been gunned down in the city of ...


TELEVISION-A-fortified-spirit-Angelica-Ross-of-Pose

TELEVISION A fortified spirit, Angelica Ross of 'Pose' - Angelica Ross is busy. She's filming a movie in the fall with Whoopi Goldberg. She's the CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm she founded in 2014 that helps employ trans people. She's curating a shorts program at Outfest. And she also plays Candy Abundance on FX's new drama Pose, a series that American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy and Brad ...


-Federal-Court-Denies-Renewed-Attempt-to-Implement-Transgender-Military-Ban

Federal Court Denies Renewed Attempt to Implement Transgender Military Ban - From Lambda Legal and AMPA news releases - ( SEATTLE, June 15, 2018 ) — Today, a federal court in Seattle denied yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement its discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. Today's ruling in the lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN and joined by the State of Washington denied the administration's motion ...


-AMA-Adopts-New-Policy-Urging-Appropriate-Placement-of-Transgender-Prisoners-

AMA Adopts New Policy Urging Appropriate Placement of Transgender Prisoners - From a news release - CHICAGO - In an effort to address health and safety problems of transgender prisoners, new policy adopted today at the American Medical Association's ( AMA ) Annual Meeting challenges the status quo of prisons and jails in the United States that house transgender prisoners according to their birth or biological sex. The AMA urges that housing policies be changed to ...


City-hosts-LGBTQ-Veterans-Salute

City hosts LGBTQ Veterans Salute - Videos below - The City of Chicago hosted its annual LGBTQ Veterans Salute June 13, 2018 inside Daley Center. Keynote speaker for the event was Vanessa Sheridan, USAF, a transgender veteran who is Center on Halsted's director of transgender relations and community engagement. She spoke passionately about the need to vote and to honor those who serve and have served in the U.S. ...


Chicago-trans-survey-in-June-

Chicago trans survey in June - Brave Space Alliance is doing a "Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment" this month. This will be inclusive to the trans and gender non-conforming ( TGNC ) community in the Chicago area. Stated LaSaia Wade, BSA executive director: "This will show our numbers and needs, so please fill out and let your voice be heard even if you don't want to be ...


-Gender-JUST-shows-discusses-queer-film-Naz-and-Maalik

Gender JUST shows, discusses queer film 'Naz and Maalik' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "It's not a jazzy film," said Gender JUST's Yasmin Nair, in introducing the 2015 film Naz and Maalik as part of an event entitled "Black, Queer and Criminalized," held June 5 at the Chicago Freedom School. "It's a film that really forces you to watch." With a close, realistic focus that spans for a day, or perhaps an evening, the ...


Trans-women-and-drag-queens-mingle-at-Campit-Resort

Trans women and drag queens mingle at Campit Resort - By Mike Kuby - Krista Anderson, PhD, never imagined she would attend a drag show much less work one, but she enjoyed the Ms. Campit Pageant on May 19 and earned pin money for Gender SAFE ( Supporting All For Equality ) by collecting donations in exchange for free beer. Dr. Anderson provides professional support as a clinical psychologist and facilitator for Gender SAFE ...


TELEVISION-REVIEW-Pose

TELEVISION REVIEW Pose - Director: Ryan Murphy ( first two episodes ). Starring: Evan Peters, MJ Rodriguez and Dominique Jackson, among others. Time: Varies. Premiere date: June 3 The new FX series Pose is set in the '80s, and tells the story of slices of life in the Big Apple. In each episode the characters ( a slew of LGBTQ individuals, in a television ...


Milwaukee-Pride-to-feature-Danica-Roem

Milwaukee Pride to feature Danica Roem - Milwaukee Pride kicks off the 31st Annual PrideFest Milwaukee opening ceremonies at the Dance Pavilion on Friday, June 8, at 3 p.m. Journalist and politician Danica Roem will be the keynote speaker. When elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, Roem became the first openly transgender individual to be elected and serve in any U.S. legislature. To increase ...


GUEST-COLUMN-Still-a-Cis-World-After-All

GUEST COLUMN Still a Cis World After All - By Delia Kropp - A tragic, drug-addicted hooker ( Dallas Buyers Club ). A slasher-transvestite ( Dressed to Kill ) and a slasher-transvestite dressing as his dead mother ( Psycho ). A transwoman who tragically perishes during pioneering gender-affirmation surgery ( The Danish Girl ), a trans man brutally murdered by transphobes ( Boys Don't Cry ), and even a madperson performing their own ...


NATIONAL-Chelsea-Manning-lawsuit-Amp-Your-Voice-trans-model

NATIONAL Chelsea Manning, lawsuit, 'Amp Your Voice,' trans model - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chelsea Manning—the transgender soldier and activist who gained attention after being convicted of leaking classified government and military documents to the website WikiLeaks—tweeted that she is "safe" after a now-deleted photo of a person standing on a ledge with the words "I'm sorry" caused concern online, CBS News reported. ( It was unclear if Manning was the person in the ...


City-of-Chicago-Salute-to-LGBTQ-Veterans-Daley-Center-Plaza-June-13

City of Chicago Salute to LGBTQ Veterans Daley Center Plaza June 13 - The annual City of Chicago Salute to LGBTQ Veterans will be held at noon on Wed., June 13, at Daley Center Plaza, 50 W Washington St. Vanessa Sheridan—an Air Force veteran, current Center on Halsted director of trans relations and community engagement, and author of The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace—will speak. Sheridan was in the Air Force ...


Oak-Park-River-Forest-passes-rules-protecting-trans-students

Oak Park/River Forest passes rules protecting trans students - Community members and school board officials lauded the passage of a rule codifying protections and instructions for transgender students at Oak Park River Forest ( OPRF ) High School in Oak Park. The policy that the OPRF Board of Education passed May 24 is added to the school's existing prohibition against discrimination on the basis of gender. Newly added wording ...


Milwaukee-Pride-to-feature-Danica-Roem

Milwaukee Pride to feature Danica Roem - Milwaukee Pride kicks off the 31st Annual PrideFest Milwaukee opening ceremonies at the Dance Pavilion on Friday, June 8, at 3 p.m. Journalist and politician Danica Roem will be the keynote speaker. When elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, Roem became the first openly transgender individual to be elected and serve in any U.S. legislature. To increase ...


Right-Side-of-History-event-June-10

'Right Side of History' event June 10 - "The Right Side of History? LGBTQ+ Rights Worldwide" will take place Sunday, June 10, at Skokie's Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr., 2-3:30 p.m. Attendees will explore the history, early battles, defeats and victories in the struggle to achieve equality. People will also learn what they can do to stand in solidarity to defend human rights for ...


LETTER-Ban-on-the-run

LETTER Ban on the run - The Honorable James N. Mattis Secretary Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000 Dear Secretary Mattis: On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the American Medical Association ( AMA ), I am writing to express our concern about the new policy recently approved by President Trump imposing limits on transgender individuals serving in the military. ...


Non-binary-support-group-to-meet-May-23

Non-binary support group to meet May 23 - Two nonbinary community members are facilitating a support group for adults who identify as nonbinary and is interested in attending a two-hour meeting every Wednesday for 10 weeks beginning May 23. The group will be held Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1147 S. Wabash Ave. Facilitators are asking for a $10 suggested donation to pay for snacks. The group is for ...


Court-Strikes-Unlawful-Policy-That-Denied-Health-Care-to-Incarcerated-Transgender-Woman

Court Strikes Unlawful Policy That Denied Health Care to Incarcerated Transgender Woman - From a news release - ( St. Louis, MO, May 23, 2018 ) —A federal district court has struck down a Missouri Department of Corrections ( MDOC ) policy as cruel and unusual punishment because it denies vital health care to transgender people, including Lambda Legal client Jessica Hicklin, a transgender woman incarcerated at the Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point. The court's order requires ...


HRC-Lawyers-Committee-seek-investigation-of-anti-transgender-Incident-in-California-

HRC, Lawyers' Committee seek investigation of anti-transgender Incident in California - From a news release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation's premier racial justice organizations, released a letter requesting that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra conduct a thorough review and investigation into a recent anti-transgender incident ...


Pakistan-Enacts-Legislation-Protecting-Transgender-People-from-Discrimination-

Pakistan Enacts Legislation Protecting Transgender People from Discrimination - From an HRC news release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, congratulated transgender advocates and allies in Pakistan for their historic victory in achieving nationwide non-discrimination protections for transgender people. After being passed by the National Assembly and the Senate, the "Transgender Persons ( Protection of Rights ...


NATIONAL-Black-queer-pol-anti-trans-action-Laura-Aguilar

NATIONAL Black queer pol, anti-trans action, Laura Aguilar - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Malcolm Kenyatta made history recently in the face of anti-gay attacks during the wee hours of his campaign, IntoMore.com reported. The 27-year-old won the primary for Pennsylvania's 181st District, making him the first queer man of color to receive the Democratic nomination in the Philadelphia district. Kenyatta faced off against Alex Deering, who is also Black and gay, in the ...


Federal-Court-Backs-Gavin-Grimm-Affirming-Federal-Law-Protects-Transgender-Students

Federal Court Backs Gavin Grimm, Affirming Federal Law Protects Transgender Students - From news releases - From ACLU: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A federal court today denied the Gloucester County School Board's motion to dismiss a case brought by former student Gavin Grimm, holding that Title IX and the Constitution protect transgender students from being excluded from the common restrooms that align with their gender identity. The court directed the parties to schedule a settlement conference ...


-TELEVISION-Series-continues-to-examine-transgender-peoples-lives

TELEVISION Series continues to examine transgender people's lives - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In 2004, Dr. Bruce Hensel hosted and co-directed The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story and The Opposite Sex: Jamie's Story—two series that looked at two trransgender individuals' quests to undergo their long-awaited gender-confirmation surgeries.  Fast-forward to 2018, and Hensel is back with Showtime's Beyond the Opposite Sex, which look at Rene Pena's and Jamie Alter's continuing journeys. Windy City Times: How ...


ACLU-asking-court-to-reverse-allowing-group-to-intervene-in-transgender-student-case

ACLU asking court to reverse allowing group to intervene in transgender student case - From a news release - CHICAGO — In November 2017, Nova Maday and the ACLU of Illinois filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against the Township High School District 211 in Palatine for denying Nova the use of the girls' locker room during physical education class and isolating her from other students because she is transgender. The goal of the suit is a ...


Trans-military-persons-file-in-Trump-ban-case

Trans military persons file in Trump ban case - NCLR, GLAD file to permanently stop ban - Transgender military-ban plaintiffs in Doe v. Trump—the first lawsuit to challenge the Trump-Pence ban—filed a cross-motion for summary judgment May 11 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, with assistance from the National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders ( GLAD ). The plaintiffs' motion asserts that facts show the ban, ...


Obama-era-guidance-protecting-safety-of-transgender-prisoners-now-rolled-back

Obama-era guidance protecting safety of transgender prisoners now rolled back - From news releases - From the Human Rights Campaign: WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, responded to news that the Trump-Pence Administration has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to use "biological sex" in determining how transgender prisoners are assigned housing, putting them at significant risk ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-TV-Transgender-actor-Marquise-Vilson-talks-pivotal-SVU-episode

NUNN ON ONE TV Transgender actor Marquise Vilson talks pivotal 'SVU' episode - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit recently introduced a storyline surrounding transgender people serving in the military. Titled "Service," the episode involved a trial about an escort who is allegedly raped in a hotel room. One of the reluctant witnesses in the case was soldier named Jim Preston ( who later reveals he is transgender ), played by Marquise Vilson. ...


The-Tea-debuts-at-the-Center

'The Tea' debuts at the Center - On April 29, the Center on Halsted presented the first installment of The Tea, a panel discussion in a talk-show format. Lucky Stiff and Trannika Rex moderated the event, which featured guests Bambi Banks and Alexis Bevels. The show kicked off with panel members discussing how long they had been doing drag performance as a profession and the differing experiences ...


NATIONAL-Trans-protections-Dykes-on-Bikes-death-leather-district-

NATIONAL Trans protections, Dykes on Bikes death, leather district - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The New Hampshire state Senate passed a bill that would create legal protections for transgender people in the state, New Hampshire Public Radio reported. The bill—which earlier passed in the House, and in the Senate by a vote of 14-10—would add gender identity to the state's existing anti-discrimination laws. The bill now heads to Gov. Chris Sununu, who is expected ...


Crunch-Fitness-Gym-Sued-for-Denying-Transgender-Womans-Use-of-Womens-Locker-Room

Crunch Fitness Gym Sued for Denying Transgender Woman's Use of Women's Locker Room - From a news release - SAN DIEGO — The ACLU Foundation of Southern California; ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties; and law firm Nixon Peabody LLP today moved to join a state lawsuit on behalf of Christynne Wood, a transgender woman denied use of women's bathrooms and locker rooms at a Crunch Fitness gym in El Cajon. The California Department of Fair Employment ...


Non-binary-support-group-to-meet-May-23

Non-binary support group to meet May 23 - Two nonbinary community members are facilitating a support group for adults who identify as nonbinary and is interested in attending a two-hour meeting every Wednesday for 10 weeks beginning May 23. The group will be held Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1147 S. Wabash Ave. Facilitators are asking for a $10 suggested donation to pay for snacks. The group is for ...


NATIONAL-Gus-Kenworthy-Joy-Reid-transgender-troops

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 ...


Trans-residents-sue-Wisconsin-over-surgeries

Trans residents sue Wisconsin over surgeries - In Wisconsin, two transgender residents—Cody Flack and Sara Ann Makenzie—are suing the state's health department, alleging discrimination because the state's Medicaid program does not cover their desired gender-reassignment surgery, The Hill reported. Flack, a transgender man, and Makenzie, a transgender woman, are battling a 1997 Wisconsin regulation that bans the state's Medicaid program from covering what it refers to as ...


New-campaign-brings-trans-people-living-with-HIV-into-health-care-conversation

New campaign brings trans people living with HIV into health care conversation - From a Transgender Law Center press release - ( Oakland, CA ) — Transgender Law Center's Positively Trans project today launched #ACApositive, a campaign to shift the conversation about health care and the Affordable Care Act towards a focus on the life-or-death stakes for transgender people living with HIV. Launching just a week after news broke that the Trump administration plans to attack the Affordable Care Act's protections ...


Chicago-based-LGBTQ-webseries-set-to-launch

Chicago-based LGBTQ webseries set to launch - Award-winning writer, filmmaker, performer and producer Bea Cordelia and Jeff Award-nominated actor, singer, writer and curator Daniel Kyri's upcoming Chicago-based webseries, "the T," is the culmination of their desire to bring more intersectional LGBTQ-focus stories to the small screen. They co-produced, co-wrote, co-directed and played the lead roles in the series which is set to premiere on June 18. Cordelia ...


Free-10-Week-nonbinary-support-group-launches-on-May-23-in-South-Loop

Free 10-Week nonbinary support group launches on May 23 in South Loop - Chicago, IL, April 26, 2018 — Two nonbinary community members are facilitating a support group for anybody 18+ who identities as nonbinary and is interested in attending a two-hour meeting every Wednesday for 10 weeks. The group will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at 1147 S Wabash. Facilitators are asking for a $10 suggested donation to pay ...


Trans-show-part-of-Fashion-Week

Trans show part of Fashion Week - A transgender-themed show will be part of Chicago Fashion Week, which is taking place through April 30. Among the events is "Trans, Media and Fashion," which will take place Sunday, April 29, 4-8 p.m., at EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario St. The show will feature designs by Angela Wang. Some of the other events include "Student Showcasing Fashion Installation" ( April ...


Trans-author-activist-Reyna-Ortiz-talks-work-new-publishing-company

Trans author/activist Reyna Ortiz talks work, new publishing company - Ever since the release of trans activist Reyna Ortiz's book, T: Stands for Truth: In search of the Queen, last fall, her life has been a whirlwind of new experiences. Ortiz—who was born in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood and raised in Cicero, Illinois—has been advocating for the trans community since she was a teenager. "There have been so many great ...


11th-Annual-Esteem-Awards-to-honor-Chicagoans

11th Annual Esteem Awards to honor Chicagoans - Chicago, April 24, 2018 — PrideIndex.com has announced the seven organizations and 12 individuals that have been selected to be honored at the 11th Annual Esteem Awards. The honorees were selected by a committee of past honorees who reviewed an array of nominations. This year's cocktail reception will take place in Chicago on Saturday, June 30 at Sidetrack 3349 N. ...


Trans-show-part-of-Chicago-Fashion-Week

Trans show part of Chicago Fashion Week - A transgender-themed show will be part of Chicago Fashion Week, which will take place April 23-30. ( FashionBar is presenting the weeks' events. ) Among the events is "Trans, Media and Fashion," which will take place Sunday, April 29, 4-8 p.m., at EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario St. The show will feature designs by Angela Wang. Some of the other events ...


Judge-rules-lawsuit-over-anti-trans-Trump-ban-will-go-to-trial

Judge rules lawsuit over anti-trans Trump ban will go to trial - A federal judge in Seattle rejected the Trump administration's claim that its "new" plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services is different from its 2017 directive, Bloomberg reported. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled that the two anti-transgender initiatives are basically the same, and decided that a lawsuit connected to the newer order must ...


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NATIONAL Military ban, Joy Reid, Sen. Doug Jones - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Recently, several anonymous White House officials told Slate and Think Progress that hate-group activists were behind the transgender military ban—and, now, LGBT organizations are asking a court to force them to turn over their communications in the legal challenge to the ban, LGBTQ Nation reported. A motion filed in NCLR's and GLAD's challenge to Donald Trump's transgender military ban is ...


Lambda-Legal-Challenge-to-Military-Trans-Ban-on-Course-to-Proceed-to-Trial

Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial - From a press release - ( SEATTLE, April 13, 2018 ) — Today, a federal court in Seattle rejected the Trump Administration's claim that its "new" discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services passes muster. Instead, the court found that the implementation plan the Administration issued in late March was not a new policy but rather threatens the ...


New-Data-Analysis-Casts-Doubt-on-Pentagon-Claims-about-Unfitness-of-Transgender-Troops-

New Data Analysis Casts Doubt on Pentagon Claims about Unfitness of Transgender Troops - From a What We Know Project news release - Ithaca, NY - A new analysis conducted by researchers at the What We Know Project, an initiative of Cornell University's Center for the Study of Inequality, reviewed more than twenty-five years of scholarship on transgender mental health and found a strong consensus that undergoing gender transition can improve transgender well-being. The year-long review screened over 4,000 studies and identified 56 ...


Bolder-Than-Out-ball-April-6

'Bolder Than Out' ball April 6 - In Demand Entertainment ( IDE ) and Chicago State University ( CSU ) Student Government Association ( SGA ) will participate in the Coalition for Justice and Respect ( CJR ) Bolder Than Out ( BTO ) Conference: Bridging the Gap by hosting the "Bolder Than Out" ball on campus at 9501 S. King Dr. on Friday, April 6, at ...


Concert-event-spotlights-Trans-Day-of-Visibility

Concert event spotlights Trans Day of Visibility - On March 31, The Center on Halsted, in partnership with The Art Music Project ( AMP ) and Lurie Children's Hospital, presented "Rattle the Walls," a concert celebrating The Trans Day of Visibility. The event—which featured a wide range of musical styles performed or composed by trans, LGBTQ individuals and allies—marked the eighth year that Center on Halsted has marked ...


ValuesVisionMissionChange-announces-launch

Values+Vision+Mission=Change announces launch - The brainchild of former Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ( The Alliance ) Executive Director and Transformative Justice Law Project Illinois ( TJLP ) Co-Founder Owen Daniel-McCarter, Esq. and former The Alliance Associate Director Alexia Rice-Henry, Values+Vision+Mission=Change has launched with a mission to create systemic change and transformation for its clients through services and nationwide college lectures. For both Daniel-McCarter and ...


AMA-disputes-transgender-military-policy-in-letter-to-Sec-Def-Mattis-

AMA disputes transgender military policy in letter to Sec. Def. Mattis - From news releases - Palm Center Statement on American Medical Association Letter of Criticism to Defense Secretary Mattis: SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Palm Center Director Aaron Belkin released the following statement in response to today's American Medical Association letter disputing the rationale for President Trump's transgender ban. "Today's AMA statement that 'there is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service' ...


WORLD-Costa-Rica-election-couple-attacked-transgender-reporter

WORLD Costa Rica election, couple attacked, transgender reporter - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Polls opened on Easter Sunday for a vote on whether conservative Christian singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz could capture Costa Rica's presidency—a result that would have marked a sharp turn from the current government's embrace of gay rights, Reuters reported. Best known for religious dance songs and ballads, the former TV journalist faced the center-left ruling party candidate Carlos Alvarado Quesada ...


Report-Before-Intl-Trans-Day-of-Visibility-Shows-Need-for-Paid-Family-and-Medical-Leave

Report Before Int'l Trans Day of Visibility Shows Need for Paid Family and Medical Leave - From a HRC press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, released a groundbreaking report underscoring the urgent need for inclusive employer-paid family and medical leave for transgender and non-binary workers. The report, which reveals the unique barriers faced by these ...


26-Retired-General-Flag-Officers-Oppose-Trump-Transgender-Military-Ban

26 Retired General, Flag Officers Oppose Trump Transgender Military Ban - From a Palm Center press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Following the American Psychological Association's statement—yesterday expressing alarm over the Trump—Administration's "misuse of psychological science to stigmatize transgender Americans and justify limiting their ability to serve in uniform and access medically necessary health care," the Palm Center today released the following statement by 26 retired General and Flag Officers: "The Administration's announcement on the treatment of ...


GLAAD-Report-Calls-on-Journalists-to-Shift-Narrative-on-Transgender-Homicides-

GLAAD Report Calls on Journalists to Shift Narrative on Transgender Homicides - From a press release - NEW YORK — GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released the report, More Than a Number: Shifting the Media Narrative on Transgender Homicides, a new resource for reporters and activists. The report outlines the importance of moving away from focusing solely on the number of victims lost in a given year, documents the epidemic of anti-trans violence ...


Palm-Center-Memo-on-Trump-Trans-Military-Ban-Analyzes-Latest-DOD-Announcement-

Palm Center Memo on Trump Trans Military Ban Analyzes Latest DOD Announcement - From a Palm Center press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Palm Center today released the below short memo describing the impact and status of the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. "Breaking Down the March 23, 2018 Transgender Military Ban" outlines what the Pentagon and White House released on Friday; explains the impact of these documents given the status of current litigation blocking any ...


Medical-civil-rights-student-groups-ask-court-to-back-trans-student-rights

Medical, civil rights, student groups ask court to back trans student rights - From a press release - CHICAGO — A range of experts from Illinois and beyond — with expertise in civil rights, medical care, and the struggles for acceptance as a transgender student — are asking the state appellate court to reverse a decision to single out and limit a female student's use of the girls' locker room because she is transgender. This support for Nova ...


Lambda-Legal-OutServe-SLDN-Want-Trans-Military-Ban-in-the-Dustbin-of-History

Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN Want Trans Military Ban in the Dustbin of History - From a news release - ( Seattle, WA, March 27, 2018 ) — Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today argued before a federal district court that the Trump Administration's plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services is so clearly unconstitutional that it should be permanently blocked. It was the first such argument among the four lawsuits challenging the ban and ...


Lambda-Legal-OutServe-SLDN-Urge-District-Court-to-Block-Transgender-Military-Ban

Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN Urge District Court to Block Transgender Military Ban - From a Lambda Legal press release - ( SEATTLE, March 25, 2018 ) — Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, together with the State of Washington, will appear March 26 before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to urge the court to block for good implementation of the Trump Administration's effort to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. Tuesday's argument ...


Trump-issues-transgender-military-ban

Trump issues transgender military ban - Over 15,000 Transgender People Currently Serving in the US Armed Forces - President Trump issued orders March 23 to bar most transgender troops who need surgery or significant medical treatment from serving in the U.S. military. [NOTE: Continuing coverage posted at http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gaynewsarticles.php?k=National . ] The memo followed a pledge he made last year to ban such troops, a change the Pentagon has been reviewing, and that has been fought out in the ...


More-Anti-LGBTQ-Talk-from-Ben-Carson-shows-discriminatory-stance

More Anti-LGBTQ Talk from Ben Carson shows discriminatory stance - From a People For the American Way news release - Washington, DC —When questioned about a decision to remove HUD training materials involving equal access for transgender homeless people during a congressional committee hearing yesterday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson expressed concerns about transgender people in homeless shelters, saying that some people were made uncomfortable by their presence. In response to this news, People For the American Way ...


Highly-gender-nonconforming-teens-at-greater-risk-of-bullying-and-violence-study-finds

Highly gender nonconforming teens at greater risk of bullying and violence, study finds - From a Williams Institute news release - LOS ANGELES — A new study investigating gender expression and victimization of youth ages 13-18 found that the most gender nonconforming students reported higher levels of being bullied and were more likely to report missing school than their more gender-conforming peers because they felt unsafe. They were also the most likely to report being victimized with a weapon on school ...







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