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NYC gay hotelier apologizes for Cruz appearance
Jenner ABC interview sparks debate, Chicago trans women respond
Gay Chicago city council members to form caucus
Upon entering school, LGBTs of color face lifelong risk of poverty
#1 mill. #IDo challenge announced at Lambda Legal Bon Foster event
Michfest to close doors after 40 Years, community responds
Reports: Pride Parade to stay in place
Longtime lesbian-feminist activist Sidney Abbott dies
2016 campaign will be dynamic on LGBT issues
HIV/AIDS advocates ready for budget fight
Obama comes out against LGBT 'conversion therapy'

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Michfest to close doors after 40 Years, community responds
Lisa Vogel, creator of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival ( Michfest ), announced April 21 that the festival would close after this August. ... more
 


  

Entertainment: Andrew Rannells; Cher; Hugh Jackman; 'Orange Is the New Black'

  

Chicago Red Dress Party readdresses HIV/AIDS awareness

  

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Esteem Awards honorees selected

  

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Prince of Peace UMC joins Reconciling Ministries Network

     
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#1 mill. #IDo challenge announced at Lambda Legal Bon Foster event
With an over 40-year record of accomplishment demonstrating its effectiveness in the advancement of LGBTQ civil rights, Lambda Legal is not only optimistic ... more
 


  

Oregon baker loses final round is bias case

  

NYC gay hotelier apologizes for Cruz appearance

  

Study: Number of married same-sex couples triples; one in six in non-marriage states

     
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Knight at the Movies: 'First Period' and second and third and...
If John Waters were to direct a John Hughes film, First Period would be it. New girl Cassie ( former Chicagoan Brandon Alexander ... more
 


  

Entertainment: Andrew Rannells; Cher; Hugh Jackman; 'Orange Is the New Black'

  

Documentary drives down memory lane

  

Billy Masters

     
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Theater Spotlight and Critics' Picks
Opera star Fredericka von Stade previously announced that she had retired from all stage performances. Yet, von Stade has gone back on her ... more
 


  

42nd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards announces 118 nominations

  

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Chakafest 2015 to take place May 27
Chakafest 2015—a free fundraising party to celebrate the music of Chaka Khan—will take place Wed., May 27, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. ... more
 


  

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington to make first-ever gay chorus visit to Cuba

  

Option Up! Chris' Birthday Belt-Fest to benefit Howard Brown

  

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Indie LGBTQ graphic novel series to release release "Flutter"
This July, 215 Ink will release Flutter, Volume Two: Don't Let Me Die Nervous, the latest in the indie LGBTQ graphic novel series ... more
 


  

Michelangelo Signorile reminds us why 'It's Not Over'

  

BOOK REVIEW The Old Deep and Dark

  

Gerber/Hart celebrates Sandfield Exhibition Gallery

     
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Jenner ABC interview sparks debate, Chicago trans women respond
[Updated April 27] When a former Olympic champion and reality television celebrity who asked for the present to be referred to as Bruce ... more
 


  

'Striking' increase in Americans who know trans people

  

The Baton becomes 'Transformative'

  

National Finance Company sued for firing transgender employee

     
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Chicagoan loses 225 pounds, needs financial help for surgeries
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CDPH reopens Austin-area STI clinic

  

Center on Halsted, Northwestern U launch LGBT Health Research Center

  

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MUSIC Lesbian fronts band Fit for Rivals
Sounding like a mix of Tegan and Sara, Joan Jett and Finland's heavy metal outfit H.I.M., the seven-year-old rock/punk/pop band Fit For Rivals ... more
 


  

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Michfest to close doors after 40 Years, community responds

  

Former Baldwin staffer lodges ethics complaint

     
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World news: Turing notebook; South African runner; Malawi law
A notebook belonging to late British gay codebreaker and computer genius Alan Turing has sold at auction for more than $1 million, according ... more
 


  

Hall of Fame GBLT Celebrity Bowl May 9

  

Life at 80: Renee Richards on and off the tennis court

  

Chicago Smelts dominate Illinois Masters Swimming Association meet

     
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Chicago Children's Museum shows commitment to LGBT families
CHICAGO, April 24, 2015 — Chicago Children's Museum ( CCM ) kicks off two months of All Families Matter programming, as part of ... more
 


  

Upon entering school, LGBTs of color face lifelong risk of poverty

  

Nominations sought for 30 Under 30 Awards

  

Night of Noise puts LGBTQ youth issues on blast

     
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COVER STORY: Michelangelo Signorile reminds us why 'It's Not Over'
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The Baton becomes 'Transformative'

  

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Windy City Queercast
WCQ623 The Fabulous Elaine Dame

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy discusses the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer. Please send us your comments if you saw the show.

Guest: Jazz Singer Elaine Dame joins her former Sweet Accord partner and friend Amy on the Queercast! Elaine is a leading jazz voice in Chicago. She has a new jazz album, You're My Thrill, and shares the story on the making of that CD and how her love of jazz began. Elaine also shares how she became a huge part of the revival of the Rainbow Room in New York City. She is hosting a benefit for the Matthew Shepard Foundation called Music for Matthew on the evening of May 6th. For tickets and more information visit www.southportandirving.com/events-2.

Music Featured on This Queercast: Elaine Dame - "I'm All Smiles" and "I Want To Be Happy"

Photo Credit: Music For Matthew PR Photo




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