Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-08-27
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

Sky to Face the Indiana in WNBA Eastern Finals Sky to Face the Indiana in WNBA Eastern Finals
CHICAGO —With an 81-80 win over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

Trans Day of Remembrance marks Chicago passages
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2012-11-19

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email

      More Photos


Attendees at this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) event at Center on Halsted marked the passages of transgender Chicagoans over the last year in a both somber and celebratory event Nov. 18.

More than 75 people attended the event, held annually to pay tribute to transgender people murdered over the course of the year.

The occasion was especially poignant for many who recalled the recent deaths four gender-variant Chicagoans: Tiffany Gooden and Paige Clay, who were both killed in Garfield Park in separate incidents this year; luminary artist Mark Aguhar who died this Spring and veteran trans activist Lois Bates, who died of natural causes just days before last year's TDOR event.

An undercurrent of controversy had marked the evening after transgender advocate June LaTrobe, a longtime volunteer at the Center who coordinated past TDOR events, resigned. LaTrobe took issue with the Center's decision to accept a $250 donation from the Human Rights Campaign, a national organization that some feel has historically marginalized transgender people.

Only a few mentions were made of the fallout. Precious Davis, youth outreach coordinator at Center on Halsted who co-emceed the night, simply honored LaTrobe's history of advocacy.

Overall, however, the night celebrated young talent as several youth performed for "The Night of Fallen Stars" portion of the evening, coordinated by Broadway Youth Center (BYC).

The night started with non-denominational prayer, conducted by Rev. Jubi Dutcher and Rev. Gregory Gross. A video paid tribute to trans people murdered this year worldwide, including Chicagoans Tiffany Gooden and Paige Clay. An open mic followed, during which one person honored Mark Aguhar.

The evening also reflected on ground gained this year by transgender Chicagoans.

Lara Brooks, manager at BYC, recounted the year's local victories in a letter dedicated to Lois Bates. Brooks noted Chicago House's new TransLife Project, the efforts of the Transformative Justice Law Project, the city's first transgender pride event held over the summer, a new syringe exchange program for transgender youth and the continued presence of The Night Ministry's low-threshold shelter, The Crib.

"Lois, I want you know that you still guide so much of our work at the Broadway Youth Center and Howard Brown," Brooks said.

Performances, including song, theatre, dance, video and poetry capped off the evening.


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily
agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here.
Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you
stay on this page, the more you help us.

StoryCorps Chicago Out Loud launch 2014-08-29
Global trans* group holds fundraiser 2014-08-27
GLSEN initiative; Cincinnati's trans* policy 2014-08-26
Retired Generals: Military ready for transgender service 2014-08-26
Palm Center's Belkin seeks to end military trans* ban 2014-08-21
Detroit police investigate anti-trans hate crimes 2014-08-21
Pedro Zamora's honor; N.J. trans student's troubles 2014-08-20
Trans* woman McShan wins right to be herself 2014-08-19
22% of workforce protected from Gender Identity Discrimination 2014-08-19
PASSAGES Robert "Rob" Paradise dies 2014-08-18
Billie Letts, mother of Chicago playwright Tracy Letts, dies 2014-08-13
Angelica Ross: Using tech to empower the trans* community 2014-08-13
PASSAGES: Veronica "Ro" Gazzillo (nee Soper), Force assistant coach 2014-08-11
PASSAGES Robin Williams found dead at 63 2014-08-11
Trian Alexander aims to promote trans* visibility 2014-08-06
Supermodel comes out as transgender 2014-08-06
World news: South African murder; police apologize for raid 2014-08-05
LGBTQ, immigrant rights groups urge trans woman's release 2014-08-04
Wachowskis host TransLife Center benefit at film studio 2014-08-03
PASSAGES Raymond G. Hughes 2014-07-30
Wachowskis to open studio to benefit TransLife Center 2014-07-30
Equality Michigan takes on MichFest trans ban 2014-07-29
Illinois takes step to end trans insurance bias 2014-07-29
GLSEN calls for further guidance on gender identity protections 2014-07-27
TransPride beach party draws more than 400 2014-07-27
THE AMAZON TRAIL Nancy Garden: Lesbian hero 2014-07-23
Chicago Trans* Pride takes to the beach July 27 2014-07-23
PASSAGES Thomas C. Senesac 2014-07-22
Chicago lesbian activist Joanne Marie Bristol dies 2014-07-19
PASSAGES Elaine Stritch dies at 89 2014-07-17
NCLR applauds USDA trans non-bias rule 2014-07-16
Hobby Lobby still fighting to deny trans* woman's rights 2014-07-16
Laverne Cox on 'FREE CECE,' kids and uniting LGBTs 2014-07-16
Wachowskis to open studio to benefit TransLife 2014-07-16
MUSIC Trans singer Ty Nic releases 'Who I Am' 2014-07-16
ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Sex-reassignment surgery and Medicare 2014-07-15
Wachowskis to open studio for TransLife Center benefit 2014-07-14
Chicago Trans* Pride July 27 2014-07-14
Chicago lesbian, 26, loses battle with cancer 2014-07-12
WGCI host tweets anti-trans slur, then apologizes 2014-07-11





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

DINING Freshii's Alex Blair on expanding empire
 
Before we go moving the Pride Parade...
 
Attendees board 'Soul Train' at ALCC event
 
Michael Jackson tribute Aug. 28-30 in Gary, Indiana
 
7th Circuit hears arguments for Indiana, Wisconsin equal marriage
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now



  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.