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EEOC files appeal in trans-related suit - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ), on Feb. 10, appealed a judge's ruling that a transgender woman's employer ...
DoJ withdraws pro-trans protections - In a brief filed Feb. 10, the Department of Justice ( DoJ )—less than two days after Jeff Sessions was ...

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PASSAGES Olga "Augie" Flanigan, of Augie & C.K.'s bar - "Daylight. I must wait for the sunrise. I must think of a new life and I mustn't give in." — ...
Sleep In, music, art, advocacy to benefit 13 youth homeless agencies Feb. 24 - The Out in the Open Sleep In Friday night, Feb. 24 in Chicago's South Loop and Chicago's youth-serving homeless agencies, ...
Lambda Legal, EEOC win settlement for healthcare worker fired for being HIV+ - ( Austin, TX, February 9, 2017 ) — Yesterday, a federal judge in Texas approved a settlement secured by Lambda ...
Will U.S. DoE protect trans youth, young adults from discrimination? - From a press release - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Her confirmation places in jeopardy ...
Donald Trump Signs Harmful Police Enforcement Executive Orders - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC, February 9, 2017—President Donald Trump announced today that he had signed three executive orders that stand to significantly ...
HRC: Confirmation HHS Sec. Price jeopardizes LGBTQ health, well-being - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) said Tom Price's confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human ...
Theological Seminary offers anti-racism seminar designed for white people - From a press release - A six-session anti-racism seminar for white people, hosted by Allies for Change, will be held March 31-May 20 at the ...
A'ville businesses to give back Feb. 10-14 - For the weekend leading up to Valentine's Day, Feb. 10-14, 27 Andersonville businesses have joined forces to give back 14 ...
DoJ withdraws pro-trans protections - In a brief filed Feb. 10, the Department of Justice ( DoJ )—less than two days after Jeff Sessions was ...
ACLU responds to decision in shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones - From a press release - Statement of Karen Sheley, Director, Police Practices Project, ACLU of Illinois on the decision in shooting of Quintonio LeGreir and ...
PASSAGES Yvonne Hudson of Sons of Sappho - Yvonne Hudson, 80 when she passed away in early February, was a force in two worlds: as a part of ...
Bisexual candidate runs for Elgin Township supervisor - Franklin Ramirez, who is openly bisexual, is running for office to better call attention to the role of the Elgin ...
Author: Matt Simonette
NYC nightclub owner attacked - The owner of a popular New York City-based drag nightspot said that he suffered a brutal attack because he is ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Battling Chicago's HIV/AIDS disparities - By David Thill - Panel discussion focuses on the challenges in raising awareness among minority communities who already face a multitude of obstacles meeting ...
Effort launched to overhaul unfair state forfeiture laws - From a press release - CHICAGO — A system that takes an average of $30 million annually from Illinois residents, often without a charge or ...
TRUST Collective-Chicago hosts retreat - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - TRUST Collective-Chicago, Chicago's emerging community and intersectional voice for justice, peace, support, creativity and collaboration, recently hosted a retreat to ...
National membership group of LGBT community centers has new CEO - From a press release - February 14, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Today, the Board of Directors of CenterLink announced that it has appointed ...
Anti-racism series March 31-May 20 - A six-session anti-racism seminar for white people ( called "Doing Our Own Work" ) will be held March 31-May 20 ...
EEOC files appeal in trans-related suit - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ), on Feb. 10, appealed a judge's ruling that a transgender woman's employer ...
Author: Matt Simonette
NC Governor Cooper proposes yet another HB2 repeal deal - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC responded to a new proposal announced today ...
Covenant House opens in Chicago - Covenant House, an international youth homeless support agency, has opened its first new location in 17 years, choosing Chicago to ...
United Working Families endorses Berwyn United slate in 2017 primary elections - From a press release - BERWYN - United Working Families, an independent political organization powered by progressive labor and community organizations, today announced its endorsement ...
JoJo Striker, Black transgender woman, killed in Toledo, OH - From a NCAVP press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of JoJo Striker, a Black transgender ...
Chicago Auto Show through Feb. 20 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - North America's largest auto show, the Chicago Auto Show, is taking place through Feb. 20 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. ...
Howard Brown marks nat'l Black HIV/AIDS day with panel - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Howard Brown Health's Feb. 6 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event—held at Sikia Restaurant in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
National roundup: NBHAAD event, Philly news, Trump decision, HB2 appeal - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Feb. 7 marked the 17th annual observance of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ( NBHAAD ), a national HIV ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
World news: Trans child bullied, Sapporo milestone, sauna deaths - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Britain, an 11-year-old who has been severely bullied for months has reportedly been shot with a BB gun because ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Faith groups to host diverse, trans-inclusive Evanston book fair - Novelist Marcel Proust once noted that "there are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
AIDS film kicks off Legacy LIVE series - The Legacy LIVE Series for 2017 kicked off on Feb. 5 at the Alphawood Gallery with a screening of the ...
LETTERS House of lies - An open letter to Donald Trump: How on earth can you be my president when you continually lie to me? ...
VIEWS Time to play chess, not checkers with Bannon/Trump - After my eighth invitation in two days to emergency calls, I thought it wise to pause and reflect on how ...
Author: Nadine Smith
Activist Maxx Boykin on HIV/AIDS fight and new challenges - AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) Community, Advocacy and Social Justice Manager, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance co-manager and Black ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
GUIDE TO THE GAYS Primary Feb. 28, general election April 4 - Besides Franklin Ramirez, who is running for Elgin Township supervisor, a number of other openly LGBT individuals will be running ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Chicago Dem Rep Dan Lipinski has mixed LGBT record - Rep. Lipinski's votes on LGBT issues, donor charts - Congressional Republicans said in December that they planned to reintroduce a 2015 bill this year that protects individuals and businesses ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Music, art, advocacy: Sleep In to benefit 13 youth homeless agencies Feb. 24 - Chicago's youth-serving homeless agencies, shelters and drop-in centers will benefit from the Out in the Open Sleep In Friday night, ...
Rep. Lipinski's votes on LGBT issues - U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski has the lowest score of any House Democrat on Human Rights Campaign's ( HRC ) Congressional ...
Author: Matt Simonette
RELATIONSHIPS & THE LAW TODAY Guardians for disabled have new responsibilities - Newly enacted responsibilities of a guardian making personal decisions for a disabled person in Illinois While the law presumes that ...
Author: Chris Hopkins
LGBTA college confab at Navy Pier on Feb. 17-19 - The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference ( MBLGTACC ) will take place Feb. 17-19 at Chicago's ...
In race for Atlanta City Council President Alex Wan gains Victory Fund endorsement - From a press release - Atlanta, February 15, 2017 — Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, who is seeking the second-highest elected position in Atlanta government, ...
Rep. Takano, LGBTQ groups speak out against Puzder for Labor Secretary - From a press release - Washington, DC: Representative Takano ( D-Calif. ) joined leaders of Pride at Work, Equality Federation, and Wyoming Equality today to ...
Bisexual Resource Center to celebrate Bisexual Health Awareness Month - From a press release - Boston, MA — The Bisexual Resource Center ( BRC ) will celebrate Bisexual Health Awareness Month ( BHAM ) for ...
800+ parents of trans kids sign HRC's letter to Trump on undermining protections - From a press release - WASHINGTON - Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement that it will no longer challenge a nationwide ...
HRC releases buying guide - To help direct consumers to companies that value LGBTQ inclusion in their workplaces, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) ...
Law firm receives perfect score on HRC index for nine years - For the ninth year in a row, the global law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP ( which has a branch in ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman

Entertainment
Theater Spotlight, Critics' Picks - Theater Spotlight Gay actor Steven Strafford, famed for his one-man show Methtacular!, goes solo once again to star in William ...
THEATER REVIEW The Wolf at the End of the Block - Playwright: Ike Holter. At: Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-871-3000; TeatroVista.org; $25-$30. Runs through: ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Faceless - Playwright: Selina Fillinger. At: Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Tickets: 847-673-6300 or Northlight.org; $30-$81. Runs through: March 4 Selina ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW The Scottsboro Boys - Playwright: Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson. At: Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
The Book of Joseph - Playwright: Karen Hartman, based on the book by Richard Hollander. At: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier, 800 W. Grand ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
Signature Move to have world premiere at 2017 SXSW Film Festival - From a press release - SIGNATURE MOVE is a hilarious and heartfelt look at modern families and the complexities of love in its many forms. ...
Casting call for boy in Spielberg film Feb. 12 - Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment is hosting open casting calls for the role of Edgardo in the film The Kidnapping of ...
Reading of LGBT Themed "Sycamore" at Center on Halsted Feb. 17 - From a press release - CHICAGO — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Center on Halsted will host a reading of Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production ...
Adele dominates Grammys - Adele swept the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, going a perfect five for five—including the trio of album, ...
Pride Films and Plays presents Chris Pazdernik's gay music of Broadway - From a press release - In His & His II Chris Pazdernik presents the second of three cabarets chronicling gays characters on Broadway, and the ...
Alvin Ailey in town on March 22-26 - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring four new programs to the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., for six ...
Black Ensemble Theater to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — Black Ensemble Theater proudly announces a special, one-night-only event to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project( ...
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Colin Hay on Men at Work, Sia, Fierce Mercy album - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By selling more than 30 millions records worldwide, Men at Work left a mark on the music scene. Songs such ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Streaming service benefits Equality Florida - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's been revealed that hoopla digital—a Netflix-like service that partners with libraries across North America—will be the first digital service ...
Bernadette Peters in Chicago with Boston Pops on March 31 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will make her Auditorium Theatre debut—and her first Chicago appearance in more than a decade—on ...
About Face Theatre to Blast Off at Wonka Ball Forbidden Planet - From a press release - CHICAGO ( February 14, 2017 ) — Get ready to blast off! About Face Theatre ( AFT ) invites guests ...
World premieres in Joffrey Academy's Winning Works free weekend - From a press release - CHICAGO — February 14, 2017 The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago ...
Mitisek to leave Chicago Opera - The Board of Directors of Chicago Opera Theater ( COT ) announced that Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Artistic Director ...
Hubbard Street Dance ED retiring - After 10 years at the helm of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ( HSDC ), Jason D. Palmquist will retire as ...
Entertainment news: Lea DeLaria, Aretha, Gaga, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Murphy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lea DeLaria recently told E! News that she's "the lesbian Jack Nicholson," adding, "I'm dating a lot, dating a lot ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
TELEVISION Gender non-binary actor set to star on 'Billions' - Performer, writer and director Asia Kate Dillon will be debuting in the groundbreaking role of Taylor on Showtime's Billions this ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
NUNN ON ONE Queen Latifah wishes on a 'Star' - Queen Latifah rules the entertainment kingdom; she acts, wries and is even a label president. Also, she was the first ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
'Gender Breakdown' looks at gender equity on and offstage Feb. 16-March 19 - Gender Breakdown is Collaboraction Theatre Company's first world premiere of 2017. The production, with 10 female identified performers and an ...
DANCIN' FEATS Immersed in Merce at the MCA - Through April 30, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ( MCA ) highlights the life and work of an iconic ...
Author: Lauren Warnecke
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to honor girl groups in Lipstick & Lyrics: The Dragtones - CHICAGO, February 15, 2017—Chicago Gay Men's Chorus will honor girl groups in Lipstick & Lyrics: The Dragtones at Uptown Underground ...
Hairspray on stage in March - From a press release - Naperville ( February 13, 2017 ): A plus-sized teen is determined to fulfill her show business dream in Hairspray, the ...

Outlines
Dining news: Ramenfest, Taco Fest, Marigold Maison - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Ramenfest will take place Sunday, Feb. 19, at urbanbelly, 1400 W. Randolph St. Twenty chefs from across Chicago will compete ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Strive Village fitness facility: 'Unapologetically intense' - Walking into the Strive Village fitness facility, a person cannot claim a lack of warning. In large letters on one ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Radclyffe Hall has seniors writing stories - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - At a table off to the side of Sidetrack's main bar, a group of seniors are pulling out notebooks and ...
Author: Liz Baudler


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