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Conservative groups file suit against District 211 and feds - On May 4, Alliance Defending Freedom and the Thomas More Society filed suit on behalf of 51 area families against ...
BREAKING: U.S. Justice Dept. Says HB2 Violates Federal Law, Gives Gov. McCrory Monday Deadline - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC responded to news that the U.S. Department ...
Chicago House Announces Scott Ammarell as its next CEO - From a press release - Following an extensive national search yielding many great candidates, on May 3 the Chicago House Board of Trustees approved Scott ...
ACLU responds to filing of lawsuit regarding transgender student locker room access - From a press release - Statement of Edwin C. Yohnka Director of Communications and Public Policy Re: Lawsuit against District 211 regarding transgender student access ...
AFC joins lawsuit against Rauner and state agencies for breach of contract - From a press release - CHICAGO, May 4, 2016 —This morning, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) joined Pay Now Illinois, a coalition ...
Staceyann Chin coming to Chicago with 'MotherStruck!' - From a press release - CHICAGO—"MotherStruck!," written and performed by Staceyann Chin, co-produced in New York by Rosie O'Donnell, Robert Dragotta and Culture Project, and ...
LGBTQ program part of Sinfonietta season - Chicago Sinfonietta has announced programming for its 2016-17 season, entitled "Chromatic"—and its diverse offerings include its first-ever program dedicated to ...
Chicago Public Schools Guidelines Support Trans Students, Employees, Adults - Chicago Public Schools, on May 3, issued revised guidelines pertaining to its transgender students, staff and volunteers, tackling head-on questions ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Downstate man charged after Target disturbance over restroom policies - A Bourbonnais, Illinois, Target Store and its neighboring businesses were placed on lockdown for two hours, on May 2, after ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Lambda Legal announces new executive director - From press releases - Rachel B. Tiven has been hired as the new CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest legal organization fighting for ...
Dept. of Ed Publishes Names of Schools Receiving Right To Discriminate Against LGBTs - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) praised the U.S. Department of Education for helping to increase ...
NCAA Says Future Final Four Host Cities Must Have LGBT Inclusive Non-Bias Laws - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) issued the following statement in response ...

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Conservative groups file suit against District 211 and feds - On May 4, Alliance Defending Freedom and the Thomas More Society filed suit on behalf of 51 area families against ...
GoFundMe account set up for dancer's medical aid - A GoFundMe account has been set up for Frank Chaves, the famed dancer, choreographer and former artistic director of River ...
API LGBTQ acceptance workshop May 22 - There will be an Asian/Pacific Islander ( API ) LGBTQ family-acceptance workshop on Sunday, May 22, at Lake View Lutheran ...
Lambda Legal announces new executive director - From press releases - Rachel B. Tiven has been hired as the new CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest legal organization fighting for ...
1,300+ tradeswomen in Chicago for 2016 Women Build Nations Conference - From a press release - North America's Building Trade Unions ( NABTU ) and Chicago Women in Trades ( CWIT ) will bring together more ...
NCAA Says Future Final Four Host Cities Must Have LGBT Inclusive Non-Bias Laws - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) issued the following statement in response ...
Pride at Work: Malaysian Raid of Trans Fundraiser Underscores Bad Trade Deal - From a press release - Washington, DC — A recent raid on a fundraiser organized by Malaysian transgender activists has once again put the country's ...
Missouri House Committee Votes Down Radical Anti-LGBT SJR 39 - From a press release - The Missouri House Emerging Issues Committee voted down Senate Joint Resolution ( SJR ) 39 April 27— a measure that ...
Poll: 69% of Chicagoans Oppose Proposal to Restrict Ridesharing - From a press release - As the Chicago City Council considers an ordinance that would greatly restrict ridesharing to help save taxi companies, a new ...
Dept. of Ed Publishes Names of Schools Receiving Right To Discriminate Against LGBTs - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) praised the U.S. Department of Education for helping to increase ...
Chicago Force wins home opener in dominant, record-setting fashion - The Chicago Force continued to steamroll over opponents, moving its record to 4-0 after a 68-0 win over the Columbus ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
Chicago House holds spring fundraiser - Chicago House and Social Services Agency's 2016 spring brunch and fashion show, held May 1 at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. ...
Author: Matthew Simonette
Downstate man charged after Target disturbance over restroom policies - A Bourbonnais, Illinois, Target Store and its neighboring businesses were placed on lockdown for two hours, on May 2, after ...
Author: Matt Simonette
ACLU responds to filing of lawsuit regarding transgender student locker room access - From a press release - Statement of Edwin C. Yohnka Director of Communications and Public Policy Re: Lawsuit against District 211 regarding transgender student access ...
BREAKING: Oxford Ala. Council Retreats, Votes to Repeal Shameful Anti-Trans Ord. - From a press release - MONTGOMERY Ala. - At a special meeting earlier today, the Oxford, Ala, City Council voted 3-2 to repeal a discriminatory ...
BREAKING: U.S. Justice Dept. Says HB2 Violates Federal Law, Gives Gov. McCrory Monday Deadline - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC responded to news that the U.S. Department ...
Haslam signs anti-gay therapy measure - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, on April 27, signed into law a measure, SB 1556, that says no licensed counselor or ...
House Comm. Votes to Strip Away LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections in Contracting - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) strongly condemned an amendment approved during the House Armed Services ...
Foundations join forces to launch Chicago social investment tool - From a press release - The Chicago Community Trust, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Calvert Foundation announced a new collaboration, called Benefit ...
PAW: House Amendment Threatens LGBTQ Protections for Federal Contractors - From a press release - Washington, DC - On Thursday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act ...
Panel discusses intersection of reproductive and LGBT rights - There is good reason for the LGBT community to be concerned with matters of reproductive choice, according to progressive activists: ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Business leaders discuss LGBT certification - Members from Chicago's LGBT business community, on April 27, gathered at Fulton Market Kitchen, 311 N. Sangamon St., to discuss ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Black Lives Matter co-creator talks about movement, protests - The dynamic, passionate ascendancy of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was felt in Chicago from the NFL Draft to ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Open To Thinking: Discrimination: Religious liberty?! - A recurring column - The discussion of the principle of 'Religious Liberty' in our current presidential electioneering has generated so much darkness and so ...
Author: Nick Patricca
'Garden of Eve' celebrates women in fiery atmosphere - The glow of the unrelenting flames radiating from the furnaces used by the West Loop's Ignite Glass Studios to create ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
FDA Launches LGBT Anti-Tobacco Campaign - The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) is launching the first ever anti-tobacco campaign aimed at LGBT "occasional user" ...
Author: Bob Roehr
SBA Names LGBT-Owned Equator Coffees & Teas Small Biz of Year - WASHINGTON, D.C. —Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration recognized and awarded this year's National Small Business Week ...
Hayford to receive Liberty Bell award - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association named Justin Hayford, longtime case manager and paralegal, its 2016 Liberty ...
Chicago Public Schools Guidelines Support Trans Students, Employees, Adults - Chicago Public Schools, on May 3, issued revised guidelines pertaining to its transgender students, staff and volunteers, tackling head-on questions ...
Author: Matt Simonette
IKEA, AIG Join 200+ Business Leaders Against HB 2 - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality NC have announced that executives from 23andMe, Instacart, The ...
Business leaders discuss LGBT certification - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Members from Chicago's LGBT business community, on April 27, gathered at Fulton Market Kitchen to discuss the certification process for ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Upcoming: Kisses From Mom at Sidetrack May 8, UN Assn Chicago chapter to talk human rights - PFLAG event by Sidetrack May 8 PFLAG's "Kisses From Mom" event will take place on Mother's Day—Sunday, May 8—at 3-9 ...
LGBTQ program part of Sinfonietta season - Chicago Sinfonietta has announced programming for its 2016-17 season, entitled "Chromatic"—and its diverse offerings include its first-ever program dedicated to ...
Letters to the editor: One tiny Tiny Home improvement - Dear Editor, The exterior of the Tiny Home ( in the April 27 issue of Windy City Times ), as ...
VIEWS Is dead white Christopher Isherwood still relevant? - The basic tenant of the artfully edited The American Isherwood, by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman ( University of ...
Author: Frank Pizzoli
LGBT groups release homelessness report - The National LGBTQ Task Force ( Task Force ) and the True Colors Fund, on April 26, announced the release ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Atripla removed from preferred

drug list - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) and Howard Brown Health ( HBH ) have confirmed that the Illinois ...

Report reveals colleges requesting religious exemptions - The U.S. Department of Education has published new documents that identify religious colleges that have sought and received exemptions from ...
Gender-identity options added to college applications - On April 25, both The Universal College Application ( UCA ) and The Common Application announced significant changes to their ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Storage project gears up to help youth experiencing homelessness - CHICAGO—Imagine trying to get to work or school or a doctor's appointment while carrying everything that matters to you. Now ...
Suburb to institute gender-neutral restrooms - The Chicago suburb of Highland Park has instituted that all new single-occupancy bathrooms must be designated as "gender-netural" or "all-gender," ...
Chicago Fed looks at 'TRANSitioning in the Workplace' - If there is any light to be found between the hatred, intolerance and antagonism cast by North Carolina's anti-LGBT bill ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Michael Jordan opposes North Carolina's anti-LGBT law House Bill 2 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Basketball icon and former Chicago Bull Michael Jordan has spoken out against North Carolina's anti-LGBT law House Bill 2, Yahoo! ...
National roundup: GLAAD PSA, Alabama ordinance, AIDS memorial - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - GLAAD announced the release of a public service announcement ( PSA ), "HIV & AIDS: Why Aren't We Talking?," in ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
World news: African LGBT campaign, custody win, suicide report, gay imam - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Scalabrini Centre, a migrant rights and resources organization, officially launched its "Let's Face It" campaign as part of an effort ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
A Sister's Hope Takes a Swing at Breast Cancer - From a press release - Making a difference in the fight against cancer can be fun and invigorating. A Sister's Hope, the Chicago-based charity that ...
AFC joins lawsuit against Rauner and state agencies for breach of contract - From a press release - CHICAGO, May 4, 2016 —This morning, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) joined Pay Now Illinois, a coalition ...
Chicago House Announces Scott Ammarell as its next CEO - From a press release - Following an extensive national search yielding many great candidates, on May 3 the Chicago House Board of Trustees approved Scott ...

Entertainment
'Hamilton' receives record 16 Tony nods - Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" leads the race for the 70th annual Tony Awards with a record 16 nominations, ...
Theater spotlight on Too Much Light, Critics' Picks - Spotlight on Too Much Light The Neo-Futurists Andersonville home known as The Neo-Futurarium isn't exactly accessible to those with mobility ...
THEATER REVIEW Connected - Playwright: Anthony Moseley. At: Collaboraction at Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 312-226-9633 or ; $15-$30. Runs ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Dry Land - Playwright: Ruby Rae Spiegel. At: Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Tickets: 773-334-7728; ; $32-$35. Runs through: May 28 ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW 180 Degree Rule - Playwrights: Barbara Lhota and M.E.H. Lewis. At: Babes With Blades at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Lorraine Hansberry and Five Lesbian Brothers get new productions - Two theater directors currently working in Chicago are on a mission. Their goal: To expose audiences to plays that they ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Harris Theater Presents Music & Dance 2016-17 Season - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce its thirteenth season of Harris Theater Presents ...
Chicago Rhythm Fest at Auditorium Theatre - From a press release - The Auditorium Theatre presents Chicago Rhythm Fest, the culminating performance of Chicago Human Rhythm Project's two-month, citywide festival STOMPING GROUNDS, ...
Nominees Announced For the 43rd Non-Equity Jeff Awards - From a press release - The Jeff Awards Committee have announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions ...
Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2016: The Ava Plays - The fourth annual Indie Boots Theatre Festival celebrates new short plays with underrepresented perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, ...
Jewelle Gomez named Golden Crown Literary Society Named 2016 Trailblazer - Jewelle Gomez ( Cape Verdean/Ioway/Wampanoag ), the Golden Crown Literary Society 2016 Trailblazer Award winner, is the author of seven ...
At Gayby Baby screening, focus on LGBTQ families - When Maya Newell, the director of the new documentary Gayby Baby, saw the 2010 movie The Kids Are Alright, it ...
Author: Liz Baudler
GLAAD's Studio Responsibility Index: Glaring lack of LGBT images in 2015 films - From a press release - New York, NY — GLAAD, the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) media advocacy organization, today released ...
Chefs and the City to benefit Heartland Health Outreach - From a press release - CHICAGO—Savor the flavor of a great cause! Heartland Alliance and Heartland Health Outreach, Inc. ( HHO ) are delighted to ...
The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Here are at least three garden myths: —Myth: There is a type of person I call a "horc" which is ...
Author: Jim Edminster
Alice Walker withdraws from event; Sandburg Awards - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Due to personal reasons, author Alice Walker will not come to Chicago on May 25 for an appearance at the ...
Comedian Tig Notaro at BookCon in Chicago May 14 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro is taking the stage May 14 in Chicago at BookCon, the annual celebration of books, to ...
Writer Jewelle Gomez to receive award - Lesbian writer Jewelle Gomez will receive the Golden Crown Literary Society ( GCLS ) 2016 Trailblazer Award July 9 in ...
Knight at the Movies: Viva; Janis: Little Girl Blue - Transformations The urgent desire to transform, and the absolute need to become someone else and leave behind emotional abuse at ...
Author: Richard Knight, Jr., for Windy City Times
MUSIC Nick Jonas: N.C. law, new CD and getting personal - Usually, singer/actor Nick Jonas is known for what he accomplishes—but recently he's been in the headlines for something he's not ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Taste - Playwright: Benjamin Brand. At: Red Theatre Chicago & Aperture. Entertainment at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: ; ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
Mary Lambert talks music, emotions at NU event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 26, the Northwestern University Arts Circle hosted a live interview featuring out singer-songwriter/Grammy nominee Mary Lambert and celebrated ...
Author: Vern Hester
Staceyann Chin coming to Chicago with 'MotherStruck!' - From a press release - CHICAGO—"MotherStruck!," written and performed by Staceyann Chin, co-produced in New York by Rosie O'Donnell, Robert Dragotta and Culture Project, and ...
Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award Winners announced - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA - Lambda Literary, the nation's leading national nonprofit organization promoting LGBTQ literature, is pleased to announce the ...
Entertainment news: Dustin Lance Black, Lady Gaga, 'Dreamgirls,' 'Frozen' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - WME has signed writer-producer-director Dustin Lance Black, who won the Original Screenplay Oscar in 2009 for penning Milk, Deadline reported. ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
GLAAD Hatter Brunch on May 15 - The GLAAD Hatter Brunch and Tea Dance will take place Sunday, May 15, at Pasteur, 5525 N. Broadway. The brunch ...

Outlines
NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Reality show features football, gender fluidity - Esquire Network's Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country is bringing attention to a gender-fluid 8-year-old this season. One of the cast ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Dining news: Steppenwolf's cafe, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day options - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced that its new cafe/bar at 1700 N. Halsted St. will be named Front Bar: Coffee and ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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