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Justice Department says civil rights laws won't apply to LGBTQ people - - From HRC: Trump-Pence Administration Asserts Civil Rights Laws Won't Apply to LGBTQ People DOJ files amicus brief in direct opposition ...
Ban on military service by trans adults could impact 15,000+ now on duty - From a Williams Institute press release - Los Angeles — In a series of tweets today, President Trump announced that the United States will not "accept or ...
Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military - President Donald Trump, on July 26, announced a ban on transgender individuals in the military—via social media. This move is ...
Advocates release report on medically unnecessary intersex surgeries - New York City-based Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) and InterACT—a Sudbury, Massachusetts-based advocacy that works on behalf of intersex ...
Author: Matt Simonette
US: Surgery on intersex children unnecessary, risks lifelong suffering - From a press release - ( Chicago, July 25, 2017 ) — Doctors in the United States continue to perform medically unnecessary surgeries that can ...
Lambda Legal, ACLU challenge fake repeal of North Carolina's discriminatory HB 2 - From a press release - RALEIGH — Today, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of North Carolina announced they have taken steps ...
LGBT-friendly housing complex receives further approvals - The Chicago City Council Plan Commission, on July 20, approved plans for a long-gestating LGBT-friendly housing project slated for Logan ...
Author: Matt Simonette

News
Suicide attempt reported at Osterman Beach - According to bystanders, an individual, seemingly a transgender woman, attempted suicide at the pier on Osterman Beach, 5600 N. Lake ...
National: HBCU event, Penn. lawmakers clash, conversion therapy - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation hosted its first-ever HBCU ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities ) Diversity ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
World news: China backlash, Canada lawsuit, Chechnya leader - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A crackdown on a wide range of internet videos by Chinese censors has caused a backlash on the microblogging site ...
Report: LGBTQ youth disproportionately jailed, mistreated - LGBTQ youth are astoundingly overrepresented in the justice system. While only 7 to 9 percent of all youth nationwide identify ...
Author: Nina Matti
Black and Pink to hold family gathering in Chicago - Black and Pink will hold its second-ever family gathering in Chicago on Aug. 4-6. The gathering will bring together formerly ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Windy City Times Job Fair Sept. 22 at Center on Halsted - More than 70 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits are expected for the third annual in the Windy ...
Renslow memorial set - A public memorial to remember the life of businessman Chuck Renslow, founder of International Mr. Leather, will be held Sunday, ...
LGBT-friendly housing complex receives further approvals - The Chicago City Council Plan Commission, on July 20, approved plans for a long-gestating LGBT-friendly housing project slated for Logan ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Anti-LGBTQs in Anchorage try to gut protections for transgender residents, visitors - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded to claims from anti-equality activists that they have ...
Lambda Legal, ACLU challenge fake repeal of North Carolina's discriminatory HB 2 - From a press release - RALEIGH — Today, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of North Carolina announced they have taken steps ...
National LGBTQ Task Force Launches Transgender Mental Health Survey - From a press release - WASHINGTON-DC: The National LGBTQ Task Force has partnered with Trans Lifeline to launch the nation's first transgender mental health survey. ...
Attorney General Madigan defends Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - From a press release - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with 19 other attorneys general, today issued a letter to President Trump urging ...
German president OKs marriage law - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has signed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, allowing the bill to take effect this fall. Lawmakers approved ...
Activists say surge coming in tent cities - From a press release - CHICAGO — With the recently announced sale and pending closure of the Wilson Men's Club Hotel, 1124 W. Wilson, Chicago's ...
US: Surgery on intersex children unnecessary, risks lifelong suffering - From a press release - ( Chicago, July 25, 2017 ) — Doctors in the United States continue to perform medically unnecessary surgeries that can ...
Equality Illinois, AIDS Foundation of Chicago to blend beach party with civic engagement - From a press release - CHICAGO—Equality Illinois and AIDS Foundation of Chicago are excited to announce Fahrenheit Chicago—Pride South on the Lake, an end-of-summer beach ...
Leadership program for LGBTQ youth, HIV/AIDS-affected youth begins in Vietnam - From a press release - Hanoi, 19 July 2017 — Amazin LeThi Foundation today, announced the launch of the Leadership Sports and Education Program, co-implemented ...
OP-ED Families Are Everywhere - As we move through a sweltering July, we can reflect upon another victorious June as communities across the United States ...
Author: Michael T. McRaith
Advocates release report on medically unnecessary intersex surgeries - New York City-based Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) and InterACT—a Sudbury, Massachusetts-based advocacy that works on behalf of intersex ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Another Gacy victim identified - A 16-year-old runaway from Minnesota has been identified as another victim of notorious Illinois serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The ...
Disability Pride parade is tribute to diversity - by Nina Matti - The 14th Annual Chicago Disability Pride Parade attracted hundreds of supporters and celebrators for the July 22 event. Marchers gathered ...
'Black Wellness' event focuses on community - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By Emagin Tanaschuk - Howard Brown Health hosted a second "Black Wellness" event July 17 at Sikia Restaurant to discuss community safety, healing, and ...
VIEWPOINTS DignityUSA moving toward radical inclusion - With the Catholic Church being the largest Christian denomination in the world, the fight for the dignity and inclusion of ...
Author: Rev. Irene Monroe
AFC anniversary party Aug. 5 - The LGBT group Asians & Friends Chicago ( AFC ) will hold its anniversary party Saturday, Aug. 5, at Halsted ...
Couple files bias complaint against Akira - A Chicago couple, one of whom is a transgender woman, has filed a discrimination complaint against the local clothing chain ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Restorative Justice Community Court to launch next month - The first Restorative Justice Community Court ( RJCC ) in the state of Illinois will launch at UCAN's North Lawndale ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Howard Brown Health unveils 'TRUE LOVE' artwork - By Emagin Tanaschuk - Howard Brown Health unveiled interactive TRUE LOVE artwork at a community open house at its Rogers Park clinic on July ...
Author: One Click Butter Cutter
Andersonville hosting new shopping series - The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) has launched "Andersonville First Fridays," with the next event happening Friday, Aug. ...
Quigley continues push to end FDA blood ban - Illinois U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley ( D-5th District ) and 32 colleagues, on July 19, sent a letter to the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
U.S. Sen. Baldwin sponsors LGBT data-collection bill - Openly gay U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, on July 18, introduced legislation, the LGBT Data Inclusion Act, requiring federal surveys to ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Transgender mental-health survey launched - The National LGBTQ Task Force has partnered with Trans Lifeline to launch what is being called the nation's first transgender ...
Cupich speaks of need for proper LGBT terminology - Cardinal Blase Cupich, following a July 17 speech at the City Club of Chicago, spoke about the importance of maintaining ...
Author: Matt Simonette
GUEST COLUMN Black and Pink comes to Chicago - This August, Chicago is poised to make queer history. From August 4-6, the Windy City will host one of the ...
Author: Joey Mogul
Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military - President Donald Trump, on July 26, announced a ban on transgender individuals in the military—via social media. This move is ...
Equality Illinois condemns President Trump's rejection of transgender servicemembers - Equality Illinois has added its voice to the large chorus of individuals and organizations opposing U.S. President Donald Trump's ban ...
Ban on military service by trans adults could impact 15,000+ now on duty - From a Williams Institute press release - Los Angeles — In a series of tweets today, President Trump announced that the United States will not "accept or ...
Justice Department says civil rights laws won't apply to LGBTQ people - From press releasees - From HRC: Trump-Pence Administration Asserts Civil Rights Laws Won't Apply to LGBTQ People DOJ files amicus brief in direct opposition ...
Senate Trumpcare debate on ADA anniversary, rally in DC to #ProtectOurCare - From a press release - WASHINGTON-DC: Yesterday, 50 Senators and Vice President Pence as the 51st vote pulled a fast one on the public by ...

Entertainment
Showbiz: Princess Di, 'Moonlight,' Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Lopez - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Two shows about Princess Diana—Diana and the Paparazzi as well as Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye—will air on the ...
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Jody Watley still thrills - Jody Watley has performed for most of her life, starting on the stage at 8 years old with her godfather ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Play it Again, Sam. - The young drag-theater collective Sadhaus finds inspiration from the classic 1942 Hollywood film Casablanca for its limited run of Play ...
THEATER Critics' Picks - Hir, Steppenwolf Theatre, through Aug. 20. It's hard to like the characters in Taylor Mac's darkly distorted family sitcom, but ...
THEATER REVIEW Little Fish - Playwright: Michael John LaChiusa ( book, music & lyrics ). At: Kokandy Productions, Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW Megastasis - Playwright: Kia Corthron. At: Eclipse Theatre Company at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: $30. Runs through: Aug. 20 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Black! - Playwright: Michael Washington Brown. At: Athenaeum Theatre Productions at the Atheneaum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: $25. Runs through: Through ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT riot grrrl rewind - The About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble is ready to rock with Brave Like Them. The world-premiere play with punk music ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
MOVIES Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre ring a 'Landline' - The new movie Landline, set in 1990s Manhattan, follows life before smartphones with a dysfunctional family. Jenny Slate stars as ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Zara Larsson takes over music charts at 19 - Swedish pop sensation Zara Larsson is ready to take over the United States. At the young age of 10 she ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Sidetrack's OUTspoken! Series: August's featured storytellers - The August edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, August 1, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors ...
Nunn reads at Homolatte - Homolatte, the spoken word and music series at Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Road on the first and third Tuesday ...
BOOKS Biography spotlights poet Elizabeth Bishop's queer past - Elizabeth Bishop's name and work dots English textbooks, and "the art of losing" is one of the most familiar lines ...
Author: Liz Baudler
Mirza film wins Outfest award - Local Pakistani Muslim lesbian actor Fawzia Mirza stars in a movie, called Signature Move, that won the Grand Jury Award ...
Raven Theatre's founders to retire - Raven Theatre Company announced that the theater's founders and co-artistic directors—Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro—will retire at the end of ...
Alison Cuddy named CHF head - The Chicago Humanities Festival ( CHF ) has announced Alison Cuddy as the newest Marilynn Thoma artistic director. Cuddy, formerly ...
Firebrand names managing director - Firebrand Theatre—said to be the first musical-theater company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off ...
MOVIES Jane Fonda adding film-festival honor to accolades - Actress and activist Jane Fonda has been in the movie business for more than 50 years and will be receiving ...
Author: Tarina Hargrays
MUSIC Drag artist celebrates life in 'I Was Born This Way' - Drag artist VIZIN ( pronounced V-I-S-I-O-N ) may have covered "I Was Born This Way," but it is not the ...
Author: Terri-Lynne Waldron
THEATER REVIEW Cirque du Soleil's Luzia - Playwright: Daniele Finzi Pasca. At: Big Top, United Center Parking Lot K, 1901 W. Madison St. Tickets: 877-924-7783 or CirqueduSoleil.com; ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
Black Alphabet Film Festival reigniting in exciting 2017 return - From a press release - ( Chicago, IL — July 17, 2017 ) — After a brief hiatus, Black Alphabet ( BA ) returns in ...

Outlines
DISH: SAVOR Entente; lunch at Michael Jordan's - Ty Fujimura is at it again. His Japanese restaurant Arami—considered by some to be one of the best of its ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago Sky moving to South Loop - The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) has voted to approve an arena agreement bringing the Chicago Sky to the ...
Five Worth Finding - —Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem: Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem is a 148-page collection of photographs taken by photographer Susan Kravitz over ...
BUDGET TRAVEL Wisconsin: Great for biking - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By Bill Malcolm - There is no finer summer vacation spot in the Midwest than Wisconsin. How do I know? I grew up in ...
SAVOR Honey's; Prosecco - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - In a sea of restaurants in the West Loop, Honey's ( 1111 W. Lake St.; HoneysChicago.com ) has, in the ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times


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