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Vatican reaffirms ban on gay priests - From a press release - On Dec. 7, the Vatican declared that "persons with homosexual tendencies" cannot become Catholic priests. This development reaffirms a 2005 ...
Neo-Nazi group takes credit for Hitler posters on UC campus - University of Chicago officials say they are investigating neo-Nazi posters that appeared at various locations around campus Dec. 4. The ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Standing room only for COH post-election meeting - Both Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater and its lobby were filled to capacity for a community meeting Dec. 5 addressing ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Orland Park minister to headline 2017 'ex-gay' conference - A South Suburban minister will be keynote speaker at the annual convention of 'ex-gay' organization Restored Hope Network this summer. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Governor who signed North Carolina's HB2 concedes race - Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded in his race for the governor's office. On Dec. 5, McCrory released ...

News
Shortage of injectable estrogen a crisis for transgender women - From a press release - December 6, 2016-Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Treatment Action Group ( TAG ) ...
GLAAD launches Trump Accountability Project - From a press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today launched theTrump Accountability Project ( TAP ). TAP is ...
President Obama makes World AIDS Day proclamation - From the White House Office of the Press Secretary - WORLD AIDS DAY, 2016 Thirty-five years ago the first documented cases of AIDS brought about an era of uncertainty, fear, ...
HRC, Equality North Carolina call on McCrory to concede - From an HRC press release - RALEIGH — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality North Carolina once again called on Pat McCrory ...
World of Chocolate draws a thousand chocolate fans - About a thousand supporters of AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) gathered at Revel Fulton Market for AFC's annual ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Illinois companies run gamut in HRC's corporate index - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation released the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion ...
ACLU, LGBT groups call on Obama to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and over a dozen LGBT groups sent a letter to President Barack Obama ...
Record number of top U.S. companies embracing inclusive policies for LGBTQs - From a press release - WASHINGTON - The nation's major companies and law firms are advancing in record numbers vital policies and practices to protect ...
Orland Park minister to headline 2017 'ex-gay' conference - A South Suburban minister will be keynote speaker at the annual convention of 'ex-gay' organization Restored Hope Network this summer. ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Standing room only for COH post-election meeting - Both Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater and its lobby were filled to capacity for a community meeting Dec. 5 addressing ...
Author: Matt Simonette
OutRight Action: 60 LGBTIQ activists, 27 countries, 5 days of activism - From a press release - ( New York ) OutRight Action International kicks off the global week of advocacy, where 60 LGBTIQ activists from 27 ...
Vigil held in Oakland; honoring trans victims’ names urged - On Dec. 5, a candlelight vigil took place in San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza for several transgender victims of the ...
New Report Examines Discriminatory State HIV Criminalization Laws - From a press release - Report released on World AIDS Day highlights how these outdated laws perpetuate dangerous misinformation and aren't based in fact or ...
Bar associations respond to increase in hate-motivated violence, harassment - From a press release - Statement of the Hispanic National Bar Association ( HNBA ), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ( NAPABA ), ...
PASSAGES Nancy Reiff, former Daley staffer, dies - By Gretchen Rachel Hammond and Tracy Baim - In writing of the warrior, Morihei Ueshiba observed "when life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there ...
Native Son Awards honor George C. Wolfe, Don Lemon, DeRay Mckesson - From a press release - New York - December 1, 2016—Last night—Wednesday, November 30—journalist, content creator and LGBT activist Emil Wilbekin hosted the inaugural Native ...
Millennial Impact Project five-year report: A generation largely eager to give - From a press release - INDIANAPOLIS ( Nov. 29, 2016 ) — Today Achieve, in partnership with the Case Foundation, released a five-year retrospective on ...
Class settlement proposed on health benefits for Walmart same-sex spouses - From a press release - BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2016 — Former Walmart associate Jacqueline Cote and her lawyers filed a motion today asking the U.S. ...
Trump's Attorney General choice led anti-LGBTQ campaign, rights groups oppose Sessions - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) has released the following statement on the revelation that Senator Jeff ...
Governor who signed North Carolina's HB2 concedes race - Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded in his race for the governor's office. On Dec. 5, McCrory released ...
TRUST Collective Solidarity with Pilsen Church Against Hate Incidents - Letter to the editor - TRUST Collective-Chicago is a new entity created "Post-Orlando" that is comprised of Latinx, Muslim, and LGBTQ+ community leaders created after ...
NCAVP mourns intimate partner violence homicide of Dalia Elhefny Sabae in PA - From a press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the intimate partner violence homicide of Dalia Elhefny ...
Howard Brown Health officially opens Rogers Park clinic - Howard Brown Health hosted the grand opening of Howard Brown Health Clark, its Far North Side facility Dec. 5, at ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Neo-Nazi group takes credit for Hitler posters on UC campus - University of Chicago officials say they are investigating neo-Nazi posters that appeared at various locations around campus Dec. 4. The ...
Author: Matt Simonette
National roundup: Apple, Native Son Awards, Pulse Nightclub - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Reuters noted that Apple Inc is expanding its support for the fight against AIDS through the ( RED ) charity ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
World news: India's pride, Romanian court, Prince Harry/Rihanna - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Thousands of people took to the streets of New Delhi to celebrate India's LGBT community on Nov. 27, The Wall ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame panel on arts/ culture Dec. 7 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Wed., Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will hold a panel for the organization's ...
Chelsea Manning vigil on Dec. 17 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The GLN: Chicago-Area LGBTQA Liberation Network will host a vigil/march for Chelsea Manning on Saturday, Dec. 17 ( Manning's birthday ...
'Universal Joy' Dec. 17 - A Church 4 Me MCC is inviting the LGBTA community to "Universal Joy—A Christmas Cabaret." "Universal Joy" will take place ...
Right-wingers speak out against gay IHRC members - In a turn of events that one long-time LGBT rights activist said could be "a harbinger of things to come" ...
Author: Matt Simonette
HIV Care Connect offering new text, videos - Illinois HIV Care Connect published new text and video content on its website on World AIDS Day to encourage people ...
Skinner Ricketts named CMO of Cars.com - Cars.com announced the appointment of Brooke Skinner Ricketts as the company's chief marketing officer ( CMO ), effective immediately. Skinner ...
LETTERS You gotta have faith - Dear Editor: [The following letter is directed to Equality Illinois, organizers of the Nov. 28 town hall on post-election concerns.] ...
MOMBIAN Of hate and hope - When I learned of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, my own son was in elementary school, ...
Author: Dana Rudolph
Big Chicks turns the big 3-0 - There was a flurry of activity the morning Windy City Times arrived at the Uptown bar Big Chicks. The cozy, ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Castillo speaks on progress of LGBT residences - According to activist Robert Castillo, having the new LGBT-friendly residential development that carries both his name, and the name of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Quigley discusses FDA ban at LifeSource visit - U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, on Nov. 28, visited both a LifeSource blood bank in suburban Norridge, as well as the ...
Author: Matt Simonette
World AIDS Day marked on Paseo Boricua - The Puerto Rican Cultural Center's ( PRCC ) Vida/SIDA held its 28th annual World AIDS Day event. The event started ...
Author: Ed Negron
New CDPH data: 921 new HIV infections in 2015 - Chicago is seeing a downward trend in new HIV infections and late diagnoses, according to a new Chicago Department of ...
Author: Matt Simonette
Art AIDS America recalls changes and a new threat - There was a powerful mosaic of sound that echoed through Chicago's Alphawood Gallery in Lincoln Park on Dec. 3. Between ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Center joins forces with arts groups at World AIDS Day event - On the eve of World AIDS Day and the opening of the groundbreaking Art AIDS America exhibit at Chicago's Alphawood ...
Author: Gretchen Rachel Hammond
Exhibit curator talks AIDS representation in the art world - AIDS, according to Jonathan Katz, co-curator of Art AIDS America, which opened Dec. 1 at the Alphawood Gallery, "is sadly ...
Author: Matt Simonette
PASSAGES Bliss Frings - By Phylane L. Norman - Writer and LGBT advocate Bliss "Frontierre" Frings, passed away in her home in Bisbee, Arizona, on Oct. 23 from respiratory ...
PASSAGES: LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS activist Jimmy Bissonnette dies - Jimmy Bissonnette, 58, died Dec. 1 of brain injuries after falling down a flight of stairs at his home. Lori ...
Author: Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
Religion and violence against women - Open To Thinking, A recurring column - In the early 1960s, when I was in pastoral training in Oil City and in Elwood City, Pennsylvania, I met ...
Author: Nick Patricca
Vatican reaffirms ban on gay priests - Gay Catholic group responds - On Dec. 7, the Vatican declared that "persons with homosexual tendencies" cannot become Catholic priests. This development reaffirms a 2005 ...
Victory Institute condemns Trump's meeting with anti-LGBT Gov. McCrory - From a press release - Wednesday, December 7 ( Washington, D.C. )— Victory Institute today condemned the meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and former North ...

Entertainment
Nutcracker's design team creates Wheeldon's dream - The 1893 Columbian Exposition brought the best of the best to Chicago, to share the spirit of innovation and imagination ...
Theater Spotlight, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlightM The holiday season is often described as "magical," but The Rosenkranz Mysteries aims to literally share that adjective ...
Joffrey announces recipients of annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition - From a press release - CHICAGO — December 5, 2016 — The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients ...
MUSIC Laura Jane Grace meets fans at book-signing - Transgender rocker and Against Me! singer/vocalist/guitarist Laura Jane Grace touched down at The Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave., for ...
Author: Vern Hester
Entertainment news: Jodie Foster, 'Moonlight,' Mandy Moore, Cory Monteith - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Jodie Foster has come aboard to star in Hotel Artemis, Drew Pearce's directorial debut that Simon and Stephen Cornwell are ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
MUSIC 'Wave your freak flag high': Talking with Amanda Palmer - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Amanda Palmer—musician who's late of the Dresden Dolls, Internet inspiration and firebrand and, now, mother—never dreamed of touring in the ...
Author: Liz Baudler
NUNN ON ONE: MOVIES K. Rocco Shields on her labor of 'Love' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Kim Rocco Shields has come a long ways, thanks to a little bit of "Love" in her life. After studying ...
Author: Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
New documentary tackles disability cliches in Hollywood - Silence is not an option when it comes to disability exploitation in Hollywood films and the new documentary Code of ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
'America in Transition' launch Dec. 8 - The official launch of the series America in Transition will take place at Reunion, 2557 W. North Ave., on Thursday, ...
Tig Notaro: Profile of a survivor - Comedian Tig Notaro has been spending much of the last six months at home thanks to two new additions to ...
Author: Charlsie Dewey
Lesbian mystery writer Ellen Hart to receive Grand Master Award - Lesbian mystery author Ellen Hart's exemplary work embodies over three decades of relevance and now the Minneapolis based prodigy is ...
Author: Sarah Toce
Morrissey cancels Chicago show - Singer Morrissey ( formerly of The Smiths ) will not be performing in Chicago, after he canceled tour dates in ...
THEATER REVIEW Winterset - Playwright: Maxwell Anderson At: Griffin Theatre Company at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 866-811-4111; Griffintheatre.com; $36 Runs through: ...
Author: Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times
THEATER REVIEW A Hedda Gabler - Playwright: Adapted by Nigel O'Hearn from the play by Henrik Ibsen At: Red Tape Theatre at Pride Arts Center, 4147 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW Give It All Back - Playwright: Calamity West At: Sideshow Theatre Company at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $20-$30 Runs through: Dec. 18 ...
Author: Mary Shen Barnidge
THEATER REVIEW The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular - Playwright: David Cerda At: Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Tickets: 800-838-3006; HandbagProductions.org; 28-$42 ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times
Anti-bullying musical Jan.-Feb. - Chicago Children's Theatre's The Hundred Dresses—the musical about a young girl who struggles with bullying and learns what it takes ...
SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT 'Curious' and 'Queer' theatricality - It's rare for non-musical plays to get major national tours. But The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ...
Author: Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times

Outlines
Dining news: Michelin awards, Mercat renovation, True Food opens - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The honors for the 2017 Michelin Guide Chicago were announced, The Chicago Sun-Times noted. Grace in the West Loop and ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
Books: Great holiday gifts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Books that are great The gift list was easy this year. For once, you knew what to get everybody. Every. ...
Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer
Jason Leclerc on his new novel, Black Kettle - BY ERIC KARAS - Windy City Times interviewed the Jason Leclerc, author of the new novel Black Kettle. Leclerc is a renowned poet, blogger, ...
SAVOR NaKorn - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - A lot of us have our favorite local Thai restaurants that we visit, indulging in curry dishes or other items ...
Author: Andrew Davis, Windy City Times
In the Life: Ale Maes - Ale Maes has been a DJ for 20 years, the past three years as his full-time profession. "Music is fuel ...
Author: Ross Forman, Windy City Times
No bones about love: A surprise engagement - On March 13, 2015, Bethany Minor proposed marriage to Alissa Pagels and she said "yes." On March 13, 2016, Pagels ...
Author: Melissa Wasserman
Lavender Voices fundraiser Dec. 16 - "All the Works," a fundraiser for Lavender Voices, will take place Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at Open Books, ...
Gift Guide - Week Two of Two - Batter up In case you lived under a rock this year, The Chicago Cubs finally snapped its 108-year streak without ...


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